Jill Odice level-classic 12/11/2005 11:57:30 PM

Now how long did it take you to get every pencil perfectly in position Stan :-)? You created such a precise and beautiful design, So colorful and wonderful! Very nice :-) #358030

Rob Bishop 12/12/2005 12:04:17 AM

Wow, Stan! This is fantastic. Right up my alley of graphic design elements. I love everything about it. #2176164

Janet Williams 12/12/2005 12:06:52 AM

Fantastic work Stan. I love the way it is nicely off centre, not perfectly symmetrical etc. Really colourful and well-thought-out image. Nice new pencils, too! #2176166

Robyn Mackenzie 12/12/2005 12:27:44 AM

Wonderful, Stan! LOVE those colours, and your composition. #2176198

Darryl Wilkinson 12/12/2005 12:52:36 AM

I can sit here and stare at this wonderfully perfected image for sometime, Stan! This is just so creatively executed! Awesome job... SUPERB work!!! #2176216

Stanley J. Contrades 12/12/2005 1:01:51 AM

I think it took longer to "sharpen" the pencils than place them in the circles (LOL)! Although the boxes said the pencils were presharpened, their tips were not long enough :-)! Then, too, thanks to Rob as he has always inspired some "colorful" ideas along the way as well :-)!
Many thanks for your very kind and supportive responses Jill, Rob, Janet, Robyn, and Darryl! Have a fabulous week!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2176225

Paul E. Earl 12/12/2005 1:34:19 AM

Wonderful Stan!! I really love the way you have composed this picture off centred!! #2176251

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 12/12/2005 1:43:33 AM

Stan wonderful color detail and a super creation. Artist and unique come to mind.

Very nice.

Kerby #2176264

Jenny Bosmans 12/12/2005 1:47:37 AM

Fantastic and colorful design and composition, Stan!! Superb job!! #2176272

Paul Michko 12/12/2005 2:21:44 AM

Very creat and colorful abstract design, Stan. #2176336

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 12/12/2005 3:07:37 AM

Very cool, colorful and creative (the three C's if you didn't notice) image, Stan!! #2176433

Donna W. Neal 12/12/2005 3:27:24 AM

LOVE your composition and the vivid colors Stan. I can see a flower in this one...:) #2176500

Jeff Robinson level-classic 12/12/2005 4:07:10 AM

Outstanding work Stan! Great comp, color and design! Jeff #2176632

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 12/12/2005 4:10:51 AM

WOW, powerful image, Stan, great work!
-Debby #2176644

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 12/12/2005 5:21:15 AM

Terrific colors and composition Stan!!!
Very creative!!! #2176910

Linda D. Lester level-classic 12/12/2005 9:09:10 AM

Love your point of view!!! wonderful colors! #2177937

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 12/12/2005 9:14:18 AM

Thank You!, Paul E., Kerby, Jenny, Paul M., Donald, Donna, Jeff, Debby, Adilson, and Linda, for your continued support of my efforts! I do value your generous and kind comments!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2177974

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 12/12/2005 10:01:27 AM

Terrific concept and design, Stan....VERY well done, your light is perfect to convey each delightful color! Fantastic work!

ccc #2178209

Carla Metzler level-classic 12/12/2005 10:47:34 AM

Beautiful colors, design, and tips...patience pays. :) Great job, Stan! #2178422

Goshka G. level-classic 12/12/2005 11:44:37 AM

LOVe this vibrant color and brilliant design, Stan!!! #2178594

Daniel Diaz level-classic 12/12/2005 11:52:34 AM

So many gorgeous photos you have Stan, This one is a WINNER!!! #2178652

Kaye Burazin level-classic 12/12/2005 12:14:52 PM

yes, I agree with Dan, this is a winner also in my book Stan, so well thought out and beautifully captured with such great color and clarity. #2178740

Janine Russell level-classic 12/12/2005 4:01:24 PM

Stan, wonderful colors, details, clarity and composition. #2179281

Linda Proctor level-classic 12/12/2005 6:23:06 PM

Wonderful Stan!! All the C's are perfect !Sure to see again!! #2179789

Stanley C. Sims level-classic 12/12/2005 7:04:02 PM

I would have been pulling my hair out before I got this setup right.
I love it. #2179898

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 12/12/2005 9:26:51 PM

Great composition, color and design !!! #2180090

Cathy Stancil 12/12/2005 10:03:49 PM

Love the design, the colors are fantastic, really a fun and pleasing image !! #2180152

Stanley J. Contrades 12/12/2005 10:52:08 PM

Candice, Carla, Goshka, Daniel, Kaye, Janine, Linda, Stanley S., Marilyn, and Cathy, Thank You, and I do appreciate all of your very generous comments! It really doesn't take that long to set this up, and you just have to remember how the pencils are placed alternately. Once that's done then you can adjust the spacing between the ends of the pencils and they pretty much fall in place.
Many thanks once again everyone!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2180185

Mary K. Robison 12/13/2005 1:37:47 AM

Vibrant colors, perfectly arranged...a graphic gem, Stan! #2180326

Jill M. Flusemann 12/13/2005 5:30:43 AM

Great composition and colors! Love the red background too! #2180970

Judy S. Fung 12/13/2005 12:09:43 PM

Wonderful colors, composition and image, Stan! #2182267

Corinne M. Thompson 12/13/2005 2:14:50 PM

Very excellent, eye-catching capture! #2182595

Rakesh Syal level-classic 12/13/2005 8:30:34 PM

WOW!! What a extravaganza of colors, Stan!!! My favourite! #2183492

Deborah Sandidge 12/13/2005 8:47:42 PM

Outstanding creation, artistically captured, Stan! #2183534

Robyn Mackenzie 12/13/2005 9:03:24 PM

WOW! Beautiful, Stan! Love those freshly sharp pencils, and awesome colours! #2183585

Stanley J. Contrades 12/14/2005 12:35:46 AM

Mary, Jill, Judy, Corinne, Rakesh, Deborah, and Robyn, Thank You! As always I am very grateful for your supportive and kind responses!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2183945

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 12/14/2005 8:50:55 PM

A+ for a very artistic approach, Stan!
Love the colors, very well presented! #2187151

Brian Cassar level-classic 12/15/2005 11:05:04 AM

Wonderful shot Stan. A shot to stare at for a long time, which takes you to an imaginary world. Well sharpened! #2188959

Adrienne Maldini level-classic 12/15/2005 4:29:03 PM

this is a really cool picture #2189820

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 12/16/2005 9:05:43 AM

Terrific image, Stan...the colors and designs formed by the pencils are fantastic!:) #2192053

Donna Roberts level-classic 12/18/2005 1:07:58 AM

Hey there Stan - just catching up on images I have missed in your gallery since I have been away from BP.
This is an amazing presentation - love the vivid colours, their perfect placement and the way you've off-centred the focal point.
Brilliant work! Well done!
:-) ddu

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 12/19/2005 11:28:17 PM

Theresa, Brian, Adrienne, Jim, and Donna, Thank You! I am grateful for your taking the time to comment and am delighted that you liked the image!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2201981

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/20/2005 7:36:53 AM

this is GORGEOUS! How creative and unique! love that big blast of color. Super! #2203562

Ray Clarke 12/20/2005 10:19:15 AM

This photo has lovely colours and shape to it. Well done #2204706

Stanley J. Contrades 12/20/2005 10:20:35 AM

Many thanks to you, Laura, for your generous and supportive comments!! I do appreciate them! Have a very Merry Christmas and a most prosperous of New Years!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2204715

Karen Engelbreth 12/20/2005 10:36:52 AM

WOW - very creative - great shot, Stan! #2204816

Pat Gamwell 12/20/2005 4:56:42 PM

It's all been said, but I have to say it again: ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, CREATIVE & PERFECTLY PRESENTED! #2206804

Stanley J. Contrades 12/20/2005 9:12:36 PM

Thank you ladies, and I do appreciate your wonderful comments! Here's wishing you Karen, and Pat, as well as your families, the very merriest of Christmases and a vey prosperous New Year!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2207588

Stanley J. Contrades 12/20/2005 9:17:00 PM

Oops, looks like cyberspace got in the way of your response, Ray and Audrey? Sorry about that, and I do want to thank you for your kind response that is very much appreciated!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Stan #2207595

Stephen Zacker 12/21/2005 2:28:56 PM

This is just cool. Really like your set up and all the colors #2210404

Mary N C. Taitt 12/22/2005 5:07:47 AM

Impressive, beautiful, eye-catching! Great design and color, Stan! Mary :-) #2212261

Stanley J. Contrades 12/22/2005 7:57:42 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Stephen and Mary, and Thank You! for your supportive and much appreciated responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2213009

Keith L. Clayton 12/23/2005 3:06:03 PM

So very creative, Stan!! I love this shot!! #2218544

Stanley J. Contrades 12/24/2005 8:36:25 AM

Thanks very much, Keith! I appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment. Have a very Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2220426

Evy Johansen level-classic 12/25/2005 7:52:41 PM

WOW.... Beautiful image, Stan! Very creative! Wonderful colors and superb composition! #2222693

Stanley J. Contrades 12/25/2005 11:57:14 PM

Am very grateful for your continued supportive responses, Evy, and my heartfelt thanks to you! Hope your Christmas day was a beautiful one!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2222907

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 1/4/2006 4:32:20 AM

Congratulations, Stan, for your feature in the Photoflash Newsletter!

ccc #2250651

Sarah level-classic 1/4/2006 5:48:17 AM

awesome picture! I love the colors. #2250951

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 1/4/2006 7:30:06 AM

Congratulations Stan, for your Photoflash feature!!!! #2251265

Michelle R. Kovach 1/4/2006 8:06:41 AM

Congratulations on your news letter feature Stan! Very well deserved! #2251337

Corinne M. Thompson 1/4/2006 8:43:19 AM

Stan, Congrats on having this in Photoflash! :) #2251454

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/4/2006 1:21:32 PM

Very original and cool!!!! Great design!! Congrats!! #2252369

Darryl Wilkinson 1/4/2006 7:14:17 PM

Congratulations, Stan! May your days be filled with joy... #2253399

Stanley J. Contrades 1/5/2006 12:12:40 PM

Many thanks for your very much appreciated and generous responses, Candice, Sarah, Jim, Michelle, Corinne, Donna, and Darryl! Wishing you all a most Happy New Year!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2255718

Mary K. Robison 1/20/2006 11:50:11 PM

Let me be the first, my friend, to say
a hearty CONGRATULATIONS! on your colorful finalist! #2312570

Darryl Wilkinson 1/21/2006 12:04:03 AM

Fantastic finalist, Stan! Congratulations!!! I wish you and your family well my friend!!! #2312638

Laurence Saliba level-classic 1/21/2006 2:15:20 AM

A Big Congratulations Stan!!!!! #2313221

Pat Gamwell 1/21/2006 2:20:05 AM

CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Stan!! #2313237

Janet L. Skinner 1/21/2006 5:22:35 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous display of color!!! Beautiful work, Stan!! #2313957

Judith G. Secco 1/21/2006 5:24:30 AM

Congratulations, Stan. This is great! #2313967

Chris Macer 1/21/2006 5:39:19 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Stan!! Best of luck with this one :) #2314089

Bill Morgenstern 1/21/2006 6:47:22 AM

Good work and Congrats Stan!

Best to you - bill #2314521

Debra Booth 1/21/2006 6:51:06 AM

Wonderful design and colors, Stan!! Congratulations!! #2314560

Jill M. Flusemann 1/21/2006 7:16:54 AM

Congratulations Stan! So well deserved! Hope things are going as best as can be considered at this time. Take care! #2314817

Life Expressions 1/21/2006 7:19:51 AM

Congrats on your finalist Stan! #2314847

Nobu Nagase 1/21/2006 7:25:48 AM

Fabulous finalist!!!
Many congratulations, Stan!!! #2314917

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 1/21/2006 7:27:25 AM

WOnderful colorful finalist Stan

Congratulation and best of luck in the next round. #2314927

Tammy Scott 1/21/2006 8:53:47 AM

Congratulations! #2315722

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/21/2006 9:49:18 AM

Congrats Stan on your Finalist! Jeff #2316270

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 1/21/2006 12:30:29 PM

Great line and angle Stan! #2317363

Robyn Mackenzie level-classic 1/21/2006 12:38:20 PM

Way to go, Stan! CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved finalist! Good luck in the next round! :o) Robyn #2317456

Sergio La Spina level-classic 1/21/2006 12:45:19 PM

Fantastic finalist!! CONGRATULATION!! #2317534

Leonard Pierce level-classic 1/21/2006 3:05:49 PM

Congratulations on another finalist, Stan!!! #2318315

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 1/21/2006 4:04:50 PM

Another well-deserved Finalist, Congrats! #2318721

Noel Baebler 1/21/2006 4:07:03 PM

Huzzah, Stan! #2318745

Jenny Bosmans 1/21/2006 4:57:52 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan!! :) #2319015

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/21/2006 6:36:24 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #2319381

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/21/2006 8:06:34 PM

Congrats again, Stan, excellent finalist!
-debby #2319969

Evy Johansen level-classic 1/21/2006 11:38:19 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Stan! Good luck! #2320638

Phil Sauvey 1/22/2006 10:16:13 AM


So wonderfully colorful and creative! Congratulations on your finalist!! Best of luck in round 2!!! Aloha from AK! #2322386

Michelle R. Kovach 1/22/2006 11:08:41 AM

Congratulations Stan! WTG! #2322612

Goshka G. 1/22/2006 12:56:41 PM

Many congrats on this beauty of a finalist, Stan!!! #2323043

Susana Ms Heide 1/22/2006 1:14:16 PM

This makes me want to grab a coloring book and color away!!! Perfectly set up and so well captured! Not surprised to see it as a finalist! CONGRATS! #2323081

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/22/2006 2:09:26 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Stan. Good luck with this in the next round! #2323209

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/23/2006 3:46:58 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Stan!!! #2324899

Donna W. Neal 1/23/2006 7:54:42 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist
Stan! #2325993

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/23/2006 5:18:58 PM

Way to go Stan, big congrats to you! #2328444

Monika Sapek level-classic 1/23/2006 10:01:57 PM

Many congratulations on making finals with this creative colorful piece, Stan! Good luck to you!

Stanley J. Contrades 1/23/2006 10:57:23 PM

Mary, Darryl, Laurence, Pat G., Janet S., Judy, Chris, Bill, Debra, Jill F., Robin L., Nobi, Kerby, Tammy, Jeff, Kristi, Robyn, Sergio, Len, Corinne, Noel, Jenny B., Adilson, Debby L., Evy, Phil, Michelle, Goshka, Susana, Jill F., Rakesh, Donna N., Deb H., and Monika ... Thank You! Your support and generosity means even more during these days and I'll try my best to visit your galleries during the next week.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2329440

Mary N C. Taitt 1/25/2006 7:58:56 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, Stan--so nice! Mary :-) #2336600

Stanley J. Contrades 1/25/2006 2:22:08 PM

Thank you vey much, Mary, for your supportive response! I do appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2337881

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 1/25/2006 4:06:45 PM

Congratulations, Stan on your well deserved fianlist !! #2338303

Sharon Day level-classic 1/25/2006 4:48:00 PM

Outstanding image, Stan!!! Wonderful composition and colors! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #2338498

Stanley J. Contrades 1/26/2006 1:21:07 PM

Thank You!, Marilyn and Sharon! I appreciate your generosity and your taking the time to stop in and comment!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2342301

Wendy Stevenson 1/29/2006 4:49:06 PM

A belated congratulations Stan on this creative and well done finalist! Love those colours!! Really fun image my friend! #2353528

Stanley J. Contrades 1/29/2006 11:02:54 PM

Many thanks to you, Wendy, and I am very grateful for your supportive and kind response!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2354351

Judy S. Fung 1/31/2006 5:11:40 PM

Belated congrats to you on this terrific finalist image, Stan!! #2361774

Stanley J. Contrades 2/1/2006 7:34:26 PM

Thank you, Judy! Your kind responses are always very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2366589

Wendy Stevenson 2/22/2006 12:27:06 PM

Hey Stan - Big Congrats on this most creative and colourful finalist! Great idea and superbly executed my friend:-) #2453900

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 2/23/2006 9:58:53 PM

Stan congradulations on your beautiful finalist. Best of luck in the next round.

What Island do you live on you have such beautiful florals.

Kerby #2460460

Stanley J. Contrades 2/23/2006 10:59:00 PM

Thanks very much, Wendy, and I had fun doing this one!!
Thank you, too, Kerby! I live (was born and raised) on the island of Kauai, about 102 miles north west of Oahu (Honolulu).
Thank you, ladies, and I much appreciate your generosity!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2460533

paul parent level-classic 4/1/2006 10:42:52 PM

Very cool composition #2598991

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 4/3/2006 11:22:27 PM

Many thanks, Paul, and I do appreciate your stopping by and commenting!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2605954

Sumith and Lea Samarakoon level-classic 4/27/2006 8:16:29 AM

Congratulations Stan! #2697552

Photographer level-classic 7/3/2006 10:18:47 AM

Great job Stan!
Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #2981840

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 7/6/2006 1:00:37 AM

Thanks very much for taking the time to stop in and comment, Sumith and Lea, and Reine! I am grateful for your supportive responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2990816

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