Tropical Illusion

© Sharon Day

Tropical Illusion

William C. Raco level-addict 12/31/2005 6:13:57 AM

Wow, this is beautiful, Sharon!
Wonderful bokeh, detail, color and composition
Very pretty!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Bill #366841

Donna Dunbar 12/31/2005 6:17:35 AM

Great Job Sharon, I felt like I was on the beach. #2237694

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 12/31/2005 6:50:50 AM

Looks great Sharon! I'd go for being at a beach in the winter! #2237792

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/31/2005 8:22:59 AM

GREAT work, Sharon! Super! And, thanks, bill for inspiring her!
Happy New Year! #2238003

Casey A. Hanson 12/31/2005 10:46:35 AM

Oooooo...this is awesome! Excellent work, Sharon! :0) #2238243

Linda D. Lester level-addict 12/31/2005 12:33:10 PM

Ok..I loved his shot and now love yours too. How do you get this effect? #2238622

Sharon Day level-addict 12/31/2005 1:20:35 PM

Thank you for all the nice compliments! Linda, just focus your lens on something close then when the background is not in focus you'll get bokeh. Something that reflects light causes the round dots. #2238768

Barbara Helgason level-addict 12/31/2005 1:23:00 PM

WOW, looks like a winner to me Sharon!! #2238776

Corinne M. Thompson level-addict 12/31/2005 3:50:37 PM

I feel like I am on the beach! Wonderful colors and detail. #2239193

Karen Bacon level-addict 12/31/2005 5:36:20 PM

A real beauty Sharon!Happy new year!! #2239434

Linda Proctor level-addict 12/31/2005 5:39:58 PM

Gorgeous Sharon Beautiful colors ! #2239438

Jim Kinnunen level-addict 12/31/2005 6:45:35 PM

This is a great image to start 2006 out with...this warms my mind and body, Sharon...well done and Happy New Year to you and yours!!! #2239563

Kelly Abernathy level-addict 1/1/2006 11:37:05 AM

Love the colors on this Sharon! -K

Susan L. Vasquez level-addict 1/1/2006 6:21:31 PM

The background really makes this shot Sharon, it is divine! Happy new Year to you. #2242579

Laurence Saliba level-addict 1/2/2006 9:42:19 AM

I love this Sharon!!!!! #2244626

Life Expressions level-addict 1/2/2006 9:14:06 PM

Beautiful work Sharon! #2246598

Mellanie level-addict 1/5/2006 7:13:44 AM

Sharon, this is just beautiful!!! Awesome colors and bokeh!!! We'll see this one again! #2254819

Kara L. Hendricks level-addict 1/8/2006 9:38:45 AM

I have stopped and looked at this one a dozen times.. And I could sware I left at least 1 comment...oh well.. I am now.. I LOVE THIS!!! What a wonderful summer looking shot.. Perfect colors, dof, composition and amazing details and clarity.. A WOW shot Sharon.. Good luck with this one.. Did I mention I love it? #2265127

Sharon Day level-addict 1/8/2006 6:38:27 PM

Thanks again everyone :)! #2266603

Sandy Landon level-addict 1/20/2006 11:35:15 PM

This is incredible!! Congrats!! #2312525

Toni Hopper level-addict 1/21/2006 12:07:24 AM

I love this shot! Congratulations on finalist round! It was tough this time around, I had two I thought were sure finalists...hah! LOL Anyway, I'd hang this up in my home! Hope to see it as a winner. #2312655

Kerby Pfrangle level-addict 1/21/2006 12:31:06 AM

Sharon congratualtions on your finalist. Best of luck in the next round. Kerby #2312784

Corinne M. Thompson 1/21/2006 12:32:16 AM

Congratulations Sharon! #2312793

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/21/2006 1:21:07 AM

Awesome shot, Sharon! Congratulations on your finalist! #2312996

Karen Engelbreth 1/21/2006 1:36:57 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Sharon! #2313055

Candice C. Calhoun level-addict 1/21/2006 1:44:18 AM


ccc #2313084

Laurence Saliba level-addict 1/21/2006 1:56:03 AM

A Big Congratulations Sharon!!! #2313134

Graeme yew Chow level-addict 1/21/2006 2:49:25 AM

Congratulations Sharon! Cheers for the next round. #2313311

Stanley J. Contrades level-addict 1/21/2006 3:22:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Sharon, and best of luck to you in the next round!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2313376

Chris Macer level-addict 1/21/2006 4:19:37 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Sharon! Best of luck! :) #2313532

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 1/21/2006 5:15:34 AM

Beautiful Sharon, congrats! #2313908

Debra Booth level-addict 1/21/2006 5:37:57 AM

Wow! I love it, Sharon!! Congratulations!! #2314079

Cindy Paquette 1/21/2006 5:45:28 AM


Ed Heaton 1/21/2006 6:10:50 AM

Great job Sharon, Congrats on your finalist :-) #2314233

Life Expressions 1/21/2006 6:30:40 AM

Congrats on your finalist Sharon! #2314337

Barbara Helgason 1/21/2006 7:01:31 AM

Wow, this is beautiful, congratulations and best of luck in the next round Sharon! #2314660

KHAWLA Haddad 1/21/2006 7:30:02 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Sharon well don!!!!!!
Good luck in the next round! #2314951

Tammy Scott 1/21/2006 7:39:06 AM

Congratulations! #2315051

Rhonda Smith 1/21/2006 7:53:32 AM

I absolutely love this Sharon.. congrats on a well deserved finalist..and good luck in the final round! #2315207

Kara L. Hendricks level-addict 1/21/2006 8:10:40 AM

Well no suprise seeing this among the favs.!!! Wonderful!! Congrats on this and your other amazing finalists Sharon. Good luck!! #2315356

Cathy M. Gromball 1/21/2006 9:12:31 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Sharon!

Cathy :) #2315945

Brian Lobdell level-addict 1/21/2006 9:27:32 AM

Kudos, Sharon! Very creative idea, and well done! Very colorful and conveys the "beach mood" you set out to accomplish... good luck in the next round! #2316105

Erica Murphy level-addict 1/21/2006 9:36:28 AM

Stunning Sharon! Very creative and well done! Good luck in the contest!

Erica #2316169

Susana Ms Heide 1/21/2006 10:07:21 AM

Looks like a real place to me!! Definitely evokes feelings of being on the beach. I can almost feel the warm breeze! CONGRATS Sharon! Beautifully done! #2316370

Susie Peek-Swint 1/21/2006 10:36:30 AM

A beautiful set-up Sharon ~ many congrats! #2316541

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 1/21/2006 1:02:38 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Sharon. Good luck in the next round. #2317702

Jill Flynn level-addict 1/21/2006 3:51:30 PM

Just beautiful Sharon! Congratulations on your finalist! And good luck in the next round! #2318626

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 1/21/2006 6:57:09 PM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Sharon!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #2319516

Rob Bishop 1/21/2006 7:33:27 PM

Hi Sharon! Congratulations, and good luck! #2319805

Leonard Pierce 1/21/2006 7:49:48 PM

Congratulations on another finalist, Sharon!!! #2319901

Monika Sapek level-addict 1/22/2006 12:00:43 AM

Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round, Sharon!

Kasia Elser 1/22/2006 7:09:20 AM

Great shot! Congrats! #2321814

Phil Sauvey 1/22/2006 9:47:15 AM

Congratulations Sharon! I really love this photo especially with your DOF and the blue waterlike background. Excellent detail and perfect lighting. #2322275

Rakesh Syal level-addict 1/22/2006 11:14:56 AM

Heartiest congratulations on your all well deserved finalists, Sharon!!! #2322640

Donna J. Taff 1/22/2006 3:21:11 PM

Congratulations on all of your great finalists wins, Sharon!!! #2323486

Donna J. Eaton 1/22/2006 5:14:16 PM

Wonderful! Makes me long for summer! Congrats on your finalist! #2323838

Cesar J. La Rosa 1/22/2006 5:31:48 PM

One more BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Sharon!!!
I'm so happy to see this one again!!! Congratulations and all the best in the next round!!! #2323920

Pat Gamwell 1/22/2006 5:57:02 PM

CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Sharon! #2323995

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/22/2006 8:00:19 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Sharon!

da #2324282

Sherry S. Boles 1/22/2006 10:37:50 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Sharon! #2324569

Jen 1/23/2006 5:49:11 AM

Congratulations Sharon! Very pretty! #2325442

Donna W. Neal 1/23/2006 2:37:00 PM

Congratulation on a well deserved finalist Sharon you did Bill proud #2327597

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/23/2006 3:54:47 PM

Congratulations Sharon, on this beautiful finalist! #2327987

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 1/23/2006 5:24:44 PM

So pretty, congratulations!! #2328479

Susan L. Vasquez 1/23/2006 8:22:37 PM

Congrats Sharon :) I was sure I'd see this again! #2329155

Deborah Sandidge 1/23/2006 8:48:42 PM

Wow, how could we not be inspired, this is gorgeous, Sharon! Congratulations! #2329232

Larry Lawhead 1/24/2006 7:26:33 PM

I love this shot, Sharon!! Congratulations on the Finalist!!



Judy S. Fung 1/25/2006 5:27:14 PM

Congrats, Sharon! #2338708

Stanley J. Contrades 1/27/2006 3:27:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Sharon, on all of your Finalists!! Very nicely done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2346845

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/1/2006 5:28:51 PM

How very creative! It is beautiful!
jo ann c. #2975883

Kristin M. Morales 8/13/2006 7:30:27 PM

by your portfolio I would say you rule when it comes to color and shape...just outstanding photos with any eye for the abstract. #3159818

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Details & Macro

I decided to bring a little beach ambiance indoors and created a little set to give the illusion of a beach complete with a couple of seashells and sand.

Inspired by Bill Raco's awesome Grand Prize Winner, Autumn On The Water!

Uploaded on 12/31/2005 6:11:39 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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