Fin Fun

Evy Johansen Student 8/21/2003 12:05:44 AM

This is really a cool shot, Patricia! Love the colors! #53867

Murry Grigsby 8/21/2003 12:20:31 AM

Still COOL after all these years :0) Nice work, Patricia! #173601

Joy Brown 8/21/2003 3:24:11 AM

Great shot and title, Patricia! #173665

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/21/2003 3:45:39 AM

I must have missed it last month! It's great!! Did it have the "square" steering wheel? They were kind of rectangular so you could see over them.
Very strange. #173680

Connie L. Carpenter 8/21/2003 4:07:08 AM

I didn't see the original... but I really like the effects you used. The color just pops! Cars with tail fins are the greatest... wish they would do that again. #173698

Patricia Marroquin 8/21/2003 8:39:43 AM

Thanks, Evy, Murry, Joy, Carolyn and Connie!

Carolyn, I'm not sure if it had a square steering wheel. :-) I don't think I've ever seen a square steering wheel. LOL! I took this at the Plano Fourth of July parade. They had all sorts of neat cars in the parade, from Model T Fords to PT Cruisers.

Connie, I agree that cars with fins are the greatest. I'd love to have a modern-day car with retro features like that. :-)

Sorry I haven't commented much in the last few days. Lots of work hours, plus the doggies have been sick, but they're getting better now. #173982

Patricia Marroquin 8/21/2003 8:42:21 AM

Here's the original that I posted last month. #173987

Suzie Strasburg 8/21/2003 8:44:03 AM

Another WOW....outstanding Patricia!Love all the reflections....color,detail......composition!:~)))) #173990

Patricia Marroquin 8/21/2003 9:46:28 AM

Thanks, Suzie! :-) #174050

Carol Brill 8/21/2003 12:08:32 PM

Classic car and classic photo...great enhancements Patricia, really adds a lot of depth and interest! #174135

Ellen Peach 8/21/2003 3:16:36 PM

You have a great eye for finding fun, unique things to shoot....great job on this, Patricia, love the colors! #174334

Patricia Marroquin 8/21/2003 11:54:08 PM

Thank you, Carol and Ellen! You made my day with your comments.

And I just love the response to this one. When I first showed my husband the original photo and my altered creation, I asked which he liked best. Should have known! He did not like this one. My husband, a newspaper editor and page designer, is a real purist when it comes to altering photographs. :-) Glad you like it! :-) #174658

Barbara K. 8/23/2003 4:20:51 AM

This is great. I think I like this version the best. #175710

Patricia Marroquin 8/23/2003 11:46:38 AM

All right! Another vote for the artsy version. Thanks much, Barbara! ;-) #176300

Kathleen Clemons 9/9/2003 3:34:24 AM

Well, I hope you've shown your husband this win!!!! LOL Congrats, Patricia, sorry I missed it earlier!!!!!! #192141

Evy Johansen 9/9/2003 3:57:50 AM

Congratulations! Well deserved, Patricia! #192234

Colette M. Metcalf 9/9/2003 4:47:23 AM

Congrats to you!!! #192468

Jeff W. Robinson 9/9/2003 5:30:26 AM

Patricia, Congratulations on all of your finalist! Jeff #192593

Darren K. Fisher 9/9/2003 6:01:30 AM

Seems to have made a big difference, congrats to you!!! #192680

Murry Grigsby 9/9/2003 7:50:14 AM

Congrats on your finalist, Patricia!! #192922

Carol Brill 9/9/2003 8:55:09 AM

Congratulations on a job well done, Patricia, and best of luck!!! #193071

William C. Raco 9/9/2003 12:53:07 PM

Excellent work, Patricia.
Congratulations,

bill #193588

Jean Papo 9/9/2003 2:26:04 PM

Patricia, I missed THIS! So great!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this winning photo! And, sometime, what kind of PS filters did you use on it! Looks perfect! #193794

Elizabeth A. Zibas 9/9/2003 3:25:26 PM

Congrats Patricia. Great colors and wonderful composition. #193877

Ellen Peach 9/9/2003 6:12:05 PM

Congrats again, Patricia.....love this one! #194002

Patricia Marroquin 9/9/2003 8:00:35 PM

Thanks, Kath, Evy, Colette, Jeff, Darren, Murry, Carol, Bill, Jean, Betsy and Ellen. :-)

Jean, I'm pretty sure I used 2 filters or effects on this, but I can only remember one of them -- the Accented Edges filter. #194070

Damian P. Gadal 9/10/2003 6:18:36 PM

Love it - Congrats Patricia! #195319

Patricia Marroquin 9/10/2003 8:19:55 PM

Thank you, Damian! :-) #195445

Susana Matos 9/11/2003 10:10:48 PM

Very nice, as always!!!! Congrats on your wonderful finalists!
Cheers from POrtugal Su #196770

Patricia Marroquin 9/11/2003 11:47:59 PM

Thank you, Su, for your time and very nice comment. :-) #196801

Suzie Strasburg 9/13/2003 11:08:47 AM

One of my favorites...Best of Luck!:~))) #198699

Patricia Marroquin 9/13/2003 2:49:36 PM

Thanks again, Suzie! I appreciate it! #198851

William C. Raco 9/16/2003 7:49:34 PM

Very well done, Kathleen.
So glad to see you win with this.
Congratulations,

bill #202576

Joy Brown 9/16/2003 8:43:42 PM

Congratulations, Patricia - this is awesome! #202694

Colette M. Metcalf 9/16/2003 8:43:59 PM

Congrats to you Patricia!!! #202695

Mary K. Robison 9/16/2003 10:05:30 PM

Congratulations! Great colors and sheen! #202789

Jean Papo 9/16/2003 10:07:48 PM

Congratulations, Patricia! So HAPPY to see you win with this fabulous photo!!!!!!!!! #202792

Robert Pranagal 9/16/2003 10:58:57 PM

Congratulations Patricia!
Great reflections.
#202835

Kathleen Clemons 9/17/2003 3:01:09 AM

So, what does your husband say about this one, NOW? lol, Congratulations, hope you're feeling better too! #202888

Theresa McCloskey 9/17/2003 4:05:47 AM

Congratulations :-) #203021

Evy Johansen 9/17/2003 4:09:38 AM

Congratulations! Well derserved! #203039

Claudia Kuhn 9/17/2003 4:11:01 AM

Congratulations Patricia! #203044

Jean-Francois Schmutz 9/17/2003 4:33:09 AM

You are really the Princess of color !
A big Bravo on your Win Patricia !

JF #203080

Gabriela Cunha 9/17/2003 4:41:07 AM

congrats!
:) gy #203094

Debbie S. 9/17/2003 5:20:10 AM

What a GREAT shot Patricia!! I love it!! Many congrats to you!! ;>) #203168

Barbara K. 9/17/2003 5:45:48 AM

How did I miss this one???
Terrific win Patricia! #203255

Murry Grigsby 9/17/2003 5:49:06 AM

Congrats, Patricia, on your win and terrific image!! No discussion on which end of the car it belongs on either :0) #203263

Elizabeth A. Zibas 9/17/2003 6:04:06 AM

Congrats Patricia. Love the colors and composition on this one. Very nice. #203298

Donna R. Moratelli 9/17/2003 6:59:34 AM

WWOW,great shot!Congratulations, Patricia. #203353

Bernard B. Travers 9/17/2003 8:19:05 AM

Great job, Pat. Great win. Congratulations. #203437

Patricia Marroquin 9/17/2003 9:00:00 AM

Wow, thank you all very much. I'm so thrilled about this. It certainly was worth braving the crowds on a very hot, muggy Fourth of July and sitting on the curb with a bunch of kids to capture this car in the Plano parade. :-)

Kathleen, hubby says it's "cool" that I've won with this. Ha! And I'm still not 100% well, but this has certainly brightened my day!

JF, thanks for such a high compliment. I'm always excited when I can capture something so colorful. Bill, you called me Kathleen, but that's OK; it's an honor to be compared to her. :-) #203523

Wolfgang Dolak 9/17/2003 1:51:40 PM

Wonderful Patricia!! Congrats from this side of the pond!
birdie #203850

Jeff W. Robinson 9/17/2003 3:01:52 PM

Patricia.... Wow, way to go! Chalk one up for the Metroplex! I was very excited to see that you did so well with this one! I have always admired your work and this is a great example of your talent! Jeff #203921

Heather K. McFarland 9/17/2003 3:36:42 PM

Many congrats on your 2nd place win Pat! Fabulous image. #203986

Darren K. Fisher 9/17/2003 9:10:31 PM

Way to go Pat, I knew this one would be here. #204169

Ellen Peach 9/18/2003 7:52:54 AM

Congratulations, Patricia! #204643

Patricia Marroquin 9/18/2003 9:17:00 AM

Thanks, birdie, Jeff, Heather, Darren and Ellen! Jeff, that's very kind of you, thank you! #204788

Dan S. Coquia 9/22/2003 12:45:48 PM

Yeoow! Cool car! Congratulations! #208671

Patricia Marroquin 9/22/2003 11:31:31 PM

Blinding, isn't it? LOL! Thank you, Dan! :-) #209045

Dan S. Coquia 9/22/2003 11:56:39 PM

You said it! Wish I had that kind in my website collection. LOL! #209053

Conrad L. Conero 1/14/2004 10:23:37 AM

Nice, Pat! Well deserved.
Conrad #331095

Patricia Marroquin 1/14/2004 11:08:43 AM

Thanks, Conrad. As I mentioned in the thread above, I had submitted this photograph previously, but it was unaltered. When I added the "pizzazz" (ha ha!) and resubmitted it is when it won in the BP contest. LOL! #331142

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Same photo as one submitted last month, but with filters added in PS Elements.

Uploaded on 8/20/2003 11:53:24 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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