Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 1/28/2006 5:37:30 PM

Gorgeous Deborah!! #382251

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 1/28/2006 5:41:52 PM

Oh ! another wonderful diffusion, Deborah. #2350282

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 1/28/2006 5:51:36 PM

Totally splendid in every way...amazng, vaseline! Who would have thought????

ccc #2350312

Kerby Pfrangle level-deluxe 1/28/2006 5:57:14 PM

Beautiful bouquet makes me think of valentines day. Stunning colors and beautiful presentation. Kerby #2350339

Jessica Hughes 1/28/2006 6:01:13 PM

Gorgeous work. :) #2350355

Laura Clay-Ballard 1/28/2006 6:27:36 PM

FANTASTIC! #2350451

Nicole Kessel 1/28/2006 6:29:50 PM

Stunning Deborah! Nice work! #2350461

Deborah Sandidge 1/28/2006 7:28:20 PM

Your thoughtful comments are appreciated, thanks so much!! ~ Deb #2350592

Stefan G 1/28/2006 7:38:20 PM

This is very beautiful, Deborah! Lovely pastel colors, composition, simplification, and the softness makes it even more effective!

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 1/28/2006 7:40:51 PM

Beautiful work Deborah!!! #2350618

Janine Russell level-deluxe 1/28/2006 9:01:12 PM

Deb, awesome colors, detail, softness, composition and effects. #2350753

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 1/28/2006 9:15:10 PM

Outstanding image in all respect, a true winner, Deb!!! #2350773

Susana Ms Heide level-deluxe 1/28/2006 11:12:54 PM

There's something very special about this image and I can't quite put my finger on it! It's a stunning creation!! I especially like the muted colors in the background and the soft edges! #2351016

Jill Odice level-deluxe 1/29/2006 12:56:00 AM

Vaseline....someone told me about that before, but I forgot about it! It sure did the trick for transforming this into a dreamy beauty! #2351221

Jenny Bosmans level-deluxe 1/29/2006 1:47:34 AM

What a gorgeous series, Deb!! Absolutely love these images!! #2351298

Souha Dooly level-deluxe 1/29/2006 3:14:51 AM

Waw...Beautiful done,Great colors and work,Deb!!!!!! #2351368

Anita Hogue 1/29/2006 4:47:06 AM

WOW, I've heard of using vaseline also, but never new what a beautiful effect could be gotten. This is gorgeous, Deborah!!!! We will see this beautiful photo again!!! Thanks for your nice comment on my preening pelican. I'm still learning all the bird terminology. I thought he was cleaning his feathers, but didn't know a good word for it. #2351477

Hendrik Storme 1/29/2006 4:51:11 AM

Wow, this serie is amazing!
This one is also great!!! #2351489

Tammy Scott 1/29/2006 6:25:55 AM

Gorgeous work and fabulous color! I love your title! #2351830

Nina Shields level-deluxe 1/29/2006 7:36:05 AM

Deborah, this is truly outstanding; the effects, color, lighting, all really support the outstanding composition; couldn't be any better, Congratulations! #2352077

Douglas Perry level-deluxe 1/29/2006 8:01:26 AM

Deb. Wow this series has been fantastic. Very pretty. #2352210

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 1/29/2006 12:30:09 PM

Beautiful work, Deborah!


Robert M. Nicholson level-deluxe 1/29/2006 1:45:34 PM

Very nice floral! #2353007

Life Expressions level-deluxe 1/29/2006 5:10:54 PM

Gorgeous Deborah! You do such stunning work! #2353586

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 1/29/2006 6:17:53 PM

so soft and beautiful Deborah! Terrific! #2353752

Deborah Sandidge 1/29/2006 6:26:55 PM

I appreciate your time and comments on this image, thanks so much! ~ Deb

Cora Miller level-deluxe 1/29/2006 9:12:05 PM

Susana said it, this is VERY special! The blended pastel background sets the tulips off perfectly! #2354102

Photographer level-deluxe 1/30/2006 12:05:26 AM

Beautiful job Deborah! Love the effect and composition on this, well done! #2354428

Gary L. Burdette 1/30/2006 12:59:10 AM


I was first introduced to this technique in the late 1960's. Nice to see that you brought it back. Simplicity in a high-tech world...VERY REFRESHING! #2354606

Goshka G. 1/30/2006 10:08:05 AM

Simply lovely!! #2356254

Deborah Sandidge 1/30/2006 3:15:16 PM

Thank you, I'm so pleased you like this effect! ~ Deb #2357211

Chris Macer 1/30/2006 10:35:41 PM

Very nice, Deborah! :) #2358365

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 1/31/2006 5:57:04 AM

I'm a little put the vaseline on the glass? All I know is that it is beautiful! Great job! #2359577

Deborah Sandidge 1/31/2006 6:38:43 AM

Thank you for your comments! Hi Linda, Vaseline is applied to a UV filter, (not the lens or the window!) I see how I was confusing, so sorry! I'll fix that, LOL! #2359734

Jill M. Flusemann 1/31/2006 7:16:52 AM

Oh, Deborah! I love tulips and this is breathtaking! #2359905

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 2/1/2006 10:30:11 AM

Deborah this is GORGEOUS AND PERFECT in every way !! #2365000

Deborah Sandidge 2/1/2006 2:22:42 PM

Thank you very much, Jill and Marilyn - I'm so pleased you enjoyed this!! #2365678

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 2/1/2006 2:26:36 PM

This is magnificent, Deb! Colors and camera tricks are so excellent! #2365684

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 2/1/2006 5:11:39 PM

Beautiful..almost dipped my lens to get this effect!!!!! :) #2366166

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 2/4/2006 7:49:49 PM

This is gorgeous, Deborah!!! #2378900

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 2/6/2006 10:20:56 PM

This is beautiful, great colors. #2387899

Deborah Sandidge 2/7/2006 5:39:55 AM

Thank you Terry, Shelly, Jim and Corinne! ~ Deb #2389166

Pat Gamwell 2/21/2006 1:00:24 AM

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST for a well deserved image, my friend! #2443824

Darryl Wilkinson 2/21/2006 2:17:43 AM

Way to go, Deb! This is simply beautiful! Congratualtions once again on your wonderful finalists!!! #2444030

Souha Dooly 2/21/2006 4:09:15 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2444289

Souha Dooly 2/21/2006 4:09:46 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2444292

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 2/21/2006 4:18:00 AM

WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2444342

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 2/21/2006 4:18:08 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations! #2444343

Jill M. Flusemann 2/21/2006 4:38:21 AM

Congratulations! This image is SO wonderful! #2444501

Jessica Hughes 2/21/2006 5:24:50 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #2444895

Barbara Helgason 2/21/2006 5:30:20 AM

Congratulations Deborah! #2444938

Milan Banik 2/21/2006 5:36:13 AM

Deborah Congratulations on this finalists! #2444985

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 2/21/2006 5:56:08 AM

congratulations Deborah. #2445155

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 2/21/2006 5:57:22 AM

One of my favorites! Congrats!!! #2445171

Nicole Kessel 2/21/2006 6:52:42 AM

Awesome Deborah! Glad to see this one in the finals! Congratulations! #2445702

Life Expressions 2/21/2006 7:13:26 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Deborah!! :) #2445887

Alana Ibe 2/21/2006 7:31:50 AM


Steven Gunnerson 2/21/2006 8:39:04 AM

Congratulations Deborah!!! #2446351

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe 2/21/2006 8:50:38 AM

This is so beautiful Deb...Congratulations!
Cindy #2446444

Stanley J. Contrades level-deluxe 2/21/2006 10:38:56 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on all of your Finalists, Deborah, and much good luck to you in the next round with all of them!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2447249

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 2/21/2006 11:26:16 AM

Congratulations, Deb, on this magnificent finalist! Good luck in the next round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2447419

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 2/21/2006 11:49:42 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Deb!!!!!!!

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 2/21/2006 1:32:10 PM

Congratulations Deb. Good luck in the next round. #2448044

Marie Fields level-deluxe 2/21/2006 1:45:50 PM

GORGEOUS image, Deb! Congratulations!!! #2448103

SaMi Martin level-deluxe 2/21/2006 1:51:35 PM

Deb this is beautiful...Congratulations! #2448125

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 2/21/2006 2:19:15 PM

I love this technique! It makes the already soft pastel colors even softer! Lovely, Deborah! Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!

Judy S. Fung level-deluxe 2/21/2006 2:24:27 PM

Congrats, Deborah! #2448286

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe 2/21/2006 2:31:20 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations, Deborah!
kk #2448330

Deborah Sandidge 2/21/2006 2:49:39 PM

Thank you very much for your thoughtful words and warm congrats! Best of luck to everyone! ~ Deb #2448431

Vicki Hunt 2/21/2006 2:54:30 PM

Just beautiful! Congrats! #2448473

Stephen Zacker 2/21/2006 6:23:22 PM

Stunning. Congratulations #2449763

Corinne M. Thompson 2/21/2006 6:50:09 PM

Wonderful Finalist....Congrats :) #2450020

Paula Showen 2/21/2006 7:10:46 PM

Contratulations on your finalist! This is beautiful! #2450157

Susan T. Evans 2/21/2006 9:21:18 PM

Congrats Deb, this is gorgeous. #2450873

Cora Miller level-deluxe 2/21/2006 11:35:05 PM

This beautifully romantic and creative image is well deserving of its place in the finals! Congratulations, Deb!! #2451268

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 2/22/2006 6:59:42 AM

Congratulations, well deserved finalist, Deb!!! #2452732

Cindy Cone 2/22/2006 7:48:11 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! Congrats on a well-deserved finalist! #2452916

Cathy M. Gromball 2/22/2006 8:54:58 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Deborah!

Cathy :) #2453204

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 2/22/2006 9:33:48 AM

Congratulation on this beautiful finalist, Deborah. #2453334

Wendy Stevenson level-deluxe 2/22/2006 12:32:12 PM

Big Congrats on this stunning finalist and ALL your other finalists! Superb work Deborah!! #2453922

Nobu Nagase level-deluxe 2/22/2006 2:00:15 PM

So Lovely!!!
Many congrats, Deb!!! #2454168

Digvijay P level-deluxe 2/22/2006 2:41:10 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist !

..Jay #2454289

The Judges at level-deluxe 2/22/2006 5:56:23 PM

Lovely - wonderful soft colors in background, great vignetting effect from Vaseline Filter!! #2454878

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe 2/22/2006 6:24:28 PM

Deborah, this may be the prettiest image of tulips I've ever seen. Just lovely! Congrats and good luck. #2454990

Deborah Sandidge 2/22/2006 6:29:48 PM

Thanks so much all, for your thoughtful comments! Thanks so much, Brenda - I appreciate your kind words!
Thank you Judges! You made my day! #2455014

Susan L. Vasquez 2/22/2006 8:15:18 PM

you are so creative! I would have never thought to put Vaseline on a filter. Lovely and soft...congrats! #2455357

Deborah Sandidge 2/22/2006 8:17:03 PM

Thank you Susan! I have a great instructor! :o) #2455365

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 2/22/2006 11:05:36 PM

Congratulations Deborah, on an absolutely gorgeous image. I was not surprised to see this one again and I still love it. :-) #2455602

Tonya R. Boles 2/23/2006 5:42:17 AM

Congratulations Deborah... #2456596

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 2/23/2006 10:11:10 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist image!! Beautiful colors and depth! #2457647

Sharon Day level-deluxe 2/23/2006 2:07:11 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Deborah!!! Simply beautiful! #2458796

Anita Hogue 2/23/2006 4:44:40 PM

This is totally awesome, Deborah! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! This is harder than someone would think. I tried it, and it never came out the way I wanted it too. I think you have to have just the right around of vaseline on the filter. For sure you have a winner here!!!! #2459509

Deborah Sandidge 2/23/2006 5:29:29 PM

Thanks so much for your great comments!
Hi Anita - I'm so pleased you like this image! I agree, it takes some getting used to, but it's great to experiment with. Thank you for your very generous comments! ~ Deb #2459634

Casey A. Hanson level-deluxe 2/24/2006 3:37:46 PM

Very well done, Deborah!I love the color! Just beautiful...congrats! :0) #2463137

Tammy Scott level-deluxe 2/24/2006 4:09:39 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! #2463259

Janet L. Skinner 2/24/2006 8:13:52 PM

A gorgeous image and excellent work with one of the older techniques. Congratulations!! #2463942

Joyce Baldassarre 4/25/2006 10:14:04 AM


Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 11/27/2006 3:55:23 PM

Deborah, you have so many beautiful images, but I could look at this one forever! #3639741

Deborah Sandidge 11/27/2006 6:51:54 PM

Thanks so much for your kind comments, and thanks Barbara - you made my day! #3640246

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 2/24/2007 8:12:30 PM

This is beautiful!! Not sure how you do these..but it is sweet! #3987712

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Tulips photographed in window light, using Vaseline on a UV filter for diffusion.

Uploaded on 1/28/2006 5:18:12 PM

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