Turritella Shell

© Kristi A. Howson

Turritella Shell

Brinn MacDougall 2/2/2006 11:33:12 AM

This is too cool, Kristi..well done! #384954

Terry L. Ellis 2/2/2006 11:35:46 AM

Fantastic perspective and composition, Kristi! Great colors! #2368981

Goshka G. 2/2/2006 11:37:30 AM

Awesome color and detail!! #2368985

Rakesh Syal 2/2/2006 11:50:46 AM

Awesome macro and details, Kristi!!! #2369042

Kerby Pfrangle 2/2/2006 11:52:06 AM

Love the shape and color. Interesting design. Kerby #2369049

Jenny Bosmans 2/2/2006 12:23:29 PM

Love the composition and colors, Kristi!! #2369174

Carla Metzler 2/2/2006 12:32:27 PM

Wonderful details, Kristi! #2369200

Jeff Robinson 2/2/2006 1:10:42 PM

Excellent work Kristi! Jeff #2369371

Judy S. Fung 2/2/2006 2:04:10 PM

Terrific colors and details, Kristi! #2369596

Linda M. Walker 2/2/2006 2:36:39 PM

Kristi...this is beautifully presented and the colors are spectacular....very nice! #2369719

Ronald F. Fischer 2/2/2006 3:01:16 PM

Awesome PS work on this, Kristi! #2369836

Kristi A. Howson 2/2/2006 3:12:39 PM

Thanks so much Brinn, Terry, Goshka, Rakesh, Kerby, Jenny, Carla, Jeff, Judy, Linda & Ronald for your wonderful comments and support. It is so much appreciated.

Ronald, I didn't do a lot of PS work here. Part of it is a reflection in mirrored glass. I did buzz the background to clean up the dust/specks on the mirror and then used a mask to selectively add back in the line detail of the background and all of the shell.
I wish I could do PS work like this...but I'm not that good :) #2369881

Kristi A. Howson 2/2/2006 3:32:51 PM

Attaching the original from the RAW file. It looks like I also rotated this, and did some saturation/contrast adjs. I normally have to take these mirrored images upside down and then rotate them. On this one I also did a horizontal flip as well. #2369962

Janine Russell 2/2/2006 6:21:19 PM

Kristi, excellent colors, detail, lighting and clarity. #2370492

Life Expressions 2/2/2006 8:16:03 PM

Cool image Kristi! Excellent work! #2370727

Jim Kinnunen 2/2/2006 9:25:23 PM

Outstanding image and PS work, Kristi!:) #2370863

Mary E. McCabe 2/3/2006 4:03:31 AM

marvelous Kristi!:p #2371359

Kristi A. Howson 2/3/2006 10:13:50 AM

Thanks so much Janine, Robin, Jim & mary for your wonderfuyl comments and support. It is very much appreciated! #2372978

Renee Doyle 2/3/2006 12:18:02 PM

Fantastic work Kristi!!!!! Very clever idea and it is very effective!!! #2373290

John Connolly 2/3/2006 1:32:04 PM

An imaginative concept Kristi, you have created a masterpiece here. #2373477

Kristi A. Howson 2/4/2006 10:27:55 AM

Thanks so much Renee & John for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it so much! #2377210

Daniel Diaz 2/4/2006 1:20:36 PM

AMAZING composition Kristi!!!! #2377732

Donna Roberts 2/4/2006 10:39:37 PM

This is a really, really beautiful image Kristi.
You've composed and presented it perfectly.
Very nice work - well done!
:-) ddu

Kristi A. Howson 2/6/2006 9:13:44 AM

Thanks so much Daniel & Donna for your encouraging words! #2385441

Wendy Stevenson 2/7/2006 7:03:42 PM

Kristi, this is just gorgeous! The colour, the reflection and superb focus all add up to a real winner. I really love this! #2392190

Kristi A. Howson 2/8/2006 8:48:41 PM

Thanks so much Wendy for your wonderful comment!!! #2396580

Marie Fields 9/26/2006 5:56:36 PM

Terrific finalist, Kristi! Congratulations!! #3366719

Graeme yew Chow 9/26/2006 8:29:23 PM

Kristi, many congrats on this great image. I love the composition. #3368607

Kay E. Mahoney 9/26/2006 9:38:59 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3369331

Nancy L. Green 9/26/2006 9:52:12 PM

Way to go Kristi!! Congratulations!! <>< #3369397

Sherry S. Boles 9/27/2006 12:54:19 AM

Very creative...Congrats, Kristi! #3370146

Kara L. Hendricks 9/27/2006 4:16:42 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! #3371068

Ross Throndson 9/27/2006 6:54:11 AM

Big Congratulations, Kristi, on this Wonderful Finalist....Fantastic Image....Great Job!! :^) #3372111

Rakesh Syal 9/27/2006 8:29:40 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Kristi!!! #3372809

Terry L. Ellis 9/27/2006 2:26:37 PM

Congratulations, Kristi, on this fantastic finalist! #3374916

Wendy Stevenson 9/27/2006 5:25:21 PM

Really gorgeous Krist! So simple in composition and rich in texture, colour and detail! Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!! #3375886

Kenneth Mucke 9/27/2006 5:35:50 PM

Beautiful finalist...congrats and good luck #3375958

Christopher Budny 9/27/2006 6:30:59 PM

Fantastic work! I thought (in thumbnail) it was somehow on wet sand, perhaps very shallow water, that reflective... just beautiful! Congratulations! #3376205

Connie J. Bagot 9/27/2006 6:40:18 PM

Congratulations Krisit---this is just beautiful---lovely work. #3376241

Sam Britt 9/27/2006 7:47:33 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Great image! Good luck next round:)
Sam #3376569

Mary C. Legg 9/28/2006 1:17:57 AM

really beautiful work--congrats on being a finalist #3377557

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/28/2006 3:50:48 AM

Wow, this is so beautiful, great work Kristi!! Good luck with this and congratulations on your finalist win! #3378179

Su Sana E. P 9/28/2006 11:52:42 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Kristi!! #3382891

Ross Throndson 9/29/2006 12:00:05 AM

Congratulations, Kristi....a Fantastic Winner!!! :^) #3382918

Darryl Wilkinson 9/29/2006 12:38:15 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner, Kristi! #3383181

Pat Gamwell 9/29/2006 12:43:04 AM

WTG, my friend! Big Congrats! #3383218

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 12:52:34 AM

Kristi, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383273

Renee Doyle 9/29/2006 12:57:16 AM

Kristi, congratulations on this wonderful second place win!!!!! Really terrific work!

Jenny Bosmans 9/29/2006 1:10:50 AM

Congratulations, Kristi! :) #3383403

Rakesh Syal 9/29/2006 2:47:50 AM

Congratulations, Kristi...an OUTSTANDING WINNER!!! #3383738

Christian P. Nicolas 9/29/2006 3:48:08 AM

Superb image Kristi! congrats. :) #3384027

Christopher Budny 9/29/2006 3:56:03 AM

Congratulations once again! #3384078

Terry L. Ellis 9/29/2006 5:58:43 AM

Kristi, congratulations on this very striking win!! Excellent design! #3384750

Kay E. Mahoney 9/29/2006 6:25:16 AM

Kristi, Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3384880

Sam Britt 9/29/2006 8:51:56 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner, Kristi!
Sam #3385870

Claudia Kuhn 9/29/2006 9:11:12 AM

Beautiful Kristi, congrats on your win! #3385971

Kara L. Hendricks 9/29/2006 12:49:05 PM

Congrats Kristi... Wonderful shot!! #3386921

Wendy Stevenson 9/29/2006 2:42:44 PM

Woohoo - so great to see this beauty of an image here! Congratualtions Kristi!! #3387290

Nick Lagos 9/29/2006 3:57:47 PM

I remember being quite impressed when I first saw this Kristi.... it's great to see it come through and have a deserved win.... congrats to you.... #3387596

Jill Flynn 9/29/2006 6:26:54 PM

So unique and beautiful Kristi! Congratulations on your win! #3388116

Evy Johansen 9/29/2006 7:13:01 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Kristi!! #3388350

Kristi A. Howson 9/29/2006 8:11:43 PM

Thank you so much Marie, Graeme, Kay, Nancy, Sherry, Kara, Ross, Rakesh, Terry, Wendy, Kenneth, Christopher, Connie, S. Britt, Mary L. Donna, Susana, Darryl, Pat, Janine, Renee, Jenny, Christian, Claudia, Nick, Jill and Evy for such wonderful and supportive comments. I truely do appreciate it so much.

Thanks to the judges who chose this as finalist and then 2nd place. You've really made my day/month. #3388628

Sherry S. Boles 9/30/2006 1:07:14 AM

Way to Go, Kristi!!! Congratulations! #3389146

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/30/2006 4:46:03 AM

awesome! congrats! #3389489

Connie J. Bagot 9/30/2006 7:06:27 AM

Glad to see the big gold medalion on this! Congratulations Kristi---a much deserved win! #3390001

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/30/2006 3:35:27 PM

Right on Kristi, I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations on your second place win!!! #3391396

Nancy L. Green 9/30/2006 5:47:48 PM

Congratulations Kristi on this awesome win!! <>< #3391647

Colette M. Metcalf 9/30/2006 5:48:30 PM

A big congrats to you on your win Kristi!!! #3391652

Robert K. Bemus 9/30/2006 9:47:55 PM

Great shot, Kristi...this should've been a 1st place!!! Hope you are well... #3392311

Monika Sapek 9/30/2006 11:00:59 PM

My heartfelt congratulations on your Second Place Win, Kristi!


Tammy Scott 10/2/2006 4:04:14 AM

Beautiful image. Congratulations #3397066

Kristi A. Howson 10/4/2006 8:58:35 PM

Thanks so much Sherry, Laura, Donna, Nancy, Colette, robert, Monika & Tammy for your wonderful and very encouraging comments. They are the icing on the cake and really do touch my heart in a very special way! #3408881

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/23/2006 9:01:32 AM

Sorry I missed this classic beauty!!! I love shells and have a few around the house!! This is a beautiful picture!!!!!! Congrats!!!!! #3489627

Kathy L. Clark 5/2/2007 6:57:14 PM

Kristi I sure see why you won on this one, it is just fabulous. #4240554

Phil Cannon 8/23/2007 12:34:19 PM

WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful color, lighting!! #4689124

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**2ND WINNER, MACRO. Taken outdoors on mirrored glass. Buzz was used to clean up the specks on the background. F14, 1/250, ISO 100, 122mm. 1/19/05 @ 11:32am. (Macro, Aug06, Elements of Design, Feb 06)

Uploaded on 2/2/2006 11:05:46 AM

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