Hidden Beauty

© Gail Vitikacs

Hidden Beauty

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 7/17/2006 3:23:46 AM

Beautiful image and effects, Gail!! #485534

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/17/2006 3:24:19 AM

BEFORE #3038802

Melissa A. Mannon 7/17/2006 3:29:57 AM

Your treatment makes this gorgeous! love the colors you've achieved here! #3038843

Paul Michko 7/17/2006 3:32:31 AM

Great composition and treatment on this, Gail. #3038864

Paul E. Earl 7/17/2006 3:36:02 AM

Wonderful work on this picture, Gail!! #3038886

Jenny Bosmans 7/17/2006 3:36:41 AM

Great editing on this beautiful image, Gail! Love the feel of this! :) #3038890

Agnes Fegan level-classic 7/17/2006 3:39:42 AM

I love the edited version - I expect to see Snow White in there! #3038907

Al G. Juniarsam level-classic 7/17/2006 3:41:44 AM

Wonderful image, Gail!! Wonderful colors, composition, and effects!! #3038919

Julie Robinson level-classic 7/17/2006 3:43:37 AM

Wonderful image Gail! #3038937

Alison Greenwood level-classic 7/17/2006 3:44:13 AM

Gorgeous capture Gail. Even more beautiful with those effects. You've really made those colours pop! Beautiful image! #3038940

Bill Wyatt 7/17/2006 3:48:49 AM

Fantastic lighting and composition, I love the effects, Gail! #3038980

Glenn E. Urquhart 7/17/2006 3:51:59 AM

A very beautiful composition, Gail!!! Well done! Cheers, Glenn. #3039012

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 7/17/2006 3:59:49 AM

This is an absolutely gorgeous image, Gail! Love the effects used! Great job!

<>< #3039064

Ken Smith level-classic 7/17/2006 4:01:34 AM

WOW!! You outdid yourself on this one, Gail. One of my favorites from your gallery. It's hard to believe the change from the original. Only thing missing is this picture hanging on my wall. #3039073

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/17/2006 4:02:00 AM

Wow Gail, this is awewsome! That pinch of PS made this an amazing image and piece of art! Great job!! Jeff #3039076

Roxanne M. Bubar level-classic 7/17/2006 4:06:20 AM

Wow, fantastic work and image. #3039093

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/17/2006 4:11:09 AM

There was beauty in the beginning but you have truly made it magical!!! Excellent work Gail!!

Ray Thoms level-classic 7/17/2006 4:19:58 AM

You have a way.... you know how things will look with certain effects applied....well done Gail #3039165

Su Sana E. P level-classic 7/17/2006 4:20:30 AM

This is so gorgeous, Gail!! The colors are amazing and soft touch is really magical!! #3039171

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/17/2006 4:38:16 AM

Great light and effects, Gail!! #3039263

Lisa Clark level-classic 7/17/2006 4:38:18 AM

You did excellent work on this photo. Really gorgeous Gail! #3039264

Joy Rector level-classic 7/17/2006 4:48:46 AM

beautiful #3039346

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 7/17/2006 4:50:58 AM

Nice capture. Love the effects. #3039369

Paul Sikora 7/17/2006 5:34:45 AM

Gail, it's a charming picture. Your PS work has accentuated the light and colour of this already beautiful scene. #3039548

Karen Slagle 7/17/2006 5:37:12 AM

Gorgeous Gail... #3039560

Terri L. Scribner 7/17/2006 5:47:28 AM

So soft and beautiful!! Great work on this!!! #3039603

David Phalen level-classic 7/17/2006 5:52:44 AM

Sure the beauty was there to start but your treatment makes it an outstanding photo. #3039621

Dennis Flanagan 7/17/2006 5:54:59 AM

Excellent job Gail. The start photo wasn't to shabby either. #3039629

Sharon King 7/17/2006 5:59:47 AM

Wow, the effects are wonderful! Terrific, bright image, love how it is framed by the green leaves. #3039649

Marcie A. Fowler 7/17/2006 6:06:32 AM

Oh I love what you did with this Gail. Beautifully enhanced. The perfect touch! #3039670

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 7/17/2006 6:39:53 AM

Great work, fantastic end results. #3039777

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/17/2006 6:43:55 AM

Thank you all...loved reading your wonderful comments today! #3039795

Judyann Plante 7/17/2006 7:13:52 AM

Great shot. The effects make it an excellent image. Beautifully done, Gail!

Judyann ><> #3039885

Nancy L. Green level-classic 7/17/2006 7:15:09 AM

Very well done Gail!! I really like the original also!! <>< #3039895

Chastity Abbott 7/17/2006 7:26:44 AM

VA....is full of hidden treasures! LOVE this, it's brilliant colors and awesome textures shine shine shine!! #3039991

Paula Dwyer 7/17/2006 7:28:23 AM

Love the effects and colors!!
Beautiful image!! :) #3040002

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/17/2006 7:32:54 AM

It is always instructional to include the before picture...in this case you took a very ordinary photo and created a work of art!!! Terrific job, Gail!!! #3040026

Anita Hogue 7/17/2006 7:50:41 AM

So beautiful, Gail! Excellent effects! #3040147

Tressie Davis 7/17/2006 7:55:29 AM

The work you did on this image is wonderful Gail, it really brought out the beauty of the location. Excellent job! #3040172

Stephen Zacker 7/17/2006 7:58:33 AM

Nice work. You really brought out the feeling of this place #3040190

David L. Luchowski 7/17/2006 8:07:47 AM

Awesome,Gail.This is just beautiful. #3040275

Nadya Johnson 7/17/2006 8:42:52 AM

Wow! GORGEOUS, Gail!! There is no comparison between the two: the original is well-taken and pretty, but you brought it to a WHOLE new level and it's absolutely glorious! The PERFECT "pinch of magic!" Very, very nice! #3040396

Dan Holm level-classic 7/17/2006 11:33:33 AM

Wow!! Magnificent, Gail!! The color, your technique...all EXCELLENT! #3040988

Laurence Saliba level-classic 7/17/2006 1:22:44 PM

LOVELY image Gail!!! #3041347

Cathy Barrows 7/17/2006 2:00:03 PM

just gorgeous #3041537

Lynne Morris 7/17/2006 2:08:31 PM

Wow this is beautiful work Gail, gorgeous image! #3041569

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/17/2006 2:10:48 PM

Perfect treatment of this lovely image, Gail, so simple and beautiful! #3041579

Ronald F. Fischer 7/17/2006 2:51:16 PM

The original was good, Gail, but the PS work you did makes this image awesome!! #3041750

Manuel Barrera 7/17/2006 3:13:54 PM

Wonderful ps work. Both the original and the modified are gorgeous. #3041812

Tarun Bose 7/17/2006 4:08:20 PM

Brillient capture Gail. I agree with Manual, both the versions are good. #3042020

Douglas Perry 7/17/2006 5:04:33 PM

I agree both have their points. #3042241

Darryl Wilkinson 7/17/2006 5:40:04 PM

Looks like something out of a story book, Gail! really nice work! #3042378

Carla Metzler 7/17/2006 6:37:22 PM

Wonderful work, Gail. #3042561

Garth Wunsch 7/17/2006 7:52:49 PM

Gail, you have really "simplified" the image content and in so doing have allowed the image to say so much more than the original did. It was very "busy". This is very bautiful. #3042835

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 7/17/2006 8:08:05 PM

Beautiful!! Great effects and colors! #3042908

Hendrik Storme 7/18/2006 3:29:14 AM

The effects are terrific, great job on this!!! #3043719

Nadia Paul 7/18/2006 3:35:05 AM

This is so beautiful Gail... nice bit of magic :) #3043761

Bridgette B 7/18/2006 3:45:31 AM

Your effects are amazing!! Awesome image, Gail! #3043810

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/18/2006 3:58:07 AM

Your comments were sooooo lovely! Thank you all! #3043863

Pamela Shane 7/18/2006 6:28:15 AM

Love this Gail - the dreamy effects
give this a magical feel. :) #3044553

Stan Kwasniowski 7/18/2006 9:26:14 AM

Gail, beautiful #3045268

Jack R. Perry 7/18/2006 9:27:51 AM

Great eye for the effects, well done Gail. #3045280

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 7/18/2006 9:51:19 AM

The effect really made this a beauty. Nicely done Gail. #3045385

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 7/18/2006 10:48:57 PM

Gorgeous image and effects...BIG improvement over the original !! #3047509

Ross Throndson 7/19/2006 5:26:44 AM


Amy JACKSON level-classic 7/19/2006 7:10:53 AM

Beautiful image, Gail!!! #3049159

Jill Odice level-classic 7/19/2006 4:36:15 PM

I like the before image, but LOVE the after! Beautiful and glowing....Pure Magic Gail! #3051189

Kenneth Mucke 7/20/2006 7:58:13 PM

I am sure this is my FAV in your gallery now...right up my alley...I love the work you did with this #3056494

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/20/2006 8:03:25 PM

I appreciate all of these fabulous comments! Thank you!!! #3056519

Gail Vitikacs 7/23/2006 9:49:11 AM

Absolutely stunning piece. You have done a fantastic job with this. #3066210

Tamera S. Phillips 7/23/2006 9:56:35 AM

Love the effects used in this shot! Would make a beautiful book cover. #3066239

Mary Timman 7/24/2006 9:48:38 AM

You have a great eye for the capture and effects. Really enhanced the image.Beautiful. #3070224

Sylvia Rossler 7/29/2006 5:19:48 AM

Brilliant effects Gail ! A dreamlike result !! #3097961

Datha Y. Thompson 8/25/2006 6:16:38 AM

WOW!! GORGEOUS!! Excellent work with effects Gail!! I LOVE THIS!! :0) #3212384

Richard P. Lussier 8/25/2006 10:39:00 AM

Amazing anGailic quality in this image! #3213673

Carla Metzler 8/26/2006 1:26:53 PM

Congratulations, Gail! This is really beautiful! #3218700

Ken Smith level-classic 8/26/2006 2:01:16 PM

This is one of my favorites on your gallery. Congrats on your multiple finalists!! #3219010

Bill Wyatt 8/26/2006 2:06:03 PM

Congratulations on your creative and beautiful Finalist, Gail! #3219082

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 8/26/2006 2:08:33 PM


ccc #3219125

Garth Wunsch level-classic 8/26/2006 3:13:46 PM

Congratualtions on the "finalist" placement Gail. #3219914

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 8/26/2006 3:29:17 PM

BIG CONGRATS Gail!! Love this!! :0) #3220084

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 8/26/2006 4:12:45 PM

Gail, a BIG Congrats on being chosen a finalist!!! Well Deserved! Cheers Glenn #3220505

Tarun Bose level-classic 8/26/2006 4:33:27 PM

Very big congrats Gail for being a finalist. #3220619

Paul Sikora 8/26/2006 4:48:13 PM

Congratulations #3220740

Robyn Mackenzie 8/26/2006 4:53:25 PM

Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round! :o) Robyn #3220780

David Phalen level-classic 8/26/2006 5:27:15 PM

Big congrats! Good luck in the next round. #3220994

Tressie Davis 8/26/2006 6:06:12 PM

Congrats on this finalist - truly magical!!! #3221336

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 8/26/2006 6:14:45 PM

Thank you all.....Wishing you the best luck in the next round! #3221420

Judyann Plante 8/26/2006 6:50:21 PM

Sohappy to see this one again! Congratulations, Gail!!!

Judyann ><> #3221776

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/26/2006 7:01:57 PM

Congratulations Gail!! <>< #3221919

Pamela Shane 8/26/2006 7:15:53 PM

Big congratulations on another stunning
finalist Gail!! :) #3222066

Lorraine A. Cook 8/26/2006 8:07:50 PM

Congrats on this beauty, Gail and Good Luck in the next round!<:)) #3222647

Julie Robinson 8/27/2006 1:37:11 AM

Congrats on your super finalist!!! #3223896

Paul Michko 8/27/2006 2:35:48 AM

Congratulation on another great finalist, Gail. #3224207

Carol Sawyer 8/27/2006 3:28:21 AM

Beautiful image Gail, Congradulations!!! #3224385

Sandy Stigliano 8/27/2006 6:52:17 AM

Congratulations! #3225491

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/27/2006 7:03:36 AM

If anyone can "pinch" PS it is you Gail; congrats on this beautiful Finalist!! Jeff #3225542

Bobbie Davis level-classic 8/27/2006 10:58:10 AM

Congrats Gail!!! #3226677

Crossroad Photography level-classic 8/27/2006 11:11:49 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Gail! #3226743

Sandra Freyler level-classic 8/27/2006 11:24:49 AM

Congratulations, Gail! :) #3226822

Bridgette B level-classic 8/27/2006 1:04:54 PM

Congratulations Gail!!! #3227305

Hendrik Storme level-classic 8/27/2006 4:38:52 PM

Congrats on all your finalistst!!! Fantastic!!! #3228425

Manuel Barrera level-classic 8/27/2006 4:49:04 PM

All your work is so beautiful congratulations on all your finalists, good luck in the next round. #3228482

Tammy Scott level-classic 8/27/2006 6:12:53 PM

Congratulations - this is beautiful #3228944

Tonya R. Boles level-classic 8/27/2006 8:24:58 PM

Beautiful image, congratulations. #3229490

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 8/27/2006 10:17:33 PM

Congratulations Gail on this beautiful finalist and good luck in the next round !! #3229758

Ross Throndson 8/27/2006 10:21:02 PM

Your Charming Effects really Make this, Gail...Outstanding Image...Congratulations!! #3229760

Ronald F. Fischer 8/28/2006 7:39:12 AM

Gail, congratulations on all your awesome finalists!! #3232226

Steve Rice 8/28/2006 10:25:34 AM

Gail, Excellent capture, Good luck in the next round!! #3233331

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/28/2006 11:14:58 AM

Congratulations again, Gail, on your very beautiful finalist here! #3233670

Jill Flynn level-classic 8/28/2006 1:05:33 PM

So beautiful Gail. You created a wonderful mood with the effects. Congratulations on your finalist! #3234255

Lani J 8/29/2006 3:31:35 AM

I don't know how I missed this Gail! It's gorgeous! Congratulations on your finalist... it's stunning! :o) #3237661

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 10/14/2006 12:18:42 PM

Excellent work, Gail! really love the colors, lighting and effects! congratulations! #3449029

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Taken in Winchester, VA. Decided to see if I could add some "charm" to give it a new look. See the BEFORE image below. Pinch of PS magic added throughout.

"In summer the song sings itself." William Carlos Williams, 1930

Uploaded on 7/17/2006 3:21:28 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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