Stanley J. Contrades 1/30/2004 1:12:13 AM

From the original image: used the paint bucket in Photoshop and selectively blackened white areas of petals. Adjusted contrast and levels and added the edge filter. Finally added selective yellow with paint bucket around edges of petals which were white. #92548

Patricia Marroquin 1/30/2004 9:21:21 AM

Wow, what a fabulous creation, Stanley! So well done! Thanks for explaining your artistic technique! ;-) #354156

Stanley J. Contrades 1/30/2004 9:24:39 AM

Thank you, Patricia. Am not one to usually create something like this, but wanted to extend some creativity and to have some fun with PS being that it was rainy and gloomy outside yesterday!
Stan #354162

Joyce Baldassarre 1/30/2004 11:33:28 AM

Stanley, that is just gorgeous!!!!!! #354375

Carol Brill 1/30/2004 3:16:24 PM

I love the effect you achieved here, Stan, your clarity(!) is outstanding and the delicate outlining makes an elegant, understated contrast against the dark background! #354577

Colette M. Metcalf 1/30/2004 4:18:09 PM

Pretty image, Stan!! #354700

Stanley J. Contrades 1/30/2004 4:25:28 PM

Joyce and Carol your gracious comments are always well accepted, many thanks to the both of you for your time and encouragement. Good luck in a couple of weeks. Colette, I can always count on you as well to have a nice thought on everything I have done. Much luck to you as well.
Much Aloha,
Stan #354706

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 2/5/2004 12:06:09 PM

Hi Stanley

This is really outstanding Stanley!

Many regards
Anette Linnea


Stanley J. Contrades 2/5/2004 1:08:27 PM

Many thanks, Anette, and for stopping by. Guess this is what happens when you have time on your hands!!! But, it's always fun to see what your imagination is able to conjure! Thank you, again.
Much Aloha,
Stan #363256

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/15/2004 12:20:27 PM

Congrats, Stan!!! #377734

Robert Mann 2/15/2004 12:24:10 PM

Very interesting effect, Stan! Lovely outcome. Congrats on your finalist selection and good luck in the finals! RoB #377744

Patricia A. Kuniega 2/15/2004 12:26:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist for such a terrific image and effect Stan! #377756

Joyce Baldassarre 2/15/2004 12:46:21 PM


Evy Johansen 2/15/2004 1:02:34 PM

Wow... missed this one the first time arond! WONDERFUL image, Stan! Many congratulations, well derserved! #378006

Kathleen Clemons 2/15/2004 1:16:20 PM

Congratulations to you, Stan! #378108

Susan T. Parady 2/15/2004 1:26:29 PM

Congrats Stan!!! #378176

Patricia Marroquin 2/15/2004 1:37:38 PM

Knew I'd see this one again. Congratulations, Stan! :-) #378253

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/15/2004 2:29:12 PM

Congratulations Stanley! #378643

Ron Goldman 2/15/2004 3:16:25 PM


Mary K. Robison 2/15/2004 7:23:11 PM

What outstanding work on this beauty, Stan ~ and it paid off! CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist win, and good luck to you! #379549

Stanley J. Contrades 2/15/2004 7:28:46 PM

Carolyn, RoB, Patricia K., Joyce, Evy, Kathleen, Susan, Patricia M.(thanks for your confidence!), Leanne, Ron and Mary (yes, it did!), you're all winners, too, and thanks very much for your gracious comments, which are appreciated!
Much Aloha!
Stan #379553

Lisa Pereira 2/15/2004 7:57:34 PM

Gorgeous Stan!! Congrats and good luck! #379576

Stanley J. Contrades 2/15/2004 8:00:17 PM

Hi, Lisa! Thanks for the compliment. By the way, and I have been meaning to ask you this, do you have relatives here in Hawaii? Especially on Kaua'i, that you may not know of?
Nice to see a number of us GG photogs here as well, you included. Thanks again!
Stan #379585

Bill Morgenstern 2/15/2004 9:19:52 PM

Bravo Stan!!! This is a great work of digital art from a talented photographer.

Cheers - Bill #379737

Stanley J. Contrades 2/15/2004 9:33:59 PM

Thanks, Bill, for your gracious words. Coming from you, it's an honor, as I know what kind of talented work you do! Thanks again!
Stan #379762

Penny Steiner 2/16/2004 5:19:25 AM

Wonderful photo art combo...we are back in snowy Chicago as of last night. Well deserved honor, Stan! #380385

Judith G. Secco 2/16/2004 6:09:18 AM

Great job, Stan.Congratultions to you!
Judy #380545

Gary O`Dell 2/16/2004 6:48:52 AM

Excellent image Stan, congratulations..Gary O #380766

Stacey A. Bates 2/16/2004 7:08:09 AM

Congrats Stan and good luck
Stacey #380890

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 2/16/2004 9:57:46 AM

Congratulations Stan.

Regards Anette Linnea #381260

Stanley J. Contrades 2/16/2004 11:21:25 AM

Hi, Penny ... good to have you back!
Judy and Gary, thank you as always.
Thank you, too, Stacey, hope things are going well on DP.
And many thanks and good luck to you, Anette.
Thanks once again everyone!
Stan #381452

Carol Brill 2/16/2004 1:13:48 PM

Congratulations and best of luck, Stan! #381619

Stanley J. Contrades 2/16/2004 1:49:48 PM

Hi, Carol, and thank you for your well-wishes.
Much Aloha,
Stan #381729

Damian P. Gadal 2/16/2004 7:38:49 PM

Congrats Stanley! :-) #382190

Susana Matos 2/17/2004 12:04:00 PM

Cheers from Portugal,Su #383521

Stanley J. Contrades 2/17/2004 6:12:57 PM

Thank you very much for your time and effort to stop by and comment, Damian, and Susana.
Stan #384015

Nancy Grace Chen 4/12/2004 6:58:06 PM

Howdy again Stan! This is a really simple yet creative idea! Very interesting effect. Fantastic.

Nancy #479073

Stanley J. Contrades 4/16/2004 12:07:47 PM

Hi, Nancy! Thank you once again as well! It's raining cats and dogs outside so it gives me a chance to make sure I have responded to everyone! You've got some very creative juices running in your images and I am enjoying every one of them. Keep up the great work!
Stan #487265

ilana peled 5/20/2004 12:11:45 AM

Hi Stan,
I just discovered now this breath taking picture and it`s never too late
to tell you how much I enjoy it. #550815

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01/29/04; Kauai, Hawaii. Plumeria. Available light; Cloudy; 12:45pm; EF 100mm Macro, UV filter; 1/30ss, f4.5; ISO 100; Photoshop enhanced with paint bucket.

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