Soft Shadows

© Melissa Gurdus

Soft Shadows

Margie Hurwich level-deluxe 11/3/2006 6:51:08 AM

Wonderful work on this image with fantastic results! #550722

Doug A. Newman level-deluxe 11/3/2006 6:56:46 AM

This is stunning in the depth of colors, Melissa. Well done! #3541137

Crystal M. Gove level-deluxe 11/3/2006 6:59:25 AM

BEAUTIFUL image, Melissa :o)!! I really like the colors here and the shadows look really cool! #3541154

Chastity Abbott 11/3/2006 6:59:26 AM

Yes...this is excellent!! Love the shadows and the colors!....you are just awesome at portraits as these...wonderful Orton applied!!! Keep up the most awesome work, Melissa!!! :o) #3541155

Joy Rector level-deluxe 11/3/2006 7:06:23 AM

gorgeous, great job #3541182

Susie Peek-Swint 11/3/2006 7:06:29 AM

Lovely colours and effects Melissa ~ I've yet to learn about that technique but it sounds great! #3541184

Amy Jackson 11/3/2006 7:16:01 AM

Wonderful image, Melissa!! Great effects! #3541211

Paul Michko 11/3/2006 7:18:52 AM

Very creative use of Orton effect, Melissa. Awesome job. #3541223

Denise M. Snyder 11/3/2006 7:23:25 AM

This is just beautiful Melissa - wonderful rich colors. #3541234

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 11/3/2006 7:27:35 AM

OUTSTANDING, Melissa! I think we'll see this one again! <>< #3541254

David Phalen level-deluxe 11/3/2006 7:29:00 AM

Awesome, creative work of art! #3541263

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-deluxe 11/3/2006 7:32:20 AM

Very creative Melissa!!!
Fantastic image!!! #3541280

Nadya Johnson 11/3/2006 7:35:41 AM

Beautiful!!! With apologies to Mr. Orton, I think we can call this the Melissa G. technique -- !? Flipping the image was a stroke of genius! WONDERFUL result! I do think we'll be seeing this again. #3541294

Dr Silly level-deluxe 11/3/2006 7:38:07 AM

Beautiful, Melissa. :O)
#3541302

Shelly L. Rauscher 11/3/2006 7:44:41 AM

The colors snatched my attention right away Melissa, so striking! Awesome effects, this is a beautiful eyeful! #3541328

Gary Lange 11/3/2006 7:46:16 AM

Excellent PS skills, Melissa! Very nice soft shadows. #3541337

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 11/3/2006 7:52:53 AM

Extravaganza of shadows, lighting and colors!! Melissa, your work here is absolutely delightful!! Love it. #3541376

Holly Shao 11/3/2006 8:05:40 AM

Very beautiful colors, curves, and softness, Melissa!!

Love the composition and effects.

Holly #3541445

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/3/2006 8:32:56 AM

Thanks Margie, Doug, Crystal, Chastity, Joy, Susie, Amy, Paul, Denise, Nadine, David, Adilson,Nadya, Doc, Shelly, Gary, Susana and Holly for taking a look and leaving such wonderful comments!!! #3541533

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 11/3/2006 8:37:54 AM

Wonderful abstract, Melissa! #3541558

Hendrik Storme level-deluxe 11/3/2006 8:41:49 AM

Wonderful colors and shadows! Great job Melissa!!! #3541575

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/3/2006 9:43:39 AM

Thank you Karen and Hendrik for dropping by and leaving these wonderful comments!!! #3541800

Lynne Morris level-deluxe 11/3/2006 10:51:06 AM

Wow Melissa, this is beautiful, gorgeous colours, lighting and lovely effects, great work! #3541994

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 11/3/2006 11:20:53 AM

This turned out really great Melissa! Nice work! Jeff #3542107

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/3/2006 11:24:52 AM

Thanks Lynne and Jeff for taking a look and leaving these wonderful comments!!! #3542131

Shirley L. Carpenter 11/3/2006 11:56:19 AM

Excellent image and work Melissa!! #3542258

Carol Sawyer 11/3/2006 12:15:22 PM

Beautiful image and work, Melissa!! #3542298

John Connolly level-deluxe 11/3/2006 12:43:51 PM

Wonderful original creative DD work here, Melissa! A magical result! #3542351

Sam Britt level-deluxe 11/3/2006 12:47:35 PM

Very creative abstract, Melissa.
Sam #3542364

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/3/2006 1:38:28 PM

Thanks Shirley, Carol, John and Sam for taking a look and commenting. Much appreciated!!! #3542532

LENA U. FRIEDMAN level-deluxe 11/3/2006 1:49:16 PM

Love the colors and shadows! Very deep and rich! Wonderful work! #3542594

maria I. Warren level-deluxe 11/3/2006 1:50:36 PM

very nice colors great job #3542596

Ken Jarvis level-deluxe 11/3/2006 1:52:48 PM

Nice job Melissa! Great colours and shadows. #3542609

Ronald F. Fischer level-deluxe 11/3/2006 1:56:43 PM

I am going to have to try this, Melissa!! What a fantastic modification of Orton!! #3542631

eileen bedford level-deluxe 11/3/2006 2:11:24 PM

Beautiful work on this Melissa. love the colors... #3542684

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/3/2006 2:31:51 PM

Thanks Lena, Maria, Ken, Ronald and Eileen for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments!!! #3542724

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 11/3/2006 3:19:28 PM

Beautiful colors and shadows Melissa. My first thought when I saw this was that it reminded me of a kilt I wore when I was in 5th grade...does anyone remember...scottish plaids with a pin to hold the skirt together? I guess I am probably dating myself for sure...thanks for bringing me back in time for just a minute or two! #3542893

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 11/3/2006 3:27:28 PM

Love it Melissa. Great colors and design! #3542927

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 11/3/2006 3:59:45 PM

I agree, it reminded me of a beautiful plaid! Wonderful efects, Melissa! #3542993

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 11/3/2006 6:27:37 PM

Wonderful creative work. beautiful results. #3543210

Tonya R. Boles level-deluxe 11/3/2006 6:50:09 PM

Wow, nice work. #3543260

Hector Contreras level-deluxe 11/3/2006 6:56:56 PM

Lovely colors and shadows! well done Melissa
Heco #3543274

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/3/2006 8:06:06 PM

Thanks Lauri, Cheryl, Joyce, Tamara, Tonya and Heco for your great comments!! #3543430

Swati Gavde level-deluxe 11/3/2006 10:13:18 PM

Excellent work Melissa!! #3543581

Michael Khoury level-deluxe 11/4/2006 1:45:02 AM

Very lovely and unique colour story Melissa, has an abstract feel to it...
M #3543792

Lani J 11/4/2006 2:50:01 AM

This is absolutely stunning, Melissa!! I LOVE IT!!! :o) I hope we see it again! #3543897

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 11/4/2006 4:21:37 AM

GORGEOUS image, Melissa!!! #3544136

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 11/4/2006 5:28:46 AM

Gorgeous abstract image, colors and effects, Melissa! #3544264

Karim Abiali 11/4/2006 6:02:06 AM

WOW, gorgeous colors. #3544369

Bill Wyatt 11/4/2006 6:18:10 AM

Wonderful lighting and shadows. I love the colors and full frame composition, Melissa! #3544428

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/4/2006 6:51:54 AM

Thanks Swati, Michael, Lani, Colette, Jessica, Karim and Bill for taking a look and leaving these wonderful comments!!! #3544556

Kaye Burazin level-deluxe 11/4/2006 7:41:45 AM

Stunning presentation Melissa. So soft and flowing with a nice fluent feel. #3544768

Z. Banu level-deluxe 11/4/2006 7:55:16 AM

Love the colors very beautiful image..superb capture Melissa #3544835

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/4/2006 2:54:43 PM

Thanks Kaye and Zaanat for dropping by and having a look. I appreciate your comments very much!!! #3546081

Ken Smith level-deluxe 11/4/2006 3:04:52 PM

Melissa, nice effects! Very well done! #3546113

Esther Smith level-deluxe 11/4/2006 5:03:14 PM

Excellent work Melissa! Very pretty! #3546384

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 11/4/2006 7:23:52 PM

Ohhhh Melissa! This is just gorgeous! You are such a creative artist! Love it! Bet this will be a winner!
jo ann c. #3546653

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/4/2006 7:35:34 PM

Thanks Ken, Esther, and Jo Ann for taking a look and leaving these terrific comments!! #3546672

Virginia Leone level-deluxe 11/5/2006 8:45:48 AM

Very pretty image, love the colors! #3548553

Pamela Shane level-deluxe 11/5/2006 9:01:18 AM

So creative, & lovely Melissa - love the softness. :) #3548602

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/5/2006 12:43:04 PM

Thanks Virginia and Pamela for looking and leaving these wonderful comments!! #3549111

Douglas Perry level-deluxe 11/6/2006 3:33:02 AM

Love the colors and feel of this shot. #3551254

Graeme Chow level-deluxe 11/6/2006 7:33:40 PM

Excellent works. I like the colors and the shadows play, Melissa. #3554630

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 11/7/2006 6:34:17 AM

Creative and pretty..love the softness of the colors and the shadows! #3556592

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/7/2006 9:14:43 AM

Thanks douglas, Graeme and Shelly taking a look and leaving there wonderful remarks!! #3557182

Ivan Chacon level-deluxe 11/13/2006 5:41:55 AM

Stunning and very "Unique" image! :) #3580499

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/13/2006 10:15:18 AM

Thanks Ivan for your comments!!! #3581861

Susana Heide level-deluxe 11/16/2006 7:46:30 AM

Congrats Melissa on being featured in the DD Newsletter with this image! You did a great job with this technique! #3594063

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/16/2006 8:30:47 AM

Thanks Susana for giving me the heads up on the DD newsletter. I took a look and there it was. Thanks for your comments, as well!!! #3594164

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/16/2006 11:59:53 AM

Congratulatons on your Digital Darkroom feature. I love the creativity and feel to this!! #3594878

Sylvia Rossler level-deluxe 11/17/2006 3:02:06 PM

Beautiful floral shot Melissa !! #3599170

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/17/2006 5:02:15 PM

Thanks Donna and Sylvia for your great comments!! #3599507

Mary N C. Taitt level-deluxe 11/20/2006 6:57:07 AM

Super, Melissa, I love the effect of your flipped Orton! Wonderful shadows! Congratulations on being featured in DD! Mary :-D #3607735

Muriel Jackson level-deluxe 11/20/2006 7:09:50 AM

Gorgeous!! Love those soft shadows Melissa! #3607802

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/20/2006 8:26:18 PM

Thanks Mary and Kate for your terrific comments!!! #3610432

Sharon Day level-deluxe 11/21/2006 6:06:56 PM

Beautiful image, Melissa!!! Congratulations on being featured in the DD newsletter! Great job on the effects! #3613888

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Description

This was created by using my version of the Orton Technique.
Before pasting the blurred version, I flipped the other version up side down and pasted. I then blended with Multiply thus achieving the effects of the softened shadows.

Entered into Digital Darkroom

Uploaded on 11/3/2006 6:37:21 AM

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