Over the Ridge

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Over the Ridge

Kate Jackson level-classic 11/21/2006 7:45:49 AM

I love the air of mystery which the crystal picture adds to this. It is like they are going on a fantastic adventure into a new world!
This is a great subject for ortonizing. I absolutel love it! #560502

Husain Akhtar 11/21/2006 7:49:21 AM

Fantastic work and great outcomes, Mary! Very colourful and powerful image! #3612028

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 11/21/2006 8:02:13 AM

OUTSTANDING PS work, Mary!!! I LOVE this!!! <>< #3612072

Kate Jackson level-classic 11/21/2006 8:35:23 AM

I think there is a little seal watching them! #3612217

Mary N C. Taitt 11/21/2006 8:38:03 AM

Thanks so much Kate, MH, Nadine and Kate again for your kind, supportive and humorous comments! LOL! I really appreciate it! mary :-D #3612225

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 11/21/2006 8:42:14 AM

Beautiful and creative..love this, Mary! #3612254

Mary N C. Taitt 11/21/2006 8:47:38 AM

Thanks, Shelly! :-D #3612288

Rakesh Syal level-classic 11/21/2006 8:50:41 AM

Great job, Mary!! #3612308

Mary N C. Taitt 11/21/2006 8:52:29 AM

Thanks! :-D #3612321

Nadya Johnson 11/21/2006 9:55:53 AM

Outstanding image, Mary! I just love your work on this. I am finding out, the combinations of layers, light and blends are almost infinite! We say "Orton" but I think we all have our own private styles and they're all unique! Great job! #3612577

Mary N C. Taitt 11/21/2006 10:00:29 AM

Thanks so much Nadya for your enthusiastic comment! Mary :-D

Before I layered the crystal image on, the Orton was a fairly standard (and nice) for a digital Orton. But the sky was blank and untinteresting and I decided to play with the cystal whose layers were simular in orientation to the lines of the dunes.

Thanks! Mary :-D #3612599

Jeff Robinson level-classic 11/21/2006 10:04:48 AM

Great job Mary!! Jeff #3612620

Mary N C. Taitt level-classic 11/21/2006 10:06:48 AM

Thanks, Jeff! :-D #3612627

Carol Sawyer level-classic 11/21/2006 1:51:17 PM

Wonderful job, Mary!! #3613080

Bill Wyatt 11/21/2006 3:15:20 PM

Beautiful work! Love the tones and lighting! #3613231

eileen bedford 11/21/2006 5:04:46 PM

Beautifully done Mary, love your work on this... #3613663

Mary N C. Taitt 11/22/2006 6:04:19 AM

Thanks so much Carol, Bill and Eileen! Mary :-D #3615326

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 11/22/2006 6:12:47 AM

Nice capture. Love the effect. #3615380

Mary N C. Taitt 11/22/2006 6:13:48 AM

Thanks so much, Kay! Mary :-D #3615388

April Riggs 11/22/2006 2:03:11 PM

I love this! #3616622

Mary N C. Taitt 11/22/2006 4:31:11 PM

Thanks so much April! :-D #3617026

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 11/22/2006 5:49:38 PM

Very beautiful work Mary!. Very well done!,
Amalia #3617247

Johnny Santoso 11/23/2006 1:14:51 AM

Mary this is EXCELLENT! Master Piece!!!
I love it.. !

rgds,
#3618143

Mary N C. Taitt 11/23/2006 12:41:52 PM

Thanks so much Amalia and Johnny for your very kind comments! Mary :-D #3619730

eileen bedford 11/26/2006 8:03:57 PM

BEAUTIFULLY DONE Mary, love the effects... #3635324

Paula Dwyer 12/29/2006 9:20:09 AM

Congratulations Mary!! :) #3751343

Carla Metzler 12/29/2006 9:26:27 AM

Congratulations, Mary!! #3751448

Mary N C. Taitt 12/29/2006 9:51:43 AM

Thanks so much Eileen, Paula, and Carla!

I didn't even know I'd gotten a finalist until Amalia emailed me. Thanks Amalia. I've been away and just arrived home. Much to catch up on and we're expecting company tonight. So forgive me. #3751844

Husain Akhtar 12/29/2006 10:15:05 AM

Very well deserved finalist - big congratulations my friend! #3752262

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 12/29/2006 10:20:31 AM

Congratulations on your most deserving finalist!!! #3752366

Mary N C. Taitt level-classic 12/29/2006 10:51:35 AM

Thanks so much MH and Melissa. #3752805

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 12/29/2006 12:10:58 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Mary! :) #3753497

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 12/29/2006 12:45:12 PM

Big congrats on your finalist Mary :O) #3753943

Nadya Johnson level-classic 12/29/2006 3:12:03 PM

Mary, a huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #3755076

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/29/2006 3:23:22 PM

I love this, Mary. Beautiful effects and a well deserved finalist! #3755150

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 12/29/2006 5:47:12 PM

Big congratulations, and Happy New Year!

ccc #3755817

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 12/29/2006 7:33:24 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3756471

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 12/29/2006 9:22:14 PM

Once again, I enjoyed seeing this image constructed from "multimedia" #3757311

Kate Jackson level-classic 12/30/2006 1:36:04 AM

The only trouble with you getting finalist for this is that now I cannot nominate it for a PCA!!

Brilliant and well deserved Mary! I hope it has further to go! #3757988

Rakesh Syal level-classic 12/30/2006 6:21:56 AM

Big congrats on your finalist Mary !! #3758913

Jeff Robinson level-classic 12/30/2006 8:09:24 AM

Congrats Mary on this wonderful Finalist! Jeff #3759428

John V. Roscich level-classic 12/31/2006 11:51:12 AM

CONGRATULATIONS MARY
JOHN #3763555

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/1/2007 11:59:19 AM

Congratulation on a well done finalist, Mary. Happy New Year. #3767857

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Description

My son and his friend Andrew were walking over a sand dune at the Pinery in Ontario. I Ortonized the picture (digitally) and then laid over it a photograph of a crystal from a science museum. I tried many interesting blending options and chose darken but lowered the opacity of the layer.

Uploaded on 11/21/2006 7:33:08 AM


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