Christmas Zoom

© Melissa Gurdus

Christmas Zoom

Jim Huffield 12/25/2006 7:38:44 AM

Marvelous effects Melissa. Jim #577276

William C. Raco 12/25/2006 7:43:02 AM

Great radiating color and lines.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Melissa

Bill #3738870

Su Sana E. P 12/25/2006 7:44:38 AM

Dynamic image and camera work, Melissa!! Really a visual stunner!! Merry Christmas!! #3738874

Jennifer L. Taranto 12/25/2006 7:52:06 AM

WOW, this is really cool. I love the wavy lines of color - I get a neat sense of movement. Love it, love it, love it!!! Merry Christmas! #3738898

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/25/2006 7:54:01 AM

What a great colors, effects! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!!! #3738906

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 7:54:47 AM

Thanks Jim, Bill, Susana, Jennifer and Vladan for your best wishes and great comments!! #3738909

Nadya Johnson 12/25/2006 8:12:16 AM

Awesome zoom work, Melissa! A very dynamic image with great design and color! I love this shot! And a very merry Christmas to you and yours! #3738951

Steve Mescha 12/25/2006 8:15:04 AM

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year, Melissa! #3738955

Terry L. Ellis 12/25/2006 8:24:43 AM

This is one of the best I've seen, Melissa! Terrific colors and in camera effects! Merry Christmas! #3738977

Larry Lawhead 12/25/2006 8:31:48 AM

Great shot, Melissa!! And Merry Christmas to you!! #3738992

David Pratt 12/25/2006 8:44:12 AM

Cool zooom Melissa! Great job with this! Merry Christmas!

Dave #3739020

Z. Banu 12/25/2006 9:27:52 AM

Wonderful effect and excellent shot Melissa Merry christmas to you and yours. #3739105

Linda D. Lester 12/25/2006 10:07:30 AM

Awesome zoom...great colors! #3739166

Girish Vaghela 12/25/2006 10:44:10 AM

Great and winner! #3739239

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 10:44:14 AM

Thanks Nadya, Steve, Terry, Larry, David, Zaanat and Linda for your great comments and wonderful wishes for a great holiday!!!! #3739240

Carol Sawyer 12/25/2006 10:58:16 AM

Beautiful work, Melissa!! well done!
Merry Christmas!! #3739269

Nancy L. Green 12/25/2006 11:04:49 AM

Very lovely and creative Melissa!! Beautifully done my friend!! <>< #3739287

Pamela Shane 12/25/2006 11:15:24 AM

Wow!! Beautiful in camera effects Melissa; reminds me of a flower. Merry
Christmas to you, & your loved ones!
:) #3739307

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 11:44:36 AM

Thanks Carol, Nancy and Pamela for commenting on this image and your best wishes for a happy holiday!! #3739341

John Connolly 12/25/2006 11:45:36 AM

What an incredible image, Melissa! Tremendous work! #3739342

Cyn D Valentine 12/25/2006 11:48:29 AM

Beautiful creation..great colors! Merry Christmas!! #3739347

Doug A. Newman 12/25/2006 12:34:46 PM

Ow...I am getting a headache!
Just kidding, great effect, Melissa!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Canada! #3739399

Michael Khoury 12/25/2006 12:42:38 PM

Merry Christmas Melissa !!!
Michael #3739414

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/25/2006 1:36:54 PM

Melissa,this is beautiful color.Outstanding effects,Merry Christmas Melissa!!!!!!!! #3739504

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 1:38:25 PM

Thanks John, Cyn, Doug, Michael and Robert for you best wishes and great comments!! #3739511

Joy Rector 12/25/2006 1:42:12 PM

beautiful #3739518

RC Fritz 12/25/2006 1:58:12 PM

Fabulous camera effects, Melissa. Very creative and beautiful! #3739546

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 2:15:04 PM

Thanks Joy and RC for commenting on this image!! #3739569

Graeme Chow 12/25/2006 3:13:14 PM

Congratulation Melissa, this is a winner from me. Merry christmas and happy new year. All the best to you. #3739653

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 3:30:42 PM

Thanks Graeme for your most supportive and complimentary comment!!! #3739694

Karen Engelbreth 12/25/2006 3:58:44 PM

Cool abstract, Melissa! #3739752

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/25/2006 4:17:40 PM

Fantastic natural effects with striking colors, Melissa!
Merry Christmas!
Debby #3739779

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 4:44:41 PM

Thanks Karen and Deborah for commenting on this image!!! #3739826

Jen M 12/25/2006 4:49:48 PM

Wonderful in-camera effects, Melissa!! Very pretty! #3739843

Paul E. Earl 12/25/2006 4:51:40 PM

WOW!! Stunning image! Well done! #3739848

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 4:58:33 PM

Thanks JD and Paul for your great comments!! Much appreciated!! #3739877

Bill Wyatt 12/25/2006 5:00:32 PM

Awesome in camera effect. The colors are terrific. Looks like Warp Factor 9 to me very cool, Melissa!!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. #3739882

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 6:25:53 PM

Thanks Bill for your great comment. Your appreciation is most welcome!! #3739983

Douglas Perry 12/25/2006 6:35:27 PM

Nice work. A real wired Christmas. #3740010

Larissa M. 12/25/2006 6:41:04 PM

Your gallery is so full of life & vibrance, Melissa!! I love it!

:)
~*Lue... #3740026

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 7:24:31 PM

Thanks Lue for taking a look at the pictures in my gallery and leaving your great comment!!! #3740113

Sam Britt 12/25/2006 7:26:23 PM

Fantastic capture, Melissa. Excellent in-camera effects, beautiful colors. #3740115

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 7:47:03 PM

Thanks Sam for your great comment on this image!! #3740136

Sherry K. Adkins 12/25/2006 8:13:23 PM

Great camera work on this, Melissa. I can definetely see the fine art and graphic design training coming through your photography. Your gallery is great. You have a gift of seeing what others might overlook and making very creative and interesting images. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. #3740174

Melissa Gurdus 12/25/2006 9:18:54 PM

Sherry, thank you so much for your wonderful comment about this image as well as those in my gallery!! #3740209

Husain Akhtar 12/26/2006 2:28:28 AM

Great work and thoughts, Melissa! #3740353

Nina Shields 12/26/2006 3:47:42 AM

Terrific Christmas "explosion" of bold colors; love the great sense of motion; well done! #3740474

Glenn E. Urquhart 12/26/2006 3:58:43 AM

Fantastic camera work and a Brilliant array of color.... Very Beautiful Holiday abstract, Melissa!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3740503

Paula Dwyer 12/26/2006 4:56:28 AM

Incredible electric colors and camera effects!!
I really love this!! Excellent work Melissa!!! :)
Wishing you the happiest of holidays!! :) #3740654

Ray Thoms 12/26/2006 5:20:37 AM

Great in camera effects Melissa.....well done! #3740736

SU SU 12/26/2006 7:40:11 AM

Merry Christmas to you ,Melissa
hope it is not too late .
and thank you so much! #3741137

John Caruso 12/26/2006 7:44:56 AM

Fun effect, Melissa, and nicely executed. #3741152

Melissa Gurdus 12/26/2006 9:26:53 AM

Thanks MH, Nina, Glenn, Paula, Ray, Su Su and John for commenting on this image!! #3741363

Zenon Toczek 12/26/2006 9:27:05 AM

Super and very dynamic abstract!
zenon #3741364

Raymond Pauly 12/26/2006 9:40:55 AM

I like this, Melissa! Great camera effects and Christmas colors! #3741397

Rhonda Smith 12/26/2006 9:47:03 AM

This is a fun shot Melissa.. I have to work on my nite photography skills this coming year. I'm not great with that .. Merry Christmas to you and yours :o) #3741413

Katherine Kuhn 12/26/2006 10:20:31 AM

Great color & effects -- wonderful Christmas shot! Merry Christmas a day late. Happy Boxing Day! #3741464

Katherine Kuhn 12/26/2006 11:32:15 AM

Wow!!!! Love your creation, Melissa! Beautiful swirls of colors! #3741573

Sherry S. Boles 12/26/2006 1:07:29 PM

Very colorful...Hope you had a marvelous Christmas, Melissa! #3741754

Hector Contreras 12/26/2006 8:09:42 PM

Great camera effect, the colors are superb Melissa
Heco #3742708

Lorraine A. Cook 12/26/2006 8:39:42 PM

WOW! Colorfull 'ribbons' of joy!

Wishing you the blessings of this holy season, Melissa!<:)) #3742754

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/27/2006 12:16:25 AM

Beautiful image, Melissa. I love the lights...they look like streaks of electricity. Fantastic effects and colors. #3743075

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/27/2006 3:04:45 AM

This is just a great light effects and an awesome shot Melissa...Dominick #3743221

Hector Contreras 12/27/2006 5:54:58 AM

Love itttttttttttttt
Heco #3743878

Melissa Gurdus 12/27/2006 11:21:13 AM

Thanks Zenon, Raymond, Kathy, Joyce, Sherry, Heco, Lorraine, Marilyn and
Dominick for your great comments!!!! #3744808

Marilyn Flanagan 12/27/2006 3:16:15 PM

Awesome, Melissa! I love the colors. #3745449

Melissa Gurdus 12/27/2006 4:13:21 PM

Thanks Marilyn for commenting on this image!!! #3745601

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/27/2006 5:14:06 PM

Creative and beautiful, great use of light and colors! #3745803

Melissa Gurdus 12/27/2006 6:29:19 PM

Thanks Donna for taking a look and leaving this great comment!! #3746053

Melissa Gurdus 1/3/2007 6:48:40 AM

Terrific image Melissa! It seems to jump right off the screen! :} #3775765

Melissa Gurdus 1/3/2007 9:27:10 AM

Thanks, Angela for your great comment about this image!! #3776387

Kenneth Mucke 1/4/2007 5:37:11 PM

Amazing design and colors..Melissa...georgous #3781916

Melissa Gurdus 1/4/2007 10:05:24 PM

Thanks Kenneth for commenting!! #3782509

Remi Trepanier 1/24/2007 2:02:27 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa! #3860334

Ken Jarvis 1/24/2007 2:08:41 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Melissa! Good luck in the next round. #3860358

Bill Wyatt 1/24/2007 2:15:46 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist! #3860431

Paul E. Earl 1/24/2007 2:20:05 PM

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3860481

Evy Johansen 1/24/2007 2:29:50 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! #3860617

Datha Y. Thompson 1/24/2007 2:31:34 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!!! WTG :0) #3860646

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 2:33:36 PM

WOW..I can't believe they announced the finalists so soon. Thanks Remi, Ken, Bill, Paul, Evy and Datha for your well wishes on this finalist!!! #3860680

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 2:42:57 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!! #3860829

Glenn E. Urquhart 1/24/2007 2:47:38 PM

A BIG Congratulations on your finalist award, Melissa!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3860901

randy dannheim 1/24/2007 2:48:25 PM

congratulations on your well deserved finalist! Melissa!! #3860908

Stan Kwasniowski 1/24/2007 2:55:37 PM

Melissa, congratulations #3861000

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 2:56:39 PM

Thanks Colette, Glenn, Randy and Stan for your good wishes!!!! #3861012

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 1/24/2007 3:00:31 PM

Congradulations on this magnificient work. #3861064

Karen Bacon 1/24/2007 3:07:43 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this absolutely fantastic finalist! #3861179

Patricia Ronan 1/24/2007 3:23:11 PM

Congratulations Melissa :) #3861396

Karen Slagle 1/24/2007 3:24:42 PM

Congrats again, Melissa. #3861415

Barbara Waldoch 1/24/2007 3:25:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #3861421

Charlene Taylor 1/24/2007 3:46:04 PM

Congratulations on making finalist with this excellent picture Melissa! A great Christmas day entry. #3861724

Cyn D Valentine 1/24/2007 3:48:12 PM

Congratulations MElissa!! #3861755

Raymond Pauly 1/24/2007 3:58:38 PM

Big congrats, Melissa! #3861886

Ronald F. Fischer 1/24/2007 4:21:26 PM

Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #3862236

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 4:35:07 PM

Thanks everyone who has expressed their best wishes on this finalist. I really appreciate every comment!! #3862438

Claudia Kuhn 1/24/2007 4:40:41 PM

Cool Melissa, congrats!! #3862508

Sherry K. Adkins 1/24/2007 4:48:37 PM

Congrats, Melissa. #3862596

David Pratt 1/24/2007 4:57:40 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #3862731

Sam Britt 1/24/2007 5:08:50 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa! #3862835

Judyann Plante 1/24/2007 5:39:51 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa! Awesome work!

Judyann ><> #3863126

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/24/2007 5:52:44 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!!!! #3863267

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 6:14:10 PM

Thanks so much everyone!!! #3863509

Hector Contreras 1/24/2007 6:24:11 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!
Heco
#3863667

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/24/2007 6:27:54 PM

Amazing melissa! Congratulations #3863720

Pamela Shane 1/24/2007 6:28:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa! :) #3863735

Melissa A. Mannon 1/24/2007 6:44:53 PM

congratulations Melissa! #3863917

Bobbie Davis 1/24/2007 6:45:42 PM

Congrats! #3863928

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 6:50:56 PM

Thanks Heco, Cheryl, Pamela, Melissa and Bobbie so much!!!
#3863977

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/24/2007 6:58:49 PM

Colorful and beautiful finalst Melissa, congratulations!!!!! #3864049

Kenneth Mucke 1/24/2007 7:04:40 PM

WTG Melissa on this amazing finalist #3864108

Anne D. Eigen 1/24/2007 7:05:18 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Melissa! Best wishes with it!!! #3864117

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 7:09:48 PM

Thanks Donna, Kenneth and Anne for your best wishes!!!! #3864158

Dawn Leslie 1/24/2007 7:29:54 PM

Congrats Melissa...awesome effects! #3864296

Randy K. Baldwin 1/24/2007 7:38:31 PM

Great effects and color..congrats..good luck in the next round! #3864367

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 8:16:34 PM

Thanks Dawn and Randy!!! #3864576

Su Sana E. P 1/24/2007 8:23:43 PM

Congratulations again, Melissa!! #3864610

Arnie Horwitz 1/24/2007 9:03:23 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #3864810

eileen bedford 1/24/2007 9:05:21 PM

Congratulations Melissa #3864820

Cathy Stancil 1/24/2007 9:21:52 PM

Very fun and cool abstract !! Congrats !! ;O) #3864887

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 9:32:08 PM

Thanks Susana, Arnie, Eileen and Cathy for your good wishes!! #3864937

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 9:48:54 PM

Fabulous shot, Melissa! BIG CONGRATS! #3865046

Kathleen Brennan 1/24/2007 10:43:35 PM

Wonderful shot, Congrats, Melissa! #3865222

Debbie Hartley 1/25/2007 1:30:41 AM

Awesome finalist Melissa! Congratulations! #3865598

Naomi Weiser 1/25/2007 1:49:14 AM

wonderful colorful zoom image! congrats. #3865621

John Connolly 1/25/2007 2:13:58 AM

Congratulations Melissa, I thought we would see this one again! #3865670

Dr Silly 1/25/2007 2:58:57 AM

Congrautlations, Melissa for your finalist. :O)
#3865742

Laurie Daily 1/25/2007 4:08:43 AM

Congratualtions, Melissa! Your efforts on this were well worth it!!! #3866025

Alan L. Borror 1/25/2007 4:37:30 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! #3866190

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/25/2007 4:50:24 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!! This is a beautiful photo!!!

#3866273

Candice C. Calhoun 1/25/2007 5:01:45 AM

Big Congratulations!

ccc #3866366

Ross Throndson 1/25/2007 5:12:30 AM

Fantastic Finalist, Melissa...Congratulations!! #3866451

Jeff W. Robinson 1/25/2007 5:13:48 AM

Congrats Melissa on your excellent Finalist! Jeff #3866462

Paula Dwyer 1/25/2007 5:16:10 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!! :) #3866484

Kathy Reeves 1/25/2007 5:40:07 AM

Congratulations on the fantastic finalist Melissa!!! #3866699

Emile Abbott 1/25/2007 7:14:29 AM

Great in camera effects and a big congratulations Melissa. Good luck my friend. #3867556

Ken Smith 1/25/2007 7:14:51 AM

Very cool. Super congrats! #3867557

Tressie Davis 1/25/2007 7:19:04 AM

Fantastic in camera effect - congratulations!! #3867593

Crossroad Photography 1/25/2007 7:31:59 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! #3867704

Kay Beausoleil 1/25/2007 8:47:10 AM

Cool! Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #3868303

Melissa Gurdus 1/25/2007 8:47:17 AM

WOW!! I am so greatful for your words of support and best wishes. Thanks to one and all!!! #3868305

Alison Krylowski 1/25/2007 8:58:39 AM

I wish you a huge congrats on your finalist Melissa. This is such a cool abstract image! #3868365

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/25/2007 9:15:56 AM

Congratulation Melissa!!!! Fantastic image!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3868500

Terry L. Ellis 1/25/2007 10:13:45 AM

Dazzling finalist! Congratulations again, Melissa! #3868928

Melissa Gurdus 1/25/2007 10:21:47 AM

Thanks Alixon, Kitty and Terry for your best wishes and support!!! #3869007

Nadya Johnson 1/25/2007 10:24:04 AM

Outstanding, Melissa! Congratulations on your very striking finalist and best of luck in the second round! #3869030

Melissa Gurdus 1/25/2007 10:33:58 AM

Thanks Nadya for your support and best wishes!!! #3869092

Allen O. Howard 1/25/2007 11:10:33 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! #3869263

Ermanno Radice 1/25/2007 11:48:36 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! #3869523

JOHN V. ROSCICH 1/25/2007 1:20:18 PM

CONGRATS MELISSA
JOHN #3870086

Carla Metzler 1/25/2007 1:33:39 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!! #3870201

Linda M. Walker 1/25/2007 1:56:54 PM

Awesome shot and colors, Melissa...congratulations #3870323

Kristi A. Howson 1/25/2007 2:07:33 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! Lots of energy! #3870381

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2007 2:36:20 PM

Big Big congrats on your finalist Melissa :O) #3870607

Melissa Gurdus 1/25/2007 2:46:07 PM

Thanks Allen, Ermanno, John, Carla, Linda, Kristi and Sylvia for your wonderful support and kind wishes!!! #3870697

Colleen Farrell 1/25/2007 5:04:15 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Melissa! :D #3871532

Tarun Bose 1/25/2007 5:09:05 PM

Big big congrats my dear Melissa for your dynamic finalist. Well done my friend. #3871543

Graeme Chow 1/25/2007 10:10:02 PM

Huge congratulations, Melissa. I think the image quality is fantastic and hope it can adjust more contrast and brighter with another submission. #3873063

Ray Thoms 1/26/2007 4:44:14 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! #3874041

Melissa Gurdus 1/26/2007 7:35:29 AM

thanks colleen, Tarun, Graeme and Ray for your wonderful comments!! #3874785

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/26/2007 6:14:00 PM

Congrtulations again Melissa !! Beautiful creation with wonderful colors and effects. Looks like electricity. #3876747

Don Holland 1/26/2007 7:40:32 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #3877052

Muriel Jackson 1/27/2007 3:09:05 AM

Congrats on your finalists Melissa! Great action! #3877672

Melissa Gurdus 1/27/2007 10:17:55 AM

Thanks Marilyn, Don and Kate for your good wishes on this finalist!!! #3879287

Kathleen Roughan 1/27/2007 11:50:12 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa!!! #3879588

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/28/2007 2:31:04 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Melissa!
-Debby #3883623

Melissa Gurdus 1/28/2007 9:44:48 PM

Thanks Kathy and Deborah for looking for these images in my gallery and leaving such nice comments here!! #3884911

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Description

This was taken at night with an aperture of 11, ISO 100, and speed 5 seconds.
I zoomed the lens to get this effect.
Merry Christmas of all Better Photo Members and Staff!!

Uploaded on 12/25/2006 7:22:01 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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