No. 11

Debbie Del Tejo 12/26/2006 11:50:30 AM

Love it Christopher! #577740

Joan Powell 12/26/2006 12:20:15 PM

Love everything about it , the color is terrific . It would make a great poster . #3741651

Christopher Budny 12/26/2006 7:49:28 PM

Thank you both. The image started life as a shot of the stem of a martini glass. The stem resembles a column of clear marbles, and I set it in front of my PC monitor, on which I was displaying my image "Light Fountain". So the stem's spherical shapes caused distortion of the streaks of color, and I then started playing around in PSE2. #3742675

Cary Rogers 12/27/2006 12:28:26 PM

Another eye-catching, colorful creation, Christopher! Great vibrant colors, interesting shapes and lines! The center "twirl" was a great addition. #3744937

Christopher Budny 12/29/2006 6:28:25 PM

Thanks, Cary! Running out of things to do with my limited array of PSE filters, however! Don't think I have any more for this month... (what's left of it, anyway!) #3756072

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/2/2007 8:53:11 AM

Excellent job, Christopher. Great design and fantastic colors. #3771722

Christopher Budny 1/2/2007 4:28:14 PM

Thanks for checking it out, and your comments, Kirsten! #3773407

Kara L. Hendricks 1/24/2007 2:14:51 PM

Congrats Chris! #3860418

Datha Y. Thompson 1/24/2007 2:22:45 PM


Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 2:40:18 PM

Congratulations!! #3860789

Thomas A. Statas 1/24/2007 4:15:53 PM

Congratulations! A dynamic kaleidescope, I must say. Nice work! #3862146

Christopher Budny 1/24/2007 6:12:43 PM

Thanks you, folks! I almost didn't enter this one; had it sitting around for a long time, deliberating over it... when I put the little swirl twist effect in the center, I decided to give it a shot in the contest. #3863492

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 7:03:47 PM

Glad you entered this beauty, Chris! BIG CONGRATS, my friend! #3864097

Michael S. Swaffar 1/24/2007 9:12:56 PM

Awesome job Christopher! Looks like it has a black light on it.
Huge Congrats! #3864858

Judith MacArthur 1/24/2007 10:41:02 PM

Congratulations, Chris...This has such great color and your use of the Twirl gave it the perfect touch...Thanks for noticing my iris, by the way! #3865217

Brian Lobdell 1/24/2007 10:43:41 PM

Awesome abstract, Chris!! Those deep, vibrant colors and the wonderful pattern make this a great DD finalist! Congratulations!! #3865223

Les Rhoades 1/24/2007 11:53:17 PM

My head is still spinning after looking at this bright and bold abstract.
Congratulations on your FINALIST


Janine Russell 1/25/2007 12:31:04 AM

Chris, congratulations on your finalist. #3865467

Dr Silly 1/25/2007 2:56:41 AM

Congrat Chris on your finalist. :O)

Christopher Budny 1/25/2007 5:01:30 AM

Thank you, everyone! Funny how this one started out as an attempt to make one kind of image (bands of color distorted through curved glass) and failing that, turned into something else equally interesting! #3866362

Nobu Nagase 1/25/2007 7:42:34 PM

Another beautiful art work!
Congratulations, Chris! #3872576

Cathy M. Gromball 1/25/2007 10:20:29 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Christopher!

Cathy :) #3873089

Christopher Budny 1/26/2007 4:33:12 AM

Thank you both, Nobi & Cathy! #3873998

Don Johnson 2/25/2007 2:06:09 PM

Chris, I love the color and center twirl effect. A wonderful image. You are very creative! #3993128

Christopher Budny 2/25/2007 2:08:43 PM

Thanks so much, Don! I think the twirl detail was the icing on the cake ;) #3993145

Carla Metzler 2/25/2007 4:55:36 PM

Congratulations, Christopher! This is cool, great colors!! #3993798

Christopher Budny 2/25/2007 5:34:33 PM

Thanks, Carla... I have a lot of fun in PSE! #3993941

Les Rhoades 1/26/2008 5:25:06 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!
Didn't you say that you didn't get a finalist? #5398230

Christopher Budny 1/26/2008 6:41:16 AM

Thanks, Les... but this was a 2006 (Dec.) Finalist... ;) None this month. #5398738

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I liked the sort of dramatic center lighting this kaleidoscoped image suggests, as well as the sense
of the background being so far away. Applied Twirl to just the very center.
12/06 Finalist - DD

Uploaded on 12/26/2006 8:04:25 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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