Study in Black and White

© Melissa Gurdus

Study in Black and White

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/21/2007 7:27:59 AM

A very creative and effective B+W Melissa!! I love all the tones and light play!! Beautifully done my friend!! <>< #591595

Jim Huffield 1/21/2007 7:32:03 AM

Outstanding work, Melissa. Jim #3845510

Z. Banu 1/21/2007 7:33:07 AM

Wow!Amazing creativity nice shot love black and white effects awesome!Melissa #3845512

Mary Timman 1/21/2007 7:34:17 AM

What an artistic mind and eye you have. Outstanding work with this. I really had to just sit and look at it for quite awhile. This is one image that really makes you study it. Very well made Melissa. #3845518

Denise M. Snyder 1/21/2007 7:35:20 AM

Wow!!! I REALLY like this Melissa!! Very creative. #3845522

Lynne Morris level-classic 1/21/2007 7:39:52 AM

Wow what a fantastic creative image Melissa, the tones and effects are wonderful! #3845541

Joy Rector level-classic 1/21/2007 7:41:04 AM

love the patterns and dof #3845546

William C. Raco level-classic 1/21/2007 7:43:08 AM

This is excellent Melissa!
Wonderfusl shapes and in camera work

Bill #3845554

Remi Trepanier 1/21/2007 7:43:35 AM

Awesome shot Melissa! #3845557

Jen M 1/21/2007 7:51:05 AM

Very cool! #3845590

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 7:51:34 AM

Thanks Nancy, Jim, Zaanat, Maryk Denise, Lynne, Joy, bill and Remi for taking a look and leaving these wonderful comments!!!! #3845594

Paula Showen level-classic 1/21/2007 7:58:43 AM

This is really cool, Melissa! I love it! #3845630

Chastity Abbott 1/21/2007 8:00:30 AM

Looks like a winner to me!!! OUTSTANDING! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! #3845641

Shirley L. Carpenter 1/21/2007 8:06:11 AM

WOW is right!! Excellent Melissa!! Great work and comp!! #3845669

Arnie Horwitz level-classic 1/21/2007 8:08:53 AM

Really creative composition and use of shapes, Melissa! #3845680

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 1/21/2007 8:15:47 AM

Wonderful details and the B&W was a perfect choice to show off everything! #3845713

Tarun Bose 1/21/2007 8:18:24 AM

Wow! Very creative work. Great thinking. I really admire your unusual work. There is lot of variety in your work. Your thinking is par excellence. Well done my dear friend Melissa. #3845729

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 1/21/2007 8:50:41 AM

I really like the BW tones here along with your creative capture. #3845869

Kathy Reeves level-classic 1/21/2007 8:53:55 AM

Fantastic work Mellissa!! Excellent!! #3845878

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 9:06:50 AM

Thanks Paula, Chastity, Shirlen, Arnie, Gail, Tarun, Darren and Kathy for commenting on this image. Much appreciated!! #3845923

Girish Vaghela level-classic 1/21/2007 9:22:47 AM

Great capture, great zoom, and great variation in the size of the circles, Melissa!! #3845982

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 9:24:11 AM

Thanks Girish for commenting on this image. Much appreciated!! #3845985

Dr Silly level-classic 1/21/2007 9:33:17 AM

Super job on this. :O)
#3846006

Les Rhoades level-classic 1/21/2007 9:36:27 AM

OH... I think this is really rounding out your talent. nicely done #3846015

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 1/21/2007 9:44:14 AM

Awesome work, Melissa!!!! I have no idea HOW you did all this even when you say what you did!!! LOL HOWEVER you did it, it is FANTASTIC!!! Wonderful creativity!!!!! ^.^ #3846031

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 9:57:50 AM

Thanks Doc, Les and Kitty for your great comments!!! #3846072

Cassie L. Woodlee level-classic 1/21/2007 10:21:40 AM

Fantastic B&W image, Melissa!! #3846130

Alexis Yobbagy 1/21/2007 11:08:09 AM

Melissa, this is AMAZING!!!! Imaginative!!!! #3846237

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 1/21/2007 11:08:59 AM

This is so cool! Wonderful image Melissa!! Great work! #3846240

Ermanno Radice level-classic 1/21/2007 11:19:52 AM

Excellent composition, georgeous work, Melissa!! #3846269

Cathy M. Gromball 1/21/2007 11:22:26 AM

Wonderful, creative b&w image, Melissa!

Cathy :) #3846275

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 11:25:02 AM

Thanks Cassie, Alexis, Cyn and Cathy for your terrific comments!!! #3846283

Carol Sawyer level-classic 1/21/2007 11:48:02 AM

Very creative work and B&W image, Melissa!! #3846351

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/21/2007 12:00:12 PM

Cool capture Melissa, great effects! #3846405

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 12:04:16 PM

Thanks Carol and Claudia for your terrific comments!!! #3846420

David Phalen level-classic 1/21/2007 12:32:41 PM

Excellent creative black and white art work! Love the tones. #3846504

RC Fritz 1/21/2007 12:36:41 PM

Excellent and very creative, Melissa! #3846521

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 1:31:07 PM

Thanks David and RC for your terrific comments. I appreciate them very much!!! #3846642

Patricia Ronan level-classic 1/21/2007 2:06:23 PM

Well done Melissa you have made an original art work creation yourself here, very striking image :) #3846725

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/21/2007 2:10:54 PM

Thanks Patricia for your great comment on this image!!! #3846741

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 1/21/2007 2:26:47 PM

To use your own words..this has a very great impact Melissa !! Beautiful and very unique ! Love it :O) #3846778

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 1/21/2007 3:30:32 PM

Melissa, I always delight in seeing what creative piece of work you will do next! This is very unique, just like you!
Love it, jo ann c. #3846881

Bill Wyatt 1/21/2007 3:43:31 PM

Very creative Melissa I love it! #3846905

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 1/21/2007 3:44:31 PM

Such a creative use of technique, Melissa, and a fun image! #3846908

Laurie Daily level-classic 1/21/2007 4:23:45 PM

This image really intrigued me, Melissa. I was glad to hear how you accomplished this amazing piece of work. Beautifully created!!! #3847014

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 1/21/2007 4:54:57 PM

Wonderful and very creative abstract, Melissa - WOW! #3847100

Charlene Taylor level-classic 1/21/2007 6:14:23 PM

A wonderful abstract Melissa! #3847409

April Riggs level-classic 1/21/2007 7:07:30 PM

Stunning! #3847534

Pamela Shane level-classic 1/21/2007 7:11:59 PM

This has to be a winner Melissa! Outstanding creativity, & end result.
Love it! :) #3847544

Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 1/21/2007 7:16:37 PM

Fantastic work, Melissa!! #3847557

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 1/21/2007 7:48:29 PM

Awesome Melissa #3847636

Evy Johansen level-classic 1/21/2007 7:52:16 PM

Wow... cool image, Melissa!! Wonderful job! #3847658

Marie Fields level-classic 1/21/2007 7:54:20 PM

Fantastic image, Melissa! Very creative and well executed! #3847666

Su Sana E. P level-classic 1/21/2007 8:30:29 PM

By all means I see a huge WINNER here, Melissa!! What you've done here really deserve it. Great work!! #3847770

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-classic 1/21/2007 11:37:45 PM

Fantastic photo!!! Great effects, lines, composition, lighting! Very creative! I love this design! #3847977

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 1/22/2007 3:44:16 AM

WOW.... Striking work, Outstanding composition, Melissa!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3848552

Tammy Scott level-classic 1/22/2007 9:36:53 AM

This is one terrific abstract image. Very well executed! #3850422

Donna W. Neal level-classic 1/22/2007 10:17:22 AM

Love it Melissa! Excellent work and abstract! #3850544

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 10:22:19 AM

Thanks to everyone who has taken a look at this image and commented upon it. I really appreciate the time you took!!! #3850562

Bambi L. Dingman level-classic 1/22/2007 11:02:50 AM

Wow! I love this, Melissa!! Terrific effects and an interesting b&w image. Great job!! #3850673

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 11:33:53 AM

Thanks Bambi for your wonderful comment. It is much appreciated!! #3850755

Ken Smith level-classic 1/22/2007 12:05:04 PM

You are much more creative than I. Super job coming up with all the great concepts that you do!! #3850830

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 12:19:05 PM

Thanks Ken for your kind comment!! #3850879

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/22/2007 1:40:28 PM

Truly outstanding, amazing design and tones. I hope this image goes far in the contest!!! #3851216

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 2:09:25 PM

Thank you so much, Donna, for your great comment!!! #3851325

Michael Khoury level-classic 1/22/2007 2:28:22 PM

wow!...what drama Melissa !! Bravo!!!
m #3851415

Melissa A. Mannon level-classic 1/22/2007 2:41:59 PM

really interesting abstract! I love it! #3851453

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 1/22/2007 2:44:29 PM

Wonderful abstract, Melissa..very artistic and creative !! #3851466

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 2:52:54 PM

Thanks Michael, Melissa and Marilyn for your terrific comments!!! #3851510

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 1/22/2007 2:55:40 PM

Melissa, beautiful #3851520

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 2:58:08 PM

Thanks Stan for commenting. I really appreciate it!!! #3851529

Manuel Barrera level-classic 1/22/2007 5:30:55 PM

Extremely creative! #3852017

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 6:10:11 PM

Thanks Manuel for commenting!!! #3852223

David Pratt level-classic 1/22/2007 6:58:09 PM

A very striking B & W image Melissa! Great work! #3852440

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 7:48:24 PM

Thank you David for your great comment!!! #3852636

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 1/22/2007 7:53:51 PM

Makes for a very fascinating abstract image, Melissa! Very creative. #3852657

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 8:13:46 PM

Thanks Terry for your wonderful comment on this image!! #3852703

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/22/2007 9:57:49 PM

Teriffic work Mellissa!! A winner here!! #3852828

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/22/2007 10:02:03 PM

Thanks Rakesh for your great comment!! #3852834

Morteza Safataj level-classic 1/22/2007 10:20:56 PM

Beautiful work Melissa!! #3852856

Beverly A. Wright level-classic 1/23/2007 5:01:44 AM

Great artwork came out of the sixties.
This has a lot of thought and creativity
in it! Wonderful work Melissa making a
very interesting image!!
Very nice artwork by you!! #3853782

Paula Dwyer level-classic 1/23/2007 6:48:14 AM

Fantastic B&W image and excellent PS work Melissa!!! :) #3854376

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/23/2007 9:49:30 AM

Thanks Morteza, Beverly and Paula for your wonderful comments. Much appreciated!!! #3855189

Cathy Stancil 1/23/2007 9:15:26 PM

LOVE this abstract Melissa !! Well done ! #3857034

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/23/2007 9:34:45 PM

Thanks Cathy for your great comment!! #3857064

Douglas Perry level-classic 1/25/2007 3:31:52 AM

Wow! What was I drinking when I looked at this? Very interesting shot Melissa. #3865810

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/25/2007 12:53:17 PM

Douglas thanks for your humorous comment. I really appreciate it!!! #3869931

john dunne level-classic 2/19/2007 12:06:35 PM

excellent #3965312

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/19/2007 1:28:06 PM

Thanks John for leaving this comment!! #3965523

John Caruso level-classic 2/19/2007 4:39:27 PM

Such a cool shot, Melissa! Your technique on this one really paid off! #3965909

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/19/2007 5:20:16 PM

Thanks so much John for looking at this and leaving such a great comment!! #3966022

Nadya Johnson level-classic 2/24/2007 12:25:03 PM

Congratulations again, Melissa! A striking photo and a well deserved finalist! Best of luck in the second round! #3983078

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/24/2007 12:59:00 PM

And AGAIN, CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, SAM!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3983472

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/24/2007 1:00:29 PM

OOPS!!!! Sorry about that, Melissa!!!!I mess up!!! DUHHHH CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, Melissa!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3983484

Colleen Farrell level-classic 2/24/2007 1:18:15 PM

Amazing photo, Melissa! Congratulations on another finalist--this is great! #3983679

Shooting Star Photography 2/24/2007 2:01:58 PM

Congratulations Melissa. Good luck. #3984204

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/24/2007 2:30:17 PM

thanks Nadya, Kitty, Colleen and Oregon Trails for your best wishes!! #3984484

Candy Avera level-classic 2/24/2007 3:08:53 PM

Congrats Melissa! #3984819

Patricia Ronan level-classic 2/24/2007 3:14:20 PM

Congratulations again Melissa :) #3984876

Carol Sawyer level-classic 2/24/2007 3:40:02 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!! #3985108

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/24/2007 4:34:22 PM

Thanks Candy, Patricia and Carol for your good wishes on this finalist! #3985629

David Pratt level-classic 2/24/2007 4:37:44 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #3985670

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/24/2007 4:51:40 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!
#3985831

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/24/2007 5:01:57 PM

Thanks David and Renee for you best wishes!! #3985947

Cathy Stancil 2/24/2007 6:30:17 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist, Melissa ! Love it ! #3986813

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 2/24/2007 6:41:14 PM

Very cool work, Melissa; congratulations! #3986947

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 2/24/2007 6:41:51 PM

You are doing great Melissa! Congratulations #3986954

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 2/24/2007 7:00:41 PM

Congratulations again, Melissa! A fabulous finalist! #3987120

Dr Silly level-classic 2/24/2007 7:15:53 PM

Congratulations Melissa. :O)
#3987268

Kenneth Mucke 2/24/2007 7:16:15 PM

Really a wonderful finalist Melissa.,,WTG #3987270

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/24/2007 8:04:57 PM

Thanks Cathy, Christopher, Cheryl, Terry, Doc and Kenneth for your kind words!! #3987641

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/24/2007 8:23:06 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3987815

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 2/24/2007 10:37:56 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on this finalist and good luck in the next round !!! #3988594

Jessica Jenney level-classic 2/25/2007 2:19:00 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on this wonderful finalist image! #3988947

Ken Jarvis level-classic 2/25/2007 3:39:21 AM

Congratulations again Melissa! #3989062

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 2/25/2007 4:35:59 AM

Congrats once more, Melissa!! #3989341

sharon K. King level-classic 2/25/2007 5:42:34 AM

Very Coll Finalist!! #3989658

Ken Smith level-classic 2/25/2007 7:31:11 AM

Very creative, Melissa. Congrats again! #3990411

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 7:35:47 AM

Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and kind wishes!! #3990442

Joy E. Cobb level-classic 2/25/2007 9:25:41 AM

Awesome and very creative, Melissa! Congrats! #3991235

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 2/25/2007 9:37:07 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa! :) #3991334

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 2/25/2007 10:08:21 AM

Congratulations Melissa...Dominick #3991638

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 10:09:10 AM

Thanks Jenny and Dominick for your best wishes!! #3991644

Z. Banu level-classic 2/25/2007 10:12:38 AM

Congratulation!Melissa best of luck for next round! #3991681

Jennifer Rennison 2/25/2007 10:20:56 AM

Fabulous in camera effects, Melissa!! Congratulations on another excellent finalist!! #3991769

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 11:16:58 AM

Thanks Zaanat and Jennifer for you best wishes!!! #3992189

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 11:17:09 AM

Thanks Zaanat and Jennifer for you best wishes!!! #3992190

Erica Murphy level-classic 2/25/2007 11:37:44 AM

Well done Melissa! Awesome finalist!

Erica #3992321

Hendrik Storme level-classic 2/25/2007 12:43:24 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!! #3992661

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 12:47:36 PM

Thanks Erica and Hendrik for your best wishes and great comments!! #3992692

Sheryl A. Hudson level-classic 2/25/2007 2:11:41 PM

Congratulaitons Mellissa! Very creative! #3993164

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 2:19:54 PM

Thanks Sheryl for your terrific comment!!! #3993213

Laurie Daily level-classic 2/25/2007 2:30:02 PM

I am so very glad to see this one again, Melissa. Congratulations to you! #3993272

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/25/2007 2:38:33 PM

the artist within blooms in 3D and B&W. Congratulation Melissa this is so awesome. #3993317

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/25/2007 5:31:46 PM

Congrats Melissa on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff #3993929

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/25/2007 7:18:43 PM

Big congratulations - again - on this cool finalist, Malissa! #3994492

RC Fritz level-classic 2/25/2007 7:26:59 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Melissa. Good luck! #3994526

Brian Lobdell level-classic 2/25/2007 7:42:48 PM

Don't know where I missed this, but my browsing came to a screeching halt when I saw the thumbnail for this! Stunning B&W capture, Melissa!! Congratulations on this finalist!! #3994592

Datha Y. Thompson 2/25/2007 7:44:22 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Again Melissa!!! Awesome work!!! WTG :0) #3994597

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/25/2007 8:35:49 PM

Thanks Laurie, Emile, Jeff, Evy, RC, Brian and Datha for your best wishes!!! #3994742

Sam Britt level-classic 2/25/2007 8:53:09 PM

Congratulations again, Melissa. #3994778

Tarun Bose level-classic 2/25/2007 10:24:45 PM

Big, big congrats my dear Melissa for your outstanding finalist. #3995046

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/26/2007 7:40:15 AM

Thanks Sam and Tarun for your good wishes!!! #3996572

Rakesh Syal level-classic 2/26/2007 9:24:05 AM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Melissa. Good luck in the next round! #3997055

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/26/2007 9:02:38 PM

Thanks so much Rakesh for your congratulations. I really appreciate that!! #3999279

Remi Trepanier 2/27/2007 8:24:51 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!!! Terrific capture... Still dont know what it is, but I really like the mood:) #4001213

Alison Krylowski level-classic 2/27/2007 12:23:52 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner Melissa! The effects are just great! #4002001

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 2/27/2007 12:26:33 PM

Congratulations on this winner Melissa (ac) #4002014

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 2/27/2007 12:26:33 PM

Congratulations on this winner Melissa (ac) #4002015

Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 2/27/2007 12:27:10 PM

Melissa, congratulations on this awesome winner!! #4002019

Marie Fields level-classic 2/27/2007 12:27:43 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic WIN, Melissa!! #4002022

Debbie Hartley level-classic 2/27/2007 12:32:38 PM

Congratulations on your awesome win Melissa!! #4002066

Erica Murphy level-classic 2/27/2007 12:39:12 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! I had a very strong feeling I'd see this in the "winner's circle". I love this photo!

Erica #4002113

Teresa Norris level-classic 2/27/2007 12:39:39 PM

Melissa, congratulations on this beautiful winner! #4002115

Jessica Jenney level-classic 2/27/2007 12:46:19 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on this stunning win! #4002164

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 2/27/2007 12:49:07 PM

COngratulations Melissa..great winning image!! #4002186

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 2/27/2007 12:51:45 PM

Congratulations to you on your win, Melissa!!! #4002207

Dr Silly level-classic 2/27/2007 12:56:12 PM

WTG Melissa, Congratulations for your win. :O)
#4002246

Melissa A. Mannon 2/27/2007 12:56:52 PM

congratulations Melissa! #4002253

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 2/27/2007 1:01:26 PM

Congratulations Melissa on a fantastic win !!! #4002301

Laurie Daily level-classic 2/27/2007 1:03:59 PM

Fantastic, Melissa! #4002332

David Pratt level-classic 2/27/2007 1:07:45 PM

Congraulations Melissa! Well done! #4002379

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 2/27/2007 1:17:02 PM

Melissa, a Big Congratulations #4002435

Alan L. Borror level-classic 2/27/2007 1:17:32 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #4002438

Carla Metzler 2/27/2007 1:21:47 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #4002463

JOHN V. ROSCICH level-classic 2/27/2007 1:27:10 PM

BIG CONGRATS MELISSA
WTG
JOHN #4002505

Chastity Abbott 2/27/2007 1:28:17 PM

I love being right!!! hehehe....:)
This was SUPER when I saw it....it looks even more awesome with the gold!!!! Outstanding work my friend!!!! Yaaaahoooooo!!!!!!!! :) #4002511

Kara Hendricks level-classic 2/27/2007 1:28:56 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!!! Fantastic!!! #4002518

Holly Shao 2/27/2007 1:36:22 PM

Melissa, Congratulations on your wonderful win!!

Holly #4002606

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/27/2007 1:43:24 PM

I just logged on and saw that the winnners had been announced and that this image was among them. Thanks to all my Better Photo friends for your best wishes. #4002664

Sam Britt level-classic 2/27/2007 1:46:23 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Melissa! #4002696

Hendrik Storme level-classic 2/27/2007 1:51:19 PM

Big congrats, Melissa!!! #4002747

Nadya Johnson level-classic 2/27/2007 1:54:28 PM

Congratulations on your GOLD, Melissa!! Way to go! Stunning photo and well deserved! #4002778

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/27/2007 1:55:38 PM

Such a cool image Melissa, congrats on your win! #4002790

Judyann Plante level-classic 2/27/2007 1:57:36 PM

Congrgatulations, Melissa!!! WTG!

Judyann ><> #4002803

Gary Lange level-classic 2/27/2007 1:59:02 PM

Congrats on your wonderful win here, Melissa!! #4002818

Susan Fox level-classic 2/27/2007 2:08:47 PM

Congrats Melissa on your win! Wonderful abstract!! #4002917

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 2/27/2007 2:10:43 PM

Way to go, Melissa! Congrats on the Win! #4002941

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/27/2007 2:11:41 PM

FANTASTIC, Melissa!!!!! I was very happy to see this here!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #4002950

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/27/2007 2:15:15 PM

Thanks to all my Better Photo friends for all these great comments. I am really honored to be among the winners!!!!! #4002980

Manuel Barrera level-classic 2/27/2007 2:21:26 PM

congratulations, Melissa #4003019

Colleen Farrell level-classic 2/27/2007 2:31:41 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa! Yay! :) #4003078

Revonda L. Gentry level-classic 2/27/2007 2:39:24 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner!! #4003114

Girish Vaghela level-classic 2/27/2007 2:41:32 PM

Congratulations on this very creative winner image; Great, Melissa!! #4003131

Ken Smith level-classic 2/27/2007 2:53:16 PM

Melissa, congrats on 2nd place. Super!! #4003188

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 2/27/2007 3:02:06 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa! #4003228

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 2/27/2007 3:04:09 PM

Big congrats on your win Melissa :O) #4003235

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/27/2007 3:35:49 PM

Congratulation Melissa on an outstanding winner. #4003385

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 2/27/2007 3:43:02 PM

So glad for you to see this as a winner, Melissa -- congratulations! #4003439

Karen Slagle level-classic 2/27/2007 3:43:11 PM

WTG girl, big congrats... #4003440

Ken Jarvis level-classic 2/27/2007 3:43:52 PM

Congratulation Melissa on this well-deserved win! #4003444

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/27/2007 3:45:24 PM

Thanks so much all my BP friends for your wonderful messages of congratulations!!! #4003455

LENA U. FRIEDMAN level-classic 2/27/2007 4:44:01 PM

Congratulations! A very cool image!!!! #4003679

David Phalen level-classic 2/27/2007 4:50:33 PM

BIG congrats on a well deserved winner!! #4003713

Christopher Delaney 2/27/2007 4:55:57 PM

Congrats! Happy to share 2nd with such a creative shot! Awesome image! #4003743

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/27/2007 5:00:24 PM

Thanks so much for your great wishes Lena, David and Chris!!! #4003773

Kenneth Mucke 2/27/2007 5:06:00 PM

WTG Melissa...This is an awesome winner...I am so happy for you #4003795

Janet McNeil level-classic 2/27/2007 5:21:37 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your 2nd place win - well deserved for this stunning image!! #4003858

sharon K. King level-classic 2/27/2007 6:11:31 PM

Such a Cool shot, Congratulations Melissa on your win! #4004068

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 2/27/2007 6:14:07 PM

Congratulations!!! Great work Melissa, and a beautiful winning image!! #4004079

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 2/27/2007 6:25:08 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!!!!! #4004151

Cheryl E. Molennor 2/27/2007 6:49:57 PM

Congratulations on your awesome win!! #4004308

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 2/27/2007 7:13:59 PM

A fabulous win! Congratulations, Melissa! #4004452

Sharon Day level-classic 2/27/2007 7:23:27 PM

Big congratulations on this outstanding win, Melissa!!! #4004509

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 2/27/2007 7:23:42 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your fabulous win...Dominick #4004511

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 2/27/2007 7:25:43 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this awesome winner. Incredible perspective and effects! #4004525

Roger Bernabo 2/27/2007 7:42:38 PM

Super creativity Melissa!! #4004633

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/27/2007 7:44:32 PM

Thanks so much everyone for leaving me these terrific best wishes. I appreciate them all very much!! #4004638

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 2/27/2007 8:07:27 PM

CONGRATULATIONS On this Excellent WINNER Melissa!!! WTG :0) #4004708

Cassie L. Woodlee level-classic 2/27/2007 8:37:03 PM

Congratulations on your win Melissa!! #4004821

Darryl Wilkinson 2/27/2007 8:48:36 PM

Great concept, Melissa. Congratulations!! #4004861

Brian Lobdell level-classic 2/27/2007 9:38:06 PM

Knew when I came to that "screeching halt" that this was special! So glad to see it as a winner! Congratulations Melissa - one of my very favorites!! #4004925

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 2/27/2007 10:34:04 PM

Nice work and congratulations on your win, Melissa!! #4004988

Tarun Bose level-classic 2/27/2007 11:26:52 PM

Big, big congrats my dearest Melissa for your winner. Well done. #4005029

Graeme Chow level-classic 2/27/2007 11:48:53 PM

Super win ! congrats Melissa. #4005047

Paul E. Earl level-classic 2/28/2007 12:10:59 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!! #4005070

Katarina Mansson level-classic 2/28/2007 2:52:21 AM

Excellent work Melissa! Congratulations to your well deserved win! #4005211

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 2/28/2007 3:23:00 AM

Congratulations on this creative winner, Melissa! #4005312

Tammy Scott 2/28/2007 3:38:55 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #4005386

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/28/2007 4:37:16 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner:) #4005643

Jenny Bosmans 2/28/2007 8:44:27 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Melissa! :) #4006727

RC Fritz 2/28/2007 9:25:45 AM

Congratulations on your Winner, Melissa! #4006891

Ermanno Radice level-classic 2/28/2007 10:31:54 AM

Many congrats on a well deserved winner, Melissa!! #4007136

Pamela Shane 2/28/2007 11:29:23 AM

Big congratulations on your super win
Melissa!! :) #4007394

Mary Timman 2/28/2007 11:39:04 AM

Way to go girl. Congratulations !! #4007425

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/28/2007 11:59:43 AM

Congrats on your Win Melissa! Jeff #4007503

Patricia Ronan level-classic 2/28/2007 1:15:56 PM

Huge Congratulations on your win Melissa :) #4007797

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/28/2007 1:52:47 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win Melissa!
#4007938

Boris Kirpichnikov level-classic 2/28/2007 2:46:17 PM

congratulations on your awesome winner,Melissa! #4008116

Linda M. Walker level-classic 2/28/2007 3:34:46 PM

A big congratulations on this wonderful winner #4008259

Janine Russell level-classic 2/28/2007 3:40:29 PM

Melissa, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4008279

Crystal L. Craig 2/28/2007 6:37:12 PM

Congratulations Melissa for this wonderfully creative win! Awesome work! #4008761

Sherry S. Boles 2/28/2007 7:10:16 PM

Congrats on this very creative winner, Melissa! #4008927

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/28/2007 10:49:44 PM

BIG congratulations on your wonderful win, Melissa!! #4009427

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/1/2007 10:17:47 AM

Thanks everyone for your congratulatory comments. I really appreciate them. #4011576

Gen Nagase level-classic 3/1/2007 1:29:59 PM


Great work!!!
Congraulations on your great win, Melissa! #4012008

randy dannheim level-classic 3/1/2007 1:49:22 PM

Congratulation Melissa!!!!!!!! #4012053

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 3/1/2007 9:07:10 PM

Awesome abstract, Melissa. Congratulations on your win! #4013197

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/2/2007 9:24:59 AM

Thanks Nobi, Randy and Guy for commenting!! #4014817

Robert Mann level-classic 3/2/2007 3:26:40 PM

Marvelous work on this, Melissa! Love the selective focus and the motion! Many congrats on your win! #4015811

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/2/2007 4:15:56 PM

Thanks Robert for your wonderful comment! Much appreciated!! #4015895

Husain Akhtar level-classic 3/2/2007 10:28:10 PM

Melissa, whole heartily congratulations on your most deserving win in the January 2007 contest! Sorry for not contacting you earlier because I had no access to the internet for days! #4016634

Ross Throndson level-classic 3/3/2007 8:22:22 AM

Congratulations Melissa, on this Fantastic Winning Image....Great Work!!! #4017531

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/3/2007 9:57:17 AM

Thanks MH and Ross for stopping by and commenting!! #4017753

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 3/4/2007 7:28:25 AM

A late Big Congratulations on your award, Melissa!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4020085

eileen bedford level-classic 3/12/2007 11:28:54 AM

Congratulations on your great work Melissa... #4047303

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/12/2007 2:16:40 PM

Thanks Glenn and Eileen for commenting!! #4047791

ronda chatelle 3/22/2007 12:15:01 AM

Belated Congratulations Melissa! This is a very captivating image. Awesome and intriging abstract! #4079535

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 3/22/2007 4:29:03 PM

Thanks Ronda for finding this image and leaving this terrific comment!! #4082203

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Description

This is an in camera zoom of a 1960s art work.
I took two shots.
One with no zoom and the other with a zoom.
Both were taken using a tripod.
I pasted selected elements from the clean image into the zoomed image to increase the feeling of depth and provide a 3-D effect.

Entered into Elements of Design

Jacob's Entry for today can be found at:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=3302776



Uploaded on 1/21/2007 7:06:48 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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