~Open Heart~

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 1:06:29 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROGER!!!!!!!!!! #602104

Carol Sawyer 2/8/2007 1:49:47 PM

Beautiful work and capture, Shelly!! Happy Birthday Roger!! #3926692

Pamela Shane 2/8/2007 1:52:29 PM

I like the soft touch here Shelly; beautiful glow. Very creative. :) #3926699

Linda D. Lester level-classic 2/8/2007 2:01:23 PM

Awesome job...very creative! #3926722

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/8/2007 2:09:22 PM

Ver creative Shelly and wonderful use of light!

Laurie Daily level-classic 2/8/2007 2:18:01 PM

Beautifully creative, Shelly! #3926758

Dr Silly level-classic 2/8/2007 2:19:07 PM

Beautiful heart creation. :O)

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/8/2007 2:20:42 PM

YES!!! This is truly creative and such an original idea for a valentine, Shelly!! The glow of the candle is extraordinary!!! #3926767

Ameet B. Agnihotri 2/8/2007 2:30:56 PM

Good creative thinking #3926789

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 2:33:27 PM

Carol, Pamela, Linda, Renee, Laurie, Dr.S, Melissa and Ameet: Thank you all so much!! I did a red one too..:) #3926796

Bill Wyatt 2/8/2007 2:38:58 PM

Beautiful and creative, Shelly! #3926815

Lynne Morris 2/8/2007 2:39:06 PM

Wow what a wonderful creative image Shelly, beautiful work! #3926817

Gary Lange 2/8/2007 2:46:56 PM

Great job here, Shelly!! #3926842

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 2:56:21 PM

Bill, Lynne, and Gary: Thank you all so much! #3926880

Amy JACKSON level-classic 2/8/2007 3:01:10 PM

Wonderful image, Shelly!! Very Creative!! Happy Birthday Roger! #3926902

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/8/2007 3:04:12 PM

Beautiful Shelly! #3926912

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/8/2007 3:21:40 PM

Shelly, this is fantastic - I smell a winner! #3926973

Mary Timman 2/8/2007 3:27:36 PM

Oh my Shelly, this is simply beautiful! You are using your creativeness to it's fullest extent. You are an inspiration! #3926996

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 2/8/2007 3:34:44 PM

Beautiful composition, wonderful creative work. #3927017

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 2/8/2007 3:45:51 PM

Very creative Shelly,Wonderful image!!!!!! #3927055

Lisa D. Greer level-classic 2/8/2007 4:14:05 PM

Fantastic! Very creative! :) #3927153

Cyn Valentine level-classic 2/8/2007 4:15:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful!! This is so cool!! Love the glowing color and great comp!!! #3927158

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 4:36:21 PM

Amy, Claudia, Leanne, Mary, Tamara, Robert, Lisa and Cyn: Thanks my friends for all the wonderful comments..you all inspire me every day! Have a wonderful evening!! #3927229

Lorraine A. Cook level-classic 2/8/2007 4:38:40 PM

Beautiful soft glow in this heart, Shelly! So creative, my friend!<:))

Happy Birthday Roger!<:)) #3927243

Janine Russell level-classic 2/8/2007 4:53:38 PM

Shelly, great tones, detail, lighting and effects. #3927295

Nadya Johnson level-classic 2/8/2007 4:58:34 PM

Fantastic, Shelly! What a cool effect! #3927311

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 5:45:15 PM

Lorraine, Janine and Nadya: Thanks so much!! :) #3927378

David Pratt level-classic 2/8/2007 5:49:08 PM

Terrific creativity Shelly! Cool photo! #3927392

Sam Britt level-classic 2/8/2007 5:58:34 PM

Very creative, wonderful image, Shelly. #3927423

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 6:06:52 PM

David and Sam: Thanks so much! #3927445

Carla Metzler level-classic 2/8/2007 6:36:24 PM

Beautiful and creative, Shelly!
Happy Birthday, Roger! #3927534

William C. Raco level-classic 2/8/2007 6:40:50 PM

Wonderful shapes, color and light
Beautifully done, Shelly

Bill #3927543

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/8/2007 6:46:01 PM

Thank you, Carla and Bill :) #3927556

Roger Bernabo 2/8/2007 7:21:39 PM

WOW, I LOVE this Shelly! Highly creative and such a wonderful image!!! Thank you! #3927671

Nancy L. Green level-classic 2/8/2007 9:01:53 PM

This is and amazing creation Shelly!! I love it!!! <>< #3927866

Rakesh Syal level-classic 2/8/2007 9:50:18 PM

Very creative Shelly and wonderful use of light and effects!

Sherry K. Adkins level-classic 2/8/2007 10:26:20 PM

Great image, Shelly. Your creativity is inspiring! #3928027

Chua Wee Boo level-classic 2/9/2007 4:03:48 AM

Excellent,Shelly! Love it! #3928620

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/9/2007 5:27:26 AM

Roger, Nancy, Rakesh, Sherry and Chau: Thank you all so much! I am happy that you all like my creations since I have the winter blues!!! It is too cold to get out and shoot! #3928919

Shawn Jennings level-classic 2/9/2007 8:09:24 AM

Great work Shelly! Very creative! #3929420

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/9/2007 8:32:18 AM

Thank you, Shawn :) #3929490

Tammy Scott 2/9/2007 10:08:36 AM

Oh this is so beautiful - a winner #3929702

John Connolly level-classic 2/9/2007 11:33:09 AM

What an outstanding creation, Shelly! Great work here, I think we will see this one again! #3929947

Alan and kellie shulver 2/9/2007 12:44:15 PM

Very creative nicely done! being inside certianly makes one be creative. - alan #3930161

Ken Smith level-classic 2/9/2007 12:47:16 PM

Very pretty, Shelly! And creative! #3930169

Judy A. Lawhon 2/9/2007 1:44:01 PM

I know what you mean about not much to photograph right now.....just white everywhere I look. This is a terrific image...well done, Shelly!! #3930304

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/9/2007 2:04:00 PM

Tammy, John, Alan, Ken and Judy: Thanks my friends....I really appreciate all the wonderful comments! #3930368

Cathy Barrows 2/9/2007 2:12:15 PM

very sexy magazine...great job with this #3930398

Marcie A. Fowler 2/9/2007 6:17:57 PM

Fabulous display of creativity here Shelly. I hear on there not being much to shoot this time of year. Everything here is white!! #3930942

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/9/2007 6:28:57 PM

Cathy and Marcie: Thanks so much!! I know Cathy..its all brown here! lol #3930963

Vladan D. Djordjevic 2/9/2007 7:47:07 PM

Great composition, color, lighting. #3931261

eileen bedford 2/9/2007 8:43:40 PM

Very creative Shelly #3931427

Kaye Burazin 2/10/2007 6:25:53 AM

Very unique Shelly and certainly a good eye to catch such a artistic photo op. #3932289

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/10/2007 9:23:46 AM

Thank you, Vladan, Eileen and Kaye! #3932748

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 2/10/2007 10:33:46 AM

Extremely creative, elegant shot! Wow!

ccc #3933002

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/10/2007 1:39:42 PM

Thanks so much, Candice! #3933525

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/10/2007 5:37:41 PM

This is very creative and cool, great work! #3934188

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/10/2007 7:55:58 PM

Thanks so much!! #3934736

Corinne M. Thompson 2/11/2007 9:26:16 AM

Fantastic colors in this creative capture! #3936572

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/11/2007 12:24:49 PM

Thank you, Corinne! #3937076

Sylvia Rossler 2/11/2007 1:36:34 PM

This is just gorgeous Shelly !!! #3937278

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/11/2007 5:28:50 PM

Thank you so much, Sylvia! #3937846

ALLEN O. HOWARD 2/12/2007 12:56:32 PM

Fantastic, Shelly!!! You must be extremely happy with this! I would go through the roof!!!!!!! #3940851

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/12/2007 3:25:27 PM

Thanks, Allen...I did like how it turned out and was fun doing it. I appreciate all the commments you make on my photos! #3941338

RaveN Tan 2/15/2007 11:20:41 PM

Creative 100%... Yeah, nice pic! #3952971

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/16/2007 7:53:34 PM

Thank you so much, RaveN #3956669

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 2/24/2007 5:19:14 AM

Totally beautiful Shelly! #3981467

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/27/2007 6:14:56 AM

Thank you, Judy! #4000592

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/22/2007 6:41:02 PM

Congratulations!!! Good luck in the next round! #4082628

Cathy Barrows 3/22/2007 7:01:40 PM

Congrats on your finalist...i love this one...one of my all time favs of yours #4082810

Shawn Jennings level-classic 3/22/2007 7:07:15 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations Shelly! #4082893

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/22/2007 7:12:10 PM

Congrats on your finalist, in fact on all 3!

This was so unique!

jo ann c. #4082994

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 3/22/2007 7:33:14 PM

You had a wonderful month Shelly! Congratulations! #4083279

Janine Russell level-classic 3/22/2007 7:42:37 PM

Shelly, congratulations on your finalist. #4083402

Ken Smith level-classic 3/22/2007 7:45:01 PM

Congrats, Shelly on your mulitple finalists!! #4083436

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/22/2007 8:43:07 PM

Thanks BP friends for the support and comments! You all rock!! I will get to your galleries as soon as I can!! #4083936

Colleen Farrell level-classic 3/22/2007 10:01:25 PM

So creative and perfectly executed--big congratulations on this finalist, Shelly! #4084395

Tammy Scott 3/23/2007 3:09:44 AM

Super macro! Congratulations! #4085109

Laurence Saliba level-classic 3/23/2007 4:31:00 AM

Congratulations Shelly!!!! Beautiful finalist!! #4085469

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/23/2007 4:53:58 AM

Hi BP friends....thank you once again....I am so pleased to have friends like you all! Thank you! #4085731

Rakesh Syal level-classic 3/23/2007 4:59:59 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! #4085818

Mary Timman 3/23/2007 5:32:55 AM

Congratulations again Shelly! #4086161

Pamela Shane 3/23/2007 5:43:11 AM

Congratulations on your super finalist
Shelly!! :) #4086277

Carla Metzler 3/23/2007 5:52:34 AM

Congratulations, Shelly! What a great image! Good luck in the next round! #4086365

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/23/2007 8:50:53 AM

Wow very creative and different. Congratulations #4087301

David Phalen level-classic 3/23/2007 9:11:17 AM

Congratulations!!! #4087398

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 3/23/2007 10:27:35 AM

A certainly creative and beautiufl finalist, Shelly! Congratualtions! #4087823

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 3/23/2007 10:27:37 AM

This is GREAT, Shelly!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #4087826

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/23/2007 10:39:53 AM

Congratulations again, Shelly!!!!! :-) ^.^ #4087957

Christy Nichols 3/23/2007 10:47:34 AM

Congratulations again, Shelly!!! Awesome! #4088046

Crossroad Photography 3/23/2007 11:37:18 AM

Congratulations, Shelly! #4088395

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/23/2007 2:50:14 PM

Beautiful creation and congratulation on finalist, Shelly. Good luck my friend. #4089146

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 3/23/2007 4:34:53 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner & Best of Luck in the next round Shelly! Beautiful! #4089591

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 3/23/2007 5:12:04 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on being recognized with this very inventive Finalist, Shelly!! Best of luck in the next judging!!
Stan #4089750

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 3/23/2007 6:09:12 PM

Shelly, congratulations #4089987

Kaye Burazin level-classic 3/24/2007 6:35:56 AM

Outstanding Shelly! #4091618

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/24/2007 7:50:01 AM

Thank you everyone so much for the wonderful comments! As I have said before, "You all Rock!" #4091953

Shawn Jennings level-classic 3/24/2007 6:09:23 PM

Congratulations on your win, Shelly!! #4093554

Su Sana E. P level-classic 3/24/2007 6:16:02 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Shelly!! #4093600

Holly Shao 3/24/2007 6:17:05 PM

Congratulations on your win, Shelly! Awesome work!

Holly #4093606

Marsha S. Smith 3/24/2007 6:18:36 PM

This is gorgeous and sooooo creative.
Congrats on the win, Shelly! #4093613

David Phalen level-classic 3/24/2007 6:19:09 PM

Big congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #4093616

Sam Britt 3/24/2007 6:32:44 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Shelly! #4093654

Janine Russell level-classic 3/24/2007 6:40:55 PM

Shelly, big congratulations on your Second Place Win. #4093692

Carla Metzler level-classic 3/24/2007 6:42:38 PM

Congratulations Shelly!! #4093704

William C. Raco level-classic 3/24/2007 6:47:34 PM

Very well done, Shelly!

Bill #4093733

randy dannheim level-classic 3/24/2007 6:51:19 PM

Wonderful winner Shelly, congrats. #4093754

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 3/24/2007 6:54:20 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations! #4093766

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/24/2007 7:01:40 PM

WOW! Congrats on your finalist and this Big winner!

You are fantastic Shelly! So happy for you!

jo ann c. #4093797

Crossroad Photography 3/24/2007 7:05:10 PM

Congratulations on your win, Shelly!! #4093820

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 3/24/2007 7:32:53 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4093970

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/24/2007 7:35:18 PM

Awesome.....Congratulations! #4093983

Amy JACKSON level-classic 3/24/2007 7:55:06 PM

Congratulations, Shelly!! #4094118

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 3/24/2007 7:56:41 PM

Whooooooooooopeeeeee!!!! You go girl! #4094135

Colleen Farrell level-classic 3/24/2007 8:20:11 PM

Yay, Shelly! Big congratulations on this great winner! #4094297

Laurence Saliba level-classic 3/24/2007 8:38:09 PM

Congratulations on your win, Shelly!!! #4094361

Mary K. Robison 3/25/2007 2:12:05 AM

Wonderfully creative and very beautiful, Shelly!
Congratulations on your Second Place winner!


Husain Akhtar 3/25/2007 2:33:54 AM

Terrific image and fantastic win! Congratulations, Shelly! #4094683

Lynne Morris 3/25/2007 2:54:35 AM

WTG girl, delighted to see this in the winners list, Congratulations Shelly! #4094713

Sylvia Rossler 3/25/2007 4:40:15 AM

Big congratulations on your win Shelly :o) #4094917

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 3/25/2007 4:41:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Shelly!!!! <>< #4094924

Laurie Daily level-classic 3/25/2007 5:13:56 AM

A beautiful win, Shelly. Congratulations!!! #4095048

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/25/2007 5:51:42 AM

Your creativity paid off! I love the silky tones created by that candle in this image; that is what sets it apart from other "heart-page" creations; congratulations! #4095187

Sharon Day level-classic 3/25/2007 5:57:21 AM

Beautiful and creative, Shelly!! Congratulations! #4095213

Ken Smith level-classic 3/25/2007 6:11:59 AM

Awesome job, Shelly. Congratulations!! #4095300

Cathy Barrows 3/25/2007 6:49:56 AM

congrats on your win....you know I just love this one #4095415

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 3/25/2007 7:00:15 AM

Wonderful Shelly, congrats on your win! #4095454

Ross Throndson 3/25/2007 7:48:56 AM

Many Congratulations on your Fabulous Winner, Shelly....Outstanding Work!!! #4095569

Stan Kwasniowski 3/25/2007 8:30:29 AM

Shelly, congratulations #4095650

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/25/2007 8:35:36 AM

Congratulations, Shelly on this beautiful and creative win! #4095675

Lorraine A. Cook 3/25/2007 9:04:00 AM

Congratulations on this stunning win, Shelly!<:)) #4095734

Jill Flynn level-classic 3/25/2007 11:17:45 AM

Wonderfully creative and the color is out of this world! Congratulations on your win Shelly!!!! #4095924

Darryl Wilkinson 3/25/2007 12:01:02 PM

Fascinating idea! Your creativity paid off, Shelly. Congratulations on your win! #4095975

David Pratt 3/25/2007 12:25:26 PM

Congratulations Shelly! Well done! #4096014

AMALIA Veralli level-classic 3/25/2007 1:08:07 PM

Great winning image!! Congratulations!! #4096099

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/25/2007 2:16:24 PM

Open your heart and what do you see a winner tor thee. Congratulation Shelly on a perfect winner. #4096234

Deborah Sandidge 3/25/2007 3:16:46 PM

And creative you are! Really great work, congratulations! #4096327

Pamela Shane 3/25/2007 4:09:29 PM

Big congratulations on your win Shelly!! :) :) #4096415

Lori Carlson 3/25/2007 4:15:43 PM

Beautiful Shelly friend!!! Congratulations to you on this creative and warm shot!! :0) #4096431

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/25/2007 5:08:45 PM

Congratulations again Shelly! #4096523

Raymond Pauly level-classic 3/25/2007 5:20:20 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Shelly! #4096569

Christy Nichols 3/25/2007 8:10:58 PM

Congratulations on this awesome win, Shelly!! #4096961

Datha Y. Thompson 3/25/2007 8:27:19 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Shelly!!!!!!! WTG :0) #4097028

Susana Ms Heide 3/25/2007 10:26:13 PM

Gorgeous DOF!!! Congrats Shelly on your WIN!!!! #4097289

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/25/2007 10:53:02 PM

Awesome win Shelly - very creative! Congratulations! #4097321

Les Rhoades level-classic 3/25/2007 11:36:28 PM

Well done...Congratulations on your winner! WTG Shelly #4097357

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 3/26/2007 5:52:36 AM

A gorgeous win! Congratulations, Shelly! #4098129

Mary Timman 3/26/2007 6:38:06 AM

You are just so great with these stills of yours. Huge Congratulations Shelly! #4098333

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/26/2007 7:25:09 AM


Kristi A. Howson 3/26/2007 7:55:35 AM

Congratulations Shelly on your 2nd Place Winner. Fantastic seeing this one make it to the winners circle! #4098690

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/26/2007 2:07:05 PM

Congratulations on your win Shelly, this is very creative! #4099734

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/26/2007 2:53:29 PM

Thanks Kristi and Donna! #4099863

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/26/2007 5:36:22 PM

Congrats Shelly on your Wonderful Winning image! Jeff #4100351

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/26/2007 10:08:54 PM

Terrific winner Sherry!!! Huge congratulations!

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 3/27/2007 3:52:24 AM

Beautiful!! Congratulations to you Shelly! #4101592

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/27/2007 6:15:47 AM

Jeff, Renee and Colette: Thank you so very much! Have a wonderful day!! #4102251

Anita Hogue 3/29/2007 4:44:38 PM

A little late on commenting, but this is absolutely fabulous Shelly!!!! Congratulations on your second place win!!! #4110437

eileen bedford 3/29/2007 7:43:09 PM

Congratulations Shelly on this winner.... #4110733

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/31/2007 7:32:15 PM

Anita and Eileen: Thanks so very much! #4117268

Kristal Gortat 4/1/2007 2:16:11 PM

This is an amazing picture! Congrats! #4119552

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 4/3/2007 6:54:41 PM

Thanks so much, Kristal! #4127384

Cheryle J. Himes 12/27/2007 12:24:16 PM

Shelly, such breathtaking work. I love your creativity. I find it very inspiring to look at your work. Thanks for sharing.
Cheryle #5258306

Lindel D. Campbell 1/9/2008 2:16:35 PM

I love the thought process that got you to this photo. And the soft yellow make it stand out as what it should be. #5315932

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/28/2008 9:12:45 PM

Thanks Cheryle and Lindel. #5712875

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This is a heart created by pages from a magazine. The yellow behind the open pages is a big yellow candle. This is what created the glow in the picture in low lights. I took the picture with a tripod, 1/30, F5, ISO400. I used PS for curves, alittle saturation and soft blur. Hope you all like this! I have to be creative as there is not a lot to photograph right now. Have a wonderful day!

Uploaded on 2/8/2007 1:03:18 PM

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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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