Coming to the Light

© Nancy Grace Chen

Coming to the Light

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/30/2004 4:45:25 PM

It looks surreal. I really loke it. Wouldn't of known it was two photos if you didn't mention it Nancy. #112535

Elizabeth J. Bernier 3/30/2004 5:07:00 PM

Hey Nancy!!! Good to see you here too!!! I've been here a while now,not sure how long exactly,few months, time flies when your absorbed with photography right?It's a big site,but the people here are really great,very friendly,I'm sure you'll enjoy it!This image is just fantastic,I love this one,it's amazing!!! Hope it wins for you!! ;) #455102

Jessica Hughes 3/30/2004 5:40:52 PM

This is outstanding Nancy! It really caught my eye! I wouldn't have known it was two seperate photos. You've combined them nicely!
Jessica #455157

Kristen McKain 3/30/2004 5:54:50 PM

love it! #455191

Stephen Zacker 3/30/2004 5:58:17 PM

Honestly.. This is a great image. Really makes you think when you look at it. It is amazing this is actually two images! #455199

Alisha May Furbish 3/30/2004 6:33:17 PM

This is fantastic- looks like she's opening the door to bright nothingness- I would like to know more about it- what were the original images? As already stated, I wouldn't have guessed it. Very impressive work! #455279

Nancy Grace Chen 3/30/2004 7:48:42 PM

Thanks so much for the comments, everyone!! Really appreciate every single one.

I photographed the door, which I loved, in Cambodia (original photo above). However, I never felt like the door had enough impact alone. So three months later, I finally got the inspiration to turn it into a Digital Art piece! Posing and angling the camera were tricky, and it took me many more hours than I'd like to admit to get it to this stage... but it was fun, and the result was just what I had in mind. Isn't technology amazing? (:

Nancy #455374

Alisha May Furbish 3/30/2004 7:53:35 PM

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! I am even more impressed now! Very good work, you have fantastic vision:) #455379

Dale Ann Cubbage 3/30/2004 9:40:55 PM

Nancy this is absolutely incredible, a stroke of genius! You did an outstanding job, you cannot tell it is two pictures together! What else is there to say . . .it's fantastic! #455437

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/31/2004 3:21:26 AM

Wonderful Nancy! #455561

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 3/31/2004 9:10:51 AM

Very nice end result Nancy! I like the b&w tones you ended up with, and the composite is done so well that you can't tell that it is one. Good luck with this! Welcome to BP! #456402

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 4/10/2004 5:01:00 AM

It's great work and should do well!! #471822

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 4/11/2004 11:50:30 PM

Beautifully done, Nancy, and many congratulations on your win! Good luck!
Stan #474320

Elizabeth J. Bernier level-classic 4/12/2004 4:43:16 AM

Whoo hoo go girl!!!Congratulations Nancy!!!! So glad this has made it!!!Very deserving!!! I'll write you.Huge Congrats on your win!! Big big smiles for you! ;) Beth #475093

Nancy Grace Chen level-classic 4/12/2004 4:51:22 AM

Thank you soooo much for the comments, everyone!!

Stan-- Howdy and thanks for all the congrats!! (:

Beth-- Yeeeah!! :-D Thanks so much for your support!! #475134

Terry Cervi level-classic 4/12/2004 5:43:59 AM

Simply beautiful work, Nancy! Congrats and good luck in the finals!! #475478

Marie Fields level-classic 4/12/2004 5:51:02 AM

Congratulations! Fantastic image!!! #475530

zcaley 4/12/2004 7:08:13 AM

Hooray Nancy!!!! Good luck with this one! Glad to see you got some recognition! And congratulations! #476039

Alisha May Furbish 4/12/2004 8:04:45 AM

Well deserved, Nancy- congratulations!!! #476413

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/12/2004 9:22:55 AM

Congrats Nancy! This was one of my favorites! Great job! #476794

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 4/12/2004 9:47:37 AM

Beautiful image! Congratulations. #476952

Deanna Cathcart 4/12/2004 11:35:45 AM

Nancy this is amazing work! Congrats on the win! The time spent was well worth it! #477282

Marta Azevedo 4/12/2004 1:38:37 PM

NICE WORK!!! #477600

Stephen Zacker 4/12/2004 3:08:06 PM

Well Done. Congratulations! #477978

Susie Peek-Swint 4/12/2004 3:30:53 PM

Wonderful work Nancy -- many congrats! #478091

Mary-Ella Bowles level-classic 4/12/2004 8:38:32 PM

Glad to see this here Nancy - I liked it the first time I saw it at DPQ. Very creative, very intriguing. Congrats, and good luck! #479483

Eric Highfield level-classic 4/12/2004 9:45:45 PM

Very dramatic and beautiful! Congratulations, Nancy! #479619

Doug Gould level-classic 4/13/2004 5:44:57 AM

Great image, Nancy! #480280

Patricia A. Kuniega level-classic 4/14/2004 3:16:24 PM

Quite a fantastic execution. Certainly well worth your efforts. It has a mysterious, intriguing quality that draws you right in toward that fabulous light, just like the model! Congratulations! #483160

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-classic 4/14/2004 5:27:52 PM

Congratulations Nancy! #483333

Karen J. McDowell level-classic 4/14/2004 9:46:16 PM

Nancy girl..this is stunning work! Congrats and good luck to you, my dear friend! #483722

Mary Ann Melton level-classic 8/14/2004 6:19:51 AM

Way to go Nancy!!!! So glad to see this as a Finalist here! Congratulations!

Good luck! Hope we see it again! #707982

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/14/2004 7:18:18 AM

Congrats again Nancy!! #708272

Robert Mann level-classic 8/14/2004 8:05:16 AM

Great work Nancy! This is a very effective DA. Congrats on your finalist selection and your DIC POTD! Good Luck! RoB #708479

Deborah Sandidge 8/14/2004 9:43:35 AM

Very creative, great work, Nancy! #709055

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 8/14/2004 11:35:51 AM

Congratsssssssssssss !!!!!! #709651

Kristi A. Howson 8/14/2004 12:06:03 PM

Congrat's again. Lovely seeing this here...Way to go!!!!! #709833

Kelly Abernathy 8/14/2004 1:26:33 PM

I still love this! Congratulations! -K #710109

Stanley J. Contrades 8/14/2004 9:05:39 PM

Have to echo Kelly's sentiment, Nancy, as I still love this as well!! Here's to this moving forward and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Stan #710998

Monika Sapek level-classic 8/14/2004 10:05:22 PM

Great image, Nancy! Many congratulations!

Dan Holm level-classic 8/15/2004 2:22:40 AM

Way to go, Nancy!! CONGRATULATION, yet again!!! #711370

Michael Khoury 8/15/2004 3:19:41 AM

A big congratulations, Nancy! #711421

Debra Booth 8/15/2004 5:13:16 AM

Big congrats, Nancy, on your win with this wonderful image! #711585

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/15/2004 5:20:38 AM

You're on a roll Nancy!! Congrats! #711612

Cindy Cone 8/15/2004 5:51:20 AM

Congrats again, Nancy! #711759

Deborah Sandidge 8/15/2004 7:03:36 AM

Beautiful work, big congrats, Nancy!! #711991

Dolores Neilson level-classic 8/15/2004 8:57:49 AM

#2!! Atta girl, Nancy Grace!! #712250

Wally Orlowsky 8/15/2004 9:26:13 AM

Another great win, Nancy! #712318

Alan L. Borror 8/15/2004 10:58:13 AM

Congratulations on your win, Nancy!!! #712457

Janet Detota 8/15/2004 12:14:38 PM

Congratulations, Nancy! Very impressive!! #712649

Nancy Grace Chen 8/15/2004 12:29:02 PM

Thanks so much for the comments!!!

This win is a special one to me because this is probably the first Digital Art piece that turned out just the way I imagined for it to, after MANY hours and reworks! It's so satisfying to be able to see something in your mind become reality.

Thank you again to you all!!
Nancy #712679

annamarie ferguson 8/15/2004 1:13:43 PM

absolutely amazing!!!!! talk about creative!!!! love love love this!!!! #712792

William C. Raco level-classic 8/15/2004 2:21:01 PM

Wonderful editing and final product.
I'm glad to see that you believed in the photo and perservered.
It's a worthy winner.

bill #712971

William T level-classic 8/15/2004 2:45:31 PM

I love the magical transformation in this photo. Big congratulations on this well deserved win! #713027

Diane Dupuis level-classic 8/15/2004 3:45:56 PM

Congrats Nancy! Superb! #713096

Patrick Campbell 8/15/2004 4:06:24 PM

Congrats Nancy on TWO wins this month! Very well-deserved! #713160

Rob Friedman 8/15/2004 6:07:42 PM

Awesome! Congrats Nancy! #713355

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/15/2004 6:44:34 PM

Glad to see this one as a winner here! Many congratulations, Nancy! Very well deserved! #713427

Peggy Wolff 8/15/2004 7:37:40 PM

Congrats on a wonderful image and win! #713477

Carl D. Miller 8/16/2004 1:02:43 AM

Great work, Nancy! Well deserved! #713729

Donna W. Neal 8/16/2004 4:26:54 AM

Presistence paid off as it should have with this wonderful photo. Nice job Nancy on this well deserved win! #714005

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 8:02:08 AM

It was all worth it Nancy! So well done! Congratulations on your win! -K #714662

Pu Chen 8/16/2004 4:00:29 PM

Great digital job, Nancy! I thought it looks familiar. Glad your hard work paid off. It came out great. Congratulations! #715752

Karen Bacon level-classic 8/19/2004 11:12:17 AM

Congratulations on this incredible image Nancy! #721073

Stephen Zacker level-classic 8/22/2004 6:37:28 AM

Congratulations Nancy! I loved this image the first time I saw it! #727370

Lisa Clark level-classic 10/2/2004 8:49:57 PM

Congratulations Nancy. Your persistence paid off! #818645

Anette Linnea Rasmussen level-classic 3/30/2005 6:28:06 PM

Great job Nancy! Love the lighting on this, well done!
Congrats on your win! Well deserved!

Best wishes, Linnea


Lori Carlson level-classic 6/19/2005 1:42:39 PM

Nancy, this is stunning! Thank you for sharing all that you did! It is wonderful!! I must say, that your whole gallery is quite a feast for the do beautiful work!! :0) #1489672

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. level-classic 12/5/2005 11:46:42 AM

This is so cool, creative, and dreamy looking. I really love it, wonderful work!! #2155181

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This is Digital Art, a composite of two photos. The original pic is in the discussion.
I had to submit this pic three times before it won, so if you believe in an image, try try again! (:

Uploaded on 3/30/2004 4:21:40 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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