Dominique Declerck 8/25/2002 10:49:10 AM

c'est une photo superbe!!! #8155

Dolores Neilson 8/25/2002 11:22:56 AM

Je vous mercie boucoup, Dominique!! J'apprécie votre temps and votre compliment!! Salut!! #12406

Kerry Drager 8/25/2002 1:03:03 PM

Hi Dolores: I'm not sure exactly what Dominique said, but I'm sure it was something like, "Fantastic photo!" I'd definitely agree with that ... terrific work! Kerry #12414

Dominique Declerck 8/25/2002 1:13:02 PM

Je suis sûr que cette oeuvre photographique obtiendra un prix ... le premier!!
Merci pour votre français, Dolores.
Bonne chance!! #12418

Peder Mageroy 8/25/2002 1:58:34 PM

Wonderful work Dolores, won't be long before this shows up elsewhere :-) #12420

Kathleen Clemons 8/25/2002 3:32:24 PM

This is incredibly beautiful, Dolores! Beyond that, I love the way it looks like the fishermen are walking on water. Too cool. Could you explain what a flood filter does? That's a new one for me. :) #12426

Carol Sherman 8/25/2002 5:44:34 PM

Words fail me Dolores, this is an exceptional piece of work BRAVO!!! Simply "Breathtaking".
I too am not familiar with info on flood filters, what kind was it? #12440

Damian P. Gadal 8/25/2002 6:28:51 PM

Tous les éléments d'une photo fantastique et d'un gagnant! #12443

Randy A. Myers 8/25/2002 8:45:31 PM

Pardon me if I'm wrong, but did you mean an FLD filter, and "flood filter" was a pun. This flourescent light to daylight filter can give some interesting effects. It doesn't matter what filter was used, you have a very nice photograph.

Dolores Neilson 8/25/2002 9:23:07 PM

Well Gosh....I don't know what to say! I just returned from an afternoon outing and I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of compliments and kindness.

Kerry, I have seen your awesome website and now know you are an instructor...so your compliments mean a tremendous amount!! I aspire to your level!!

Dominique, je suis honoré que vous pensez fortement de mon photograph. Merci encour pour les compliments!!

Peder, another thank you for your confidence in my photo and for your time...especially on a weekend!

Carol...thanks so very much your high praise...I appreciate it so very much! You can see the flood filter

Carol...I am delighted and honored you think highly of my image. And "words fail me" at expressing my appreciation too!! Many thanks.

Damian, Merci pour pensez mon oeuvre photographique et digne d'un gagne! J'apprécie encour votres compliment!! #12454

Dolores Neilson 8/25/2002 9:27:45 PM

I wish we could correct these comments once posted!! Arrgghhh!

Kathleen, I am sorry. The comment after Peder is yours!!

Greetings Randy!! I included the link to the flood filter website in my reply to Kathleen (right after Peder's) It is a post processing filter for Photoshop! And many thanks for taking time to extend a complimentary note. I appreciate it very much! #12455

Carol Sherman 8/25/2002 10:04:56 PM

Dolores, many thanks for your information and links. I do appreciate it very much, it was very kind of you.

Would like to add once more just how 'spectacular' it was!!!

Randy A. Myers 8/25/2002 10:05:55 PM

Thanks Dolores. I had no idea something like that existed. You sure made good use of it. #12459

Damian P. Gadal 8/25/2002 11:42:24 PM

Dolores, I think you have a winner here, and good luck in the printphoto contest. I really enjoy your work!

DPG #12465

Kathleen Clemons 8/26/2002 5:28:16 AM

Thanks for the info, Dolores. I still think of a filter as something that screws onto a lens. LOL I have lots to learn! :) #12476

Dolores Neilson 8/26/2002 6:45:07 AM

Thanks again Carol and Randy! I did not know a flood filter existed either until 4 months ago...when I saw a winning shot redone with it and reentered as another!! The image was actually quite nice without it but the filter added a more dramatic element. The intention was to make them appear they were walking on water!

Damian, thank you for acknowledging my work at print photo! You really are an asset to the photo community. I think you are delightful! Thanks for always extending kindness on my work!

You're welcome, Kathleen...yes, filters have come a long way, haven't they? I've been having fun with them lately...applied thoughtfully and with a purpose, they can bring your image to a whole new level. I hate that they are overused though by some photographers. It is apparent with some images, that the filters don't really add anything but they're used anyway! #12478

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/26/2002 2:32:16 PM

Incredibly beautiful, sister!! Love it a lot.. #12510

Dolores Neilson 8/26/2002 3:00:23 PM

Greetings, sister friend!! Thank you so much! The end of the month is fast approaching...I get so excited around judging time. You know...which pics will be chosen...and all that stuff. Did I tell you my camera is at the Canon factory for repair? I'm miserable... I'm in my archives editing stuff! My camera shoots in RAW mode (wonderful!)so I save all my raw files as digital "negatives"...I don't always edit after a shoot...I procrastinate to the end. I better start some editing or I'll run out of pics to submit. Cheers, Carolyn!! Thanks for your delightful comment once again!! #12512

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/26/2002 3:16:20 PM

Well, pooh, I was hoping you'd run out and give the rest of us a break!! Not too likely, huh? #12516

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic 8/26/2002 4:42:13 PM

Dolores, whatever you did with that photo it became great!
And you see - Votre français est exellent! #12524

Dolores Neilson 8/26/2002 5:15:26 PM

Carolyn...you've got lots of breaks! You need to give me one!

Greetings Marija!! Thank you so much for allowing me to be the recipient of another kind compliment from you!! You know I appreciate it! Ah yes...my French...I write it terribly!! When I was young, French was my primary language and it's all we spoke in our home...but we moved before I learned how to write it! I know there's tons of grammatical errors in my French writing! But I hope people understand and don't dwell too much on the mistakes! Merci boucoup, ma cher! #12527

Robert Jensen 9/7/2002 11:04:05 PM


Congratulations on the first place win. This is one of the best uses of the flood filter that I have seen.

Bob J. #13792

Mary E. Hamel 9/7/2002 11:04:53 PM

Congratulations on your winning the high honor! I am relatively new here and want to learn more about photography. Your photos are truly inspirational. This photo is beautiful and well deserving of the Photo of the Month! #13794

Carol Engstrom 9/7/2002 11:06:09 PM

Congratulation, Dolores! I knew you would be in the winners somewhere. #13795

Dolores Neilson 9/7/2002 11:26:23 PM

Bob...my heartfelt appreciation for the congratulatory comment!! And a super congrats to you for YOUR 1st place win with your amazing python also!! I am honored to share 1st place with you and Dominique! Enjoy your win!!

Welcome Mary!! And thank you kindly for your supportive comment. I appreciate that immensely. If there is anything I can do for you, email me and I'll try to be helpful. Thanks soooo much!

Carol...thank you so much for your confidence and believing in me. You've been so supportive of me. I appreciate all the kindly comments that you always take time to give. What wonderful gifts!! #13806

Lisa Young 9/7/2002 11:59:58 PM

Very cool shot Dolores. A very deserving first place win. Congratulations! #13811

Angie Hill 9/8/2002 1:26:14 AM

Congratulations on your win Dolores! #13819

Dominique Declerck 9/8/2002 2:59:44 AM

" ...c'est une photo superbe!!! ... "

(- Dominique D. 8/25/2002 10:49:10 AM )

" ... Je suis sûr que cette oeuvre photographique obtiendra un prix ... le premier!!
Merci pour votre français, Dolores.
Bonne chance!! ... "

(- Dominique D. 8/25/2002 1:13:02 PM)


je suis heureux de partager un Premier Prix avec vous ( La petite chèvre - The little Goat )Dominique Declerck.

Je suis également trés heureux d'avoir écrit, dés le 8/25/2002, que votre Oeuvre Photographique obtiendrait un Premier Prix!!

Je vous présente
pour votre 1er PRIX!!!

Dominique Declerck.


Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/8/2002 5:26:53 AM

Knew this was a winner!! Congrats and a big e-hug for you!!! #13844

Kathleen Clemons 9/8/2002 5:59:57 AM

Oh Dolores, I am sooooo happy for you. Congats on a well deserved win. :) Have a great win! #13852

Jeff Dykes 9/8/2002 6:22:18 AM

Congratulations Dolores what a wonderfull shot. I must have missed it when you posted it, I am waiting in antisipation for you next shot.
P.S congrats for the win on shutterbugs as well :). #13854

Donna R. Moratelli 9/8/2002 6:30:57 AM

Congratualations Delores. I knew that you could do it!! Great picture!!!!!!!!! #13857

June Marie Sobrito 9/8/2002 7:35:54 AM

Congratulations, neighbor! Very exquisite use of the filter and the colors are superb! Enjoy your win!
June Marie #13866

Kathleen Clemons 9/8/2002 7:51:30 AM

Oops! LOL That was supposed to read, "Have a great DAY". :) Kath #13870

Robert Brent 9/8/2002 10:04:59 AM

Congrats Delores.
Well deserved win my girl.
Your consistent high quality shines through !

Karen Spychalski-Sullins 9/8/2002 10:16:30 AM

A BIG congrats Dolores! This is wonderful, as is all your work!! You're an amazing photographer!! #13912

Dolores Neilson 9/8/2002 3:03:51 PM

Lisa, Angie, Dominique,Carolyn, Kathleen, Jeff, Donna, June Marie, Robert and Karen...My heartfelt and most generous thank yous to all of you!! This just blew me away when I saw the winning pics posted last evening and I was included! OHGosh...this is the most wonderful news a photographer can receive. Thank you ....very much...for acknowledging my work and supporting me every step of the way. You all are so generous and kind, and your encouragement and congrats is the best gift I have ever rec'd!! #13965

Adam Bolt 9/8/2002 10:03:00 PM

Hey Dolores, I think you need another web server to contend with all this email traffic. No wonder so many people have commented on this... Truly outstanding!!
Cheers Adam
PS I hope this message gets to you, I don't know if Better Photo can handle this much email traffic :-)
Cheers Adam #14038

Piper Lehman 9/8/2002 11:42:58 PM

It amazes me how many winning photos I miss before the contest ends! Can't believe I didn't see this one. This is really wonderful, Dolores. Congrats on multiple wins this month! Great work. #14070

Linda Slater 9/9/2002 10:27:49 AM

Congrats Dolores your the tops and thanks for the link to the filter I now know how so many photos Iv seen in the past were achieved. #14133

Guy D. Biechele 9/9/2002 2:47:41 PM

This is superb, Dolores. Great work. Congratulations!! +Guy #14153

Cheryl Meisel 9/10/2002 2:17:20 PM

Congrats on the wonderful winner how beautiful and well deserved! :) Cheryl #14282

Dolores Neilson 9/10/2002 10:18:53 PM

Adam, Piper, Linda, Guy and Cheryl...I appreciate very much the generous comments posted here. I know you all have better things to do than taking time to post comments on my pic..so thank you sooooooooo very much. Linda, glad to have helped!! Adam..you comment had me laughing. Oh -there are images other than mine who get far more traffic than this!! But thanks! #14346

Gunther Allen

I too admire and so enjoy seeing your work. You are a true artist behind the camera. I always look forward to seeing you next piece! - Gunther #69446

Dolores Neilson

Thank you so much, Gunther! Your post is complimentary and I'll cherish it always! And I look forward to seeing your next inspiring piece also!! #69463

Vikram Jamwal 7/29/2007 10:39:09 PM

Dolores, I chanced upon this image today - I don't know how?, but this is a magnificent piece that you have here! Wonderful work! Couldn't help commenting :-) -vikram #4576595

Nancy J. Locke 10/3/2008 6:51:12 AM

Absolutely GLORIOUS!!! Love the color tones and imagery. A perfect photo.

Best Regards, Nancy L #6547455

Cable Phillips 8/16/2014 8:26:07 AM

Superb effect from that angle. #11109557

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These two fishermen were returning home on a jetty that extends out into the Long Island Sound. I used a flood filter for this effect.

Uploaded on 8/25/2002 10:26:23 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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