Swept Away

Joy Brown level-deluxe 5/23/2004 6:41:19 AM

Gorgeous colors and abstract, Heather! Great job! #130781

Duane Carter 5/23/2004 6:43:32 AM

Very pleasing and well done, Heather! #556158

Murry Grigsby 5/23/2004 6:54:12 AM

Very different for you Heather but very effective. Love the flow and colors! Your tack sharp graphic designs are wonderful but I really like seeing you stretch your creative legs :0) Well done as usual!! #556173

Judith G. Secco 5/23/2004 6:56:47 AM

This is wonderful, Heather. I agree with Murry.
Judy #556179

Colleen Braun 5/23/2004 7:00:01 AM

very nice, I have tried this , love your outcome... #556188

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-deluxe 5/23/2004 7:49:31 AM

I agree with Murry, Heather! #556241

Michael Brown 5/23/2004 7:52:20 AM

A stunning, beautiful image Heather.
I'd hang it!

Mike #556249

Lori Ditlefsen 5/23/2004 8:51:51 AM

Very nice Heather. It's different but really nice! #556314

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 5/23/2004 1:22:55 PM

Beautiful, Heather!! #556527

Carolina K. Smith level-deluxe 5/23/2004 3:10:40 PM

Magnificent. You are really in tune with your subjects and I find your images are evocative. Kudos. #556657

Dale Ann Cubbage level-deluxe 5/23/2004 8:03:46 PM

Heather, great abstract image! Nice colors captured! #556937

Alisha May Furbish level-deluxe 5/23/2004 10:30:56 PM

Fantastic! #557076

Kelly Abernathy level-deluxe 6/15/2004 1:01:27 PM

Congratulations! -K #595599

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-deluxe 6/15/2004 2:30:28 PM

Big congrats from me! #596125

Murry Grigsby 6/15/2004 4:23:55 PM

Congrats Heather! #596554

Cathy Barrows 6/15/2004 4:37:43 PM

Congrats!...beautiful #596647

Donna J. Taff 6/15/2004 5:21:11 PM

Congrat's, Heather!!! #596904

Diane Dupuis 6/15/2004 6:57:21 PM

Congrats on your 5 finalists this month Heather!! All stunning!
Good luck!! #597319

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 6/15/2004 7:23:04 PM

Your great ideas in beautiful execution always make my eyes smile ;-). Many congratulations, Heather!

Jennifer Rennison 6/15/2004 8:31:51 PM

Congratulations Heather! #597632

Ed Heaton 6/16/2004 7:42:35 AM

Hi Heather,
Congratulations... #598661

Robin L. Wehrman 6/16/2004 8:40:10 AM

Congratulations Heather!! #598827

Carolina K. Smith level-deluxe 6/16/2004 6:18:30 PM

AWESOME CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE. I truly was swept away when I first saw this magnificent and moving photo. Carolina #600056

Kelly Abernathy level-deluxe 6/16/2004 6:19:47 PM

Woo-Hoo! Grand prize - Congratulations! I'm happy for you! -K

Liz Kepner level-deluxe 6/16/2004 6:23:38 PM

Heather, Congratulations on your Grand Prize win. Way to go! This is so beautiful. #600082

Patrick Campbell 6/16/2004 6:40:03 PM

Heather, you never cease to amaze and impress me with your talent. What a lovely winner. Congratulations on another GP win! #600123

Janet Detota 6/16/2004 7:17:17 PM

Congratulations, Heather!!!! :-))) #600194

Michael Brown 6/16/2004 7:31:38 PM

Atta girl Heather! Congrats!!

Mike #600237

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 6/16/2004 8:05:40 PM

Lovely image Heather. Congratulations on your grand prize win!! #600309

Sherri L. Regalbuto 6/16/2004 10:00:41 PM

Congratulations, amazing artistic photo. #600411

Gene Spears 6/16/2004 11:13:29 PM

Congratulations, Heather - well deserved! #600456

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 6/16/2004 11:56:10 PM

Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather! #600493

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-deluxe 6/17/2004 12:42:34 AM

BIG Congrats, Heather! #600514

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 6/17/2004 2:54:42 AM

Many congrats, Heather! #600583

Wally Orlowsky level-deluxe 6/17/2004 2:57:42 AM

Congratulations on this grand win, Heather! #600585

Donna W. Neal 6/17/2004 3:09:29 AM

Woo Hoo Congratulations Heather!!! #600608

Kathleen N. Nelson level-deluxe 6/17/2004 3:13:45 AM

Congratulations, Heather. Very beautiful and very creative. #600619

Paul C. Gazzanigo 6/17/2004 3:26:34 AM

Congratulations, Heather! #600628

June Marie Sobrito 6/17/2004 3:50:18 AM

Congratulations on this superb image! #600718

Kathleen Clemons 6/17/2004 3:55:33 AM

Congrats on another big win, Heather! #600729

Debra Booth 6/17/2004 4:17:22 AM

Congratulations on your grand prize, Heather! #600759

Wim Wilmers 6/17/2004 4:19:57 AM

Congratulations here from holland , well done sublime colors great composition and good timing

greetings wim wilmers #600768

Gianna Stadelmyer 6/17/2004 4:35:10 AM

Congrats on your grand prize win, Heather! #600814

Donna J. Eaton 6/17/2004 5:03:29 AM

A big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! I love this image! Just so beautiful and graceful! #600888

Myra Vos 6/17/2004 5:24:57 AM

Congratulations Heather, great work! #600929

Murry Grigsby 6/17/2004 6:30:46 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! You've certainly figured out how to win at Betterphoto!! Of course great photos may have something to do with it :0) #601141

Jennifer Jones 6/17/2004 6:38:41 AM

Congratulations Heather! Beautiful colors and design! #601158

Lori Ditlefsen 6/17/2004 6:39:06 AM

Congrats on the win Heather! #601159

Jean Garrett 6/17/2004 7:44:35 AM

Congratulations Heather. Wonderful image, I love the abstract effect caused by the panning. #601331

Bernard B. Travers 6/17/2004 10:06:09 AM

Congrats on da big one, lady. Well done Heather. #601595

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe 6/17/2004 11:53:16 AM

Congrats Heather #601860

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe 6/17/2004 12:28:13 PM

so beautiful... congratulations, Heather.
kathleen #601961

Robin L. Wehrman level-deluxe 6/17/2004 1:08:25 PM

Hi Heather! Congratulations on you Grand Prize Win, well deserved!! #602048

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 6/17/2004 9:08:39 PM

Congratulations, Heather!!! #602573

Dan Holm level-deluxe 6/17/2004 10:48:59 PM

Wow! Grand Prize!! Well deserved congratulations, Heather!!! #602729

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe 6/18/2004 6:23:17 AM

Heather certanly a beautiful photo, natures bloom from another point of view. I am glad I got to rank it at DFC. Felicitations on your Grand Prize! Viveca. #603334

Sherri Miller level-deluxe 6/18/2004 9:57:57 AM

wounderful work Abstract is my fav... CONGRATS #603797

Heather K. McFarland level-deluxe 6/18/2004 1:54:47 PM

Thank you all for your kind words! It is a great honor to have been chosen GP winnner out of all the fabulous images that were entered this month! #604012

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 6/18/2004 4:59:15 PM

Big and hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather!

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 6/19/2004 6:14:58 AM

Congratulations Heather. A very creative and artistic image! #604836

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 6/19/2004 9:43:04 AM

Beautiful image Heather...and congrat's on taking out the Grand Prize with it! It's a simple but very effective image... #605244

Pu Chen level-deluxe 6/19/2004 11:40:31 PM

What a wonderful painting! Congratulations, Heather! #605927

bob garas level-deluxe 6/20/2004 6:38:19 AM

once again. congrats..wonderful shot #606344

April Bryant level-deluxe 6/20/2004 7:22:25 AM

Heather, I have to say first of all that I love your photos! Second, congratulations!

I have tried and tried panning and all of my shots either are over exposed or under exposed. Can you please give me some hints as to how you got this great shot? (The smallist f-stop on my digital is 8) #606429

Heather K. McFarland level-deluxe 6/20/2004 7:31:13 AM

Thank you April!

One method I use for panning and slower exposures during daylight to cut down on the overexposing is to use ND filters. I have two of them...and 2X and 4X. Sometimes I only have to use one of them...sometimes both of them stacked.

For this shot however, I was able to get the correct exposure without using Neutral Density filters as I took the image while the flowers were still in shaded light.

Also if your camera has Exposure compensation use that. If it's overexposed start changing the stops to -1EV, then -2EV...etc. If underexposed start changing the EV to +1EV, then +2EV...etc...until you see the correct exposure in your LCD! #606454

Dolores Neilson level-deluxe 6/20/2004 7:35:26 AM

I am so happy for you,Heather! Congrats on your grand prize win! Woo hooo! #606465

David Wilkinson level-deluxe 6/21/2004 2:54:19 AM

Hi Heather,
Wonderful, creative, different, effective, pleasing to the eye and a very very worthy winner of the grand prize. Love it!
Well done.

David #607584

Roger D. Meador level-deluxe 6/23/2004 1:02:06 PM

Congratulations on this fine image. #612599

Nyoman Putra Dewantara level-deluxe 6/29/2004 9:47:42 PM

What a masterpiece.. I won't be able to paint something like this! Great experimental job, well done indeed. Congratulations! #623822

Cheryl Steinhoff level-deluxe 7/15/2004 6:23:45 AM

This is so strikingly beautiful! I love the effect. Very creative. Congrats on the win...it was well deserved. #648695

Sherri Miller level-deluxe 7/15/2004 7:04:03 AM

kewl it looks some what like mine!
gr8 job! #648748

Laura Clay-Ballard 4/16/2005 8:27:24 PM

I have not tried panning flowers. tomorrow I go out with my camera and will do so! Thanks for the inspiration. #1260927

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/22/2007 10:52:39 AM

Fantastic color, composition, effects! #3850647

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Blur created by panning the camera during a 1/2 sec exposure at F9.

Uploaded on 5/23/2004 6:30:00 AM

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Camera: Nikon D1X Digital SLR Camera

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