Field of Dreams

© Michael Wehrman

Field of Dreams

Charlene Bayerle Student 5/27/2004 4:16:29 AM

Gorgeous image Mike!!!! #132036

Diane Addonizio 5/27/2004 4:17:33 AM

Great image, Mike! Love the rays coming in the windows! #561992

Colette M. Metcalf 5/27/2004 4:19:53 AM

Beautiful, Mike!!! #561998

Kelly Abernathy 5/27/2004 4:20:23 AM

Wonderful shot - love the comp, the color, the sunrays, just beautiful -K #561999

Ronald Balthazor 5/27/2004 4:20:46 AM

Very well done, Mike. #562002

Gianna Stadelmyer 5/27/2004 4:24:51 AM

Great shot, Mike! And the car coming 'round the corner adds a nice touch:-) #562018

Wally Orlowsky 5/27/2004 4:29:34 AM

Great eye for this one and excellent execution, Mike. Is that your Vette? Haven't we seen it before? #562031

Paul Michko 5/27/2004 4:30:30 AM

Great composition, Mike. And the car, that's deffinitely part of the dream. #562037

Carolyn M. Fletcher 5/27/2004 4:41:58 AM

Great!!! #562078

Colleen Braun 5/27/2004 4:44:43 AM

what a great story photo... #562099

Allan L. Whitehead 5/27/2004 4:53:22 AM

"I guess we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Iowa or Vermont maybe, but Ohio? (he, he, he…)"

Great photograph and presentation, Mike, maybe its these old eyes, but that looks more like an "Austin Healy" than a "Vette", eh… Very well done, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #562144

Theresa McCloskey 5/27/2004 5:10:29 AM

very nice shot Mike :-) #562173

Joy Brown 5/27/2004 5:20:58 AM

Great shot! #562195

joyce baldassarre 5/27/2004 5:23:23 AM

THIS IS A WINNER!!!!!!!!! #562203

Judith G. Secco 5/27/2004 5:39:59 AM

This is just wonderful, Mike. It almost has a surreal quality to it. The car makes it for me. Is that your Austin Healy?. I agree with Joyce that we'll be seeing this one in the winners.
Judy #562248

Bonnie C. Lackey 5/27/2004 5:49:58 AM

Joyce hit this one! Very nicely done, Mike... #562269

Casey A. Hanson 5/27/2004 6:35:18 AM

Very cool image Mike! #562347

Sandra Wehrman 5/27/2004 6:41:18 AM

your pictures just keep getting better and better, love the car - nice touch #562366

Michael Wehrman 5/27/2004 6:41:40 AM

Thanks Charlene, Diane, Colette, K, Ronald, Jan, Wally, Paul, Carolyn, Colleen, Allan, Theresa, Joy, Joyce, Judy and Bonnie for all your comments. This red car is owned by a friend of mine I restored the car for him and took several photo before he picked the car up and took it back to Florida. O this car is what Priince sang about give me a red corvette. Have a great day everyone. #562369

Donna J. Taff 5/27/2004 6:56:47 AM

OUTSTANDING!!!!! #562412

Lori Ditlefsen 5/27/2004 7:50:37 AM

Outstanding is right! Very nice composition, lighting, color, detail and clarity! Well done! Hope it makes finals! #562583

Gary O`Dell 5/27/2004 7:59:51 AM

Excellent image Mike..Gary O #562600

Marie Fields 5/27/2004 8:22:42 AM

Fantastic image, Mike! #562645

Tammy Nuxoll 5/27/2004 8:28:44 AM

I agree with everyone else, absolutley awsome shot Mike!!! #562651

Michael Wehrman 5/27/2004 3:32:30 PM

Thanks Donna, Lori, Gary, Marie and Tammy for all your comments. #562884

Susan T. Evans 5/27/2004 4:04:16 PM

Terrific shot Mike! #562933

Terry R. Hatfield 5/27/2004 4:36:31 PM

Very Pretty Image Mike The Yellow Field Really Sets It Off!! #562987

Leonard Pierce 5/27/2004 6:13:59 PM

Outstanding job on the photo AND the Vette, Mike!!! #563065

Michael Wehrman 5/27/2004 6:52:22 PM

Thanks Susan, Terry and Len for your comments #563093

Carol Brill 5/27/2004 7:44:09 PM

Wow, Mike, this has so many marvelous elements that I don't know where to start! I especially like how you incorporated all the colors here, and the overall design is outstanding!! #563179

Norman P. Banks 5/28/2004 7:15:23 AM

Great photo art Mike!

Norm ,:-) #564255

Michael Wehrman 5/29/2004 4:44:24 AM

Thanks Carol and Norman #565595

joyce baldassarre 6/15/2004 12:31:18 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
#595451

Cathy T. Vettes 6/15/2004 12:34:30 PM

Congradulations Mike !!! Well done !!! #595465

Kelly Abernathy 6/15/2004 12:45:38 PM

Congratulations! -K #595525

Donna W. Neal 6/15/2004 1:25:40 PM

Congratulations Mike!! #595739

Marie Fields 6/15/2004 1:36:03 PM

Congratulations, Mike! I knew this one would be here! It's just fantastic! #595802

Cathy Barrows 6/15/2004 1:37:28 PM

Congrats!...outstanding....could be the winner #595812

Susan T. Evans 6/15/2004 2:05:50 PM

Congrats Mike, good luck in the next round, really terrific! #595952

Leonard Pierce 6/15/2004 3:43:39 PM

Congratulations Mike!!! #596396

Casey A. Hanson 6/15/2004 4:02:06 PM

Congrats Mike!! #596455

Terry R. Hatfield 6/15/2004 4:07:45 PM

Great Looking Finalist Mike It Had To Be That Field!LOL!! #596475

Murry Grigsby 6/15/2004 4:17:28 PM

Congrats Mike! #596520

Gary O`Dell 6/15/2004 4:23:11 PM

Congratulation Mike..Gary O #596549

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/15/2004 4:36:03 PM

Congrats Mike! #596631

Donna J. Taff 6/15/2004 4:38:51 PM

Congrat's , Mike!!!! #596657

Wally Orlowsky 6/15/2004 5:03:43 PM

Congrats, Mike ... bridges just may be your winning hand! #596814

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 6/15/2004 6:06:36 PM

Congratulations Mike on your 3 finalists! Good luck! #597108

William C. Raco 6/15/2004 6:39:00 PM

Gorgeous photo, Mike
Congratulations,

bill #597248

Deborah Sandidge 6/15/2004 8:40:40 PM

Congratulations, beautiful image! #597646

Gianna Stadelmyer 6/16/2004 3:43:33 AM

Glad to see this one again! Congratulations, Mike!!! #597957

Paul Michko 6/16/2004 4:20:33 AM

Congrats, Mike. #598049

Kasia Elser 6/16/2004 6:12:17 AM

CONGRATS! #598295

Karen Engelbreth 6/16/2004 6:46:28 AM

Congratulations, Mike! #598438

Robin L. Wehrman 6/16/2004 7:18:52 AM

Congratulations to my Husband Mike on an outstanding photo!! #598583

Norman P. Banks 6/16/2004 9:58:32 AM

Congrats, Mike!

Norm ,:-) #599018

Sandra Wehrman 6/16/2004 12:25:51 PM

CONGRATS MIKE! #599337

Susan T. Parady 6/16/2004 3:59:38 PM

This is tremendous! Congratulations!! #599797

Judith G. Secco 6/16/2004 4:32:12 PM

I knew we'd see this one again and I'm quite sure it will be a winner. This is excellent, Mike.
Judy #599865

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 6:31:23 PM

Woo-Hoo! Great win! -K #600105

Joy Brown 6/16/2004 6:35:32 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved second win, Mike!!! #600113

Marie Fields 6/16/2004 6:48:32 PM

Congratulations, Mike!!!! #600142

Diane Addonizio 6/16/2004 7:11:33 PM

Congratulations, Mike! #600177

Ron Goldman 6/16/2004 7:18:59 PM

Congratulations Mike! #600200

Terry R. Hatfield 6/16/2004 7:32:28 PM

Congrats On Your Win Mikey!! #600239

William C. Raco 6/16/2004 8:31:44 PM

Congratulations, Mike
Nice win

bill #600351

Casey A. Hanson 6/16/2004 8:56:33 PM

Congratulations Mike! Way to go! :) #600372

Patrick Campbell 6/16/2004 9:24:28 PM

Great shot! Congrats Mike! #600389

Evy Johansen 6/17/2004 12:15:23 AM

Congratulations on your second place win, Mike - wonderful image! #600509

Gunther Allen 6/17/2004 12:48:45 AM

way to go Mike!! Congrats! -G #600528

Michael Khoury 6/17/2004 2:40:30 AM

nice job, Mike!...congrats! #600579

Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/17/2004 2:58:03 AM

congrats, Mike! #600586

Wally Orlowsky 6/17/2004 2:59:41 AM

Congratulations on this win, Mike. #600588

Donna W. Neal 6/17/2004 3:36:11 AM

Mike, this one photo has it all.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!! #600675

Paul Michko 6/17/2004 3:47:00 AM

Very cool shot, Mike Congrats on your win. #600707

Gary O`Dell 6/17/2004 5:38:45 AM

Congratulations on your Win Mike..Gary O #600988

Deborah Sandidge 6/17/2004 6:04:03 AM

Congratulations, Mike! #601062

Lori Ditlefsen 6/17/2004 6:46:32 AM

congrats on the win Mike! #601185

Susan T. Evans 6/17/2004 9:24:00 AM

Congrats Mike, so well deserved, just awesome! #601500

Bernard B. Travers 6/17/2004 10:09:03 AM

Great image Mike. Congratulations. #601604

Allan L. Whitehead 6/17/2004 10:15:18 AM

Congratulations on all your fine work in the May contest, Mike. I'm proud of you, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan #601631

Susana Matos 6/17/2004 12:04:19 PM

superbe composition and details in your photo! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #601897

Michael Wehrman 6/17/2004 12:11:48 PM

Thanks everyone for all your comments #601904

Murry Grigsby 6/17/2004 12:20:24 PM

Congratulations on your win Mike! Terrific idea, car, lighting, colors and design!! #601933

Robin L. Wehrman 6/17/2004 1:29:06 PM

Hi Mike! Congratulations on your win, very well deserved. Outstanding image!!! #602072

Colette M. Metcalf 6/17/2004 8:47:49 PM

Congratulations on your win, Mike!!!! #602523

Michael Wehrman 6/18/2004 10:25:02 AM

Thanks everyone for all your commnets #603812

Colleen Braun 6/19/2004 5:26:08 AM

congratulations on this Winner... #604738

Stephen Zacker 6/19/2004 6:17:17 AM

Congratulations Mike! Your composition and the lighting you captured is super! #604841

Carol Brill 6/20/2004 9:30:10 PM

Congratulations on your win, Mike! #607484

Jim Collier 6/22/2004 9:09:51 AM

This is a GREAT shot, especially of the bridge/field/lighting. Not crazy about the vette though. (I know others said it is an Austin Healey, but it looks more like a vette to me! ?)

However, I have one question in general for this site: I thought the rules said no composites? If so, why did this win second place? Don't get me wrong--it's a great shot and totally deserves it--unless the rules prohibit composites. I read the rules once and don't remember--any thoughts? If that is the case, then the expectation is that the shots are natural.

This is obviously a composite. Between the car and the rest of the shot, the angles don't match up, nor does the lighting, shadows, sharpness, and tone.

In my own humble opinion, this is fine to enter, but it should be disclaimed as a composite. Cheating is so rampant in our culture today, from steroid use in sports, to Enron, Tyco, and Halliburton, to executive embezzlement, to political vote rigging, lying, and favors, to "small" everyday cheating for a slight edge, such as 80% of A students admitting to cheating, rampant lying on resumes, etc. I'm sure that cheating WASN'T your intention (I sincerely do not mean to imply that), I only bring this up to point out the fact that with cheating so rampant, you want to go OUT OF YOUR WAY to avoid the slightest impression that it could be going on here. As an old proverb says, "when waking through your neighbor's melon patch, don't stop to tie your shoes".

Anyway it's a nice composite, and the covered bridge shot is simply, incredibly...awesome. Lose the car! #610347

Jim Collier 6/22/2004 9:19:37 AM

Actually, it looks like the field/bridge combo is a composite as well (albeit a very well-done one). The shadows in the field do not match the bridge. And there seems to be a glaring lack of anything for the bridge to be going over! :-)

So we have a three-piece composite: field, bridge, and car. Excellent composite! But again, has it won second place while meeting the rules and the presumption of the judges of meeting those rules? I'm not throwing that question out just to cast doubt--I really don't know myself. I suppose I should look it up. Anyone know offhand?

(BTW I did not enter that contest so I have no competitive interest in bringing this up. Although I do not assume that Mike cheated, I will admit that my "anti-cheat technology"--that riteous sense we are all born with and it has even been proven that apes possess--is probably what motivated me to write more than a few sentences about. Personally, I would be totally fine with this shot hanging on somebody's wall, large and framed, where it makes no intrinsic suggestions of authenticity. It is very striking and beautiful.) #610369

Jim Collier 6/22/2004 9:28:00 AM

Well just to continue this marathon of posting from one person, I did check the rules. I did not see that composites are forbidden. My apologies Mike for calling that into question.

But I am still dismayed that a three-part composite won second place. I have no problem with composites at all--as long as they are disclaimed as such, especially if entered into a contest, where other people work very hard to get the perfect shot, naturally. Someone might have driven thousands of miles and waited many hours to get a shot like this, naturally. By not disclaiming it as a composite, that is just what people assume you might have done, and reward you accordingly. It isn't fair to the others. This is still a "photography" contest, not a "Photoshop" contest (there ARE several sites specifically for that).

My bottom-line point is this: composites are fine, even great--just disclaim it as such! #610380

Katleen R. Struckle 7/14/2004 8:52:38 PM

Congrat's on your win Mike!! Wonderful image! #648072

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Shot at a local farm in Ohio

Uploaded on 5/27/2004 4:14:11 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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