Nestled In The Hills

© Carol Teal

Nestled In The Hills

Vickie Skellenger 6/24/2007 10:53:15 PM

Wonderful tones and comp. Looks surreal and tranquil. (hard to believe its nested around millions of tourists! ) #679754

Tony Ebben 6/24/2007 11:46:05 PM

What a beautifully presented scene, well done. #4432949

Evy Johansen 6/25/2007 12:14:43 AM

Gorgeous image, Carol!! Beautiful work! #4433013

Mary K. Robison 6/25/2007 12:49:12 AM

Love the vivid colors, the composition, and that Orton effect, Carol. Excellent! #4433076

Cindy Bendush 6/25/2007 1:25:38 AM

A wonderful surreal image Carol - great effects! #4433113

Jeff W. Robinson 6/25/2007 4:24:00 AM

Outstanding work Carol! Jeff #4433592

Aleksandra Miesak 6/25/2007 8:00:54 AM

Very nice image! And to think this is at Disney... Very well done! #4434561

Dianna Hauf 6/25/2007 8:34:17 AM

LOVE this Carol!! This would be a GREAT image to place a few whimsical 'kids' around! Love how orton worked on this and like Vickie, said, it really is "hard to believe there are millions of tourist around"!! Great image! #4434653

Carol Teal 6/25/2007 12:57:20 PM

Vickie, Tony, Evy, Mary, Cindy, Jeff, Alecksandra, and Dianna, I truly appreciate the kind comments! And now that it has been brought up, I have to agree that it is hard to believe this is Disney! You should have seen all the people there on this day!! #4435491

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/25/2007 1:16:40 PM

BEAUTIFUL Carol. LOVE it! #4435528

Carol Teal 6/25/2007 4:30:22 PM

Peaches, thank you so much! I noticed this place and loved the mill, so just had to take it. Because it is behind a fence, no tourists can get there to be in the way! #4436235

Jenifer L. Mitchell 6/26/2007 6:14:20 PM

How beautiful!! We were just there, but didn't get to ride this ride! Excellent shot of this, Carol! #4442676

Carol Teal 6/27/2007 12:56:08 AM

Jenifer, thank you so much for your kind comment! Too bad we couldn't have met! What day were you there? I might be wrong, and this may be part of the Splash Mountain ride instead of Thunder Mtn. We used the fast pass for both so got to ride. Justin was feeling sick though so he sat them out. We met my best friend and family there (at Carribean Beach Resort) and went with them! #4445314

Sandy G. Woolard 7/2/2007 1:09:04 PM

Wonderful shot...great color! #4466776

Carol Teal 7/3/2007 10:33:36 PM

Sandy, thank you so much for your encouraging comment! And I have a lot of catching up to do as soon as I can after a hard drive crash Monday and only 2 hours of sleep since then. I am just beginning to get my new drive up and running.
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Nancy (Peaches) Harker 7/24/2007 8:25:48 PM

Congratulation's on your finalist,good luck in the next round !!! Peaches #4551209

Evy Johansen 7/24/2007 8:32:07 PM

BIG congratulations on your finalist, Carol!! Well deserved! #4551265

Datha Y. Thompson 7/24/2007 8:42:34 PM

Beautiful work!! CONGRATULATIONS Carol!!!! WTG :0) #4551377

Barbara Waldoch 7/24/2007 9:07:02 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Carol! #4551575

Dianna Hauf 7/24/2007 9:07:09 PM

LOL! YEA!! Congratulations Carol!! I just had a major crash too and thought I lost all my images! So glad you are ok now but especially glad for your finalist!! #4551576

Carol Teal 7/24/2007 11:18:58 PM

Peaches, Evy, Datha, Barbara, and Dianna, thank you so much! And Dianna, I am so glad you didn't lose all your images. I have a new system for backups, and I am doing it regularly! #4552286

Jennifer L. Alder 7/25/2007 12:28:11 AM

Congrats again, Carol!! :) #4552571

Les Rhoades 7/25/2007 12:30:27 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist!
Good Luck in the next round. #4552576

Mary Timman 7/25/2007 4:16:37 AM

Beautiful Carol. Congratulations and Good Luck! #4553329

Amy Jackson 7/25/2007 6:33:24 AM

Congratulations, Carol!! :) #4554188

David Pratt 7/25/2007 6:53:50 AM

Awesome Carol! Congratulations! #4554336

Sherry Sturgis 7/25/2007 7:35:27 AM

Congratulations AND Happy Birthday, Carol!!! :) I LOVE this image!!! The effects are just beautiful, a well deserved finalist pick! WTG!!!!!!!!! #4554763

Sherri Gorman 7/25/2007 8:39:12 AM

Congratulations!!!! This is sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!! #4555292

Kay E. Mahoney 7/25/2007 8:51:45 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Carol. Good luck in the next round. #4555374

eileen bedford 7/25/2007 9:10:03 AM

Congratulations Carol on this beautiful finalist, WTGG... #4555464

Mick Burkey 7/25/2007 9:23:13 AM

Wonderful work, Carol! Congratulations on the finals. #4555544

Steve M. Harrington 7/25/2007 12:22:57 PM

Good on you, Carol!
Steve #4556552

Colleen Farrell 7/25/2007 12:44:30 PM

This is fabulous, Carol!!! So beautiful, and the Orton effect is just perfect. Big congrats on this finalist.

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear!! I hope it's a great one!! #4556701

Carol Teal 7/25/2007 2:39:44 PM

Jennifer, Les, Mary, Amy, David, Sherry, Sheri, Kay, Eileen, Mick, Steve, and Colleen, thank you all so much for all your support and encouragement! And Colleen and Sherry, thank you so much for the b'day wishes! It has been a wonderful day!! (flowers, cards and cake!) :) #4557322

Lani J 7/25/2007 2:54:17 PM

Wow, Beautiful!! Congratulations ;) #4557397

Sam Britt 7/25/2007 8:36:21 PM

Congratulations, again, Carol! Happy Birthday! #4559302

Carol Teal 7/25/2007 8:48:01 PM

Lani and Sam, thank you so much! And Sam, thanks for the birthday wishes! I have had a wonderful day! #4559337

Nemil B. Chabebe 7/25/2007 8:59:32 PM

Happy B-day, and congratulations on this beautiful finalist.
Happy B-day to you (X3)
happy B-day dear Carol, happy B-day to you.
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Carol Teal 7/25/2007 10:50:35 PM

Nemil, thank you so much for the congrats and the lovely song and b'day wishes! :) #4559602

Renee Doyle 7/25/2007 11:37:55 PM

Looks like birthday wishes are in order ... so Happy Birthday Carol!!!
Also congrats on another wonderful finalist - terrific effects!
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Carol Teal 7/25/2007 11:42:58 PM

Renee, thank you very much for the congrats and b'day wishes! :) #4559687

Susan Candelario 7/26/2007 5:10:48 AM

Congrats on this great Finalist!!! #4560784

Carol Teal 7/27/2007 9:56:34 AM

Susan, thank you so much! #4568224

Jenifer L. Mitchell 7/27/2007 7:52:12 PM

Oh, yeah, this is one of my favs (and the pink and blue palm tree one!)!! I'm so glad they made it to the finalist!!! Way to go!! #4569971

Susan Fox 7/28/2007 5:23:58 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist Carol! #4572755

Carol Teal 7/28/2007 6:30:31 PM

Jennifer and Susan, thank you so much. Thank goodness my friend came to visit; I was running out of things to shoot around here! :) #4572949

Dr Silly 8/2/2007 3:17:46 PM

What a super shot of Tunder Mountain. And I like the Orton on this shot. :O)
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Steven E. Ray 8/7/2007 7:16:10 PM

This is a monumental photo I think. The Orton effects are simply stunning. Some people are emulating the two slide feature digitially in Photoshop layers. Others use Artizen HDR 2.4.5 which has a Photoshop plugin now. Which is your preferred method? #4616144

Carol Teal 8/8/2007 12:55:04 AM

Dr S, I am sorry I am late on thanking you for stopping by and for your kind comment. I truly appreciate it!

Steven, I really appreciate your kind comment. I have read some articles on HDR, but it seemed way over my head! :) But this plugin that you mention sounds interesting. I will definitely look it up. So on this image, I just used the method I found online at http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0106/dw0106-1.html

Have you tried both, and if so, which do you like best? #4617057

Steven E. Ray 8/8/2007 1:13:16 AM

Honestly, I think Artizen is much like Photoshop, although it does have some toning abilities via sliders that I would like to see in PSCS3. The manual Orton effect with layers within PSCS3 and applying a Multiply or Darken Blending option works fine for me. I like throwing in a bit of LucisArts Whyeth which brings out the detail better. The grave yard photo in my gallery is an example. Digital Film 55mm fog and some other 55mm effects can add to a filter concoction nicely. #4617108

Lisa J. Boulden 10/6/2007 7:26:39 AM

Fabulous color and lighting here, Carol!
(I'm gonna have to look into the Orton effect.) Dreamy. Stunning!
--Lisa #4889503

Carol Teal 10/6/2007 7:11:32 PM

Steven, I read your response earlier and looked at that graveyard image which is awesome. I just missed responding back here.

Lisa, thank you so much and yes, you should try the Orton. It works very nicely for some things. :) If you have any problems with it, let me know and I will give you any help I can. #4891458

Debra K. Johnson 10/9/2007 7:18:26 AM

This is really FANTASTIC! Love it. #4902900

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F5, 1/160, ISO 100, 36mm, taken at Disney's Thunder Mountain, Orton applied

Uploaded on 6/24/2007 10:45:24 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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