Nikki McDonald level-classic 6/30/2007 1:50:55 PM

Very, very nice, Susan. Love the blur and neutral tones of everything except the parasol itself--and what a wonderful parasol it is. The oriental design works very well with the background, especially those grasses. Very effective use of negative space--brings this stroll alive for us. #682914

Susie Peek-Swint 6/30/2007 2:01:41 PM

Very pretty parasol Susan ~ great comp and colour ~ happy theme day :) #4460013

Susan Fox 6/30/2007 2:05:41 PM

Thanks so much Nikki and Susie!

For some reason the photo popped up with a different url and Emily & Amalia posted under that one.

Now that photo is gone so I am posting their comments here. Thank you Emily and Amalia :-)

Very strange!

Emily E. Bem: What an artistic image! Wonderful comp, tones and coloring! BEAUTIFUL!

Amalia Arriaga de Garcia: Beautiful composition and DOF Susan!, Amalia

Susan Fox 6/30/2007 2:22:33 PM

ooooooweeee!! Here comes a winner, I say! Wonderful artistic quality to this image, as well as perfect effects. LOVE it! #4460063

Michelle R. Kovach 6/30/2007 2:29:04 PM

Fantastic theme entry Susan! #4460074

Susan Fox 6/30/2007 2:38:06 PM

Thank you Deborah and Michelle!

Just for fun, here is the original photo before all the photoshop work. #4460087

Les Rhoades level-classic 6/30/2007 3:08:52 PM

Love your work here! Great theme entry! #4460120

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 6/30/2007 3:44:12 PM

Nice work on this one, Susan!!! Excellent everything! #4460170

Joy Rector level-classic 6/30/2007 4:33:26 PM

love this shot #4460301

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 6/30/2007 5:12:16 PM

This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Happy Theme Day!! #4460379

Cheryl E. Davis level-classic 6/30/2007 5:24:34 PM

I love your PS work on this! It's amazing what you can do to change a photo. Love the sepia tone with the selective coloring on the parasol. Nice composition. Well done! #4460405

Katarina Mansson 7/1/2007 3:04:36 AM

Gorgeous picture - great work Susan! Happy theme day! #4461315

John Caruso 7/1/2007 8:53:36 AM

Simply lovely work! #4462255

Kate Jackson level-classic 7/1/2007 9:54:15 AM

Brillian Susan! Fantastic theme entry! #4462378

Susan Fox 7/1/2007 11:29:50 AM

Thank you Les, Patrick, Joy, Kara, Cheryl, Katarina, John and Kate! #4462627

Roxanne M. Bubar 7/1/2007 12:17:38 PM

Beautiful. #4462733

Marie Fields level-classic 7/2/2007 8:48:18 AM

Gorgeous image, Susan!!! #4465930

Susan Fox 7/3/2007 10:34:29 AM

Thank you Roxanne and Marie! #4469787

Sherri Gorman 7/3/2007 10:48:38 AM

Beautiful!!! #4469829

Datha Y. Thompson 7/5/2007 3:43:06 PM

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOVE this SUsan!!!! and Congrats on the theme too!!!! Hope we see it with GOLD :0) #4476376

Susan Fox 7/5/2007 6:27:19 PM

Thank you Sherri and Datha :-) #4476842

Susie Peek-Swint 8/27/2007 12:20:38 PM

Many congrats Susan! #4704988

Sylvia Rossler 8/27/2007 1:23:33 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Susan :o) #4705636

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/27/2007 2:25:10 PM

Susan, this is a stunning finalist!! Congratulations!! #4706179

Nikki McDonald level-classic 8/27/2007 4:27:20 PM

Well this was already a winner to us, Susan, and now the world knows :) Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #4707184

Michelle L. Frick 8/27/2007 7:17:20 PM

Congratulations Susan!! #4708830

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/28/2007 1:34:41 PM

I second Nikki! Congratulations! #4713115

Jayme S. Hall 8/28/2007 7:28:23 PM

GORGEOUS!! Congratulations!! :0) #4714763

Nikki McDonald level-classic 8/29/2007 8:37:39 AM

BP must have been reading this discussion, Susan--now it's official: a second place win! Congratulations again. #4717888

Jennifer L. Alder 8/29/2007 8:45:37 AM

congrats on this lovely winner! #4717936

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 8/29/2007 8:59:15 AM

Way to go on your second second... :-)

Bob #4718018

Les Rhoades level-classic 8/29/2007 9:27:06 AM

Party time!!! = Congratulations on this well deserved WINNER!

TWO GOLDS #4718256

John Caruso level-classic 8/29/2007 9:30:46 AM

I loved it from the time I first saw it. Now it's golden! Congrats. #4718292

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/29/2007 9:42:52 AM

Congratulations again, Susan! #4718408

Dr Silly level-classic 8/29/2007 9:46:30 AM

Congratulations Susan on your Gold for this photo. :O)

Colleen Farrell level-classic 8/29/2007 10:14:53 AM

Beautiful! Congrats again, Susan! #4718603

Michelle L. Frick 8/29/2007 10:26:23 AM

Congratulations Susan! #4718677

Jenny Bosmans 8/29/2007 10:28:29 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Susan! :) #4718690

Christopher Budny level-classic 8/29/2007 10:48:22 AM

Another round of congratulations, Susan!! #4718808

Sharon Day level-classic 8/29/2007 11:47:59 AM

Fantastic capture and editing, Susan!!! Congratulations again on your double wins! #4719104

Susan T. Evans level-classic 8/29/2007 1:16:05 PM

Congrats Susan on two Terrific and well deserved winners, I just love them both. #4719603

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 8/29/2007 2:00:56 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719865

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/29/2007 2:12:55 PM

Another IMPRESSIVE and perfect image winner! what a beauty I'm glad to see this one :)))) #4719927

Susan Fox level-classic 8/29/2007 2:19:05 PM

Thank you Daniella, Kay, Susan, Sharon, Chris, Jenny, Michelle, Colleen, Doc, Jessica, John, Les, Bob, Jennifer, Nikki, Melissa, Jayme, Sylvia, nnd Susie :-)

Hope I didn't miss anyone #4719951

Kate Jackson level-classic 8/29/2007 3:28:03 PM

Congratulations Susan WTG! #4720224

Cheryl E. Davis level-classic 8/29/2007 3:31:52 PM

Oh, I remember this wonderful photo, WTG! Congratulations on a well deserved win! #4720246

RC Fritz level-classic 8/29/2007 4:02:56 PM

Well deserved WIN. Congratulations Susan! #4720383

Steven E. Ray level-classic 8/29/2007 5:31:33 PM

This is one of those stop you in your tracks photos! Stunning to say the least. Great work on this Susan and Congratulations on the Win! #4720749

Susan Fox level-classic 8/29/2007 5:37:27 PM

Thank you Kate, Cheryl, RC and Steven :-) #4720764

Jillian Danielson level-classic 8/29/2007 5:38:27 PM

Congrats Susan!!! #4720766

Sylvia Rossler 8/29/2007 9:55:58 PM

WTG ! Another Big congrats Susan :O) #4721751

Katarina Mansson 8/29/2007 11:30:00 PM

Such a well deserved win Susan - my warmest congratulations! #4721977

Wally Orlowsky 8/30/2007 2:40:47 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Susan! #4722514

Autum Rhoades 8/30/2007 4:35:31 AM

What a win! Congrats on this wonderful image!!! #4722926

Susan Fox 8/30/2007 9:29:47 AM

Thank you Jillian, Sylvia, Katarina, Wally and Autum :-) #4724063

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/31/2007 4:48:59 PM

Wow, outstanding image, Susan, congratulations!
-Debby #4729546

Janine Russell level-classic 8/31/2007 9:59:58 PM

Ron, great composition and effects; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4730253

Joan Kocak level-classic 9/2/2007 6:35:58 PM

WOW! this is gorgeous, CONGRATS Susan! #4737825

Susan Fox level-classic 9/2/2007 7:48:55 PM

Thank you Debby, Janine and Joan :-) #4738070

Pranay Koka level-classic 9/5/2007 10:05:33 PM

awesome composition and great treatment...congrats! #4753155

Jean E. Hildebrant level-classic 5/5/2008 9:33:11 AM

Wow! I just love this one, Susan!!! Wonderful editing and comp. I have a Japanese parasol that I've been wanting to use. This is just a great way to show off the design on it. #5886165

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