Tiia Vissak 2/7/2008 11:02:25 AM

very original! #849290

Patrick Rouzes 2/7/2008 11:33:22 AM

WOWWWWWWWWW, brilliant & phenomenal work in every way!!! This is absolutely exceptional, James!!! Great title too!!! #5459494

Cheryle J. Himes 2/7/2008 12:05:47 PM

AGREE, fantastic work James. #5459647

Cyn Valentine 2/7/2008 12:44:49 PM

What a talent you are! Fantastic image..nope..spectacular!!!! Great work James!! #5459760

James Quantz Jr. 2/7/2008 1:04:16 PM

Thanks everyone...a lot of work went into this one! For those that aren't into history, my model is acting as a (LSO) or Landing Signal Operator. They relied on paddles to direct the pilots inbound for landing. #5459819

Judy L. Valadao 2/7/2008 1:11:28 PM

Great work!! Did you design the plane yourself. Very realistic. #5459833

James Quantz Jr. 2/7/2008 2:04:24 PM

Hey Judy, it is actually a model I purchased for the purpose of having it in this image. You can see it at my blog if you're interested: http://quantzgallery..com/ #5460026

Susana Ms Heide 2/7/2008 4:46:22 PM

This is a MAGNIFICIENT creation! Your skills and creativity in the digital darkroom are STELLAR, James!! Love your gallery! WOW! #5460711

Bonnie Gearhart 2/7/2008 5:16:40 PM

WOW WOW WOW I so love this!
Bonnie #5460827

Judy A. Lawhon 2/7/2008 5:27:57 PM

Just amazing, James.....so well done!! #5460867

Michelle Alton 2/7/2008 5:52:40 PM

All I can do is echo the words of the others who wrote before me. This is incredible editing and creativity, James. What an image.
Michelle #5460994

Kimi A. Phillips 2/8/2008 9:45:50 AM

I am dumbfounded by your DD skills. Do you do tutorials!?!?!?! #5464698

Judy L. Valadao 2/8/2008 3:13:08 PM

A model, what a great idea. I really love your work!! #5465881

Jim Britt 2/10/2008 1:35:03 PM

Really cool stuff. What a tribute as well. #5474578

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 2/11/2008 5:19:49 AM

super cool image here, JQ! #5477514

Amanda Chapman 2/12/2008 7:16:02 PM

This is right up there with my two favorite photographers: Dave Hill & Joey Lawrence!
Awesome!!!!! #5486884

James Quantz Jr. 2/12/2008 7:25:17 PM

Thanks Susana, Bonnie, Judy, Michelle, Kimi, Judy V, Jim, Nolax, and Amanda!

Kimi, I haven't done any tutorials but I have some info on my blog drop by sometime...

Thanks Amanda, two great image makers there. I'll try to keep it up!


Janet L. Rogal 2/17/2008 8:40:24 AM

You've done it again James!!! I love the addition of the handsome guy on the deck! (tee hee, I think I know who it is!) Beautiful editing. You are an inspiration! My Dad and two uncles fought in WWII. Dad was a fighter pilot. Thanks for creating this image for us to enjoy!
Janet #5506705

Marina Moore 2/18/2008 10:52:04 AM

You have a truly amazing gallery!!! This is an awesome image, you have vision and talent to execute it perfectly. :) #5511963

Jenny D 2/24/2008 3:46:20 PM

Amazing work!! #5545710

Michelle Alton 3/22/2008 2:06:48 PM

The HAT TRICK, James! I'm so pleased.
Michelle #5678692

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/23/2008 1:40:27 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!! Your work is always a pleasure to view James, it's so creative! #5684364

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 3/23/2008 9:41:43 PM

congrats, my friend!! winner for sure! #5685832

Tiia Vissak 3/24/2008 4:22:45 AM

Congratulations! #5686715

Marina Moore 3/24/2008 11:39:37 AM

Congratulations James!!!! This is one of the BEST images I've ever seen!!! Being a history buff, I LOVE it!!! :) #5689251

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/24/2008 4:07:08 PM

Big Congrats on your Awsome finalist James, best of luck in the next round!!! #5690654

Elida Gutierrez 3/24/2008 9:30:47 PM


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

Tiia Vissak 3/25/2008 12:39:04 AM

congratulations on your winner! #5693182

Lisa J. Boulden 3/25/2008 7:56:58 AM

Spectacular work here!!
Congratulations on your WIN!
~Lisa #5695011

Kimi A. Phillips 3/25/2008 8:09:11 AM

Big Congrats to you!!! #5695087

Kimi A. Phillips 3/25/2008 9:18:09 AM

Extremely well done! You have great vision, and wonderful talent! Congrats. . . #5695392

Dianna Murphy 3/25/2008 3:20:21 PM

Wow, you got skills man! #5697198

James Quantz Jr. 3/25/2008 3:24:15 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind words! #5697239

Michelle Alton 3/25/2008 5:12:24 PM

Jay (is it OK to use that name?)...I truly think that this one and your B17(?) taking flak were Grand Prize winners. Others of yours were also brilliant. They are all winners to me and I'm glad that the judges have honored you with a winner!
Michelle #5697773

James Quantz Jr. 3/26/2008 11:02:00 AM

Thank you, Michelle. I always look forward to your commentary! #5701545

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/27/2008 4:41:22 AM

Congratulations James on your Win.

Dominick #5704719

Siete Meeter 3/30/2008 12:06:12 PM

This is a MAGNIFICIENT creation! Your skills and creativity in the digital darkroom are STELLAR, James!! Love your gallery! WOW!


Paula Kelly 4/1/2008 6:24:14 AM

Fantastic image I missed it! congradulations on your win... #5727964

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Another composite of many, many elements depicting a scene from the Pacific in WWII.

Update: If you are interested I have a little background on this image as well as some images of the parts and pieces that went into to making it - see it here: http://quantzgallery.blogspot.com/

Uploaded on 2/7/2008 10:58:52 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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