The Midas Touch

© Melissa Gurdus

The Midas Touch

Agnes Fegan Student 4/11/2008 5:30:29 AM

A very nice "touch" Melissa. I didn't realize they were stacked chairs til I read it. #898393

Mary Beth Aiello 4/11/2008 5:32:33 AM

Verrrrrry nice. Love the patterns. #5774101

Melissa Gurdus 4/11/2008 5:41:48 AM

Thanks so much Agnes and Mary Beth for looking and leaving these great comments!! #5774152

Jeff W. Robinson 4/11/2008 5:43:40 AM

Very well seen and captured Melissa! Jeff #5774163

Kathy L. Clark 4/11/2008 5:45:22 AM

Your so creative Melissa. What a great treatment on this. Who would have ever guessed thats what it was. #5774173

Cindy Paquette 4/11/2008 6:03:29 AM

First impression was sand dunes!!! This is very creative and it looks superb! #5774231

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/11/2008 6:08:52 AM

Melissa outstanding work.
Beatiful colors, designs and presentation. #5774248

Nina Shields 4/11/2008 6:12:25 AM

Melissa, wonderfully creative concept and execution; love the great sense of pattern; well done! #5774261

Melissa Gurdus 4/11/2008 8:03:50 AM

Thanks so much Jeff, Kathy, Cindy, Roxanne and Nina for your great comments!! #5774640

Jennifer L. Taranto 4/11/2008 8:13:20 AM

A really neat, creative abstract!! Excellent effects!! #5774671

Eivor Kuchta 4/11/2008 8:53:25 AM

We should have a new section here at BP, called "Guess What", that would be fun. I would never had got this one right. Great find, and well captured, Melissa! #5774792

Nadya Johnson 4/11/2008 9:44:03 AM

This is most unusual! Outstanding abstract, Melissa - and a great job on the gold! #5774955

Jennifer L. Alder 4/11/2008 9:56:46 AM

Excellent lines, light,texture and pov, Melissa! VERY neat find and capture :) #5775012

Melissa Gurdus 4/11/2008 10:37:42 AM

Thanks Jennifer T., Eivor, Nadya and Jennifer A. for your wonderful comments!!! #5775112

Tiia Vissak 4/11/2008 10:42:49 AM

very cool! #5775125

Rajeev Kashyap 4/11/2008 12:05:21 PM

Wonderful colours, designs and presentation Melissa. Great work!

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Karen Engelbreth 4/11/2008 12:27:58 PM

WOW - cool shot, Melissa! #5775462

Daniella Puente 4/11/2008 2:58:34 PM

Good texture study Melissa! like the forms and close details... #5775982

Carol Sawyer 4/11/2008 3:11:34 PM

Outstanding image, lighting and great POV, Melissa!! #5776040

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 4/11/2008 3:42:23 PM

Wonderful design and colors Melissa!,
Amalia #5776135

James N. Carpenter 4/11/2008 4:05:13 PM

Very cool effect Milissa. Super detail and clarity. Nice work. James #5776207

Valeria McCormick 4/11/2008 4:34:06 PM

Awesome work Michelle! #5776328

Melissa Gurdus 4/11/2008 4:43:59 PM

Thanks so much for your terrific comments!! #5776366

Gail Vitikacs 4/11/2008 5:46:50 PM

You have the gift of a creative eye...and really delivered it for us! #5776642

Manuel Barrera 4/11/2008 7:02:16 PM

Makes for one heck of an abstract, great eye and capture, Mellisa #5776959

Sam Britt 4/11/2008 7:51:38 PM

Great composition, color & textures, Melissa. Wonderful abstract. #5777168

Melissa Gurdus 4/11/2008 8:04:37 PM

Thanks Gail, Manuel and Sam for your terrific comments!! #5777207

Patrick Rouzes 4/12/2008 5:31:11 AM

Amazing eye you have,Melissa!!! Fabulous work,as always!!! #5778045

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/12/2008 11:12:08 AM

Fantastic, Melissa!!!! I would never have guessed what this was!!!! Super job!!!!! ♫ k #5779042

Melissa Gurdus 4/12/2008 11:16:34 AM

Thanks Patrick and Kitty for your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!! #5779053

Lisa D. Greer 4/12/2008 2:20:05 PM

Great work! :) #5779499

Nancy L. Green 4/13/2008 1:24:55 PM

Such interesting lines her Melissa, beautifully done!! <>< #5782504

Bill Knaps 5/19/2008 10:09:55 AM

Very creative Melissa. Congrats on making it to the Finals. Bill #5942587

Margaret R. Barry 5/19/2008 10:22:42 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa! #5942719

Nadya Johnson 5/19/2008 10:38:05 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #5942916

Jessica Jenney 5/19/2008 10:52:36 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your terrific finalist! #5943129

Stefania Barbier 5/19/2008 10:58:15 AM

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5943217

Jeana Clark 5/19/2008 11:21:46 AM


CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS FANTASTIC FINALIST!!!

~J~ #5943456

Laurence Saliba 5/19/2008 11:24:51 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Melissa!!!! #5943495

Janet McNeil 5/19/2008 11:32:35 AM

Congratulations - so creative!! #5943574

Carol Sawyer 5/19/2008 11:54:57 AM

Congratulations!!! #5943845

Beverly A. Wright 5/19/2008 11:58:05 AM

Quite a composition you got here Melissa
with lovely color!! Very creative!!! #5943882

Melissa Gurdus 5/19/2008 12:06:05 PM

Thanks so much everyone for your congratulatory remarks...they are very much appreciated!!!! #5943967

Tiia Vissak 5/19/2008 1:03:40 PM

Congratulations! #5944721

Daniella Puente 5/19/2008 1:41:45 PM

Excellent finalist Melissa :))) #5945069

Melissa Gurdus 5/19/2008 1:46:58 PM

Thanks Tila and Daniella for your great comments!! #5945123

Patricia Ronan 5/19/2008 3:01:36 PM

Congratulations Melissa, great image:) #5945604

Jennifer L. Alder 5/19/2008 3:23:58 PM

Terrific finalist, Melissa...congrats! :) #5945785

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 3:26:07 PM

Congratulations of this Fantastic Finalist!!!Good Luck in the next round!!! #5945801

Alison Krylowski 5/19/2008 4:50:59 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! Great lines, composition and colors! #5946563

David Phalen 5/19/2008 7:16:45 PM

Congratulations!! #5947566

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/19/2008 7:25:34 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Melissa!!!!! ♫ k #5947656

Melissa Gurdus 5/19/2008 7:52:39 PM

Thanks so much everyone for these great comments!! #5947847

Marilyn K. Lincecum 5/19/2008 10:15:30 PM

Wonderful lighting, colors and textures, Melissa..Congratulations on your fianlist. #5948706

Harmeet Singh 5/19/2008 10:31:07 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
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Jill Odice 5/20/2008 12:51:57 AM

Melissa, you can take the most simple thing and turn it into art! Congrats on your finalist! #5949250

Barbara Waldoch 5/20/2008 12:59:09 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #5949283

Tarun Bose 5/20/2008 3:08:49 AM

Big congrats Melissa for your finalist. #5949568

Janet Daniel 5/20/2008 7:11:01 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this fantastic image!!! :-)) #5950848

Jennifer L. Taranto 5/20/2008 8:00:08 AM

Congrats!!! #5951246

Melissa Gurdus 5/20/2008 9:14:25 AM

Thanks so much Marilyn, Harmeet, Jill, Barbara, Tarun, Janet and Jennifer for your great comments!!! #5951582

Colleen Farrell 5/20/2008 9:59:22 AM

Wow, fantastic eye, composition, effects, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist! #5951837

Sherran Andersen 5/20/2008 6:33:17 PM

Great colour! Congrats on your finalist. Sherran #5954369

Melissa Gurdus 5/20/2008 6:35:05 PM

Thanks Colleen and Sherran for commenting!! #5954380

Sheryl A. Hudson 5/20/2008 8:56:02 PM

Great image, Melissa! Congratulations on your well deserved finalist!!! #5954874

Allen O. Howard 5/20/2008 9:39:09 PM

Wonderful! Congratulations Melissa! #5955002

Hendrik Storme 5/21/2008 10:24:35 AM

Big congrats Melissa!!! #5957660

Bill Wyatt 5/21/2008 5:38:46 PM

Congratulation nice work on this wonderful finalist. #5959133

Terry L. Ellis 5/22/2008 2:29:28 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this wonderfully creative finalist! #5963618

eileen bedford 5/23/2008 1:28:38 PM

Congratulations on your win, well done... #5967831

Linda D. Lester 5/24/2008 5:36:31 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist! #5972936

Cassie L. Woodlee 5/25/2008 6:22:09 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!! #5974575

Linda Blair 5/25/2008 4:49:30 PM

Congrats Melissa!!!! ☺ #5976275

Carol Teal 5/25/2008 11:12:49 PM

Great gold color and patterns, and I like your title! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #5977393

Manuel Barrera 5/26/2008 1:30:51 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, my gallery was down and I have no idea as to who the finalist were #5977664

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/12/2008 2:45:54 PM

HUGE Congrats on your finalist! #6053350

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Description

This is a patina of gold over ordinary looking stacked chairs. I used the gradient took in PS to accomplish this.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 4/11/2008 5:28:03 AM

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