Shining Example

© Michelle Alton

Shining Example

Paul E. Earl Student 4/13/2008 4:11:22 AM

Beautifully converted, Michelle! Lovely image! #899557

Bill Knaps 4/13/2008 4:13:47 AM

Michelle you have a beautiful creation here. Bill #5780877

Aimee S. McMaster 4/13/2008 4:17:42 AM

....a very pretty outcome Michelle...Aimee #5780893

Kathleen M. Rinker 4/13/2008 4:31:21 AM

It works for me, it added a certain touch of grace and elegance, she looks very dainty, great work!!! #5780935

Mike Clime 4/13/2008 4:39:12 AM

Very nice in B/W, Michelle! It's always nice to be different! #5780963

Barbara Waldoch 4/13/2008 4:41:54 AM

Fantastic work, Michelle! #5780976

Kathy Reeves 4/13/2008 4:55:40 AM

Fantastic work Michelle!! Love your creativity with this stunning peacock!!! #5781040

Ken Smith 4/13/2008 6:26:20 AM

It's different, and unique, so you did well. Super! #5781229

Jim Baines 4/13/2008 6:47:00 AM

You are just too much, Michelle! This is absolutely stunning! Perfect composition and effects! #5781289

Nancyj Hovey 4/13/2008 7:54:40 AM

Your creativity is awesome. A sure winner. #5781511

Su Sana E. P 4/13/2008 8:14:25 AM

Wow!! Michelle, this is over the top composition!!!!! Good luck with this great entry. #5781571

Patrick Rouzes 4/13/2008 8:29:01 AM

Exceptional job on this,Michelle!!! It's a beauty,my friend!!! #5781607

Mike Umbreit 4/13/2008 10:11:48 AM

Michelle - Wow!! Neat treatment! - Mike #5781902

Valeria McCormick 4/13/2008 10:34:07 AM

Marvelous! #5781984

Tiia Vissak 4/13/2008 11:37:52 AM

Very original! Well done! #5782219

Martie Last 4/13/2008 5:14:40 PM

This is beautiful and creative! I like the treatment and the crop. #5783300

Drixel G. Develos 4/13/2008 6:49:47 PM

Can I call you a creative genius, Michelle! You are one, indeed! Wonderful capture and treatment! #5783704

Robert K. Bemus 4/13/2008 11:49:53 PM

You're way ahead of the crowd on this one, Michelle!! If I photographed one - it'd blue -- until I grilled it on my Weber when it would become golden brown... #5784345

Stefania Barbier 4/14/2008 12:00:52 AM

WOOOOW spectacular Michelle... amazing details and love the comp!!! #5784380

Chua Wee Boo 4/14/2008 5:38:37 AM

Wow! Such a great shot & very nice tones,Michelle! #5785512

Jessica N. Leesburg 4/14/2008 7:45:05 AM

Great work on this image Michelle! All of your work is breathtaking :) #5786009

Joseph N. DiGilio 4/14/2008 3:31:09 PM

What a great idea! Outstanding work, Michelle. I like the presentation, clarity, detail and natural design. I have never seen this done before. You were inspired for sure. #5787828

Evy Johansen 4/14/2008 11:37:46 PM

Wow... Beautiful image!! And wonderful work, Michelle!! #5789230

Dawn M. Schneider 4/15/2008 4:59:01 AM

i really like your version of this, the details are wonderful looks very regal this way #5790112

Lisa J. Boulden 4/15/2008 11:45:59 AM

Really, really spectacular!!!
The tones are fabulous!
Kudos, Michelle!
~Lisa #5792140

Douglas Stratton 4/16/2008 9:14:14 PM

This needs to WIN!!!!!! That's all I need to say.. wow! #5798107

Steve M. Harrington 4/17/2008 8:30:05 PM

Dare to be different, Michelle! I like your style. :)
Steve #5801875

Anne M. Young 4/20/2008 5:28:08 AM

Stunning - this is a winner. Its like you dipped him in silver! #5810250

Lydia Martin 4/25/2008 11:00:59 AM

I see you also like originality! this is wonderful - I actually like white peacocks better - which I know this one did not start out as - just a stunning treatment and wonderful idea! #5840720

Stefania Barbier 5/19/2008 10:54:32 AM

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5943162

Douglas Stratton 5/19/2008 11:21:51 AM

Congrats! You can tell everyone was routing for you! #5943457

Patrick Rouzes 5/19/2008 11:45:26 AM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Michelle, CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved finalist,my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very,very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5943725

Mike Clime 5/19/2008 12:40:01 PM

Congrats, Michelle, on this great finalist! #5944417

Mitch Spence 5/19/2008 12:53:12 PM

Beautiful bird, beautiful treatment. Congratulations to you, Michelle! #5944596

Tiia Vissak 5/19/2008 1:19:47 PM

Congratulations! #5944882

Jennifer L. Alder 5/19/2008 3:20:35 PM

Such a gorgeous finalist, Michelle! congrats :) #5945767

Bill Knaps 5/19/2008 4:40:07 PM

Congrats on making finalist Michelle. Bill #5946407

Laura L. Gonzales 5/19/2008 7:56:51 PM

WOW! What a great job on this stunning finalist!!! Congratulations!!!! Laura #5947875

Kristi A. Howson 5/19/2008 9:06:05 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Michelle. Gorgeous! #5948365

Pat Gamwell 5/19/2008 9:13:34 PM

WooHoo! WTG, girl! Big congrats! #5948408

Harmeet Singh 5/19/2008 10:45:00 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
#5948801

Barbara Waldoch 5/20/2008 12:57:52 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Michelle! #5949278

Kathy Reeves 5/20/2008 4:13:20 AM

Gorgeous finalist Michelle!! Congratulations!!! #5949907

Sam Britt 5/20/2008 4:28:11 PM

Congratulations Michelle! #5953657

Nancyj Hovey 5/20/2008 5:16:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! 8o) #5953987

Michael G. Marshall 5/21/2008 5:42:47 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle! Michael #5959153

Cassie L. Woodlee 5/25/2008 6:20:41 AM

Congratulations, Michelle!!!!! #5974566

Manuel Barrera 5/26/2008 1:55:30 AM

belated congratulations! #5977698

Corné Arts 6/2/2008 2:59:32 AM

I like the editing in this upload. The colours are very nice. Thanks for your comment on my panorama. Best wishes and keep up the good work! #6007266

Jean B. Hall 6/11/2008 10:10:49 AM

Magnificent shot! Love the effects and the composition. Congratulations! #6048075

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/12/2008 2:07:38 PM

AWSOME, HUGE Congrats on your finalist! #6053153

Cyn D Valentine 6/19/2008 4:24:54 PM

Congratulations Michelle! #6081407

Martie Last 6/24/2008 5:40:25 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition for this beautiful photo! #6102871

Lisa Lo Verde 7/3/2008 4:43:06 AM

Congratulations, this is a beautiful photo, Michelle. Aren't these birds gorgeous? #6135244

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Description

When I encountered this displaying peacock yesterday, it was a breathtaking experience. But EVERYONE photographs these magnificent birds. So, I tried something different: "Golden Silver Peacock" Converted to b&w, added sharpness and contrast, applied two gradients (silver and gold, using the metallic palette in CS3, dodged and burned, painted a little history back..and that's about it!
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F4, 1/640s, 280mm, ISO:500

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 280.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 4/13/2008 4:01:51 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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