Reflections of a Rainy Day

© Heidi Brand

Reflections of a Rainy Day

Linda e. Jones 4/15/2008 8:11:16 PM

Heidi, what a wonderful photo. It really has so much to observe, and you chose a beautiful, interesting art style! #901665

Anna M. Halasz 4/15/2008 8:27:16 PM

Simply Awesome !!!! Well done,Heidi !! Anna #5794018

Scott A. McDaniel 4/15/2008 9:26:30 PM

This is fantastic! #5794201

Valeria McCormick 4/15/2008 9:35:57 PM

Wow, Love it!!! #5794224

Hector Contreras 4/15/2008 9:39:32 PM

Hope to see it again , Well done
Heco #5794234

Toni Riggs 4/16/2008 12:33:14 AM

Great image! How did you do it? #5794526

Jennifer L. Alder 4/16/2008 1:27:24 AM

Incredible DDR Work! Love this. :) #5794603

Denise Denomy 4/16/2008 2:31:05 AM

POSITIVELY PERFECT, Heidi! :0) #5794713

Heidi Brand 4/16/2008 4:36:32 AM

Wow, what a wonderful comments to wake up to this morning.

Thank you so much Linda, Anna, Scott, Valeria, Hector, Toni, Jennifer, and Denise.

Toni, I simply took my daughter to the largest puddle I could find and had her stand there. I walked around to find the best possible reflection, and then took a picture of her reflection in the puddle, including just her boots in the water to ground the image and give it a frame of reference. As for editing, I did a very general sort of an edit with a slight boost in curves and colour to bring out the reflection in the puddle. Then I decided to add a texture in a colour burn layer over it, and adjust opacity, just to grunge it up a little.

Jennifer, I am not sure what DDR stands for, but thank you for the compliment.

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Molly A. O 4/16/2008 7:10:21 AM

What a SPecial Image. Love it. #5795535

Heidi Brand 4/16/2008 6:26:56 PM

Thank you very much Molly.

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Vladan D. Djordjevic 5/2/2008 8:34:25 PM

Fantastic effects, great pov, color. Super idea!!! #5876101

Elida Gutierrez 5/7/2008 7:18:11 AM

Just WOW!!!! #5895021

Heidi Brand 5/7/2008 7:49:04 AM

Thanks Elida #5895145

Daniella Puente 5/18/2008 6:43:33 PM

Heidi, this is going direct to my treasure box :) what a unique and original POV and treatment on the edition! I really LOVE this one...

PD: DDR is digital darkroom (on the themes list to enter your photo) :o)
Take care, Daniella
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Erica Murphy 5/18/2008 6:45:20 PM

Cool shot Heidi! Love the reflection. #5939568

Heidi Brand 5/18/2008 7:00:36 PM

Thank you Daniella and Erica.

Daniella, I do have it entered in DDR category for the month of April, thanks.

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Darby Struchtemeyer 6/6/2008 3:46:58 PM

AMAZING! #6028113

Heidi Brand 6/6/2008 4:17:43 PM

Thank you so much Darby #6028188

Daniella Puente 6/19/2008 10:23:22 AM

I knew this is GOLD!!!! great to see this on finalist Heidi :)))))))))) #6079379

Scott A. McDaniel 6/19/2008 10:28:41 AM

I agree. I think everyone who has seen this shot, knew it would end up as a finalist...and in my books an eventual winner. Stunning work. #6079447

Jessica Jenney 6/19/2008 10:56:21 AM

Congratulations, Heidi on this fantastic finalist! #6079763

Erica Murphy 6/19/2008 11:15:14 AM

Congratulations Heidi!! #6079937

Elida Gutierrez 6/19/2008 11:50:04 AM

Congratulations for your Finalist!!! #6080223

Heidi Brand 6/19/2008 12:02:30 PM

Thank you so much Daniella, Scott, Jessica, Erica and Elida. I will keep my fingers crossed that it will be a winner. #6080311

Colleen Farrell 6/19/2008 7:01:15 PM

Very cool!!! Congratulations on your finalist, Heidi! #6082099

Heidi Brand 6/19/2008 7:50:54 PM

Thank you Colleen #6082319

Kara Hendricks 6/19/2008 8:03:23 PM

I marked this as a fav. of mine about a week ago and I SWEAR I commented... sigh... Oh well... I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it... Above the rest Heidi!!

Congrats and I expect to see GOLD under this shortly!!! #6082379

Vladan D. Djordjevic 6/20/2008 5:48:57 AM

Amazing finalist! I sent this photo to my friend. I love it!

Congratulations! #6084115

Heidi Brand 6/20/2008 6:26:33 AM

Thank you so much Vladan for all your kind words. #6084322

Jessica Jenney 6/20/2008 8:21:11 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Heide! #6084841

Anna Diederich 6/20/2008 12:12:06 PM

WOO-HOO! It's about time!! Huge congrats Heidi! :) #6085687

Chastity Abbott 6/20/2008 12:56:52 PM

Wonderful work...I love it!!!!
Huge congrats! #6086018

Jennifer L. Alder 6/20/2008 12:57:46 PM

A fav for me-- big congrats on this winning image! :) #6086027

A P 6/20/2008 2:34:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding win, Heidi #6086565

Heidi Brand 6/20/2008 6:30:14 PM

Wow, thank you so much Kara. Thank you for your vote of confidence, I am very excited to gold there now!

Thank you so much Jessica, Anna, Chastity, Jennifer and Ann for all your wonderful words and well wishes, they are most appreciated. #6087405

Vladan D. Djordjevic 6/20/2008 6:37:40 PM

Congratulations on your terrific winner! #6087439

Amanda Chapman 6/20/2008 8:15:48 PM

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!! #6087858

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 8:19:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087885

Lisa J. Boulden 6/20/2008 8:46:38 PM

Such a sweet and wonderful winner!
`Lisa #6087978

Vikram Jamwal 6/20/2008 11:38:41 PM

Beautiful!!!

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Colette M. Metcalf 6/21/2008 3:52:41 AM

Congratulations to you!!!! #6088848

Heidi Brand 6/21/2008 4:39:21 AM

Thank you so much Vladan, Amanda, Elida, Lise Vikram and Colette all your well wishes are greatly appreciated.
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Erica Murphy 6/21/2008 5:02:38 PM

WOOOHOOO Heidi!! Congratulations on your 2nd place WIN!!! #6091229

Heidi Brand 6/21/2008 5:06:48 PM

Thank you so much Erica. #6091237

Sarah Goblot 6/22/2008 5:53:57 AM

Congratulations Heidi!!!!!!! #6092542

Heidi Brand 6/22/2008 6:17:29 AM

Thank you Sarah! #6092624

Meg Campbell-Back 6/22/2008 1:09:51 PM

congrats on this beautiful image Heidi!!! #6093696

Kara Hendricks 6/22/2008 8:19:40 PM

I'm a bit confused... I just saw this in the EFP area for June... But you won last month with it?? Did you Re-Enter it?? #6094806

Renee Lewis 6/22/2008 9:44:17 PM

Yay Heidi!!!! WTG! #6095051

Heidi Brand 6/23/2008 6:15:24 AM

Thank you Kara and Renee.

Kara, apparently I did enter it again for June not remembering I had entered it for May. I checked the date and it was re-entered on the 6th of June so long before the winners were announced. Hmmm, I wonder if there is a way to take it out of this month's contest? #6096383

Kara Hendricks 6/23/2008 6:21:38 AM

Contact BP... I would hate for it to somehow lose it's badge...:)

Number is right under the SUBMIT button below..:)

Congrats again...! #6096413

Heidi Brand 6/23/2008 6:37:50 AM

Thank you Kara, I will do that. #6096479

Martie Last 6/23/2008 6:30:31 PM

I am so glad you won, or I might have otherwise missed this superb photo! I love the effect you used. This should have been the Grand Prize Winner. Wonderful! #6098981

Heidi Brand 6/24/2008 4:20:26 AM

thank you so much for your very kind words Martie. #6100227

Heidi Brand 6/26/2008 10:56:38 AM

I have tried contacting BP both by telephone, where I left and message and by email, asking them remove this image from June contest, but so far I have not received a reply from either messages. #6110219

Heidi Brand 6/27/2008 3:02:04 PM

I just received the following reply from BP:

Thanks for your phonecall. Sorry, we are not able to remove images from the Free Contest - the only way would be to delete the image altogether.

So, I guess I will have to enjoy my badge while it lasts. #6114679

Heidi Brand 7/5/2008 8:24:13 AM

Love it!!! Congratulations! #6142397

Heidi Brand 7/5/2008 6:09:35 PM

Thank you Deborah! #6143715

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/5/2008 6:28:50 PM

Congratulations Heidi on your Win.

Dominick #6143787

Heidi Brand 7/5/2008 7:39:02 PM

Thank you very much Dominick #6143932

Erica Murphy 7/21/2008 12:01:47 PM

Congratulations Heidi!! I hope you get to keep your badge. Then you will have earned it twice! #6206049

Heidi Brand 7/21/2008 12:22:37 PM

Thanks Erica, keep your fingers crossed for me.
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Anna Diederich 7/21/2008 3:17:49 PM

Congrats again, Heidi! #6208313

Heidi Brand 7/21/2008 3:36:38 PM

Thanks again Anna! #6208423

Martie Last 7/21/2008 7:59:35 PM

Congratulations! This is a great photo! #6210330

Kristy A. Keene 7/22/2008 5:11:15 AM

Big Congrats on your Fabulous Finalist!! #6212712

Elida Gutierrez 7/22/2008 9:08:31 AM

Congrats on your Finalist!! #6214330

Michelle L. Frick 7/22/2008 9:59:00 AM

Congratulations Heidi! A beautiful finalist! #6214737

Erica Murphy 7/22/2008 3:10:49 PM

WTG HEIDI!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! So glad you won again.
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Marla Laramie 7/22/2008 3:35:32 PM

Congrats, Heidi!! So well deserved, this is a fantastic shot. :) #6216328

Heidi Brand 7/22/2008 3:37:51 PM

I don't know what is going on, I have not been getting notification from BP that there has been posts on this thread. I just checked and the email notification is turned on as it always has been. Hope it is just a glitch.

Anyways, thank you so much Marie, Kristy, Elida, Michelle, Erica and Marla, all your kinds words are greatly appreciated. #6216344

Sam Britt 7/22/2008 6:17:17 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Heidi! #6217580

Kay E. Mahoney 7/22/2008 6:19:53 PM

Congratulations on your second place Winner, Heidi. #6217602

Chastity Abbott 7/22/2008 6:34:45 PM

I never know when anyone is leaving a comment on mine either until I go and look and see....???
This is wonderful and huge congrats to you!!!!!!!! #6217703

Heidi Brand 7/22/2008 6:39:48 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words, Sam, Kay and Chastity. #6217740

Renee Lewis 7/22/2008 7:46:55 PM

Well deserved, Heidi!!!! #6218225

Heidi Brand 7/22/2008 7:59:56 PM

Thank you so much Renee! #6218283

Colleen Farrell 7/22/2008 9:20:22 PM

WTG, Heidi--this is a FANTASTIC photo, a well-deserved win, congratulations! I see from the discussion above there was some confusion about whether you'd entered this before, so let me add to it. ;) I thought this was a POTD!? Or, maybe it was the previous image that won POTD. Anyway, congratulations, Heidi!! #6218690

Elida Gutierrez 7/22/2008 10:48:31 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Three Roses for "The Winners"
A Special Trophy for
"The June Winners" #6218948

Heidi Brand 7/23/2008 2:00:48 AM

Thank you Colleen and Elida.

Colleen, I did receive a second place badge for this particular picture in the catch-all category of the May contest as well. I have not had any POTD that I am aware of. #6219575

Anna Diederich 7/23/2008 4:38:06 AM

Congratulations again, Heidi! #6220019

Heidi Brand 7/23/2008 6:07:07 AM

Thanks again Anna! #6220495

Colette M. Metcalf 7/24/2008 4:24:14 AM

Congratulations!!! #6224400

Heidi Brand 7/24/2008 4:47:55 AM

Thank you Colette. #6224526

ronda chatelle 8/21/2008 1:22:38 PM

This is a FAVORITE for me Heidi! Congratulations! Spectacular image!!!!! #6343094

Heidi Brand 8/21/2008 1:44:56 PM

Thank you very much Ronda. #6343193

Heidi Brand 9/21/2008 10:40:14 AM

I love everything about this! Very original and creative! #6484512

Heidi Brand 9/21/2008 3:43:15 PM

Thank you so much Trula. #6485415

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/12/2009 2:02:30 PM

Very Cute! #7277147

Heidi Brand 3/12/2009 4:28:03 PM

Thank you Shelly! #7277497

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Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 4/15/2008 8:06:02 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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