Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/20/2008 4:27:21 PM

Fantastic detail and capture Janet! #904920

Barbara Waldoch 4/20/2008 4:36:53 PM

Awesome work, Janet! Terrific colours and detail. #5812488

Patrick Rouzes 4/20/2008 5:01:23 PM

Love it,Janet!!! Fantastic & creative work with fabulous detail, tones, clarity & b/g!!! Superb work on this,my friend!!! #5812566

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/20/2008 5:03:54 PM

Fantastic detail shot with great colors and terrific DOF, Janet!! #5812577

Reynaldo D. Reyes 4/20/2008 5:28:58 PM

Lovely saturated colors, love the simplicity and impact of this image. Nice work Janet. #5812650

Bill Knaps 4/20/2008 5:45:12 PM

Beautiful work Janet. Bill #5812687

Susan Heath 4/20/2008 6:17:38 PM

I love it! It's a favorite! #5812791

Mike D. Perez 4/20/2008 6:40:34 PM

Beautiful colors and textures, Janet! #5812871

Joan Powell 4/20/2008 7:23:22 PM

Love it , great textures !! #5813004

Janet Daniel 4/20/2008 7:33:51 PM

Nancy, Barbara, Patrick, Melissa, Reynaldo, Bill, Susan, Mike, & Joan-
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!
I appreciate your time and support! :-) #5813048

Dr. Harmeet Singh 4/20/2008 8:56:42 PM

This is absolute beauty..Loved the BG. #5813355

Paul Hamar 4/21/2008 1:27:43 AM

Very cool, Janet.
Love the colors & effect on it.
Well done!!! #5814000

Mike Clime 4/21/2008 2:54:25 AM

This is really good, Janet! I love the detail and the background is great! #5814158

Sue Marshall 4/21/2008 3:31:24 AM

This is fantanstic Janet!!!
Awesome comp,colours and textures!! :-)) #5814339

Colette M. Metcalf 4/21/2008 4:01:15 AM

Terrific image and great detail!!! #5814572

Kristy A. Keene 4/21/2008 4:14:50 AM

A Winner!!! Fantastic!!! #5814676

Charlene Taylor 4/21/2008 6:31:07 AM

Hi Janet,
I love this picture! A great work of art. #5815503

anonymous 4/21/2008 9:51:37 AM

Wow Janet, this image is awesome! Very creative with outstanding b/g colors and textures! B- #5816477

Janet Daniel 4/21/2008 9:57:08 AM

Harmeet, Paul, Mike, Sue, Colette, Kristy, Charlene, & Barbara -
Thanks a million, I appreciate it! :-) #5816499

Jim Baines 4/21/2008 11:41:31 AM

This is a real beauty, Janet! Everything is just perfect! A fine display of your talent! #5816769

Janet Daniel 4/21/2008 1:27:57 PM

Thanks so much, Jim! :-) #5817246

Ashley Froehlich 4/22/2008 11:37:29 AM

Hey Janet!

Wonderful job on this one! Great
textures and colors..:) #5825352

Janet Daniel 4/22/2008 11:50:20 AM

Hi Ashley - Hope all is well. Thank you! #5825455

Rajeev Kashyap 4/22/2008 11:54:38 AM

Great colors and terrific DOF, Janet!! #5825488

Janet Daniel 4/22/2008 12:05:30 PM

Thank you, Rajeev! :-) #5825561

Guy D. Biechele 4/22/2008 2:37:00 PM

Graphic and powerful!! What a background! #5826124

Janet Daniel 4/22/2008 2:39:06 PM

Thank you for such a kind comment, Guy! :-) #5826131

Susan Heath 4/23/2008 10:58:04 AM

Still love this one! #5830598

Janet Daniel 4/23/2008 5:54:21 PM

A big thanks, Sis! :-) #5831805

Jim Baines 4/24/2008 1:28:10 AM

Congratulations on a lovely EP, Janet! #5833336

Janet Daniel 4/24/2008 6:03:54 PM

Thanks, Jim!! #5837883

Patrick Rouzes 4/24/2008 7:14:02 PM

Janet, just want to thank you for commenting on the last post but I did not really like it so I removed & entered another!!! Thanks,my friend!!! #5838180

Paul Hamar 4/25/2008 1:31:01 AM

Hi Janet, congratulations on the EP.
Love what you've been doing with your work.
It has a very artsy, photo blend media look. #5838881

Debra R. Harder 4/25/2008 8:01:02 AM

Hi Janet...this is definitely a WINNER!! WOW!! Love everything about it! I'm sure we'll see this again! Deb #5840120

Janet Daniel 4/25/2008 12:28:57 PM

Patrick - I really liked that image, but your new one is also wonderful! Have a great weekend! :-)

Hi Paul & Debra - Thanks sooo much you guys! Enjoy your weekend! :-)


Mike F. Anderson 4/25/2008 10:14:02 PM

Really like it Janet! It's simple, straightforward, but it really grabs your attention. #5843058

Janet Daniel 4/25/2008 10:17:35 PM

Thank you for such a wonderful comment, Mike! :-) #5843067

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/25/2008 10:19:13 PM

Lovely! #5843073

Janet Daniel 4/26/2008 6:00:32 AM

Thank you very much, Vladan! I appreciate it! #5843751

Dorothy F. Valenti 4/27/2008 2:21:15 PM

I absolutely love this one - what great imagination and editing!!!! Dot #5849078

Janet Daniel 4/27/2008 5:19:38 PM

Thank you so very much, Dot! #5849793

kristian Blewett 4/27/2008 6:02:26 PM

wow!you sure made this look cool!wonderful image. #5849919

Janet Daniel 4/27/2008 6:06:07 PM

Thanks, Kristian! Hope you have a good week! :-) #5849929

Dianna Murphy 4/28/2008 9:48:35 AM

Wow Janet, very cool, love the colors and texture. #5853140

Janet Daniel 4/28/2008 5:58:32 PM

Thanks so much, Dianna! I appreciate it! #5855175

Ellen Hodges 5/2/2008 3:28:43 AM

Great comp and color, Janet. Super image! #5871700

Janet Daniel 5/2/2008 3:58:21 AM

Hi Ellen -Thank you! Have a good weekend. :-) #5871906

Cary Rogers 5/12/2008 12:02:30 PM

Great colors, lighting, and fine arts fx, Janet! #5913863

Janet Daniel 5/12/2008 4:37:49 PM

Hi Cary - Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and viewing my recent entries! :-) #5914737

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/19/2008 10:04:39 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Janet!!!! #5942530

Janet McNeil 5/19/2008 10:22:37 AM

Congratulations and good luck!! #5942717

Guy D. Biechele 5/19/2008 10:25:43 AM

Congratulations, Janet! Good Luck! #5942753

Daniella Puente 5/19/2008 1:15:29 PM

Very beautiful :)) #5944843

Mike F. Anderson 5/19/2008 2:55:43 PM

Way to go Janet! Congrats on the finalist! #5945559

anonymous 5/19/2008 3:45:41 PM

Hugh Congrats Janet on this outstanding finalist! WTG my friend! B- #5945924

Bill Knaps 5/19/2008 4:13:13 PM

Congrats Janet on making Finalist. Bill #5946119

Sue Marshall 5/19/2008 4:29:57 PM

WTG Janet!!!
Big congrats to you on this brilliant Finalist!!! good luck to you in the next round my friend!!! :-)) #5946274

Debra R. Harder 5/19/2008 4:41:08 PM

I knew we'd see this one again!! YIPEEE!! WTG, Janet, on this FABULOUS FINALIST!! Deb #5946419

Janet Daniel 5/19/2008 6:47:30 PM

Melissa, Janet, Guy, Daniella, Mike, Barbara, Bill, Sue, & Deb -
Thanks a million!!! I really appreciate your kindness! :-)) #5947369

Damian P. Gadal 5/19/2008 7:13:28 PM

Nice work! #5947540

Nadya Johnson 5/19/2008 9:24:19 PM

Congratulations Janet, on your beautiful finalist! #5948471

Barbara Waldoch 5/20/2008 12:51:56 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Janet! #5949249

Janet Daniel 5/20/2008 4:19:25 AM

Damian, Nadya, & Barbara - Thanks a bunch!!! Enjoy your day! :-) #5949934

Stephen Zacker 5/20/2008 4:41:23 AM

Great simplicity. Like the bg also. Congratulations #5950077

Karen Bacon 5/20/2008 10:37:36 AM

Many congrats on this excellent finalist Janet! #5952054

Deb Koskovich 5/20/2008 10:48:29 AM

Kudos on your super-cool finalist, Janet! #5952106

Janet Daniel 5/20/2008 11:49:09 AM

Hi Stephen, Karen, & Deb - Thank you very much!!! :-) #5952401

Jane E. Kirn 5/20/2008 3:19:18 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Simple photo made into a piece of art, good for you Janet. #5953368

Patrick Rouzes 5/20/2008 4:18:01 PM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, CONGRATULATIONS on this exceptional finalist,Janet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well deserving,my friend!!! #5953613

Janet Daniel 5/20/2008 5:22:19 PM

Jane - Thank you very much! :-)

Patrick - Thanks so much, my friend!!!
I was really glad to see your finalists, too!!! :-)) #5954024

Sam Britt 5/20/2008 7:13:23 PM

Congratulations, Janet! #5954531

Janet Daniel 5/21/2008 3:26:03 AM

Thank you, Sam! Congrats on yours, too! :-) #5955647

Laurie Daily 5/21/2008 2:42:40 PM

Oh WoW, Janet...I sure love this! Such fabulous colors, details, and a simply perfect comp! Congrats to you on this wonderful finalist! #5958442

Janet Daniel 5/22/2008 4:51:11 AM

Thanks so much, Laurie. I admire your talent! :-) #5961170

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/22/2008 11:14:53 AM

HUGE Congrats!!! #5962962

Janet Daniel 5/23/2008 8:46:17 AM

Hi Peaches - Thank you so much!!! :-) #5966877

Ellen Hodges 5/23/2008 6:06:44 PM

Such a wonderful image, Janet! Big congrats. Sorry to be so late!!! #5968770

Janet Daniel 5/24/2008 4:32:29 AM

Thanks, Ellen!! Hope you have a great weekend! :-) #5970219

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/30/2008 9:19:37 AM

What a FABULOUS image this is, Janet...and a VERY well-deserving Finalist, too!! B-I-G (late!) congrat's on the accolade!! Your title fits PERFECTLY here, and the background colours AND effects both are OUTSTANDING!! :o) #5997223

Janet Daniel 5/30/2008 2:36:38 PM

Carolyn - Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it! :-) #5998337

Jim Baines 5/30/2008 4:05:43 PM

A great big ol' CONGRATULATIONS, Janet, on this magnificent FINALIST! Truly superb! #5998583

Janet Daniel 5/31/2008 1:54:36 PM

Many thanks, Jim! :-) #6001800

Robin Bailey 6/11/2008 6:39:21 AM

Well Janet,you've been busy with all the new additions to your galllery,since I last looked.Congrats making it into the Finals with this spectacular image.Great work!! #6047179

Janet Daniel 6/11/2008 5:57:06 PM

Thanks so much, Robin! :-) #6049386

Jim Baines 6/17/2008 10:55:17 PM


"The Devil's Rope"

This particular strand is called the Glidden Large Square Strand, two large square twisted strands with the two point barb on one strand, Glidden patent #157, 124 issued in 1874 by Joseph F. Glidden of De Kalb, IL. In the final analysis, this Glidden patent and the Baker patent # 273,219 issued in 1883, were the most practical and succesful.

In 1874 Joseph F. Glidden, a sixty year old farmer from Illinois invented and patented barbed wire. Glidden fashioned barbs on an improvised coffee bean grinder, placed them at intervals along a smooth wire and twisted another wire around the first to hold the barbs in a fixed position, exactly as shown in your prize photo. He established the Barb Fence Company at De Kalb, Illinois. Several other people claimed they had invented similar products and Glidden became involved in a three year legal battle. Glidden was eventually declarded the rightful inventor of barbed wire and he went on to become one of the most successful and richest men in the United States.
Would you believe it? From a single barb of wire? Amazing, as is your capture! #6072634

Janet Daniel 6/18/2008 4:46:50 AM

Hi Jim - A big thank you for taking the time to write this interesting history lesson!
Thank you also for your kind words! :-)

Eugenio Diaz 6/25/2008 9:15:29 AM

This is one of the most beautiful, interesting and bold image!!!!
Great light and composition!
You nailed it!
Well done.
Congratulations on this amazing Finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6105481

Janet Daniel 6/25/2008 1:07:09 PM

Hi Eugenio - Thank you very much! I appreciate your wonderful comment! :-) #6106287

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/26/2008 6:04:14 AM

I've been enjoying a stroll thru your gallery and fell in love with this piece in particular. Great gallery and this is a stunning example of it! #6232764

Janet Daniel 7/26/2008 6:28:12 AM

Thank you so much, Bonnie! This is one of my favorites also! :-) #6232854

Mark Stevens 8/14/2008 8:40:03 AM

Very nice ! I love it #6312470

Janet Daniel 8/14/2008 2:26:26 PM

Thank you very much, Mark! #6313703

Sue Marshall 5/24/2009 2:56:56 PM

I had to come take another look at one of my very favorites images!! :-)

Congrat heart Pictures, Images and Photos #7553315

Janet Daniel 5/24/2009 3:06:35 PM

Hi Sue - thanks a million! #7553341

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