When Twilight Fades

© Jean E. Hildebrant

When Twilight Fades

Jillian Danielson 7/17/2008 11:04:02 AM

Yay!!! I get to be the first!!! This is GORGEOUS!! I'm sooooo happy you did this! WoW! #962477

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 11:14:02 AM

Thanks, Jillian! #6191648

Michelle L. Frick 7/17/2008 11:22:42 AM

Beautifully rendered Jean! So many possibilities with Photoshop! #6191678

Daniella Puente 7/17/2008 11:27:37 AM

AMAZING Jean! This digital treatment work is excellent and the photo is so wonderful :) I'm sure she'll happy to have this!!!! #6191690

Dr Silly 7/17/2008 11:36:50 AM

AWESOME.:O) #6191702

Joy Rector 7/17/2008 11:52:58 AM

ditto, awesome #6191731

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 12:29:34 PM

Thank you, Michelle, Daniella, Doc, and Joy! I'm so glad that I seem to be getting the hand of this DD thing! #6191836

Lisa Lo Verde 7/17/2008 12:50:55 PM

Wow, this is truly gorgeous! I love the whole dreamy mood of it. Great job. #6191883

James Reininger 7/17/2008 1:48:44 PM

Well done!!! #6192077

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 4:39:34 PM

Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your kind words! #6192613

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 4:40:24 PM

James, thanks so much. You have an amazing gallery! #6192619

Judi Morrissey 7/17/2008 5:33:34 PM

Wonderful work, Jean! #6192752

Dawn M. Schneider 7/17/2008 7:24:18 PM

what an absolutely beautiful creation, I wish I knew how to do this!!! I know your niece will love it!!! this is a winner #6192983

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 7:50:44 PM

Judi, thank you! #6193056

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 7:51:50 PM

Wow, Dawn! Thank you for such a generous compliment! It would be nice if the judges felt that way, lol! #6193060

Elizabeth A. Marker 7/17/2008 8:30:25 PM

TRULY OUTSTANDING!!! You did an awesome job with this image!! Very magicial! #6193138

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/17/2008 8:43:32 PM

Thank you, Elizabeth! I really appreciate your encouraging remarks! #6193170

Vitor Dias 7/18/2008 7:21:16 AM

Stunning !!!! what can I say Jean?

Have a nice weekend

rgs Vitor #6194618

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/18/2008 7:27:06 AM

How nice of you, Vitor! You have a great weekend as well! #6194654

Karen Slagle 7/18/2008 8:58:05 AM

Incredible editing, Jean. I would bet your niece is loving this... #6195007

Robert S. Grauer 7/18/2008 12:04:15 PM

Phenomenal!! #6195573

Joan E. Hoffman 7/18/2008 12:15:17 PM

I love it when you post Jean! You are a master editor & photographer, and (in your series of still lifes that follows) incredibly good at setting a scene! #6195594

Dolly L. Davis 7/18/2008 4:07:07 PM

Wow, this is excellent! Amazing editing and capture! #6196113

Irene Colling 7/18/2008 9:39:28 PM

Amazing photo-art Jean! I'm sure that she will love the image it is so wonderful in many ways. #6196804

Irene Colling 7/19/2008 8:56:41 AM

Beautiful, Jean! She looks like the real thing! I love the tones and comp here. I play with stuff from that site all the time. #6198146

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/19/2008 9:35:43 AM

Deborah, it is a great resource! Thanks for the great comments! #6198305

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/19/2008 9:56:23 AM

You are so talented Jean, this is magical!! #6198410

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/19/2008 10:08:15 AM

Oh, thank you, Donna! #6198444

Bill Knaps 7/20/2008 2:46:08 AM

Beautiful work Jean. Bill #6200213

Erika Haight 7/20/2008 11:52:25 AM

A definite favorite for me Jean!!!

This is just stunning!!! erika haight :) #6201678

Aggie Villanueva 7/20/2008 4:18:52 PM

Love it? Zoe will treasure if forever. This is a fabulously artistic creation. You really showed your skills with this one. It's got to be a winner. #6202470

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/20/2008 4:41:56 PM

Wow, Aggie! Thank you so much! She does love it. She called me on the phone and was so excited. I'd be thrilled to pieces to get a finalist, it would be my first! #6202516

Corinne M. Thompson 7/21/2008 9:58:17 PM

Wowee, this is so awesome! Fantastic results! #6210928

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/22/2008 8:56:49 AM

Thanks so much, Corinne! #6214244

Cassandra A. Fontaine 7/22/2008 7:12:50 PM

YES, she is going to LOVE it!!! This is amazingly beautiful!!! WOW!! You did GREAT!!! Excellent DD skills Jean. #6217998

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/24/2008 7:35:08 PM

Thank you so much, Cassandra! I'm learnin' :-) #6227496

Datha Y. Thompson 7/25/2008 10:16:17 AM

L O V E This one Jean!!!!!!!! Oh and that tree is Perfect!!! Beautiful colors and what a DOLL your niece is!! :0) #6229898

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/25/2008 1:23:26 PM

Datha, I'm glad you like it since you are soooo good at DD! That means a lot! :-) #6230736

Lynn Crawford 8/7/2008 5:30:17 AM

Jean you are so good with PS using all the layering. I wish I knew how to do this myself. Such a lovely image :) #6283016

Susie Peek-Swint 8/9/2008 4:19:41 AM

This is lovely Jean ~ excellent ps work.. thanks for sharing your steps :) #6290796

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/9/2008 7:41:09 AM

Thank you, Lynn! I'm still learning. There are tutorials that are very useful. For me a lot of it is trial and error :-) #6291284

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/9/2008 7:45:37 AM

Susie, thank you. It's encouraging to hear that my ps work is working. I'm glad to share what I have done with everyone (if I can only remember what I did) :-) #6291295

Lisa D. Greer 8/12/2008 12:33:12 PM

Beautiful! #6304716

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/12/2008 12:42:22 PM

Thank you, Lisa!! #6304762

Sherry L. Davis 8/21/2008 3:44:39 PM

Congrats, Jean!!! WTG! Great work. Congrats on your finalist! :) #6343724

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/21/2008 3:50:40 PM

Thank you so much Sherry! I'm so glad we both got one!!! #6343801

Michelle L. Frick 8/21/2008 3:57:47 PM

Congratulations Jean!! #6343861

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/21/2008 4:20:31 PM

Thanks so much, Michelle!!! I have to say I'm very excited!!! #6344176

Jennifer L. Alder 8/21/2008 4:40:00 PM

Beautiful, Jean! Congrats :) #6344511

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/21/2008 4:40:47 PM

Thanks so much, Jennifer!! #6344525

Susan Fox 8/21/2008 6:18:05 PM

Way to go Jean! Congrats on your first (but most definitely not your last) finalist!!!!!!!! #6345859

Pamela Shane 8/21/2008 7:25:52 PM

Congratulations Jean!! #6346671

Susan M. Hembree 8/21/2008 7:31:13 PM

And it looks like the judges loved it too, Jean! It is a beautiful piece of art work! Congratulations on your finalist! #6346732

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/21/2008 7:33:32 PM

Susan F., Pamela, and Susan R. Thanks to each of you for your congratulations and encouragement! I really appreciate it!!! #6346764

Amanda Chapman 8/21/2008 7:38:43 PM

Aw!!! This is great :)
Congrats on your finalist!!

Bill Knaps 8/21/2008 7:45:33 PM

Congrats on your well deserved Finalist Jean. Bill #6346911

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/21/2008 8:03:38 PM

Thank you Amanda and Bill!!! #6347084

Datha Y. Thompson 8/21/2008 8:06:07 PM

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! YGG!!!! The first of many many more I am sure!!! LOVE THIS!! Good luck in the next round!! :0) #6347103

Kristy A. Keene 8/21/2008 9:37:09 PM

Congrats on your First Finalist!!! #6347848

Katarina Mansson 8/22/2008 3:20:45 AM

Congratulations Jean on your wonderful finalist! #6348932

Anna Diederich 8/22/2008 5:33:22 AM

Congratulations, Jean!!! :) #6349513

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/22/2008 7:01:23 AM

Datha, Kristy, Katarina and Anna-thanks to all of you for your kind remarks and I really appreciate the congratulations from all of you! #6350005

Daniella Puente 8/22/2008 7:17:25 AM

I Knew we'll see this beauty again Jean and BIG CONGRATS this is a fantastic image!!!! #6350079

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/22/2008 7:28:04 AM

Thanks so much, Daniella! That means a lot! #6350159

Elida Gutierrez 8/22/2008 9:00:18 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist.


Sylvia Rossler 8/22/2008 9:07:00 AM

Big congrats on this very creativ finalist Jean :O) #6350852

Mitch Spence 8/22/2008 1:42:19 PM

My congratulations to you, Jean. #6352243

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/22/2008 4:03:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Unique and VERY beautiful Jean!! WTG! #6352795

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/22/2008 7:47:19 PM

Yipee!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! #6353750

Dianna Hauf 8/23/2008 11:31:31 AM

Oh my goodness, this is spectacular! I adore this Jean! Creative, 'soulful' and delightful! Splendidly 'put together'!!!! SEE???? You ARE a great inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing what you did to achieve this and I KNOW this will make it through to the winners 'circle'!!! Heartfelt congratualtions Jean! #6356134

Colleen Farrell 8/23/2008 11:46:52 AM

Don't you just love PS?!! :) You have MASTERED it, as this image shows. Fabulous work, beautiful results!! Big congrats on your finalist, Jean!! #6356193

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/23/2008 11:50:25 AM

Wow, you guys are fantastic! Thank you all for your wonderful comments and well wishes! So much appreciated! #6356201

Vicki L. Filippin 8/25/2008 9:55:25 AM

Super duper congrats, my friend! I know you put your heart and soul into this image as is so well deserved of your win!
xoxo #6364700

Anna Diederich 8/25/2008 9:56:41 AM

Woo-Hoo! HUGE congrats, Jean! #6364713

Amber Kennedy 8/25/2008 10:00:47 AM

well deserved win!congrats!love this! #6364736

Kristy A. Keene 8/25/2008 10:18:25 AM

Congrats, Jean!!!! #6364884

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/25/2008 10:33:57 AM

I am so happy for you Jean!!! This is truly amazing!!! Congratulations on your BIG win!!! #6364991

Daniella Puente 8/25/2008 10:35:05 AM

Big congrats Jean, this is a superb winner!!!!!!!!!! #6364995

Kara L. Hendricks 8/25/2008 10:45:57 AM

I couldn't be happier for you Jean!!!

Congratulations on this DARLING WIN!!! #6365041

Lisa J. Boulden 8/25/2008 10:47:19 AM

What a wonderful winner!!!
WTG, Jean!
~Lisa #6365060

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/25/2008 10:55:12 AM

Wow! Am I in shock, lol!!! Thank you, each and everyone of you, for all the wonderful congratulations! I'm very thankful!!!! #6365123

Jessica Jenney 8/25/2008 11:05:17 AM

Congratulations, Jean on your stunning win! #6365210

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/25/2008 11:23:19 AM

Congratulations Jean on your Win.

Dominick #6365391

Sylvia Rossler 8/25/2008 11:24:58 AM

Big congrats on your beautiful winner Jean :O) #6365413

Elida Gutierrez 8/25/2008 1:46:37 PM


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Pat Gamwell 8/25/2008 4:54:35 PM

Extremely creative and superbly presented, Jean! BIG congrats on this WINNER!!! #6367093

Susan Fox 8/25/2008 4:56:45 PM

Congrats on your win Jean!!!!!!!!!!!! #6367104

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 8/25/2008 5:57:05 PM


KARU. #6367400

Sam Britt 8/25/2008 6:25:01 PM

Congratulations on this Second Place Winner, Jean! #6367550

Sam Britt 8/25/2008 6:31:29 PM

Congrats, girl!! You did it! :) #6367598

Susan M. Hembree 8/25/2008 7:09:37 PM

I knew this was going to win--just a beautiful, artistic photo that will be very special for that little girl one day! Congratulations, Jean, on an awesome winner! #6367804

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/25/2008 7:57:20 PM

So kind of all of you to congratulate me on this win!!! I'm still so surprised! Thanks! #6367985

Amy M. Wilson 8/25/2008 8:35:54 PM

What a darling capture and I love the artistic effects, congratulations on this beautiful WINNER, Jean! #6368155

Renata Gusciora 8/25/2008 11:30:35 PM

Big congratulations on this magical winner,Jean!!! #6368665

Katarina Mansson 8/26/2008 3:51:55 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Jean! Great work! #6369466

Nadya Johnson 8/26/2008 6:51:23 AM

Awesome job on this fantastic winner, Jean! Congratulations!! #6370069

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/26/2008 7:06:01 AM

Thank you ladies! I really do appreciate your congratulations!!! #6370096

Aggie Villanueva 8/26/2008 8:50:52 AM

I knew this was a winner! Congratulation. You surely deserve every bit of it with this work of art. #6370604

Usman M. Bajwa 8/26/2008 10:06:02 AM

Great PS work. Along with your niece I am sure the judges liked it too. Congratulations. #6370984

Jennifer L. Alder 8/26/2008 3:24:35 PM

Congrats on your winner, Jean! #6372047

Nemil B. Chabebe 8/26/2008 10:26:47 PM

Congratulations! #6373648

Wally Orlowsky 8/27/2008 5:16:05 AM

Congratulations on this well-conceived winner, Jean! #6374813

Datha Y. Thompson 8/27/2008 9:21:27 AM

Congratulations Jean well deserved Winner!!! :0) #6376136

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/27/2008 9:52:58 AM

To all of you, for your kind, uplifting words of congratulations, my thanks and appreciation!!!

Jeffrey D. Estacio 8/29/2008 11:06:25 AM

Congratultions on this one. Beautiful image. #6385396

Gail Vitikacs 8/29/2008 1:09:32 PM

Take a bow...this is incredible! #6385728

Sherry K. Adkins 8/29/2008 8:15:33 PM

Congrats, Jean! #6386789

Symona R. Wood 9/23/2008 12:21:59 PM

Beautiful!!!!! So, what did your niece think?? Congrats! #6499655

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/23/2008 12:52:19 PM

She loves it, Symona! It was so fun to hear her tell me how she like it so much!
Thanks. #6499742

Janice Mezzacappa 4/22/2016 7:19:16 PM

Jean this is a magical, gorgeous winner...congrats to you well deserved...love it #11464834

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:32:18 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465680

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:33:08 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465681

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:33:08 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465682

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:33:08 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465683

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:33:08 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465684

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:33:50 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465685

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/24/2016 4:33:50 PM

Thank you so much Janice! #11465686

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A photo of my niece that I shot before I had my digital camera. Scanned into PSCS3, layered her over an image of a tree by CruelDreams on Deviantart.com, added wings from a photo of a butterfly- each 4 wing sections are separate layers selected and transformed to fit. Adjusted their opacity and many other adjustments. So much fun learning what is possible in PS! My niece, Zoe, is going to love it!

Uploaded on 7/17/2008 10:58:39 AM

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Camera: Canon AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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