From the Land of Aloha ... Happy New Year!

© Stanley J. Contrades

From the Land of Aloha ... Happy New Year!

Mary K. Robison 1/1/2005 11:49:46 PM

Ooooooo ~ Do I get to be first to comment on your first photo of 2005, Stan? And what a beauty she is, too! Lovely colors and composition!
Happy, Happy New Year! #201069

Patty Razonable 1/1/2005 11:52:31 PM

Exquisite pink color on this plumeria and the background is complementing!!
Best wishes to you also!! :-) #1008469

Charlene Bayerle 1/1/2005 11:58:24 PM

Magnificent image and awesome color Stan!!!! Happy New Year to you!!!! #1008472

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/1/2005 11:59:21 PM

What beautiful flowers Stan, the color is one of my favorites!!! You live in a beautiful place and capture that beauty so well. Thanks for sharing it with us!! Happy New Year!!
Donna #1008473

Evy Johansen 1/2/2005 12:01:37 AM

Awesome image, Stan! Very beautiful! Happy New Year to you too!! #1008475

S J 1/2/2005 12:06:24 AM

OUTSTANDING image, Stan! Very lovely colors and composition! Happy New Year to you too! #1008477

Dan Holm 1/2/2005 12:55:02 AM

WOW!!!! This just has to be among my all-time favorites of yours, Stan! Absolutely gorgeous! #1008527

Carol Engstrom 1/2/2005 1:04:46 AM

This is beautiful! I love plumeria. and this is such a nice shot.

Allan L. Whitehead 1/2/2005 2:19:56 AM

Magnificent, Stanley, simply magnificent, as always. Well done, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan

All the best in peace and prosperity in 2005…

Happy New Year, Stanley… #1008567

Carla Metzler 1/2/2005 3:02:40 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan! I hope you have a wonderful new year! #1008606

Janet L. Skinner 1/2/2005 4:13:19 AM

Beautiful, Stan!!!! May you have the best 2005!! #1008692

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/2/2005 4:46:27 AM

Gorgeous and sweet Stan! Happy New Year to you! #1008734

Joy Brown 1/2/2005 4:56:44 AM

Absolutely outstanding, Stan!!!! Happy New Year! #1008757

Patricia A. Kuniega 1/2/2005 5:04:32 AM

Exquisite Stan! You did an astounding job capturing these gorgeous colors! I wish you and your family a marvelous new year, Stan... and for you especially, many happy clicking days! : ) #1008774

Karen Engelbreth 1/2/2005 6:05:41 AM

Wonderful image, Stan!
Happy New Year to you!

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/2/2005 6:16:40 AM

Stunning New Year's presentation, Stan!

With best wishes to you and yours for 2005!
Debby #1008964

Kara L. Hendricks 1/2/2005 6:52:40 AM

Wow Stan! That's a beautifully captured flower. So bright and eyecatching! Great work!! #1009058

Donald K. Cherry 1/2/2005 7:03:24 AM

Stan, this is absolutely gorgeous! #1009099

William C. Raco 1/2/2005 7:29:21 AM

Wow, this is stunning!
I love that cluster of beautiful pink.
Excellent start to the new year, Stan
Happy New Year to you and yours.

bill #1009152

Gail Vitikacs 1/2/2005 8:27:35 AM

Stan, this is soooooo beautiful! Love the colors.....thanks for sharing! #1009253

Elisabeth A. Gay 1/2/2005 9:31:39 AM

What a beautiful start to the New Year Stan!
Ann #1009378

Terry R. Hatfield 1/2/2005 10:45:15 AM

WOW! Stan!What A Beauty The Colors And Softness Are Perfect:-) #1009576

Stanley J. Contrades 1/2/2005 11:22:03 AM

Good morning and Happy New Year to all of you as well! The New Year continues with my being grateful for your continued support, encouragement and gracious responses and I Thank You!, Mary, Patty, Charlene, Donna, Evy, Sanjay, Dan, Carol, Allan, Hi! Carla, Janet, Leanne, Joy, Patricia, Karen, Debby, Hi! Kara, Donald, bill, Gail, Ann, and Terry, very much with best wishes for the New Year!
With Much Aloha,
Stan #1009655

Lucia De Giovanni 1/2/2005 11:38:17 AM

Great shot and dedication my friend, what a beautiful combination... #1009678

Karen Bacon 1/2/2005 12:17:51 PM

This is totally awesome Stan!!Happy New Year to you too!! #1009741

Kathleen Clemons 1/2/2005 1:01:18 PM

Lovely, Stan! Happy New Year! #1009811

Diane Addonizio 1/2/2005 8:09:49 PM

Beautiful, Stan!! Happy New Year!! #1010451

Stanley J. Contrades 1/2/2005 8:20:09 PM

Many thanks sent your way, Lucia, Karen, Kathleen, and DIANE for your very kind responses through the year that I have been among the most family oriented community members such as yourselves. I am truly grateful!
With Much Aloha,
Stan #1010463

Arya Bandyopadhyay 1/2/2005 8:21:22 PM

Lovely shot, Stan! Happy New Year!! #1010465

Stanley J. Contrades 1/2/2005 8:23:30 PM

Hi, Arya! And thank you for taking the time to stop in to comment, as I appreciate it very much! A very Happy New Year to you as well!!
Stan #1010468

Judy S. Fung 1/2/2005 10:52:10 PM

Very beautiful, Stan!! #1010596

Marcie A. Fowler 1/4/2005 10:09:10 AM

Unfortunatley I didn't see this until today. It's a simply gorgeous image Stan. Very well composed and captured. Beautiful color (my favorite)!! Love the contrast of the pink with the green in the background. So very well done. Happy New Year as well! #1013950

Stanley J. Contrades 1/6/2005 2:32:40 AM

Thank you, Judy and Marcie for stopping by with your generous and kind responses! I hope you both had a marvelous and happy Holiday Season!
With Much Aloha,
Stan #1017401

Carole Hude 1/6/2005 2:54:36 PM

Wow... The plumarias in Kaua'i seem MUCH more colorfoul than on O'ahu or you're just a magician. Aloha #1018728

Stanley J. Contrades 1/6/2005 3:02:09 PM

Nope, don't have to be a magician with flowers like this, Carole :-)!! This was taken in Hanalei, the same day I took the shot of the Hanalei Taro Fields! Just did a little 'digital darkroom' work on it to soften the colors! Thanks for your kind response!
With Much Aloha,
Stan #1018739

Carole Hude 1/6/2005 3:08:19 PM

And I just saw your winner of the Hanalei Taro Fields. Wow. I thought my pano was cool but yours is gorgeous... Ok, we had a storm when I went to Kaua'i, but I guess I'll have to pratice more. I think the weather's getting better for that. Hope you had no trouble with last week rains... Aloha, -Carole #1018742

Stanley J. Contrades 1/8/2005 3:47:58 PM

Thanks, Carole, and when you come back hopefully the weather will be perfect, which should be very soon now that the rains have subsided!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1023017

Nobu Nagase 2/18/2005 5:40:29 PM

Congratulations once again, Stan, on your finalist for this beauty!!! #1112647

Kara L. Hendricks 2/18/2005 5:47:10 PM

Congratulations Stan!! #1112719

Lucia De Giovanni 2/18/2005 6:07:41 PM

Congratulations again my friend, just a lovely image... #1112964

Mary K. Robison 2/18/2005 6:39:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, STAN! So, so happy for you! Best of luck next level with this beauty! #1113303

Wally Orlowsky 2/18/2005 6:43:00 PM

Congratulations on another gorgeous finalist, Stan! #1113347

Judy S. Fung 2/18/2005 6:44:50 PM

Congrats, Stan!! #1113366

Carole Hude 2/18/2005 6:50:31 PM

Well deserved, Stan. Good week-end. #1113416

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/18/2005 6:57:07 PM

Congratulations Stan! #1113498

Dan Holm 2/18/2005 7:37:10 PM

CONGRATULATIONS yet again, Stan!!! AWESOME shot! #1113797

Stan Kwasniowski 2/18/2005 8:13:00 PM

Congratulations, Stan, best of luck on the next round

Stan Kwasniowski #1114194

Donna Roberts 2/18/2005 9:31:42 PM

Congrats Stan and best of luck to you in the next round for this lovely capture and *all* of your finalist photo entries.
:-) #1114728

Kelly Abernathy 2/18/2005 9:44:50 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! -K #1114800

Stanley J. Contrades 2/18/2005 10:18:29 PM

Thank You! for your well wishes and Thank You! for your encouragement and support, Nobi, Kara, Lucia, Mary, Wally, Judy, Carole, Leanne, Dan, Stan, Donna, and Kelly; it's always very much appreciated! Good luck to all of you as well!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1114949

Terry R. Hatfield 2/18/2005 10:31:43 PM

Congratulations To You Stan:-) #1114992

Danilo Piccioni 2/19/2005 2:31:35 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!
Dado #1115536

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 2/19/2005 5:08:28 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Stan, love esecially the comp on this!
Congrats on this wonderful finalist!

Best wishes Linnea #1115876

Eric Schneider 2/19/2005 5:29:55 AM

Stunning color and beauty!! Well done my friend!!
I really really like this one! There are so many variations of colors with the plumeria's in Kauai and you captured this one well. Good luck in the next round.... An encore maybe........??? #1115959

William C. Raco 2/19/2005 7:05:54 AM

Wow, this is pretty!!!
What beautiful, brilliant color!
Congratulations, Stan
Best wishes,


Jennifer Rennison 2/19/2005 11:15:26 AM

Gorgeous colors and presentation, Stan!! Congratulations on your finalist! #1117409

Stanley J. Contrades 2/19/2005 11:35:17 AM

Mahalo nui (Thank you very much) as always for your support and very kind comments, Terry, Danilo, Linnea, Eric (don't know about a hana hou on this one!), bill, and Jennifer, and they are very much appreciated! And Congratulations to all of you as well!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1117439

Stan Kwasniowski 2/19/2005 2:22:00 PM

Stan, Congratulations, you know your photography on flower is something to be desired, just so beautiful

Stan Kwasniowski #1117942

Murry Grigsby 2/19/2005 3:04:02 PM

Congrats again Stan!! #1118063

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/19/2005 3:27:09 PM

Congrats again on another great beauty!
-debby #1118120

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/19/2005 3:51:31 PM

A stunning beauty!!! Great work, congrats!! #1118207

Sharon Day 2/19/2005 3:54:23 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan!!! Congratulations on another finalist!!! Good luck! #1118220

Wendy Stevenson 2/19/2005 3:54:36 PM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalists Stan!! The colour is just stunning!! #1118221

Jane Summa 2/19/2005 5:03:28 PM

Congratulations, Stan..very well deserved!!! Good Luck in the next round! #1118396

Patricia A. Kuniega 2/19/2005 5:58:54 PM

Congratulations on this splendid finalist, Stan! Best of luck to you in the next round!! : ) #1118618

Jim Kinnunen 2/19/2005 6:44:28 PM

Very well done Stan, Congratulations!!! #1118731

Donna W. Neal 2/20/2005 6:51:23 AM

Stan,congratulations on another well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round! #1119932

Stanley J. Contrades 2/20/2005 3:50:17 PM

Stan, Murry, debby, Donna P., Sharon, Wendy, Jane, Patricia, Jim, and Donna N., thank you all very much and the best to you with your finalists as well!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1120844

Wong Chek Poh 2/20/2005 6:35:12 PM

Nice soft yet strong color. Congrate and good luck. wong. #1121111

Patricia A. Kuniega 2/21/2005 3:13:06 PM

Congratulations on this vibrant beauty making the winner's circle, Stan!! : ) #1123400

Claudia Kuhn 2/21/2005 3:16:54 PM

Congratulations Stan, on your wonderful vibrant winner! #1123417

Linda Proctor 2/21/2005 3:22:24 PM

Congratulations Stan Well deserved on a beautiful picture #1123450

Kara L. Hendricks 2/21/2005 3:35:17 PM

Gorgeous Stan!! Congratulations!! #1123541

Mary K. Robison 2/21/2005 3:35:23 PM

Ah, Stan ~ The judges know a real beauty when they see it!
A HUGE congratulations to you and your winner! #1123543

Charlene Bayerle 2/21/2005 3:55:32 PM

Well deserved Stan!!! Congratulations!!! #1123647

Wendy Stevenson 2/21/2005 4:03:39 PM

Congrats on your win Stan - really beautiful!! #1123679

Cathy Stancil 2/21/2005 4:11:45 PM

Congratulations Stan !!! BRAVO !!! #1123711

Marsha S. Smith 2/21/2005 4:16:18 PM

I'm with Cathy, Stan. BRAVO!!!
Beautiful image. #1123729

Sharon Day 2/21/2005 4:26:07 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Stan!!! WTG!!! #1123793

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/21/2005 4:28:34 PM

Congratulations on this well-deserved winner, Stan!
-Debby #1123807

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 2/21/2005 4:41:26 PM

Very beautiful Stan!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes Linnea #1123850

Tom Andersen 2/21/2005 4:42:13 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Stan! #1123853

Terry R. Hatfield 2/21/2005 5:31:31 PM

Hi Stan!!A Big Aloha To You!! And A BIG Congratulations To On Your Awesome Winner!!! #1124015

Jill Flynn 2/21/2005 5:45:18 PM

Congratulations on your win Stan! Absolutely beautiful!! #1124059

Cathy Gregor 2/21/2005 5:46:25 PM

Congratulations on your win, Stan!!
-cathy #1124062

Dan Holm 2/21/2005 5:47:01 PM

WOW!!! How could this NOT be a winner? CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!! Exceptionally well deserved!! #1124064

Wally Orlowsky 2/21/2005 6:11:01 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Stan! #1124155

Debra Booth 2/21/2005 6:24:17 PM

Congratulations on your win, Stan!! #1124195

Monika Sapek 2/21/2005 6:38:40 PM

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Stan!

Kelly Abernathy 2/21/2005 6:40:48 PM

Congratulations on your win! Way to go! -K #1124276

Jim Kinnunen 2/21/2005 6:51:06 PM

Congrats on thie excellent winning image!!! #1124337

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 7:00:55 PM

Howdy and congratulations on your win Stan!! #1124371

Evy Johansen 2/21/2005 7:29:57 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Stan! #1124446

Kathleen R. Struckle 2/21/2005 9:29:11 PM

Congrats. on you beautiful win Stan!! Way too go!! Aloha!! #1124659

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/21/2005 10:07:53 PM

You are the master of flower images Stan, a well deserved win!! I am very happy for you!! #1124693

Danilo Piccioni 2/22/2005 12:09:54 AM

I am very happy to see you won!

Dado #1124742

Jordi Delgado 2/22/2005 12:11:24 AM

Terrific, Stan!! Congrats on your wonderful win!!!

Much Aloha!!

:-)) #1124746

Stanley J. Contrades 2/22/2005 12:20:27 AM

This is amazing and I am truly humbled by your congratulatory responses and generosity! Thank You, so very much, Wong, Patricia K., Claudia, Linda, Kara, Mary, Charlene, Wendy, Cathy S., Marsha, Sharon, Debby, Linnea, Tom, Terry, Jill, Cathy G., Dan, Wally, Debra, Monida, Kelly, Jim, Murry, Evy, Kathleen, Donna, Daniloa, and Jordi ... you are all winners in my book as well!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1124760

Judy S. Fung 2/22/2005 1:32:06 AM

Big congrats on your win, Stan! #1124852

Donna Roberts 2/22/2005 3:04:17 AM

WooHoo - WTG truly are the 'king of plumeria' and I am very pleased to see your name amongst the winners.
:-) #1124937

Allan L. Whitehead 2/22/2005 3:16:51 AM

Stanley, congratulations on this wonderful win, it's very richly deserved and I am extremely proud of this for you, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #1124952

Donna W. Neal 2/22/2005 4:27:59 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on you win Stan ...:) #1125141

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 2/22/2005 5:00:44 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Stan!!!
Great colors and composition on this winning image!!! #1125257

Eric Schneider 2/22/2005 6:42:38 AM

This is a superb shot and its where it should be..
Congrats on bringing this lovely capture of Aloha to our computer screens and our hearts. Way to go bruddah! Aloha #1125501

Arya Bandyopadhyay 2/22/2005 7:10:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!! #1125594

Karen Bacon 2/22/2005 7:27:10 AM

Congratulations Stan on this amazing image! #1125636

Stanley J. Contrades 2/22/2005 11:47:06 AM

Judy, Donna R., Allan, Donna N., Adilson, Eric, Arya, and Karen, your responses on this image are much appreciated, and Thank You! all for your encouragment and support!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1126149

Jennifer Rennison 2/22/2005 12:12:19 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Stan!! #1126216

Judith G. Secco 2/22/2005 1:04:48 PM

Wow, STan, this is beautiful. Such brilliant color. Congratulations to you.
Judy #1126304

Nobu Nagase 2/22/2005 5:24:46 PM

congratulations, Stan, on another super win!!! #1126808

Stanley J. Contrades 2/22/2005 5:29:14 PM

Thank you!, Jennifer, Judy, and Nobi, for your generous responses and your stopping by to comment!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1126818

Stephen Zacker 2/22/2005 6:23:59 PM

Fantastic colors. Congratulations #1126952

S J 2/22/2005 9:24:55 PM

Many congratulations on your super win, Stan!! #1127267

Stanley J. Contrades 2/22/2005 9:29:29 PM

Thank You!, gentlemen, for taking the time to stop in and comment! I appreciate your kind responses and hope you are having a great week!
Much Aloha, Stephen and Sanjay!
Stan #1127278

Jeff Robinson 2/23/2005 4:28:46 AM

Congrats Stan!!! Jeff #1127811

Candice C. Calhoun 2/23/2005 7:25:58 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!!

ccc #1128284

Stanley J. Contrades 2/23/2005 4:54:46 PM

Jeff and Candice, thank you very much for your kind and generous congratulations for which I am grateful! Hope you are having a great week!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1129283

Carol Engstrom 2/24/2005 11:37:22 AM

Congrats Stan!!! #1130869

Stanley J. Contrades 2/24/2005 8:44:12 PM

Hi, Carol! Very nice of you to stop in and comment and I appreciate it very much!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1131859

Carol Brill 2/25/2005 7:19:23 PM


Radiant color blooms—
Tropical beauty abounds
To share and treasure.

No one does lush color better than you, Stan, congratulations on your win!! #1133920

Stanley J. Contrades 2/25/2005 9:26:45 PM

You've got me blushing nearly as much as the color in this, Carol! Thanks very much for the Haiku, too, and the compliment coming from you is very much valued! Have a terrific weekend!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1134115

Donna J. Eaton 2/26/2005 6:57:18 AM

I can smell that sweet fragrance now! Gorgeous work Stan! Congratulations! #1134761

Stanley J. Contrades 2/26/2005 11:55:15 AM

Hi, Donna! It's great to hear from you and Mahalo for your wonderful and generous comments! Aren't these just fabulously scented? They are beginning to really bloom now and that means the house will be filled with that aroma! Thanks again, and hope all is well with you and that you are having a great weekend!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1135371

Kristi A. Howson 2/26/2005 9:18:32 PM

Such beautiful deep colors and I love the way they curve out Stan. Congratulations on this winner!!!!! #1135903

Stanley J. Contrades 2/28/2005 6:29:09 PM

Hi, Kristi, and thank you for your very gracious comments for which I am grateful!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1139838

Mary N C. Taitt 8/1/2006 12:20:22 PM

Lovely Stan, congratulations! The colors are GREAT! Mary :-) #3110988

Stanley J. Contrades 8/25/2006 4:08:03 PM

Many thanks, Mary, for stopping by and I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness as well! Hope this finds you well and that you will enjoy a fabulous weekend! Take care!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #3214803

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