Odd man out

Debbie E. Payne 8/19/2008 1:43:14 PM

Lovely image, Joan. I like how you have the subjects surrounded by water. Great capture and very cute as well. And look, you have nice reflections. I am rarely lucky to get reflections and might not participate in that challenge. #982752

Joan E. Hoffman 8/19/2008 2:15:10 PM

Thanks Debbie, Just redid some travel shots from a couple of years ago ( I never did any editing back then!).

What Challenge ....? Did I miss something, lol! #6333839

M.Christine Duncan 8/19/2008 2:33:00 PM

There's a challenge???

Anyhoo, This is a great capture Joan and slightly humorous, lol... great use of the light and the environment, your DOF lets us see all the lovely water - sooo clear looking!!! Awesome! #6333925

Debbie E. Payne 8/19/2008 4:12:18 PM

Didn't we have a "reflections" challenge, or am I going nuts?????.....Maybe not, because this next challenge is something ordinary, isnt' it? It's been a tough couple of weeks.


Esther R. Tinz 8/19/2008 5:28:38 PM

Beautiful caputre. They're posed so well - it hardly seems real. Was this for the Imaginary Images Challenge?
Just kidding. :) ~et #6334493

Joan E. Hoffman 8/19/2008 7:07:59 PM

Rofl... Well I checked a couple of other clubs and didn't find one... we have an ordinary things challange... BUT I really like the imaginary images challenge that Esther is in!! Thanks for your comments you Three!


Jodi M. Walsh 8/19/2008 7:19:08 PM

very nice joan- the water is so clear. love the editing! #6334843

Aimee C. Eisaman 8/20/2008 5:47:00 AM

This is a beautiful scene Joan! Is this the Topaz filter? I downloaded a trial, but have yet to play with it! Trying it on a portrait...not sure how it will work with that. Anyway this is such a peaceful and bright scene! I love the feel to this! Nicely seen and captured!!! #6336406

Irene Colling 8/20/2008 6:41:00 AM

Joan, I absolutely love this. I'd be so excited to capture something like this.
The row of birds is nicely placed on the bottom 1/3. The vertical lines of the trees give energy to the shot. The water and reflections below and above the birds brings is all together beautifully. #6336602

Gail R. Schuett 8/20/2008 7:27:31 AM

This is STUNNING!!
Color,clarity and subject are just perfect..beautifully done Joan.Gail #6336799

Angela C. French 8/20/2008 10:27:17 AM

WOW - what great coloring! Nice capture! #6337553

Sherry McClead 8/20/2008 11:40:28 AM

The water is so crisp and clear... lovely shot Joan.
Sherrybear :} #6337874

Joan E. Hoffman 8/20/2008 7:52:57 PM

Thanks Jodi, Aimee, Irene, Gail, Angela and Sherry. Yes this is the Topaz filter again, but messed around with it a bit more. Have always like this shot a lot, but just needed that extra kick!
Aimee, when you play with it, start it and leave... it takes awhile, and if you try to do anything else it freezes your computer up! But its worth the wait :) #6339615

Ulysses A. Villamin 8/21/2008 7:13:53 AM

STUNNING! I am speechless, Joan :) What kind of effects did you use? #6341790

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/21/2008 7:26:16 AM

A standout image, Joan. The subtle filter gives it just that extra zing. This is wonderful work! #6341830

Sharon Cahn 8/22/2008 9:12:30 AM

I love this pastel look. You are always trying something new. I see you have posted this image for MANY clubs. #6350894

Molly A. O 8/22/2008 2:15:57 PM

The clarity of this image is amazing #6352469

Joan E. Hoffman 8/22/2008 6:25:44 PM

Ulysess, thanks... am messing around with a new filter, Topaz adjust... which I am thinking about buying, but then... so is everyone I told LOL. So maybe, maybe not... still have a couple of weeks left so will play some more.

Sharon, belong to a few clubs, so usually rotate, but sometimes just get busy, so take the lazy way out.

Thank you so much Bonnie and Molly! Always really liked this image and will try it on a few more older images, taken with my old point and shoot. #6353446

Ulysses A. Villamin 9/5/2008 7:07:39 PM


Welcome to the next round :) #6417395

Sherry McClead 9/5/2008 7:57:36 PM

congrats on the EP!!
Sherrybear :} #6417515

Aimee C. Eisaman 9/22/2008 11:22:08 AM

O Joan....Congrats on your finalist! :~) Awesome! #6490138

Sherry McClead 9/22/2008 11:31:05 AM

Wow Joan... congrats on your finalist!I'm so happy for you!

Sherrybear :} #6490272

Gail R. Schuett 9/22/2008 12:30:09 PM

Congrats Joan..this is super!! Gail #6490973

Debbie E. Payne 9/22/2008 4:29:28 PM

Yeah -- Joan. Congrat on this one and best wishes for you in the next round. We are all proud of you!! #6492846

Michael Umbreit 9/22/2008 6:49:04 PM

Joan - Congratulations! - Mike #6494273

Joan E. Hoffman 9/23/2008 3:04:18 AM

I was VERY pleasantly surprised... thank you all! #6497010

M.Christine Duncan 9/23/2008 11:10:28 AM

Whoo hooooo! CONGRATS m'dear on making finalist... this is awesome! YAAAAYYYY! #6499336

Joan E. Hoffman 9/24/2008 8:35:45 PM

Thanks CD... this was one that surprized me! #6508389

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