SOFTLY FADING ...

© Stan J. Contrades

SOFTLY FADING ...

Dan J. Holm Student 1/20/2005 11:52:48 PM

Beautiful, Stan! What an excellent capture! Very surreal feel to this! #207243

Phil S 1/20/2005 11:56:26 PM

Stan,

Just beautiful! I love the spacing of the trees and that rainbow is awesome. Don't see any trees like that around here for some reason :)

This is one of my favorites to date! #1052697

S J 1/21/2005 12:16:23 AM

Marvelous capture and presentation, Stan!! Just sooooo beautiful!!! I love it!! #1052705

Jordi Delgado 1/21/2005 12:49:37 AM

Yes, soooooo beautiful!!!! Absolutely wonderful, Stan!!!

:-)) #1052730

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/21/2005 12:51:32 AM

Oh, how I wish I was there. Beautiful, Stan! #1052733

Judy S. Fung 1/21/2005 1:27:52 AM

Simply beautiful, Stan! Love the rainbow. #1052762

Kip T. Berger 1/21/2005 1:58:14 AM

Cool shot Stan! Always like seeing rainbows! :) #1052781

Allan L. Whitehead 1/21/2005 2:30:37 AM

Magnificent, as always, Stanley, I love everything about this. I've given up on trying to figure out which is my favorite as its too hard to distinguish one master from another, eh… Very well done, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #1052799

Charlene Bayerle 1/21/2005 2:39:38 AM

Oh my....this is just awesome Stan....picture postcard perfect!!!! #1052825

Paul Michko 1/21/2005 2:39:57 AM

Wonderful capture of the best light of the day, Stan. Very well done. #1052826

Donald K. Cherry 1/21/2005 3:13:03 AM

With my jaw resting on my keyboard, I can only come up with one word for this shot....WOW!!! Excellent work, Stan!! #1052868

Carla Metzler 1/21/2005 3:13:29 AM

Beautiful Stan, I love to see the rainbow. #1052870

Tom Andersen 1/21/2005 3:51:03 AM

My guess is that you live right at the end of that rainbow, Stan! I love Hawaii! Great work! #1052945

Cathy Gregor 1/21/2005 4:12:57 AM

What gorgeous lighting, Stan!
Beautiful image!
-cathy #1053006

Claudia Kuhn 1/21/2005 4:53:00 AM

Just beautiful Stan!! #1053120

Colette M. Metcalf 1/21/2005 5:22:39 AM

This is beautiful!!! #1053182

Wally Orlowsky 1/21/2005 5:31:33 AM

Stunning color and terrific highlights, Stan. #1053216

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/21/2005 6:56:02 AM

Fantastic image Stan!!! I love the colors and the composition!!! #1053411

Kara Hendricks 1/21/2005 7:08:05 AM

Stan, your images are nothing short of SPECTACULAR!! #1053458

Stan J. Contrades 1/21/2005 9:49:55 AM

Good morning! What a great way to start the day with all of your kind and generous comments that are always appreciated. Thank you, Dan; Phil (Gee, I wonder why, too! (LOL!); Sanjay; Jordi; Leanne; Judy; Kip; Allan (You're too kind!); Charlene; Paul (I agree and I must do more shots during this time of day!); Donald; Carla (It was much fuller but had to run to get to this spot before it completely faded away :-)!); Tom (we've been seeing these a little more often but there are always electric or telephone lines in the way!); Cathy; Claudia; Colette; Wally; Adilson; and Kara! Thank you all once again. I won't be posting for a couple of days as I will be spending time with my daughter who comes in from Honolulu for the weekend. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1053794

Lucia De Giovanni 1/21/2005 10:40:24 AM

Hi Stan! Gorgeous capture, you do live in such a beautiful place! Have fun with your daughter and take good care my friend! #1053896

Jane Summa 1/21/2005 11:25:43 AM

You've done it again, Stan..fabulous image & superb presentation! Great timing and capture with the rainbow!! Beautiful! Enjoy your visit with your daughter!! #1053984

Marcie A. Fowler 1/21/2005 12:04:08 PM

Perfection pure and simple on this gorgeous image Stan.

Enjoy your visit with your daughter!! #1054046

William C. Raco 1/21/2005 12:06:44 PM

Wow, what a scene!
The photo is beautiful, too.
Such great color, light and composition.
Tremendous capture of the rainbow.
Superb work, Stan

bill #1054061

Stan J. Contrades 1/21/2005 12:21:04 PM

Thank you everyone for your wonderful sentiments! My favorite daughter (and to which she always reminds me that she's my ONLY daughter :-)) and I will be having a fabulous weekend with lots to do! Thank you very much, Lucia, Jane, Marcie, and bill for your continued support and generosity which is always appreciated!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1054081

Elisabeth A. Gay 1/21/2005 2:56:12 PM

Beautiful capture Stan, love the effects as well. Enjoy your weekend with your daughter!!
Ann #1054393

Karen Engelbreth 1/21/2005 3:34:26 PM

Fantastic image, Stan! #1054496

Darren K. Fisher 1/21/2005 4:10:05 PM

What a stunning image Stan, job well done. #1054599

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/21/2005 5:48:29 PM

Beautiful capture, Stan, outstanding composition and lighting!

-Debby #1054762

Stan J. Contrades 1/21/2005 5:55:50 PM

Thanks very much, Ann, Karen, Darren, and Debby and especially for taking the time out of our day to comment! Hope you all enjoy your weekend as well!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1054782

Gen Nagase 1/21/2005 8:09:21 PM

This is one of the reasons why it's called the paradise island...
And you have captured it magnificently.

...love to be there...right now... #1055036

Randy Walton 1/21/2005 8:46:52 PM

This is outstanding Stan! Wow, a Hawaiian rainbow at its finest. I could look at this image for hours.
Aloha,
Randy
#1055090

Patty Razonable 1/22/2005 6:44:18 AM

Fabulous rainbow, Stan!!! Gotta get me one of those!!! LOL!!! Have a great weekend with your daughter!!! #1055854

Stan J. Contrades 1/22/2005 9:29:48 AM

Got to the computer while everyone else is sleeping :-) and this is kind of on the run!
Thank you, Nobi, and believe it or not it was very, very chilly here for us last night and this morning. I think Patty can attest to that as well!
Thank you, too, Randy! And I know you, as well as Patty, have seen even bigger and better ones!
And Mahalo to you, Patty! You know how much it rains over here so they show up quite a bit, it's just trying to find them at the right place without wires or some other distraction in the way!
I appreciate your stopping by with your generous responses and support, and thank you all very much. Have a super weekend!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1056357

Jim Kinnunen 1/23/2005 6:43:21 AM

I love the lighting!! Rainbows are fascinating and I wonder...did you happen to find the pot of gold?? :-) Great work, Stan!!! #1057893

April Bryant 1/23/2005 5:11:17 PM

Beautifully done, Stan. #1058843

Paula Showen 1/24/2005 6:13:09 PM

Gorgeous, Stan! I really would love to visit your area! It is beautiful! #1061126

Stan J. Contrades 1/24/2005 7:52:10 PM

Thanks very much, Jim (Nope, no gold, just vegetation :-)!!); April; and Paula (If you ever have the chance you really should visit!); for your generosity! I appreciate it!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1061255

Mary J. Costa Pearson 1/26/2005 6:45:52 PM

awesome picture Stan, Hawaii is my favorite place! fantastic capture!!! #1065557

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/26/2005 11:48:23 PM

This is so very beautiful. You have captured the essence of Hawaii so well Stan!! #1065882

Stan J. Contrades 1/26/2005 11:52:03 PM

Mary and Donna, Thank You! very much for stopping in with your wonderful comments! I hope my images have inspired those on the mainland, and elsewhere, to visit our islands! Am sure for those in the cold of winter are thinking about it ;-)!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1065888

Gen Nagase 2/18/2005 5:20:10 PM

Many congratulations, Stan, on your finalist for this superb Hawaiin rainbos image!!!
Best wishes for the next round!!! #1112435

Kara Hendricks 2/18/2005 5:22:19 PM

Congratulations Stan.. This is a beauty!! #1112453

Tom Andersen 2/18/2005 5:27:05 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Stan! #1112504

Lucia De Giovanni 2/18/2005 5:47:38 PM

Whoohoo!!!! Go Stan!!!
Congratulations on your Finalist my friend! #1112727

Wally Orlowsky 2/18/2005 5:54:21 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! #1112814

Claudia Kuhn 2/18/2005 6:03:40 PM

Congrats Stan!! #1112921

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/18/2005 6:25:42 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan! #1113162

Mary K. Robison 2/18/2005 6:52:41 PM

I was asleep at the switch when you posted this, Stan, or I would've praised it to the skies - including the rainbow - THEN!
CONGRATULATIONS on this very well-deserved finalist, and may EVERYone who missed it get a chance to see it even higher up! #1113440

Jim Kinnunen 2/18/2005 6:53:18 PM

Congrats Stan!!! #1113448

Elisabeth A. Gay 2/18/2005 7:05:02 PM

From my island to yours, Stan, many congratulations on your finalist with this lovely shot!
Ann #1113573

William C. Raco 2/18/2005 7:13:52 PM

Wonderful finalist, Stan
Best wishes for it and you.

bill

#1113663

Dan J. Holm 2/18/2005 7:35:55 PM

Big CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!! #1113781

Cathy Stancil 2/18/2005 7:40:36 PM

Congratulations Stan !!! :0) #1113838

Terry R. Hatfield 2/18/2005 7:51:24 PM

Well Deserved Stan,An Awesome Shot
Congratulations To You!! #1113969

Kelly Abernathy 2/18/2005 8:38:06 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! -K #1114380

Cathy Gregor 2/18/2005 8:46:57 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Stan! #1114442

Donna Roberts 2/18/2005 9:01:06 PM

Excellent to see your name amongst the finalists Stan!
Well done.
:-) #1114557

Judy S. Fung 2/18/2005 9:16:10 PM

Congrats, Stan!!! #1114652

Michelle R. Kovach 2/18/2005 9:29:10 PM

Congrats Stan! This is gorgeous! #1114715

Kathleen K. Parker 2/18/2005 9:33:08 PM

Congrats, Stan!!
Kathleen #1114735

Detrick V. Martin 2/18/2005 9:43:47 PM

Wonderful work, well done! Congratulations! #1114793

Stan J. Contrades 2/18/2005 10:01:23 PM

Hi, Detrick, Kathleen, Michelle, Judy, Donna, Cathy G., Kelly, Terry, cathy s., Dan, bill, Ann, Jim, Mary, Debby, Claudia, Wally, Lucia, Tom, Kara, and Nobi and Thank You! for your wonderful wishes and encouragement! Congratulations to all of the Finalists and good luck to all of you!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1114879

Darren K. Fisher 2/18/2005 10:50:35 PM

Way to go Stan. Hope to see this one again in the next round. #1115053

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/18/2005 11:08:02 PM

Outstanding image Stan!!! I love it and also wish you luck in the next round!!! #1115120

The Italian Eye 2/18/2005 11:57:12 PM

Stan, Congratulations! super image!

Dado #1115312

Evy Johansen 2/19/2005 12:52:39 AM

Big congrats on your finalist selection, Stan! Very, very beautiful! #1115438

Allan L. Whitehead 2/19/2005 2:48:14 AM

Stanley, congratulations on all three of your finalist selections. Well done, and good luck with them all in their next steps - your good friend, Allan #1115560

Patricia A. Kuniega 2/19/2005 3:46:59 AM

Thanks for proving that Hawaii is on the other side of the rainbow, Stan! You wouldn't want to see what's on this end! lol Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!! Best of luck to you! #1115649

Eric Schneider 2/19/2005 5:06:29 AM

Aloha Stan, Congrats on this typical Kauai scene. Youve captured it well. Thanks for commenting on all my photographs! Good luck! #1115869

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 2/19/2005 5:10:26 AM

Excellent shot Stan! Great lighting!
Congrats on this finalist!

Best wishes Linnea #1115884

Donna W. Neal 2/19/2005 6:06:59 AM

Beautiful capture Stan
Congratulations on another well deserved finalist #1116156

Wendy Stevenson 2/19/2005 6:28:32 AM

Congrats Stan on making the finals with this STUNNING image!! And congrats on all your other excellent finalists too!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! #1116311

Murry Grigsby 2/19/2005 6:51:18 AM

Congrats on your terrific finalist Stan!! #1116432

Marie Fields 2/19/2005 6:54:59 AM

Congratulations, Stan! This is gorgeous!!! #1116448

Marsha S. Smith 2/19/2005 9:02:33 AM

Aloha, Stan. Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #1116886

Jennifer Rennison 2/19/2005 9:40:14 AM

Gorgeous, Stan, makes me wish I was in Hawaii! Congratulations on this stunning finalist!! #1117069

Stan J. Contrades 2/19/2005 11:45:31 AM

I am truly blessed and very thankful for all of you stopping in with these wonderful congratulatory wishes, and I thank you very much for them! I appreciate your generosity, Darren, Donna P., Danilo, Evy, Allan, Patricia (Believe me I am very happy here and know what winter is like on the mainland!!), Eric (I don't know if you know the Hawai'ian way of saying "You're welcome!" other than "no pilikia", but it's "Mahalo ia oe pu"! Just something you can use when you are here!!), Linnea, Donna N., Wendy, Murry, Marie, Marsha, and Jennifer (Maybe a visit soon?)!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1117466

Stan Kwasniowski 2/19/2005 2:20:51 PM

Stan, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1117940

Karen Engelbreth 2/19/2005 3:09:14 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan! #1118071

Sharon Day 2/19/2005 3:52:58 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan!!! Very beautiful photo! Good luck next round! #1118214

Stephen Zacker 2/19/2005 4:09:04 PM

Great lighting and perspective. Congratulations #1118255

Robin L. Wehrman 2/19/2005 4:49:25 PM

WOW! This is outstanding!! Congratulations on your finalist Stan!!1 #1118344

Jane Summa 2/19/2005 5:02:13 PM

Yeah, Stan!! Way 2 go!! I loved this shot..it's not easy capturing a rainbow! Congrautlations!! #1118391

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 2/20/2005 6:17:36 AM

Congratulations Stan!!! #1119796

Kathleen Clemons 2/20/2005 10:22:11 AM

How beautiful, Stan!! Congrats to you! #1120376

Dale Gast 2/20/2005 1:59:28 PM

Very beautiful, Stan!!! Congrats!!! #1120698

Stan J. Contrades 2/20/2005 3:27:20 PM

Many thanks for your taking the time to stop in and comment as I am sure that you are all very busy! I appreciate your support and wonderful encouragement, Stan, Karen, Sharon, Stephen, Robin, Jane, Adilson, Kathleen, and Dale!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1120804

Patricia Marroquin 2/20/2005 8:25:37 PM

Wow, stunning, Stan! A big congrats to you! :-) #1121329

ilana Peled 2/21/2005 6:21:36 AM

This is so beautiful Stan.
Congratulations. #1121980

Monika Sapek 2/21/2005 6:00:15 PM

Many congratulations on your finalist, Stan!
Monika
#1124106

Stan J. Contrades 2/21/2005 11:22:55 PM

Thank You, Patricia, Ilana, and Monika! I am very grateful for your support and generosity!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1124716

Sandra Freyler 9/26/2005 2:30:30 AM

Breathtaking! Very beautiful! Congratulations Stan! #1884674

Darryl Wilkinson 11/4/2005 11:58:51 PM

Fabulous image Stan! You must live where all the glory is? Very nice and most stunning Gallery you have!! DW #2036824

Stan J. Contrades 11/5/2005 12:11:34 AM

Many thanks for visiting and for your generous response! There are those who say this is the most beautiful of all of the Hawaiian Islands, and guess it's the reason for it being called The Garden Isle!!
Thanks again, Darryl, and have a terrific weekend!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2036842

Nadya Johnson 5/12/2006 11:33:28 AM

If my life depended on it Stan, I could still not pick a "favorite" from among the photos in your gallery, all of which are stunning and phenomenal! This however, would be high on the list!! Breath-taking! Fabulous! Real soon, I am going to need a Thesaurus (sp?) to look up more superlatives. #2756471

Stan J. Contrades 5/13/2006 11:08:50 PM

Thank you very much once again, Nadya, and your encouraging and very generous responses are appreciated!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2761307

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2005:01:17, 5pm. 1/125 @ 6.7, ISO 100, RAW, 28-90mm@35.0mm.

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