Cypress Tree Swamp

© Marsha S. Smith

Cypress Tree Swamp

Colleen Braun 1/26/2005 2:32:39 AM

Fabulous... #209050

Paul Michko 1/26/2005 2:39:41 AM

Fantastic swamp vista, Marsha. I love the effects. #1063642

Marsha S. Smith 1/26/2005 2:49:31 AM

Thank you Colleen and Paul. You guys are up early too I see. #1063655

Kathleen Clemons 1/26/2005 3:37:13 AM

This has a surreal feel to it, Marsha. Nicely done! #1063728

Arya Bandyopadhyay 1/26/2005 4:09:33 AM

Ideal for the drawing room wall ... fabulous capture and terrific presentation, Marsha!! #1063824

Cindy Paquette 1/26/2005 4:28:36 AM

WOW! This image is tremendous Marsha! So very beautiful! Where do you live? #1063882

S J 1/26/2005 5:46:16 AM

Beautiful image and excellent effects, Marsha!! Very well done!! #1064054

Kara Hendricks 1/26/2005 6:39:07 AM

This is lovely Marsha!! Great effects. #1064210

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/26/2005 6:53:03 AM

Wonderful image Marsha!!! #1064238

Marsha S. Smith 1/26/2005 12:08:16 PM

Thanks to all you guys, Kathleen, Arya, Cindy, Sanjay, Kara and Adilson.
Cindy, I live in SE Texas just across the Louisiana line so we have swamps and bayous aplenty down here. This was actually taken in a local park. It is a huge pond with cypress trees and "gators" and ducks. I couldn't find a gator to shoot, though. #1064869

Murry Grigsby 1/26/2005 12:21:22 PM

Nice pano image and effects Marxha! #1064909

William C. Raco 1/26/2005 1:58:09 PM

I really like the color, tone, feel and look of this photo, Marsha. Very well taken and presented.
bill #1065030

Marsha S. Smith 1/26/2005 2:38:46 PM

Thank you Murry and Bill. I get kind of carried away sometimes with the post processing. Just in case anyone is interested I am posting the original of the photo. #1065093

June Marie Sobrito 1/26/2005 6:29:05 PM

I love it! Super work! #1065518

Susan T. Parady 1/26/2005 6:55:16 PM

Great effects! This looks super!! Well done!!! #1065584

Marsha S. Smith 1/26/2005 7:13:01 PM

June & Susan - thank you very much. I really appreciate the feedback. #1065609

Darren K. Fisher 1/26/2005 8:42:55 PM

WOW you have created a great piece of art here. I love it. #1065746

Marsha S. Smith 1/27/2005 2:52:12 AM

Thanks so much, Darren. #1066018

Laura Berman 1/27/2005 4:50:43 AM

You've really created an unusual, beautiful, atmospheric image here Marsha. It has such a surreal quality to it but I imagine that it is closer to the feeling of the real swamp than a straight photo of it is. Well done! I hope we see more of it mid month. #1066264

Marsha S. Smith 1/27/2005 12:04:54 PM

Thank you so much Laura for those kind words. Sometimes I worry that I go overboard on the post processing so its nice to get positive feedback. Thanks again. #1067078

Paula Showen 1/31/2005 5:52:14 PM

WOW! What awesome manipulation! You have done a fantastic job with this, Marsha! I LOVE your final result! Very nice! #1075888

Marsha S. Smith 1/31/2005 6:45:36 PM

Thank you so much, Paula. I am kind of new to Photoshop so I just grab an image and apply every filter to it until I find one that works. Sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't. I am learning with every step though. I appreciate the boost from comments like yours. #1075963

Cora Miller 2/2/2005 9:26:57 PM

The effects you added to this are wonderful, Marsha! You've turned an ordinary photograph into an extraordinary work of art! Great job! #1080623

Marsha S. Smith 2/3/2005 3:03:20 AM

Thank you so much for the kind words, Cora. I looove Photoshop. #1080809

Tammy McAllister 2/7/2005 7:07:47 AM

I visited your gallery and this image really caught my attention. Wow....what an amazing perspective, and presentation. I hope to see this one again...it is so unique! #1089086

Marsha S. Smith 2/7/2005 8:49:27 AM

Thank you so much Tammy. I really appreciate your input, especially after I visited your gallery and saw all those little medallions. Wonderful images. #1089286

Odelia 3/2/2005 7:29:16 PM

My first response to this was that it is absolutely gorgeous! Looks enchanted and magical. Wow. #1144182

Marsha S. Smith 3/2/2005 8:11:15 PM

Thank you so much Odelia. Down here in SE Texas we have a lot of "swamps". With a little help from Photoshop and Virtual Photographer you can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. #1144274

Lewis P. Church 3/8/2005 5:23:59 PM

This is just so cool, It would make a great mural... Keep clicking! #1157265

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Description

Taken yesterday midday. Autofocus and auto settings. Manipulated in Virtual Photographer and PSCS. Shoebox filter and diffuse glow. Cropped and contrast tweaked.

Uploaded on 1/26/2005 2:29:46 AM

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