Standing Guard 2

© Vicki L. Filippin

Standing Guard 2

Rhonda Burger 9/25/2008 7:17:55 AM

Pretty cool Vicki. I love the curves of the statue along with the curves of the clouds... all so harmonious. Rhonda #1004868

Daniella Puente 9/25/2008 9:05:57 AM

This works very good Vicki! love the strong color contrast and impact :))) #6510716

Gena L. Talbot 9/25/2008 9:07:17 AM

AWESOME VICKI!!!! Beautiful image, Love the colors and superb effects! Great work girl on this wonderful DD Image! :) #6510725

Dolly L. Davis 9/25/2008 10:22:13 AM

Awesome work, Vicki! Great image! #6511009

Joy Rector 9/25/2008 11:16:17 AM

well done #6511140

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/25/2008 11:34:15 AM

This looks great, Vicki! Good job on the editing!! #6511228

Vicki L. Filippin 9/25/2008 1:39:06 PM

Thanks so much Rhonda, Daniella, Gena, Dolly, Joy & Jean! This is WAY out of character for me, but thought I'd give it a try. I appreciate the feedback! #6511815

Stephanie Frey 9/26/2008 4:34:09 AM

Beautiful colors and contrast Vicki!Cool image! #6514745

Vicki L. Filippin 9/26/2008 4:43:41 AM

Thanks a bunch, Stephanie!! #6514814

Mike Umbreit 9/26/2008 6:52:40 PM

Vicki - Very neat! You may need to spend more time in the darkroom! I find myself venturing in there way more often. :) - Mike #6517768

Vicki L. Filippin 9/26/2008 7:10:59 PM

Thanks, Mike! DD is SOOO not my forte'; it's that addicting Topaz filter! I ran through a few of the preloaded adjustment on it and when this popped up I was like...hmmm...this could be interesting. I'll leave the DD work for other like you, Datha, Elida, Jean on a regular basis, though....lol #6517838

Ellen Hodges 9/29/2008 6:13:26 AM

Fantastic capture, Vicki. Love the pov and effects! #6527407

Vicki L. Filippin 9/29/2008 6:19:25 AM

Thanks so much, Ellen.
:-) #6527451

Christie R. Bielss 9/29/2008 12:49:36 PM

Very cool! Great capture and effects! #6529166

Vicki L. Filippin 9/29/2008 12:53:02 PM

Thanks, bunches, Christie!! #6529177

Irene Colling 10/2/2008 5:37:09 AM

Excellent POV to best show off these great statues. #6542727

Vicki L. Filippin 10/2/2008 5:54:59 AM

Thanks, Irene! I wasn't sure how the judges would feel about it, so I'm pretty thrilled it got THIS far! #6542790

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/2/2008 6:59:42 AM

Vibrant and beautiful Vicki! A great flowing capture, very eye catching! #6543039

Vicki L. Filippin 10/2/2008 7:02:06 AM

Thanks, Donna! I really appreciate the positive feedback! #6543049

Sherry McClead 10/2/2008 4:59:09 PM

Cool shot Vicki!! Congrats on the EP!!

Sherrybear :} #6545143

Aimee c. Eisaman 10/2/2008 6:04:59 PM

Beautiful work with Topaz Vicki! It can be so difficult to take an interesting shot of statues, but you did a great job! Congrats on the EP! #6545351

Vicki L. Filippin 10/2/2008 7:16:51 PM

Thanks Sherry & Aimee! I LOVE that filter! #6545475

Gary Lange 10/17/2008 1:46:31 PM

A very creative image, Vicki! Love the POV...keep up the great work! #6615355

Vicki L. Filippin 10/17/2008 3:38:25 PM

Hey, buddy! Thanks! How are you doing? #6615751

Dr Silly 10/22/2008 7:29:45 PM

Congratulations Vicki on this finalist. :O)
#6639748

Jean E. Hildebrant 10/22/2008 7:38:37 PM

WoooHoooo, Vicki! Look at that badge :-)
All that hard work is paying off! I hope it does great in the next round!!! #6639839

Nikki McDonald 10/22/2008 8:22:05 PM

Oh Vicki, I can't wait til you see this :) Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #6640289

Debbie E. Payne 10/22/2008 8:34:05 PM

Lovely, Vicki- Good luck over the next day or two! #6640473

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/22/2008 8:56:57 PM

Awesome image, Vicki!!! Gratz on the FINALIST and goodluck on the finals ;) #6640733

Elida Gutierrez 10/22/2008 9:28:38 PM

I remember this one, Wonderful work!!!

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!
#6640995

Kara Hendricks 10/23/2008 4:26:02 AM

Woohoo... I knew all the 101 help and extra work you put into this would pay off!!

COngrats!!! #6643199

Sherry McClead 10/23/2008 5:38:36 AM

Congratulations on the Finalist!!! What a Fantastic Image!

Sherrybear :} #6643789

Sherry L. Davis 10/23/2008 5:43:41 AM

Congrats Vicki! I am so happy this made finalist! #6643831

Irene Colling 10/23/2008 6:23:31 AM

WooHoo!!!
Congratulations on your finalist Vicki. #6644102

M.Christine Duncan 10/23/2008 6:34:09 AM

I spy a finalist... CONGRATS Vicki!!! And the DRU club says congrats too! #6644168

A P 10/23/2008 7:07:13 AM

Congrats Vicki. I know this one makes you happy. Best of luck in the next round. #6644433

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 8:46:52 AM

Congratulations on another Finalist, Vicki! #6645462

Gena L. Talbot 10/23/2008 8:50:13 AM

Congratulations Vicki.... Such a wonderful finalist!!! WTG my friend :) #6645502

Vicki L. Filippin 10/23/2008 3:16:41 PM

Thanks a whole bunch for all your well wishes Doc, Jean, Nikki, Debbie, UV, Elida, Sherry, Sherry, Irene, Christine, Ann, Stephanie and Gena! I truly could not be more surprised. #6647891

Susan Fox 10/23/2008 4:29:37 PM

This is a super photo! Love the pov! Congrats Vicki!!! #6648369

Vicki L. Filippin 10/23/2008 7:07:28 PM

Hi Susan! Thanks SO much!
:-) #6649367

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/24/2008 10:26:36 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! I'm very happy for you Vicki! #6653172

Vicki L. Filippin 10/24/2008 4:11:04 PM

Thanks, Donna! I'm completey shocked! #6654991

Leland N. Saunders 11/11/2008 11:44:25 AM

Great job, Vicki ...

Lee #6740833

Vicki L. Filippin 11/11/2008 5:46:44 PM

Thanks so much, Lee! #6742224

Corinne M. Thompson 11/12/2008 2:12:53 PM

Cool image Vicki! Congrats on the Finalist! #6746343

Vicki L. Filippin 11/12/2008 3:29:42 PM

Thanks a bunch, Corinne!
:-) #6746603

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Description

Atlantis Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
Thank you, Datha, for your ideas!!
This is a pair of sculptured swordfish high atop the main entrance to this grand resort.
I used the Topaz Adjust filter and other edits to acheive the look I wanted.
Not a category I usually enter, but thought I would give it a try.
9/25 - Digital Darkroom

Exif: F Number: 7, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/6400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 26.00 mm, Model: FinePix S7000

Uploaded on 9/25/2008 7:04:30 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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