Embrace Your Dreams

© Mary-Ella Bowles

Embrace Your Dreams

Linda Proctor level-fanatic 1/29/2005 9:12:25 PM

It's fantastic Havn't seen before but it's great #210333

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-fanatic 1/29/2005 9:24:01 PM

Excellent Mary-Ella!,
Amalia #1072097

Dan Smith 1/29/2005 9:24:47 PM

I agree this is great I started laughing as soon as I saw it #1072098

Mary-Ella Bowles level-fanatic 1/29/2005 9:39:58 PM

Thanks Linda, Amalia, and D.J. - glad you like it! I had fun bringing the concept to life. ;-) #1072106

Mary K. Robison level-fanatic 1/29/2005 10:20:03 PM

This is wonderful, Mary-Ella!!
It has all the elements for a winner: color, composition, clarity, CREATIVITY...hope to see it again soon as your latest award recipient. #1072122

Kristi A. Howson level-fanatic 1/30/2005 12:03:51 AM

I just love this...you do such great work Mary-Ella! #1072200

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-fanatic 1/30/2005 12:45:49 AM

I love it as well! Cool image, Mary-Ella! #1072227

Claudia Kuhn level-fanatic 1/30/2005 6:05:08 AM

This and your cat cloning image are my 2 favorites of yours! Good luck! #1072575

Karen Engelbreth level-fanatic 1/30/2005 6:09:32 AM

Still a fantastic image, Mary-ELla - love it! #1072591

Murry Grigsby 1/30/2005 7:54:46 AM

I can't imagine this one getting passed by a third time Mary-Ella :0) It is so well done and such a great idea!! Super story telling and computer work. One of my favorites!! #1072907

Mary-Ella Bowles level-fanatic 1/30/2005 8:25:13 AM

Thanks guys! This is one of my favorites, so I just had to give it one more try. ;-) #1072984

Donna J. Taff level-fanatic 1/30/2005 9:57:14 AM

I love this each time I see it. If I was the judge's it would win, Mary Ella!!!! #1073167

Claudia Kuhn level-fanatic 2/18/2005 5:10:59 PM

Love this one, congrats! #1112343

Wendy Stevenson level-fanatic 2/18/2005 5:11:33 PM

Congrats on making the finals with this most excellent DA Mary-Ella!!! I love it! #1112351

SaMi Martin level-fanatic 2/18/2005 5:45:23 PM

I love this MaryElla. Congratulations! #1112699

Darren K. Fisher level-fanatic 2/18/2005 5:59:51 PM

Glad to see third time was the charm for you. So very well deserved. #1112874

Mary Swift 2/18/2005 6:34:53 PM

Oh, I can't believe I hadn't seen this until now! I LOVE this!! Congratulations on your finalist, this is a definite winner in my book. :) #1113251

Mary K. Robison level-fanatic 2/18/2005 6:46:44 PM

Congratulations, Mary-Ella!
Looking forward to seeing this "third-time's-the-charm" gem reach even higher! #1113381

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/18/2005 6:55:13 PM

Congratulations Mary-Ella! #1113471

Kelly Abernathy level-fanatic 2/18/2005 7:02:21 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist Mary-Ella! I still love this one! -K #1113549

Murry Grigsby 2/18/2005 7:37:04 PM

Congrats Mary-Ella! I'm so happy to see this one in the finals!! #1113794

Jim Kinnunen level-fanatic 2/18/2005 7:45:59 PM

Congrats on this fantastic image Mary-Ella!!! #1113903

Cindy Cone 2/18/2005 8:53:11 PM

Congrats, Mary-Ella! This is great! #1114489

Kristi A. Howson 2/18/2005 9:42:47 PM

This is one of my very favorites of yours Mary-Ella. Congratulations and good luck in the finals. #1114786

Casey A. Hanson level-fanatic 2/18/2005 11:17:23 PM

Oh, this is awesome! Truly a winner! #1115163

Dale Ann Cubbage level-fanatic 2/18/2005 11:36:34 PM

Congrats on your finalist selection!

da #1115248

Frederic David level-fanatic 2/19/2005 12:51:04 AM

Amazing shot and idea. A strong atmosphere here!

congrats.

fred #1115435

Karen Engelbreth level-fanatic 2/19/2005 3:45:28 AM

Congrats on your finalist, Mary-Ella! #1115646

Cynthia M. Wiles 2/19/2005 7:07:29 AM

I've loved this shot since I saw it the 1st time! Congratulations!!
Cindy #1116506

Laurence Saliba level-fanatic 2/19/2005 12:47:22 PM

Congratulations Mary-Ella, awesome image!!! #1117632

Cora Miller level-fanatic 2/19/2005 1:05:13 PM

Hope it makes it further this time, Mary-Ella, but even if it doesn't congratulations on a winning image in many of our eyes!! #1117712

Gary Minish level-fanatic 2/19/2005 7:16:28 PM

I love this one, Mary-Ella! It deserves to win a prize. Congratulations so far and good luck :-) #1118807

Mary-Ella Bowles level-fanatic 2/19/2005 7:18:57 PM

I totally appreciate you all taking the time to look and comment - it means the world to me. :-)))) A big thank you to all!! #1118815

Lisa Deaton 2/19/2005 8:20:08 PM

Such a great image, so creative. I would love to know how you acheived this!! Congrats on your finalist!! #1118939

Kathleen Clemons 2/20/2005 10:12:43 AM

Glad you gave this one more try, Mary-Ella. Congrats to you! #1120370

Kristi A. Howson 2/21/2005 3:04:05 PM

WooHoo Mary-Ella...Fantastic...I love this!!! Congratulations on the Grand Prize Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 #1123364

Kathleen N. Nelson level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:07:09 PM

Wow, Mary-Ella . . . Grand Prize !!!! Congratulations. This image is so awesome. I'm so happy for you!! #1123372

Davide Patanè 2/21/2005 3:07:31 PM

COngratulations for you Grand Prize!!!
#1123375

AJ Alverson 2/21/2005 3:11:18 PM

WOW, "Third times a charm" REALLY held true for you!!! Cograts, this is a very much well deserved win!! Excellent!
~ Amy ~

#1123393

Claudia Kuhn level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:11:23 PM

BIG CONGRATS Mary Ella! Love this!! #1123394

Andre Marhaug 2/21/2005 3:14:08 PM

So creative and beautiful. Big congrats on your big win!. #1123405

Judith G. Secco 2/21/2005 3:17:48 PM

So wonderful! Congratulations to you. So well deserved. #1123421

Mary-Ella Bowles level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:21:59 PM

Well I'm just STUNNED! Thanks BetterPhoto - what a thrill! And thanks for your kind comments everyone - as always, they are MUCH appreciated. I am smiling! :-)))) #1123447

Charlene Bayerle level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:25:20 PM

Im not surprised....this is so well deserved Mary Ella~!!!! Conngratulations!!!!! #1123463

Bonnie C. Lackey level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:27:50 PM

Another honor for this fantastic image...Congratulations! #1123483

Linda Proctor level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:28:15 PM

Well deserved a wonderful picture Congrats #1123486

Robert Mann level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:30:08 PM

Congrats on another Grand Prize! Wooooooo-hooooooooooo Mary Ella! Congrats again! RoB #1123501

Joy Brown level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:34:13 PM

Fantastic image and well-deserved grand prize winner, Mary-Ella!!! #1123535

Patricia A. Kuniega level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:37:11 PM

You and your kitty cat GPW's!! The cat lovers of the world can only sing your praises for another fabulous win! Warmest congratulations, Mary Ella! #1123559

Mary K. Robison level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:37:53 PM

Congratulations! This is a true Grand Prize winner worthy of the title! #1123562

Wendy Stevenson level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:40:40 PM

Woohoo WTG Mary Ella - you were right, 3rd time is the charm!!! So GREAT to see this - a truly deservig GRAND PRIZE winner if I ever saw on!!! #1123578

Denise Macaris level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:48:44 PM

What a great photo! I love everything about it - BIG congrats Mary-Ella!! #1123612

Sharon Smith level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:49:17 PM

Well, I guess winning the Grand Prize was worth waiting for! Well deserved, Mary-Ella!!! #1123615

Deborah C. Lewinson level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:54:36 PM

Hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Mary-Ella. It's a most deserving win, glad you persevered!
-Debby #1123640

Kay Beausoleil level-fanatic 2/21/2005 3:56:43 PM

Congratulations on winning the Grand Prize, Mary-Ella!!! Funny and a beautiful composition all in one, a wonderful picture! #1123651

June Marie Sobrito level-fanatic 2/21/2005 4:06:59 PM

Congratulations on your win!!! Superb job! #1123693

Sharon Day level-fanatic 2/21/2005 4:14:39 PM

Congratulations on winning the Grand Prize, Mary-Ella!!! WTG!!! Such a creative photo! #1123722

Tom Andersen level-fanatic 2/21/2005 4:25:59 PM

Congratulations, Mary-Ella! This is really a fantastic photo! #1123791

Piotr M. Organa level-fanatic 2/21/2005 4:26:24 PM

Congratulations, Mary-Ella!!! #1123796

Cindy Cone 2/21/2005 4:30:59 PM

Many congrats, Mary-Ella! You deserved this one! #1123812

Lisa Deaton 2/21/2005 4:31:35 PM

Congratulations on your GP WIN!!!! :) #1123815

Noel Baebler 2/21/2005 4:34:24 PM

Huzzah! This is great! Congratulations! #1123823

Donna J. Taff 2/21/2005 4:34:35 PM

I loved this one all three time's and finally you got what you deserve; GRAND PRIZE!!!! Congratulation's Mary Ella!!!! #1123825

Terry R. Hatfield level-fanatic 2/21/2005 4:52:42 PM

Congratulations To You Mary Ella,This Is One Well Done Image, And In The Right Slot For Sure!!! #1123890

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/21/2005 5:05:45 PM

Congratulations Mary Ella! #1123936

Mary-Ella Bowles level-fanatic 2/21/2005 5:06:29 PM

you guys are all so sweet - thanks for all your very kind comments. :-) #1123938

Dan J. Holm level-fanatic 2/21/2005 5:09:22 PM

Alright, Mary-Ella!!!! Looks like this time WAS a charm!! CONTRATULATIONS on this awesome GRAND PRIZE entry!! #1123950

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling level-fanatic 2/21/2005 5:11:18 PM

Jeepers! - this is incredible! Congrats on this superb work! #1123957

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic level-fanatic 2/21/2005 5:20:46 PM

When I was looking at the finalists, I was assured that this is going be a winner! And I'm very glad that it became that way, because, this image deserves this place and honor! Many congratulations, Mary-Ella! #1123984

Kathy Kult level-fanatic 2/21/2005 5:49:51 PM

Wow, I LOVE this picture! Congratulations on the Grand Prize! #1124071

Monika Sapek level-fanatic 2/21/2005 6:03:45 PM

Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Mary–Ella!!
Monika
#1124117

Kelly Abernathy level-fanatic 2/21/2005 6:04:05 PM

Congrats on your big win Mary-Ella!! -K #1124118

Jill Flynn level-fanatic 2/21/2005 6:07:02 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Mary-Ella! Love this image!! #1124137

Jim Kinnunen level-fanatic 2/21/2005 6:07:11 PM

Well deserved Mary-Ella!!! #1124138

Wong Chek Poh level-fanatic 2/21/2005 6:10:12 PM

Well done. Congrats. #1124151

Dale Ann Cubbage level-fanatic 2/21/2005 6:35:06 PM

Mary Ella, this is an incredible image! Congrats, you deserve this win! Just goes to show, we can't give up on the things we believe in!

da #1124238

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 6:35:52 PM

Well the third time was certainly the charm Mary-Ella :0) Congratulations on your wonderful creation and Grand Prize win!! #1124242

Debra Booth 2/21/2005 6:40:50 PM

Congratulations on your win, Mary-Ella!! #1124277

Evy Johansen level-fanatic 2/21/2005 7:10:02 PM

Big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Mary-Ella! Well deserved! #1124394

Jill Battaglia level-fanatic 2/21/2005 7:14:21 PM

Huge congrats Mary-Ella!! This is excellent!! :-) #1124406

Stan Kwasniowski level-fanatic 2/21/2005 7:51:40 PM

Mary-Ella, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on being the Grand Prize winner, you deserve it

Stan Kwasniowski #1124501

Cesar J. La Rosa level-fanatic 2/21/2005 8:40:27 PM

A BEAUTIFUL image. It's PERFECT in every way.
Big congratulations on your well-deserved Grand Prize win, Mary-Ella!!! #1124606

Kathleen R. Struckle level-fanatic 2/21/2005 9:09:39 PM

Beautiful image Mary-Ella. Congrats. on you GRAND PRIZE win!! #1124633

Ali Hoolash 2/21/2005 9:25:16 PM

Congrats! First time I saw this here, Mary-Ella! Glad I did! Superb concept and well deserved Grand Prize Win! #1124657

Karen Engelbreth 2/21/2005 9:35:34 PM

Big, big big congrats on your well deserved Grand Prix win, Mary-Ella! #1124663

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-fanatic 2/21/2005 9:47:40 PM

Beautiful, original work!!! Great job Mary-Ella, congratulations!!! #1124675

Darren Alexander 2/21/2005 10:43:57 PM

congrats, Mary-Ella! what a perfect image! :-)

you just proved how perseverance pays off! ;-) #1124707

Jordi Delgado 2/22/2005 12:07:10 AM

Terrific image, Mary-Ella!! Congratulations on you BIG win!!!!

:-)) #1124735

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-fanatic 2/22/2005 3:06:44 AM

Awesome composition Mary-Ella!!!
Congratulations on your well deserved win!!! #1124943

Heather L. Jacks 2/22/2005 4:16:08 AM

A big Congratulations to you!! #1125084

Donna W. Neal 2/22/2005 4:32:15 AM

Aren't you glad you gave it another chance! CONGRATULATIONS on yourwell deserved Grand Prize win Mary-Ella ..:) #1125155

Beverley Lu Steeves 2/22/2005 5:08:02 AM

Wow! Congratulations Mary-Ella!!! This is wonderful! Great concept! I'm very proud of my fellow classmate :) #1125278

Jeff Lovinger level-fanatic 2/22/2005 5:14:44 AM

Congratulations Mary-Ella on your well deserved grand prize win. Fantastic image and concept.
Jeff #1125288

Marcie A. Fowler level-fanatic 2/22/2005 5:43:53 AM

A great big congrats on the very, very well deserved Grand Prize win Mary-Ella!! I love this image and so glad to see it get the well deserved recognition!! #1125381

Eric Schneider level-fanatic 2/22/2005 6:25:16 AM

Congrats on your fantastic shot. !! #1125456

Patrick Byrd 2/22/2005 6:35:03 AM

Hi Mary-Ella-

Congratulations- I love it. #1125477

Peggy Wolff 2/22/2005 7:19:39 AM

Looks like 3rd time WAS a charm! Congrats on this wonderful shot that is so typically imaginative for you! #1125618

Blake Heminger 2/22/2005 9:07:12 AM

Congratulations Mary-Ella!!!
Respectfully,
Blake #1125903

Jacqueline W. Mills 2/22/2005 9:33:32 AM

I found this picture creative and arresting the first time I saw it. I'm so pleased its fine quality was finally recognized by the BF judges! Congrats! #1125935

Laurence Saliba level-fanatic 2/22/2005 10:19:47 AM

This is one of the best images I have ever seen!!! Truly merited 1st Prize winner!!! A very BIG congratulations Mary-Ella!!!! #1126024

Patrick Campbell 2/22/2005 10:32:49 AM

Congrats Mary-Ella! What a clever idea, and wonderfully executed! Perseverance furthers. #1126052

Laurie L. Snidow 2/22/2005 11:15:37 AM

Mary-Ella I have always loved this one and so happy to see it win here! Congrats on a well deserved win! #1126098

Theresa Marie Jones level-fanatic 2/22/2005 12:28:17 PM

I knew this was a Masterpiece the 1st time I saw it! What a pleasure to see this again! Congratulations Mary-Ella on your achievement and Grand Prize! #1126241

Joline Frazier level-fanatic 2/22/2005 12:33:15 PM

This is a great image, I liked it the first time I saw it, and still do. Congratulations on a well deserved win....third time was a charm! #1126253

Paul C. Gazzanigo level-fanatic 2/22/2005 1:35:46 PM

Fabulous, Mary-Ella! Way to persevere! #1126342

Donna J. Eaton level-fanatic 2/22/2005 1:52:59 PM

A BIG congratulations to you Mary-Ella! This has always been one of my favorite images! A well deserved win! :-) #1126380

Karen Bacon level-fanatic 2/22/2005 2:33:38 PM

I love this photo!!!Congratulations on this winner! #1126412

Pamela K level-fanatic 2/22/2005 4:07:45 PM

This is an amazing compilation! I love it! Congratulations on your win!

Pam #1126648

Laura Berman 2/22/2005 4:26:29 PM

Such a wonderful image Mary-Ella--I love it even more every time I see it! Congratulations on a very well deserved win!! #1126692

Anita Taylor 2/22/2005 4:43:26 PM

This is terrific Mary-Ella! What a great idea. Congratulations :) #1126725

Audrea Telkamp 2/22/2005 4:43:50 PM

A big congratulations Mary-Ella!! This is one of my all-time favorites!! Excellent Excellent Excellent!! #1126726

Nancy Grace Chen 2/22/2005 5:20:54 PM

Wow, I can't believe you submitted this three times, Mary-Ella... I guess they were just waiting for the right month to make it Grand Prize!! A huge congrats to you-- you know I love this one!

Nancy #1126792

Maria Mosolova level-fanatic 2/22/2005 5:43:51 PM

Awesome Mary-Ella! #1126845

Casey A. Hanson level-fanatic 2/22/2005 5:59:26 PM

Congratulations on your big win Mary-Ella! Very deserving! :0) #1126885

Nancy Donnell level-fanatic 2/22/2005 6:47:28 PM

Very creative! Love this! Nancy D.
#1127014

S J level-fanatic 2/22/2005 8:19:21 PM

Many Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win with this OUTSTANDING image, Mary-Ella!! #1127188

Susana Matos level-fanatic 2/22/2005 11:07:21 PM

I am really happy you resubmitted this photo. I am actually missing all the new entries because of my work, and I know seeing this photo I am missing some gorgeous images.
I think this is a spectacular image, you´ve made it so perfectly that I can only admire and admire this!!!! I have no words to tell you how much I love this!
CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved first prize!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1127374

Judy S. Fung level-fanatic 2/23/2005 3:11:31 AM

Congrats on your grand prize win, Mary-Ella! #1127591

Jeff W. Robinson level-fanatic 2/23/2005 4:14:39 AM

COngrats Mary-Ella! This really is a awesome image and so deserving of the Grand Prize! Jeff #1127751

Dolores Neilson level-fanatic 2/23/2005 4:58:13 AM

A third Grand, Girlfriend!! Big congrats! I agree with all the statements...well deserved, Mary Ella! I love this creative image immensely! #1127914

Clinton D. Thomas level-fanatic 2/23/2005 7:49:39 AM

I have a question for you. Was this picture shot just this way or did you add the cat in PS? Did you do any kind of editing in PS. I'm learning so whatever you could share would be appreciated.
Lori #1128349

Mary-Ella Bowles level-fanatic 2/23/2005 5:04:52 PM

I did use some Photoshop magic to create this image, Lori. I began by taking a photo at the local art museum of 3 paintings on a wall, and the bench you see in front of it. Then I took 3 of my tiger photos, used some artistic filters to make them look like paintings, and then placed them within the 3 frames. Next I added the photo of my cat, sitting her on the bench. Did ALOT of tweaking to make everything seamless. And finally, since this particular cat has no tail in real life, I created one for her in this fantasy image. I must say, it seems very strange for me to see her with a tail! Hope this description helps. #1129294

Lisa Young level-fanatic 2/23/2005 9:43:25 PM

Wonderful DA Mary-Ella. Big congrats! Had voted for it at Bestfoto when it won POTM there too. #1129637

Clinton D. Thomas level-fanatic 2/24/2005 9:06:03 AM

Thanks for answering my question Mary-Ella.
Lori #1130641

Sharon McClung 2/24/2005 4:54:30 PM

Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations! #1131369

Tammy McAllister 2/25/2005 2:05:32 AM

Tremenous image! Congratulations to you Mary-Ella! #1132035

Marta Azevedo 2/25/2005 9:41:15 AM

Congrats, Terrific work. #1133007

Carol Brill 2/25/2005 6:15:15 PM

Belated congratulations on your big win, Mary Ella, your mastery of the techniques involved and the final result are absolutely superb! #1133760

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 3/3/2005 7:22:37 PM

Wonderful, wonderful Mary-Ella, and a well deserved win. Congrats! #1146396

Mette Vendelboe Allison 3/4/2005 1:12:27 AM

Absolutely cool and awesome idea, very well executed, unique work! Congrats! #1146698

Cindy K. Bracken 3/5/2005 6:14:07 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win! This is wonderful!
Cindy Bracken
shuttermom profitable photography #1150593

Jean Crombie 3/7/2005 5:13:36 AM

Mary Ella,

Congratulations! I loved this the first time I saw it and I'm so happy that you have finally been recognized with the Grand Prize! Good for you!

Jean #1153202

Leslie W. Cothren 3/8/2005 6:23:53 AM

Wow...wow...wow...
No wonder this was a grand prize winner! Incredible, incredible photography!!! #1156077

Jasmine Chua L. 3/16/2005 9:37:10 PM

This is hilarious, obviously lots of thoughts and effort put into this. Amazing and attention grabbing..Well deserved win. Congrats, Mary for a job well done.:-) #1183331

Michelle M. Moyer 4/2/2005 3:36:30 PM

Congratulations!! Great image! (I like the title too...)

Really cool...
#1224872

Muneer T. Al-Awami 5/12/2005 8:40:38 AM

great shot! #1343706

Amanda Price 9/17/2005 2:41:12 PM

You did SUCH a fantastic job on this! Congrats on your grand win! #1849363

Ivan Chacon 2/3/2006 3:21:25 PM

What an exquisite piece of Art ...Can't wait to see the Gallery!!! #2373819

Stephanie A. Laird level-fanatic 2/22/2006 6:01:49 PM

I have admired this image for so long now. I just wanted to let you know that just fantastic! #2454905

Milan Banik 4/23/2006 11:15:54 AM

AWESOME STORY TELLING COMPOSITION! #2677183

Martie Last 8/20/2006 2:35:48 PM

This made me laugh right out loud. Thanks for making my day! #3189941

Alana J. Case 10/23/2007 10:45:27 PM

This is just perfect!! lol #4969781

Lisa J. Boulden level-fanatic 4/12/2008 10:32:59 AM

SPECTACULAR!!!
Brings me smiles!
~Lisa #5778892

Lisa R. Buffington level-fanatic 8/12/2009 10:04:21 AM

Fantastic image and creative story telling. Love it and it made me smile. #7842121

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