...into the light...

© Nobu Nagase

...into the light...

S J 4/3/2005 9:58:57 PM

Superb capture, Nobi!! Fantastic lighting and perspective!! Love it!! #232325

Janet L. Skinner 4/4/2005 3:51:01 AM

Excellent lighting, Nobi!! So beautiful! #1227442

Roger Bernabo 4/4/2005 4:35:54 AM

So very nice Nobi #1227667

Carla Metzler 4/4/2005 5:59:34 AM

Very beautiful, Nobi! #1227874

Michelle Lea Guinn 4/4/2005 7:31:03 AM

wonderful lighting and composition!! mlg #1228184

Nobu Nagase 4/4/2005 8:45:54 AM

Sanjay, thank you for viewing and commenting so soon after I posted this.

Janet, Roger, Carla, michelle lea,
I also thank you for your continuing support.

I posted a similar image in March. These images are from the same series of shots but the camera position was in vertical format vs. landscape format. Notice the different angle makes the color difference.
...attempt to add the image here... #1228351

Nobu Nagase 4/4/2005 8:46:51 AM

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Karen Engelbreth 4/4/2005 10:08:06 AM

Very beautiful macro, Nobi! #1228477

Judy S. Fung 4/4/2005 10:59:14 AM

Lovely image and wonderful lighting, Nobi! #1228567

Marsha S. Smith 4/4/2005 2:33:32 PM

Radiantly beautiful, Nobi! I recently learned that with blues and purples the amount of light, whether it is warm or cool light and the direction it is coming from changes the image. You demonstrated that perfectly here. #1228917

robert burks 4/5/2005 3:39:08 PM

....Nobi...your capture of light slays me...this is no different...very well done, unique and it draws me to the image...powerful and beautiful. The black background I think really makes the colors stand out. Well done! #1231550

Olivia Navarro 4/5/2005 3:41:01 PM

Beautiful and I love your title! #1231560

Kathleen K. Parker 4/5/2005 7:42:44 PM

Hi Nobinn,
I think you are now the lighting king. This is beautiful!! Classic work, nobi.
kathkk #1232027

Cathy Stancil 4/5/2005 8:21:35 PM

Absolutly gorgeous Nobi ! This wonderfully done ... #1232078

Stanley J. Contrades 4/6/2005 1:58:54 PM

Exquisite in lighting and color, Nobi! Very dramatic composition beautifully done!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1233971

Dan Holm 4/6/2005 2:09:20 PM

Wow! Simply BEAUTIFUL, Nobi!! #1233988

Lucia De Giovanni 4/6/2005 8:14:53 PM

So very beautifully done Nobi, I love it! #1234611

Stan Kwasniowski 4/7/2005 3:32:10 PM

Nobi, Wow, Awesome photography you do, just beautiful

Stan Kwasniowski #1236860

Anita Hogue 4/13/2005 3:44:49 PM

This is just beautiful!!! My passion is flowers, and you do such a wonderful job on the flowers!!! #1252322

Jim Kinnunen 5/21/2005 10:20:40 PM

Beautiful Nobi!!! Congratulations!!! #1376957

Jill Flynn 5/21/2005 10:47:56 PM

Way to go Nobi. Congratulations again!!! #1377168

Mary K. Robison 5/22/2005 12:11:18 AM

What a beauty, Nobi!
CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist!! #1377696

S J 5/22/2005 2:51:09 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Nobi!! #1378043

Lucia De Giovanni 5/22/2005 8:52:50 AM

I knew I would see this one again - congratulations Nobi!!! #1380108

Kathleen K. Parker 5/22/2005 11:31:00 AM

Congratulations AGAIN, Nobinn!!! Beautiful. You are so good with flowers!!
kathkk #1381009

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/22/2005 1:33:10 PM

Beautiful Nobi, congrats again! #1381507

Carla Metzler 5/22/2005 7:14:54 PM

Congratulations Nobi, on this beautiful finalist! #1382965

Jane Summa 5/22/2005 9:57:02 PM

Hi Nobi..I missed this one??!!! I recognize it but see you said you posted one similiar last month...maybe that is why :-) ...sry..I love your gallery and always look forward to see what's new :-)..Congratulations again!! You've done really great in April's contest... :-) Well deserved 4 sure! #1383507

Cora Miller 5/23/2005 11:23:08 PM

And yet another congratulations to you, Nobi!!! Spectacular capture of the light! It's as if the flower is receiving it's life source at it's very core! #1387939

Jane Summa 5/24/2005 6:13:16 PM

Nobi...2nd place!!! Awesome!! I'm real happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Time to celebrate! ha! #1392109

Stanley J. Contrades 5/24/2005 6:20:10 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win and this brilliant image, Nobi!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1392211

Jill Flynn 5/24/2005 6:21:30 PM

Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL SECOND PLACE WIN Nobi! #1392225

Diane Addonizio 5/24/2005 6:27:34 PM

Congratulations, Nobi!!! #1392293

William C. Raco 5/24/2005 6:31:05 PM

Beautiful work, Nobi!


Brenda W. LaFleur 5/24/2005 6:38:23 PM

Congrats on your second place win, Nobi! Way to go!! #1392384

S J 5/24/2005 6:42:01 PM

Woo Hoo!! Congratulations on this well deserving Second Place Win, Nobi!! #1392423

Naveed Sheikh 5/24/2005 6:44:30 PM

Way to Go Nobi !, I had originally missed this one, but glad to see it as a second place winner ! #1392439

Mary K. Robison 5/24/2005 6:50:11 PM

Yay, Nobi!
CONGRATULATIONS on this beauty making a Second Place Win! #1392474

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 7:00:45 PM

Nobi congratulations on your 2nd place win.

WOnderful job. Kerby #1392548

Debra Booth 5/24/2005 7:13:28 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful second-place win, Nobi! #1392642

Dolores Neilson 5/24/2005 7:17:44 PM

Lovely translucence in the petals, Nobi!! Beautiful light! Big congrats on 2nd place!! Woo hooo! #1392668

Deborah Sandidge 5/24/2005 7:27:00 PM

Beautiful win, Nobi - congratulations!! #1392721

Colette M. Metcalf 5/24/2005 7:52:46 PM

Congrats Nobi! #1392831

Cathy Stancil 5/24/2005 8:10:34 PM

Hourray !! Congratulations Nobi !! Bravo !! #1392882

Nancy Grace Chen 5/24/2005 9:13:09 PM

Beautiful lighting, Nobi... congratulations on your winner!!

Nancy #1393017

Laurence Saliba 5/24/2005 9:13:57 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Nobi!!!!!! #1393019

Carol Brill 5/24/2005 10:46:47 PM

Nobi, congratulations on your win for this amazing capture of light and color!! #1393283

Cora Miller 5/25/2005 12:48:09 AM

Yea Nobi!!! A HUGE congratulations on your win! #1393425

Lucia De Giovanni 5/25/2005 5:09:32 AM

Congratulations Nobi on such a wonderful shot and win! #1394108

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2005 5:41:19 AM

Congratulations on your win Nobi!! #1394264

Karen Bacon 5/25/2005 6:12:48 AM

Congratulations Nobi on this beautiful winner!!! #1394448

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/25/2005 6:39:20 AM

Congrats to you Nobi, on this stunning winner! #1394588

Susan T. Evans 5/25/2005 8:25:12 AM

Congrats Nobi on this awesome winner!!! #1395038

Darren K. Fisher 5/25/2005 8:45:16 AM

Way to go Nobi, a very well deserved win for sure. #1395112

Karen Engelbreth 5/25/2005 8:58:56 AM

Congratulations, Nobi! #1395198

Kathleen Clemons 5/25/2005 10:29:20 AM

So beautiful, Nobi, congrats! #1395496

Sharon Day 5/25/2005 10:46:05 AM

Gorgeous image, Nobi!!! Congratulations on your win!!! #1395573

Judy S. Fung 5/25/2005 12:26:58 PM

Congrats on your win, Nobi!! #1395969

Dominique Declerck 5/25/2005 1:32:49 PM

Congratulations, Nobi!!! #1396128

Marsha S. Smith 5/25/2005 3:05:29 PM

Congratulations, my friend, on this absolute beauty! #1396411

Jennifer Rennison 5/25/2005 5:23:02 PM

Gorgeous, Nobi!! Congratulations on your win! #1396995

Evy Johansen 5/25/2005 5:44:23 PM

So well deserved! Many congratulations on this beautiful win, Nobi! #1397082

Sandy Driscoll 5/25/2005 6:06:44 PM

Extraordinary and exquisite! Congratulations, Nobi. #1397156

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/26/2005 5:00:13 AM

stunning photograph. congratulations on your win. #1398096

Carla Metzler 5/26/2005 11:03:19 AM

Congratulations, Nobi! #1399328

Rhonda Smith 5/27/2005 6:40:51 PM

Gorgeous image Nobi.. congratulations to you on your win!! #1404030

Nobu Nagase 5/28/2005 1:53:13 PM

Thank you very much, everyone, for your time and kind words.

Kathleen K. Parker 5/28/2005 6:28:32 PM

OMG I missed telling you CONGRATULATIONS on getting second place for this photo, Nobinn. I am so sorry! It is truly wonderful!
Kathkk #1406397

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Postscript: This image also earned the 2nd place in the Creative Arts Contest, Texas State Fair.

Uploaded on 4/3/2005 9:46:07 PM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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