Wrapped in spring

© Carol Brill

Wrapped in spring

Stanley J. Contrades 4/9/2005 12:52:14 AM

This is one of those OMG images that is just breathtaking, Carol! Superb colors and technique on this beauty, as well as the VP filter!
Much Aloha,
Stan #234303

S J 4/9/2005 12:59:11 AM

Well..that's what I call "A vision from heaven"!! Beautiful capture and amazing effects, Carol!! Abslutely breathtaking!! Love it!! #1240269

Karen Engelbreth 4/9/2005 1:05:50 AM

WOW - super fantastic, Carol - love it! #1240278

Larissa Beniaminova 4/9/2005 1:37:34 AM

O my God! it's breathtaking shot! I love it!!!
Carol, it's my dream to make shot like that, do you mind to share technic how did you make it?

Danilo Piccioni 4/9/2005 1:40:43 AM

Very pittoresque I think is the key word! It seems as if the tree was floating which makes it even more interesting! #1240303

Darren K. Fisher 4/9/2005 2:02:41 AM

Love the spring colors and your title. The effect you used really works well here. #1240312

Dan Holm 4/9/2005 2:20:28 AM

Wowowowow!!! ..... Wow! .... #1240324

Janice Edwards 4/9/2005 2:30:53 AM

Magical..........:) #1240340

Paul Michko 4/9/2005 2:54:29 AM

Awesome, Carol. #1240368

Susana Matos 4/9/2005 3:03:11 AM

thÝs is really BEAUTIFUL! I really liked this!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1240378

Tom Andersen 4/9/2005 3:28:03 AM

I have to agree with Stan on this one, Carol! Fantastic image! #1240414

Kathleen Clemons 4/9/2005 4:01:38 AM

Your technique gives this wonderful mood, Carol, it's beautiful! #1240453

Janet L. Skinner 4/9/2005 5:18:04 AM

WOW!!!!!! Carol, this is a truly amazing shot!!!! It is so beautiful!! #1240555

Carla Metzler 4/9/2005 7:41:30 AM

Very beautiful, Carol! #1241016

Brinn MacDougall 4/9/2005 10:38:26 AM

This is the kind of shot, that makes you feel good..love it, Carol! #1241314

Carol Brill 4/9/2005 10:50:19 AM

Stan, Sanjay, Karen, Larissa, Danilo, Darren, Dan, Janice, Paul, Susana, Tom, Kathleen, Janet, Carla, and Brinn: Thank you all for such marvelous responses, you have made my day!

Larissa, I used a 100mm macro lens with a polarizing filter on this shot, ISO 100, aperture 22, shutter speed 0.3, on a tripod. I moved the camera slightly back and forth when I took the shot. In Photoshop CS, I increased the contrast slightly and added the VP preset filter, toned down a little, to bring out the yellow in the flowers. That's it! #1241323

Jill Flynn 4/9/2005 12:58:47 PM

OUTSTANDING Carol. This is absolutely gorgeous! #1241449

Laurence Saliba 4/9/2005 1:01:10 PM

Lovely image Carol!!!! #1241452

Stephen Zacker 4/9/2005 5:06:19 PM

This has a wonderful, warm, peaceful feeling to it. Lovely, Carol #1241834

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/9/2005 5:17:30 PM

A shimmering beauty, Carol!!! #1241869

Rob Friedman 4/9/2005 5:53:02 PM

Wow--this is beautiful! #1241958

Terry R. Hatfield 4/9/2005 6:12:34 PM

Its A Beauty Carol,I Like The Dream Like Feel It Has And Those Awesome Colors:-) #1241991

Donna J. Taff 4/9/2005 6:19:03 PM

This is so beautiful, Carol!!! #1242005

Carol Brill 4/9/2005 6:24:23 PM

Jill, Laurence, Stephen, Deborah, Rob, Terry, and Donna: I so much appreciate all your generous comments, many thanks! #1242012

Deborah Sandidge 4/9/2005 6:47:44 PM

I love the effects you created, very painterly and elegant, Carol! Very spring! #1242049

Evy Johansen 4/9/2005 7:32:15 PM

Gorgeous image, Carol! Great job! #1242102

Carol Brill 4/9/2005 9:38:00 PM

Deborah and Evy, you are so kind, thank you! #1242199

Mary K. Robison 4/13/2005 12:52:44 AM

Carol, if Monet were alive in this Digital Age, he would have "painted" this! Gorgeous work!! #1250076

DiAnna F. Paulk 4/13/2005 6:51:23 AM

I agree with Mary! This has a very impressionistic feel about it, and I love the Impressionists. Beautiful capture! It does look like the tree is floating! #1250920

Carol Brill 4/13/2005 5:58:30 PM

Mary and DiAnna, that's exactly what I had in mind to portray here and you expressed so well, many thanks to both of you for your very thoughtful remarks! #1252600

Photographer 4/16/2005 4:01:09 AM

Beautiful Carol! #1258854

Cora Miller 5/6/2005 12:21:19 AM

The greens are so peaceful, the composition so simple, and your technique and added effects so perfect, Carol!!! This one will be hard to top! #1324159

Carol Brill 5/6/2005 8:20:25 PM

Thank you, Her and Cora!

Cora, I notice we experiment with many of the same techniques--I could never use a paintbrush to capture this impressionistic ambience--thank goodness for digital!! #1327039

Photographer 5/7/2005 2:22:13 AM

One word Carol, beautiful! #1327335

Colleen Braun 5/21/2005 11:27:30 PM

congratulations... #1377486

Ronald Balthazor 5/22/2005 5:04:50 AM

Congratulations, Carol. Wonderful image. #1378516

Tom Andersen 5/22/2005 5:08:11 AM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Carol! #1378534

Susana Matos 5/22/2005 6:42:33 AM

I really Loved this from the first second I saw it and remember this image very often!! I really LOVE this!
CHeers from Portugal, Su #1379229

Jill Flynn 5/22/2005 7:22:46 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Carol! #1379498

S J 5/22/2005 9:31:16 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Carol!! #1380385

Terry R. Hatfield 5/22/2005 12:34:15 PM

Congratulations On Your Finalist Carol, A Great Month Your Having:-) #1381256

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/22/2005 12:58:26 PM

Lovely, Carol, congrats on yet another beautiful image! #1381361

Bill Houghton 5/22/2005 2:26:15 PM

Beautiful finalist Carol, Great shot. Congratulations. #1381735

Dan Holm 5/23/2005 12:25:17 AM

Congratulations on this MAGNIFICENT Finalist, Carol!!!! #1383655

Tammy McAllister 5/23/2005 5:02:47 PM

Congratulations Carol, this is just beautiful....a place I'd love to go to get away!
Tootles #1386874

Carol Brill 5/23/2005 5:34:16 PM

Thank you so much, everyone, for your good wishes, they are very much appreciated! #1386970

Cora Miller 5/23/2005 10:37:03 PM

I'm so glad to see this one again. It's certainly a winner in my book! Congratulations once more, Carol, and I hope I'll be telling you that again in a couple of days! #1387832

Sharon Day 5/24/2005 1:10:29 PM

Incredible image, Carol!!! Congratulations and good luck with this one! #1390858

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 2:03:28 PM


Congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the final rounds.

Kerby #1390985

Judy S. Fung 5/24/2005 4:25:34 PM

Congrats, Carol!! #1391452

Patricia A. Kuniega 5/24/2005 5:37:36 PM

Carol, let me be one of the first to say "HURRAY!" for you on this beautiful image. You've created the ideal spot to daydream in... while you enjoy your first place win! #1391751

Diane Dupuis 5/24/2005 5:42:34 PM

Congrats on your beautiful first place win! #1391772

Stanley J. Contrades 5/24/2005 5:47:10 PM

Absolutely fabulous First Place win, Carol!! Big CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1391805

Tom Andersen 5/24/2005 5:48:05 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding first place win, Carol! #1391814

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 5:56:42 PM

Carol congratulations on your first place win.

Super job. Kerby #1391888

Sharon Day 5/24/2005 5:57:35 PM

Absolutely gorgeous image, Carol!!! Wonderfully executed! Big congratulations on first place! #1391895

Claudia Kuhn 5/24/2005 5:57:39 PM

Just stunning Carol, congrats on your first place winner!! Way to go!! #1391897

William C. Raco 5/24/2005 6:00:35 PM

Outstanding work, Carol
Congratulations on the 1st Place win!!

bill #1391920

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2005 6:01:45 PM

Congrats on your super win!...beautiful #1391940

Jill Flynn 5/24/2005 6:03:00 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win Carol!!! Way to go! #1391959

Gaurav Mehra 5/24/2005 6:06:31 PM

Hearty congratulations on this great accolade, Carol!!! #1392000

Rhonda Smith 5/24/2005 6:18:55 PM

Congratulations! This is beautiful. #1392190

Nobu Nagase 5/24/2005 6:19:13 PM

Way To Go, Carol!!!
Most wonderful 1st place win!!!

Colleen Braun 5/24/2005 6:22:58 PM

congratulations Carol... #1392244

Terry Cervi 5/24/2005 6:24:03 PM

This is just beautiful, Carol! Congrats on your well deserved first place win! #1392260

Debra Booth 5/24/2005 6:28:48 PM

Congratulations, Carol, on your first place win!! #1392303

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/24/2005 6:31:24 PM

Hearty congrats on your first place win, Carol!!!
-Debby #1392327

S J 5/24/2005 6:31:44 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN, Carol!! #1392330

Mary K. Robison 5/24/2005 6:40:09 PM

So glad to see this Impressionistic beauty take First Place, Carol!
CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!! #1392403

Dolores Neilson 5/24/2005 6:52:06 PM

Woo hooo, girl!! You did it! Big congrats on first place!! What an honor! #1392485

Casey A. Hanson 5/24/2005 6:58:35 PM

This is beautiful Carol! Congrats on you win!! :0) #1392530

Deborah Sandidge 5/24/2005 7:10:11 PM

Carol, congratulations!! A beautiful and well deserved first place win! #1392611

Stan Kwasniowski 5/24/2005 7:15:28 PM


Stan Kwasniowski #1392653

Colette M. Metcalf 5/24/2005 7:25:34 PM

Congratulations to you Carol!!!! #1392712

Sherri Conley 5/24/2005 7:41:17 PM

Carol, congratulations on your win on this very creative image! #1392790

Dan Holm 5/24/2005 8:02:50 PM

Alright, Carol!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved WIN!!!! #1392859

Chuck Inglefield 5/24/2005 8:08:26 PM

I love this kind of photography. You have really created a work of are with this photo. Great work. #1392874

Karen Engelbreth 5/24/2005 9:11:20 PM

Congratulations on your win, Carol! #1393007

Charlene Bayerle 5/24/2005 9:12:57 PM

Congratulations Carol....well deserved "winner"!!!!! #1393014

Carol Brill 5/24/2005 9:21:32 PM

I'd like to share this honor with ALL of the BP community who have supported and encouraged me with such gracious, thoughtful comments over the past few years and allowed me to tag along on your talented coattails . . . a heartfelt THANKS, couldn't have done it without you!!! #1393049

Photographer 5/24/2005 9:51:47 PM

Beautiful Carol!
Congratulation on your first place win!

Tammy Scott 5/24/2005 10:01:19 PM

Congratulations Carol!!! WTG! #1393134

Danilo Piccioni 5/24/2005 10:08:12 PM

Congratulations on this very well deserved WIN!!! #1393164

Melissa L. Zavadil 5/24/2005 10:08:21 PM

Congrats on your well deserved 1st place win! This is a wonderful shot! Very serene setting you created with the effects! I love it!

Evy Johansen 5/24/2005 10:14:30 PM

So well deserved, Carol!! Many congratulations on your beautiful 1st place win!! #1393198

Cathy Stancil 5/24/2005 10:27:58 PM

Congratulations Carol !! #1393243

Cora Miller 5/24/2005 11:05:53 PM

This so deserves it's First Place spot! Congratulations AGAIN!!! #1393311

Jordi Delgado 5/25/2005 12:47:56 AM

Congratulations, Carol!!! This is an absolutely well done image!!

:-)) #1393423

Muneer T. Al-Awami 5/25/2005 1:00:01 AM

Congratulations, great image! #1393452

Kate Jackson 5/25/2005 1:00:35 AM

Amazing!! Congratulations!! #1393454

Alan L. Borror 5/25/2005 2:06:03 AM

Congratulations on an exceptional image and second place win, Carol! #1393514

Alan L. Borror 5/25/2005 2:08:36 AM

Sorry Carol, a much deserved first place! (It is still early). #1393516

Marsha S. Smith 5/25/2005 2:43:36 AM

A huge CONGRATULATIONS, Carol on this super duper First place win! Beautiful image! #1393579

Ed Heaton 5/25/2005 5:02:00 AM

Congratulations on your win :-) Excellent work... #1394079

Wally Orlowsky 5/25/2005 5:09:40 AM

Congratulations on this dreamy winner, Carol! #1394110

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2005 5:16:44 AM

Congratulations on your creative and pleasing first place winner Carol!! #1394135

Judith G. Secco 5/25/2005 5:48:25 AM

Gorgeous, Carol. Congratulations on first place!!

Kay Beausoleil 5/25/2005 5:48:52 AM

A magical image, Carol -- many congratulations on your First Place win! #1394312

Scott W. Pierson 5/25/2005 6:00:00 AM


Great image! Congratulations!! #1394383

Karen Bacon 5/25/2005 6:01:32 AM

Congratulations on this dreamy winner Carol!! #1394391

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/25/2005 6:17:39 AM

Congrats on your first place winner, Carol. Well done! #1394474

Paul E. Earl 5/25/2005 6:25:24 AM

WOW!!! Fantastic effort Carol. Well done on a terrific win for a fantastic photo!! #1394514

Michael McCook 5/25/2005 6:30:13 AM

Congratulations on this very well deserved WIN, Carol!!! #1394542

Susan T. Evans 5/25/2005 8:15:07 AM

Big congrats Carol, whoooooooooooooo hoooooooooooo, I am happy for you!!!! well deserved!!!! #1394998

Kathleen Clemons 5/25/2005 8:55:24 AM

Beautiful, Carol! Yea for you! :) #1395171

Judy S. Fung 5/25/2005 10:36:03 AM

Congrats on your win, Carol! #1395529

katie anaya 5/25/2005 11:21:52 AM

congrats carol!
i was just curious about your process in shooting this image. i've tried (unsuccessfully I might add) to achieve this "look". hopefully you don't mind answering a few questions! did you use a long shutter speed? was the camera shake just a tap or an actual shake? one last question...how many exposures did it take you to get this amazing image? thanks in advance!
katie <>< #1395768

Laurence Saliba 5/25/2005 12:13:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Carol!!!!!!!! #1395928

Patrick Campbell 5/25/2005 3:38:02 PM

Looks like an impressionist painting, Carol. Congrats!!!! #1396509

Wendy Stevenson 5/25/2005 4:53:11 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Carol on this stunning FIRST PLACE WIN!!! Beautiful!! #1396853

Jennifer Rennison 5/25/2005 4:55:10 PM

WOW, Carol, so gorgeous! Congratulations on your outstanding win! #1396867

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/25/2005 7:08:33 PM

Carol, congratulations on your win! beautiful. #1397308

Carla Metzler 5/26/2005 10:41:09 AM

Congratulations on your 1st place win, Carol! #1399280

Stephen Zacker 5/26/2005 3:17:27 PM

Really a Wonderful image which has a lovely warm feeling to it. Congratulations, Carol #1399899

Carol Brill 5/26/2005 9:07:43 PM

Thank you all very much!!!

Katie, my settings were aperture 22, shutter speed 1/30, ISO 100, using my 100mm macro lens with a polarizer to cut down on some of the sun's glare. The camera was on a tripod, so I just nudged it very gently, took about half a dozen exposures and kept the two best. #1400705

Rhonda Smith 5/27/2005 6:16:08 PM

Great image Carol.. congrats! #1403931

Nobu Nagase 5/28/2005 11:16:12 AM

My Big Congratulations to you, Carol, for this fantastic first place win!!!
It's awesome!!! #1405614

bob cornelison 5/29/2005 7:06:43 PM

Congrats Carol! I love this shot!
~:O) #1409431

Carol Brill 5/30/2005 8:40:51 PM

Rhonda, Nobi, and Bob, many thanks to you! #1413109

Jeff Dadey 6/1/2005 11:43:03 PM

Congrats on your win Carol! Beautiful!

Jeff #1421084

Carol Brill 6/1/2005 11:52:38 PM

Thank you, Jeff! #1421090

Greg Briley 6/20/2005 7:44:23 PM

Carol, I am sorry to be sooo late offering my congrats to you. Been a little too busy lately. I love this photo. It is sooo serene and peaceful. I want to just go lay in the field and day dream. Thank you for such a wonderful photo and BIG CONGRATS on your first place win!!! #1494934

Carol Brill 6/20/2005 8:33:25 PM

Greg, thank you, that's exactly what I thought and why I took the picture...I really wanted to be napping under the tree instead of shooting it!! #1495069

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One of our grand old valley oaks among a field of wildflowers in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Central California
Intentional camera shake...with a smidge of Romance preset in Virtual Photographer

Uploaded on 4/9/2005 12:41:09 AM

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

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