© Stanley J. Contrades


Jordi Delgado 4/21/2005 12:51:55 AM

I'm sorry to hear that about your mother, Stan!!!! I really hope she will get better soon and that it all will be just a bad memory!

You know we all are with you now!


PS: Great image!!

Dan Holm 4/21/2005 12:55:08 AM

An awesome image, Stan! ... Very sorry to hear what your mother is going through. All the best to both her and you. ... #1272891

Donna Roberts 4/21/2005 12:56:37 AM

My thougths and prayers are with you and your mother, Stan.
I had noticed you weren't on the site and had missed you.
All the very best.
dddu #1272894

Paul Michko 4/21/2005 2:40:04 AM

Great image, Stan. Best Wishes to your Mother. #1273165

Arya Bandyopadhyay 4/21/2005 2:58:36 AM

Wish your Mom very fast prayers are with your Mom and may God gives you strength to cope with this difficult situation.

Terrific posting, this one, Stan!! Fantastic composition and colour!! #1273222

CJ Scott 4/21/2005 3:25:47 AM

Very nice still life, Stan! #1273373

Cathy Gregor 4/21/2005 3:53:07 AM

Fantastic image, Stan. Hope your Mom is doing well and recovers quickly.

S J 4/21/2005 8:16:24 AM

Wonderful image, Stan!! Very sorry to hear about your mother... I hope that she'll get well soon.. With prayers...SJ #1275494

Tom Andersen 4/21/2005 8:42:04 AM

I will include your mother and family in my prayers, Stan, and pray for a speedy recovery!

Wonderful image! #1275727

William C. Raco 4/21/2005 2:49:26 PM

My most sincere wishes for a speedy and complete recovery for your mom, Stan.
Be sure to take care of yourself, as well.

bill #1277430

Judy S. Fung 4/21/2005 4:39:26 PM

Terrific image, Stan! So sorry to hear that about your mother, I hope she gets well soon. #1277870

Terry R. Hatfield 4/21/2005 5:14:34 PM

Hi Stan,Sorry To Hear About Your Mom Wishing You Luck And Saying Some Prayers Too... #1278065

Marsha S. Smith 4/21/2005 5:15:34 PM

This image is fantastic in its very simplicity. Such bold lines and colors.

I am so sorry about your Mom. My dad (83 yrs old) just had a stroke, but we were fortunate that it was very mild. I will be thinking of you and will pray that she recovers her health and that you be given the strength to deal with this. #1278068

Stanley J. Contrades 4/22/2005 1:18:25 AM

Had some time today to take a break from the hospital and want to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes that I have extended to my Mom on your behalf. At 91 she's in for a very rough rehab and we are all just hoping she's not suffering or in pain.
Thank you, my friends, for your support, kindness, and generosity!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1279319

Cindy Paquette 4/22/2005 11:56:18 AM

LOVE this red's wonderful!

So sorry to hear about your's tough when you have your family in the hospital! I pray for no pain, patience and speedy results.

Cindy #1281518

Cathy Stancil 4/22/2005 5:50:10 PM

Beautiful red on white image Stan !
My thoughts are with you and your mother. I wish you both the best and a fast recovery to your mom. #1282334

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/23/2005 2:28:48 PM

Great contrast Stan! I'm saying a prayer for your mother and you - hope to see you back on BP soon, with good news!
Ann #1284522

Linda D. Lester 4/23/2005 8:54:03 PM

Beautiful Red and white image!
Sorry to hear about your Mom, Will be thinking of you and hope things go well! #1285286

Phil Sauvey 4/24/2005 2:57:37 PM


Sorry my friend to hear the news. I went through that with my father and then my mother-in-law. You are sure in my thoughts and prayers. Family first, always. #1287625

Stan Kwasniowski 4/24/2005 3:43:05 PM

Stan, you go ahead and look after business, and when your Mother is well we will all be here waiting for your superb images. She comes first

Stan Kwasniowski #1287665

Mary K. Robison 4/24/2005 4:43:53 PM

As beautiful as this image is, Stan (and it is), your mom's recovery - and you - are more important right now. Take care of those who matter most, and come back when you can... #1287756

Michelle R. Kovach 4/25/2005 5:36:31 PM

Wonderful shot Stan. Hope you mother recovers soon! She will be in my thoughts & prayers!
Michelle #1291140

Roger Bernabo 4/26/2005 9:00:49 PM

Nice contrast Stan; Hoping for a quick recovery for your mom #1295135

Donna J. Eaton 4/28/2005 7:07:16 PM

A wonderful graphic image Stan! I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. I will keep you both in my thoughts & prayers. #1301867

Stanley J. Contrades 5/3/2005 4:04:17 PM

Still trying to get caught up with answering your responses, which I very humbled by and very grateful as well. Mahalo!, Cindy, Cathy, Ann, Linda, Phil, Stan, Mary, Michelle, Roger, and Donna! I don't know how else to thank you all for your well wishes, prayers, and thoughts for my Mom, but know that you are all being prayed for as well every night at about 7:00 p.m.!!! The family says a Rosary (my Mom's favorite way of praying) every night in which we are able to offer prayers for others and you are included!!
Many thanks once again to all!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1316605

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 5/3/2005 4:34:20 PM

this really is a fantastic image Stan!

Hope your mom, family, and you are all perservering! #1316675

Stanley J. Contrades 5/3/2005 4:38:16 PM

Hi, Kathryn! Thanks so much for your thoughts and we are all doing okay under the conditions. Have to be back at the hospital in a few hours so am using the time in between to get some messages answered :-)!!
Thanks once again, and hope you and your family are well.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1316682

Evy Johansen 5/10/2005 1:00:32 AM

Aw.... beautiful image, Stan! #1335744

Stanley J. Contrades 5/10/2005 1:33:52 AM

Thank You! very much, Evy!! I always appreciate your wonderful and kind responses as well as your support!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1335784

Evy Johansen 5/21/2005 9:23:52 PM

So well deserved, Stan!! Many congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #1376500

Donna J. Eaton 5/21/2005 9:41:01 PM

Congratulations on another fine finalist Stan! #1376635

Bobbie Davis 5/21/2005 9:49:21 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist Stan!!!! #1376690

Kristi A. Howson 5/21/2005 10:30:45 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Stan! Awesome use of space and color contrast! #1377028

Tammy Scott 5/21/2005 11:15:41 PM

Congratulations, Stan - from me and CJ!!! #1377405

Jim Kinnunen 5/22/2005 12:42:04 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1377803

Donna Roberts 5/22/2005 3:21:18 AM

A well deserved finalist of luck in the next round.
:-) dddu #1378116

Tom Andersen 5/22/2005 4:30:23 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Stan! #1378301

Cindy Paquette 5/22/2005 5:47:10 AM

Congrats Stan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1378770

Claudia Kuhn 5/22/2005 6:26:05 AM

Congrats Stan! #1379090

Debra Booth 5/22/2005 6:49:00 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Stan! #1379274

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/22/2005 7:31:41 AM

This is a WONDERFUL image, Stan - it is SO striking!! Many congrat's on your Finalist for it!! :-)

Do trust your Mum is comfortable, and ALL the best to her - and all of your family - for her recovery and rehabilitation... :-) #1379535

S J 5/22/2005 7:48:25 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Stan!! #1379620

Cathy Stancil 5/22/2005 10:41:42 AM

Congratulations on all of your beautiful finalists Stan !! #1380719

Terry R. Hatfield 5/22/2005 10:45:57 AM

Congratulations On Your Finalist Stan:-) #1380737

Sandy Driscoll 5/22/2005 10:47:31 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist, Stan. Our thoughts are with you and your Mother. #1380743

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/22/2005 11:30:16 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Stan, hope your mom is doing better! #1381003

Jeff Robinson 5/22/2005 1:09:39 PM

Congrats Stan! A very cool image. Jeff #1381408

Stanley J. Contrades 5/22/2005 3:33:04 PM

Evy, Donna E., Bobbie, Kristi, Tammy, Jim, Donna R., Tom, Cindy, Claudia, Debra, Carolyn, Sanjay, Cathy, Terry, Sandy, Deb, and Jeff, my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generosity and congratulations for which I am grateful! Congratulations to all of you who have Finalists as well and good luck in the next stage!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1382008

Carla Metzler 5/22/2005 5:06:34 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan!
Prayers for your mom, you and your family are daily.

Stanley J. Contrades 5/22/2005 5:09:57 PM

Many thanks, Carla, for your prayers and your wonderful comments and support, for which I am grateful!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1382304

Cathy Barrows 5/22/2005 5:26:24 PM

Congrats on your finalist!...wtg #1382377

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/22/2005 7:09:41 PM

Fantastic abstract Stan, congratulations on this awesome finalist!! #1382930

Dan Holm 5/22/2005 7:19:36 PM

Woo Hoo!! Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist, Stan!! ... #1382982

Linda D. Lester 5/22/2005 8:16:53 PM

Congratulations, Stan! #1383179

Danilo Piccioni 5/22/2005 9:11:07 PM

CHEERS! congrats, Stan! #1383353

Marsha S. Smith 5/22/2005 9:27:53 PM

Congrats on all your finalists, Stan. Hope you and your Mom are both doing well! #1383422

Jordi Delgado 5/23/2005 12:27:37 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!! My best wishes!!

:-)) #1383661

Stanley J. Contrades 5/23/2005 12:44:43 AM

Cathy, Donna, Dan, Linda, Dado, Marsha, and Jordi, many thanks for stopping by to comment! Thank you too for your well wishes for my Mom and the family appreciates that immensely!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1383687

Stacey A. Bates 5/23/2005 7:55:48 AM

Congratulations Stan!!! #1385116

Sharon Day 5/23/2005 10:12:28 AM

Big congratulations on the bold red finalist, Stan!!! Outstanding image! #1385741

Karen Engelbreth 5/23/2005 12:51:21 PM

Congratulations, Stan!


Kathleen K. Parker 5/24/2005 4:07:59 AM

Congratulations, Stan!
Kathleen #1388513

Judy S. Fung 5/24/2005 4:19:50 PM

Congrats, Stan!! #1391434

Ali Atri 5/24/2005 4:31:24 PM

Great picture Stan. and congrats. Sorry about your mom hope she gets well soon.


Nobu Nagase 5/24/2005 6:00:09 PM

Stan, this is absolutely wonderful!!!
Congratulations on your great win for this image... this is so special!!!

Cathy Gregor 5/24/2005 6:02:54 PM

Congratulations on your win, Stan!! #1391957

Diane Dupuis 5/24/2005 6:06:43 PM

Congrats! #1392003

Tom Andersen 5/24/2005 6:08:41 PM

Congratulation on this terrific second place winner, Stan! #1392030

Linda D. Lester 5/24/2005 6:13:12 PM

Congratulations, Stan! #1392107

Jane Summa 5/24/2005 6:16:44 PM

Way 2 go, Stan!!!! Congratulations on your 2nd place win!! :-)!!!!!! have a happy evening! #1392159

Claudia Kuhn 5/24/2005 6:17:01 PM

Wonderful image Stan, congratulations on your winner!! #1392163

William C. Raco 5/24/2005 6:23:26 PM

Congratulations, Stan!
Way to go!


Jill Flynn 5/24/2005 6:23:53 PM

A big congratulations on your SECOND PLACE WIN Stan! Way to go! #1392257

S J 5/24/2005 6:24:39 PM

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations on your well deserved Second place WIN, Stan!!! I'm so happy for ya!!! #1392267

Diane Addonizio 5/24/2005 6:29:02 PM

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1392307

Patricia A. Kuniega 5/24/2005 6:29:14 PM

Congratulations, Stan, on this terrific second place win! It's a wonderful design! A lot has happened since this was originally posted. So glad that things are better and you can celebrate this one with Mom! : ) #1392309

Kathleen N. Nelson 5/24/2005 6:32:22 PM

Very artistic, Stan. Love the red and white. Congratulations on your well-deserved win. I hope your mom is doing better. #1392336

Mary K. Robison 5/24/2005 6:55:35 PM

Oh, Stan, so very happy for you tonight!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!!! Show it to your mom and give her a smile!!! #1392511

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 7:05:14 PM

Stan congrat's on your 2nd place win.

Very well deserved. Kerby #1392580

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/24/2005 7:08:19 PM

Congrats on this splendid winner, Stan, and best wishes for your mother!
-Debby #1392599

Debra Booth 5/24/2005 7:11:15 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful second-place win, Stan! Best wishes for you and your mother! #1392620

Deborah Sandidge 5/24/2005 7:24:32 PM

Congratulations on your oustanding win, Stan!! #1392708

Colette M. Metcalf 5/24/2005 7:55:00 PM

Congratulations to you on your win Stan!!!!! #1392837

Leonard Pierce 5/24/2005 8:02:21 PM

Congratulations Stan!!! Wow! What a fantastic image!! #1392857

Stan Kwasniowski 5/24/2005 8:14:11 PM

Stan, Congraulations, on a great win

Stan Kwasniowski #1392898

Cathy Stancil 5/24/2005 8:19:30 PM

Hourray !! Congratulations Stan !! #1392909

Jim Kinnunen 5/24/2005 8:50:07 PM

Wonderful image and win, Stan!!!!! #1392959

Laurence Saliba 5/24/2005 9:13:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Stan!!!!!!!!! #1393016

Charlene Bayerle 5/24/2005 9:28:57 PM

Outstanding win Stan....Congratulations!!! #1393062

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/24/2005 9:33:05 PM

Great design, I am so happy for you Stan!!! #1393067

Tammy Scott 5/24/2005 10:10:57 PM

Awesome win, Stan! WTG! #1393180

Photographer 5/24/2005 10:14:01 PM

Great job Stan!
Congratulations on your win! #1393196

Danilo Piccioni 5/24/2005 10:16:15 PM

HUGE congratulations on this WINNER!!! #1393211

Evy Johansen 5/24/2005 10:20:09 PM

This is so well deserved!! Many congratulations on your beautiful win, Stan!! #1393227

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/24/2005 10:21:27 PM

Hey Stan, 'RED ON WHITE ...' just HAD to place somewhere among the April Contest Winners - it's SUCH a great image!!! Hearty congrat's on your Second Place win - I'm really happy for you!!! :-)

[Thanks for the note, too - I'll reply as soon as I get a chance! ;-) ] #1393231

Carol Engstrom 5/24/2005 11:35:01 PM

Congrats!! #1393346

Stanley J. Contrades 5/25/2005 12:32:44 AM

Don't know how else to thank you all for your very kind and thoughtful responses other than to say THANK YOU! and that if you are ever by this way, please do let me know!
Mahalo!, Stacey, Sharon, Karen, Kathleen, Mary, Kerby, Deborah L., Debra, Deborah S., Colette, Len, Stan, Cathy, Jim, Laurence, Charlene, Donna, Tammy, Reine, Dado, Evy, Carolyn, and Carol! You all have the biggest hearts and I am privileged to be among you!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1393398

Jordi Delgado 5/25/2005 1:03:02 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!! It's really great to see you amongst the winners!!!

:-)) #1393461

Stanley J. Contrades 5/25/2005 1:08:16 AM

Thanks, Jordi, and you know how much I value your kind and generous comments!! Hope all is well with you and that you are having a great week! ¡Hasta luego y muchisimas gracias, amigo!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1393470

Ed Heaton 5/25/2005 4:27:02 AM

Congratulations Stan, Awesome job! #1393936

Lucia De Giovanni 5/25/2005 5:10:37 AM

Congratulations, Stan! I was so glad to see this one this morning! Whoohoo! #1394116

Wally Orlowsky 5/25/2005 5:31:34 AM

Congratulations on this dramatic and colorful winner, Stan! #1394208

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2005 5:44:08 AM

Congratulations on your win Stan!! #1394281

Judith G. Secco 5/25/2005 5:53:44 AM

Congratulations, Stan. wonderful win!!!
Judy #1394341

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/25/2005 6:42:07 AM

Big congrats to you Stan, on this well deserved win! #1394598

Stacey A. Bates 5/25/2005 6:45:55 AM

Big congrats on your win Stan!!! We have come a long way friend!!
Stacey #1394616

Karen Engelbreth 5/25/2005 9:02:26 AM

Congratulations, Stan! #1395222

Kathleen Clemons 5/25/2005 10:34:58 AM

Congrats to you, Stan! #1395521

Cindy Paquette 5/25/2005 10:54:22 AM

Way to Go Stan!!! #1395627

Michelle R. Kovach 5/25/2005 11:31:00 AM

Congratulations Stan! Much Aloha!
Michelle #1395812

Judy S. Fung 5/25/2005 12:16:40 PM

Congrats on your win, Stan!! #1395938

Marsha S. Smith 5/25/2005 3:07:32 PM

I just knew this one or the negative version of it would win! Congratulations! Stan #1396416

Jennifer Rennison 5/25/2005 3:42:44 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved win, Stan! So sorry I missed this one and I know much time has passed, but best wishes to you and your family, hope your Mom is doing well! God Bless! #1396523

Stanley J. Contrades 5/25/2005 4:19:51 PM

Must have been really tired last night as I missed saying Thank You! to: Kathleen P., Judy, Ali, Nobi, Cathy G., Diane D-K., Tom, Linda L., Jane, Claudia, bill, Jill, Sanjay, DIANE A., and Pat K. Am so sorry, but I do want to thank you and say that I am very grateful for your warm responses and support!! Thank you all so very much!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1396663

Stanley J. Contrades 5/25/2005 4:24:20 PM

And now I have to also catch up on thanking Ed H., Lucia, Wally, Murry, Judith S., Deb H., Stacey B. (Yes! We certainly have!!), Karen E., Kathleen C., Cindy P., Michelle N., Judy F., Marsha S., and Jennifer R! Thank you everyone for the generosity in your comments, and your well wishes for my Mom! I hope that all of you and your families are well and enjoying the week! Many thanks once again!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1396682

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/26/2005 5:04:46 AM

congrats! this is gorgeous! #1398121

Carla Metzler 5/26/2005 11:08:18 AM

Congratulations on your win, Stan! #1399337

Stephen Zacker 5/26/2005 3:26:23 PM

Great still-life. Really like the red and white. Congratulations, Stan. My prayers are with you on your Mother #1399933

Gail Vitikacs 5/27/2005 10:08:14 AM

Fabulous capture Stan, it is beautiful! So happy for you...I hope your mother is improving...CONGRATULATONS! #1402608

Stanley J. Contrades 5/30/2005 1:45:51 PM

Laura, Carla, Stephen, and Gail, THANK YOU!! I really do appreciate your wonderful comments and the well wishes for my Mom. She's doing all right, but it's something that is going to take a very long time.
Many thanks to all of you once again!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1412265

Eric Schneider 6/1/2005 9:00:50 PM

Hey Stan,
Hope all is well and that your mother can recover faster than expected. Wish you and your family the best and congrats on your win. BTW Im still on for a shoot if you can manage. However, under the circumstance, I understand if you can not. I will send you the dates as July gets closer.
Aloha #1420911

Jennifer A. Okamoto 6/6/2005 8:43:22 PM

Stan, Please accept my apology in not writing to you sooner or congratulating you sooner. I have been flaking off pretty much and busy with life. I hope your mom continues to improve. I take it that she is on Kauai with you. If that is the case, you are lucky you didn't have to fly to Honolulu. Take care and I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers... #1439160

Stanley J. Contrades 6/6/2005 11:57:27 PM

Thanks bunches, Eric, and I sent you an e-mail, as the shoot is definitely on!! See you next month!!

Hi, Jennifer! No apology needed as I am sure you really have lots to do. Yes, she's on Kaua'i and guess that's why I was 'sent' there by my job nearly 7 years ago :-)!! Thanks for stopping in and I hope all is well with you as well!!

Aloha no,
Stan #1439490

Jill Odice 10/28/2005 9:28:57 PM

Wow, Stan, I am enjoying looking through your gallery! This is awesome:-) #2010142

Stanley J. Contrades 10/28/2005 9:47:56 PM

Thanks, Jill!! Happy to see that you are enjoying the gallery and I appreciate your taking the time to view it along with your supportive responses!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2010174

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of the March Finalists in advance. I will not be posting or replying for a while as my Mother is in the hospital after a severe stroke. My 16 and sometimes 24 hour stays at the hospital keep my from doing much of anything else and I know everyone understands. Many thanks to all of you who have supported me! With fond Aloha, Stan

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