Tammy Scott 5/2/2005 8:59:53 AM

How cute, Julie!!! Reminds of summer! #243889

Sandy Landon 5/2/2005 9:28:20 AM

Love this photo. Captures the essence of little boys. Loks just like a painting. Good job. #1311690

June Marie Sobrito 5/2/2005 9:44:30 AM

Very sweet...effects are great! #1311711

Linda D. Lester 5/2/2005 9:47:03 AM

Cute shot! Love the effects! #1311718

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 5/2/2005 10:08:58 AM

Great composition and effects, color etc. and the fence trailing off adds great effect. Good job! #1311765

Judy A. Lawhon 5/2/2005 11:17:02 AM

Julie....these two little guys are adorable and what a marvelous job of editing...looks like a painting!! #1311984

Goshka G. 5/2/2005 11:28:59 AM

Really nice effects, Julie! #1312015

Colette M. Metcalf 5/2/2005 11:41:02 AM

I love this Julie!!! #1312052

Julie Abston 5/2/2005 1:12:17 PM

Thank you so very much Tammy, Sandy, June, Linda, Marvin, Judy, Goshka and Colette!!! All of your comments mean so much!!!!! #1312353

Carla Metzler 5/2/2005 1:42:26 PM

This is a beautiful image, Julie! I the effects. #1312410

Kara L. Hendricks 5/2/2005 2:03:48 PM

This is absolutely superb Julie.. Your choice of filters and effects only add to this darling image.. Wonderful job! #1312453

Marsha S. Smith 5/2/2005 2:54:53 PM

The subject, scenery and composition are all spot on. But I really believe it is the magic you work with effects that makes this shot soooo spectacular.
And spectacular it definitely is! I think my favorite of yours to date. #1312590

Melissa L. Zavadil 5/2/2005 5:34:32 PM

This is really cute! great job! #1312942

Bobbie Davis 5/2/2005 7:15:20 PM

This image reminds me of a post card...."Wish you were here" sort! Just awesome! I love the effects and the image as whole! Great job Julie! #1313316

Julie Abston 5/2/2005 8:28:42 PM

Thank you so much Carla, Kara, Marsha, Melissa and Bobbie! What extremely kind and encouraging comments!! I appreciate them all so very much! #1313473

Bryan Yates 5/3/2005 6:53:53 AM

Outstanding Work! This is fantastic work!! #1315003

Michael McCook 5/3/2005 7:49:31 AM

Excellent Job, Julie!!!! #1315165

Marcie A. Fowler 5/17/2005 7:54:21 AM

Beautifully done Julie!! Love the soft watercolor feel you created here!! #1361222

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 6/20/2005 3:14:46 PM

Very nice use of a combination of digital techniques! #1494095

Julie Abston 6/20/2005 8:09:46 PM

Thank you so much Bryan, Michael and Marcie!

Thank you judges for taking the time to comment!!! #1495003

Sharon Day 6/21/2005 9:02:48 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist, Julie!!! #1501685

Sandy Landon 6/21/2005 11:00:05 PM

Congratulations!!! I love it still! #1502184

Debra Booth 6/22/2005 5:01:59 AM

Beautiful work, Julie! Congratulations! #1503507

KHAWLA Haddad 6/22/2005 12:11:43 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!
Love it Julie well don! #1506355

Lisa Deaton 6/22/2005 7:03:19 PM

So Beautiful!!! Congrats !! #1508002

Julie Abston 6/22/2005 8:06:59 PM

Thank you very much Sharon, Sandy, Debra, Kelly and Lisa!!!!!! #1508242

Patricia A. Kuniega 6/23/2005 3:31:40 AM

Congratulations on your win, Julie!! This is really a lovely image that takes me back to childhood days! Looks like it came from the House at Pooh Corner! #1509148

Tammy Scott 6/23/2005 3:48:44 AM

Congratulations, Julie! #1509245

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/23/2005 5:02:36 AM

congrats on this awesome WINNING image! #1509642

Sharon Day 6/23/2005 6:02:51 AM

BIG Congratulations on your second place win, Julie!!! Wonderful image! WTG! #1509882

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/23/2005 6:23:14 AM

A lovely, special image, Julie! Congrats on the win!

da #1510034

Kerby Pfrangle 6/23/2005 6:53:29 AM

Julie congrats on your second place win.

Excellent job. Kerby #1510148

Noel Baebler 6/23/2005 7:11:30 AM

Congratulations, Julie! #1510215

Casey A. Hanson 6/23/2005 7:40:30 AM

Congrats Julie!! :0) #1510341

Susan T. Evans 6/23/2005 8:28:14 AM

Congrats Julie, awesome winner! #1510554

Linda D. Lester 6/23/2005 10:15:58 AM

I loved this one! Congratulations! #1511062

Kara L. Hendricks 6/23/2005 11:20:13 AM

Oh I am so glad to see this one win Julie!!! COngratulations!! #1511312

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 6/23/2005 11:58:57 AM

Congrats to you Julie, This is an awesome image, and a well deserved win! #1511515

Marsha S. Smith 6/23/2005 1:10:48 PM


William C. Raco 6/23/2005 1:46:07 PM

So very lovely, Julie!

bill #1511909

Bobbie Davis 6/23/2005 2:42:04 PM

Well deserved win Julie!!!!! Congratulations!!!! #1512138

Debra Booth 6/23/2005 2:58:28 PM

Congratulations, Julie! #1512223

Darren K. Fisher 6/23/2005 4:34:12 PM

OH WOW what a beautifully done image. I hope you have this one blown up and hanging on the wall. Congrats on a very well deserved win. #1512574

Joannie Bertucci 6/23/2005 5:07:10 PM

Pure charm Julie a very well deserved win! #1512717

bob cornelison 6/23/2005 6:56:05 PM

Great job!
~:O) #1512921

Julie Abston 6/23/2005 8:00:10 PM

Wow! Thank you all SO MUCH! I appreciate all of your support and kind words!!! You all are great!!! #1513058

Cora Miller 6/23/2005 8:42:41 PM

Your effects enhance this precious shot perfectly! Congratulations on your win, Julie! #1513169

Gail Vitikacs 6/24/2005 9:15:11 AM

Beautiful win...Congratulations! #1515367

Julie Abston 6/24/2005 11:42:44 AM

Thank you so much Cora and Gail! I appreciate it!!!! #1515980

Claudia Kuhn 6/24/2005 3:15:31 PM

Congrats Julie, such a sweet image with great effects! #1516858

Cathy Barrows 6/24/2005 6:09:35 PM

Congrats...this is so darling #1517133

Julie Abston 6/24/2005 8:31:22 PM

Thank you very much Claudia and Cathy!!! #1517481

Wally Orlowsky 6/25/2005 3:22:46 AM

Congratulations on this adorable and nostalgic winner, Julie! #1517897

Stephen Zacker 6/25/2005 6:35:57 AM

Truly a wonderful image. Super effects. Congratulations #1518517

Terry L. Ellis 6/25/2005 1:05:25 PM

Congratulations, Julie, on this so darling winner! #1519671

Colette M. Metcalf 6/25/2005 7:10:48 PM

Congrats to you Julie!!! #1520317

Susana Ms Heide 6/25/2005 10:45:29 PM

Another BIG CONGRATS Julie on bringing home the GOLD with this beautiful image!! #1520603

Terry R. Hatfield 6/26/2005 5:42:57 AM

Hi Julie! A Big Congratulations To You On This Super Capture And Your Win!I Really Like Youe Editing On This One:-) #1521093

Julie Abston 6/26/2005 10:32:43 AM

Thank you so much Wally, Stephen, Terry, Colette, Susan and Terry!!! #1522279

Lori S. Aschbrenner 6/27/2005 3:06:35 PM

Congrats, Julie!! #1527682

Keith L. Clayton 6/4/2006 12:03:08 PM

Love your art effects on your photos - You have an outstanding gallery! #2851591

Joanna Kovalcsik 6/7/2017 12:55:18 PM

Ahhh, the beauty of friendship! You've beautifully portrayed the sweetness and sentiment of a true friend, Julie. Love the little red wagon. Well done!!! #11605805

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


This is my son, Jacob (in the wagon) and his buddy, Gabe.

Applied buzz, diffuse glow, melancholytron filter and layered for texture in PS7.

Uploaded on 5/2/2005 8:51:40 AM

Made With

Camera: JVC GC-QX5HD Digital Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Julie Abston. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.