Catching the Wind

© Connie L. Carpenter

Catching the Wind

Cheryl A. Tessens 3/23/2003 9:21:55 PM

This is beautiful Connie!Nice work! #27562

Diana J. Bonewell

I agree Connie, This is really nice.
I'm very attached to labs we just lost our black lab last summer but we still have a chocolate lab. This should be entered in a sportsman context.
Diana B. #71397

Damian P. Gadal

Well done! #71403

Joy Brown

Excellent! You did an amazing job on merging the two photos. This image is wonderful! #71438

William C. Raco

Just had to log on to comment on this.
Fantastic image.
The pose is beautiful, with the head turn they eye is the focal point.
I'm led to look over the pup's shoulder into the field and rich blue sky.
Marvelous editing work.

bill #71441

Judith G. Secco

Connie, this is fantastic. I'm curious about what type of editing you did to create this wonderful effect. Did you do something special? It's really an incredible photo and should go far.
Judy #71459

Shirley L. Carpenter

I'm with Judy. Curious..I really Love this image..Great work....Shirley #71485

Murry Grigsby

Wonderful work, Connie. The two photos you choose are perfect together. The colors, texture and composition are all top notch. Well done!! #71522

Ellen Peach

Beautiful Sasha, you know I love this, should start a pet portrait business! #71611

Connie L. Carpenter

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I have to admit that this is my favorite piece. I really did not do anything special. The work was done in Picture it Publishing. I layered the photos and then using the touch up tools applied a transparency to all but Sasha allowing the field to show through. A few people have suggested that I change the blue tones on the dog but I like the look it gives the shot. Thanks again, and I hope I have answered any questions. #71756

Gary H. Minish

Extremely nice dog photo, Connie! Great lighting and your exposure really makes the best of it. Love the natural background and the colors. Oh...very nice looking dog also :-) #72453

LJ Corliss

Beautiful photo Connie. Excellent photo editing :) #73329

Suzie Strasburg

FANTASTIC capture,wonderful expression,detail,color! #73970

Darren K. Fisher

All I can say is that every time I see this image I just sit and sigh...You are just to awesome!!! #74596

Charlotte English

This is an incredible image Connie. I wouldn't change a thing. I love Sasha's blue tones. This is very creative. I absplutely love it! I should cosider starting a pet portrait business, creating unique images such as this. Excellent job! ;o) #74613

Connie L. Carpenter

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments. #75605

Sharlet Kish

Connie, I love this photo of Sasha, it is my very favorite of all your dog shots. Charlotte is right Connie a new business, you would be great! Excellent image! #75687

Ellen Peach

Way to go girl...congrats to you and Sasha!!! #81185

William C. Raco

3 finalists!
Congratulations, Connie.
They are all excellent and very much deserving.

bill #81219

Joy Brown

Very well deserved, Connie. Good luck!!! #81276

Charlotte English

Congratulatins Connie....Good Luck with all 3, they are all very deserving. I pick this one as the winner! Great Job! ;o) #81309

Elizabeth A. Zibas

Wow Connie, congrats on number 3. All fantastically done. I'm not surprised at all. I knew you had it in you all the time. I am most proud of you, my friend. #81475

Piper Lehman

Hey, Connie. I think I've seen this before! I remember this from a ways back, but I can't remember which site you had it on back then. Excellent shot anyway. This is one of my favorite photos of anyone's out there. Great stuff. #82377

Damian P. Gadal

Well done Connie & congrats!!! #82381

Joanna Obraske

Oh Yeah Connie! I always knew this was a winner. Congrats on being a finalist. Beautiful shot. #82574

Joy Brown

Big-time congratulations, Connie, on this awesome second-place winner (it's a grand prize winner to me!!!) #82783

Darren K. Fisher

I am so very proud of you young lady!! Very well deserved!! #82803

Connie L. Carpenter

Many thanks to EVERYONE for your wonderful comments. What a great feeling! Joy, what a special thing to say. #82815

Kathleen Clemons

This is just awesome, Connie. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! #82838

Jill Battaglia

I love this one! Congrats! Well deserved!! :-) #82865

Elizabeth A. Zibas

Yes, my friend, yes! I said I could not be more proud of you on your last pix. I have changed my mind---I am more proud of you. #82889

Ellen Peach

Congratulations on 2nd place....give Sasha a big hug for me! #83061

Oksana Pashko

Big congrats, Connie!!!!!!! #83121

Gary H. Minish

A very appropriate choice, Connie! Congratulations! #83283

Sharlet Kish

Weel done Connie! I always knew that this was one special photo and now that has been validated. All who know and love you and your work are very proud of you. By the way I think your new post is a winner also. #83558

Joannie Bertucci

Well, well, well Connie, are you the best or what? I saw that you were a finalist three times over, so I thought I'd wait to make a comment after the contest was complete. I knew I would be coming back to congratulate you on a WIN!
Here I am and the winner is CONNIE!
Anyone of your photos of the girls is a winner and Sharlet is right...we are all very proud of you!
Joannie #84085

Don Rawlyk

You've got a real winner here...your portfolio is spectacular..very impressive works..Congrats and keep at it...Don #85041

KK Van Pelt

Congratulations! This is truly a winner. Beautiful image of Sasha. I'm so proud of you,Connie. #87885

Charlotte English

Congrats Connie....this is truly a deserving image. Excellent job! I absolutely love this image! ;o) #88177

Thomasa 2/26/2004 10:31:49 AM

Fantastic work! It almost looks like a painting vs. a photo. You did an excellent job combining the two photos and I think the dog’s blue tone works well and compliments the blue sky. I love the close-up angle of this; it just pulls you right into the photo. #397628

zcaley 7/31/2004 9:06:56 PM

This is outstanding. A great photo. Hope it is in print!!! #679900

William C. Raco 11/23/2004 3:58:41 AM

Just want to wish you a belated happy birthday, Connie.
Have a wonderful day!!

bill #932940

John Matthews 4/24/2006 12:54:58 AM

superb shot!! #2679232

Jill Odice 7/1/2006 6:18:50 PM

Ms. Connie, this is incredible. No wonder you won with it. Your work really has always impressed me! #2976018

Renee C. Bynum 1/18/2010 9:44:15 PM

Stunning photo, Connie!:) #8309790

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/21/2011 7:26:45 PM

Beautiful dog and image....well done! #9307241

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Sasha.... two photos merged .. Canon G2 ISO 50 f 2.8

Uploaded on 3/23/2003 9:05:42 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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