Wine Country

© Stephanie Laird

Wine Country

Photographer 11/23/2009 11:33:43 AM

Another great image from you as always. Great Composition, Details and Lighting. Well Done Stephanie. #1208543

Yuko Dumas 11/23/2009 2:58:08 PM

Beautiful lighting and tone! #8158404

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/15/2009 4:16:14 PM

So BEAUTIFUL, congrats on your finalist! #8219021

Rolando Rosito 12/15/2009 4:57:05 PM

Beautiful finalist, congratulations Stephanie! #8219331

The Judges at 12/15/2009 5:26:30 PM

please tell us how you treated this in post production, we love it. #8219572

Stephanie Laird 12/15/2009 7:41:25 PM

Thank you very much! This was done with layers. I can't find the exact images that I used but this is pretty close...I played with different styles the erased at a very light opacity so the details of the vineyard would show thru....then used the smudge too to get rid of the grain and create the soft look in the sky only....


Usman M. Bajwa 12/16/2009 2:37:44 AM

Awesome layering and composite work Stephanie. CONGRATZ. on this wonderful creation and Finalist, Stephanie!

UB. #8221703

Karen Celella 12/16/2009 7:37:23 AM

Congratulations on your wonderfully creative finalist Stephanie. Thanks so much for sharing your steps. I hope we see this with a gold badge.
(PS Where's the horse?) #8222764

Stephanie Laird 12/16/2009 7:51:28 AM

Thank you was really hard not to put a horse in!

Linda Blair 12/16/2009 4:25:27 PM

Congrats on your well deserved finalist...hope we see it again!!!!! #8224411

Sam Britt 12/16/2009 7:56:01 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Stephanie! #8225160

Debra R. Harder 12/17/2009 9:03:14 AM

Oh my...this is truly magnificent, Stephanie!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8226536

Stephanie Laird 12/17/2009 4:37:43 PM

Thanks so much Linda, Samantha and Debra! Much appreciated! #8227615

Nikki McDonald 12/17/2009 5:46:47 PM

What a gorgeous creation, Stephanie. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8227772

Sam Britt 12/17/2009 7:54:08 PM

Big congratulations on your first place winner, Stephanie! #8228118

Renee Doyle 12/17/2009 7:59:59 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful first place win Stephanie!! #8228146

Renee Doyle 12/17/2009 8:12:14 PM

Fun digital mix to make a cool shot- I was a judge this month and voted it in myself too- well done and congrats! #8228220

Nikki McDonald 12/17/2009 8:12:28 PM

Wonderfully deserving, Stephanie. Congratulations on the first place win! #8228223

Jessica Jenney 12/17/2009 8:13:45 PM

Congratulations, Stephanie on your gorgeous First Place Win! #8228235

Amanda Cass 12/17/2009 8:29:57 PM

Such stunning rich colours !a big congrats from me! #8228325

Usman M. Bajwa 12/17/2009 9:30:27 PM

WTG Stephanie. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WIN!!

UB. #8228506

Henk Boneschans 12/18/2009 1:11:31 AM

Stunning image Stephanie - congratulations with the 1st prize!! #8228869

Michelle Alton 12/18/2009 1:48:17 AM

A most stunning and deserving WINNER, Stephanie! Congratulations! #8228956

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/18/2009 2:28:26 AM

Congratulations Stephanie on your Win!!!

Dominick #8229071

Kara L. Hendricks 12/18/2009 3:09:42 AM

OMG... This is a stunner Stephanie...

A HUGE CONGRATS on your First Place Winner!! #8229132

Katarina Mansson 12/18/2009 3:32:34 AM

Outstanding! Congratulations Stephanie! #8229198

Claudia Kuhn 12/18/2009 4:21:28 AM

So beautiful Stephanie, congratulations on your first place winner! #8229358

Christopher Budny 12/18/2009 5:32:48 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #8229584

Stephanie Laird 12/18/2009 5:52:54 AM

Thank you all very much! #8229622

Karen Celella 12/18/2009 6:05:01 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding first place winner Stephanie. Your work is amazing. Enjoy your glory! #8229657

Amy M. Wilson 12/18/2009 7:33:22 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Win!!! #8229912

Julianne Bradford 12/18/2009 8:07:26 AM

Thanks so much for your wonderful tutorial on the creation of this outstanding masterpiece. It is certainly deserving of the gold Stephanie, Congratulations! #8229977

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/18/2009 8:49:02 AM

WTG on this incredible win, Stephanie!!! :-) k #8230131

Debra R. Harder 12/18/2009 8:54:54 AM


Graham Robards 12/18/2009 8:59:27 AM

Beautiful first place Stephania! Well done,congraulations. ~ #8230172

Wanda Judd 12/18/2009 9:12:09 AM

A truly masterful work of art...Congratulations... #8230225

Mark Dodge 12/18/2009 9:15:34 AM

Congratulations on your first place win, Stephanie! Way to go!!! #8230245

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/18/2009 11:01:45 AM

Truly impressive Stephanie! Congratulations on your BIG win!!! #8230526

Lindley Johnson 12/18/2009 11:48:28 AM

Gorgeous image, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing the information on how you did this fabulous work. Congratulations on your First Place Win! #8230671

Linda D. Lester 12/18/2009 1:28:21 PM

Congratulations on this awesome win!!!! #8230945

Patrick Rouzes 12/18/2009 2:12:15 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Stephanie! WTG! #8231035

Linda Blair 12/18/2009 2:39:23 PM

Awesome win...congratulations!!!!! #8231093

Linda Blair 12/18/2009 4:08:38 PM

Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Stephanie. A very well deserving Photo. Iím so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/18/2009 4:55:28 PM

on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231352

Dianna Murphy 12/18/2009 7:13:52 PM

Wow, so gorgeous! Congratulations on your marvelous image and much deserving winner! #8231761

Claudine Grove 12/18/2009 7:41:42 PM

Picture just draws me in. Congrats on this awesome image!! #8231855

Paula Showen 12/18/2009 8:21:35 PM

Gorgeous scene! It draws me right in to it. Congratulations! #8231952

Karen E. Baumann 12/18/2009 10:12:13 PM

This is so lovely, Stefanie! Well deserved and so perfect for the gold! #8232158

Michael Umbreit 12/19/2009 6:09:56 AM

Stephanie - Congratulations on your first place win!! That is a beautiful image! - Mike #8232766

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/19/2009 6:15:50 AM

Congratulations on your win Stephanie. Wonderful image.
JP #8232786

Stephanie Laird 12/19/2009 6:17:34 AM

Thank you very much everyone! #8232791

Mary Beth Aiello 12/19/2009 7:18:16 AM

Just gorgeous, Stephanie. Huge congrats on bringing home the GOLD. #8232926

Sharon Sawyer 12/19/2009 9:06:45 PM

Stephanie, HUGE congratulations on your most deserving First Place Win!!! #8234285

Susana Ms Heide 12/22/2009 10:25:37 AM

The golden glow here is so deserving of the first place!!! Beautiful image Stephanie! CONGRATS to you!!! #8239851

Ken R. Frischkorn 12/24/2009 2:17:51 PM

Fabulous photo, beautiful lighting, and a wonderful soft feeling to this photo. Congratulations on your win. #8244718

AMALIA Veralli 1/2/2010 5:48:50 AM

STUNNING!!! Congratulations. #8263370

Anita Hogue 1/16/2010 2:47:52 PM

Soooooooooo gorgeous and you are so very talented! Congratulations! #8302408

Inge S. Lasmana 1/18/2010 11:03:44 AM

Congratulations on your win, Stephanie! #8305951

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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on 11/23/2009 8:12:15 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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