Stanley J. Contrades September 15, 2005

Here is the original :-)!! #310625

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 15, 2005

Very unique and colourful! Excellent image, Stan! #1839355

September 15, 2005

Great work. Very effective #1839380

S J September 15, 2005

Wow!! Love the creative technique you’ve applied on this wonderful image, Stan!! Stunning results!!! #1839388

Donna Roberts September 15, 2005

I am in awe of your wonderful creation Stan - amazing, amazing work!!
I love it - this image almost has a touch of Van Gogh to it.
:-) ddu #1839403

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic September 15, 2005

Wonderful, WONDERFUL image, Stan!!! I LOVE this...and, I agree with Donna - definite echos of Van Gogh for me, too!!! :o) Keep on 'playing' in the digital darkroom, my friend - you never know WHAT might emerge, and we can't wait to see it!!! ;o) #1839425

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic September 15, 2005

Stan wonderful golden shiny color and very creative and artist.

Kerby #1839441

Paul E. Earl September 15, 2005

This is just fantastic!! I too am a fan of the liquify tool!! #1839459

Paul Michko September 15, 2005

Amazing capture and effects, Stan. #1839503

Judy S. Fung September 15, 2005

Fabulous image and effects, Stan!! #1839506

Stanley J. Contrades September 15, 2005

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Wow!! Incredible abstract, Stan!! VERY creative, truly EXCELLENT, artful work!!!
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Stanley J. Contrades September 15, 2005

Wouldn't you know it, just as I was about to respond the electricity went off :-(!! Fortunately it was only until I got four candles lit (LOL)! We've had rain, thunder and lighting tonight which probably caused the outage.
I really appreciate the generous and supportive responses and thank you, Leanne, Milutin, Sanjay, Donna, Carolyn (will do!), Kerby, Paul E., Paul M., Judy, and Dan, very much!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1839525

Donald K. Cherry level-classic September 15, 2005

Very cool and beautiful digital effects work, Stan! Love the colors!! #1839567

Bonnie C. Lackey September 15, 2005

What a fantastic image, Stan. It has so much energy and power. Beautiful work! #1839572

Daniel Diaz September 15, 2005

Good to hear from you again Stan. This is a BRILLIANT work of art!! #1839574

ADILSON F. FERREIRA September 15, 2005

Terrific image Stan!!!
Great colors and effects!!! #1839638

Kathleen Clemons September 15, 2005

Wild and wonderful, Stan! #1839659

Jenny Bosmans September 15, 2005

Amazing image and EXCELLENT work, Stan!!
Love the colors and the composition! #1839706

ronda chatelle level-classic September 15, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous Stan! #1839714

Joy Rector September 15, 2005

Love it! great job #1839781

Gene Spears September 15, 2005

Awesome, Stan - nice work! #1839914

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 15, 2005

I love BOTH versions! The abstract is a stunner!

ccc #1841081

Sergio La Spina September 15, 2005

Particular image very creative beautiful color I like it!!! #1841874

Marsha S. Smith September 15, 2005

Gorgeous! I wish you would send us some of your rain, Stan! #1842227

William C. Raco level-classic September 15, 2005

Wow, this is very cool, Stan!
Superb effect and color

bill #1842778

Nina Shields level-addict September 15, 2005

Stan, wonderful to be able to observe your work again; beautiful effects, very creative! #1842911

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 15, 2005

Beautiful work Stan. I love the colors and effects. Aloha #1842948

Coleen Thompson September 15, 2005

Stan, What can I say, I am at a loss for words right now. You already know that I love your work. This photo and effect work is a perfect exapmle of why. I will continue to learn from you! I am sure I will have many more questions for you in the future.

Thanks for showing us all how it's done!

Coleen Thompson #1843079

Jill Flynn level-classic September 15, 2005

SPECTACULAR Stan .... liguid gold! The effects are out of this world. GORGEOUS work of art. WOW!!! #1843171

Pu Chen September 15, 2005

Wow, that's stunning! Great effect, really capture the essence of the sunflower there. Could see Van Gogh too! Looks like a cross of fire and liquid gold, love that! #1843444

Stanley J. Contrades September 15, 2005

As always I am grateful for your generosity and the time you take to respond! Many thanks, Donald, Bonnie, Daniel, Adilson, Kathleen, Jenny, Ronda, Joy, Gene, Candice, Sergio, Marsha, bill, Nina, Shelly, Coleen, Jill and Pu!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1843510

Jordi Delgado September 16, 2005

AMAZING work, Stan!!! Really spectacular!!!



Stanley J. Contrades September 16, 2005

Hi, Jordi! Thanks very much as always for your support and encouragement which I truly appreciate!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1843694

Cathy Barrows September 16, 2005 are back with a bang...fantastic #1843728

Stanley J. Contrades September 16, 2005

Many thanks, Cathy, as I really appreciate it coming from you! Hope you have a great weekend and that all is well with you!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1843762

Cathy Stancil September 16, 2005

Incredible work Stan !! Really gorgeous image ! #1847062

Stanley J. Contrades September 17, 2005

Hi, Cathy! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind and encouraging comments! Have a fabulous weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1847145

Jill M. Flusemann September 17, 2005

No way! This is SOOOO cool! Love it! There aren't too many things I go that nuts over - but your work does it! I would love to hang them all on my walls but I don't have that many walls :) It almost looks like melted metal and the colors are awesome. #1847954

Lori Carlson September 17, 2005

Good grief Stan, this rocks! :0) #1849553

Colette M. Metcalf September 17, 2005

WOW!! This is FANTASTIC, Stan!! Love the effects! #1849740

Stanley J. Contrades September 18, 2005

If nothing else your comments are inspiring :-)!! Many, many thanks to you, Jill, Lori, and Colette and am delighted that you enjoyed the image!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1850413

Mata Patan September 18, 2005

Gorgeous shot!!!! #1850468

Elisabeth A. Gay September 18, 2005

WOW Stan, this is incredible!!
Ann #1851693

Stanley J. Contrades September 18, 2005

Mata, and Ann, Thank You! Your generosity is very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1852673

Sharon Day level-classic September 19, 2005

Outstanding image, Stan!!! Wonderful effects and COLOR!! #1854663

Keith L. Clayton September 19, 2005

Clever, clever, clever - It works really well!! #1856635

Stanley J. Contrades September 20, 2005

Thank you once again, Sharon, and Thank You!, too, Keith! I appreciate your supportive responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1858039

Kristi A. Howson September 21, 2005

Love what you've here Stan...awesome!!!!!Love those gold tones and lines! #1865256

Stanley J. Contrades September 22, 2005

Many thanks, Kristi, and your generosity is very much appreciated!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1865649

Jill Odice level-classic September 22, 2005

This is one of the toys I haven't played with yet...You got my interest ignited though with this wonderful shot Stan :-) The original is pretty, but the liquified one is truly STUNNING :-) #1868053

Stanley J. Contrades September 22, 2005

Thanks very much, Jill, and am grateful for your time and comments. I thought the original was very drab so I started to "play" with it :-)!!
Thanks again!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1868972

Laura Clay-Ballard September 24, 2005

wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!! awesome work! super liquid gold! #1874908

KHAWLA Haddad September 24, 2005

WOW WOW WO Stan you have add so many wonderful image sorry have not been here for sometime but this one s my fav such great work on it liquid gold wonderful work love it well don!!! #1878420

Stanley J. Contrades September 24, 2005

I appreciate your kind and supportive response to this image, Laura, and Kelly ... Thank You!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1880180

September 27, 2005

Great work Stan! Gorgeous colors and composition, love it! #1889731

Stanley J. Contrades September 28, 2005

Thank You!, Reine, for your support and generosity which is very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1893920

Sherrye Nozaki October 05, 2005

Stan, this is just too cool! I love the photo and I love all the wonderful comments about it. Awesome!

Sherrye #1918519

Stanley J. Contrades October 06, 2005

Hi, Sherrye!! Great to hear from you, and Mahalo a nui loa for stopping by to comment!! Hope all is well with you!!
Aloha no,
Stan #1924708

Desiree M. Bento October 20, 2005

Now this is amazing. I predict this to be a winner. What DD editor did you use? #1971601

Stanley J. Contrades October 20, 2005

Used Photoshop CS and its Liquify filter after doing some cropping adjustments to create the landscape view and a horizontal flip to place the center of the blossom in the lower right corner. Used different brush sizes to create the flames! Then in Virtual Photographer added the Radiant filter to boost the colors.
Mahalo plenty, Desiree ... I appreciate it!!
Aloha no,
Stan #1971624

Hasmik Hatamian level-deluxe October 20, 2005

This is simply awesome. A winner in my book! #1974591

Stanley J. Contrades October 20, 2005

Hi, Hasmik! I'm very thankful for your kind and thoughtful responses ... Thank You!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1975087

Evy Johansen level-classic October 21, 2005

Many congratulations on this beautiful and very creative Finalist, Stan!! #1975357

Desiree M. Bento October 21, 2005

And Mahalo Plenty to you too, Stan. I am learning so much from your images and suggestions, Wow! You really know PS7. I have the PS7 instruction manual with CD only got through a little less than quarter of the manual. I am realizing I have much to learn!! #1975427

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe October 21, 2005

Congratulations and good luck, Stan!

ccc #1975470

Robyn Mackenzie October 21, 2005

WELL DONE AND BEST OF LUCK, STAN! I missed this image first time round - it is really superb! #1975503

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!!! #1975505

Danilo Piccioni level-classic October 21, 2005

HUGE congrats on this outstanding pict! #1975701

Jill M. Flusemann October 21, 2005

Congratulations on a fabulous finalist! #1975933

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 21, 2005


Mary N C. Taitt October 21, 2005

Fantastic finalist, Stan, good luck in the next round! This is so very creative! Good job!!! And congratulations on all the others, too!!! Mary :-) #1976630

October 21, 2005

Congratulations Stan and best of luck in the next steps! #1977096

Carla Metzler October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1977216

Sergio La Spina October 21, 2005

Fantastic shot CONGRATULATIONS #1977258

Wendy Stevenson October 21, 2005

Outstanding Stan!! Congrats on your finalist and best of luck to you in the next round!!!! This is really excellent!!! #1977330

Barbara Helgason October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding image! #1977388

Deborah Sandidge October 21, 2005

Very creative and colorful work, Stan - congratulations on this great finalist! #1978644

Janet Williams October 21, 2005

Congratulations Stan - this is an amazing piece of work, just like liquid gold! Wonderful and well done! #1979377

Marsha S. Smith October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! What a beauty!!! #1979554

Elisabeth A. Gay October 21, 2005

Congratulations Stan - this one should do very well in the next round!!
Ann #1979789

Cathy Stancil October 21, 2005

Congratulations Stan on your beautiful finalists !! Bravo ! #1979851

Stephen Zacker October 21, 2005

Creative and Hot. Congratulations #1979869

Karen Diaz October 21, 2005

Big Congrats on your finalists, This one's my fave though, still BRILLIANT!!! Good luck in the next round! #1979899

Judy S. Fung October 21, 2005

Congrats, Stan! #1979918

Donna W. Neal October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Stan #1980196

Debra Booth October 21, 2005

Congratulations on your September finalists, Stan!! #1980454

Terry R. Hatfield October 21, 2005

Congratulations On Your Finalist Stan!!I Like The Editing!! #1980494

Diane Addonizio level-classic October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1980564

Deb Holmes-Hatfield October 21, 2005

Way to go Stan, Congrats on this well deserved finalist! #1980981

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 21, 2005

Very COOOOOOOOOOL, congratulations Stan, I am very happy to see this in with the finalist images!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! #1981187

Noel Baebler October 21, 2005

Huzzah, Stan!!! #1981370

Robert Mann level-classic October 21, 2005

Great FX, Stan! Love those patterns and the great gold tones! Many congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! #1981770

KHAWLA Haddad October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this terrific finalist!!!!!!! #1981825

Lori Carlson October 21, 2005

Yeah Stan!! Congratulations! :0) #1981954

Pu Chen October 21, 2005

Glad to see this again, Stan! Congratulations and best of luck for the next run! #1982183

Stanley J. Contrades October 21, 2005

Candice, Robyn, Rakesh, Dado, Jill F., Shelly, Mary, Reine, Carla, Sergio, Wendy, Barbara, Deborah, Janet, Marsha, Ann, Cathy S., Stephen, Karen, Judy, Donna N., Debra B., Terry, DIANE, deb, Donna P., Noel, RoB, Kelly, Lori, and Pu, Thank You!! You're all very generous and I wish you the very best with your images as well!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1982228

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 22, 2005

A truly wonderful image, Stan...congratulations!:) #1982261

Laura Clay-Ballard October 22, 2005

i figured this one would come around, again. awesome work! BIG congrats. #1982612

Jill Flynn level-classic October 22, 2005

Congratulations Stan! This is so stunning and beautiful. Hope to see it yet again. #1983475

Souha Dooly October 22, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!wonderful work,well done!! #1983604

Karen Bacon October 22, 2005

Congratulations Stan on this wildly fantastic image! #1984674

Daniel Diaz October 22, 2005

I love this image Stan, Gorgeous!! and good luck my friend!!!! #1985035

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic October 22, 2005

Congratulations Stan this is wonderful.

Best of luck in the final round.

Kerby #1986477

Stanley J. Contrades October 23, 2005

Jim, Laura, Jill, Souha, Karen, Daniel, and Kerby, I truly appreciate your wonderful responses and Thank You! ever so much!! Best wishes to all of you with your Finalists!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1986655

Janet L. Skinner October 23, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! I will have to try the liquify tool on flowers. I have been using it mostly for cosmetic surgery, LOL! This is a beautiful piece!!! #1987097

LJ Corliss level-classic October 23, 2005

Congrats :) #1987507

Ermanno Radice October 23, 2005

Congratulations on your finalists, Stan!! #1987707

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 25, 2005

WOW...stunning and well deserved Stan!!! Congratulations! #1996671

Stanley J. Contrades October 27, 2005

Thank You!, Janet, L J, Ermanno, and Gail! Am always grateful for the support I receive from all of you!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2004764

Sherrye Nozaki November 04, 2005

Stan, this should have been a first place winner. It's amazing!

Sherrye #2033389

Stanley J. Contrades November 04, 2005

Mahalo plenty, Sherrye, and especially for your confidence in this image! There's always another one lurking in the corner of the digital darkroom somewhere (LOL)!! Happy you liked it!
Aloha no,
Stan #2033427

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DD. Using the liquify tool (and some other effects) in PS CS while "playing" in the digital darkroom! Will add the orginal!

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