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Evy Johansen level-classic November 20, 2005

Wow - Beautiful abstract, Stan! Wonderful work! #346938

Pat Gamwell November 20, 2005

WONDERFUL, Stan! Gorgeous colors! #2096843

November 20, 2005

Excellent work, Stan. Congratulations #2096866

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic November 20, 2005

Stan this would make a beautiful pinwheel for colors. Stunning.

looks like a painting.

Kerby #2096868

Paul E. Earl November 20, 2005

As you know Stan, I am a fan of the liquify filter!! I love what you have done to this!! #2096885

Karen Engelbreth November 20, 2005

Cool abstract, Stan! #2096919

Paul Michko November 20, 2005

Amazing effects on this abstract, Stan. #2096942

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 20, 2005

Teriffic effects to this image, Stan!!! #2096969

Janet Williams November 20, 2005

Delightful and beautiful creation Stan - very well done. #2097018

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic November 20, 2005

FABULOUS image, colours, title, AND effects, Stan - just HAVE to LOVE this one!!! Hope you're having a GREAT weekend!! :o) #2097040

Milan Banik November 20, 2005

my word says by carolin, really fantastic #2097153

Wally Orlowsky November 20, 2005

Awesome effects, Stan. #2097286

Donald K. Cherry level-classic November 20, 2005

Beautiful image and nice PS work, Stan! Wow, I never thought I'd see the day that you were sucked in by digital manipulation...your work already wonderful from a purest stand point! #2097358

Jill M. Flusemann November 20, 2005

Stan, almost everything you do I want to hang on my wall - and I hardly ever find anything I want to! Fabulous! #2097361

Joy Rector November 20, 2005

gorgeous #2097397

William C. Raco level-classic November 20, 2005

Very eye catching and colorful
Beautiful work, Stan!

bill #2097523

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 20, 2005

I like...awesome effects! #2097798

Murry Grigsby November 20, 2005

WILD Stan!! :0) #2097818

ADILSON F. FERREIRA November 20, 2005

Terrific image Stan!!!
A WINNER in my book!!! #2097985

Stanley J. Contrades November 21, 2005

I don't know what happened to this image but all of a sudden it wasn't in my gallery ... go figure! Thank you, as always, for your generous responses for which I am truly grateful, Evy, Pat G., Milutin, Kerby, Paul E., Karen, Paul M., Rakesh, Janet, Carolyn, Milan, Wally, Donald, Jill F., Joy, bill, Linda, Murry, Adilson!!
Lots of luck to all of you with your October entries. It's 7:33 p.m. here in Hawai'i and no announcements as yet :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2104723

Mary K. Robison November 22, 2005

Your effects have turned this into a gleaming, eye-catching gem!
Best of luck to you as well, my friend, when the results for October arrive.

P.S. This image should definitely be in the winners' circle NEXT month! #2104960

Stanley J. Contrades November 22, 2005

I guess Donald hasn't seen my other liquify filter creations in the DD :-) and this is what happens when you get bored and your fingers start to itch (LOL)! Thank you very much, my dear friend, for taking the time at this late hour to stop in and comment, as well as adding your confidence! You know how much that means to me! I hope, too, that you are getting better and are taking care of yourself!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2104972

Kristi A. Howson November 22, 2005

Love what you've created here Stan...wonderful work with that Liquify filter...it's fun to play with but I've never came up with anything out of it myself. #2106917

Stanley J. Contrades November 22, 2005

Thank You!, Kristi! I'm grateful for your taking the time to stop and comment as well as for your support! It is interesting to see what is created with the filter and as it kind of gives you a license to be bold and colorful :-)!! Keep "playing" as you never know what might intrigue you!!
Good luck with all of your October entries!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2106950

Cathy Stancil November 22, 2005

Gorgeous Stan !! Wonderful PS work ... #2107807

Goshka G. November 22, 2005

This is sensational, Stan, and your title is just perfect!!! #2108176

Stanley J. Contrades November 22, 2005

Thanks very much, Cathy and Goshka! Your encouraging and gracious comments are very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2108869

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe November 22, 2005

I love this image and the title, Stan!:) #2109079

Jill Odice level-classic November 23, 2005

This does look like a Dervish! Have you ever seen the movie Baraka? Check it out if you get a chance, it's got a scene with whirling Dervishes, and all kinds of cool stuff from all over the world, set to some awesome music! Beautiful shot Stan! #2109255

Jenny Bosmans November 23, 2005

Perfect title for a perfect image, Stan!! I sure want to see this one again!! #2113556

Hasmik Hatamian level-deluxe November 23, 2005

WOW! This is awesome, very well done Stan. I gotta try that filter :-) #2115613

Darryl Wilkinson November 27, 2005

Super creation to this awesome image, Stan! Fantastic work indeed!!! #2127331

Stanley J. Contrades November 28, 2005

Many thanks to you for your kindness in responding and am grateful for your support, Jim, Jill O., Jenny, Hasmik and Darryl! It's always nice to "play" in the digital darkroom ... much cleaner than finger-painting :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2131227

Desiree M. Bento December 01, 2005

What an awesome work of art, Stan! You inspire me! #2143920

Stanley J. Contrades December 02, 2005

It's always fun to see what emerges as you "play" in the digital darkroom :-)!
Mahalo nui loa for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and comment! I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity, Desiree! Hope all is well with you and your family, and that you have a great weekend!!
Aloha no,
Stan #2146150

Amy JACKSON level-classic December 19, 2005

Great job, this is really cool and beautiful. Wonderful gallery!!! #2202004

Corinne M. Thompson December 20, 2005

CONGRATS on your Finalist for this awesome image Stan! :) #2202217

Robyn Mackenzie December 20, 2005

Congratulations, Stan, on this beautiful finalist! Best of luck! #2202266

Darryl Wilkinson December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this fine finalist, Stan!!! Best of luck to you on the next round!!! BRAVO my friend!!! #2202414

ADILSON F. FERREIRA December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #2202562

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congratulations for this beautiful finalist, gl in the next round!

ccc #2202923

Sergio La Spina December 20, 2005

Congratulation Stan!!!!;-) #2203271

Laura Clay-Ballard December 20, 2005

Congrats on this beauty! #2203567

Kathleen R. Struckle December 20, 2005

Congrats Stan on this awesome image!! Much Aloha!! #2203816

Chris Macer December 20, 2005

Congrats on the wonderful finalist, Stan! Best of luck in the next round! :) #2203947

Jill Flynn level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful and artistic finalist Stan! Good luck in the next round! #2204257

Danilo Piccioni level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this virtual Van Gogh! #2204308

Deborah Sandidge December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this very creative hibiscus, Stan - best of luck! #2204427

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Awesome creation, Stan!!! Congratulations on this finalist!:) #2205112

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Amy, Corinne, Robyn, Darryl, Adilson, Candice, Sergio, Laura, Kathleen, Chris, Jill F., Dado, Deborah, and Jim ... Thank You! Am grateful that you took the time to stop and comment! Wishing all of you Congratulations as well, and that your Christmas is filled with joy and happiness!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2205233

Cathy Barrows December 20, 2005

Congrats on your finalist...fantastic work #2205285

Jill M. Flusemann December 20, 2005

Congratulations Stan! Fantastic finalist! #2205467

Donna W. Neal December 20, 2005

Contratulations on your excellent finalist Stan #2205516

Stan Kwasniowski December 20, 2005

Stan, congratulations #2205981

Mata Patan December 20, 2005

Gorgeous it seems of glass!
Great fantasy!! #2206046

Jenny Bosmans December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this gorgeous and beautiful finalist, Stan!! #2206412

Linda Proctor December 20, 2005

Congratulations Stan!! This is beautiful!! #2206880

Nobu Nagase December 20, 2005

Congratulations, Stan, on this beautiful creation!!!
Best of luck on the next round! #2207044

Kristi A. Howson December 20, 2005

Sooo beautiful Stan! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round! #2207317

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Cathy, Jill, Donna, Stan, Mata, Jenny, Linda, Nobi, and Kristi ... Thank You! I am very grateful for your congratulatory responses! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2207603

Tom Andersen December 21, 2005

This is so very creative, Stan! I love all the colors and your very creative technique. Congratulations on your finalist! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! #2208218

Tammy Scott December 21, 2005

Congratulations on this amazing finalist! #2208330

Janet L. Skinner December 21, 2005

Excellent work, Stan!! Congrats on this awesome abstract!!! #2208622

Wendy Stevenson December 21, 2005

Wow Stan - this is so very cool! I love the colours and effects. Congratulations on all your finalists and best of luck to you in the next round!!! #2208734

Deb Holmes-Hatfield December 21, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Stan, Bravo! #2208965

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 21, 2005

Beautiful, Stan! Congratulations to you! #2209599

December 21, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Stan! #2209864

Elisabeth A. Gay December 21, 2005

You always find a unique way to present your lovely flowers - congratulations Stan, this is terrific!
Good luck in the next round too, my friend
Ann #2209876

Stephen Zacker December 21, 2005

Creative and unique. Congratulations #2210382

Desiree M. Bento December 21, 2005

So awesome! Congratulations neighbor! #2210613

Terry R. Hatfield December 21, 2005

This Is A Beauty Stan!!Neat Colors And Effects!Congratulations On Your Finalist!! #2211126

Debra Booth December 21, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan!! Big congratulations to you!! #2211220

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

Wow..my fingers need to itch! This is so pretty!! I love all the effects and colors! Best of luck. Aloha~ #2211361

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 21, 2005

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Stan!
Best wishes for the next round!
-Debby #2211528

Stanley J. Contrades December 22, 2005

Tom, Tammy, Janet, Wendy, Deb H., Leanne, Reine, Ann, Stephen, Desiree, Terry, Debra B., Shelly, and Deborah L., many thanks for your continued and much appreciated support! Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2213043

Jennifer Rennison December 22, 2005

Outstanding effects, colors and image!!! Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Stan!! Best of luck in the next round!! #2214464

Ronald F. Fischer December 22, 2005

Awesome! Congratulations and good luck! #2214586

Stanley J. Contrades December 24, 2005

Jennifer and Ronald, many thanks to the both of for responding and am grateful for your kindness! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2220299

Lori Carlson January 21, 2006

Neat designing Stan!! Congratulations!! :0) #2319405

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DD. Hibiscus image taken into PS CS and used the liquify filter, VP's radiant filter, USM, cropped and Velvia action.

Uploaded on November 19, 2005

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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