Uploaded: December 11, 2005


EOD Cat. 20.0 sec., f32, ISO 100, RAW, Aperture Priority, Tungsten lighting, Tripod, PS CS spot cloning, USM, color adjustments.


Jill Odice level-classic December 11, 2005

Now how long did it take you to get every pencil perfectly in position Stan :-)? You created such a precise and beautiful design, So colorful and wonderful! Very nice :-) #358030

Rob Bishop December 12, 2005

Wow, Stan! This is fantastic. Right up my alley of graphic design elements. I love everything about it. #2176164

Janet Williams December 12, 2005

Fantastic work Stan. I love the way it is nicely off centre, not perfectly symmetrical etc. Really colourful and well-thought-out image. Nice new pencils, too! #2176166

Robyn Mackenzie December 12, 2005

Wonderful, Stan! LOVE those colours, and your composition. #2176198

Darryl Wilkinson December 12, 2005

I can sit here and stare at this wonderfully perfected image for sometime, Stan! This is just so creatively executed! Awesome job... SUPERB work!!! #2176216

Stanley J. Contrades December 12, 2005

I think it took longer to "sharpen" the pencils than place them in the circles (LOL)! Although the boxes said the pencils were presharpened, their tips were not long enough :-)! Then, too, thanks to Rob as he has always inspired some "colorful" ideas along the way as well :-)!
Many thanks for your very kind and supportive responses Jill, Rob, Janet, Robyn, and Darryl! Have a fabulous week!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2176225

Paul E. Earl December 12, 2005

Wonderful Stan!! I really love the way you have composed this picture off centred!! #2176251

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic December 12, 2005

Stan wonderful color detail and a super creation. Artist and unique come to mind.

Very nice.

Kerby #2176264

Jenny Bosmans December 12, 2005

Fantastic and colorful design and composition, Stan!! Superb job!! #2176272

Paul Michko December 12, 2005

Very creat and colorful abstract design, Stan. #2176336

Donald K. Cherry level-classic December 12, 2005

Very cool, colorful and creative (the three C's if you didn't notice) image, Stan!! #2176433

Donna W. Neal December 12, 2005

LOVE your composition and the vivid colors Stan. I can see a flower in this one...:) #2176500

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 12, 2005

Outstanding work Stan! Great comp, color and design! Jeff #2176632

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 12, 2005

WOW, powerful image, Stan, great work!
-Debby #2176644


Terrific colors and composition Stan!!!
Very creative!!! #2176910

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 12, 2005

Love your point of view!!! wonderful colors! #2177937

Stanley J. Contrades December 12, 2005

Thank You!, Paul E., Kerby, Jenny, Paul M., Donald, Donna, Jeff, Debby, Adilson, and Linda, for your continued support of my efforts! I do value your generous and kind comments!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2177974

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 12, 2005

Terrific concept and design, Stan....VERY well done, your light is perfect to convey each delightful color! Fantastic work!

ccc #2178209

Carla Metzler December 12, 2005

Beautiful colors, design, and tips...patience pays. :) Great job, Stan! #2178422

Goshka G. December 12, 2005

LOVe this vibrant color and brilliant design, Stan!!! #2178594

Daniel Diaz December 12, 2005

So many gorgeous photos you have Stan, This one is a WINNER!!! #2178652

Kaye Burazin December 12, 2005

yes, I agree with Dan, this is a winner also in my book Stan, so well thought out and beautifully captured with such great color and clarity. #2178740

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 12, 2005

Stan, wonderful colors, details, clarity and composition. #2179281

Linda Proctor December 12, 2005

Wonderful Stan!! All the C's are perfect !Sure to see again!! #2179789

Stanley C. Sims December 12, 2005

I would have been pulling my hair out before I got this setup right.
I love it. #2179898

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 12, 2005

Great composition, color and design !!! #2180090

Cathy Stancil December 12, 2005

Love the design, the colors are fantastic, really a fun and pleasing image !! #2180152

Stanley J. Contrades December 12, 2005

Candice, Carla, Goshka, Daniel, Kaye, Janine, Linda, Stanley S., Marilyn, and Cathy, Thank You, and I do appreciate all of your very generous comments! It really doesn't take that long to set this up, and you just have to remember how the pencils are placed alternately. Once that's done then you can adjust the spacing between the ends of the pencils and they pretty much fall in place.
Many thanks once again everyone!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2180185

Mary K. Robison December 13, 2005

Vibrant colors, perfectly arranged...a graphic gem, Stan! #2180326

Jill M. Flusemann December 13, 2005

Great composition and colors! Love the red background too! #2180970

Judy S. Fung December 13, 2005

Wonderful colors, composition and image, Stan! #2182267

Corinne M. Thompson December 13, 2005

Very excellent, eye-catching capture! #2182595

Rakesh Syal level-classic December 13, 2005

WOW!! What a extravaganza of colors, Stan!!! My favourite! #2183492

Deborah Sandidge December 13, 2005

Outstanding creation, artistically captured, Stan! #2183534

Robyn Mackenzie December 13, 2005

WOW! Beautiful, Stan! Love those freshly sharp pencils, and awesome colours! #2183585

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2005

Mary, Jill, Judy, Corinne, Rakesh, Deborah, and Robyn, Thank You! As always I am very grateful for your supportive and kind responses!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2183945

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe December 14, 2005

A+ for a very artistic approach, Stan!
Love the colors, very well presented! #2187151

Brian Cassar December 15, 2005

Wonderful shot Stan. A shot to stare at for a long time, which takes you to an imaginary world. Well sharpened! #2188959

Adrienne Maldini December 15, 2005

this is a really cool picture #2189820

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 16, 2005

Terrific image, Stan...the colors and designs formed by the pencils are fantastic!:) #2192053

Donna Roberts December 18, 2005

Hey there Stan - just catching up on images I have missed in your gallery since I have been away from BP.
This is an amazing presentation - love the vivid colours, their perfect placement and the way you've off-centred the focal point.
Brilliant work! Well done!
:-) ddu

Stanley J. Contrades December 19, 2005

Theresa, Brian, Adrienne, Jim, and Donna, Thank You! I am grateful for your taking the time to comment and am delighted that you liked the image!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2201981

Laura Clay-Ballard December 20, 2005

this is GORGEOUS! How creative and unique! love that big blast of color. Super! #2203562

Ray Clarke December 20, 2005

This photo has lovely colours and shape to it. Well done #2204706

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Many thanks to you, Laura, for your generous and supportive comments!! I do appreciate them! Have a very Merry Christmas and a most prosperous of New Years!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2204715

Karen Engelbreth December 20, 2005

WOW - very creative - great shot, Stan! #2204816

Pat Gamwell December 20, 2005

It's all been said, but I have to say it again: ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, CREATIVE & PERFECTLY PRESENTED! #2206804

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Thank you ladies, and I do appreciate your wonderful comments! Here's wishing you Karen, and Pat, as well as your families, the very merriest of Christmases and a vey prosperous New Year!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2207588

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Oops, looks like cyberspace got in the way of your response, Ray and Audrey? Sorry about that, and I do want to thank you for your kind response that is very much appreciated!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Stan #2207595

Stephen Zacker December 21, 2005

This is just cool. Really like your set up and all the colors #2210404

Mary N C. Taitt December 22, 2005

Impressive, beautiful, eye-catching! Great design and color, Stan! Mary :-) #2212261

Stanley J. Contrades December 22, 2005

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Stephen and Mary, and Thank You! for your supportive and much appreciated responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2213009

Keith L. Clayton December 23, 2005

So very creative, Stan!! I love this shot!! #2218544

Stanley J. Contrades December 24, 2005

Thanks very much, Keith! I appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment. Have a very Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2220426

Evy Johansen level-classic December 25, 2005

WOW.... Beautiful image, Stan! Very creative! Wonderful colors and superb composition! #2222693

Stanley J. Contrades December 25, 2005

Am very grateful for your continued supportive responses, Evy, and my heartfelt thanks to you! Hope your Christmas day was a beautiful one!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2222907

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe January 04, 2006

Congratulations, Stan, for your feature in the Photoflash Newsletter!

ccc #2250651

January 04, 2006

awesome picture! I love the colors. #2250951

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 04, 2006

Congratulations Stan, for your Photoflash feature!!!! #2251265

Michelle R. Kovach January 04, 2006

Congratulations on your news letter feature Stan! Very well deserved! #2251337

Corinne M. Thompson January 04, 2006

Stan, Congrats on having this in Photoflash! :) #2251454

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 04, 2006

Very original and cool!!!! Great design!! Congrats!! #2252369

Darryl Wilkinson January 04, 2006

Congratulations, Stan! May your days be filled with joy... #2253399

Stanley J. Contrades January 05, 2006

Many thanks for your very much appreciated and generous responses, Candice, Sarah, Jim, Michelle, Corinne, Donna, and Darryl! Wishing you all a most Happy New Year!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2255718

Mary K. Robison January 20, 2006

Let me be the first, my friend, to say
a hearty CONGRATULATIONS! on your colorful finalist! #2312570

Darryl Wilkinson January 21, 2006

Fantastic finalist, Stan! Congratulations!!! I wish you and your family well my friend!!! #2312638

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 21, 2006

A Big Congratulations Stan!!!!! #2313221

Pat Gamwell January 21, 2006

CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Stan!! #2313237

Janet L. Skinner January 21, 2006

Congratulations on this gorgeous display of color!!! Beautiful work, Stan!! #2313957

Judith G. Secco January 21, 2006

Congratulations, Stan. This is great! #2313967

Chris Macer January 21, 2006

Congrats on the finalist, Stan!! Best of luck with this one :) #2314089

Bill Morgenstern January 21, 2006

Good work and Congrats Stan!

Best to you - bill #2314521

Debra Booth January 21, 2006

Wonderful design and colors, Stan!! Congratulations!! #2314560

Jill M. Flusemann January 21, 2006

Congratulations Stan! So well deserved! Hope things are going as best as can be considered at this time. Take care! #2314817

Life Expressions January 21, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Stan! #2314847

Nobu Nagase January 21, 2006

Fabulous finalist!!!
Many congratulations, Stan!!! #2314917

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic January 21, 2006

WOnderful colorful finalist Stan

Congratulation and best of luck in the next round. #2314927

Tammy Scott January 21, 2006

Congratulations! #2315722

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 21, 2006

Congrats Stan on your Finalist! Jeff #2316270

Kristi A. Howson January 21, 2006

Great line and angle Stan! #2317363

Robyn Mackenzie January 21, 2006

Way to go, Stan! CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved finalist! Good luck in the next round! :o) Robyn #2317456

Sergio La Spina January 21, 2006

Fantastic finalist!! CONGRATULATION!! #2317534

Leonard Pierce January 21, 2006

Congratulations on another finalist, Stan!!! #2318315

Corinne M. Thompson January 21, 2006

Another well-deserved Finalist, Congrats! #2318721

Noel Baebler January 21, 2006

Huzzah, Stan! #2318745

Jenny Bosmans January 21, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan!! :) #2319015


Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #2319381

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 21, 2006

Congrats again, Stan, excellent finalist!
-debby #2319969

Evy Johansen level-classic January 21, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Stan! Good luck! #2320638

Phil Sauvey January 22, 2006


So wonderfully colorful and creative! Congratulations on your finalist!! Best of luck in round 2!!! Aloha from AK! #2322386

Michelle R. Kovach January 22, 2006

Congratulations Stan! WTG! #2322612

Goshka G. January 22, 2006

Many congrats on this beauty of a finalist, Stan!!! #2323043

Susana Ms Heide January 22, 2006

This makes me want to grab a coloring book and color away!!! Perfectly set up and so well captured! Not surprised to see it as a finalist! CONGRATS! #2323081

Jill Flynn level-classic January 22, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist Stan. Good luck with this in the next round! #2323209

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 23, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Stan!!! #2324899

Donna W. Neal January 23, 2006

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist
Stan! #2325993

Deb Holmes-Hatfield January 23, 2006

Way to go Stan, big congrats to you! #2328444

Monika Sapek level-classic January 23, 2006

Many congratulations on making finals with this creative colorful piece, Stan! Good luck to you!

Stanley J. Contrades January 23, 2006

Mary, Darryl, Laurence, Pat G., Janet S., Judy, Chris, Bill, Debra, Jill F., Robin L., Nobi, Kerby, Tammy, Jeff, Kristi, Robyn, Sergio, Len, Corinne, Noel, Jenny B., Adilson, Debby L., Evy, Phil, Michelle, Goshka, Susana, Jill F., Rakesh, Donna N., Deb H., and Monika ... Thank You! Your support and generosity means even more during these days and I'll try my best to visit your galleries during the next week.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2329440

Mary N C. Taitt January 25, 2006

Congratulations on this finalist, Stan--so nice! Mary :-) #2336600

Stanley J. Contrades January 25, 2006

Thank you vey much, Mary, for your supportive response! I do appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2337881

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 25, 2006

Congratulations, Stan on your well deserved fianlist !! #2338303

Sharon Day level-classic January 25, 2006

Outstanding image, Stan!!! Wonderful composition and colors! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #2338498

Stanley J. Contrades January 26, 2006

Thank You!, Marilyn and Sharon! I appreciate your generosity and your taking the time to stop in and comment!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2342301

Wendy Stevenson January 29, 2006

A belated congratulations Stan on this creative and well done finalist! Love those colours!! Really fun image my friend! #2353528

Stanley J. Contrades January 29, 2006

Many thanks to you, Wendy, and I am very grateful for your supportive and kind response!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2354351

Judy S. Fung January 31, 2006

Belated congrats to you on this terrific finalist image, Stan!! #2361774

Stanley J. Contrades February 01, 2006

Thank you, Judy! Your kind responses are always very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2366589

Wendy Stevenson February 22, 2006

Hey Stan - Big Congrats on this most creative and colourful finalist! Great idea and superbly executed my friend:-) #2453900

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic February 23, 2006

Stan congradulations on your beautiful finalist. Best of luck in the next round.

What Island do you live on you have such beautiful florals.

Kerby #2460460

Stanley J. Contrades February 23, 2006

Thanks very much, Wendy, and I had fun doing this one!!
Thank you, too, Kerby! I live (was born and raised) on the island of Kauai, about 102 miles north west of Oahu (Honolulu).
Thank you, ladies, and I much appreciate your generosity!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2460533

paul parent level-deluxe April 01, 2006

Very cool composition #2598991

Stanley J. Contrades April 03, 2006

Many thanks, Paul, and I do appreciate your stopping by and commenting!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2605954

Sumith and Lea Samarakoon April 27, 2006

Congratulations Stan! #2697552

July 03, 2006

Great job Stan!
Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #2981840

Stanley J. Contrades July 06, 2006

Thanks very much for taking the time to stop in and comment, Sumith and Lea, and Reine! I am grateful for your supportive responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2990816

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