Dazzle in Blue

© Brian Lobdell

Dazzle in Blue

Uploaded: March 26, 2006


This image is a close-up of a metal screen-guard on the front of a room fan. Hand held shot, 1/60 at f-16. I used PS polar coordinates for a warp effect, then applied bad-dream and plastic-wrap filter applications, along with hue and contrast adjustments for this final look.


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2006

Interesting and beautiful!! Great color and design! #415604

Donna Dunbar March 26, 2006

Beautiful color, and a good eye for catching the abstract in this object!! #2577010

Casey A. Hanson March 26, 2006

Very cool.... #2577096

Brian Lobdell March 26, 2006

Thanks so much, Donna, Donna and Casey!
So many effects available in this Photo Shop world... I can't seem to stop experimenting and "tweaking", but once in a while it gives me an interesting result! I really appreciate your comments and support! #2577435

Tamera S. Phillips March 26, 2006

Very creative Brian. Love the blue colors! #2577981

Brian Lobdell March 26, 2006

Tamera, thank you for your encouraging input - most appreciated! #2578112

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe March 28, 2006

A screen guard on a room fan...Holy son of a gun, Brian...you are one very creative person!!! #2585956

Brian Lobdell March 29, 2006

Thank you Jim - I'll have to show you the original image sometime, which is pretty ordinary... #2587000

Sherry S. Boles April 08, 2006

Very creative, Brian! And a wonderful result! #2623588

Brian Lobdell April 08, 2006

Thanks so much, Sherry!! #2623758

Tori A. Woods April 08, 2006

you have quite an eye and an imagination....two great assets for a photographer!! I really like how you created this look from a fan guard....who would have thought....great work Brian....keep it up........(I also like the shot of the chairs in line) Tori #2623759

Wendy Stevenson April 09, 2006

Gorgeous abstract - a fine combination of light and colour!! Well done and great idea!! #2624311

Brian Lobdell April 09, 2006

Thank You sooo much, Tori and Wendy!! Your responses really inspire me to keep shooting (and hopefully learning)!! #2625095

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 09, 2006

SOOOO cool, Brian! Very nicely done; the blues are terrific, as is the graphic impact. #2625153

Brian Lobdell April 09, 2006

Hi Christopher! Thanks for your motivating input!! I've been pulled away from BP for a while, but hopefully back to immerse myself into this inspiring group! So glad to see your finalists, much deserved!! #2625175

April 10, 2006

I knew they made fans for otther reasons beside just blowing air around. Very neat ideal. I love the blue. #2630727

April 10, 2006

I forgot to mention that I do art work and I like the picture to look orignal when painted and so many people like a little buzz to it. I guess each to his own. #2630733

Brian Lobdell April 10, 2006

Thanks so much, Opal! I think the buzz filters can be good or bad, depending on the image. Your beautiful Garden capture certainly stands by itself - I just get a "buzz" from looking at it! :)LOL. Keep up the great work.

Anne D. Eigen April 11, 2006

Great implementation of effects in this awesome abstract, Brian! #2634064

Brian Lobdell April 14, 2006

Thanks so much for commenting, Anne! This was my favorite of last month's shots - I really appreciate your input! #2644271

Mike F. Anderson level-classic April 16, 2006

Cool idea Brian. Great job on working through the concept to final presentation. Works for me! #2651148

Kristi A. Howson April 17, 2006

I love this Brian. The combination of technique and effects makes this a real winner. I hope we see it again soon:) #2652974

Barbara Helgason April 17, 2006

Simply DAZZLING Brian! #2653457

Brian Lobdell April 17, 2006

I thank you all, Mike, Kristi and Barbara! I appreciate your stopping by my gallery - your comments are motivating and appreciated!! #2655402

Karen Engelbreth April 22, 2006

Wonderful and very creative, image, Brian! #2673552

Brian Lobdell April 22, 2006

Thanks for visiting my gallery Karen! I appreciate your comments! #2674705

Corinne M. Thompson April 22, 2006

Very cool colors and effects used to create this pleasing image. #2675382

Brian Lobdell April 23, 2006

Thank You for the positive comments, Corrine! #2675439

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 25, 2006

Congratulations, Brian!! Happy to see this in the Finalists #2685796

Pat Gamwell April 25, 2006

AWESOME pic, Brian! CONGRATS! #2686167

Mike F. Anderson level-classic April 25, 2006

Brian - Congratulations on your finalist! #2686388

Kurt Hawkins April 25, 2006

Nice Job Donna , Awesome Results #2686909

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe April 25, 2006

A very BIG congratulations on this one, Brian!:) #2687828

Susan T. Evans April 25, 2006

Wow Brian, absolutely amazing, Congrats! #2689105

Brian Lobdell April 25, 2006

Thank you EVERYONE for your comments and support! When I look at all the other finalists I'm in awe...Thanks also judges for your consideration!! #2690601

Kristi A. Howson April 25, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist and Best of Luck in the next round Brian! I thought we would be seeing this again :) #2691005

Brian Lobdell April 25, 2006

Thanks so much, Kristi! I really appreciate the support! #2691103

Stanley J. Contrades April 26, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, Brian, and best of luck to you in the next round! Fantastic color and creative comp!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2691597

Robert R. Goodman level-addict April 26, 2006

Congratulations Brian,best of luck!!!!!! #2691772

Brian Lobdell April 26, 2006

My sincere Thanks, Stan and Robert! #2692769

Michelle Lea Guinn April 26, 2006

WOW!!!! This is AWESOME!!!! Good luck to you in the next round!!! Winner in my book!!! mlg~ #2692871

Sylvia Rossler April 26, 2006

In mine too !! My favourite color with a gorgeous design ..this must win !! Big congrats Brian and good luck :O) #2694555

Brian Lobdell April 27, 2006

Michelle & Sylvia! Thank you so much!! Regardless of whether this moves on at all, I'm thrilled with all the wonderful feedback from everyone...so much encouragement and motivation! Good luck also to both of you, with your superb finalists!! #2697276

Corinne M. Thompson April 27, 2006

You picked it right...WTG! Congrats on your Finalist! #2698076

Terry L. Ellis level-classic April 27, 2006

Fantastic image, Brian! The color and your effects are amazing! Congratultions on this fine finalist! #2698091

Brian Lobdell April 27, 2006

Heartfelt "Thank You!" Corinne and Terry! I appreciate your support! #2699958

Martin Witt May 02, 2006

Wow, Awesome vibrant color! Excellent composition and light. Congrats on your finalist! #2718006

Brian Lobdell May 02, 2006

Thanks so much, Martin! I appreciate your kind words! #2718271

Anne D. Eigen May 22, 2006

Stunning colors and composition, Brian! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist! #2797967

Brian Lobdell May 22, 2006

Thanks so much, Anne! #2798171

Life Expressions May 22, 2006

Outstanding creation! #2802439

Wendy Stevenson May 23, 2006

Gorgeous abstract image Brian! Your choice of effects is perfect making this look like glass! Congrats on your finalist and best of luck in the next round!! #2803528

Brian Lobdell May 23, 2006

Thanks Wendy! I really appreciate your comments! #2803600

Brian Lobdell May 23, 2006

...and thank you Robin, too! #2803641

Corinne M. Thompson May 23, 2006

Congrats on your Finalist Brian! #2804288

Hendrik Storme May 23, 2006

Big congrats Brian!! I love your gallery too and thanks for comment on my POTD! #2805185

Melissa G. Meiselman May 23, 2006

Dazzling image and congrats, Brian on your finalist!!! #2805192

Keith L. Clayton May 23, 2006

Great shot! Many congrats! This is a fabulous image. #2805687

Brian Lobdell May 23, 2006

Thanks again, Keith for viewing my gallery and your kind comments! #2806818

Brian Lobdell May 23, 2006

Also Big Thank You's to Corrine, Hendrik , and Melissa! All your wonderful comments are flattering and motivating! #2806825

Laura Clay-Ballard January 25, 2007

BIG congrats! wow wow wow! #3870077

Brian Lobdell January 27, 2007

Thanks so much Laura ! ! ! #3881474

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 27, 2007

An awesome graphic abstract and a well deserving Finalist, Brian!! #3881490

Datha Y. Thompson February 24, 2007

BIG CONGRATULATIONS Brian!!!! Awesome Finalist!!!! WTG :0) #3988675

Brian Lobdell February 25, 2007

Thank you, SuSana and Datha! I appreciate your wonderful comments! #3993393

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