SCENT OF ALOHA!

© Stanley J. Contrades

SCENT OF ALOHA!

Stanley J. Contrades May 20, 2006

I am taking this opportunity to thank all of you who have stopped by my BetterPhoto gallery, over the past couple of years, to respond with your generous, supportive, and encouraging comments. I have been blessed with the camaraderie and the friendship of incredible artists on this site, and have learned so much for which I am truly grateful.
A very special thank you to Warren Ishii who started me off on this unbelievable journey and also to Cathy Barrows who was the very first to respond to my first post “After the Rain” on October 30, 2003!
I don’t know when I will return but best wishes and all the luck to all of you in your endeavors and may the judges-that-be be very good to all of you!
You will still be able to view my work at www.thruhawaiianeyes.com and please visit the site and drop me a line to let me know how you are doing. I’ll be sure to respond to your message.
And so as the song goes

Aloha `oe, aloha `oe
E ke onaona noho I ka lipo
One fond embrace,
A ho`i a`e au
Until we meet again

Farewell to you, farewell to you
The charming one who dwells in the shaded bowers
One fond embrace,
'Ere I depart
Until we meet again

“Thanks for the memories …”
Adilson Ferreira, Adrienne Maldini, Ali Atri, Allan Whitehead, Amy Jackson, Anette Rasmussen,
Anita Ott, Ann Gay, Armando Arturo, Arya Bandyopadhyay, Audrea Telkamp, Barbara J., Bill Mortenson, Bill Houghton, Bob Cornelison, Bobbie Davis, Bonnie Lackey, Brian Lobdell, Brian Cassar, Brian Shema, Bridgette B., Candice Calhoun, Carla Metzler, Carol Brill, Carol Engstrom, Carol Hude, Carolina Smith, Carolyn Connolly, Carolyn Fletcher, Casey Hanson, Cathy Gregor, Cathy Stancil, Cathy Gromball, Cesar La Rosa, Charlene Bayerle, Chris Macer, Christian Nicolas, Christine Hunt, Christopher Budny, Cindy Wong, Cindy Paquette, Cindy Bracken, CJ Patterson, CJ Scott, Claudette Foote, Claudia Kuhn, Coleen Thompson, Colette Metcalf, Colleen Braun, Corinne Thompson, Crystal Berrymen, Crystal Foust, Dale Gast, Dale Cubbage, Damian Gadal, Dan Holm, Dan Walters, Daniel Diaz, Danilo Piccioni, Darren Fisher, Darryl Wilkinson, David Phalen, David Luchowski, Dawn Penson, Dean Sandifer, Deb Holmes, Deborah Lewinson, Deborah Sandidge, Debra Booth, Dennis Flanagan, Desiree Bento, Diane Addonizio, Diane Dupuis-Kallos, Donald Cherry, Donna Eaton, Donna Neal, Donna Pagakis, Donna Roberts (DDU), Donna Simon, Doug Wean, Ed Heaton, Ellen Peach, Eric Schneider, Ermanno Radice, Errick Cameron, Esther Smith, Evy Johansen, Fax Sinclair, Gail Vitikacs, Gerda Grice, Glenn Urquhart, Goshka G., Hasmik Hatamian, Heidi Tidd, Helen Green, Ilana Peled, Isabel L., Jacqueline Slater, Jan Stadelmyer, Jane Summa, Janet Detota,
Janet Skinner, Janet Williams, Janine Russell, Janus Anderson, Jean Papo, Jean Spears,
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Stanley J. Contrades May 20, 2006

Jeff Lovinger, Jeff Robinson, Jen Mauller, Jennie Dillman, Jennifer Okamoto, Jennifer Rennison, Jenny Bosmans, Jessica McCollam, Jessica Jenney, Jill Fluseman, Jill Flynn, Jill Odice, Jill Howerton, Jill Johnson, Jim Huffield, Jim Kinnunen, John Connolly, Jordi Delgado, Joseph Chakkungal, Joy Zuckerman, Joy Rector, Joy Brown, Joyce Baldassare, Judy Fung, Judy Secco, Julie Hore, June Jiang, Kara Hendricks, Karen Diaz, Karen Badon, Karen Engelbreth, Karen Michaels, Karen R., Karey Miller Poos, Karma Wilson, Kasia Elser, Kathleen Clemons, Kathleen Leickly, Kathleen Parker, Kathleen Struckle, Kathryn Love, Katrina McMeans, Kaye Beausoleil, Kaye Mahoney, Keith Clayton, Kelly Haddad, Kelly Heaton, Kelly Stevens, Ken Grooms, Kerby Pfrangle, Kip Berger, Kirsi, Bertolini, Kristi Howson, Kristian Stricklin, Kristina Daniels, LJ Corliss, Lani Broadbent, Laura Clay-Ballard, Laura Oconnor, Laurence Saliba, Leanne Boyd, Len Pierce, Linda Lester, Linda Proctor, Lisa Clark, Lisa Pereira, Lori A., Lori Fisher, Lucia de Giovanni, Lynne Morris, Marcie Fowler, Margaret Sikora, Margot Petrowski, Marie Fields, Marilyn Lincecum, Mark Alonso, Marsha Smith, Marta Beach, Mary Costa, Mary Robison, Mary Stebbins, Mary Timman, Mata Patane, Melissa Gurdus, Melody Molinaro, Michelle Guinn, Michelle Kovach, Milan Banik, Milutin Milosevic, Monika Sapek, Murry Grigsby, Nadya Johnson, Nancy Grace Chen, Nancylee Malm, Navin Talwar, Nick Lagos, Nina Shields, Nobi Nagase, Noel Baebler, Pat Gamwell, Pat Sheffield, Patricia Borowicz, Patricia Kuniega, Patricia Morroquin, Patricia Trapp, Paul Coco, Paul Earl, Paul Michko, Paul Parent, Paul Sikora, Paula Kelly, Paula Showen, Peggy Wolff, Penny Steiner, Phil Sauvey, Pu Chen, Rakesh Syal, Randy Walton, Ray & Audrey Clarke, Reine, Renee, Rob Bishop, Rob Mesite, Robert Goodman, Robert Mann, Robin Lynn, Robin Wehrman, Robyn Mackenzie, Roger Bernabo, Ron Goldman, Ronald Balthazor, Ronald Fischer, Ronda Chatelle, Roseann Dreasher, Sandra Freyler, Sandy Landon, Sandy Driscoll, Sanjay Pindyath, Scott Pedersen, Serena Pierce, Sergio La Spina, Shaji Theodore, Sharon D., Shelly Rauscher, Shelly Van Camp, Sherry Boles, Sherrye Nozaki, Souha Dooly, Stacey Bates, Stacey M., Stan Kwasniowski, Stanley Sims, Stephanie Lyons, Stephen Zacker, Steven Gunnerson, Sumith & Lea Samarakoon, Susan Barnes, Susan Parady, Susan Pindyath, Susana Heide-Thiessen, Susan Matos, Susie Peek-Swint, Tamera Phillips-Meeks, Tammy McAllister, Tammy Scott, Terry Ellis, Terry Hatfield, The Judges at BetterPhoto.com, Theres Marie Jones, Theresa McCloskey, Thomas Lindgren, Tom Anderson, Tonya Boles, Tracy Comeau, Tuija Suhone, Uqur Erkmen, Vikky Gural, Wally Orlowsky, Wanda Judd, Wayne Brasch, Wendy Amdahl, Wendy Marchesani, Wendy Stevenson, William Moore, William Raco, Wong Chek Poh, and Wren Hendrick!

With fondest Aloha,
Stan
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Phil Sauvey May 20, 2006

Stan,

You have been an inspiration to many and very much to me. Best of luck to you. I was shocked when reading this and the only thing that I can say from your AK friend, is thank you and ALOHA! #2791280

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 20, 2006

Stan, I've never read such a heart warming message before. You were such a great inspiration for me and I'm sure many others here at Better Photo. You'll be dearly missed. Where you are going I wish you all the good luck and I'll definitely visit your site. BTW, you've submitted a gorgeous flower pic today. I've been dying to get a picture of the same. #2791286

Julie Robinson May 21, 2006

What a beautiful flower Stan - I can almost smell it - but lovlier are your sentiments- Good luck! #2791290

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 21, 2006

Stan, you will be greatly missed; this image is beautiful; excellent colors, detail, lighting, DOF and composition. #2791295

Pat Gamwell May 21, 2006

You have been an inspiration to me & your friendly, warm & compassionate comments will be GREATLY missed! May the Lord continue to bless you in all your endeavors. You have been given a superb gift of artistic talent & we will ALL miss you tremendously. SUPERB art piece! #2791303

Evy Johansen level-classic May 21, 2006

Stan, You have really been an inspiration to me! And you will begreatly missed! Good luck to you! What a beautiful image to day - as always!! #2791317

Steven Gunnerson May 21, 2006

A very beautiful floral Stan! Perfect clarity, light, color and detail. I am very sorry to see you go. Want a wonderful message you left for us all. Best of luck to you in your endeavors. #2791335

Lynne Morris level-classic May 21, 2006

Wow Stan what a beautifil capture - are these frangipans? What a lovely message you have left and good luck to you and hope you will return to BP again, you will be missed. #2791425

Paul E. Earl May 21, 2006

I can't believe you are leaving us Stan!!! I will miss you. Please take care. #2791513

Ray Clarke May 21, 2006

As always , a beautiful capture Stan! We will all miss your work an encourging comments, Hope you come back soon!!!(R) #2791535

Karen Engelbreth May 21, 2006

As always a beautiful flower, Stan - you will be missed - ALOHA!

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Robyn Mackenzie May 21, 2006

Let's start the chant - No, Stan, no, please don't go...NOOOOOO Stan....

I've really appreciated your always kind and generous comments, and I've learned so much particularly about floral photography from you, Stan!

Come back soon. I'll stop by your site from time to time. #2791551

William C. Raco level-classic May 21, 2006

You will be missed.
Best wishes and good luck, Stan

Bill #2791832

Wally Orlowsky May 21, 2006

Simple gorgeous floral, Stan ... but a very sad parting. #2791875

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe May 21, 2006

What a beauty...good luck and you will be missed!
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Sharon Day level-classic May 21, 2006

Gorgeous image, Stan!!! I can't believe you're leaving so I will live in hopes you will return one day soon. I hope everything is well with you and wish you all the best!!! Good luck in all you do! #2792250

Joy Rector May 21, 2006

fantastic #2792290

Bobbie Davis May 21, 2006

WOW! Stan I'm shocked to see that you are leaving us! But I will be sure to bookmark your other site so I can drop by and see what you are up to. I will miss your beautiful flower images and your humor! Best of luck to you! #2792448

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 21, 2006

Well, we will certainly miss your lovely work, Stan! Come back soon and best of luck to you if you decide you can get along just fine without us! #2792708

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe May 21, 2006

This just blows me away, Stan!:( The image you've submitted is a great one just like the ones you hve consistantly posted over the past years! I will greatly miss you at BP but will check in at your site mentioned above and see what's new. BTW, it looks very, very nice!!!! Well, to a sad ending my hopes for an exciting new begining!:) #2792731

Stan Kwasniowski May 21, 2006

Stan, wish you well on you new venture, please come back periodically and let us enjoy more of your images, peace #2792780

Cathy Barrows May 21, 2006

i just back in town and am sure glad I didn't miss this one although you will be truly missed...if Hawaii is half as beautiful as you present it then it must be heaven to live there...good luck with all of your future endeavors #2793374

Patty Razonable May 21, 2006

AW SHUCKS!!! Thank you for introducing me to BP and your generous output on photography which I have learned a lot if it wasn't for you!! Best wishes in your next adventure(s)!!
Fabulous image, Stan!!
Aloha!
Patty #2793432

Charlene Bayerle May 21, 2006

An incredible photo from an incredible photographer!!!
Stan, I hope you are leaving BP for a wonderful reason.....I havent commented very much lately, but I will miss seeing your beautiful flowers!!

Be well and good luck...
Charlene #2794607

Donna Roberts May 24, 2006

Well - what a night I've had.....I've cried tears of joy to finally get a 2nd place win and then I read your words above and then cried all over again for a totally different emotion.

You are the person who gave me the tag of dddu....(btw - I got over being a diva and dropped one of the d's.....LOL) either way, I will be very sad to not see you on BP as you are such an inspirational photographer who has *always* given me support.

I will catch up with you on your alternative site and wish you all the very best on your side of the world.

Much love always from downunder.
:-) ddu
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Jill Flynn level-classic May 24, 2006

Say it ain't so Stan..... I wish you all the happiness and good fortune you so richly deserve. Your florals are inspirational and works of art. I will miss you and your beautiful images. Take good care and Aloha .... till we meet again as you so poetically said....

Jill #2811673

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 25, 2006

Yes, say it isn't so. I sure hope you change your mind. I truly value your work and friendship...you and your gallery have been such an inspiration to me...I feel sad. I know I will miss you. I will for sure, keep in touch....Keep smiling, my friend...and Aloha to you!!!!! Shelly #2814379

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic May 25, 2006

A simply GORGEOUS floral image...as usual, Stan!! We've been SO spoilt by all your FABULOUS floral images here on BP over the last few years!! You know how I just LOVE frangipani/plumeria flowers, AND images of them!! I trust this plant continues to flourish and flower BEAUTIFULLY at the side of your house!! :o)

Phil and I are SO-O sorry to read that you won't be around BP as much these days, Stan...but we sure hope that you still pop in every now and then to say hello to ALL your friends here!! We both wish you the VERY best in your future endeavours, AND with your (above-mentioned) SmugMug site!! We've taken a peek, and it's really WONDERFUL!! :o) What else would we expect, though!! ;o)

Stan, Phil and myself send you best wishes AND fond alohas, from us both here Downunder...near BEAUTIFUL Lake Macquarie, in the state of New South Wales, Australia!! :o) #2815690

Life Expressions May 27, 2006

I have loved your work..and you have inspired me so much. You will be greatly missed Stan. Best of luck in everything and God's blessings. #2821806

Carla Metzler May 31, 2006

I got worried because I had not seen you in a while and so I came to your gallery to see why. It makes me sad to realize that I will not see you routinely on BP anymore. But I wish you the very best in everything, Stan. And I thank you for all you have done over the past couple of years to inspire and help me. You were the first person on BP to write to me and encourage me! Thank you, Stan. You will be missed. Oh gosh, I am crying! LOL
Aloha, Stan. #2836334

Roger Bernabo May 31, 2006

Stan your work has been inspirational to me and so many others. It has truly given me a bar to strive for when attempting flower and macros.

I'll check your website out and I'm sure be coninually amazed at the beauty that lies in Hawaii and behind your lens.

Aloha,

Roger #2836473

Stanley J. Contrades June 01, 2006

Many thanks to all of you for your very kind and gracious sentiments as well as for your incredible friendship that I will always value. I'll keep up with you every now and then and wish you all the very best! Keep up the great work that you do as there is always someone that will certainly learn from your skills and technique as I have :-)!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #2841791

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 02, 2006

My goodness Stan....such a lovely and heart warming message...you certainly will be missed...we love your amazing images you capture and share with us....take care and stay in touch...Aloha my friend! #2843361

Tammy Scott June 02, 2006

Oh I am certainly going to miss all your beautiful images! They are such an inspiration to so many of us to look closer at the beauty that surrounds us!

I wish you much luck and joy in whatever your future holds! #2844419

Stanley J. Contrades June 02, 2006

Gail and Tammy, thank you for supporting my work and also for always being thoughtful and generous in your responses for which I am very grateful. With fondest Aloha,
Stan #2845671

John Connolly June 02, 2006

Stan! you will certainly be missed! Thank you for you informative input to my entries in the past, It has always been appreciated. #2845792

Margaret Sikora June 03, 2006

What a shock I got when I saw that you were leaving bp Stan, I looooved your exquisite photos of your flowers and island,you will be greatly missed.All the best for the future. #2847411

Stanley J. Contrades June 05, 2006

Thank you very much for stopping by, John and Margaret and thank you, too, for always being supportive in your comments on my work as well. Know that I do appreciate it! I'll be around and will from time to time check in to see how everyone is doing! In the meantime you will still be able to see my work at my website! Hope this finds you well!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2856418

Jenny Bosmans June 06, 2006

I found this message very late, and I'm speechless, my friend! :)
We'll sure miss you, but you can count on a visit at 'thruhawaiianeyes'!!
To say it in your own words...with fondest Aloha!
Jenny :)
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Jenny Bosmans June 06, 2006

And...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :) #2860502

Corinne M. Thompson June 06, 2006

A very Happy Birthday to you, my hoaloha! I was very sad to see your message...your BP hui will miss you greatly! I would like to say mahalo nui loa for your pilialoha, and for always being so kind and sharing your beautiful images with us! I wish you well always! Take care! :) #2860602

Stanley J. Contrades June 06, 2006

Many thanks for your birthday wishes and I will be around to check in with all of you from time to time and I promise not to disappear :-)!!
Thank you, too, Jenny and Corinne for always being so supportive and thoughtful! I do appreciate it!!
Corinne ... Wow! Mahalo nui loa for your response with Hawaiian words! I will be up at Kamehameha Schools during the week celebrating my class reunion and will be staying in the dorms! That's going to be a scream!!
Aloha pumehana,
Stan #2860692

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 06, 2006

HAPPY B'day!!! I put happy b'day on my posting today!!!! Hope all is well. Aloha!!!! Shelly #2860733

Marsha S. Smith June 06, 2006

Stan, I came today to congratulate you on having so many shots in the featured gallery in the Snapshot and what do I find? You've left. AND it's your birthday! So good luck with your new ventures and I will certainly check out the other site. AND - Happy Birthday!
I'll miss your exquisite florals. #2862032

Darryl Wilkinson June 06, 2006

Stan, I am shocked by the news of your leaving BP. However, I am happy for you, as I know you are doing what must be done. Having you as a friend has been a great honor for me, you really have given me the support I've needed as an aspiring photographer, and I thank you dearly for that.

I wish you well, my friend!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And Happy Shooting!!! :)

dw #2862444

David L. Luchowski June 07, 2006

ALOHA, STAN. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOUR GALLERY IS BEAUTIFUL. #2862569

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic June 07, 2006

G'day Stan - it was GREAT to see you around BP again, albeit fleetingly!! We DO know that you said you WILL be checking in every now and then though!! ;o) Hope everything is going well for you, as it is for us here!! :o)

Phil and I trust you have had/are having a WONDERFUL birthday, and we wish you ALL the best in the coming year!! We LOVE your other website, so KEEP on clicking, my friend!! :o)

We're sure you'll have "a scream" at your class reunion this week - don't forget to let us all know how it goes!! Much Aloha from your friends Downunder, here near BEAUTIFUL Lake Macquarie!! :o)

** HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STAN!! ** #2866648

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 08, 2006

Hi Stan, I will miss you so much!! You are an outstanding photographer!! Keep up the awesome work. Your constant support has really been an inpiration. Thanks so very much. Take care and keep in touch!! Aloha, back at you!! Enjoy your summer!! #2870847

Jill Odice level-classic June 10, 2006

I came looking for you in your gallery having not seen you around, and find you are leaving and that I missed your birthday! I am sorry for both...you always have been so encouraging to me ever since I joined, I have always found your images sppectacular! I will certainly go ck out your other site, and hope all is well with you my flower friend! #2879145

Kaye Burazin June 12, 2006

Stan, you were one of the first great photographers here at BP that I asked for advice as to shooting one of your glorious flower images. You answered graciously and I have carried that answer (printed out) in my camera bag ever since. You have been an inspiration to many and it is very sad to see you go. I wish you the best of things to come.. #2887626

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe June 17, 2006

Stan, I have been having a bit of a rough patch, and have not been commenting on bp too much since early April. Totally crushed to learn that you are leaving us, hope that some day you will return. Your spirit and your inspiration are an integral part of bp for me. You've been an important personal mentor; I would not be where I am today without you. Although belated, I have dedicated my photo to you today in honor of your birthday. I will miss you on bp, but will never abandon our friendship! Remember, farewell means that friends are separated, but not forever....please consider coming home again sometime, ok? Your family needs you!

ccc #2909188

Cindy Wong June 19, 2006

Stan, I've been so busy for the past 2 months and don't even have time to take any photos or visit some BP members' galleries. When I learn that you are leaving us, I am shocked! I wish you all the Best! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful pictures with us! Hope you join us again soon! Take good Care, Stan!!! Cindy :) #2913310

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 19, 2006

Stan you are such a GREAT artist!!!! Your images captivate all of us!! You portray the beauty of your islands with such beautiful colours, shapes and elegance!! #2916413

Michelle Lea Guinn June 20, 2006

Gorgeous image!!! And Good luck and stay safe on your new journey!!! Many prayers and wishes of happiness and good health. You will be Missed!!! mlg~ #2922320

Patricia Marroquin June 20, 2006

Exquisite image, Stan! Congratulations! All the best, Patricia #2923112

Corinne M. Thompson June 20, 2006

Huge Congrats to you, my hoaloha!!! #2923234

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 20, 2006

A very BIG congratulations, Stan!!! I hope things are going well for you!:) #2923236

Darryl Wilkinson June 21, 2006

Aloha, Stan! I am so happy to see this beautiful image make Finalist! Best of luck to you in the next round, my friend! Bravo! #2923587

Renee Doyle level-classic June 21, 2006

Stan, I am so sorry I hadn't responded to your farewell earlier (I really haven't been around that much either). I am so sorry to see you go and had already been missing you and wondering where you were. I hope things are going well for you and want to wish you all the best, always. Congratulations on this wonderful image and finalist - I will definitely pop in on your site. Thankyou for all your advice and encouragement - it always meant so much. Aloha!!
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Stanley J. Contrades June 21, 2006

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to all of the May entrants and Finalists! You are all WINNERS in my book!
Thank you, Shelly, Marsha, Darryl, David, Carolyn, Donna P., Jill, Kaye, Candice, Cindy, Laurence, Michelle, Patricia, Corinne, Jim, Darryl, and Renee for your thoughtfulness and encouragement that I truly appreciate! Much success to all of you and it's good to see your beautiful images!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #2923834

Robyn Mackenzie June 21, 2006

Stan - COME B-A-A-A-C-C-C-K-K-K, please!!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! We miss you.... :o) Robyn #2923963

Margaret Sikora June 21, 2006

Congratulations Stan on this beautiful photo finalist, you are missed and hope to see you in the winners circle. #2924199

Jenny Bosmans June 21, 2006

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist, Stan!! :)
And...we do miss you, my friend!! :) #2924614

Wendy Stevenson June 21, 2006

Congratulations Stan on this beautiful finalist! Sorry to hear you'll be gone for a while and I wish you the best at what evver you do and where ever you go. Much Aloha Stan, you will be missed:-) #2924660

Laura Clay-Ballard June 21, 2006

Congrats on this awesome image!
I will miss you. Your images are superb and always "eye candy" for my soul. Aloha! And, good luck and best wishes in everything you do! #2925600

Phil Sauvey June 21, 2006

Stan,

This is so breathtaking! Congratulations on your talent being recognized once again! Well deserved my friend. Aloha! #2925695

Sharon Day level-classic June 21, 2006

A simply gorgeous finalist, Stan!!! Congratulations on this well deserved and wonderful finalist! Good luck next round! #2925757

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 21, 2006

San, big Congratulations on this well deserving Finalist Win!! Aloha!! #2925918

David L. Luchowski June 21, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist,Stan. Aloha. #2925928

Deb Holmes-Hatfield June 21, 2006

This is beautiful Stan, we will miss seeing your lovely photos on BP.
Congrats on this stunning finalist! #2926108

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 21, 2006

Congrats Stan on your wonderful Finalist! Jeff #2927623

Stephen Zacker June 21, 2006

Striking against that dark background. Congratulations #2927727

Terry L. Ellis level-classic June 21, 2006

Stan, congratulations on this gorgeous and dramatic finalist! Love the light.

I am so sorry to see that you are leaving, Stan. Your work is truly inspiring to me and I will check your other site often. Wishing you the best in whatever it is you've decided to do or must do! Thanks for being a true BP friend. Always, Terry #2928104

Marie Fields level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Stan. So sorry to hear that you're leaving us! Best Wishes in all of your future endeavors... God Bless! #2928418

Ray Clarke June 21, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Stan,hope you are well #2928648

Keith L. Clayton June 21, 2006

This is so perfect. I'd crawl to Croatia to shoot a picture this well!!

Many congrats! #2930182

Kristi A. Howson June 21, 2006

First of all Stan many congratulations on this marvelous finalist. I love it!

So you are leaving us? How very sad Stan.. I"ve always so enjoyed looking at your photography and many many thanks for all your wonderful support and encouragement. You are an awesome photographer!!! So you know Warren Ishi..:) "Wave" hi to him for me:) #2930351

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 21, 2006

So beautiful Stan, so sad to hear that you are leaving.... best of luck in your photographic endeavors, hope to see you 'round the web!

Congrats and good luck in the next round! #2930421

Linda Proctor June 21, 2006

Congratulations Stan!!! Love your website hope all is going well! #2930552

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 21, 2006

Wonderful...congratulations! #2930963

Nobu Nagase June 21, 2006

So good to find your image here, and
congratulations on this beautiful finalist.
...for some time, the time I spend here commenting on photos have drastically reduced and I certainly missed this beauty...
I just visited your new site. It's certainly great to be able to visit and view the collection of your beautiful images from Hawaii.
Congratulations once again, and best wishes to you in new photo project and venture, Stan. - nobi #2931061

Leanne M.E. Boyd June 22, 2006

Congratulations Stan!!!!!!!!! Good luck on the next round! #2934231

Jane Summa June 22, 2006

Hi Stan..this is a BEAUTIFUL photo..Congratulations!!

Hope all is going well for you and am looking forward to spending some time at your website! Best wishes & you ARE missed!! #2937525

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 23, 2006

Stunning finalist, Stan, hearty congrats!
-Debby #2941622

Judy S. Fung June 23, 2006

Congrats on your finalist, Stan!
This image is so beautiful!
So sorry to hear you are leaving BP, I will really miss you and seeing your wonderful images. Take care and best wishes, my friend! :) #2942693

Carla Metzler June 24, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! #2944148

Stanley J. Contrades June 30, 2006

Once again, thank you all for your kind responses and encouragement that I truly appreciate. Thank you, too, for your congratulatory comments on "Scent of Aloha". I'll try to keep up with all of you from time to time!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #2972372

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