A Toast, On The Fourth Of July!

© Brian Lobdell

A Toast, On The Fourth Of July!

Uploaded: July 04, 2006


A toast on the Fourth!.... Let us celebrate our great country, and the many freedoms we have, including being able to photographically capture all facets of life and nature in this nation or ours! A salute to all in the Better Photo community! (P.S....I get the big glass!)
This image was treated in PS Elemnts with several filters, inlcuding Poster Edges, Diffuse Glow, Smart Blur, Fill Flash, and an application of a Bad Dream (plug-in) filter. I also used a slight skew adjustment to help adjust the perspective.


Jessica Jenney July 04, 2006

Gorgeous image and effects, Brian! #477594

Amy JACKSON level-classic July 04, 2006

Really gorgeous image, Brian!!! Excellent colors and effects!! Happy 4th!! #2986353

Brian Lobdell July 04, 2006

Thanks so much, Jessica and Amy! I appreciate your comments! #2986705

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 06, 2006

Sooooo pretty Brian, the colors and lighting are just stunning!
jo ann c. (Class Mate in D50) #2991908

Brian Lobdell July 06, 2006

Good Morning, Jo Ann! Thank you for commenting! ... I'm still digesting the first class lesson, and already have questions! I'll bet the next 4 weeks will fly by fast. Good luck to you! #2992061

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 06, 2006

I was nearly overwhelmed at the lesson, so much to digest! Hopefully it will become easier as we go! Sooooo much to learn!
jo ann c. #2992225

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 06, 2006

A most excellent image and great PS work, Brian!!! Bravo!!!:) #2994781

Melissa G. Meiselman July 06, 2006

Wonderful work, Brian...you created a dazzling and brilliant image!!! What class are you referring to??? #2994791

Brian Lobdell July 06, 2006

Jim & Melissa, Thanks so much for your kind accolades -most appreciated!
(Melissa, the class mentioned is the BP 4-week short course on the Nikon D-50. Jo Ann and I, as well as most in the class, have just acquired the D-50 and have much to learn!) #2994858

Sharon Day level-classic August 10, 2006

Awesome image, Brian!!! I love the effects! #3149922

Brian Lobdell August 11, 2006

Thanks so much Sharon! I have several versions of this (so many effects one can try) and it was difficult to choose a favorite, but I'm happy with this one! #3151217

Life Expressions August 15, 2006

Beautiful image! #3166780

Brian Lobdell August 15, 2006

Thank you Robin! I appreciate your input... I'm hoping the judges also take a look at this in the July judging! #3169255

Christine Lobsinger level-classic May 29, 2010

Hello Brian, I just found your beautiful creative gallery here on BP... and I absolutely am impressed! Gorgeous Photography!!!

This photo-illustration is Stunning!!! I love the different effects you used and the write up on which ones...

I still need to sit down and learn all what editing programs can do... such as PS.. I only have PS 7.0...

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