East Meets West

© Stanley J. Contrades

East Meets West

Mary K. Robison May 12, 2004

I KNEW it'd be a dandy one!! Wonderful colors and lines, Stan! Like your framing, too! #127324

Dale Ann Cubbage May 13, 2004

Very nice image Stan! Love the idea and the red background. Your design does give it an Asian flair! Very nice! #533278

Carol Brill May 13, 2004

Very symmetrical and well-balanced image, Stan, quite an eye-catching presentation that blends two cultures beautifully! #533292

Colette M. Metcalf May 13, 2004

Great image, Stan!!! #533342

Gianna Stadelmyer May 13, 2004

Fantastic, Stan! Great idea and well presented:-) #533533

Allan L. Whitehead May 13, 2004

WOW, Stanley, I love everything about this. The composition, the colors, the presentation, and the effects are all stunning (as always). Very, very well done, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #533551

Casey A. Hanson May 13, 2004

Very cool Stanley-unique and interesting. Good job! #533711

Murry Grigsby May 13, 2004

Terrific idea Stan! Love the design, contrast of utensels, lighting and colors!! Almost looks like a rising or setting sun. #533897

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Good morning, and hope everyone is having a great photo-op day if you are up and about! It's nice to be back among all of the wonderful BP family.
Thank you, Mary, Dale Ann, Carol, Colette, Jan, Allan, Casey and Murry for your enthusiastic and encouraging comments that are always appreciated.
Because chopsticks are an integral part of our lives here in Hawai'i, I've made many attempts to come up with a photo idea to use them but never quite succeeded until now!
Thank you all once again.
Much Aloha,
Stan
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Nancy Grace Chen May 13, 2004

Very creative and well-executed, Stan! I love the clean lines here, and the lighting looks just superb. Perfection! Great job! (:

Nancy
nance.c@poboxes.com
nacespace.com/photos #534413

Darren K. Fisher level-classic May 13, 2004

Now this is different but very well done. Great title as well. #535486

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Thank you, Nancy and Darren, and I am happy that both of you like it!! The lighting consisted of a halogen shining to the ceiling, a 100W shining toward and over the camera while I held a white board to reflect the light, and side and front door daylight! There was too much glare over the fork so I just kept trying!!
Thanks again for your continued support!
Much Aloha,
Stan #535736

Terry R. Hatfield May 13, 2004

Very Good Still Life Image Stanley!! Your Setup The Colors And The Title Wrap This Up In A Nice Package!! #536149

June Jiang May 13, 2004

Stan, neat idea and great composition. It reminds me of Japanese art somehow. I'd say chopsticks win over fork, at least in my house :) #536440

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Thank you, Terry, I appreciate your wonderful comments!
In my house as well, June!!! Thank you for your graciousness!
Aloha,
Stan #536504

Kelly Abernathy level-classic June 15, 2004

Congrats on your finalists! -K #595708

Mary K. Robison June 15, 2004

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this dandy one making finalist!! Good luck next level! :-) #595795

Stacey A. Bates June 15, 2004

Congrats Stacey, best of luck!!
Stacey #596237

Stacey A. Bates June 15, 2004

Congrats Stacey, best of luck!!
Stacey #596239

Stanley J. Contrades June 15, 2004

Thank you, Kelly and Mary, and a double thank you, Stacey!!!
Aloha,
Stan #596469

Terry R. Hatfield June 15, 2004

Congrats Stanley No Suprise Here! Nicely Done!! #596773

Eric Schneider June 15, 2004

Congrats Stanley! I was thinking of something like this. You beat me to it...Nice Title!!
By the way are you living in Hawaii? #597056

Marie Fields level-classic June 15, 2004

Congratulations, Stanley! Well deserved!!! #597135

William C. Raco level-classic June 15, 2004

Fabulous subject and title.
Congratulations, Stan

bill #597583

Nancy Grace Chen June 15, 2004

But of course!! Knew we would see this again. (: Congrats on your finalist, Stan!!

nancy #597590

Stanley J. Contrades June 15, 2004

Thanks very much, Terry, as I always appreciate your feedback.
Hi, Eric, and thank you as well. Yes, I do live in Hawai'i, on Kaua'i, just below the Sleeping Giant on the ocean side! I was born and raised here. Are you familiar with Kaua'i?
Thank you, Marie. Always nice to hear from you.
Hi, Bill, and congratulations to you as well!
Many thanks, Nancy for your support and encouraging comments.
I appreciate all of you stopping by and commenting.
Much Aloha,
Stan #597690

Pu Chen June 16, 2004

Wonderful concept and beautifully shot! Love the title. Congratulations, Stan! #597817

Stanley J. Contrades June 16, 2004

Thank you very much, Pu, and Congratulations! to you as well!
Aloha,
Stan
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Kasia Elser June 16, 2004

CONGRATS! Great shot! #598357

Patricia A. Kuniega June 16, 2004

Fabulous idea and wonderfully executed Stan! I really love the concept. Congratulations on a terrific image! #598471

Kathleen Clemons June 16, 2004

Congrats, Stan! :) #599362

Karen Bacon June 16, 2004

Congratulations Stan on an outstanding image!!! #599650

Stanley J. Contrades June 17, 2004

Kasia, Patricia, Kathleen, and Karen, thanks very much for your continued support and encouragement.
Much Aloha,
Stan #601716

Carol Brill June 20, 2004

A belated congratulations on all your finalist images this month, Stan! Looks like you have designed yourself a new niche in graphic/abstract images!! #607537

Jill Odice level-classic November 03, 2005

A very cool idea Stan. I like your composition:-) #2032822

Stanley J. Contrades November 03, 2005

And a belated(?) Thank You to you, Carol! Sorry I missed this and you know how much your responding means to me!
Thank you, once again, Jill, and am happy to see that you are enjoying the tour through the gallery :-)!! I appreciate it very much!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2033233

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 30, 2008

I just viewed your entire gallery Stan. It's really beautiful. You have such an eye for beauty. It was a joy to come see your work. I am new to BP (been here only a week) and I am surely among so many talented folks here. I hope you will come take a peek at my little gallery and tell me what you think! Good or bad. I'm ready for feedback! Thanks lots and ALOHA back to you! -Laura Swan #5419894

Stanley J. Contrades July 01, 2008

Thank you Laura! I appreciate your taking the time to visit and comment!
Aloha,
Stan #6129537

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Kaua'i, Hawai'i. 2005:05:12, 16:11:36; 1.0 sec. ss, f11, ISO 100, RAW; 28-90mm lens @ 71.0mm; WB Tungsten lamps; Aperture Priority; PS7 crop, vertical flip, brightness/contrast adjusted; burn tool.

Uploaded on May 12, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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