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Allan L. Whitehead September 23, 2004

Magnificent, Stanley, so what else is new, eh… You never cease to amaze me my very dear friend - your very dear friend,Allan #171642

Stanley J. Contrades September 23, 2004

Thank You! Allan, as always, my friend!
This is part of the stained glass window of a church (Wai'oli Mission) on the northern part of the island. I'll upload the "before" of this image!
Much Aloha, and Hi! to Judy ...
Stan #799100

Wayne Brasch September 23, 2004

Very nice work Stan. What a marvellous window frame. Love the colour & effects (all 14 of them?) that you have used here. All the best. #799101

Stanley J. Contrades September 23, 2004

Kiaora, Wayne!! Many thanks for your gracious comments and for stopping by! Once I got past the first 7 there was no stopping me (LOL!), Wayne!! Thanks again! BTW if you ever come by this way, give me a holler by e-mail!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #799103

Wayne Brasch September 23, 2004

Aloha & thanks Stan, would love to go back to Hawaii. Also thanks for the help earlier it really came in handy with my last post "Art School". #799109

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 23, 2004

Beautiful Stan! Love that standout color! Wonderful shot and work - such a great eye for the shot and for seeing what it could become! -K #799154

Dean Sandifer level-classic September 23, 2004

Striking image. Very creative effort. The structure of the stacked arches contrasts nicely with the colored windows. Beautiful. #799279

Diane Addonizio level-classic September 23, 2004

Outstanding!! #799451

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 23, 2004

Very well done Stan. #799582

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 23, 2004

Lovely shot, Stan! #799904

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe September 23, 2004

Great shot the blue. Aloha! #799916

Anette Linnea Rasmussen September 23, 2004

You sure are a master in graphic details, Stan! Welcomposed and with fine effects.
Best wishes Linnea #799970

Robin L. Wehrman September 23, 2004

WOW!! This is spectacular Stan! Outstanding window frame and a beautiful blue. The detail is super, Perfect!! #800488

Murry Grigsby September 23, 2004

Heck I would have just BuZZed it Stan :0) Seriously, great computer work and final image!! It looks great! #800516

Dan Holm level-classic September 23, 2004

OUTSTANDING "blue" image, Stan!! Excellent! #800606

William C. Raco level-classic September 23, 2004

Wonderful shapes, lines, color and editing.
Very well done, Stan

bill #800663

Mary K. Robison September 23, 2004

It's SOOOOO easy to get addicted to those effects, isn't it, Stan? But the result is one delightful composition!! Lovely work! #801049

Stanley J. Contrades September 23, 2004

Hi, everyone!! As Mary said, it's sooo easy to get addicted to those effects, and I just kept on adding them on to see the changes, which was fun!
Thank You! all so very much; Wayne (that's a great panel! My pleasure with the tidbit!); Kelly, (the digital darkroom is so much nicer!!); Hi, Dean (thanks for stopping by!); DIANE, Darren, Leanne (I always appreciate your kind comments); Hi, Wendy (my favorite color, blue!); Linnea, thank you for the encouragement; Robin, I am thankful for your generosity!; Murry, I'll do it with the next scenic, but it wouldn't have been as much fun seeing all of the changes along the way :-); Dan, your comments are always positive, and I appreciate them; Thanks, bill, you are very generous; and Mary, my friend, you're so right about those effects!! Many thanks once again everyone!!
Stan #801083

Phil Sauvey September 25, 2004


I really like what you did with this photograph. Your post processing is just awesome. You have taken a beautiful photograph and only added to it in a positive way. Great detail and contrast. Another job well done my friend!

Best from chilly AK!

Wilson H. Valentin September 27, 2004

Great image and beautiful color, Stan! :) #807796

Stanley J. Contrades September 27, 2004

Thank You!, Phil, as I appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment. Are we still able to see the top of your home from across the lake or are you inundated by snow? You can send some of that chill down here where are high is 85 and low is 76 with morning showers and 5-10mph tradewinds, and this is the forecast for the rest of the week! The humidity was at 74 yesterday ... ugh!!
Thank You!, too, Wilson and it's always good to hear from you!
Stan #808813

Wally Orlowsky October 15, 2004

Congratulations and good luck on this finalist! #843847

Terry R. Hatfield October 15, 2004

Congratulations Stan!! #844214

Kathleen R. Struckle October 15, 2004

Congrats,Stan!! #844432

Dan Holm level-classic October 15, 2004

Congratulations, Stan!! A very well deserving shot! #844441

Leonard Pierce October 15, 2004

Congratulations Stan! #844947

Stanley J. Contrades October 15, 2004

Wally, Terry, Kathleen and Dan, Thank You! ever so much for your kind responses!! Best of everything to you as well!!
Stan #844948

Doug Wean October 15, 2004

This is Wonderful Stan! Congrats! #844962

Dale Gast October 15, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!!!! #844972

Robert Goodman October 15, 2004

Congratulations Stan,Hawaii is the place to be!!!!! #845004

Cathy Gregor October 15, 2004

Congrats on all your finalists, Stan! Good luck!
-cathy #845026

Audrea Telkamp October 15, 2004

Congratulations Stan!! Wow!! This is so beautiful!! #845089

Karen Bacon October 15, 2004

Amazing image Stan perfect in every way!Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #845267

Patricia A. Cale October 15, 2004

Very nice, Stan. Wow, you did a lot of work, but it was worth it! Congrats and good luck!! #845328

Sharon Day level-classic October 15, 2004

Congratulations on a beautiful photo, Stan!!! Good luck! #845382

Allan L. Whitehead October 15, 2004

Congratulations Stanley and best of luck on the next step - your dear friend, Allan #845410

Murry Grigsby October 15, 2004

Congrats Stan! #845509

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 15, 2004

Aloha Stan and congratulations on this finalist! #845558

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 15, 2004

Congratulations, Stan for another great finalist! #845562

Stanley J. Contrades October 15, 2004

Thank You! all for your gracious and kind responses and I am truly grateful for them. Doug, Dale, Rob, Cathy, Audrea, Karen, Pat B., Sharon, Allan, Murry, Wendy, and Deborah, many thanks once again and best wishes to your finalists moving into the next judging!
Stan #845721

Carol Brill October 15, 2004

Stan, congratulations and best of luck in the finals! #845839

Debra Booth October 15, 2004

Beautiful shot and effects, Stan! Congratulations! #845905

Mary K. Robison October 15, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS again for this beautiful finalist, Stan!! #845914

Stanley J. Contrades October 15, 2004

Thank You!, Carol!! Thank You!, Debra!! Thank You!, Mary!! I am thankful and appreciate your encouragement and thoughtfulness!!
Stan #845984

Darren K. Fisher level-classic October 15, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist, and the best of luck next round. #846178

Wayne Brasch October 15, 2004

Aloha Stan and CONGRATULATIONS. #846255

Lucia De Giovanni October 15, 2004

Congratulations Stan!
Aloha and best of luck! #846260

Nancy Grace Chen October 15, 2004

Glad to see this here... great shapes! Congrats on your finalist, Stan!

Nancy #846274

Stanley J. Contrades October 15, 2004

Many thanks, Darren, Wayne, Lucia and Nancy for your gracious and kind sentiments! And the best to you as well in the next judging stage!
Much Aloha,
Stan #846435

Jennifer Rennison October 15, 2004

Outstanding! This is so beautiful, Congratulations, Stan! #846441

Patricia A. Kuniega October 16, 2004

Such a beautiful architectural detail Stan and lovely rendered effects! Congratulations on your finalist! #846717

Stanley J. Contrades October 16, 2004

Hi, Jennifer! Thank you very much for your congratulatory response as it is always appreciated!
Hi, Patricia! CONGRATULATIONS to you as well on your Finalists and the best to you in the next stage. Thank You!
Stan #846720

Karen Engelbreth October 16, 2004

Congratulations Stan!


S J October 16, 2004

Congratulations Stan! Very nice image! #847001

Roseann E. Dreasher October 16, 2004

Congrats Stan! This is fabulous!!
RED #847676

Evy Johansen level-classic October 16, 2004

Fabulous, indeed! Many congratulations, Stan - and good luck! #847773

William C. Raco level-classic October 16, 2004

Congratulations, Stan
Best of luck....

bill #848998

Stanley J. Contrades October 16, 2004

Karen, Sanjay, RED, Evy and bill, Thank You! Your responses are very much appreciated, and the very best to you in the next stage of judging!!
Stan #849019

Kathleen Clemons October 16, 2004

Congrats, Stan! :) #849153

Stanley J. Contrades October 16, 2004

Many thanks, Kathleen!
Stan #849158

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 16, 2004

Beautiful Stan, congratulations! #849315

Phil Sauvey October 17, 2004

Congrats on the finalist!! #852023

Karey Miller October 18, 2004

Cool effects, Stan. Congratulations! #852261

ADILSON F. FERREIRA October 18, 2004

Congrats Stan!!! #852518

Nobu Nagase October 18, 2004

Contratulatons, Stan!!!
Beautiful comp and colors!!! #853932

Stanley J. Contrades October 18, 2004

Claudia, Phillip, Karey, Adilson and Nobi you are all very generous and Thank You! very much for your encouragement!
Much Aloha,
Stan #855536

Wanda Judd level-addict October 19, 2004

Stan, I can tell you have a beautiful spirit by what you photograph and the way you see things...You photograph the most amazing color and the most beautiful things in life...I love this and what you did with it...Congratulations. #856313

Stanley J. Contrades October 19, 2004

Hi, Wanda ...
In Hawaiian we say, "Mahalo a nui loa", Thank you very much, and thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit and comment! I am most grateful for the encouragement and wonderful comments I receive from members of this positive group of photographers such as yourself and am delighted that you enjoy the images.
Many thanks once again!
Stan #856565

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Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawai'i. 2004:09:10, 15:39:32. 1/125 sec. ss, ISO 100, RAW, 28-90mm lens at 68.0mm, Tripod mounted. PS CS effects: auto levels, color balance, contrast adjusted, unsharp mask, smart blur, diffused glow, dry brush, grain texturizer, poster edges, cropped and straightened, BG changed with paint bucket tool.

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