Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 20, 2008

Fantastic detail and capture Janet! #904920

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 20, 2008

Awesome work, Janet! Terrific colours and detail. #5812488

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 20, 2008

Love it,Janet!!! Fantastic & creative work with fabulous detail, tones, clarity & b/g!!! Superb work on this,my friend!!! #5812566

Melissa G. Meiselman April 20, 2008

Fantastic detail shot with great colors and terrific DOF, Janet!! #5812577

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic April 20, 2008

Lovely saturated colors, love the simplicity and impact of this image. Nice work Janet. #5812650

Bill Knaps April 20, 2008

Beautiful work Janet. Bill #5812687

Susan Heath April 20, 2008

I love it! It's a favorite! #5812791

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe April 20, 2008

Beautiful colors and textures, Janet! #5812871

Joan Powell April 20, 2008

Love it , great textures !! #5813004

Janet Daniel level-classic April 20, 2008

Nancy, Barbara, Patrick, Melissa, Reynaldo, Bill, Susan, Mike, & Joan-
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!
I appreciate your time and support! :-) #5813048

Dr. Harmeet Singh April 20, 2008

This is absolute beauty..Loved the BG. #5813355

April 21, 2008

Very cool, Janet.
Love the colors & effect on it.
Well done!!! #5814000

Mike Clime April 21, 2008

This is really good, Janet! I love the detail and the background is great! #5814158

Sue Marshall April 21, 2008

This is fantanstic Janet!!!
Awesome comp,colours and textures!! :-)) #5814339

Colette M. Metcalf April 21, 2008

Terrific image and great detail!!! #5814572

Kristy A. Keene April 21, 2008

A Winner!!! Fantastic!!! #5814676

Charlene Taylor April 21, 2008

Hi Janet,
I love this picture! A great work of art. #5815503

anonymous April 21, 2008

Wow Janet, this image is awesome! Very creative with outstanding b/g colors and textures! B- #5816477

Janet Daniel level-classic April 21, 2008

Harmeet, Paul, Mike, Sue, Colette, Kristy, Charlene, & Barbara -
Thanks a million, I appreciate it! :-) #5816499

Jim Baines April 21, 2008

This is a real beauty, Janet! Everything is just perfect! A fine display of your talent! #5816769

Janet Daniel level-classic April 21, 2008

Thanks so much, Jim! :-) #5817246

April 22, 2008

Hey Janet!

Wonderful job on this one! Great
textures and colors..:) #5825352

Janet Daniel level-classic April 22, 2008

Hi Ashley - Hope all is well. Thank you! #5825455

Rajeev Kashyap April 22, 2008

Great colors and terrific DOF, Janet!! #5825488

Janet Daniel level-classic April 22, 2008

Thank you, Rajeev! :-) #5825561

Guy D. Biechele level-classic April 22, 2008

Graphic and powerful!! What a background! #5826124

Janet Daniel level-classic April 22, 2008

Thank you for such a kind comment, Guy! :-) #5826131

Susan Heath April 23, 2008

Still love this one! #5830598

Janet Daniel level-classic April 23, 2008

A big thanks, Sis! :-) #5831805

Jim Baines April 24, 2008

Congratulations on a lovely EP, Janet! #5833336

Janet Daniel level-classic April 24, 2008

Thanks, Jim!! #5837883

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 24, 2008

Janet, just want to thank you for commenting on the last post but I did not really like it so I removed & entered another!!! Thanks,my friend!!! #5838180

April 25, 2008

Hi Janet, congratulations on the EP.
Love what you've been doing with your work.
It has a very artsy, photo blend media look. #5838881

Debra R. Harder April 25, 2008

Hi Janet...this is definitely a WINNER!! WOW!! Love everything about it! I'm sure we'll see this again! Deb #5840120

Janet Daniel level-classic April 25, 2008

Patrick - I really liked that image, but your new one is also wonderful! Have a great weekend! :-)

Hi Paul & Debra - Thanks sooo much you guys! Enjoy your weekend! :-)


Mike F. Anderson level-classic April 25, 2008

Really like it Janet! It's simple, straightforward, but it really grabs your attention. #5843058

Janet Daniel level-classic April 25, 2008

Thank you for such a wonderful comment, Mike! :-) #5843067

Vladan D. Djordjevic April 25, 2008

Lovely! #5843073

Janet Daniel level-classic April 26, 2008

Thank you very much, Vladan! I appreciate it! #5843751

Dorothy F. Valenti April 27, 2008

I absolutely love this one - what great imagination and editing!!!! Dot #5849078

Janet Daniel level-classic April 27, 2008

Thank you so very much, Dot! #5849793

kristian Blewett April 27, 2008

wow!you sure made this look cool!wonderful image. #5849919

Janet Daniel level-classic April 27, 2008

Thanks, Kristian! Hope you have a good week! :-) #5849929

Dianna Murphy April 28, 2008

Wow Janet, very cool, love the colors and texture. #5853140

Janet Daniel level-classic April 28, 2008

Thanks so much, Dianna! I appreciate it! #5855175

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 02, 2008

Great comp and color, Janet. Super image! #5871700

Janet Daniel level-classic May 02, 2008

Hi Ellen -Thank you! Have a good weekend. :-) #5871906

Cary Rogers May 12, 2008

Great colors, lighting, and fine arts fx, Janet! #5913863

Janet Daniel level-classic May 12, 2008

Hi Cary - Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and viewing my recent entries! :-) #5914737

Melissa G. Meiselman May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Janet!!!! #5942530

Janet McNeil level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations and good luck!! #5942717

Guy D. Biechele level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations, Janet! Good Luck! #5942753

Daniella Puente May 19, 2008

Very beautiful :)) #5944843

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 19, 2008

Way to go Janet! Congrats on the finalist! #5945559

anonymous May 19, 2008

Hugh Congrats Janet on this outstanding finalist! WTG my friend! B- #5945924

Bill Knaps May 19, 2008

Congrats Janet on making Finalist. Bill #5946119

Sue Marshall May 19, 2008

WTG Janet!!!
Big congrats to you on this brilliant Finalist!!! good luck to you in the next round my friend!!! :-)) #5946274

Debra R. Harder May 19, 2008

I knew we'd see this one again!! YIPEEE!! WTG, Janet, on this FABULOUS FINALIST!! Deb #5946419

Janet Daniel level-classic May 19, 2008

Melissa, Janet, Guy, Daniella, Mike, Barbara, Bill, Sue, & Deb -
Thanks a million!!! I really appreciate your kindness! :-)) #5947369

Damian P. Gadal May 19, 2008

Nice work! #5947540

Nadya Johnson May 19, 2008

Congratulations Janet, on your beautiful finalist! #5948471

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 20, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Janet! #5949249

Janet Daniel level-classic May 20, 2008

Damian, Nadya, & Barbara - Thanks a bunch!!! Enjoy your day! :-) #5949934

Stephen Zacker May 20, 2008

Great simplicity. Like the bg also. Congratulations #5950077

Karen Bacon May 20, 2008

Many congrats on this excellent finalist Janet! #5952054

Deb Koskovich May 20, 2008

Kudos on your super-cool finalist, Janet! #5952106

Janet Daniel level-classic May 20, 2008

Hi Stephen, Karen, & Deb - Thank you very much!!! :-) #5952401

Jane E. Kirn May 20, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. Simple photo made into a piece of art, good for you Janet. #5953368

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 20, 2008

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, CONGRATULATIONS on this exceptional finalist,Janet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well deserving,my friend!!! #5953613

Janet Daniel level-classic May 20, 2008

Jane - Thank you very much! :-)

Patrick - Thanks so much, my friend!!!
I was really glad to see your finalists, too!!! :-)) #5954024

Sam Britt May 20, 2008

Congratulations, Janet! #5954531

Janet Daniel level-classic May 21, 2008

Thank you, Sam! Congrats on yours, too! :-) #5955647

Laurie Daily level-deluxe May 21, 2008

Oh WoW, Janet...I sure love this! Such fabulous colors, details, and a simply perfect comp! Congrats to you on this wonderful finalist! #5958442

Janet Daniel level-classic May 22, 2008

Thanks so much, Laurie. I admire your talent! :-) #5961170

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 22, 2008

HUGE Congrats!!! #5962962

Janet Daniel level-classic May 23, 2008

Hi Peaches - Thank you so much!!! :-) #5966877

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 23, 2008

Such a wonderful image, Janet! Big congrats. Sorry to be so late!!! #5968770

Janet Daniel level-classic May 24, 2008

Thanks, Ellen!! Hope you have a great weekend! :-) #5970219

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic May 30, 2008

What a FABULOUS image this is, Janet...and a VERY well-deserving Finalist, too!! B-I-G (late!) congrat's on the accolade!! Your title fits PERFECTLY here, and the background colours AND effects both are OUTSTANDING!! :o) #5997223

Janet Daniel level-classic May 30, 2008

Carolyn - Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it! :-) #5998337

Jim Baines May 30, 2008

A great big ol' CONGRATULATIONS, Janet, on this magnificent FINALIST! Truly superb! #5998583

Janet Daniel level-classic May 31, 2008

Many thanks, Jim! :-) #6001800

Robin Bailey June 11, 2008

Well Janet,you've been busy with all the new additions to your galllery,since I last looked.Congrats making it into the Finals with this spectacular image.Great work!! #6047179

Janet Daniel level-classic June 11, 2008

Thanks so much, Robin! :-) #6049386

Jim Baines June 17, 2008


"The Devil's Rope"

This particular strand is called the Glidden Large Square Strand, two large square twisted strands with the two point barb on one strand, Glidden patent #157, 124 issued in 1874 by Joseph F. Glidden of De Kalb, IL. In the final analysis, this Glidden patent and the Baker patent # 273,219 issued in 1883, were the most practical and succesful.

In 1874 Joseph F. Glidden, a sixty year old farmer from Illinois invented and patented barbed wire. Glidden fashioned barbs on an improvised coffee bean grinder, placed them at intervals along a smooth wire and twisted another wire around the first to hold the barbs in a fixed position, exactly as shown in your prize photo. He established the Barb Fence Company at De Kalb, Illinois. Several other people claimed they had invented similar products and Glidden became involved in a three year legal battle. Glidden was eventually declarded the rightful inventor of barbed wire and he went on to become one of the most successful and richest men in the United States.
Would you believe it? From a single barb of wire? Amazing, as is your capture! #6072634

Janet Daniel level-classic June 18, 2008

Hi Jim - A big thank you for taking the time to write this interesting history lesson!
Thank you also for your kind words! :-)

Eugenio Diaz June 25, 2008

This is one of the most beautiful, interesting and bold image!!!!
Great light and composition!
You nailed it!
Well done.
Congratulations on this amazing Finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6105481

Janet Daniel level-classic June 25, 2008

Hi Eugenio - Thank you very much! I appreciate your wonderful comment! :-) #6106287

Bonnie C. Lackey July 26, 2008

I've been enjoying a stroll thru your gallery and fell in love with this piece in particular. Great gallery and this is a stunning example of it! #6232764

Janet Daniel level-classic July 26, 2008

Thank you so much, Bonnie! This is one of my favorites also! :-) #6232854

Mark Stevens August 14, 2008

Very nice ! I love it #6312470

Janet Daniel level-classic August 14, 2008

Thank you very much, Mark! #6313703

Sue Marshall May 24, 2009

I had to come take another look at one of my very favorites images!! :-)

Congrat heart Pictures, Images and Photos #7553315

Janet Daniel level-classic May 24, 2009

Hi Sue - thanks a million! #7553341

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