Bright and Gloomy

© Brett Dolsen

Bright and Gloomy

Uploaded: June 01, 2008 23:45:39


Inspired by Patrick Rouzes and his colourfull sharp creative images.The image has been saturated and sharpened in Picasa and a soft focus applied to surround.Some thin branches on the edges have been taken out with Canon DPP as well as the sun glare reduced.Thankyou Patrick.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL


Stefania Barbier level-addict June 02, 2008

spectacular... amazing colors Brett!!! #933535

June 02, 2008

This is what I call Srectacular as well Brett...the colours are brilliant...well done #6007027

Ray Clarke June 02, 2008

Stunning light and colour Brett #6007079

Aimee S. McMaster June 02, 2008

....really beautiful Brett..Aimee #6007120

Renata Gusciora June 02, 2008

Wonderful image,Brett!Great colors! #6007157

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 02, 2008

Very beautiful, Brett! #6007196

Robert K. Bemus level-classic June 02, 2008

Great image, Brett -- amazing colors!! #6007200

June 02, 2008

Hello Brett! Amazing color, nice image here:) #6007208

Michelle Alton June 02, 2008

Just totally gorgeous artistry, Brett (and Patrick)! #6007233

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic June 02, 2008

This is a beautiful image, Brett!! The colours are gorgeous, the composition is excellent and your editing work is superb!! Well done...with Patrick's help!! :o)

Phil and I trust that all is well with you and yours up the coast there... I guess you are, or have been, getting rain? We are getting showers at the moment, which are forecast to tend to rain over the next few days, and then it is supposed to fine up on Saturday for at least part of the long weekend!! Let's hope that's what happens, anyway!! ;o) #6007290

Michael G. Marshall June 02, 2008

Beautiful image Brett! Terrific post-processiing! Michael #6007428

Bill Wyatt June 02, 2008

Wow this is fantastic I love the colors and silhouette!! #6007458

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap June 02, 2008

Great image Brett ! #6008254

Mike D. Perez June 02, 2008

Spectacular colors, Brett! #6008474

John Connolly June 02, 2008

What an excellent presentation, Brett! You have a great Picasa teacher with Patrick! Excellent darkroom work, my friend! #6009636

Roxanne M. Bubar June 02, 2008

Brett, this is Stunning. #6010253

Beverley Scott June 02, 2008

Another brilliant image. Great work Brett. #6010473

June 02, 2008

Wow. Great image. Well done! #6010484

Avril Young June 02, 2008

Wow this is outstanding...excellent work and you did all this with Picasa, I would never believe does not look like the same photo....Brilliant Brett.... #6010977

Dave Ombrello June 02, 2008

Great colors and editing Brett. #6011113

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 02, 2008

Brett, this is AWESOME!!! Fantastic color and composition! Excellent work! #6011125

Evy Johansen level-classic June 02, 2008

Very, very beautiful, Brett!! Wonderful work! #6011368

Brett Dolsen June 03, 2008

Thankyou everyone for your wonderfull comments!!The one thing Im sure of is the longer you study other peoples images on Better Photo the better your efforts become!!I think Patrick might be a little shy today!
Brett #6011672

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 03, 2008

Brett, I am flattered but mostly surprised that I am able to inspire someone, especially an amazing photographer like you!!! Not really sure what to say b/c I never ever thought someone would ever say that about me! Thank you, sincerely!!!

Exceptional colors,detail, lighting, clarity & mood captrued here!!! Superb, superb work here,my friend!!!
You are welcome!!! #6014532

Rebecca E. Komppa June 03, 2008

Beautiful image, Brett.
I really like the work you did on it. #6015834

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 04, 2008

Ohhhhhh...the colors are so brillant! This is so lovely! #6017569

Daniella Puente June 04, 2008

Superb ++++ #6018716

Joanne E. Bohenstengel June 06, 2008

Gorgeous, Love the colors and tone of this photo. Joanne #6025156

Steve M. Harrington June 06, 2008

Wonderfully rich tones and colors, Brett! Well done!
Steve #6029141

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 21, 2008

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY,Brett!!! Congratulations on this incredible finalist!!! GOOD LUCK in next round!!! #6207332

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 21, 2008

Congratulations, Brett! #6207829

Nadya Johnson July 21, 2008

Love the light and mood here, Brett! Congratulations on your very stunning finalist! #6207956

Margaret R. Barry July 21, 2008

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist, Brett! #6209375

Daniella Puente July 21, 2008

This is stunning Brett, congrats again!!! #6209720

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 21, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Brett!!!!! #6211086

Brett Dolsen July 22, 2008

Thanks everyone this was a very pleasant surprise for me! Brett #6211334

Kristy A. Keene July 22, 2008

Big Congrats on your Fabulous Finalist!! #6212610

Corinne M. Thompson July 22, 2008

beautiful scenic capture with great colors! Congrats on the finalist! #6214427

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 22, 2008

spectacular Brett.... congrats again!!! #6215035

Debra R. Harder July 22, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS, Brett, on yet another SUPERB finalist!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Deb #6215417

Sam Britt July 22, 2008

Congratulations again, Brett! #6217240

Beverley Scott July 22, 2008

Brett, Congratulations on being a finalist - very well deserved recognition!! Bev #6219095

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 29, 2008

Whoooooooooo Hoooooooooooo
Huge Congrat's!!!

FANTASTIC Brett! #6247386

RC Fritz July 29, 2008

Incredible finalist!!!CONGRATULATIONS! #6247403

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic August 09, 2008

WOW! The result is no less than amazing, Brett. I've been looking through your gallery. Pretty impressive gallery!!!! #6291394

Kate Jackson level-classic August 11, 2008

I must have been otherwise occupied when you posted this Brett! Fabulous image and congratulations! #6298995

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