© Stanley J. Contrades


Dan Holm level-classic December 14, 2004

Outstanding abstract, Stan!! Love those shapes, the shadows radiating on the sides and that hot spot from the sun! Excellent work! #196391

Phil Sauvey December 14, 2004


Good evening my friend! I really like how the shadows are casted on the walls on each side. The design is very pretty and I was proud, I guessed what they were right away! #970538

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Thank you Dan, as I am very grateful for your responses, support, and kindness!!
Hi, Phil! Happy you like the image and congratulations on concluding what the design was :-)!! Thanks very much for your wonderful and encouraging comments, my friend!!
Thanks again, gentlemen ... I appreciate it!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #970544

Donna Roberts December 14, 2004

Stan - yet another *brilliant* B&W submit from you.
Just love the shadow play at the edges and the lovely central design too.
Donna (from "downunder") #970546

Tracy D. Siermachesky December 14, 2004

Wow, is that ever neat! What a great abstract, Stan! #970554

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Hi, Donna ... and thank you so much for your gracious and kind responses, for which I am always grateful! This resort is just a mind-boggling beauty, and we were there at a restaurant that is called 'Tidepools' which is nearly surrounded by pools of koi fish, swans, and a waterfall coming off a cliff to its right ... and fabulous food and service!! We took by sister and brother-in-law there as their Christmas gift as they will be on the mainland with my youngest sister over the holidays!!
Many thanks again, Donna!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #970564

Patricia Marroquin December 14, 2004

Fascinating play of light, shadow and patterns, Stan! The only place I've ever stayed on Kauai is the Hyatt and I'm captivated by it. Loved this restaurant too. Well done! :-) #970566

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Thank You!, Patricia, and you know what I mean when I speak of this resort! Am happy that you enjoyed yourself when you were here, and now you know someone whenever you make the return trip!! Many thanks again!
Much Aloha,
Stan #970570

Jordi Delgado December 14, 2004

Fascinating play of light, shadows, forms and reflections, Stan!!! Really good job!!!

:-)) #970573

S J December 14, 2004

Awesome abstract, Stan! Really excellent and clear graphic style! Great EYE to spot this and capture this image! I LOVE IT AT LOT! #970592

Carolina K. Smith December 14, 2004

Nice capture of the soft shadows with the strong element of design :) #970612

Donald K. Cherry level-classic December 14, 2004

Outstanding find and capture, Stan. Excellent use of light and shadows along with a perfect crop and composition! #970616

Allan L. Whitehead December 14, 2004

Magnificent, as always, Stanley. I love the b&w effects here. Very well done, my dear friend. My best wishes to you and your family during this festive season - your friend, Allan #970656

Janet L. Skinner December 14, 2004

Stan, I love the design and the cast of shadows. Beautiful work!!! #970779

Colette M. Metcalf December 14, 2004

Terrific, Stan!!! #970824

Patricia A. Kuniega December 14, 2004

A marvelously illuminated abstract Stan! The silhouettes and shadows in repetitive pattern are quite striking in b&w! Super work! #970890

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 14, 2004

Wonderful find and capture, Stan, excellent patterns and lighting!

-Debby #970995

Charlene Bayerle December 14, 2004

Such beautiful lines and lighting Stan...great work!!!! #971185

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Hi, Tracy!
Didn't mean to skip by you but we must have passed in cyberspace while I was answering Donna's response. I appreciate your stopping by to comment and thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to do so!
Much Aloha,
Stan #971452

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

I have much to be grateful for in your taking the time out of your hectic day to stop and comment and with Christmas being right around the corner am sure everyone is very busy!! Thank You!, Jordi, Sanjay, Carolina, Donald, Allan, Janet, Colette, Patricia, Debby and Charlene, for your gracious and kind responses!
Much Aloha,
Stan #971460

Kelly Abernathy level-classic December 14, 2004

This is wonderful! Love the strong graphics and light! -K #971919

Terry R. Hatfield December 14, 2004

What An Excellent Eye You Have Stan,Nice Shadows And Great Lighting:-) #972000

Patty Razonable December 14, 2004

Interesting abstract, Stan! Excellent capture!!! #972090

Leonard Pierce December 14, 2004

Wonderful image Stan, very well done!!! #972113

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Thank You!, Kelly, Terry, Patty and Len for your very kind responses!
Much Aloha,
Stan #972166

Carol Brill December 14, 2004

What a marvelous use of balance and symmetry to enhance the great graphic appeal of this shot, Stan, this is some outstanding work! #972178

Kip T. Berger December 15, 2004

Cool display of the patterns and light/shadows Stan! Great job with this! #972396

Anette Linnea Rasmussen December 15, 2004

Lovely Stan, love the beautiful light on this, great job!

Best wishes

Stanley J. Contrades December 15, 2004

Thank you, Carol, Kip and Linnea, for your warm and kind comments that are always welcomed and appreciated!
Much Aloha,
Stan #974194

Kip T. Berger January 18, 2005

Congratulations again on your finalists Stan!!! #1040755

Donna Roberts January 18, 2005

So pleased to see this in the finals Stan.
Congrats and I wish you all the best for this (and EVERY one of your photos) in the next round.
Donna (from "downunder") #1040769

Patty Razonable January 18, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan on this in wonderful image as the finalist!!! #1041199

Carla Metzler January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1041499

Paul Michko January 18, 2005

Congrats, Stan. #1042122

Patricia A. Kuniega January 18, 2005

So glad to see this among the finalists, Stan! It's a truly marvelous photo! Good luck to you! #1042304

S J January 18, 2005

Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Stan!! Good luck in the next round of judging!! #1042427

Murry Grigsby January 18, 2005

You had a pretty good December :0) Congrats and good luck Stan! #1043528

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 18, 2005

Congrats, Stan!! #1043723

Dan Holm level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!! #1044095

Karen Engelbreth January 18, 2005

Congrats again, again, Stan! #1044186

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

Thank you all, once again, for your generous and kind responses to this image! Mahalo, Kip, Donna, Patty, Carla, Paul, Patricia, Sanjay, Murry, Donald, and Dan, and I appreciate your support as always!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1044205

Wendy Stevenson January 18, 2005

Stan this is really beautiful. Congrats on making the finals and best wishes to you in the next round!! #1045442

Diane Addonizio level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations !!! #1045705

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 18, 2005

Congrats again Stan! #1045930

Debra Booth January 18, 2005

Congratulations again Stan on another beautiful finalist! #1046216

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

Wendy, DIANE, Claudia, and Debra, I can only express my heartfelt Thanks for your generosity in your responses!
Thank You! And Congratulations and loads of luck to you in your finalists moving on to the next level!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1046233

Nobu Nagase January 18, 2005

Congratulations once again, Stan, on this fantastic image!!! #1046550

Dale Ann Cubbage January 18, 2005

Many congrats on your finalist selection, Stan!

da #1046561

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

Thanks very much, Nobi, and Dale Ann, and I appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1046920

Tom Andersen January 19, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Stan! #1047070

Sharon Day level-classic January 19, 2005

Fantastic shot, Stan! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #1048569

Terry R. Hatfield January 19, 2005

Congratulations On Your Finalist Stan!! #1048842

Terry R. Hatfield January 19, 2005

Congratulations On Your Finalist Stan!!! #1048868

Stanley J. Contrades January 19, 2005

Tom, Sharon, and Terry, thank you very much for your kind and generous responses, and the best to you with your Finalists in the next judging!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1048873

Monika Sapek level-classic January 19, 2005

Many congratulations and the best of luck in the next round with this nice monochromatic image, Stan!

Janet Detota January 19, 2005

Excellent! Congratulations! #1049268

S J January 27, 2005

Many congrats on this terrific POTD, Stan!!! #1065938

Anette Linnea Rasmussen January 27, 2005

Excellent shot Stan! Love the light on this - job well done!
Congrats on yout POTD and finalist!

Best wishes Linnea #1065941

Warren Ishii January 27, 2005

Creative and outstanding work Stan. Your talents really "shine through" on this wonderful photo. Much Aloha, Warren #1065951

Paul Michko January 27, 2005

Congratulations on this POTD, Stan. Oustanding image. #1065953

Arya Bandyopadhyay January 27, 2005

I wasn't a member when you submitted this....but now I feel lucky to have seen this...thanks BP for considering this outstanding picture as POTD..Great capture, Stan!!! #1065954

Dan Holm level-classic January 27, 2005

Congratulations on your very well deserved POTD, Stan!!!! #1065956

Patricia Marroquin January 27, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! This is such a fascinating image! :-) #1065958

ADILSON F. FERREIRA January 27, 2005

Terrific image Stan!!! Congratulations on POTD!!! #1065989

Allan L. Whitehead January 27, 2005

Stanley, congratulations on this absolutely magnificnt "POTD" selection. It is very well deserved and I'm very proud of this for you. Well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

Kathleen Clemons January 27, 2005

Such a cool shot, Stan- congrats! :) #1065995

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 27, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Stan! #1066012

Charlene Bayerle January 27, 2005

Way to go Stan.....Congratulations on your POTD and being a finalist!!!!!! #1066031

Wally Orlowsky January 27, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Stan. #1066035

Cindy K. Bracken January 27, 2005

Congrats on this very cool POTD!
Cindy Bracken
shuttermom profitable photography #1066043

William C. Raco level-classic January 27, 2005

Excellent photo and great exposure on a difficult lighting situation.
Congratulations, Stan!!

bill #1066102

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 27, 2005

Congrats on your POTD!! Way to go, beautiful image. #1066136

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 27, 2005

Congratulations on your marvelous POTD and finalist, Stan!

-Debby #1066138

Scott Pedersen January 27, 2005

Good eye, interesting shot. Nice work #1066150

Kathryn (Love) Scheet January 27, 2005

congrats on POTD Stan! #1066162

Ed Heaton January 27, 2005

Good morning Stan,
Great job on this one!
Congrats on POTD! #1066183

Debra Booth January 27, 2005

Congrats on POTD, Stan!! #1066203

Karen Engelbreth January 27, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Stan! #1066248

Murry Grigsby January 27, 2005

Congrats on your POTD Stan!! #1066279

Lucia De Giovanni January 27, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD Stan, well done my friend! #1066299

Darren K. Fisher level-classic January 27, 2005

Congrats Stan on your POD. #1066311

Cathy Barrows January 27, 2005

Congrats on your POTD...fab abstract #1066313

Patricia A. Kuniega January 27, 2005

Congratulations Stan, for this excellent POTD!!! : ) #1066329

Wendy Stevenson January 27, 2005

Well seen and superbly captured Stan!! Congratulations on this fine POTD!!! #1066343

Janet Detota January 27, 2005

Muchos congratulations on your POTD, Stan!! #1066382

Dale Ann Cubbage January 27, 2005

Awesome shadow play Stan, and congrats on this aweseome POTD!

da #1066384

Patty Razonable January 27, 2005

Right on!! Stan, 'DA MAN!!! LOL!!! Big CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic POTD!! Very well deserved!!! #1066405

Evy Johansen level-classic January 27, 2005

Wow... Big congratulations on your POTD, Stan - and your finalist win!! #1066426

Casey A. Hanson January 27, 2005

Wonderful image, Stan!
Congrats on your POTD! :0) #1066465

Eric Schneider January 27, 2005

Congrats on the POTD stan! #1066484

Kathleen N. Nelson January 27, 2005

Absolutely stunning image, Stan. Congratulations on your POTD! #1066496

Stacey M January 27, 2005

Ouststanding and most deserving POTD!!! Congrats!! #1066506

Sharon Day level-classic January 27, 2005

Fantastic shot, Stan!!! Congratulations on POTD! #1066509

Grayce Pedulla Dillon January 27, 2005

Nice interesting shot Stan. Congrats!!! #1066515

Blanca Acosta January 27, 2005

Excellent design and framing, and light, Dan. Congrats! #1066715

January 27, 2005

Great design! Congrats! #1066846

Carol Brill January 27, 2005

Very, very cool
Dark and shadows intertwine
Light provides the spark.

Congratulations on your POTD, Stan!! #1066943

Terry R. Hatfield January 27, 2005

Congratulations On Your POTD Stan!!! #1066948

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe January 27, 2005

Very cool. Congrats on the potd, Stan!
Kathleen #1066972

Pu Chen January 27, 2005

Very well done,Stan! Congratulations on POTD! #1066991

Kathleen R. Struckle January 27, 2005

Great image Stan!! Congrats on POTD!! #1067000

Mary K. Robison January 27, 2005


Jane Summa January 27, 2005

EXCELLENT, STAN!! This had to make your day!! Congratulations on POTD!!! #1067183

Leonard Pierce January 27, 2005

Congratulations Stan on this very well deserved Finalist and POTD!!! #1067365

Kip T. Berger January 27, 2005

A big Congratulations Stan! :) #1067484

Monika Sapek level-classic January 27, 2005

Many congratulations on your Photo Of The Day, Stan!

Stanley J. Contrades January 27, 2005

This is just unbelievable :-), and I hope everyone will be a little patient with me as I respond to you with a whole lot of Thanks and gratitude for your wonderful well wishes and support.
Thank You!, Monika; Janet D.; Sanjay; Linnea; Warren (you have no idea of how much your being here means to me); Paul, Arya, and Dan (my late night buddies along with Sanjay & Linnea!); Pakelekia M.:-); Adilson; Allan (hope you're warm!); Kathleen C.; Donald; Charlene; Wally; Cindy (Hi!); bill; Claudia; Debby L.; Scott (Hi!); Kathryn L; Ed H. (Good afternoon!); Debra B.; Karen E.; Murry (been to Abilene lately?); Lucia (2005 is here, are you planning your trip yet :-)!); Darren; Cathy B.; Patricia K.; Wendy S.; Janet D.; Dale Ann; Patty; Evy; Casey H.; Eric (Howzit, and how is Leilani?); Kathleen L.; Stacey M.; Sharon D.; Grayce (Hi!); Hi, Blanca!; Sharon S. (Hi!);

and Carol B.:
Humbled by your words
Your gracious comments leave me
Thank you Haiku friend

Terry; Kathleen P.; Pu Chen; Kathleen S.; Mrs. Robison :-)!); Jane; Len; and Kip. You are all just wonderful and I truly thank you once again!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1067661

Stanley J. Contrades January 27, 2005

Thank you once again, Monika! Your response came in as I was responding to everyone!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1067719

Phil Sauvey January 27, 2005


Wow, great news on your POTD!! Excellent!! Congrats and it is well deserved. #1067845

Stanley J. Contrades January 27, 2005

Many thanks, Phil, and I appreciate it!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1067897

Audrea Telkamp January 27, 2005

WOW Stan, this is an incredible image!! What beautiful contrast, pattern and light!! Congratulations on your POTD!!!!
Audrea #1067958

Stanley J. Contrades January 27, 2005

Hi, Audrea! Am so glad that you liked this and want to thank you very much for taking the time to stop and comment! This was quite a surprise for me this morning! Hope all is well with you!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1068142

January 28, 2005

Superb photo! The symmetrical lighting & shadows are beautifully offset by the wall's wonderful texture. #1068858

Stanley J. Contrades January 28, 2005

Many thanks, David, and I appreciate the response and your taking the time to stop and comment!
Stan #1069688

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Taken at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Poipu, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, 2004:12:12 at night. These pineapple abstract lamps are used to light the columns throughout the hotel.

Uploaded on December 13, 2004 Photo Contest Photo of the Day

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