© Lynn Haack


Uploaded: September 07, 2008


Photo is an Autumn forest in low swamp area - southeast Wisconsin. Edits include:
2 versions of same image
1st version: distort filter, color sat, contrast, gaussian blur. 2nd version: slightly sharpened image, then overlayed both images (transformed),applied layer options - blend mode, decreased opacity, selective color (from green to teal) for foreground grasses, small amount curves applied to deepen overall tones,then very slight crop applied.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: reserved, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 7.20 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS


Teresa P.Pelaez September 07, 2008

Amazing work Lynn, I love the effects.

http://tpp2.zenfolio.com/p948137160/ #994065

Bonnie C. Lackey September 07, 2008

The thumbnail is eye-catching - the larger view is stunning. Glorious work, Lynn! #6423351

Lynn Haack September 07, 2008

Teresa and Bonnie...thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I appreciate your kind support very much. Lynn #6423372

Vikram Jamwal September 07, 2008

This has come out as a very nice abstract! Wonderful work Lynn! #6423419

Iris Greenwell September 07, 2008

Beautiful! great colors and effect. #6423443

Daniella Puente September 07, 2008

IS GREAT Lynn I simply LOVE what you edited on this and the very beautiful result!!! #6423489

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 07, 2008

Great tones and effect, Lynn #6423543

Susan Heath September 07, 2008

Stunning! Wonderful work - love the art. #6423650

September 07, 2008

Holy Crap! What colors - so smooth and beautiful!! Definitely a level of art I wish to achieve one day!! Well done.

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Kaitlin #6423773

Colette M. Metcalf September 07, 2008

Beautiful! #6423981

Janice Mezzacappa September 07, 2008

Breathtaking work of artistry Lynn! #6424211

Susan Weisensel September 07, 2008

Beautiful color and work on this image. #6424363

Susan Weisensel September 07, 2008

Beautiful color and work on this image. #6424404

Linda Blair September 07, 2008

Gorgeous...great work!!!! #6424821

Joanne E. Bohenstengel September 07, 2008

My goodness Lynn, this is exceptional work. I will follow your instructions step by step (LOL) It looks 3 dimensional. Just one word--AMAZING! MOM #6425502

Arlene Krassner September 07, 2008

Very pretty work Lynn. #6425576

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 07, 2008

WOW FANTASTIC image and fx! #6426549

Lynn Haack September 08, 2008

Linda, Joanne, Arlene and Stefania...many thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoyed your inspiring galleries very much! Lynn #6430433

Phil Stith September 09, 2008

Terrific work here, Lynn. The results are "enchanting"! #6432799

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 11, 2008


KARU. #6444126

Lynn Haack September 14, 2008

Thank you Phil and Karu! Lynn #6454540

Sam Britt September 14, 2008

Beautiful color, great light & effects, Lynn. #6454552

John Connolly September 14, 2008

Great creative work here Lynn! I am impressed with your colors and mood in this excellent presentation.
I love your gallery, keep up the good work! #6454565

Karen Slagle September 14, 2008

Stunning PS work, Lynn. I love the deep, saturated colors and all the effects. Outstanding... #6454652

Lynn Haack September 14, 2008

Samantha, John and Karen...thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so inspired by your spectacular galleries! Lynn #6454769

Colleen Farrell September 14, 2008

Just added it to my faves! :) Thanks for the info on how you did this, Lynn! Although without a terrific original photo like yours, I doubt I could achieve the same amazing end-result! I'd love to have this framed and hanging on my wall. :) #6455132

Tiia Vissak September 14, 2008

great tones & effects! #6455303

Debra R. Harder September 15, 2008

WOW, Lynn!! This is STUNNING! GORGEOUS DD work. The colors and comp are fabulous!! A beautiful work of art! Deb #6457235

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 15, 2008

AWSOME Lynn, love the effects and colors! #6457860

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 15, 2008

Terrific colors, effects and composition. Fantastic image! #6458863

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic September 15, 2008

Remarkable. It is so beautiful. #6459932

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 15, 2008

Lynn, this is captivating!! I think it's beautiful and moody. I LOVE IT!!! Yes, a fav!!! Well done! #6459988

Lynn Haack September 17, 2008

Colleen, Tiia, Debra, Peaches, Vladan, Jeffrey, Donna and Sabrina. I am very grateful for your kind and supportive comments! Many blessings....Lynn :) #6467396

Stephen Zacker September 18, 2008

OK.. what didn't you do to this LOL I really like this. So unique and colorful #6469890

Lynn Haack September 18, 2008

LOL....Stephen, I re-read the "how-to's" and had to laugh. That is one long recipe! Thanks for commenting....Lynn :) #6472389

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 21, 2008

Gorgeous work !!! Fantastic lighting, colors and textures. Very creative!! #6486218

Lynn Haack October 17, 2008

Marilyn, thank you so much for you kind support! Lynn #6613544

Susan M. Campbell October 22, 2008

Way to go Lynn...congrats. #6639951

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 22, 2008

WOW....Huge Congrats on the Finalist.

UB. #6640323

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 22, 2008

Lynn- Always a joy to congratulate someone from my home state. Fabulous work. A well deserved finalist. Way to go my friend. #6641332

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 22, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round! #6641712

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations, Lynn! #6641777

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008


Debra R. Harder October 23, 2008

This is GORGEOUS, Lynn! CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #6645473

Eivor Kuchta October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Lynn! #6645830

Daniella Puente October 23, 2008

So glad to see this again Lynn, BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!!! #6646665

Phil Stith October 23, 2008

Great job, Lynn...best of luck in the next round! #6647105

Mike D. Perez October 23, 2008

Beautiful artistic creation, Lynn! Congratulations! #6648068

Janet McNeil level-classic October 23, 2008

Congratulations and good luck!! #6648163

John Connolly October 23, 2008

Heartiest congratulations Lynn! All your hard work certainly payed off here! #6648225

Sam Britt October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Lynn!! #6648762

Joanne E. Bohenstengel October 23, 2008


Bojan Bencic level-classic October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your WIN, Lynn. #6653855

Jessica Jenney October 24, 2008

Congratulations, Lynn on your beautiful win! #6654035

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 24, 2008

congrats on your gorgeous win!!! #6654108

Colette M. Metcalf October 24, 2008

Congratulations!!! #6654483

Elida Gutierrez October 24, 2008


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A Special Trophy for

"September Winners"


Sam Britt October 24, 2008

Congratulations on this second place win, Lynn! #6655160

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 24, 2008



Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Way to go Lynn!! You already know how much I love this image~ a fav. And I am so HAPPY to see this in the WINNER'S CIRCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Donna #6655496

Margaret R. Barry October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Lynn! #6655535

Daniella Puente October 24, 2008

Congrats Lynn is a fantastic winner! #6655873

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 24, 2008

Lynn- Congratulations on this wonderful picture that put you in the winners circle. Fantastic. Way to go girl #6656321

Sirsendu Gayen October 24, 2008

Huge congratulations on your win #6656518

Sandy Powers October 25, 2008

Oh Lynn!!! I LOVE this. LOVE IT! Talk about moving the soul. This is artistic blur at its finest. I love the beautiful bold colors to compliment the soft feeling of the blur.

Mega Congratulations on a deserving win!!


Susie Peek-Swint October 25, 2008

Simply stunning Lynn ~ beautiful shot and dd work ~ many congrats on your win! #6658125

Kate Jackson level-classic October 25, 2008

Brilliant image Lynn! Great to hear details of how you did it too. Congratulations! #6658258

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 25, 2008

WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB. #6658884

Colleen Farrell October 25, 2008

SOOO well-deserved! Congratulations, Lynn! #6659374

Susan Fox October 25, 2008

Congratulations Lynn!!! #6659664

Mike D. Perez October 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Lynn! #6659970

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 25, 2008

HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Lynn!!!!! ♫ k #6659996

Joanne E. Bohenstengel October 25, 2008


Janice Mezzacappa October 25, 2008

Stunning winner Lynn, Big Congrats!! #6660877

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 26, 2008

Excellent winner Lynn! Congratulations and thanks for sharing how you achieved this beauty! :-) #6663375

Donna R. Wageman October 26, 2008

This is something else - perfectly beautiful, my, my.

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 27, 2008

Congratulations Lynn on your Win.

Dominick #6665544

Stephen Zacker October 27, 2008

Creative and artistic. Congratulations #6665889

Jane Hirst October 27, 2008

Congratulations!!!!! Very dreamy with lovely colors. #6666267

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 28, 2008

Gorgeous Lynn!!! It looks like spun silk!!! A big, big CONGRATS!!!! #6673214

Susan M. Campbell November 01, 2008

Way to go Lynn. Congrats on this terrific winner. #6693148

Lynn Haack November 02, 2008

Thank you everyone for this over-whelming response! I am very grateful for each of your supportive and kind comments! (It will take me a while to get "caught up" on touring your galleries...so please forgive the delay.) Many blessings....Lynn :) #6695595

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 02, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved & amazing WINNER,Lynn!!! #6695840

Salwa Afef November 04, 2008

Congratulations Lynn :)
Very beautiful ,amazing work I love it ,Enchanted my eyes :) #6706635

Jim Britt November 22, 2008

This is a neat shot. Congrats #6791143

Lynn Haack November 23, 2008

Thank you very much, Jim! You have a very inspiring gallery....Lynn #6794173

Jim Britt November 23, 2008

Thank you - I take that as a huge compliment considering your gallery. Have a great week. #6794601

Lynn Haack February 01, 2009

And thank you as well for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, Jim. Lynn #7113665

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