Dan Holm level-classic February 10, 2005

I'm sure she'll absolutelt love this gorgeous still life, Stan!! Simple, elegant and very striking! #213971

Jordi Delgado February 10, 2005

WOW, gorgeous setup and capture, Stan!! I agree with Dan, she'll be delighted for sure!!

:-)) #1094849

Phil Sauvey February 10, 2005


A very beautiful dedication my friend! #1094864

Arya Bandyopadhyay February 10, 2005

Such lovely dedication to a mysterious? lady!!! She's really special!!! Simply wonderful, Stan!!! #1094874

Paul Michko February 10, 2005

She must be very special, Stan. Great shot. #1094914

Donald K. Cherry level-classic February 10, 2005

Gorgeous image and lovely dedication, Stan! #1094934

Cathy Gregor February 10, 2005

I love this! Beautiful, Stan!


Charlene Bayerle February 10, 2005

What a awesome still life Stan...Beautiful
Simplicty!!! #1095134

Roger Bernabo February 10, 2005

A touching sentiment. . . delicate and I love the ever slight shadow #1095147

Debra Booth February 10, 2005

An exquisite display of these fragrant flowers, Stan. I love the presentation! Beautifully captured! A wonderful tribute!!

ADILSON F. FERREIRA February 10, 2005

Wonderful image Stan!!! I love the lighting and your composition is great!!! #1095304

Deb Holmes-Hatfield February 10, 2005

Great contrast, very elegant Stan! #1095366

Kelly Abernathy level-classic February 10, 2005

This is so striking! What a beauty! -K #1095592

Marsha S. Smith February 10, 2005

This is such a simple display, but so very gorgeous with its shades of white against the black background. Lucky lady. #1095786

Mary J. Costa Pearson February 10, 2005

gorgeous, I love the white against the black, Very nice work! #1095808

Cathy Stancil February 10, 2005

I can smell its fragrance from here ! This is just very beautiful Stan ! She will love this for sure :) ! #1095817

Kathryn (Love) Scheet February 10, 2005

wow! this is fantastic!! excellent job Stan! #1095880

Karen Engelbreth February 10, 2005

Beautiful still life, Stan! #1096025

Elisabeth A. Gay February 10, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous Stan! She'll love it,
Ann #1096124

Terry R. Hatfield February 10, 2005

Excellent Stan,I Can Smell This Now:-)Nicely Done!! #1096319

Stanley J. Contrades February 10, 2005

Many thanks to you, Dan, Jordi, Phil, Arya, Paul, Donald, Cathy G., Charlene, Roger, Debra B., Adilson, Deb H., Kelly, Marsha, Mary, Cathy S., Kathryn, Karen, Ann, and Terry, for your much appreciated and generous comments!
With much Aloha,
PS She loved it and wants it to be framed :-)! #1096390

Jennifer Rennison February 10, 2005

Beautiful presentation, Stan! Certain to bring a smile to the special lady! Wonderful lighting and colors!

Linda Proctor February 10, 2005

Very elegant and gorgeous #1096402

Carla Metzler February 10, 2005

Gorgeous, Stan! And lovely dedication. #1096409

Carol Brill February 10, 2005

This makes a fantastic abstract if I squint my eyes, Stan, seems like the aroma of love is in the air with this classic image! #1096564

Mary K. Robison February 10, 2005

I can understand why the lucky lady wants it framed ~ what an exquisite, elegant work of art, Stan! Looking forward to its return next month! #1096637

Stanley J. Contrades February 10, 2005

Thank you very much Jennifer, Linda, Carla, Carol, and Mary, and very best wishes to you ladies for something fragrant as these on Monday!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1096664

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe February 11, 2005

That's one very lucky lady who inspired this classic image. So beautiful, Stan!

ccc #1097187

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 11, 2005

Elegant and beautiful!! #1097453

Stanley J. Contrades February 11, 2005

Thank you, Candice, and the lady was very pleased indeed and loves white ginger. In fact, we are waiting for our plants to finally bloom, but think that's going to be a while yet!
Thank you, too, once again, Donna!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1098014

Stephen Zacker February 11, 2005

Like the white on black.. very striking #1098363

Judy S. Fung February 11, 2005

Lovely and elegant, Stan! #1098485

Evy Johansen level-classic February 11, 2005

Very beautiful image, Stan! #1098566

Jane Summa February 11, 2005

The white on white is gorgeous, Stan! The black background brings out those little hints of black in the flowers. Wonderful presentation! #1098774

Stanley J. Contrades February 11, 2005

Stephen, Judy, Evy, and Jane, I am truly grateful for your generosity and support! Thak you very much, and have a great weekend!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1098806

Stan Kwasniowski March 15, 2005

Stan Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1175482

Bobbie Davis March 15, 2005

Congrats Stan!!! #1175946

Elisabeth A. Gay March 15, 2005

congratulations Stan, this one is my favourite of your February entries!
Ann #1175960

Elisabeth A. Gay March 15, 2005

congratulations Stan, this one is my favourite of your February entries!
Ann #1175961

Tom Andersen March 15, 2005

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Stan! #1176268

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 15, 2005

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Stan, love the image and title! #1176316

Mary K. Robison March 15, 2005

Here it is, right on schedule, Stan!Congratulations one more time! Bet you and your special lady will be celebrating tonight! #1176559

Linda Proctor March 15, 2005

Congrats Stan One of my favorites #1176666

Jennifer Rennison March 15, 2005

Glad to see this one, so beautiful! Congratulations, Stan, on this outstanding finalist! #1177204

Kelly Abernathy level-classic March 15, 2005

Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1177644

Carla Metzler March 15, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1177692

Nobu Nagase March 15, 2005

Congratulatins, Stan!!! #1178029

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe March 15, 2005

A very nice image and an excellent finalist, Stan!!! #1178159

Danilo Piccioni level-classic March 15, 2005

Such a simple composition such a stunning image!
CONGRATS my friend!

Dado #1178519

Jordi Delgado March 16, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! Terrific shot!!


:-)) #1178631

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

Thank you for your wonderful responses and congratulations, Stan, Bobbie, Ann, Tom, Deborah, Mary, Linda, Jennifer, Kelly, Carla, Nobi, Jim, Dado, and Jordi! And as always I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1178653

Judy S. Fung March 16, 2005

Congrats, Stan!! #1178888

Colette M. Metcalf March 16, 2005

Congrats to you Stan!! #1179303

Cathy Gregor March 16, 2005

Congrats on this very beautiful finalist, Stan! #1179961

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

Many thanks to you, Judy, Colette, and Cathy, and know that I appreciate your stopping by with your gracious comments!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1181337

Donna W. Neal March 16, 2005

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round #1181799

Marsha S. Smith March 16, 2005

Loved it then, Stan, Love it now. Congratulations on another winner. #1181928

Lisa Pereira March 16, 2005

Simply Elegant! and what a lovely composition! Congratulations, Stan!! Great job! #1181938

Debra Booth March 16, 2005

Congratulations for your finalist with this lovely bouquet, Stan!! #1181996

Phil Sauvey March 16, 2005

Very beautiful and the black background brings it all out! Congrats!! #1181998

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

Donna, Marsha, Lisa, Debra, and Phil, thank you very much for stopping by to add your very kind thoughts, and also for your support!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1182324

S J March 16, 2005

Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING Finalist, Stan!! What a beauty!! #1182774

Stanley J. Contrades March 17, 2005

Thank you very much, Sanjay, and much good luck to you with all of your Finalists!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1183581

Sherrye Nozaki July 26, 2005

Stan, this is so lovely I can smell the sweet scent!

Sherrye #1643244

Stanley J. Contrades July 27, 2005

Many thanks, Sherrye, and I appreciate it!! Do you remember the song? Pretty much says it all, and mine are just beginning to bloom!!
With fond Aloha,

White ginger blossoms
Cool and fragrant
Sweeter than the rose
Fairer too than moonlight

White ginger blossoms
From the mountains
Fill the thirsty air
With exotic fragrance rare

Round your lovely throat
You wear my ginger lei
Each white petal nestles close
And longs to say 'let me stay here'

White ginger blossoms
Cool and fragrant
By a mountain pool
Guard their sweetness all for you #1646842

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Still life of this heavenly scented flower and dedicated to a very special lady! 2005:02:09, 10:26:16, 1.5 sec,
f16, ISO 100, RAW, 35-80mm @ 65mm, Tripod, Aperture Priority, WB Cloudy. PS levels, curves, spot cloned, cropped, accented edges.

Uploaded on February 10, 2005

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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