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Middle of Nowhere
Uploaded: March 20, 2005
When I first drove past this place, it looked as if it was out in the "Middle of Nowhere".
Various PS filters applied.
Carla Metzler March 20, 2005The middle of nowhere sure is beautiful, Tom! Gorgeous colors and effects! Great job! #226983
Colleen Braun March 20, 2005this is awesome Tom...WOW !!!! #1192123
Carolyn M. Fletcher March 20, 2005I love this!!! Who knew it was so pretty out there? #1192140
Paul Michko March 20, 2005Magnificent vibrancy, Tom. Very rich image. #1192171
Stephanie Lyons March 20, 2005Very beautiful Tom ... I love the dreamlike quality ... #1192190
Tammy Scott March 20, 2005I have been in the "middle of nowhere" and it didn't look this gorgeous!! :) Fantastic shot, Tom!!!! #1192226
Janet L. Skinner March 20, 2005WOW.....Tom, this is awesome!!!! #1192335
Marsha S. Smith March 20, 2005This is just wonderful, Tom. The colors are so gorgeous - wow to that sky. I love effect you used. Great title. #1192381
S J March 20, 2005Super image and fantastic effects, Tom!! A WINNER in my view!! I love it!! #1192454
Debra Booth March 20, 2005Wow, Tom! Love the shot and the effects! Great colors and motion! #1192541
Stan Kwasniowski March 20, 2005Tom, Wow, awesome
Stan Kwasniowski #1192676
Mata Patan March 20, 2005Awasome Tom!!! Wonderful colors and work!!! Very good!! #1193000
Patricia Marroquin March 20, 2005This is absolutely incredible, Tom! Your title and description work perfectly with it. We'll see this one again for sure. Congratulations! :-) #1193106
Tom Andersen March 20, 2005Thank you for your very kind comments, Carla, Colleen, Carolyn, Paul, Stephanie, Tammy, Janet, Marsha, Sanjay, Debra, Stan, Mata, and Patricia! I really appreciate them all very much! #1193241
Alisha May Furbish March 20, 2005This is the coolest photo- so colorful! Excellent work:) #1193371
Deborah C. Lewinson March 20, 2005Fantastic image, Tom, great colors, comp and powerful use of filters!
Kathleen K. Parker March 20, 2005Gorgeous photo, Tom. Really good work with the filtering...wow! And I mean WOW!
Carol Brill March 20, 2005Awesome colors and effects, Tom, I love the "drive by" feeling of motion in this shot as well as all the blended tones and lines! #1193606
Laurence Saliba March 21, 2005Tom this is a masterpiece!!! I'am sure we will see this again in April!!! #1194365
Tom Andersen March 21, 2005Thanks for adding your very kind comments, Alisha May, Debby, Kathleen, Carol and Laurence! #1194429
Jill Flynn March 21, 2005WOW Tom! This looks so good. Your effects are awesome and the colors so vibrant! #1196688
Tom Andersen March 22, 2005Thanks for adding your kind comments, Jill! I appreciate it very much! #1197307
Stanley J. Contrades March 22, 2005What a magnificent composition, Tom!! This is one of those OMG shots that is just breathtakingly amazing!! The colors, movement and that dead still house is outstanding! Wouldn't surprise me if this shows up a number of times next month! Love it!
Tom Andersen March 23, 2005Thanks for your very kind comments, Stan! I am humbled by all of the wonderful commentary from everyone! #1199925
Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 25, 2005Absolutely gorgeous Tom! Love the colors and light - job well done!
Best wishes, Linnea #1205448
Tom Andersen March 25, 2005Thanks for adding your kind comments, Linnea! I truly appreciate it! #1205588
Linda D. Lester March 30, 2005OH! MY GOSH! This is way to cool! You can't take your eyes off of it. Great shot, Tom! #1217439
Tom Andersen March 30, 2005Thanks for your very kind comments, Linda! I'm very happy you like it! #1217680
Stanley J. Contrades April 06, 2005They couldn't have picked a better POTD, Tom! This is just fabulous and an extra B I G CONGRATULATIONS, Tom!!
S J April 06, 2005CONGRATULATIONS on this OUTSTANDING POTD, Tom!! Super Fine image!! #1232236
Donna La Mattino Pagakis April 06, 2005This is absolutely beautiful, a grand choice for potd!! Congrats!! #1232239
Judy S. Fung April 06, 2005This is beautiful!! Congrats on your POTD, Tom! #1232303
Paul Michko April 06, 2005Awesome POTD, Tom. Congratulations. #1232304
Vicki Hunt April 06, 2005WOW is right! Congrats on your POTD! #1232312
Colleen Braun April 06, 2005congratulations Tom... #1232319
Kathleen Clemons April 06, 2005Awesome image, Tom, congrats! #1232375
Deborah C. Lewinson April 06, 2005Hearty congrats on your POTD Tom, for this awesome masterpiece!
Tammy Scott April 06, 2005Congratulaions on your POTD, Tom!!! #1232403
Scott Pedersen April 06, 2005Well, I like it. #1232426
Ed Heaton April 06, 2005Nice image Tom,
Bonnie C. Lackey April 06, 2005Congratulations on your POTD, Tom. It's a beautiful image. #1232441
William C. Raco April 06, 2005Wonderful POTD
Trish McGregor April 06, 2005Great shot made even more remarkable by the enhancement. #1232534
Wally Orlowsky April 06, 2005Fantastic composition, color and effects on this POTD, Tom ... CONGRATULATIONS! #1232554
Marsha S. Smith April 06, 2005Congratulations, Tom. This is a super POTD. #1232572
Darren K. Fisher April 06, 2005WOW awesome image and beautiful colors. Congrats on your POD. #1232597
Tom Andersen April 06, 2005Thank you all for your fantastic comments about this image! I am thrilled to be selected as Photo of the Day!
For Tyler and Pinal...The photo "Middle of Nowhere" was created by isolating the house on one layer in PS and then applying the motion filter to a duplicate layer of the scene. There are a few more tricks involved in getting the colors to turn out as they did, but I would have to write a book in order to explain them to you. If you experiment a little with PhotoShop you will be able to create all kinds of neat stuff!
Costas Partassides April 06, 2005excellent photo, congrats on your potd #1232746
Bill Houghton April 06, 2005Beautiful scene and effect. Congratulations.
Christy L. Densmore April 06, 2005Wonderful, it really has that wow power. #1232812
Karen Engelbreth April 06, 2005Fantastic image, Tom - big congrats on your POTD! #1232848
Dan Walters April 06, 2005Great image. I really love the sense of motion and the color. #1232877
Souha Dooly April 06, 2005Waw,very unique image tom!! Fantastic #1232878
Casey A. Hanson April 06, 2005Awesome image Tom! Congrats on being chosen for POTD! :0) #1232892
Claudette Foote April 06, 2005Awesome image... love the idea... fantastic color... wow Congrats............ #1232916
Kay Beausoleil April 06, 2005Congratulations, Tom, for your POTD! Love the dreamy science fiction effect. #1232930
Carla Metzler April 06, 2005Congratulations on your POTD! I love this image! #1233023
Evy Johansen April 06, 2005Wooooow.... OUTSTANDING!!! Big congratulations on your POTD, Tom!! #1233033
Lori Carlson April 06, 2005Tom, you have created a masterpiece!!
ANN VARELIS April 06, 2005ok, I need not say that it is beautiful, it would be redundant. But I would like to learn from you guys so could you please tell me how in the world you were able to capture such beautiful colours, clarity, detail????? is it the camera? software? luck? skill?? give me some hint, please!
Tom Andersen April 06, 2005Thanks for your comment, Ann!
You are on the right track. The resulting image is a product of the lens, to capture detail and color, the graphics software program which helps develop the image, and a good smattering of luck with a little bit of skill! Perhaps, trial and error is a good part of it too!
ANN VARELIS April 06, 2005hmmm... ok, let me be more spacific...I want to know how you got everything blurred(I assume you were driving by as you took picture)BUT the house is perfectly focused! how? thank you. #1233668
Tom Andersen April 06, 2005Ann, if you look above, you will see my response to Tyler and Pinal. They asked virtually the same question. Unfortunately, I don't have the space here to explain every little detail of the process, but at least you will get the basic method I used. Then, it's up to you to use your imagination to create the image you see in your mind. #1233718
Linda D. Lester April 06, 2005WOW!!!Again! I knew we would see it again! So Awesome Tom! Congrats! Tom #1233773
ANN VARELIS April 06, 2005Thanks Tom. Sorry I hadn't read those responses. Got the basic idea now and I shall go practice(weather or not I can come up with same results is another matter ofcourse!) #1233784
Wendy Stevenson April 06, 2005WOW, an absolutely amazing image!! Awesome work on this Tom!!! A most deserved POTD!!!! #1233827
Susan C. Barnes April 06, 2005Beautiful photo Tom. And thanks for the info on how you created it. I'm still in the playing stage of PS programs and every little bit of insight from another photographer is greatly appreciated. Congrats on POTD! #1233936
Dan Holm April 06, 2005AWESOME image, Tom!! Congrats on your POTD! #1233942
Lorri Shane April 06, 2005Tom---WOW. I have never seen such a photo but I am quite the novice at PS.
Carol Brill April 06, 2005Tom, congratulations on your POTD for this wonderfully imaginative work! #1234270
Bobbie Davis April 06, 2005Tom congrats on POTD!!!! This image is truly amazing! Your effects are just fantastic.... :) #1234446
Laura Clay-Ballard April 07, 2005I just got back from out of town, opened my email, and WOW! What an image to fill my dreary road-warrior eyes! Made my day! congrats on POTD #1237123
Kathleen K. Parker April 07, 2005Congratulations on the POTD, Tom! Wonderful photo!!
Mary L. Lemley April 10, 2005Tom, I won't state the obvious yet again, except that the colors are simply WOW! You don't by any chance have a before and after do you? I'm stumped (at this time about layers, even though I actually paint, LOL)!!!!
Mary Lemley #1244109
Tom Andersen April 11, 2005Mary, thanks for your comments! If you look in my gallery, you will see a panorama of this shot which I entered in the contest back in December. #1244609
Danilo Piccioni April 21, 2005Terrific image and colors!!! Congrats!!! #1272970
Janet L. Skinner April 21, 2005LOVE this one, Tom!!!! Congrats!! #1273276
Mata Patan April 21, 2005The POTD announced this great finalist! #1273341
Judy S. Fung April 21, 2005Congrats, Tom! #1273497
S J April 21, 2005Many Congratulations on this creative and super fantastic Finalist, Tom!! #1273880
Laura Clay-Ballard April 21, 2005congratulations! I knew i'd see this one, again. #1274704
Piotr M. Organa April 21, 2005Cool! Congratulations, Tom! Good luck! #1275302
Tammy Scott April 21, 2005Congratulations Tom! #1276220
Anette Linnea Rasmussen April 21, 2005Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Tom! #1276461
Jill Flynn April 21, 2005Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Tom! #1276505
Kathleen K. Parker April 21, 2005Congratulations, Tom. This is as I said before Wonderful!!!
Goshka G. April 21, 2005Gorgeous finalist, Tom! Congrats! #1276772
Laurence Saliba April 21, 2005I told you we would see this again Tom!!! #1276834
Linda D. Lester April 21, 2005I knew we would see this again! Congratulations! Tom! #1277050
Karen Engelbreth April 21, 2005Congratulations Tom :0)! #1277199
Debra Booth April 21, 2005Congratulations, Tom!!! #1277713
Deborah C. Lewinson April 21, 2005Congratulations, Tom, this is a great favorite of mine!
Evy Johansen April 21, 2005A great favorite of mine too!!! Congratulations and good luck with this awesome image, Tom! #1278949
Evy Johansen April 21, 2005BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize, Tom! So well deserved!! #1278998
Anette Linnea Rasmussen April 21, 2005Great job Tom!
Danilo Piccioni April 21, 2005Can you believe it? CONGRATULATIONS again and again on your Grand Prize win!!!!!!
Dan Holm April 21, 2005Alright, Tom!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome GRAND PRIZE shot!!!!!! So VERY well deserved! #1279073
S J April 21, 2005You really deserve it, Tom!! My heartfelt CONGRATS on this MOST DESERVING GRAND PRIZE Shot!!!!! #1279114
Michael S. Swaffar April 21, 2005Congrats Tom! What a shot, so well deserved. #1279153
Eskil Olsen April 21, 2005Very beautiful, Congratulations Tom!
Gary H. Minish April 21, 2005A creative idea and very well executed, Tom. Congratulations on your Grand Prize win! #1279169
Stanley J. Contrades April 22, 2005Am not a bit surprised at this being the Grand Prize, and a huge CONGRATULATIONS on this most deserving award, Tom!! Bravo!!
Jordi Delgado April 22, 2005Absolutely wonderful work, Tom!!! My congratulations for this well deserved Grand Prize!!!
Deborah C. Lewinson April 22, 2005Heartiest congrats, Tom, the judges chose wisely in giving this the Grand Prize!!!!!
Colleen Braun April 22, 2005Congratulations Tom, this is awesome... #1279447
Judy S. Fung April 22, 2005Congrats on this well deserved Grand Prize win, Tom!!! #1279448
Rob Friedman April 22, 2005Awesome Tom!! Congrats on your grand prize win! #1279457
William C. Raco April 22, 2005Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Tom!
Sharon Day April 22, 2005Absolutely fantastic image, Tom!!! Big congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! WTG!!! #1279475
Cathy Gregor April 22, 2005Wow, Tom!!! Congratulations on your BIG win!!!!!!
Darren K. Fisher April 22, 2005YAHOOOOO WAY TO GO TOM. So very well deserved!!! Proud of you there buddy. #1279508
Tom Andersen April 22, 2005Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I am truly humbled. Your support and kindness has been overwhelming! I really can't believe that I won this high honor and I know that if you hadn't encouraged me with your comments on all of my work, this image never would have "developed". I owe you all a debt of gratitude! THANK YOU, ALL!!! #1279566
Bobbie Davis April 22, 2005AWESOME TOM!!!!!! Congrats on your big win!!!!!!! #1279643
Kathleen K. Parker April 22, 2005Congratulations, Tom!! I KNEW this photo was going all the way!!! It is such a marvelous photo!!!
Debra Booth April 22, 2005Big congratulations on your big win, Tom!! #1279903
Carla Metzler April 22, 2005Congratulations, Tom!! Marvelous image! #1279946
Wally Orlowsky April 22, 2005Congratulations on your GRAND win, Tom! #1279948
Kathryn (Love) Scheet April 22, 2005fantastic image Tom! many congratulations on the win! #1279959
Judith G. Secco April 22, 2005Fantastic work Tom. A big congratulations to you on your big win!! Well deserved!!!
Linda D. Lester April 22, 2005I'm so happy for you! This such an awesome shot, Tom! Congratulations! #1280057
Karen Beri April 22, 2005This is brilliant Tom, hearty congratulations :) #1280091
Marcie A. Fowler April 22, 2005A great big congrats to you on this awesome GRAND PRIZE winner!!! HOORAY!!! #1280093
Murry Grigsby April 22, 2005Congratulations on your grand Grand Prize win Tom! I love the design, saturated colors and feeling of motion passing by somewhere "In the middle of nowhere"!! #1280098
Diane Dupuis April 22, 2005Congrats Tom on this fantastic piece of art and your very well deserved win!!!!!!!!!! #1280121
KHAWLA Haddad April 22, 2005Congratulations on your grand Grand Prize win Tom! #1280166
Piotr M. Organa April 22, 2005Congratulations, Tom!
Tammy McAllister April 22, 2005Many congrats to such a well deserving Grand Prize win Tom! Such beautiful colours and talent to create this!
Bonnie C. Lackey April 22, 2005"Grand" is certainly appropriate, Tom. Congratulations! #1280486
Laurence Saliba April 22, 2005A BIG CONGRATS FROM MALTA!!!!! I knew this Tom!!!!!! Well deserved indeed!!!!!!!!!!!! #1280488
Kara L. Hendricks April 22, 2005Wow Tom, this is GRAND PRIZE WORTHY!! Fantastic work!!! #1280699
Jill Flynn April 22, 2005A big congratulations Tom on this well deserved GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! WAY TO GO!! #1280814
Kathleen Clemons April 22, 2005A big YEA!!! to you, Tom, congrats!! #1280826
Kay Beausoleil April 22, 2005Congratulations, Tom -- a well-deserved Grand Prize indeed!! #1280982
Claudette Foote April 22, 2005Congratulations on your GRAND win, Tom! Fantastic work!!!
Stan Kwasniowski April 22, 2005Tom, Congratulations "CHAMP"
Stan Kwasniowski #1281053
Deborah Sandidge April 22, 2005Congratulations on this GRAND winning image, Tom, beautiful work! #1281337
Marsha S. Smith April 22, 2005WOWEEEEE! Tom! CONGRATULATIONS!!! on this wonderful Grand Prize winner. I loved it before it became famous!
Ermanno Radice April 22, 2005Big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Tom!
Cathy Barrows April 22, 2005Congrats on your win!...very cool #1281815
Wendy Stevenson April 22, 2005A well deserved GRAND PRIZE WIN!! Congratulations Tom - this is a spectacular image!!! #1281857
William Moore April 22, 2005i'd say something intelligent but it's all been said....funny how the middle of nowhere gets a person somewhere...congrats #1281883
Karen Engelbreth April 22, 2005A well deserved GRAND PRIZE WIN - congratulations Tom! #1281904
Monika Sapek April 22, 2005Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Tom!
Diane L. Thomas April 22, 2005Dito, dito to everything said. I just love the flow of colors and your creativity. Congratulations. Diane Thomas
Jeff Lovinger April 22, 2005Congrats on your grand win for a grand image.
Gustavo Márquez April 22, 2005Awesome work! Congrats! #1282428
Theresa Marie Jones April 22, 2005One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and speak a few reasonable words. Tom is TOPS!
Lucia De Giovanni April 22, 2005Whoohoo!!!! Many congratulations on this great win Tom, outstanding work! #1282584
Jonna Bergström April 23, 2005Many congratulations on this beautiful image, Tom!! #1282721
Colette M. Metcalf April 23, 2005Alright Tom!!! Congratulations to you on your win!! This is fantastic! #1282904
Susan C. Barnes April 23, 2005Congratulations on your win. It is well deserved. #1283411
Rob Mesite April 23, 2005I echo everything already said. It's especially interesting after going to see the original. Terrific idea! #1283567
Kristen McKain April 23, 2005Awesome Image. Congrats. #1283620
Julie Christiansen April 23, 2005What a image!! Great image and great reviews. #1283874
Lewis P. Church April 23, 2005As a lover of filters and PS I think this is super! Nicely done. #1284374
Mette Vendelboe Allison April 23, 2005Big congrats, Tom! Unique cool pic! #1284427
Mary Clarke April 23, 2005Many congratulations. #1284653
Joy Rector April 23, 2005I missed this the first time around. Congratulations #1284655
Ola Laguna April 23, 2005Congratulations on your win. It is well deserved. #1284718
Carol Brill April 23, 2005Super job, Tom, congratulations on your first-place finish! #1285282
Patrick Campbell April 24, 2005Tom, a hearty congrats on your gorgeous grand prize winner! Thanks for explaining the basic idea of your technique--what a creative use of PS! #1285558
Leonard Pierce April 24, 2005Absolutely FANTASTIC image Tom!!!! Congratulations for it making POTD, Finalist, and GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! They couldn't have chosen a better one! #1286475
Janet L. Skinner April 24, 2005I am sooooo EXCITED!!! This is such a spectacular piece of work and deserving of this very high honor!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1286522
Michael McCook April 25, 2005Comgratulations Tom, This is a great shot! And Very nice use of PS! #1289267
Dolores Neilson April 26, 2005Tom... this is creative and wonderful!! Congrats on the GRAND !!! Enjoy your win and your web site!! #1291932
Dolores Neilson April 26, 2005Tom... this is creative and wonderful!! Congrats on the GRAND !!! Enjoy your win and your web site!! #1291938
Carolyn J. Connolly April 27, 2005Excellent image AND effects, Tom - many, MANY congratulations on your most deserved Grand Prize win with it! You also have SUCH a lot of GREAT photographs in your gallery...including the original (pano) of the winner here! We'll certainly be looking forward to seeing your new 'Deluxe Photographer Web Site' in due course, Tom! :-) #1296909
Kathleen R. Struckle April 28, 2005Stunning!! Congrats on your win!! #1301839
bob cornelison May 12, 2005OK I know I'm way late but better late than never...This is a great shot that deserves the grand prize! Congrats!
Kerby Pfrangle May 24, 2005Tom I looked at this so many times and it so beautiful.
Awesome work. Kerby #1390620
Karen Engelbreth May 26, 2005A big, big congrats on your win, Tom! #1399747
Sandra Freyler October 25, 2005Congratulations! Very beautiful image! #1998397
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 03, 2006Ditto to what Opal said!!! :-) I love this image!!!! The colors are fantastic!!!! I can see who it was a winner!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3540707
paola A. Jofre November 27, 2006Beautiful image!! the colors are amazing. Great job and congrads!! #3638234
Colleen Farrell May 05, 2007This is wonderful, Tom!! You have a terrific gallery full of outstanding, inspiring images! #4250407
Tom Andersen May 05, 2007Thanks, Colleen! You've made my day! #4250560
paul parent June 01, 2007Outstanding #4356102
Shirley A. Kinney November 19, 2007Tom, this one of those images that makes you say "WOW" when you see it. What amazing colors and composition. Congrats on your wins. #5098072
Candice L. Carter September 02, 2009Exquisite. Congrats on your wins. #7910818
Susie Peek-Swint January 20, 2010Wonderful image and effects Tom ~ belated congrats! #8315159
Andre Larose May 04, 2012Congratulations on this wonderful piece of art.
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