© Stanley J. Contrades


Uploaded: April 21, 2005


CONGRATULATIONS to all of the March Finalists in advance. I will not be posting or replying for a while as my Mother is in the hospital after a severe stroke. My 16 and sometimes 24 hour stays at the hospital keep my from doing much of anything else and I know everyone understands. Many thanks to all of you who have supported me! With fond Aloha, Stan


Jordi Delgado April 21, 2005

I'm sorry to hear that about your mother, Stan!!!! I really hope she will get better soon and that it all will be just a bad memory!

You know we all are with you now!


PS: Great image!!

Dan Holm level-classic April 21, 2005

An awesome image, Stan! ... Very sorry to hear what your mother is going through. All the best to both her and you. ... #1272891

Donna Roberts April 21, 2005

My thougths and prayers are with you and your mother, Stan.
I had noticed you weren't on the site and had missed you.
All the very best.
dddu #1272894

Paul Michko April 21, 2005

Great image, Stan. Best Wishes to your Mother. #1273165

Arya Bandyopadhyay April 21, 2005

Wish your Mom very fast prayers are with your Mom and may God gives you strength to cope with this difficult situation.

Terrific posting, this one, Stan!! Fantastic composition and colour!! #1273222

April 21, 2005

Very nice still life, Stan! #1273373

Cathy Gregor April 21, 2005

Fantastic image, Stan. Hope your Mom is doing well and recovers quickly.

S J April 21, 2005

Wonderful image, Stan!! Very sorry to hear about your mother... I hope that she'll get well soon.. With prayers...SJ #1275494

Tom Andersen April 21, 2005

I will include your mother and family in my prayers, Stan, and pray for a speedy recovery!

Wonderful image! #1275727

William C. Raco level-classic April 21, 2005

My most sincere wishes for a speedy and complete recovery for your mom, Stan.
Be sure to take care of yourself, as well.

bill #1277430

Judy S. Fung April 21, 2005

Terrific image, Stan! So sorry to hear that about your mother, I hope she gets well soon. #1277870

Terry R. Hatfield April 21, 2005

Hi Stan,Sorry To Hear About Your Mom Wishing You Luck And Saying Some Prayers Too... #1278065

Marsha S. Smith April 21, 2005

This image is fantastic in its very simplicity. Such bold lines and colors.

I am so sorry about your Mom. My dad (83 yrs old) just had a stroke, but we were fortunate that it was very mild. I will be thinking of you and will pray that she recovers her health and that you be given the strength to deal with this. #1278068

Stanley J. Contrades April 22, 2005

Had some time today to take a break from the hospital and want to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes that I have extended to my Mom on your behalf. At 91 she's in for a very rough rehab and we are all just hoping she's not suffering or in pain.
Thank you, my friends, for your support, kindness, and generosity!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1279319

Cindy Paquette April 22, 2005

LOVE this red's wonderful!

So sorry to hear about your's tough when you have your family in the hospital! I pray for no pain, patience and speedy results.

Cindy #1281518

Cathy Stancil April 22, 2005

Beautiful red on white image Stan !
My thoughts are with you and your mother. I wish you both the best and a fast recovery to your mom. #1282334

Elisabeth A. Gay April 23, 2005

Great contrast Stan! I'm saying a prayer for your mother and you - hope to see you back on BP soon, with good news!
Ann #1284522

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 23, 2005

Beautiful Red and white image!
Sorry to hear about your Mom, Will be thinking of you and hope things go well! #1285286

Phil Sauvey April 24, 2005


Sorry my friend to hear the news. I went through that with my father and then my mother-in-law. You are sure in my thoughts and prayers. Family first, always. #1287625

Stan Kwasniowski April 24, 2005

Stan, you go ahead and look after business, and when your Mother is well we will all be here waiting for your superb images. She comes first

Stan Kwasniowski #1287665

Mary K. Robison April 24, 2005

As beautiful as this image is, Stan (and it is), your mom's recovery - and you - are more important right now. Take care of those who matter most, and come back when you can... #1287756

Michelle R. Kovach April 25, 2005

Wonderful shot Stan. Hope you mother recovers soon! She will be in my thoughts & prayers!
Michelle #1291140

Roger Bernabo April 26, 2005

Nice contrast Stan; Hoping for a quick recovery for your mom #1295135

Donna J. Eaton April 28, 2005

A wonderful graphic image Stan! I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. I will keep you both in my thoughts & prayers. #1301867

Stanley J. Contrades May 03, 2005

Still trying to get caught up with answering your responses, which I very humbled by and very grateful as well. Mahalo!, Cindy, Cathy, Ann, Linda, Phil, Stan, Mary, Michelle, Roger, and Donna! I don't know how else to thank you all for your well wishes, prayers, and thoughts for my Mom, but know that you are all being prayed for as well every night at about 7:00 p.m.!!! The family says a Rosary (my Mom's favorite way of praying) every night in which we are able to offer prayers for others and you are included!!
Many thanks once again to all!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1316605

Kathryn (Love) Scheet May 03, 2005

this really is a fantastic image Stan!

Hope your mom, family, and you are all perservering! #1316675

Stanley J. Contrades May 03, 2005

Hi, Kathryn! Thanks so much for your thoughts and we are all doing okay under the conditions. Have to be back at the hospital in a few hours so am using the time in between to get some messages answered :-)!!
Thanks once again, and hope you and your family are well.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1316682

Evy Johansen level-classic May 10, 2005

Aw.... beautiful image, Stan! #1335744

Stanley J. Contrades May 10, 2005

Thank You! very much, Evy!! I always appreciate your wonderful and kind responses as well as your support!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1335784

Evy Johansen level-classic May 21, 2005

So well deserved, Stan!! Many congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #1376500

Donna J. Eaton May 21, 2005

Congratulations on another fine finalist Stan! #1376635

Bobbie Davis May 21, 2005

Congratulations on this awesome finalist Stan!!!! #1376690

Kristi A. Howson May 21, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist Stan! Awesome use of space and color contrast! #1377028

Tammy Scott May 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan - from me and CJ!!! #1377405

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe May 22, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1377803

Donna Roberts May 22, 2005

A well deserved finalist of luck in the next round.
:-) dddu #1378116

Tom Andersen May 22, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Stan! #1378301

Cindy Paquette May 22, 2005

Congrats Stan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1378770

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 22, 2005

Congrats Stan! #1379090

Debra Booth May 22, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Stan! #1379274

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic May 22, 2005

This is a WONDERFUL image, Stan - it is SO striking!! Many congrat's on your Finalist for it!! :-)

Do trust your Mum is comfortable, and ALL the best to her - and all of your family - for her recovery and rehabilitation... :-) #1379535

S J May 22, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Stan!! #1379620

Cathy Stancil May 22, 2005

Congratulations on all of your beautiful finalists Stan !! #1380719

Terry R. Hatfield May 22, 2005

Congratulations On Your Finalist Stan:-) #1380737

Sandy Driscoll level-classic May 22, 2005

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist, Stan. Our thoughts are with you and your Mother. #1380743

Deb Holmes-Hatfield May 22, 2005

Congrats on this awesome finalist Stan, hope your mom is doing better! #1381003

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 22, 2005

Congrats Stan! A very cool image. Jeff #1381408

Stanley J. Contrades May 22, 2005

Evy, Donna E., Bobbie, Kristi, Tammy, Jim, Donna R., Tom, Cindy, Claudia, Debra, Carolyn, Sanjay, Cathy, Terry, Sandy, Deb, and Jeff, my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generosity and congratulations for which I am grateful! Congratulations to all of you who have Finalists as well and good luck in the next stage!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1382008

Carla Metzler May 22, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan!
Prayers for your mom, you and your family are daily.

Stanley J. Contrades May 22, 2005

Many thanks, Carla, for your prayers and your wonderful comments and support, for which I am grateful!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1382304

Cathy Barrows May 22, 2005

Congrats on your finalist!...wtg #1382377

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 22, 2005

Fantastic abstract Stan, congratulations on this awesome finalist!! #1382930

Dan Holm level-classic May 22, 2005

Woo Hoo!! Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist, Stan!! ... #1382982

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 22, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1383179

Danilo Piccioni level-classic May 22, 2005

CHEERS! congrats, Stan! #1383353

Marsha S. Smith May 22, 2005

Congrats on all your finalists, Stan. Hope you and your Mom are both doing well! #1383422

Jordi Delgado May 23, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! My best wishes!!

:-)) #1383661

Stanley J. Contrades May 23, 2005

Cathy, Donna, Dan, Linda, Dado, Marsha, and Jordi, many thanks for stopping by to comment! Thank you too for your well wishes for my Mom and the family appreciates that immensely!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1383687

Stacey A. Bates May 23, 2005

Congratulations Stan!!! #1385116

Sharon Day level-classic May 23, 2005

Big congratulations on the bold red finalist, Stan!!! Outstanding image! #1385741

Karen Engelbreth May 23, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!


Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe May 24, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!
Kathleen #1388513

Judy S. Fung May 24, 2005

Congrats, Stan!! #1391434

Ali Atri May 24, 2005

Great picture Stan. and congrats. Sorry about your mom hope she gets well soon.


Nobu Nagase May 24, 2005

Stan, this is absolutely wonderful!!!
Congratulations on your great win for this image... this is so special!!!

Cathy Gregor May 24, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Stan!! #1391957

Diane Dupuis May 24, 2005

Congrats! #1392003

Tom Andersen May 24, 2005

Congratulation on this terrific second place winner, Stan! #1392030

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 24, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1392107

Jane Summa May 24, 2005

Way 2 go, Stan!!!! Congratulations on your 2nd place win!! :-)!!!!!! have a happy evening! #1392159

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 24, 2005

Wonderful image Stan, congratulations on your winner!! #1392163

William C. Raco level-classic May 24, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!
Way to go!


Jill Flynn level-classic May 24, 2005

A big congratulations on your SECOND PLACE WIN Stan! Way to go! #1392257

S J May 24, 2005

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations on your well deserved Second place WIN, Stan!!! I'm so happy for ya!!! #1392267

Diane Addonizio level-classic May 24, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1392307

Patricia A. Kuniega May 24, 2005

Congratulations, Stan, on this terrific second place win! It's a wonderful design! A lot has happened since this was originally posted. So glad that things are better and you can celebrate this one with Mom! : ) #1392309

Kathleen N. Nelson May 24, 2005

Very artistic, Stan. Love the red and white. Congratulations on your well-deserved win. I hope your mom is doing better. #1392336

Mary K. Robison May 24, 2005

Oh, Stan, so very happy for you tonight!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!!! Show it to your mom and give her a smile!!! #1392511

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 24, 2005

Stan congrat's on your 2nd place win.

Very well deserved. Kerby #1392580

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 24, 2005

Congrats on this splendid winner, Stan, and best wishes for your mother!
-Debby #1392599

Debra Booth May 24, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful second-place win, Stan! Best wishes for you and your mother! #1392620

Deborah Sandidge May 24, 2005

Congratulations on your oustanding win, Stan!! #1392708

Colette M. Metcalf May 24, 2005

Congratulations to you on your win Stan!!!!! #1392837

Leonard Pierce May 24, 2005

Congratulations Stan!!! Wow! What a fantastic image!! #1392857

Stan Kwasniowski May 24, 2005

Stan, Congraulations, on a great win

Stan Kwasniowski #1392898

Cathy Stancil May 24, 2005

Hourray !! Congratulations Stan !! #1392909

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe May 24, 2005

Wonderful image and win, Stan!!!!! #1392959

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 24, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS Stan!!!!!!!!! #1393016

Charlene Bayerle May 24, 2005

Outstanding win Stan....Congratulations!!! #1393062

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 24, 2005

Great design, I am so happy for you Stan!!! #1393067

Tammy Scott May 24, 2005

Awesome win, Stan! WTG! #1393180

May 24, 2005

Great job Stan!
Congratulations on your win! #1393196

Danilo Piccioni level-classic May 24, 2005

HUGE congratulations on this WINNER!!! #1393211

Evy Johansen level-classic May 24, 2005

This is so well deserved!! Many congratulations on your beautiful win, Stan!! #1393227

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic May 24, 2005

Hey Stan, 'RED ON WHITE ...' just HAD to place somewhere among the April Contest Winners - it's SUCH a great image!!! Hearty congrat's on your Second Place win - I'm really happy for you!!! :-)

[Thanks for the note, too - I'll reply as soon as I get a chance! ;-) ] #1393231

Carol Engstrom level-addict May 24, 2005

Congrats!! #1393346

Stanley J. Contrades May 25, 2005

Don't know how else to thank you all for your very kind and thoughtful responses other than to say THANK YOU! and that if you are ever by this way, please do let me know!
Mahalo!, Stacey, Sharon, Karen, Kathleen, Mary, Kerby, Deborah L., Debra, Deborah S., Colette, Len, Stan, Cathy, Jim, Laurence, Charlene, Donna, Tammy, Reine, Dado, Evy, Carolyn, and Carol! You all have the biggest hearts and I am privileged to be among you!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1393398

Jordi Delgado May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! It's really great to see you amongst the winners!!!

:-)) #1393461

Stanley J. Contrades May 25, 2005

Thanks, Jordi, and you know how much I value your kind and generous comments!! Hope all is well with you and that you are having a great week! ¡Hasta luego y muchisimas gracias, amigo!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1393470

Ed Heaton May 25, 2005

Congratulations Stan, Awesome job! #1393936

Lucia De Giovanni May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! I was so glad to see this one this morning! Whoohoo! #1394116

Wally Orlowsky May 25, 2005

Congratulations on this dramatic and colorful winner, Stan! #1394208

Murry Grigsby May 25, 2005

Congratulations on your win Stan!! #1394281

Judith G. Secco May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Stan. wonderful win!!!
Judy #1394341

Deb Holmes-Hatfield May 25, 2005

Big congrats to you Stan, on this well deserved win! #1394598

Stacey A. Bates May 25, 2005

Big congrats on your win Stan!!! We have come a long way friend!!
Stacey #1394616

Karen Engelbreth May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! #1395222

Kathleen Clemons May 25, 2005

Congrats to you, Stan! #1395521

Cindy Paquette May 25, 2005

Way to Go Stan!!! #1395627

Michelle R. Kovach May 25, 2005

Congratulations Stan! Much Aloha!
Michelle #1395812

Judy S. Fung May 25, 2005

Congrats on your win, Stan!! #1395938

Marsha S. Smith May 25, 2005

I just knew this one or the negative version of it would win! Congratulations! Stan #1396416

Jennifer Rennison May 25, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserved win, Stan! So sorry I missed this one and I know much time has passed, but best wishes to you and your family, hope your Mom is doing well! God Bless! #1396523

Stanley J. Contrades May 25, 2005

Must have been really tired last night as I missed saying Thank You! to: Kathleen P., Judy, Ali, Nobi, Cathy G., Diane D-K., Tom, Linda L., Jane, Claudia, bill, Jill, Sanjay, DIANE A., and Pat K. Am so sorry, but I do want to thank you and say that I am very grateful for your warm responses and support!! Thank you all so very much!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1396663

Stanley J. Contrades May 25, 2005

And now I have to also catch up on thanking Ed H., Lucia, Wally, Murry, Judith S., Deb H., Stacey B. (Yes! We certainly have!!), Karen E., Kathleen C., Cindy P., Michelle N., Judy F., Marsha S., and Jennifer R! Thank you everyone for the generosity in your comments, and your well wishes for my Mom! I hope that all of you and your families are well and enjoying the week! Many thanks once again!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1396682

Laura Clay-Ballard May 26, 2005

congrats! this is gorgeous! #1398121

Carla Metzler May 26, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Stan! #1399337

Stephen Zacker May 26, 2005

Great still-life. Really like the red and white. Congratulations, Stan. My prayers are with you on your Mother #1399933

Gail Vitikacs level-classic May 27, 2005

Fabulous capture Stan, it is beautiful! So happy for you...I hope your mother is improving...CONGRATULATONS! #1402608

Stanley J. Contrades May 30, 2005

Laura, Carla, Stephen, and Gail, THANK YOU!! I really do appreciate your wonderful comments and the well wishes for my Mom. She's doing all right, but it's something that is going to take a very long time.
Many thanks to all of you once again!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1412265

Eric Schneider June 01, 2005

Hey Stan,
Hope all is well and that your mother can recover faster than expected. Wish you and your family the best and congrats on your win. BTW Im still on for a shoot if you can manage. However, under the circumstance, I understand if you can not. I will send you the dates as July gets closer.
Aloha #1420911

Jennifer A. Okamoto June 06, 2005

Stan, Please accept my apology in not writing to you sooner or congratulating you sooner. I have been flaking off pretty much and busy with life. I hope your mom continues to improve. I take it that she is on Kauai with you. If that is the case, you are lucky you didn't have to fly to Honolulu. Take care and I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers... #1439160

Stanley J. Contrades June 06, 2005

Thanks bunches, Eric, and I sent you an e-mail, as the shoot is definitely on!! See you next month!!

Hi, Jennifer! No apology needed as I am sure you really have lots to do. Yes, she's on Kaua'i and guess that's why I was 'sent' there by my job nearly 7 years ago :-)!! Thanks for stopping in and I hope all is well with you as well!!

Aloha no,
Stan #1439490

Jill Odice level-classic October 28, 2005

Wow, Stan, I am enjoying looking through your gallery! This is awesome:-) #2010142

Stanley J. Contrades October 28, 2005

Thanks, Jill!! Happy to see that you are enjoying the gallery and I appreciate your taking the time to view it along with your supportive responses!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2010174

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