Mmmystery Solved

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Mmmystery Solved

Gianna Stadelmyer 12/17/2004 10:57:45 AM

Ha! Love this very fun image!!

Rob Friedman

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12/16/2004 3:43:17 AM

Oh, Jan!!! LOL, very, very cute and clever!

Bonnie Lackey

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12/16/2004 3:44:23 AM

so cool...

Colleen Braun

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12/16/2004 3:48:45 AM

This is great, Joyce. Very imaginative!

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12/16/2004 3:53:16 AM #197306

Gianna Stadelmyer 12/17/2004 10:58:49 AM

Terrific idea, Jan. I love it.

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12/16/2004 3:57:31 AM

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, Rob, Bonnie, Colleen, Kathleen, and Paul! I really appreciate them. I am going to have to resubmit this tomorrow. After I uploaded it, I noticed two little areas left over from a slight straightening I did and missed when I cropped out the area from straightening. Since I can't pull it today, I will leave it and resubmit it tomorrow. Oh well......

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12/16/2004 4:12:43 AM

Fabulous Jan....great work!!!!

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12/16/2004 4:13:14 AM

Great job Jan

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12/16/2004 4:51:41 AM


Gianna Stadelmyer 12/17/2004 11:00:10 AM

Great work. I like the idea and compsition

Fazal Khan

12/16/2004 7:37:31 AM

Awesome idea Jan!!! This is GREAT!!!

Gary A. Meier

12/16/2004 9:22:09 AM

Ah!! So THAT'S how it's done! ... Your VERY creative, excellent shot clearly captures a process that's long been a mystery to me! .... I'm going to go try it with pasta! ... Another outstanding shot, Jan!!

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12/16/2004 12:14:08 PM

Wonderful & very creative, Jan!!!

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12/16/2004 12:15:18 PM

Fantastic image, Jan!!!

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12/16/2004 12:41:25 PM

What did you use for the white background? I like to crisp clean look of it.

Paula H. McDaniel

12/16/2004 4:04:37 PM #981487

Gianna Stadelmyer 12/17/2004 11:01:26 AM

Thanks so much Charlene, Mike, Fazal, Gary, Dan, Dale, Joy, and Paula! Paula, I used two pieces of white posterboard for the BG. The seam blends together since the camera is not focused on it. I use it by a bright window, use a silver reflector to fill in the shadows on it, and then expose the shot for as long as I can to get the bright white bg. It's an interesting set up... I set the posterboard on top of a microwave that sits betweena window and a large upright freezer in my tiny kitchen here. The posterboard curves up onto the wall behind, the white side of the freeer reflects some of the light from the window along with my reflector, and like I said, the line where the two pieces of posterboard overlap blurs out of focus as long as the DoF isn't too deep. Hope that makes sense. It's nothing fancy, believe me, but it's a set up that I have found works as long as it's a bright enough day:-)

Jan Stadelmyer

Gianna Stadelmyer 12/17/2004 11:02:22 AM

OK, Looks like it worked so your comments are still intact. I wanted them to show since you took the time to leave them:-) Just had to do it in sections because it told me the first time it was too long. Thanks again everyone! #981492

Judy S. Fung 12/17/2004 11:03:39 AM

This is terrific! Fun and creative image, Jan! #981494

Dan Holm 12/17/2004 11:22:01 AM

Loved it yesterday, love it today!! #981518

Patricia A. Kuniega 12/17/2004 11:40:36 AM

Terrific Jan! Extremely clever and well executed. Seems you thought of everything! : ) So glad you reposted because I missed it yesterday! #981535

Brinn MacDougall 12/17/2004 12:25:29 PM

Very creative, Jan..I always wondered how they did that! #981596

Claudia Kuhn 12/17/2004 2:24:57 PM

Very creative Jan, I'm sure we'll see this one again! Now where did you find an old typewriter?? #981774

Theresa Marie Jones 12/17/2004 4:07:46 PM

The mystery is solved Jan, you have created a magnificect peice! Wonderfully composed!!


Gianna Stadelmyer 12/18/2004 2:06:47 AM

Thanks again, everyone! Claudia, I bought this old typewriter for about $10 on ebay. I look there for a lot of photo "prop" ideas and if I can get 'em cheap, I buy them there:-) #983491

Janet Detota 12/22/2004 7:59:53 PM

This is just too cool!! Great job! #992624

Kip T. Berger 1/17/2005 11:45:56 PM

Congratulations on the finalist Jan!!!! #1040675

Judy S. Fung 1/18/2005 2:59:55 AM

Congrats, Jan! #1041250

Colleen Braun 1/18/2005 3:32:14 AM

congratulations... #1041347

Cathy Gregor 1/18/2005 5:01:03 AM

Jan- Congrats on your finalist!
-cathy #1041872

Paul Michko 1/18/2005 5:13:41 AM

Congrats, Jan. #1041973

Billie-Jo A. Miller 1/18/2005 6:36:36 AM

Awesome work!! I love this...what an idea you had!!
Hugs, Billie-Jo #1042658

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/18/2005 7:00:58 AM

Congrats on this great finalist! Very creative and fun!

da #1042833

Patricia A. Kuniega 1/18/2005 7:50:33 AM

Congratulations on this superbly executed idea and finalist, Jan! Another one of your masterpieces of ingenuity! Good luck! #1043174

Murry Grigsby 1/18/2005 8:06:35 AM

Congrats and good luck Jan! #1043288

Marie Fields 1/18/2005 8:56:29 AM

Congratulations on this and all of your finalists, Jan! Awesome work! #1043627

Bonnie C. Lackey 1/18/2005 10:58:27 AM

Congratulations on this delightful image being a finalist - and I'll include congrats for your other ones, too! #1044149

Colette M. Metcalf 1/18/2005 12:56:59 PM

Congratulations Jan on this and all your other finalist!!!! #1044673

Marsha S. Smith 1/18/2005 2:33:55 PM

What an imagination you have. Wonderful shot. Congratulations!!!! #1045057

Wendy Stevenson 1/18/2005 3:45:18 PM

Congratulations Jan on having this fun image make the finals!! Best of luck on the next round:-) #1045350

Claudia Kuhn 1/18/2005 4:36:03 PM

Figured this would make it here, congrats and good luck! #1045523

Kathleen Clemons 1/18/2005 7:07:52 PM

Congrats, Jan! #1046312

Kathleen Clemons 1/18/2005 7:08:45 PM

Congrats, Jan! #1046317

Stanley J. Contrades 1/18/2005 7:13:59 PM

And another CONGRATULATIONS, Jan!! Very nice 'type casting' :-)!! Good luck in the next judging as well!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1046360

Janet Detota 1/19/2005 8:28:22 PM

Congratulations, Jan! This is fabulous! #1049290

Sherrye Nozaki 1/20/2005 2:15:06 AM

This is too funny...very clever. Perfect title:)

Sherrye Nozaki #1049603

Judy S. Fung 1/20/2005 2:26:00 AM

Congrats on your first place win, Jan! #1049618

Alan L. Borror 1/20/2005 2:44:10 AM

Congratulations on your first place win, Jan! #1049648

Jordi Delgado 1/20/2005 2:56:02 AM

Congrats, Jan!!!

:-)) #1049679

Joy Brown 1/20/2005 3:32:29 AM

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Jan! #1049785

Dorothy Neumann 1/20/2005 3:50:00 AM

Congratulations on this inspired bit of whimsy, Jan! I like your description of your "studio" setup. Sounds like something I could afford! #1049831

Cathy Gregor 1/20/2005 3:54:07 AM

Very creative! Well deserved win!
Congratulations, Jan!
-cathy #1049843

Wally Orlowsky 1/20/2005 4:07:21 AM

Congratulations on this very creative First Place win, Jan! #1049895

Sharon E. Lowe 1/20/2005 4:07:49 AM

Congrats on your win Jan - very creative!! #1049900

Tom Andersen 1/20/2005 4:09:21 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Jan! #1049907

Paul Michko 1/20/2005 4:09:37 AM

Congrats, Jan. A terrific win. #1049911

Dolores Neilson 1/20/2005 5:01:21 AM

Bravo Jan!! Big congrats!! Nicely done!! #1050123

Charlene Bayerle 1/20/2005 5:07:06 AM

Way to go Jan.........well deserved........Congratulations!!! #1050136

Claudia Kuhn 1/20/2005 5:14:30 AM

Big congrats Jan on your win!! Way to go! #1050159

Patricia A. Kuniega 1/20/2005 5:28:08 AM

Well you gave away Hershey's secret, but you won the first prize!! I'll bet their PR Dept would love to see this! Congratulations Jan! #1050234

Colette M. Metcalf 1/20/2005 5:28:23 AM

Congratulations on this terrific win Jan!!! #1050235

Wendy Stevenson 1/20/2005 5:44:03 AM

Congratulations Jan on this well deserved FIRST PLACE win with this fun, imaginative and well executed image!! #1050305

Rob Friedman 1/20/2005 5:53:17 AM

Superb---Congrats Jan!!! #1050373

Casey A. Hanson 1/20/2005 6:19:59 AM

Congratulations Jan! Very creative! #1050484

Karen Engelbreth 1/20/2005 6:27:02 AM

Big congrats on your win, Jan! #1050517

Murry Grigsby 1/20/2005 6:39:00 AM

Congratulations on your first place win Jan!! #1050566

Eric Schneider 1/20/2005 6:39:56 AM

Well Done! #1050571

Darren K. Fisher 1/20/2005 6:47:50 AM

So creative and very well deserved win, Congrats to you. #1050612

Kathleen Clemons 1/20/2005 6:49:24 AM

Sooooooo creative, Jan! Congrats! :) #1050617

Elisabeth A. Gay 1/20/2005 7:03:31 AM

MMMMM my favourite candy - I always wondered how they did that! lol Wonderfully creative image Jan, well deserved win!
Ann #1050682

Billie-Jo A. Miller 1/20/2005 7:15:32 AM

Very well deserved!!
Hugs, Billie-Jo #1050734

Lisa Deaton 1/20/2005 7:20:51 AM

So creative!!! Great image, A well deserved win!! Congrats!! #1050756

Jill Flynn 1/20/2005 7:30:01 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win Jan!! #1050799

Audrea Telkamp 1/20/2005 7:58:09 AM

Congratulations Janet!!!! #1050951

Kathy Shogren 1/20/2005 7:59:50 AM

Congrats Jan! Well-deserved first place on a very creative image. #1050959

Sharon Day 1/20/2005 8:10:34 AM

Big congratulations, Jan!!! #1051018

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/20/2005 8:51:10 AM

Cute and funny!! Congratulations on your creative, original image!! #1051217

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/20/2005 9:23:40 AM

Congratulations Jan!!! #1051291

Dan Holm 1/20/2005 9:46:19 AM

Yea, Jan!!! Congratulations!!! #1051319

Susan T. Evans 1/20/2005 9:55:14 AM

Congrats Jan, awesome image!!! so creative! #1051345

Patricia Adams 1/20/2005 10:11:46 AM

A big Congratulations on taking first place Jan!!! Well deserved!!! #1051395

Monika Sapek 1/20/2005 10:34:30 AM

Terrific idea! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Jan!

Patrick Campbell 1/20/2005 11:18:18 AM

Congrats on your first place win, Jan! What a cute idea, and very well executed! Thanks for sharing the tech details with us. #1051543

Gary A. Meier 1/20/2005 12:39:39 PM

Congrats on your first place win Jan!! Awesome shot!!! #1051671

Stanley J. Contrades 1/20/2005 2:08:17 PM

Great idea and a GREAT First Place win, Jan! CONGRATULATIONS once again!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1051817

Jennifer Rennison 1/20/2005 4:04:45 PM

Congratulations on your First place win, Jan! Truly creative and fabulous image! #1052115

Terry R. Hatfield 1/20/2005 4:12:15 PM

Congratulations On Your Win Jan,Very Creative!!! #1052137

Rob T. Henry 1/20/2005 7:04:11 PM

Fantastic, creative image, Jan!! Congratulations!!! #1052382

William C. Raco 1/20/2005 7:20:47 PM

Fantastic work, Jan

bill #1052404

Gerda Grice 1/20/2005 8:05:44 PM

Many congratulations on your very well deserved First Place win, Jan, for this wonderful image! #1052476

Kip T. Berger 1/20/2005 10:50:03 PM

Sweet job on this for the win Jan! Congratulations!!! :) #1052619

Wanda Judd 1/21/2005 4:03:51 AM

Jan, How fun...the photo, the discription, and finding that typewriter...your work is outstanding and the win is a well deserved honor. #1052982

Gianna Stadelmyer 1/21/2005 5:44:23 AM

My sincere thanks to all of you for your kind remarks, well wishes, and congratulatory remarks. I deeply appreciate them and feel so honored to have placed in this most contest with all the wonderful competition out there:-) Have a great day and happy shooting!!! #1053249

Stephen Zacker 1/21/2005 3:17:54 PM

Congratulations Jan #1054452

Kristi A. Howson 1/21/2005 4:18:46 PM

This is fantastic Jan...WOW..Congratulations on your 1rst place win!!!!! #1054610

Evy Johansen 1/21/2005 11:07:11 PM

I love this fantastic image, Jan!! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #1055209

Leonard Pierce 1/23/2005 5:13:57 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win Jan!!! #1058849

Diane Dupuis 1/24/2005 5:04:34 PM

Congrats Jan! Very creative! #1061001

Kara L. Hendricks 1/24/2005 7:18:59 PM

What a great image!! Love this. Very creative imagination!!! #1061221

Ganesh U. Honrao 1/24/2005 10:06:35 PM

Who said typewriters are obsolete....they have been just put to better use :) #1061375

Roseann E. Dreasher 1/28/2005 6:20:07 PM

This is so fabulous! Congrats on your win!! #1070051

Nancy Grace Chen 1/31/2005 4:02:17 PM

Clever and fun, and very well done!! A late congrats to you on your first place winner!!

Nancy #1075606

Lori Carlson 7/13/2005 12:48:32 PM

Your gallery is just so creative Jan~I love that!! This is great! A late congrats to you! :0) #1588813

Vikram Jamwal 7/31/2007 9:52:51 AM

This is very very creative image! Simply Love it gianna! #4583092

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Resubmitting this today after noticing two blips on the one yesterday that I have since removed. 12/16/04, 1130 a.m., f/9, 1/4, ISO 200, natural window light, silver reflector, tripod. Just a little holiday fun! Congrats to all November finalists!!! (I am going to try to cut and paste your wonderful comments from yesterday, but not sure if it will work or not... Thanks for leaving them yesterday though:-)

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