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Still Life With Lupine


 

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Still Life With Lupine
Still Life With Lupine
Tripod, Apreture Priority, F32, 1/4 sec, EV-0.7, taken outdoors on a rainy day with nice even overcast light.

The background is a rusted door on an abandoned garbage truck. I then applied several different filters (KPT Scatter, Corel Photo-paint Alchemy Plug-in, and Eye Candy 4000 Swirl effect) to the background only, to blur it and give it a painted backdrop look.

The Lupines are from my garden.I found the old pitcher or coffe pot in an abandoned barn, and the old trunk they are sitting on was $7 at the Salvation Army Store!

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Stunning picture Heather! Love the colors and contrast.


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June 09, 2006

 
- Nadine A. Lewis

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  Very pretty still life Heather.


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June 09, 2006

 

Jennifer Rennison
  Wonderful colors, composition and set-up, Heather. Beautifully presented.


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June 09, 2006

 
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  Heather, excellent colors, detail, lighting, composition and effects.


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June 09, 2006

 

Lynne Morris
  Wonderful capture Heather, the colours and tones are beautiful!


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June 10, 2006

 

Joy Rector
  perfect


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June 10, 2006

 
- Kay E. Mahoney

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  Beautiful photo Heather. Love the setup.


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June 10, 2006

 

Graeme yew Chow
  Fantastic image, I love the purple flowers and those background you add with effects. A winning image I am sure, Heather.


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June 27, 2006

 

Graeme yew Chow
  Heather, congrats to this awesome finalist.


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July 24, 2006

 

Lorraine A. Cook
  Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Heather!<:))


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July 24, 2006

 

Lynne Morris
  Loved it first time round, great to see it again as a finalist Heather, congratulations.


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July 24, 2006

 

Anna Diederich
  Awesome work Heather! Congratulations on your finalist win!


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July 25, 2006

 

Jenny Bosmans
  Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Heather! :)


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July 25, 2006

 

Karen Slagle
  Fantastic finalist. This is one of my favorites in your gallery, so glad it made finalist. Good luck next round.


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July 25, 2006

 

Kaye Burazin
  Art at it's finest Heather. Congrats again!


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July 25, 2006

 
- Linda L. Ruiz

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  Love it Heather. excellent and congrats


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July 26, 2006

 

She-She Killough
  ABSOLUTELY Perfect! Congrats on your FIRST PLACE Heather!!


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July 27, 2006

 

Lynne Morris
  WTG Heather, congratulations on your first place win.


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July 27, 2006

 
- Su Sana E. P

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  Huge Congratulations on your Win, Heather!! I almost suffered an heart attack while browsing your gallery. Thanks for all the inspiration.


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July 27, 2006

 

Howard A. Wood
  Looks like a winner...and it is! Congratulations, Heather.


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July 27, 2006

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Congratulations on your beautiful win, Heather!


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July 28, 2006

 

Jessica Jenney
  Congratulations on this beautiful First Place Win, Heather!


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July 28, 2006

 

Jenny Bosmans
  Big Congratulations on this beautiful 1st prize winner, Heather! :)


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July 28, 2006

 

Daniel G. Flocke
  Heather - Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner!!!

~Daniel


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July 28, 2006

 

Barbara Helgason
  Congratulations Heather!!


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July 28, 2006

 

Barbara Kile
  A great winner, Heather! congratulations on a great 1st place!


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July 28, 2006

 
- Kay E. Mahoney

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  Congratulations on your first place winner.


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July 28, 2006

 
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  Congats Heather on your 1st Place Masterpiece! Jeff


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July 28, 2006

 
- Jill Flynn

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  SO BEAUTIFUL Heather. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!


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July 28, 2006

 
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  Congratulations, Heather, on your first place win!


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July 28, 2006

 

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
  Heather,

Congratulations on your first place! As usual you always have beautiful images on Better Photo.

Pat


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July 28, 2006

 

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  Congatulations on a deserving win! This is a fabulous photograph- one I'd like on my wall! Your choice of subject and background objects are all perfect!


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July 28, 2006

 

Barbara J. Eads
  Heather, a wonderful composition. congrats of your winning!


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July 28, 2006

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Congratulations on your First Place Win, Heather!
Monika


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July 28, 2006

 
- Mick Burkey

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  Congratulations, Heather, on the First Place win. Lovely image!


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July 28, 2006

 
- Laurence Saliba

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  Congratulations on your first place winner Heather!!!!!!!!!


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July 28, 2006

 
- Nadine A. Lewis

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  I absolutely love this!!!! Congratulations, for this much deserving win!!!!

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July 28, 2006

 

Nobu Nagase
  Congratulations on your great first place win!!!


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July 28, 2006

 
- Gail Sullivan

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  Heather...congrats on your first place win with this beauty!


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July 28, 2006

 

AMALIA Veralli
  Congrats on your first place win. Great shot and clever use of plug ins.


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July 28, 2006

 

Wendy Stevenson
  Congratulations Heather - what a fine and beautiful FIRST PLACE WIN!!! WTG!!


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July 28, 2006

 

Lorri Shank
  congratulations, Heather. What an artfully composed image. Lorri


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July 28, 2006

 

Lorraine A. Cook
  Congratulations on your first place win,
Heather!<:))


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July 28, 2006

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congratulations on your First Place Win, Heather!


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July 29, 2006

 

Cathy Barrows
  Congrats on your win...fabulous


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July 29, 2006

 

Lewis P. Church
  I'm a still life freak and this is very nice, happy for your win!


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July 29, 2006

 

Mary Clarke
  Congratulations on this First Place winner Heather


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July 29, 2006

 
- Joannie Bertucci

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  Like all the others, I wish you congratulations on a very well deserved First Place image! Your work on this is stunning Heather!


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July 29, 2006

 
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  Heather, congratulations on your First Place win.


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July 30, 2006

 
- Guy D. Biechele

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  Congratulations, Heather!! So artistic. Awesome color!


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July 31, 2006

 

Ross Throndson
  Congratulations on your 1st Place Win Heather....Gorgeous Image!!! :^)


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August 02, 2006

 
- Terry L. Ellis

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  Simply gorgeous, Heather! Congratulations on your First Place win!


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August 03, 2006

 
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  Very beautiful work, congratulations on your winning image!


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August 03, 2006

 
- Carolyn J. Connolly

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  A really BEAUTIFUL image, Heather, and SO-O deserving of ALL it's plaudits!! Sincere CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place win - you must be thrilled!! :o)

I LOVE it that you explain how you achieved this image...and, I ESPECIALLY love the way you used fairly readily available (AND cheap!) materials, too!! ;o)

Keep up the GREAT work with your photography, Heather!! :o)


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August 06, 2006

 

Jonna Bergström
  Congratulations on this beautiful image!


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August 08, 2006

 

Stuart Dahne
  Gosh Heather, 7 dollars is quite the investment for a shot like this! :) It is always a pleasure to be able to congratulate you on another fine win! Congratulations & Thanks for your continued inspiration!


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August 09, 2006

 
- Shelly A. Van Camp

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  Very Pretty! Congrats!


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August 14, 2006

 
- Shelly A. Van Camp

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  One of my favorites!!! Beautiful!


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April 24, 2007

 
- Lisa J. Boulden

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  Gorgeous, Heather!
Great color and balance.
Congrats on your many beautiful works!
Blessings, Lisa♥


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June 13, 2008

 
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