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Fin Fun


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Fin Fun
Fin Fun
Same photo as one submitted last month, but with filters added in PS Elements.

Patricia Marroquin

 
 
 
- Evy Johansen

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This is really a cool shot, Patricia! Love the colors!


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August 21, 2003

 

Murry Grigsby
  Still COOL after all these years :0) Nice work, Patricia!


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August 21, 2003

 

Joy Brown
  Great shot and title, Patricia!


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August 21, 2003

 
PickYourShots.com - Carolyn M. Fletcher

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  I must have missed it last month! It's great!! Did it have the "square" steering wheel? They were kind of rectangular so you could see over them.
Very strange.


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August 21, 2003

 

Connie L. Carpenter
  I didn't see the original... but I really like the effects you used. The color just pops! Cars with tail fins are the greatest... wish they would do that again.


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August 21, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
 
 
 
Thanks, Evy, Murry, Joy, Carolyn and Connie!

Carolyn, I'm not sure if it had a square steering wheel. :-) I don't think I've ever seen a square steering wheel. LOL! I took this at the Plano Fourth of July parade. They had all sorts of neat cars in the parade, from Model T Fords to PT Cruisers.

Connie, I agree that cars with fins are the greatest. I'd love to have a modern-day car with retro features like that. :-)

Sorry I haven't commented much in the last few days. Lots of work hours, plus the doggies have been sick, but they're getting better now.


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August 21, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
 
 
  Fin Fun (Original)
Fin Fun (Original)
Taken at the Plano Fourth of July Parade.

Patricia Marroquin

 
 
Here's the original that I posted last month.


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August 21, 2003

 

Suzie Strasburg
  Another WOW....outstanding Patricia!Love all the reflections....color,detail......composition!:~))))


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August 21, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thanks, Suzie! :-)


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August 21, 2003

 

Carol Brill
  Classic car and classic photo...great enhancements Patricia, really adds a lot of depth and interest!


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August 21, 2003

 

Ellen Peach
  You have a great eye for finding fun, unique things to shoot....great job on this, Patricia, love the colors!


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August 21, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thank you, Carol and Ellen! You made my day with your comments.

And I just love the response to this one. When I first showed my husband the original photo and my altered creation, I asked which he liked best. Should have known! He did not like this one. My husband, a newspaper editor and page designer, is a real purist when it comes to altering photographs. :-) Glad you like it! :-)


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August 21, 2003

 

Barbara K. Breitsameter
  This is great. I think I like this version the best.


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August 23, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  All right! Another vote for the artsy version. Thanks much, Barbara! ;-)


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August 23, 2003

 

Kathleen Clemons
  Well, I hope you've shown your husband this win!!!! LOL Congrats, Patricia, sorry I missed it earlier!!!!!!


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September 09, 2003

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Congratulations! Well deserved, Patricia!


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September 09, 2003

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congrats to you!!!


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September 09, 2003

 
robinsonphotoart.com - Jeff Robinson

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  Patricia, Congratulations on all of your finalist! Jeff


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September 09, 2003

 
- Darren K. Fisher

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  Seems to have made a big difference, congrats to you!!!


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September 09, 2003

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats on your finalist, Patricia!!


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September 09, 2003

 

Carol Brill
  Congratulations on a job well done, Patricia, and best of luck!!!


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September 09, 2003

 
williamracophotography.com - William C. Raco

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  Excellent work, Patricia.
Congratulations,

bill


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September 09, 2003

 

Jean Papo
  Patricia, I missed THIS! So great!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this winning photo! And, sometime, what kind of PS filters did you use on it! Looks perfect!


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September 09, 2003

 

Elizabeth A. Zibas
  Congrats Patricia. Great colors and wonderful composition.


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September 09, 2003

 

Ellen Peach
  Congrats again, Patricia.....love this one!


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September 09, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thanks, Kath, Evy, Colette, Jeff, Darren, Murry, Carol, Bill, Jean, Betsy and Ellen. :-)

Jean, I'm pretty sure I used 2 filters or effects on this, but I can only remember one of them -- the Accented Edges filter.


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September 09, 2003

 

Damian P. Gadal
  Love it - Congrats Patricia!


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September 10, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thank you, Damian! :-)


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September 10, 2003

 

Susana Matos
  Very nice, as always!!!! Congrats on your wonderful finalists!
Cheers from POrtugal Su


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September 11, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thank you, Su, for your time and very nice comment. :-)


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September 11, 2003

 

Suzie Strasburg
  One of my favorites...Best of Luck!:~)))


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September 13, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thanks again, Suzie! I appreciate it!


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September 13, 2003

 
williamracophotography.com - William C. Raco

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  Very well done, Kathleen.
So glad to see you win with this.
Congratulations,

bill


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September 16, 2003

 

Joy Brown
  Congratulations, Patricia - this is awesome!


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September 16, 2003

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congrats to you Patricia!!!


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September 16, 2003

 

Mary K. Robison
  Congratulations! Great colors and sheen!


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September 16, 2003

 

Jean Papo
  Congratulations, Patricia! So HAPPY to see you win with this fabulous photo!!!!!!!!!


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September 16, 2003

 

Robert Pranagal
  Congratulations Patricia!
Great reflections.


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September 16, 2003

 

Kathleen Clemons
  So, what does your husband say about this one, NOW? lol, Congratulations, hope you're feeling better too!


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September 17, 2003

 

Theresa McCloskey
  Congratulations :-)


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September 17, 2003

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Congratulations! Well derserved!


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September 17, 2003

 
- Claudia Kuhn

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  Congratulations Patricia!


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September 17, 2003

 

Jean-Francois Schmutz
  You are really the Princess of color !
A big Bravo on your Win Patricia !

JF


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September 17, 2003

 
- Gabriela Cunha

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  congrats!
:) gy


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September 17, 2003

 

Debbie S.
  What a GREAT shot Patricia!! I love it!! Many congrats to you!! ;>)


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September 17, 2003

 

Barbara K. Breitsameter
  How did I miss this one???
Terrific win Patricia!


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September 17, 2003

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats, Patricia, on your win and terrific image!! No discussion on which end of the car it belongs on either :0)


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September 17, 2003

 

Elizabeth A. Zibas
  Congrats Patricia. Love the colors and composition on this one. Very nice.


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September 17, 2003

 

Donna R. Moratelli
  WWOW,great shot!Congratulations, Patricia.


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September 17, 2003

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Great job, Pat. Great win. Congratulations.


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September 17, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Wow, thank you all very much. I'm so thrilled about this. It certainly was worth braving the crowds on a very hot, muggy Fourth of July and sitting on the curb with a bunch of kids to capture this car in the Plano parade. :-)

Kathleen, hubby says it's "cool" that I've won with this. Ha! And I'm still not 100% well, but this has certainly brightened my day!

JF, thanks for such a high compliment. I'm always excited when I can capture something so colorful. Bill, you called me Kathleen, but that's OK; it's an honor to be compared to her. :-)


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September 17, 2003

 

Wolfgang Dolak
  Wonderful Patricia!! Congrats from this side of the pond!
birdie


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September 17, 2003

 
robinsonphotoart.com - Jeff Robinson

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  Patricia.... Wow, way to go! Chalk one up for the Metroplex! I was very excited to see that you did so well with this one! I have always admired your work and this is a great example of your talent! Jeff


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September 17, 2003

 
- Heather K. McFarland

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  Many congrats on your 2nd place win Pat! Fabulous image.


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September 17, 2003

 
- Darren K. Fisher

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  Way to go Pat, I knew this one would be here.


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September 17, 2003

 

Ellen Peach
  Congratulations, Patricia!


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September 18, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thanks, birdie, Jeff, Heather, Darren and Ellen! Jeff, that's very kind of you, thank you!


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September 18, 2003

 

Dan S. Coquia
  Yeoow! Cool car! Congratulations!


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September 22, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Blinding, isn't it? LOL! Thank you, Dan! :-)


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September 22, 2003

 

Dan S. Coquia
  You said it! Wish I had that kind in my website collection. LOL!


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September 22, 2003

 

Conrad L. Conero
  Nice, Pat! Well deserved.
Conrad


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January 14, 2004

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thanks, Conrad. As I mentioned in the thread above, I had submitted this photograph previously, but it was unaltered. When I added the "pizzazz" (ha ha!) and resubmitted it is when it won in the BP contest. LOL!


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January 14, 2004

 
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