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everyday´s Valentine´s Day...


 
BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   everyday´s Valentine´s Day...
everyday´s Valentine´s Day...
Lovers in Ponte de Lima

Susana Matos

 
 
 

Patricia A. Kuniega
 

So beautiful Susana! Your composition and selective coloring is wonderful!! It really creates a romantic mood. Great job! : )


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February 19, 2004

 

Colleen Braun
  great image, love the coloring...


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February 19, 2004

 

Theresa McCloskey
  nice Susan - I really like the selective coloring here against the black and white :-)


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February 19, 2004

 

Kathleen Clemons
  This is wonderful, Su!!!!!


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February 19, 2004

 

Susie Peek-Swint
  Cool image Su! I see your buds are a little further along than ours!


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February 19, 2004

 

Jeff St.Onge
  Excellent image Susan!!!


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February 19, 2004

 
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  Very cool Su! Great theme and it all works so nicely together! Jeff


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February 19, 2004

 

Judith G. Secco
  Wow, this is great, Su. Wonderful image.
Judy


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February 19, 2004

 
- Gabriela Cunha

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  Wow! incredible image, dear Su!
tas por ai no carnaval? talvez te visite...
:) gy


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February 19, 2004

 
- Claudia Kuhn

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  Very nice and well done Su! I like the touch of red.


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February 19, 2004

 

Kasia Elser
  Great shot!


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February 19, 2004

 

Stephen Zacker
  WOW.. Superb image. Like the selective coloring and the couple on the bench. Lovely!


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February 19, 2004

 

Karen Bacon
  This is beautiful Susana!Good job!


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February 19, 2004

 

Joyce Baldassarre
  BEAUTIFUL SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT.


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February 19, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  You're such a romantic :0) Nice image Su!!


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February 19, 2004

 

Janice Forrest
  Very beautiful. Nice use of color.


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February 19, 2004

 
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  A super image, Su. Very well done.


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February 19, 2004

 
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  Nice shot Susana


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February 19, 2004

 

Linda Murphy
  This is great, Su! Excellent work!


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February 19, 2004

 

Robert Brown
  Su, this is a very romantic image. Nice work!


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February 19, 2004

 

Leanne M.E. Boyd
  Susana, this is wonderful!!!!!!


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February 19, 2004

 

Susan T. Parady
  Nice, selective use of color. Well done, Su!!


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February 19, 2004

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Nicely done, Susana! The splash of delicate colors in this monochromatic image makes it all!
Monika


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February 19, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Good evening, this is such a wonderful way of arriving home, THANK YOU all, so very much!!
Murry, I am quite a romantic girl, maybe I am discovering it through photography!
Susan, I think winter forgot Portugal this year... or I better guess we will have lots of rain these next monthes, as we have sun, sun, sun since I don´t remember...last year?!
To you ALL, THANK YOU a thousand times for making my end of day so wonderful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

GABY, conto contigo logo que queiras vir, sábado de preferencia!! Assim no domingo vamos passear. E ficas até terça ou quarta, tá bem?


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February 19, 2004

 

Ed Isaacs
  Beautiful, Su.


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February 19, 2004

 

Susan T. Evans
  love it!!! wonderful Su!


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February 19, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Thank you so much, Ed and Susan!!
Cheers from Ponte de Lima, Su


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February 19, 2004

 

Dominique Declerck
  ça, c'est du travail de Maître ... un prix doit recompenser cette superbe création!!!

bravo, Susana!!!


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February 25, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Merci Dominique, ça en vaut tout le travail du monde si c´est pour avoir ces superbes commentaires!
Une bonne journée, Su


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February 25, 2004

 

Uri Rosenberg
  Su, It's a winner!
Uri


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February 28, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Uri, wow!! What a compliment! I didn´t got this on my mail don´t know why!! But I am happy I came here and saw your words, thank you so, so much!!
Regards from Portugal, Su


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March 02, 2004

 
- Gabriela Cunha

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  parabens trisados..... esta tem que ganhar!
:) gy


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March 19, 2004

 

Colleen Braun
  grande..


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March 19, 2004

 

Kathleen Clemons
  This is one of my favorites of yours, Su. Congratulations to you!


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March 19, 2004

 

Dominique Declerck
  "... un prix doit récompenser cette superbe création!!! ..."

et voilà, c'est fait!!! .. et ce n'est pas fini!!! à bientôt, donc...

Félicitations, Susana!!!

Silke et Dom


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March 19, 2004

 

Donna W. Neal
  Congratulations and Good Luck Sus.


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March 19, 2004

 
- Claudia Kuhn

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  Congratulatiosn Su!!


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March 19, 2004

 

Franziska Lang
  This is an incredbile shot ... wow. Love the composition and selected desaturation. Congrats on being a finalist and good luck for the final placing!


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March 19, 2004

 

Paula Lechten
  This is beautifully done, I love it.


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March 19, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  wow... what a great wellcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don´t really know how to thank you for your wonderful words!!
Best regards from Portugal, Su

Dominique, Merci, si j´aime lire vos superbes commentaires, j´aime encore plus cette façon dont vous avez de me faire rir bien fort en me faisant toute heureuse!! Merci!


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March 19, 2004

 

Gene Spears
  i missed this one, Susana - beautiful image and effect! congrats!


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March 19, 2004

 

Susan T. Parady
  Congratulations, Su!


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March 19, 2004

 

Gary O`Dell
  Congratulations Susana..Gary O


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March 19, 2004

 
- Darren K. Fisher

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  Bravo on this stunning image, the best of luck Su.


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March 19, 2004

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Great job, Susana. Congratulations and the best of luck.


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March 19, 2004

 

Nobu Nagase
  Many congratulations, Su!!!


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March 19, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats Su on your very romantic finalist! Wonderful image!!


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March 19, 2004

 

Susan T. Evans
  congrats Su!


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March 19, 2004

 

Peggy Wolff
  Ummmmm......WOW!!! This is amazing! Absolutly perfect!


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March 19, 2004

 

Marja H. Konimäki
  Beautiful work. Congrats & good luck Susana


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March 19, 2004

 

James R. Jackson
  Congratulations, Susana! This one is particularly beautiful and creative. Congrats on your other two finalist entries, too! I can already tell that the March contest is going to find you represented in the finalists (and perhaps more, too! Keep shooting! Jay


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March 19, 2004

 
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  Congrats on your finalist Su! Jeff


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March 19, 2004

 

Susie Peek-Swint
  I knew we'd see this one again -- well done Su!! Good luck!


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March 19, 2004

 

Karen Bacon
  Congratulations Susana!


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March 19, 2004

 

Deborah Sandidge
  Congratulations Susana, such an elegant image!


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March 19, 2004

 

Paula Showen
  Awesome image, Su! Congratulations!!!


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March 19, 2004

 

Anette Linnea Rasmussen
  Congratulations and best of luck in the
next step, Su!

Best regards
Linnea


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March 19, 2004

 

Steven F. Son
  Congratulations! Best of luck. Your entire gallery is great. -steve


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March 19, 2004

 

Barbara K. Breitsameter
  Beautiful! Congrats.


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March 19, 2004

 
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  This is sooooooo good, Su.
and so are you.
Congratulations, my friend

bill


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March 19, 2004

 

Stanley J. Contrades
  Gorgeous job, Susana, along with all of your images! Congratulations!
Aloha,
Stan


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March 19, 2004

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Many congratulations and good luck in the next round with this great image, Susana!
Monika


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March 19, 2004

 

Dale Ann Cubbage
  Stunning, congrats & good luck!


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March 19, 2004

 

Hasmik Hatamian
  Congrats Su, well deserved nomination. This is a great shot.


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March 19, 2004

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Many congratulations Su! wonderful image!


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March 19, 2004

 

Abdul Kadir Audah
  I really like 'the mood' of your image here and the title is make more 'different' from other image. You got a style girl!...thanks for sharing it and Congratulations you are on FINAL!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  THANK YOU a thousand times to you all that were so nice to take the time to write your comment down!!! Sometimes we´re lucky and get good inspiration, but the great thing is to share it with you and have such wonderful feed-back!!!
THANK YOU so, so much!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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March 20, 2004

 

Judith G. Secco
  Glad to see this again, Su. Just beautiful. Congratulations.
judy


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March 20, 2004

 
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  Congrats, Su!!!!!!!!!!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Adam T. Cowart
  Wow! Nicely done. Congrats!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Marta Azevedo
  Maravilhooooooooooooooooosa!!!!!!!!!
Wonderfuuuuuuuuuuuuuul!!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  THANK YOU!! You are wonderful!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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March 20, 2004

 

Susan T. Evans
  Congrats on your win Su!


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March 20, 2004

 

Susan T. Parady
  Congrats on your well deserved win!!!


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March 20, 2004

 
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  So glad to see you win, Su
Congratulations!!!!

bill


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March 20, 2004

 
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  Congrats Su - lovely image and well-deserved win!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Judith G. Secco
  So happy that this is a winner, Su. Congratulations to you!!
Judy


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March 20, 2004

 

Patricia A. Kuniega
  Congratulations on one of my favorites Su!


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March 20, 2004

 

Kathleen Clemons
  So pleased for you, Su! Congratulations!


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March 20, 2004

 

Maryam S.
  Congratulations to you!!


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March 20, 2004

 
- Claudia Kuhn

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  Way to go Su!! Big congrats to you!!


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March 20, 2004

 

June Marie Sobrito
  Congratulations!


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March 20, 2004

 
PickYourShots.com - Carolyn M. Fletcher

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  Wonderful, Su!! Good job!


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March 20, 2004

 

Joy Brown
  Congratulations, Su - great job!


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March 20, 2004

 

Stanley J. Contrades
  Take an extra bow on this fabulous win, Susana! Wonderful!
Aloha,
Stan


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March 20, 2004

 

Theresa McCloskey
  Congratulations Susana :-)


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March 20, 2004

 

Warren Ishii
  A beautiful composition, congratulations Susana!


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March 20, 2004

 
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  Lovely, Susanna! Well deserved win!


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March 20, 2004

 

Donna J. Taff
  Congratulation's Susanna, It is beautiful!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Kristen McKain
  congrats!!!--gorgeous!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Peggy Wolff
  Congratulations Susana, this was my all time favorite for the whole month!


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March 20, 2004

 
- Peter Anderson

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  Congratulations Susana!


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March 20, 2004

 

Gene Spears
  congratulations Susana!! outstanding image!


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March 20, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats on yor win Su!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Lisa Deaton
  Congrats on the win!!! Beautiful image. Love your stuff.


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March 20, 2004

 

Terry R. Hatfield
  Hi Su Congrats On Your Win The Womans Touch Shines Through Again!


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March 20, 2004

 

Hasmik Hatamian
  Congrats Su, well deserved win.


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March 20, 2004

 

Mary K. Robison
  A wonderful image, Su ~ and a well-deserved win! CONGRATULATIONS!


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March 20, 2004

 

Marja H. Konimäki
  CONGRATULATIONS Susana!!!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Lori Ditlefsen
  A big congrats Su! I missed this one and it's just beautiful with wonderful selective color. Well done!


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March 20, 2004

 
- ilana peled

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  It`s the first time I saw this enchanting picture today and it took my
breath away..
WONDERFUL !!!


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March 20, 2004

 

Dominique Declerck
  Nous vous applaudissons, Susana!!!!

S+D


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March 21, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  Congrats, Su! Love your title and the way it makes me see your image!


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March 21, 2004

 

Karen Engelbreth
  Congrats on your win Susana!


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March 21, 2004

 
- Gabriela Cunha

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  congratulations on a deserved win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) gy


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March 21, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  well, now I don´t know what to say appart that you are wonderful supportive betterphoto members!!!! The pleasure of reading you is as good as being a winner, YOU make this ALIVE!!!!
Regards from Portugal, Su

Obrigado minha amiga, beijinhos da aRRRRRRRRRRdeia, ahahah, num dia de chuva, Su


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March 21, 2004

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congrats!


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March 21, 2004

 
- Darren K. Fisher

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  So very well deserved, way to go Su!!!


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March 21, 2004

 

Stephen Zacker
  Congratulations Su!


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March 21, 2004

 

Dale Ann Cubbage
  Congrats Su! This is lovely! You go girl!


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March 21, 2004

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Many congratulations, Su!


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March 21, 2004

 

Allan L. Whitehead
  Susana, I don't know how I missed this one the first time around, however, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say congratulations on your terrific win, a job well done and very well deserved - Allan


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March 21, 2004

 
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  An excellent job of selective coloring and a beautiful image, Su! I missed this one somehow, but I'm not surprised that it won. Congratulations :-)


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March 21, 2004

 

Elizabeth A. Zibas
  Congrats Su. I like the story that this one tells. The selective coloring makes this one so beautiful. Nicely done.


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March 21, 2004

 

Ellen Peach
  A BIG congrats, Su....excellent work!


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March 21, 2004

 

Michael F. Millay
  Su - First - Thanx for your Comments on my
"Homestead Memories" Photo.
Now - YOUR Photo (Winner) is.....
WAY Far Cool !! Sooooo Creative !!
I am Very surprised at :

1. You included NO info on How - and "Tech. Specs." about this Image (as requested on BP Upload Page) and -

2. A Thousand Well-Deserved Compliments on this Image, Yet... NO ONE seems to want to Know (As I Do) HOW this was Done !! i.e. :
Digital Filters ? Color ADDED, or Subtarcted ?
In - Photoshop ?

Fill Us In ?
Sooooooooo Creative !!!! EXcellent ! M.M.


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March 21, 2004

 

Pu Chen
  This is so beautiful! Congratualtions, Su!


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March 21, 2004

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Big congrats. Su.


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March 21, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  well, you certainly made of me a happy girl with such wonderful words from the begining!! THANK YOU indeed for such postitive reactions and for taking the time to write them down,it counts a lot. Time is something WE NEVER HAVE ENOUGH, and us photographers, we always have good reasons to be outside, isn´t it? So, I appreciate indeed this time you spent here sharing your visions of the world to make this site so alive!!

Michael, I think this image has just a selective coloring, nothing of unusual, the more important thing here is that you look at your picture and think: which detail really caught my attention for me to shot this? And then you use PS and your imagination to make that detail visible upon the others on your image. Here I was trying to catch the flowers that were lighten by a beautiful sunrise light and the background with the lovers sitting there, and all the calm ambiance. But, the photo was confused for others, too many things, so I began thinking about a way of showing what did impressed me that moment. I selected the flowers that caught my attention, then select>inverse, go to hue/saturation and put saturation on zero on everything but the flowers I selected. This way you can now look to the image and see two levels, and also understand the photo. On the desaturated part I applyied the diffuse glow a little. You just try it on a photo where there is a particular detail that made you shot it, I have another example more recent in my gallery : "world of the mind # ".
Thank you for your positive feedback!!

Cheers from Portugal, from little Ponte de Lima, Su


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March 22, 2004

 

Doug Benner
  Beautiful, Su. Many congratulations!!


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March 22, 2004

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Thanks for your explanation, Su. You have a very creative mind! Congratulations on your win with this beautiful image! :-)


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March 22, 2004

 

bob cornelison
  It's all been said and the fact that you have so many responses says alot! You have many friends here at BP and I bet you don't even know them except through their photos and comments here. I feel I'm getting to know a few people here, including you, just from all of the comments they make. Congrats from me to you...Great shot!


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March 22, 2004

 

Leanne M.E. Boyd
  Congratulations Sus!


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March 22, 2004

 

Christopher Del Negro
  This really stirs emotion, just beautiful.


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March 23, 2004

 

Janice Forrest
  I am thrilled to see this beautiful shot as a winner. Congratulations. You deserved it.


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March 23, 2004

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Susana!
Monika


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March 23, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH!!!! Your words are indeed greatly appreciated!!
Best regards from Portugal, Su


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March 25, 2004

 

Robert Brown
  Su, Congratulations on your winning shot! I thought it was terrific when you uploaded it.

I've just returned from my 10 days in Portugal (spent 3 nights in Ponte de Lima) and had a wonderful time. More later . . .


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March 30, 2004

 
mary-ella.com

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  This just popped onto my screen when I logged on to BetterPhoto - what a lovely way to start the day! I love the delicate colors of the flowers, and the softness of this romantic image. A belated Congratulations on your win, Susana!


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April 02, 2004

 

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  Este teu trabalho está Lindíssimo...!!!Feito com muito bom gosto e demonstra a tua grande sensibilidade para transportar certas emoções para a fotografia...
Parabéns pelo Merecido destaque...!!! ;)
Bjinhos amiga Susana ***
Maxi.


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April 04, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Thank you Robert, you will have to tell me a little about it!
Mary Ella, I loved to read your words!! I really felt the emotion it made you feel, that´s wonderful!
Maxi, obrigado, que boa surpresa!
Beijinhos, Su


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April 08, 2004

 
- Gabriela Cunha

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  obrigada, dear Su, por me ofereceres uma impressao desta foto como prenda de aniversario! sera uma optima capa do nosso livro, verdade???
:) gy


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April 18, 2004

 
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