© Lori Carlson


Uploaded: September 22, 2005


A little play on words in the title with this Suhr guitar. The body is so beautiful and the colors remind me of the ocean, so that is the inspiration behind the photo! :0)
Manual exposure 1/25 sec 5.6 ISO 800
In PS I used auto levels, made the bg soft black and added Gaussian blur~applied Flood filter thru Flaming Pear.


Janine Russell level-deluxe September 22, 2005

Lori, very creative. Wonderful looking guitar; great details. #314694

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 22, 2005

Neat capture Lori. I love the flood filter. #1868283

Shannon K. Voss September 22, 2005

This is very cool. My husband plays the guitar also its fun to be creative with them. #1868341

Laura Clay-Ballard September 22, 2005

love it!!!!!!!!!! #1868535

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 22, 2005

To it! #1868726

Colette M. Metcalf September 22, 2005

Very cool image, Lori!!! #1868772

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 22, 2005

I simply love this creation, Lori!!! #1868986

Mary Timman September 23, 2005

Great composition and color. The flood filter really sets it off. Nice job. #1870174

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 23, 2005

Beautiful job!! #1870407

Lori Carlson September 23, 2005

Hi Janine, Kay, Shannon, Laura, Linda, Colette, Rakesh, Mary & Shelly~THANK YOU so much for your comments!! :0) My first use of the flood filter~I really had so much fun with this and was pleased with the result, so it makes me happy that you like it too! :0) #1870667

Ermanno Radice September 23, 2005

Very cool, beautiful composition and wonderful effects, Lori!!! :) #1871173

September 23, 2005

You never cease to amaze me with your talents. I was so impressed, I forwarded this link to all my musician friends, here and there. You are gifted!!! Keep rockin! #1871762

September 23, 2005

You never cease to amaze me with your talents. I was so impressed, I forwarded this link to all my musician friends, here and there. You are gifted!!! Keep rockin! #1871765

Lori Carlson September 23, 2005

Hello friends! :0) Thank you Ermanno! If I hadn't told ya yet, I love seeing your new mini-pic! :0)
Thanks bunches V~that's awfully nice & supportive of ya! :0) #1871772

Daniel Diaz September 23, 2005

Gorgeous work Lori, looks fantastic, I also enjoyed your Disturbed pix, Very well done!!! #1871833

Erland Pillegaard September 24, 2005

Great idea Lori and very good work
erland #1873722

Lori Carlson September 24, 2005

Thanks for the comps on this and the Disturbed shots Daniel!! Appreciate it much! :0)
Thank you for your encouragement Erland! :0) #1877682

Noel Baebler September 24, 2005

This is a stunner, Lori! Beautiful work! #1879073

Wendy Stevenson September 25, 2005

Very cool image Lori! Great description too! #1883948

Luis Louro September 26, 2005

Great job, Lori, amazing!!! #1885177

Laurence Saliba level-classic September 26, 2005

I want to see this on a CD cover!!!!!! Great work Lori!!!! #1887191

Stephen Zacker September 26, 2005

Very cool and striking image #1887536

Lori Carlson September 26, 2005

Oh, thank you guys so much for your great comments on this~LOVE hearing from you~thanks much Noel, Wendy, Luis, Laurence & Stephen!! :0) #1887958

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 28, 2005

Super cool and wonderful comp. and effects, Lori! #1895807

Lori Carlson September 29, 2005

Thank you for your comments Terry! I'm glad you like it!! :0) #1901100

Jill Flynn level-classic October 05, 2005

This looks so cool Lori ... creative and artistic. Great use of the flood filter with this guitar. SO GOOD!!!! #1921824

Lori Carlson October 06, 2005

THANKS SO MUCH, Jill!! :0) #1925616

Anita Ott October 07, 2005

Great job Lori. Looks like it should be framed on a wall some where. Very well done!!! #1926593

Lori Carlson October 08, 2005

Thank you for leaving your wonderful comments on this Anita!! :0) #1931296

Rob Bishop October 20, 2005

I love this, Lori! Of course, I love guitars too. And your husband has a high class piece here. Love the color, love your "pose" of the guitar, and love the flood filter on this. Looks like a winner! #1975189

Chris Macer October 21, 2005

Congrats on the finalist, Lori! Best of luck with this one! #1976880

John Rivera level-deluxe October 21, 2005

Congrats to you Lori! Great photo! #1977451

KHAWLA Haddad October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Lori!!!!!! #1978255

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 21, 2005

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!! This will surely make a cd cover now!!!!!!! Congrats Lori!!!!! #1978441

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 21, 2005

Congratulations again Lori!,
Amalia #1979074

Marsha S. Smith October 21, 2005

Congrats, Lori - I bet he was glad that wasn't real water! ;) #1979212

Ronald Balthazor level-addict October 21, 2005

Congratulations, Lori. Very well done fine art. #1980809

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 21, 2005

Very cool image, beautiful guitar and great interpretation!! #1981148

Siete Meeter October 22, 2005

Congratulations Lori!! :0) #1982483

Casey A. Hanson October 22, 2005

Very cool....congrats to you Lori! :0) #1983977

Lori Carlson October 22, 2005

I admit, I'm really excited this made Finalist!! So's my hubby! :0) Thank you for sharing in the moment with all your congrats and comments Rob, Chris, John, Kelly, Laurence, Amalia, Marsha (ha, that was funny!), Ron, Donna, Siete & Casey! All of you at BP have helped me to grow and reach more than I can express! Thank you! :0) #1985777

Mary Timman October 22, 2005

Hey...I loved this one before. Great work.
Congratulations and good luck. #1985896

Wilson Low October 22, 2005

yes, nice color in the picture! Cool blue...
nice shot! ~ Wilson Low #1985915

Lori Carlson October 22, 2005

THANK YOU Mary and Wilson!! So nice of you to say! :0) #1985931

Jill Flynn level-classic October 22, 2005

A big congratulations AGAIN Lori! Way to go! #1986368

Rachel Rocket October 22, 2005


Congrats on one very cool finalist. Just a very awesome manipulation.

Rachel #1986488

Jennifer Jones November 10, 2005

This is amazing, Lori! Amazing work! #2057954

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Simply lovely image Lori! Great caption too! It's people like you that help keep BP in such great fashion! Brilliant insiration you recreated!!! #2058613

Lori Carlson November 13, 2005

Oops, I didn't realize I was behind on response to this! Thank you so much Jill, Rachel & Jennifer for your supportive comments! :0)
And thank you so much Darryl for your supportive and heart warming comments~I'll strive to be worthy of them!
Peace. :0) #2071621

Tamera S. Phillips November 26, 2005

Wow Lori - what a creative shot. I love it! #2124191

Lori Carlson November 30, 2005

I appreciate that Tamera!! Thank you!! :0) #2139284

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 10, 2006

Beautifully done image...great looking guitar and great use of the flood filter, Lori!:) #2274896

Lori Carlson January 11, 2006

Thank you a bunch Jim! :0) I'll pass that guitar compliment on too! :0) #2278767

Chris Macer January 21, 2006

Congrats on the finalist, Lori! Best of luck :) #2314262

Ronald Balthazor level-addict January 21, 2006

Congratulations, Lori. I tried playing with an electric guitar in the water, once. #2315150

Lori Carlson January 21, 2006

I'm glad you lived to tell about it Ron! :0) I would miss your humor! :0)
Thanks to you and to you Chris for sharing your congrats on this!! :0) #2315327

Life Expressions January 21, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Lori!!! #2315387

Tammy Scott level-classic January 21, 2006

Congratulations! #2315941

Darryl Wilkinson January 21, 2006

Way to go, Lori!!! Fantastic work my friend!!! Congratulations!!! #2316448

January 21, 2006

Reminds me of a Tom Hank's sort of movie - great concept! #2317122

Lori Carlson January 21, 2006

Thank you Robin, Tammy, Darryl & Judges!! I appreciate all your congrats & kinds words!! :0)
It's an honor to have this chosen as a Finalist again!! :0) Thanks BP! :0)

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 21, 2006

Congratulations Lori! This is a splendid finalist!:) #2320202

Jenny Bosmans January 22, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Lori!! :) #2321344

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 23, 2006

Lori, love this image, a great finalist and a winner too!!! #2326737

Armando -. Arturo January 30, 2006

hiLori. thank you for you kind comment on The red son has 4 guitars in is room and i'm always trying something with them. this is an awsome photo, I have to show him. he works at guitar center(ass. manag.)and one of these days i'll have to ask him to bring home a PRS with this kind of face for me to play with. your photos of Disturbed are excellent. tour assinments must be a blast, thanks again. #2356796

Lori Carlson February 05, 2006

Thank you so much for the congrats and wonderful comments Jim, Jenny, Rakesh & Armando! You all really make my day & keep me inspired!! :0)
Thanks for visiting my gallery Armando! :0) I love the frets on the PRS guitars~my hubby doesn't own one of those, but several friends do~have fun with your shoot! #2380981

David Pratt December 06, 2006

Terrific photo and effects Lori! The guitar really caught my eye. I used to play years ago, but gave it up when work everything else got in the way. Would love to make time for it again. #3675343

Larry Scott December 06, 2006

Wow, Lori, what an eyepopper. Love the colors and the EFFECTS. Congratulations! #3675969

Lori Carlson December 13, 2006

I loved getting your comments on this shot David and Larry! Thank you for sharing with me! :0) #3699746

Heather June 19, 2007

Very Creative! Nice POV! #4413006

Lori Carlson June 23, 2007

Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me Heather! :0) #4427791

augustus gillian August 21, 2007

wonderful image. #4676831

Lori Carlson October 02, 2007

I truly appreciate you saying so Augustus....thank you! :0) So glad you like it! #4875621

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