Fin Fun

Evy Johansen level-classic August 21, 2003

This is really a cool shot, Patricia! Love the colors! #53867

Murry Grigsby August 21, 2003

Still COOL after all these years :0) Nice work, Patricia! #173601

Joy Brown August 21, 2003

Great shot and title, Patricia! #173665

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 21, 2003

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. #173680

Connie L. Carpenter August 21, 2003

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. #173698

Patricia Marroquin August 21, 2003

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. #173982

Patricia Marroquin August 21, 2003

Here's the original that I posted last month. #173987

Suzie Strasburg August 21, 2003

Another WOW....outstanding Patricia!Love all the reflections....color,detail......composition!:~)))) #173990

Patricia Marroquin August 21, 2003

Thanks, Suzie! :-) #174050

Carol Brill August 21, 2003

Classic car and classic photo...great enhancements Patricia, really adds a lot of depth and interest! #174135

Ellen Peach August 21, 2003

You have a great eye for finding fun, unique things to shoot....great job on this, Patricia, love the colors! #174334

Patricia Marroquin August 21, 2003

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! :-) #174658

Barbara K. Breitsameter August 23, 2003

This is great. I think I like this version the best. #175710

Patricia Marroquin August 23, 2003

All right! Another vote for the artsy version. Thanks much, Barbara! ;-) #176300

Kathleen Clemons September 09, 2003

Well, I hope you've shown your husband this win!!!! LOL Congrats, Patricia, sorry I missed it earlier!!!!!! #192141

Evy Johansen level-classic September 09, 2003

Congratulations! Well deserved, Patricia! #192234

Colette M. Metcalf September 09, 2003

Congrats to you!!! #192468

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 09, 2003

Patricia, Congratulations on all of your finalist! Jeff #192593

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 09, 2003

Seems to have made a big difference, congrats to you!!! #192680

Murry Grigsby September 09, 2003

Congrats on your finalist, Patricia!! #192922

Carol Brill September 09, 2003

Congratulations on a job well done, Patricia, and best of luck!!! #193071

William C. Raco level-addict September 09, 2003

Excellent work, Patricia.

bill #193588

Jean Papo September 09, 2003

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! #193794

Elizabeth A. Zibas September 09, 2003

Congrats Patricia. Great colors and wonderful composition. #193877

Ellen Peach September 09, 2003

Congrats again, this one! #194002

Patricia Marroquin September 09, 2003

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. #194070

Damian P. Gadal September 10, 2003

Love it - Congrats Patricia! #195319

Patricia Marroquin September 10, 2003

Thank you, Damian! :-) #195445

Susana Matos September 11, 2003

Very nice, as always!!!! Congrats on your wonderful finalists!
Cheers from POrtugal Su #196770

Patricia Marroquin September 11, 2003

Thank you, Su, for your time and very nice comment. :-) #196801

Suzie Strasburg September 13, 2003

One of my favorites...Best of Luck!:~))) #198699

Patricia Marroquin September 13, 2003

Thanks again, Suzie! I appreciate it! #198851

William C. Raco level-addict September 16, 2003

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

bill #202576

Joy Brown September 16, 2003

Congratulations, Patricia - this is awesome! #202694

Colette M. Metcalf September 16, 2003

Congrats to you Patricia!!! #202695

Mary K. Robison September 16, 2003

Congratulations! Great colors and sheen! #202789

Jean Papo September 16, 2003

Congratulations, Patricia! So HAPPY to see you win with this fabulous photo!!!!!!!!! #202792

Robert Pranagal September 16, 2003

Congratulations Patricia!
Great reflections.

Kathleen Clemons September 17, 2003

So, what does your husband say about this one, NOW? lol, Congratulations, hope you're feeling better too! #202888

Theresa McCloskey September 17, 2003

Congratulations :-) #203021

Evy Johansen level-classic September 17, 2003

Congratulations! Well derserved! #203039

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 17, 2003

Congratulations Patricia! #203044

Jean-Francois Schmutz September 17, 2003

You are really the Princess of color !
A big Bravo on your Win Patricia !

JF #203080

Gabriela Cunha level-classic September 17, 2003

:) gy #203094

Debbie S. September 17, 2003

What a GREAT shot Patricia!! I love it!! Many congrats to you!! ;>) #203168

Barbara K. Breitsameter September 17, 2003

How did I miss this one???
Terrific win Patricia! #203255

Murry Grigsby September 17, 2003

Congrats, Patricia, on your win and terrific image!! No discussion on which end of the car it belongs on either :0) #203263

Elizabeth A. Zibas September 17, 2003

Congrats Patricia. Love the colors and composition on this one. Very nice. #203298

Donna R. Moratelli September 17, 2003

WWOW,great shot!Congratulations, Patricia. #203353

Bernard B. Travers September 17, 2003

Great job, Pat. Great win. Congratulations. #203437

Patricia Marroquin September 17, 2003

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. :-) #203523

Wolfgang Dolak September 17, 2003

Wonderful Patricia!! Congrats from this side of the pond!
birdie #203850

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 17, 2003

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 #203921

Heather K. McFarland level-classic September 17, 2003

Many congrats on your 2nd place win Pat! Fabulous image. #203986

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 17, 2003

Way to go Pat, I knew this one would be here. #204169

Ellen Peach September 18, 2003

Congratulations, Patricia! #204643

Patricia Marroquin September 18, 2003

Thanks, birdie, Jeff, Heather, Darren and Ellen! Jeff, that's very kind of you, thank you! #204788

Dan S. Coquia September 22, 2003

Yeoow! Cool car! Congratulations! #208671

Patricia Marroquin September 22, 2003

Blinding, isn't it? LOL! Thank you, Dan! :-) #209045

Dan S. Coquia September 22, 2003

You said it! Wish I had that kind in my website collection. LOL! #209053

Conrad L. Conero January 14, 2004

Nice, Pat! Well deserved.
Conrad #331095

Patricia Marroquin January 14, 2004

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! #331142

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Same photo as one submitted last month, but with filters added in PS Elements.

Uploaded on August 20, 2003 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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