© Deborah Sandidge


Mary Dimitriw level-classic January 28, 2006

Gorgeous Deborah!! #382251

Graeme yew Chow January 28, 2006

Oh ! another wonderful diffusion, Deborah. #2350282

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe January 28, 2006

Totally splendid in every way...amazng, vaseline! Who would have thought????

ccc #2350312

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic January 28, 2006

Beautiful bouquet makes me think of valentines day. Stunning colors and beautiful presentation. Kerby #2350339

Jessica Hughes January 28, 2006

Gorgeous work. :) #2350355

Laura Clay-Ballard January 28, 2006

FANTASTIC! #2350451

Nicole Kessel January 28, 2006

Stunning Deborah! Nice work! #2350461

Deborah Sandidge January 28, 2006

Your thoughtful comments are appreciated, thanks so much!! ~ Deb #2350592

Stefan G January 28, 2006

This is very beautiful, Deborah! Lovely pastel colors, composition, simplification, and the softness makes it even more effective!

Renee Doyle level-classic January 28, 2006

Beautiful work Deborah!!! #2350618

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 28, 2006

Deb, awesome colors, detail, softness, composition and effects. #2350753

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 28, 2006

Outstanding image in all respect, a true winner, Deb!!! #2350773

Susana Ms Heide January 28, 2006

There's something very special about this image and I can't quite put my finger on it! It's a stunning creation!! I especially like the muted colors in the background and the soft edges! #2351016

Jill Odice level-classic January 29, 2006

Vaseline....someone told me about that before, but I forgot about it! It sure did the trick for transforming this into a dreamy beauty! #2351221

Jenny Bosmans January 29, 2006

What a gorgeous series, Deb!! Absolutely love these images!! #2351298

Souha Dooly January 29, 2006

Waw...Beautiful done,Great colors and work,Deb!!!!!! #2351368

Anita Hogue January 29, 2006

WOW, I've heard of using vaseline also, but never new what a beautiful effect could be gotten. This is gorgeous, Deborah!!!! We will see this beautiful photo again!!! Thanks for your nice comment on my preening pelican. I'm still learning all the bird terminology. I thought he was cleaning his feathers, but didn't know a good word for it. #2351477

Hendrik Storme January 29, 2006

Wow, this serie is amazing!
This one is also great!!! #2351489

Tammy Scott January 29, 2006

Gorgeous work and fabulous color! I love your title! #2351830

Nina Shields level-addict January 29, 2006

Deborah, this is truly outstanding; the effects, color, lighting, all really support the outstanding composition; couldn't be any better, Congratulations! #2352077

Karen Engelbreth January 29, 2006

Beautiful work, Deborah!


Robert M. Nicholson January 29, 2006

Very nice floral! #2353007

Life Expressions January 29, 2006

Gorgeous Deborah! You do such stunning work! #2353586

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 29, 2006

so soft and beautiful Deborah! Terrific! #2353752

Deborah Sandidge January 29, 2006

I appreciate your time and comments on this image, thanks so much! ~ Deb

Cora Miller level-addict January 29, 2006

Susana said it, this is VERY special! The blended pastel background sets the tulips off perfectly! #2354102

January 30, 2006

Beautiful job Deborah! Love the effect and composition on this, well done! #2354428

Gary L. Burdette January 30, 2006


I was first introduced to this technique in the late 1960's. Nice to see that you brought it back. Simplicity in a high-tech world...VERY REFRESHING! #2354606

Goshka G. January 30, 2006

Simply lovely!! #2356254

Deborah Sandidge January 30, 2006

Thank you, I'm so pleased you like this effect! ~ Deb #2357211

Chris Macer January 30, 2006

Very nice, Deborah! :) #2358365

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 31, 2006

I'm a little put the vaseline on the glass? All I know is that it is beautiful! Great job! #2359577

Deborah Sandidge January 31, 2006

Thank you for your comments! Hi Linda, Vaseline is applied to a UV filter, (not the lens or the window!) I see how I was confusing, so sorry! I'll fix that, LOL! #2359734

Jill M. Flusemann January 31, 2006

Oh, Deborah! I love tulips and this is breathtaking! #2359905

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 01, 2006

Deborah this is GORGEOUS AND PERFECT in every way !! #2365000

Deborah Sandidge February 01, 2006

Thank you very much, Jill and Marilyn - I'm so pleased you enjoyed this!! #2365678

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 01, 2006

This is magnificent, Deb! Colors and camera tricks are so excellent! #2365684

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 01, 2006

Beautiful..almost dipped my lens to get this effect!!!!! :) #2366166

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe February 04, 2006

This is gorgeous, Deborah!!! #2378900

Corinne M. Thompson February 06, 2006

This is beautiful, great colors. #2387899

Deborah Sandidge February 07, 2006

Thank you Terry, Shelly, Jim and Corinne! ~ Deb #2389166

Pat Gamwell February 21, 2006

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST for a well deserved image, my friend! #2443824

Darryl Wilkinson February 21, 2006

Way to go, Deb! This is simply beautiful! Congratualtions once again on your wonderful finalists!!! #2444030

Souha Dooly February 21, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2444289

Souha Dooly February 21, 2006

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!! #2444292

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 21, 2006

WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2444342

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 21, 2006

Fantastic! Congratulations! #2444343

Jill M. Flusemann February 21, 2006

Congratulations! This image is SO wonderful! #2444501

Jessica Hughes February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #2444895

Barbara Helgason February 21, 2006

Congratulations Deborah! #2444938

Milan Banik February 21, 2006

Deborah Congratulations on this finalists! #2444985

Graeme yew Chow February 21, 2006

congratulations Deborah. #2445155

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 21, 2006

One of my favorites! Congrats!!! #2445171

Nicole Kessel February 21, 2006

Awesome Deborah! Glad to see this one in the finals! Congratulations! #2445702

Life Expressions February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Deborah!! :) #2445887

Alana Ibe February 21, 2006


Steven Gunnerson February 21, 2006

Congratulations Deborah!!! #2446351

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe February 21, 2006

This is so beautiful Deb...Congratulations!
Cindy #2446444

Stanley J. Contrades February 21, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS on all of your Finalists, Deborah, and much good luck to you in the next round with all of them!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2447249

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Deb, on this magnificent finalist! Good luck in the next round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2447419

Renee Doyle level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Deb!!!!!!!

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations Deb. Good luck in the next round. #2448044

Marie Fields level-classic February 21, 2006

GORGEOUS image, Deb! Congratulations!!! #2448103

SaMi Martin February 21, 2006

Deb this is beautiful...Congratulations! #2448125

Monika Sapek level-classic February 21, 2006

I love this technique! It makes the already soft pastel colors even softer! Lovely, Deborah! Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!

Judy S. Fung February 21, 2006

Congrats, Deborah! #2448286

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 21, 2006

Beautiful!! Congratulations, Deborah!
kk #2448330

Deborah Sandidge February 21, 2006

Thank you very much for your thoughtful words and warm congrats! Best of luck to everyone! ~ Deb #2448431

Vicki Hunt February 21, 2006

Just beautiful! Congrats! #2448473

Stephen Zacker February 21, 2006

Stunning. Congratulations #2449763

Corinne M. Thompson February 21, 2006

Wonderful Finalist....Congrats :) #2450020

Paula Showen February 21, 2006

Contratulations on your finalist! This is beautiful! #2450157

Susan T. Evans February 21, 2006

Congrats Deb, this is gorgeous. #2450873

Cora Miller level-addict February 21, 2006

This beautifully romantic and creative image is well deserving of its place in the finals! Congratulations, Deb!! #2451268

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

Congratulations, well deserved finalist, Deb!!! #2452732

Cindy Cone February 22, 2006

Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! Congrats on a well-deserved finalist! #2452916

Cathy M. Gromball February 22, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Deborah!

Cathy :) #2453204

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 22, 2006

Congratulation on this beautiful finalist, Deborah. #2453334

Wendy Stevenson February 22, 2006

Big Congrats on this stunning finalist and ALL your other finalists! Superb work Deborah!! #2453922

Nobu Nagase February 22, 2006

So Lovely!!!
Many congrats, Deb!!! #2454168

Digvijay P February 22, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful finalist !

..Jay #2454289

February 22, 2006

Lovely - wonderful soft colors in background, great vignetting effect from Vaseline Filter!! #2454878

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe February 22, 2006

Deborah, this may be the prettiest image of tulips I've ever seen. Just lovely! Congrats and good luck. #2454990

Deborah Sandidge February 22, 2006

Thanks so much all, for your thoughtful comments! Thanks so much, Brenda - I appreciate your kind words!
Thank you Judges! You made my day! #2455014

Susan L. Vasquez February 22, 2006

you are so creative! I would have never thought to put Vaseline on a filter. Lovely and soft...congrats! #2455357

Deborah Sandidge February 22, 2006

Thank you Susan! I have a great instructor! :o) #2455365

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 22, 2006

Congratulations Deborah, on an absolutely gorgeous image. I was not surprised to see this one again and I still love it. :-) #2455602

Tonya R. Boles February 23, 2006

Congratulations Deborah... #2456596

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 23, 2006

Congratulations on this great finalist image!! Beautiful colors and depth! #2457647

Sharon Day level-classic February 23, 2006

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Deborah!!! Simply beautiful! #2458796

Anita Hogue February 23, 2006

This is totally awesome, Deborah! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! This is harder than someone would think. I tried it, and it never came out the way I wanted it too. I think you have to have just the right around of vaseline on the filter. For sure you have a winner here!!!! #2459509

Deborah Sandidge February 23, 2006

Thanks so much for your great comments!
Hi Anita - I'm so pleased you like this image! I agree, it takes some getting used to, but it's great to experiment with. Thank you for your very generous comments! ~ Deb #2459634

Casey A. Hanson February 24, 2006

Very well done, Deborah!I love the color! Just beautiful...congrats! :0) #2463137

Tammy Scott February 24, 2006

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! #2463259

Janet L. Skinner February 24, 2006

A gorgeous image and excellent work with one of the older techniques. Congratulations!! #2463942

Joyce Baldassarre April 25, 2006


Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 27, 2006

Deborah, you have so many beautiful images, but I could look at this one forever! #3639741

Deborah Sandidge November 27, 2006

Thanks so much for your kind comments, and thanks Barbara - you made my day! #3640246

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 24, 2007

This is beautiful!! Not sure how you do these..but it is sweet! #3987712

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Tulips photographed in window light, using Vaseline on a UV filter for diffusion.

Uploaded on January 28, 2006 Photo Contest Finalist

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