Caterpillar roller coaster

© Janet Williams

Caterpillar roller coaster

Uploaded: February 06, 2006


I am not sure which section to put this in as it is special effects and a bit of digital darkroom! This is simply a clear plastic stopper from my electric foodmixer lid - it is 2.5 inches in diameter and very dull. The colours and light are all external effects using cross-polarisation. The only digital tweak is a touch of flexify filter.


Graeme yew Chow February 06, 2006

Wow ! this is excellent with the detail, colors and curve, Janet. I am attracted more to the curve so I suggest to put under Pattern and Design theme. Have a nice day. #387098

Darryl Wilkinson February 06, 2006

This is just awesome, Janet! Love the color blend, beautiful effects and design! Outstanding work on this image!!! #2383490

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 06, 2006

Janet, excellent colors, lighting and effects. #2383496

Janet Williams February 06, 2006

Rob Bishop kindly wrote:
This is truly outstanding, Janet! I could stare at it for a long time and just keep following the excellent composition around and around.

Janet Williams February 06, 2006

Dan Holm kindly wrote:

Whoa!! GORGEOUS abstract, Janet!!

Desiree M. Bento February 06, 2006

I see winner written alll over this! Absolutely Beautiful, Janet! #2383620

Paul Sikora February 06, 2006

Janet, all these people who commented before me don't know what they're talking about. THIS IS A LOT BETTER THAN THEY HAVE INDICATED. It is the best abstract I've seen for some time #2383627

Mary E. McCabe February 06, 2006

This is wonderful Janet! and I tend to agree with Darryl that Elements of Design would be my final choice. Mary :p #2384014

Judith G. Secco February 06, 2006

A very cool abstract!~ #2384380

Wende Trew February 06, 2006

Great abstract!! Nicely done!! #2384805

Kristi A. Howson February 06, 2006

This is awesome Janet. It fits Special Effects with the Cross Polarisation technique and should do very well here. It would also work in Elements of Design. There is more competition in that category though. I would say a very good chance for a First in Special Effects. I know if I were judging I would choose it. I just went through all of SE and it's the best I've seen so far. Composition and use of space for this technique is awesome. Color is fabulous and the light is in just the right place with good rhythm and flow.

PS..If you decide to change it, there is a thread in QA on how to chance without deleting and reentering.

Janet Williams February 06, 2006

Wow! Thank you so much everyone for your totally overwhelming comments of encouragement. I am just amazed at your response and delighted. I think I put it in Special Effects so I will leave it there and hope it is OK. I have been unable to comment today but will catch up as soon as I can. Once again a huge THANK YOU #2386280

Tammy Scott level-classic February 07, 2006

Well, it certainly is cool and unique! I love the dark tones mixed with the splashes of color! Very nicely done! #2391980

S P Mukherji February 14, 2006

Top class Janet!! #2418346

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 25, 2006

Great abstract, Janet!! Love the lines. colors and effects. #2466197

Linda Murphy February 27, 2006

Excellent Janet! Love it! #2475590

Donna Roberts March 02, 2006

WOW - amazing detail Janet.....I have missed you, do hope all is going okay.
Catch up soon.
:-) ddu

Zoe j. Cocker March 25, 2006

I love the flowing curve and rich colours! #2574856

Evy Johansen level-classic May 11, 2006

Cool - and very creative - image, Janet! Wonderful colors! #2751258

Melissa G. Meiselman December 25, 2006

Absolutely beautiful image...very painterly with wonderful warm hues and great lighting, Janet!!! #3739335

Cathy Stancil May 20, 2007

Superb abstract, Janet ! #4306339

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Editor's Pick

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Janet Williams.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.