The Birth of Flight, part VIII [Contest Winner Pool June 2006]

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The Birth of Flight, part VIII

Uploaded: June 19, 2006 06:14:14

Description

A combination from the Aurora Series and the Birth of Flight Series.

Terns taken at Detroit Metrobeach, f/8, 1/200s, 300 mm, ISO 400, Aurora taken at Detroit Federal Building: f/4, 1/250s, 40 mm, ISO 800 (indoors, low light).

I added colors with gradients and paint bucket.

Comments

Mary N C. Taitt June 19, 2006

Wedding shot of the day. #467845

Mary N C. Taitt June 19, 2006

This version of the aurora was doubled by laying one layer reversed over the other using color burn. #2914779

Jessica Jenney June 19, 2006

Congratulations on your marriage, Mary!
A beautiful and creative image! #2914800

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 19, 2006

Nice comp and color Mary! Nice to see your wedding image too! Thanks for sharing it with everyone! Jeff #2914801

Jim Huffield June 19, 2006

Awesome colors Mary. #2914816

Kate Jackson June 19, 2006

Looks like they are going to fly right through the gap in the aurora! Maybe they will reach heaven and yet they have only just been born!
Very uplifting Mary! #2914851

Mary N C. Taitt June 19, 2006

Thanks so much Jessica, Jeff, Jim and Kate for your kind words and good wishes. :-D #2914923

Carla Metzler June 19, 2006

Wonderful colors and very creative, Mary!
Thanks for sharing your wedding pictures too! :) #2915412

Mary N C. Taitt June 19, 2006

Thanks, Carla! :-) I really aprpecaite it! :-D #2915455

Bill Wyatt June 19, 2006

Very creative and colorful, beautiful capture, Mary! #2915691

Mary N C. Taitt June 19, 2006

Thanks, Bill! :-D :-D #2915737

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 19, 2006

Very beautiful image Mary! You did a great job!,
I am also enjoying your wedding pictures!
Amalia #2916437

Bridgette B June 19, 2006

Great effects!!!! #2917106

John Connolly June 19, 2006

This is one breathtaking display, Mary! The vibrant color is exquisite.
I am enjoying your wedding images! #2917235

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 19, 2006

Both of your images are beautiful Mary...than you for sharing...best wishes! #2918151

Hendrik Storme June 20, 2006

Great job on this. Wonderful creation!!! #2919401

Mary N C. Taitt June 20, 2006

Thanks so much Amalia, Bridgette, John, Gail, and Hendrik for your kind comments! Mary :-D #2919873

Nadya Johnson June 20, 2006

Wow! OUTSTANDING, Mary!! Gorgeous work! #2920473

Mary N C. Taitt June 20, 2006

Thanks so much, Nadya! :-D #2920547

Fax Sinclair June 20, 2006

Well there you are! I though hmmmm who is this Mrs. Taitt? hee hee. Congrats my dear. Oh, one is supposed to congratulate the groom and wish the bride good luck! Isn't that funny?
This is simply splendid. Wonderful work.

Love ya,

Fax #2921109

Mary N C. Taitt June 20, 2006

Thanks, Fax, for the comments and congrats or good luck, LOL! :-D #2921113

Ken Smith level-classic June 20, 2006

Very pretty colors. And congrats on your marriage. #2921815

Pat Gamwell June 20, 2006

SUPERB creation, Mary! Extremely creative. I absolutely LOVE your wedding pic! What a handsome couple you make! May the Lord bless you both throughout your union! #2923318

Mary N C. Taitt June 21, 2006

Thank you Ken and Pat for your kind comments and good wishes!!! Mary :-D #2925718

Jenny Bosmans June 21, 2006

Congratulations, Mary!! Not only on the marriage, but also on this creative image!! :) #2926006

Mary N C. Taitt June 21, 2006

Thanks, Jenny, I really apreciate the nice words and good wishes! mary :-) #2926058

Paula Dwyer June 21, 2006

Mary, This is my absolute favorite image on BP. Its beautiful, creative, colorful and a WINNER!!!! Incredible work!! :) #2930806

Pamela Shane June 23, 2006

Lovely creation, great colors! You two look sooo happy ! :) #2943366

Jill Odice level-classic June 26, 2006

Both your wedding shot and your post are lovely! :-) #2953181

Mary N C. Taitt July 24, 2006

Thanks so much Paula, Pamela and Jill!! Mary :-D #3072866

Pat Gamwell July 24, 2006

Well deserved creation, Mary! BIG CONGRATS! #3073164

Mary N C. Taitt July 24, 2006

Thanks so much, Pat! :-D #3073189

Nadya Johnson July 24, 2006

Stunning and outstanding, Mary! Congratulations on this gorgeous and creative finalist! #3073512

Ray Clarke July 24, 2006

Well done and congrats Mary #3073791

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe July 25, 2006

Congratulations!

ccc #3073935

Kate Jackson July 25, 2006

Many congratulations Mary! Great to see a finalist on this wonderful creation! #3073968

Bill Wyatt July 25, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Mary! #3074545

Jenny Bosmans July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Mary! :) #3076351

Dorann Weber July 25, 2006

Congratulations Mary on this wonderful finalist.. Beautiful! #3076942

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 25, 2006

Congratulations again Mary on another creative and awesome finalist. #3076991

Paula Dwyer July 25, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist!! :)
#3077051

Mary N C. Taitt July 25, 2006

Thanks so much Nadya, Ray & Audrey, Candice, Kate, Bill, Jenny, Dorann, Emile, Paula for your kind comments and congrats! YAY! :-D Mary :-D #3077149

Kay Beausoleil July 25, 2006

More congratulations for this great finalist, Mary! #3077362

Mary N C. Taitt July 25, 2006

THANKS, Kay!!! :-) #3077386

Jill Odice level-classic July 25, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Mary! #3078171

Mary N C. Taitt July 25, 2006

Thanks, Jill! :-D #3078397

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 25, 2006

Mary, congratulations on this imaginative and lovely finalist, too! #3079467

Mary N C. Taitt July 25, 2006

Thanks, Terry! :-) #3079497

Tressie Davis July 25, 2006

Wonderful Mary, congratulations!! #3079693

Carla Metzler July 25, 2006

Congratulations, Mary! :) #3081696

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 26, 2006

Congratulations, Mary!! #3082136

Mary N C. Taitt July 26, 2006

Thanks so much Tressie, Carla and Rakesh!!! Mary :-D #3084318

Roxanne M. Bubar July 26, 2006

Congrats on this fantastic and creative image. #3084947

Mary N C. Taitt July 26, 2006

Thanks, Roxanne!!! :-D #3084963

Nadine A. Lewis July 26, 2006

Congratulations Mary on this much deserved finalist! Good luck on the next round!

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Alice Lero July 27, 2006

Very cool image Mary! Congratulations! The second picture is wonderful too..!!:) #3089890

Mary N C. Taitt July 27, 2006

Thanks so much ALice and Nadine! :-D #3090331

Mary Christine P. Villanueva August 01, 2006

nice picture mary! pecfectly done! I wonder if you could post the original picture, I'm really interested in digital darkroom #3108650

Mary Christine P. Villanueva August 01, 2006

nice picture mary! pecfectly done! I wonder if you could post the original picture, I'm really interested in digital darkroom. thanks. ~tin~ #3108651

Mary N C. Taitt August 01, 2006

Hi Christine! Thans foryour comments. I'm on the road, so I'm not sure if I have access to the origials or not. I'll check and see if I have them on my tiny Libretto.

I actually posted both of the originals on my site--in my gallery, I believe. Let me check. #3112769

Mary N C. Taitt August 01, 2006

I don't have the originals on the travel coputer, so sorry. If you're still interested when I get home, I'll be happy to post them then. Mary :-D #3112794

Mary Christine P. Villanueva August 02, 2006

Hi Mary! I saw the aurora art installation on BP and the tern, thanks. Sorry for taking much of your time, I'm new in photography and I'm trying to learn from you experts to improve my work. I'll wait for the originals. Thanks. ~tin~ #3116607

Mary N C. Taitt August 03, 2006

I'm selling a house in NY so don't know when that will be, but I'll try to remember when I get back to Detroit!!

I'm just learning myself, but am always happy to help in any way possible. #3122180

John V. Roscich level-deluxe December 16, 2006

BEAUTIFUL IMAGE MARY
BELATED CONGRATS
JOHN #3708751

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 12, 2007

Very creative picture! Love the composition, color! Unique! #3813012

Mary N C. Taitt January 12, 2007

Thanks so much John and Vladen! Mary :-D #3813445

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