Photo Genie!

Uploaded: February 15, 2004 11:03:47


Kristen McKain February 15, 2004

great image! #97740

Stephen Zacker February 15, 2004

Very creative.. I just keep looking at it! #379265

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe February 15, 2004

Thanks Kristen and Stephen! I had alot of motivation for this one...I entered it into the Middle Eastern Photographer's contest for their magazine cover competion...the cover had to reflect photography and something from the Middle East! The one that won was of a little Filipina Girl looking through a camera on a tripod! Go figure! #379337

Patricia Marroquin February 16, 2004

What a fabulously creative image, Dana! I think your image should have won! :-) #380066

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe February 16, 2004

Thanks Patricia! I saw alot of good entries but the one that placed first had nothing to do with the Middle East! There were 5 categories and to me this one was the most difficult! #380088

Kristen McKain March 19, 2004


Kristen #431453

Peggy Wolff March 19, 2004

Very creative! Good luck! #434372

Patricia A. Kuniega March 20, 2004

Exceptional Dana! Really fabulous creative work. Congratulations on your well deserved win! #437066

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict March 20, 2004

Congrats Dana - wonderful work on this image!! #437075

Kristen McKain March 20, 2004

congrats!!! #437429

Bonnie C. Lackey March 20, 2004

Such a creative piece deserves such recognition! Congrats, Dana! #437599

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Wow! Thanks everyone! I never expected this to place...Thanks for all of your compliments and encouragement!
Dana #437717

Hasmik Hatamian level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Congrats Dana. Great Job. I saw this image on another site and liked it a lot. I am glad you decided to enter on BP contest as well. Great work, well deserved win. #437741

Karen Engelbreth March 21, 2004

Congrats on your win Dana! #437926

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 21, 2004

Congrats, Dana!!! #438525

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe March 21, 2004

Thanks everyone! #438571

Kerry Drager March 27, 2004

Hi Dana: This is absolutely wonderful ... congrats!! Kerry #450234

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe March 28, 2004

Thanks Kerry! Thanks for taking the time to comment! #450288

Bill Hammer March 28, 2004

Dana, Add my kudos for this great shot. But how did you do it? Is it a PhotoShop manipulation, or if not, how did you get the abstract, otherworldly look?

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe March 28, 2004

Thanks Bill! I did this in Photoshop 7.
It is a composite of three photos..1) film and genie lamp 2) the face 3) the background. I manipulated the face by dragging out the hair into wisps...same with the end of the film to get the smokey effect. #451328

May 06, 2004

Very creative. I like to see what people can come up with doing in image programs such as Photoshop, ect to make projects such as this. Nice job! #522970

Christopher B. Smyth May 15, 2004

Thas awsome very creative I really like this image. #542517

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson level-deluxe May 15, 2004

Thanks Casie and Christopher! #542575

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 17, 2006

This is very interesting and beautiful. A great creative image, congratulations on your win!! #3462886

RC Fritz February 10, 2008

Beautiful creation, Dana! Congratulations!! #5475445

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