Autumn Pastoral

Uploaded: October 01, 2004 05:36:23


I had no intention of submitting a rework of this former entry. However, when I started playing with the BuZZ filter, I preferred it over the original. Hence, a submit of a buZZed version for the month of October. Additionally, I removed some grain in the sky and did some burning and dodging. I apologize if this offends anyone...


Karma Wilson October 01, 2004

No need to apologize! I love it. The Buzz really works here. I can't believe the colors of this photo! Great job. Looks like a painting.

Karma #174373

Rob Friedman October 01, 2004

Hey, this is fantastic! Super composition and image! #815451

Marcie A. Fowler October 01, 2004

Fantastic. I see no reason why is would offend anyone. It's a beautiful image and the Buzz effect really adds a great element to it!! Wonderful done. I'm with Karma I love the colors! I also like how the comp of the tractor, fence, and tree form a diagnol, at least to my eye. #815456

Dolores Neilson October 01, 2004 are all so darn nice! Thank you!!

Karma...Thank you!! I'm glad you feel this works! The painterly effect was what I was after. I appreciate your feedback and kindness immensely!

Good morning, Rob! Thanks so much for brightening my morning!

Mornin' Marcie! Thank you for understanding. I just want to be fair and not submit former winners. I really liked the buZZed treatment and asked if it was ok to rework former entries and enter them...I was told it was. So here I am. Thanks so much for commenting on my work this morning! I appreciate the time you've taken. #815478

Duane Carter October 01, 2004

This is very beautiful, Dolores!!! I didn't see the other, so many entries and so little time for viewing, but it certainly isn't offensive. The colors are outstanding! #815495

Mellanie October 01, 2004

This is absolutely beautiful, Dolores!!! The buZZ is outstanding, the colors and comp are magnificent!!! I really love this!!! #815501

Charlene Bayerle October 01, 2004

Gorgeous Dolores!!!!! #815528

Bonnie C. Lackey October 01, 2004

Can't imagine why you would think anyone could be offended. Not only is this a great image but your use of the filter is nicely restrained making it even more beautiful. #815541

Kelly Abernathy level-classic October 01, 2004

This is terrific Dolores! I just love the colors! -K #815543

Darren K. Fisher October 01, 2004

Offend some one with such beauty I do not think so. WOW this is gorgeous. I remember the original. But boy your rework puts this one right at the top. Beautiful colors and great use of the BuZZ. Bravo. #815580

Cathy Gregor October 01, 2004

How could you offend anyone with such a gorgeous scene? I love it! Lots of us 're-work' a photo and re-enter it. Great job with the BuZZ, Dolores.
-cathy #815624

Kim Helmick October 01, 2004

It's beautiful Dolores!! The colors are magnificent and the whole scene really has a strong emotional appeal for me. I think it's wonderful! #815640

Lori Ditlefsen October 01, 2004

Very nice image full of bright bold color and clarity. A beautiful scene with a nice effect! #815698

Christopher J. Mcgilvery October 01, 2004

All I am going to say is.


It should rate high with the judges.

Honestly I thought it was a painting.

Great work. #815780

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 01, 2004

I really, really, really love this shot Dolores. I am so drawn to everything about it. The colors are saturated and bright. The horizontal lines are so very interesting. The farm equipment and tree, draw the eye in, and the buzz is PERFECT! I just love it...great work! #815902

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic October 01, 2004

Terrific!!!!!!!!!! Nothing else to say! #815930

Dolores Neilson October 01, 2004

Duane...thank you for your sweet complimentary post. The only reason why I thought it might offend some is that this is a previous 1st place winner. Some might think it unfair that I resubmit a rework of a former winner, not that anyone would be offended by the subject matter. Some haven't seen the original and accolades it has rec'd so it's great that this pic is new to them!! THanks so much for the shot in the arm!

Greetings Mellanie! THanks so much for your praise and enthusiasm on this image. I appreciate your kind post immensely!

Thank you, dear Charlene! Happy day!

Hi Bonnie!! THank you so much for approving the filter use. And for your lovely compliment. Read my response to Duane as to why I felt some might be offended....

Greetings K!! Thanks again!!

Darren...thank you accepting my rework and complimenting it! I appreciate your favorable comments on it very much! I just don't want to beat this one to death and hog the board, that's all. Have a great weekend!

Thank you, Cathy! I know lots of us rework our images...but I have never seen a rework of a former 1st place winner...thought that some might feel it unfair. I did ask if it was OK to resubmit a rework of a former winner and was told it was ok. Thanks so much for comments!!

Kim...your compliment is SO very appreciated! That's it touches you in an emotional way is the best compliment of all! Thank you!!

Lori...a heartfelt thank you for taking time to post. I appreciate it dearly.

Christopher...your praise and enthusiasm on this image is very flattering. Thank you for elevating my work. It means an awful lot!

Wendy....Your feedback is so well received and appreciated! Thanks so much for your kind words on this image. How kind of you!

Adilson...Thank you for being so kind and generous! Have a terrific weekend!

Patricia Marroquin October 01, 2004

A very striking image, Dolores! The BuZZ works so well here! Well done! Last month I resubmitted a previous finalist and had also added a buZZ to it. I hadn't even thought it would offend anybody, but I'm glad to know you asked and was told it was OK to resubmit a previous winner. Thanks for the info. :-) #815982

Dolores Neilson October 01, 2004

Thanks Patricia! I appreciate your time and post immensely. Yes... I did ask if it was alright to rework a former winning image and resubmit...and was told it was OK. Nice to know that! Have a terrific weekend! #815997

Karen Engelbreth October 01, 2004

Everything is perfect about this photo, Dolores! #816022

Casey A. Hanson October 01, 2004

Awesome and beautiful, Delores!
Nice BuZZ job :0) #816061

Dolores Neilson October 01, 2004

Thank you, Karen...I appreciate your kind words. Have a nice weekend. Hope it's dry for ya!

Thank you Casey...I am delighted you like it! Have a good weekend also! #816063

Larry Lawhead level-deluxe October 01, 2004

This is GREAT, Dolores!! The colors are amazing. The buzz works great! I'm glad you posted the reworked version!!



Joy Brown October 01, 2004

OUTSTANDING!!! #816563

William C. Raco level-classic October 01, 2004

Stunning colors, layers, and interest.
The offset spacing of the tractor and tree and the distance from the tractor to fence to tree are very complimentary to each other.
I imagine if measured, they would fall into quite structured geometric and mathematical patterns.
Art plus science equals stunning work!


Dan Holm October 01, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous in all regards, Dolores! The colors, the composition, the geometry and even the tasteful BuZZ are all magnificent! #816590

Terry R. Hatfield October 01, 2004

Excellent Image Dolores! What A Great Looking Buzz Here I Couldnt Be Offended With An Image This Grand Winning Again It Is A Contest:-) #816687

Kristen McKain October 01, 2004

WOW! Amazing work! The colors are GORGEOUS! #816830

Carol Brill October 01, 2004

Dolores, there are so many intriguing elements in this sensational scenic...I especially like the graduated layers of primary colors, the splash of red to break up the lineal symmetry, and the sweeping sense of space and distance that you captured here!! #816923

Dolores Neilson October 01, 2004

Larry....a heartfelt and sincere thank you for your very complimentary and supportive post. I appreciate your thoughts and time.

THANK YOU, Joy!! Have a great weekend!

bill...your comment on this image is valued and cherished. Thank you for commenting on another work of mine. You are a wonderful photographer and commenter!

Dan...THANK YOU!! I am fortunate to be the recipient of another one of your supportive and complimentary posts. Have a terrific weekend!

Hi Terry! Thanks for understanding and for your compliments on this photo. Some would think it unfair resubmitting a former winner but it is a different image now.

Greetings Kristen! Thanks so very much for taking time to post on my work! Enjoy your weekend!

Carol...Thank you for expressing so eloquently and articulately what appealed to you in this image!! And for taking the time to generously post. I appreciate it immensely! #816951

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 02, 2004

Hey Dolores, love those deep rich colors, and the vastness of the dark clouds and field beyond the fence. The buzz is great here as well. The end of the month is resubmit day here, for a few of us... so enter other that you have reworked too! #817395

Emanuel R.L Marcos October 02, 2004

Gr8 work with this one Dolores I love the final effect, excellent! #818087

Janet Detota October 02, 2004

The deep rich colors are fabulous and made even better with the buzz! The sky is so dramatic! Where was this taken? #818225

Dolores Neilson October 02, 2004

Hi Claudia! Thank you!! I'm glad you like the buzzed version! good tip on resubmits, Claudia! THanks!

HI Emanuel! THank you for taking the time to comment!! Delighted you approve!

Hi Janet! Thank you!! Now that Murry has me hooked, I'll have to exercise some serious restraint with's addictive! This was taken in Litchfield, Ct on Rte 63 while returning from a agricultural fair. The clouds couldn't have been more photogenic at that moment. #818453

Carol Engstrom level-addict October 05, 2004

Beautiful! Missed the first one, so I'm glad you put this in! #825035

Dolores Neilson October 05, 2004

Thank you, Miss Carol!! I appreciate your post! #825129

Anette Linnea Rasmussen November 08, 2004

Great job Dolores, love the rich colors
in this shot, well done!

Best wishes from Linnea #898438

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 15, 2004

Fantastic colors Dolores, congrats! #913487

Christopher J. Mcgilvery November 15, 2004

Always have time to respond to a nice person, Congrats on your finalist for this great picture. You really have shown some talent here, best wishes, and glad to see it made it to the finals.


Duane Carter November 15, 2004

Congratulations, Dolores!!! It has such vibrant colors. #913649

Terry R. Hatfield November 15, 2004

Congratulations On Your Finalist Dolores!! #913768

Larry Lawhead level-deluxe November 15, 2004

Congratulations, Dolores!!



Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe November 15, 2004

I just love this one Dolores...congratulations to you! #914808

Carol Brill November 15, 2004

Dolores, this resplendent image is a joy to revisit, congratulations and best of luck to you in the final round! #914931

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe November 15, 2004

I missed the original but I sure like this one! Very nicely shot and worked. It's an excellent image, Dolores. Congratulations and good luck in the finals with it :-) #915045

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe November 16, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist, Dolores!!
kathleen #916239

Kathleen Clemons November 16, 2004

I remember this one, Dolores! Primary Colors, I think. Love what you've done, resubmitting was a great choice. Congrats! #916818

Murry Grigsby November 16, 2004

Congrats Dolores!! Nice buzzin cousin :0) #916998

Marcie A. Fowler November 16, 2004

Congrats on this fantastic image Dolores! #917008

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 16, 2004

Great rework Dolores! Congrats, Jeff #917204

Carol Engstrom level-addict November 22, 2004

Congrats Delores! #932406

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