Rats Bridge

Uploaded: February 18, 2008 04:49:19


This is a fairly heavily edited version of the "Monet's Bridge" at Grounds for Sculpture, located behind Rats Restaurant, in Hamilton, NJ. If you can visit this sculpture garden, you won't regret it. I'll post the original and b&W versions.


Michelle Alton February 18, 2008

Here are two earlier versions of Rats Bridge. #857395

Douglas Pignet level-addict February 18, 2008

Nicely done and I like the effects of this one,Doug #5510577

Deb Koskovich February 18, 2008

Beautiful! Love the artistic effects, Michelle. #5510678

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 18, 2008

Nice capture, Michelle. Love the effect. #5510783

Manuel Barrera February 18, 2008

All three images are fantastic, Michelle #5510859

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 18, 2008

Beautiful spot, terrific effects Michelle! #5510863

Chua Wee Boo February 18, 2008

Beautiful effects,Michelle! #5510950

Alan L. Borror February 18, 2008

WOW!!! Great effects on a very beautiful subject, Michelle! #5511187

Michael G. Marshall February 18, 2008

Wonderful effects Michelle! All are unique and stand strongly on their own. Bravo! - Michael #5511273

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 18, 2008

Wonderful rendition of the scene and all three versions excite the imagination in different, delightful ways. Nice work Michele. #5512231

Chad Galloway February 18, 2008

Nice effects Michelle. Great gallery. #5512499

Tiia Vissak February 18, 2008

very cool! #5512511

Kathleen Rinker February 18, 2008

Wow this is beautiful, great effects, I love it!!! #5512731

Bonnie Gearhart February 18, 2008

The colors are amazing, the capture is wonderful, what a great photo!
Love the fractalius effect #5512814

Christian Rosito February 18, 2008

Wow, you really do great effects. Now this seems to be a scary place, LOL. Fantastic gallery. #5512912

Danielle Fuller February 18, 2008

Again, AWESOME!!!!! #5513040

Joseph N. DiGilio February 18, 2008

Very nice work, Michelle. I like the original best and the fractalius version next. It looks just like a painting. Your composition is exceptional. The mist, a powerful element, shows up so well in the original. I think it's less effective in the fractalius version. I still find them both appealing though. #5513182

Irene Colling level-classic February 18, 2008

Michelle this photo is outstanding. I was very impressed with the wonderful pencil drawing effect. Then I viewed the original and I was blown away. You captured the essence of calm and peace. All of the elements work together for an exquisite whole. Love all three versions. #5513389

Robert K. Bemus level-classic February 18, 2008

Nice work, Michelle - awesome effects! #5513525

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 18, 2008

oh Michelle I agree with Irene, this is outstanding... whatever effects you applied, it's amazing... hope to see it again! #5513885

Dawn M. Schneider February 18, 2008

michelle this is so beautiful, you are such an artist. #5513893

Brett Dolsen February 19, 2008

Awesome and unique Michelle!!Your work is captivating.
Brett #5514218

Brett Dolsen February 19, 2008

Awesome and unique Michelle!!Your work is captivating.
Brett #5514230

Paul E. Earl February 19, 2008

This is brilliant, Michelle!!! #5514399

Wally Orlowsky February 19, 2008

Great work on this, Michelle! I know that place well, but you have created your own artistic impression ;) #5514518

Kaye Burazin February 19, 2008

How lovely Michelle. Each one has very artistic elements, and can stand on it's own as a fine piece of art. #5515868

Cassie L. Woodlee February 19, 2008

Really beautiful Michelle!!!! #5517954

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar February 20, 2008

great DD work!! I love this! #5520695

Susie Peek-Swint February 20, 2008

I love all three versions Michelle ~ a beautiful scene.. not sure about the restaurant name though ~ lol! #5521730

Elizabeth J. Bernier level-classic February 21, 2008

You have a terrific gallery Michelle!!! I love the original and your Frac version...both are WOW! #5526494

Mitch Spence level-classic February 21, 2008

Well, the thumbnail grabbed me and held right on, and then the title did (oh, that's why "rats" bridge), and then the full photo did. I love the plants rising from the bottom of the frame to "meet" the flow of the hanging trees. The effects are beautifully done for this image. #5526621

Dianna Hauf February 21, 2008

WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Actually, ALL three images are beautiful, each in it's own right! Love the B&W; the tones, shadows and highlights, always partial to them. Then original is a gorgeous capture of an incredible place, soft lighting , gorgeous color and flow to it and then I LOVE the creative, artistic effects you added to it Michelle! SO HARD TO CHOSE as each brings out a certain beautiful aspect of the capture itself! WTG! #5526711

Bill Knaps February 21, 2008

All are beautiful. Bill #5529245

Stephen Zacker February 22, 2008

Artistic and Creative. Excellent work #5531921

Steve M. Harrington February 25, 2008

Terrific image, Michelle. The composition is excellent and the bold lines are compelling.
Steve #5552111

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 12, 2008

This is a masterpiece Michelle. Congratulations on your DD feature today! #5632723

Cary Rogers March 12, 2008

Wonderful capture of the light in the original photo, and great composition of the subject elements, Michelle! Then your applied fx made it an outstanding piece of eye candy!! congrats on your DD feature! #5633044

Mitch Spence level-classic March 12, 2008

Way to go, Michelle. I am delighted to see both the EP on this and the feature in DD. #5633065

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe March 12, 2008

Michelle, congrats on your DD feature. This is a beautiful image. #5633568

William C. Raco level-classic March 12, 2008

Excellent work and congratulations on the feature in the digital darkroom!

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 12, 2008

Cool work Michelle! Thanks for letting us see the before and after! :-) #5635170

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 14, 2008

Magical, Michelle!
Love each image! #5641036

Holly J. Jackson March 19, 2008

This is AWESOME, Michelle!! Love the effects! ; ) #5661705

Margaret R. Barry March 22, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Michelle! #5677706

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Michelle!! #5677721

Mitch Spence level-classic March 22, 2008

Most definitely should have been a finalist, is a finalist (apparently, although I seem to be unable to see them yet for some peculiar reason), hooray! #5677764

William C. Raco level-classic March 22, 2008

Beautifully done, Michelle
Congratulations and best wishes #5677823

Bertus Neeleman March 22, 2008

a very beatiful way of working on the Pics you have Michelle, a great gallery. this is my favorite. #5678839

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle! #5679312

Cassie L. Woodlee March 22, 2008

A huge congratulations Michelle!!!!!!!!!!! #5679339

Mike Clime March 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist. I kept having people congratulate me and you were the 1st, but I never got anything from BP and had to search to find the nominees. #5679627

Brett Dolsen March 22, 2008

Congratulations Michelle a very deserving finalist!!
Brett #5679714

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 22, 2008

Stunning Michelle, congratulations on your finalist! #5680150

Sam Britt March 22, 2008

Congratulations! #5680193

Colette M. Metcalf March 22, 2008

Congratulations!!! #5680311

Christian Rosito March 22, 2008

Congratulations Michelle, well done! #5680344

Ken Smith level-classic March 22, 2008

Beautiful work, Michelle!! #5680485

Karen Bacon March 23, 2008

Congratulations Michelle! #5682720

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 23, 2008

Great job with this Michelle; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #5683912

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 23, 2008

huge congrats Michelle!!!! #5684124

Sue Marshall March 23, 2008

Congratulations Michelle on your Finalist!! :-)

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 23, 2008

Congrats, Michelle, on this fabulous finalist!
~lisa #5685033

Evy Johansen level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Michelle! #5686070

Tiia Vissak March 24, 2008

Congratulations! #5686411

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar March 24, 2008

big congrats my friend, goodluck on the next round!! #5686620

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 24, 2008

Big Congrats! #5687589

Tarun Bose March 24, 2008

Big, big congrats Michelle for your excellent finalist. #5689664

Manuel Barrera March 24, 2008

It is gorgeous, Michelle, congratulations #5690921

William C. Raco level-classic March 24, 2008

WooooooHooooooo Congratulations on the win, Michelle! #5691240

Marylee Pope March 24, 2008

Congrats on the WIN Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!! #5691315

Ken Smith level-classic March 24, 2008

Nicely done, Michelle. Congratulations!! #5691332

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 24, 2008

Huge Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Michelle!! #5691346

Patrick Rouzes March 24, 2008

A GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER ,MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5691379

Manuel Barrera March 24, 2008

congratulations, again, Michelle #5691566

Sue Marshall March 24, 2008

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE ON YOUR WIN!!!!! wooooo hoooooo!!! :-))) #5691569

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 24, 2008

Wonderful win Michelle, congratulations! #5691643

Cassie L. Woodlee March 24, 2008

Congrats on your win Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5691706

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar March 24, 2008

wow!! congrats on this excellent winner, my friend!! i'm so happy to see this with a gold badge, Michelle! #5691729

Renee Doyle level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michelle!!!! #5691962

Kristi A. Howson March 24, 2008

Oooh...so beautiful with these effects Michelle. Big congratulations to you! #5692190

Graeme yew Chow March 24, 2008

Congratulation ! Michelle. Beautiful winner ! #5692434

Steve M. Harrington March 24, 2008

Good on you, Michelle! Richly deserved! :)
Steve #5692542

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome winner Michelle! WTG!!! #5692671

Elida Gutierrez March 24, 2008


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

Evy Johansen level-classic March 24, 2008

BIG congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Michelle!! #5692933

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Michelle!! #5693030

Shane J. Harrison March 24, 2008

Congrats Michelle cheers shane.... #5693079

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2008

congratulations on your winner! #5693178

Stephen Zacker March 25, 2008

Congratulations #5693687

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 25, 2008

HUGE congratulations,Michelle on your beautiful Winner!! #5693793

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 25, 2008

Congratulations Michelle, well done! #5693865

Wally Orlowsky March 25, 2008

Congratulations on this creative winner, Michelle!!! #5694321

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 25, 2008

Totally beautiful Michelle! Congrats on your win!!! #5694394

Linda Blair March 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win!!!!!! ☺ #5694712

Gunther Allen March 25, 2008

WTG! Congratulations on your big win!!! #5694841

Alan L. Borror March 25, 2008

Congratulations on this superb winner, Michelle! #5695210

Patricia A. Stalter March 25, 2008

Whoo Hooooo WTG. Celebrate! #5695275

Michael G. Marshall March 25, 2008

Congratulations on your winner Michelle! It's a wonderful image!
- Michael #5695620

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 25, 2008

Congrats Michelle on your wonderful winning image!! Jeff #5695723

Ken Austin level-classic March 25, 2008

Congratulations on your first big win ... it gets easier from now on ... each of these three images reflects a different feeling ... the B/w is a more open image ... clean and focused, the second a more etheral feeling... and the third more of a fantasy. Each is excellent in it's own right. Each is unique. Ken- #5695770

adrifil March 25, 2008

Congratulations, Michelle!
You use this filter like an artist, like a painter uses its brushes. From a "normal" photo you created something new with a judicious sense of balance because although you transfigured the original you kept its essence by not overflowing it with the effect.
Congratulations again, it was a well deserved winner. #5696799

Jim Baines March 25, 2008

A hardy big ol' Texas-sized congratulations on your fabulous WIN, Michelle!! #5697146

Dianna Murphy March 25, 2008

Way to GO Michelle! #5697303

Bill Wyatt March 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner!! Excellent work! #5697315

Kathleen Rinker March 25, 2008

A big congrats on this beautiful winner! #5697391

Dawn M. Schneider March 25, 2008

congratulations on this beautiful image!! #5697645

Joseph N. DiGilio March 25, 2008

I'm very happy for you. You do such beautiful work I hope there will be many more to come. #5697712

Gary Pope March 25, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE! Wonderful to see that medal by your photo. I need to spend more time on here. I am missing a lot. #5697819

Martie Last March 25, 2008

Congratulations! You deserve a win on this gorgeous photo! Your treatment is perfect. #5698249

Amanda Cass March 26, 2008

well done michelle beautiful work! a BIG CONGRATS!you have to tell me how you put extra images on like that? I haven't been able to work it out yet lol #5699513

Marcel Eni March 26, 2008

Amazing effects, Michelle - looks very artistic. Great work and congrats on your winner ! #5700628

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton March 26, 2008

Great work!! Beautiful winner! Bravo Michelle!! #5701129

Jill Flynn March 26, 2008

Beautiful artwork and wonderful tones. Love what you've done here! Congratulations on your win Michelle! #5702901

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 27, 2008

Congratulations Michelle on your Win.

Dominick #5704678

Colette M. Metcalf March 27, 2008

Congratulations, Michelle!! WTG! #5706565

Jessie L. Cole March 27, 2008

Congrats....! Beautiful work....!:) #5707139

Robert G. Stalnaker March 27, 2008

All three images are really nice, and your winner showcases your artistic talents so well, Michelle. Outstanding winner!!! #5708405

William F. Clair March 28, 2008

Michelle, I need advice. How do you keep up with all the comments? I feel so guilty that I cannot keep up with all the comments I get. When I get a gold here my first reaction is: How do I thank everyone? :(
As for this photo...no comment!!! Just print, frame and send it to me!!! OK...you won't do that. So..when I visit you I want to see it displayed in your home. #5710883

Cary Rogers March 29, 2008

BIG congratulations, Michelle! This IS a very special image! #5714574

Lester A. Garcia March 31, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this winner, Michelle! #5726485

Darryl Wilkinson March 31, 2008

Really beautiful work, Michelle! Congratulations!! #5726595

Kathy Reeves April 01, 2008

How on earth did I miss this outstanding win!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, on a well deserved win!!!! #5727951

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic April 03, 2008

Beautiful and artistic...love the effects! #5738655

Brook Burling April 11, 2008

congratulations Michelle on your well deserved prize!! #5775219

Janet Daniel April 11, 2008

Gorgeous capture and effects, Michelle!
A belated congrats on this beauty! #5776947

Cheryl Meisel August 27, 2008

WOW is this AWESOME! Big CONGRATS on your wins with this pretty!
Cherylm #6378925

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 29, 2009


on your 2nd Place WINNER!!! #7347079

Patricia White level-classic September 08, 2009

I know this is an older picture but I really like your effects on this. I like the colored version better. I know this past but congrats on this. Well deserved. #7925893

Danny B. Head level-deluxe August 16, 2010

This image was well before my time at BP (or even before I owned a camera) but it is outstanding...love the treatment! Congrats! #8838914

Carolyn McIntosh July 26, 2011

Poking through your gallery . . and what a treat that is I might add . . love this photo and how rendered it. A very worthy piece of art . .love it. #9556277

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic December 06, 2011

Looking through your gallery. I love this one very much! You do wonderful work #9850847

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 02, 2012

I love Monet and recognized this garden immediately. What a dream to be there in person.

I have the biggest smile here. I know how you have felt about the fractalius filter in the past but look at the masterpiece that you have created!!!

Even Monet would be impressed! I sure am.

-Laura :D #10446658

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 02, 2012

On This Very Cool Gold Win! #10446659

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