Painted Stucco

© Laura L. Gonzales

Painted Stucco

Uploaded: January 26, 2010 19:56:39


This tri-colored stucco wall is found on our local Chili's Resturant! I enhanced the color, contrast, hue, saturation, lightness and white balance. I also clonned out small spots, and exaggerated the sharpness to bring out the texture and detail of the stucco. Comments appreciated, and have a fabulous day!! Entered into *EOD*

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/90 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA


Tiia Vissak January 27, 2010

a fantastic image! #1231628

frank w. degenhardt January 27, 2010

Laura- Dear girl, what a joy it was to see your gallary and all the beautiful work that you do. Love the series on the grand Canyon. Must have been breath taking for you. Now this one is special and I think it will be back in the winners cirle. Love the brilliant colors, the lines, the textures. So artful and modern. Stunning work dear friend. Have a wonderful day, may God bless you. #8334192

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic January 27, 2010

Wonderful work on this EOD entry and the colors pop out so well with the enhancements and textured details. Nice job! #8334611

Amy M. Wilson January 27, 2010

Great colors and textures in this wonderful EOD capture, Laura! #8334798

Stefania Barbier level-classic January 27, 2010

how beautiful... love the lines and colors... a beauty! #8334922

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 27, 2010

Fantastic color and capture! #8335062

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 27, 2010

Outstanding image,Laura, powerful colors, textures, and design!

Debby #8335409

Sam Britt January 27, 2010

Great design, color & texture, congrats on this EFP, Laura. #8335519

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 27, 2010

Beautiful EOD image, Laura Lee!!! :-) k #8335640

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 27, 2010

Spectacular colors, textures, EOD, clarity & lighting here, Laura Lee! Like Frank, I expect to see this again ,my friend! #8335647

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 27, 2010

Love the colours and designs Laura. This would be a great puzzle. #8335976

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 27, 2010

I love this sort of art, Laura. Such simple basic lines but they make beautiful music together!

Totally cool. Another FAV for me!



Robert K. Bemus level-classic January 28, 2010

Great colors and design, Laura!! #8336258

Les Rhoades level-classic January 28, 2010

This is my kind of EOD image...color, shapes, lines.
Well done #8336962

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic January 28, 2010

Good evening Tiia, Frank, Reynaldo, Amy, Stefania, Peaches, Deb, Sam, Kitty, Patrick, Sherran, Laura, Robert and Les!! You guys are great! Thank you all so much for the wonderful compliments! I totally appreciate it!!! I am SMILING!! :) Have a fabulous night!! Laura #8338654

Guy D. Biechele level-classic February 03, 2010

Great color and balance. Very pleasing image. #8354133

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 04, 2010

Hello Guy! Thanks for the visit and kind comments!!! I really appreciate it very much! Laura #8357349

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Big congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Laura!!! #8394578

Tiia Vissak February 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8395197

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8396306

Dianna Murphy February 19, 2010

Great finalist. Congratulations. #8397738

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 19, 2010

Striking image, Laura!

Congrats on your finalist!
Debby #8398348

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 19, 2010

Hi Amy, Tiia, Nancyj, Dianna and Deborah, thank you for the great comments!!! What a great surprize! I am so excited, and very thankful!! :) #8398363

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 19, 2010

Laura Lee!!! Yewhooooooooo!!! You got a FINALIST!!! HA!


-Laura :D #8399188

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 19, 2010

Hello Laura! Thank you!! It sure put a smile on my face! LOL!!! I am thrilled! Laura:)) #8399309

Ujjwal Mukherjee February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist,Laura!! #8399430

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 19, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!!! #8399556

Mukesh Srivastava February 19, 2010

Great colors,Laura!!!! Huge congratulations for the well deserved finalist win!!!!! #8399635

Renata Gusciora February 20, 2010

Big congratulations on this fabulous finalist,Laura!!!:-) #8400398

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 20, 2010

Great colors, textures and design Laura! Congratulations on your finalist! #8401682

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 20, 2010

Thank you Ujjwal, Stef, Mukesh, Renata and Donna for stopping by! I really appreciate your wonderful comments!! Thanks again! Laura:) #8402007

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 20, 2010

Big congrats on your fun and colorful Finalist Laura! #8402270

Sam Britt February 20, 2010

Congratulations, Laura!! #8402488

Brett Dolsen February 20, 2010

Simplicity at its best Laura!Congratulations! #8402689

ROLAN NARMAN February 20, 2010

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Laura Lee! Love the simplicity! #8402846

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 20, 2010

Hi Cindy, Sam, Brett and Rolan!!So glad you stopped in and soooo glad you like it!! Thanks so much for the compliments!!

Rolan! So happy to hear from you my friend!!! You are still in my thoughts and prayers!! Have a wonderful night!! Hugs, Laura:) #8402928

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 20, 2010

Great job on this finalist Laura, Congrats. #8402962

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 20, 2010

Thank you Reynaldo!! I appreciate the wonderful comment!!! Laura #8402969

Robert K. Bemus level-classic February 21, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Laura!! #8403022

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 21, 2010

Hi Robert!! Thank you very much! Laura #8403052

Guy D. Biechele level-classic February 21, 2010

Great work! Congratulations on your Finalist, Laura. #8404190

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 21, 2010

Hello Guy!! Thanks for stopping in! I appreciate your comments!! Laura #8404636

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 21, 2010

Congrats Laura on your Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff #8405055

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay February 22, 2010

Congratulations Laura on being a finalist! This is gorgeous, love how you brought out the colors and texture! #8406782

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 23, 2010

Thank you so much Jeff and Ruth for your wonderful comments! I am thrilled that you all like it! Thanks again to ALL my BP FRIENDS!! You guys are the best!!!! Blessings~~~~Laura:) #8408659

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 23, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #8411055

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 23, 2010

Hi There Nancy!!! I really appreciate your super comments!!! Thanks again!! Laura:) #8411406

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Beautiful shot, Laura. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist Award. Expect to see this again. Good luck!

UB. #8414100

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 25, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous win!!! #8415236

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

So happy to have seen this again, Laura. HUGE CONGRATZ on this fabulous Win!

UB. #8415526

Amy M. Wilson February 25, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fabulous WIN, Laura!!! #8415594

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 25, 2010

WTG on this fantastic winner, Laura!!! :-) k #8416586

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 25, 2010

WOW! Thank you so much Usman, Stef, Amy and Kitty! I was totally surprized!!! Sure put a smile on my face and a spring in my step after a very tough day and week! I am still in shock:0 but oh so happy!!!! Thanks again everyone!!!! Have a super day!!! :))) Laura #8417136

Ujjwal Mukherjee February 26, 2010

Huge congratulations,Laura!!!! #8417435

Guy D. Biechele level-classic February 26, 2010

Glad to see this bold abstract in the winners circle. Congratulations on your win, Laura! #8417862

Sam Britt February 26, 2010

Big Congrats on your second place win, Laura! #8419298

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 27, 2010

!!! OM GOSH !!!

---- LAURA ----



So sorry I am behind in commenting! This is so darned cool!

I bet you are in 7th heaven! I know I would be!




Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 27, 2010

Hello Ujjwal, Guy, Sam and Laura!! Thank you sooooo much for the wonderful comments! I really am stunned, and in 7th heaven!! Still having people pinch me to see if I'm dreaming!!! LOL!!

Laura, thanks for the gold cup! I will put it on the mantle!! Wait, I don't have a mantle! HA! Thanks again everyone for your support!!! Laura:)) #8421326

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 28, 2010

Well done Laura!!! Big congratulations on your second place winner! #8421417

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 28, 2010

Ah, who needs a mantel? You will want to just carry it with you everywhere you go. :D

xo #8422842

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 28, 2010

Hi Cindy! Thanks for your kind comments!!

Laura, you are right! Funny girl:) Just like american express..never leave home without it!! Have a super night! Laura:)) #8422924

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 28, 2010

You, too, you GOLD WINNER, YOU! :D


Nancy J. Locke March 05, 2010

What an AWESOME gallery you have. Pleased to meet you through BP, Laura. :D #8433749

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 05, 2010

Hi Nancy! Thank you for such wonderful compliments! I am so glad to meet you too!!!! I too have visited your beautiful gallery! You should be proud!! Thanks again for visiting, and have an awesome day!!!! Laura:)) #8434854

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 10, 2010

WOW Laura... this is fantastic!! Big Bold and Bright COLOURS...LOVE YOUR COMP/TEXTURES and DETAILS...

Great colours too...


Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 10, 2010

Hello there Christine!!! Thanks so much for the compliments! You are too sweet!!! I am STILL in 7th heaven! LOL! Have a super day! Smiling back at ya! Laura:)) #8446547

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 13, 2010

Congratulations on your Win, Laura!!! #8452114

David A. Simons March 13, 2010

Congratulations Laura and the colors are so vivid and vibrant #8452449

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 13, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved WINNER here, Laura Lee! Wish it were mine! #8452863

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 13, 2010

Hello Robert, David and Paddy!! Thank you so much! You all are so great! I appreciate your comments and kindness!!!! Laura #8453128

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 30, 2010

Congratulations Laura on your Win!!!

Dominick #8499183

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 31, 2010

Hi Dominick!!! Thank you so much! Always so nice to hear from you!! Thanks again for the super comment!! Laura:) #8501268

Carol L. Fowler April 03, 2010

Super WInner! Congrats! #8508513

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic April 03, 2010

Thanks so much Carol!! I appreciate your visit! Laura:D #8508639

David A. Simons July 03, 2010

Congratulations and it's so vivid and vibrant #8732261

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic July 03, 2010

Thank you David! Your comments are much appreciated!! Laura:) #8733092

Rona L. Schwarz September 14, 2010

Missed this the first time around - it really is something special, Laura! Congrats on the Winner!

Sorry haven't been by in a while...I'd forgotten how awesome your gallery is! #8901046

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic September 14, 2010

Thanks for stopping by Rona! I appreciate it. You have a beautiful gallery as well!! Blessings~~~Laura:) #8901052

Janice Mezzacappa September 28, 2010

Congrats Laura on this awesome the colors and texture!!! #8935719

Ellen Hodges February 09, 2013

Congrats on a super wonderful winner, Laura!!! #10560971

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic February 11, 2013

Thank you Ellen!!! #10564262

Stephen Zacker December 18, 2013

Simple and Bold. Congratulations #10924569

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic December 18, 2013

Thank you Stephen! #10924802

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 20, 2016

Yipppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Sister!!! I am so happy for you getting an ALL TIME GOLD Editors Pick for BetterPhotos 20th Year Celebration! WOW! You are running with the big dogs now!!! :D this one one amazing image, too! Huge Congratulations to You!!! :D #11449538

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 20, 2016

Thank you soooooo much sis!!!! Totally excited!!!!!!!!! And thank you too Judges for selecting my image!!!!! :) :) :) :) #11449545

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 07, 2016

Congratulations on your All Time Gold EP. Wonderful bold colors! #11471448

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