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Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
marbo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus C-2020Z
Location: Sheffield Park, Sussex, England
Date: Jan 23, 2006
Aperture: f2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2006

Taken with hoya r72 infrared filter.
Swapped red/blue channels in ps.

Link below i found for IR processing including swapping channels.
Infrared Tutorial

This photo was taken in July 2005. I changed the date to challenge date.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 833
Avg (all users): 7.4031
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 7.3289
Avg (non-participants): 7.7294
Views since voting: 15225
Views during voting: 892
Votes: 459
Comments: 118
Favorites: 137 (view)


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11/12/2007 03:31:23 PM
amazning color!
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07/24/2007 04:39:39 AM
Wonderful...
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05/30/2007 12:46:48 AM
Great shot and Awesome Tutorial man. I favd it so I could look at again later to see how you did this. Thanks
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03/06/2007 09:10:59 AM
OMG what a beautiful picture.. Love the colors and thanks for posting the tutorial (though it is not yours, thanks... :o)

Message edited by author 2007-03-06 09:12:15.
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11/21/2006 09:42:53 PM
where were your SLR's for these shots? Not like it matters, this photo is so great.
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05/20/2006 11:25:25 AM
So much talent on this site!
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05/19/2006 07:35:59 AM
Congrats looks like a first place capture to me
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05/19/2006 05:14:44 AM
Congratulations Mark! for Blue Lagoon taking Runner Up in the "What a Wonderful World" competition at PhotoGalaxy, it's such a fine image.
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04/28/2006 09:12:26 AM
Originally posted by SisiSimone:

Hello, Marbo, This is a very beautiful image! Thank you very much for sharing that Infrared Tutorial video. That was very generous of you.


It was just something i found on the web, nothing to do with me.
I`m not that generous :)
04/24/2006 10:30:17 AM
Hello, Marbo, This is a very beautiful image! Thank you very much for sharing that Infrared Tutorial video. That was very generous of you.
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03/28/2006 10:01:34 PM
Mark, photos like this are why you're one of my favorites of the site. Your IR work inspires me to keep trying with my own. I hope to have your talent with it some day. I've been anxiously waiting for the trees to leaf back out all winter. I've been suffering from IR withdrawl. lol
Anyway, great work as always. This shot is simply beautiful.
-Laura
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02/08/2006 02:56:11 AM
Originally posted by porterwagen:

should be disqualified right? the photographer even stated he changed the date...


No, not the photo date. I changed the date in my DPC portfolio so my challenge entries remain in order by challenge, not the date photo was taken.

Message edited by author 2006-02-09 03:10:05.
02/07/2006 10:37:13 PM
should be disqualified right? the photographer even stated he changed the date...
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02/07/2006 12:47:56 PM
Thanks so much for that video tutorial.
Haven't poked around your site yet but am hoping to find more!

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02/06/2006 07:47:26 PM
great colors and stunning photo, good composition
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02/05/2006 09:23:12 AM
Another stunning jaw-dropper! You are clearly the IR master! I have yet to experiment much with my Oly C-2020, but you have definitely inspired me, and I'm looking forward to trying some of my own shots.
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02/04/2006 10:04:03 PM
WOW...great picture! Congrats on your 7th place!
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02/03/2006 12:10:42 AM
Fantastic. Congratulations, and thanks for pointing out the tutorial. I wonder if my S1 is IR sensitive? Might have to play with it.
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02/02/2006 11:07:28 PM
not a huge fan of the IR type shot...but you have done an amzing job with this one...what makes it stand out is the amazing detail you have managed to produce with a perfect dof...the sky is fantastic!...congrats on your 7
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02/02/2006 12:30:55 AM
congrats.. awesome IR.. well done..
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02/01/2006 10:13:08 PM
Love your IRs as usual, this an exceptional beauty! Congrats on your top 10!!!
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02/01/2006 09:56:45 PM
Was surprised this didn't ribbon. it was a big 10 in my books. Absolutely breathtaking.
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02/01/2006 03:48:18 PM
surreal, dont think i've ever seen such a pretty place!
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02/01/2006 12:43:23 PM
Congratulations, certainly one of the best IR I have seen
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02/01/2006 10:58:57 AM
Congrats on your high placement. This is an image I'll never forget.
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02/01/2006 09:02:05 AM
This is something you would see in a dream. Absolutely breathtaking.
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02/01/2006 07:16:18 AM
Probably the best IR landscape i've ever seen.
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02/01/2006 06:50:18 AM
Congratulations Mark. Well deserved top ten finish.
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02/01/2006 02:32:38 AM
I'm so pleased this made the top ten - many congratulations on the placing and a terrific photo.
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02/01/2006 01:19:14 AM
Incredible beauty with great breath and color play. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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02/01/2006 12:48:15 AM
congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:04:26 PM
Very cool. I love the blue in combination with the IR plants. This would've done well in that fantasy world challenge. Might crop just a hair off the bottom so the grass doesn't over dominate.
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01/31/2006 07:45:03 PM
Stunning, not enough adjectives to describe this!! Back to say this is my pick for the winner, I hope you get a blue ribbon to go with that blue sky and water. Good luck!
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01/31/2006 04:56:08 PM
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!! 9
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01/31/2006 04:28:08 PM
Wow! Incredible power in those blues. Great shot.
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01/31/2006 03:24:44 PM
I can not find anything wrong with this photo. So delightful.
Revisited...upped to 10.
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01/31/2006 02:47:56 PM
Cool!
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01/31/2006 07:32:31 AM
OK - now that is fake looking which makes it magical when you throw in those birds. This is the best infrared photo I have seen.. This should be in the top 10 I would hope. Really n ice technique -- you should put this in the best of ... oh wait ...
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01/31/2006 05:09:56 AM
Very nice scene and the birds top it off
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01/30/2006 11:12:10 PM
wow, this is just brilliantly done, good job, hope you score well.
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01/30/2006 08:46:14 PM
Excellent. Well composed and i love the scenery. 10
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01/30/2006 07:44:18 AM
Nice digital infrared here (I presume) I don't like the selective desat, it just looks fake and surreal, the highlights are slightly blown in samples but I really really do like the line here. This is one worth playing with some more, even to the point of reshooting, but I suspect it doesn't need to be totally reshot just tinkered with. 5/10.
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01/30/2006 07:37:42 AM
Stunning. Love this loads. Terrific effect, very creative.
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01/29/2006 03:53:47 PM
Marbo I presume? Well if it isn´t you, take it as a compliment as he is one of my favorites on this site. Anyway, LOVE this shot, the best IR I have ever seen and an instant 10 and added it to my favorites. Love the tones and composition.
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01/29/2006 03:32:50 PM
this is an awesome image - love the infrared - great job - adding to favorites :)
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01/29/2006 10:52:58 AM
beautiful! great colors with B&W. I think this is IR?

bumped you to a 10 and added to my faves. great job like I said in the forums!
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01/28/2006 05:08:39 PM
I really don't care for infrared processing I wonder what this would have looked like in normal colors 5
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01/28/2006 04:17:07 PM
surreal 9
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01/28/2006 11:48:40 AM
wonderful use of de-sat. It is surreal.
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01/27/2006 07:06:03 PM
wow this is great, must be infrared event though I don't know anything about it. my second 10 and I'm on 52%
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01/27/2006 09:40:55 AM
Love it!
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01/26/2006 10:50:59 PM
Man that is just fantastic. I love the way you did this. I guessing a Infrared filter.
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01/26/2006 06:27:14 PM
Nice use of infrared in this one
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01/26/2006 03:54:23 PM
Wow .. now this is an interesting work in post processing .... wonderful picture. Bumping up.
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01/26/2006 02:47:10 PM
...interesting. Good post process work.
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01/26/2006 12:55:01 PM
Crystal clear and lovely composition! The birds add a nice touch to this scene. 9
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01/26/2006 12:00:40 PM
This is so magicial..........I love these type of images, and I hope this ribbons.....
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01/24/2006 02:37:11 PM
Perfect. Only half way through. The best so far. 10
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01/24/2006 03:16:49 AM
very nice. Love the treatment!
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01/23/2006 10:21:58 PM
Lovely image. Great fantasy colors.
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01/23/2006 08:23:29 AM
Stunning
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01/23/2006 06:14:08 AM
a nice "winter wonderland" feel to it.
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01/22/2006 08:48:52 PM
Nice PP.
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01/22/2006 07:33:06 PM
Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the contrast between the blues and the whites, just beautiful-Good luck
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01/22/2006 05:43:36 PM
I just love these shots! Do I just need a filter or what? Photoshop trick? 9, this will be a top ten shot. Bumping to 10.
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01/22/2006 05:04:25 PM
I like what you have done here, good lighting, IR??? good movement, great dof, nice blue hue, good texture, overall this is great stuff
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01/22/2006 12:37:23 PM
although not a spectacular shot and not a bad one either, the post processing on this makes it so fascinating, the IR with the blue is really very eye catching!!
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01/22/2006 10:42:33 AM
Beautiful clean image
9
best of luck
Kev
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01/22/2006 04:29:03 AM
Powerful shot. I would have liked to have seen the birds tied in with coloring as well, but the overall impact is great! 9.
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01/21/2006 10:01:37 AM
this has an almost unearthly feel too it. absolutely gorgeous..10
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01/20/2006 11:20:28 PM
excellent image, nice geese.
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01/20/2006 10:12:52 PM
Beautiful use of infrared.
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01/20/2006 06:41:08 PM
Very nice. I'm guessing this is an infrared shot. I like it.
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01/20/2006 04:35:50 PM
Awesome IR look and wonderful color. 10
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01/20/2006 02:36:05 PM
Very Awesome
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01/20/2006 11:29:50 AM
Wow - this looks like a scene from Lords of the rings. Great scenery and well done (10)
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01/20/2006 06:27:36 AM
this is one of the best images in this challenge, I just love the simplicity in this picture, looks really cold there :)

you get my second 10 in this challenge, so I think you will ribbon with this image :)
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01/20/2006 12:05:38 AM
It's the Marlbo man...oops Marbo.(HEHE) I've looked at this pic (or one very similiar to it) many times in your portfolio. Beautiful composition and outstanding post processing. I hope one day I can produce something this beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of you work. 10
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01/19/2006 10:24:09 PM
Awesome IR. Perfect 10!
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01/19/2006 09:38:36 PM
great use of infrared! beautiful work..
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01/19/2006 07:55:04 PM
simply beautiful ... may be my top pick
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01/19/2006 07:11:35 PM
Pretty cool infrared. I like that you've put the blue back in the sky and water.
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01/19/2006 05:28:30 PM
Out of this world. Nice balance. Pure.
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01/19/2006 12:53:22 PM
Great depth
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01/19/2006 02:16:50 AM
Usually I don't much like IR but here it works very well, especially with the two geese in the forground for added interest.
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01/18/2006 11:56:56 PM
10 from me...good luck!

very pretty...adding to my favorites!
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01/18/2006 02:55:26 PM
Love it! 10
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01/18/2006 01:56:29 PM
Nice IR? the water and sky is perfect. Like the leaves in upper left. Excellent submission -10-
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01/18/2006 12:15:31 AM
this shot is stellar. I love it. My only thought is that the leaves at top/left in foreground are a little bright and distracting maybe use burn tool a little? Just a thought. 10 I hope this is in top 3
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01/17/2006 10:36:29 PM
I dont usually give higer votes for photoshop work but this one is a good one. Good job and nice work
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01/17/2006 07:57:28 PM
Excellent infrared shot. I like how you've recoloured the sky and the lake, or is that straight from cam?
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01/17/2006 07:54:05 PM
Definately interesting...and unique.
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01/17/2006 07:42:42 PM
I love this effect
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01/17/2006 07:16:23 PM
Beautiful work, good luck! 10
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01/17/2006 06:35:22 PM
i remember this one.. just beautiful 9
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01/17/2006 06:03:58 PM
Great infrared, love how the blues and lake stand out. good luck :).. and im guessing this is yours marbo :0
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01/17/2006 03:39:12 PM
Very neat looking, I just like it.
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01/17/2006 01:02:20 PM
stunning.9
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01/17/2006 11:27:54 AM
Pictures like this almost always give me a "cool" feeling.

When this challenge is over, please write up a how you did this, I have a few images that might turn out well with an effect like this applied.

Back to the image...

It's sharp, crisp, the infrared-like effect works well with the foliage and the blue is a wonderful shocking touch of color. All around quite nice.
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01/17/2006 09:22:36 AM
This really works. 10
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01/17/2006 07:35:23 AM
Interesting use of IR filter- makes for a pretty landscape here. Love the geese. Well seen and captured!
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01/17/2006 01:52:34 AM
Nice IR shot. GL.
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01/17/2006 12:59:33 AM
nice IR, works well with this scene. good use of desat too. the detail is so sharp, gives this image a lot to look at.
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01/17/2006 12:47:43 AM
ribbon! awesome surreal shot. congrats
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01/16/2006 10:46:41 PM
I like the infrared and how the color pops out. I also like the DOF used.
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01/16/2006 09:58:05 PM
So... this is the one... my pick for best of 2005. Congrats on a simply amazing image. Although the processing is unique and perhaps not to everyone's taste, I think you did something truly amazing here... well done and thank you for a GREAT image... :)
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01/16/2006 08:42:19 PM
Looks like geese on snow. Nice effect.
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01/16/2006 07:45:03 PM
Wonderful image!
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01/16/2006 04:36:38 PM
nice IR
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01/16/2006 03:36:58 PM
My favorite....love it!
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01/16/2006 02:12:06 PM
It blue me away!!!! Great Pic.!!!
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01/16/2006 02:02:49 PM
the white leaves in the foreground gave away the illusion for me.
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01/16/2006 01:28:23 PM
Very nice....my only 10.
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01/16/2006 11:17:28 AM
Nice lighting and duo tone type image
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01/16/2006 11:00:32 AM
When I give a photo a 10, it is because I feel it is wonderfual all the way around. Therefore, I have no real comment other than to say I gave you a 10!
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01/16/2006 09:45:13 AM
This is just so perfect!
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01/16/2006 08:36:00 AM
WOW! The post editing really worked. Very imaginative.
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01/16/2006 07:25:20 AM
You did a grate job .. ice
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