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My Lunch Room
My Lunch Room
SandyP


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Collection: San Antonio
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2007

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Comments: 31
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This is Brackenridge Park, where I eat my lunch most days. I love it here so much. This is also where I get my many duck and bird photos. In fact, just behind those trees on the left of the picture is the San Antonio Zoo, where anyone who knows me knows, I spend lots and lots of lunch hours :)

I think the ducks --OOOPS -- I mean GEESE -- :) here tho recognize my car now. I'm no sooner in the parking space when they all come to greet me :)
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P.S. I love being able to be a little more daring with processing. I'm having fun. And I like getting to use big borders for this. I'm kind of a border freak - but I don't DARE in a challenge. It's the quickest way to get your photo tossed in the trash heap :) So thanks for humoring me and allowing me to get the border thing out of my system :) I put some soft, glowy actions on this to give it an ethereal look -- since that's how this place usually makes me feel.




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11/22/2008 09:06:30 PM
Beautiful processing and scene, Sandy. thanks for sharing it with me.
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04/22/2007 10:58:22 AM
I think you do great landscapes ever sandyp!!! This is going right into my favorites!!!!!
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02/18/2007 11:06:55 AM
yeah i like the borders too...you have a flair for good fonts so its nice to see them
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02/12/2007 05:40:07 PM
lovley image. the soft focus works really well here. and you're making all those stuck in snow belts very jealous. the leading line of the river is a great element. nice work.
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02/11/2007 12:48:20 AM
Oh, that's just soooooooo tranquil and lovely! What a nice place to retreat to on a busy day! BTW, those are NOT ducks!!!! Do NOT piss them off, they are geese and if you make them angry they'll chase you back to your car and then down the road!....8>) LOL!!!!
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02/08/2007 04:13:49 PM
I think the borders suit your work well and you probably should add them to your challenge entries after the challenges just to truly show them off!
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02/07/2007 12:29:38 PM
I can see why you go there to have lunch. it's just beautiful!
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02/07/2007 12:27:51 PM
WOW... The lighting here is incredible! Did you use gaussian blur or gothic glow as well? It's terrific.
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02/06/2007 11:17:49 AM
Simply gorgeous Sandy!
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02/05/2007 12:01:56 PM
Lovely image. So soft and dreamy looking.
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02/05/2007 07:28:33 AM
Wonderfully soft image, it flows so smoothly, and I don't mind the border at all (but when I recently left a border off of an image that was mostly black, someone actually left a comment asking where it was! ergh! So I can understand your reluctance to use this in a challenge, glad you did it here). I, too, would love to learn more about your post processing steps here.
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02/04/2007 07:09:14 AM
Beautiful gentle post processing - so serene.
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02/04/2007 04:16:17 AM
That is just beautiful, what a lovely way to spend a lunch time!! I love the soft glow that you have edited this shot with, makes it look like a painting. Gorgeous.
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02/03/2007 11:12:31 PM
Wow, just beautiful. As you know, I'm going for quirky, but when I want a dose of beauty, I just have to pop over to your "where I live" images. :)

I like the big border. I guess people want the image to take up as much room as possible in challenges, but pictures look so nice against well-done matting, and your large white area with the thin black border looks just like a matted and framed photo.

So what kind of processing steps did you do?
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02/03/2007 10:04:27 PM
Looks very Monet like to me. Really really like your lunch room. Beautiful.
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02/03/2007 09:57:37 PM
Wow, I eat lunch at my desk most days. I think your view might be just a little nicer than mine. You've done a great job with this shot. I bet you don't want to leave after lunch is over!
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02/03/2007 09:45:18 PM
It is so beautiful there! And yes....I would love to trade decks right now! We do have a nice fire going in the fireplace but I really do miss the deck!!
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02/03/2007 03:39:47 PM
It looks like a relaxing place to take a lunch. love the colors.
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02/03/2007 02:51:57 PM
It does look very mystical. How do you ever go back to work after spending time there? It's beautiful.
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02/03/2007 02:04:18 PM
I just got that warm fuzzy feeling! Beautiful place, and I like all of the PP.
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02/03/2007 01:44:56 PM
absolutely stunning image .. i like the border and love the signature .... love the colours, the perspective and the entire feel of this beautiful photograph ...
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02/03/2007 01:07:28 PM
This is beautiful. I think the postprocessing you did for an ethereal look came out very well. My first impression was of an art print. I can easily see this hanging on a wall as it has a very calming and peaceful feeling.

I too love borders and am prone to using them in challenge photos. I know I get scored lower sometimes, but I just like my pics better with the border.
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02/03/2007 12:26:15 PM
I do like the borders. I have often wondered what is wrong with a good border. Great shot. I can see why you would repeatedly visit here.
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02/03/2007 12:24:18 PM
OH WOW - how pretty is this?????
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02/03/2007 12:07:47 PM
I can see why you come here all the time. It is just beautiful and looks very relaxing! Cute story about the ducks and picture too!
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02/03/2007 11:20:17 AM
I can understand going for lunch there daily. It has to be relaxing
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02/03/2007 11:07:01 AM
What a beautiful park, I can see why you go there often.
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02/03/2007 11:04:50 AM
What a beautiful looking place. This is a great picture . It has captured the feeling of peacefullness I hope that some day you will invite us for lunch.
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02/03/2007 10:28:50 AM
very nice picture.
it looks like postcard material to me.
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02/03/2007 10:27:34 AM
Awesome image again Sandy, and I think I need some processing lessons from you.....
I wish I could sit with you for lunch, at this beautiful place, as we have a great time, and you wouldn't get vack to work..........
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02/03/2007 10:25:28 AM
wow Sandy nice place to retreat too. I've only been to San Antonio once and that was when i was in Basic training a long time ago. but i rember going into town and walking along the river.your photos bring that back.
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