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Brad


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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Ramona, CA
Date: Oct 29, 2004
Aperture: F10.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2004

After having a lack of inspiration for this challenge, I chose to go to work the "back way" for a change and left early enough to catch the sunrise on this glorious morning.
PP was basics in curves, saturation & Neat Image.
The Triptych idea came from my neighbor's suggestion and hope the "frame haters" take pity on me - LOL!

Guess here's my "How'd they do that" for the framework.

The process was really very simple. Figure out what size of a frame is suitable for the picture. Let's say on a 800 x 500 image, a 20 pixel wide border would suffice.
Go to View, ruler and make sure your preferences is set for pixels in the Edit, Preferences section.
Go to the top left tool (Rectangular Marquis Tool) and click it. Then zoom in on the shot until you can see the pixels in the side ruler clearly (typically 800%). Click and drag a box from the top left corner, over 20 pixels, then drag down to the bottom without letting go. That will select a 20 pixel wide section down the left side and will have the dotted lines around it. Then go to Edit, Fill and select Black. Repeat all around the four sides.
(There is a shortcut to do it all at one time - select the first section, then hold Shift, and continue dragging around the outside framework. Each section will add to it, or Ctrl-A to select entire image, Edit, Stroke, Black, 40 pixels to frame entire outside all at once with 20 pixel border).
Then figure out your 2 vertical divisions and drag a box down and again fill with Black. You should now have the basic 3-pane black frame. May need to zoom in a bit more now and drag a 1 pixel wide "box" along the inside edge of each pane, using Shift again to do it all in one process.
This time when done, Edit, Fill, White or 50% grayscale. If you have a dark background, the 50% gray will look kind of funny as it becomes transparent. In that case, fill with White, then without clicking the dotted lines away yet, go to fill again and select 50% grayscale. If the gray looks too dark, you can go to Edit, Fade Fill and adjust the slider bar until you get the shade you want.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 487
Avg (all users): 7.2088
Avg (commenters): 7.7727
Avg (participants): 7.1070
Avg (non-participants): 7.8529
Views since voting: 23365
Views during voting: 458
Votes: 249
Comments: 97
Favorites: 162 (view)


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01/19/2007 05:16:16 PM
How beautiful!
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11/10/2006 10:01:15 AM
Beautiful shot! Breathtakingly peaceful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2006 10:31:53 AM
very nice. i like the use of the tryptic.
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07/25/2006 10:34:59 PM
Phenominal! Great job.
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07/15/2006 06:24:46 AM
Beautiful shot Brad, plus I love the editing details. thanks.
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04/05/2006 06:39:59 PM
That is one AMAZING transformation from the original file. You are one of the most impressive photo editers I've seen on this site.
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02/27/2006 02:57:32 AM
sorry for being late. I just happened to stumbled upon this photo from browsing other people's favourites. This is an amazing photo!
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11/14/2005 03:38:53 PM
congrats on yuur ribbon dude...looks totally awesome...yea!!!
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09/14/2005 12:59:51 AM
Originally posted by reemas:

haha. i was wondering if you'd find the double post helpful! awesome framework again.

Actually I did! Had you left it blank, I would still be wondering...' . substr('//users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/046.gif', strrpos('//users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/046.gif', '/') + 1) . '
09/13/2005 11:52:50 PM
haha. i was wondering if you'd find the double post helpful! awesome framework again.
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09/06/2005 03:01:16 AM
oops... double posted.

Message edited by author 2005-09-06 03:01:37.
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09/06/2005 03:01:12 AM
also, you made a pretty good shot, into a superb shot.. i only have 3 favorites, but this is one of them.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2005 02:57:26 AM
very cool border - and thanks for sharing how you did it.

Message edited by author 2005-09-06 02:59:38.
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07/20/2005 04:44:18 AM
Originally posted by sher9204:

*hug*
' . substr('//users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/046.gif', strrpos('//users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/046.gif', '/') + 1) . '
Me likes sher hugs.....
07/20/2005 01:59:55 AM
that's awesome, Brad! congrats! *hug*
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07/19/2005 12:17:55 PM
Woo Hoo!
Just received notification the non-framing version was selected as Imaging Resource.com's POTD for 07-23-05!

Message edited by author 2005-07-19 12:42:10.
06/21/2005 01:13:35 AM
Perfect tryptic. Lovely deep coloration. Fine capture!
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06/21/2005 12:22:53 AM
simply amazing
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06/16/2005 08:04:44 PM
Still think this is one of the most beautiful pics on DPC.
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06/16/2005 10:01:24 AM
Nice! I've always loved the tryptic effect. Great rich colors.
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06/05/2005 07:22:07 AM
I love frames! :P And this one creates a perfect and elegant presentation of this wonderful capture! Very, very nice! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 04:01:45 PM
This is fantastic.
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03/22/2005 05:19:09 PM
Can't add anything to the previous comments Brad, just popped by to add to my favourites - I love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2004 01:44:21 AM
Photograph looks so serene.
Lucky you woke up early - if it was me - I would have goen after lunch ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2004 08:38:50 PM
Super work! The framing? I'm ambivalent, but I do think that it helps to bring focus to the shot more, so success! I really love your colors and mood here.
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11/09/2004 10:12:22 PM
amazing photo, but I think the framing takes away from it.
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11/09/2004 08:27:38 PM
love the framing! makes the already great image more interesting
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11/09/2004 06:54:16 PM
Wanted to add that the triptych is cool, but it's the image that got you the ribbon.
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11/09/2004 02:35:37 AM
I love the image, the frame works really well. the tones and detail are beautiful
Congrats on your ribbon
I must say though your explanation of how you did your frame lost me I love that sort of work and I admire people who can work that out
Great work
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11/08/2004 08:40:52 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon and your creative instincts.
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11/08/2004 08:15:47 PM
Congrats on your yellow ribbon! Without this frame type I guess I would be saying "congrats on your blue ribbon".

The original image is just outstanding and I would most certainly have rated the highest in this challenge. It's not bad this way, but it's better the other way imho.
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11/08/2004 05:06:15 PM
my favorite in this challenge , great job
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11/08/2004 12:39:00 PM
BTW: I loved the framing you added here, it was one of the reasons I gave this a 10.
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11/08/2004 09:51:31 AM
Congratulations on beautiful shot!! And yes, you right,your image did create a long-going thread about borders :)
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11/08/2004 08:07:26 AM
Congratulations Brad. This was one of my top picks.
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11/08/2004 03:47:10 AM
The frame work is outstanding. It would not have been the same for me, without it. Not only is the picture amazing in its colours and tone, but the framing gives it a very nostalgic effect, very close to Japanese art, where they often use the same framing effect.

One thing i tried here, was to change the stroke's colour to a golden/orange instead of the gray. Found it gave the artwork a little more punch. 9 on me mate.
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11/08/2004 02:26:40 AM
Originally posted by TooCool:

I'm confused by this though, what is the difference between a photoshopped triptych and the shot that got dq'ed from the window challenge that had a photoshopped window frame? You didn't after all shoot a true triptych and this is a photography site, not a photoshop site...


Perhaps because this challenge does not specifically call for the picture be taken through a window and showing a frame?

Great job Brad! This was one of those thumbnails that jumped out at me as a winner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 01:32:17 AM
I did not see/vote/comment on this shot during challenge due to time contsraints (I was the one that petitioned for a longer voting period due to number of entries). I'm confused by this though, what is the difference between a photoshopped triptych and the shot that got dq'ed from the window challenge that had a photoshopped window frame? You didn't after all shoot a true triptych and this is a photography site, not a photoshop site...
TC
Edited to fix a typo and add: This came off kinda confrontational and it wasn't meant that way... Love the shot. Just not sure it fits the rules!
TC again.

Message edited by author 2004-11-08 02:13:50.
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11/08/2004 01:12:05 AM
Excellent Brad...I have seen it without the Triptych effect and it isn't as powerful as this. Good decision to go along with the suggestion. GREAT photo by itself.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:59:03 AM
Once again . . . . Great job. Creativity rises to the top. YEAH!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:43:22 AM
Brad: you are indeed amazing. Congratulations on your Yellow. Glad you are paving the way for these creative efforts. My warmest best wishes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:26:41 AM
awesome job congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:24:59 AM
Looks like the frame haters were away on holiday! Congrats on the win with this fabulous image. Cheers!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:20:53 AM
Congrats, Brad! Time to start warming up that "ribbon hog" icon. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:18:56 AM
Here is the basic shot without the framework:
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Guess here's my "How'd they do that" for the framework.

The process was really very simple. Figure out what size of a frame is suitable for the picture.
Let's say on a 800 x 500 image, a 20 pixel wide border would suffice.
Go to View, ruler and make sure your preferences is set for pixels in the Edit, Preferences section.
Go to the top left tool (Rectangular Marquis Tool) and click it. Then zoom in on the shot until you can see the pixels in the side ruler clearly (typically 800%). Click and drag a box from the top left corner, over 20 pixels, then drag down to the bottom without letting go. That will select a 20 pixel wide section down the left side and will have the dotted lines around it. Then go to Edit, Fill and select Black. Repeat all around the four sides.
(There is a shortcut to do it all at one time - select the first section, then hold Shift, and continue dragging around
the outside framework. Each section will add to it).
Then figure out your 2 vertical divisions and drag a box down and again fill with Black. You should now have the basic 3-pane black frame. May need to zoom in a bit more now and drag a 1 pixel wide "box" along the inside edge of each pane, using Shift again to do it all in one process.
This time when done, Edit, Fill, White or 50% grayscale. If you have a dark background, the 50% gray will look kind of funny as it becomes transparent. In that case, fill with White, then without clicking the dotted lines away yet, go to fill again and select 50% grayscale. If the gray looks too dark, you can go to Edit, Fade Fill and adjust the slider bar until you get the shade you want.

Thanks all!

Message edited by author 2004-11-08 12:56:04.
11/08/2004 12:18:33 AM
Beautiful! Congrats!
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11/08/2004 12:11:20 AM
Congrats, Brad. I'm so glad to see that one of my 10's placed! You certainly deserve the ribbon. Gorgeous shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2004 12:08:38 AM
This was one of my top favourites. Congrats. Well diserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 08:51:37 PM
I don't if I'll be the first to say this but... I'd prefer the whole, unsliced picture here. The scene looks simply stunning and the framing simply gets in the way. Beautiful.
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11/07/2004 08:29:10 PM
Very effective use of the triptych framing. Adds to the beauty of the picture. (You see many "frames" on this site that actually detract from the picture!) Good artistic eye.
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11/07/2004 05:54:15 PM
Don't have time to make a long comment. But I love this picture, I like the borders.
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11/07/2004 05:39:08 PM
I'd like to know how you did the borders legally.. (I'll assume they have been since this photo is still around :)

It's a beautiful shot, and the borders really add another dimension.
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11/07/2004 04:46:56 PM
I really like the paneled framing! 8
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11/07/2004 03:28:25 PM
With so many entries and such high quality, I'm allowing myself 5 ribbon picks this challege and this is one of them. I like the tryptick (I also think it would have worked without it) the light is amazing in this moody shot. BOL
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11/07/2004 12:06:03 PM
gorgeous and I like the framing. I would clone out the sticks in the middle frame.
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11/06/2004 09:13:07 AM
I like this shot alot, but I'm ambivalent about the tryp border. It's tastefully done, but my eye is continually drawn to the vertical bars and away from your very compelling and well-lit subject. For your landscape, you've captured that golden moment perfectly, with just the right combo of low-angle light and shadow, and the fog is, of course, awesome. Bumped from 6 to 7.
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11/06/2004 12:19:52 AM
Mmmm interesting. First time I have seen a border like that on the site, I'm not even sure its legal but it looks good in this case. I hope you are not being voted down because of it.
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11/05/2004 11:18:55 PM
The frame is totally ruining it for me, I would have preferred a unbroken image. -3, sorry
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11/05/2004 07:56:22 PM
Great work! Can you email me something on making borders? 8
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11/05/2004 06:42:06 PM
Gorgeous. Love the fog and the light you captured in it. I like the trees in the fg and the mountains in the bg. Nice choice for a tripych. One of several 10's. Congrats!
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11/05/2004 01:17:42 PM
This is an outstanding photo to start with. Colors are beautiful. Foggy mist well captured with perfect blend of contrast and translucency. Powerful composition with trees and hills. I am not normally a fan of borders but this border treatment really enhances the photo. Among my top picks.
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11/05/2004 12:33:03 PM
are three frames legal? anyhow.. pretty great image with great colors... not sure if the three frames help or not.. would look nice as a triptych.. i guess that is what you have done here... perhaps on the wall it might be too 70's ish, or hotel artish.. but great image.. not doubt about that.
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11/05/2004 06:04:35 AM
original idea, 3 frames!!
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11/04/2004 11:42:37 PM
I like the edit. I think it makes it bolder.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2004 09:19:30 PM
Very nice photo. I'm not to sure about the split screens though. I would have voted higher without it.
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11/04/2004 05:49:56 PM
Dividing this image is just not working for me, if it was whole, it would surely be among my favorites. Just one opinion, fantastic capture.
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11/04/2004 11:39:04 AM
Very nice.
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11/04/2004 08:31:47 AM
is that legal? -- Beautiful shot - 10
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11/03/2004 08:56:23 PM
Trying something different might just get this one noticed in a large group of pics. I like the framing, colors, and composition.
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11/03/2004 07:58:41 PM
Fantatsic tones, the mood is absolutely brilliant in this picture, excellent work. The whole triptych thing adds an interesting twist also. This is one of those photos that would look great as a print that takes up an entire wall.
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11/03/2004 07:43:06 PM
Very nice! Good luck on the challenge!
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11/03/2004 06:32:15 PM
Beautiful....magnificent view...well done....
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11/03/2004 03:17:27 PM
A great colors. The frame adds interesting aspect. Nicely done. Upgrading from 8 to 10.
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11/03/2004 04:32:43 AM
Looks beautifull, not shure on the border here (is that alowed?)
I think the photo is good enough to stand on it's own and doesn't need this border, then again, gives a nice effect to it...
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11/03/2004 01:44:42 AM
Fabulous photo, that luminous fog is enough make even me consider waking up for dawn! The unusual framing may hurt your score, but I think I like it. I'll have to come back to this one, 8 for now. - Bumped to 9
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11/02/2004 11:48:13 PM
Lovely!
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11/02/2004 10:05:49 PM
This is really cool, but was it necessary to split the image?
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11/02/2004 06:11:16 PM
Wonderful picture and very nice framing. Lighting is absolutely perfect. -9
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11/02/2004 01:47:33 PM
Beautiful landscape and nicely presented. 9
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11/02/2004 12:37:53 PM
Sheer perfection and an obvious 10!! This will also be a bestseller, too, I am sure. Congrats on a real winner in every way!!
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11/02/2004 12:12:42 PM
very nice....would make a great print
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11/02/2004 06:14:25 AM
hang fore this looks like 3 pictures or one cut into three!
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11/02/2004 01:40:51 AM
I love the colour tones in this image & the three panels help make this one of those images that stand out in the crowd. A very cool effect. Good luck with this.

Message edited by author 2004-11-20 16:29:44.
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11/01/2004 11:54:07 PM
What a beautiful photo. I would have voted higher if it were not for the split. I know you were going for artsy look, but here, the photo is so good that it didn't really needed it.
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11/01/2004 09:38:57 PM
Can you tell me/us how you do this after the challenge, please. Beautiful shot. Once of my favorites in this challenge.
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11/01/2004 06:49:52 PM
Outstanding photo, I think you will score some points for the border, but also you will loose them again because of the border. I would have liked to see it just with a typical border without the two lines in the middle that makes three pictures out of one. It would have worked better as a whole imo. I think this will not be disqualified, but some people will propably request a DQ for it, I'm not one of them. Good luck with this brave attempt that doesn't work for me.
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11/01/2004 05:57:35 PM
The technique of multi-image-compositions (even if only one image is used), is not used enough @ dpc imho.
Nice effect and a good photo.
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11/01/2004 05:17:00 PM
Beautiful image, but I have a feeling you will be slaughtered by the anti-frame brigade
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11/01/2004 04:39:58 PM
i love this effect 7
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11/01/2004 04:18:07 PM
Absolutely superb, and I love the triptych form.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2004 12:12:02 PM
Awesome light and colors with the fog
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11/01/2004 11:01:37 AM
You will probably get voted down for it but I really like your border and the picture is amazing. (9)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2004 09:37:54 AM
Beautiful image. I don't think the triptych treatment adds anything though.
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11/01/2004 03:14:22 AM
This is a sensational photo. However, I think the framing, which I assume is in Photoshop rather than a real and very very exact frame, spoils it.
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11/01/2004 01:37:37 AM
Beautifully done. The picture alone is great but you did an excellent job of framing it.
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11/01/2004 01:17:04 AM
Not sure i like the paneled look, but it does make it stand out from hte crowd. looks like the center panel is narrower...distracting
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11/01/2004 12:36:54 AM
Awesome colors!
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