Swept Away

Joy Brown May 23, 2004

Gorgeous colors and abstract, Heather! Great job! #130781

Duane Carter May 23, 2004

Very pleasing and well done, Heather! #556158

Murry Grigsby May 23, 2004

Very different for you Heather but very effective. Love the flow and colors! Your tack sharp graphic designs are wonderful but I really like seeing you stretch your creative legs :0) Well done as usual!! #556173

Judith G. Secco May 23, 2004

This is wonderful, Heather. I agree with Murry.
Judy #556179

Colleen Braun May 23, 2004

very nice, I have tried this , love your outcome... #556188

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 23, 2004

I agree with Murry, Heather! #556241

Michael Brown May 23, 2004

A stunning, beautiful image Heather.
I'd hang it!

Mike #556249

Lori Ditlefsen May 23, 2004

Very nice Heather. It's different but really nice! #556314

Colette M. Metcalf May 23, 2004

Beautiful, Heather!! #556527

Carolina K. Smith level-addict May 23, 2004

Magnificent. You are really in tune with your subjects and I find your images are evocative. Kudos. #556657

Dale Ann Cubbage May 23, 2004

Heather, great abstract image! Nice colors captured! #556937

Alisha May Furbish May 23, 2004

Fantastic! #557076

Kelly Abernathy June 15, 2004

Congratulations! -K #595599

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic June 15, 2004

Big congrats from me! #596125

Murry Grigsby June 15, 2004

Congrats Heather! #596554

Cathy Barrows June 15, 2004

Congrats!...beautiful #596647

Donna J. Taff June 15, 2004

Congrat's, Heather!!! #596904

Diane Dupuis June 15, 2004

Congrats on your 5 finalists this month Heather!! All stunning!
Good luck!! #597319

Monika Sapek level-classic June 15, 2004

Your great ideas in beautiful execution always make my eyes smile ;-). Many congratulations, Heather!

Jennifer Rennison June 15, 2004

Congratulations Heather! #597632

Ed Heaton June 16, 2004

Hi Heather,
Congratulations... #598661

Robin L. Wehrman June 16, 2004

Congratulations Heather!! #598827

Carolina K. Smith level-addict June 16, 2004

AWESOME CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE. I truly was swept away when I first saw this magnificent and moving photo. Carolina #600056

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Woo-Hoo! Grand prize - Congratulations! I'm happy for you! -K

Liz Kepner June 16, 2004

Heather, Congratulations on your Grand Prize win. Way to go! This is so beautiful. #600082

Patrick Campbell June 16, 2004

Heather, you never cease to amaze and impress me with your talent. What a lovely winner. Congratulations on another GP win! #600123

Janet Detota June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Heather!!!! :-))) #600194

Michael Brown June 16, 2004

Atta girl Heather! Congrats!!

Mike #600237

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 16, 2004

Lovely image Heather. Congratulations on your grand prize win!! #600309

Sherri L. Regalbuto June 16, 2004

Congratulations, amazing artistic photo. #600411

Gene Spears June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Heather - well deserved! #600456

Evy Johansen level-classic June 16, 2004

Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather! #600493

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic June 17, 2004

BIG Congrats, Heather! #600514

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe June 17, 2004

Many congrats, Heather! #600583

Wally Orlowsky June 17, 2004

Congratulations on this grand win, Heather! #600585

Donna W. Neal June 17, 2004

Woo Hoo Congratulations Heather!!! #600608

Kathleen N. Nelson June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Heather. Very beautiful and very creative. #600619

Paul C. Gazzanigo June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Heather! #600628

June Marie Sobrito June 17, 2004

Congratulations on this superb image! #600718

Kathleen Clemons June 17, 2004

Congrats on another big win, Heather! #600729

Debra Booth June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your grand prize, Heather! #600759

Wim Wilmers June 17, 2004

Congratulations here from holland , well done sublime colors great composition and good timing

greetings wim wilmers #600768

Gianna Stadelmyer June 17, 2004

Congrats on your grand prize win, Heather! #600814

Donna J. Eaton June 17, 2004

A big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! I love this image! Just so beautiful and graceful! #600888

Myra Vos June 17, 2004

Congratulations Heather, great work! #600929

Murry Grigsby June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! You've certainly figured out how to win at Betterphoto!! Of course great photos may have something to do with it :0) #601141

Jennifer Jones June 17, 2004

Congratulations Heather! Beautiful colors and design! #601158

Lori Ditlefsen June 17, 2004

Congrats on the win Heather! #601159

Jean Garrett June 17, 2004

Congratulations Heather. Wonderful image, I love the abstract effect caused by the panning. #601331

Bernard B. Travers June 17, 2004

Congrats on da big one, lady. Well done Heather. #601595

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe June 17, 2004

Congrats Heather #601860

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe June 17, 2004

so beautiful... congratulations, Heather.
kathleen #601961

Robin L. Wehrman June 17, 2004

Hi Heather! Congratulations on you Grand Prize Win, well deserved!! #602048

Colette M. Metcalf June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Heather!!! #602573

Dan Holm level-classic June 17, 2004

Wow! Grand Prize!! Well deserved congratulations, Heather!!! #602729

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe June 18, 2004

Heather certanly a beautiful photo, natures bloom from another point of view. I am glad I got to rank it at DFC. Felicitations on your Grand Prize! Viveca. #603334

Sherri Miller June 18, 2004

wounderful work Abstract is my fav... CONGRATS #603797

Heather K. McFarland level-classic June 18, 2004

Thank you all for your kind words! It is a great honor to have been chosen GP winnner out of all the fabulous images that were entered this month! #604012

Monika Sapek level-classic June 18, 2004

Big and hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Heather!

Stephen Zacker June 19, 2004

Congratulations Heather. A very creative and artistic image! #604836

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic June 19, 2004

Beautiful image Heather...and congrat's on taking out the Grand Prize with it! It's a simple but very effective image... #605244

Pu Chen June 19, 2004

What a wonderful painting! Congratulations, Heather! #605927

bob garas June 20, 2004

once again. congrats..wonderful shot #606344

April Bryant June 20, 2004

Heather, I have to say first of all that I love your photos! Second, congratulations!

I have tried and tried panning and all of my shots either are over exposed or under exposed. Can you please give me some hints as to how you got this great shot? (The smallist f-stop on my digital is 8) #606429

Heather K. McFarland level-classic June 20, 2004

Thank you April!

One method I use for panning and slower exposures during daylight to cut down on the overexposing is to use ND filters. I have two of them...and 2X and 4X. Sometimes I only have to use one of them...sometimes both of them stacked.

For this shot however, I was able to get the correct exposure without using Neutral Density filters as I took the image while the flowers were still in shaded light.

Also if your camera has Exposure compensation use that. If it's overexposed start changing the stops to -1EV, then -2EV...etc. If underexposed start changing the EV to +1EV, then +2EV...etc...until you see the correct exposure in your LCD! #606454

Dolores Neilson June 20, 2004

I am so happy for you,Heather! Congrats on your grand prize win! Woo hooo! #606465

David Wilkinson June 21, 2004

Hi Heather,
Wonderful, creative, different, effective, pleasing to the eye and a very very worthy winner of the grand prize. Love it!
Well done.

David #607584

Roger D. Meador June 23, 2004

Congratulations on this fine image. #612599

Nyoman Putra Dewantara June 29, 2004

What a masterpiece.. I won't be able to paint something like this! Great experimental job, well done indeed. Congratulations! #623822

Cheryl Steinhoff July 15, 2004

This is so strikingly beautiful! I love the effect. Very creative. Congrats on the win...it was well deserved. #648695

Sherri Miller July 15, 2004

kewl it looks some what like mine!
gr8 job! #648748

Laura Clay-Ballard April 16, 2005

I have not tried panning flowers. tomorrow I go out with my camera and will do so! Thanks for the inspiration. #1260927

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 22, 2007

Fantastic color, composition, effects! #3850647

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Blur created by panning the camera during a 1/2 sec exposure at F9.

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