Field of Dreams

© Michael Wehrman

Field of Dreams

Charlene Bayerle May 27, 2004

Gorgeous image Mike!!!! #132036

Diane Addonizio level-classic May 27, 2004

Great image, Mike! Love the rays coming in the windows! #561992

Colette M. Metcalf May 27, 2004

Beautiful, Mike!!! #561998

Kelly Abernathy May 27, 2004

Wonderful shot - love the comp, the color, the sunrays, just beautiful -K #561999

Ronald Balthazor level-addict May 27, 2004

Very well done, Mike. #562002

Gianna Stadelmyer May 27, 2004

Great shot, Mike! And the car coming 'round the corner adds a nice touch:-) #562018

Wally Orlowsky May 27, 2004

Great eye for this one and excellent execution, Mike. Is that your Vette? Haven't we seen it before? #562031

Paul Michko May 27, 2004

Great composition, Mike. And the car, that's deffinitely part of the dream. #562037

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 27, 2004

Great!!! #562078

Colleen Braun May 27, 2004

what a great story photo... #562099

Allan L. Whitehead May 27, 2004

"I guess we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Iowa or Vermont maybe, but Ohio? (he, he, he…)"

Great photograph and presentation, Mike, maybe its these old eyes, but that looks more like an "Austin Healy" than a "Vette", eh… Very well done, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #562144

Theresa McCloskey May 27, 2004

very nice shot Mike :-) #562173

Joy Brown May 27, 2004

Great shot! #562195

Joyce Baldassarre May 27, 2004

THIS IS A WINNER!!!!!!!!! #562203

Judith G. Secco May 27, 2004

This is just wonderful, Mike. It almost has a surreal quality to it. The car makes it for me. Is that your Austin Healy?. I agree with Joyce that we'll be seeing this one in the winners.
Judy #562248

Bonnie C. Lackey May 27, 2004

Joyce hit this one! Very nicely done, Mike... #562269

Casey A. Hanson May 27, 2004

Very cool image Mike! #562347

Sandra Wehrman May 27, 2004

your pictures just keep getting better and better, love the car - nice touch #562366

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe May 27, 2004

Thanks Charlene, Diane, Colette, K, Ronald, Jan, Wally, Paul, Carolyn, Colleen, Allan, Theresa, Joy, Joyce, Judy and Bonnie for all your comments. This red car is owned by a friend of mine I restored the car for him and took several photo before he picked the car up and took it back to Florida. O this car is what Priince sang about give me a red corvette. Have a great day everyone. #562369

Donna J. Taff May 27, 2004

OUTSTANDING!!!!! #562412

Lori Ditlefsen May 27, 2004

Outstanding is right! Very nice composition, lighting, color, detail and clarity! Well done! Hope it makes finals! #562583

Gary O`Dell May 27, 2004

Excellent image Mike..Gary O #562600

Marie Fields level-classic May 27, 2004

Fantastic image, Mike! #562645

Tammy Nuxoll May 27, 2004

I agree with everyone else, absolutley awsome shot Mike!!! #562651

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe May 27, 2004

Thanks Donna, Lori, Gary, Marie and Tammy for all your comments. #562884

Susan T. Evans May 27, 2004

Terrific shot Mike! #562933

Terry R. Hatfield May 27, 2004

Very Pretty Image Mike The Yellow Field Really Sets It Off!! #562987

Leonard Pierce May 27, 2004

Outstanding job on the photo AND the Vette, Mike!!! #563065

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe May 27, 2004

Thanks Susan, Terry and Len for your comments #563093

Carol Brill May 27, 2004

Wow, Mike, this has so many marvelous elements that I don't know where to start! I especially like how you incorporated all the colors here, and the overall design is outstanding!! #563179

Norman P. Banks May 28, 2004

Great photo art Mike!

Norm ,:-) #564255

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe May 29, 2004

Thanks Carol and Norman #565595

Joyce Baldassarre June 15, 2004

BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
#595451

Cathy T. Vettes June 15, 2004

Congradulations Mike !!! Well done !!! #595465

Kelly Abernathy June 15, 2004

Congratulations! -K #595525

Donna W. Neal June 15, 2004

Congratulations Mike!! #595739

Marie Fields level-classic June 15, 2004

Congratulations, Mike! I knew this one would be here! It's just fantastic! #595802

Cathy Barrows June 15, 2004

Congrats!...outstanding....could be the winner #595812

Susan T. Evans June 15, 2004

Congrats Mike, good luck in the next round, really terrific! #595952

Leonard Pierce June 15, 2004

Congratulations Mike!!! #596396

Casey A. Hanson June 15, 2004

Congrats Mike!! #596455

Terry R. Hatfield June 15, 2004

Great Looking Finalist Mike It Had To Be That Field!LOL!! #596475

Murry Grigsby June 15, 2004

Congrats Mike! #596520

Gary O`Dell June 15, 2004

Congratulation Mike..Gary O #596549

Dale Ann Cubbage June 15, 2004

Congrats Mike! #596631

Donna J. Taff June 15, 2004

Congrat's , Mike!!!! #596657

Wally Orlowsky June 15, 2004

Congrats, Mike ... bridges just may be your winning hand! #596814

Diane Dupuis June 15, 2004

Congratulations Mike on your 3 finalists! Good luck! #597108

William C. Raco level-addict June 15, 2004

Gorgeous photo, Mike
Congratulations,

bill #597248

Deborah Sandidge June 15, 2004

Congratulations, beautiful image! #597646

Gianna Stadelmyer June 16, 2004

Glad to see this one again! Congratulations, Mike!!! #597957

Paul Michko June 16, 2004

Congrats, Mike. #598049

Kasia Elser June 16, 2004

CONGRATS! #598295

Karen Engelbreth June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Mike! #598438

Robin L. Wehrman June 16, 2004

Congratulations to my Husband Mike on an outstanding photo!! #598583

Norman P. Banks June 16, 2004

Congrats, Mike!

Norm ,:-) #599018

Sandra Wehrman June 16, 2004

CONGRATS MIKE! #599337

Susan T. Parady June 16, 2004

This is tremendous! Congratulations!! #599797

Judith G. Secco June 16, 2004

I knew we'd see this one again and I'm quite sure it will be a winner. This is excellent, Mike.
Judy #599865

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Woo-Hoo! Great win! -K #600105

Joy Brown June 16, 2004

Congratulations on your well-deserved second win, Mike!!! #600113

Marie Fields level-classic June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Mike!!!! #600142

Diane Addonizio level-classic June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Mike! #600177

Ron Goldman June 16, 2004

Congratulations Mike! #600200

Terry R. Hatfield June 16, 2004

Congrats On Your Win Mikey!! #600239

William C. Raco level-addict June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Mike
Nice win

bill #600351

Casey A. Hanson June 16, 2004

Congratulations Mike! Way to go! :) #600372

Patrick Campbell June 16, 2004

Great shot! Congrats Mike! #600389

Evy Johansen level-classic June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your second place win, Mike - wonderful image! #600509

Gunther Allen level-classic June 17, 2004

way to go Mike!! Congrats! -G #600528

Michael Khoury June 17, 2004

nice job, Mike!...congrats! #600579

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe June 17, 2004

congrats, Mike! #600586

Wally Orlowsky June 17, 2004

Congratulations on this win, Mike. #600588

Donna W. Neal June 17, 2004

Mike, this one photo has it all.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!! #600675

Paul Michko June 17, 2004

Very cool shot, Mike Congrats on your win. #600707

Gary O`Dell June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your Win Mike..Gary O #600988

Deborah Sandidge June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Mike! #601062

Lori Ditlefsen June 17, 2004

congrats on the win Mike! #601185

Susan T. Evans June 17, 2004

Congrats Mike, so well deserved, just awesome! #601500

Bernard B. Travers June 17, 2004

Great image Mike. Congratulations. #601604

Allan L. Whitehead June 17, 2004

Congratulations on all your fine work in the May contest, Mike. I'm proud of you, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan #601631

Susana Matos June 17, 2004

superbe composition and details in your photo! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #601897

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe June 17, 2004

Thanks everyone for all your comments #601904

Murry Grigsby June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win Mike! Terrific idea, car, lighting, colors and design!! #601933

Robin L. Wehrman June 17, 2004

Hi Mike! Congratulations on your win, very well deserved. Outstanding image!!! #602072

Colette M. Metcalf June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Mike!!!! #602523

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe June 18, 2004

Thanks everyone for all your commnets #603812

Colleen Braun June 19, 2004

congratulations on this Winner... #604738

Stephen Zacker June 19, 2004

Congratulations Mike! Your composition and the lighting you captured is super! #604841

Carol Brill June 20, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Mike! #607484

Jim Collier June 22, 2004

This is a GREAT shot, especially of the bridge/field/lighting. Not crazy about the vette though. (I know others said it is an Austin Healey, but it looks more like a vette to me! ?)

However, I have one question in general for this site: I thought the rules said no composites? If so, why did this win second place? Don't get me wrong--it's a great shot and totally deserves it--unless the rules prohibit composites. I read the rules once and don't remember--any thoughts? If that is the case, then the expectation is that the shots are natural.

This is obviously a composite. Between the car and the rest of the shot, the angles don't match up, nor does the lighting, shadows, sharpness, and tone.

In my own humble opinion, this is fine to enter, but it should be disclaimed as a composite. Cheating is so rampant in our culture today, from steroid use in sports, to Enron, Tyco, and Halliburton, to executive embezzlement, to political vote rigging, lying, and favors, to "small" everyday cheating for a slight edge, such as 80% of A students admitting to cheating, rampant lying on resumes, etc. I'm sure that cheating WASN'T your intention (I sincerely do not mean to imply that), I only bring this up to point out the fact that with cheating so rampant, you want to go OUT OF YOUR WAY to avoid the slightest impression that it could be going on here. As an old proverb says, "when waking through your neighbor's melon patch, don't stop to tie your shoes".

Anyway it's a nice composite, and the covered bridge shot is simply, incredibly...awesome. Lose the car! #610347

Jim Collier June 22, 2004

Actually, it looks like the field/bridge combo is a composite as well (albeit a very well-done one). The shadows in the field do not match the bridge. And there seems to be a glaring lack of anything for the bridge to be going over! :-)

So we have a three-piece composite: field, bridge, and car. Excellent composite! But again, has it won second place while meeting the rules and the presumption of the judges of meeting those rules? I'm not throwing that question out just to cast doubt--I really don't know myself. I suppose I should look it up. Anyone know offhand?

(BTW I did not enter that contest so I have no competitive interest in bringing this up. Although I do not assume that Mike cheated, I will admit that my "anti-cheat technology"--that riteous sense we are all born with and it has even been proven that apes possess--is probably what motivated me to write more than a few sentences about. Personally, I would be totally fine with this shot hanging on somebody's wall, large and framed, where it makes no intrinsic suggestions of authenticity. It is very striking and beautiful.) #610369

Jim Collier June 22, 2004

Well just to continue this marathon of posting from one person, I did check the rules. I did not see that composites are forbidden. My apologies Mike for calling that into question.

But I am still dismayed that a three-part composite won second place. I have no problem with composites at all--as long as they are disclaimed as such, especially if entered into a contest, where other people work very hard to get the perfect shot, naturally. Someone might have driven thousands of miles and waited many hours to get a shot like this, naturally. By not disclaiming it as a composite, that is just what people assume you might have done, and reward you accordingly. It isn't fair to the others. This is still a "photography" contest, not a "Photoshop" contest (there ARE several sites specifically for that).

My bottom-line point is this: composites are fine, even great--just disclaim it as such! #610380

Kathleen R. Struckle July 14, 2004

Congrat's on your win Mike!! Wonderful image! #648072

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Shot at a local farm in Ohio

Uploaded on May 27, 2004

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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