Mostly Starry, Partly Cloudy

© Janet Detota

Mostly Starry, Partly Cloudy

Janet Detota November 20, 2004

Here's the original photo before PSE. #190023

Larry Lawhead November 20, 2004

Great photo, Janet!! The digital enhancement really makes it, though!

LarryL  http://lsqrd.blogspot.com

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Laura Berman November 20, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous Janet! No other words for it :-)) #927628

Dale Gast November 20, 2004

WOW!!! This is so whimsical!!! It takes a true artist to create such beautiful art!!! #927646

Dale Ann Cubbage November 20, 2004

Very cool digital creation Janet!

da #927670

Karma Wilson November 20, 2004

Reminds me of the song Starry, starry night! Lovely effects and photo.

Karma #927703

Patricia Marroquin November 20, 2004

Wow, what a lovely work of art, Janet! Very well done! :-) #927708

Murry Grigsby November 20, 2004

The digital version is SOOO much better than original Janet that the only lecture you'll get from me is why did you wait so long to do this? :0) Terrific effects creating a mystical image!! Great work! #927825

Janet Detota November 20, 2004

Thanks, everybody! So glad you appreciate it! Had fun creating it!! I thought of the title Starry, Starry Night, but didn't want to steal from another artist. I believe it was Vincent VanGogh who painted it and Don McLean who wrote the song about him. #927852

Patricia A. Kuniega November 20, 2004

Love the rich, dark blue background and the white clouds that remind you of snow, and all those painted stars! I think if you also did one where you painted a larger star off to the upper right, it would make a great holiday card. #927947

Janet Detota November 20, 2004

Thanks, Pat! And I'll give that a larger star idea shot! :-) #927950

Allan L. Whitehead November 20, 2004

Well Janet, "a Rose, is a Rose, is a Rose", eh… Wonderful presentation and magical effects. I love everything about this. Very well done, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan #928017

Stanley J. Contrades November 20, 2004

It's screaming to be a Christmas card, Janet, and have to agree with Patricia's response!! This is just a fabulous piece of creative work! Excellent in all respects!!
Aloha,
Stan #928053

Stephen Zacker November 20, 2004

Are you SURE this is real?! JK! LOL!
:-)
I really like your creativity on this. Very unique! #928087

Sharon Day level-classic November 20, 2004

Absolutely totally fantastic, Janet!!! I love it! Neat title too! #928237

Terry R. Hatfield November 20, 2004

Nice Effects Janet It Looks Great:-) #928265

Gloria B. Wood November 20, 2004

Hi Janet,
What a wonderful right-brain you have! This is magnificent! Pure fantasy and creativity! the original was a spring board to this more transcendent work of art! Extremely well done! #928294

Janet Detota November 20, 2004

Wow, you guys! I'm rather stunned at the response this is getting! Don't stop! LOL!
Thank you all so much!! #928359

Cindy Paquette November 20, 2004

This ROCKS Janet! I just love it! Wow..this makes for a great work of art my dear!!! Congratulations!! #928395

Audrea Telkamp November 20, 2004

Wow Janet!! This is wonderful!! I am so glad you "severely" wrangled this image into shape - excellent work!! #928413

Evy Johansen level-classic November 20, 2004

Beautiful image, Janet! Great work!! #928424

Janet Detota November 20, 2004

Hey Cindy, Audrea and Evy! Thanks for dropping in on my starry night! I appreciate your comments and feedback! #928437

Nobu Nagase November 20, 2004

Very creative, beautiful work!!! #928561

Darren K. Fisher level-classic November 20, 2004

Janet awesome and very creative. It makes me want to grab a blanket and run out to lay under the stars. Great stuff. Now something is bothering me. I get the idea that some one has been giving you a hard time about something? Whats up with that? #928601

Janet Detota November 20, 2004

Thank you, Nobi and Darren!! Not me specifically, Darren. Actually all of us who like to use Photoshop or other software to enhance or manipulate our photos. They claim it's not 'real' photography. Check out the comments under Monika Sapek's most recent finalist to see what I mean. #928687

Pamela K November 20, 2004

Great shot! I love the effects! especially the glowing twigs... It gives it a mystical feel.

Pam #928723

Stanley J. Contrades November 20, 2004

My, my, how some people get all bent out of shape because of photo manipulations! If you're wondering what Janet is talking about and have nothing better to do (maybe this site should have a 'rant' link, nah, that's ridiculous!!) you can find her image on Page 10, 'Pink Companion' of the October Finalists. WARNING! It gets heated!!
It's always been my view that if I find something that I would like to critique, I personally contact the photographer instead of blasting it all over this site. Then, if the photographer wants to share it, it's the photographer's perogative!
I wonder if my turning, what will be my next upload, from its original color to B&W be not considered as a photograph! Hmmmm, it started off as a photograph :-)!! Go figure!
Everybody have a fabulous weekend ... I know I will!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #928733

Janet Detota November 21, 2004

Hey Pam and Stan! Thanks for taking the time to leave such great comments! Just to clarify, it's Monika Sapek's finalist on page 10 that prompted me to write what I did above. There is a rant section for questions and venting. It's called Q&A. People should learn where it is instead of tainting talented artists' comment threads with their narrow minded dribble. #929194

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 14, 2004

This is a gorgeous image, Janet. Well done! #972377

Janet Detota December 15, 2004

Thank you, Eric!! #973691

Barbara Kehoe December 15, 2004

It's a beautiful shot Janet. #973737

Janet Detota December 15, 2004

Thank you, Barb! #974222

Dan Holm level-classic December 15, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS, Janet!! A VERY well deserved FINALIST!! Woo Hoo! #974417

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 15, 2004

Congratulations, Janet!! Good luck in the next round! #974464

Diane Addonizio level-classic December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Janet! #975353

Tammy McAllister December 16, 2004

Just wonderful what you did to this....congratulations! #975368

Allan L. Whitehead December 16, 2004

Janet, congratulations on both your finalist selections. Well done, and good luck in the next step - your good friend, Allan #975397

Cindy Paquette December 16, 2004

YAY!!! This is such a beauty Janet!!
CONGRATULATIONS on this shot!!! #975454

Patricia A. Kuniega December 16, 2004

Yipee! Congratulations on this really marvelous creation Janet! It has magic! #975621

Donna J. Taff December 16, 2004

Congrats, Janet!!! #976177

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Janet...and by the way, you KNOW where I stand on the issue of image abstraction. My view is that a photograph is like a piece of raw marble. A famous sculptor once said, I just remove everything that is not a part of the figure. To me, that's what we do here. We remove, add, adjust whatever is necessary to realize the vision we see in our mind. Whatever we use as tools, lenses, filters, lighting, or PS and the like are like the chisels and brushes of an artist. I think some people are resistant because they lack the skill or courage to reach out for new brushes.

Merry Christmas!

Candice #976401

Karen Engelbreth December 16, 2004

Congratulations Janet!! #976685

Stacey A. Bates December 16, 2004

Congrats Janet!! #976985

Terry R. Hatfield December 16, 2004

Congratulations,On A Great Finalist Janet:-) #977075

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 16, 2004

Great work Janet! Congratulations. #977240

Kathleen Clemons December 16, 2004

Congrats to you, Janet! #977412

Colleen Braun December 16, 2004

congratulations... #977471

Mary K. Robison December 16, 2004

Candice knows what it's all about, Janet... this is a work of art, and you definitely earned your finalist spot for it!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! #977562

Lisa Deaton December 16, 2004

Fantastic image. It is awesome to see where you started with this image and where you took it to. A real piece of Art!! Congrats to you for your efforts!!! #977823

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Love seeing this as a Finalist; richly deserved, Janet!! CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done, and much Good Luck in the next stage!! Fabulous win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #978176

Anette Linnea Rasmussen December 16, 2004

Great job Janet!
Congrats on this finalist!

Best wishes Linnea #979392

Debbie Fleri December 16, 2004

Janet great picture,,,have bee out for a while and missed this one,,,great job on both orig. & manp...Congrats on the win...thanks for the note on my "Fall Feline"

Debbie : ) #979682

Darren K. Fisher level-classic December 16, 2004

Way to go Janet. Congratulations!! #979763

Audrea Telkamp December 16, 2004

Congratulations Janet!!!! #979781

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 17, 2004

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Janet!

Best Wishes,
Debby #980127

Janet Detota December 17, 2004

Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate your great comments and wishes! And the same back at ya! :-) #981309

Debra Booth December 17, 2004

Wow, Janet! I love the 'Severe manipulations' of your right brain! LOL!Congrats!! #981560

Sharon Day level-classic December 17, 2004

Congratulations Janet!!! Outstanding image! Good luck! #981674

Patricia A. Kuniega December 17, 2004

Congratulations, Janet, on this terrific win and for your creative vision! #982169

Mellanie December 17, 2004

Congrats, Janet! This is terrific! #982206

Terry R. Hatfield December 17, 2004

Congratulations Janet On Your Win!! #982210

Kathleen Clemons December 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Janet! #982327

Dan Holm level-classic December 17, 2004

Alright, Janet!! Big CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN!!!! #982331

Anette Linnea Rasmussen December 17, 2004

Great work Janet!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes
Linnea #982402

William C. Raco level-addict December 17, 2004

Congratulations on the win, Janet!

bill #982424

Wally Orlowsky December 17, 2004

Congratulations on this very artful winner, Janet. #982469

Mary K. Robison December 17, 2004

AWWWRIGHT, JANET!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR BRAIN!!! #982474

Cindy Paquette December 17, 2004

Nice to have right brain manipulations, huh??? This is a wonderful recognition for your creativity and hard work on this beautiful image Janet! A heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!
Cindy #982478

Julie Abston December 17, 2004

Congratulations on this awesome image, Janet!!! #982583

Allan L. Whitehead December 17, 2004

Janet, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan #982628

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 17, 2004

Congratulations Janet! #982690

Susan T. Parady December 17, 2004

Congrats, Janet! #982704

Donna J. Taff December 17, 2004

Congratulation's on your second place win, Janet!!!!! #982883

Sharon Day level-classic December 17, 2004

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Janet!!! Outstanding! WTG! #982888

Larry Lawhead December 17, 2004

congrats on the 2nd place, Janet!!!

Yay!!

LarryL
www.lsqrd.blogspot.com

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Debra Booth December 17, 2004

Congratulations, Janet!! #982936

Charlene Bayerle December 17, 2004

Ditto on Candice's comments!!!
Congratulations Janet!!!! #982951

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 17, 2004

Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Janet!! #982962

Stanley J. Contrades December 17, 2004

Just absolutely love seeing this here, Janet, and guess the naysayers may be biting their tongues!! Fabulous win and Congratulations once again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #983126

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Janet!!! #983180

Carol Brill December 17, 2004

Absolutely splendid work, Janet, congratulations on your winning finish this month! #983189

Evy Johansen level-classic December 17, 2004

Many congratulations on your win, Janet! #983273

Karen Engelbreth December 18, 2004

Congratulations on your final win, Janet!

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Laurence Saliba level-classic December 18, 2004

Brilliant!! I knew you would make it too. Congrats Janet. #983473

S J December 18, 2004

congratulations on this wonderful win, Janet! #983480

Allan L. Whitehead December 18, 2004

Janet, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan #983497

Kelly Abernathy December 18, 2004

Congratulations on your win!! -K #983676

Donna W. Neal December 18, 2004

Looks like your right brain paid off Janet! Congratulations on your win! #983737

Cathy Gregor December 18, 2004

Way to go Janet! Very nicely done.
Congratulations!
-cathy #984064

Colette M. Metcalf December 18, 2004

Congratulations, Janet!!!! #984233

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe December 18, 2004

Congrats, Janet! Love your manipulations. #984284

kathy wolfe December 18, 2004

Congratulations Janet!! Its fabulous! #984358

Janet Detota December 18, 2004

Thank you all so much!! Had a lot of fun creating this. I appreciate your time and support! Nice to see being manipulative can have positive rewards. :-) #984856

Colette M. Metcalf December 18, 2004

Congratulations, Donna!!! #984928

Monika Sapek level-classic December 18, 2004

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Janet!
Monika
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Dale Gast December 18, 2004

When I first saw this, Janet, I thought "winner!" Now, it is where it belongs!!! In the winners circle! CONGRATULATIONS on a very beautiful piece of art!!!!! Dale #985134

Janet Detota December 18, 2004

Thanks so much, Colette, Monika and Dale!! #985236

Elisabeth A. Gay December 18, 2004

What an amazing transformation Janet!! Congratulations on your win!! Well deserved!
Ann #985248

Ellen Peach December 18, 2004

Congrats, Janet! #985534

Leonard Pierce December 18, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Janet!!!!
Yeah, what Candice said!!! #985631

Kathleen R. Struckle December 18, 2004

Congrats. on your win Janet!! Awesome image! #985764

Diane Addonizio level-classic December 19, 2004

Congratulations, Janet!! #986908

Kristi A. Howson December 19, 2004

Congratulations Janet...love these light patterns.!!!!! #986931

Kristi A. Howson December 19, 2004

Congratulations Janet...love these light patterns.!!!!! #986932

Carolina K. Smith level-addict December 19, 2004

What lecture? This is SUPER :) Congratulations! #987130

Janet Detota December 20, 2004

Thank you all for your great comments! #987649

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 20, 2004

How satisfying is it to win for an abstract???? Pretty nice, huh? Congratulations!

Candice #987985

Janet Detota December 20, 2004

Thank, Candice! Yeah, it's pretty cool! :-) #988036

Murry Grigsby December 20, 2004

Congrats on your win Janet! Wonderful effects and image!! #988833

Janet Detota December 21, 2004

Thank you, Murry! #989561

Audrea Telkamp December 22, 2004

Congratulations on this awesome win Janet!!!!!!!!! Excellent work!!!! #991057

Janet Detota December 22, 2004

Thank you, Audrea!! #991238

Deborah Sandidge January 13, 2005

Very creative and artistic, I just love this! Great work, Janet! #1031451

Janet Detota January 13, 2005

Hey Deborah! Thank you! Where you been, girl?! #1031951

Deborah Sandidge January 13, 2005

Moved, (what a job,) holidays, kaput camera - you name it, LOL! Missed you all, and I'm glad to be back! You really are doing fantastic with digital art! #1031962

Janet Detota January 13, 2005

Thanks! Wow, you've been busy! Glad you're back! I've missed your wonderful silhouettes and sunsets! #1031969

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Original photo was of a tree in my yard with a bird's nest. The right side of my brain took over, and this is the result! It's entered in the Digital Darkroom category so please refrain from lecturing me on how it's not a real photograph. 'Severe manipulations' were done with PSE and Virtual Photographer.

Uploaded on November 20, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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