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Real Name:
Ashley Sferra
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Cincinnati Ohio 
1990 (32 years) 
07/07/03 9:12 PM GMT10/07/13 6:25 PM GMT 

Recent Works by phoenixashes: (full gallery)

Lady Water by phoenixashes, Contests->In Print gallery Only I Will Remain by phoenixashes, Contests->In Print gallery Acoustic by phoenixashes, photography->manipulation gallery
Lady Water Only I Will Remain Acoustic


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02/27/05 2:43 PM GMT
I really appreciate your comment you left on "A long winters nap", Ashley. Thank you for describing what you saw in it;-)
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03/11/05 3:48 PM GMT
Hi, thanks for your comment on my image Death of Eternity. You asked me how I made the image:
(I only used PS to make this image)
I started off by making clouds with two colours, render a lens flare in the top left, then mezzotint the whole thing in long strokes, radial zoom from out of the lens flare, put a film grain over it, adjusting some colours, and the flood in the bottom is made with the Flood filter that you can find on the website of

And about that light in the left, I didn't exactly know how to name my image, so I called it death of eternity, the light represents eternity that is dying by slowly 'drowning' in the water, so far for the explanation of it all.

I'm very glad you liked it! Thnx
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O_o | o_O Looking in the Mirror
03/21/05 5:11 PM GMT
Hi Ashley. So nice to hear from you on "Fall Chain of Pools." I appreciate you "finding" it and writing such a supportive comment to me. ;)
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"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!" Coco Chanel
04/04/05 11:01 AM GMT
Thanks Ashley for your comments on Not so Different, much appreciated.

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04/09/05 10:39 PM GMT
THANKS for commeting on my illistrated pic Crushed, i appreciated it, and im glad u took a look at it.
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04/10/05 7:28 AM GMT
thanks for the comment on jubilate...
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Saturn ascends Choose one or ten Hang on or be Humbled again My karma is coming *evil laughter*
04/10/05 4:35 PM GMT
Heya Ashley...thanks for your wonderful comment on *Desire*...glad you liked it so much :D
I'm posting a variation of desire in tomorrow...I think you'll find it very interesting if you liked the smoke on the first one :P
Thanks again...and have a nice day!
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PrettyFae x...Spread the Passion...
04/11/05 8:30 AM GMT
Thanks for the comment for Into the Depths of Mind. I see what you mean, but this is a first attempt so I can work on it.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius ................. Pieces to Ponder : Blueness
04/13/05 3:12 PM GMT
Hey again, Ashley...thanks for your post on my revised version of glad you liked it :D
Enjoy your day! :)
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PrettyFae x...Spread the Passion...
04/26/05 10:44 AM GMT
Thanks Ashley for your comment on The Alley. I very mcuh appreciate it.
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04/26/05 12:25 AM GMT
Hello Ashley ;) Thank you for your nice comment on Mystique, much aooreciated ;)

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05/07/05 1:51 AM GMT
hey ash ty for the comment on "the music man" im sure his breed are indeed rare
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"There are things that we usually do not see, do not look at. Sometimes you need someone to show you the beauty of these 'ugly' everyday things." - Martijn Oostra
05/07/05 7:59 AM GMT
Thank you Ashley for commenting on Flowers and puss, I'm glad you like it ;)

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05/07/05 2:58 PM GMT
Thanks for commenting on *Scarlet Fae*, Ashley...I really appreciate it...and I'm glad you like my painting, too :D
Best wishes
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PrettyFae x...Spread the Passion...
05/16/05 7:35 PM GMT
Heya again, Ashley...thanks for commenting on *The Kiss*...glad you liked it ^_^
I also like the border fractal...I've used that one so many time now...I just can't stop...It always looks so pretty :P
Have a great day!
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PrettyFae x...Spread the Passion...
06/04/05 1:07 PM GMT
Hello Ashley, Thank you for your comments about “Sandy Turbulence”. I thought it looks a little like a painting too.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
06/07/05 10:00 PM GMT
Hello Ashley,
thank you for your response on "The piano". I was pretty amazed by the great response on that one. It opens the door for some other creative compositions in the future.
See you around at Caedes!
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
06/09/05 4:11 AM GMT
thank you so much for your comment on "reign of fire" It was hard to get a good shot, it was pretty high up and i had to zoom in alot and it was right next to the shore so it was pretty windy hard to keep a steady hand.
but i would like to get a better shot the next time i go out there.
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"service is like wetting your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth." - CKI slogan
06/13/05 1:43 AM GMT
Hello Ashley, thx for stopping Beaver and leaving a comment!I'm glad you liked it!:0))!
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06/15/05 2:39 AM GMT
Thanks for nice comments at ''Brume''. Much appreciated
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06/15/05 2:40 AM GMT
Hello Ashley. Thank you for checking out (Warm & Cozy). Sadly I don't get to live here, this is the house where my dad grew up. I do get to spend about a week here every year though so it is very nice. Glad you enjoyed the photo :)
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~My select image - Wading Patiently
06/15/05 4:27 AM GMT
thanks. yes the magic powers i have
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im nothing more than a line in your book
06/17/05 12:34 AM GMT
Thanks for the comment, Ashley. Glad you like it.

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"What other reason could there be to get up in the morning except to set ourselves free." If my comment on your work ever seems to criticise, it does not. It is always so that we may learn together.
06/17/05 6:23 PM GMT
Thanks for nice comments at ''La maison and Le petit chateau''.
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06/19/05 2:51 PM GMT
Hi Ashley...thanks for stopping by on Keeping an eye open for June...glad you liked it...your visit is much appreciated.:Pat.
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Join me and Let's Talk.
06/20/05 3:31 AM GMT
thanks for you comment on "the long way home", im glad you like it.
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06/20/05 10:53 AM GMT
Hi Ashley
thanks for your comment on "flower in light 2"
you are right..background isn't perfect.
i wondered if i should do anything about that in photoshop...but desided not to.
Maybe i will in later time.
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"pleasure in life you get by giving"
06/20/05 5:17 PM GMT
hey thanks for your comment on "transitions".. glad you liked it ;]
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click here for pure excellence
06/23/05 6:06 PM GMT
and i'm glad you liked "fluid measure".. thanks for the comment ;]
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click here for pure excellence
06/24/05 1:06 PM GMT
Hi Ashely, tks so very much for the generous comments on Just Dreamy! The swans were so very lovely to see up close like that. My husband hand fed them and fell through the ice, that was funny. Anyhow, you can peek in my gallery to see a few more of the swans if you want? I have a few nice closeups.
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"A picture is worth a thousand words"
06/24/05 2:14 PM GMT
Thanks for your comments on my wallpapers and on my site! Much appreciated.
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06/26/05 6:12 AM GMT
Thanks for the comment on "Camo", and "Stroll Through the Tunnel". I'm glad you liked them. I did acctually edit Camo alittle bit like most of my shots. I always shoot in raw so i can adjust the colors slightly.
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"A piece of toast with butter always lands butter side down, and a cat always lands on its feet. What happens if a piece of toast is tied butter side down to the back of a cat? Does it perpetually hover above the ground in indecision when dropped?"
06/29/05 2:23 AM GMT
Thank you for your comments on "Life is a Bowl of Cherries." I realize it is not smooth, but I thought it added a little character. I will keep that in mind next time though.
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People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt
07/05/05 9:03 AM GMT
Thanks Ashley for your comment on NYC Street I...I very much appreciate it.
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07/13/05 1:40 AM GMT
thanks for the comment on "fluid measure 2".. much appreciated ;]
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click here for pure excellence
07/13/05 6:01 AM GMT
thanks Ashley for the comment on 5 Green Bottles - glad you liked it!

cheers - Phil
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
07/15/05 2:48 AM GMT
Hey! Thanks for your comment on "FLY Butterfly," yeah, I thought it was a cool idea too!
And by the way... love your works, great job! :)
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"It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
07/18/05 8:49 AM GMT
Good morning Ashley
My thanks for the constructive comments made on "Babinda Creek 01". I have received an earlier comment privately that a polarising filter may help my landscapes - the Australian sun is generally harsh, and even on a cloudy day like this one lighting conditions can be difficult - but that must wait pending finances (and the purchase of a real camera). As for unsharp - yes, I did use a very small amount, but there is little difference in this regard between the original and the copy posted - it is perhaps that I may have overdone the contrast - something for me to watch in future.
Enjoy your day
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Success is found by having the courage to let go of known shores.
07/19/05 1:58 PM GMT
Thanks Ashley, for stopping in at "under the pier" and leaving comments. I tried the full centered cropping (had enough image) and decided to go off center. Guess I'm a little quirky at times. Still, I'm glad you saw something in it you liked. Thanks, Alexis
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
07/22/05 9:14 PM GMT
Thanks for your gracious comment on 'Silver Lining', I really appreciate it!
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Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.---Song of Solomon 8:7
08/06/05 10:04 PM GMT
hey ashley, thanks for all those comments on my images, i really apreciate it!
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08/13/05 8:32 PM GMT
Its in florida, yeah it would be better if it wasnt so grainy.
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Short stories with tragic endings
08/17/05 8:53 AM GMT
Hey and thanks for your nice comment on Mosquito Feeds. Glad you liked it, check back soon.
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j.O: Check out my Website at JoezWorld.
08/23/05 3:31 PM GMT
Thanks for commenting on *Water*, Ashley...I'm pleased you enjoyed the series!
Best wishes,
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08/27/05 9:42 AM GMT
Thanks for stopping by on 'Light and Dark' - I had a look at your gallery - its very impressive and interesting!
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Never give up. Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ~~ Michael Jordan
08/27/05 11:49 PM GMT
Cool pictures
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08/29/05 12:21 AM GMT
Thanks for commenting on Fire Dragon.
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08/30/05 9:11 PM GMT
thanks for your great support re DOMINO

your work is awesome
dark forboding and really challenging
keep it up ... LETS SEE SOME MORE
i reallly like it
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do acts of random kindness and sensless beauty!
09/27/05 3:41 PM GMT
Thanks alot Ashley for commenting on 'Feather-Fetti'. =D
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¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º° A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`
10/06/05 12:53 AM GMT
Hi Ashley, thanks for the comment on "Practice" It's nice to see other drummers on the site!
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Red Tide is coming. Check this out!
10/20/05 7:45 AM GMT
Hello Ashley, Thanks for leaving a few nice comments about “Bimbadeen” the name is Australian aboriginal one meaning “Place with a View”, which is appropriate because just out of site into the fog is a lookout with a marvellous view over the Hunter Valley (when it’s not foggy).
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
10/24/05 9:19 AM GMT
Hi Ashley, thank you very much for your comment on my picture "Unplugged", I'm glad you liked it.
Have a great time, Bernd
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11/05/05 11:30 PM GMT
Dear Ashley,
thank you so much for your most adequate comment to my 'enchanted place'. LOL
I am not too modest but I AM still under the spell of this very quiet place ...
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
11/07/05 3:08 PM GMT
Hi Ashley...I have a daughter named Ashley...thanks a lot for your attention and observations on An Air of Mystery...glad to know you took some time over its' subtleties and that you found it as I hoped people would...I appreciate your time and comments.:Pat.
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FEAR is a darkroom where negatives develop.
11/08/05 8:39 AM GMT
Thanks for your comment.
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11/08/05 5:34 PM GMT
Hey Ashley, thank you for your comment on Papaver
It is not a flower, It was a flower :) this what you see is it seed pot.
in the following picture you can see the flower and on the right a seed pot
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11/10/05 7:10 PM GMT
Hey Ashley,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on "Metal Mountain" I've been waiting for some time to get in there and get some texture shots of this place. Ya, it's not the type of place you'd let the kids play in. Stay tuned, I'll be posting more pics from my little adventure in metal-land soon...........John
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11/13/05 3:56 PM GMT
hey, thanks for commenting on "concertino"; the marimba is a result of having a band director for a dad, so I just got lucky :-) practice on!
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11/17/05 2:27 AM GMT
HEY HI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11/21/05 4:09 PM GMT
Thank you Ashley for your comments ;] I very appreciate it

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11/26/05 12:31 AM GMT
Hello Ashley, thanks a lot for your comments on "AT", very glad U liked it.
enjoy your day!
my new "Guess WHO is"
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“Suspiros etereos se abrazan con un beso eterno” Enjoy My Gallery
11/27/05 8:24 AM GMT
Hey Ashley, thanks so much for your feedback on my "Rustic Blue Bells." I appreciate your taking the time to visit it.

Jackie :D
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12/05/05 2:42 AM GMT
For the moment :-D
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Otaku's back?
12/10/05 3:40 PM GMT
Hi Ashley. 'Projection' is also one of my favorites of the series. Thanks for your nice words :-)
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12/18/05 7:50 AM GMT
Hoi Ashley,

Thanks for your compliments on "Eurasian Little Owl - Athena Noctua - Steen Uil".
It sure is a funny "violent" character, and it's just one of "The Family" you "don't have to mess with!".
Gr. Eric
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12/26/05 5:49 AM GMT
Hello Ashley, thank you so much for your encouraging words on Wishing You Were Here. Much appreciated!
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Love is like war, easy to start, impossible to forget. . . . .
12/30/05 1:59 AM GMT
Thanks Ashley for your comment on Back In The Days... im very glad you liked it.. it looked so much better in sepia than colour, and i was trying to get the olde feel to it.. =)
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"I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" / Jimmy Dean
12/30/05 11:14 AM GMT
Thanks Ashley for your comments on Start of Spring and The Clearest Day, I really appreciate your feedback:).

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01/02/06 12:44 AM GMT
Thanks so much for your nice comment on Blue Mooring. I am really glad that you liked it. Thanks so much for your time and comment.

God Bless,
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"Holy, holy, holy is the lord God Almighty - the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come."
01/02/06 4:48 AM GMT
Thanks for your comment on my "Invading" I am glad you liked it. I like detailed comments such as yours. Thanks.
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<i>The best feelings are those that have no words to describe them.</i> My Gallery
01/12/06 12:55 AM GMT
ashley, thanks for your comments on "pink flowers.' you have a very impressive gallery. keep up the great work. civ
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01/12/06 1:40 PM GMT
thanks for stob by "roots or traces" very appreciate it. I really like the border color how is, is part of the other symbolims this image has, like the tree and the fire, the belly and all the elements themselves. thanks again. have a wonderful day!
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“Suspiros etereos se abrazan con un beso eterno” Enjoy My Gallery
01/14/06 9:23 AM GMT
Thanks for your comment on 'dream'. appreciate it a lot. maybe i'll take a look at your gallery..
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01/14/06 4:01 PM GMT
Hello Ashley,

Thank you for your comment on Place In This World, I'm really glad you liked it! If you ever need any help with blending and such, feel free to PM me.
God bless,
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Latest Work: Place In This World
01/29/06 7:12 AM GMT
Hi Ashley, thanks for commenting on "Blue shell" - very glad you like it :)
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look but don't touch, touch but don't feel, feel but don't like, like but don't tell...
04/13/06 9:00 PM GMT
Thanks for stopping by "Arizona Arches." I appreciate that you took the time to provide positive words and words of advice.
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04/29/06 12:17 AM GMT
Ashley, thanks so much for taking the time to check out and comment on 'Garden Tomb'...I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and I very much appreciate the kind feedback!
Thanks again!
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In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
05/15/06 2:09 AM GMT
Hi! long time no talk!
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06/24/06 4:14 PM GMT
Thanks for the comment on Ace of Spades Front, glad you like it. Actually it could be tattooed.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius
07/18/06 10:37 PM GMT
Thank you for viewing "Patriotism". Aiken proper is a not big place and there are a great many homes of colonial construction. We do have llamas here and ostriches also, but racing horses built this town and remain the focal point to this day.
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More does not always equal better!
08/15/06 4:38 AM GMT
Thank you, Ashley, for commenting on The Old Days. I really appreciate your thoughts. It's a strange picture but I liked it that way.
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08/22/06 2:51 AM GMT
Thanks so much for the comment on "square world". It took a lot of work, so I'm really glad you like it!
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08/27/06 8:18 PM GMT
Hi Ashley, Thanks for the input and comments on my Leonardo, turtle photo. It was dusk out when i took this shot, and being kind of a newbie at photography, wasn't sure what settings would do the trick, so i left it up to my nikon D50's auto settings... still learning, so i sure appreciate your input! thanks again, Carol
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09/18/06 12:37 AM GMT
Cheers for the comment, much appreciated. Nice to know people like my pictures.
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09/19/06 2:41 AM GMT
Hi there .. thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment upon
Curious locks, ineptly twin'd.
I am glad you found it interesting. The focus was hard given the low light conditions. f9, 1/60 sec, 400 ISO. I am actually tempted to do an f16 shot with more light .. or a tripod!
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The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brooks Anderson
11/01/06 8:20 AM GMT
Hi Ashley, thanks for your comments on my latest pics, especially for your imput on "Miss Lilly's Lollies". I agree, the clarity wasn't great so I took it down and tried to improve it but I think the light was just too bad to begin with. Anyhow, I really appreciate your honest thoughts. Cheers, Kelcey. ps. I just had a look through your gallery and you have some stunning pics in there, you have talent girl:)
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11/04/06 9:04 PM GMT
Hi Ashley, I am so glad you like my beagle! Thanks a lot for letting me know!
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11/05/06 1:33 AM GMT
Hi Ashley, thankyou for your comment on my "Welcome" pic. You should start sharing again, if you have lost your talent (which I doubt) then I'm sure you can get it back, you are are pheonix after all:)
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12/12/06 1:52 AM GMT
Thanks for the comparison! Glad you stopped by "Crypt Keeper Awakens" to leave some love... look foward to seeing some work.
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Nikon P2 - 2 Gig SD Memory Chip - Need High Speed 4 Gig SD Chip - Cries
12/26/06 4:05 PM GMT
I want to thank you, so much, for your comments on 'Not quite gone'. I value honest opinions here the most and don't consider your comments "bashin". We can't grow and learn if everyone tells us we're "perfect".
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12/26/06 4:21 PM GMT
Thank you for taking the time to comment on '11 Jungle Way'. I'm sorry it was not to your taste, of course, but I really appreciate your honesty. You were really good about explaining just what you liked and disliked which is really very helpful. I'm glad, too, that you liked some of the other images in my gallery better. I seem to alternate between darker images and wildly colourful ones in both my desktop preferences and in what I create. I obviously didn't think of this one as "corny" or I wouldn't have posted it, but you may be right there. I certainly agree the image is one of my more nonsensical ones. I should possibly have left the sign out, at least, or integrated it better. Or something.

I hope to produce better images as I get more experience, so it is really helpful to get this sort of informative feedback. I find the c-index depressing because it is negative without giving me any idea what I might change. Thank goodness for the commenting system and thank you so much for critiquing this.

- cfr
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12/26/06 7:04 PM GMT
Thanks bunches Ashley for your kind remarks on Origami ! Much appreciated hon ! And I'm really happy that you chose one of my fractals to comment on too. Don't be a stranger !

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I'm not only weird, but I'm gifted too ! ......CLICK TO SAVE LIVES ! .......MY GALLERY
01/03/07 10:32 AM GMT
Ashley wrote about remainder.
That does look really neat. Looks like it should be some bacteria or something. Crazy colors, lighting, and dimension. Just an interesting random picture, nice.

Hoi, Ashley !
Thank you for this nice comment
I much appreciated it!
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02/02/07 10:05 PM GMT
Hi Ashley,
since you're very young I'd not say you are uncultured :o)
You have all the time of your life to travel and see 'culture-stuff' if you only are interested (can't believe I said that *LOL*)
Thanks for your lovely comment on 'Dubrovnik #4', hope to see you in my gallery back soon :o)
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If you have some minutes why don't you come visiting my gallery ?
02/02/07 11:13 PM GMT
im glad you liked gothic1, it was a fun one to create, blessed be @SIRUS
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the darkness came again what do i do?
02/13/07 10:11 PM GMT
In a way everything we create is a reflection of ourselves. Don't worry... toxic phases pass. Nice artwork. Keep it coming.
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04/04/07 8:21 AM GMT
Hi Ashley,

Thank you so much for your gracious remarks on "crying rose". I believe your warm words surely brought comfort to our depressed beauty queen. She was afraid her beauty would pass away unnoticed but the incredible feedback showed that she was wrong.

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04/17/07 9:59 PM GMT
Of course i do (that much i can remember). I actually have a few pictures of the creek laying around somewhere. The water was much too cold though... : )
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A little death makes life more meaningful
08/28/11 11:22 AM GMT
Hi Ashley and thank you for visiting my gallery. When you look at a gallery, you see the progression an artist is taking.

I took a look at yours and found that you are very talented. In the eight years you have been coming here, you have only posted a page of pictures. I would like to see more of your art and see where you have traveled on your progression.

It is also great to see a fellow Ohioan on Caedes! ~~ John
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12/03/20 4:10 AM GMT
Some great work shown here.
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