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Elleven
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Elleven
Elleven
80 mm, f: 8.0, 1/500 sec., flash
© Andre Marhaug
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Casey A. Hanson
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    Excellent Andre!!

4/17/2004 1:44:03 PM

 
Marta Azevedo
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This is great.

4/17/2004 2:41:45 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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awesome image!

4/17/2004 5:38:08 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Spectacular. Love the sense of motion and the attitude of the expression.

Nancy
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4/17/2004 8:35:24 PM

 
Melisa R. McKolay

member since: 12/28/2003
 

Andre, this is awesome!! I love her beautiful red hair, that expression, and the fling--great job!!

4/17/2004 9:11:46 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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This is one of the BEST portraits I have seen on the sites. SUPERB! I hope to see this one go far.

4/17/2004 9:50:59 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Great portrait, Andre!

4/18/2004 6:03:02 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Elleven got tude.... and I like it! great shot! Congrats!

5/13/2004 5:17:01 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Well deserved Andre, congrats!!

5/13/2004 5:18:04 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Andre!

5/13/2004 6:39:47 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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congrats!

5/14/2004 3:55:47 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Just outstanding... I knew this had to make it. Congratulations!! Hope to see this again!

Nancy
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5/14/2004 6:11:56 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

Fedt lavet og taget! So cool, André! Congrats!

5/15/2004 12:08:57 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great portrait. Good luck in the finals!!

5/15/2004 3:11:19 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Andre~ wonderful portrait!

5/17/2004 1:45:13 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your WIN Andre

5/19/2004 1:05:50 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats on 2nd place on this fabulous shot Andre, I thought they were great!

5/19/2004 1:52:54 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Mange gange tillykke, André!

5/19/2004 1:59:27 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Andre.

5/19/2004 2:14:39 PM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Heeehaaa :-)) I'm really, really satisfied today. Thank you Donna, Dale Ann and Mette. And a very special hug to my lovely daughter Astrid (the model). She's eleven years of age, - and the title is in fact "Eleven" - misspelled ("Eleven" in Norwegian is "Elleve" - that's where the double "l" came from).

5/19/2004 2:16:18 PM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Thanks to Ronald, to :-)

5/19/2004 2:36:50 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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SO glad to see this here!! Your daughter is beautiful-- she looks like she really has some attitude for an eleven-year-old! (: The idea and execution are fabulous... congratulations on your very deserving winner!!

Nancy
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5/19/2004 3:15:34 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Fantastic! Well deserved win! ~:0)

5/19/2004 5:09:52 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Andre!

5/19/2004 5:28:38 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Andre Congratulations on a most well deserved win!! What a fantastic shot!! Your daughter is gorgeous - and it's an amazing portrait with action!!! Superb!

5/19/2004 5:53:49 PM

 
Melisa R. McKolay

member since: 12/28/2003
 

Andre, congratulations!! I knew this was going to go far--all the way to 1st place--WOW! So happy for you and what a beauty you have in your daughter.

5/19/2004 6:08:43 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congratulations on a much deserved win Andre! This is such a superb picture, I look forward to seeing more of your work!

5/19/2004 6:27:26 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congratulations, Andre. This shot has such vibrancy and movement.

5/19/2004 8:11:25 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your 1st place win, Andre! Well deserved - Wonderful portrait!!

5/19/2004 11:35:12 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations, Andre!

5/20/2004 5:49:34 AM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Thank you Nancy, Bob, Debra, Diane, Melisa, Casey, Paul, Evy and Wally.

It's such a perfect day today ;-))

Best regards from Norway: André

5/20/2004 8:18:06 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Outstanding portrait, Congratulations on your big win, well deserved Andre!!

5/20/2004 12:58:57 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Attitude times....11! Congrats on this great shot!

5/20/2004 12:59:18 PM

 
Judy R. Rawlinson
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Congratulations Andre! What a beautiful little girl and you captured her perfecttly!

5/20/2004 1:12:37 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Fantastic choice by the judges- congratulations on this fabulous photo!

5/20/2004 2:22:00 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Wonderful, ALIVE portrait that you AND your beautiful daughter can be proud of over the years! CONGRATULATIONS, Andre!

5/20/2004 2:50:46 PM

 
Terry Joshi
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A great shot, congratulations on the win,
Terry

5/20/2004 8:59:53 PM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Thank you Robin, Margaret, Judy, Alisha, Mary and Terry.

- André

5/20/2004 9:30:55 PM

 
Susana Matos
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i guess I had commented another similar shot from you and also found it gorgeous! As gorgeous as this one!!!
Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

5/22/2004 9:54:06 AM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Thank you, Susana. Your support is so sweet (allways).

Yes, I remember that you had comments to another picture from the same photosession. Thank you for that one, too :-)

- André


5/22/2004 10:01:02 AM

 
Adam T. Cowart
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Very Cool!! This is a great shot and truly deserving of a first place finish. Congrats!!!

5/26/2004 5:03:27 PM

 
Catherine E. Bono

member since: 5/25/2004
 

Andre, this photo is absolutely stunning and I'm dying to know how you did it (am I alowed to ask?). Mostly those colors, really. Since beginning to shoot digitally only a couple months ago, I've been somewhat lost without my favorite films and tricks. How did you achieve that porcelain skin and firey hair; my experiences with photoshop have left me with very different results. Or am I just being naive for that's her true angelic tone?... Please tell me everything!

5/27/2004 6:46:07 PM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Thank you sooo much, Catherine and Adam.

Catherine: Of course it's alowed to ask!. I know very well the phase you are describing in your "photo life", where the ideas don't unfold in the direction you want because of lack of experience with new tools.

I've just converted to digital photo myself, after a phase where I was "semi digital": I.e. analog photography and then scanning and then making the final corrections in PhotoShop (in fact, I use PaintShopPro).

So, to the photo: The trick is to use correction layers and double layers in PhotoShop. The double layers is the sharp original photo, and a blured copy (opacity around 40%). This is the basic trick to achive both soft skin and razor sharp eyes in the same image. The colors are strengthend to the max in a correction layer, and then I've sprayed the actual layer (with black) so that the extended saturation just hits the hair.

I hope this short brief help you further, Catherine.

Best regards, André.

5/29/2004 4:39:14 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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This is such an amazing shot, Andre. You've really captured it perfectly and the effects you've added put this one over the edge! Wonderful!

6/5/2004 5:21:32 AM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Thank you, Sherri. It's an honour to receive such a nice comment from you. I've been looking through your DeLuxe site, and can understand that you can relate to my playful style: Your pictures are outstanding!. I especially like the red mouth kissing the frog... :-)

Best regards, André

6/5/2004 8:16:38 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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My goodness, Andre, thank you so much for that wonderful compliment! You have made my day!

I look forward to seeing more of your images ~ keep up the good work! :)

6/5/2004 8:51:51 AM

 
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