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I put a thin scarf on my lens to create a soft filter effect but I did not like the result so I made a curves adjustment, blur, desaturated and duotoned in Photoshop to achieve this effect.
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Paul Michko
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    Well, you did a magnificent job, Dolores. I love this effect, and the intamacy it enhanced. Wonderful portrait.

8/9/2004 3:59:06 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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very nice...

8/9/2004 4:03:33 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Beautiful portrait, Dolores!

8/9/2004 4:30:50 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I like it a lot! Great job!

8/9/2004 4:48:27 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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You do these people portraits so well Dolores, I love your end result!

8/9/2004 5:10:39 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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This is just beautiful! Such a tender moment!! Gorgeous, Dolores!
Judy

8/9/2004 5:17:25 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Beautiful! It looks a lot like the grand prize winner for the fugi childrens portrait awards for 2003. I love the softness and effects!

8/9/2004 5:25:41 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Very creatively done--beautiful portrait!

8/9/2004 5:56:37 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello Paul! THank you so much! I'm delighted you approve!

Thank you, Colleen! I appreciate that!

Good morning, Joy! Again, I'm honored that you would take time to post!!

Hi Carolyn! Thanks so much!! AGain, I appreciate it!

Hi again, Claudia!! Thanks so much for your compliment! You made my day!

Thank you so much, Judy! I'm delighted you like it!

Greetings Peggy! THank you so very much! I'll take that as a big compliment! This is a treatment I've done often in the past (and won with) and love. I decided to adjust the curve differently this time and added a sepia color for warmth.

8/9/2004 6:10:46 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Good morning, Rob! THanks so much! I am delighted you like it!

8/9/2004 6:12:51 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I still like it Doloris! Lovely shot!

8/9/2004 6:55:55 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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I know you have Dolores, infact that beautiful shot of the baby looking down and the shot of your daughter and grand daughter stand out as being a couple of my favorite all time shots from this site. I really love the added texture of this shot. :o)

8/9/2004 6:59:50 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Leanne..you are such a dear. Thank you for commenting AGAIN on the same shot! I felt bad yesterday when I deleted it to adjust my error. I apologize again.

Hi Peggy! WHy...thank you so very much! THat means alot to me. I thought getting the hang of that curves adjustment was challenging at first but the more you do, the easier it becomes. I like images that are easy on the eyes and say "innocence and purity". Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my work. What a gift you are to me!

8/9/2004 8:31:55 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Wonderful portrait Dolores, I love the treatment! It looks like a hand drawn portrait!

8/9/2004 11:05:07 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Wow, this is stunning in its simplicity of composition and tone, Dolores, what fine work you did to achieve this lovely result! This certainly deserves framing and a place of high honor on the mantel!!

8/9/2004 11:29:33 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Beautiful portrait, Dolores - great work!

8/9/2004 11:48:44 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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A lovely portrait, Dolores!

8/9/2004 11:55:11 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Silly--you're supposed to through the scarf over the kids :0) Seriously it's a lovely portrait Dolores! I love the high perspective, closed eyes and those wonderful lashes!! Nice high-key feel also.

8/9/2004 12:46:35 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Outstanding work, Dolores!

8/9/2004 1:43:19 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Superb portrait, very creative effects! Outstanding image, Dolores!

8/9/2004 2:55:40 PM

 
William C. Raco
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This is so beautiful!
I love the emotion this elicits.
The scene, the poses, the closeness, the effect all combine to produce a very tender and touching image.
Superb work, Dolores

bill

8/9/2004 5:15:25 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello Dale Ann...thank you for "saying" that. I never thought about it that way...as a hand drawn portrait. I appreciate your kind post very much!

Carol...You're taking time to post your sentiments on this image are so well appreciated. Thank you for elevating this work and thinking so highly of it. I appreciate it immensely!

Karen...your thoughts on my work are very appreciated. Thank you for your kindness.

Thank you Kathleen for your positive post~!

Hello Murry...I actually suspended them from the scarf until they complied with my request. That's how I get all my models to pose. ;) Thank you for posting once more on my work. You've become such an important contributor here at BP!!

Thank you so much, Ellen! I appreciate it!!

Greetings, Dan! Thank you for the wonderful superlatives on my work! I appreciate it most dearly!

bill..once again, I'm left feeling most appreciative for the generous posting on this work. Thank you for lifting my work and telling me what you like about the image. Have a good evening!!

8/9/2004 5:50:01 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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OH WOW, this is just lovely. Awesome job Dee.

8/9/2004 6:28:22 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Just beautiful, Dolores, I love the result of your efforts!

8/9/2004 6:48:20 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Lovely portrait, Dolores!
Monika

8/9/2004 7:22:50 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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I love this! -K

8/9/2004 8:17:57 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thank you, Darren!! So nice of you to comment!

And thank you too, Deborah! How nice of you!

HI Monika! I appreciate your post!

And thanks so very much, K!!

8/10/2004 3:43:37 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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This is fabulous. I really like the tone, softness, and overall feel of the image. Great job!! Your experimenting turned out great.

8/10/2004 10:53:09 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Simply perfect!!

8/14/2004 9:57:22 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hello Marcie!

Thanks so much! I'm delighted this appeals to you!

And many thanks to you, Janet! I appreciate it!

8/16/2004 7:35:11 PM

 
Michael S. Swaffar
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Congrats Dolores!!

9/13/2004 7:34:40 PM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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Beautiful Delores ! Whatever it is you did.. YOu did it well.. I just love this.. Congradulations.. Well done !!

9/13/2004 9:21:24 PM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats and good luck Dolores - lovely image!

9/14/2004 4:00:12 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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This is just so stunning Dolores! Such a well deserved finalist! Congratulations ! -K

9/14/2004 4:36:38 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on all of your finalists, Dolores!

9/14/2004 9:58:13 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, Dolores!!

9/14/2004 2:23:35 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congrats, Dolores.

9/14/2004 3:27:39 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats To You Dolores:-)

9/14/2004 4:53:49 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Dolores, congratulations and best of luck!

9/14/2004 11:11:39 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats Dolores!!

9/15/2004 12:31:03 PM

 
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