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Portrait of a Child

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Portrait of a Child
Portrait of a Child
available morning light. 85mm at f3.2 1/80th sec. iso 200
© Janet S. Jonas
Nikon D1X Digital ...
 
 
 
Susana Matos
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2003
    this is simply OUTSTANDING!!!!This is the kind of photo you can sell, and sell, and sell, ....... absolutely wonderful!
CHeers from Portugal, Su


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3/2/2005 8:28:20 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/22/2005
 

This is so beautiful! Great job!


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3/2/2005 8:30:26 AM

 
Margot Petrowski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2004
 

This is a stunning portrait!!! I've seen your others of this gorgeous child and all I can say is WOW!!


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3/2/2005 8:39:16 AM

 
Cynthia M. Wiles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2003
 

Stunning!!! This is soooo beautiful!
Cindy


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3/2/2005 8:41:35 AM

 
Julie K
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/20/2004
 

Gorgeous!! Love this one! What a beautiful child!


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3/2/2005 8:43:20 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
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Oh Janet.... WOW!!!


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3/2/2005 8:51:44 AM

 
Carla Metzler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
 

There is something mesmerizing about this beautiful portrait. Perhaps the look of seriousness you have captured on this young child's face. Perhaps the brown tones that make those blue eyes so noticeable. I don't really know what it is that keeps drawing me back to look again. But I do know that you have done a marvelous job on this!


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3/2/2005 9:02:49 AM

 
Teresa P.Pelaez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2004
 

Beautiful portrait!


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3/2/2005 9:53:44 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/22/2004
 

Wow! OUTSTANDING Portrait!! You have beautifully captured the intrinsic quality of this child's beauty, her innocence and her soul. Just an incredible portrait Janet! Congrats on this!


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3/2/2005 10:30:47 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2000
 

Just so beautiful, Janet!


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3/2/2005 11:02:36 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2003
 

Beautiful Janet!


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3/2/2005 11:13:32 AM

 
Deb Brown
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/20/2003
 

SO LOVELY! The tones are wonderful and this child is beautiful...you have captured her innocence so very well!


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3/2/2005 11:32:25 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 

Tremendous portrait! The softness of lighting, the childs expression all are so perfectly done. One of the veyr best I have ever seen.


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3/2/2005 2:29:59 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2004
 

Very beautiful portrait, Janet!!!


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3/2/2005 3:27:37 PM

 
Mary L. Graham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2004
 

beautiful portrait & beautiful little girl Janet =)


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3/2/2005 3:36:03 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2004
 

This is so beautiful and so is the child. She looks like an angel from a time long ago. Love the vintage dress and the sepia tones, but the best thing about this is that face.


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3/2/2005 3:47:40 PM

 
Mike Brookshire  

This is a wonderful portrait


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3/2/2005 3:49:26 PM

 
Jayda E. Maher  

I am a new member and a photographer in training. This is an amazing portrait and what a absolutely stunning subject Thanks for sharing it with everyone


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3/2/2005 4:29:40 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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The Lighting Is Fantastic Janet,It Really Sets Those Prety Eyes And Smooth Skin Off Well:-)Great Job!


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3/2/2005 4:45:19 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Wow! This is superb in every way! Wonderful job Janet. I know we'll be seeing this again. Wow again! :0)


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3/2/2005 5:43:19 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2004
 

WOW is right!!!! Oh my goodness, this is just absolutely STUNNING! She is just a beautiful litle girl and the colors and the lighting are fantastic! AWESOME job....


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3/2/2005 6:03:19 PM

 
Keisha Sandusky
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/17/2004
 

This is just breathtaking! Excellent job...wow! :)


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3/2/2005 6:11:50 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Beautiful, Janet!!!


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3/2/2005 7:24:54 PM

 
Christy C. Snodgrass
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What an angelic face! Perfect mood lighting. Over all outstanding.


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3/2/2005 9:11:47 PM

 
Debra Booth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2004
 

A truly captivating portrait, Janet! Outstanding!


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3/3/2005 5:18:35 AM

 
Graham Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2004
 

My goodness Janet! Simply one of the best portraits I have ever seen. The quality is simply staggering.....

Well done, really well done.

regards, Graham


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3/6/2005 3:19:04 AM

 
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Congrats on being a finalist, Janet! This is absolutely gorgeous!


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4/21/2005 6:33:33 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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I'm so glad To see this here! Should be Grand Prize in my opinion! Awesome portrait and congratulations Janet! :0)


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4/21/2005 6:33:35 AM

 
Graham Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2004
 

Deserved recognition Janet. I've sent a link of this picture to photographers I know and they all love it. Good luck on the next round. I suspect the results will be favourable.

regards, Graham


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4/21/2005 7:02:53 AM

 
Joline Frazier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2004
 

Congratulations. This is a true classic.


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4/21/2005 10:39:10 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2005
 

Wow I missed this beautiful portrait, and just saw it today, Congrats on being a finalist, it is definitely a winner :)


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4/21/2005 10:51:30 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Janet, I believe this is the most beautiful child portrait I've ever seen! Your model has an unearthly quality to her spirit that you've captured for all of us to adore!
Congratulations on an amazing portrait!


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4/21/2005 4:14:17 PM

 
Jennifer Jones
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Congratulations on your placement, Janet. The tones and lighting on this portrait are amazing... well done!


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4/22/2005 2:32:02 AM

 
Debra Booth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2004
 

Congratulations on your win, Janet!


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4/22/2005 4:35:14 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2003
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Congratulations on your win, Janet! I still think it should have been top choice, but hey...LOL Well done and beautiful win! :0)


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4/22/2005 7:09:48 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2003
 

Positively breathtaking. Even the thumbnail knocks your socks off! I concur with all before me... this is quite special and is most deserving of top honors! Congratulations Janet!


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4/22/2005 8:12:42 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your Second Place win Janet! This is an absolutely beautiful and stunning portrait!


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4/22/2005 8:49:44 AM

 
Nicole Grimsley  

Beautiful child, beautiful portrait! Congrats on Second Place. Well deserved!


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4/22/2005 9:29:52 AM

 
Claudette Foote
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/22/2005
 

Congratulations on your Second Place win Janet! Positively breathtaking for sure..


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4/22/2005 9:29:57 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2004
 

Congratulations, Janet - This is just so beautiful!


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4/22/2005 11:44:40 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2004
 

A timeless shot. It's so simple, but the expression, lighting, and beautiful child come together to make an extraordinary portrait. Congratulations.

Nancy


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4/22/2005 12:29:17 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2004
 

Congrats on your win, Janet!


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4/22/2005 12:31:36 PM

 
Carla Metzler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
 

Congratulations on your win, Janet! Marvelous job on this mesmerizing and beautiful portrait.


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4/22/2005 3:55:14 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Beautiful portrait, Janet! Many congratulations!
Monika


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4/22/2005 4:13:19 PM

 
Deb Holmes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2004
 

Stunning portrait, Janet, congratulations on a much deserved win!


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4/22/2005 4:29:26 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hi Janet! I Should Be Viewing This As The Grand Prize Winner!Its Just That Good Very Well Done:-)


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4/22/2005 4:30:08 PM

 
Toni  Hopper
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/7/2004
 

Wonderful portrait. How did you get the vignetting in the corners? This is just lovely! Congrats!


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4/22/2005 4:37:43 PM

 
Janet S. Jonas  

I am so flattered that "Portrait of a Child" has received such wonderful comments. I always hope that others see in an image the same things I do. My little model "Hannah" was just 21/2 years old at the time I shot this. I must say that it was a very simple shot. Usually the most beautiful images are the most simple. I let her choose a dress out of some that I have for photo shoots. She selected this one, much too large for her tiny frame, but she thought it looked just like a princess dress so who was I to argue with her. The fact that she was just 2 1/2 years old meant that her attention span was very limited so our session only lasted about 10 minutes before she lost interest. The lighting was very simple. large ceiling to floor windows on her right. We were very close to them, no direct sunlight just good light. The backdrop was about 7 feet behind her and I used my nikon d1x and an 85mm 1.4 lens.


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4/22/2005 9:37:22 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/27/2004
 

You have certainly made her dream come true, Janet. She IS a princess in this beautiful portrait. It reminds me of a William A. Bouguereau painting.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved WINNER!!!


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4/23/2005 12:39:02 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/31/2001
 

Congratulations on your Second Place win!!!


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4/24/2005 3:46:41 PM

 
Julie Turner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/22/2003
 

Janet, I think this photo deserved better than 2nd place, but I do wish you congratulations! It is absolutely stunning! I agree with all the other BP members and their comments especially that this photo just draws you back to it. The lighting and the coloring are perfect, and the little girl is adorable. Congratulations!


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4/24/2005 7:02:41 PM

 
Nancy Donnell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2004
 

Wow, Congratulations. This knocked me out. Simple and elegant.


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4/25/2005 4:55:11 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Yep...I agree. Should be the GRAND!!This is phenomenal portraiture!! I'd love to know the technique in getting this coloring. And that child?? Well, I wish she was mine! What an adorable model! Though I already have four (daughters), another this precious would certainly be wonderful ;)!! CONGRATS JANET!! Wish I had taken it!


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4/26/2005 3:44:59 AM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on your win!!


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4/28/2005 6:32:50 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2003
 

This is a stunning portrait! Congratulations on a very well deserved win!


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5/4/2005 3:30:58 PM

 
Tina L. Folsom
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
 

That is Phenomenal!!!! I love it. She's truly gorgeous. What incredible eyes.


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5/4/2005 6:15:21 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Janet this is very beautiful.

Soft pretty colors and wonderful model.

Kerby


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5/24/2005 12:26:30 PM

 
Niels Sandal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/9/2005
 

Beautiful portrait! I keep looking at it.


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3/5/2006 11:41:38 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2005
 

One of the best portaits I have seen! Awesome capture!!


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5/29/2006 3:00:26 PM

 
Kombizz Kashani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/26/2005
 

beautiful sweet portrait with good lighting, pose
KOMBIZZ (Kambiz Kashani)


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11/18/2006 3:56:42 AM

 
Jennifer L. Dixon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/29/2007
 

Beautiful young sweet girl! Great picture.


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7/27/2007 8:50:28 AM

 
Kombizz Kashani
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/26/2005
 

NOT SURE, why I receive this link about your image in my private email.
As I can see here, I RESPONDED to your beautiful sweet capture on
Previous Response:
from Kombizz (Kambiz) K.
on 11/18/2006 3:56:42 AM

So I wonder if .....


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7/27/2007 10:19:41 PM

 
Helen N. McHugh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
 

The eyes have it! Such a mesmerising capture, Janet!Truly beautiful!


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8/14/2007 1:08:23 AM

 
Janet S. Jonas  

Thank you Helen for the nice comment on my image. It is much appreciated.


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8/14/2007 7:17:47 AM

 
Eleanor Lasta  

Wow, this image is really compelling! Great job!


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6/18/2010 6:09:36 AM

 
Brenda f. Andrew  


what a beauty!! great capture, it's simply wonderful!


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12/11/2010 6:01:38 AM

 
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