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Conversion to b&w in PS CS.
© Susana Heide
Canon EOS 1D Mark ...

 
 
 
Dan J. Holm
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    Wowow!! This is simply gorgeous, Susana!! The lighting and your framing are as perfect as her pose and expression!

5/27/2005 12:20:28 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Susana this is so beautiful.

Looks like she is pondering.

Very nice and soft image.

Kerby

5/27/2005 12:23:23 AM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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So BEAUTIFUL, Susana! I love everything about this portrait... lighting, composition, coloring, expression! Your photos are amazing and something for me to try and emulate!

5/27/2005 1:51:22 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Extremely well done, Susana. Great composition, tones, and detail.

5/27/2005 2:22:48 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Very beautiful portrait, Susana.

5/27/2005 2:36:46 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful, Susana!

5/27/2005 3:32:19 AM

 
Gillian Pearce
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This is simply beautiful, natural, delicate and innocent, an amazing image. Just adorable.

5/27/2005 3:53:53 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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This is BEAUTIFUL Susana!!!!

5/27/2005 5:48:08 AM

 
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So beautiful! Gorgeous!

5/27/2005 7:41:39 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Another beautiful portrait, Susana! I love the b/w on this one!

5/27/2005 7:43:03 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Absolutly stunning, Susana!

5/27/2005 7:59:45 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Beautiful b&w portrait!!! we will see this one again!!!! mlg

5/27/2005 8:07:31 AM

 
Mary J.  Costa Pearson
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wow, fabulous capture!!

5/27/2005 10:57:36 AM

 
Susana Heide
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GASP!!!! WOW! This is Wonderful!!!!

Response from: Melissa L. Zavadil

5/27/2005 3:39:52 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Dan, Kerby, Lori, Ronald, Carla, Colette, Gillian, Bobbie, Lesley, Olivia, Deb, Michelle, Mary and Melissa: I'm excited about each and every wonderful comment! THANKS!!! I was actually just doing a "test" session with my daughter in preparation for a client. But I was quite pleased with the results. Thanks again for your support!

5/27/2005 3:44:43 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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WOW, Susana! Love the lighting, tones and composition, fabulous portrait!

5/27/2005 6:59:12 PM

 
Susana Heide
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5/27/2005 7:07:31 PM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Oh, ok, I wasn't going crazy! :-) LOL Again, great shot!

5/27/2005 7:13:57 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Jennifer, Kara and Olivia: Thanks a million for the kind words!

5/27/2005 8:25:27 PM

 
Susana Heide
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member since: 1/22/2005 I SWEAR I posted on this earlier!!! Weird!

Anyway, I think what I said was that I absolutely LOVE it! :-) The b/w is so perfect for this shot. Great work, as usual, Susana!

5/27/2005 7:11:13 PM


Kerby Pfrangle

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member since: 4/19/2005 Susana just beautiful.

Very soft and love it in black and white.

I thought I posted on this earlier too but it worth posting twice.

Very nice.

Kerby

5/27/2005 7:16:48 PM


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member since: 7/30/2003 Melissa, Kara, Olivia and Kerby: Thanks for those very encouraging comments!!! And yes Olivia and Kerby you did post on this before. When I entered this image it wasn't showing up in the contest entries. I think BP must have been down for a short period. So then I posted it again about 15 minutes later. And now people are commenting on both pics. Sorry about the confusion ;O)


6/16/2005 7:48:33 PM

 
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Congrats on being a finalist!

6/21/2005 3:24:15 PM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Congratulations, Susana!!

6/21/2005 3:43:49 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Congrats on being a finialist :)

6/21/2005 4:03:23 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/21/2005 4:23:45 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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Absolutely beautiful!!! Congrats.

6/21/2005 4:34:11 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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YAY SUSANA!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FINALIST!!!!!

6/21/2005 4:57:57 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your finalist Susana !!!

6/21/2005 5:34:13 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Congratulations Susana!,
Amalia

6/21/2005 5:50:16 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Susana!!

6/21/2005 6:57:54 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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This is awesome, Susana.

Congratulations!!

It's difficult to choose between this and the color version. I love the natural pose and expression.

6/21/2005 7:20:40 PM

 
Katherine K

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So precious... C-O-N-G-R-A-T-S!!!!

6/21/2005 7:22:57 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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This is one of my favourite photos of yours. I just love it!
Congratulations
Tootles

6/21/2005 7:42:37 PM

 
Stacy Wasmuth
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I adore this one! Congrats - well done! :)

6/21/2005 8:13:20 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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A BIG Congratulations on this fantastic shot Susana.. I'm so glad to see it make the finalists.. Best of luck!!

6/21/2005 8:28:24 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Fabulous, Susana! Congrats on this well-deserved finalist!

6/21/2005 9:34:59 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Susana!!!

6/21/2005 10:42:50 PM

 
Tracy D. Siermachesky
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So beautiful! Congrats!

6/21/2005 11:06:20 PM

 
cj patterson
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!!!

6/22/2005 6:34:53 AM

 
Heather Harpel
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Congratulations on your photos making finalist! Well deserved!

6/22/2005 6:38:52 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Congrats on your beautiful finalists, Susana!!!

6/22/2005 6:44:33 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Lesley, Lori, Lynn, Margot, Sandy, Laura, Kelly, Amalia, Debra, Susan, Katherine, Tammy, Stacy, Kara, Jennifer, Cesar, Tracy, cj, Heather, and Olivia: Thank you all soooo much for the taking the time to send me such good wishes!!!

6/22/2005 6:52:27 AM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
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Great job Susana. This is wonderful, congratulations.

6/22/2005 8:18:51 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations, Susana, on this beautiful finalist!

6/22/2005 8:39:29 AM

 
Hellen Krahn

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Congrats, Susana!!

6/22/2005 9:48:53 AM

 
Cindy Johnston

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Congratulations Susana - I love this shot!

6/22/2005 3:29:05 PM

 
Lisa Deaton
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Simply Beautiful!!!! Love everything about it. CONGRATS!!!

6/22/2005 7:17:22 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you so much for the kind words Kim, Deb, Hellen, Cindy and Lisa!!!

6/22/2005 9:04:33 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Congratulations for this well deserved win by a fantastic photo!!!

6/23/2005 12:55:24 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Susana

Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.

Kerby

6/23/2005 1:12:02 AM

 
Sachin M. Jadhav
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Very beautiful portrait,Congratulations on your first place win,well done!

6/23/2005 2:19:44 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on this well deserved first place win, Susana!!

6/23/2005 2:29:25 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Congratulations on this superb first place win, Susana! A really exquisite piece!!

6/23/2005 3:10:51 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Susana, Beautiful!

6/23/2005 3:26:35 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on a beautiful win, Susana!

6/23/2005 3:43:42 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulation on this wonderful winner!!!

6/23/2005 3:58:13 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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LOVELY!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Susana!

6/23/2005 4:07:38 AM

 
Heather Harpel
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Congratulations on your win, Susana! Well deserved!

6/23/2005 4:10:29 AM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Congratulations on your First Place win! Beautiful Capture!

6/23/2005 4:48:41 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/23/2005 4:53:14 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Just beautiful. Congratulations. Very well deserved.

6/23/2005 5:18:19 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Congrats! Great portrait!

6/23/2005 5:29:11 AM

 
Darla Cobus
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CONGRATS, on a beautiful porteait!!!

6/23/2005 5:43:01 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big Congratulations on your First Place win, Susana!!! WTG!

6/23/2005 5:52:26 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations!!!!

6/23/2005 5:53:09 AM

 
Graham Jones
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Superb as usual Susana. Very well done.

regards, Graham

6/23/2005 6:04:43 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Fabulous image, Susana, congrats on this beautiful 1st place winner!!!

da

6/23/2005 6:08:56 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Extremely well done, Susana - Congratulations!

6/23/2005 6:19:04 AM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Congratulations on this wonderful 1st Place winner!!! Outstanding shot, I LOVE the b&w!!

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6/23/2005 6:21:18 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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YAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN!!!!!

6/23/2005 6:24:10 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Susana!

6/23/2005 6:56:31 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Congrats on your First Place win, Susana!!!! It's such a lovely portrait!

6/23/2005 7:12:41 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG CONGRATS Susana!!!!!!!! Well deserved 1st place.

6/23/2005 7:20:47 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats on this beautiful win, Susana! :0)

6/23/2005 7:34:27 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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Congrats on your first place win....well deserved!!!:)

6/23/2005 7:51:31 AM

 
Chris Macer

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Well deserved 1st place win! Well done!

6/23/2005 8:30:19 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on your beautiful First place win, so well deserved!!

6/23/2005 8:49:18 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Wonderful -- congratulations on your win, Susana! This one's a winner even without a contest!

6/23/2005 8:51:57 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on your first place win Susana!!!

6/23/2005 9:07:06 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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1st PLACE!!! I love this shot!! It is so well deserved!! This one is definately a winner! Everything about this shot is beautiful! Congratulations Susana you did an awesome job on this! :o)

6/23/2005 9:14:07 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Congratulations on this fantastic photo.

6/23/2005 9:16:22 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congrats Susana on this fabulous 1st place win!!!

6/23/2005 9:46:34 AM

 
Jessica McCollam
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CONGRATULATIONS on your win, SUSANA!:)

6/23/2005 9:51:58 AM

 
Susana Heide
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WOW!!! This is the first time I place as a winner with a photo and can't begin to explain how EXCITED I am!!!!!! It still doesn't seem REAL!!!!! I want to thank each one of you for your congrats and awesome comments!!! I have read them all and am in awe of your generous messages!! I want to give credit to all of you for this win! You have supported and encouraged me to push myself a little harder each time!!! THANK YOU!!

6/23/2005 9:54:34 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is wonderful Susana!!!! Congratulations on this fabulous win!!!!!

6/23/2005 10:53:24 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Congrats on this dreamy winner!!

6/23/2005 11:05:50 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Congratulations, Susana, on this BEAUTIFUL winner!!!

6/23/2005 11:22:37 AM

 
Stacy Wasmuth
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Congratulations on a very well-deserved win! :)

6/23/2005 11:23:17 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations Susana, on this beautiful winner, BRAVO!

6/23/2005 11:41:08 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful, Susan - well deserved! Congratulations on your first win and many more!!

6/23/2005 11:56:15 AM

 
Deb Brown
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WOW! Congrats. on winning 1st Place! When I saw this as a finalist, I was pretty sure we'd see it again....and I knew that I was in trouble!!! I am VERY happy for you....you must be thrilled. Yeah!!!!!

6/23/2005 1:13:54 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very lovely, Susana!
Congratulations,

bill

6/23/2005 1:14:19 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congratulations Susana!!!!!

6/23/2005 2:33:10 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Susana!!

6/23/2005 2:45:24 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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This is so charming. So happy to see it get a first place.

6/23/2005 3:32:22 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Wonderful! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Susana!
Monika

6/23/2005 4:27:17 PM

 
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susana --CONGRATS!!! so nice to see your beautiful work again!

6/23/2005 4:28:37 PM

 
Kristie S. Defenbaugh
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Congratulations! This picture is very nice. Just wanted you to know that you were in my list of three best photographers from our class. Your work was always good. Kristie Defenbaugh

6/23/2005 4:44:47 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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So elegant and beautiful, Susana! Congratulations!

6/23/2005 6:23:56 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Her expression is just priceless!! What a special portrait! Congratulations on your win, Susana!

6/23/2005 7:55:59 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Go Susana! Not only did you win once but twice! Congratulations :)

6/23/2005 8:39:50 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this outstanding FIRST PLACE win, Susana!!

6/23/2005 10:12:32 PM

 
Susana Heide
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What a day this has been!!! Your comments and congrats mean so much!! I want to send a special THANK YOU to each one of you for celebrating with me!!!

6/23/2005 10:47:01 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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A big congrats on your first place win Susana, I must rememember to hit submit, LOL, or you won't get my comment, this is absolutely awesome and so well deserved, I really love your portrait work.

6/23/2005 11:39:10 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your win, Susana!!!
Well deserved!!

6/24/2005 1:55:16 AM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations on your win and this gorgeous b&w, Susana!!!

6/24/2005 4:39:33 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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Very beautiful shot. Congratulations!

6/24/2005 7:12:32 AM

 
Linda Guidroz
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Very nice and simple. Congratulations on your win! Beauitful little girl. Congrats again Susana

6/24/2005 8:37:31 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Susana. Such a beautifully quiet serene portrait of this lovely little girl!!

6/24/2005 11:24:28 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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This is so beautiful, Susana! Congratulations!

6/24/2005 11:25:11 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Congrats on your win.

6/24/2005 12:39:54 PM

 
Joyce ONeil
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Congratulations!!! Lovely photo!
Joyce

6/24/2005 2:08:13 PM

 
Viveca Venegas
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The loveliest. Felicitations susana.

6/24/2005 5:50:59 PM

 
Phil S
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Susana,

Wonderful photograph and I want to extend a BIG congrats on your win. Well deserved I might add.

6/24/2005 8:59:40 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this adorable winner, Susana!

6/25/2005 3:13:54 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Very sweet shot! Congrats!

6/25/2005 4:18:14 AM

 
Lisa Deaton
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I know you are thrilled with both of your wins. CONGRATS on your well deserved honors!!!!

6/25/2005 5:48:29 AM

 
Uyen  
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Congratulations on your win, Susana! This is a very elegant child's portrait. Wonderful framing and tonal range!

6/25/2005 2:44:47 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you Susana on this wonderful image!!!

6/25/2005 6:42:48 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Susan, Jenny, Piotr, heather, Linda, Wendy, Kathleen, Joy, Joyce, Viveca, Phil & Suann, Wally, Mette, Lisa, Uyen and Collette: I've read all your messages and want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful words and congrats!!! You're the GREATEST!!!

6/25/2005 8:12:28 PM

 
Faustina G. Steinman
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Everything is perfect! I love the simply stated elegance. Gorgeous! Congratulations!

6/25/2005 10:09:17 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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What a charming portrait, Susana! Congrats on your first place win!!!!

6/25/2005 10:24:13 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations To You Susan On Your 1st Place Win!The Softness,Textures And Toning Are Awesome:-)

6/26/2005 3:35:52 AM

 
Dhayanand Shunmugam

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This pic is alive!!! Excellent in all aspects.

6/26/2005 9:13:08 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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CONGRATULATIONS, Susana!!!
This BEAUTIFUL image really deserved the First Place it won. It's perfect in every way!

6/26/2005 10:29:48 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Faustina, Patrick, Terry & Dhayanand: It's such an honor to receive this recognition when I know how many awesome photographs submited by all you talented photographers deserve the spot just as well. Thanks for the congrats!

6/26/2005 10:31:22 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Cesar we must have crossed in cyberspace! Thank you for the congrats and the thumbs up!!! Truly appreciated!

6/26/2005 10:44:03 PM

 
Terrill Province
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Susana,
Not only have you earned a win with this image, you're the mother of the stunning model?!? Congratulations all the way around ~ ~ ~ spectacular image!

6/27/2005 12:31:57 PM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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CONGRATULATIONS, Susana!! So well deserved!

6/27/2005 2:59:59 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Terrill and Lori: I truly appreciate the time you took to comment!! I checked out your galleries and you both have beautiful work, one in wedding and one in children!

6/28/2005 8:43:01 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Congratulations, this couldn't be more perfect Susana!
Tootles

6/29/2005 4:49:01 AM

 
Nicole Grimsley

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I'm so glad this picture won first place! I loved it when you submitted it and I knew I should have commented back then. Congrats to you! Keep up the amazing work!

6/29/2005 12:11:26 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Hey Tammy and Nicole: A big THANK YOU to both of you for the positive message!!! I really appreciate your comments!

6/29/2005 8:54:35 PM

 
Dawn O
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Congratulations, Susana. What a beautiful photo!!

Dawn

7/12/2005 11:33:41 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you Dawn for your comment!!

7/13/2005 10:30:33 PM

 
Dawn O
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You're welcome. I took a look at your site. I am impressed with your work, esp. after just one year!! Keep shooting!

Dawn

7/13/2005 11:33:11 PM

 
Susana Heide
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I really appreciate the time you took to look at my work! THANK YOU so much for the kind words!!

7/14/2005 10:50:33 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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I don't know how I could have missed this one! The B&W, lighting, exposure, capture of expression......all so wonderful. Such a well deserved win, Susana!!!

8/2/2005 4:39:35 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you so much Janet!

8/3/2005 9:38:07 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Superb portrait. Just perfect! Congratulations.

8/31/2005 12:45:43 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you, Guy for the kind comment!

8/31/2005 1:19:38 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Beautiful in both color and B/W. Certainly deserved to be a 1st place winner!

1/25/2006 7:59:23 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you so much Mike!!

1/25/2006 10:05:04 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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I have just been browsing your gallery Susana, and you have so many excellent images there, but this one is special. Congratulations and very well done.

Phil

2/4/2006 3:46:30 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you Phil for taking the time to view my gallery and for sending me this wonderful message!!!

2/4/2006 2:51:56 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WOW - this is a GORGEOUS image, Susana!! :o) I noticed that my husband Phil had commented on it, and I just HAD to as well!! ;o) You REALLY deserved your First Place award for 'Her Dreams...' last year - sincere CONGRATULATIONS!! :o)

2/4/2006 7:39:47 PM

 
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What an honor Carolyn to have both of you comment on my photo!! THANK YOU!! How wonderful that the two of you can share this passion for photography!

2/5/2006 1:55:40 PM

 
Suzy Betancourt
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Susana, congratulations!
Like both the color & BW. How did you achieve such great BW tones?

Suzy

3/3/2006 3:06:43 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you so much Suzy! To answer your question I actually used a very simple method of conversion. I simply desaturated the image and played around with the shadow highlight feature of PS CS2 until I got the desired result. Hope this helps!

3/4/2006 2:56:47 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A very late congratulations Susana!! Beautiful!!!

3/30/2006 8:19:36 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you for your kind words Donna!!

3/30/2006 9:50:23 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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since I joined the site this has always been a favorite of mine. your work is outstanding.

5/3/2006 10:11:57 AM

 
Susana Heide
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WOW! What a compliment!! I am truly honored Armando! THANK YOU!

5/4/2006 12:47:16 PM

 
Tom Leech

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This is one of the finest portraits I have seen in a long time. Your B&W treatment is excellent. Great control over the lighting.

9/29/2006 8:21:42 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Receiving such a positive response from the Grand Prize winner is definitely an honor! Thank you so much Tom!!

10/1/2006 10:01:28 PM

 
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Beautiful lighting. Love the B&W. Great detail and tones also.

Oh and great composition. :o)

5/1/2008 4:27:24 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Your support is greatly appreciated Vicki!! THANKS so much for the comments on several of my photos!!

5/8/2008 3:02:29 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Beautiful, congrats!

5/13/2008 11:06:41 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you Toni!!

5/16/2008 4:51:29 PM

 
Ray E. Reiffenberger
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What beautiful soft portrait!

3/31/2009 4:04:55 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thanks Ray!! :o)

3/31/2009 4:35:57 PM

 
Loan Tran
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Beautiful portrait. I like all of your portrait images.

3/31/2009 5:51:39 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you very much Loan!!

4/2/2009 3:59:09 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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A beautiful classic portrait with innocence preserved forever! Good for you Susana. Wonderful work! Congrats on your well deserved win.

8/29/2009 11:27:49 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Thanks so much Julianne!! I appreciate your kind compliments!

8/31/2009 10:04:27 AM

 
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Wow! Outstanding portrait, Susana. The light is fabulous.

Rick

9/13/2009 5:20:19 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you very much Rick :o))

9/14/2009 7:35:24 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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Lots of comments, and I can see why. Everything about this is superb.

12/14/2009 12:32:01 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you so much Robert! It remains one of my all time favs too :o)

12/16/2009 9:46:55 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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Just beautiful. Congratulations!

2/12/2011 5:53:14 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you very much Carmody! :o)

2/23/2011 8:36:28 AM

 
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