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Born First
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Born First
Born First
the bonds of sisters
© Courtney Hinkel
 
 
 
Lori A. Jaber

member since: 3/19/2003
    Wow! This is stunning. I have twins myself, when they're a little older I would like to borrow this idea. Did you do another pose (Born Second?) They are so beautiful!!

4/30/2003 6:22:46 PM

 
Ken Ke-Wei Pan

member since: 11/8/2002
 

I really like the lighting you did \(^_^)/ I'm just curious that did you use any warm-up or light diffuser filter?

 
zcaley 
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member since: 12/30/2002
 

Very nice work. Love the eyes.

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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member since: 2/4/2002
 

Lovely composition and lighting. Nicely done.

 
Bernard B. Travers
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member since: 8/5/2001
 

Utterly arresting. This is an excellent composition. Masterful.

 
Evy Johansen
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member since: 6/16/2002
 

Another WOW - This is so beautiful.... a winner in my book. Good luck, Courtney!

 
Judith G. Secco
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member since: 12/18/2002
 

Beautiful subjects and beautiful portrait of them.
Judy

 
Gary W. Lake
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Beautiful image Courtney!

 
Ruth Denton

member since: 10/20/2002
 

very beautiful, indeed.

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Yep, totally unique and wonderful!

 
Scott W. Pierson
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member since: 2/7/2003
 

Great lighting and beautiful subjects.

Very nice image. Definitely a top ten, if not top one.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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member since: 3/27/2002
 

Wow.. what a beautiful shot!

 
Ronald Balthazor
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member since: 11/17/2002
 

Nicely done! They belong on a name-brand package for some shampoo.

 
Edward Snyder

member since: 3/23/2002
 

Wonderful photo very powerful.

 
Katherine Chan

member since: 4/15/2002
 

Beautiful lighting and model!

 
Sheldon Fourie

member since: 11/17/2001
 

Absolutely breathtaking!! I truly love the soft focus. Hope to see more.

 
Joanna Obraske

member since: 2/14/2002
 

Sheldon took the words right out of my mouth. Absolutely breathtaking. Everything about it is stunning. The lighting is perfect and the glimmer of thier hair is exquisite. Wonderful job Courney.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist.

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations! Well derserved and good luck with this beautiful picture!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

Soft look and very pretty! Congrats!

 
Gary W. Lake
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Congratulations! Such a wonderful shot!

 
A&J 

member since: 3/11/2002
 

Wow! This is an incredible shot! I love the eyes and lines of hair strands. You have posed the subjects so beautifully and they are so relaxed and soft...calm... Great work! Congrats!

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Congratulations, Courtney.

 
Stephanie Adams
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member since: 10/17/2001
 

Congrats and well deserved! Everyone above said all I would have said and I too would like to know the lighting etc. you used to create this beautiful image.

 
Lem Metro

member since: 8/15/2002
 

Simple, effective. Near perfect soft focus. Well done and well deserved kudos, Courtney!

 
Ray Javier

member since: 10/30/2002
 

Beautiful and stunning! Congrats on the win!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

Congratulations!

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Congrats on your win! So well deserved! I just noticed the unique lighting for the first time though. You had one light down lower to capture your second daughter...very nice. Stephanie, if you want to know how someone has lit a subject, just look in their eyes for where the lights are. Then you can usually look for the highlights in the hair or somewhere else to see if they have used a reflector.

 
Connie I. Chandler

member since: 11/7/2002
 

Congratulations! This is a stunning photograph, and well deserved win! Gorgeous!

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Excellent win!

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Very well deserved indeed, Courtney.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Congratulations... a beautiful image.

 
Evy Johansen
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I'm very glad to see this beautiful image as a winner! Congratulations!

 
Wolfgang Dolak

member since: 10/10/2002
 

This is VERY nice! Congratulations!!
birdie

 
Judith G. Secco
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member since: 12/18/2002
 

Congratulations, Courtney. Beautiful photo.
Judy

 
Gary Minish
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member since: 9/8/2002
 

Beautiful girls, beautiful pose, beautiful shot and very artfully enhanced! Absolutely marvelous portrait, Courtney! Congratulations!

 
Darren Alexander
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member since: 1/27/2002
 

their beauty seems almost unreal, they are so beautiful! amazing image!
congrats!

 
Jordi Trilla

member since: 5/26/2003
 

For me this is the best shot this month (besides mine, of course, hahaha!) It has everything I love in a portrait. Your sensibility is simple GREAT. I admire you, Courtney!

Just a question, if you would like to share the answer with us. Did you retouch the skin in some way using Potoshop or something like, and how?

Again CONGRATULATIONS

Jordi Trilla

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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member since: 9/27/2002
 

Congratulations, Courtney!

Cathy :)

 
Stephanie L. Kopcik
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member since: 12/18/2003
 

Amazing! This is simpley beautiful! Your daughters are stunning! This image itself is a very wonderful and unique creation! Congratulations belated on a very deserving win!

2/2/2004 10:51:16 PM

 
Mata Patan
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member since: 10/10/2004
 

This is such a special image.....never sow two beauties like the two models of this shot!!!
Conngratulations...you deserved a first place!!!

5/23/2005 8:53:28 AM

 
Susana Heide
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I'm seeing this image for the first time now and am in AWE! I have never seen a more beautiful sisters portrait! The pose, the composition, the soft effect, the lighting....EVERYTHING is BEAUTIFULLY PERFECT!!! I can see you knew exactly what you were doing and were in complete control of the outcome! A belated CONGRATS!

7/5/2005 8:45:30 AM

 
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