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Blue Lace
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
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© Maria  M
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Wende Trew
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member since: 8/31/2005
    Beautiful portrait Maria! Looks like a winner to me!! Perfect!!

12/26/2005 6:26:04 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Stunning! She has Beautiful eyes! Amazing capture Maria!

12/26/2005 6:33:13 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Yep, this has winner written all over it. Those eyes are just incredible!

12/26/2005 7:26:10 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful, mysterious, intriguing, and a wonderful capture, Maria!

12/26/2005 9:02:14 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Mysterious!!!! The eyes have it!!

12/26/2005 9:42:38 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Whoa AMAZING! Impressive eyes. If this doesn't win...then I have to question who is judging! LOVE IT!
Sheesh

12/26/2005 3:25:17 PM

 
Maria  M
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Thanks a lot everyone. =)

12/26/2005 10:28:51 PM

 
Richard E. Davis
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Wow! You can do some amazing things with (our) camera. There are a lot of likes and dislikes about it. I would love to hear how you got some of your shots. I never p.s. except for color filters and glows. Have any advise?

12/27/2005 7:29:37 PM

 
Maria  M
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Thank you Richard =). Well, first let me say that I hate my (our :P) camera. I don't know what kind of advice I could give, except for practicing and taking hundreds of pictures. I should post pictures from only a year ago so you could see how much practice has helped me. Since our camera seems to be mean when it comes to certain lighting, I only take pictures outside or under very bright lights inside. That seems to be all the camera can handle without getting all noisy. As for PS, you should try using it more often. When I want to keep my pictures looking as real as possible, I only use basic adjustments, but some of the more extreme edits can be fun. Plus it is great for the creative process.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

12/28/2005 6:17:21 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Awesome work, Maria! Love this image!

12/31/2005 11:55:42 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Congratulations!

1/21/2006 12:12:08 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Congrats on your finalist. Really surprised it didn't go further. Wonderful image Maria.

1/21/2006 12:16:23 AM

 
Christy Jackme
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This is amazing Maria! Congratulations.

1/21/2006 5:13:38 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations!!!!!!

1/21/2006 8:48:01 AM

 
Christine I. Doumbia
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Simply AWESOME, Maria! Framing, composition, everything is working. An image to remember. Congratulations on your well deserved spot in the finals!

1/21/2006 10:34:31 PM

 
Fawn  M. Schutt
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This is so beautiful! An amazing portrait. Very well done. Congrats!

-Fawn

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1/22/2006 1:47:47 PM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Congratulations, Maria. :) This is gorgeous!! Good to see you here.

1/23/2006 7:53:42 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Maria!

Cathy :)

1/23/2006 11:13:42 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Maria, it was only a matter of time before one of yours became a winner. This is absolutely spectacular! Congratulations!!!!

1/24/2006 7:51:02 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Amazing shot!
Congrats on your win!
~:O)

1/24/2006 8:38:30 AM

 
She-She Killough
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LOL I didn't know how the contest worked earlier and I thought Man, Maria got cheated if she only got a finalist out of this! But low and behold...this is more like it. Awesome Maria! My sincere Congratulations!! IT is a well deserved win! :D

1/24/2006 8:43:47 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Congrats again! You have amazing talent! I can't wait to see what you'll be producing in a year!

1/24/2006 9:03:43 AM

 
Terrill Province
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WOW ~ you're getting everything possible from your camera and more! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1/24/2006 10:55:52 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your Second place winner!!!

1/24/2006 8:37:28 PM

 
Gustavo Márquez
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Stunning image Maria, Congratulations!

1/24/2006 8:46:46 PM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Wonderful! Congratulations!!

1/25/2006 4:24:43 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this fine winner Maria

1/25/2006 4:39:04 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Maria!

Cathy :)

1/25/2006 3:45:20 PM

 
Maria  M
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Thank you so much everyone! I am so excited =)

1/26/2006 11:08:27 PM

 
Tracy Reehal
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Simply gorgeous. Congrats to you!

2/3/2006 1:17:03 PM

 
Reza Shadpay
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Just a question, is it photoshoped? (her black wear) Thanks for responding.

2/5/2006 3:49:48 PM

 
Maria  M
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Nope, not photoshopped. It was just a wrinkled old cloth. I cut a piece out, clipped it up and looked through. What part did you think was photoshopped?

2/5/2006 4:26:48 PM

 
Paula Kelly
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excellent photo Maria.
well worth a winner badge, congradulations.

2/9/2006 7:21:22 AM

 
Tonya Cozart
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Maria...beautiful photograph, I saw it on the home page and it took my breath away!
you also have some very nice ones in your gallery!
You say you did not photoshop....are you saying you did not enhance it at all? The eyes are so bright and piercing in this and many of your photos, if you are not photoshoping them to bring them out, what are you doing? They are awesome. I would love to know how you get that look

2/12/2006 7:41:14 AM

 
Andre Marhaug
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This is great, and really inspiring. Gongrats to your win, Maria. Well deserved :-))

2/24/2006 9:15:08 AM

 
Michael Garton

member since: 4/26/2005
 

Excellent shot, very well captured.

3/27/2008 6:46:09 AM

 
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