Pure Joy

Tiia Vissak 4/29/2010 12:45:13 AM

a lovely scene! #1263687

Mary K. Robison 4/29/2010 1:23:59 AM

Thanks, Tiia, and thank you, Brett, whose kind comments were swallowed up by the computer as I tried to transfer them! I appreciate your supportive feedback! #8577485

Renee Doyle 4/29/2010 1:28:25 AM

What a gorgeous moment captured so beautifully Mary!! #8577494

Laura E. Swan 4/29/2010 1:47:13 AM

YOU WIN the MT! :D

Oh...I'm not a judge? Bummer.

Well this SHOULD win the MT, Mare! How about that?

This truly is pure joy they are displaying here, Mary. For them both.


-Momoyama Pompom #8577529

Avril Young 4/29/2010 2:25:54 AM

I LOVE it...such JOY, to look at it, the colouring is fantastic...yip a winner for you... #8577567

Paul E. Earl 4/29/2010 2:41:26 AM

A really lovely moment! #8577592

Michelle D. Allen 4/29/2010 3:57:28 AM

A perfect Mother's Day image! This will be a family favorite for many years to come. It's beautiful. #8577702

Jeff Robinson 4/29/2010 4:01:44 AM

This is a Perfect MT entry Mary!! Jeff #8577710

Jyri Vissak 4/29/2010 9:37:23 AM

Very cute! #8578307

maria Warren 4/29/2010 10:21:36 AM

awww soooo sweet I love it great photo Mary love the tones #8578370

Douglas Pignet 4/29/2010 10:37:24 AM

What a warm and wonderful capture.Great tones and lighting...Very well done #8578381

Kerry Hill 4/29/2010 1:17:35 PM

Beautiful capture Mary, such a gorgeous moment with wonderful tones, well done! #8578548

Karen Engelbreth 4/29/2010 1:30:56 PM

A very sweet capture, Mary... #8578569

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/29/2010 3:32:07 PM

A beautiful and touching capture mary, A FANTASTIC MT entry!
Tones clarity and lighting all PERFECTO :)
Can you say WINNER!! #8578762

Barbara Waldoch 4/30/2010 12:00:50 AM

WOnderful shot, Mary! #8579571

Mary K. Robison 4/30/2010 12:09:20 AM

Tiia, Renee, Laura-Pom, Avril, Paul, Michelle, Jeff, Juri, Maria, Doug, Kerry, Karen, Peaches, and Barbara ~ I really appreciate your kind words.
Thanks so much for the positive response! #8579582

Laura E. Swan 4/30/2010 12:34:51 AM

:) x #8579625

Tommy E. Burgess 4/30/2010 11:17:03 PM

What a wonderful moment you capured here Mary!! Perfect MT fit! #8581520

Mary K. Robison 5/1/2010 12:48:42 AM

Thanks for commenting, Tommy! Glad you like it! #8581627

Max Aureli 5/5/2010 10:31:30 AM

Wonderful portrait, Mary!!!!! #8590983

Mary K. Robison 5/6/2010 4:16:53 AM

Thanks very much for your supportive words, Max! #8592401

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2010 1:07:52 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!! #8632727

Carla Metzler 5/24/2010 2:17:01 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mary! :D
YFC #8633476

Laura E. Swan 5/24/2010 2:29:35 PM


Huge Congrats On Your Wonderful Finalist, Mare! LOVE PREVAILS! HA!

-Laura :) #8633639

Ann Coates 5/24/2010 3:13:11 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist Mary. #8634074

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/24/2010 4:44:16 PM

Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!! #8635001

Ellen Hodges 5/24/2010 7:11:09 PM

Congrats on a super terrific finalist, Mary! Very best luck in the next round! #8636449

Mary K. Robison 5/24/2010 9:49:27 PM

Peaches, Carla, Pom, Ann, Melissa, and Ellen, thanks so much for the Congrats and kind words. I appreciate them!
I am SO happy to see this particular photo make finalist! My niece is a beautiful lady, inside and out, and her cute daughter Cate is such a charmer. To have the bp judges give this the thumb's-up is a real thrill. I send my sincere thanks to them, and thanks again to all of you who have commented on this, past and present!!

Sherran Andersen 5/24/2010 10:04:44 PM

Congrats Mary. #8637596

Tommy E. Burgess 5/24/2010 10:39:57 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist Mary!! Very best of luck in the next round! #8637758

Stefania Barbier 5/24/2010 10:51:05 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #8637838

Graham Robards 5/24/2010 11:21:30 PM

Beautiful Mary, a wonderful family portrait. Congratulations and best of luck for the next round.~Pat #8638054

maria Warren 5/25/2010 12:35:22 AM


Mary K. Robison 5/25/2010 1:01:08 AM

Sherran, Tommy, Stefania, Pat and Graham, and Maria ~ a big THANK YOU for your encouraging words and Congrats! #8638448

Barbara Waldoch 5/25/2010 2:04:57 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Mary! #8638518

Jennifer L. Alder 5/25/2010 11:59:49 AM

Yay! Big congrats on this beautiful finalist, Mary. Such a tender moment captured and I enjoy the nostalgic tones. :) #8641043

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/25/2010 5:19:47 PM

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist, Mary!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #8642084

Mary K. Robison 5/25/2010 6:58:41 PM

Thank you, Barbara, Jennifer, and Debby, for your kind words and Congrats.
Congratulations on all your finalists, and best of luck to you in the next level up! #8642458

Max Aureli 5/25/2010 7:25:12 PM

Congratulations Mary on this great Finalist!! #8642539

Mary K. Robison 5/25/2010 7:44:30 PM

Thanks for your comments and Congrats, Sabrina and Max!! Glad you like it! #8642587

Cindy Bendush 5/26/2010 11:54:10 PM

Congratulations on this sweet finalist Mary! #8646848

Mary K. Robison 5/26/2010 11:56:02 PM

Thanks so much for commenting, Cindy! #8646850

Husain Akhtar 5/28/2010 1:54:18 PM

Big congratulations! #8649981

Mary K. Robison 5/29/2010 12:48:38 AM

Thank you, Husain! #8650592

Debra R. Harder 5/31/2010 6:25:21 PM

This is an incredible image, Mary! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #8656086

Mary K. Robison 5/31/2010 9:38:19 PM

Thanks very much for your kind comments, Deb!
Congratulations again on "Winter in Oregon" receiving its Second Place Winner award! #8656372

Ujjwal Mukherjee 6/8/2010 12:53:26 AM

I missed this,Mary!
Such a beautiful image and finalist! Belated congratulations!! #8677079

Mary K. Robison 6/8/2010 1:21:23 AM

Better late than never, Ujjwal! Thanks!! #8677145

Carol L. Fowler 6/10/2010 7:16:45 PM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! #8687248

Mary K. Robison 6/10/2010 7:27:16 PM

Thanks, Carol! #8687284

Carla Capra 7/3/2010 7:17:02 AM

Hi Mary this is just a lovely image. I especially enjoy the up close intimate feel to this image. Its just beautiful.
Thank you for visiting my gallery and I enjoyed your many, many beautiful images.
Happy Day,
Carla #8731830

Mary K. Robison 7/3/2010 11:55:01 PM

Thanks very much for taking time to comment, Carla! I appreciate your kind words.
Have a wonderful 4th of July! #8733115

Phyllis A. Houghton 10/10/2010 8:55:50 AM

You can feel the love in this soft portrait. Wonderful! #8957988

Mary K. Robison 10/10/2010 9:43:50 AM

Phyllis, I'm glad you get the same "warm and fuzzy" feeling as I do when I see this photo.
My niece really loved it. Said when she saw it, she burst into tears. Can't get much better than that! #8958047

Michael S. Baker 3/16/2011 6:09:07 AM

Beautiful shot, Mary. Love the emotion, sepia toning...congratulations on this being a finalist image! #9294101

Mary K. Robison 3/17/2011 1:33:17 AM

Thank you for commenting on this, Michael. I appreciate it! #9295301

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My niece Valerie and her youngest child, Cate.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: FinePix S7000

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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