Fire and Ice

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 8/31/2010 8:37:09 AM

Will be seeing this in the Winner's Circle next month, for sure!


Beautiful, Violeta!


Dominick #1303596

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 8/31/2010 8:38:56 AM

Let the POTD arrive first! The colors, details and treatment on the face are terrific, Violetta.

UB. #8873116

Michelle Alton level-addict 8/31/2010 10:21:31 AM

Amazing portraiture...those EYES! #8873242

Rod Partington level-addict 8/31/2010 1:09:52 PM

Fantastic portrait Violeta!
A winner for sure! #8873487

Valentin M. Armianu 8/31/2010 5:25:27 PM

WOW Amazing A WINNER!! #8873896

Naomi Weiser level-addict 8/31/2010 10:12:21 PM

great shot, the colors and the eyes are amazing #8874206

Violeta Harrington 9/1/2010 11:37:39 AM

Thank you all, I would be honored to have this image picked as a winner :) #8875418

Michael M. Petrizzo 9/15/2010 1:56:39 PM

Beautiful finalist. Congrats. #8902419

Mark Dodge 9/15/2010 2:00:23 PM

Your portraiture work is always so excellent, Violeta. I really like the way you framed this. Excellent lighting as always. Beautiful work. Congratulations. #8902443

Sherry L. Davis 9/15/2010 2:00:23 PM

Gorgeous! Congratulations! #8902444

Lynn M. Whitt level-addict 9/15/2010 2:15:06 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, CONGRATULATIONS!!! #8902578

Rona L. Schwarz level-addict 9/15/2010 3:03:35 PM

Stunning Violetta! Many congratulations on your superb Finalist, and good luck in the next round! #8902945

Sherran Andersen level-addict 9/15/2010 3:39:08 PM

Congrats. #8903227

Linda D. Lester level-addict 9/15/2010 4:21:49 PM

Awesome....Congratulations!!!!! #8903601

Rolando Rosito level-addict 9/15/2010 5:27:02 PM

Outstanding finalist Violeta, good luck next round. #8904246

Linda L. Ruiz level-addict 9/15/2010 8:38:13 PM

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Susan K. Snow level-addict 9/15/2010 9:51:54 PM

Those eyes are amazingly beautiful. But more than that, the details, sharpness and clarity, tonality, and positioning in the image makes all this a real winner. I agree, I think this will be in the winner's circle, it's an outstanding finalist, Violeta.
I wish you well.
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Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 9/16/2010 12:32:37 AM

Happy to see this again, Violeta. Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist.

UB. #8906991

Jessica Jenney level-addict 9/16/2010 4:29:20 AM

Congratulations, Violeta on your stunning finalist! #8907910

R. J. Laudenbacher level-addict 9/16/2010 4:32:56 AM

Congratulation Violeta on this outstanding Finalist....I see nothing but Gold here #8907928

Sabrina Ryan level-addict 9/16/2010 6:54:54 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Outstanding Finalist, Violeta! Just Beautiful! #8908503

Anne M. Young 9/17/2010 7:41:08 AM

Superb Finalist! Congratulations this is beautiful! #8912265

Val Feldman level-addict 9/17/2010 12:05:10 PM

Beyond superb...in another realm entirely...Congratulations, Violetta on your First Place and much deserved Gold Win. Incredible work! Kudos!! #8912731

Bill currier level-addict 9/17/2010 12:08:45 PM

Congratulations Violetta on a well deserved first place finish! I love this pice. Superb and beautiful!! #8912745

Linda D. Lester level-addict 9/17/2010 12:33:34 PM

Just beautiful.....Congratulations on your first place win! #8912843

Phyllis Burchett level-addict 9/17/2010 12:34:01 PM

Stunning...Congrats on your 1st place win!! #8912845

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 9/17/2010 12:36:56 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on your First Place Win, Violetta. And let the POTD arrive afterwards!!

UB. #8912865

Jennifer L. Alder level-addict 9/17/2010 1:11:16 PM

A very pretty winner, Violetta! Congrats :) #8913051

Jessica Jenney level-addict 9/17/2010 1:16:30 PM

Congratulations, Violeta on your superb First Place Win! #8913080

Lynne Fried 9/17/2010 1:47:44 PM

Amazing work..Congratulations on your FIRST Place win! #8913217

Liz Mackney level-addict 9/17/2010 2:10:49 PM

Stunning! Congratulations! Well deserved! #8913279

Nancyj Hovey level-addict 9/17/2010 2:49:26 PM

On your First Place WINNER! 8o) #8913362

Gerri R. Jones level-addict 9/17/2010 4:29:22 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful winner! #8913689

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 9/17/2010 4:30:31 PM

Very Beautiful!! Congrats! #8913693

R. J. Laudenbacher level-addict 9/17/2010 5:32:10 PM

WTG Violeta....I am thrilled to see this with Gold. Congratulations on your outstanding first place win. #8913884

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-addict 9/17/2010 5:45:36 PM

Congratulations!!!
JP #8913933

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 9/17/2010 6:55:17 PM

Congratulations on your stunning 1st place win, Violetta! #8914128

Amanda D. Austwick level-addict 9/17/2010 7:55:14 PM

WOW what a gorgeous portrait, and a well deserved First Place! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #8914323

Rich Helmer 9/17/2010 7:59:51 PM

Very Beautiful!! Congrats!! #8914344

Stefania Barbier level-addict 9/18/2010 12:48:04 AM

a true beauty... congratulations! #8914659

Anita Hogue level-addict 9/18/2010 6:08:51 AM

Extremely gorgeous, Violetta! Congratulations! #8914944

Hosey M. Harrell III level-addict 9/18/2010 6:16:44 AM

This is truly a stunning winner, Violetta. Congratulations! #8914977

Violeta Harrington 9/18/2010 7:40:30 AM

Thank you so much, my friends!
What great news for me! Awesome.:) #8915325

Jeana Clark level-addict 9/18/2010 8:49:09 AM


A huge Congrats Violeta for your outstanding 1st place Winner!!!
It's truly Stunning!!!!!

~J~ #8915463

Sharon level-addict 9/18/2010 1:47:02 PM

Violeta, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win!!! #8916128

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-addict 9/18/2010 3:59:19 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Violeta......stunning work, Congratulations on such an amazing win :-) #8916299

Randy D. Dinkins level-addict 9/19/2010 4:06:43 AM

Big congrats on this beautiful portrait win! #8917056

Renee Doyle level-addict 9/19/2010 12:42:37 PM

Those eyes!!! WOW!!! Big congratulations to you Violeta on this stunning and deserving winner!! #8918033

Donna R. Moratelli level-addict 9/20/2010 2:29:07 AM

I love your work. I been fan of yours for a while! what do you do to the eyes of your subjects? What program,action or filter do you use?THat's what really makes your people pop. Congratulations! #8918956

Judy V. Kennamer level-addict 9/20/2010 9:46:48 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful 1st Place Winner Violeta! #8919757

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 9/20/2010 9:49:32 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win Violeta! Lovely eyes!! #8919764

Violeta Harrington 9/20/2010 2:55:01 PM

It is overwhelming to have so many nice people stopping by and leaving their comments and congratulations here. Thank you!!!

Donna, I am truly honored to have you as a fan, because your work is outstanding! I have been asked the question about the eyes quite a few times. There is no program, action or filter, each image is edited differently, because each image is unique. Most important to me is to have well lit eyes, with true highlights. I am going to post more about the way I edit the eyes on my blog:
blog.violetaharrington.com
Feel free to visit and subscribe. Once again, thank you for your kind words!
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Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 9/21/2010 9:23:25 AM

Absolutely stunning!
Love the colors and those beautiful eyes!
BIG congratulations, Violeta!
~♥~Lisa #8921854

Carol L. Fowler level-addict 9/21/2010 11:55:01 AM

Beautiful Winner! Congrats! #8922140

Bill Houghton level-addict 9/22/2010 3:24:54 AM

Violeta, Congratulations on your fantastic win. A truly magical shot. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography


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Robert D. Proctor 9/24/2010 6:00:04 AM

Beautiful, Congratulations on your win. #8927150

Datha Y. Thompson 9/24/2010 6:06:21 AM

This is a FAV for me!!!! GORGEOUS!!!! Congratulations on the GOLD!!! :) #8927180

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 11/9/2010 4:11:16 AM

Violeta, belated congratulations on your Win, I told you so!!!


Dominick #9022718

Lynne Morris level-addict 4/26/2012 11:07:36 PM

Wow Violeta this is absolutely stunning work, love it. #10110909

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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