Born First

Lori A. Jaber 4/30/2003 6:22:46 PM

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!! #33077

Ken Ke-Wei Pan

I really like the lighting you did \(^_^)/ I'm just curious that did you use any warm-up or light diffuser filter? #90185


Very nice work. Love the eyes. #90186

Elizabeth A. Zibas

Lovely composition and lighting. Nicely done. #90200

Bernard B. Travers

Utterly arresting. This is an excellent composition. Masterful. #90232

Evy Johansen

Another WOW - This is so beautiful.... a winner in my book. Good luck, Courtney! #90313

Judith G. Secco

Beautiful subjects and beautiful portrait of them.
Judy #90314

Gary W. Lake

Beautiful image Courtney! #90475

Ruth Denton

very beautiful, indeed. #90570

Peggy Wolff

Yep, totally unique and wonderful! #90633

Scott W. Pierson

Great lighting and beautiful subjects.

Very nice image. Definitely a top ten, if not top one. #90634

Connie L. Carpenter

Wow.. what a beautiful shot! #90791

Ronald Balthazor

Nicely done! They belong on a name-brand package for some shampoo. #91780

Edward Snyder

Wonderful photo very powerful. #92117

Katherine Chan

Beautiful lighting and model! #92161

Sheldon Fourie

Absolutely breathtaking!! I truly love the soft focus. Hope to see more. #93925

Joanna Obraske

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. #99382

Connie L. Carpenter

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist. #113051

Evy Johansen

Many congratulations! Well derserved and good luck with this beautiful picture! #113140

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Soft look and very pretty! Congrats! #113361

Gary W. Lake

Congratulations! Such a wonderful shot! #113368

Juliane Morris-Lusk

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! #113409

Bernard B. Travers

Congratulations, Courtney. #113539

Stephanie Adams

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. #113861

Lem Metro

Simple, effective. Near perfect soft focus. Well done and well deserved kudos, Courtney! #114079

Ray Javier

Beautiful and stunning! Congrats on the win! #117111

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Congratulations! #117237

Peggy Wolff

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. #117239

Connie I. Chandler

Congratulations! This is a stunning photograph, and well deserved win! Gorgeous! #117351

Ronald Balthazor

Excellent win! #117414

Bernard B. Travers

Very well deserved indeed, Courtney. #117554

Connie L. Carpenter

Congratulations... a beautiful image. #117905

Evy Johansen

I'm very glad to see this beautiful image as a winner! Congratulations! #118138

Wolfgang Dolak

This is VERY nice! Congratulations!!
birdie #118259

Judith G. Secco

Congratulations, Courtney. Beautiful photo.
Judy #118368

Gary H. Minish

Beautiful girls, beautiful pose, beautiful shot and very artfully enhanced! Absolutely marvelous portrait, Courtney! Congratulations! #118623

Darren M. Alexander

their beauty seems almost unreal, they are so beautiful! amazing image!
congrats! #118836

Jordi Trilla

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?


Jordi Trilla #119817

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations, Courtney!

Cathy :) #126359

Stephanie L. Kopcik 2/2/2004 10:51:16 PM

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! #359369

Mata Patan 5/23/2005 8:53:28 AM

This is such a special image.....never sow two beauties like the two models of this shot!!! deserved a first place!!! #1385427

Susana Ms Heide 7/5/2005 8:45:30 AM

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! #1556691

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the bonds of sisters

Uploaded on 4/30/2003 5:36:20 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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