Snow Day

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/4/2011 3:44:16 AM

Thank you so much, everyone, for expressing your enjoyment of this portrait. A special thanks to Usman whose keen eye has resulted in a fresh edit.

Mary Beth Aiello
Priceless, Nikki. I think we'll see this again.
12/5/2010 7:27:26 AM

Melissa Gurdus
This is a wonderful and very expressive portrait. I love the full frame composition and sharp detail!! Also, I looked at the "Snowball Effect," and that is also a fantastic portrait, Nikki!!
12/5/2010 7:36:31 AM

Lynn M. Whitt
That is so cute, perfect portrait...
12/5/2010 8:13:28 AM

Carol Eade
Beautiful portrait, Nikki, hope to see this one get gold!
12/5/2010 8:20:53 AM

Karen Bacon
A fantastic portrait Nicki!Well done!
12/5/2010 8:39:25 AM

Jessica Jenney
Just adorable, Nikki! A beautiful capture and love those freckles!
12/5/2010 9:09:05 AM

Errick L. Cameron
Always a favorite!
12/5/2010 10:07:23 AM

Sharon C. Hinze
Loved last years, love this years! Just excellent.
12/5/2010 10:27:31 AM

Rony Sagy
Fantastic portrait.Nikki. An yes, I agree it deserves gold. Look forward to seeing it again.
12/5/2010 10:47:25 AM

Anita N. Hogue
I can certainly see why you love them! Perfect exposure and details! Love his smile and freckles!
A wonderful portrait, Nikki!
12/5/2010 11:01:00 AM

Troy Gallagher
Fantastic portrait Nikki.
12/5/2010 11:45:18 AM

Claudia Kuhn
Very sweet winter portrait Nikki
12/5/2010 12:07:05 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
Beautiful portrait with amazing detail! Great capture, Nikki!
12/5/2010 5:19:49 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
I well-remember the Snowball Effect portrait, Nikki, and I like this one even better! The snow on his hat matches the twinkle in his eyes. A marvelous candid, close-up portrait! It really captures the innocence of youth and the joy of play!
12/5/2010 7:46:54 PM

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/4/2011 3:45:33 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
I, too, remember last year's image...they both have a strong impact as've captured the essence of youthful joy, for one. Love the full frame with the snow flakes and his freckles...what a great smile he wears!
12/6/2010 3:34:00 AM

Usman Bajwa
The previous one was my fave and this is even better. Sure hope it lands in the Golden territory, Nikki. Good luck!

12/6/2010 4:03:15 AM

Ken Smith
Awesome, the framing on this and the happy face!
12/6/2010 4:06:52 AM

Sabrina L. Ryan
Fantastic portrait, Nikki!!
12/6/2010 4:57:44 AM

Richard B. Hallick
Wonderful portrait. Should be a winner.
12/6/2010 6:00:53 AM

Carla Capra
Wonderful image.
;) CC
12/6/2010 7:12:04 AM

Jack Ryan
Excellent clarity...handsome subject...excellent portrait!
12/6/2010 8:06:59 AM

Mitch Spence
My all time favorite kid. Go get em, snowboy!
12/6/2010 9:52:37 AM

Dr Silly
Wonderful Portrait. :O)
12/6/2010 11:56:14 AM

William C. Raco
What a great face and smile
Wonderful photo, Nikki
12/6/2010 2:59:48 PM

Michele Peterson
LOVE this!! It is perfect!
12/6/2010 5:42:27 PM

Jean E. Hildebrant
Great portrait, Nikki! I really like his natural, joyful expression :)
1/6/2011 6:10:30 AM

Joy Rector
love this shot
2/2/2011 9:35:38 AM

Dr Silly
Still wonderful. :O)
2/2/2011 10:34:35 AM

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 2/4/2011 3:54:19 AM

He really looks happy. Love it! #9211836

Ken Smith level-classic 2/4/2011 3:56:13 AM

I remember this one...hope it gets the silver this time...and I look forward to seeing everyone's entries tomorrow! #9211842

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 2/4/2011 4:10:21 AM

Outstanding portrait image, Nikki!

Dominick #9211893

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/4/2011 4:16:24 AM

Outstanding!! Jeff #9211926

Marcie A. Fowler level-classic 2/4/2011 4:42:25 AM

A simply fantastic portrait. #9211992

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 2/4/2011 4:56:49 AM

Nikki you sure caught one happy little camper here. I love this and I hope we see it again. We should have the first time around. #9212039

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 2/4/2011 4:58:16 AM

Oh, I love his expression, Nikki! I think it's a perfect example of someone loving life! #9212048

Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/4/2011 5:00:24 AM

Looks like a winner in my book Nikki, well done!! #9212055

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/4/2011 5:35:10 AM

What a great capture then and now. Fingers crossed for you, Nikki... This is a wonderful, happy image! #9212178

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 2/4/2011 6:02:30 AM

Adorable NiK!!

Best of luck this time around
Looks like a winner to me

Happy Friday! #9212271

Jane Holestine 2/4/2011 6:52:14 AM

Great close-up portrait, Nikki. There is fun written all over his face. #9212385

Datha Y. Thompson 2/4/2011 7:31:16 AM

Adroable child and expression!! LOVE IT Nikki!!!!! Perfect!!! :) #9212460

Karen E. Baumann 2/4/2011 8:53:40 AM

Makes me smile!!! If we have to have more winter, then, let's all smile and think like a child... snow days! #9212602

David Phalen level-classic 2/4/2011 11:59:35 AM

A fabulous portrait of the joy of youth!! #9212904

Rolando Rosito 2/4/2011 12:16:44 PM

Beautiful portrait Nikki! love the smile! #9212958

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/4/2011 4:59:49 PM

It's an incredible portrait, Nikki! :-) k #9213392

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 2/5/2011 11:55:43 PM

Wonderful, Nikki! #9215691

Irene Colling level-classic 2/6/2011 9:53:40 AM

Excellent photo Nikki. I like the close, fill the frame, presentation. #9216557

Lydia Williams level-classic 2/7/2011 3:49:25 PM

Most fantastic portrait, Nikki! Picture Perfect! #9219287

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 2/12/2011 8:52:57 PM

Wonderful portrait of this beautiful child!!! Hope to see this one again, Nikki! #9237031

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 12/19/2012 7:11:45 AM

This is the first time I've seen this - and it's a wonderful portrait. So sharp and crisp - and his blue eyes really stand out.

Composed with his head at a diagonal really does the trick, too.

This is as good or better as your Finalist Snowball Effect.

I hope you've provided the young boy's family with prints - they'd be priceless to them. #10470512

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/19/2012 7:19:17 AM

Thanks, everyone. Yes, Terry, I did take prints to them - nice 8x10's. And one of these (forgot which) won 2nd place at the state fair. The boy has never let his younger sister forget it and I keep trying to get one of her that is as delightful as these were of him :) #10470521

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/19/2012 7:30:05 AM

Best of luck this time around Nikki. What a keepsake for sure!!! #10470530

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/19/2012 7:52:05 PM

Perfect time of the year to give it another try, best of luck, its a Winner in my book anyways, Nikki ;)

UB. #10471513

Mitch Spence level-classic 12/26/2012 7:41:01 AM

Hello to my favorite little snow boy. #10479199

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 1/20/2013 1:42:33 PM

I love looking at this image again, Nikki. It's just a fine example of a portrait that's well done. #10524848

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 1/20/2013 1:46:04 PM

I love looking at this image again, Nikki. It's just a fine example of a portrait that's well done. #10524852

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 1/20/2013 1:46:04 PM

I love looking at this image again, Nikki. It's just a fine example of a portrait that's well done. #10524853

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 3/31/2017 11:56:31 AM

Love this image of smiling boy. Good luck! #11577379

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 3/31/2017 12:17:58 PM

It's wonderful to see this one again, Nikki. His eyes, cute freckles, typical boyish teeth, and lovely smile make for an awesome portrait. #11577417

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 4/6/2017 11:46:18 AM

A March 2017 favorite of mine - I'll bet his parents loved (or would love) this photo. #11580536

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic 4/26/2017 6:35:45 PM

Beautiful portrait, Nikki... so fresh, colorful, and detailed! Expressive and charming in every way... well done!!!

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic 4/29/2017 10:13:05 AM

"Finalist" looks fab on this image... congratulations, Nikki! #11588467

Emile Abbott level-classic 4/30/2017 12:55:22 PM

What an amazing portrait Nikki and congrats on finalist. #11589621

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic 5/1/2017 4:48:21 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved 2nd Place GOLD, Nikki! #11590114

Michele Peterson level-classic 5/1/2017 10:21:20 AM

I definitely smiled when I saw this in the winners circle, Nikki! Congratulations on the win ~ it's very deserving! #11590394

Emile Abbott level-classic 5/1/2017 1:11:32 PM

So glad to see this awesome portrait go Gold. Congratulations Nikki #11590476

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 5/1/2017 2:29:43 PM

Congrats, Nikki. I've like this one for quite awhile! #11590517

Christopher Budny level-classic 5/2/2017 5:55:08 AM

Way to go, Nikki! This finally has the "right look" -- ie, gold! Congratulations! #11590720

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/2/2017 10:41:51 PM

CONGRATZ on the Second Place Gold. #11591169

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 5/3/2017 1:35:29 PM

Your photo should be used on the cover of a magazine, I love it so much! #11591329

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 5/3/2017 3:51:12 PM

Finally this gets the Gold it deserves! #11591367

Susan Williams level-classic 5/14/2017 4:40:59 PM

Congratulations your your Gold winner, Nikki. Beautiful portrait of cover photo quality! #11594443

Mariann Kovats level-classic 5/16/2017 9:42:26 PM

What a cute capture Nikki! Congratulations on your winner! #11595266

Lydia Williams level-classic 5/23/2017 9:10:35 AM

I too remember Nikki...and happy to see it again! Congraatulations! #11597723

Lydia Williams level-classic 5/23/2017 9:10:35 AM

I too remember Nikki...and happy to see it again! Congraatulations! #11597724

Jannatul Shumi level-classic 5/27/2017 3:34:57 AM

Its really an awesome shot! #11600431

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I took this just down the street on a sunny but very cold winter day. Though I took several shots of this boy playing on piles of snow while his dad shoveled.
Resubmitted for March 9, 2017
Category: People

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 6250/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320,320, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 2/4/2011 3:38:52 AM
Entered into contest on 3/13/2017 8:57:58 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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