My Best Friend

© R. J. Laudenbacher

My Best Friend

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 2/18/2013 3:25:18 AM

Love the tones, light and comp. A winner. #1515251

Colette M. Metcalf 2/18/2013 3:27:32 AM

What a WONDERFUL image!!! #10572852

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 2/18/2013 3:29:03 AM

Bailey is going to LOVE this!!

Excellent work Beck!!!
I love the light streaming across the bed and onto the floor #10572855

Michelle Alton 2/18/2013 4:34:51 AM

FanTAStic! Isn't there an Andrew Wyeth painting something like this? YES!!

Hate to say this, but I like YOURS better! #10572942

Lynn M. Whitt 2/18/2013 4:51:42 AM

Gorgeous tones and light. #10572977

Susan Williams level-deluxe 2/18/2013 4:59:07 AM

Beautifully done, Becky. #10572991

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 2/18/2013 5:23:19 AM

OH MY! This is awesome! You go girl! #10573046

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 2/18/2013 7:10:56 AM

Creative treatment...beautiful result. #10573262

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 2/18/2013 9:20:41 AM

Hi RJ,Beautiful capture my friend.Wonderful light and comp!!!! #10573414

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 2/18/2013 10:13:43 AM

Well, this certainly got Bailey's attention. I LOVE it. Just too beautiful.... and definitely a winner.
Bailey sends hugs to Abber for this masterpiece. Thanks, Becky. #10573475

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 2/18/2013 12:57:55 PM

Aww, what a wonderful image Becky, love your tones and comp #10573709

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe 2/18/2013 4:23:21 PM

This is a truly charming image!


Danny B. Head level-deluxe 2/18/2013 4:53:43 PM

Beautifully done! Hugs to both Abber and Bailey. #10574004

Carol Eade level-deluxe 2/18/2013 7:07:22 PM

Gorgeous! #10574163

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 2/18/2013 7:26:51 PM

Beautiful! Wonderful light! Nice work
R J! I like this image a lot. #10574185

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira 2/18/2013 7:27:34 PM

Couldn't love this more, Becky!!! Reminds me of the "Master's Bedroom" Beautifully endearing! #10574186

Nadia Paul 2/18/2013 7:56:53 PM

Wonderfully evocative RJ - awesome light and DD work! #10574230

Barbara Waldoch 2/18/2013 11:18:36 PM

Beautifully done, Becky! #10574398

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 2/19/2013 8:16:35 AM

Fantastic photo and beautiful dedication, R.J. #10574956

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 2/19/2013 1:33:05 PM

This is beautiful, Doris. #10575322

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 2/19/2013 3:57:53 PM

I love this...a fave! I have the Andrew Wyeth print Michelle mentioned (love that too lol) #10575500

Linda S. Smith level-deluxe 2/20/2013 2:24:28 PM

Sooo beautiful R.J.! Love the light and the sepia tones in this image! Of course, your beautiful Bailey sends it over the top!!! #10576851

Rona L. Schwarz 2/20/2013 10:27:10 PM

Fabulous light and marvelous DD work, Becky! Love the Andrew Wyeth treatment and such a nice dedication! #10577286

Pat Abbott 3/27/2013 1:26:15 PM

Great composition, love the edit! Congrats on your finalist! #10626081

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-deluxe 3/27/2013 1:42:41 PM

Fantastic image - love the tones - Congrats! #10626131

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 3/27/2013 2:05:07 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10626270

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 3/27/2013 3:03:19 PM

You have Many wonderful finalists Beck but I have a soft spot for this one

Best of luck in the next round and congratulations!! #10626624

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 3/27/2013 4:45:04 PM

Congrats Terri ... a winner to me! #10627232

Priscilla J. Burgers level-deluxe 3/27/2013 4:51:05 PM

Beautiful, Becky. Love the lighting! #10627268

Linda S. Smith level-deluxe 3/27/2013 5:45:02 PM

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist R.J.! #10627608

Carol Eade level-deluxe 3/27/2013 6:27:04 PM

Contratulations again, Becky! #10627827

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 3/27/2013 6:27:25 PM

So sweet! Congrats! #10627831

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 3/27/2013 9:04:05 PM

So sweet RJ - congrats! #10628321

Rona L. Schwarz 3/27/2013 9:22:20 PM

So happy to see this one again, Becky! Congrats! #10628367

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 3/28/2013 1:05:36 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10628727

Liz blahh level-deluxe 3/28/2013 7:35:26 AM

Beautiful finalist, congrats! #10629365

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 3/28/2013 11:39:54 AM

Congrats on all of your outstanding finalists, Doris! This one is my personal favorite! Love it! #10630058

Lucy Abrao level-deluxe 3/28/2013 4:10:35 PM

Touching finalist, Becky. Congratulations!
Lucy #10630951

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 3/29/2013 12:37:01 AM

huge congrats on your beautiful winner Becky!!! #10631764

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 3/29/2013 12:49:31 AM

Every piece you create is a masterpiece!! Congrats on this well deserved winner Becky!!! When are you starting your classes ???? #10631795

Linda S. Smith level-deluxe 3/29/2013 1:36:15 AM

Huge Congrats on winning the Gold R.J.! #10631845

John Rivera level-deluxe 3/29/2013 4:20:50 AM

Congratulations on your win! #10632045

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:06:27 AM

Congratulations, Becky on your fabulous winner! #10632145

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:20:32 AM

Beautifully done, as always, RJ! Congratulations! #10632207

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:21:08 AM

What a beauty! Congratulations on your win! #10632209

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:26:24 AM

I love the pale colors and soft feel of the image! Congrats on your win, Becky! #10632234

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:29:02 AM

Bailey, in his heart, is doing a BIG HAPPY DANCE, Becky. Huge congrats on this masterpiece that truly captures the unbreakable bond we have with our "best friends." I LOVE this... and a warm thank you to you and Abber Dabber. #10632237

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira 3/29/2013 5:58:52 AM

This is such a beautiful and memorable piece! It will always have a special place in my heart!! A masterpiece, indeed!! Congratulations, my friend!!! #10632337

Mark Seiter level-deluxe 3/29/2013 6:17:42 AM

congrats on this awesome winner RJ #10632414

Susan Williams level-deluxe 3/29/2013 6:21:45 AM

Congratulations on your Gold, Becky. Such a beautiful work of art! #10632423

Ken Smith level-deluxe 3/29/2013 6:27:33 AM

Beautiful work, Becky. Congrats on the gold! #10632442

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 3/29/2013 7:11:11 AM

Thank you all so much for all your kind remarks. This one is always going to be very near and dear to my heart and it means so very much to see it here with the gold on it. #10632555

Debra R. Harder 3/29/2013 8:09:20 AM

This is a masterpiece!!!! I love this, Becky. An absolute favorite! Huge congratulations on your outstanding GOLD WINNER!!!! #10632720

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 3/29/2013 4:15:33 PM

It's one of my all time favorites of yours, Doris! Congrats on this well deserved win! #10633549

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 3/29/2013 4:36:57 PM

Love, love this image, RJ. Congrats on a very well deserved winner. #10633587

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:09:23 PM

Beautiful winner. Congrats, Becky. #10633614

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:13:22 PM

Big congrats on this touching Gold Winner, RJ! #10633619

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 3/29/2013 5:49:39 PM

Love this Becky, congratulations! #10633658

Carol Eade level-deluxe 3/29/2013 6:05:04 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Becky. #10633682

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 3/30/2013 3:46:29 AM

Congratulations on your win!!! Very sweet work Becky! #10634174

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2013 12:21:09 PM

Ohhhh sooo special! Big congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Becky!

jo ann c. #10634901

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 3/30/2013 6:49:31 PM

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Becky!! #10635425

Anita Hogue 3/31/2013 6:19:58 AM

Totally awesome, Becky! Congratulations! #10635867

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 3/31/2013 8:52:00 AM

Hi RJ,Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!! #10636004

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 3/31/2013 1:25:20 PM

wOW this is beautiful, I know Bailey and Mary Beth must LOVE it as I do too....big congrats Becky!!! #10636235

Rona L. Schwarz 3/31/2013 9:44:56 PM

My favorite of all your Finalists, Becky and one I dearly love - so happy to see this masterpiece with the Gold Winner's Badge it deserves! #10636642

Mary K. Robison 4/1/2013 5:07:26 AM

This is stunning, Becky! The sepia and soft blue tones are a treat for the eyes. Sorry I didn't see it until just now!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner! #10636983

Robert Jensen level-deluxe 4/2/2013 11:34:53 AM

Love this image ... the dog is the icing on the cake #10638988

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 4/2/2013 10:38:21 PM

A wonderful winner RJ - congrats! #10639535

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 4/7/2013 11:56:27 AM

What a gorgeous capture of your dear friend, Becky! Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Win! #10644427

Merna L. Nobile 4/15/2013 3:13:24 PM

Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile

Laura Greene 4/24/2013 12:46:05 PM

RJ, This is fabulous! I love the mood and how your tones set it off perfectly. Wonderful creation. Congrats!!!!

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 4/26/2013 1:32:50 AM

Awesome is this ur house Becky? lol love you gallery its totally outstanding :-) #10667943

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 4/29/2013 5:45:03 AM

Sorry for being so late on my congratulations to you for this awesome image...Fantastic...and well done! #10672963

Melissa Wynn level-deluxe 7/17/2013 12:01:17 PM

Beautiful tones and comp RJ. Congratulations on your win on an awesome photo! #10770727

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f/4, 1/160 sec., ISO-500, -2EV, 18mm focal length, 18-200mm lens, composite with added textures in effects in PS

~A Special Dedication to Bailey from Abber and me~

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -2.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

Uploaded on 2/18/2013 3:18:16 AM

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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