Citified Country

Kevin S. Lewis 7/31/2003 2:12:48 PM

I think this is great Jennifer! Like the soft look and composition. #49460

Shirley L. Carpenter 7/31/2003 3:26:43 PM

Excellent image and composition Jennifer........ #154371

Jennifer Ralston Philips 7/31/2003 4:26:36 PM

Thank you both very much for the kind words! I must say that I'm thrilled with the compliments, since this is now my favorite picture of all. This is my little one, and she never ceases to amaze me when I look at her through the lens :) This shot was a lucky one, as most of mine are with her, and I only get about 1 or 2 good ones out of about every 50 since she never stops moving.

Again, many thanks.

Jennifer #154404

Jennifer Ralston Philips 7/31/2003 4:27:34 PM

Oh, and here is the original photo in color.... I'm torn between the two!


Kevin S. Lewis 7/31/2003 5:04:46 PM

I can see why you're torn - they are both great. I do prefer that B&W though...there is a lot of texture within the background, the grass, her dress etc.
Anyway - looks great! #154431

Jennifer Ralston Philips 7/31/2003 5:26:20 PM

You know, I agree with you Kevin. The more I look at the color the more I'm convinced that all of the color takes away from the texture of the background...particularly with what she is wearing....Thanks for the input!

Jennifer #154436

Susana Matos 8/15/2003 6:41:32 AM

congrats, very beautiful!
cheers from POrtugal, Su #167399

Kevin S. Lewis 8/15/2003 7:35:31 AM

Congrats Jennifer! Im really pleased to see this is a finalist. #167528

Jennifer Ralston Philips 8/15/2003 9:13:26 AM

Thank you Su! #167772

Jennifer Ralston Philips 8/15/2003 9:15:03 AM

Kevin - Thank you very much! I was thrilled and somewhat shocked, and I really appreciate(d) your words of encouragement. I've only just begun photography (took my first picture in May) and I have a new love and obsession. It is nice to think maybe I am doing something right. Again, many many thanks! #167775

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/15/2003 9:42:27 AM

Very soft and lovely! It looks like you've aetherized it?? Congrats! #167830

Jennifer Ralston Philips 8/15/2003 10:30:37 AM

Being new to this, I have no idea what that means! But thank you for the kind words! #167892

Gary H. Minish 8/15/2003 1:05:09 PM

Excellent portrait, Jennifer! You caught a great pose, the composition is just right and the exposure is perfect. Congratulations and good luck in the finals! #168266

Jennifer Ralston Philips 8/15/2003 3:56:03 PM

Thank you Gary!!!!!! #168494

Connie L. Carpenter 8/16/2003 6:27:30 AM

Beautiful shot and congratulations to you... I can't believe you are a beginner.. you have a natural eye for composition. Oh, yes... your daughter is adorable. #169057

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