Blue Lace

© Maria M

Blue Lace

Wende Trew 12/26/2005 6:26:04 AM

Beautiful portrait Maria! Looks like a winner to me!! Perfect!! #364382

Michelle J. Harvey 12/26/2005 6:33:13 AM

Stunning! She has Beautiful eyes! Amazing capture Maria! #2223524

Amanda Price 12/26/2005 7:26:10 AM

Yep, this has winner written all over it. Those eyes are just incredible! #2223636

Carla Metzler 12/26/2005 9:02:14 AM

Beautiful, mysterious, intriguing, and a wonderful capture, Maria! #2223948

Lorri Shank 12/26/2005 9:42:38 AM

Mysterious!!!! The eyes have it!! #2224062

She-She Killough 12/26/2005 3:25:17 PM

Whoa AMAZING! Impressive eyes. If this doesn't win...then I have to question who is judging! LOVE IT!
Sheesh #2224770

Maria M 12/26/2005 10:28:51 PM

Thanks a lot everyone. =) #2225496

Richard E. Davis 12/27/2005 7:29:37 PM

Wow! You can do some amazing things with (our) camera. There are a lot of likes and dislikes about it. I would love to hear how you got some of your shots. I never p.s. except for color filters and glows. Have any advise? #2227977

Maria M 12/28/2005 6:17:21 PM

Thank you Richard =). Well, first let me say that I hate my (our :P) camera. I don't know what kind of advice I could give, except for practicing and taking hundreds of pictures. I should post pictures from only a year ago so you could see how much practice has helped me. Since our camera seems to be mean when it comes to certain lighting, I only take pictures outside or under very bright lights inside. That seems to be all the camera can handle without getting all noisy. As for PS, you should try using it more often. When I want to keep my pictures looking as real as possible, I only use basic adjustments, but some of the more extreme edits can be fun. Plus it is great for the creative process.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. #2230796

Sandra Freyler 12/31/2005 11:55:42 AM

Awesome work, Maria! Love this image! #2238493

Amanda Price 1/21/2006 12:12:08 AM

Congratulations! #2312680

She-She Killough 1/21/2006 12:16:23 AM

Congrats on your finalist. Really surprised it didn't go further. Wonderful image Maria. #2312705

Christy Jackme 1/21/2006 5:13:38 AM

This is amazing Maria! Congratulations. #2313894

KHAWLA Haddad 1/21/2006 8:48:01 AM


Christine I. Doumbia 1/21/2006 10:34:31 PM

Simply AWESOME, Maria! Framing, composition, everything is working. An image to remember. Congratulations on your well deserved spot in the finals! #2320471

Fawn M. Schutt 1/22/2006 1:47:47 PM

This is so beautiful! An amazing portrait. Very well done. Congrats!


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Jessica Hughes 1/23/2006 7:53:42 AM

Congratulations, Maria. :) This is gorgeous!! Good to see you here. #2325986

Cathy M. Gromball 1/23/2006 11:13:42 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Maria!

Cathy :) #2326840

Olivia Navarro 1/24/2006 7:51:02 AM

Maria, it was only a matter of time before one of yours became a winner. This is absolutely spectacular! Congratulations!!!! #2330970

bob cornelison 1/24/2006 8:38:30 AM

Amazing shot!
Congrats on your win!
~:O) #2331172

She-She Killough 1/24/2006 8:43:47 AM

LOL I didn't know how the contest worked earlier and I thought Man, Maria got cheated if she only got a finalist out of this! But low and behold...this is more like it. Awesome Maria! My sincere Congratulations!! IT is a well deserved win! :D #2331202

Amanda Price 1/24/2006 9:03:43 AM

Congrats again! You have amazing talent! I can't wait to see what you'll be producing in a year! #2331315

Terrill Province 1/24/2006 10:55:52 AM

WOW ~ you're getting everything possible from your camera and more! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #2331812

KHAWLA Haddad 1/24/2006 8:37:28 PM

Congratulations on your Second place winner!!! #2334317

Gustavo Márquez 1/24/2006 8:46:46 PM

Stunning image Maria, Congratulations! #2334358

Jessica Hughes 1/25/2006 4:24:43 AM

Wonderful! Congratulations!! #2335290

Donna W. Neal 1/25/2006 4:39:04 AM

Congratulations on this fine winner Maria #2335408

Cathy M. Gromball 1/25/2006 3:45:20 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Maria!

Cathy :) #2338202

Maria M 1/26/2006 11:08:27 PM

Thank you so much everyone! I am so excited =) #2343814

Tracy Reehal 2/3/2006 1:17:03 PM

Simply gorgeous. Congrats to you! #2373428

Reza Shadpay 2/5/2006 3:49:48 PM

Just a question, is it photoshoped? (her black wear) Thanks for responding. #2382477

Maria M 2/5/2006 4:26:48 PM

Nope, not photoshopped. It was just a wrinkled old cloth. I cut a piece out, clipped it up and looked through. What part did you think was photoshopped? #2382531

Paula Kelly 2/9/2006 7:21:22 AM

excellent photo Maria.
well worth a winner badge, congradulations. #2398303

Tonya Cozart 2/12/2006 7:41:14 AM

Maria...beautiful photograph, I saw it on the home page and it took my breath away!
you also have some very nice ones in your gallery!
You say you did not photoshop....are you saying you did not enhance it at all? The eyes are so bright and piercing in this and many of your photos, if you are not photoshoping them to bring them out, what are you doing? They are awesome. I would love to know how you get that look #2410327

Andre Marhaug 2/24/2006 9:15:08 AM

This is great, and really inspiring. Gongrats to your win, Maria. Well deserved :-)) #2461921

Michael Garton 3/27/2008 6:46:09 AM

Excellent shot, very well captured. #5705405

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