Paul Michko 1/4/2006 6:23:36 AM

Incredible portrait image, Dale Ann. #369019

Wende Trew 1/4/2006 7:05:59 AM

Wow!! Gorgeous portrait Dale Ann!! #2251207

Lynn Crawford 1/4/2006 7:08:05 AM

This is so pretty Dale Ann, I like that it is highkey and you were able to keep the beautiful color of her eyes so vivid, she is a great model :) #2251215

Linda D. Lester 1/4/2006 7:21:24 AM

Just beautiful....wonderful shot! #2251238

Nadia W. Smith 1/4/2006 7:25:09 AM

I love how this is subtle and striking at the same time! Lovely! #2251252

Michelle J. Harvey 1/4/2006 7:43:48 AM

Stunning portrait Dale Ann!! #2251283

Hayley J. Hamlin 1/4/2006 7:59:46 AM

This is awesome!! Love it!! #2251314

Karen Engelbreth 1/4/2006 9:11:09 AM

Wonderful portrait, Dale Ann! #2251546

Richard W. Wyeth 1/4/2006 9:45:58 AM

Oh lucky you, having such a gorgeous model! Makes your work easier, no doubt. Nonetheless, a great portrait, very nice work here. #2251635

Sandy Landon 1/4/2006 10:02:48 AM

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the treatment to it! But I am sure it was an outstanding shot to start with!!! Love the eyes!!! GREAT JOB!! #2251699

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/4/2006 10:13:17 AM

Thanks so much Paul, Wende, Lynn, Linda, Nadia, MIchelle, Hayley,k Karen, Richard & Sandy! I appreciate your hearty comments!! I am attaching the original shot with minor color/contrast corrections for comparison, since I did enter this in DD.

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Dale Ann Cubbage 1/4/2006 10:16:15 AM

Trying to attach the original shot.

da #2251737

Michelle R. Kovach 1/4/2006 10:45:43 AM

Terrific portrait Sista! Love the PS work! Great effects!
Nicely done! #2251848

Judy S. Fung 1/4/2006 4:41:55 PM

Lovely portrait and nice work, Dale Ann! #2252924

Julie Turner 1/4/2006 5:50:26 PM

Beautifully done Dale Ann. #2253143

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/4/2006 8:21:49 PM

Thanks Michelle, my sista, and Judy & Julie!!

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Janine Russell 1/4/2006 11:48:30 PM

Dale Ann, great portrait. #2253846

Alisha L. Ekstrom 1/5/2006 7:59:41 AM

WOW Da. I ABSOLUTELY love this STRIKING...STUNNING portrait. SPLENDIDLY done!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! #2254942

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/5/2006 1:34:31 PM

Thanks Janine & Alisha!

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Claudette Foote 1/5/2006 5:45:54 PM

Beautifully done Dale Ann.


Sandra Freyler 1/6/2006 2:12:17 PM

Beautiful portrait, Dale ann! Great work! #2259847

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/19/2006 7:52:05 AM

Thanks Claudette & Sandra!

da #2306097

Karen Engelbreth 2/13/2006 12:11:49 AM

Big congrats on your POTD, Dale Ann! #2412552

Evy Johansen 2/13/2006 1:35:12 AM

Wow, this is beautiful, Dale Ann! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #2412691

Kip T. Berger 2/13/2006 2:23:02 AM

Congrats for the POD Dale! Very pretty shot! #2412767

Michelle R. Johnson 2/13/2006 2:30:39 AM

Congratulations, Dale Ann on your POTD! It is an excellent shot!!!! :) #2412784

Paul Michko 2/13/2006 2:45:02 AM

Big congrats, Dale Ann. A terrific POTD. #2412830

Vicki Hunt 2/13/2006 2:57:01 AM

Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #2412866

Ed Heaton 2/13/2006 3:57:59 AM

Good morning Dale Ann,
This is an extremely well done portrait! Congrats on POTD!!! #2412973

Karin Brogtrop 2/13/2006 4:06:21 AM

Wonderful portrait Dale Ann! Like the original very much, but this PS version gives a lovely winter touch to it. #2412999

Megan p 2/13/2006 4:09:14 AM

Woo Hoo, POTD!!! very exciting and congrats on this GORGEOUS image!!! #2413017

Jessica Hughes 2/13/2006 4:27:15 AM

Yay!! Congratulations Dale Ann. This is a gorgeous portrait. Her personality is shining. Beautiful!! #2413116

Mary N C. Taitt 2/13/2006 4:55:22 AM

Great shot and pstprocessing Congratulations on your POTD! Mary :-) #2413250

Perry K.Y. Lee 2/13/2006 4:59:04 AM

Awesome... #2413275

Kathleen R. Struckle 2/13/2006 5:05:30 AM

Gorgeous!! #2413318

Karen Rahlf 2/13/2006 5:06:18 AM

Beautiful! Congrats on getting the POTD! #2413322

Kathleen Clemons 2/13/2006 5:13:22 AM

Congrats to you, Dale Ann!!!! #2413356

Debra Booth 2/13/2006 5:27:29 AM

Beautiful portrait, Dale Ann!! Congrats on your POTD! #2413415

Deborah Sandidge 2/13/2006 5:40:43 AM

Hi Dale Ann - Congratulations on your beautiful POTD!! #2413482

Candice C. Calhoun 2/13/2006 5:42:20 AM

Congratulations, Dale Ann, on your sensational POTD! Way to go, girl!

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Terry L. Ellis 2/13/2006 5:46:38 AM

Dale Ann, congratulations o this fabulous POTD!!! #2413516

Laura E. OConnor 2/13/2006 6:21:00 AM

Beautiful Image, da!!!!! Congrats on your POTD!!!!! #2413744

Tonya R. Boles 2/13/2006 6:21:27 AM

Congrats!!! #2413747

Teresa Lee 2/13/2006 6:37:40 AM

Wow, this is incredible!! Big Congratulations!!! #2413798

Nan Fischer 2/13/2006 6:44:21 AM

wow! this looks like my daughter! I can't believe it! hahaha I did a double take. aside from that, this is a lovely portrait with wonderful effects, just whay my daughter would like, too...... wow, I still can't believe it....... #2413811

Jennifer Jones 2/13/2006 6:54:47 AM

Congratulations, Dale Ann! This is an awesome shot! I am so excited for you!!! :o) #2413845

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/13/2006 6:56:27 AM

WOW!! I'm so thrilled, thank you BP so much for picking this image for POTD!! Thanks to all of you for your kind and generous comments!! I can't wait to share this with my model!! This is her 2nd POTD!!

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Martin J. Preslar 2/13/2006 6:58:49 AM

Congrats on this beautiful POTD Dale Ann! I really like that you posted the original! You did some great PS work on this in addition to it being a great shot to begin with! :) #2413866

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/13/2006 7:19:12 AM

Thanks so much Marty!

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Robyn Gwilt 2/13/2006 7:19:18 AM

This is so delicious - it has a 'vanilla' flavour to it ! :) Congrats on your POTD #2413952

Susana Ms Heide 2/13/2006 7:34:14 AM

Congratulations Dale Ann on this AWESOME POTD!!! #2413995

Sandy Landon 2/13/2006 8:37:56 AM

A big congrats on your wonderful POTD!! #2414179

Hayley J. Hamlin 2/13/2006 8:41:32 AM

Congrats on your POTD!!! Great job!! #2414196

Julie Abston 2/13/2006 9:24:54 AM

Yay!!! A HUGE congratulations, DA!! I am so happy for you. This is an awesome image in every way and VERY deserving!!! #2414376

Claudette Foote 2/13/2006 9:38:33 AM

Congrats on your POTD!!! Great job!!


Terrill Province 2/13/2006 10:17:48 AM


Dale Ann - - - you da WO-MAN!

GREAT POTD ~ well deserving and so gorgeous!!!!

Girl, it made my day... #2414574

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/13/2006 10:27:25 AM

Thanks so much Robyn, Susana, Sandy, Hayley, Julie, Claudette & Terrill!!

I really appreciate it!

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Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/13/2006 10:38:25 AM

A great big congratulations to you Dale Ann!! This is lovely, and a very well deserved potd!! Have a great day!!! #2414701

Mary Clarke 2/13/2006 12:26:29 PM

Many congratulations on POTD Dale Ann, super portrait #2415005

Sandra Freyler 2/13/2006 2:47:29 PM

COngratulations Dale Ann for POTD! :) I'm so happy for you! :) #2415403

Nan Fischer 2/13/2006 3:37:44 PM

congratulations on the POTD!

i just showed this photo to my girls. the older one now believes there is a twin for everyone in the world. she is blown away at the physical and essential resemblance. so is the younger one. #2415534

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/13/2006 6:21:33 PM

Thanks Donna, Mary, Sandra & Nan! I am blown away at the great response I've gotten on this!

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Kelly Abernathy 2/13/2006 6:44:43 PM

Congratulations Dale Ann! I'm happy for you. Well deserved! -K

Rakesh Syal 2/14/2006 5:43:45 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful and well deserved POTD, Dale Ann!!! #2417557

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/14/2006 6:44:35 AM

Thanks K and Rakesh!

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Stephen Zacker 2/14/2006 1:58:20 PM

Lovely portrait. Like those eyes. Congratulations #2419234

bob cornelison 2/14/2006 4:22:09 PM

Excellent work DA!
Congrats on POTD!
~:O) #2419781

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/14/2006 8:57:21 PM

Thank you Stephen & Bob!
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Lori Carlson 2/16/2006 8:00:55 PM

You do such great work Dale Ann!! Big congrats on your POTD honors! :0) #2428373

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/17/2006 8:37:47 AM

Thanks Lori!

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Eric Schneider 2/18/2006 7:08:09 AM

A late congrats. Good work indeed!!! Hope all is well and your Photo business is booming.
Eric #2433633

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/18/2006 12:06:27 PM

Thanks Eric!! Not booming, but we're getting there!!

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Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/20/2006 3:32:32 PM

I know I'm late, BUT YAY!!!!! BIG congrats on this making POTD! I was so happy when I saw your name on the list & then to see it was this MOST BEAUTIFUL model ever!!! WAY COOL!!!! #2442204

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/20/2006 3:43:41 PM

Thanks Alisha! Better late than never!!

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Michelle R. Kovach 2/21/2006 3:59:55 AM

Congrats on a beautiful Finalist Sista! And a wonderful POTD that I seemed to have missed when my email was wiggin out! #2444252

Tonya R. Boles 2/21/2006 4:26:50 AM

Congrats Dale Ann... #2444414

Life Expressions 2/21/2006 6:47:54 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Dale Ann! #2445650

Jessica Hughes 2/21/2006 6:48:53 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, DALE ANN!!! Yay! This is such a beautiful portrait. #2445661

Alison Greenwood 2/21/2006 7:10:01 AM

Congratulations DA! #2445849

Alisha L. Ekstrom 2/21/2006 7:11:11 AM

I'm SOOOO happy to see this as a finalist!!! YIPPEEE & CONGRATS!!!!! #2445862

Jessica McCollam 2/21/2006 7:34:51 AM

Congrats, Dale Ann!! This is a beautiful portrait! Her eyes are amazing!!:) #2446062

Carla Metzler 2/21/2006 9:22:06 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful portrait, Dale Ann!! #2446750

Sylvia Rossler 2/21/2006 9:49:34 AM

Big congrats on your beautiful finalist Dale Ann :o) #2446928

Roger Bernabo 2/21/2006 10:32:47 AM

Congratulations Dale Ann! #2447217

Robyn Gwilt 2/21/2006 10:35:14 AM

Congratulations Dale Ann - lovely portrait! #2447229

Lynn Crawford 2/21/2006 2:52:18 PM

Yeaahhhh Dale Ann, I thought this would make it, congrats on being a finalist, beautiful :) #2448455

Judy S. Fung 2/21/2006 2:53:17 PM

Congrats, Dale Ann! #2448465

Deborah Sandidge 2/21/2006 3:42:40 PM

Gorgeous portrait Dale Ann, congratulations!! #2448752

Sandra Freyler 2/21/2006 7:13:58 PM

Congratulations dale ann! Beautiful! :) #2450183

Chris Macer 2/22/2006 6:13:49 AM

Love this, Dale Ann! Many congrats! :) #2452426

Kay K. McIntire 2/22/2006 6:30:57 AM

Congrats, Dale Ann- you deserve all the recognition for this seris. Just beautiful- and good luck in the next round! #2452554

Michelle Lea Guinn 2/22/2006 6:45:03 AM

Gorgeous portrait!!! Congratulations, and good luck in the next round!!! mlg~ #2452636

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/22/2006 8:14:06 AM

Many, many, thanks to you all for your kind words and support!!

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She-She Killough 2/22/2006 8:48:36 AM

Big Congrats on this awesome Finalist Dale Ann!! Best wishes on the next round!! :D #2453182

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/22/2006 10:57:43 AM

Thanks so much She-She!

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Claudette Foote 2/23/2006 6:56:54 AM

Congratulations Dale Ann - lovely portrait! #2456971

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/23/2006 7:10:38 AM

Thank you very much Claudette!

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Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/23/2006 10:02:12 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist image!! And best of luck! #2457629

bob cornelison 2/23/2006 11:41:28 AM

I expected this would be in the running!
Congrats DA!
~:O) #2457979

Hayley J. Hamlin 2/23/2006 11:44:40 AM

Sorry late on the Congrats but I can't keep up:) LOL I think this will be the 3rd time I've commented on this image:) LOL
It's beautiful!! And is so deserving of all the recognition it has gotton!!!
Good luck on the next round...hopefully I'll be commenting again:) #2457997

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/23/2006 12:47:18 PM

Thanks so much Donna, Bob, & Hayley! Hayley, you are so funny! You don't have to keep commenting on it!!

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Hayley J. Hamlin 2/23/2006 12:50:36 PM

Of course I often does a pic get so much recognition...this is fun and exciting and you deserve all this attention:) So enjoy...enjoy:) #2458374

Don Johnson 2/23/2006 1:42:13 PM

Wonderful composition and great use of PhotoShop (I assume) to make this image even better. The blue eyes are stunning! #2458661

Rakesh Syal 2/23/2006 2:23:01 PM

WOW!!!!! Congratulations, Dale Ann!!! I am so happy!!! #2458901

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/23/2006 2:38:57 PM

Hayley, you crack me up! Thank you, thank you!!!

Thanks Don & Rakesh! I appreciate it!

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Casey A. Hanson 2/24/2006 4:10:45 PM

A big congrats DA...beautiful potrait! :0) #2463267

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/24/2006 7:05:01 PM

Thanks Casey!

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Jimmy Bhogal 2/25/2006 3:00:39 AM

Excellent Work Dale ! Congrats on the finalist ! #2464512

Jimmy Bhogal 2/25/2006 3:01:28 AM

Excellent Work Dale ! Congrats on the finalist ! #2464513

Jimmy Bhogal 2/25/2006 3:02:19 AM

Excellent Work Dale ! Congrats on the finalist ! #2464514

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/25/2006 7:05:46 AM

Thanks Jimmy!

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C A 10/3/2007 2:20:18 PM

Wonderfull portrait!! Best wishes, Corne #4878850

Debbie Fleri 5/11/2008 7:33:16 PM

Great eye contact...: )

Lvoe the pastel colors and soft shades...: ) #5910666

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This is one of my favorite models, Melinda. We had a fun little photo shoot yesterday out around our neighborhood. I worked with the curves and hue/saturation on this one to get a high key effect, with pastel tones and high saturation on the blues. Shot in manual mode, F4.5, and shutter @ 1/320.

Uploaded on 1/4/2006 6:01:14 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist Photo of the Day

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