Playful

joyce baldassarre 4/18/2006 6:44:07 PM

This is just spectacular!!!!!! I LOVE IT! #429618

Douglas Perry 4/18/2006 7:07:18 PM

Very nice image. Well done. #2659245

Larry Lawhead 4/18/2006 7:19:51 PM

Outstanding, Suusana!! the lighting is perfect!

      LarryL 

#2659268

Virginia Leone 4/18/2006 7:26:35 PM

Magical photo, I love your gallery! #2659277

Melissa Gurdus 4/18/2006 7:29:58 PM

I have not found many wedding shots that I have liked or commented on. This is a standout image in any catagory. Just exquisite. #2659285

Robin R. 4/18/2006 8:06:27 PM

Beautiful image. I like your work. #2659346

Laura Stetser 4/18/2006 8:51:45 PM

This is beautiful Susana! Sweet, 'playful' image. :) #2659424

Teresa Norris 4/18/2006 9:24:03 PM

The lines of her dress and the architecture are beautiful. And that sweet little face in the midst of it all...outstanding, compelling image! #2659494

Dawn Leslie 4/18/2006 10:23:03 PM

Beautiful image Susana, love the B&W and the background. Great presentation! #2659585

Janine Russell 4/18/2006 10:35:38 PM

Susana, sweet portrait; exellent lighting and composition. #2659606

Susana Heide 4/18/2006 11:02:48 PM

Joyce, Douglas, Larry, Virginia, Melissa, Robin, Laura, Teresa, Dawn and Janine: I am overwhelmed by all of your very generous comments!! What a treat to read them! THANK YOU so much! This wasn't an actual wedding. I had dressed up my daughter and was doing some portrait practice. She loves "helping" mommy with her photography :o) #2659641

Alisha L. Ekstrom 4/19/2006 9:35:53 AM

OH Susana this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the b&w & the comp & your BEAUTIFUL daughter.....EXCELLENT!!!! #2661568

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas 4/19/2006 1:49:11 PM

Beautiful portrait, background and lighting Susana!,
Amalia #2662325

Kay E. Mahoney 4/19/2006 5:58:03 PM

Very cute. She's adorable. Love the color. #2663031

Kenneth Mucke 4/20/2006 5:57:56 AM

wonderful piece...so adorable #2664804

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/20/2006 7:42:14 AM

WONDERFUL! Love her peeking out, playful is wonderful!!

da #2665277

Jen Lowrey 4/20/2006 10:31:09 AM

WOW absolutely beautiful Great shot. Jen #2665841

Jenny Bosmans 4/20/2006 11:08:35 AM

Outstanding work, Susana!! Very beautiful portrait of your lovely daughter!! One of my favorites!! #2666014

Susana Heide 4/20/2006 3:27:59 PM

Alisha, Amalia, Kay, Kenneth, Dale Ann, Jen/Rosemary and Jenny: Your positive feedback has definitely made my day!! Thank you so much!! #2666933

Renee Doyle 4/20/2006 6:36:25 PM

This to me has got winner written all over it Susana!!!! Wonderful capture and beautifully converted to b&w!!! Fantastic lighting and really just a magical image!!!! #2667407

Mary N C. Taitt 4/20/2006 6:50:56 PM

Wow! What a lovely and striking portrait, wow, Susana! Beautiful lighting and setting!!! Mary :-) #2667463

Kara Hendricks 4/20/2006 7:14:18 PM

Ohh Susana... I hate to go up against you in any catagory... This is a stunning shot... WOW!!! Good luck with it!! #2667548

Susana Heide 4/20/2006 10:53:07 PM

Kara: Your constant support is truly appreciated!! Thank you, thank you!! #2668082

Barbara Helgason 4/21/2006 3:39:29 PM

Well, the girl is beautiful, the dress is beautiful, the location is beautiful and the lighting and comp are perfect! Fantastic work Susana! #2671121

Susana Heide 4/21/2006 10:04:49 PM

Thank you for the compliments Barbara! I really apprecaite it! #2671849

Samuel R. King 4/23/2006 3:09:31 PM

Very marketable portrait. Well named. Good work Susana. #2677806

Robert K. Bemus 4/23/2006 8:11:47 PM

Super B&W, Susana!! #2678676

Susana Heide 4/24/2006 7:42:31 AM

Thanks so much for the feedback Samuel and Robert!! #2680484

Wende Trew 4/28/2006 6:46:41 PM

Absolutely gorgeous image Susanna!! #2703664

Susana Heide 4/29/2006 10:44:12 PM

Thanks for the wonderful comment, Wende!! #2707306

Sharon Day 5/3/2006 10:50:34 AM

Adorable image, Susana!!! Awesome portrait work as always! #2720901

Susana Heide 5/4/2006 12:49:13 PM

Sharon, I always feel honored to receive your opinion on one of my photos! Thank you!! #2725126

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/16/2006 11:33:53 PM

How very sweet, love the fun expression! #2773832

Susana Heide 5/17/2006 9:24:42 PM

Thank you very much Donna!!! #2778835

Jill M. Flusemann 5/21/2006 4:09:40 PM

Lovely finalist! Congratulations! #2793955

Kay E. Mahoney 5/21/2006 4:34:18 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #2794158

Jenny Bosmans 5/21/2006 4:40:05 PM

Glad to see this one again!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Susana!! :) #2794201

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 5/21/2006 4:45:08 PM

Oh Yes!!! Love this one! Congrats!! #2794254

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/21/2006 4:52:50 PM

very pretty! congrats! #2794318

Kara Hendricks 5/21/2006 4:57:00 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! Good luck!!! #2794355

Alisha L. Ekstrom 5/21/2006 5:04:05 PM

OUTSTANDING!!! Big congrats & good luck in the next round!!! #2794415

Armando -. Arturo 5/21/2006 5:26:07 PM

superb congrats to you Susan. #2794595

Wende Trew 5/21/2006 6:24:57 PM

Congrats!!! Wonderful image!!! #2795018

Kenneth Mucke 5/21/2006 8:05:21 PM

Congrats ....a real masterpiece #2795685

Susana Heide 5/21/2006 8:21:41 PM

Thank you Jill, Kay, Jenny, Diane, Laura, Kara, Alisha, Armando, Wende and Kenneth!!! I really apreciate your congratulatory messages!! #2795784

Renee Doyle 5/21/2006 8:31:56 PM

Still has winner written all over it to me!!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Susana - would love to see the gold badge here!!! Best of luck!
#2795864

Dale Ann Cubbage 5/21/2006 11:00:47 PM

Congrats and good luck, Susanna!

da #2796463

Tonya R. Boles 5/22/2006 3:57:48 AM

Congrats Susana... #2797266

Sylvia Rossler 5/22/2006 3:59:35 AM

Big congrats on this beautiful finalist Susana !!! #2797279

Sergio Lorizio 5/22/2006 4:41:21 AM

This image is marvellous! #2797673

Heather L. Jacks 5/22/2006 9:19:03 AM

Beautiful! congratulations! #2799393

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/22/2006 10:11:41 AM

Very sweet! A big congratulations on your finalist win! #2799635

Don Johnson 5/22/2006 11:10:16 AM

Wonderful photo! Great composition! Lovely expression on the girl taken at just the right time. #2799916

Terry L. Ellis 5/22/2006 11:28:29 AM

Very striking finalist, Susana! Huge congratulations! #2799997

Susana Heide 5/22/2006 3:52:14 PM

All these messages are very encouraging!!! THANK YOU very much!!! #2801140

Deb Holmes 5/22/2006 5:20:48 PM

Congrats to you Susana, wonderful work! #2801451

Kara Hendricks 5/22/2006 8:49:01 PM

Well, no suprise here... Congratulations my friend.. You deserve all you get and more!! #2802260

Corinne M. Thompson 5/23/2006 8:11:54 AM

Simply a fantastic capture...Congrats! #2804323

Susana Heide 5/23/2006 12:58:27 PM

Deb, Kara and Corinne: I truly appreciate your support! THANKS gals! #2805411

Life Expressions 5/23/2006 10:58:36 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win, Susana!!! #2806992

Dawn Leslie 5/23/2006 11:10:22 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Winner! #2807040

Janine Russell 5/23/2006 11:11:04 PM

Susana, congratulations on your First Place win. #2807042

Annette P. East 5/23/2006 11:43:55 PM

Well done!A worthy winner.

Annette #2807145

Renee Doyle 5/24/2006 1:13:06 AM

Huge congratulations Susana!!!!! Wonderful!!!!
#2807373

Melissa A. Mannon 5/24/2006 4:09:27 AM

beautiful! congratulations! #2808033

Jenny Bosmans 5/24/2006 4:21:39 AM

Big Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Susana!! :) #2808090

Jen Lowrey 5/24/2006 4:32:10 AM

Congrats on your winner! Jen #2808156

Debra Booth 5/24/2006 4:34:26 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Susana! #2808176

Kenneth Mucke 5/24/2006 4:43:16 AM

Way to go Susana...this was a fabulous shot for sure #2808225

Kay E. Mahoney 5/24/2006 4:59:36 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner. #2808336

Donna W. Neal 5/24/2006 5:00:10 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved WINNER Susana #2808341

Linda D. Lester 5/24/2006 5:03:00 AM

Awesome...congratulations! #2808360

Megan p 5/24/2006 5:36:40 AM

So so beautiful Susana, Congratulations!!! #2808581

Brianne Norgaard 5/24/2006 5:50:50 AM

Stunning comp, Susana! Great work and congrats!!! #2808652

Tonya R. Boles 5/24/2006 5:51:41 AM

Congratulations!!! #2808658

Deb Holmes 5/24/2006 6:04:43 AM

Congratulations Susana, on this much deserved first place win! #2808714

Leanne M.E. Boyd 5/24/2006 6:05:20 AM

Congratulations, Susana! #2808719

Wendy Stevenson 5/24/2006 6:25:28 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN with this gorgeous portrait Susana! WTG!! #2808867

Michelle Lea Guinn 5/24/2006 6:42:10 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Gorgeous b&w image!!!! mlg~ #2808937

Sharon Day 5/24/2006 6:54:26 AM

Big congratulations, Susana!!! Awesome 1st place win! #2808987

Bob Cournoyer 5/24/2006 7:24:21 AM

Way To Go, Susana!! Great!!

Bob #2809176

Lorri Shank 5/24/2006 7:44:15 AM

Susana--it's a beautiful setting in this great B&W portrait. Nice work. A big CONGRATS! on winning 1st place.
Lorri #2809291

Kara Hendricks 5/24/2006 7:57:22 AM

Congratulations Susana!!!... Well deserved my friend!! #2809379

Dale Ann Cubbage 5/24/2006 8:45:06 AM

Many congrats, Susana! Very well deserved!!!

da #2809620

Susana Heide 5/24/2006 9:18:58 AM

Robin, Dawn, Janine, Annette, Renee, Melissa, Jenny, Jen, Debra, Kenneth, Kay, Donna, Linda, Megan, Brianne, Tonya, Deb, Leanne, Wendy, Michelle, Sharon, Bob, Lorri, Kara and Dale Ann: I am truly honored and humbled at the same time to receive this win!!!! I know there were dozens of other magnificient b&w entries in the month or April, many of which could easily have been in this spot! I feel very fortunate to have gotten this win! THANK YOU to all of you for your support and kind words!!! And you bet I'm excited!!!! :o) #2809738

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/24/2006 9:23:21 AM

congrats on your win! awesome! #2809773

Sylvia Rossler 5/24/2006 9:50:46 AM

Big big congrats on your win Susana !!!! #2809879

She-She Killough 5/24/2006 9:57:58 AM

Susana...this is such a sweet delightful image!! Definately a deserving Winner! Big Congratulations to you!!! :) #2809911

KHAWLA Haddad 5/24/2006 10:11:47 AM

Big CONGRATULATIONS Susana on your first place winner !!!!!!!!!!! #2809934

Jessica Jenney 5/24/2006 10:23:01 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner, Susana! #2809965

Robert M. Nicholson 5/24/2006 10:25:52 AM

Big Congrats!!! You must have the coolest studio...and big!!! #2809974

Jill Flynn 5/24/2006 10:51:34 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Susana! Beautiful tones, mood .... just exquisite. #2810065

RC Fritz 5/24/2006 11:11:24 AM

Congratulations on your
!*F*I*R*S*T* *P*L*A*C*E* *W*I*N*N*E*R! #2810149

Laurence Saliba 5/24/2006 11:25:40 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Susana!!! #2810229

Terry L. Ellis 5/24/2006 11:34:07 AM

Susana, congratulations on this stunning first place win! #2810262

Mick Burkey 5/24/2006 12:09:23 PM

Beautiful work, Susana. Congratulations on your First Place Win! Well deserved. ;) #2810376

Gen Nagase 5/24/2006 1:16:48 PM

Fabulous first place win!!!
Congratulations, Susana!!! #2810677

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2006 1:22:03 PM

Congrats on your win...fantastic portrait #2810702

Sherry S. Boles 5/24/2006 1:37:34 PM

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Susana! This one was a real eye-catcher!
(I thought that I commented on this as a finalist but didn't see it! Guess I didn't...but I did notice it and meant to comment ~ Maybe I can plead "it's the thought that mattered.") #2810796

Helen Green 5/24/2006 2:01:27 PM

Congratulations on your win, you have a lovely model there :-) #2810946

Corinne M. Thompson 5/24/2006 4:22:23 PM

Congrats on your First Place Win...WTG! :) #2811344

William C. Raco 5/24/2006 7:16:41 PM

How very beautiful and well photographed.
Congratulations, Susana
Excellent work!

Bill #2811696

Tracy D. Siermachesky 5/25/2006 12:48:53 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous portrait! #2812427

Gustavo Márquez 5/25/2006 12:19:53 PM

Perfect! Great work!
Congratulations! #2814904

Teresa Norris 5/25/2006 12:27:42 PM

Susana, this portrait is truly beautiful. The first time I saw it, I knew it was something very special. Congratulations on a well-deserved first place win! #2814946

Susana Heide 5/25/2006 10:06:16 PM

Laura, Sylvia, She-She, Kelly, Jessica, Rob, Jill, RC, Laurence, Terry, Mick, Nobi, Cathy, Sherry, Helen, Corinne, William, Tracy, Gustavo and Teresa: I loved reading all your messages! You've all been so encouraging! Thanks for taking the time! Rob, actually you'd be surprised at how simple my studio is :o) RC Thanks for the "special effects" of the congrats. I liked it :o) Helen, the model is my 5 year old daughter and that makes this image the more special to me :o) #2816171

Evy Johansen 5/25/2006 11:01:33 PM

Many congratulations on your beautiful win, Susana!! #2816248

John Connolly 5/25/2006 11:59:38 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved win, Susana! It deserves first place in my book, as well! #2816357

bob cornelison 5/26/2006 12:02:14 AM

Well deserved win! Congrats!
~:O) #2816362

Susana Heide 5/26/2006 1:10:46 PM

Your compliments are truly appreciated Evy, John and Bob!! THANK YOU! #2819404

Ugur Erkmen 5/29/2006 11:44:12 AM

Beautifully done.Very graceful.Congratulations Susana. #2828411

Cindy K. Bracken 5/30/2006 9:17:30 PM

Susana,
Congratulations on a well-deserved win! This is a gorgeous portrait!
Cindy Bracken
the shuttermom community and photo contest #2834311

Susana Heide 5/31/2006 8:01:23 AM

Thanks so much Ugur and Cindy for the congrats!! #2835989

Nadya Johnson 5/31/2006 9:07:59 AM

Susanna, this is SO magical and awesome! Truly gorgeous, and on every level! A huge congratulations on your absolutely stunning winner! #2836245

Carolyn Foster Spano 5/31/2006 9:10:04 AM

Absolutely amazing. Perfection. Congrats!!!!!! Well-deserved. #2836256

Susana Heide 5/31/2006 10:02:49 PM

Your words are truly encoouraging!!!! Thank you very much Nadya and Carolyn!! #2838684

Michael S. Swaffar 6/5/2006 1:03:21 PM

Huge Congrats, Susana. What an amazing portrait. The little girl is just beautiful and the background is perfect. #2855721

Susana Heide 6/6/2006 9:36:38 AM

Thanks a lot for the generous compliments Michael! #2859778

Cassie L. Woodlee 6/13/2006 9:53:01 AM

Beautiful!!! Congradulations #2890631

Susana Heide 6/14/2006 4:13:44 PM

Thank you Cassie!! #2896939

Autum Rhoades 6/15/2006 4:54:35 AM

Fantastic photo, Susana! The lighting and the setting are great. Congratulations on your first place! #2898944

Susana Heide 6/16/2006 5:47:30 PM

Thank you very much Autum for your kind words!! #2905668

Amol P. Joshi 6/17/2006 1:02:10 PM

GR8 Photo and also u r gallery
Amol Joshi #2908715

Susana Heide 6/18/2006 10:28:57 AM

Amol, I appreciate the time you took to view and comment on my photo! Thank you! #2911549

Lori Carlson 6/22/2006 7:04:20 PM

You create such magic Susana with your darling subject and daughter! And your shots are always so well done! Big congrats!! :0) #2936651

Susana Heide 6/22/2006 8:46:38 PM

Lori, what a wonderful comment!!!THANKS so much! You made my day! #2937171

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 3/16/2007 6:40:07 AM

Really Love this 1st Place WINNER, Susana ... Nice Work!! steve #4060604

Susana Heide 3/16/2007 9:55:36 PM

Thank you so much Steve for your support!! #4062794

Tammy L. Bevins 4/24/2007 8:08:25 PM

this is awesome.. that studio lighting course really paid off!!! honestly, this is beautiful.. Is this a set like "off the wall" that you have in your studio? #4207721

Susana Heide 4/27/2007 10:28:16 PM

Thank you very much Tammy!! A comment from you means a lot! Yes, this set is precisely an "off the wall" set. Gotta love their stuff!!! #4223162

Susana Heide 7/3/2007 11:18:48 PM

Congrats on a beautiful win. #4471305

Susana Heide 7/4/2007 10:50:38 PM

Thanks a lot Stephanie!! #4474018

Lorri Shank 7/14/2007 8:02:05 PM

Simply beautiful. I love everything about it. What a lovely keepsake for this child! Wow. congrats on your 1st place win, too! #4509113

Susana Heide 7/15/2007 11:13:24 PM

Thank you so much Lorri for the kind words!! #4512618

David S. Bowden 7/28/2007 6:36:25 PM

I don't know why I've haven't noticed your work before. You have an incredible gallery! Great job! #4572960

Susana Heide 7/28/2007 8:21:18 PM

You made my day with your wonderful compliments!!! THANK YOU very much David!! #4573228

Angela Azzinnaro 8/4/2007 12:40:02 AM

This could not be more beautiful! What a stunning capture Susana!!! Your entire gallery is just AMAZING!!!!! Love your work!!!! #4598951

Susana Heide 8/12/2007 8:51:10 PM

What a great comment you left me Angela!!! THANK YOU!!! It really brightened my day! #4638997

Joan Kocak 6/9/2008 1:53:23 PM

wow, amazing Susana, you have some truly stunning images in your lovely gallery- #6039319

Max Aureli 3/16/2009 12:40:40 PM

Elegant portrait of a gorgeous girl!!!
Congratulations on your Winner, Susana!!! #7292203

Susana Heide 3/17/2009 9:36:11 AM

Thank you so much Joan and Max!! #7295322

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Shutter 1/100
Aperture f/6.3
ISO 125
Studio Lighting
Levels adjusted, USM and converted to b&w in PS CS2.

Category: Monthly Theme - Black and White



Uploaded on 4/18/2006 6:23:14 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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