Wendy P 9/7/2006 7:49:23 AM

Beautiful work. Looks like a postcard. #518001

Donna M. Whipkey 9/7/2006 7:54:29 AM

Great photo! #3279079

Helen N. McHugh 9/7/2006 8:01:43 AM

Beautiful capture, Charmaine! Just like a painting!! #3279107

Margie Hurwich 9/7/2006 8:08:59 AM

Emma is just beautiful, and you have captured her perfectly! #3279139

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/7/2006 8:45:33 AM

Excellent and pretty shot, Charmaine! #3279282

Jeff Robinson 9/7/2006 9:29:52 AM

Excellent portrait of this beautiful dog! Jeff #3279462

Denise M. Snyder 9/7/2006 10:30:14 AM

Beautiful work! #3279679

John O Storck 9/7/2006 10:43:49 AM

Love it... what kind of dog is Emma? #3279710

John O Storck 9/7/2006 10:44:16 AM

Love it... what kind of dog is Emma? #3279712

Robin R. 9/7/2006 11:57:14 AM

Beautiful work. #3279963

Kay E. Mahoney 9/7/2006 7:30:59 PM

Fantastic work. Beautiful dog. Love the colors and the effect. You should print it out really big and hang it on the wall. #3281408

William F. Clair 9/8/2006 7:13:32 AM

A WINNER!!!! Print...frame...hang...sell. #3283221

Cyn Valentine 9/8/2006 7:14:48 AM

Beautifully done!! Great work! #3283225

Charmaine Check 9/8/2006 7:29:51 AM

Thank you everyone for your comments. I am working on perfecting this technique of creating images that look like chalk drawings on colored paper.
This image was printed as 16X20 on Arches Infinity Rough, which was the only paper that could faithfully hold the subtle tonal shifts in the background and in the dog's ear. #3283282

Diana L. Ralph 9/10/2006 2:40:38 PM

This is an incredible image, Charmaine! Beautiful work in PS and Painter. I love the effects! #3292219

Michelle B. Prince 9/14/2006 7:29:56 AM

Wow, nice work. #3308626

Kay E. Mahoney 10/26/2006 7:13:03 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3504687

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 10/26/2006 8:05:50 PM

nice job, very Norman Rockwellish. Best I've seen emulating that artist. #3505356

Margie Hurwich 10/26/2006 8:23:41 PM

So glad to see it again, Charmaine! Congratulations on your finalist! #3505513

Charmaine Check 10/26/2006 9:08:38 PM

Thank You, thank you! I have had some of my work described as Norman Rockwellish but I never thought of this piece that way. I really appeciate the honest comments and encouragement. #3505808

Nadya Johnson 10/27/2006 10:51:17 AM

What an OUTSTANDING shot, Charmaine! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #3509687

Mick Burkey 10/27/2006 11:59:34 AM

Absolutely wonderful artwork, Charmaine. Very moving and beautiful! Congrats on the finals and good luck. #3509951

Sharon King 10/27/2006 1:54:52 PM

You do exceptional work! This is outstanding! Congrats!! #3510449

Linda Proctor 10/27/2006 6:23:31 PM

Fantastic Charmaine !! Congratulations!! #3511421

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/27/2006 6:55:58 PM

Very creative!!! Congratulations! #3511594

Janine Russell 10/28/2006 8:02:26 PM

Charmaine, excellent colors, detail, composition and effects; congratulations on your finalist #3515997

Margie Hurwich 10/29/2006 6:08:07 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Charmaine! #3517755

Michelle Lea Guinn 10/29/2006 7:51:14 AM

This is INCREDIBLE!!! I Love it!!! Congratulations on your win!!! mlg~ #3518305

Jill Flynn 10/29/2006 7:52:42 AM

LOVE THIS! So, so beautiful and your treatment is absolutely wonderful Charmaine. Congratulations on your win! #3518315

Milan Banik 10/29/2006 9:12:41 AM

awesome creation,Congratulations on your win. #3518610

Jessica Jenney 10/29/2006 9:51:03 AM

Congratulations on your stunning win, Charmaine! #3518729

Kay E. Mahoney 10/29/2006 11:02:39 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. #3518941

Barbara Helgason 10/29/2006 12:31:31 PM

Wow, stunning!!! Congratulations! #3519159

Janine Russell 10/29/2006 2:43:38 PM

Charmaine, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519656

Mick Burkey 10/30/2006 1:04:11 PM

No wonder we all love this image! Congratulations on your win, Charmaine. Well-deserved! #3524145

Charmaine Check 10/30/2006 2:15:18 PM

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it. #3524442

Cathy M. Gromball 11/8/2006 11:05:52 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Charmaine! Beautiful work!

Cathy :) #3562054

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Chalk brushwork done in Painter and Photoshop. Brushwork and color merged with original image using blend modes in Photoshop.

Uploaded on 9/7/2006 7:18:28 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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