~~A Father's Helping Hands~~

© Alisha L. Ekstrom

~~A Father's Helping Hands~~

Tonya R. Boles 10/13/2006 8:16:06 AM

Sweet photo.. #539142

Barbara Helgason 10/13/2006 8:22:54 AM

I love this one Alisha!!! Beautiful!! #3444419

Helen N. McHugh 10/13/2006 8:45:52 AM

Very sweet capture, Alisha! #3444502

Michelle R. Kovach 10/13/2006 8:53:22 AM

Tooc ute! #3444547

Michelle R. Kovach 10/13/2006 8:53:34 AM

Too cute! #3444548

Autum Rhoades 10/13/2006 8:58:01 AM

Wonderful image! That silhouette against the green grass is awesome! #3444575

Marie Fields 10/13/2006 9:01:55 AM

Fantastic image, Alisha! #3444597

Laura E. OConnor 10/13/2006 9:04:39 AM

Another amazing image, my friend!!! Well done!! #3444610

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/13/2006 9:04:54 AM

OHHHH this is a wonderful story telling image, Alisha...beautifully presented!!! #3444612

Alice Lero 10/13/2006 9:19:54 AM

I certainly agree with Melissa! I can see my son out there with his son in a few years doing the same. David loves to golf and my first little bear I bought for Joshua had a golf club attached to it...LOL! Wonderful! :) #3444689

Joy Rector 10/13/2006 9:30:29 AM

precious shot #3444731

Mary Timman 10/13/2006 9:41:25 AM

This is such an awesome shot. Love the tones of green and the silhouettes are just beautiful. Hope you have this hanging in your home. It's just gorgeous. Well made. #3444806

Gary Lange 10/13/2006 9:56:34 AM

What a great shot, Alisha!! This is awesome all the way around. A real storyteller! #3444845

Janine Russell 10/13/2006 10:19:39 AM

Alisha, excellent color, lighting, composition and silhouettes. #3444900

Susana Ms Heide 10/13/2006 10:38:59 AM

WOW Alisha!!!! This is a WINNER all the way!!!!!!!!!!! What a fantastic image!! Love the backlighting, the exposure is perfect and of course the subject is wonderful!!! Best of luck, although I doubt you'll need it :o) #3444970

Sherry S. Boles 10/13/2006 11:00:04 AM

Where do I start with this one!? The lighting, the colors, the pose...It's just OUTSTANDING, Alisha!! FANTASTIC!! #3445026

Valarie Paris 10/13/2006 11:12:48 AM

Awesome shot! Gorgeous setting and backlighting. Well done! #3445077

Linda D. Lester 10/13/2006 1:30:35 PM

Just beautiful shot...awesome lighting! #3445529

Denise M. Snyder 10/13/2006 1:45:46 PM

I LOVE this one! What a wonderful storytelling image!!! I love the silhouettes, and the bit of rim lighting on them is fantastic! This looks like a WINNER to me! #3445591

Darryl Wilkinson 10/13/2006 2:55:04 PM

Picture perfect, Alisha! Great use of depth of field! #3445872

Jessica McCollam 10/13/2006 3:37:26 PM

AWESOME shot, Alisha!!!! #3445994

Chastity Abbott 10/13/2006 3:51:42 PM

I agree I love the dof!!! The greens and blacks are just awesome awesome!!!! Great capture!!! #3446069

Bob Cournoyer 10/13/2006 4:57:57 PM

I had a comment in mind, but EVERYONE else already said it!! :-)

Bob #3446270

Kim McCloud 10/13/2006 6:11:16 PM

I echo all of these wonderful comments!! This is outstanding! Your work is an inspiration to me. #3446402

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/13/2006 7:41:10 PM

Beautiful picture..well done! Now does he give lessons? I need some!! :) #3446549

Lynn Crawford 10/13/2006 9:43:26 PM

great capture Alisha, love the composition :) #3446783

Alison Greenwood 10/14/2006 2:00:06 AM

Wow! Alisha, I don't know how you do it! Your work is so creative from weddings to Golf.
This one caught my eye the other day when you showed us. Wonderful interaction between Father and Child.
I am so pleased to see it here. I see a winner for sure!
Your photography blows me away! #3447181

Darren K. Fisher 10/14/2006 5:16:31 AM

What a wonderful capture, one that can be cherished for a life time. I love the lighting and color you captured here. Also thank you for the wonderful comment you left yesterday. #3447572

Michelle R. Johnson 10/14/2006 1:59:12 PM

No words can give this enough credit! This is an award winning image. Really awesome shot, Alisha! #3449397

Alisha L. Ekstrom 10/16/2006 8:44:18 AM

WOWEE you guys are fabulous!!!! I sooo appreciate everyone's comments! You all make my day!

Darren...You're MORE than welcome;) #3457119

Stephen Zacker 10/16/2006 10:43:26 AM

Well seen. Like that lighting and colors. Looks like one of those inspirational posters #3457631

Dr Silly 10/16/2006 12:13:09 PM

Beautiful photo that I think we will see again. :O)

Stephanie Laird 10/20/2006 10:41:16 AM

Alisha this is so wonderful!! #3477291

Mick Burkey 10/23/2006 6:44:24 PM

Alisha, I came here to comment on this shot, but got caught by "Connection of the Heart".

This is a great use of silhouette. And the greens are fantastic! Don't see that too often. This really speaks of connection as well. Wonderful!! #3491097

Tonya Shackelford 10/24/2006 7:02:07 AM

Wow, Alisha! What a great moment you captured here! This one's awesome! Definitely a winner! #3492963

Kenneth Mucke 11/1/2006 4:44:40 AM

WOW...this is really something very special...The lighting is pure perefction is the coloring...excellent #3531271

Laura E. OConnor 11/23/2006 2:43:27 PM

CONGRATS on this finalist, too!!! Good luck! #3620365

Linda D. Lester 11/23/2006 3:19:21 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finialist! Good luck in the next round! #3620746

Kay E. Mahoney 11/23/2006 5:27:36 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3621681

Alison Greenwood 11/23/2006 6:03:44 PM

I knew this was a winner as soon as I saw it!!! Great capture Alisha and congratulations on your finalist! Well deserved! #3621900

Kenneth Mucke 11/23/2006 6:59:25 PM

Congrats on this superb finalist Alisha #3622400

Laurence Saliba 11/24/2006 3:13:42 AM

Congrats again Alisha!!! #3623913

cj patterson 11/24/2006 7:22:32 AM

big congrats alisha! I think it will go further!! #3624937

Janine Russell 11/24/2006 9:41:53 AM

Alisha, congratulations on your finalist. #3625468

Alice Lero 11/24/2006 9:57:39 AM

Congratulations.....what a wonderful shot! :) #3625594

Alice Lero 11/24/2006 11:20:34 AM

This is a gorgeous image! No surprise to see it get the well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round! #3626103

Dr Silly 11/24/2006 12:36:10 PM

I was right. Congratulations Alisha. :O)

Sherry S. Boles 11/24/2006 1:16:15 PM

Congrats on this OUTSTANDING finalist, Alisha! I REALLY like this one!! #3626448

Hayley J. Hamlin 11/24/2006 3:55:03 PM

Alisha...I can't beleive I did not commetent on this after all the ranting I did about it when I first saw it for the first time to you :) This image speaks VOLUMES!! It is one amazing image and I am so glad to see it here as a finalist!! BIG CONRATS!! And I hope to see it go even further!! #3627022

Datha Y. Thompson 11/24/2006 4:34:22 PM


Lavone Vannoy 11/26/2006 3:45:42 AM

CONGRATULATIONS my friend!!!! :)
This should be a huge print!!! :)
I simply ADORE it!!!!!!!! #3632129

Megan p 11/26/2006 5:16:31 AM

This is really wonderful, Perfection!! Congratulations!! #3632408

Kenneth Mucke 11/27/2006 2:50:01 AM

Such a very well deserved winner...CONGRATS #3635980

Ross Throndson 11/27/2006 3:53:14 AM

Wonderful Winner, Alisha...Love it....Big Congratulations!!! :^) #3636212

Sylvia Rossler 11/27/2006 4:28:09 AM

Big congrats on your win Alisha :O) #3636383

Kay E. Mahoney 11/27/2006 4:48:21 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3636504

Donna W. Neal 11/27/2006 5:17:48 AM

So adorable...
Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Alisha #3636721

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 5:57:20 AM

Congratulations! #3636923

Larry Lawhead 11/27/2006 6:19:33 AM

Wonderful shot, Alisha!! Congratulations!!



Evy Johansen 11/27/2006 6:23:45 AM

Big congratulations on your most deserving win, Alisha! #3637104

Linda D. Lester 11/27/2006 6:33:56 AM

What a memory shot....congratulations! #3637205

Alisha L. Ekstrom 11/27/2006 6:55:33 AM

HOLY COW......How exciting is this! I absolutely LOVE this capture & such a fav of mine. YAY!!!! I'll have to show the parents this:)

Thank you ALL for all the warm congrats!!!! I very much appreciate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) #3637387

Holly Shao 11/27/2006 7:15:56 AM

Congratulations, Alisha, on your wonderful Win!! I just love the beautiful color tones and the touching lines of the silhouette.

Holly #3637536

Elizabeth Beaudoin 11/27/2006 8:20:43 AM

Congratulations Alisha on your win - so very much deserved! Where was I when you posted this.....I would have been screaming on how breathtakingly gorgeous this is!!! :O) #3637886

Laurence Saliba 11/27/2006 8:31:40 AM

A BIG Congrats on your win Alisha!!! #3637967

Lavone Vannoy 11/27/2006 8:45:08 AM

You GO-on with your bad self girl!!! I am soooooo proud of you!!! You deserve this and SO MUCH MORE!!!! I am BEAMING with *JOY* for you :) YAY!!!!! #3638070

Janine Russell 11/27/2006 8:57:15 AM

Alisha, congratulations on your Second Place Winner! #3638149

Dr Silly 11/27/2006 9:15:44 AM

Glad to see this win. Congratulations Alisha. :O)

John V. Roscich 11/27/2006 9:19:33 AM

JOHN #3638336

Jenny Bosmans 11/27/2006 10:33:01 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Alisha! :) #3638673

Ronald Balthazor 11/27/2006 10:35:42 AM

Terrific image. Congratulations, Alisha. #3638695

Mick Burkey 11/27/2006 3:56:14 PM

Way to go, Alisha! So glad this was choosen - already a winner in my book! Congratulations!! #3639747

William C. Raco 11/27/2006 3:59:53 PM

Beautiful photo, Alisha
Congratulations on the win!

Bill #3639764

Wally Orlowsky 11/27/2006 4:49:58 PM

Congratulations on this touching winner, Alisha! #3639870

Marie Fields 11/27/2006 5:09:03 PM

Congratulations on this superb win, Alisha!!! #3639944

Renee Doyle 11/27/2006 6:43:20 PM

I just love this Alisha! BIg congratulations on this fantastic win!

Dawn Leslie 11/27/2006 9:24:02 PM

You da girl...a hearty congrats on this fine win!!!! #3640872

Cyn Valentine 11/27/2006 9:25:22 PM

Congratulations Alisha..great image! #3640875

Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2006 9:34:12 PM

Way to go, Alisha. Exceptional WINNER!!! #3640892

Cesar J. La Rosa 11/27/2006 9:36:45 PM

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Winner, Alisha!!! #3640896

Colette M. Metcalf 11/28/2006 2:53:49 AM

Congratulations to you, Alisha!! #3641415

Chastity Abbott 11/28/2006 7:45:21 AM

Congrats on such a beautiful image!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Happy for you girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o) #3642559

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/28/2006 4:04:08 PM

Congratulations on your SECOND place win!! A story telling beauty! #3644006

Barbara Helgason 11/29/2006 11:33:34 AM

I am soo glad to see this one again as a winner. Congratulations, well deserved Alisha!! #3647362

RC Fritz 11/29/2006 3:15:38 PM

Beautiful image, Alisha! Congratulations on this Winner!! #3648088

Jill Flynn 11/30/2006 6:15:55 PM

LOVE THIS Alisha! Touching and beautiful work. Congratulations on your win! #3652375

Lavone Vannoy 12/4/2006 4:17:34 PM

This is one of my all-time-favorites!!! You could get an advertising deal out of this one!!! SERIOUSLY!!! :)
Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) #3666544

Doug Newman 12/15/2006 1:39:18 PM

Superb! #3706075

Sherrye Nozaki 12/16/2006 1:43:17 PM

Wow...awesome shot...has such a personal touch. Congratulations:) #3709074

Karen L. Sorbello 12/17/2006 8:16:45 AM

Somehow I missed this original post, but it totally caught my eye today on the home page. Beautiful shot, fantastic colors.
Nice work.
-Karen #3711532

Roxanne M. Bubar 1/27/2007 5:19:44 PM

Outstanding and what a precious moment captured. Congrats. #3880530

Amanda Price 4/3/2007 7:27:52 AM

Oh Alisha! What an image! congrats! #4125206

Erica Murphy 7/22/2007 5:10:12 PM

Awesome winner Alisha!! One I missed somehow. Congratulations!

Erica #4541146

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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