The Charmer

© Janine Russell

The Charmer

Evy Johansen Student 11/29/2006 12:32:57 AM

Gorgeous portrait, Janine!! Beautiful clear eyes!! #564215

Su Sana E. P 11/29/2006 12:44:12 AM

Sweetest capture of little Isaac, Janine!! EYES have it!! #3645022

Julie Robinson 11/29/2006 12:52:37 AM

Lovely portrait capture Janine! #3645032

Paul E. Earl 11/29/2006 12:58:10 AM

I am loving the many moods of Isaac! Another beauty! #3645046

Susie Peek-Swint 11/29/2006 1:08:51 AM

Great series of little Isaac Janine ~ I love the expression you've captured here ~ he is indeed a charmer :) #3645060

Steve Downen 11/29/2006 1:18:09 AM

What amazing clarity and beauty in the eyes. I have never seen eyes captured so well! #3645078

Husain Akhtar 11/29/2006 1:33:12 AM

Your usual best portrait work, Janine! #3645109

Mary K. Robison 11/29/2006 1:39:11 AM

Love his expression, Janine ~ your grandson exemplifies "photogenic"! #3645121

Rakesh Syal 11/29/2006 1:54:59 AM

unique light and cute portrait, Janine! #3645143

Paul Michko 11/29/2006 2:00:38 AM

What a compelling portrait image, Janine. The perfect title. #3645158

Richard D. Cox 11/29/2006 2:27:05 AM

Great expression and lighting. The eyes are stunning. #3645227

Terri L. Scribner 11/29/2006 2:28:50 AM

Terrific portrait!! I too, am enjoying this series!! #3645231

Alan L. Borror 11/29/2006 2:32:49 AM

Gorgeous portrat, Janine! Detauls and color are perfect. #3645240

Donald K. Cherry 11/29/2006 2:54:56 AM

Adorable portrait, Janine! Perfect focus on the eyes!! #3645323

Ronald Balthazor 11/29/2006 2:56:04 AM

Great twinkle in those eyes, Janine. #3645329

Tammy Scott 11/29/2006 3:09:30 AM

Another fantastic portrait of this handsome little guy #3645381

Tammy Scott 11/29/2006 3:09:33 AM

Another fantastic portrait of this handsome little guy #3645382

Tammy Scott 11/29/2006 3:09:38 AM

Another fantastic portrait of this handsome little guy #3645383

Joy Rector 11/29/2006 3:15:24 AM

beautiful shot, gorgeous child #3645397

Tonya R. Boles 11/29/2006 3:45:25 AM

He's adorable.
Nice job. #3645474

Kathy Reeves 11/29/2006 4:28:33 AM

What an adorable shot of this beautiful child Janine!! The eyes with that reflection are fantastic!! #3645616

Dr Silly 11/29/2006 5:08:09 AM

Just look at those eyes. Well done. :O)
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Megan p 11/29/2006 5:15:53 AM

Oh my goodness, yes he is a charmer, what a doll!! Love your crop, clarity and lighting!! Wonderful! #3645733

Lynne Morris 11/29/2006 5:26:28 AM

Aw Janine isn't he so adorable, what a gorgeous portrait! #3645761

Melissa A. Mannon 11/29/2006 5:27:48 AM

this is series of portraits is fabulous! what a cutie! wonderful light and capture of his gorgeous eyes #3645767

Ray Thoms 11/29/2006 6:08:04 AM

The title says it all Janine....nicely done! #3645960

Rossella ceglie 11/29/2006 6:51:13 AM

fantastic portrait .. wonderful light in those beautiful eyes #3646164

Michelle R. Kovach 11/29/2006 7:15:59 AM

Too cute Janine! Love the twinkle in his eye! #3646273

Chastity Abbott 11/29/2006 7:22:47 AM

Those eyes!!!!!!
Your lighting is just wonderful as it compliments his skin! Beautiful~ #3646316

Denise M. Snyder 11/29/2006 8:18:40 AM

Oh my goodness those eyes are FABULOUS!!! Terrific comp and clarity! He's just beautiful... #3646601

Bambi L. Dingman 11/29/2006 8:29:35 AM

What a devilish little expression, Janine!! Absolutely perfect capture!! Isaac has such beautiful eyes and you capture them so well in all of these portraits! #3646651

Lavone Vannoy 11/29/2006 11:42:04 AM

What a cutie-pie this is!!!! WOW! Super Janine!! :) #3647398

Sherri Gorman 11/29/2006 11:51:27 AM

BEAUTIFUL Janine!!!! #3647439

Julie Monacella 11/29/2006 12:42:25 PM

What beautiful eyes he has. Your shot is so sharp and amazing clarity! #3647647

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/29/2006 1:28:03 PM

Darling, look at that sweet face and those eyes are just beautiful! #3647761

Monika Sapek 11/29/2006 1:30:18 PM

What a sweet face! His eyes are smiling.
Monika
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Kay E. Mahoney 11/29/2006 2:15:54 PM

He is adorable. Love the full frame and the sparkle in his eyes. #3647924

Carol Sawyer 11/29/2006 3:11:11 PM

What a sweet capture of your grandson, Janine!! great series!! #3648078

Linda Blair 11/29/2006 4:04:08 PM

Beautiful eyes Janine!!! Your grandson makes a great portrait, what a cutie he is!! :0) #3648264

Susan M. Hembree 11/29/2006 4:27:48 PM

This is just magnificent! Great timing on the eyes! Perfect caption, too! Great job, Janine! #3648365

Deborah Sandidge 11/29/2006 4:42:54 PM

Gorgeous portrait of this sweetheart grandson, Janine - he's hard to resist photographing I'll bet! #3648423

Raymond Pauly 11/29/2006 5:27:13 PM

Wonderful portrait, Janine! Fantastic lighting! I love that shine in his eyes! #3648529

Renee Doyle 11/29/2006 5:43:01 PM

He is growing so quickly! Another beautiful portrait of this gorgeous little guy Janine!
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Anne D. Eigen 11/29/2006 5:54:05 PM

These portraits are wonderful, Janine!!! You have captured a great variety of expression!!! Beautiful work, and you and your family will certainly treasure these!!! #3648610

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/29/2006 6:36:28 PM

The whole series is outstanding, Janine, each is a favorite!
-Debby #3648740

Jennifer MacLeod 11/29/2006 8:01:37 PM

These photos are phenomenal Janine. The eyes are so clear, I'm sure I can see the reflection of at least two people in his eyes. Amazing clarity, and such a beautiful little boy. Great work! #3648940

Melissa Farnsworth 11/29/2006 8:04:17 PM

WHAT A CUTIE!!! Love the lighting and the color. #3648948

Janine Russell 11/29/2006 9:26:25 PM

Evy, Susana P, Julie, Paul E, Susie, Steve, MH, Mary, Rakesh, Paul M, Richard, Terri, Alan, Donald, Ronald, Tammy, Joy, Tonya, Kathy, Doc, Megan, Lynne, Melissa, Ray, Margy, Michelle, Chastity (the title is from a description you made on one Isaac's other portraits and I thought it was perfect for this image), Denise, Bambi, Lavone, Sherri, Julie, Donna, Monika, Kay, Carol, Linda, Susan, Deb, Raymond, Renee, Anne, Debby, Jennifer and Melissa , I'm overwhelmed by all of your generous and encouraging comments; thanks very much; this image is the last in the series for a while. Isaac has gone home and I'm in Maui for 10 days. #3649145

Hector Contreras 11/29/2006 10:26:26 PM

Janine wonderful series of your cute grandson.
Heco #3649205

Janine Russell 11/30/2006 8:46:26 AM

Heco, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3650655

Donna M. Whipkey 11/30/2006 11:19:56 AM

The look on his face is just darling. What a cute grandson. #3651161

Bill Wyatt 11/30/2006 12:19:48 PM

Wow those eyes are fantastic! Terrific portrait Janine!! #3651362

Janine Russell 11/30/2006 12:42:17 PM

Donna and Bill, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3651413

David Whitcher 11/30/2006 6:56:51 PM

Janine, I am sorry I missed this yesterday. Very, very, very captiviating eyes. Great work in PS. #3652508

Tamara K. Walker 11/30/2006 8:09:23 PM

Such fantastic eyes, beautiful lighting. #3652660

Janine Russell 11/30/2006 10:02:25 PM

David and Tamara, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3652809

eileen bedford 12/1/2006 5:23:38 PM

OH, those eyes, 'Charmer' is the PERFECT title for his, so well captured and framing on this... #3655938

Janine Russell 12/1/2006 6:31:40 PM

Eileen, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3656096

Judyann Plante 12/2/2006 6:36:07 AM

I just love these photos of your grandson, Janine! He is just adorable and you have done an outstanding job of capturing his various expressions.

Judyann ><> #3657454

Janine Russell 12/2/2006 9:47:19 AM

Judyann, thanks very much for your encouragement and kind comments. #3658207

Jenny Bosmans 12/2/2006 1:52:22 PM

Absolutely gorgeous portrait of your adorable grandson, Janine! What a cutie! :) #3658714

Janine Russell 12/2/2006 2:13:57 PM

Jenny, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3658828

Kaye Burazin 12/3/2006 6:14:27 PM

Those eyes can draw you in and hold you there in that beautiful crystal pool of color. You did a fabulous job on capturing the essence of adorable. #3662872

Janine Russell 12/3/2006 6:53:40 PM

Kaye, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3663018

Nadia W. Smith 12/4/2006 7:08:10 PM

Wonderful clarity. What a cutie! #3667021

Janine Russell 12/4/2006 10:01:27 PM

Nadia, thank svery much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3667315

Janine Russell 12/6/2006 7:21:28 PM

Wow! Those eyes are just gorgeous as is the clarity on them. Terrific job! #3675455

Janine Russell 12/6/2006 7:33:29 PM

Trula, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3675507

Sheryl A. Hudson 12/7/2006 8:29:16 PM

I love the whole series! What a sweet little guy you have!
I agree with Trula, the eyes are fabulous! #3679452

Janine Russell 12/7/2006 9:18:47 PM

Sheryl, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3679575

Sharon Day 12/8/2006 7:11:24 PM

Such an adorable face, Janine!!! You did a great job with his whole series of portraits! He's a beautiful child! #3682769

Janine Russell 12/9/2006 11:45:16 AM

Sharon, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3684689

Shawn Jennings 12/10/2006 9:28:09 PM

What sweet eyes Janine! Great work with these shots! #3689215

Janine Russell 12/10/2006 11:08:04 PM

Shawn, thanks very much for your encouragement and kind comments. #3689303

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/16/2006 4:10:44 AM

So sweet! I like light! #3707624

Janine Russell 12/16/2006 6:56:46 AM

Vladan, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3708267

Peter Anderson 12/16/2006 7:30:36 PM

Great clarity and DOF !! #3710067

Janine Russell 12/16/2006 8:05:47 PM

Peter, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3710171

David Pratt 12/29/2006 7:47:02 AM

Congrats Janine! Terrific image! Great work! #3750515

Janine Russell 12/29/2006 8:08:47 AM

David, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3750598

Jenny Bosmans 12/29/2006 8:51:59 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Janine! :) #3750874

Judy V. Kennamer 12/29/2006 8:55:24 AM

OH Janine - he is a charmer!! Great job!! I love this composition! And congrats on your Finalist -- well deserved!! Judy #3750919

Elizabeth Ruuska 12/29/2006 8:57:04 AM

Wonderful clarity and DOF! Congratulations on being a finalist! #3750940

Marijana Fajgl 12/29/2006 8:57:23 AM

Congratulations Janine on your wonderful finalist! #3750944

Shawn Jennings 12/29/2006 9:02:08 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3751021

Paula Dwyer 12/29/2006 9:02:30 AM

Congratulations Janine!! :) #3751026

Carla Metzler 12/29/2006 9:05:35 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3751074

Paula L. Mackey 12/29/2006 9:08:25 AM

Congratulations, Janine!!! #3751132

Kara Hendricks 12/29/2006 9:10:30 AM

Congratulations to you and best of luck!! #3751174

Derek D. Dafoe 12/29/2006 9:13:25 AM

Congrats Janine !! Wonderful shot !! #3751228

Chastity Abbott 12/29/2006 9:13:51 AM

Congrats and the best of luck the next go round on this beautiful image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!! #3751235

Kylie M. Hancock 12/29/2006 9:18:46 AM

Congratulations Janine! His eyes just draw me in. I love it. #3751319

Ken Jarvis 12/29/2006 9:18:47 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3751320

Laurence Saliba 12/29/2006 9:28:29 AM

Congrats again Janine!!! #3751475

Dr Silly 12/29/2006 9:30:06 AM

Congratulations J9 :O)
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Allen O. Howard 12/29/2006 9:37:32 AM

Well done, Janine! #3751604

eileen bedford 12/29/2006 9:40:12 AM

Congratulations Janine, fantastic capture... #3751634

Melissa Gurdus 12/29/2006 9:51:30 AM

Congratulations on your most deserving finalist!!! #3751840

Deborah Sandidge 12/29/2006 9:58:41 AM

Who could resist those eyes? Congratulations Janine! #3751980

Husain Akhtar 12/29/2006 10:02:19 AM

Very well deserved finalist - big congratulation my friend! #3752045

Milan Banik 12/29/2006 10:06:48 AM

congratulation Janine,deserved finalist. #3752121

Colleen Farrell 12/29/2006 10:22:03 AM

Janine, this is a terrific portrait! I didn't see it when you first submitted it--it's perfect in every way. Congratulations on a well-deserved finalist. #3752388

Candy Avera 12/29/2006 10:23:38 AM

Congratulations Janine. This is adorable. #3752410

Candy Avera 12/29/2006 10:24:39 AM

Beautiful and well deserved finalist! Good luck to you in the next round! #3752424

Lynne Morris 12/29/2006 10:25:36 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Janine. #3752436

Candy Avera 12/29/2006 10:30:12 AM

Congratulations Janine. This is adorable. #3752504

Stephanie A. Laird 12/29/2006 10:31:23 AM

So cute! Congratulations Janine! #3752542

Ray & Audrey Clarke 12/29/2006 10:33:06 AM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist #3752566

Teresa Norris 12/29/2006 10:34:34 AM

Janine, Isaac is so beautiful! What a wonderful image...congratulations on this lovely finalist! #3752585

Lynn Crawford 12/29/2006 10:40:00 AM

Congrats Janine, I am so glad this was a finalist, great work :) #3752663

Janine Russell 12/29/2006 10:52:54 AM

Jenny, Judy, Elizabeth, Marijana, Shawn, Paula, Carla, Paula, Kara, Derek, Chastity, Kylie, Ken, Laurence, Doc, Allen, Eileen, Melissa, Deb, MH, Milan, Colleen, Candy, Trula, Lynne, Candy, Stephanie, Ray & Audrey, Teresa and Lynn, thanks very much for all of your wonderful comments, encouragement and congratulations.

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Denise M. Snyder 12/29/2006 11:12:01 AM

HUGE congrats on this wonderful portrait Janine!!! #3752980

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/29/2006 11:20:20 AM

Congrats! #3753054

Kay E. Mahoney 12/29/2006 11:27:34 AM

Congratulations on your adorable finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3753111

Renee Doyle 12/29/2006 11:29:50 AM

So happy to see this one here - congratulations Janine!
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Terry L. Ellis 12/29/2006 11:34:41 AM

Janine, an adorable finalist! Congratulations!!!! #3753164

Glenn E. Urquhart 12/29/2006 11:35:31 AM

A big Congratulations on your Finalist Award, Janine!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3753174

Sheila D. Bottoms 12/29/2006 11:44:14 AM

Way to go Janine!!!! Congrats to you! #3753251

Wayne T. Fisk 12/29/2006 11:47:35 AM

Big congrats on this beauty!...and your other November wins,too!
Wayne #3753284

Tom Andersen 12/29/2006 11:56:26 AM

He has such beautiful eyes, Janine! Congratulations on your finalist! #3753375

Sheryl A. Hudson 12/29/2006 12:15:08 PM

Congratulations Janine! You deserved it! #3753532

Julie Monacella 12/29/2006 12:22:24 PM

Congratulations!!!! #3753604

Cathy M. Gromball 12/29/2006 12:28:27 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Janine!

Cathy :) #3753680

Karen Beri 12/29/2006 12:35:12 PM

Big congrats to you Janine, on this fabulous finalist!
Karen #3753787

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 12/29/2006 12:35:25 PM

Spectacular image.Well deserved congradulations. #3753790

Cindy Cone 12/29/2006 12:41:43 PM

Congrats on this well-deserved finalist, Janine! #3753891

K Aune 12/29/2006 12:45:03 PM

Congratulations Janine! There isn't much to add except to say that I'm charmed! :) #3753939

Karen L. Sorbello 12/29/2006 12:47:29 PM

Sweet Simplicity!
-Karen #3753972

Revonda L. Gentry 12/29/2006 12:52:38 PM

Congratulations on this adorable finalist!! #3754021

Patricia Ronan 12/29/2006 1:24:23 PM

Congratulations Janine,it is a beautiful portrait of Isaac #3754261

Bill Wyatt 12/29/2006 1:24:30 PM

He is so adorable!
Congratulations on your finalist! #3754262

Penny l. Haviland 12/29/2006 1:30:03 PM

He's so cute Janine! Congrats on your finalist! Happy New Year! #3754312

Nan Fischer 12/29/2006 1:40:42 PM

Excellent portrait, Janine! The eyes and the dof are perfect. Congratulations! #3754400

Susan Fox 12/29/2006 1:50:35 PM

Another adorable shot! Congratulations Janine!!! #3754457

Sharon F. Morris 12/29/2006 2:04:09 PM

Congrats Janine on this great image. Love the eyes he is adorable. :-)
Love all your work :-) #3754531

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/29/2006 2:07:23 PM

So So beautiful Janine.Congratulations to you #3754553

Monika Sapek 12/29/2006 2:15:07 PM

This little guy has such a sweet face! My heartiest congratulations on your finalist and even bigger on your new granddaughter! I cannot imagine a better and more precious Christmas gift than such little darling, Janine! She is beautiful! Once again congratulations!
Monika
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Linda Blair 12/29/2006 2:35:33 PM

Congraulations, Janine, what a cutie pie!!! :0) #3754775

Mary K. Robison 12/29/2006 2:37:46 PM

Love this so much, Janine ~
CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist! Best of luck next level up!!
And Congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter! #3754792

Tracy Jones 12/29/2006 2:38:26 PM

congrats on this amazing shot! #3754799

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/29/2006 2:53:55 PM

Great portrait Janine, congratulations on your finalist win!! #3754956

Laurie Daily 12/29/2006 2:58:32 PM

A beautiful portrait, Janine. Congratulations! #3754991

Karen Slagle 12/29/2006 3:35:56 PM

Big congrats, Girl. I just knew this would make it to the finals... #3755221

Anne D. Eigen 12/29/2006 4:16:15 PM

Big congratulations, Janine! So happy to see this recognized and I wish you the best with it in the next round!!! #3755443

Cesar J. La Rosa 12/29/2006 4:33:35 PM

Another beautiful portrait of Isaac! I'm so glad to see this photograph among the Finalists, Janine. Congratulations!!! #3755501

Barbara Waldoch 12/29/2006 5:06:50 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Janine! #3755614

Candice C. Calhoun 12/29/2006 5:31:07 PM

Big congratulations, and Happy New Year!

ccc #3755715

Anita N. Hogue 12/29/2006 6:05:52 PM

You're photography is so fabulous, Janine! This is just wonderful! Congratulations on this and all your finalist!........... Actually contratulations on all your images (finalist or not) they are all so fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!........anita #3755936

Barbara Sharts 12/29/2006 6:26:44 PM

Janine - another absolutely fabulous composition. Congrats on finalist!!! #3756063

Kimberly J. Whipps 12/29/2006 7:13:17 PM

MY OH MY...what a beautiful photo. AMAZING clarity. Fabulous. #3756343

Rick Clark 12/29/2006 7:40:45 PM

Janine - Stunning photo, congratulations on finalist! #3756505

Lorraine A. Cook 12/29/2006 8:07:33 PM

Congratulations, Janine!<:)) #3756719

Kristi A. Howson 12/29/2006 8:22:18 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist and best of luck in the next round Janine. What a cutie and love his expression! #3756849

William88 12/29/2006 8:50:16 PM

Janine, congratulations on your finalist!! Good luck in the next round. #3757078

Karim Abiali 12/29/2006 8:54:38 PM

Congrat on your finalist Janine. #3757126

Steve Downen 12/29/2006 9:26:25 PM

My congratulations to you #3757332

Hector Contreras 12/29/2006 10:13:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist
Heco #3757513

Janine Russell 12/29/2006 10:16:49 PM

Denise, Laura, Kay, Renee, Terry, Glenn, Sheila, Wayne, Tom, Sheryl, Julie, Cathy, Karen B, Kara, Cindy, Karlene, Karen S, Revonda, Patricia, Bill, Penny, Nan, Susan, Sharon, Cheryl, Monika, Linda, Mary, Tracy, Donna, Laurie, Karen S, Anne, Cesar, Barbara W, Candice, Anita, Barbara S, Kimberly, Rick, Lorraine, Kristi, William, Karim and Steve, thanks very much for all of your wonderful comments, encouragement and congratulations.

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Datha Y. Thompson 12/29/2006 10:38:18 PM

Soooo Sweet and Special Janine!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0) #3757617

Raymond Pauly 12/29/2006 10:44:11 PM

BIG congrats, Janine!! #3757643

Jolynne Woodcock 12/29/2006 11:19:30 PM

Grandson's are the greatest! Beautiful! #3757743

Marlon Ignacio 12/30/2006 3:39:01 AM

So cute! And the clarity is excellent. Congratulations, Janine! #3758202

Rakesh Syal 12/30/2006 4:05:19 AM

Janine, congratulations on your finalist!! Good luck in the next round. #3758243

Su Sana E. P 12/30/2006 4:30:46 AM

Janine, little Isaac must be very thrilled to see this photo. Congratulations again!! #3758322

Nancy L. Green 12/30/2006 7:58:19 AM

Congratulations Janine!! This is wonderful!! <>< #3759387

Janine Russell 12/30/2006 8:30:33 AM

Datha, Raymond, Jolynne, Marlon, Rakesh, Susana and Nancy, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3759511

Ken Smith 12/30/2006 9:41:35 AM

Very cute! Congratulations! #3759839

Tarun Bose 12/30/2006 10:09:44 AM

My dear friend Janine, congrats for a very deserving finalist. #3759951

Jennifer Rennison 12/30/2006 10:35:32 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! Such a sweet portrait of your grandson! #3760109

Nadya Johnson 12/30/2006 11:31:20 AM

What a darling! A wonderful portrait, Janine! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #3760278

Tonya R. Boles 12/30/2006 11:48:38 AM

Congrats. #3760341

Virginia Leone 12/30/2006 12:07:49 PM

Big congrats on your fine finalist photo! Good luck! #3760431

Megan p 12/30/2006 12:50:17 PM

GORGEOUS Janine, he is such a doll. Congratulations #3760581

HSIHAO LUNG 12/30/2006 2:45:40 PM

Janine, congratulations on this wonderful finalist. He is really cute.

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Linda D. Lester 12/30/2006 2:49:26 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3760930

Kathleen Roughan 12/30/2006 3:04:52 PM

Congratulations!! #3761014

Janine Russell 12/30/2006 9:23:39 PM

Ken, Tarun, Jennifer, Nadya, Tonya, Virginia, Megan, HSIHAO, Linda and Kathy, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations.

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JOHN V. ROSCICH 12/31/2006 12:21:26 PM

CONGRATULATIONS JANINE
JOHN #3763669

Janine Russell 12/31/2006 2:16:04 PM

John, thanks very much for your congratulations. #3763936

Douglas Currie 12/31/2006 3:30:37 PM

Congratulaions Janinie, this is an absolutely wonderful image. #3764253

Emile Abbott 12/31/2006 3:36:34 PM

The "Eyes" have it in this capture and finalist. Congratulation yet again Janinne. #3764275

Janine Russell 12/31/2006 4:24:15 PM

Douglas and Emile, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3764473

randy dannheim 12/31/2006 6:37:46 PM

Ok lets make this congratulations #3 #3764926

Darryl Wilkinson 12/31/2006 6:44:58 PM

Sweet portrait, Janine. Congratulations! #3764938

Janine Russell 12/31/2006 9:12:35 PM

Randy and Darryl, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations. #3765260

Susana Heide 1/1/2007 9:51:27 PM

Those eyes are enchanting and so incredibly sharp! And I love that hint of a smile! What a little tease :o) CONGRATULATIONS Janine!! #3769685

Janine Russell 1/1/2007 10:04:22 PM

Susana, thanks very much for your kind comments and congratulations. #3769712

Susan J. Allen 1/2/2007 10:11:36 AM

Adorable capture! #3772072

Janine Russell 1/2/2007 10:22:28 AM

Susan, thanks very much for your encouragement. #3772101

RC Fritz 1/3/2007 5:07:52 AM

Beautiful light and cute portrait, Janine. Congrats on your Finalist! #3775369

Janine Russell 1/3/2007 9:07:05 AM

RC, thanks very much for your congratulations and encouragement. #3776334

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/4/2007 12:05:40 AM

"Soooo" adorable and those eyes are spell binding !!! Congratulations Janine on your fantatic win and fianlist this month. They are well deserved !!! #3778414

Janine Russell 1/4/2007 12:27:55 AM

Marilyn, thanks very much for your enocuragement and congratulations. #3778449

Stacey A. Quattlebaum 1/16/2007 10:50:16 AM

WOW! Perfect close-up. How did you get the eyes to look so shiny and clear? What program/effect could I use to acheive this? #3826868

Janine Russell 1/16/2007 11:37:33 AM

Stacey, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement; I use Photoshop CS for my postprocessing; If you don't want to spend as much, Photoshop Elements is a pared-down version and fairly inexpensive for what you get. The first key is to focus on the eyes when taking the photograph. Then in post-processing of this image, I used the shadow/highlight tool, which helped lighten up the dark parts of the image. I also adjusted the brightness and contrast. I then resized and sharpened using unsharp mask and Photokit Sharpener (which allows for selective sharpening) and then USM once more if needed.

Here's the link for Photokit Sharpener for more information

https://store2.esellerate.net/store/checkout/CustomLayout.aspx?s=STR5228953526&pc=&page=MultiMoreInfo.htm&SkuRefNum=SKU6415280749 #3827026

L. Michelle . Bashore 1/24/2007 8:53:06 PM

Congrats on a wonderful image! #3864752

Janine Russell 1/24/2007 9:48:16 PM

Michelle, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations. #3865043

Linda Blair 1/27/2007 8:04:09 AM

Congratulations, Janine, he is so adorable!! :0) #3878652

Janine Russell 1/27/2007 11:04:47 AM

Linda, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3879411

Karolyn J. Seeley 2/16/2007 7:42:28 PM

Janine.....Doubt you need yet another comment on this special capture, but I just love it! He is adorable and you really grabbed the moment. I want to do more with my own grandkids, it's rare I get a really nice one of them...they wiggle and move so, so fast, but I will keep trying have only a few posted on my gallery of them.... #3956637

Janine Russell 2/16/2007 8:01:36 PM

Karolyn, thanks so much for your encouragement and kind comments; I know what you mean about grandchildren moving fast - they are a challenge to capture. #3956685

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Photo of my grandson, Isaac, was taken on November 23, 2006 at 12:01pm in Edmonds, Washington
Canon 135mm F/2L lens @ F/3.2, 1/320 second, ISO 1600, available light
Shadow/highlight, cloned, + brightness, + contrast, resized and sharpened in Photoshop CS

Uploaded on 11/29/2006 12:25:37 AM

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