Beth Broadaway level-classic 12/3/2006 3:43:31 PM

Very beautiful; love the effect #566619

Teresa Norris 12/3/2006 5:00:04 PM

I loved this before, and I love it with your beautiful effects. This is stunning. #3662680

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/3/2006 5:06:48 PM

As I see it, you have captured the feeling of extreme sadness and sorrow in this beautiful full frame portrait. I love the expressive nature of this image, speaks to me!!! #3662690

Elizabeth Beaudoin 12/3/2006 5:16:38 PM

Even more gorgeous than the first time Alana! :O) #3662704

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 12/3/2006 5:19:26 PM

Wonderful soft effect. Good job! #3662708

Alana Ibe 12/3/2006 5:38:46 PM

Thank you SO much, everyone, for your very kind comments and encouragement!!!! I SOOO very much appreciate it! #3662745

Douglas Perry 12/3/2006 6:04:37 PM

Wonderful shot and very nice work. #3662836

Paula Showen 12/3/2006 6:43:36 PM

Gorgeous! #3662983

Kenneth Mucke 12/3/2006 6:51:49 PM

I am SOOOO glad to see this re submitted Alana...This has always been a favorite of mine of yours...I just love everything about this image #3663015

Chastity Abbott 12/3/2006 7:00:50 PM

WOW!!!!!!! this looks like a winner to me!! It's so beautiful and I adore the painted look! LOVE it! #3663057

Cyn Valentine level-classic 12/3/2006 7:16:07 PM

So beautiful!! Great PS work!! #3663102

Alana Ibe level-classic 12/3/2006 7:27:33 PM

Thank you so much, Douglans, Paula, Kenneth, Chastity, and Cyn!!!! You have all made my week!!!!!! #3663130

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 12/3/2006 9:52:31 PM

Sooo Beautiful!!! Love this!!! Amazing Capture and work Alana :0) #3663391

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/3/2006 10:25:34 PM

This is so impressive and beautiful, awesome portrait! #3663449

Alana Ibe 12/4/2006 8:00:49 AM

Thank you, Datha and Donna! I appreciate it! #3665028

Linda Blair 12/4/2006 4:25:01 PM

A gorgeous portrait, love the effect!! :0) #3666553

Alana Ibe 12/5/2006 7:55:17 PM

Thank you so much, Linda!!!! #3671310

Anita Hogue 12/13/2006 5:58:15 PM

Oh My My this is B E A U T I F U L!!!!!! #3699735

Alana Ibe 12/14/2006 7:15:08 AM

Thank you, Anita! I appreciate you stopping by to comment! #3701696

Judyann Plante 12/17/2006 2:46:39 PM

Wow, Alana! Outstanding portrait! So soft and beautiful!

Judyann ><> #3712435

Diana L. Ralph 12/18/2006 4:00:16 PM

This has SUCH POWERFUL IMPACT! And in the professional judging, impact is at the top of the judging list. This just pulls the viewer right into her eyes.... VERY POWERFUL, Alana! Excellent job on the painting effects, lighting and close cropping! #3715970

Alana Ibe 12/22/2006 12:14:45 PM

Judyann and Diana, thank you for stopping by, and for your wonderful comments!!!! I really appreciate it! #3730108

William88 12/31/2006 8:25:43 AM

Beautiful image! The eyes are indeed Soulful. Excellent.

Alana Ibe 12/31/2006 7:26:38 PM

Thank you SO much William!!!!! Happy New Year!!!! #3765033

Heather Thorsen level-classic 1/1/2007 11:34:29 AM

What a beautiful portrait, and what beautiful eyes.

Heather #3767764

Alana Ibe 1/1/2007 1:30:38 PM

Thank you, I'm glad you like this! #3768163

Hector Contreras 1/11/2007 11:40:06 PM

So much beauty ...... Just one word PERFECT .......Alana
Heco #3809932

Alana Ibe 1/15/2007 12:01:34 PM

Hector, thank you so much for your kind words!!!! I appreciate them very much! #3823008

Alana Ibe 1/24/2007 2:49:11 PM

BEAUTIFUL! Congrats to you! #3860917

Diana L. Ralph 1/24/2007 3:28:34 PM

Congrats, Alana! I KNEW this one was deserving of a win! #3861458

Judyann Plante 1/24/2007 5:01:55 PM

Alana, I just love this! Congratulations and the best of luck to you in the next round!

Judyann ><> #3862778

Cyn Valentine level-classic 1/24/2007 5:08:02 PM

Congratulations ALana..beautiful!! #3862832

Alana Ibe level-classic 1/24/2007 5:09:46 PM

Thank you SO much, everyone, for stopping by to comment!!!! Diana, thank you again for your encouragement to submit this again!!!! #3862843

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 1/24/2007 5:14:54 PM


Sam Britt level-classic 1/24/2007 7:00:53 PM

Congratulations Alana! #3864066

Alana Ibe level-classic 1/24/2007 7:02:50 PM

Thank you so much, Datha and Samantha! #3864087

Kenneth Mucke 1/24/2007 8:37:15 PM

WHOOOO HOOOO./..I just knew it....WTG...I am so glad you re submitted it....WTG Alana #3864676

Hector Contreras 1/24/2007 9:09:04 PM

Big congrats Alana
Heco #3864840

Alana Ibe 1/25/2007 7:32:46 AM

Thanks so much, Kenneth and Heco!!!!! #3867712

Crossroad Photography 1/25/2007 7:48:39 AM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Alana! #3867865

Ken Smith level-classic 1/25/2007 2:52:11 PM

Alana, super congrats to you!! #3870743

Alana Ibe 1/25/2007 3:11:12 PM

Thanks VERY VERY much for commenting, P.I. and Ken!!!!! #3870916

Paula Showen 1/25/2007 6:33:46 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations! #3872100

Alana Ibe 1/26/2007 10:14:12 AM

Paula, thank you for commenting! I appreciate it! #3875412

Linda Blair 1/27/2007 7:45:28 AM

Congrats, Alana, so well deserved!!!! :0) #3878571

Alana Ibe 1/27/2007 8:15:58 AM

Thank you so much, Linda!!!! #3878704

David SeguraJr. 7/5/2008 7:21:27 AM

I love that soft look, she looks a little sad. #6142231

Alana Ibe 7/10/2008 12:52:27 PM

Thanks for your kind comment, David!! #6163905

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High Key effects through various Photoshop layers, and some brush work in Painter. Re-Submitted.

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