Casey A. Hanson 4/17/2004 1:44:03 PM

Excellent Andre!! #118457

Marta Azevedo 4/17/2004 2:41:45 PM

This is great. #488902

Kristen McKain 4/17/2004 5:38:08 PM

awesome image! #488964

Nancy Grace Chen 4/17/2004 8:35:24 PM

Spectacular. Love the sense of motion and the attitude of the expression.

nacespace.com/photos #489048

Melisa R. McKolay 4/17/2004 9:11:46 PM

Andre, this is awesome!! I love her beautiful red hair, that expression, and the fling--great job!! #489083

Barbara K. Breitsameter 4/17/2004 9:50:59 PM

This is one of the BEST portraits I have seen on the sites. SUPERB! I hope to see this one go far. #489121

Debra Booth 4/18/2004 6:03:02 PM

Great portrait, Andre! #490442

bob cornelison 5/13/2004 5:17:01 PM

Elleven got tude.... and I like it! great shot! Congrats! #534787

Casey A. Hanson 5/13/2004 5:18:04 PM

Well deserved Andre, congrats!! #534793

Debra Booth 5/13/2004 6:39:47 PM

Congratulations, Andre! #535422

Kristen McKain 5/14/2004 3:55:47 AM

congrats! #537172

Nancy Grace Chen 5/14/2004 6:11:56 PM

Just outstanding... I knew this had to make it. Congratulations!! Hope to see this again!

nacespace.com/photos #540347

Mette Vendelboe Allison 5/15/2004 12:08:57 PM

Fedt lavet og taget! So cool, André! Congrats! #541892

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/15/2004 3:11:19 PM

Great portrait. Good luck in the finals!! #542088

Susie Peek-Swint 5/17/2004 1:45:13 PM

Many congrats Andre~ wonderful portrait! #545809

Donna W. Neal 5/19/2004 1:05:50 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Andre #549681

Dale Ann Cubbage 5/19/2004 1:52:54 PM

Congrats on 2nd place on this fabulous shot Andre, I thought they were great! #549814

Mette Vendelboe Allison 5/19/2004 1:59:27 PM

Mange gange tillykke, André! #549829

Ronald Balthazor 5/19/2004 2:14:39 PM

Congratulations, Andre. #549904

Andre Marhaug 5/19/2004 2:16:18 PM

Heeehaaa :-)) I'm really, really satisfied today. Thank you Donna, Dale Ann and Mette. And a very special hug to my lovely daughter Astrid (the model). She's eleven years of age, - and the title is in fact "Eleven" - misspelled ("Eleven" in Norwegian is "Elleve" - that's where the double "l" came from). #549913

Andre Marhaug 5/19/2004 2:36:50 PM

Thanks to Ronald, to :-) #549973

Nancy Grace Chen 5/19/2004 3:15:34 PM

SO glad to see this here!! Your daughter is beautiful-- she looks like she really has some attitude for an eleven-year-old! (: The idea and execution are fabulous... congratulations on your very deserving winner!!

nacespace.com/photos #550070

bob cornelison 5/19/2004 5:09:52 PM

Fantastic! Well deserved win! ~:0) #550275

Debra Booth 5/19/2004 5:28:38 PM

Congratulations, Andre! #550303

Diane Dupuis 5/19/2004 5:53:49 PM

Andre Congratulations on a most well deserved win!! What a fantastic shot!! Your daughter is gorgeous - and it's an amazing portrait with action!!! Superb! #550355

Melisa R. McKolay 5/19/2004 6:08:43 PM

Andre, congratulations!! I knew this was going to go far--all the way to 1st place--WOW! So happy for you and what a beauty you have in your daughter. #550376

Casey A. Hanson 5/19/2004 6:27:26 PM

Congratulations on a much deserved win Andre! This is such a superb picture, I look forward to seeing more of your work! #550407

Paul Michko 5/19/2004 8:11:25 PM

Congratulations, Andre. This shot has such vibrancy and movement. #550528

Evy Johansen 5/19/2004 11:35:12 PM

Many congratulations on your 1st place win, Andre! Well deserved - Wonderful portrait!! #550760

Wally Orlowsky 5/20/2004 5:49:34 AM

Congratulations, Andre! #551356

Andre Marhaug 5/20/2004 8:18:06 AM

Thank you Nancy, Bob, Debra, Diane, Melisa, Casey, Paul, Evy and Wally.

It's such a perfect day today ;-))

Best regards from Norway: André #551835

Robin L. Wehrman 5/20/2004 12:58:57 PM

Outstanding portrait, Congratulations on your big win, well deserved Andre!! #552211

Peggy Wolff 5/20/2004 12:59:18 PM

Attitude times....11! Congrats on this great shot! #552212

Judy Rae 5/20/2004 1:12:37 PM

Congratulations Andre! What a beautiful little girl and you captured her perfecttly! #552235

Alisha May Furbish 5/20/2004 2:22:00 PM

Fantastic choice by the judges- congratulations on this fabulous photo! #552340

Mary K. Robison 5/20/2004 2:50:46 PM

Wonderful, ALIVE portrait that you AND your beautiful daughter can be proud of over the years! CONGRATULATIONS, Andre! #552386

Terry Joshi 5/20/2004 8:59:53 PM

A great shot, congratulations on the win,
Terry #552957

Andre Marhaug 5/20/2004 9:30:55 PM

Thank you Robin, Margaret, Judy, Alisha, Mary and Terry.

- André #552986

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 9:54:06 AM

i guess I had commented another similar shot from you and also found it gorgeous! As gorgeous as this one!!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #555040

Andre Marhaug 5/22/2004 10:01:02 AM

Thank you, Susana. Your support is so sweet (allways).

Yes, I remember that you had comments to another picture from the same photosession. Thank you for that one, too :-)

- André


Adam T. Cowart 5/26/2004 5:03:27 PM

Very Cool!! This is a great shot and truly deserving of a first place finish. Congrats!!! #561398

Catherine E. Bono 5/27/2004 6:46:07 PM

Andre, this photo is absolutely stunning and I'm dying to know how you did it (am I alowed to ask?). Mostly those colors, really. Since beginning to shoot digitally only a couple months ago, I've been somewhat lost without my favorite films and tricks. How did you achieve that porcelain skin and firey hair; my experiences with photoshop have left me with very different results. Or am I just being naive for that's her true angelic tone?... Please tell me everything! #563091

Andre Marhaug 5/29/2004 4:39:14 AM

Thank you sooo much, Catherine and Adam.

Catherine: Of course it's alowed to ask!. I know very well the phase you are describing in your "photo life", where the ideas don't unfold in the direction you want because of lack of experience with new tools.

I've just converted to digital photo myself, after a phase where I was "semi digital": I.e. analog photography and then scanning and then making the final corrections in PhotoShop (in fact, I use PaintShopPro).

So, to the photo: The trick is to use correction layers and double layers in PhotoShop. The double layers is the sharp original photo, and a blured copy (opacity around 40%). This is the basic trick to achive both soft skin and razor sharp eyes in the same image. The colors are strengthend to the max in a correction layer, and then I've sprayed the actual layer (with black) so that the extended saturation just hits the hair.

I hope this short brief help you further, Catherine.

Best regards, André. #565580

Sherri Conley 6/5/2004 5:21:32 AM

This is such an amazing shot, Andre. You've really captured it perfectly and the effects you've added put this one over the edge! Wonderful! #578354

Andre Marhaug 6/5/2004 8:16:38 AM

Thank you, Sherri. It's an honour to receive such a nice comment from you. I've been looking through your DeLuxe site, and can understand that you can relate to my playful style: Your pictures are outstanding!. I especially like the red mouth kissing the frog... :-)

Best regards, André #578670

Sherri Conley 6/5/2004 8:51:51 AM

My goodness, Andre, thank you so much for that wonderful compliment! You have made my day!

I look forward to seeing more of your images ~ keep up the good work! :) #578743

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