This Is Bliss...Her Way!

© Autum Rhoades

This Is Bliss...Her Way!

Ronald F. Fischer 7/1/2007 6:45:52 PM

Wonderful capture, Autum, and perfect for the monthly theme! #683504

Patrick Rouzes 7/1/2007 6:51:32 PM

Autum, WOW!!! what beautiful imagery to describle this captivating child!!! A precious capture & description!!!
Beautiful work! #4463710

Susan Weisensel 7/1/2007 7:25:28 PM

What a wonderful capture of her joy. Hope to see this again. #4463814

Allison Gaulin 7/1/2007 7:39:46 PM

Wow Autumn- this image and your description of her makes me want to KNOW her. Beautiful in every way! #4463851

Judyann Plante 7/2/2007 3:56:22 AM

Just beautiful, Autum! And perfect for the monthly theme.

Judyann <>< #4464651

Janet McNeil 7/2/2007 3:57:44 AM

Bautifully done - such a natural, fun smile!! Great capture! #4464658

Glenn E. Urquhart 7/2/2007 4:41:02 AM

Really Like the tones, lighting, smile and contrast, Autum!!! Beautiful B&W Portrait!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4464881

Melissa A. McDonald 7/2/2007 2:27:35 PM

Fabulous capture! Love the expression on her sweet. #4467025

Carol Sawyer 7/2/2007 2:35:10 PM

Beautiful smile, tones and lighting Autum! #4467049

David Pratt 7/5/2007 12:20:15 PM

Great job Autum! #4475929

Alexis Yobbagy 7/6/2007 11:52:32 AM

Terrific high key portrait!!! Beautiful!!! #4479358

Nikki McDonald 7/6/2007 1:54:15 PM

You have really captured her joy in this portrait, Autum. #4479674

David Phalen 7/6/2007 4:48:19 PM

Oh to be young again. :) A shot to cherish and a perfect entry for the monthly theme. #4480100

Alison Greenwood 7/10/2007 6:05:27 PM

Oh WOW! What a gorgeous portrait!!! I will be very suprised if we don't see this again! #4493944

Autum Rhoades 7/12/2007 4:13:38 AM

Hi Everyone - thanks so much for your wonderful compliments! Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I've been vacationing! I'll try to catch up on comments here today. Have a great day!!! #4499623

Amanda Chapman 7/13/2007 4:57:17 AM

Great smile you've captured Autum :) #4503762

Jennifer L. Alder 7/13/2007 8:53:39 AM

Bliss, indeed! Super image - perfect for the theme! :) #4504755

Datha Y. Thompson 7/16/2007 6:55:56 AM

Adorable Capture!! Love her expression!! Perfect in bw Autum :0) #4514230

Autum Rhoades 7/16/2007 8:38:24 AM

Thanks everyone for all of your fantastic compliments!!! #4514553

Linda M. Walker 7/16/2007 9:12:47 AM

Beautifully captured and she put a big smile on my face.... #4514641

Autum Rhoades 7/16/2007 11:42:46 AM

Linda, thanks so much for your wonderful compliment! She puts a smile on my face too. :-) #4514965

Nancy L. Green 7/16/2007 8:39:40 PM

She is absolutely adorable Autum!! I lvoe that infectious smile, you have captured such wonderful personality in this, well done!! <>< #4516176

Autum Rhoades 7/17/2007 4:06:40 AM

Nancy, thanks so much for your wonderful compliment! She never stops going and she's always full of large smiles...I call her my ray of sunshine. :-) #4517179

Tressie Davis 7/20/2007 6:53:45 AM

Love the expression here! #4530873

Autum Rhoades 7/20/2007 7:25:50 AM

Tressie, thanks so much!! Hopefully all is going well with you! #4530996

Revonda L. Gentry 7/22/2007 3:53:58 PM

So sweet!! #4540826

Autum Rhoades 7/22/2007 4:43:42 PM

Thanks so much Revonda! #4541040

Guy D. Biechele 7/23/2007 4:09:39 PM

Beautiful B&W portrait. So well captured!! #4545700

Autum Rhoades 7/24/2007 4:27:06 AM

Guy, thanks so much for your terrific compliment! #4547575

Teresa Norris 7/25/2007 9:51:33 AM

Autum, so beautifully captured! She's so sweet, and the expression on her face is precious. I love your quote, too...perfect! #4555694

Autum Rhoades 7/26/2007 8:06:33 AM

Teresa, thanks so much for your sweet compliment!!! #4562001

Amber Kennedy 8/7/2007 2:20:52 PM

now I need a tissue...I loved your write so beautifully and express Gods beauty in things in an awesome friend. #4614896

Autum Rhoades 8/8/2007 4:43:23 AM

Amber, thanks so much! God has definitely blessed me with some gifts and I so want to bless others with what He's given to me. What's the point of having something and not giving it away? Be blessed too! #4618030

Autum Rhoades 8/27/2007 1:16:11 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist! You captured bliss perfectly. I hope we see it again in the next round. #4705559

Teresa Norris 8/27/2007 2:45:03 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful Finalist, Autum!!! #4706362

Guy D. Biechele 8/27/2007 4:47:49 PM

Congrats, and good luck! #4707424

Nikki McDonald 8/27/2007 4:55:28 PM

Beautiful, fresh capture, Autum. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #4707508

eileen bedford 8/27/2007 5:03:39 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Autum, it's beautiful, good luck in the next round... #4707603

Janet McNeil 8/27/2007 5:26:18 PM

Congratulations!! Truly a "blissful" smile!! Good luck in round 2!! #4707817

David Pratt 8/27/2007 6:24:45 PM

Congratulations Autum! A truly wonderful shot! #4708308

Grace Watts 8/27/2007 6:28:20 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist!! #4708334

Michelle L. Frick 8/27/2007 7:08:37 PM

Congratulations Autum! This is beautiful!! #4708753

Pat Gamwell 8/27/2007 8:13:35 PM

WoooHooo! WTG, girl! Fabulous finalist! #4709260

Jeana Clark 8/27/2007 8:34:55 PM


~Jeana~ #4709416

Mike D. Perez 8/27/2007 8:45:43 PM

Congratulations on your terrific Finalist, Autum! #4709518

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/28/2007 7:26:32 AM

A Big Congratulations on your award, Autum!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4711535

Tressie Davis 8/28/2007 8:47:19 AM

Congrats Autum, glad you re-submitted! #4712023

Sherri Gorman 8/28/2007 11:40:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!!!!!!!! #4712588

Christopher Budny 8/28/2007 12:01:01 PM

What a beautiful, happy capture! Congratulations! #4712727

Judyann Plante 8/28/2007 6:23:49 PM

Autum, Congratulations on this awesome finalist!

Judyann <><


Susana Ms Heide 8/28/2007 8:54:52 PM

PRICELESS expression of joy!!! Beautiful child!! Congrats Autumn!! #4715156

Katarina Mansson 8/29/2007 3:45:46 AM

Lovely, joyful, natural beauty...Congratulations on your finalist Autumn! #4716571

Laurie Daily 8/29/2007 3:50:00 AM

So perfectly beautiful Autum. Congrats to you!!! #4716595

Autum Rhoades 8/29/2007 4:38:43 AM

Thanks so much everyone! :-) #4716833

Emile Abbott 8/29/2007 6:42:20 AM

Congratulation Autumn on this infectious finalist. #4717336

Janet McNeil 8/29/2007 8:22:34 AM

A big congrats on your 2nd place win!! Well deserved!! #4717808

Nikki McDonald 8/29/2007 8:39:12 AM

Hey, Autum!! Way to go. I love this joyous capture--infections is a perfect adjective, Emile--and am sooo glad to see the winner's button on it. Congratulations. #4717899

Jennifer L. Alder 8/29/2007 8:42:40 AM

You WON!!!
Congrats, Autum!! WOW! #4717919

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/29/2007 8:46:42 AM

WTG go Autum, BIG CONGRAT'S on your second place win! #4717942

Bob Cournoyer 8/29/2007 9:00:51 AM

Yee Haw, Autum!!!


Bob #4718027

Les Rhoades 8/29/2007 9:28:20 AM

Party time!!! = Congratulations on this well deserved WINNER!

Rhoades brings home the GOLD! #4718266

John Caruso 8/29/2007 9:31:53 AM

Congrats Autum! It's a well deserved gold for this breezy, genuine photo! #4718303

Jeana Clark 8/29/2007 9:43:38 AM


~Jeana~ #4718413

Dr Silly 8/29/2007 9:48:33 AM

WTG Autum, congrats on your Gold. :O)

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/29/2007 9:49:37 AM

Congratulations on getting the Gold, Autum!!! Fantastic Winning Photo! Cheers, Glenn. #4718463

Mitch Spence 8/29/2007 10:09:03 AM

Big congrats to you, Autum. #4718576

Michelle L. Frick 8/29/2007 10:29:01 AM

Congratulations Autum - so happy you got the gold, and such a precious memory! #4718694

Michelle L. Frick 8/29/2007 10:33:45 AM

Wheeeee! I am so happy for you! In fact, I've never been so happy to see gold before! Way to go! #4718711

Christopher Budny 8/29/2007 10:49:21 AM

Bigtime congratulations, Autum!! #4718815

eileen bedford 8/29/2007 11:28:27 AM

Congratulations on this winning image Autum, so well done..... #4719025

Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2007 11:43:19 AM

Congratulations, Autum! A fantastic Second Place win! #4719077

Sharon Day 8/29/2007 11:48:52 AM

Adorable image, Autum!!! Big congratulations on your win! #4719107

Guy D. Biechele 8/29/2007 12:27:37 PM

Congratulations on your win, Autum!! #4719262

Cyn Valentine 8/29/2007 12:28:58 PM

Congratulations Autum! #4719272

Emily E. Bem 8/29/2007 12:32:21 PM


This IS worthy, Autum! Enjoy this! #4719292

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/29/2007 12:34:37 PM

Big Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL Winner, Autum!!!
Cesar #4719304

Judyann Plante 8/29/2007 12:43:29 PM

Autum, Big congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann <>< #4719349

Claudia Kuhn 8/29/2007 1:00:16 PM

Wonderful Autum, big congrats on your win! #4719483

Tarun Bose 8/29/2007 1:12:58 PM

Big congrats Autum for your second place winner. #4719584

Derek D. Dafoe 8/29/2007 1:28:32 PM

Way to Go!! Autum, Great Second place winner!! #4719678

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 2:04:28 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719883

Datha Y. Thompson 8/29/2007 3:20:46 PM

WoooHoooo!!!! Congratulations Autum!!! Love this!!!! :0) #4720190

Cheryl E. Davis 8/29/2007 3:33:24 PM

Congratulations! Wonderful capture! #4720251

Laurie Daily 8/29/2007 3:36:08 PM

I am so happy to see this, Autum! Congrats on your wonderful winner!!! #4720264

Sherri Gorman 8/29/2007 4:20:00 PM

Congratulations on your AWESOME winner!!!! #4720450

Amanda Chapman 8/29/2007 4:58:14 PM

~ C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

I am so so so so PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!! #4720632

Susan Fox 8/29/2007 5:48:28 PM

Fantastic fun portrait! So love her expression. Congratulations on your win Autum!!!!! #4720793

Ken Smith 8/29/2007 6:35:15 PM

Definitely a blissful shot. Congratulations, Autum! #4720974

Alison Greenwood 8/29/2007 10:54:46 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win Autum! WTG! #4721929

Katarina Mansson 8/29/2007 11:32:19 PM

I am so happy that your excellent capture of this joyful girl got a second place win - congratulations! #4721982

Stefania Barbier 8/30/2007 12:08:34 AM


Ross Throndson 8/30/2007 2:09:18 AM

Wonderful Winner, Autum.....Beautiful....Many Congratulations on this Winner!! #4722452

Wally Orlowsky 8/30/2007 2:41:40 AM

Congratulations on this Blissful winner, Autum! #4722518

Jenny Bosmans 8/30/2007 4:33:24 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Autum! :) #4722912

Tonya Shackelford 8/30/2007 6:15:10 AM

Well look at you go girl! Congrats on your 2nd place win!! Great capture! :) #4723429

Amy JACKSON 8/30/2007 6:18:08 AM

Congratulations on your second place win, Autum!! Wonderful portrait!! #4723442

Sharon King 8/30/2007 6:51:57 AM

A BIG Congratulations Autum! I am so happy for you! #4723588

Murry Grigsby 8/30/2007 8:43:36 AM

Congrats on your wonderful image and win Autum!! #4723912

Anita Hogue 8/30/2007 11:26:39 AM

WOW, a big congratulations on this fabulous winner, Autum! I've been away from my computer for a few days and just now found out the winners! In fact I haven't had a chance to see all the finalist! I've got to catch up! Again congratulations! #4724502

Nadine A. Lewis 8/30/2007 12:13:21 PM


Denise M. Snyder 8/30/2007 1:56:24 PM

Her expression couldnt be more perfect - what a terrific treasure... HUGE congrats on your most deserving WINNER!!! #4724964

Tressie Davis 8/30/2007 2:22:26 PM

Congratulations Autum, very well deserved! #4725088

Stephen Zacker 8/30/2007 6:01:55 PM

Makes you smile. Super portrait. Congratulations #4725871

Janine Russell 8/31/2007 10:06:09 PM

Autum, great portrait; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4730272

David Pratt 9/1/2007 5:41:47 AM

Way to go Autum! Congratulations! #4731397

Joan Kocak 9/2/2007 6:38:02 PM

Congrats Autum, what a treasure this is! #4737831

Toni Riggs 9/21/2007 10:50:42 AM

Beautiful capture and congratulations! #4821102

Sandra M. High 9/22/2007 7:21:52 AM

Wonderful portrait!! Congrats!!!!! #4827039

Jenny D 9/23/2007 9:21:59 AM

Congratulations!! This is really a precious portrait! #4832345

Susan M. Campbell 9/27/2007 6:14:39 PM

What a beautiful smile. Her eyes really sparkle too. #4855102

Cyn Valentine 9/27/2007 6:33:55 PM

What A beautiful child Autum..what a joy to see!! Thank you!! #4855160

Linda Blair 10/1/2007 5:11:20 AM

Such a natural happy portrait..great smile and eyes!!!!! ☺ #4868320

Linda Boehme 11/30/2007 6:41:24 AM

All happiness here! Great capture! #5151181

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This is a resubmit. All I did was readjust the tones on this image. I feel like this image really shows true bliss. She was thrilled on her first trip on the ferris wheel. A precious moment I will remember forever...definitely a picture of her personality and her love of life.

My definition of her..."she is like a ray of sunshine that dances playfully across the lush green grass of a field and the sparkle that glistens on a lake in the midst of a summer day...she is bliss..."

Thanks for your comments and critiques!

Uploaded on 7/1/2007 6:43:31 PM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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