Self Portrait

© Sam Tallman

Self Portrait

Red S. Guiness 10/13/2007 4:57:44 PM

I love this.. excellect! Bella is a very smart girl!! #760923

Katrina Thorsen 10/13/2007 5:00:40 PM

Lovely image! What a wonderful friendship! #4921636

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/13/2007 5:15:42 PM

Super colors, tones and lighting. Fantastic silhouettes!! #4921669

Deb Koskovich 10/13/2007 5:22:53 PM

Bella stole the show! What a great self portrait this is, and because of Bella you will cherish it all the more. #4921687

Robin R. 10/13/2007 5:55:41 PM

Beautiful silhouette. #4921751

Janine Russell 10/13/2007 6:23:24 PM

Sam, excellent tones, clarity, composition and silhouettes. #4921822

Heather L. Haderly 10/13/2007 6:31:24 PM

Absolute Perfection Sam!!! Love this!!! #4921840

cheryl m. phillips 10/13/2007 6:41:42 PM

I just LOVE this!
Excellent work!
~cheryl #4921862

Lee Anne French 10/13/2007 7:23:56 PM

This is priceless - so striking. Good for Bella for insisting on being in the picture. If you'd have wanted her to pose this way, you probably couldn't have convinced her! #4921921

Regina L. Rickert 10/13/2007 8:18:11 PM

Oh wow! Beautiful job on the silhouettes. The color in the background is perfect for setting them off. Nice work. #4922061

Sam Tallman 10/14/2007 5:40:42 PM

Thanks all for the comments. I do appreciate them!

Sam #4925640

Red S. Guiness 10/18/2007 3:28:13 PM


Ellen Devenny 10/21/2007 6:46:05 PM

This shot should make finals!!! Awesome piece of work, Sam. #4958590

Sam Tallman 10/22/2007 6:02:04 PM

Red, two cameras and two tripods, one with a timer. Thanks for asking.

Hey thanks Ellen! I appreciate it!

Sam #4963524

Sam Tallman 11/17/2007 12:28:58 AM

I love this!!! Wonderful work! #5085366

Lynne Morris 11/17/2007 12:36:24 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Sam, this is a fantastic image! #5085403

Wilson Low 11/17/2007 12:42:55 AM

Very very very beautiful shot! Sam!
Congratulations too! :D #5085433

Bill Houghton 11/17/2007 1:46:14 AM

Great shot Sam. Congratulations on your POTD. Bill

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Avril Young 11/17/2007 1:46:59 AM

wow, what a fantastic shot...really love it...congrats on the POTD...
excellent shot!!!! love it! #5085589

Michelle Alton 11/17/2007 2:23:43 AM

Wow...THIS is as good as they get! Love the subject, love the composition, love the color. Congratulations on POTD!

Just beautiful.
Michelle #5085611

Julie Christiansen 11/17/2007 4:03:35 AM

It's a favorite of mine. Bella posed perfectly and its awesome. #5085757

Josselyne Klecanda 11/17/2007 4:33:37 AM

This is great, I love it! #5085789

Joy Rector 11/17/2007 4:40:42 AM

congrats on the POTD #5085801

Joe McBroom 11/17/2007 4:40:48 AM

Congrats my friend!!!!! This is one of my personal favorites from you.
Cheers, Joe #5085802

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/17/2007 4:44:45 AM

beautiful! congrats! #5085813

Ellen Devenny 11/17/2007 4:52:46 AM

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this perfect POTD!!! I'm telling you, this shot will go far............. Ellen :) #5085848

Jeff Robinson 11/17/2007 4:57:32 AM

Outstanding - Congrats Sam on your Well Deserved POTD! Jeff #5085870

Terri L. Scribner 11/17/2007 5:13:31 AM

Stunning POTD!! Great job! #5085915

RC Fritz 11/17/2007 5:15:23 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations, Sam!! #5085919

Lisa J. Boulden 11/17/2007 5:41:10 AM

Fabulous and uplifting!
Congrats, Sam!
(Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the accolades today!)
--Lisa #5085983

Jim Britt 11/17/2007 6:13:46 AM

Priceless shot. Nicely done. Looks like you have a great partner there. Congratulations to you and Bella on this great POTD self portrait. #5086095

Vicki L. Filippin 11/17/2007 6:27:36 AM

Fabulous POTD, Sam. You and Bella should be very proud. #5086139

Gretchen J. Gilkey 11/17/2007 6:35:46 AM

Sam - This is simiply BEAUTIFUL!!! What settings were you using for this shot?
THanks and congrats!!!! #5086169

Casey A. Hanson 11/17/2007 6:36:48 AM

Congrats on this very cool POTD, Sam! I love it! :0) #5086177

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/17/2007 6:58:35 AM

Beautiful image and POTD! #5086260

Joni Earley 11/17/2007 7:18:06 AM

The personality of your dog comes out in this pic! Well done! #5086346

Cheryl Meisel 11/17/2007 7:20:34 AM

Wow this is just FANTASTIC!!!! I love everything about this wonderful shot. BIG CONGRATS on your well deserved wins with this one. SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!
Cherylm #5086354

Paula Showen 11/17/2007 7:23:25 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations on your POTD! #5086359

Patricia A. Casey 11/17/2007 7:25:25 AM

Oh my...what a lovely capture....congratulations to you & Bella for a wonderful submittal & P.O.T.D.!
Patricia #5086364

Denise Denomy 11/17/2007 7:28:54 AM

Congratulations on yur POTD, Sam & Bella! What a great capture! #5086372

Susana Ms Heide 11/17/2007 7:56:03 AM

What an INCREDIBLE SP!!!! One of the best I've seen!! WOW!!! Love the poses! The grass at the bottom of the image is a beautiful detail! A+ all the way around! CONGRATS on your POTD Sam!! #5086484

Francine Savoie-Jansson 11/17/2007 8:06:42 AM

Absolutely spectacular, love everything about it & congratulations on your POTD!

Francine #5086535

Susan M. Hembree 11/17/2007 8:12:15 AM

Wow! Just an awesome shot! Congratulations on the POTD! #5086559

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/17/2007 8:30:15 AM

A creative and beautiful potd Sam, congratulations! #5086639

Sam Tallman 11/17/2007 8:43:07 AM

WOW! Are we blown away by this! What an honor for Bella and I! Thanks everyone for your kind comments, I appreciate every one of them!

Sam #5086687

Larry J. Citra 11/17/2007 8:46:33 AM

Great Shot! My dog 'Robyn' accompanies my on most of my photographic outings,and although she is not a photographer herself, she sits patiently, waiting for me to finish. When I open my tripod she sits or lies down and when I close it up she gets up ready to continue. Great friends!!! #5086706

Erica Murphy 11/17/2007 9:00:05 AM

Beautiful photo Sam!! Congratulations on your POTD!

Erica #5086770

Suzanne R 11/17/2007 9:11:32 AM

Wonderful! Bella knows what's up! Great shot! #5086818

Songbird Cline 11/17/2007 9:11:54 AM

This photo really deserved to make POTD! It's awesome! It really evokes such a happy feeling. #5086820

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/17/2007 9:20:12 AM

Excellent work, great image!! Congratulations on your POTD! #5086849

Tim G. Stout 11/17/2007 9:44:52 AM

Absolutely stunning image. #5086932

Lindley Johnson 11/17/2007 9:46:50 AM

This is a terrific silhouette, Sam. The lighting is great and the composition as well - Bella is a wonderful addition to the scene. Congratulations on your POTD! #5086940

Elisabeth A. Gay 11/17/2007 10:01:07 AM

I would absolutely cherish a shot like this - it says so much about the relationship between you and your dog - and as a dog owner, it really touches me deeply. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD... #5086993

Janine Russell 11/17/2007 10:01:58 AM

Sam, excellent tones, clarity and silhouettes; congratulations on your POTD. #5086994

Colleen Farrell 11/17/2007 10:03:07 AM

Terrific! Congratulations on your POTD! #5086998

Mary Clarke 11/17/2007 1:03:10 PM

Congratulations on POTD Sam, great image #5087473

Patricia Ronan 11/17/2007 1:45:31 PM

Great self portrait, congrats on your POTD:) #5087586

Sam Tallman 11/17/2007 3:46:23 PM

Again, thanks all for the very nice comments. Elisabeth, this is one of my favorites. We love Bella very much, and everytime I see this, I smile (-:

Sam #5087960

Shirley Pearce 11/17/2007 3:59:36 PM

Priceless! You are right....she stole the shot!! #5087997

Gregory Hughes 11/17/2007 5:59:52 PM

This is lovely Sam! What a treasured memory - both of Bella and your talent! #5088307

Evy Johansen 11/17/2007 6:50:28 PM

Wonderful image, Sam! Congratulations on your POTD!! #5088475

Lorri Shank 11/17/2007 9:14:58 PM

Wow--I sure like this. It's superb! #5088834

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/18/2007 3:31:21 AM

Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Sam!
-Debby #5089418

ronda chatelle 11/18/2007 12:38:20 PM

AWESOME SHOT Sam! Congratulations on your POTD recognition! Well Deserved! Straight into my favorites!!! #5091827

Emily E. Bem 11/19/2007 3:11:30 PM

Congrats on your POTD!!!! What a fantastic image.....WELL DONE! #5097831

Laurie Daily 11/19/2007 3:26:17 PM

Bella knew this was the one...what a good girl. I am not sure if my Jessie
(also a golden) would pose as perfectly as Bella. That will be my next challenge...but you also have a glorious sunset and such perfect timing! Love this, Sam! #5097929

Susan M. Smith 11/20/2007 6:24:22 AM

lol, Bella stole the show! Sam this is a superb SP and your capture of Bella's personality is spot on and just way cool :) Definately a favorite and a winner! #5101399

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 11/24/2007 7:28:44 AM

This is a wonderful capture - Bravo - JP #5116961

Kay E. Mahoney 11/26/2007 7:00:17 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Sam. #5130851

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/26/2007 7:18:51 PM

WTG Sam! Congratulations!! #5131119

Melissa McCabe 11/26/2007 7:27:48 PM

Congrats!! I love this one!! : ) -mm #5131254

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 11/26/2007 7:48:35 PM

Congrats Steve and Bella - Well deserved.
JP #5131552

Susan M. Smith 11/27/2007 6:17:37 AM

This one was a no-brainer! Congrats Sam and Bella on your finalist! #5134520

Joe McBroom 11/27/2007 10:08:24 AM

I knew we would see this here....Congrats Sam and Bella deserves a treat!!Great job, Joe #5136024

Dennis Flanagan 11/27/2007 12:07:36 PM

I love this shot. I hope to see it adorned with gold. #5136563

Robert Baer 11/27/2007 2:19:10 PM

very special image. congratulations on your finalist! #5137318

Laurie Daily 11/27/2007 4:28:34 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Sam! I loved this when I saw it for the first time just a few days ago! #5138002

Ellen Devenny 11/28/2007 2:56:34 AM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Enjoy being in the clouds today! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5140788

Autum Rhoades 11/28/2007 5:19:18 AM

Superb image, Sam!!! Congrats on your win! #5141443

Laurie Daily 11/28/2007 2:26:40 PM

I do not think I can ever get tired of looking at this image, Sam....Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #5143939

Cliff & Patti Smith 11/28/2007 2:41:02 PM

Awesome! Congratulations on this well deserved win! #5143994

Sam Tallman 11/28/2007 5:45:03 PM

Thanks all for the comments! Bella and I are pretty stoked about this! We appreciate the comments.

Sam and Bella #5144572

Sherrye Nozaki 11/29/2007 12:05:11 AM

Just every way...what a superb photo!!! Bella is awesome:) #5145596

Linda Blair 11/29/2007 4:05:31 PM

Congrats on your win!!!!! ☺ #5148773

Amanda Chapman 5/24/2008 6:37:41 AM

Well this certainly looks familiar!
Congrats on the win and making it to BP's home page! #5970711

Inge Linden 11/28/2011 2:24:55 AM

excellent #9834518

Sylvia Rourke 5/4/2016 11:55:43 AM

Amazing Sam, congrats on your triple gold win! #11470175

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While trying to take a self portrait against a golden sunset, my golden retiever, Bella, insisted to be not only a part of the shot, but THE shot.

Uploaded on 10/13/2007 4:48:10 PM

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