" P e n u m b r a "

© Emily E. Bem

" P e n u m b r a "

Marylee Pope 10/20/2007 4:44:10 AM

Morning! I LOVE this! Very creative! #766169

Holly Shao 10/20/2007 4:48:37 AM

Incredible! Creative design and wonderful tones, Emily!

Holly #4952013

Jennifer L. Alder 10/20/2007 4:50:19 AM

Very cool SP-- I like the shadowy kind of uncertain mood to this one!
AWESOME editing, light and tones!

My boyfriend just said we look related-

Deb Koskovich 10/20/2007 4:52:18 AM

Outstanding color and mood -- a very artistic presentation. #4952029

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/20/2007 5:01:56 AM

Just an Amazing, Creative, Artistic and Beautiful Composition, Emily!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4952058

Rhonda Burger 10/20/2007 5:04:48 AM

This is great Emily. Love everything. Great creativity, the mood, Nice. Rhonda #4952072

Emily E. Bem 10/20/2007 5:05:26 AM

Thanks so much, guys!!!!!!!!

Jen, tell him thanks for the compliment! :)))))))) #4952076

Tressie Davis 10/20/2007 5:10:50 AM

You do such an awesome job with self portraits, and this one is no exception. Excellent crop, and love the PS work. Beautiful!! #4952098

Jennifer L. Alder 10/20/2007 5:11:15 AM

Lol-- well, I did as soon as he said it! :) #4952101

Emily E. Bem 10/20/2007 5:15:56 AM

LMAO! I meant from me, ya' dork....ha ha! #4952126

Terri L. Scribner 10/20/2007 5:24:00 AM

Awesome work on this SP!! Stunning! #4952157

Laurence Saliba 10/20/2007 5:25:40 AM

Emily you are an artist and a photgrapher!!! This is purely outstanding work!!!! #4952171

Pamela C. Grajales 10/20/2007 5:26:50 AM

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!! question what program you udes to work your photos?? I love the tones #4952177

Linda D. Lester 10/20/2007 5:37:53 AM

Very artistic....great job! #4952244

Ross Throndson 10/20/2007 5:39:39 AM

Wow....very Intense Image.....Unique Title!! #4952254

Su Sana E. P 10/20/2007 6:07:13 AM

This is hauntingly beautiful!! Amazing EM strikes again!!!!!!!! #4952357

Cyn Valentine 10/20/2007 6:08:00 AM

Truly stunning Emily..awesome comp and effects!!! #4952359

Joan Kocak 10/20/2007 6:39:40 AM

oh a big FAVORITE for me!!!! you've outdone yourself Emily, the colors and textures create such MOOD, amazing, amazing my friend~ #4952485

Lynne Morris 10/20/2007 6:41:50 AM

Wow Emily this is an awesome SP, fantastic effects, your work is truly inspirational! #4952496

Chua Wee Boo 10/20/2007 6:46:09 AM

STUNNING SP,Emily!!! #4952517

Girish Vaghela 10/20/2007 7:59:31 AM

stunning, so grealy composed, Emily!!! #4952693

Nadya Johnson 10/20/2007 8:42:34 AM

VERY stunning, Emily - evocative and beautiful! #4952841

Melissa Olsen 10/20/2007 8:47:01 AM

This is PERFECT PS work Em!!!! I absolutely love everything about this image, bravo!! #4952866

Michelle L. Frick 10/20/2007 10:15:47 AM

Beautiful SP Emily! Gorgeous contrasts and tones (as always). And, I love the freckles on your nose!!! #4953168

cheryl m. phillips 10/20/2007 10:20:30 AM

Ok, Ok...
Now this is one of my new favorites!
WOW! It's just outstanding my dear!
Excellent job Em.
~cheryl #4953181

Jessica Jenney 10/20/2007 10:53:08 AM

Stunning crop and composition, Emily! The tones and textures are to die for! #4953275

Claudia Kuhn 10/20/2007 12:42:27 PM

So wonderful Emily!! #4953562

Sandra M. High 10/20/2007 1:16:52 PM

Oustanding composition and I love the colors! this is so creative and beautiful! Fantastic job!!! #4953638

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/20/2007 4:15:35 PM

GORGEOUS, I love your pov. Your work constantly inspires!! #4954153

Linda Blair 10/20/2007 4:28:41 PM

Very beautiful and artistic, Emily...another awesome sp!!!! ☺ #4954212

Stefania Barbier 10/20/2007 10:39:23 PM

spectacular crop, tones and effects Emily... WOW! #4955329

Bill Wyatt 10/21/2007 3:03:45 AM

I like the tones and colors. The effects and framing are terrific! #4955711

Shannon D. Miller 10/21/2007 10:52:49 AM

Ohhh...Emily! Love this! So dramatic awesome effect and tone is excellent! Beautiful girl! Shannon~ #4956954

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/21/2007 9:35:52 PM

wow! great postprocessing on this one, em! beautiful SP as well! #4959018

Graeme yew Chow 10/22/2007 1:13:47 AM

Emily, super portrait and strong impact of feeling. Congratulation on your POTD in digimage cafe. #4959571

Erin Appelbaum 10/22/2007 6:27:01 AM

Awesome portrait, Emily. Creative composition. Love the freckles. Peter #4960825

Amanda Chapman 10/22/2007 7:57:04 AM

FREAK'N FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! #4961382

Daniella Puente 10/22/2007 8:05:44 AM

WOWWWWW Emily...going direct to my treasures :)) what a fantastic portrait! and then...I read was a self portrait..you´re GREAT!..and very photogenic :))) EXCELLENT edition and composition... #4961423

Terry L. Ellis 10/22/2007 1:55:20 PM

Very intriguing and beautiful SP, Emily! Love the colors! #4962632

Alexis Yobbagy 10/22/2007 1:59:32 PM

This is just STUNNING!!!!!!! GORGEOUS, both you and your work!!! #4962656

Chastity Abbott 10/22/2007 7:55:31 PM

Stunning and perfection!!!! The colors, textures...light and mood....you got it nailed!!!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!! #4963944

Carlos Malvas 10/23/2007 2:34:17 AM

Pure expression of photographic art. One of my FAV's. #4965001

Michael Farruggia 10/23/2007 7:08:27 AM

so great to see the beautiful person behind the lens :-) very creatively done as always #4966442

Kristin M. Morales 10/23/2007 9:08:13 AM

I like the contrasting moody colors. Window light?...the shadow areas suit you. #4966917

Silvio Grech 10/23/2007 12:36:17 PM

Wow Emily this is an awesome SP, fantastic effects, your work is truly inspirational! #4967920

Erica Murphy 11/4/2007 8:46:27 AM

Stunning image Emily!!! STUNNING!


Cindy Bendush 11/10/2007 3:50:29 PM

AWESOME SP Emily!!! Great angle, light and editing ~ I'm glad I didn't enter mine in October! Fantastic - as are all of your images! #5055181

Jennifer L. Alder 4/24/2008 9:55:29 AM

I hope this goes GOLD. #5835659

Kimi A. Phillips 4/24/2008 12:07:54 PM

Truly fantastic, Em! #5836356

Eugenio Diaz 4/26/2008 4:29:02 AM

A Piece of Art!!!!!!Love it!!!!!
Well Done!!!:) #5843447

Sandra Freyler 5/7/2008 4:52:04 AM

Beautiful shot! Love the tightframing and processing! Great work! :) #5894402

Shannon O. 6/23/2008 8:57:29 PM

Wow! Such clarity and dramaticism! I love this. #6099389

Marisol Pastor 12/21/2008 4:01:28 PM

Outstanding self portrait in every way possible. This is a winner for me. #6920848

E J Voisin 1/1/2009 5:32:24 AM

This Image as Well as Your Gallery is Outstanding and Awe Inspiring.

You Seem To Capture Souls Within The Images.

Thanks for sharing YOUR GIFT !

FaveD !

E J #6965708

Aimee C. Eisaman 1/18/2010 3:10:17 PM

Really cool! Congrats on your finalist! :~) #8306748

Jennifer L. Alder 1/18/2010 7:39:54 PM

Love this one, girl. Your whole gallery is full of winners. :) Congrats. #8309315

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/18/2010 8:32:48 PM

on your wonderful FINALIST! 8o)

Photobucket #8309536

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 12:42:34 AM

CONGRATZ. Emily! Expect to see this again.

UB. #8310257

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/19/2010 8:56:56 AM

You must have been born on another planet Emily! Congratulations! #8311770

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 11:44:47 AM

Big congrats Emily, very beautiful finalist. James #8312235

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/19/2010 3:35:45 PM


Congrats on this excellent finalist Emily! Very well deserved..

jo ann c. #8312820

Claudia Kuhn 1/19/2010 6:14:33 PM

Congrats on your fine winner Emily! #8313462

Sam Britt 1/19/2010 7:30:17 PM

Congratulations on this win, Emily! #8313859

Erica Murphy 1/19/2010 8:20:10 PM

I love this Emily! Congratulations on your win! #8313972

Jennifer L. Alder 1/19/2010 9:53:03 PM

Congrats, Em! This has always been a winner. Wonderful work! :)))) #8314143

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 10:40:15 PM

I thought so too. CONGRATZ. on your terrific Winner, Emily!!!

UB. #8314293

Linda Blair 1/20/2010 7:08:39 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner!!!!!!!! #8315505

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 1/20/2010 10:40:55 AM

Great work! Congratulations Emily!! #8315981

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/20/2010 5:43:11 PM

Congratulations Emily on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8317189

Michael Umbreit 1/20/2010 6:23:18 PM

Emily - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317337

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/21/2010 7:46:42 PM

Winner! Congratulations, Emily! #8320098

Tess L. Yee 1/22/2010 7:29:23 AM

Such wonderful work, and so deserving of the gold badge, Emily! I've not decided which is lovelier...you, or your fabulous images! #8321247

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/22/2010 1:34:35 PM

Outstanding work! Congratulations on your win Emily! #8321947

Mick Burkey 1/22/2010 6:08:59 PM

Very impactful image, Emily. Glad you resubmitted this one. Really wonderful work. Congratulations on your win! #8322587

Kara L. Hendricks 1/25/2010 4:12:44 AM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #8327713

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Self Portrait :)

I thought I would give this another go and resubmit it in digital darkroom :)

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/200, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 31mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 10/20/2007 4:40:43 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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