Emily E. Bem 11/4/2007 12:54:06 PM

Oh..I KNOW we will see this again! Holy crap, Susan...this is so, so COOL! :) #778572

Les Rhoades 11/4/2007 1:07:04 PM

You have just raised the bar!

Kathleen Rinker 11/4/2007 1:40:41 PM

Oh this is one beautiful photo. I thought you outdid yourself on the last one but I have to say, I Stand Corrected!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!! #5027340

Karla J. Cox 11/4/2007 2:21:27 PM

Awesome picture!

Sandra K. StJohn 11/4/2007 2:33:05 PM

This is very beautiful.


Patricia Ronan 11/4/2007 4:03:20 PM

Wow, this is so lovely Susan:) #5027693

Susan Fox 11/4/2007 4:49:27 PM

Thank you Emily, Les, Kathy, Karla, Sandra and Patricia :-)

It's me but with so much photoshoping I figured it HAD to go in Digital Darkroom :-)

Sigh, in my mind I look like this but unfortunately the mirror tells a different story. #5027783

Daniella Puente 11/4/2007 5:06:21 PM

Amazing portrait Susan! WONDERFUL pose, edition, tone, you look FANTASTIC!!!!
For sure will see this again :o))) #5027831

Sharon Day 11/4/2007 5:09:22 PM

This is just awesome, Susan!!! Totally awesome! #5027845

Kara L. Hendricks 11/4/2007 6:10:57 PM

Oh COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the?????

Give the rest of us a chance will ya??

:))))))))) #5028111

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/4/2007 6:15:42 PM

OUTSTANDING Susan, pure magic! #5028134

Susan Fox 11/4/2007 7:07:00 PM

Love you all for the nice comments :-) Thank you!

Thank you Daniella, Sharon, Kara and Donna! #5028279

Susan M. Campbell 11/4/2007 7:13:57 PM

Your work is truly a pleasure to look at. This is awesome!! #5028301

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/4/2007 7:25:20 PM

This is BEAUTIFUL as you are! #5028327

Melissa McCabe 11/4/2007 8:01:42 PM

Wow!!! A work of art! I'm totally inspired by this one!! -mm #5028449

Margie Hurwich 11/4/2007 9:09:30 PM

WINNER! Simply beautiful, Susan! #5028632

Toni Thomson 11/4/2007 10:50:12 PM

Absolutely beautiful. A winner for sure #5028731

Colleen Farrell 11/4/2007 11:29:53 PM

Dang! (I wanted to say something a little stronger, LOL) You've got the rest of us in awe, Susan! This is just amazingly beautiful! Like everyone else, I know we'll see this again! #5028792

Kay E. Mahoney 11/5/2007 6:28:14 AM

Beautiful. We'll be seeing this one again. #5030251

Cheryl E. Davis 11/5/2007 6:31:12 AM

Wow, Susan, Awesome! I love this one! You really did it this time! I'm with Kara, give the rest of us a chance will ya! LOL Great work! #5030269

Kara L. Hendricks 11/5/2007 6:31:32 AM

Had to stop in once again.. This one has me stammering for words Susan... I expect this to see GOLD!!! #5030270

Marie Fields 11/5/2007 6:49:44 AM

WOW! I think it's all been said, Susan, but this is just so GORGEOUS! A WINNER for sure... Love it!!! #5030367

Datha Y. Thompson 11/5/2007 7:11:53 AM


Amanda Chapman 11/5/2007 8:03:22 AM

You are very gifted in photography Susan! LOVE THIS!!! #5030670

Susan Fox 11/5/2007 1:12:12 PM

Thank you Susan, Shelly, Melissa, Margie, Colleen, Kay, Cheryl, Kara (again :-)), Marie, Datha and Amanda!


Cindy Bendush 11/5/2007 7:52:56 PM

Oh Susan - this is elegant and beautiful beyond words! You've outdone us all with this one my friend!!! :-)

OK - I'm taking MY SP down now ... :-P #5033214

Susan Fox 11/6/2007 11:49:57 AM

You are too funny Cindy :-) Thanks so much for the kind words. And really, honestly and truly, I do not look this good. It's all photoshop "magic" :-) #5035958

John Caruso 11/6/2007 12:56:50 PM

What more can I say that hasn't already been said? You're post-production skills are in full force with this one. Top flight work. #5036144

Susan Fox 11/6/2007 6:21:48 PM

Thank you John :-) #5037258

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/7/2007 10:54:16 AM

AWSOME job girl, Really is beautiful. I think you have another winner! GREAT job! #5040710

Colleen Farrell 11/7/2007 11:18:56 AM

Came back after reading the EFP thread ... I could see this one winning the Grand Prize, Susan. It really is that good. :) #5040795

Teri Soares 11/7/2007 4:53:43 PM

Beautiful and original. I can see that you are going to take the GP and all the First and Second Place awards. My, my, my... #5042048

Susan Fox 11/7/2007 5:03:41 PM

Thank you Nancy, Colleen (again :-)) and Teri!

LOL you all are too funny :-) I have no illusions for a GP. But I'd love a 1st place one of these days. #5042076

Michaela Bancewicz 11/9/2007 6:41:38 AM

Good luck! #5049269

Kimi A. Phillips 11/9/2007 10:35:50 AM

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! I would love to know how you achieve the wonderful effects that you do in your work. Fantastic!!!! #5050080

CJ Scott 11/10/2007 7:08:31 PM

I Think it soooo cool How did you do it.You Have to tell me


Susan Fox 11/11/2007 8:23:14 AM

Thank you Michaela, Kimi and CJ!

Not to be flip :-) But honestly, it was done with just lots and lots of time and work. So open photoshop and have fun :-) #5057828

Susan Fox 11/11/2007 6:02:01 PM

This is gorgeous!! Love the cool tones to go with it! #5059650

Jennifer L. Alder 11/12/2007 1:13:07 AM

I just came by this in the EFP section and must say--- WOW!
Stunning in every aspect, Susan
:) #5060858

Susan Fox 11/12/2007 12:05:18 PM

I keep forgetting to add this info: Thank you to supreme-neko for the Snowflake Brushes

Thank you Deborah and Jennifer!

Pranay Koka 11/13/2007 10:21:05 PM

wow! lovely shot...well done #5070936

Datha Y. Thompson 11/16/2007 6:56:57 PM

Me Again!!! Had to come back!! This is Amazing/GORGEOUS/Breathtaking work Susan This will bring GOLD for sure if not the GRAND PRIZE!!! :0) #5084576

Pat Gamwell 11/18/2007 7:14:54 PM

This is the most AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL work of art I have ever seen, Susan! It takes my breath away! BRAVO, girl! If I were would be the GRAND PrizE! #5093231

Susan Fox 11/19/2007 1:10:33 PM

Thank you Pranay :-)

Datha and Pat you are both so kind! Thank you!!!!! #5097364

Steven E. Ray 11/25/2007 5:17:59 PM

This is commercial quality... let Parisian marketing, Avon or some perfume developer see this and they would pay a handsome royalty fee. Corbis is always seeking material like this... I turned $15K with them. Perfect in it's design sense... wonderful! #5123107

Barbara Helgason 11/28/2007 6:09:45 AM

Wow Susan, this is something else, absolutely beautiful!! #5141747

Susan Fox 11/30/2007 6:15:22 PM

Thank you Steven and Barbara :-) #5153656

Holly Hitchcock 12/2/2007 8:59:42 AM

CRAZY wonderful image, Susan. OUTSTANDING! #5159292

Gabriella R. Kalipetis 12/14/2007 4:43:24 AM

Absolutely stunning! You're a creative genius my friend! #5206855

Christopher Budny 12/15/2007 5:27:27 PM

How did I miss this? I'll blame my travels. Wonderful work, Susan! #5211523

Susan Fox 12/16/2007 5:07:19 PM

Thank you Holly, Gabby and Chris :-) #5215686

Susan Fox 12/17/2007 8:51:25 AM

Thanks so much Cheri :-) LOL I have my fingers crossed for finalist ;-) #5218613

Bob Cournoyer 12/17/2007 9:02:00 AM

One word.... Awesome ... or did Joy already use it?


Bob #5218654

Shawn Jennings 12/18/2007 11:26:15 AM

Wow! Great work, Susan! #5223446

Susan Fox 12/18/2007 5:56:07 PM

Thank you Bob and Shawn :-) #5224425

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 1:52:26 PM

Excellent finalist, so well done!! Congratulations Susan!!! #5228212

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 3:21:50 PM

CONGRATS, Susan!!!!
:) #5228978

Jessica Jenney 12/19/2007 3:28:30 PM

Congratulations, Susan on your beautiful finalist image! #5229049

Cheryl E. Davis 12/19/2007 3:58:10 PM

Congratulations, Susan! I loved this one! I see a Winner here! #5229329

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/19/2007 4:13:05 PM

I agree with Cheryl, WINNER, I LOVE this one! One of my favorites!
Big congrats on your beautiful finalist Susan! Best of luck in the next round! #5229496

Colleen Farrell 12/19/2007 4:41:06 PM

NOT surprised to see this in the finals, and I expect to see it with a gold--big congrats, Susan!! #5229819

Marie Fields 12/19/2007 6:22:00 PM

I agree... definitely a WINNER! Congratulations, Susan, and best of luck in the next round! :) #5230684

Kara L. Hendricks 12/19/2007 6:48:05 PM

You know I'm rooting for this one...

Even if mine doesn't make it...:)

Congratulations on this superior image Susan! #5230904

Colleen Farrell 12/19/2007 7:27:54 PM

You did it!!! I get to be the first to congratulate you on your FIRST PLACE WIN!! Way to go, Susan! #5231189

Bob Cournoyer 12/19/2007 7:29:21 PM

Very well deserved!!!!!

Bob #5231202

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 7:29:30 PM

SO HAPPY to see this as a WINNER!!!!
:) #5231203

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/19/2007 7:33:17 PM

WTG Susan, Well desrved win!!! BIG CONGRATS!!! #5231242

Nikki McDonald 12/19/2007 7:33:27 PM

First place! We are so pleased for you Susan. Congratulations. #5231245

William F. Clair 12/19/2007 7:42:01 PM

What talent you have!!! Congratulations!!! #5231340

Darren K. Fisher 12/19/2007 7:57:06 PM

WOW Susan, this is absolutely STUNNING and a very well deserved win. Congrats!!! #5231440

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 8:06:01 PM

A beautiful winning image Susan, big congratulations! #5231500

Marie Fields 12/19/2007 8:06:08 PM

Woohoo!!!!!! So glad to see this one win FIRST PLACE, Susan! Congratulations!!!! #5231502

Susan Fox 12/19/2007 8:09:49 PM

Wow! I am so happy to finally have won a first place (and that nifty camera bag). And to win it on one of my favorite images means a lot to me.

Thank you so very much for all the lovely comments!!!

And a big thank you the judges!!!!!!!! #5231531

Kay E. Mahoney 12/19/2007 8:14:56 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner, Susan. #5231575

Lisa J. Boulden 12/19/2007 8:15:13 PM

Such a well-deserved winner!!!
~Lisa #5231576

Sharon Day 12/19/2007 8:20:53 PM

Woohoo, Susan!!! Big congratulations on two 1st place wins!! Totally awesome! I had to look twice LOL. #5231624

Debra R. Harder 12/19/2007 8:22:16 PM

Big Congratulations, Susan, on this well-deserved 1st place winner! This is one of my many favorites of yours! Deb #5231636

Susana Ms Heide 12/19/2007 8:44:45 PM

Susan, you are amazing behind AND in front of the camera!!! A hearty congrats on this fabulous WIN!!!! #5231888

Evy Johansen 12/19/2007 9:35:35 PM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Susan!! #5232238

Sylvia Rossler 12/19/2007 9:46:48 PM

But I'd love a 1st place one of these days.....
You see ???Your wish came true ...even in double !!!!
Big congrats on this awesome, superb portrait and very deserved 1st place winner Susan !! #5232288

Cindy Bendush 12/19/2007 10:04:26 PM

Huge congratulations on this exceptional and gorgeous FIRST PLACE WINNER Susan!!! WTG! :-) #5232409

Laurence Saliba 12/19/2007 11:10:47 PM

Super Big congrats Susan on your spectacular wins!!!!!! #5232651

Les Rhoades 12/20/2007 2:42:15 AM

I stopped in to offer a Congratulations on your Frist Place Win! #5233136

Kathleen Rinker 12/20/2007 3:01:26 AM

Congrats on this first place winner, this is gorgeous!!!! #5233205

Autum Rhoades 12/20/2007 4:23:38 AM

Congrats - this is AWESOME! Wow! #5233574

Megan p 12/20/2007 5:05:15 AM

GORGEOUS Susan, so GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!!!! #5233768

Dr Silly 12/20/2007 6:17:20 AM

Congratulations Susan on this wonderful Gold win. :O)

Emily E. Bem 12/20/2007 6:25:35 AM

What did I tell ya' ?!?!?! Susan, you are officially the QUEEN of BP! CONGRATS! #5234227

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/20/2007 6:40:15 AM

Incredibly beautiful winner, Susan! Congratulations!! #5234276

Sherry Sturgis 12/20/2007 8:19:22 AM

Truly a beautiful image!!! Congratulations, Susan!!! #5234660

Bill Wyatt 12/20/2007 8:19:39 AM

Congratulations on your Winner!! #5234662

Sharon King 12/20/2007 9:02:37 AM

This is SO Beautiful! Congratulations! #5234801

Esther Smith 12/20/2007 9:18:00 AM

A wonderful First Place Winner Susan!! Congratulations!! #5234856

Kristi A. Howson 12/20/2007 9:45:26 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Susan. I just love the blue tones and mood here! #5234985

Terry L. Ellis 12/20/2007 10:25:13 AM

Congratualtions, Susan, on your very well deserved and beautiful First Place win! #5235114

Mitch Spence 12/20/2007 10:52:44 AM

A most beautiful winter portrait, Susan. Congratulations to you. #5235260

Elida Gutierrez 12/20/2007 11:34:33 AM

A humble Trophy for The Winners #5235411

John Caruso 12/20/2007 12:05:22 PM

A big congrats on you fantastic win! #5235533

Laurie Daily 12/20/2007 12:25:33 PM

This is an amazing portrait, Susan. I am not surprised to see this as a first place winner. Absolutely beautiful! #5235577

Barbara Helgason 12/20/2007 12:28:43 PM

A well deserved first place winner. Congratulations Susan!! #5235585

Lynne Morris 12/20/2007 2:11:14 PM

Awesome portrait Susan, huge congratulations on your wins! #5235809

Christopher Budny 12/20/2007 2:20:24 PM

I know I've told you before, but your artistry is a treat to behold; Congratulations on this wonderful First Place, Susan! #5235864

Patricia Ronan 12/20/2007 2:47:13 PM

Congratulations on your win Susan:)
Beautiful image:) #5235950

Susan Fox 12/20/2007 2:48:50 PM

Thank you all so very much! #5235953

RC Fritz 12/20/2007 3:34:58 PM

Great shot. Well deserved Winner. Congratulations Susan! #5236175

Claudia Kuhn 12/20/2007 4:09:56 PM

Big congrats on your first place Susan, it's wonderful! #5236277

KV Day 12/20/2007 4:50:29 PM

Congrats Susan, I counted 3 people trying to copy this photo (they weren't even close!) and now a first! wtg! I really expected this to go Grand Prize. #5236397

Anita Hogue 12/20/2007 4:58:53 PM

WOW, your photography is soooooooooooo beautiful! This is fabulous! Congratulations! #5236443

Sherry K. Adkins 12/20/2007 5:02:10 PM

Congrats on your win, Susan. This is such an amazing image. #5236454

Datha Y. Thompson 12/20/2007 5:36:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Susan!!! I sooooo hoped to see this with GOLD!!!! You Know I LOVE your work and You are truly one of the most talented photographers here and I am Soooo Thrilled for you girl!!! WTG :0) #5236609

Susan M. Campbell 12/20/2007 7:00:08 PM

This deserves to be in 1st's fantastic!! Congrats. #5236859

Errick L. Cameron 12/20/2007 7:22:44 PM

Thumbs Up! #5236940

Corinne M. Thompson 12/20/2007 7:45:12 PM

Congrats again, this is fantastic! #5237046

Linda Blair 12/22/2007 6:45:00 AM

Congratulations on first place on this absolutely gorgeous image....wonderful work!!!!!! ☺ #5242735

Tarun Bose 12/22/2007 9:56:39 AM

Big congrats Susan for your excellent winner. #5243414

Jill Flynn 12/23/2007 9:19:26 AM

Wonderful artistry and tones in this winter beauty Susan. Congratulations on your First Place Win AGAIN! Great month for you! #5246482

Angela Pound 12/24/2007 12:49:23 PM

Congrats on this fabulous work of art. BEAUTIFUL. #5250170

Susan Fox 12/25/2007 7:14:12 PM

Thank you all so very much :-) #5253105

Bill Houghton 12/26/2007 4:29:33 AM

This is such a beautiful win Susan. You did a great job capturing it. Congratulations. Bill

Check out my personal website:

Bill Houghton Photography #5254046

Kenneth Mucke 12/26/2007 4:50:00 AM

Magical and Magnifigant #5254098

Lorri Shank 12/27/2007 4:59:13 PM

Amazing! I just love this. Congratulations! What a special work of art. #5259039

Susan Fox 12/27/2007 5:09:08 PM

Thank you Bill, Kenneth and Lorri! #5259051

Patrick R. McMullen 12/29/2007 12:53:57 PM

Great PS work Susan. Congratulations!

Karen Rahlf 12/29/2007 4:33:21 PM

WOW!!! Stunning photo. Congrats. #5265864

Karen Rahlf 12/30/2007 2:08:22 PM

Congratulations Susan!!! #5269126

Faith E. Lohr 1/12/2008 8:25:37 PM

This is absolutely beautiful! You have a real gift! May I ask what techniques you used in Photoshop to create such amazing results? I'm trying to familiarize myself more with the program and was wondering if you have any tips or suggestions. #5331373

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