" F o r e s t "

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" F o r e s t "

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 12/20/2007 5:06:32 AM

What a handsome man you captured here, Emily, great presentation and treatment here, very well done.

Merry Christmas to you and your beloved family!!!

Dominick #811761

Shannon D. Miller 12/20/2007 5:07:49 AM

Awesome portrait Emily! Magnificent lighting and once again those eyes! Love the title! I am assuming that is his name. That's my fathers name. Beautiful! Shannon~ #5233776

Mollie Kendall 12/20/2007 5:08:27 AM

gorgeous shot and subject. you're one lucky momma ;) #5233778

Agnes Fegan level-addict 12/20/2007 5:29:29 AM

Beautiful portrait! You have a "model" family !!! #5233861

Erin Appelbaum level-addict 12/20/2007 5:32:24 AM

Fabulous portrait, Emily. Peter #5233878

Judy Williams 12/20/2007 5:36:23 AM

What a telling portrait. His eyes are just incredible. Bravo on the lighting and focus. #5233897

Danielle Fuller 12/20/2007 5:42:16 AM

Emily, Another wonderful portrait. Great job! #5233931

Cristi Bastian 12/20/2007 5:58:22 AM

Emily -WOW! You just keep getting better and better! Seriously! Another masterpiece!! #5234045

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/20/2007 6:16:27 AM

Emily this is a fantastic portrait of your handsome husband taken with outstanding detail, incredible treatment of his eyes and great lighting!! #5234183

Kim L. Jones 12/20/2007 7:07:20 AM

Very nice, Emily!! #5234368

Angie Sidles level-addict 12/20/2007 7:15:00 AM

WOW Emily. This image is outstanding. It practically comes to life! The clarity is amazing and the treatment is awesome. Those EYES! WOW! I'd say you are one very lucky lady!! :) #5234402

Jennifer L. Taranto 12/20/2007 7:36:50 AM

His eyes are nothing short of AMAZING!!! Beautiful clarity & coloring!!! #5234484

Bill Wyatt 12/20/2007 8:13:49 AM

Awesome portrait work! Terrific colors and lighting! #5234631

Jennifer L. Alder 12/20/2007 8:52:48 AM

WONDERFUL image of your man! :)
LOVE the greens and eye contact here- awesome light and clarity.
Hope to see this one again!!! #5234771

Susan Fox 12/20/2007 9:27:08 AM

FANTASTIC! Wonderful composition, love the green tones and his eyes look amazing!!!! #5234894

cheryl m. phillips 12/20/2007 9:45:05 AM

Great color and details, Emily!
Very nice!
~cheryl #5234984

Melissa Olsen 12/20/2007 9:58:23 AM

What a FANTASTIC portrait Emily!!!! So well done, I hope we see this again :) #5235034

Susan Heath 12/20/2007 10:03:26 AM

Wonderful portrait! Beautiful lighting, handsome man - especially his eyes. Your work is exceptional! Happy holidays to you and yours! #5235045

Stephanie Laird level-addict 12/20/2007 10:34:43 AM

Beautiful! #5235170

LENA U. FRIEDMAN 12/20/2007 12:52:47 PM

I think we will see this one again! This is a wonderful portrait of your beautiful man. The rich, deep tones blends so well with his expression! #5235637

Kathy Reeves level-addict 12/20/2007 1:17:22 PM

Beautiful Emily! #5235719

Heide Buescher Stevenson level-addict 12/20/2007 1:51:56 PM

Fantastic portrait--the lighting is outstanding. Great work! #5235767

Michelle L. Frick 12/20/2007 4:08:23 PM

Oh Emily - I love the colors and your POV! Gorgeous portrait of your handsome hubby! #5236270

Shannon Edmonds 12/20/2007 8:14:33 PM

Oh, very nice. Great exposure and lighting. I like the textures and colors. Everything is working very well together. Very well done. Bravo. #5237169

Kara L. Hendricks level-addict 12/21/2007 4:48:08 AM

You sure can capture people well Emily... Not just an image... It's a SOUL...:) #5238400

Chastity Abbott 12/21/2007 5:45:29 AM

If this does not win....something is wrong!!! the color, light and textures are all just perfection! Wonderful work girl! #5238652

Linda L. Ruiz 12/21/2007 7:13:58 AM

Forrest GReen Rocks!! #5239186

Joan Kocak 12/21/2007 3:53:40 PM

Hubba hubba!!!! GORGEOUS~! #5240832

Roxanne M. Bubar 12/21/2007 4:14:33 PM

He has the most amazing and stunning eyes. Gorgeous portrait of your hunk of a husband #5240887

Denise M. Snyder 12/21/2007 7:48:27 PM

WOW! What an OUTSTANDING portrait of your handsome man! I love how you've really worked the green - his eyes, the background, his coat - very well thought out and adds so much to the impact of the image! Just STUNNING clarity as well! #5241486

Brandi-Lee Cester 12/22/2007 3:27:11 AM

How did I miss this one? I was going back through entries and I'm glad I did, this is a winner for sure!! I love the rugid, very sexy I might add expression (you will have to show your husband all your comments, he'll get such an ego boost).
The clarity, the eyes, and the colours work all together for a fantastic work of art! Well done!! #5242108

Laurence Saliba level-addict 12/22/2007 6:03:18 AM

Superb portrait Emily!!! #5242517

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 12/22/2007 6:50:00 AM

excellent portrait here, Emily!! the clarity, tones and colors are superb on this image! #5242759

Christopher G. Jamison 12/22/2007 8:16:14 AM

OMG! this is simply amazing! the clarity and lighting are OFF THE CHARTS! Wow...this might be one of the best portraits i've seen in a LOOOOONNNNGG time!

did you hear that? that was the sound of this hitting my favorites in a BIG way!

AWESOME job, Em! #5243128

Su Sana E. P level-addict 12/24/2007 5:51:55 AM

Oh I see nothing but those beautiful eyes!!!! EM, your hubby is quite handsome and you did a great job on this portrait. Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear friend. #5248837

ALLEN O. HOWARD 12/26/2007 2:50:29 PM

Excellent portrait with awesome details! #5255583

Megan p 12/26/2007 3:26:33 PM

WOW Emily, just WOW!!!!! so well done, stunning light!! #5255682

Cheryl E. Davis 1/1/2008 11:11:57 AM

Very nice, Emily! Love the detail and those green eyes are amazing! You did a wonderful job on this portrait! #5277065

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 1/3/2008 8:25:58 AM

Emily... What else can I say???
(I look at those eyes... and I'm speechless.)
-Lisa #5286291

Joyce ONeil 1/9/2008 9:14:49 AM

I don't think I've ever seen such clarity in an image.... amazing! Love the eyes, colors... well done... #5314629

Cindy Harter 1/30/2008 11:26:45 AM

I love everything about this one Emily... It is like he is right here in the room I am in.. So REAL! I love the composition ! The color is wonderful and those eyes.. WOW! No wonder you married him! #5418917

Angie Sidles level-addict 5/21/2008 1:03:17 PM

I'm glad you did. I rememebr this one and was shocked when it didn't even recieve an EFP before. It is very deserving. I love it! Very handsome man you have there! :) #5958196

cheryl m. phillips 5/22/2008 9:05:47 AM

What can I say that hasnt already been said about this one?? I LOVE this. Such sweet eyes he has. I really really love your editing on this one too!

Denise M. Snyder 5/22/2008 4:22:00 PM

This has always been a fav for me Emily!!! Good luck with it this time! #5963897

Jean E. Hildebrant 6/19/2008 9:04:58 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Emily! So glad you gave it another go! What a handsome husband you have ;-) #6078407

Mary Timman 6/19/2008 10:15:24 AM

Wow...those eyes. Congratulations! #6079275

Christian Rosito level-addict 6/19/2008 10:22:51 AM

Congratulations! Great finalist!! #6079370

Shannon Edmonds 6/19/2008 10:31:28 AM

Congrats on your finalist. Good thing you re-entered. Very deserving. #6079471

Jennifer L. Alder 6/19/2008 10:52:13 AM

Congrats again, Emily!!! #6079718

Nadya Johnson 6/19/2008 11:25:39 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Emily! #6080038

Michelle L. Frick 6/19/2008 11:38:13 AM

Congratulations Emily!! #6080142

Angie Sidles level-addict 6/19/2008 2:26:07 PM

Congrats Em! #6080916

Erin Appelbaum level-addict 6/19/2008 4:17:36 PM

Fabulous finalist Emily. Congrats. Peter #6081368

Michelle Alton 6/20/2008 2:55:39 AM

Fantastic work on this finalist, Emily. Congratulations! #6083460

Michael Umbreit level-addict 6/20/2008 9:13:19 AM

Emily - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike #6085065

Angie Sidles level-addict 6/20/2008 12:31:30 PM

BIG Congrats Em!! #6085769

Marisol Pastor 6/20/2008 12:32:52 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner! You surely deserve it, your portraits are always so unique. #6085786

Jennifer L. Alder 6/20/2008 12:37:28 PM

Bravo :) #6085827

Kimi A. Phillips 6/20/2008 12:50:53 PM

CONGRATS, EM!!! #6085965

Chastity Abbott 6/20/2008 12:51:55 PM

Your work is truly beautiful and stands out!!! Amazing work...love seeing it! Huge congrats!!!!!! :) :) #6085977

Michael Umbreit level-addict 6/20/2008 1:51:34 PM

Emily - Congratulations on your win!! Good idea to resubmit this one! - Mike #6086392

Judy V. Kennamer level-addict 6/20/2008 3:03:16 PM

Wonderful portrait Emily!!! Congrats on your Win with this marvelous photo of your Sweetie! #6086698

Joannie Bertucci level-addict 6/20/2008 3:17:23 PM

One of the finest portraits on this site Emily!
You've captured your husbands soul, I believe!
Congratulations on a win that should have happened the first time! :-) #6086756

Erin Appelbaum level-addict 6/20/2008 3:29:29 PM

Fabulous win Emily. Peter #6086814

Susan Fox 6/20/2008 4:08:45 PM

Congratulations Emily! #6086910

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 6/20/2008 4:43:14 PM

Wonderful portrait Emily, congrats on your win! #6087028

Jeffrey S. Rease 6/20/2008 5:34:34 PM

Hey Em! Congratulations on this! I love it, too! #6087200

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 7:57:22 PM

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087739

Colette M. Metcalf 6/21/2008 3:00:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS to you Emily!!!! #6088686

Les Rhoades level-addict 6/21/2008 3:32:11 AM

Congratulations on your winning photo!

Jeff Robinson level-addict 6/21/2008 3:55:44 AM

Congrats Emily on your 2nd Place Win!! Jeff #6088858

Laurence Saliba level-addict 6/21/2008 4:28:58 AM


Emily E. Bem 6/21/2008 5:05:12 AM

THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is indeed a thrill! This picture means something to me which makes the recognition all the sweeter!

:) #6089083

Bill Knaps 6/21/2008 7:23:21 AM

Congrats on your well deserver win on this great Portrait Emily. Bill #6089761

Stephanie Frey 6/21/2008 2:48:49 PM

Congrats on your well-deserved win! #6090950

ALLEN O. HOWARD 6/22/2008 9:50:12 AM

Very well done Emily! Congratulations! #6093244

Joan Kocak 6/22/2008 5:40:09 PM

Hubby wins! this is such a great photo of him Emily, CONGRATS!!! #6094351

Datha Y. Thompson 6/22/2008 9:39:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Emily!!! Perfection!! and WOW those EYES :0) #6095038

Kathy L. Clark 6/24/2008 8:29:47 PM

Congrats Emily on your gorgeous husband and winner. You are so talented with these fabulous dramatic images. #6103343

Marina Moore 6/28/2008 6:12:12 PM

Congratulations Emily!!! Awesome work! :) #6118384

Marina Moore 7/4/2008 7:03:58 PM

Wonderful portrait, Emily! My, what a handsome young man your husband is! Congratulations on your win! #6141000

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 7/5/2008 6:17:42 PM

Congratulations Emily on your Win.

Dominick #6143745

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My husband, Mike again.... :)

Resubmit. This has always been a bit of a fav, so I'm giving it another go.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 12/20/2007 4:51:38 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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