Danielle Fuller 1/4/2008 5:52:28 AM

Love the nostalgic feel this has. Great eye contact as well! #821530

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/4/2008 5:55:13 AM

Lovely portrait and effects here, Cheryl.

Dominick #5290726

Autum Rhoades 1/4/2008 5:57:33 AM

A fantastic success story, Cheryl! That is AWESOME! This is a wonderful image as well. The effects rock and I'm sure he's pleased. Very cool!

By the way, you should be proud. What an accomplished young man. #5290735

Joy Rector 1/4/2008 6:02:02 AM

super job #5290748

Joanna Vidad 1/4/2008 6:06:43 AM

This is stunning, great use of texture blends. #5290768

Datha Y. Thompson 1/4/2008 6:13:00 AM

Perfect!!! He is handsome!! Great pose/eyes/light LOVE it Cheryl :0) #5290794

Dr Silly 1/4/2008 6:14:45 AM

I liked yesterdays and I like this more. :O)

Susan Fox 1/4/2008 6:55:19 AM

Wonderful Cheryl! Love the old fashioned sepia tones and the textures #5290910

Jillian Danielson 1/4/2008 7:15:09 AM

Awesome shot of your son! Great ps work as well! #5290966

Gary Lange 1/4/2008 7:37:19 AM

Terrific portrait, Cheryl! He's a real story of perserverance. #5291040

Lynne Morris 1/4/2008 7:46:22 AM

What a very handsome son you have Cheryl, and one to be so proud of him, great achievements Derek! The portrait is fantastic, beautiful tones and great comp! #5291078

Kelly A. Gooch 1/4/2008 6:39:55 PM

This image caught my eye but the story captured my heart, I myself also have a 17 year old son graduating this year and it is tough but for your son to have accomplished what he has makes him a pick above the rest, give him a high five and a big congrats! #5293245

Amber Kennedy 1/5/2008 9:48:14 AM

what power in this testimony, and one VERY lovely portrait! #5295823

Susan M. Campbell 1/5/2008 4:41:58 PM

I loved the other shot but I like this one even better. It's a little closer up and I like the serious look on his face. Excellent job Cheryl. #5297409

Nikki McDonald 1/6/2008 5:56:44 AM

Wonderful shot, Cheryl--great close-up with the same great lighting and treatment as the other. Love the serious look on his face. Congratulations on the Editors Pick. #5299345

Joannie Bertucci 1/10/2008 1:51:20 PM

Cheryl, I was going to ask how Derek was doing but after reading your comment there is no question that he is doing fine...congratulations Derek!
Handsome is the word alright! Outstanding portrait work Cheryl with a stunning model! #5320767

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This is my handsome 17 yr. old son, Derek. He is a senior this year in High School. Derek has been through some hardships in his life for the last four years, he was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease four years ago. He's doing well now, but last year he missed a lot of school due to his illness. Even with the health issues he has dealt with, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA and will graduate as a Valedictorian of his Senior class with all the honors. We are so very proud of him. He wants to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue a career in computers. He's very good at designing web pages and is a Web Page Designer in his Virtual Enterprise Class at school.

This is one of his senior pictures that I took. Taken outside in natural light, RAW, tripod, added grunge textures to the background and changed to sepia.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70

Uploaded on 1/4/2008 5:49:14 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

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