In a Land of Shadows

© Jennifer L. Alder

In a Land of Shadows

Su Sana E. P level-classic 3/11/2008 12:06:32 AM

Wow!! I love this more than the B/W version. She has got that ‘Monalisa’ look here!! Tremendous portrait work as usual, Jen!! #874687

Symona R. Wood 3/11/2008 12:08:40 AM

Beautiful girl, editing...just beautiful, Jen! #5624847

Mukesh Srivastava 3/11/2008 12:09:01 AM

I agree with Susana. Captivating portrait with great skin tone Jennifer!!! #5624848

Pat Gamwell 3/11/2008 12:18:18 AM

Every time I think your work can't get any better...IT DOES! This is breathtaking and a sure winner in my book! I'm marking this as a favorite! #5624860

Marina Moore 3/11/2008 12:28:35 AM

I love the color version even better!!! Splendid work! :) #5624875

Holly J. Jackson 3/11/2008 12:46:05 AM

I like the color better, too! ; )

You have beautifully unique skills! WOW!! #5624888

Jennifer L. Alder 3/11/2008 12:48:24 AM

Thanks very much guys and gals... :) #5624891

Tiia Vissak 3/11/2008 1:03:28 AM

a great portrait! #5624925

Dr. Harmeet Singh 3/11/2008 1:05:44 AM


Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/11/2008 1:06:42 AM

extraordinary Jen... straight into my fav's! #5624941

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/11/2008 1:06:59 AM

So very beautiful, Jennifer!!! #5624942

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 3/11/2008 1:10:11 AM

I can not say which one is better, both are incredibly beautiful,Jen! #5624961

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/11/2008 1:12:32 AM

They do look very very different!!! I really like the colour version Jen!! Simply beautiful work! #5624974

Aimee S. McMaster 3/11/2008 1:39:41 AM them both....wonderful as always Jen...Aimee #5625071

Susie Peek-Swint 3/11/2008 1:42:00 AM

Fantastic portrait work Jennifer ~ I'm sure we'll see this again! #5625078

Paul Michko 3/11/2008 1:48:47 AM

Marvelous image all around, Jennifer. #5625103

Bill Knaps 3/11/2008 1:49:51 AM

I agree they are much different Jen. Beautiful shot. Bill #5625108

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 3/11/2008 1:51:10 AM

Lovely image and effects, Jennifer.

Dominick #5625114

Alan L. Borror 3/11/2008 2:07:28 AM

Both are quite beautiful and carry your "look" beautifully! #5625182

Brett Dolsen 3/11/2008 2:28:24 AM

I love this version Jennifer!!
Brett #5625275

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 3/11/2008 2:29:11 AM

This one is my favourite, Jen! #5625278

Paul E. Earl 3/11/2008 2:29:12 AM

Fantastic image, Jennifer! #5625279

Laurence Saliba level-classic 3/11/2008 2:47:21 AM

A masterpiece Jennifer!!!!! #5625372

Derek D. Dafoe 3/11/2008 2:48:56 AM

I love this color version Jenn!! The eyes are spectacular!! Very nice image!! #5625379

Michelle Alton 3/11/2008 2:58:00 AM

What you've done with this photo is incredible. Those clear huge eyes stand out fantastically against the slightly blurred face. Just gorgeous, and headed for the winners' circle.
Michelle #5625428

Debbie Hartley level-classic 3/11/2008 3:24:30 AM

Beautiful portrait Jennifer!! Love those eyes! #5625517

Carol Sawyer level-classic 3/11/2008 3:29:45 AM

Gorgeous portrait, Jennifer!! #5625549

Jim Huffield level-classic 3/11/2008 3:37:37 AM

Amazing work, Jennifer. Jim #5625593

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 3/11/2008 4:12:12 AM

Terrific portrait Jennifer! Like many others have stated, those eyes are stunning! Bravo! - Michael #5625755

Janet McNeil level-classic 3/11/2008 4:18:55 AM

Beautiful portrait work - lovely eyes!! #5625782

Paul G Slate level-classic 3/11/2008 4:58:39 AM

WOW! Awsome capture! I love the colors and composition! nice work! Great POV! #5625978

Ross Throndson 3/11/2008 5:12:56 AM

Hi Jen....Fantastic Portrait Work once again.....If I had to choose....I'd pick this one... :-) #5626051

Dwayne R. Johnson 3/11/2008 5:34:48 AM

I love it either way! #5626199

Shannon D. Miller 3/11/2008 5:35:44 AM

Ohhhh....those eyes! Love this in colors to Jennifer they are both just GORGEOUS photos! Beautiful light, color, detail and softness! Love it! Shannon~ #5626206

Erin Appelbaum level-classic 3/11/2008 6:05:38 AM

This is awesome Jennifer. I like it better in color. Peter #5626420

Lisa R. Buffington level-classic 3/11/2008 6:36:26 AM

Stunning portrait! Her eyes just capture your attention and they are beautiful. #5626595

Jennifer L. Taranto 3/11/2008 6:43:51 AM

I love the color tones - I think they had a whole new depth to this gorgeous portrait!! #5626640

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/11/2008 6:58:33 AM

Jennifer- Normally I am a bigger fan of the black and white. However on this particular portrait I think the color gives the picture alittle more depth and a better look. I think its because the color seems to highlight the textures a bit more. Both photos are outstanding work and the shadows are awesome. Love the whole look.
marvelous work
Have a most wonderful day, take care, be safe. #5626739

Lynne Morris 3/11/2008 7:08:15 AM

Wow Jennifer, this is awesome, not only is she a gorgeous wee girl you have captured her beautifully, wonderful work as always! #5626767

Jennifer L. Alder 3/11/2008 7:19:07 AM

Thanks everyone.... :) #5626816

Kathy Reeves level-classic 3/11/2008 7:32:36 AM

Stunning Jen!! I like this one even better!!! Outstanding work! #5626857

Kimi A. Phillips level-classic 3/11/2008 8:02:21 AM

Fairytale GORGEOUS! #5627025

Beverly A. Wright level-classic 3/11/2008 8:20:47 AM

I love the color version even better!!
More shadowy! great tones in her skin
and wonderful color all around!!! #5627152

Robyn A. Terrell 3/11/2008 8:32:50 AM

They are both so stunning. I can't decide witch one I like best. Incredible work...but with subjects like this, who needs incredible work!
Robyn #5627199

Erika Haight 3/11/2008 9:43:50 AM

They are both stunning... but I would have to say ( in this case ) I like the colored version better... HER EYES LOOK AMAZING (blue) ... Excellent work Jen!

~ erika #5627424

Bobbie L. Slayton 3/11/2008 10:07:15 AM

I would normally choose the B/W but this is excellent. Her eyes are over the top. Great work and sure to be a winner. #5627570

Christian Rosito level-classic 3/11/2008 10:12:03 AM

Now the dilemma, you'll put the judges in trouble, LOL! I guess I'll stay with this one, rather than the B&W version, both are great. #5627599

Jennifer L. Alder 3/11/2008 10:14:16 AM

THANK YOU ALL so much!

As you know I am a huge black and white fan; however, in this case I do enjoy the color version. I feel they both have unique qualities to them... no need really to "pick" LOL! :) #5627610

Susan Heath 3/11/2008 10:21:26 AM

Wonderful capture, Jennifer! Powerful expression and lovely color & effect. #5627652

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 3/11/2008 10:23:22 AM

I love this work Jennifer!!! I think this one is better than the BNW version. Nice Job. #5627657

Angie Sidles level-classic 3/11/2008 10:40:17 AM

OH WOW Jen! I am loving the color version of this one! Those eyes are just incedible! Beautiful light and drama! Awesome work! #5627726

Jessica Jenney 3/11/2008 11:23:35 AM

Beautiful muted tones and softness, Jennifer! I love the contrast with her blue sparkling eyes. #5627829

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/11/2008 11:48:08 AM

WOW, As much as I LOVE BOTH, I think I also like the color one if I HAD to make a choice, but I dont HAVE TOO LOL, Whewwwwwwww.
Love the tones and lighting, and Mmelonie is beautiful as always!!!
Maybe you made a new Mona Melonie LOL!
FANTASTIC portrait Jen!!! #5627894

Nadya Johnson 3/11/2008 12:04:40 PM

Wow! Nice! I really love these muted colors, Jennifer! #5627960

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/11/2008 12:26:32 PM

OHHHH WOW.....I really love this one more than the black and white as her green eyes contrast so beautifully with the muted red tones of her skin and the shawl!! Absolutely awesome, Jennifer!! #5628056

Elida Gutierrez 3/11/2008 12:27:25 PM

Both are Gorgeous, but this one is much better, well I like it more than the last one.


I Admire so much your skills. #5628059

Margaret R. Barry 3/11/2008 1:26:04 PM

Gorgeous, Jennifer. I love them both - they have completely different feels to them. Great work as always! #5628280

Danielle Fuller 3/11/2008 1:41:48 PM

Jen, I love the detail and clarity in her eyes here! Great job! #5628351

Kerry W. Willis 3/11/2008 2:01:03 PM

Captivating.... K.W. #5628458

Anita Hogue 3/11/2008 4:06:37 PM

WOW, wished I thought of the word captivating! Stunning image, Jennifer!!! Color tones are fabulous! #5629052

Bill Wyatt 3/11/2008 4:08:12 PM

WOW amazing colros and the eyes are incredible. #5629060

Roxanne M. Bubar 3/11/2008 4:39:47 PM

Jennifer, I just love your powerful/stunning portraits. You are a master of these.
A winner #5629170

Michelle L. Frick 3/11/2008 8:39:04 PM

GORGEOUS Jen! This is surreal! So beautifully done! #5630097

Donna C. Arnold 3/11/2008 8:57:31 PM

They are different Jennifer and both are just beautiful. #5630149

Judi Morrissey 3/11/2008 9:06:36 PM

Geez, I'm not sure which I like better. They are both outstanding. I love the eyes, but I'm a big fan of B&W. They are both winners! #5630173

Laura L. Gonzales 3/11/2008 9:10:28 PM

I am speechless Jen!! WOW, WOW and WOW!!!!!!!! Awesome color, and the eyes! OMG!!!!!Very beautiful! Another masterpiece! Laura #5630186

Sandi Swiridoff 3/11/2008 9:13:47 PM

Love the drama! Great capture and treatment! #5630193

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 3/11/2008 11:30:09 PM

This is stunning, Jennifer - looks like a contender for sure...!! #5630486

Colleen Farrell level-classic 3/12/2008 9:35:43 PM

They are quite different--I can't decide which I like best! All I know is they are both fabulous, Jennifer! #5635131

Hayden Cannon level-classic 3/13/2008 2:14:07 AM

This is stunning Jennifer as is your gallery fantastic photo beautiful work! #5635626

Judy A. Lawhon 3/13/2008 8:59:13 AM

I love both pics of your niece, but the color version shows off her fabulous blue eyes. The lighting and detail are fantastic and, oh, those marvelous eyes!! However do you do those eyes? You should be teaching here on BP, Jennifer!! #5637199

Mary Timman 3/13/2008 10:22:15 AM

This is so very beautiful. They are both very different, but I love this one! You did a fantastic job with it! #5637486

Jennifer L. Alder 3/13/2008 2:41:08 PM

Many thanks~~~ :) #5638618

Jamie Elliott 3/13/2008 9:52:18 PM

WOW!! This one is pure perfection!! LOVE IT!! #5639988

Debra R. Harder 3/17/2008 1:31:26 PM

Absolutely GORGEOUS portrait, Jen! Those eyes! I love the way you do that! This is truly AMAZING! Deb #5654087

Kaye Burazin 3/17/2008 7:06:17 PM

Mystically haunting. An image one is not likely to forget. #5655270

Carol Teal 3/18/2008 6:39:55 PM

Both portraits are beautiful Jennifer, and it is hard to say which I like best. I think this one has a slight edge over the other because of the beautiful color of her eyes. Beautiful work as always! #5660593

Erika Haight 3/20/2008 9:11:49 AM

Glad to see this got an EP Jen... Now ON TO THE FINALS!!! #5668457

Emily E. Bem 4/4/2008 6:04:52 PM

I LOVE the colour here...very striking! #5745599

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/21/2008 2:14:28 PM


Erin Appelbaum level-classic 4/21/2008 2:27:33 PM

Congrats on this great finalist Jennifer. Peter #5817600

Jessica Jenney level-classic 4/21/2008 3:20:13 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer on your beautiful finalist! #5817905

Shannon D. Miller level-classic 4/21/2008 3:28:03 PM

Woooohoooo!!! CONGRATULATIONS girl! This is GORGEOUS!!! Shannon~ #5817997

Bobbie L. Slayton level-classic 4/21/2008 3:28:52 PM

CONGRATS #5818014

Erin Tyler level-classic 4/21/2008 3:32:39 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #5818076

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 4/21/2008 3:43:04 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #5818234

Nadya Johnson level-classic 4/21/2008 3:53:37 PM

So glad to see this in the finals, Jennifer! Congrats! Best of luck in the second round,as well! #5818407

Daniella Puente level-classic 4/21/2008 3:58:29 PM

Beautiful finalist Jennifer, congrats!!!!!!!!! #5818473

Anita Hogue 4/21/2008 4:10:54 PM

WOW, I love it!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! #5818658

Margaret R. Barry 4/21/2008 4:14:45 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Jennifer! #5818728

Marina Moore 4/21/2008 4:21:40 PM

Congratulations Jen!!!! YAY!!!!! :))))) #5818856

Chastity Abbott 4/21/2008 4:22:33 PM

Beautiful congrats on this stunning image!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) #5818879

Allison Gaulin 4/21/2008 4:23:34 PM

Congrats, Jennifer! #5818903

Michelle L. Frick 4/21/2008 4:37:34 PM

Congratulations Jen - this is a stunning finalist! #5819124

Paul E. Earl 4/21/2008 4:50:28 PM

A Big CONGRATULATIONS for your well deserved finalist! #5819280

Janet McNeil level-classic 4/21/2008 4:55:27 PM

Congratulations and good luck!!! #5819349

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 4/21/2008 5:02:12 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Jen! #5819450

anonymous 4/21/2008 5:05:32 PM

Congratulations Jennifer on your fabulous finalist! B- #5819493

Ken Smith level-classic 4/21/2008 5:18:51 PM

I'm glad you posted this version too. Congrats, Jennifer! #5819664

Christian Rosito level-classic 4/21/2008 5:21:23 PM

Yeahh! Wonderful finalist Jennifer, CONGRATULATIONS!! #5819700

Teresa Norris 4/21/2008 5:29:57 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations, Jennifer!! #5819843

Debra R. Harder 4/21/2008 5:51:28 PM

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, JEN!! Congratulations on this GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #5820164

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/21/2008 6:06:37 PM

WTG, Jennifer! Congrats on your awesome finalist! #5820352

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/21/2008 6:23:57 PM

to you and Melonie!!!
Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #5820517

Renee Doyle level-classic 4/21/2008 6:25:51 PM

I really did like this one - lol!!!! Fantastic finalist Jen - congratulations!!! #5820533

Erika Haight 4/21/2008 6:28:08 PM

What a beautiful Finalist Jen!!! #5820562

Sam Britt 4/21/2008 6:56:07 PM

Congratulations again, Jennifer! #5820876

Cindy Bendush level-classic 4/21/2008 7:26:14 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Jennifer! #5821220

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/21/2008 7:49:15 PM

This is awesome Jenn!

Congratulations on your finalist, hope it goes on to win the gold!

luv it!

jo ann c. #5821389

Holly Shao 4/21/2008 7:49:16 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer, really wonderful work!!

Holly #5821390

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/21/2008 8:14:14 PM

Awesome finalist, Jennifer...big congratulations!! #5821571

Dr. Harmeet Singh 4/21/2008 9:31:31 PM

Heartiest congratulations.. #5821922

Mary K. Robison 4/21/2008 9:58:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful finalist, Jen, and best of luck to you in the next level up! #5821962

Mitzie Loland 4/21/2008 11:56:52 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Jennifer - great work :) #5822242

Bill Wyatt 4/22/2008 4:11:48 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist!! #5822949

Carol Sawyer 4/22/2008 4:18:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Jennifer!! #5822996

Laurence Saliba level-classic 4/22/2008 4:48:27 AM

WTG Jennifer!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!! #5823205

Pat Gamwell 4/22/2008 5:34:37 AM

WoooHooo! WTG, girl! Enchanting finalist! #5823525

Girish Vaghela level-classic 4/22/2008 5:56:32 AM

BIG Congratulations on your finalist, Jennifer!! #5823671

Amy JACKSON level-classic 4/22/2008 6:00:03 AM

Congratulations, Jennifer!!!! :) #5823701

Ross Throndson 4/22/2008 6:08:49 AM

Hi Jen....How's it going......Fantastic Finalist here......Great Work as always.....Congratulations!! #5823761

Evy Johansen level-classic 4/22/2008 6:52:54 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jennifer!! #5823939

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 4/22/2008 7:21:07 AM

FANTASTIC and sooooo well deserved!!! CONGRATS on your finalist, Jennifer! <>< #5824100

Bill Knaps 4/22/2008 7:31:53 AM

Congrats on this and your other Finalist Jen. Great Work....Bill #5824171

Kimi A. Phillips 4/22/2008 7:48:04 AM

Congrats, my friend!! :) #5824262

Anna Diederich 4/22/2008 7:50:37 AM

Huge Congrats, Jen!!! #5824284

Cyn Valentine level-classic 4/22/2008 7:51:40 AM

Congratulations Jennifer!!! #5824291

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 4/22/2008 1:18:40 PM

YAYYYYYYY!!!! Huge congratulations Jennifer on this stunning finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5825819

Tiia Vissak level-classic 4/22/2008 1:27:01 PM

Congratulations! #5825857

Laurie Daily level-classic 4/22/2008 2:41:51 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Jennifer! #5826144

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 4/22/2008 3:14:26 PM

Congratulations on this Fantastic Finalist...Good Luck in the Next Round!!!! #5826269

Michael Umbreit level-classic 4/22/2008 3:25:28 PM

Jennifer - Congratulations on your finalists! - Mike #5826311

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 4/22/2008 5:07:55 PM

Woo Hoo Jen!!
Congratulations On Your finalist!!
Good Luck Next Round!!! #5826696

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 4/22/2008 8:20:40 PM

Congratulation again, Jennifer! #5827571

Kathy Reeves level-classic 4/23/2008 5:15:38 AM

Awesome finialist Jennifer! Congratulations! #5829007

Lynne Morris 4/23/2008 5:58:13 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalists Jennifer! #5829284

Jennifer L. Taranto 4/23/2008 6:45:18 AM

BIG congrats girl!! #5829528

Angie Sidles level-classic 4/23/2008 7:13:12 AM

Big congrats on this beautiful Finalist Jen! Hope it goes all the way!! :) #5829691

Datha Y. Thompson 4/23/2008 8:19:16 AM

Congratulations Jennifer!!! WTG Gorgeous work!!! :0) #5830006

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 4/23/2008 7:19:32 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal finalist,Jennifer!!! Good luck,my friend!!! #5832126

Jeffrey S. Rease 4/23/2008 10:01:39 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer! :-) #5832845

Edward Harding 4/24/2008 4:26:31 AM

Congrats Jen...again, excellent eye work on this little model...

Good luck in the next round! #5833948

Michael G. Marshall 4/25/2008 9:11:53 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Jennifer! Michael #5840370

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/25/2008 9:56:33 AM

Love the emotion and her gorgeous eyes! Great big congrat's to you for finalist, Jennifer!!! #5840535

Cassie L. Woodlee 4/25/2008 6:03:57 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer!!!!!!!!! #5842271

Linda Blair 4/26/2008 3:46:09 PM

WOW.....congratulations...Wow again!!!!! ☺ #5845542

Jennifer L. Alder 4/26/2008 6:22:39 PM

Many thanks all! :) #5845876

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 4/27/2008 12:09:13 AM

So very beautiful! Congratulations,Jen!!

I was away in vacation and hence the delay. #5846480

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 4/27/2008 11:03:40 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Jen!! a winner in my books! #5850748

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/4/2008 8:24:54 AM

Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down. #5881983

Theresa M. VanderStaay 5/9/2008 9:28:27 AM

Jennifer, this has got to be one of the most precious captures of a child I have seen in a long time...Her eyes are amazings...You have done a wonderful job on this shot and it is well worth all the congratulations and praise from everyone..Thanks for sharing...Tessa #5904800

Kerry W. Willis 7/26/2008 5:42:35 AM

speechless.... enough said.... K.W. #6232684

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I have never done this before in the same month---- but here is the color version of the image of my niece I posted yesterday.
I feel they are quite different...

Thanks for looking! :)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 3/11/2008 12:02:24 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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