Whichever way the wind blows...

© Jennifer L. Alder

Whichever way the wind blows...

Paul E. Earl level-classic 5/18/2008 2:51:46 AM

I have always liked this one. Has a haunting quality to it. #923520

Jennifer L. Alder 5/18/2008 2:53:37 AM

Thank you, Paul--- I have submitted one with the same hood, but it is a completely different shot. :) #5936755

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 5/18/2008 2:59:09 AM

Very pretty!! #5936770

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 5/18/2008 3:06:57 AM

Good Morning Jen

When You look in Her eyes you feel the Need to Confess All of your Sins
They seem to Demand Honesty
Excellent Once again !!
Have a Great Sunday #5936785

Carol Sawyer level-classic 5/18/2008 3:08:03 AM

Gorgeous portrait and tones, Jennifer!! #5936787

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 5/18/2008 3:27:48 AM

Beautiful, Jennifer. Fantastic tones and presentation! #5936820

Sue McLeod level-classic 5/18/2008 3:29:43 AM

Hauntingly beautiful Jennifer! Love the texture as well! :) #5936826

Chua Wee Boo level-classic 5/18/2008 3:30:20 AM

So outstanding portrait,Jennifer! #5936830

Tarun Bose level-classic 5/18/2008 3:39:12 AM

Excellent portrait with lovely matt finish. Well done Jennifer. #5936854

Brett Dolsen 5/18/2008 3:59:39 AM

Beautifull Jennifer!!Love the effects and crop presentation!!
Brett #5936906

Marisol Pastor 5/18/2008 3:59:49 AM

Absolutely stuning portrait, as are all of your portraits of children. I agree with Tarun ... the matt finish is definitely a plus. #5936907

Bojan Bencic level-classic 5/18/2008 4:01:26 AM

Fantastic photo with some great effects. Great work, Jennifer. #5936913

Aimee S. McMaster 5/18/2008 4:09:30 AM

....excellent portrait work Jen...awesome use of effect as always...Aimee #5936930

Lynn M. Whitt 5/18/2008 5:16:38 AM

great portrait.... #5937048

Laurie Daily level-classic 5/18/2008 5:56:57 AM

Such intensity you capture, Jennifer...fabulous tones and effects. #5937262

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 5/18/2008 6:15:40 AM

Gorgeous photo and presentation!

ccc #5937368

Michael Umbreit level-classic 5/18/2008 6:19:03 AM

Jennifer - Perfect treatment! Outstanding work! - Mike #5937384

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 5/18/2008 6:24:19 AM

Outstanding Jennifer! Her eyes are so compelling and I love your effect! Michael #5937410

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 5/18/2008 6:51:15 AM

Jennifer- Good morning my friend. Sensational look and feel to this one.
I love the texture you applied. Gives it that antique look. Love the pose and the hood seems to work so well in putying some mystery to her. The eyes are so enchanting. I love the sepia look and the tones are exquisite.
A masterpiece.
Have yourself a most wonderful day, take care, enjoy #5937510

Renata Gusciora level-classic 5/18/2008 6:55:21 AM

Wonderful portrait!!! #5937523

Anna Diederich level-classic 5/18/2008 6:56:32 AM

Jen great effects here! This seems almost haunting! Nice work!! :) #5937530

Deb Koskovich 5/18/2008 6:57:35 AM

Great tones and depth to this, Jen -- I agree that her eyes are simply haunting. As far as confessing my sins, I'll let Mel go first. Now THAT should be interesting. #5937535

Linda Blair 5/18/2008 7:55:28 AM

Gorgeous...love the tones and the texture is great!!!!!!! ☺ #5937768

Erika Haight 5/18/2008 9:42:39 AM

Her eyes are Magnetic Jennifer!!!! A+ work!! #5938139

Shannon D. Miller 5/18/2008 11:07:09 AM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Jennifer! The texture of canvas is perfect and the tones are amazing! BEAUTIFUL work girl! Shannon~ #5938367

Nancy L. Green level-classic 5/18/2008 1:13:27 PM

Beautiful tones, and I love the way you captured her eyes, WTG!! <>< #5938655

Joerg Schlagheck 5/18/2008 1:35:42 PM

Beautiful portrait, Jennifer! Love the effects! #5938739

Nadya Johnson 5/18/2008 4:01:31 PM

Awesome work on this stunning portrait, Jennifer! #5939035

Chuck S. Frizzell 5/18/2008 6:41:24 PM

Great shot, great treatment. #5939558

Marina Moore 5/18/2008 7:02:49 PM

This is absolutely stunning!!! A gorgeous piece of work, well done Jen. :) #5939615

Bill Knaps 5/18/2008 11:39:03 PM

Beautiful Jen. Bill #5940120

Bill Wyatt 5/19/2008 3:32:34 AM

Outstanding tones and portrait work your PS skills are excellent as well!! #5940657

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/19/2008 5:49:29 AM

Those eyes are absolutely mesmerizing ,Jennifer!!! The tones & effects are also incredible!!! I feel we will see this again,my friend!!! #5941359

Chastity Abbott 5/19/2008 6:14:47 AM

Beautifully framed!!! Love the tones and the work you applied..her eyes..love it! #5941479

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 6:30:51 AM

Wonderful eyes and excellent full frame portrait!!!Love the tone and the effects!!!! #5941562

Jennifer L. Alder 5/19/2008 2:04:51 PM

THANKS ALL!!! :) #5945288

Walter Graziano 5/21/2008 4:26:48 AM

Stunning shot Jenn! #5955922

Angie Sidles level-classic 5/21/2008 12:58:11 PM

This one looks familiar. Is it a re-post. I love it. The texture is awesome. Nice work! #5958172

Jennifer L. Alder 5/22/2008 12:59:20 AM

Thanks all! No, Angie--- not a repost. She has worn this hooded sweater in some others that I have posted, however. :) #5960453

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 5/22/2008 3:54:40 AM

Captivating! The look,composition, treatment, all just fantastic!! #5960865

Jamie Elliott 5/22/2008 5:35:38 AM

Gorgeous, Jen. #5961476

Laurence Saliba level-classic 5/23/2008 9:34:29 PM

This is impeccable Jennifer!!! Your effects on these gorgeous portraits is so unique!!! #5969442

Teresa Norris 5/24/2008 10:14:10 AM

Jennifer, your portraits are just stunning. This is SO beautiful!!! She's lovely, and the portrait is amazing. #5971522

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 5/24/2008 5:23:31 PM

i like the charcoal painting look on this one , Jen! you did it very well! great work! #5972872

Joseph M. Muench level-classic 5/29/2008 4:03:23 PM

Wonderful portrait...the eyes and expression are stunning!
-Joe #5994607

Melissa McCabe 6/1/2008 12:27:39 PM

OUTSTANDING - love the treatment, comp, and those eyes!!! : ) -mm #6005150

Luigi Di Serio level-classic 6/1/2008 1:07:45 PM

Amazing effect! #6005278

Kris L. Bresnahan 6/5/2008 9:34:35 PM

I'm just in awe with your work! Just breathtaking! #6024504

Jessica Jenney level-classic 6/19/2008 8:43:55 AM

Congratulations, Jennifer on all your beautiful finalists! WOW! Good luck! #6078212

Jean E. Hildebrant 6/19/2008 9:08:39 AM

Oh my goodness, Jennifer! Way to go!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! So many finalists. I hope you soar to the top! #6078447

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 6/19/2008 9:37:04 AM

Big WOW and big CONGRATS, Jennifer!! #6078780

Christian Rosito level-classic 6/19/2008 9:38:59 AM

Yes! Well done Jennifer, yupiii! #6078804

Kathy L. Clark 6/19/2008 9:50:17 AM

Another beautiful finalist Jennifer. Congratulation. She is so pretty. #6078969

Mary Timman 6/19/2008 9:53:49 AM

wow..fantastic tones. Love those eyes!
Congrats again! #6079019

Marisol Pastor 6/19/2008 10:20:37 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! #6079343

Elida Gutierrez 6/19/2008 10:51:30 AM

Congratulations for your Finalist!!! #6079708

Tiia Vissak 6/19/2008 10:52:38 AM

Congratulations again! #6079721

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 6/19/2008 10:57:56 AM

Another gorgeous finalist Jen!! Congratulations! #6079777

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/19/2008 12:01:45 PM

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6080305

Pat Gamwell 6/19/2008 12:35:15 PM

Definitely one of my favorites...FABULOUS FINALIST, Jen! #6080496

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/19/2008 1:14:26 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer! #6080667

Angie Sidles level-classic 6/19/2008 2:32:07 PM

You're on a roll!! Congrats again! #6080931

Renee Doyle level-classic 6/19/2008 3:33:07 PM

Bet this gets gold!! Awesome Jen!! Congratulations! #6081148

Erin Appelbaum level-classic 6/19/2008 4:37:14 PM

Congrats again Jennifer. peter #6081467

Cyn Valentine level-classic 6/19/2008 5:32:35 PM

Congrats Jennifer!!! #6081785

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/19/2008 7:05:38 PM

Wonderful! Big congrats, Jennifer! #6082124

Debra R. Harder 6/19/2008 7:46:17 PM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Jen!! YOU GO GIRL!! BIG CONGRATS on this GORGEOUS finalist!! Deb #6082298

Stephanie Frey 6/19/2008 8:33:23 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #6082559

Amber J. Skene 6/19/2008 9:32:14 PM

Congrats on your finalist! #6082749

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/19/2008 10:23:11 PM

superb, congrats! #6082899

Laurence Saliba level-classic 6/19/2008 11:43:45 PM

This is gorgeoussssssss!! Congrats Jennifer!!! #6083097

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/20/2008 2:11:50 AM

Wonderful FINALIST, Jennifer. Congratulations! #6083340

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 6/20/2008 2:32:19 AM

Congratulations on another stunning finalist, Jennifer! #6083389

Tarun Bose level-classic 6/20/2008 3:36:21 AM

Congrats Again. #6083577

Anita Hogue 6/20/2008 7:26:27 AM


Jennifer L. Taranto 6/20/2008 7:37:18 AM

SUPER congrats!! #6084659

Teresa Norris 6/20/2008 9:08:06 AM

Big congrats to you for this gorgeous finalist, Jennifer...and for all your beautiful finalists!!! #6085039

Kimi A. Phillips 6/20/2008 10:27:05 AM

Congrats to you for ALL of your finalists! ALL WINNERS!!!:) #6085397

Mike Clime 6/20/2008 12:31:29 PM

Congrats, Jennifer, on this super winner! #6085768

Angie Sidles level-classic 6/20/2008 12:32:51 PM


Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 6/20/2008 12:33:48 PM

Breathtaking work! Congratulations on your win, Jennifer!! #6085794

Lynne Morris 6/20/2008 12:39:09 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful winner Jennifer. #6085839

Marisol Pastor 6/20/2008 12:41:13 PM

Jennifer, congratulations on this winner image. #6085852

Christy B. Anderson 6/20/2008 12:42:29 PM

Congrats Jennifer!! #6085864

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 6/20/2008 12:45:59 PM

Congratulations Jen!!! WTG!! #6085906

Anita Hogue 6/20/2008 12:46:38 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous win, Jennifer! #6085911

Renata Gusciora level-classic 6/20/2008 12:48:40 PM

Big congratulations,Jennifer!!! #6085939

Tiia Vissak 6/20/2008 12:48:49 PM

Congratulations! #6085941

Kimi A. Phillips 6/20/2008 12:53:35 PM

YIPPEEE!!!! CONGRATS!!!:) #6085986

Chastity Abbott 6/20/2008 12:55:43 PM

this little one is just so beautiful and I love the many expressions you capture!!! I bet she just gleams with joy to see this as a winner!!! :) Congrats to you both as a team!!!!!! #6086008

Jennifer L. Alder 6/20/2008 1:01:25 PM

Thanks very much everyone!!! I really appreciate it :) #6086067

anonymous 6/20/2008 1:03:22 PM

Congratulations Jen on your well deserved win! B- #6086086

Nadya Johnson 6/20/2008 1:08:29 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Jennifer! #6086136

Jessica Jenney level-classic 6/20/2008 1:15:25 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer on your beautiful win! #6086186

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/20/2008 1:24:00 PM


Sue Marshall level-classic 6/20/2008 1:41:37 PM

BIG congrats on your WIN Jen!! :-)) #6086340

Shari Kelly 6/20/2008 1:47:33 PM


Brett Dolsen 6/20/2008 1:54:40 PM

Congratulations on your winner Jennifer!!Fabntastic result!!Brett #6086412

Michael Umbreit level-classic 6/20/2008 1:55:58 PM

Jen - Congratulations on your win!! Your work just keeps getting better and better! - Mike #6086419

Debra R. Harder 6/20/2008 2:38:40 PM

Congratulations, Jen, on your STELLAR GOLD WINNER!! YIPPEE!! Deb #6086578

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/20/2008 2:43:51 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer! #6086601

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 6/20/2008 3:11:07 PM

Huge congratulation Jennifer. I am glad for you. I am now in louisiana. #6086730

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 6/20/2008 3:22:38 PM

Of course this is a winner, it's gorgeous Jennifer! #6086782

Karen Slagle 6/20/2008 3:35:17 PM

Congrats Jennifer on this wonderful winning shot... #6086839

Sam Britt 6/20/2008 4:50:25 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Jennifer! #6087059

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 6/20/2008 4:57:04 PM

Terrific portrait, congratulations on your winner! #6087105

Erin Appelbaum level-classic 6/20/2008 5:49:01 PM

Congrats again Jennifer on this awesome winner. Peter #6087255

Mary Timman 6/20/2008 5:49:37 PM

Fantastic...I love this! Congratulations! #6087256

Deb Koskovich 6/20/2008 5:58:57 PM

way to go, Jen -- this one couldn't miss! Congrats on an incredible winner! #6087299

Mukesh Srivastava 6/20/2008 6:52:36 PM

A huge congrats on this incredible WIN, Jenni!!!! #6087489

Jill Flynn level-classic 6/20/2008 6:59:12 PM

So beautiful. Congratulations on your win Jennifer! #6087510

Vikram Jamwal 6/20/2008 7:20:14 PM

There goes Mel again! :-))) Congratulations Jennifer on this win and wonderful piece of work!!!
-vikram #6087572

Jeanine M. Bailey 6/20/2008 7:20:39 PM

Congrats on your winner Jennifer! #6087575

Cassie L. Woodlee 6/20/2008 7:39:30 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer!!!!!!!!! #6087643

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 8:06:27 PM

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087801

Renee Doyle level-classic 6/20/2008 9:43:14 PM

What did I say!!! Fabulous Jen - BIG congratulations to you!! #6088070

Evy Johansen level-classic 6/20/2008 10:48:52 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Jennifer! Well deserved! #6088188

Denise Denomy level-classic 6/20/2008 11:28:17 PM


Raymond Pauly level-classic 6/20/2008 11:55:40 PM

Awesome winner, Jen! Big congrats to you! #6088279

Nemil B. Chabebe level-classic 6/21/2008 12:19:00 AM

Congratulations, another magnificent portrait. #6088330

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 6/21/2008 12:59:04 AM

WTG, Jen! #6088471

Tarun Bose 6/21/2008 1:16:56 AM

Big congrats Jennifer for your excellent winner. #6088530

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 6/21/2008 3:20:57 AM

HUGE congratulations on your win, Jennifer!!! WTG! #6088714

Les Rhoades level-classic 6/21/2008 3:35:10 AM

Congratulations on your winning photo!

Aimee S. McMaster 6/21/2008 3:49:08 AM

...congratulations on your wonderful winner Jen...Aimee #6088834

Laurence Saliba level-classic 6/21/2008 4:35:36 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this very well deserved winner Jennifer!!! #6088967

Debbie Hartley level-classic 6/21/2008 5:10:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Jennifer! #6089104

Teresa Norris level-classic 6/21/2008 6:31:07 AM

Jennifer, yay for you and this wonderful winning image!!! Congratulations!! #6089505

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 6/21/2008 7:22:32 AM

Wow- thanks again so much everyone- I really can't believe it still. :) #6089754

Bill Knaps level-classic 6/21/2008 7:29:16 AM

Congrats on your well deserved win on this beautiful work of art Jen. Bill #6089786

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 6/21/2008 8:07:19 AM

Dear Jennifer, CONGRATULATIONSSSS!!!!!!!
This one is a FANTASTIC WINNER!!!!
Well done, and very well deserved Prize!!! #6089947

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/21/2008 11:20:43 AM

Congratulations on a well-deserved WIN, Jennifer! #6090515

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 6/21/2008 12:30:58 PM

Congrats Jen, on this awesome win!!!! Very beautiful capture!! WTG!!! Laura #6090653

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 6/21/2008 3:07:27 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Jennifer! #6090985

Stephanie Frey 6/21/2008 3:52:39 PM

Congrats on your beautiful win! #6091110

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 6/21/2008 11:35:02 PM

Fabulous Winner!! Huge congratulations,Jen!! #6091959

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 6/21/2008 11:53:51 PM

Congratulations to the most original portaiteer (is that a word?)at Betterphoto!! #6091978

Amanda Chapman 6/22/2008 4:20:18 AM

Congrats Jen!!!!!!!!!!!

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 6/22/2008 5:44:28 AM

Yay!! you won too!! :) this is really a masterpiece and Jennifer Alder trademark portrait! great job, Jen! BIG CONGRATS my dear friend! #6092513

Anna Diederich 6/22/2008 7:16:15 AM

Huge Congrats, Jennifer! #6092789

Derek D. Dafoe 6/22/2008 7:33:07 AM

Your stuff is always so good!! Congrats on your WIN!! #6092839

Jennifer L. Taranto 6/22/2008 9:57:28 AM

A beautiful winner - wtg!!! #6093266

Daniella Puente level-classic 6/22/2008 10:16:19 AM

BIG BIG congrats and hugs my friend! this is a superb image deserving all the gold awards :o)))))))) #6093309

Cindy Bendush level-classic 6/22/2008 3:48:55 PM

Congratulations Jennifer -- this is a wonderful winner!!! #6094056

Michael G. Marshall 6/22/2008 6:12:47 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Jennifer! Michael #6094450

Joan Kocak 6/22/2008 8:26:19 PM

love this! Congrats Jen- #6094833

Datha Y. Thompson 6/22/2008 9:48:16 PM

GORGEOUS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer!!! WTG :0) #6095058

Dr. Harmeet Singh 6/22/2008 10:13:30 PM

Heartiest congratulations #6095110

Dr Silly level-classic 6/23/2008 6:39:12 AM

Jennifier congratulations on this wonderful portrait Gold win. :O)

Ross Throndson 6/23/2008 9:22:01 AM

A Great Big Congratulations, Jen.....Fantastic Work.....WTG!! :-) #6097248

Stephen Zacker 6/23/2008 9:53:44 AM

Stunning portrait. Nice work and Congratulations #6097409

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 6/23/2008 4:29:42 PM

Awesome! Congrats on your well-deserved win Jennifer!!!

jo ann c.

Sharon King level-classic 6/24/2008 5:02:17 AM

This is so Beautiful Jennifer, Congratulations! #6100420

Girish Vaghela level-classic 6/24/2008 7:18:01 AM

Glad to see it a winner, Well Done, Jennifer! Huge congratulations!!!! #6100900

Yulianto Soeroso 6/26/2008 11:17:31 PM

congratulation Jennifer hihi #6111911

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 7/3/2008 9:34:04 PM

Beautiful work. Really stunning. Congrats.
JP #6137857

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/6/2008 4:03:26 PM

Congratulations jennifer on your Win.

Dominick #6146873

Carol Teal level-classic 7/15/2008 12:28:54 AM

What a stunning portrait Jennifer! I haven't made it through all the finalists/winners yet, so I missed this. A BIG congrats! #6180742

Michael Khoury level-classic 5/8/2009 8:37:38 AM

~hauntingly beautiful~ #7499949

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