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Jennifer L. Alder Student 7/25/2008 3:43:54 AM


Renee Doyle

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member since: 1/16/2005 Love your tight crop and b&w conversion Jen!!! Beautiful light and stunning portrait!
7/25/2008 12:45:49 AM


Paul E. Earl

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member since: 3/18/2005 This is really stunning, Jennifer! A wonderful image!!!

7/25/2008 12:52:05 AM


Brett Dolsen

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member since: 4/9/2007 Great composition ,tones and unique portrait Jennifer!!Brett

7/25/2008 12:54:49 AM


Raymond Pauly

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member since: 6/3/2006 I really love this, Jen! It looks so... mystical!

7/25/2008 1:00:15 AM


Les Rhoades

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member since: 3/22/2004 A winner in any gallery! SUPER work Jennifer

7/25/2008 1:01:39 AM


Tiia Vissak

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member since: 9/1/2007 A beautiful portrait! I like the pearls!

7/25/2008 1:22:30 AM


Dominick M. Dimacale

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member since: 11/16/2006 This is superb, Jennifer, Lovely B/W image.


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7/25/2008 1:25:34 AM


Avril Young

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member since: 4/25/2007 Stunning black and white..awesome POV..love her pose!! Excellent!

7/25/2008 1:43:26 AM


Jennifer L. Alder

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member since: 1/11/2007 THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!! :)


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Tarun Bose

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member since: 2/25/2006 Excellent composition and lovely b&w tones. Well done Jennifer.

7/25/2008 2:22:41 AM


Vitor Dias

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member since: 2/12/2003 It is a very lovely B & W photo. It is an excellent shot with superb composition and framing. It is very lovely one. FAVORITE.
congts Jennifer.

rgs Vitor

7/25/2008 2:26:39 AM


Aimee McMaster

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member since: 11/20/2005 ....simply amazing Jen..so creative...beautiful work...Aimee

7/25/2008 2:28:53 AM


Yulianto Ml Soeroso

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member since: 6/27/2006 natural light alway make me exiting ...wow k\composition and ekspresion absolutely good

7/25/2008 2:39:29 AM


Margaret R. Barry

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member since: 6/22/2007 A real stunner, Jennifer. Fantastic comp., tones, details and lighting. We'll see this one again!

7/25/2008 2:42:10 AM


Ray & Audrey Clarke

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member since: 3/30/2005 Lovely B&W portrait, great tones, love the pearls Jennifer.!!!(R)

7/25/2008 2:56:50 AM


MELODIE C. ROBERTS

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member since: 2/20/2007 Morning Jen
Wow...Beautiful Black and White Mood
You Two Obviously Have A Special Relationship
She seems totally at Ease and Completely Trusting...Not easy To Be when One has Their Eyes Closed
EXCELLENT WORK My Dear!!!

7/25/2008 3:15:33 AM


Michael G. Marshall

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member since: 10/4/2007 Outstanding Jen! Terrific light, tones and comp! Michael

7/25/2008 3:31:07 AM


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Mary L. Graham 7/25/2008 4:17:41 AM

Beautiful work Jennifer!! =) #6228437

Guy D. Biechele 7/25/2008 4:20:22 AM

Just beautiful. Great tones, composition, and expression. Very strong image. #6228444

Anita N. Hogue 7/25/2008 4:23:43 AM

Stunning image, Jennifer! #6228458

Deb Koskovich 7/25/2008 4:35:43 AM

Wonderfully creative crop on this, Jen -- it adds all the interest in the world. Fabulous tones and presentation! #6228502

Mike Umbreit 7/25/2008 5:34:43 AM

Jen - Another wonderful shot and treatment! I agree with Deb on the effect of the crop! - Mike #6228674

Girish Vaghela 7/25/2008 5:43:57 AM

Creative, very lovely vertically, great capture, Jennifer! #6228709

Shannon D. Miller 7/25/2008 5:58:16 AM

WOW!!! I think my comments always start that way with your work Jennifer but they always blow me away girl! This is truly STUNNING, a master piece I LOVE the coolness with the wonderful b&w, and your crop is AMAZING!! Another winner! Have a wonderful weekend! Shannon~ #6228766

Bill Knaps 7/25/2008 6:02:59 AM

Beautiful portrait Jen. Bill #6228781

Jeanine M. Bailey 7/25/2008 6:12:24 AM

Jennifer, this is amazing once again!!!! Your black and white is perfect and I just love the tight crop!!! #6228825

frank w. degenhardt 7/25/2008 6:30:34 AM

Jennifer- Good morning my friend. WOW is a good place to start this comment off with. Stunning beauty. The pose is priceless. Your so good I really dont know if your cropped it or not but I do know I just love the look. The black and white is always a favorite of mine, lighting and clarity outstanding. The features that I loved and was amazed with are, the hand to the face with the beads. What a beautiful touch. The showing only part of the face. Now everyone knows your a pro with the features of the eyes, but in this one I am totally taken in with the eyes closed. It just fits the image and title so well. Even the crocheted scarf( sorry I think thats what it is) is a special touch.
Creative and as always, beautiful work
Have a most wonderful day, take care, enjoy #6228902

Beverly A. Wright 7/25/2008 7:06:40 AM

Very creative and moody, I love everything about it! The tones are
wonderful! Love the feel of this!! #6229063

Melissa Olsen 7/25/2008 8:00:26 AM

WOW!!!!! This is just amazing!!! Talk about awe inspiring work my dear!! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! ;) #6229305

Angie Sidles 7/25/2008 8:17:20 AM

AMAZING POV and comp here Jen! LOVE the idea and you have executed it brilliantly!! Beautifully done!! #6229378

Mukesh Srivastava 7/25/2008 8:18:57 AM

Jenni, it's amazing composition. I love the way she is holding the garland with totally lost expression. The crop is also very creative. Sure to see this again..... #6229385

Derek D. Dafoe 7/25/2008 8:40:41 AM

Great comp here Jenn!! Love your stuff as always!! #6229466

Shari Kelly 7/25/2008 8:58:42 AM

Just---WOW----
love your POV----JUST WOW DEAR HEART---
shari #6229544

Melissa Olsen 7/25/2008 9:34:13 AM

Wonderful composition!
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Stefania Barbier 7/25/2008 10:03:18 AM

you have another winner here Jen... SUPERB! #6229831

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 7/25/2008 10:14:10 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, AWSOME and STUNNING!!! #6229887

Angela Azzinnaro 7/25/2008 10:33:56 AM

SUPERB capture, tones, comp & pov!!!! You could put together a wonderful book of all of the awesome images of beautiful Mel!!!!!! ALWAYS AMAZING work Jen!!!!!! #6230027

Datha Y. Thompson 7/25/2008 10:41:22 AM

WOW!!!!! Gorgeous!! WINNER!!!! :0) #6230071

Anna M. Halasz 7/25/2008 11:14:28 AM

Beautiful portrait !!!! Fantastic tones and mood. Anna #6230254

Scott A. McDaniel 7/25/2008 12:12:33 PM

Absolutely love this one Jennifer. #6230473

Nadya Johnson 7/25/2008 12:40:56 PM

This is very different! Love it, Jennifer! #6230611

Jennifer L. Alder 7/25/2008 1:08:43 PM

You all made my day :)
thank you much !!!! #6230691

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 7/25/2008 1:26:29 PM

Wonderful image, tones, composition, and expression Jennifer! Winning image Capture! Well done! #6230743

Claudia Kuhn 7/25/2008 2:37:16 PM

Beautifully composed Jen, wonderful tones too~ #6230944

Karen Engelbreth 7/25/2008 3:21:01 PM

Fantastic portrait, Jennifer! #6231044

Jessica Jenney 7/25/2008 4:12:47 PM

Love the composition and tones, Jennifer! A very beautiful and intriguing portrait! #6231143

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/25/2008 4:26:19 PM

Oh my goodness~!
This is gorgeous Jen~

jo ann c. #6231200

Sara Dunn 7/25/2008 6:02:28 PM

BEAUTIFUL! #6231412

Debra R. Harder 7/25/2008 6:08:09 PM

Holy Moly! You are too much! This is AWESOME, Jen!! WOW! Winner and a fav for me! Deb #6231433

Judi Morrissey 7/25/2008 7:02:56 PM

LOVE this!!!! What a beautiful image. The B&W looks spectacular! #6231576

Kathy Chowning 7/25/2008 7:06:29 PM

You have left me speechless with this one! Fantastic doesn't even begin to describe this AMAZING portrait! I agree with everyone else that this is definitely a winner!! #6231585

Ujjwal Mukherjee 7/25/2008 10:26:56 PM

Outstanding work, my friend! #6231969

Michelle L. Frick 7/26/2008 7:57:23 AM

Gorgeous Jen! She really does look like an old soul! Love the composition and tones! #6233180

Georgeina M. Mckinney 7/26/2008 7:58:05 AM

Stunning!! :) #6233183

Erika Haight 7/26/2008 10:13:34 AM

WINNER!!! I love the tones here Jennifer! LOVE IT~ #6233627

Eugenio Diaz 7/27/2008 9:31:09 AM

Fantastic shot, great clarity and beautiful tone. Love the closed-eyes and half face composition it give to it charm and looks like.....Something to discover...please keep looking at it!!!
You are the master!
Well done my Friend! #6236347

Laurence Saliba 7/27/2008 11:13:00 AM

Gorgeous closeup and crop Jennifer!!! Your portraits are so unique!!! #6236690

Amy Jackson 7/27/2008 1:53:51 PM

Wonderful portrait, Jennifer! Great composition and tones! #6237118

Evy Johansen 7/27/2008 11:58:22 PM

Beautiful portrait, Jennifer!! #6238500

Patrick Rouzes 7/28/2008 5:45:20 PM

Incredible tones, detail, clarity & comp here,Jennifer!!! Exceptional work again,my friend!!! #6242141

Cindy Bendush 7/29/2008 11:27:26 PM

Fabulous in every way! Super tones, crop and presentation! #6247867

Anastasia Hoff 7/30/2008 9:13:15 PM

Wonderful image as usual. #6251982

Melissa McCabe 7/31/2008 11:33:55 AM

this series is AWESOME!! Particularly love this one - crop, tones, treatment, colour... Fabulous!! : ) -mm #6254369

Lynne Morris 8/4/2008 1:37:09 PM

Wow Jen, I sure have missed some amazing posts in your gallery during my holiday, this is beautiful. #6270288

Jeffrey D. Estacio 9/10/2008 7:35:05 PM

This is good stuff. Nice job with this. #6439440

Lisa J. Boulden 9/13/2008 10:24:39 PM

Stunning portrait, Jennifer!
Love the drama!
Wonderful model, too!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6451851

Jessica Jenney 10/22/2008 7:10:35 PM

Congratulations, Jen on your gorgeous finalist! #6639612

Amber J. Skene 10/22/2008 8:19:52 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!! #6640266

Angie Sidles 10/22/2008 8:28:33 PM

No surprise here! I am predicting gold for this beauty!!! Congrats Jen! #6640392

Raymond Pauly 10/22/2008 8:53:48 PM

Big congrats again, Jenn! #6640686

Laura L. Gonzales 10/22/2008 9:26:51 PM

WOW!!!! WTG Jen. This is fabulous!! Congrats and good luck in the next round! A real Winner to me:) Laura #6640977

Melissa Olsen 10/22/2008 9:45:45 PM

I predict that this one is going to be a BIG winner!!!

Congrats sweetie! #6641164

Laurence Saliba 10/22/2008 10:44:58 PM

Congrats on your finalist Jennifer!!! #6641532

Teresa A. Burnett 10/22/2008 11:01:24 PM

And another huge congratulations Jennifer on this stunning finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6641673

frank w. degenhardt 10/22/2008 11:02:58 PM

Jennifer- Endless talent like this is so right to be a finalist. It should be a winner as all your work should be. I respect you as an artist and a person. Congratulations my friend. #6641684

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2008 11:44:48 PM

and another beauty Jen.... congratulations girl!!!!!! #6641919

Cindy Harter 10/23/2008 5:17:17 AM

What an awesome image ! Congrats !! #6643606

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 6:11:33 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful Finalist! #6644036

Peter Appelbaum 10/23/2008 6:41:51 AM

Congrats on this finalist Jennifer. Peter #6644232

Mukesh Srivastava 10/23/2008 7:26:22 AM

Huge Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!!!! A winner for sure, Jenni!!!! #6644629

Elida Gutierrez 10/23/2008 8:29:06 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6645276

Bill Wyatt 10/23/2008 8:40:18 AM

Wonderful work Congratulations! #6645388

Debra R. Harder 10/23/2008 9:08:21 AM

Sooooooo HAPPY to see this again, Jen!! BIG CONGRATS on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #6645727

Daniella Puente 10/23/2008 9:53:53 AM

WONDERFUL photo, so well deserved finalist :)))) good luck on next Jen!!! #6646158

Shannon D. Miller 10/23/2008 10:04:12 AM

LOVE this picture Jennifer! CONGRATULATIONS I know it's a winner! Shannon~ #6646243

Renata Gusciora 10/23/2008 2:36:09 PM

Amazing finalist,Jennifer!!Huge congratulations!!:-) #6647761

Max Aureli 10/23/2008 3:22:30 PM

Congratulations Jennifer for this great portrait and Finalist!!! #6647923

Janet McNeil 10/23/2008 3:50:13 PM

Congratulations and good luck!! #6648089

Sam Britt 10/23/2008 6:07:01 PM

Congratulations again, Jennifer! #6649098

Usman M. Bajwa 10/23/2008 11:37:43 PM

A wonderful Finalist. Good Luck in the next round.

UB. #6650213

Lynne Morris 10/24/2008 7:18:52 AM

Huge Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Jen, great work. #6652053

Renata Gusciora 10/24/2008 1:25:06 PM

Jennifer,huge congratulations on this gorgeous winner!!!:-) #6653789

Bojan Bencic 10/24/2008 1:29:53 PM

Congratulations on your WIN, Jennifer. #6653825

Jessica Jenney 10/24/2008 1:31:06 PM

Congrats, Jen on your gorgeous winner! #6653838

Kerry Hill 10/24/2008 1:34:17 PM

Gorgeous portrait, Jen! Congratulations its very well deserved! #6653871

Stefania Barbier 10/24/2008 2:01:37 PM

congrats on your gorgeous win!!! #6654090

Rakesh Syal 10/24/2008 2:15:58 PM

My heartiest congratulations on this great win, my friend! #6654210

Debbra L. Bailey 10/24/2008 2:32:48 PM

Congratulations on your win Jennifer - WONDERFUL image! #6654323

Claudia Kuhn 10/24/2008 2:41:47 PM

Wonderful winner Jennifer, congratulations! #6654380

Gail Vitikacs 10/24/2008 2:43:27 PM

Fabulous! Congratulations! #6654391

Colette M. Metcalf 10/24/2008 2:56:38 PM

Congratulations!!!! #6654461

Denise M. Snyder 10/24/2008 3:02:14 PM

Congratulations Jennifer! Love your composition on this! #6654495

Michelle L. Frick 10/24/2008 3:07:56 PM

Congratulations on your gold Jen! You rock!! #6654537

Nadya Johnson 10/24/2008 3:18:11 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Jennifer!! #6654595

Max Aureli 10/24/2008 3:24:02 PM

Congratulation for your Winner!!! #6654636

Elida Gutierrez 10/24/2008 3:32:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "A Humble Thophy"


A Special Trophy for


"September Winners"

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Judi Morrissey 10/24/2008 3:48:13 PM

congrats on your well-deserved win! #6654877

Cindy Bendush 10/24/2008 3:55:07 PM

Beautiful as always Jen! Congratulations on this fantastic winner! #6654920

Jeanine M. Bailey 10/24/2008 4:39:20 PM

AWESOME WINNER JEN!!! CONGRATS!! :) #6655140

Sam Britt 10/24/2008 4:40:51 PM

Congratulations on this second place win, Jennifer! #6655147

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/24/2008 4:47:46 PM

Fantastic winner! Congratulations! #6655181

Ken Smith 10/24/2008 5:06:23 PM

Love the composition and lighting, Jennifer. Super work!! #6655289

Cindy Harter 10/24/2008 5:18:31 PM

So happy for your win :) !! #6655358

Margaret R. Barry 10/24/2008 5:22:56 PM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic winner, Jennifer! #6655380

Mukesh Srivastava 10/24/2008 5:52:01 PM

Itwas sure to WIN and got the Gold... Huge congrats Jenni!!!!! #6655481

Anna Diederich 10/24/2008 5:56:33 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer! #6655503

Girish Vaghela 10/24/2008 6:08:49 PM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful winner, Jennifer! #6655569

Jennifer L. Alder 10/24/2008 6:32:44 PM

THANK YOU to everyone who has left such sweet comments and to BP judges for selecting this as a winner. It is an honor to recognized amongst such a huge base of talent. You guys rock :) #6655656

Anita N. Hogue 10/24/2008 6:33:05 PM

So stunning ,Jennifer! Congratulations on your gorgeous win! #6655657

Daniella Puente 10/24/2008 7:18:43 PM

This make it to the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS Jennifer is so beautiful :))))) #6655840

Wendy Moghadam 10/24/2008 7:28:13 PM

Congrats on your very beautiful win! #6655899

Stephanie Frey 10/24/2008 7:34:29 PM

Congratulations on your winning image!! #6655930

Teresa A. Burnett 10/24/2008 7:42:33 PM

Fantastic!!! Congratulations Jennifer on the beautiful winner!! #6655954

Laurence Saliba 10/24/2008 8:38:50 PM

Wtg Jennifer!!!! Congratulations!!!! #6656144

Graeme Chow 10/24/2008 9:00:22 PM

Fantastic winner, big congrat Jennifer. You are consistent winners in BP. #6656254

frank w. degenhardt 10/24/2008 9:09:11 PM

Jennifer- Congratulations my friend on the winners gold for this beautiful portrait. Your work is an inspiration. Enjoy the moment. #6656296

Raymond Pauly 10/24/2008 9:44:49 PM

This was clearly outstanding all the way, Jenn! Big congratulations to you! #6656447

Angela Azzinnaro 10/24/2008 10:16:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Jen!!!!!!! #6656507

Ujjwal Mukherjee 10/24/2008 10:50:02 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful Winner,Jen!! #6656584

Sherry S. Boles 10/24/2008 11:11:24 PM

Congrats, Jennifer! #6656617

Dr. Harmeet Singh 10/24/2008 11:43:43 PM

Heartiest congrats for this beautiful winner.. #6656680

Max Aureli 10/25/2008 12:57:24 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic expressive Winner, Jennifer!!! :-) #6656798

Barbara Waldoch 10/25/2008 1:24:22 AM

Congratulations on your WIN, Jen! #6656869

Darryl Wilkinson 10/25/2008 1:25:18 AM

Hey Jennifer,
Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!!

Peace :) #6656873

Carol Teal 10/25/2008 2:01:44 AM

I am so behind on BP and to think I missed this wonderful winner (that was uploaded on my b'day, too). A belated congrats to you Jennifer! I hope to be able to participate more regularly before long, but right now I am working way too much to spend time on BP. If I ever start looking thru all the wonderful images, I totally lose track of time! #6656928

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/25/2008 4:22:26 AM

wow! you did it again, and again my friend! big congrats, keep it up! #6657147

Laurie Daily 10/25/2008 4:59:40 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Jennifer!

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Shannon D. Miller 10/25/2008 5:53:23 AM

Congratulations Jennifer! This is such a STUNNING photo and so deserving of this win! Shannon~ #6657368

Michael G. Marshall 10/25/2008 7:14:49 AM

Congratulations on your magnificent winner Jennifer! It's a wonderful image! Michael #6657763

Linda Blair 10/25/2008 7:45:44 AM

Congratulations on your Win!!!!! #6657926

Tiia Vissak 10/25/2008 8:10:33 AM

Congratulations! #6658054

Usman M. Bajwa 10/25/2008 11:32:55 AM

WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB. #6658825

Colleen Farrell 10/25/2008 1:49:27 PM

Wooohooo! WTG, Jennifer! #6659350

Debra R. Harder 10/25/2008 4:40:18 PM

WTG, Girl!! So HAPPY to see GOLD here!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Deb #6659722

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/25/2008 5:51:21 PM

This Surprises Me NOT One Bit!!!
Congratulations Jen!!!! #6659906

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/25/2008 6:16:05 PM

HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Jennifer!!!!! ♫ k #6659985

Renee Doyle 10/25/2008 6:31:59 PM

Very well deserved!!! BIG congrats Jen!!!! #6660063

Bill Knaps 10/25/2008 7:13:46 PM

Congrats on your well deserved win Jen. Bill #6660204

Bill Knaps 10/25/2008 7:13:48 PM

Congrats on your well deserved win Jen. Bill #6660205

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/25/2008 8:33:02 PM

Congratulations! Beautiful work Jen! #6660472

Robert K. Bemus 10/25/2008 11:10:13 PM

Congratulations on this Win, Jennifer!! #6660765

Deb Koskovich 10/26/2008 6:18:16 AM

Huge congrats on your great winner and also your finalists, Jen!! #6661938

Tarun Bose 10/26/2008 10:25:40 AM

Big congrats Jennifer for your excellent winner. #6662920

Eugenio Diaz 10/26/2008 10:44:43 AM

AWESOMe one more time Congratulations...WTG!!!! #6662989

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/27/2008 2:14:08 AM

Congratulations Jennifer on your Win.

Dominick #6665428

Mary Timman 10/27/2008 4:36:27 AM

Congratulations Jennifer...how beautiful! #6666066

Pat Gamwell 10/31/2008 8:48:38 PM

No surprise here, Jen! Absolutely exquisite! Big congrats, girl! #6690969

Julie Monacella 11/2/2008 11:20:56 AM

So very beautiful! Congrats on your win! #6697269

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Captured yesterday- natural light
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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 7/25/2008 3:42:11 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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