Touch

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 9/6/2008 4:39:34 AM

You Have a Winner Here.....
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Melissa Olsen level-classic 9/6/2008 6:16:59 AM

I agree...winner....simply beautiful! #6418655

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/6/2008 6:54:16 AM

This is an incredible photo taken with great lighting, fine detail and terrific composition, Debbra!! This certainly shows a precious connection and is great for the MT!!

Hope you have a great baseball day!! #6418790

Jeanine M. Bailey level-classic 9/6/2008 8:35:20 AM

This is certainly MY pic as an MT winner!! One of my faves too!! In fact I NEED this one for Mattie!! :) I think you should add An Everlasting Touch of Love to the title because I think Gramps touched our lives in such a way that will live on for generations to come!!! Okay, made myself cry....can't help it though Gramps was pretty special person!!!

Hope you're winning today!!! :) #6419207

Shari Kelly level-classic 9/6/2008 8:53:02 AM

YOU KNOW I AM IN-LOVE WITH THIS---HOPE TO SEE IT GO FAR---WITH THE DESCRIPTION-IT MAKES IT EVEN MORE SPECIAL DEB...GREAT EDITING AS WELL---LOVE THE B/W...HIT A HOMER TODAY---Shari #6419287

Sherran Andersen level-classic 9/6/2008 9:48:43 AM

No real words to describe a photo as touching as this. Well done Debbra. Sherran #6419494

Amy E. Schneider 9/6/2008 10:14:53 AM

OUT of this WORLD!
Debbra this is amazing...terrific lighting and tones...I LOVE THIS!!!!!
I agree with everyone else you have a win in the bag with this one!!!
Excellent work my friend.
Amy:) #6419563

Jennifer L. Taranto 9/6/2008 11:33:20 AM

W I N N E R !!! love this - love the emotion, love the tones, love your angle, .... everything is Perfect!! #6419801

Shannon D. Miller 9/6/2008 3:42:00 PM

I'm with Jennifer on this one girl! Can you say another WINNER??? This is STUNNING! I am soooo....in LOVE with this photo! To be honest it makes me want to cry that's how touching and meaningful this photo is! I don't know what else to say, other than it is a thing of beauty! Shannon~ #6420627

Debbra L. Bailey level-classic 9/6/2008 7:48:18 PM

You have all blessed me soooo much by your commets on this image! I was disapointed when it did not get an EP last time, but I am even happier with it after the additional editing. Thank you ALL for you kind and encouraging words!!! #6421211

Chastity Abbott 9/7/2008 9:29:39 AM

I love images that are "real", this brought tears to my eyes...I love it!
I would love to see it again! WTG! #6423524

Chastity Abbott 9/7/2008 12:49:55 PM

What a keepsake this is -- and perfect for this month's them. I hope it wins. :) #6424439

Amber J. Skene 9/7/2008 2:10:03 PM

Just perfect in every way Deb. Gorgeous tones, fantasic comp, lighting, and POV. And so touching. A great MT entry. #6424795

Holly Hitchcock 9/7/2008 2:28:04 PM

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6424856

Amber J. Skene 10/22/2008 6:58:28 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!! #6639538

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 10/22/2008 7:29:14 PM

Congratulations Debbra! I'm so happy for you - this is a beautiful memory! #6639741

Angie Sidles level-classic 10/22/2008 8:13:14 PM

Big Congrats on this beautiful finalist Debbra! SO deserving!! :) #6640195

Jeanine M. Bailey 10/23/2008 5:22:24 AM

YEAH!!!!!!!!! I'm SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! You have to send this to LB to see!!!!!! :) WTG!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!! #6643640

Terri L. Scribner 10/23/2008 5:23:25 AM

Congratulations! This is a priceless capture and a winner for sure! #6643648

M.Christine Duncan 10/23/2008 7:46:00 AM

Debbra, such a moving and honoring image... congrats on it's finalist win!!! Stunning work my friend! Blessings! #6644805

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/23/2008 7:54:19 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Debbra! An amazing image! #6644897

Amy E. Schneider 10/23/2008 8:00:56 AM

Yeah for you Deb! I love this portrait, I'm so glad it is going further in the contest for you.
Congratulations!!!!!!
Amy:) #6644970

Max Aureli 10/23/2008 9:18:41 AM

Great composition and congratulations for your Finalist, Debbra!!! #6645849

Shannon D. Miller 10/23/2008 9:38:07 AM

YUP!!! I knew we would see this one again girl it truly has WINNER written all over it!!! CONGRATUALTIONS!!! Shannon~ #6646022

Eugenio Diaz 10/23/2008 4:35:49 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful and well deserved finalist #6648414

Shari Kelly level-classic 10/23/2008 7:49:24 PM

!!!CONGRATS GIRL!!!

I am smiling a huge smile for you...
I love this image---reminds me of the CREATION image..have you ever seen it...
I knew this would make it---HOPE TO SEE A WINNER---LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! Shari #6649533

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/23/2008 8:39:52 PM

Wow.. this is an awesome Finalist. Congrats.

UB. #6649773

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 10/24/2008 7:46:16 AM

Congratulations, Debbra on your well deserved Finalist photo. Awesome photo. #6652223

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 10/24/2008 9:51:32 AM

IT'S A WONDERFUL EXPOSURE.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINALIST.

KARU. #6652934

Amber J. Skene 10/24/2008 1:38:29 PM

Congrats on your winner! #6653911

Agnes Fegan level-classic 10/24/2008 1:50:43 PM

Beautiful ... congratulations on your winning photo !!! #6654010

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 10/24/2008 1:52:52 PM

Congratulations on going gold Debbra - this is such a beautiful tribute!! #6654029

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 10/24/2008 1:59:14 PM

Beautiful winner Debra..congratulations!! #6654073

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/24/2008 2:25:21 PM

Heartiest congratulations on this amazing win, my friend! #6654283

Amy E. Schneider 10/24/2008 2:43:33 PM

Yeah for gold!!!!
Way to go Deb you deserve it this is a great photograph...Congrats my friend.
Amy:) #6654393

Shannon D. Miller 10/24/2008 2:49:40 PM

I knew we would see this amazing photo again girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!! On this amazing win and most deserving win! Shannon~ #6654421

Shari Kelly level-classic 10/24/2008 2:53:30 PM

S:o)M:o)I:o)L:o)I:o)N:o)G:o)...hey do you see me smiling...

THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING IMAGE DEBBRA---LOOKS LIKE A SCULPTURE THE MORE I LOOK AT IT...SO VERY PROUD OF YOU...Shari #6654439

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/24/2008 2:59:22 PM

Gorgeous!!!
Huge congratulations on your new GOLD badge!!!
Smiles, Lisa #6654478

Elida Gutierrez 10/24/2008 3:59:49 PM

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "A Humble Thophy"



A Special Trophy for



"September Winners"

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Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/24/2008 4:25:21 PM

congrats on your gorgeous win!!!

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Jeanine M. Bailey 10/24/2008 4:36:12 PM

YEA! YEA! YEA! YEA! YOU KNOW I'M HAPPY ABOUT THIS WINNING!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! :):):):):):) #6655121

Sam Britt level-classic 10/24/2008 4:55:05 PM

Congratulations on this second place win, Debbra! #6655222

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 10/24/2008 5:15:25 PM

Congratulations!!!! #6655346

Daniella Puente level-classic 10/24/2008 7:29:59 PM

BIG CONGRATS on this wonderful and priceless favorite of you and many more Debbra!!!!!!!!! GREAT WINNER :)))))) #6655910

Carmody Baker level-classic 10/24/2008 7:57:12 PM

I love this. Great Job!!!
Carmody #6656010

Debbra L. Bailey level-classic 10/24/2008 8:13:45 PM

Thank you ALL for your encouraging comments, your thoughts, your congrats... I appreciate them all! You are all so inspiring! #6656046

Sherran Andersen level-classic 10/24/2008 8:42:35 PM

Congrats on your win Debbra... one of my favourites. Sherran #6656164

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 10/24/2008 9:34:26 PM

Debbra- A fitting tribute to your husbands grandfather. I know he would be proud. I am to of your work. Congratulations my friend. Enjoy and savor the moment. #6656403

Max Aureli level-classic 10/25/2008 6:39:54 AM

Congratulations for this Winner Debbra!!! #6657586

Terri L. Scribner 10/25/2008 7:10:30 AM

Told you this was a WINNER! #6657743

Holly Hitchcock 10/25/2008 7:49:44 AM

Not surprising, Debbra. I LOVED this when I first saw it!!! Congratulations!! #6657943

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/25/2008 12:10:37 PM

WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB. #6659046

M.Christine Duncan 10/25/2008 1:06:40 PM

YEEEEEESSSS! Congrats Debbra on this wonderful win... I had no doubts m'dear! #6659191

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/25/2008 10:10:48 PM

Congratulations on your win Debbra, how sweet! #6660699

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 10/26/2008 6:26:02 PM

Congratulations on your winning GOLD, Debbra! It's well deserved!! #6664287

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 10/27/2008 2:40:42 AM

Congratulations Debbra on your Win.

Dominick #6665517

Debbra L. Bailey level-classic 10/27/2008 5:31:11 AM

Thank you to everyone for their congrats! I am so thankful for all of the encouraing, kind and talented friends I have made on Betterphoto! #6666310

Rick Clark level-classic 10/27/2008 4:42:36 PM

Debbra - What a wonderful family image, well done! #6669257

Debbra L. Bailey level-classic 10/27/2008 5:28:39 PM

Thank you Rick! #6669459

Ron Evans level-classic 10/29/2008 2:47:03 PM

I'm not the most emotional person but this is truly gripping. It cuts to the core and I think it's one of the best examples in this genre I've seen. I am particularly drawn to the texture and grit of the grandfather's hand. It tells a story, or allows for me to develop one on my own which is truly special. Wonderful capture and congrats! #6679947

Ron Roberts level-classic 11/7/2008 1:42:21 AM

ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE BEAUTIFUL GALLERY...RON... #6719190

Debbra L. Bailey level-classic 11/15/2008 4:03:22 PM

Thank you Ron and Ron! I really appreciate your comments! #6759613

Dr. Harmeet Singh level-classic 11/15/2008 10:19:01 PM

Very beautiful image and dedication..This really deserved to be a winner.Congratulations.. #6760527

Maria A. Gonzalez level-classic 11/16/2008 6:00:18 AM

Wonderful moment you capture here.This image has a lot of feelings to it.The old and the young,the size difference,all around a wonderful photo and intimate moment.Congratulations Debbra. #6761490

Denise M. Snyder level-classic 11/22/2008 1:19:05 PM

Debbra... I was just looking at your gallery and this amazing image just jumped out at me... congrats on this most deserving winner... what a touching, wonderful image this is... definitely going into my favs! #6789894

Laura E. Swan level-classic 1/30/2009 2:49:32 PM

This is better than great. We will see this again!!! -Laura #7107267

Rod Partington level-classic 2/8/2009 12:30:59 PM

Fantastic picture here,Debbra! Congrats on the awards,totally deserves it! You really have some awesome images in your gallery! #7142321

Esther R. Tinz level-classic 4/3/2009 1:11:26 PM

Came across this image while checking out your gallery - beautiful - just beautiful! #7368473

Shelia Earl level-classic 3/17/2010 6:04:12 AM

Debbra,

I just saw the photo that was on SnapShot and went to your site to see your other work. This is the most beautiful photo! It tells such a story. Even though you won months ago, I could not help but write and tell you how much I love this photo.

Shelia Earl #8461282

Debbra L. Bailey level-classic 9/7/2012 9:55:08 AM

OK, I am so cheating on this month's challenge! This is by far my favorite image of hands :) It is my now deceased Grandfather in law (My husband's, mom's dad) and Bean's daughter Mattie when she was very little. Gramps was a Nascar driver and a bus mechanic, and I just love the deep dark wrinkles on his skin :) #10312979

Jeff E Jensen level-classic 9/7/2012 10:21:26 AM

Well, I'll allow it cause it is freakin fantastic! #10313036

Michael J. Kelly level-classic 9/7/2012 10:44:00 AM

Such a powerful image. Well done! #10313068

Teresa H. Hunt level-classic 9/7/2012 3:33:43 PM

Deb, this is an amazing image!! I love it :) #10313406

Beth Spencer level-classic 9/7/2012 7:29:26 PM

Amazing!! I love it!! #10313596

Anthony L. Mancuso 9/7/2012 7:41:24 PM

That is an amazing shot Deb...congrats on the well deserved gold...that must have been an oversight that it didn't get an EP the first time you entered it.. #10313609

Dale Hardin level-classic 9/7/2012 9:26:18 PM

Simply wonderful Deb. A true winner, and a welcome and winning entry for the challenge. #10313688

Rita K. Connell level-classic 9/8/2012 5:26:20 PM

totally awesome debra, well deserve of the gold indeed. I hope your sister or brother has this hanging in their home. #10314696

lisa anderson level-classic 9/8/2012 6:52:02 PM

Beautiful shot :) #10314765

Debbie E. Payne level-classic 9/9/2012 1:09:35 PM

It's already been said. A very compelling and emotional image. A very deserving image as well as perfect for the challenge. #10315752

Peter W. Marks level-classic 9/10/2012 8:45:04 AM

No words for this one Debbra. Way too thought provoking. #10316859

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This image is of my husband's grandfather who passed away this past May at 96 and our niece when she was under a year old. I submitted this the day after he died. I worked on this some more, and I am resubmitting it into the MT. I am hoping it does better this time, bec. it is one of my favorites. :)

Cropped, added contrast, converted to black and white using B's Vanilla Filter.

My first Saturday, and I am playing in a softball tournament all day today! Our school is in our local Battle of the Businesses - Although I have played all my life, I have NOT in many many months...I am going to be just a little sore tomorrow!!!

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 80.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 9/6/2008 4:19:34 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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