Portrait of a Child

© Janet S. Jonas

Portrait of a Child

Susana Matos 3/2/2005 8:28:20 AM

this is simply OUTSTANDING!!!!This is the kind of photo you can sell, and sell, and sell, ....... absolutely wonderful!
CHeers from Portugal, Su #220548

Olivia Navarro 3/2/2005 8:30:26 AM

This is so beautiful! Great job! #1143127

Margot Petrowski 3/2/2005 8:39:16 AM

This is a stunning portrait!!! I've seen your others of this gorgeous child and all I can say is WOW!! #1143139

Cynthia M. Wiles 3/2/2005 8:41:35 AM

Stunning!!! This is soooo beautiful!
Cindy #1143142

Julie K 3/2/2005 8:43:20 AM

Gorgeous!! Love this one! What a beautiful child! #1143145

Kara L. Hendricks 3/2/2005 8:51:44 AM

Oh Janet.... WOW!!! #1143155

Carla Metzler 3/2/2005 9:02:49 AM

There is something mesmerizing about this beautiful portrait. Perhaps the look of seriousness you have captured on this young child's face. Perhaps the brown tones that make those blue eyes so noticeable. I don't really know what it is that keeps drawing me back to look again. But I do know that you have done a marvelous job on this! #1143171

Teresa P.Pelaez 3/2/2005 9:53:44 AM

Beautiful portrait! #1143215

Cindy Paquette 3/2/2005 10:30:47 AM

Wow! OUTSTANDING Portrait!! You have beautifully captured the intrinsic quality of this child's beauty, her innocence and her soul. Just an incredible portrait Janet! Congrats on this! #1143241

Kathleen Clemons 3/2/2005 11:02:36 AM

Just so beautiful, Janet! #1143306

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/2/2005 11:13:32 AM

Beautiful Janet! #1143323

Deb Brown 3/2/2005 11:32:25 AM

SO LOVELY! The tones are wonderful and this child is beautiful...you have captured her innocence so very well! #1143344

Roger Bernabo 3/2/2005 2:29:59 PM

Tremendous portrait! The softness of lighting, the childs expression all are so perfectly done. One of the veyr best I have ever seen. #1143572

Judy S. Fung 3/2/2005 3:27:37 PM

Very beautiful portrait, Janet!!! #1143695

Mary L. Graham 3/2/2005 3:36:03 PM

beautiful portrait & beautiful little girl Janet =) #1143725

Marsha S. Smith 3/2/2005 3:47:40 PM

This is so beautiful and so is the child. She looks like an angel from a time long ago. Love the vintage dress and the sepia tones, but the best thing about this is that face. #1143758

Mike Brookshire 3/2/2005 3:49:26 PM

This is a wonderful portrait

Jayda E. Maher 3/2/2005 4:29:40 PM

I am a new member and a photographer in training. This is an amazing portrait and what a absolutely stunning subject Thanks for sharing it with everyone #1143841

Terry R. Hatfield 3/2/2005 4:45:19 PM

The Lighting Is Fantastic Janet,It Really Sets Those Prety Eyes And Smooth Skin Off Well:-)Great Job! #1143871

Casey A. Hanson 3/2/2005 5:43:19 PM

Wow! This is superb in every way! Wonderful job Janet. I know we'll be seeing this again. Wow again! :0) #1143974

Bobbie Davis 3/2/2005 6:03:19 PM

WOW is right!!!! Oh my goodness, this is just absolutely STUNNING! She is just a beautiful litle girl and the colors and the lighting are fantastic! AWESOME job.... #1143998

Keisha Sandusky 3/2/2005 6:11:50 PM

This is just breathtaking! Excellent job...wow! :) #1144016

Jim Kinnunen 3/2/2005 7:24:54 PM

Beautiful, Janet!!! #1144169

Christy C. Snodgrass 3/2/2005 9:11:47 PM

What an angelic face! Perfect mood lighting. Over all outstanding.

Debra Booth 3/3/2005 5:18:35 AM

A truly captivating portrait, Janet! Outstanding! #1144902

Graham Jones 3/6/2005 3:19:04 AM

My goodness Janet! Simply one of the best portraits I have ever seen. The quality is simply staggering.....

Well done, really well done.

regards, Graham #1150924

No Info 4/21/2005 6:33:33 AM

Congrats on being a finalist, Janet! This is absolutely gorgeous! #1274698

Casey A. Hanson 4/21/2005 6:33:35 AM

I'm so glad To see this here! Should be Grand Prize in my opinion! Awesome portrait and congratulations Janet! :0) #1274700

Graham Jones 4/21/2005 7:02:53 AM

Deserved recognition Janet. I've sent a link of this picture to photographers I know and they all love it. Good luck on the next round. I suspect the results will be favourable.

regards, Graham #1274919

Joline Frazier 4/21/2005 10:39:10 AM

Congratulations. This is a true classic. #1276504

Lynn Crawford 4/21/2005 10:51:30 AM

Wow I missed this beautiful portrait, and just saw it today, Congrats on being a finalist, it is definitely a winner :) #1276563

Joannie Bertucci 4/21/2005 4:14:17 PM

Janet, I believe this is the most beautiful child portrait I've ever seen! Your model has an unearthly quality to her spirit that you've captured for all of us to adore!
Congratulations on an amazing portrait! #1277747

Jennifer Jones 4/22/2005 2:32:02 AM

Congratulations on your placement, Janet. The tones and lighting on this portrait are amazing... well done! #1279357

Debra Booth 4/22/2005 4:35:14 AM

Congratulations on your win, Janet! #1279779

Casey A. Hanson 4/22/2005 7:09:48 AM

Congratulations on your win, Janet! I still think it should have been top choice, but hey...LOL Well done and beautiful win! :0) #1280495

Patricia A. Kuniega 4/22/2005 8:12:42 AM

Positively breathtaking. Even the thumbnail knocks your socks off! I concur with all before me... this is quite special and is most deserving of top honors! Congratulations Janet! #1280750

Jill Flynn 4/22/2005 8:49:44 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Janet! This is an absolutely beautiful and stunning portrait! #1280844

Nicole Grimsley 4/22/2005 9:29:52 AM

Beautiful child, beautiful portrait! Congrats on Second Place. Well deserved! #1280991

Claudette Foote 4/22/2005 9:29:57 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Janet! Positively breathtaking for sure.. #1280992

Marsha S. Smith 4/22/2005 11:44:40 AM

Congratulations, Janet - This is just so beautiful! #1281447

Nancy Grace Chen 4/22/2005 12:29:17 PM

A timeless shot. It's so simple, but the expression, lighting, and beautiful child come together to make an extraordinary portrait. Congratulations.

Nancy #1281642

Judy S. Fung 4/22/2005 12:31:36 PM

Congrats on your win, Janet! #1281652

Carla Metzler 4/22/2005 3:55:14 PM

Congratulations on your win, Janet! Marvelous job on this mesmerizing and beautiful portrait. #1282096

Monika Sapek 4/22/2005 4:13:19 PM

Beautiful portrait, Janet! Many congratulations!

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 4/22/2005 4:29:26 PM

Stunning portrait, Janet, congratulations on a much deserved win! #1282178

Terry R. Hatfield 4/22/2005 4:30:08 PM

Hi Janet! I Should Be Viewing This As The Grand Prize Winner!Its Just That Good Very Well Done:-) #1282179

Toni Hopper 4/22/2005 4:37:43 PM

Wonderful portrait. How did you get the vignetting in the corners? This is just lovely! Congrats! #1282195

Janet S. Jonas 4/22/2005 9:37:22 PM

I am so flattered that "Portrait of a Child" has received such wonderful comments. I always hope that others see in an image the same things I do. My little model "Hannah" was just 21/2 years old at the time I shot this. I must say that it was a very simple shot. Usually the most beautiful images are the most simple. I let her choose a dress out of some that I have for photo shoots. She selected this one, much too large for her tiny frame, but she thought it looked just like a princess dress so who was I to argue with her. The fact that she was just 2 1/2 years old meant that her attention span was very limited so our session only lasted about 10 minutes before she lost interest. The lighting was very simple. large ceiling to floor windows on her right. We were very close to them, no direct sunlight just good light. The backdrop was about 7 feet behind her and I used my nikon d1x and an 85mm 1.4 lens. #1282643

Cesar J. La Rosa 4/23/2005 12:39:02 AM

You have certainly made her dream come true, Janet. She IS a princess in this beautiful portrait. It reminds me of a William A. Bouguereau painting.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved WINNER!!! #1282734

Leonard Pierce 4/24/2005 3:46:41 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win!!! #1287669

Julie Turner 4/24/2005 7:02:41 PM

Janet, I think this photo deserved better than 2nd place, but I do wish you congratulations! It is absolutely stunning! I agree with all the other BP members and their comments especially that this photo just draws you back to it. The lighting and the coloring are perfect, and the little girl is adorable. Congratulations! #1288136

Nancy Donnell 4/25/2005 4:55:11 PM

Wow, Congratulations. This knocked me out. Simple and elegant. #1291053

Dolores Neilson 4/26/2005 3:44:59 AM

Yep...I agree. Should be the GRAND!!This is phenomenal portraiture!! I'd love to know the technique in getting this coloring. And that child?? Well, I wish she was mine! What an adorable model! Though I already have four (daughters), another this precious would certainly be wonderful ;)!! CONGRATS JANET!! Wish I had taken it! #1292071

Kathleen R. Struckle 4/28/2005 6:32:50 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on your win!! #1301707

Peggy Wolff 5/4/2005 3:30:58 PM

This is a stunning portrait! Congratulations on a very well deserved win! #1319886

Tina L. Folsom 5/4/2005 6:15:21 PM

That is Phenomenal!!!! I love it. She's truly gorgeous. What incredible eyes. #1320235

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 12:26:30 PM

Janet this is very beautiful.

Soft pretty colors and wonderful model.

Kerby #1390645

Niels Sandal 3/5/2006 11:41:38 AM

Beautiful portrait! I keep looking at it. #2499524

Ronald F. Fischer 5/29/2006 3:00:26 PM

One of the best portaits I have seen! Awesome capture!! #2829043

Kombizz Kashani 11/18/2006 3:56:42 AM

beautiful sweet portrait with good lighting, pose
KOMBIZZ (Kambiz Kashani) #3600294

Jennifer L. Dixon 7/27/2007 8:50:28 AM

Beautiful young sweet girl! Great picture. #4567963

Kombizz Kashani 7/27/2007 10:19:41 PM

NOT SURE, why I receive this link about your image in my private email.
As I can see here, I RESPONDED to your beautiful sweet capture on
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from Kombizz (Kambiz) K.
on 11/18/2006 3:56:42 AM

So I wonder if ..... #4570161

Helen N. McHugh 8/14/2007 1:08:23 AM

The eyes have it! Such a mesmerising capture, Janet!Truly beautiful! #4644583

Janet S. Jonas 8/14/2007 7:17:47 AM

Thank you Helen for the nice comment on my image. It is much appreciated. #4646160

Eleanor Lasta 6/18/2010 6:09:36 AM

Wow, this image is really compelling! Great job! #8702867

Brenda f. Andrew 12/11/2010 6:01:38 AM

what a beauty!! great capture, it's simply wonderful! #9092517

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available morning light. 85mm at f3.2 1/80th sec. iso 200

Uploaded on 3/2/2005 8:24:31 AM

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Camera: Nikon D1X Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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