© Amber J. Skene


Lisa Hott 2/28/2009 5:51:58 PM

This picture is so beautiful Amber!! Wonderful job, I love it! #1090624

Mario Rocafuerte 2/28/2009 5:56:38 PM

Beyond the remarkable technical achievement, a gorgeous model. Beautiful !! #7227159

Angela Azzinnaro 2/28/2009 8:37:40 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Amber!!!! It went straight into my favorites!!!! ADORABLE!!!!! #7227415

Stefania Barbier 3/1/2009 11:03:55 PM

what an expression, winner in my books! #7231224

Debbra Bailey 3/2/2009 8:38:13 AM

OOOOH - look at that look!!!! This is great Amber! Love the contrast, comp and expression!!! #7233136

Robyn A. Terrell 3/2/2009 7:06:31 PM

Goodness...this is just too adorable! What an awesome picture! Love the expression and tones, Amber. #7235305

Carrie M. Groseclose 3/2/2009 8:20:44 PM

I LOVE this, Amber! What a priceless expression - so adorable! Wonderful tones and perfect in BW! #7235475

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger 3/2/2009 9:06:08 PM

How sweet, Amber! She is adorable. I love the tones and her expression is just priceless. :0) #7235538

Amanda O. Cannon 3/3/2009 10:08:03 AM

I agree with everyone....Great tones, lighting and pov. LOVE That pricless expression...............Shes GORGEOUS! #7238158

Walter H. Wiesbeck 3/3/2009 2:47:34 PM

Beautiful B&W capture,Amber! #7238973

Patrick Rouzes 3/3/2009 8:35:32 PM

Amber, you have the most adorable children!!! I get an instant smile whenever I see those beautiful big brown eyes!!! The expression here is just priceless!!! Exceptional work again,my friend!!! Wish I had more time to look at all your work!!! #7239902

Jeanine M. Bailey 3/4/2009 6:03:43 AM

Hi Amber!!! I JUST LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE THIS!!!!! :):):):) That look is just too cute for words!!!!!! :) LOVE your tones too!!! :) Great work!!!!! :) #7241570

Betsy Labuschagne 3/4/2009 7:19:24 AM

What everyone else said :) This is tooo cute, LOVE that adorable expression, GREAT WORK AMBER!!! #7241892

Stephanie Laird 3/4/2009 12:10:05 PM

What a beautiful little girl. Great capture! #7243168

Dianna Murphy 3/4/2009 4:01:51 PM

Sooo cute, those eyes, wow. #7244102

Sarah G 3/4/2009 7:39:15 PM

This is so GREAT Amber. I love the expression. A lot of times you want the eyes to speak into the camera, but here that would have been a big mistake.

I love the edit into b/w too it really you keeps you focused on her instead of side tracking you with color.

(When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls! ~Ted Grant)

P.S. I found out today that they are giving me a 30 day trial period. The carrot they are dangling. LOL!! #7244693

Nina Shields 3/7/2009 11:45:02 AM

Amber, I love how you've captured her very pensive mood; wonderful pose, yielding a great story telling image; what a precious subject and I agree, the B&W presentation really keeps all of the attention on her, eliminating any possible distractions; outstanding portrait! #7255278

Max Aureli 3/7/2009 6:28:10 PM

Beautiful expression of this lovely girl, Amber!! Great pose and gorgeous BW tones!!! #7256362

Debbra Bailey 3/25/2009 9:55:37 AM

Congratulations Amber! #7327400

Stefania Barbier 3/25/2009 10:01:35 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!! #7327414

Betsy Labuschagne 3/25/2009 10:17:16 AM

Huge Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Amber!!! #7327537

Max Aureli 3/25/2009 11:39:24 AM

Congratulations Amber!!!! :-)) #7328507

Eugenio Diaz 3/25/2009 12:05:43 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!!! #7328721

Patrick Rouzes 3/25/2009 1:07:54 PM

Yesssssss, Amber, CONGRATULATIONS on this ADORABLE finalist!!! Hope it gets gold too!!! #7329303

Janet McNeil 3/25/2009 6:35:31 PM

And her waiting patiently paid off!! WTG!! Beautiful Finalist Amber, and best of luck in round 2!!! #7331627

Amber J. Skene 3/25/2009 7:00:32 PM

Thank you everyone! I just happened to look over at her watching Hannah as I was doing Hannah's pictures. I just LOVE her expression in this one. Thank you all for your friendship and support. #7331796

Jeanine M. Bailey 3/26/2009 4:16:17 AM

Hey Amber!! CONGRATS on your finalist!!! :):):) This is SUCH a CUTE shot!!! :) Good luck in the next round!! :) #7333447

Jennifer L. Taranto 3/26/2009 6:31:21 AM

HUGE congrats on this adorable finalist!!! #7334031

Wendy Moghadam 3/27/2009 5:34:27 PM

Adorable! Congrats on your finalist! #7341921

Sam Britt 3/28/2009 6:06:35 PM

Congratulations, Amber! #7346023

Amanda O. Cannon 3/31/2009 5:46:50 AM

Congrats girl. This is Gorgeous #7355742

LAUREL E. RIFFEY 4/30/2009 5:30:41 PM

Congrats on being a finalist! This is a superb picture! #7470219

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My youngest daughter trying to patiently wait her turn for me to take her picture.

RAW, ISO 400, 1/100 sec, f4, 50 mm lens, studio lights

All feedback, advice, and comments are welcome and much appreciated!

Thanks for looking!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 2/28/2009 5:39:40 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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