Laura Clay-Ballard 4/6/2005 5:29:53 PM

wow! Tracy, this is a GREAT portrait. It almost looks like it's been painted. Did you do anything to it other than just shoot it? #233424

Tracy D. Siermachesky 4/6/2005 5:35:48 PM

Thanx. Besides cropping and converting to b/w, I softened his skin just a touch and dodged the eyes a little as well. For added drama I darkened the outside edges for sort of a vignette. #1234293

Susana Ms Heide 4/6/2005 5:38:54 PM

Your lighting is BEAUTIFUL! And so is the little subject! #1234299

Laura Clay-Ballard 4/6/2005 6:02:01 PM

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your technique with those of us who are just learning! #1234352

Linda Proctor 4/6/2005 6:19:19 PM

Wonderful portrait! Love the lighting on him Excellent! #1234395

Omar Segura Segura 4/6/2005 6:24:34 PM

Excellent portrait Tracy!!!! The light, the expression of the boy, ...., everything is excellent. Keep up the good work! #1234405

Michelle B. Prince 4/6/2005 7:51:54 PM

Fantastic, I love it. Your lighting is great. How many lights did you use? Any lighting tips you would like to share would be greatly appreciated. I'm struggling with mine. #1234555

Melissa L. Zavadil 4/6/2005 9:29:11 PM

You captured the spirit of this little boy! Just wonderful and, the lighting is superb! #1234702

No Info 4/7/2005 7:34:30 AM

This is beautiful! I love the BW tone! What type of settings did you use when converting? I can't seem to get mine to look like this! #1235777

Tracy D. Siermachesky 4/7/2005 11:15:45 PM

Michelle, I used 3 lights--one with softbox camera right and one with umbrella just behind me, and one with grid spot lighting the backdrop. Hope that helps. It's amazing how you learn something new after every try. Lesley, with this particular image I converted to duotone, then adjusted curves, levels, and sharpened. Thanks everyone for all your wonderful feedback. #1237532

Lori S. Aschbrenner 4/8/2005 4:00:43 AM

This is a GREAT portrait, Tracy! Love the dramatic lighting... and that expression is priceless! #1237961

S J 5/21/2005 10:23:23 PM

Many Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Tracy!! #1376976

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/22/2005 4:41:01 AM

congrats on your finalist, tracy! #1378376

No Info 5/22/2005 6:29:55 AM

Congrats, Tracy! I love this one! #1379125

Lori S. Aschbrenner 5/22/2005 10:47:03 AM

Congratulations, Tracy! #1380740

Susana Ms Heide 5/22/2005 12:41:45 PM

Congrats Tracy!! I'm glad this portrait made it to the finals! Good luck! #1381301

Linda Proctor 5/22/2005 3:19:30 PM

Congrats Tracy! #1381922

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