What's in my Pocket #2.

© Donna J. Taff

What's in my Pocket #2.

Donna J. Taff 4/29/2005 8:24:18 AM

Hey guy's I need an honest answer on this photo. What I want to know is it it too dark. And do you like it? #242752

Barbara K. Breitsameter 4/29/2005 8:31:50 AM

I LOVE IT!!! So charming and wonderful expression captured.

It's not too dark - IMO. The only thing is that I would change is slightly offcenter it, cropping a little on the left leaving more space in the direction he is looking. #1303618

Carla Metzler 4/29/2005 8:49:19 AM

I absolutely love this! What a great pose, expression, and sepia is a great choice, Donna!
Too dark for what? Computer viewing? I don't think so. However, it's possible it may be for printing. The only way I know to know for certain... is to try it. #1303680

Stacey A. Bates 4/29/2005 8:49:48 AM

I love the tones, and I don't think it is too dark either. Such a cute moment.
Since you asked, I study the image a bit and found a couple nit picky things, but please understand, I really love this photo and would have been very proud if I had taken it!!!
I would try the crop Barbara suggested, also where the light is hitting the pine needles to the right seems a bit gray and my keeps drawing my eye, you might try running a burn brush over it before converting, also in your conversion you have created a bit of a hot spot on his left foot. You can also try to run a sharpening brush with a very low opacity over his eye.

Cathy Gregor 4/29/2005 8:50:33 AM

What a beautiful portrait, Donna!
Very nicely done! #1303685

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/29/2005 9:10:34 AM

Very nice..Shelly #1303740

Jessica McCollam 4/29/2005 9:21:17 AM

So Adorable, Donna! Great shot!:) #1303765

Colette M. Metcalf 4/29/2005 9:40:35 AM

This is EXCELLENT, Donna!! I LOVE it!!! #1303824

Judy A. Lawhon 4/29/2005 9:51:56 AM

Oh Donna....I don't know about those judges, either....this is one of the cutest photos I have ever seen on BP.
It doesn't seem too dark to me...just great work!! JL #1303855

Donna J. Taff 4/29/2005 10:08:13 AM

Thankyou so much for the great comment's, Barbara, Carla, Stacy, Cathy, Shelly, Jessica, Colette and Judy!!!Thank's for the advice. I can crop it but I don't know how to use a burn brush or sharpening brush. #1303869

Jessica L. Richard 4/29/2005 10:18:42 AM

this picture looks great to me. I love it, too cute! #1303881

Paul Michko 4/29/2005 10:35:01 AM

I loved it befor and I'm lovin it again, Donna. #1303896

Tammy Scott 4/29/2005 11:04:13 AM

How cute, Donna! #1303934

Mellanie 4/29/2005 11:37:24 AM

This is too cute for words, donna! #1303953

Stan Kwasniowski 4/29/2005 12:08:24 PM

Donna, just a gorgeous image, you know as long as you like it, doesnt matter what anyone thinks, but I know what you mean

Stan Kwasniowski #1304028

Karen Bacon 4/29/2005 12:29:05 PM

I hope it gets the recognition it deserves this time!This is fantastic Donna! #1304072

Linda D. Lester 4/29/2005 12:32:59 PM

I think this is adorable! Great shot, Donna! #1304085

Dan Holm 4/29/2005 2:12:34 PM

Gorgeous treatment and presentation on this VERY cute and memorable shot, Donna!! #1304368

Theresa Marie Jones 4/29/2005 3:08:37 PM

Love the sepia tones! Cute boy and pants!! #1304509

Judy S. Fung 4/29/2005 3:36:09 PM

Very cute image, Donna! #1304573

Kerby Pfrangle 4/29/2005 3:42:14 PM

Donna this is a darling picture of this little boy. Love the sepia tones.

PRECIOUS..........Kerby #1304584

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 4/29/2005 4:42:47 PM

wow! I think this is it! great, fantastic, & excellent !! #1304721

Michael McCook 4/29/2005 4:48:32 PM

I love this shot! I looked at it in color in your gallery. I prefer this version. I agree with Stacey and Barbara on the cropping and the gray area on the lower right. Fix those few things and I think you'll have a winner!!! #1304735

Kara L. Hendricks 4/29/2005 4:54:01 PM

I know what you mean about the judges.. They over look my favorites every month.. oh well.. This is a WINNER in my book Donna.. This is the first time I've seen this so I don't have anything to compare it to.. But I love it!! The tones, the pose,, Such a sweet childhood moment captured.. Good luck with it this month!! #1304752

Goshka G. 4/29/2005 5:20:38 PM

It's the first time I'm seeing it too, Donna, and it's a winner in my book as well (though the cropping suggested could only improve it). And I am all for reentering our favorites because you just never know... #1304828

Gail Vitikacs 4/29/2005 5:26:47 PM

Donna, this is a magical moment that you both will remember! It is indeed rich in colors, contents, creativity, and composition. I believe you can see we all are supportative of this little jewel! #1304859

Jennifer Rennison 4/29/2005 5:43:45 PM

Adorable, Donna! He has such a cute expression, love the tones and doesn't look to dark to me! #1304902

Terry R. Hatfield 4/29/2005 6:05:21 PM

Hi Donna! Like Barbara Said A Crop Off The Left And A Smidgeon Off The Top!
Stacey Had A Great Idea Too With The Hot Spots,It Is a Great Photo And Should Do Well!I Dont Think Its To Dark Either, It Looks Great In Sepia!! #1304953

Donna J. Taff 4/29/2005 6:17:52 PM

Thankyou you all for the wonderful comment's and encouragement. I relly do appreciate it so much. #1304984

Mary K. Robison 4/29/2005 9:01:48 PM

Loved it in color, Donna ~ still love it in sepia. What a face!!
Best of luck with it! #1305290

Stephen Zacker 4/30/2005 6:44:10 AM

I really like it. #1306099

Donna J. Taff 4/30/2005 7:36:23 AM

Thankyou so much for the great comment's, Mary and Stephen!!! #1306222

Evy Johansen 5/21/2005 8:45:58 PM

Wow - adorable image, Donna! Many congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #1376209

Jim Kinnunen 5/21/2005 9:49:00 PM

Wonderful image and title, Donna! Congratulations:) #1376686

Muneer T. Al-Awami 5/21/2005 9:50:51 PM

Wonderful shot. #1376703

S J 5/21/2005 10:01:47 PM

Many Congratulations on this cute Finalist, Donna!! #1376810

Tammy Scott 5/21/2005 10:17:02 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #1376926

Jane Summa 5/21/2005 10:34:19 PM

Congratulations, Donna!! #1377051

Lori S. Aschbrenner 5/21/2005 11:10:24 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #1377359

Mary K. Robison 5/22/2005 3:03:41 AM

Donna, I'm so happy to see this grin among the finalists!!

Donna W. Neal 5/22/2005 4:31:55 AM

Congratulations Donna #1378312

Jessica L. Richard 5/22/2005 4:41:32 AM

congrats on being a finalist, this is a great shot and deserves recogintion. #1378383

Claudia Kuhn 5/22/2005 5:53:00 AM

Third time's a charm, congrats on your finalist!! #1378808

Judy S. Fung 5/22/2005 7:11:33 AM

Congrats, Donna!! #1379424

Donna J. Taff 5/22/2005 7:37:43 AM

Thankyou so much for the congratulation's, Evy, Jim, Muneer, Sanjay, Tammy, Jane, Lori, Mary, Donna, Jessica, Claudia and Judy!!! I did it!!! #1379560

Michael McCook 5/22/2005 8:44:17 AM

Congrats Donna, Good luck in the Finals. Looks like a winner to me! #1380038

Casey A. Hanson 5/22/2005 8:44:47 AM

Congrats to you Donna, on a very deserving finalist! :0) #1380043

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/22/2005 8:55:58 AM

Congratulations Donna, it is good to try and try again! #1380133

Terry R. Hatfield 5/22/2005 8:59:59 AM

Hi Donna!I Guess It Really Didnt Matter With The Judges After All:-)
Its A Great Image Any Way You Make It!
Congratulations On Your Finalist:-) #1380158

Rhonda Smith 5/22/2005 9:07:22 AM

Great image...I know I luv it!! ...Congratulations and good luck in the finals Donna! #1380205

Sandy Driscoll 5/22/2005 9:24:18 AM

Congratulations, Donna! This is utterly charming and unique! #1380337

Jessica McCollam 5/22/2005 11:05:38 AM

Congratulations, Donna! I am so happy to see this here!!! Good luck in the finals!:) #1380840

Deborah Sandidge 5/22/2005 11:07:33 AM

Precious, congratulations, Donna! #1380849

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor 5/22/2005 1:09:29 PM

It is a wonderful photo, Donna! Congratulations! #1381407

Carla Metzler 5/22/2005 3:15:08 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna! :D #1381907

Donna J. Taff 5/22/2005 10:15:55 PM

Thankyou all for the nice and sweet comment's; I do appreciate it so very much!!! #1383530

Jonna Bergström 5/22/2005 10:37:46 PM

Congatulations on this very beautiful finalist, Donna! #1383547

Donna J. Taff 5/23/2005 3:48:53 AM

Thankyou so much, Jonna!!! #1383988

Claudette Foote 5/23/2005 6:58:55 AM

Congatulations on this very beautiful finalist, Donna!


Donna J. Taff 5/23/2005 2:44:48 PM

Thankyou so much for the congratulation's, Claudette!!! #1386523

Kerby Pfrangle 5/23/2005 3:19:29 PM

Donna congradulations on your finalist.

Best of luck in the next round.

Job well done.

Kerby #1386632

Tammy McAllister 5/23/2005 4:54:08 PM

Looks like you worked your magic with the judges this time too. Great shot Donna!
Tootles #1386856

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/23/2005 5:36:04 PM

Very cute image Donna!! I'm glad you resubmitted!! #1386986

Karen Beri 5/23/2005 5:49:59 PM

I don't think it's too dark Donna, I just love it! Congratulations, well deserved :) #1387061

Donna J. Taff 5/23/2005 6:34:43 PM

Thankyou so much for the fantastic comment's and congratulation's, Kerby, Tammy, Donna and Karen!!!! #1387222

Leonard Pierce 5/23/2005 6:39:26 PM

Congratulations Donna!!! Wonderful image!...How could anyone NOT love it? Excellent work!! #1387241

Carol Brill 5/23/2005 6:56:21 PM

Donna, your hard work and persistence really paid off on making the finals with this charming image, congratulations and best of luck! #1387297

Donna J. Taff 5/23/2005 7:14:12 PM

Thankyou so much, Len and Carol for the nice comment's and congratulation's!!! I really appreciate it. I did try really hard, Carol to get them to notice this image because I love it and of course He's my Grandson!!!! #1387356

Dan Holm 5/23/2005 8:56:05 PM

Big CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist, Donna!!! #1387583

Donna J. Taff 5/23/2005 9:52:04 PM

Thankyou, Dan for the congratulation's; I appreciate it soo much!!! #1387713

Wendy Jones 5/24/2005 5:56:32 AM

Such a cute photo! Congrats on the being one of the finalists! #1389212

Donna J. Taff 5/24/2005 9:39:16 AM

Thankyou very much for the nice congratulation's, Wendy!!! #1390204

Diane Addonizio 5/24/2005 7:06:41 PM

Congratulations, Donna !! #1392590

Donna J. Taff 5/24/2005 10:30:46 PM

Thankyou very much, Diane!!! #1393248

Jennifer Rennison 5/25/2005 2:33:37 PM

So cute, Donna! Congratulations on your finalist! #1396277

Donna J. Taff 5/25/2005 6:34:05 PM

Thankyou very much for the congratulation's, Jennifer!!! #1397247

Brian Cassar 5/27/2005 6:17:22 AM

Another congratulations from me Donna. Well done! #1401652

Donna J. Taff 5/27/2005 9:36:01 AM

Thankyou very much , Brian!!!! #1402537

Theresa Marie Jones 5/27/2005 11:13:46 AM

A Big C from me Donna!
Congratulations on all of your hardwork!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1402767

Donna J. Taff 5/27/2005 7:30:14 PM

Thankyou so much for the nice congratulation's, Theresa!!! #1404159

Cynthia A. Gallo Callan 5/29/2005 5:29:20 PM

First, congratulations on your win!
Second - this photo is awesome! #1409180

Donna J. Taff 5/29/2005 6:17:14 PM

Thankyou so much for the nice comment's and congratulation's, Cynthia!!! #1409315

Roxanne M. Bubar 5/30/2005 5:08:17 AM

OMGOSH how precious is this. Love the expression. Love everything about this. Congratulations. #1410281

Donna J. Taff 5/30/2005 9:23:54 AM

Thankyou very much, Roxanne!!! You make me feel good! #1411538

Alisha L. Ekstrom 6/2/2005 7:58:32 AM

WOW Donna this is absolutely FABULOUS!! Congrats. I've been gone & boy this is definitely a wonderful capture!!!! Love the sepia!!!:) #1422568

Donna J. Taff 6/2/2005 11:54:38 AM

Thankyou so much for the great comment and congratulation's, Alisha!!! #1423264

Gail Vitikacs 6/4/2005 11:02:23 AM

Donna, sorry I missed this one! I LOVE this! Wonderful capture....you pulled it all together so nicely! #1430340

Donna J. Taff 6/4/2005 6:22:58 PM

Thankyou, Gail for the wonderful comment!! I tried really hard to get this one right because I love the way he was looking up. #1431209

Olivia Navarro 6/5/2005 9:26:51 AM

Donna, I LOVE this shot! And I imagine it's just as cute no matter how you present it but I really like the sepia tones on this one. Gives it such an old time feel. Congrats! #1432964

Sara Jensen 6/5/2005 10:15:50 AM

Love it, so often my favourite pictures of little boys are when they are just in overalls. I think it just is sort of "boy personified" or something. Like an outfit Penrod would wear. #1433055

Donna J. Taff 6/5/2005 5:52:06 PM

Thankyou so much for the Grande comment, Olivia and Sara!!! #1434182

Amanda Price 6/6/2005 10:58:48 PM

Donna, this is one of the cutest photos I've ever seen! Great title, great timing, great ps work! #1439408

Donna J. Taff 6/7/2005 8:05:09 AM

Thankyou very much, Amanda for the wonderful comment!!!! #1441281

Brian Cassar 6/22/2005 3:57:29 AM

Congratulations. Good luck for next round! #1503147

Gail Vitikacs 6/22/2005 7:17:37 AM

I knew it! CONGRATULATIONS on this adorable capture! #1504585

Donna J. Taff 6/22/2005 8:33:04 AM

Thankyou soo much, Brian and Gail!!! #1504981

Lori Carlson 6/28/2005 10:01:34 AM

This is so adorable Donna! What a cutie! Love the hand in the pocket. CONGRATULATIONS! :0) #1531265

Donna J. Taff 6/28/2005 5:12:18 PM

Thankyou very much for the wonderful comment, Lori!!! #1532625

Christina M. Brekke 7/7/2005 2:36:10 PM

very cute photo, worthy of an award for sure - chrissy, sweet pic #1567306

Donna J. Taff 7/7/2005 5:13:48 PM

Thankyou very much, Chrissy!!! He is cute and sweet too; but he is my Grandson!! #1567697

Karma Wilson 7/20/2005 8:12:11 PM

I didn't see this one. It's so cute I think it should have gone even farther than finalist!!!

Karma #1615778

Donna J. Taff 7/20/2005 8:40:29 PM

Thankyou very much for the wonderful comment on my Grandson! I'm kinda fond of this photo also. I actually entered it 3 times changing thing's every time and finally I got finalist. #1615820

Sandy Landon 9/13/2005 8:47:44 AM

Donna, I was just looking at your gallery and I saw this one and I had to comment!!! I love it!!! So cute!!! Perfect! I don't know what else to say except fantastic job!!!!! #1832266

Donna J. Taff 9/13/2005 10:02:38 AM

Thankyou very much, Sandy for the great comment!!!! #1832434

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 11/12/2005 10:18:20 PM

Adorable photo. Great colors,pose and composition. #2068435

Neva 11/13/2005 9:07:18 AM

I was browsing your gallery and this pic caught my eye above all others, I love it! #2069797

Donna J. Taff 11/13/2005 7:12:02 PM

Thankyou soo much for the great comments, Kara and Neva!!!! #2071436

Christina M. Brekke 11/13/2005 7:45:44 PM


Donna J. Taff 11/13/2005 9:15:07 PM

Thankyou very much for the wonderful comment, Christina!!! #2071798

Jillian Danielson 7/12/2007 8:42:16 AM

Another adorable photo,Donna! Too cute!! I do love the color! #4500687

Donna J. Taff 7/12/2007 11:08:49 AM

Thankyou soo much for your great comment and visiting my gallery, Jillian!!! #4501172

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I have entered this in color, in sepia and now I have worked on it adding a little bit of buzz and darkening it a bit. I hope I haven't darkened it too much. Everyone love's this picture but the judge's. It is one of my personal favorite's so I am trying again.

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