William F. Clair 7/28/2009 4:41:13 PM

You're good, but this one puts you over the top!!! #1160499

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi 7/28/2009 4:54:04 PM

This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Looks like an oil painting. The texturing is very, very good, Nick!! #7791631

Jessica Jenney 7/28/2009 4:55:27 PM

Absolutely stunning work, Nick! A fave! #7791636

Randy A. Myers 7/28/2009 5:45:08 PM

Nice image and great job on the textures. #7791807

A P 7/28/2009 6:19:39 PM

Stunning as always Nick and one for my favorite folder as well. Bravo!! #7791938

Julianna J. Collett 7/28/2009 6:39:05 PM

Beautiful textures - incredible light- fabulous old world look! #7792010

Kristi A. Howson 7/28/2009 7:54:30 PM

It just doesn't get any better than this matey. Everything came together to perfection here . I love're awesome Nick!!!! #7792229

Ruth Grimm 7/28/2009 8:34:45 PM

Wonderful image Nick!! We'll be seeing this again!! Gorgeous treatment! #7792310

Pat Gamwell 7/28/2009 10:15:24 PM

Mesmerizing, dramatic, powerful and a Grand Prize Winner! Right into my favs! #7792438

Lynne Morris 7/28/2009 10:43:55 PM

Breathtaking Nick, this is outstanding work and I am sure we will see it again. #7792454

Hendrik Storme 7/29/2009 3:59:01 AM

Fantastic work and image! WOW Nick! #7792882

Nikki McDonald 7/29/2009 5:00:55 AM

Beautiful lighting and tones and the texture is very nice. Wonderful job, Nick. #7793123

Nick Lagos 7/29/2009 5:02:07 AM

Thanks everyone for stopping by and particularly for your very kind words and comments #7793129

Sharon F. Morris 7/29/2009 6:54:57 AM

Amazing work Nick!! Love the effects and textures you have applied to this.
Gives it a beautiful old fashion feel. #7793557

Susan Fox 7/29/2009 9:49:22 PM

Perfection! I so want to learn how to light a portrait like this. #7795622

Datha Y. Thompson 7/30/2009 8:59:56 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Amazing work Nick!! straight to my Favs too :0) #7797153

Usman M. Bajwa 8/3/2009 3:11:54 AM

WOW.... Awesome portrait and light here, Nick. It has WINNER written all over it!. FAVED!

UB. #7809927

Karen Celella 8/17/2009 4:06:06 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Nick. It looks like an aged classic painting. I'd like a lesson from you on how to create such a masterpiece. It's a winner for sure. #7857961

Ruth Grimm 8/17/2009 5:18:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nick!! She's gorgeous!! #7858547

Debra R. Harder 8/17/2009 5:30:14 PM

This is amazing, Nick!! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!!! Deb #7858621

Michael G. Marshall 8/17/2009 6:23:59 PM

Beautiful finalist, Nick! Congratulations! #7859140

Nikki McDonald 8/17/2009 6:46:15 PM

Superb finalist -- should be a winner too, Nick. Congratulations. #7859365

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi 8/17/2009 7:13:58 PM

A very well deserved finalist hopefully a winner!! Congratulations Nick! #7859590

Karen K. Givens 8/17/2009 7:30:11 PM

Congratulations Nick on your finalist, what a beautiful portrait. #7859730

Evy Johansen 8/17/2009 7:31:59 PM

Outstanding image, Nick!! Huge congratulations on your finalist! #7859742

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/17/2009 8:07:04 PM

Stunning work Nick! Congratulations on your finalist! #7860035

Stefania Barbier 8/18/2009 12:19:12 AM

huge congrats on your GORGEOUS finalist!!! #7860708

Jessica Jenney 8/18/2009 4:59:04 AM

Congratulations, Nick on your spectacular finalist! #7861617

Wanda Judd 8/18/2009 5:02:43 AM

Nick, Congratulations...this is truly an outstanding shot...I am in awe of your texture technique... #7861635

Linda D. Lester 8/18/2009 5:31:12 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round! #7861772

Eugenio Diaz 8/18/2009 7:12:42 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Nick #7862393

A P 8/18/2009 7:36:59 AM

If this didn't get a finalist I would have yelled "recount" LOL CONGRATULATIONS Nick and I expect to see Gold in a few days. Best of luck but it truly deserves it. #7862517

Marilyn Cornwell 8/18/2009 7:44:45 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist - the textures are so subtle and so wonderful! #7862554

Colleen Farrell 8/18/2009 8:11:31 AM

Awesome work, Nick--congrats on your finalist! #7862701

Bill Houghton 8/18/2009 8:14:27 AM

Nick, this is an awesome image. I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Congratulations, Bill #7862719

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 10:29:03 AM

Exquisite, Nick! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7863286

Renee Doyle 8/18/2009 3:37:43 PM

Stunning light and textures Nick!!! Big congrats!! #7864322

Erica Murphy 8/18/2009 4:36:27 PM

Lovely work Nick! Congratulations! #7864601

Teresa H. Hunt 8/18/2009 5:10:48 PM

Stunning! Congrats on your Finalist #7864712

Barbara Waldoch 8/18/2009 5:56:08 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalists, Nick! #7864903

Susan Fox 8/18/2009 6:10:54 PM

Congratulations Nick! #7864954

Alex T. Mizuno 8/18/2009 7:16:29 PM

Thought it was by Da Vinci. LOL. Superb effect Nick! It's already a classic! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #7865169

Kristi A. Howson 8/18/2009 7:56:11 PM

Matey, this is one exceptional work of art and I'm so glad to see it here in the Finalists. Congratulations and I expect to see it in the Winner's Circle!!! #7865262

Linda L. Ruiz 8/18/2009 9:42:28 PM


Lynne Morris 8/18/2009 10:19:37 PM

Knew we would see this beauty again, hope we see it with gold pretty soon Nick, Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist. #7865501

Usman M. Bajwa 8/18/2009 11:01:26 PM

I repeat 'It has winner written all over it". CONGRATULATIONS on this extra-ordinary Finalist!!

UB. #7865576

Kristi A. Howson 8/19/2009 3:24:12 PM

BIG Congratulations Matey!!! Awesome seeing this beautiful work of art in the Winner's Circle!!! #7868846

Jessica Jenney 8/19/2009 3:54:55 PM

No surprise here! Congrats, Nick on a stunning win! #7869022

Renee Doyle 8/19/2009 3:58:29 PM

Definitely no surprise here!! Congratulations Nick!!! #7869049

A P 8/19/2009 4:16:25 PM

Ditto on the no surprise Renee. CONGRATULATIONS again Nick. Just awesome work!! #7869148

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/19/2009 4:38:42 PM

Beautiful portrait, Nick! CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved Winner! #7869289

Bob D. Hall 8/19/2009 4:39:43 PM

Great photo, great win, Nick! Congrats!! #7869295

Nadya Johnson 8/19/2009 6:15:39 PM

This is much like a priceless painting by an old Flemish master. Beautiful, Nick! Congrats again on another stunning winner! #7869758

Terry Cervi 8/19/2009 7:05:13 PM

Just beautiful, Nick! Congrats on your win with this beautiful portrait! #7869896

Evy Johansen 8/19/2009 7:51:22 PM

I knew!! :) BIG congratulations on another wonderful win, Nick!! #7870069

Max Aureli 8/19/2009 7:58:10 PM

Great work and Congratulations Nick on this fantastic Winner!!! #7870087

Debra R. Harder 8/19/2009 8:22:03 PM

No surprise here! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another SUPERB GOLD WINNER, Nick!!! Deb #7870189

Datha Y. Thompson 8/19/2009 10:00:06 PM

So Happy to see this get GOLD Nick!!! Gorgeous and just Perfect!! Congratulations to you Again :0) WTG #7870514

Hendrik Storme 8/20/2009 5:03:59 AM

Big congrats Nick! #7871194

Ruth Grimm 8/20/2009 7:26:41 AM

GREAT job, Nick! Congratulations! #7871753

Colleen Farrell 8/20/2009 8:52:02 AM

WTG, Nick! Big congrats on your win! #7872071

Tarun Bose 8/20/2009 10:38:45 AM

Big congrats Nick for your winner. #7872328

Pat Abbott 8/20/2009 3:36:03 PM

Nick, this is so beautiful! Congrats on your win! #7872954

Alex T. Mizuno 8/20/2009 4:51:05 PM

Congratulations Nick! This gotta be a winner!!! #7873085

Laurie Daily 8/21/2009 1:43:11 PM

Beautiful...another amazing winner, Nick! #7875322

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/21/2009 9:29:07 PM

Congratulations on your win! So beautiful Nick! #7876468

Paul C. Gazzanigo 8/22/2009 3:17:18 AM

Lovely Nick. A well deserved win. #7876860

Wanda Judd 8/22/2009 8:47:46 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win... #7877556

Gail Sullivan 8/22/2009 8:57:54 AM

This is so fabulous...congrats, Nick! #7877586

Carolyn McIntosh 8/22/2009 4:36:08 PM

Congratulations on your win . .. .and very well deserved at that. Just a gorgeous piece of work. #7878501

Usman M. Bajwa 8/23/2009 6:10:55 AM

So glad to see this win. CONGRATULATIONS on this really wonderful work, Nick!

UB. #7879781

JudyAnn Rector 9/2/2009 3:15:41 PM

Photobucket #7910321

Susie Peek-Swint 9/16/2009 3:47:09 AM

Many congrats Nick ~ fantastic image and effects! #7947002

A P 9/16/2009 6:23:00 AM

CONGRATULATIONS my friend for being featured in Digital Darkroom #78. #7947531

Kristi A. Howson 9/16/2009 7:06:17 AM

Fantastic seeing this in the Digital Darkroom newsletter. Congratulations matey!!! #7947670

Cary Rogers 9/16/2009 10:14:55 AM

CONGRATS on this marvelous Winner, and your feature in DD, Nick! It looks like a "modern" Dutch master portrait! #7948167

Dianna Murphy 9/16/2009 11:09:15 AM

Wonderful work, Congratulations on your feature DD work. Looks like a masterpiece painting. #7948266

James H. Enterkin 9/16/2009 3:26:56 PM

Great Job Looks like an old masters panting. #7948831

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/16/2009 8:50:02 PM

Outstanding Digital Darkroom featured image Nick! Congratulations! #7949594

Mary K. Robison 9/26/2009 4:32:55 PM

Perfect lighting, and great use of effects for this elegant portrait, Nick!
Congratulations on your DDR feature/Second Place Winner! #7986337

Fax Sinclair 10/14/2009 12:15:29 PM

A unique work of art!
PS IF you decide to put out a letter describing your technique there are many of us who would pay!
But I respect your creativity and right to keeping your artistic tools to yourself as well.
Aloha and mahalo for sharing your vision. #8037031

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/15/2009 7:16:18 AM

Congratulations Nick on your Win!!!

Dominick #8132902

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