Dear God...

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 11/17/2009 3:13:29 PM

Flowers? What a beautiful shot!!! #1206340

Elida Gutierrez 11/17/2009 4:23:36 PM

LOL Linda, that's what happen when you copy part of the photo description from another one. #8139981

Robert Jensen level-deluxe 11/17/2009 6:08:32 PM

Stunning portrait - this is superb #8140290

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/17/2009 8:06:50 PM

A keepsake, lovely lighting and pose Elida! #8140604

Timothy Guay level-deluxe 11/18/2009 6:20:33 PM

The lighting and composition make this a classic image to cherish forever!
- Timothy #8143204

Kara L. Hendricks level-deluxe 11/21/2009 1:48:49 PM

I saw you got POTD at DIC with this and came over to BP just to make sure you had entered it into the HOPE theme... It's perfect Elida... It's gotta go gold!! #8151008

maria Warren 12/15/2009 2:32:28 PM


maria Warren 12/15/2009 4:09:04 PM

A very Big CONGRATS to you Elida for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I see this image winning First Place..


Michael Umbreit level-deluxe 12/15/2009 6:26:36 PM

Elida - Congratulations on your finalist! Beautiful! - Mike #8219937

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/15/2009 7:50:15 PM

Absolutely amazing Elida! Congratulations! #8220484

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 12/15/2009 7:51:06 PM

CONGRATZ Elida on this very beautiful Finalist! Good Luck in the next round!

UB. #8220492

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/15/2009 11:53:02 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8221424

Katarina Mansson 12/16/2009 4:02:36 AM

Beautiful - congratulations Elida! #8221913

Karen Celella level-deluxe 12/16/2009 7:52:14 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Elida. This brings back so many warm memories. #8222822

Christian Rosito level-deluxe 12/16/2009 9:36:33 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Excellent finalist!! I would love to see this one receive the gold! #8223238

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 12/16/2009 10:04:23 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Elida! I love it! #8223329

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 12/16/2009 1:19:50 PM

Congratulations, Elida, on your beautiful portrait finalist. #8223892

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 12/16/2009 3:25:41 PM

Congratulations, Elida on this most beautiful image and finalist! #8224160

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/16/2009 5:52:06 PM

Very nicely done, Elida. Congrats to you!! #8224737

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 12/17/2009 8:03:35 PM

Congratulations on the win, Elida. I know this one will make you particularly happy and I'm so very pleased for you. Well done! #8228163

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 12/17/2009 8:16:47 PM

Congratulations, Elida on your gorgeous win! #8228268

Christian Rosito level-deluxe 12/17/2009 8:24:05 PM

So well deserved, congrats again Elida!! #8228307

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 12/17/2009 8:57:06 PM

Big congratulations on this wonderful winner Elida!!! #8228443

Jayne Martin level-deluxe 12/17/2009 10:35:57 PM

This is so very beautiful! Congratulations on the well-deserved capture! #8228625

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 12/17/2009 10:45:40 PM

WTG Elida. CONGRATZ. on your outstanding Second Place GOLD Win. Seasons Greetings too!

UB. #8228651

Katarina Mansson 12/17/2009 11:06:48 PM

Excellent - congratulations Elida! #8228684

Tiia Vissak 12/17/2009 11:10:25 PM

Congratulations! #8228693

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/18/2009 12:28:55 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!! #8228830

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 12/18/2009 2:18:48 AM

Congratulations Elida on your Win!!!

Dominick #8229051

Kara L. Hendricks level-deluxe 12/18/2009 3:26:06 AM

You know I love this one Elida... A HUGE...

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #8229176

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/18/2009 4:09:52 AM

Congrats, Elida! #8229326

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 12/18/2009 5:28:17 AM

Congrats on your beautiful GOLD winner Elida!!!!! #8229569

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 12/18/2009 5:42:36 AM

Congratulations, Elida on your win... I hope you make it back to BP to enjoy it, and continue sharing your photos with us! #8229607

Elida Gutierrez level-deluxe 12/18/2009 6:55:23 AM

What an amazing surprise, I feel so blessed not just for this win, you know that this picture is very important to me, but I also feel blesses for having so many wonderful friends. WITH ALL MY HEART THANK YOU!!!! #8229779

Karen Celella level-deluxe 12/18/2009 8:30:39 AM

Huge congratulations on your gold winner Elida! #8230074

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 12/18/2009 9:07:11 AM

WTG on this incredible win, Elida!!! :-) k #8230210

Graham Robards level-deluxe 12/18/2009 9:27:24 AM

Beautiful Elida, you captured ths moment so wonderfully well, you must be a proud mother. ~Pat #8230283

Anne McKinnell 12/18/2009 10:07:58 AM

Congratulations Elida!! What a beautiful subject with perfect lighting. #8230411

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/18/2009 11:02:53 AM

Stunning Elida, I'm so happy for your win, congratulations! #8230528

Tammy Espino 12/18/2009 12:10:58 PM

Congrats!!! :) #8230714

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/18/2009 1:19:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing WINNER, Elida! WTg! #8230921

Timothy Guay level-deluxe 12/18/2009 2:49:13 PM

- Timothy #8231118

Timothy Guay level-deluxe 12/18/2009 4:38:15 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Award Elida. A very well deserving win for this Photo. Iím so very happy for you. Great job. I thought this would have won 1st Place or Grand Prize, but Great Gold Award None the less.

Merry Christmas to You

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 12/18/2009 5:50:41 PM

on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231573

Tammy L. Newcomb level-deluxe 12/18/2009 6:23:30 PM

I knew if you re-entered this photo it would place. I thought it should have been first the first time I saw it.

So a huge congrats to your wonderful image.

I see you have some really nice shots entered into the December contest....

Tammy #8231644

Dianna Murphy 12/18/2009 7:21:13 PM

Gorgeous tones and light. Congratulations on your marvelous image and much deserving winner! #8231785

Claudine Grove 12/18/2009 7:59:11 PM

Congrats on your win with this beautiful portrait! #8231906

Michael Umbreit level-deluxe 12/19/2009 6:55:06 AM

Elida - Congratulations on your winning image! It is priceless!! - Mike #8232893

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/19/2009 6:56:08 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your gold winner Elida!

jo ann c. #8232899

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 12/19/2009 7:43:13 AM

Just gorgeous, Elida. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD. #8233060

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/20/2009 5:34:06 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Elida. #8234730

Elida Gutierrez 12/20/2009 11:24:34 AM

Thanks for the so wonderful comments, Brian, makes me so happy that someone would chose it for first place or Grand Prize, Since the moment we did it -my daughter and I- it is "The Grand Prize" in my heart.
And Tammy, it wasn't a resubmit maybe you thought that because it has been in so many places that looks that is been so long since the first time you saw it, but thank you, I thinking on resubmit it on the people category, but I'm no sure yet, maybe in a few months. #8235402

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 12/22/2009 12:24:22 AM

Wonderful image and MT winner Elida! Congratulations! #8238780

Susana Ms Heide 12/22/2009 10:43:13 AM

Elida, this image is so powerful and beautiful at the same time!! The solemn expression, the b&w, the lighting, the glow.... every detail adds up to perfection! This win couldn't have gone to a nicer person! I'm very happy for you! Many CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #8239881

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 12/22/2009 8:13:15 PM

Beautiful, Elida! Congratulations on your win! #8240728

Dr Silly 3/7/2013 3:41:42 AM

Going though my favorites and saw this, still love it. :O) #10599599

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November 17, 2009

Have you wondered what the children ask God?
If only our souls where like theirs, this world would have neither wars nor borders, only peace and love.
My best wishes for all, today and forever.


My daughter did her First Communion last May, and finally did the portrait a few days ago because her godmother has a very busy life.


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Exif: F Number: 4.6, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: reserved, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 23.00 mm, Model: E-410

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