Waiting... to Grow Up

© Susana Heide

Waiting... to Grow Up

Dr Silly level-classic 2/9/2010 10:05:20 AM

Made me think of a young man in Paris. LOL Well done. :O) #1236848

Tess L. Yee 2/9/2010 10:56:44 AM

Charming image, Susana. Wonderful colors! #8369009

Vickie J. Jenkins level-classic 2/9/2010 12:07:01 PM

A wonderful portrait of this beautiful young man. #8369161

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 2/9/2010 1:25:21 PM

Charming portrait... love the colors, pose and title, Susana! #8369285

Michelle Alton level-classic 2/9/2010 4:55:40 PM

I could see this as a fashion ad in a high end magazine. Extraordinary work. #8369593

Susana Heide level-classic 2/9/2010 5:13:22 PM

Well, thank you all so much for the positive reviews :o) I took this several years ago and still remember the session with this little boy as a very pleasant experience. He was very cooperative and sweet through the whole thing :o)

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Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic 2/9/2010 5:39:21 PM

Marvelous background and a charmingly dressed little boy. A beautiful work... #8369703

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 2/9/2010 6:09:11 PM

Great portrait shot. I thought a B&W treatment might be better, but the background colors go really well here. Well done! #8369802

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/9/2010 9:43:26 PM

Wonderful composition, treatment and title, Susana!

UB. #8370106

Max Aureli level-classic 2/10/2010 6:24:19 PM

Really nice setup on a wonderful portrait, Susana!! #8372718

Susana Heide level-classic 2/12/2010 4:36:39 PM

Thank you for the kind messages Bonnie, Randy, Usman and Max!! Randy, I actualy converted it to b&w to try it and preferred the color version. But I do have 2 or 3 images of this same set-up in my gallery that are in b&w! I like it when people make suggestions! Thanks Randy! #8377333

Steve Reffey level-classic 2/27/2010 6:04:29 PM

Wonderful shot Susana, I love it. #8421035

Susana Heide level-classic 2/28/2010 9:29:13 PM

Thanks so much Steve!! :o) #8423058

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/7/2010 4:32:24 PM

This is my favorite of your February entries, Susana. The tones were among the first things that attracted my attention so I'm glad you left it in color. I love the flat smooth look -- it works with the set-up as well as with his solemn expression and adult pose. Great job. You have several other portraits that I like a lot -- you're so creative and I'll bet your clients love working with you. However my runner-up for favorite was not a portrait -- it was 'Button Up'. The colors, texture and composition are wonderful. #8438300

Susana Heide level-classic 3/10/2010 8:24:53 AM

Nikki, your comments are always so well thought out and worded! I always look forward to them :o))) And I am especially grateful to you for taking so much time since I personally often don't have the time to make such detailed comments! Thanks a million Nikki for the effort you put into this monthly favorites activity!!! Greatly appreciated!! :o) #8445549

Anne M. Young 3/26/2010 7:31:11 PM

Congratulations - super finalist!This is such a perfect title Nikki. The little boy looks so innocent but poses like a real man! #8485647

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/26/2010 7:42:16 PM

Well you have to know how happy I am :) So glad they recognized the merits of this terrific image, Susana. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8485712

Robert Jensen level-classic 3/26/2010 10:03:43 PM

Congrats on this finalist - great image and superb lighting #8486030

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/27/2010 8:16:46 AM

So glad to see this image among the finalists, Susana. Congratulations. #8487146

Debra R. Harder level-classic 3/27/2010 9:12:25 AM

WOW, Susana! This is amazing! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8487346

Elida Gutierrez 3/27/2010 5:17:18 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL FINALIST!!!
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Renee Doyle level-classic 3/27/2010 11:05:39 PM

True Susana style !!!! Big congratulations on this excellent capture and deserving finalist!! #8489167

Nick Lagos level-classic 3/28/2010 2:06:16 PM

This is real quality imagery Susana...good luck #8490677

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/28/2010 9:32:05 PM

Awesome!!! Big congrats on this most deserving winner Susana!! #8491917

Pat and Graham Robards level-classic 3/28/2010 9:54:10 PM

EXCELLENT Susana, congratulations on your second Place win. WTG!Pat #8491987

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/28/2010 10:29:47 PM

So sweet Susana! Congratulations on your win! #8492033

Jennifer L. Alder 3/29/2010 12:56:31 AM

A work of art! Congrats, Susana! #8492222

Max Aureli 3/29/2010 1:21:51 AM

Congratulations Susana!!!! Yes it's a work of art this great Winner my friend!! Great portrait!!! #8492300

Eva Ferrière 3/29/2010 1:43:38 AM

Congrats on your winner, Susana! BEAUTIFUL work! #8492317

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/29/2010 3:05:50 AM

This is a superb winner, Susana. Ver hearty Congratulations to you! #8492424

Tressie Davis level-classic 3/29/2010 4:19:07 AM

Timeless and beautiful Susana, congrats! #8492668

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 3/29/2010 5:21:54 AM

WOW!!! What a beautiful portrait Susana! Congrats on your Winner!!! #8492976

Amy M. Wilson 3/29/2010 5:23:55 AM

Big congratulations on your excellent Second Place win, Susana!!! #8492987

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2010 7:33:48 AM

Congratulations on the win, Susana!! #8493484

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/29/2010 7:58:49 AM

Lovely! Congrats!! #8493573

Bunny Snow level-classic 3/29/2010 8:18:47 AM

You are one of the few people that really understands how to pose and light portraits, Susana. I love the back and foreground, the softness of the tonality. The composition and DD treatment is wonderful and perfectly done.

How can one so pretty be also so talented?

Congratulations on your win, Susana. #8493661

Debra R. Harder level-classic 3/29/2010 8:23:23 AM

I love this, Susana! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8493690

Sonya L. Hatfield-Hall level-classic 3/29/2010 10:50:34 AM

Stunning image and a well diserved win. Congratulations. #8494189

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 3/29/2010 11:20:01 AM

I have loved this since the first time I saw it, Susana. Huge congrats on this much deserved GOLD. #8494246

Mark Dodge 3/29/2010 2:34:42 PM

WTG, Susana! Congratulations on your gold here :o) Wonderful work! Well done! #8494830

Gerri R. Jones level-classic 3/29/2010 7:17:19 PM

A beautiful and classic portrait Susana! Congratulations on your win! #8495723

Tommy E. Burgess 3/29/2010 10:48:01 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding win Susana!!! #8496153

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/30/2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #8496299

Susana Heide level-classic 3/30/2010 11:15:58 AM

I hadn't even gotten the chance to thank you all for the many congrats on this finalist when the button turned gold and those congrats came in! So a BIG THANK YOU to each one of you for the generous compliments! I'm super EXCITED!!!!! :o))) #8497909

Nadia Paul level-classic 3/30/2010 1:58:10 PM

Wonderful portrait Susana - congrats on your win! #8498167

Dianna Murphy level-classic 3/30/2010 5:02:44 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner!!! #8498573

David M. Montero level-classic 3/31/2010 10:47:09 AM

This is so beautiful and so well done on so many levels. I could look at it for hours and see something different and appealing every minute. Wonderful work Susana. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing it. #8500606

Sharon Day level-classic 4/2/2010 9:24:03 AM

It's hard to follow up on a compliment like Dave left. This is certainly another one of your superb children's portraits, Susana! Congratulations!! #8505143

Susana Heide level-classic 4/2/2010 11:46:27 AM

You guys have been all said such nice things about this image and I'm truly honored! When I looked through all the finalists in the people category this month and mine was among them I thought: "There's no way my image could end up in the winner's circle because there are so many STELLAR portraits for the judges to pick from". So I feel very fortunate to have gotten this spot! It could just as well have been someone else's 2nd place win :o)) Thanks again to all of you for the kind compliments! I'm done my speech now... LOL... #8505493

Nick Lagos level-classic 4/6/2010 6:45:05 AM

Yes...but yours was quite unique... originality is hard currency at BP... a good and fair win Susana #8514415

Susana Heide level-classic 4/13/2010 9:10:26 AM

Well that is a fantastic comment to receive, Nick!! Made my day :o)) Thank you!! #8531768

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1/125 sec
f/7.1
ISO 100
Studio Strobes
Category: People



Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Uploaded on 2/9/2010 8:12:39 AM

Keywords: #beret #boy #brown #face #pillar 


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