© Lavone Vannoy


Uploaded: July 24, 2006


*August Finalist*

Turned to a sepia tonal black and white for an aged look. Full frame. 18-55mm lens.

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Lavone Vannoy July 24, 2006

Please give any advice on this photo if you see any improvements to be made. My intent is an old or aged antique look. With an old fashioned feel to it. All comments appreciated! Thanks!! #490604

James Whitbread July 25, 2006

I think you have done a wonderful job,very nice portrait.....:)Kind Regards James Whitbread #3074026

Pat Gamwell July 25, 2006

You have definetly achieved your goal, Lavone! This is absolutely fabulous! #3074059

Bill Wyatt July 25, 2006

Gorgeous portrait, love the tones and pose. Excellent work Lavone! #3074669

Colette M. Metcalf July 25, 2006

Beautiful portrait, Lavone!! #3075389

Tressie Davis July 25, 2006

Oh Lavone, this is gorgeous! Love the "aged" look, and her pose and expression are priceless! #3075621

Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006

Thank you so very much, James, Pat, Bill, Colette, and Tressie!! All of your comments and CC mean the world to me!!! :) #3076089

Chastity Abbott July 25, 2006

This is so pretty! I love how she has that stare in her eyes, an the use of her arm as a prop!! Your tones are brilliant and the clothing is a nice slip dress!!! Very pretty!! #3076189

Manuel Barrera July 25, 2006

It is a beautiful portrait, Lavone. #3077513

Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006

Thank you so very much Chastity & Manuel!!! :) #3077623

July 25, 2006

Oh, this is stunning!!!!! I just can't say enough. This portrait really stands out and is memorable. She is a beautiful child! #3078532

Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006

Thank you so very much Betsy! Your CC means a lot! #3078551

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 25, 2006

This is wonderful Lavone!! I love the expression and the B+W is stunning!! <>< #3081276

Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006

I appreciate your nice comments Nancy! Thank you so much!!! :) #3081329

Datha Y. Thompson July 25, 2006

Very "old fashion" feeling.. I Love This Lavone!!! Excellent!!! #3081592

Lavone Vannoy July 25, 2006

Wow~ Datha, thank you so very much! That is exactly what I was trying for. I appreciate your comments!! :) #3081601

July 26, 2006

Great job Lavone, this is absolutely beautiful! #3086849

Lavone Vannoy July 26, 2006

Thank you so very much Reine!!! You are so kind!!! :) Have a wonderful evening!!! #3086860

Rachel E. Slepekis July 26, 2006

Beautiful shot! The little girl is really lovely, and the setting works really well!
I totally agree with Datha T. on this, very old fashion in feel. Looks quite a bit like a pic I have of a Great-Aunt/cousin(don't ask me which), from the turn of the last century, that looks very much like this.
Again, well done : ) #3087085

Lavone Vannoy July 26, 2006

THAT is completely what I was going for! Thank you SO very much for saying that! It makes me feel good to know how people "see" my work!!! I wish I could find an old antique frame with glass that bulges outward. It would be perfect for it. Don't you think?? #3087131

Rachel E. Slepekis July 26, 2006

I think an antique glass frame would be beautiful! I hope that you find one : ) #3087410

Lavone Vannoy July 26, 2006

Thanks, Rachel! I hope so too. If you ever see one...drop me a line if you get a chance! Have a beautiful evening!!! :) #3087420

Jenny Bosmans July 27, 2006

Excellent portrait capture, Lavone! And a beautiful girl too! :) #3087905

Lavone Vannoy July 27, 2006

Good-afternoon, Thanks Jenny!!! I really appreciate your kind CC on my work!!! :) Have a wonderful day! #3090184

Candy Avera July 27, 2006

I think this is a wonderful portrait. Love the background and the reclining position. She's a stunning model. I would clone out the extra catchlight in the left eye. Not that noticable until you blow up a pic. I've had to redo enlargements for that reason alone. #3090466

Lavone Vannoy July 27, 2006

WOW~ Candice, THANK YOU so much for noticing that for me!!! I will do just that! You don't know how much your honesty and CC means to me! That's exactly what we are all here for. To learn to better our photography, in skill and in practice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I have been a "natural light" photographer for years and it is quite different in many ways than studio lighting. Studio lighting is new to me and I am taking baby steps to get everything right. Thank you so very much for pointing that out for me!
I'm sure your advice will save me time and money!!! :)

Have a wonerful day~ And THANKS again!!! :) #3090536

July 27, 2006

Nice sepia tones and they work so well with that background! Her eyes are really talking here! #3090651

Lavone Vannoy July 27, 2006

Good-afternoon Trula!
Thanks for lovely CC on my work. I like to show many sides and expressions of my subjects. And she conveyed just the perfect look for this old-fashioned style photograph.

It's funny, my father, when he saw this photograph said "it looks very old fashioned but she seems so non-expressive...I love it when she smiles"...I said yeah, I do too, but have you ever seen an old fashion antique photograph where someone is smiling? And he laughed and said smiling "No, I quess not."
I thought that was funny too. #3090812

Candy Avera July 29, 2006

Funny you should say that about your father. I get that a lot from my mom. A friend and I have decided that it's a generational thing. Their generation wants only smiling portraits. (Or is it that they just can't stand to see their grandchildren looking serious.) Personally, I love the look! #3098386

Lavone Vannoy July 29, 2006

Thanks Candice!!!
Yep, I think so too. I think a lot of people are "pre-programed" to like and want only smiling photos...and if they don't or can't achieve getting the "perfect" smile in a photograph, that it wasn't good.

I am a huge fan of seeing ALL sides of children's personalities captured! :)
They all many sides to them and I hope to capture them all. Some of the best photos I have seen of kids have been a funny expression or seeing part of their personality exaggerated in a capture. These are the ones that tug at your heart and make you smile!

Thanks again Candice!! I really appreciate it!!! I love hearing others encounters and stories too :)

Have a beautiful day!!! :) #3098501

Tiffani S. LaNeave July 29, 2006

I love this Lavone! I love that she's not smiling. It truly adds to this in my opinion. Your composition, catchlights and tones are fantastic. Beautifully done! #3099135

Lavone Vannoy July 29, 2006

THANK YOU Tiffani!!!
ME TOO! :) I think it adds volumes to it too. Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate your comments! :)

Have a beautiful weekend!!! :) #3099265

Daniella Puente July 31, 2006

Wonderful portrait, well composed and the sepia tone works really good! #3106332

Lavone Vannoy July 31, 2006

Good-afternoon, Daniella!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my work!!! I also appreciate you visiting my gallery and leaving comments behind!! :)

Connie J. Turner August 04, 2006

Very nice, I love the set up! #3125510

Lavone Vannoy August 04, 2006

Many thanks to you Connie!!! :) I appreciate you taking the time to comment! :) #3125595

TS August 17, 2006

Your work is beautiful. I love this image. #3177871

Wende Trew August 26, 2006

Big Congrats Girlfriend!!! I am sooo proud of you!!! Great job!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!! #3218262

Chastity Abbott August 26, 2006

YAY!!!!!!! I am soooo happy to see this one win!!!! Gorgeous and congrats!!! #3218272

Megan p August 26, 2006

So beautiful and utterly timeless!!! Congratulations Lavone and a very deserving Finalist!!! #3218445

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3218474

Datha Y. Thompson August 26, 2006

BIG BIG Congrats!!! Love this!!! #3218760

Denise M. Snyder August 26, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Lavone! #3218839

Sharon King August 26, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #3219472

Suzy Betancourt August 26, 2006

I knew this photo was going to win!
I just love to be right all the time.
:) Almost always. Congrats.

Suzy #3220055

Kimberly J. Whipps August 26, 2006

Wonderful image Lavone, congratulations. #3220199

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 26, 2006

Congratulations Lavone!! <>< #3220231

Lavone Vannoy August 26, 2006

Thank you ALL so very very much! I'm very excited to have another finalist! It is quite an honor :)

Have a beautiful day!!!! :) #3220245

August 26, 2006

Wow Lavone! You did it again, congrats!! :o) #3220352

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 26, 2006

Congratulations on this lovely finalist Lavonne!!

Erica #3220539

Sherri Gorman August 26, 2006

Congratulations Lavone. #3220612

Tressie Davis August 26, 2006

I'm glad the judges recognized this one - I fell in love with it when I saw it the first time. Congrats!! #3221040

Candy Avera August 26, 2006

YEEEEEE HAW Girlfriend! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you!

Candy #3221561

Pat Gamwell August 26, 2006

Well deserved! Big CONGRATS! #3222115

Jane M August 26, 2006

Big congrats Lavonne! #3222253

cj patterson August 26, 2006

congrats lavone!! I am so happy to see so many of "us" here in the finalist round!!! this is beautiful! #3222263

Nadya Johnson August 26, 2006

Beautiful, Lavone! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #3222624

Tracey R. Hart August 26, 2006

You did it. This could be my grandma. You are absolutely right on with the expression. I've been blessed to be the keeper and scanner of both of my grandparent's photograph collections. All of the children have this expression, none of them are smiling in studio portraits, neither are the adults. One of my grandmothers was a complete ham and her grandfather had a camera at home, so I do have a lot of snapshots of her smiling but that was at home in the 20's and 30's.

Great portrait! #3222751

Manuel Barrera August 26, 2006

Congratulations Lavone #3223068

jennifer B. short August 26, 2006

I too love the expression and the choice of sepia. This is beautiful and congrats to you. A well deserved finalist. #3223514

Lavone Vannoy August 26, 2006

Thank you all so kindly for your wonerful praise and encouragement!!! :)

Have a beautiful day!!! :) #3223522

Petra Roth August 27, 2006

Lavone', this is GORGEOUS!!!! Big, big congrats on your well deserved finalist! I'm so happy for you :) Wonderful job all the way! #3223944

Lavone Vannoy August 27, 2006

Mornin' Petra my friend!!! Thank you sooooo much!!! Congratulations to you too!!! :) #3225155

Elizabeth Beaudoin August 27, 2006

Absolutely Beautiful Lavone! Congratulations to you! #3226241

Tracy Jones August 27, 2006

Congrats to you :-) This is really beautiful! #3226770

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 27, 2006

Congratulation on great capture and finalist, Lavone. #3227043

Susi Lawson August 27, 2006

Great job on this Lavone, really beautiful! I wish you the very best in the finals!! Congrats! #3227274

Diane M. Rosoha Granger August 27, 2006

Congratualations Lavone! Best of luck in the finals. #3227907

Bill Wyatt August 27, 2006

Congratulations, on your wonderful finalist, Lavone! #3228570

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic August 27, 2006

Congrats on this finalist, Lavone...I think you achieved exactly the look you were going for...Great job!! #3228900

Dawn Leslie August 28, 2006

Congrats on this beauty Lavonne! #3230585

Carolyn Foster Spano August 28, 2006

Congrats Lavone!!! You so deserve this.. What an amazing image. I love it in the B&W tones. Awesome. Good Luck!!!! #3231229

Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Good-morning!!!! A HUGE "Thank You" to all of you for your kind support!! I really appreciate your comments as well!!! :)

Have a beautiful day! :) #3231321

Tonya Shackelford August 28, 2006

Congratulations, Lavone, on this beautiful image!!! :) #3231740

Tiffani S. LaNeave August 28, 2006

YAY! Many congrats to you Lavone!!!! #3234212

Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Thank you SO much Tonya and Tiffani!!! :) I am very tickled to have a finalist! #3236989

Chastity Abbott August 28, 2006

Congrats to you!!! So proud of you and so happy for you!!! MANY MANY MORE....only I have my fingers crossed for you to get *Gold* :o) #3237006

Carol Teal August 28, 2006

Congrats Lavone! I have not waded through all the finalist photos yet so did not know this one a winner! Everything about it is wonderful! :) #3237014

Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Thank you both Chastity and Carol!!! It means the world :)
I am very happy. There are a lot of REALLY gorgeous photos out there! I am grateful :).... Thank you ALL very very much! Your support is very heart warming!!!!!!!! :) #3237025

Carol Teal August 29, 2006

Lavone, I sent you an email tonight, wanted you to know because sometimes they don't make it where they should! :) #3237288

Lavone Vannoy August 29, 2006

Thank you Carol. I replied straight away this morning :)
Thanks again!!! :)

Have a beautiful day!!!!!!! :) #3238669

Stephen Zacker August 30, 2006

Wonderful and Lovely portrait. Congratulations #3244357

Lavone Vannoy August 30, 2006

Thank you so kindly Stephen! #3244504

Amy JACKSON August 30, 2006

Wonderful portrait, Lavone!! Great work! Congratulations on your finalist award! #3247302

Lavone Vannoy August 30, 2006

Thank you SO much AMY!! :) #3247325

Peggy J. Maguire September 10, 2006

Lavone,improvment No.To me it is a fantastic job and the subject is outstanding...Peggy #3291036

Lavone Vannoy September 11, 2006

Thank you so much Peggy! :) #3295922

Kenneth Mucke September 27, 2006

Congrats on a beautiful finalist #3372039

Susi Lawson September 27, 2006

Huge Congrats on this beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3372083

Lavone Vannoy October 15, 2006

Thanks Kenneth and Susi!!! :) #3452424

William F. Clair November 10, 2006

WOW!!!! #3570561

Lavone Vannoy December 28, 2006

Thank you!!! :) #3748182

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