Uploaded: August 28, 2006


Very low evening light. I loved the shadows I got naturally, so I played on that in the conversion.

Exif: FNumber: 10, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.0025, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Please feel free to leave any advice or constructive criticism. And ALL comments are very welcome. Thank you so much! #512146

Wende Trew August 28, 2006

This is AWESOME B&W!!! I love the tones in this!!! FANTASTIC job!!! #3236342

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 28, 2006

WOW Lavone!! Nicely done! Excellent play with the conversion & loving those shadows. SUPERB comp!! AWESOME;) #3236456

Andy Robinson August 28, 2006

Great image! #3236616

Chastity Abbott August 28, 2006

Beautiful beyond words! I have so much I could say about this. You captured the true her...beautiful & perfect!!!
Love the details in this and the conversion is brilliant!!! LOVE the detail in the hat and how you got every single texture detail...her peaceful relaxed look...perfect!!! LOVE the location....awesome job!!!! A awesome black and white~ #3236830

Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Thank you Wende, Alisha, Andy, and Chastity!!

She was watching cattle play in the evening shade. And Bass were jumping in the pond. It was sooo peaceful. The pond is out in the middle of nowhere on private land. You could hear nothing but the sounds of nature. It was so calming and tranquil. A very nice change from the fast-pace life we live in today. We didn't want to leave :) #3236927

Datha Y. Thompson August 28, 2006

I LOVE this shot Lavone!! Its a Beautiful and peaceful as you describe it makes me want to be there!! I LOVE all your images!! TRULY BEAUTIFUL Gallery you have girl!! They just keep getting BETTER and BETTER... :0) #3237043

Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Thank you Datha!!! I LOVE your mini-pic too!! :) My favorite!! #3237050

Tracey R. Hart August 28, 2006

I love it. I really like the way her hair is wisping acrossed her face. #3237065

Lavone Vannoy August 28, 2006

Thanks TRACEY!!!! :) #3237072

Pat Gamwell August 28, 2006

Fabulous contrasts, Lavone! Superb shot! #3237091

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 28, 2006

Lavone, very nice detail, clarity and lighting. #3237206

Sherri Gorman August 29, 2006

Wow Lavone, this is beautiful. Wonderful capture. #3238277

Candy Avera August 29, 2006

Reminds me of the Eagles' song - "Peaceful Easy Feeling". (showing my age here ;-) I really like this Lavone'. The composition, shadowing, details and conversion are wonderful. This shows her natural beauty so well. I can still see those awesome eyelashes. Good job! #3238406

Lavone Vannoy August 29, 2006

Good mornin' ALL! Thank you, Pat Janine, Sherri, and Candice!!!

Candy, you are SO funny! I am also an Eagles fan from way back!!! :) #3238653

Bill Wyatt August 29, 2006

Wonderful lighting and tones. Serene and peaceful portrait, Lavone! #3239000

Carol Teal August 29, 2006

Not much I can add Lavone, but I think you did a great job. It is a wonderful capture of a what sounds like a great evening! It is good to get away from all the hustle and bustle of everything once in awhile. It can do wonders for your soul! #3239186

Lavone Vannoy August 29, 2006

Thank you Carol & Bill!!! :) Yes, it was so very nice (sigh)!! I miss it :) #3239236

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 29, 2006

Very beautiful and congrats again Lavone on your finalist portrait. #3239653

Lavone Vannoy August 29, 2006

Thank you so much Emile! You are so nice and thoughtful. :)

Have a beautiful day!!! :) #3239782

Cristina Navarro August 29, 2006

Just all around beautiful. It stands out as a thumbnail, as well. Wonderful, wonderful capture.

PS Makes me wish I was there:) #3240329

Lavone Vannoy August 29, 2006

Thank you Cristina! Nice to meet you!! :) I'm glad you like it!! #3240635

Denise M. Snyder August 29, 2006

I love this Lavone - not only because I'm partial to B&W - but it has such a peaceful feeling... a wonderful capture! #3240681

TS August 30, 2006

This is a beautiful image. Great work. #3247340

Lavone Vannoy August 30, 2006

Thanks-a-million Denise and Tami!! :) #3247353

Tressie Davis August 31, 2006

LOVE the BG on this one Lavone! #3248114

Lavone Vannoy August 31, 2006

Thank you Tressie!! :) #3249134

Deb James September 01, 2006

The tonality is great, Lavone and I really like the composition. I like how my eye is drawn from the bottom right corner up to her face by the dark line of grass and the contrasting brightness of the water. Nice job! #3255352

Megan p September 04, 2006

WOW!!!! I love this!! Fabulous comp, clarity and I LOVE your conversion!! #3266942

Lavone Vannoy September 04, 2006

Thanks Deb and Megan!!! Your comments are much appreciated!!! :) This image is one of my favorites :) #3267070

Amy JACKSON September 14, 2006

Wonderful portrait, Lavone!!! Really well done!! I would frame this one!!! #3310530

Lavone Vannoy September 15, 2006

Thank you AMY!!! I did :)
It's one of my very favorites too :) #3315332

KV Day September 23, 2006

Wonderful capture and feeling, nice work #3350915

Terrill Province September 26, 2006

Super in every way - - - great job! #3364692

Lavone Vannoy October 15, 2006

Thank YOU guys SO MUCH!!!! #3452421

Shelly L. Rauscher September 11, 2007

Beautiful image Lavone! #4777091

paola A. Jofre September 12, 2007

WoW!! Beautiful, Beautiful image Lavone!! Perfect!! #4781819

Daniella Puente October 15, 2007

Fantastic BW portrait, the light and moment are wonderful!!! #4929253

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