© Lavone Vannoy


Uploaded: September 15, 2006


Lighting by candle light only.
Full frame shot.

Exif: FNumber: 4, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.125, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Lavone Vannoy September 15, 2006

ALL comments welcome! Constructive criticism welcome as well. The lighting is warm from the candle light. That was intended to be kept.
Thank you all very much!!! :) #522996

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 15, 2006

Nice capture. Love the lighting. Looks like a photo for a Christmas card. #3315186

Datha Y. Thompson September 15, 2006

OH I LOVE the candle lighting!!! VERY BEAUTIFUL!! Love that cap, WOW!! Very unique and Excellent shot!!! :0) #3315230

Lynn Crawford September 15, 2006

Oh WOW Lavone, this is wonderful, great clarity and detail with just using the candle light, looks like a Christmas card :) #3315239

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 15, 2006

Lavonne, incredibly beautiful and creative composition here. Very nicely done.

Lavone Vannoy September 15, 2006

Thanks you guys!!!
This is my daughter. She was wearing an old-timey moppet night cap and gown. She loves to wear vintage antique clothing. I couldn't resist this shot when she sat down and started softly blowing the candle. The lighting from it was too perfect not to. The doily is also a VERY old antique. I love collecting things like that. My husband also thought it looked like a Christmas card :)

Have a beautiful weekend!!! :) #3315363

Chastity Abbott September 15, 2006

OMGGGGGG!!! Awesome lighting Lavone', this is stunning.....WTG girly!!!
This is SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful, and I hope we see this again!!!! #3315385

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 15, 2006

Very nice, really a great keepsake! #3315399

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic September 15, 2006

I was thinking like everyone else: Looks like a Christmas card! Very nice work, Lavone! #3315441

Manuel Barrera September 16, 2006

This is very good portrait, Lavone, I hope to see it again. #3315971

Helen N. McHugh September 16, 2006

So beautiful, Lavone! Perfect Christmas card!! #3315989

Wende Trew September 16, 2006

WOW!!! this is AWESOME Lavone!!! I have to agree it does look like a christmas card!! I hope we see this one again!! EXCELLENT capture my friend!!! #3315995

Jane M September 16, 2006

Great comp, perfect lighting! #3316140

Mike Rubin September 16, 2006

The lighting,comp and exposure are prefect. You should use this as a Christmas card! #3316211

Natalie Kimball September 16, 2006

Wow Lavone!!! I agree, the first thing I thought was Christmas Card!!! Beautiful capture! Would love to see this one again! #3316343

Bill Wyatt September 16, 2006

Welcome back Lavone! Beautiful image the lighting is perfect. Love the clarity, colors and composition! A great story telling image! #3316400

Sherri Gorman September 16, 2006

Awesome capture Lavone!!!! I love everything about it. Beautiful! #3316797

Candy Avera September 16, 2006

Wow Lavone'. You snuck this one in one me. It's amazing. I agree with what everyone else has said. The lighting is superb and the whole image conveys a warm, peaceful mood. #3316867

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 16, 2006

Magnificent, well done. #3316896

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 16, 2006

Wonderful capture Lavone!! Beautiful lighting, and I love that curl on the flame!! <>< #3317432

Kerby Pfrangle September 16, 2006

Great lighting and wonderful pose. Very cute image. I could see this in a little girls room. #3317828

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 16, 2006

Lavone, excellent lighting, composition and exposure. #3318171

Pat Gamwell September 17, 2006

Breathtaking creation, Lavone! This definetly needs to be a Christmas card! It would sell like hotcakes! SUPERB! #3321198

TS September 17, 2006

Lavone, one of your best, thats hard to say because you produce such stunning photographs. Awesome lighting and facial expression. #3321694

Tressie Davis September 18, 2006

AWESOME portrait Lavone, love this! The comp is wonderful and your exposure right on. Sweet!! #3326115

September 18, 2006

WOW!! Amazing shot! I have to say, that as someone who is pretty new to photography, all of you are giving me a lot of inspiration. I can't wait to get home and grab the camera :) #3326156

Manuel Barrera September 19, 2006

Congratulations on your NPA Winner, Lavone, I hope to see it one more time. #3328312

Chastity Abbott September 19, 2006

I told you this would be a winner!!!!!
Congrats girlfriend on your NPA 1st place winnings!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!! :o) #3329053

Chastity Abbott September 19, 2006

I told you this would be a winner!!!!!
Congrats girlfriend on your NPA 1st place winnings!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!! :o) #3329054

Chastity Abbott September 19, 2006

I told you this would be a winner!!!!!
Congrats girlfriend on your NPA 1st place winnings!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!! :o) #3329055

Datha Y. Thompson September 19, 2006

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! You Go Girlfriend!! BIG BIG Congrats on your FIRST Place, Category and Photographer of the Week!!! This is SOOOOO Beautiful!!!! :0) #3330975

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 22, 2006

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!...WOWEEEEEEE girly..I'm SOOOOOO loving this! HOLEY did an OUTSTANDING job on this & LOVE that lighting! The whole setup is OUTSTANDING!

Congrats on this being a winner for you. That is FANTASTIC & VERY well deserved!!! Hope you make this into a Christmas card this year! This ALSO needs to be blown up on a canvas!!!;) #3346027

Lavone Vannoy September 22, 2006

Hello everyone!!! I promise I didn't drop off the face of the earth :) I have been working overtime trying to give my website a facelift. I will be sure to let you guys know when it's fully running.

THANK YOU guys for such WONDERFUL support of this photo! It has become one of my all-time favorites! I too am quite pleased at my NPA First Place and Category Win for this photo! And I am very honored to be NPA's Photographer of the Week!

You all have been so kind to take the time to post your wonderful and supportive comments on my photos and your congratulations!!! I promise to catch-up on everyone ASAP! I really have come to love my Better Photo family here! You all are such a wonderful inspiration to everyone here at BP. Thank you for THAT inspiration and kindness.

Again, Thank You...from the bottom of my heart!
Have a beautiful weekend!!!! :)

Lavone' #3347735

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 24, 2006

What is NPA? Congrats on it! This photo is stunning! I'm sure it's on it's way to being a contest winner here. Your focus is perfect! WOW, I just love everything about it. CONGATULATIONS!

Erica #3356027

Sharon King September 25, 2006

This is a PERFECT shot! Lighting, clarity, comp....everything!! WOW,WOW!! #3357654

Datha Y. Thompson September 28, 2006

YAY YAY!!!! Now I GET to be FIRST to say CONGRATULATIONS on your MONTHLY WIN @ NPA!!!!! WOW WOW WOW THIS IS EXCELLENT Joy!!!!!!! :0) #3380997

Manuel Barrera October 02, 2006

Congratulations on your montly placement, Lavone, well deserved. #3398300

Lavone Vannoy October 15, 2006

Thanks everyone SOOOOO much!!! I REALLY apreciate it!!!!

We are in the middle of trying to pack up for a big move to Florida (from VA)...Sorry I've not been on much. I'll get back in the swing of things as soon as the move is over...I promise! :)

I MISS my BP family (huge smiles!)



Kerby Pfrangle October 15, 2006

Wonderful warm portrait image. A big smile just beautiful. #3452742

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