Checking it Twice

© Susi Lawson

Checking it Twice

September 20, 2007

Very nice tones...I like the composition of the photo #742954

Denise C. Romano September 20, 2007

You know I love it. Wonderous!! #4817083

Susi Lawson September 20, 2007

Thanks Pat and Denise! #4817090

Dr Silly level-classic September 20, 2007

Super portrait, the making of a Christmas card. :O)
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Marina Moore September 20, 2007

This is beautiful! The longer you look at it, the better it is. #4817535

Ronald F. Fischer September 20, 2007

Fantastic lighting on this wonderful Christmas capture! It has a real Norman Rockwell feel and look to it! I love "Santa's" smile! #4817576

Sharon Seaward September 20, 2007

What a wonderful portrait!!!! #4817734

Mary Timman September 20, 2007

Magnificent portrait! Wonderful colors, composition and your painting is excellent! I just love this. What a beautiful Christmas card this would make! #4818153

September 23, 2007

So glad to see you on this forum. I absolutely l o v e all your work! It is light and fun and colorful and an inspiration to all of us! This one is another winner, I'd say! Made me laugh. #4832404

Marsha S. Smith September 23, 2007

I knew he was real! Gorgeous image! #4832681

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 23, 2007

WOW WOW WOW!!!
Love everything about this!
The lighting is spectacular!
Really well done, Susi!
--Lisa #4835061

Dinene Wolf September 24, 2007

AWESOME!! Your work continues to amaze me. Did you use Corel Painter and/or Photoshop to get the effect? I have soooo much to learn. Can't wait for your next tutorial.

Dinene #4838290

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 24, 2007

Totally gorgeous Susi! He is the most handsome Santa I've seen -- and you did a great job capturing his charm! #4838298

paola A. Jofre September 24, 2007

Now I have proof for the kids :)

this is awesome work Susi !! Perfection :)

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Alexis Yobbagy September 26, 2007

This is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!! Heck with proving it to the kids, you proved it to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #4849532

Susi Lawson September 26, 2007

Ha! Thanks so much! #4849591

Donna K. Kilcher October 03, 2007

love the image! makes me ready for the christmas season

GREAT JOB! #4877586

Aggie Villanueva October 03, 2007

What can I add? I agree with everything everyone else said. Fantastic in every aspect! I didn't see this one in the "How Did You Do That" forum, but can I ask?--Did you use SuperSmooth or Smart Blur or something along those lines to get the smoothed effect in this photo? #4877930

Susi Lawson October 03, 2007

Thanks for the kind comments!
This was painted with Corel Painter X using acrylic and oil brushes. #4877940

Aggie Villanueva October 03, 2007

Ahhh. Thankx so much. I just saw that you had already given that info in your description. Sorry to have bothered you with it. Such a great photo. #4878079

Susi Lawson October 03, 2007

no bother at all, thanks for your interest! #4878140

Marcel J. Fernandez October 24, 2007

A classic Santa capture! Congratulations Susi on you selection as a F

<>< #4975405

Mary Timman October 24, 2007

Huge Congratulations Susi. I loved this and I know it's going to be a winner. #4975570

Melissa Malisia October 25, 2007

LOVE IT, Susi!!! Nicely done! *I hope my names on that list*

Congrats on your Finalist!! :) #4978207

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 25, 2007

An exceptional finalist, Susi! Huge congratulations! #4979671

Gary Lange October 25, 2007

You're another artist that continually amazes me, Suzi!! Many congrats here and good luck!! #4980128

Susi Lawson October 25, 2007

Thank you for the support! #4980302

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 25, 2007

So creative and beautiful!! Congratulations on a great finalist! #4980521

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 25, 2007

OUTSTANDING!!! Love everything about this! Congratulations! #4980790

Denise C. Romano October 25, 2007

I figured this was the one that was a finalist. Can't imagine that it won't win. #4981536

October 25, 2007

I smell a winner . . .congrats on this finalist #4982095

Barbara Kehoe October 25, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist. #4983057

Monika Sapek level-classic October 25, 2007

I just love this one! Many congratulations on your finalist, Susi, and good luck in the next round of the contest!
Monika
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Pat Gamwell October 25, 2007

INCREDIBLE finalist, Susi..well deserved! #4983624

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 26, 2007

Congrats Susi on this Wonderful Finalist! Jeff #4984264

Linda Blair October 27, 2007

Congratulations...I missed this one...awesome image...great work!!!! ☺ #4992059

Robert Baer October 28, 2007

congratulatons for this wonderful composition. #4995064

Jan Eklof October 28, 2007

Congrats!This is wonderful! #4997156

Jan Eklof October 28, 2007

Congrats!This is wonderful! #4997157

Vicki L. Filippin November 23, 2007

Just caught this for the first time...
SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT.! #5112923

paola A. Jofre November 23, 2007

Congratulations Susi!! Well deserved!! #5112961

November 29, 2007

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!!!
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Description

Took this at a friends farm house of her Santa Brother in law. It was a fun shoot!
Painted in Corel Painter X

Uploaded on September 20, 2007

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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