Hero Worship

© Melissa Olsen

Hero Worship

Uploaded: February 01, 2008


My 10 year old son, Eli, and my husband. :)

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: Strobe return light not detected., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 38.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


Laurence Saliba level-classic February 02, 2008

This is such a beautiful portrait Melissa!!! Beautiful tone and exposure!!! #845004

Joan Kocak February 02, 2008

wow! love the tones, the tangle of arms, the entire comp, this is magnificent Melissa, I think you have a winner, my friend! #5432972

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 02, 2008

what an amazing gallery and work Melissa.... spectacular capture! #5434351

Jennifer L. Taranto February 03, 2008

This is so sweet!! I love the tones & the feeling here!! #5436845

Jennifer L. Alder February 03, 2008

Such a tender image!! I love the light and tones-- great format too. This is so awesome, Mel :)))))) #5438259

Shari Kelly February 03, 2008

Melissa---this is moving in many ways....Loooooooove this!!! The way your little guy is looking at you and your husband has almost a shyness about him...You captured genuineness...pure love explodes from this image...A winner...
OK---I may be getting personal here---every tattoo(or most) have a meaning to them...my husband has ummmm...both his arms and calves tattooed and across his shoulder blades tattooed...(people can't believe we've been married 16 yrs...he and I are night and day, but yet, are each other's balance) all of his deal with God, Me, or our girls...
Just curious of the tree on your husbands arm...It's very bold and unique...I just notice stuff like that...
Once again this is a FANTASTIC photo...
Take Care...Sharon #5439045

Melissa Olsen February 03, 2008

Thank you SO much everyone!!!

Sharon - my husband is a carpenter/woodworker and has been for 15 years. You may have noticed the rigging axes on his other arm too ;) The tree is a combination of what has provided a roof over our head for 13 years (trees...construction) and my husband's commitment to being the best father he can be. Not too personal at all :) #5439079

Shari Kelly February 03, 2008

Thanks for sharing...
Many more blessed and happy years to you and yours Melissa...
Take Care...Sharon #5439120

Emily E. Bem February 04, 2008

GREAT lighting and pose! You have some handsome boys! :)))))))))))))))) #5440902

Erika Haight February 06, 2008

What handsome men you have there Melissa! This portrait is absolutely wonderful!!! Excellent composition, lighting, and mood! erika haight #5454047

Shari Kelly February 07, 2008

Hope it goes all the way...
Take Care...Sharon #5458652

Kara L. Hendricks February 14, 2008

WOW... Is all I can say...:))) #5496890

Judi Morrissey February 15, 2008

This is really beautiful, Melissa. The expressions, lighting and composition are all fabulous. Great work! #5499357

Marina Moore March 01, 2008

Beautiful!!! What a treasure! :) #5576146

Nicole Granville June 02, 2008


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 09, 2008

WOW, Melissa!
The pose. The expressions. The fabulous tones and light. All add up to an amazing (and wonderfully unique) portrait! In my eyes, a WINNER.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6037741

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 14, 2008

Fantastic portrait! #6060267

Ron Evans June 16, 2008

Melissa - this is absolutely amazing! #6065913

Jennifer L. Alder July 21, 2008

Yay- well deserved Mel
Congrats again :) #6205937

Melissa G. Meiselman July 21, 2008

Melissa, this is an incredible photo..big congratulations!!! #6206391

Deb Koskovich July 21, 2008

Way to go on this AWESOME finalist, Melissa!! #6207344

Tiia Vissak July 21, 2008

Congratulations! #6207431

Candy Avera July 21, 2008

I love everything about this. Congratulations on your finalist. Hope to see it get gold! #6207569

Susan M. Campbell July 21, 2008

Wow....this is excellent...congrats Melissa. #6210259

Kristy A. Keene July 22, 2008

Big Congrats on your Fabulous Finalist!! #6212772

Shari Kelly July 22, 2008

CONGRATS MELISSA!!! Shari #6213211

Michelle L. Frick July 22, 2008

Ahhhh - how special!! Beautiful portrait of your two guys Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #6214775

Don Johnson level-deluxe July 23, 2008

Great portrait! Well deserved winning image! #6221969

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 29, 2008

WOW Melissa, I missed this one, FANTASTIC portrait!
HUGE congrats on your finalist! #6247719

Kathy L. Clark August 05, 2008

Congrats Melissa on a gorgeous family and fabulous finalist. #6276501

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