Tender Moments II

© Jean E. Hildebrant

Tender Moments II

Bob Cournoyer level-addict 8/29/2011 3:22:15 PM

Lovely....great! #1404855

Daniella Puente 8/29/2011 4:31:03 PM

Love how the light painted this lovely image Jean, beautiful :) #9641360

Susan Fox 8/29/2011 5:01:59 PM

Just as lovely as your wonderful paintings. #9641468

Datha Y. Thompson 8/29/2011 5:38:28 PM

So Beautiful Jean!! Love the light and softness/sweetness captured :) #9641582

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/29/2011 5:40:38 PM

Thank you Bob, Daniella, Susan and Datha! So nice to hear such great comments coming from all you very talented photogs! :)

Joannie Bertucci level-addict 8/29/2011 10:03:07 PM

This has always been a beautiful portrait no matter how you presented it Jean but I think this is my favorite one because of the rich lighting, colors and the striking mood you've created! #9641947

Chastity Abbott 8/30/2011 6:26:56 AM

I have the agree the light compliments the mood beautifully! I also love the warm and comforting color tones. Such a beautiful image. #9642503

Nikki McDonald level-addict 8/31/2011 5:42:30 AM

Stunning portrait -- the light and expressions are terrific. Thanks for the processing tip, too. #9644223

Pranay Koka 8/31/2011 4:30:32 PM

stunning lighting...very good use of natural light #9645027

Robert Jensen level-addict 9/21/2011 12:19:56 PM

Stunning portrait work #9683614

Nikki McDonald level-addict 9/25/2011 3:26:21 PM

A personal favorite, Jean, and one I am just delighted to see score. Congratulations on the finalist -- and thanks again for the tip which I've already used quite effectively (IMO) a couple of times. #9690631

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 9/25/2011 3:28:41 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #9690649

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-addict 9/25/2011 3:44:21 PM

So nice to read your technique. I went and tried it right away and I love it. Thanks so much and congrats!

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-addict 9/25/2011 4:11:31 PM

Very nice! #9690944

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-addict 9/25/2011 4:12:37 PM

Very nice! #9690954

Jean E. Hildebrant level-addict 9/25/2011 5:08:58 PM

A big thank you to all of you who have taken time to leave these wonderful comments! A special thank you to Nikki for the personal fav! I so appreciate how you always encourage me :)
To the Judges, I am so pleasantly surprised to receive a comment from you!
Thank you so very much!

Susan Fox level-addict 9/25/2011 5:21:32 PM

Congratulations Jean #9691647

Stephanie Frey level-addict 9/25/2011 5:28:59 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Jean! #9691716

Datha Y. Thompson level-addict 9/25/2011 5:53:37 PM

Congratulations Jean!! WTG :) #9691948

Patti Coblentz level-addict 9/25/2011 6:24:37 PM

So pleased to see this lovely image a finalist, Jean...congratulations! #9692170

Michele Peterson level-addict 9/25/2011 7:05:59 PM

Congratulations, Jean, on this finalist. So beautiful, and I know it is a special memory for you and your family!! #9692424

Mariann Kovats level-addict 9/25/2011 9:14:00 PM

Beautiful capture and work, Jean! Congratulations on you finalist! I hope, we see this with gold! #9693094

Jessica Jenney level-addict 9/26/2011 7:31:41 AM

Congratulations, Jean on your stunning finalist! #9695167

Pranay Koka level-addict 9/26/2011 9:23:39 AM

Congrats on your finalist!! #9695558

Joannie Bertucci level-addict 9/26/2011 2:14:14 PM

A wonderfully deserved finalist Jean! #9696681

Carol Eade level-addict 9/26/2011 5:32:48 PM

This is beautiful, congratulations! #9697385

Merna L. Nobile 9/28/2011 2:34:23 PM

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 10/24/2011 10:51:32 AM

A keepsake Jean, congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #9759038

Mary Dimitriw level-addict 10/27/2011 8:23:21 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Jean. Such a treasured image! #9767474

Debra R. Harder 5/30/2012 1:43:35 PM

Such a beautiful moment you've captured here, Jean! The lighting is exquisite. Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #10161784

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Shot in natural light from a window, Raw format, converted in CS5, added a layer of gaussian blur and another duplicate layer on multiply. Selected main focal area, feathered at 250 and hit backspace to remove.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 8/29/2011 1:57:42 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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