~~Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails~~

© Alisha L. Ekstrom

~~Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails~~

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 06, 2005

Hello to all my BP friends. I am back but am VERY busy trying to get caught back up so I may not have much time to comment & I appreciate anyone who takes the time to view my image for the day. Hope everyone had a great 4th of July....
Alisha #274533

Wendy Stevenson July 06, 2005

Perfect title for this wonderful image!! #1562164

Michelle R. Kovach July 06, 2005

So Cute Alisha! I know exactly what you mean about being busy. I'm still trying to locate all my belongings & figure out where to put everything.
Great job!
Have a great day!
Michelle #1562291

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic July 06, 2005


This is adorable.

Image excellent in color and detail.

love the little boy and his dog walking along behind him.

Very nice work.

Kerby #1562301

Bobbie Davis July 06, 2005

Welcome back Alisha!!! I love this image!! So natural and calm....great catch! #1562313

Goshka G. July 06, 2005

What a wonderful capture of the boy and his best friend, Alisha!! I absolutely love this!! #1562316

Sandy Landon July 06, 2005

Great image Alisha!! Welcome back! I hope you had a great vacation! #1562567

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 06, 2005

WOW!!!!!!! This is fantastic Alisha. Love the effect. Hope you had this one blown up and put a mat around it and put it in a big frame. It's priceless. #1562617

Jenny Bosmans July 06, 2005

I agree with Kay, Alisha!! Love the sight of those two!! #1562669

Kevin Burns July 06, 2005

Super image and keeper!! The effect is so good that I only hope to see this image again beginning of next month!! #1562713

Jennifer Rennison July 06, 2005

So cute of your little son and his buddy! Great capture, Alisha! #1562831

Tammy Scott July 06, 2005

Very touching image, Alisha! #1562884

Murry Grigsby July 06, 2005

Love the title, your timing, the poses and image Alisha! Well done!! #1562890

Lynn Crawford July 06, 2005

Great image Alisha, I like how your Son's Best Buddy is watching your son's footsteps as he walks along the beach, very protective and loving. :) #1562993

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 06, 2005

Thank you ALL VERY MUCH for your wonderful comments & for taking the time. I greatly appreciate it!!!!
Have a great evening
Alisha #1563052

cj patterson July 06, 2005

terrific image alisha! love the back view and the dreamy effect and of course classic subject matter!! #1563196

Jessica McCollam July 06, 2005

Sweet shot, Alisha! Great title too!:) #1563647

Stan Kwasniowski July 06, 2005

Alisha, wonderful image of a "pair just wandering down the beach" #1564047

Donna K. Kilcher July 07, 2005

Welcome back, great image #1564474

Laura Clay-Ballard July 07, 2005

Welcome back! fabulous image! love that effect. #1564810

Kimberly J. Whipps July 07, 2005

Glad your back Alisha, and a great image to start back with. This is wonderful! I love walking away shots and this is just perfect. #1565480

Tiffani S. LaNeave July 07, 2005

WELCOME BACK ALISHA!!! This is such a wonderful capture! I know your son HAS to love it!!! I love all the blues! Wonderful scenery for a sentimental shot such as this!! #1565503

Nadia W. Smith July 07, 2005

I'm glad you are back! I've been waiting on someone to comment on my photos and you seem to always be the one who comments first.

Love this capture! Can't wait to see more of your entries. #1565687

Joyce ONeil July 07, 2005

Great image - It tells such a simple, but great story of the closeness between boy & dog... #1565702

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 07, 2005

CJ, Jessica, Stan, Donna, Laura, Kimberly, Tiffani, Nadia & Joyce THANKS you guys for taking the time to comment. Thanks for the welcome backs. I truly appreciate it all!!!!

Have a great Thursday!!!!!:):)

Alisha #1565867

Jill Flynn level-classic July 07, 2005

Love this so much Alisha. Sweet, sentimental and love the dreamy mood. SO GOOD! #1565900

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe July 07, 2005

The essence of friendship! Soooo nice!

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Olivia Navarro July 07, 2005

Hey Alisha! What a sweet shot! I love it! #1566264

Amanda Price July 07, 2005

Pefect title for this sweet shot! You should try to sell this to Leanin' Tree. It would look great on a card or a mug. #1566446

KHAWLA Haddad July 07, 2005

Welcome back Alisha hope you had awesome vaction !
Love this image so much great capture of both of them love the title too well don with effect!!!! #1566641

Heather Inich July 07, 2005

Love love this image!!! #1566752

Roxanne M. Bubar July 07, 2005

Oh my what a fantastic image. I love this. Great title also. #1567159

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 07, 2005

Jill, Candice, Olivia, Amanda, Kelly, Heather & Roxanne...Thank you soooo very much for continuing to support my photography & taking the time to visit & comment!!!! I truly love you girls for the effort!!!:):)

Have a fabulous evening
Alisha #1567863

Kirsi Bertolini July 07, 2005

This is awesome! I love the way that dog keeps his eye on the boy and that ocean or lake and the mountains look so great around them! Colors are superb too! Greatly done! #1567877

Kate Jackson level-classic July 08, 2005

Hi Alisha ~ I thought I'd lost track of you as I hadn't saved you anywhere. Then I think you have changed your mini pic too and I am not so good at remembering names. Love these two buddies and the dream effect! #1570908

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 08, 2005

Thanks Kirsi & Kate for stopping by & commenting. I really LOVE this one of my son & Odie as well. Gonna have this one framed & matted...

Have a great evening

Alisha #1571593

Detrick V. Martin July 09, 2005

Great image, well done! #1572483

Darla Cobus July 09, 2005

perfect, love everything about this image! #1573403

Connie J. Turner July 09, 2005

I've never said so but I love this picture. I love how you softened it and its just a boy and his dog! #1573716

Cathy Barrows July 10, 2005

i love this and I think it is because of the little boys clothes and how you don't associate them with the beach #1576872

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 10, 2005

Thanks Detrick, Darla, Connie & Cathy for your kind & wonderful comments.

Have a great Sunday!!

Alisha #1577496

Kirsi Bertolini July 11, 2005

I had to come back and comment again. I really love this one! It has such peace and harmony I'm sure you could sell it as a poster or a postcard or even a framed print, this should sell for sure! Actually I'd like to have it in my wall! #1579860

Mellanie July 11, 2005

One word....outstanding, perfect, awesome!...oh, that was 3 words....couldn't just think of one!!! #1580040

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 11, 2005

Thank you Kirsi & Mellanie for your most fantastic...encouraging comment. I really appreciate it alot.

Kirsi thanks for wanting my image on your wall....if your serious contact me:):)

Alisha #1582689

Michelle Lea Guinn July 13, 2005

I Love this Alisha!! Wonderful image!!! mlg #1587816

Alisha L. Ekstrom July 14, 2005

Thank you Michelle for stopping by.

Have a great day!!

Alisha #1591684

Souha Dooly July 14, 2005

this is a great shot Alisha!!lovely friends !!Great compostion ...well done : )

Ellen L. Zaslaw July 17, 2005

Very sensitive and lovely image. #1603543

Rhonda Smith July 19, 2005

This is a great image Alisha.. the fog adds to the mood and makes the boy and his dog the focal point. Looking at this makes me wonder what he's thinking about :O) We'll no doubt be seeing this one again ! #1612185

Anita Ott July 22, 2005

Would have to say this is my favorite. We live on a farm and this looks like my son from the back. No beach, or dog, but is quite the cowboy.... Love this! #1621796

Christy L. Densmore August 03, 2005

I love this especially the dream affect. One of my favorites in your gallery. #1671900

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 03, 2005

Thank you Souha, Ellen, Rhonda, Anita & Christy for taking the time to comment...I truly appreciate it!!

Alisha #1671942

Kirsi Bertolini August 16, 2005

Move this to the frontpage Alisha! #1724923

Tammy Scott August 20, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist! #1740431

Sandy Landon August 20, 2005

Yeah!!! Congrats on this great photo!!!! #1741246

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe August 20, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist! #1741475

Jenny Bosmans August 20, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist, Alisha! #1741504

Michelle R. Kovach August 20, 2005

Congratulations girlie! Way to go! So cute! I knew this one would make it!
Nicely done! #1741618

Melissa L. Zavadil August 20, 2005

WAY TO GO!!!! WONDERFUL SHOT and so well deserved!! Congrats to you!!! #1742573

Cathy Barrows August 20, 2005

Congrats on your finalist!...i love this one #1743168

Anita Ott August 20, 2005

Congrats, I think we will see this again, good luck...... #1743196

KHAWLA Haddad August 20, 2005

Congratulations on Wonderful finalists, Alisha what great image best of luck in the next round!!! #1743495

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 20, 2005

Congratulations Alisha. I knew this would make it. Good luck in the next round. #1743501

Kirsi Bertolini August 21, 2005

Well Alisha, congrats are in order! I'm so delighted that judges did not pass by this one!!! #1744518

Kate Jackson level-classic August 21, 2005

Best of luck for this one Alisha ~ congratulations! #1745076

Detrick V. Martin August 21, 2005

Congratulations! #1745196

Christy L. Densmore August 21, 2005

I am so pleased to see this one again. The best of luck in the next round. #1745479

Donna J. Taff August 21, 2005

Congrats on this wonderful finalist win, Alisha!!! #1746745

Matthew D. Indes August 21, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Alisha, looks like a winner! #1747213

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 21, 2005

OMGOSH!!!! First off WOW..they've already posted the finalist & it's the 21st...WOOHOO!!! SECOND....YIPPEEE SKIPPY....I am just soooo EXCITED!!!! This was a most pleasant welcoming home e-mail EVER!!! I just got home a bit ago from a hot air balloon festival....THIS IS TOTALLY COOL!!!!!:):) THANKS EVERYONE for the WONDERFUL "CONGRATS"....

Alisha #1747230

Kirsi Bertolini August 21, 2005

I figured you'd be flipping (for a reason..) This is better than a finalist YOU SHOULD REALLY MARKET THIS ONE!!!. So I'll be seeing some amazing balloons in my future?? #1747260

Jennifer Rennison August 21, 2005

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Alisha!! Best of luck in the next round! #1747306

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe August 21, 2005

Congrats and gl!

ccc #1747424

Olivia Navarro August 21, 2005

Hey Alisha!!! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! Such a great shot!!! #1747811

Daniel Diaz August 21, 2005

Don't know how I missed this excellent shot!! Congrats Alisha well done!!! #1748237

April Riggs August 21, 2005

Very deserved. Great shot! #1748955

Tammy L. Odell August 22, 2005

Congrats on this fantastic image Alisha!! #1750396

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 22, 2005

Kirsi, Jennifer, Candice, Olivia, Daniel, April & Tammy THANKS a MILLION for the congrats!!! I haven't blown this image up yet, BUT I am going to & it'll be a 11x14 & I'm hanging it in Matthew's room!!!!!

Alisha #1750611

Jill Flynn level-classic August 22, 2005

Congratulations on this WONDEFUL finalist Alisha! #1750920

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 22, 2005

Fabulous shot!!! I am so proud of you for this!!! CONGRATUATIONS! #1753389

Katherine K August 22, 2005

What a spectacularly special capture-- congrats on this one... too sweet for words! #1753676

August 23, 2005

very nice Alisha .. #1758210

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 24, 2005

Thanks Jill, Gail, Katherine & SAM for taking the time to comment!!!!:):)

Alisha #1760264

Kirsi Bertolini August 25, 2005

I was disappointed this one did not make it to the second round, it should have... #1764696

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 25, 2005

Awww...ME TOO I thought for sure it would looking at the other monthly theme posts, but oh well...maybe next time....Being a finalist though is winner enough to me cause 20,500 photo's is A LOT to compete with...I SAY NEVER GIVE UP!!!! That's my motto!!!:):) THANKS THOUGH!!! IT'S A WINNER in my son's eyes & will be hanging in his room!!!:):)

Alisha #1764848

Tiffani S. LaNeave August 28, 2005

Hey Alisha!!! Sorry it's taken so long for me to congratulate you on your awesome finalist!!! Just got back into town and settled in!! We all knew this one was gonna make it for sure!! :):) I LOVE this one and I, too, am suprised it didn't go further!! Like you said though, it's still AWESOME being a finalist!!! Congrats again! #1778250

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 29, 2005

THANKS Tiffani!!! Glad you're back!! Hope VEGAS was fun!!!! Can't wait to see your images!!! THANKS for the awesome comment on this image!!!!:):)

Alisha #1779632

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. August 30, 2005

Very touching creative capture, takes me back to my childhood with my dog. And the soft effect worked great. Great work!!! #1784244

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 30, 2005

Thank you Marvin for your very kind comment!!! I appreciate it!!!

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Virginia L. Allison September 13, 2005

Alisha, this is a wonderful photo. I am sorry I am just finding it now. So perfect...the little boy and the golden. I'm not sure there is anything as sweet as that combination. I am very partial to Goldens and to the name Matthew ( I have a Matthew...and a Ben and a Jodi) Keep up the wonderful work. #1834323

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 13, 2005

Thank you sooo much Virginia for taking the time to comment!!! I greatly appreciate it!!!

Alisha #1834433

Stephanie Laird level-classic September 24, 2005

This has Norman Rockwell written all over it! So charming Alisha! Congrats! #1875697

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 25, 2005

Thanks Stephanie for your wonderful comment & for taking the time!!!

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Dan McConoughey October 14, 2005

Alisha, talk about your Kodak moments. This could be a Kodak advertisment. Great memory made here. Congrats on your finalist and a really excellent image. #1953575

Alisha L. Ekstrom October 15, 2005

Thank you Dan for your wonderful comment & for taking the time!!!

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Darryl Wilkinson October 16, 2005

This is a GREAT shot Alisha. Antelope Island has soooo many beautiful settings to choose from, and I think you made the most EXCELLENT choice of sobject matter for the setting included!

Carry onward,

Darryl #1957816

Alisha L. Ekstrom October 18, 2005

Thanks Darryl for the kind words..I appreciate it!!

Have a FANTASTIC day!!!

Alisha #1965926

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 21, 2005


April Riggs October 22, 2005

congrats on your finalist! #1984073

Nemil B. Chabebe October 24, 2005

Congratulations, this is a great shot. #1992604

Alisha L. Ekstrom November 01, 2005

Thanks Shelly, April & Nemil for your wonderful comments!!!

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Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe November 22, 2005

You have a wonderful gallery, Alisha, and if I had a baby to be photographed, I'd want you nearby. This image is my favourite -- a quiet sweetness which you captured and processed beautifully. Congratulations on the honours you received for it! #2107690

Alisha L. Ekstrom November 22, 2005

WHY THANK YOU Kay!!! Your comment just made my day!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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Barbara Helgason January 21, 2006

Wow Alisha this should be a postcard, BEAUTIFUL, and congrats on all your finalists!! #2314451

Darryl Wilkinson January 21, 2006

Right on, Alisha!!! Congraulations on this fantastic finalist my dear friend!!!! BRAVO!!! #2316365

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe January 21, 2006

So glad to see this one again -- congratulations, Alisha, and good luck in the next round! #2317984

Dan McConoughey January 21, 2006

Still looks like a Kodak moment and a winner to me. Congrats on the finalist Alisha, looking forward to seeing it in the next round. #2319097

Alisha L. Ekstrom January 21, 2006

Thanks sooooo much Barbara J, Darryl, Kay & Dan!!! I appreciate your enthusiasm of comments with this image!!! #2320599

Ray Clarke March 07, 2006

This is lovely Alisha, I like the way the dog seems to be watching out for your son, we have three goldies and they are very protective of the family (Ac) #2507787

Paula Dwyer April 05, 2006

I love the dreamy effect you used. It gives such a pleasing definition to your son and his dog. A beautiful capture and shot well done!!!
Congratulations to you on recieving a finalist!! :) #2610495

Alisha L. Ekstrom April 05, 2006

Thank you Audrey & Paula for your kind comments! I do appreciate them!!! #2610935

Keith L. Clayton July 03, 2006

Great image - This is really nice!! #2982392

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My son(Matthew) & his best buddy "Odie". Taken at Antelope Island located in Utah. Added the dreamy effect from Virtual Photographer. This was taken in April so it was still a little chilly out on the beach area with the wind blowing so he wanted bundled up.

Uploaded on July 06, 2005

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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