Uploaded: August 11, 2010


Taken in Ybor City during a photo shoot with Amy Jackson and her family.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: E-500


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 11, 2010

An outstanding portrait Carol! Jeff #1296998

Vickie J. Jenkins August 11, 2010

Great shot. Love his pose, expression and your treatment. #8820016

frank w. degenhardt August 11, 2010

Carol- Justin is has grown up into a handsome young man. Hope all is going well for him. Love the pose, the looking at us, the black and white and the textures are such a beuatiful look for the picture. Know he makes you proud. A lovely portrait he can enjoy to.
Have a wonderful day my friend, take care. #8820038

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 11, 2010

Great pose, setting and perspective, Carol. The conversion is excellent and I really like this portrait. He's a very handsome young man. #8820195

Carol Teal August 11, 2010

I really appreciate all the kind comments! It is hard to believe how much he has grown in the last year! Frank, while Justin does have his battles with ADHD, and of course, he and I have our battles, I couldn't ask for a better son. He really is a good boy, has a wonderful sense of humor, cares about others and their feelings, and is quite intelligent (which I have always known but he has not always shown in the classroom). He recently received his FCAT grades from his end-of-year testing and made 496 out of 500 in reading and a perfect score of 500 in math, which was a big surprise because he has previously had problems with math. While I miss my "baby", it is exciting to watch him grow closer to adulthood. #8820276

Carol Teal August 11, 2010

Nikki, this is the first time I have really had the chance to experiment with Silver Efex, and I love it. I have seen many beautiful images on BP where it has been used, and I hope to find more opportunites to practice with it. I haven't shown Justin the portrait yet, but I hope he likes it. He has been wanting some new photos to put on MySpace, but like the typical teen, he seems to always find something he doesn't like! #8820297

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic August 19, 2010

A wonderful portrait! Your son is a very handsome young man. I know you are proud of his accomplisments in school. Nice work Carol #8849376

Carol Teal September 15, 2010

Amanda, thank you so much for your kind comment. Yes, I am definitely proud of him! I'd like to see him work a little harder in class though, but he is still a great kid! #8903522

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 15, 2010


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

Photobucket #8904583

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 15, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8904999

Michelle L. Frick September 15, 2010

I love this Carol - it's a fabulous portrait - beautiful tones! #8905961

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 16, 2010

fantastic finalist, congratulations!!! #8907222

Linda Blair September 16, 2010

Great treatment and portrait...congrats!!! #8909177

Merna L. Nobile September 18, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist Award! Merna #8915937

Carol Teal September 18, 2010

Thank you all so much!! I am so pleased to see this one get a finalist! It's the first time I've had a portrait to win a finalist. And I really like this photo of Justin. He wasn't so fond of it he told me, but maybe now he likes it a little better. At least, I hope so! #8916894

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