Uploaded: April 18, 2006


Shutter 1/100
Aperture f/6.3
ISO 125
Studio Lighting
Levels adjusted, USM and converted to b&w in PS CS2.

Category: Monthly Theme - Black and White


Joyce Baldassarre April 18, 2006

This is just spectacular!!!!!! I LOVE IT! #429618

Larry Lawhead level-classic April 18, 2006

Outstanding, Suusana!! the lighting is perfect!



Virginia Leone level-classic April 18, 2006

Magical photo, I love your gallery! #2659277

Melissa G. Meiselman April 18, 2006

I have not found many wedding shots that I have liked or commented on. This is a standout image in any catagory. Just exquisite. #2659285

Robin R. April 18, 2006

Beautiful image. I like your work. #2659346

Laura Stetser April 18, 2006

This is beautiful Susana! Sweet, 'playful' image. :) #2659424

Teresa Norris April 18, 2006

The lines of her dress and the architecture are beautiful. And that sweet little face in the midst of it all...outstanding, compelling image! #2659494

Dawn Leslie April 18, 2006

Beautiful image Susana, love the B&W and the background. Great presentation! #2659585

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 18, 2006

Susana, sweet portrait; exellent lighting and composition. #2659606

Susana Ms Heide April 18, 2006

Joyce, Douglas, Larry, Virginia, Melissa, Robin, Laura, Teresa, Dawn and Janine: I am overwhelmed by all of your very generous comments!! What a treat to read them! THANK YOU so much! This wasn't an actual wedding. I had dressed up my daughter and was doing some portrait practice. She loves "helping" mommy with her photography :o) #2659641

Alisha L. Ekstrom April 19, 2006

OH Susana this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the b&w & the comp & your BEAUTIFUL daughter.....EXCELLENT!!!! #2661568

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic April 19, 2006

Beautiful portrait, background and lighting Susana!,
Amalia #2662325

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic April 19, 2006

Very cute. She's adorable. Love the color. #2663031

Kenneth Mucke April 20, 2006

wonderful adorable #2664804

Dale Ann Cubbage April 20, 2006

WONDERFUL! Love her peeking out, playful is wonderful!!

da #2665277

April 20, 2006

WOW absolutely beautiful Great shot. Jen #2665841

Jenny Bosmans April 20, 2006

Outstanding work, Susana!! Very beautiful portrait of your lovely daughter!! One of my favorites!! #2666014

Susana Ms Heide April 20, 2006

Alisha, Amalia, Kay, Kenneth, Dale Ann, Jen/Rosemary and Jenny: Your positive feedback has definitely made my day!! Thank you so much!! #2666933

Renee Doyle level-classic April 20, 2006

This to me has got winner written all over it Susana!!!! Wonderful capture and beautifully converted to b&w!!! Fantastic lighting and really just a magical image!!!! #2667407

Mary N C. Taitt April 20, 2006

Wow! What a lovely and striking portrait, wow, Susana! Beautiful lighting and setting!!! Mary :-) #2667463

Kara L. Hendricks April 20, 2006

Ohh Susana... I hate to go up against you in any catagory... This is a stunning shot... WOW!!! Good luck with it!! #2667548

Susana Ms Heide April 20, 2006

Kara: Your constant support is truly appreciated!! Thank you, thank you!! #2668082

Barbara Helgason April 21, 2006

Well, the girl is beautiful, the dress is beautiful, the location is beautiful and the lighting and comp are perfect! Fantastic work Susana! #2671121

Susana Ms Heide April 21, 2006

Thank you for the compliments Barbara! I really apprecaite it! #2671849

April 23, 2006

Very marketable portrait. Well named. Good work Susana. #2677806

Robert K. Bemus level-classic April 23, 2006

Super B&W, Susana!! #2678676

Susana Ms Heide April 24, 2006

Thanks so much for the feedback Samuel and Robert!! #2680484

Wende Trew April 28, 2006

Absolutely gorgeous image Susanna!! #2703664

Susana Ms Heide April 29, 2006

Thanks for the wonderful comment, Wende!! #2707306

Sharon Day level-classic May 03, 2006

Adorable image, Susana!!! Awesome portrait work as always! #2720901

Susana Ms Heide May 04, 2006

Sharon, I always feel honored to receive your opinion on one of my photos! Thank you!! #2725126

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 16, 2006

How very sweet, love the fun expression! #2773832

Susana Ms Heide May 17, 2006

Thank you very much Donna!!! #2778835

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #2794158

Jenny Bosmans May 21, 2006

Glad to see this one again!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Susana!! :) #2794201

Diane Dupuis May 21, 2006

Oh Yes!!! Love this one! Congrats!! #2794254

Laura Clay-Ballard May 21, 2006

very pretty! congrats! #2794318

Kara L. Hendricks May 21, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! Good luck!!! #2794355

Alisha L. Ekstrom May 21, 2006

OUTSTANDING!!! Big congrats & good luck in the next round!!! #2794415

Armando -. Arturo May 21, 2006

superb congrats to you Susan. #2794595

Wende Trew May 21, 2006

Congrats!!! Wonderful image!!! #2795018

Kenneth Mucke May 21, 2006

Congrats ....a real masterpiece #2795685

Susana Ms Heide May 21, 2006

Thank you Jill, Kay, Jenny, Diane, Laura, Kara, Alisha, Armando, Wende and Kenneth!!! I really apreciate your congratulatory messages!! #2795784

Renee Doyle level-classic May 21, 2006

Still has winner written all over it to me!!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Susana - would love to see the gold badge here!!! Best of luck!

Dale Ann Cubbage May 21, 2006

Congrats and good luck, Susanna!

da #2796463

Tonya R. Boles May 22, 2006

Congrats Susana... #2797266

Sylvia Rossler May 22, 2006

Big congrats on this beautiful finalist Susana !!! #2797279

Sergio Lorizio May 22, 2006

This image is marvellous! #2797673

Heather L. Jacks May 22, 2006

Beautiful! congratulations! #2799393

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 22, 2006

Very sweet! A big congratulations on your finalist win! #2799635

Don Johnson level-deluxe May 22, 2006

Wonderful photo! Great composition! Lovely expression on the girl taken at just the right time. #2799916

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 22, 2006

Very striking finalist, Susana! Huge congratulations! #2799997

Susana Ms Heide May 22, 2006

All these messages are very encouraging!!! THANK YOU very much!!! #2801140

Deb Holmes-Hatfield May 22, 2006

Congrats to you Susana, wonderful work! #2801451

Kara L. Hendricks May 22, 2006

Well, no suprise here... Congratulations my friend.. You deserve all you get and more!! #2802260

Corinne M. Thompson May 23, 2006

Simply a fantastic capture...Congrats! #2804323

Susana Ms Heide May 23, 2006

Deb, Kara and Corinne: I truly appreciate your support! THANKS gals! #2805411

Life Expressions May 23, 2006

Congratulations on your First Place Win, Susana!!! #2806992

Dawn Leslie May 23, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic Winner! #2807040

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 23, 2006

Susana, congratulations on your First Place win. #2807042

Annette P. East May 23, 2006

Well done!A worthy winner.

Annette #2807145

Renee Doyle level-classic May 24, 2006

Huge congratulations Susana!!!!! Wonderful!!!!

Melissa A. Mannon May 24, 2006

beautiful! congratulations! #2808033

Jenny Bosmans May 24, 2006

Big Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Susana!! :) #2808090

May 24, 2006

Congrats on your winner! Jen #2808156

Debra Booth May 24, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Susana! #2808176

Kenneth Mucke May 24, 2006

Way to go Susana...this was a fabulous shot for sure #2808225

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 24, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful winner. #2808336

Donna W. Neal May 24, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved WINNER Susana #2808341

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 24, 2006

Awesome...congratulations! #2808360

Megan p May 24, 2006

So so beautiful Susana, Congratulations!!! #2808581

Brianne Norgaard May 24, 2006

Stunning comp, Susana! Great work and congrats!!! #2808652

Tonya R. Boles May 24, 2006

Congratulations!!! #2808658

Deb Holmes-Hatfield May 24, 2006

Congratulations Susana, on this much deserved first place win! #2808714

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 24, 2006

Congratulations, Susana! #2808719

Wendy Stevenson May 24, 2006

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN with this gorgeous portrait Susana! WTG!! #2808867

Michelle Lea Guinn May 24, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Gorgeous b&w image!!!! mlg~ #2808937

Sharon Day level-classic May 24, 2006

Big congratulations, Susana!!! Awesome 1st place win! #2808987

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 24, 2006

Way To Go, Susana!! Great!!

Bob #2809176

Lorri Shane May 24, 2006

Susana--it's a beautiful setting in this great B&W portrait. Nice work. A big CONGRATS! on winning 1st place.
Lorri #2809291

Kara L. Hendricks May 24, 2006

Congratulations Susana!!!... Well deserved my friend!! #2809379

Dale Ann Cubbage May 24, 2006

Many congrats, Susana! Very well deserved!!!

da #2809620

Susana Ms Heide May 24, 2006

Robin, Dawn, Janine, Annette, Renee, Melissa, Jenny, Jen, Debra, Kenneth, Kay, Donna, Linda, Megan, Brianne, Tonya, Deb, Leanne, Wendy, Michelle, Sharon, Bob, Lorri, Kara and Dale Ann: I am truly honored and humbled at the same time to receive this win!!!! I know there were dozens of other magnificient b&w entries in the month or April, many of which could easily have been in this spot! I feel very fortunate to have gotten this win! THANK YOU to all of you for your support and kind words!!! And you bet I'm excited!!!! :o) #2809738

Laura Clay-Ballard May 24, 2006

congrats on your win! awesome! #2809773

Sylvia Rossler May 24, 2006

Big big congrats on your win Susana !!!! #2809879

She-She Killough May 24, 2006

Susana...this is such a sweet delightful image!! Definately a deserving Winner! Big Congratulations to you!!! :) #2809911

KHAWLA Haddad May 24, 2006

Big CONGRATULATIONS Susana on your first place winner !!!!!!!!!!! #2809934

Jessica Jenney May 24, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner, Susana! #2809965

Robert M. Nicholson May 24, 2006

Big Congrats!!! You must have the coolest studio...and big!!! #2809974

Jill Flynn May 24, 2006

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Susana! Beautiful tones, mood .... just exquisite. #2810065

RC Fritz May 24, 2006

Congratulations on your
!*F*I*R*S*T* *P*L*A*C*E* *W*I*N*N*E*R! #2810149

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 24, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS Susana!!! #2810229

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 24, 2006

Susana, congratulations on this stunning first place win! #2810262

Mick Burkey May 24, 2006

Beautiful work, Susana. Congratulations on your First Place Win! Well deserved. ;) #2810376

Nobu Nagase May 24, 2006

Fabulous first place win!!!
Congratulations, Susana!!! #2810677

Cathy Barrows May 24, 2006

Congrats on your win...fantastic portrait #2810702

Sherry S. Boles May 24, 2006

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Susana! This one was a real eye-catcher!
(I thought that I commented on this as a finalist but didn't see it! Guess I didn't...but I did notice it and meant to comment ~ Maybe I can plead "it's the thought that mattered.") #2810796

Helen Green May 24, 2006

Congratulations on your win, you have a lovely model there :-) #2810946

Corinne M. Thompson May 24, 2006

Congrats on your First Place Win...WTG! :) #2811344

William C. Raco level-classic May 24, 2006

How very beautiful and well photographed.
Congratulations, Susana
Excellent work!

Bill #2811696

Tracy D. Siermachesky May 25, 2006

Congrats on this gorgeous portrait! #2812427

Gustavo Márquez May 25, 2006

Perfect! Great work!
Congratulations! #2814904

Teresa Norris May 25, 2006

Susana, this portrait is truly beautiful. The first time I saw it, I knew it was something very special. Congratulations on a well-deserved first place win! #2814946

Susana Ms Heide May 25, 2006

Laura, Sylvia, She-She, Kelly, Jessica, Rob, Jill, RC, Laurence, Terry, Mick, Nobi, Cathy, Sherry, Helen, Corinne, William, Tracy, Gustavo and Teresa: I loved reading all your messages! You've all been so encouraging! Thanks for taking the time! Rob, actually you'd be surprised at how simple my studio is :o) RC Thanks for the "special effects" of the congrats. I liked it :o) Helen, the model is my 5 year old daughter and that makes this image the more special to me :o) #2816171

Evy Johansen level-classic May 25, 2006

Many congratulations on your beautiful win, Susana!! #2816248

John Connolly May 25, 2006

Congratulations on a well deserved win, Susana! It deserves first place in my book, as well! #2816357

bob cornelison May 26, 2006

Well deserved win! Congrats!
~:O) #2816362

Susana Ms Heide May 26, 2006

Your compliments are truly appreciated Evy, John and Bob!! THANK YOU! #2819404

Ugur Erkmen May 29, 2006

Beautifully done.Very graceful.Congratulations Susana. #2828411

Cindy K. Bracken May 30, 2006

Congratulations on a well-deserved win! This is a gorgeous portrait!
Cindy Bracken
the shuttermom community and photo contest #2834311

Susana Ms Heide May 31, 2006

Thanks so much Ugur and Cindy for the congrats!! #2835989

Nadya Johnson May 31, 2006

Susanna, this is SO magical and awesome! Truly gorgeous, and on every level! A huge congratulations on your absolutely stunning winner! #2836245

Carolyn Foster Spano May 31, 2006

Absolutely amazing. Perfection. Congrats!!!!!! Well-deserved. #2836256

Susana Ms Heide May 31, 2006

Your words are truly encoouraging!!!! Thank you very much Nadya and Carolyn!! #2838684

Michael S. Swaffar June 05, 2006

Huge Congrats, Susana. What an amazing portrait. The little girl is just beautiful and the background is perfect. #2855721

Susana Ms Heide June 06, 2006

Thanks a lot for the generous compliments Michael! #2859778

Cassie L. Woodlee June 13, 2006

Beautiful!!! Congradulations #2890631

Susana Ms Heide June 14, 2006

Thank you Cassie!! #2896939

Autum Rhoades June 15, 2006

Fantastic photo, Susana! The lighting and the setting are great. Congratulations on your first place! #2898944

Susana Ms Heide June 16, 2006

Thank you very much Autum for your kind words!! #2905668

Amol P. Joshi June 17, 2006

GR8 Photo and also u r gallery
Amol Joshi #2908715

Susana Ms Heide June 18, 2006

Amol, I appreciate the time you took to view and comment on my photo! Thank you! #2911549

Lori Carlson June 22, 2006

You create such magic Susana with your darling subject and daughter! And your shots are always so well done! Big congrats!! :0) #2936651

Susana Ms Heide June 22, 2006

Lori, what a wonderful comment!!!THANKS so much! You made my day! #2937171

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett March 16, 2007

Really Love this 1st Place WINNER, Susana ... Nice Work!! steve #4060604

Susana Ms Heide March 16, 2007

Thank you so much Steve for your support!! #4062794

Tammy L. Bevins April 24, 2007

this is awesome.. that studio lighting course really paid off!!! honestly, this is beautiful.. Is this a set like "off the wall" that you have in your studio? #4207721

Susana Ms Heide April 27, 2007

Thank you very much Tammy!! A comment from you means a lot! Yes, this set is precisely an "off the wall" set. Gotta love their stuff!!! #4223162

July 03, 2007

Congrats on a beautiful win. #4471305

Susana Ms Heide July 04, 2007

Thanks a lot Stephanie!! #4474018

Lorri Shane July 14, 2007

Simply beautiful. I love everything about it. What a lovely keepsake for this child! Wow. congrats on your 1st place win, too! #4509113

Susana Ms Heide July 15, 2007

Thank you so much Lorri for the kind words!! #4512618

July 28, 2007

I don't know why I've haven't noticed your work before. You have an incredible gallery! Great job! #4572960

Susana Ms Heide July 28, 2007

You made my day with your wonderful compliments!!! THANK YOU very much David!! #4573228

Angela Azzinnaro August 04, 2007

This could not be more beautiful! What a stunning capture Susana!!! Your entire gallery is just AMAZING!!!!! Love your work!!!! #4598951

Susana Ms Heide August 12, 2007

What a great comment you left me Angela!!! THANK YOU!!! It really brightened my day! #4638997

Joan Kocak June 09, 2008

wow, amazing Susana, you have some truly stunning images in your lovely gallery- #6039319

Max Aureli March 16, 2009

Elegant portrait of a gorgeous girl!!!
Congratulations on your Winner, Susana!!! #7292203

Susana Ms Heide March 17, 2009

Thank you so much Joan and Max!! #7295322

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