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Teresa Norris November 17, 2006

Matt, your clarity, lighting, and b&w are beautiful! Look at those eyes...the pov makes them grab the viewer! She's lovely. #558530

Brinn MacDougall November 17, 2006

I agree, this one made me look..excellent, Matt. #3598650

Victoria Patterson November 17, 2006

this is beautiful..... #3598651

November 17, 2006

Stunning shot here! #3598731

PhotographPerson Y. Nothing November 17, 2006

wow! the eyes and strand of hair are stunning! #3598948

Laura S. Brophy November 17, 2006

Captivating. #3599728

Elizabeth Ruuska December 29, 2006

Wow! Your compostion really makes those stunningly clear eyes stand out! Congratulations on your finalist! #3751411

Elizabeth Beaudoin December 29, 2006

Congratulations Matt! #3751599

Teresa Norris December 29, 2006

I'm so glad to see this one here! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Matt! #3752508

Tracy Jones December 29, 2006

natural beauty - I love it - congrats! #3754907

Chastity Abbott December 29, 2006

L*O*V*E this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o) #3754940

Laura S. Brophy December 29, 2006

I loved this when you first posted it...so good to see it as a finalist. Congrats! #3755211

December 29, 2006

I love the asymmetry in this image, your eye goes to her eyes, the hair across the face helps frame the image in the image. #3756899

Megan p December 30, 2006

Stunning Matt! Perfect composition and conversion, BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations! #3761222

Kimberlee Oberski December 30, 2006

Stunning! Great Job. #3761482

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic December 30, 2006

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3761602

Teresa Norris December 30, 2006

Big congrats to you on your win!!! Beautiful!!! #3761615

Ben Down December 30, 2006

Thankyou so much everyone, i'm thrilled to have won second place! I've only just figured out how to reply, too =P Thanks!! #3762000

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic December 30, 2006

Matt this is fantastic and is well deserving of second place. I love it.congrats #3762118

Tracy Jones December 31, 2006

:-) congrats on this amazing winner #3762909

Maria M December 31, 2006

Yay! #3763498

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 31, 2006

Matt, excellent tones, clarity and lighting; congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3764658

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 31, 2006

Congratulations on your win, she has the most amazing eyes!! #3764906

Cassie L. Woodlee January 17, 2007

Congratulations Matt, beautiful portrait and terrific tones!! #3832595

September 17, 2007

This is beautiful. CONGRATS! #4804735

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