Uploaded: April 17, 2004 13:08:20


80 mm, f: 8.0, 1/500 sec., flash


Casey A. Hanson April 17, 2004

Excellent Andre!! #118457

Marta Azevedo April 17, 2004

This is great. #488902

Kristen McKain April 17, 2004

awesome image! #488964

Nancy Grace Chen April 17, 2004

Spectacular. Love the sense of motion and the attitude of the expression.

nacespace.com/photos #489048

Melisa R. McKolay April 17, 2004

Andre, this is awesome!! I love her beautiful red hair, that expression, and the fling--great job!! #489083

Barbara K. Breitsameter April 17, 2004

This is one of the BEST portraits I have seen on the sites. SUPERB! I hope to see this one go far. #489121

Debra Booth April 18, 2004

Great portrait, Andre! #490442

bob cornelison May 13, 2004

Elleven got tude.... and I like it! great shot! Congrats! #534787

Casey A. Hanson May 13, 2004

Well deserved Andre, congrats!! #534793

Debra Booth May 13, 2004

Congratulations, Andre! #535422

Kristen McKain May 14, 2004

congrats! #537172

Nancy Grace Chen May 14, 2004

Just outstanding... I knew this had to make it. Congratulations!! Hope to see this again!

nacespace.com/photos #540347

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 15, 2004

Fedt lavet og taget! So cool, André! Congrats! #541892

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 15, 2004

Great portrait. Good luck in the finals!! #542088

Susie Peek-Swint May 17, 2004

Many congrats Andre~ wonderful portrait! #545809

Donna W. Neal May 19, 2004

Congratulations on your WIN Andre #549681

Dale Ann Cubbage May 19, 2004

Congrats on 2nd place on this fabulous shot Andre, I thought they were great! #549814

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic May 19, 2004

Mange gange tillykke, André! #549829

Ronald Balthazor May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Andre. #549904

Andre Marhaug May 19, 2004

Heeehaaa :-)) I'm really, really satisfied today. Thank you Donna, Dale Ann and Mette. And a very special hug to my lovely daughter Astrid (the model). She's eleven years of age, - and the title is in fact "Eleven" - misspelled ("Eleven" in Norwegian is "Elleve" - that's where the double "l" came from). #549913

Andre Marhaug May 19, 2004

Thanks to Ronald, to :-) #549973

Nancy Grace Chen May 19, 2004

SO glad to see this here!! Your daughter is beautiful-- she looks like she really has some attitude for an eleven-year-old! (: The idea and execution are fabulous... congratulations on your very deserving winner!!

nacespace.com/photos #550070

bob cornelison May 19, 2004

Fantastic! Well deserved win! ~:0) #550275

Debra Booth May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Andre! #550303

Diane Dupuis May 19, 2004

Andre Congratulations on a most well deserved win!! What a fantastic shot!! Your daughter is gorgeous - and it's an amazing portrait with action!!! Superb! #550355

Melisa R. McKolay May 19, 2004

Andre, congratulations!! I knew this was going to go far--all the way to 1st place--WOW! So happy for you and what a beauty you have in your daughter. #550376

Casey A. Hanson May 19, 2004

Congratulations on a much deserved win Andre! This is such a superb picture, I look forward to seeing more of your work! #550407

Paul Michko May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Andre. This shot has such vibrancy and movement. #550528

Evy Johansen level-classic May 19, 2004

Many congratulations on your 1st place win, Andre! Well deserved - Wonderful portrait!! #550760

Wally Orlowsky May 20, 2004

Congratulations, Andre! #551356

Andre Marhaug May 20, 2004

Thank you Nancy, Bob, Debra, Diane, Melisa, Casey, Paul, Evy and Wally.

It's such a perfect day today ;-))

Best regards from Norway: André #551835

Robin L. Wehrman May 20, 2004

Outstanding portrait, Congratulations on your big win, well deserved Andre!! #552211

Peggy Wolff May 20, 2004

Attitude times....11! Congrats on this great shot! #552212

Judy Rae May 20, 2004

Congratulations Andre! What a beautiful little girl and you captured her perfecttly! #552235

Alisha May Furbish May 20, 2004

Fantastic choice by the judges- congratulations on this fabulous photo! #552340

Mary K. Robison May 20, 2004

Wonderful, ALIVE portrait that you AND your beautiful daughter can be proud of over the years! CONGRATULATIONS, Andre! #552386

Terry Joshi May 20, 2004

A great shot, congratulations on the win,
Terry #552957

Andre Marhaug May 20, 2004

Thank you Robin, Margaret, Judy, Alisha, Mary and Terry.

- André #552986

Susana Matos May 22, 2004

i guess I had commented another similar shot from you and also found it gorgeous! As gorgeous as this one!!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #555040

Andre Marhaug May 22, 2004

Thank you, Susana. Your support is so sweet (allways).

Yes, I remember that you had comments to another picture from the same photosession. Thank you for that one, too :-)

- André


Adam T. Cowart May 26, 2004

Very Cool!! This is a great shot and truly deserving of a first place finish. Congrats!!! #561398

Catherine E. Bono May 27, 2004

Andre, this photo is absolutely stunning and I'm dying to know how you did it (am I alowed to ask?). Mostly those colors, really. Since beginning to shoot digitally only a couple months ago, I've been somewhat lost without my favorite films and tricks. How did you achieve that porcelain skin and firey hair; my experiences with photoshop have left me with very different results. Or am I just being naive for that's her true angelic tone?... Please tell me everything! #563091

Andre Marhaug May 29, 2004

Thank you sooo much, Catherine and Adam.

Catherine: Of course it's alowed to ask!. I know very well the phase you are describing in your "photo life", where the ideas don't unfold in the direction you want because of lack of experience with new tools.

I've just converted to digital photo myself, after a phase where I was "semi digital": I.e. analog photography and then scanning and then making the final corrections in PhotoShop (in fact, I use PaintShopPro).

So, to the photo: The trick is to use correction layers and double layers in PhotoShop. The double layers is the sharp original photo, and a blured copy (opacity around 40%). This is the basic trick to achive both soft skin and razor sharp eyes in the same image. The colors are strengthend to the max in a correction layer, and then I've sprayed the actual layer (with black) so that the extended saturation just hits the hair.

I hope this short brief help you further, Catherine.

Best regards, André. #565580

Sherri Conley June 05, 2004

This is such an amazing shot, Andre. You've really captured it perfectly and the effects you've added put this one over the edge! Wonderful! #578354

Andre Marhaug June 05, 2004

Thank you, Sherri. It's an honour to receive such a nice comment from you. I've been looking through your DeLuxe site, and can understand that you can relate to my playful style: Your pictures are outstanding!. I especially like the red mouth kissing the frog... :-)

Best regards, André #578670

Sherri Conley June 05, 2004

My goodness, Andre, thank you so much for that wonderful compliment! You have made my day!

I look forward to seeing more of your images ~ keep up the good work! :) #578743

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