Mona Lisa Smile

© Dale Ann Cubbage

Mona Lisa Smile

Uploaded: June 30, 2004 08:05:55


F2.8, 200 ISO, shutter @ 1/60. This one was a little blurry, so I used watercolor and sum-ie filters to create a painting effect. I love what it did to her eyes. Also, it has a crackle texture on it. I made myself a t-shirt out of this one!


Paul C. Gazzanigo June 30, 2004

Great capture and perfect title, Dale Ann!

Beautifully done! #143381

Marcie A. Fowler June 30, 2004

Oh those eyes!!! She is so adorable and you've caputred her so well. Way to save a blurry photo. I'm sure you wear the t-shirt with pride!!! Great job. #624798

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thank you Paul & Marcie! Marcie, I just made the t-shirt last night, and I'm looking forward to wearing it today! Thanks again for your great comments! #624809

Kelly Abernathy level-classic June 30, 2004

Oh so cute! Look at those eyes! Perfect title too! I just love this one and the effects are perfect! Hope you have a happy birthday and wonderful day! I'll be in touch! -K #624818

Tammy L. Odell June 30, 2004

Another beautiful image Dale Ann!! Your little girl makes a wonderful subject!! #624822

Casey A. Hanson June 30, 2004

Wonderful image Dale! She's such a pretty little thing! Great job on effects :o) #624830

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thank you so much K., Tammy and Casey for your sweet comments! K., thanks for the birthday wishes too! I'm having a pleasant day so far! #624836

Eric Schneider June 30, 2004

You're so like the lady with the mystic smile.
Nice shot Dale!

Murry Grigsby June 30, 2004

THe final image is a heart stealer Dale Ann! Love the pose, timing and effects!! It does have that Mona Lisa mood :0) Kudos to your professional model and Happy Birthday. #624860

Casey A. Hanson June 30, 2004

I didn't realize until after I commented but....
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Dale Ann,
Happy Birthday to youuuuu!( and many more!)
Have a wonderful day my dear! :o) #624864

Jennifer Rennison June 30, 2004

What a cutie, very nice job...and Happy Birthday! #624884

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thank you Eric, Murry, Casey (great serenade!) and Jennifer for the nice comments and birthday wishes!

da #624897

Donna J. Taff June 30, 2004

Great shot of your beautiful little girl, Dale Ann!!!!!! The singing Casey was wonderful!! #624914

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thanks Donna! Wasn't that so sweet of Casey to serenade me like that? I loved it! Thanks for stopping by!

da #624921

Colette M. Metcalf June 30, 2004

Adorable, Dale Ann!! HB to you!!! #625075

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thank you so much Colette! #625153

Robin L. Wehrman June 30, 2004

Another outstanding image, She is very pretty, beautiful eyes and a great look on her face. Happy Birthday and many more Dale Ann!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #625156

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thanks Robin! For the comment and the nice birthday wishes too! #625163

Amanda E. Radovic June 30, 2004

Very sweet Dale Ann - I love how PS can save your 'almost' shots!!! I confess to using it (especially Dreamy) for the same effect. I never knew its your birthday!!!! Which date is it - the 30/6 or the 1/7 (guess you better swing those numbers around - we do them back to front to you)! My sisters is today (1/7). Have a wonderful time shooting Lavender - I am hoping the weather holds for you. #625181

Terry R. Hatfield June 30, 2004

This Looks Great Dale Ann Shes So Pretty! Have A Great Birthday:-) #625265

Jessica Hughes June 30, 2004

She is beautiful, Dale Ann! Great portrait! #625420

Diane Addonizio level-classic June 30, 2004

Great!! #625474

Darren K. Fisher June 30, 2004

Priceless capture and so very well prsented Dale Ann, I really like the effects you have used here. Wonderful job as always. #625490

William C. Raco level-classic June 30, 2004

She is gorgeous, Dale Ann!
What wonderful expressive eyes.
Very nice portrait!

bill #625514

Dale Ann Cubbage June 30, 2004

Thank you so much Amanda, Terry, Jessica, Diane, Darren and William! YOu guys are so great, I really appreciate all your sweet comments! #625543

Dan Holm level-classic July 01, 2004

Priceless! The eyes, the face and the treatment are just gorgeous! #626942

Norman P. Banks July 01, 2004

Adorable little one! Nice photo work too! (SMILE)

Norm ,:-) #626945

Dale Ann Cubbage July 01, 2004

Thank you Dan and Norman for those kind comments1 #626954

Susan T. Evans July 01, 2004

Would never have known this photo was blurry to start with, terrific effects and perfect save, a terrific photo for a t-shirt!!!! absolutely love the effects!!! #627068

Dale Ann Cubbage July 01, 2004

Thanks Susan! It has become one of my new favorites! I'm wearing my t-shirt today in fact! #627093

Susan T. Evans July 01, 2004

LOL, that is soooooooooooooooo funny Dale, and I really really love this, I think you did a terrific job on it, glad I didn't miss it!!! #627104

Louise A. Starbird July 01, 2004

Awesome save Dale Ann - I never would have guessed it was a tad out of focus to start! Can't wait to see the lavendar photos!
Happy birthday too - you didn't tell me!
have fun!
~L #627186

Dale Ann Cubbage July 01, 2004

Thanks again Susan, and thank you Louise for the comment and the birthday wishes! I appreciate it girls! #627217

Susan T. Evans July 01, 2004

Happy Birthday Dale!!! #627419

Debbie Fleri July 01, 2004

Like I have said before,,,she gets cuter with every shot...this one is just so adorable and the title is perfect...oh and happy birthday....debbie : ) #627539

Dale Ann Cubbage July 01, 2004

Thanks Susan and Debbie for stopping by and for the birthday wishes! It was a good one! #627584

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 02, 2004

Sorry I missed this one ! This is absolutely charming! I hope your birthday was wonderful!!!!! Gail #628863

Dale Ann Cubbage July 02, 2004

Hi Gail! Thanks, yes I had a wonderful birthday! Glad you got to see my little beauty! #628988

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 05, 2004

Very nicely done!! Great job!! #632424

Dale Ann Cubbage July 05, 2004

I had a feeling that was you visiting my gallery1 You're a great friend, thanks for the support!

da #632432

Mary K. Robison July 09, 2004

What a sweet delight, Dale Ann! Your PS work impressed a lot of us, because her expression is what is such an eye-grabber to begin with! Bet you get lots of comments from people when you wear that new t-shirt!
P.S. Glad you had a great birthday - you deserve it! Hope the coming year is one of your best! #639776

Dale Ann Cubbage July 09, 2004

Thank you Mary, for the nice comments on the photo and for the birthday wishes! I do get a lot of comments on that t-shirt! I wear it proudly!

da #639794

Casey A. Hanson July 17, 2004

Yayyyyy! Congrats my dear! :0) #651429

Dominique Declerck July 17, 2004

Adorable!!! Congratulations, Dale Ann!!! #651447

Ellen L. Zaslaw July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann ! #651464

Karen Engelbreth July 17, 2004

Big congrats, Dale Ann! #651499

Susan T. Evans July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann on a well deserved finalists!!! Are you wearing your t-shirt!!! LOL! Love it! #651503

Mary K. Robison July 17, 2004

YAAY, Dale Ann! This HAD to be here! CONGRATULATIONS, and good luck next level! #651588

ilana peled July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann. #651641

Stanley J. Contrades July 17, 2004

Nicely done, Dale Ann, and Congratulations!!!
Stan #651657

Kathleen Clemons July 17, 2004

So cute! Congratulations to you, Dale Ann! #651678

Wally Orlowsky July 17, 2004

Congratulations on this finalist, Dale Ann! #651718

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 17, 2004


Terry R. Hatfield July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann!! #652096

William C. Raco level-classic July 17, 2004

She and the photo are gorgeous!!
Congratulations, and best of luck, Dale Ann

bill #652111

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann!! #652120

Charlene Bayerle July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann!!!! #652249

Darren K. Fisher July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann, she is sooo cute. #652267

Karen Bacon July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale on this lovely image! #652323

Cindy Cone July 17, 2004

Congrats. Dale Ann! #652367

Paula Showen July 17, 2004

Adorable, Dale Ann! Congratulations! #652371

Marie Fields July 17, 2004

Wonderful image and perfect title! Congratulations, Dale Ann!!! #652468

Debra Booth July 17, 2004

Congratulations, Dale Ann!! No surprise to see this on the Finalist page, though! Good luck!! #652530

Norman P. Banks July 17, 2004


Norm ,:-) #652604

Jessica Hughes July 17, 2004

I love this one! Congratulaions, Dale Ann! :) #652651

Nobu Nagase July 17, 2004

Congratulations, Dale Ann!!!
Great one with beautiful eyes!!! #652695

Kasia Elser July 17, 2004

Great shot - congrats! She is beautiful! #652743

Julie Abston July 17, 2004

Congratulations, Dale Ann! This is a beautiful image!!!! #652753

Jennifer Rennison July 17, 2004

Congratulations, Dale Ann! #652779

Leonard Pierce July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann!!!

Dan Holm level-classic July 17, 2004

Congratulations, Dale Ann! Very well deserved! #653273

Dale Ann Cubbage July 17, 2004

Thank you all for your wonderful congratulations! I appreciate it! Congrats to all the other finalists as well! #653291

Nancy Grace Chen July 17, 2004

Love innocent expression here, Dale Ann. Congratulations on your finalist!!

Nancy #653413

Murry Grigsby July 17, 2004

Congrats and good luck with this precious portrait Dale Ann!! #653643

Ed Heaton July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann... #653803

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe July 17, 2004

Congrats, girl!! Good going! #653825

Dale Ann Cubbage July 17, 2004

Thanks so much y'all! #654287

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 17, 2004

Great portrait Dale Ann!! I am very proud of you and your work. Keep it up!! #654330

Susan T. Parady July 17, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann! #654339

Janet Detota July 17, 2004

Congratulations and Happy Belated Birthday, Dale Ann!! #654719

Colette M. Metcalf July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann!!! #654722

Deborah Sandidge July 17, 2004

What a sweetheart, beautiful Dale Ann, congratulations to you!! Hugs!! #654806

Dale Ann Cubbage July 17, 2004

Thanks Donna, Susie, Janet, Colette & Deborah for those nice congrats! #655051

Amanda E. Radovic July 17, 2004

Congratulations!!! The others have said it all before me! #655100

Julie Turner July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann and good luck! #655137

Michael Brown July 17, 2004

This is one wonderful shot of one beautiful little lady Dale!
The in close, in your face type shot really works well here, the effects are excellent, and of course the twinkle in her eyes is simply icing!

Congrats Dale! #655168

Rob Friedman July 18, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann on this excellent shot and good luck! #655645

Dale Ann Cubbage July 18, 2004

Thanks so much Amanda, Julie, Mike & Rob for your wonderful remarks! #655692

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 18, 2004

Congrats Dale Ann! #655781

Dolores Neilson July 18, 2004

Many congratulations, Dale Ann! #655896

Dale Ann Cubbage July 18, 2004

Thank you Claudia and Dolores for your nice congratulations! #656134

Anette Linnea Rasmussen July 18, 2004

Nice shot, Dale Ann!
Congratulations and the best of luck!

Many regards

Stephen Zacker July 18, 2004

Congratulations Dale Ann! #656293

Dale Ann Cubbage July 18, 2004

Thank you Linnea and Stephen! #656382

Angela K. Wittmer July 19, 2004

Congrats Dale!

Angie :) #658290

Kelly Abernathy level-classic July 19, 2004

Woo-Hoo! Such a well-deserved finalist Dale Ann! Beautiful shot of a beautiful little girl! Talk to you soon -K #658400

Dale Ann Cubbage July 19, 2004

Thank you Angela and K! #658576

Robin L. Wehrman July 19, 2004

Hi Dale Ann! Congratulations on your finalist!! Well deserved!! #658748

Dale Ann Cubbage July 19, 2004

Thanks so much Robin! #658795

Janice Forrest July 20, 2004

Well done! Congratulations. #660337

Dale Ann Cubbage July 20, 2004

Thanks so much Janice! #660544

Andre Marhaug July 21, 2004

Congrats, Dale Ann!. A really nice result from a blury picture (you are a true problem solver). Cute and adorable little girl, too :-) #662033

Dale Ann Cubbage July 21, 2004

Thank you very much Andre, I appreciate you taking time to comment! #662779

Carol Engstrom level-addict July 22, 2004

Congrats on your finalist picture--very nice. And a belated happy birthday too! #664679

Dale Ann Cubbage July 22, 2004

Thank you Carol, so sweet of you! #664684

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