- Sea of Blue -

© Jennifer L. Alder

- Sea of Blue -

Uploaded: December 02, 2007 19:43:54


For the Digital Darkroom :)

Melanie, captured outdoors a couple of weeks ago
--Extensive layer work applied--

Thanks for looking!!

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/100, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 33mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi


Melissa Olsen December 02, 2007

oooohhhhh, LOVE the subtle color here my friend!!! So well done! And, I'm the first to comment :) #799933

Angie Sidles level-classic December 02, 2007

BEAUTIFUL work and the light is amazing! Definately liking the hint of color! Nice job Jen! And YES, handheld if ROUGH! LOL!!! :) #5161537

Su Sana E. P level-classic December 02, 2007

Jen, this is probably the BEST you’ve done so far!! Her expression, tones and lighting…all exceptionally well done!! #5161540

frank w. degenhardt level-classic December 02, 2007

Jennifer- I continue to be so impressed with your portrait work. The beauty of this portrait is breath taking. I just love the touches you put on it. Love the tones, the color, the clarity.
Another fantastic picture.
You take care Jennifer, be safe,let life be enjoyed one day at a time #5161556

Jennifer L. Alder December 02, 2007

SuSana--- :))))))))))))))))))))))
That means a lot #5161589

Michelle L. Frick December 02, 2007

She looks magical Jennifer! WOW! The tones and clarity are spectacular! #5161607

Kathy Reeves December 02, 2007

Wow!! Outstanding portrait!! A winner in my book! #5161635

Datha Y. Thompson December 02, 2007

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! WOW :0) #5161663

Melissa G. Meiselman December 02, 2007

Striking full frame portrait with great effects and wonderful expression, Jennifer!! #5161671

Angela Azzinnaro December 02, 2007

BEAUTIFUL capture of Melanie!!!! WONDERFUL tones & comp Jen!!!! #5161734

Lynne Morris level-classic December 02, 2007

Wow Jennifer, this is another outstanding portrait, and your ps work is amazing, love it! #5161747

Joan Powell December 02, 2007

Lovely !!!!!!!!! #5161779

Jennifer L. Alder December 02, 2007

I know it is an odd time to post! lol---- Your comments are simply AMAZING! THANKS ALL!!! :) #5161806

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 02, 2007

Jen this is one of the best captures and works you have done with Mel... simply outstanding!!!!!!!!!! one day you tell me your secret... :-)
AND I WILL DO THE RESUBMISSION I promise!!! have to find the time... sigh!!! #5161823

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe December 02, 2007

This is absolutely stunning!!! The kind that makes you just stop and stare and absorb. #5161861

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 02, 2007

WOW, Outstanding girl, your shots just keep getting better and better never get old and NEVER cease to amaze me!

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic December 02, 2007

Wonderful work on and off the camera, Jen! As someone said before, Melanie surely looks magical!

In our flat world, there is no time which is odd my friend :-) Just keep posting your amazing work!

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 02, 2007

Great work, Jennifer!! #5161914

Jennifer L. Alder December 02, 2007

Thanks so much you five!!!!
I will be back early in the morning to comment again and post--- I appreciate it VERY much!!!!
Thanks again
:)))))))))))) #5161929

Tiia Vissak December 02, 2007

A beautiful capture again! Great eyes! #5161955

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 02, 2007

What a pretty young lady she is and wonderful portrait, Jennifer! #5161999

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 02, 2007

Beautifully done Jennifer - amazing work!!! #5162009

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 02, 2007

Incredibly beautiful and such uniqueness Jennifer!!! Gorgeous work!!! #5162050

Jennifer L. Alder December 03, 2007

THANKS YOU GUYS!!! :) #5162151

December 03, 2007

SUPER NICE!!!! Well done!!! Paul. #5162170

Chua Wee Boo December 03, 2007

Absolute beauty,Jennifer!!! #5162341

Margaret R. Barry level-classic December 03, 2007

Wow! Another beauuty, Jennifer. Your portraits are amazing! #5162357

Deb Koskovich December 03, 2007

Jennifer, I agree with everyone here, you just get better all the time. This one could win ANYWHERE! Everything about this is absolutely mesmerizing!! #5162365

Bill Wyatt December 03, 2007

Beauiful portrait love the high key look and the selective color!! #5162432

Carol Sawyer December 03, 2007

Gorgeous high key portrait, Jennifer! #5162479

Shannon D. Miller December 03, 2007

The subtle sc coloring is STUNNING Jennifer, this is so beautiful. I just love the way the hood frames her face. BEAUITUFL! Shannon~ #5162801

Michael Umbreit December 03, 2007

Jennifer - Perfect!!! - Mike #5162818

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe December 03, 2007

Just beautiful...love the eyes !!! #5162944

Sam Britt December 03, 2007

Beautiful portrait, Jennifer. I like the blank expression. #5163115

Rhonda Burger December 03, 2007

Lovely full frame portrait. Love the look on her face. Nice layer work. Rhonda #5163212

Jennifer L. Alder December 03, 2007

THANKS so much all!! :) #5163314

Steven W. Lepak December 03, 2007

Bravo Jennifer! Outstanding treatment! Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven #5163390

Michael Farruggia December 03, 2007

WOW....amazing eyes here!!! #5163396

Melissa G. Meiselman December 03, 2007

Very expressive portrait with that wonderful selective coloring of her eyes and the subtle coloring of her lips, Jennifer!! I like your stark presentation in black and white, as well!! #5163409

Jessica Jenney December 03, 2007

Gorgeous and soulful portrait, Jennifer! I love the tones and softness! #5163467

Marina Moore December 03, 2007

WOW!!!! Gorgeous eyes and clarity. She looks so much older, what a beautiful and dignified expression. AWESOME!!! :) #5163468

Jenny Bosmans December 03, 2007

Awesome and very beautiful portrait and work indeed, Jennifer! :) #5163480

Debra R. Harder December 03, 2007

WOW, Jen! This is one of my favorites! Love the soft tinted colors! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Deb #5163547

Silvio Grech December 03, 2007

Beautiful portrait and what a look on those eyes, Jennifer! #5163682

Nadya Johnson December 03, 2007

Wow! All your portraits are outstanding Jennifer, but this is a stand out, even so. Enchanting! #5163801

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 03, 2007

FANTASTIC use of SC Jen, this is wonderful!! <>< #5164040

Karen Engelbreth December 03, 2007

WOW - fantastic portrait, Jennifer! #5164618

Laurie Daily level-deluxe December 03, 2007

WOW...those eyes! All of your portraits are so very incredible, Jennifer! #5164635

Jennifer L. Alder December 03, 2007

THANKS SOOOOO MUCH BP Friends! :) #5164744

Colleen Farrell December 03, 2007

Haunting expression in those blue, blue eyes! Outstanding portrait and DD work as usual, Jennifer! #5165907

December 04, 2007

Absolutely stunning photography, a superb portrait that will hold every onlooker in an awestruck trance, the beauty you captured in this photo is second to none and should be well rewarded................Philip :o) #5166442

Tarun Bose December 04, 2007

Wow! Jennifer, outstanding portrait. Melanie is very beautiful. Your work of layers is fantastic. Selective colours superb. You are the queen of portraits my dear. Well done. #5167007

Jennifer L. Taranto December 04, 2007

LOVE the sc!! Wonderful expression captured, & wonderful comp too!! #5167715

Evy Johansen level-classic December 04, 2007

Wow... look at those beautiful eyes!! Perfect title!!! Awesome portrait, Jennifer!! #5167874

Jennifer L. Alder December 04, 2007

WOW! I really appreciate it, everyone! :) #5168239

Linda Blair December 04, 2007

Gorgeous...excellent work...love just the touch of blue in her eyes!!!! ☺ #5168998

Cassie L. Woodlee December 04, 2007

OH MY I LOVE THIS Jennifer, absolutely stunning portrait!!!!!!!!!! #5169544

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 04, 2007

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!
Great selective coloring

jo ann c. #5169980

Jennifer L. Alder December 04, 2007

Again, thanks very much everyone! #5170912

Emily E. Bem December 05, 2007

What a model you have....so much drama here! GREAT colour..so subtle but boy, does it go a long way! Well done! #5171684

Bill Knaps December 06, 2007

A most beautiful portrait....Bill #5175778

Sue Marshall December 06, 2007

Outstanding portrait Jen her eyes are incredible! :-) #5177283

Sharon Perkins December 07, 2007

Incredible portrait !!!!!!!!!!!! #5179748

Jennifer L. Alder December 08, 2007

Thanks!! :) #5185603

Jill Odice level-classic December 15, 2007

Beautiful jon=b with your SC here! Your little model has a great future ahead of her in the world of modeling! #5210678

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 16, 2007

Magnificent, Jennifer!
Pretty girl; fabulous use of effects!
--Lisa #5212658

Debra R. Harder January 01, 2008

I know I've commented on this beautiful image, Jen (and it's in my favs), but I wanted to wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and I'm looking forward to seeing more WONDERFUL images from you in 2008! Deb #5276286

January 04, 2008

This is so beautiful!
her eyes are so pretty =] #5289681

Aimee C. Eisaman January 04, 2008

Not only do you compose a great shot, but you are an editing genius! Those eyes.....that is all I can think of when I look at this photo! You are fast becoming my all time favorite photographer on BP! #5292702

Cary Rogers January 07, 2008

Wow, Jennifer! What a wonderful, emotionally-engaging, portrait! Great soft lighting and textures, and dramatic presentation of her eyes. very nice work #5305580

Jennifer L. Alder January 13, 2008

THANK YOU! :) #5334961

Terrill Province January 21, 2008

Outstanding work here, Jennifer. Every aspect is just amazing, you've realized an original artistic vision with beautiful technique. Bravo! #5372935

Alison Krylowski January 25, 2008

Another amazing finalist, Jennifer! This is such a captivating portrait. Congratulations! #5392684

Jessica Jenney January 25, 2008

Big Congrats on your finalist, Jennifer! Today is a great day for your niece and nephew I see! Good luck to you! a stunning portrait! #5392687

Margaret R. Barry level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Jennifer! #5392779

Aimee S. McMaster January 25, 2008

...and again....much congratulations on your lovely finalist Jen...Aimee #5392835

Michelle L. Frick January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Jennifer!! #5392985

Jennifer L. Alder January 25, 2008

Thanks very much ladies--- I am thrilled to see this made a finalist today! A lot of great talent here. :) #5393023

Elida Gutierrez January 25, 2008

Congrats in you finalist!!! #5393027

Susie Peek-Swint January 25, 2008

Many congrats on this stunning shot Jennifer! #5393053

Erika Haight January 25, 2008

Excellent job on finalist Jennifer! YES! erika #5393243

Jeana Clark January 25, 2008

Congratulations once again Jennifer!!!

~J~ #5393294

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 25, 2008

WTG Jennifer!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! #5393425

Karen Engelbreth January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Jennifer! #5393449

Melissa Olsen January 25, 2008

Another fantastic finalist... deserving of WINNER as well :) #5393492

Dr Silly level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Jennifer. :O)

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 25, 2008

another beauty Jen, congratulations!!!!! #5393645

Colleen Farrell January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Jennifer! #5393679

Tressie Davis January 25, 2008

You cleaned up girlfriend! Congrats on this one too! #5393847

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic January 25, 2008

I am soooo thrilled to see both of your finalists, Jennifer!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your much deserving POTD!!!! <>< #5393902

January 25, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist.
Well done!!!

Paul. #5394037

Melissa McCabe January 25, 2008

Congrats on this finalist Jen!!! I can't believe I missed this first time around, it's truly one of your best!!! : ) -mm #5394190

Marina Moore January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer!!!! Gorgeous as always!!!! :) #5394214

MELODIE C. ROBERTS January 25, 2008

Only 19 minutes this time...;0)
Congratulations Jen #5394553

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 25, 2008

BIG Coongrats girl!!! #5394558

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer on this beautiful finalist!! I knew we'd see her again!! #5394636

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer. Well done. Beautiful work. Love your gallery.
JP #5394661

Angela Azzinnaro January 25, 2008

CONGRATS on both finalists Jen!!!!! WELL DONE my friend!!!!! :) #5394802

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 25, 2008

What a beauty....Congratulations! #5395125

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 25, 2008

Congrats on BOTH of your gorgeous finalists Jennifer!!!! SUPERB! :-))) #5395135

Sam Britt January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer! Excellent finalist. #5395299

Mary K. Robison January 25, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on another marvelous finalist,Jennifer, and best of luck to you in the next level up!

Renee Doyle level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jen!!!! This is gorgeous! #5396103

Eugenio Diaz January 25, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer on your well deserved Finalist!!!! This is beautiful!!!! #5396227

Brenda c. McFarland January 25, 2008

Congrats! This is Stunnng and Amazing at the same time! #5396450

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 25, 2008

A hauntingly beautiful finalist, Jennifer! Congratulations! #5396470

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Jennifer! #5396681

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations again, Jennifer! #5396730

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2008

Jen, I've always loved this little 'Mona Lisa'. Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!

Joerg Schlagheck January 25, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist, Jennifer. Well deserved for this beautiful portrait! #5397020

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congrats, Jennifer on this finalist. #5397187

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar January 25, 2008

what an amazing FINALIST here, Jen!! a sure winner in my books!! #5397250

Debra R. Harder January 25, 2008

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Jen, on one of my favorites! I've always loved this one! Outstanding winner in my book! Deb #5397308

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Congratulations to you again, Jennifer..such an outstanding finalist! #5398025

Deb Koskovich January 26, 2008

Kudos to you, Jen, on this amazing Finalist! #5398154

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Congrats Jennifer on this wonderful Finalist! Jeff #5398853

Cary Rogers January 26, 2008

Big congrats Jennifer!! Excellent work! #5399657

Joan Kocak January 26, 2008

congrats Jen, fantastic image! #5400309

Angie Sidles level-classic January 26, 2008

Another BIG CONGRATS girl! #5400483

Michael G. Marshall January 26, 2008

Outstanding Jennifer! Congratulations on your finalist! #5400676

Cheryl E. Molennor January 26, 2008

WoW! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #5400805

Graeme yew Chow January 26, 2008

Congratulations! Jennifer. Excellent! #5401043

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 27, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS,again,Jennifer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5403091

Linda Blair January 28, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer on this charming finalist!!!!!! ☺ #5408655

Melissa Olsen January 29, 2008

So very pretty! Congratulations! #5412573

Daniel Poetschlag February 25, 2008

Wow, this is so clean! #5551918

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