Uploaded: September 28, 2004 20:57:33


September 28, 2004

Wow! Great shot. #173622

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 29, 2004

Excellent portrait, Monika! #811190

Murry Grigsby September 29, 2004

Lovely girls and wonderful portrait Monika!! #811696

Robin L. Wehrman September 29, 2004

Outstanding portrait, Monika beautiful girls!!! #812730

Monika Sapek September 29, 2004

Valerie, Leanne, Murry, and Robin – I want to thank you for your nice comments! I was trying to submit this photo twice before…First time a month ago, the duotone which I made, after submission came up green ;-) so I delete it immediately. Then a couple days ago, this image in black and white was too dark, which gave me thoughts – think what about you do and never submit in a hurry! LOL. This one looks fine now and I am really glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for your time!

Donna J. Taff October 15, 2004

Congratulation's, Monika!!!! #844133

Monika Sapek October 15, 2004

Thank you very much, Donna!

Leonard Pierce October 15, 2004

Congratulations Monika! #844494

Monika Sapek October 15, 2004

Thanks so much, Len!

Kelly Abernathy level-classic October 15, 2004

Gorgeous Monika! Congratulations! -K #844580

Murry Grigsby October 15, 2004

Congrats Monika -- terrific image!! #844705

Kristi A. Howson October 15, 2004

Congratulations Monika on a most excellent portrait. Loved this while judging at DPC and I hope it goes to the top for you!!!!! #845920

Lori Ditlefsen October 15, 2004

Great shot Monkika! Congrats! #846218

Karen Engelbreth October 15, 2004

Congratulations again!, Monika #846275

Mary K. Robison October 15, 2004

So pretty, Monika!!

Wendy Stevenson October 16, 2004

Wonderful capture Monika. Love that expression. Congratulations and good luck. #848033

Marta Azevedo October 16, 2004

Congrats, Monika #848551

Cynthia M. Anning October 16, 2004

Monika - Beautiful! It's so crisp and clear and awesome - can I ask what lens you used for this? I'm in the market for a lens or two for my Nikon D70 but I'm very torn over what to purchase. #849610

Monika Sapek October 16, 2004

Thank you so very much for your great notes, everyone! I really appreciate your taking your time to comment!

Cynthia – for this shot I used 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor (1/200sec, F/4.5), which I like for my portrait work. It gave me a nice clear and just as you said crisp images.


Colette M. Metcalf October 17, 2004

Congrats Monika!!! #850474

Janice Forrest October 18, 2004

Great work. Congratulations! #852865

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic October 18, 2004

Congrats Monika!!! #853070

Wanda Judd level-addict October 18, 2004

What a sweet shot...everything about is pleasing to the eye...Congratulations #853258

Monika Sapek October 19, 2004

Colette, Janice, Adilson, and Wanda – thank you very much for your nice notes! I really appreciate your taking your time to write!

Carol Engstrom level-addict October 21, 2004

Beautiful shot, Monika! Congrats! #861989

Michael R. McKenney level-classic October 21, 2004

Truly outstanding. I did B&W years ago (40) and loved it. Others have mentioned the crispness of the shot, which is true, but even though it is crisp, you have produced a hauntingly soft, smooth, beautifly toned grays, photo that is so pleasing to the eye. The photo itself, at first glance, is almost like a "mirror" image of the same little girl. A truly great photograph!

Michael in Milwaukee #862003

November 06, 2004

I love the mood of this shot. Black and white was really effective with the light hair contrasting with her beautiful eyes. #893661

Monika Sapek November 07, 2004

I want to thank you very much for your positive comments on this photo, Carol, Michael and Julia! Black and white portraits are still my favorite; I like to take them and always enjoy looking at BW work of others. They catch my attention immediately. Once again, thank you!

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