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Uploaded: September 17, 2009


One of my all time favorite photos of my son taken about 1 1/2 years ago. The sunset was casting a beautiful warm glow and I somehow managed to convince a 12 year old to cooperate for a quick impromptu session :o)

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Exif: F Number: 2.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II


Susan Fox October 22, 2009

Congrats Susana :-) #1195401

Cesar J. La Rosa October 22, 2009

This has also been one of my favorite portraits of yours, Susana. I'm so happy to see it among the Finalists this month. Congratulations, my friend!!!
Cesar #8061171

Susana Ms Heide October 22, 2009

Thank you very much Susan and Cesar! I think this is the third time I submitted this image and I'm really happy it got this far. Thanks Cesar for the encouraging words! #8061832

Susana Ms Heide October 22, 2009

Dr. Silly

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member since: 4/28/2004 Wonderful capture of the light. Good looking young man. :O)

5/28/2008 10:44:34 AM

Daniella Puente

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member since: 2/10/2005 I really like the overall presentation of this portrait Susana! Not only the pose and expression you capture but the BG hasa rich color and texture treatment that works perfect here, congrats :)

5/28/2008 10:57:58 AM

Murry Grigsby

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member since: 8/12/2002 Congrats not only on a fine portrait but convincing a 12 year-old to pose :0)
Nice image design, super lighting, timing on his comfy pose. Well done Susana!!

5/28/2008 11:00:40 AM

Heather L. Haderly

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member since: 3/4/2007 Fantastic!!!!!

5/28/2008 11:39:12 AM

Jennifer L. Alder

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member since: 1/11/2007 Great capture, Susana! I love the setting and treatment here :)

5/28/2008 12:04:51 PM

Corinne Thompson

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member since: 7/31/2005 What a good sport he is to help you capture this wonderful image! Great colors, comp and lighting!

5/28/2008 12:14:47 PM

Chris Henning

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member since: 1/21/2007 This is lovely, Susanna. You captured the perfect tween image. He's adorable!

5/28/2008 8:59:23 PM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments!!! The background is an old threshing machine and I added some curves and diffuse glow to give it that glowing appearance. Thanks again, Doc, Daniella, Murry, Heather, Jennifer, Corinne and Chris!!


Susana Ms Heide October 22, 2009

Katarina Mansson

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member since: 7/4/2006 Lots of love and feelings in this picture. Lovely colors and textures too. Congratulations!

5/28/2008 11:11:44 PM

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap

member since: 4/30/2008 Excellent image......

5/29/2008 1:01:06 PM

Jennifer B. Short

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member since: 1/6/2006 What a terrific mood this image has. I really like the setting, the natural pose and expression. Well done.

5/30/2008 5:35:04 AM

Martie Last

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member since: 2/25/2006 I really like the "feel" of this photo, especially the white shirt against the red background. Nice expression and lighting, too.

6/1/2008 5:22:23 AM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 This effect/look was something totally new for me! Thanks for the the valuable feedback and opinions Katarina, Rajeev, Jennifer and Martie!!


Susana Ms Heide October 22, 2009

Deon Grandon

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member since: 4/13/2007 Susana this is excellent with the lighting and colors. Awesome work.

6/3/2008 9:45:28 AM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Thanks a lot Deon for your kind words!!

6/4/2008 8:46:18 PM

Arturo Guerra

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member since: 4/2/2006 Beautiful portrait, Susana. I love his pose and expression. Excellent work!

6/6/2008 10:08:35 AM

Kay Beausoleil

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member since: 5/31/2004 A wonderful study, Susana -- it goes so far beyond the usual. A superb portrait!

6/8/2008 6:25:08 PM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Your kind compliments are greatly appreciated Arturo and Kay! Thank you!!

6/10/2008 10:29:00 AM

Jean E. Hildebrant

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member since: 2/26/2007 I love the light at that time of the day! I also love how you captured him looking bashful. Nice rich color and tones too, Susana!

6/10/2008 8:50:53 PM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Yes, that is definitely a shy/bashful moment! So glad that came across and THANKS so much for your kind compliments Jean!

6/11/2008 3:06:11 PM

Chastity Abbott

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member since: 5/10/2006 What a sweetheart!!! :) Hope we see this again..it just perfectly captured!

6/12/2008 6:24:46 PM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Thank you very much for the thumbs up Chastity!!

6/24/2008 8:00:36 AM

Diane l. Thomas

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member since: 4/21/2004 Susana, this is picture perfect. I love the pose and his little smile. You did a super job taking advantage of that light.

1/17/2009 5:11:00 AM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Thank you very much Diane! It's one of my favs of him :o)

1/20/2009 12:34:27 PM

Mark Dodge

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member since: 4/27/2009 This came out really great. I like the lighting. I also like this young fellows pose and his expression. Nicely done, Susana.

9/1/2009 9:35:14 AM

Susana Heide - Thiessen

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member since: 7/30/2003 Thank you Mark! It's one of my favs of my son so I'm glad it stood out to you! :o)


Katarina Mansson October 23, 2009

I love his posture, the colors, textures and light here. Beautiful in all aspects. Congratulations on your finalist Susana! #8063652

Mark Dodge October 23, 2009

WTG Susana :o) Best of luck in the next round! #8063659

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 23, 2009

on your deserving FINALIST!!! 8o) #8064013

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 23, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Susana. #8064120

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2009

This is wonderful, Susana! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #8064937

Erica Murphy level-deluxe October 24, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful portrait finalist Susana! #8069456

Susana Ms Heide October 26, 2009

A BIG THANK YOU to each one of you for the congrats and kind messages!!! I really appreciate it! :o))) #8074400

Kim Dietrich Elam October 30, 2009

This is a wonderful portrait, Susana! All your work is fabulous - such vibrant colors and sharp focus! #8089663

Susana Ms Heide October 31, 2009

Thanks so much Kim!! :o) #8092272

Julianne Bradford November 01, 2009

Congratulations on all your great finalists Susana. This is so natural and my favorite. Great lighting! #8093775

November 01, 2009

Congrats on your wonderful finalist portrait, Susana! #8093978

Susana Ms Heide November 04, 2009

I appreciate your messages Julianne and David! Thanx! #8104826

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