Sunday, May 8, 2011

portrait contest finalists!

In no particular order: just my favorites. : )

by Allie
Gorgeous light--her eyes and hair are stunning.

by Elyssa

Love her hair, her eyes, the light on her hair, and the stripes. Just beautiful.

by Jen
Sweet girls from Peru. I love each of their expressions and how they all look alike, but so different.

by Liza
Amazing bokeh and focus.

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by Hadley
Beautiful light, and I love the angle.

296/365 Learning...
by Tina
Love the focus on the eye. A beautiful self-portrait!

by Holly
So Audrey Hepburn. It's such a unique portrait, and absolutely lovely.

by Christine
So genuine and joyful--and stunning sunlight.

by Rachael
LOVE the chubby arms. Beautiful focus on the eyes. An absolutely adorable baby girl.

by Jaymi
A great, cheerful portrait.

by Mikayla
Lovely bokeh! 

by Maddy
I usually like close-up portraits, but some full-body ones are great, and this is one of them. I love the composition.


by Selena
SO. CUTE. I love the colors, the composition, the eyes...

by Jen
I just fell in love with this one. The end. : )

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  2. I love those pics! Congrats to the finalists!

    Blessings,
    *~*Katelynn*~*

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  3. All those photographs are beautiful! They're all unique. Congratulations to portrait contest finalist!

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  4. Can I have the link to Hadley's blog...if she has one.

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  5. Wonderful choices. Congrates to the finalists!

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  6. Yay! I am so excited about this! Thank you so much for choosing me!

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  7. Wow! So many great photos! They're all amazing! :)

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  8. Thank you for choosing my photo! Congrats to everyone :)

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  9. Wow! Thanks for choosing my entry as a finalist!
    They are all so beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful pics, but they all look so professional I could be wrong.... wish you'd have a contest of every day photos like I take with my kodak easyshare...You had some great stuff to pick from
    .. wow. Thanks for the hosting a contest, that was fun. Carol.

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  11. Congrats to the finalist! They are all just beautiful.

    Blessings!
    Nana

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  12. Ahhhhh I am so excited!! Thank you SO very much for loving my picture,you made my Mothers day that much more amazing! Congrats to everyone....amazing pictures!!!!

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  13. Congrats everyone!!!! :) :) :)

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  14. They are all so-ooooo gorgeous!!! I just spent the last fifteen minutes or so in my backyard taking pix of some hot pink tulips, my dog, and my mom and i!!! it was soo much fun!! :)

    Love,
    Manda

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  15. All the photos are beautiful...I do not envy your decision in this contest! Congratulations to all of you (and thank you for validating that I was way out of my league and have so much more to learn!!!)
    Thanks for having me! Great captures! <3.

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  16. I'm excited :) They're all great..i especially love the one by Selena. So. adorable.

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  17. wow, thanks for picking mine as a finalist! These are all amazing shots!!!

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  18. So many amazing photos in one place!! Is this even human?? The last one by Jen is incredible. There's so much soul in that little girl's eyes.

    Rose

    http://thissolidground.blogspot.com

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  19. That last picture is so cute!

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  20. I love the second to the last one :) So cute :)

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  21. Congrats to all! Thanks for showing me how much I have to learn! :)

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  22. Thanks for choosing mine! They are all great! I LOVE Elyssa's! :) Congrats to all of the finalists! :)

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  23. Thank you for choosing one of my pictures! They are all amazing - I do not wish to be in your (red) shoes to pick the winners! :D Congratulations to everyone!

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  24. *Sigh* I woulda done this, but none of my friends want pictures of them on the internet and my eyes are boring...

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  25. Beautiful portraits!

    P.S. Thanks for following my Tumblr!! =]

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  26. Hey! I just LOVE your blog! I have a blog too! Come check it out! www.tweensbloggin4god.blogspot.com
    Thanks so much.
    Sister in Christ-Angel

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  27. Wow these are breath-taking photos! Especially the ones of the kids and babies! :)

    xx

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  28. What great photos!! They all deserve a place! ;)

    Polka Dot, Raquel and I are hosting a photography contest together, and would be honored if you would enter! The theme is "Of Shadows and Silhouettes." There are hopefully to be some pretty cute prizes involved, too! ;)

    For more info, see here:


    http://one-beloved.blogspot.com/2011/05/of-shadows-and-slihouettes-our-first.html

    Blessings,
    Lucia

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  30. WOW!!! All these pictures look so professional!!!! Congrats to the Finalists!!!!

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  31. This photos are so so GORGEOUS!!

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