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author Janet Jonas
   
subjectPortrait
title God Bless
date4/5/2005 11:22:27 AM
details28-70mm at 52mm f2.8 iso 160 morning Windowlight, yellow filter
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blinks: 282.02score: 9.398voted: 83

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1 EASTILL   (4/5/2005 11:32:21 AM)
this is beautiful, lovely lighting and great toning, nice pose and subject placement...this is a real work of art....very well done
=9
2 btezra   (4/5/2005 11:38:24 AM)
~your portraits have a warmth and visual appeal that is unique and inviting...~
=9
3 Bas Haasnoot   (4/5/2005 11:42:41 AM)
Wonderful portrait Janet.
Only the crop is a bit tight imo..
=8.69999980926514
4 Rudi Van Gestel   (4/5/2005 11:45:00 AM)
I can sit here for hours, to find some decent words to describe this one, Janet!
Somewhere it reminds me of old photography! Romantism above all!
I'm not going to argue some technical aspects, as I feel not to have the right to do this here! You make me just feeling humble!.... (10)
(The least I can do - more words would be such a waste!)
Regards! Rudi
=10
5 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (4/5/2005 11:49:00 AM)
What can we say.......
=9.5
6 nitzan cccc (Nitzan Cohen)   (4/5/2005 11:50:21 AM)
Excellent portrait Janet.
I agree with Bas, the pretty girl need some more space.

Perfect light, great work.
=9.19999980926514
7 nuno gaspar (miguel )   (4/5/2005 11:52:45 AM)
Princeless.
=9
8 André Viegas   (4/5/2005 11:55:11 AM)
well....10
=10
9 LindaY (Linda Y)   (4/5/2005 12:11:55 PM)
Beautiful, elegant and timeless, Janet. I could stare at this for hours just enjoying the beauty. I wish I could do any kind of photo half as well as this one is done. I am not voting this a 10, because every time that I think one of your photos is perfect, then you post one that is even better, so a 9.8 from me.
10 julie Williams   (4/5/2005 12:12:59 PM)
beautiful child - great shot agree with #6
11 Igor L. (Igor Laptev)   (4/5/2005 12:15:02 PM)
Beautiful!
12 Sergio Pessolano   (4/5/2005 12:57:52 PM)
Wonderful delicate image.
13 Arthur Ankh   (4/5/2005 1:08:16 PM)
This is just simply excellent!!! Everything about this shot invites the most superlative words I can find. Superb and very high quality work!
14 Lexi   (4/5/2005 1:09:27 PM)
Great
15 docmm   (4/5/2005 1:14:14 PM)
superb choice of colour in the clothing and background that harmonize with the skin tones and hair colour, all working together to produce an image with atmosphere yet again. Well done
16 Dan Cardiff   (4/5/2005 1:14:49 PM)
Fantastic,Im speechless!
17 khaled   (4/5/2005 1:27:38 PM)
Wonderful portrait, Janet . I like the
color ..lighting and Fantastic toning
18 Lukrecja (Joanna Kilen-Redesiuk)   (4/5/2005 1:41:33 PM)
excellent
19 Gavrial   (4/5/2005 2:13:25 PM)
Quite charming beautiful lighting & delicate composition
20 oneolden   (4/5/2005 2:17:16 PM)
Definitive child portrait.
21 randall (more love - less hate)   (4/5/2005 2:23:37 PM)
Excellent light, pose, model - everything. Very well done!
22 Greg (Greg Governale)   (4/5/2005 3:27:06 PM)
Very nice! I liked the first one a litte more..In the first one I can see her beautiful eyes. Still very well done! Greg Governale
23 Mathew Eis   (4/5/2005 5:08:58 PM)
Personally, I would have liked to see the background a little softer; I think that now it is just slightly distracting. Other than that, I think it's great. Another beautiful shot!
24 Hazel   (4/5/2005 5:31:05 PM)
Could be a painting. So romantic and beautiful! Everything works here, the clothing, lighting, colors. Well done!
25 Pascal Paoli   (4/5/2005 5:52:11 PM)
Little angel ... beautiful.
26 George Oze   (4/5/2005 6:05:36 PM)
Excellent tones and expression. Did you use AGFA Portra 160?
27 KenNelson   (4/5/2005 6:35:27 PM)
Beautiful pose, lighting and model. Just Excellent!!
28 Steve Taylor   (4/5/2005 7:52:53 PM)
Beautiful. A very moving image.I perfer looking at it with the black bg.
29 joe bellantoni   (4/5/2005 7:57:24 PM)
Janet I actually like the other image of this little girl better. Don't get me wrong this is great but the bg is a little too pronounced and the other was so perfect. You have a way to make the sense of being there with that natural light. the pose is perfect the tones and softness too.
30 Rick X (Rick Xavier)   (4/5/2005 9:32:15 PM)
Wonderful ! It´s a lovely shot. Very well done! Congratulations !
31 Terry Forrest (Teresa Forrest)   (4/5/2005 9:50:12 PM)
It has always been a great pleasure to look at your portraiture work, Janet, from the very first time some years ago when I first saw one of yours up to this one. If anything, you seem to have become better through the years. I'd have to go back to look at the previous one of this re the background, but as far as the space is concerned, I don't see the necessity to have any more than what you have now.
32 gerald johnson   (4/5/2005 10:12:15 PM)
Janet, I have just discovered your work as of recently, I will be looking for more. Outstanding...................gerald
33 Yovanny Montoya   (4/5/2005 11:51:45 PM)
Beautiful composition, great pose of the model and perfect lighting congrats.
34 Blake Heminger   (4/6/2005 1:08:01 AM)
Congratulations Janet on another beauty!!!
35 lailingling   (4/6/2005 1:13:14 AM)
She's a little darling.Beautiful angel.
Great light and pose of the model. I love it very much.
36 Yeshey Dorji   (4/6/2005 2:57:37 AM)
Delicate ... good job.
37 WalterL   (4/6/2005 4:41:48 AM)
brillaint shot
38 MarioP   (4/6/2005 4:46:10 AM)
angelic... very good...
39 Roy Pritchard   (4/6/2005 5:29:20 AM)
Absolutely astounding!
40 Hani   (4/6/2005 6:07:26 AM)
Amazing!
41 Pawe³ Spycha³a   (4/6/2005 6:07:31 AM)
Wspaniale.

Pozdrawiam wsystkich.
42 Nannini Van Gestel   (4/6/2005 6:59:20 AM)
Incredible!
43 Diane Parrish   (4/6/2005 8:03:50 AM)
Janet,What else can be said.But just wanted to tell you how beautiful I think this is.Love it.The lighting and tones couldn't be better.The model is so pretty.She's a doll. The feeling you have caught here is so nice.This is great work.Diane
44 Reidar   (4/6/2005 8:33:58 AM)
There is nothing more to add. Outstanding work.
45 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/6/2005 8:48:20 AM)
very cute pose! the dress is a little hot in a few areas but I am sure it is a much loved photo.
46 AAT_SA   (4/6/2005 10:17:48 AM)
amazing portrait !!
47 Yuri Bonder   (4/6/2005 1:05:55 PM)
Excellent
48 Biliana ((I am against CHERYL B)   (4/6/2005 1:08:50 PM)
Perfect!
Bravo!
Congratulations!
My respects,
Biliana
49 Jonathan Wise   (4/6/2005 6:04:21 PM)
Very excellent work,this emits a softness thats very pleasant.
50 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (4/6/2005 6:47:01 PM)
Might I ask for the reasoning for the yellow filter? Have never used any filters and not sure the uses for all of them as of yet.

Very romantic and precious.
51 Biaku (Karol Kubiak)   (4/6/2005 7:34:25 PM)
Beautiful.
52 MJFerron   (4/6/2005 7:39:58 PM)
Classically elegant. A joy to view.
53 Vladimir Lestrovoy   (4/7/2005 5:02:04 AM)
So beautiful! Perfectly
54 Janet Jonas   (4/7/2005 11:21:58 AM)
thank you all so much for commenting on "God Bless" I was amazed that it was received so well. Sometimes what I see in an image is contrary to what others see. Rudi is right in that I tend to romanticize my images. Maybe that stems from growing up with boys. Had to be tough all the time. I also love the works of Julia Margaret Cameron and the window light work of Veermer's paintings. I love to keep things simple as well. I think you can tell a story with very simple compositions. I use shallow dof a great deal. I guess you could say it is my way of painting with light. I have no talent to paint so I feel this is the closest way I can mimic painting. I neglected to say what camera I used. It is the Nikon D1x. Took this right before I got my D2X. Darn! Kris's question about the yellow filter is quite simple, it added a soft yellow toning to the image that kind of mimicks some of the turn of the century colorings of images. Hannah my little model is very cooperative for about ten minutes and then I have to bribe her with treats. this image was used on a card for her grandfather who just had cancer surgery. He loved it and it created quite a little buzz in his hospital room. The nurses were coming to see it from other floors. It made grandpa's time in the hospital a little more bearable. Anyway thank you all so much for the lovely comments. They are much appreciated.
55 Janet Jonas   (4/7/2005 11:27:35 AM)
I forgot to add that it is a full frame shot. I have a very bad habit of making my shots to tight. I guess it comes from thinking in printing it, every pixel counts for quality in the image. Hopefully I can loosen up so to speak in the future. :0)
56 Wayne Morgan (( ;-)   (4/7/2005 9:44:47 PM)
I don't feel that it is to tight. It is an excellent image and worth a good study. Beautiful!
57 SDELALIS   (4/8/2005 4:39:50 AM)
The story about this photo in the 54 comment was very touching.Anyway the photo is perfect as well as your work.Give our love to Hannah and our thoughts to her grandfather.Best regards.
58 L16YD   (4/8/2005 4:11:17 PM)
a very beautiful child,and a beautiful picture
59 Richey   (4/9/2005 6:53:40 PM)
Beautiful!
60 dneilson (Dolores Neilson)   (4/11/2005 8:05:03 AM)
Winner!!
61 Myron   (4/12/2005 4:20:02 AM)
Just perfect.Congratulations!
62 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (5/1/2005 5:03:38 AM)
Congrats Janet on your double POTD, POTW and POTM. Well deserved...
63 Safety*Bob   (5/2/2005 4:09:26 PM)
Looks almost Victorian, like a hand coloured sepia print
64 Safety*Bob   (5/2/2005 4:09:51 PM)
Looks almost Victorian, like a hand coloured sepia print
65 Awais   (5/2/2005 4:13:50 PM)
Cute and lovely.
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