In a Land of Shadows

© Jennifer L. Alder

In a Land of Shadows

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 11, 2008

Wow!! I love this more than the B/W version. She has got that ‘Monalisa’ look here!! Tremendous portrait work as usual, Jen!! #874687

Symona R. Wood March 11, 2008

Beautiful girl, editing...just beautiful, Jen! #5624847

Mukesh Srivastava March 11, 2008

I agree with Susana. Captivating portrait with great skin tone Jennifer!!! #5624848

Pat Gamwell March 11, 2008

Every time I think your work can't get any better...IT DOES! This is breathtaking and a sure winner in my book! I'm marking this as a favorite! #5624860

Marina Moore March 11, 2008

I love the color version even better!!! Splendid work! :) #5624875

Holly J. Jackson March 11, 2008

I like the color better, too! ; )

You have beautifully unique skills! WOW!! #5624888

Jennifer L. Alder March 11, 2008

Thanks very much guys and gals... :) #5624891

Tiia Vissak March 11, 2008

a great portrait! #5624925

Dr. Harmeet Singh March 11, 2008


Stefania Barbier level-addict March 11, 2008

extraordinary Jen... straight into my fav's! #5624941

Evy Johansen level-classic March 11, 2008

So very beautiful, Jennifer!!! #5624942

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 11, 2008

I can not say which one is better, both are incredibly beautiful,Jen! #5624961

Renee Doyle level-classic March 11, 2008

They do look very very different!!! I really like the colour version Jen!! Simply beautiful work! #5624974

Aimee S. McMaster March 11, 2008 them both....wonderful as always Jen...Aimee #5625071

Susie Peek-Swint March 11, 2008

Fantastic portrait work Jennifer ~ I'm sure we'll see this again! #5625078

Paul Michko March 11, 2008

Marvelous image all around, Jennifer. #5625103

Bill Knaps March 11, 2008

I agree they are much different Jen. Beautiful shot. Bill #5625108

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 11, 2008

Lovely image and effects, Jennifer.

Dominick #5625114

Alan L. Borror March 11, 2008

Both are quite beautiful and carry your "look" beautifully! #5625182

Brett Dolsen March 11, 2008

I love this version Jennifer!!
Brett #5625275

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 11, 2008

This one is my favourite, Jen! #5625278

Paul E. Earl March 11, 2008

Fantastic image, Jennifer! #5625279

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 11, 2008

A masterpiece Jennifer!!!!! #5625372

Derek D. Dafoe March 11, 2008

I love this color version Jenn!! The eyes are spectacular!! Very nice image!! #5625379

Michelle Alton March 11, 2008

What you've done with this photo is incredible. Those clear huge eyes stand out fantastically against the slightly blurred face. Just gorgeous, and headed for the winners' circle.
Michelle #5625428

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe March 11, 2008

Beautiful portrait Jennifer!! Love those eyes! #5625517

Carol Sawyer March 11, 2008

Gorgeous portrait, Jennifer!! #5625549

Jim Huffield March 11, 2008

Amazing work, Jennifer. Jim #5625593

Michael G. Marshall March 11, 2008

Terrific portrait Jennifer! Like many others have stated, those eyes are stunning! Bravo! - Michael #5625755

Janet McNeil level-classic March 11, 2008

Beautiful portrait work - lovely eyes!! #5625782

Paul G Slate March 11, 2008

WOW! Awsome capture! I love the colors and composition! nice work! Great POV! #5625978

Ross Throndson March 11, 2008

Hi Jen....Fantastic Portrait Work once again.....If I had to choose....I'd pick this one... :-) #5626051

Dwayne R. Johnson March 11, 2008

I love it either way! #5626199

Shannon D. Miller March 11, 2008

Ohhhh....those eyes! Love this in colors to Jennifer they are both just GORGEOUS photos! Beautiful light, color, detail and softness! Love it! Shannon~ #5626206

Erin Appelbaum March 11, 2008

This is awesome Jennifer. I like it better in color. Peter #5626420

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe March 11, 2008

Stunning portrait! Her eyes just capture your attention and they are beautiful. #5626595

Jennifer L. Taranto March 11, 2008

I love the color tones - I think they had a whole new depth to this gorgeous portrait!! #5626640

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 11, 2008

Jennifer- Normally I am a bigger fan of the black and white. However on this particular portrait I think the color gives the picture alittle more depth and a better look. I think its because the color seems to highlight the textures a bit more. Both photos are outstanding work and the shadows are awesome. Love the whole look.
marvelous work
Have a most wonderful day, take care, be safe. #5626739

Lynne Morris March 11, 2008

Wow Jennifer, this is awesome, not only is she a gorgeous wee girl you have captured her beautifully, wonderful work as always! #5626767

Jennifer L. Alder March 11, 2008

Thanks everyone.... :) #5626816

Kathy Reeves level-addict March 11, 2008

Stunning Jen!! I like this one even better!!! Outstanding work! #5626857

Kimi A. Phillips March 11, 2008

Fairytale GORGEOUS! #5627025

Beverly A. Wright March 11, 2008

I love the color version even better!!
More shadowy! great tones in her skin
and wonderful color all around!!! #5627152

Robyn A. Terrell March 11, 2008

They are both so stunning. I can't decide witch one I like best. Incredible work...but with subjects like this, who needs incredible work!
Robyn #5627199

Erika Haight March 11, 2008

They are both stunning... but I would have to say ( in this case ) I like the colored version better... HER EYES LOOK AMAZING (blue) ... Excellent work Jen!

~ erika #5627424

Bobbie L. Slayton March 11, 2008

I would normally choose the B/W but this is excellent. Her eyes are over the top. Great work and sure to be a winner. #5627570

Christian Rosito March 11, 2008

Now the dilemma, you'll put the judges in trouble, LOL! I guess I'll stay with this one, rather than the B&W version, both are great. #5627599

Jennifer L. Alder March 11, 2008

THANK YOU ALL so much!

As you know I am a huge black and white fan; however, in this case I do enjoy the color version. I feel they both have unique qualities to them... no need really to "pick" LOL! :) #5627610

Susan Heath March 11, 2008

Wonderful capture, Jennifer! Powerful expression and lovely color & effect. #5627652

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic March 11, 2008

I love this work Jennifer!!! I think this one is better than the BNW version. Nice Job. #5627657

Angie Sidles level-classic March 11, 2008

OH WOW Jen! I am loving the color version of this one! Those eyes are just incedible! Beautiful light and drama! Awesome work! #5627726

Jessica Jenney March 11, 2008

Beautiful muted tones and softness, Jennifer! I love the contrast with her blue sparkling eyes. #5627829

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 11, 2008

WOW, As much as I LOVE BOTH, I think I also like the color one if I HAD to make a choice, but I dont HAVE TOO LOL, Whewwwwwwww.
Love the tones and lighting, and Mmelonie is beautiful as always!!!
Maybe you made a new Mona Melonie LOL!
FANTASTIC portrait Jen!!! #5627894

Nadya Johnson March 11, 2008

Wow! Nice! I really love these muted colors, Jennifer! #5627960

Melissa G. Meiselman March 11, 2008

OHHHH WOW.....I really love this one more than the black and white as her green eyes contrast so beautifully with the muted red tones of her skin and the shawl!! Absolutely awesome, Jennifer!! #5628056

Elida Gutierrez March 11, 2008

Both are Gorgeous, but this one is much better, well I like it more than the last one.


I Admire so much your skills. #5628059

Margaret R. Barry March 11, 2008

Gorgeous, Jennifer. I love them both - they have completely different feels to them. Great work as always! #5628280

Danielle Fuller March 11, 2008

Jen, I love the detail and clarity in her eyes here! Great job! #5628351

Kerry W. Willis March 11, 2008

Captivating.... K.W. #5628458

Anita Hogue March 11, 2008

WOW, wished I thought of the word captivating! Stunning image, Jennifer!!! Color tones are fabulous! #5629052

Bill Wyatt March 11, 2008

WOW amazing colros and the eyes are incredible. #5629060

Roxanne M. Bubar March 11, 2008

Jennifer, I just love your powerful/stunning portraits. You are a master of these.
A winner #5629170

Michelle L. Frick March 11, 2008

GORGEOUS Jen! This is surreal! So beautifully done! #5630097

March 11, 2008

They are different Jennifer and both are just beautiful. #5630149

Judi Morrissey March 11, 2008

Geez, I'm not sure which I like better. They are both outstanding. I love the eyes, but I'm a big fan of B&W. They are both winners! #5630173

Laura L. Gonzales March 11, 2008

I am speechless Jen!! WOW, WOW and WOW!!!!!!!! Awesome color, and the eyes! OMG!!!!!Very beautiful! Another masterpiece! Laura #5630186

Sandi Swiridoff March 11, 2008

Love the drama! Great capture and treatment! #5630193

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 11, 2008

This is stunning, Jennifer - looks like a contender for sure...!! #5630486

Colleen Farrell March 12, 2008

They are quite different--I can't decide which I like best! All I know is they are both fabulous, Jennifer! #5635131

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 13, 2008

This is stunning Jennifer as is your gallery fantastic photo beautiful work! #5635626

Judy A. Lawhon March 13, 2008

I love both pics of your niece, but the color version shows off her fabulous blue eyes. The lighting and detail are fantastic and, oh, those marvelous eyes!! However do you do those eyes? You should be teaching here on BP, Jennifer!! #5637199

Mary Timman March 13, 2008

This is so very beautiful. They are both very different, but I love this one! You did a fantastic job with it! #5637486

Jennifer L. Alder March 13, 2008

Many thanks~~~ :) #5638618

Jamie Elliott March 13, 2008

WOW!! This one is pure perfection!! LOVE IT!! #5639988

Debra R. Harder March 17, 2008

Absolutely GORGEOUS portrait, Jen! Those eyes! I love the way you do that! This is truly AMAZING! Deb #5654087

Kaye Burazin March 17, 2008

Mystically haunting. An image one is not likely to forget. #5655270

Carol Teal March 18, 2008

Both portraits are beautiful Jennifer, and it is hard to say which I like best. I think this one has a slight edge over the other because of the beautiful color of her eyes. Beautiful work as always! #5660593

Erika Haight March 20, 2008

Glad to see this got an EP Jen... Now ON TO THE FINALS!!! #5668457

Emily E. Bem April 04, 2008

I LOVE the colour here...very striking! #5745599

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 21, 2008


Erin Appelbaum April 21, 2008

Congrats on this great finalist Jennifer. Peter #5817600

Jessica Jenney April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Jennifer on your beautiful finalist! #5817905

Shannon D. Miller April 21, 2008

Woooohoooo!!! CONGRATULATIONS girl! This is GORGEOUS!!! Shannon~ #5817997

Bobbie L. Slayton April 21, 2008

CONGRATS #5818014

Erin Tyler April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #5818076

Elida Gutierrez April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #5818234

Nadya Johnson April 21, 2008

So glad to see this in the finals, Jennifer! Congrats! Best of luck in the second round,as well! #5818407

Daniella Puente April 21, 2008

Beautiful finalist Jennifer, congrats!!!!!!!!! #5818473

Anita Hogue April 21, 2008

WOW, I love it!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! #5818658

Margaret R. Barry April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Jennifer! #5818728

Marina Moore April 21, 2008

Congratulations Jen!!!! YAY!!!!! :))))) #5818856

Chastity Abbott April 21, 2008

Beautiful congrats on this stunning image!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) #5818879

Allison Gaulin April 21, 2008

Congrats, Jennifer! #5818903

Michelle L. Frick April 21, 2008

Congratulations Jen - this is a stunning finalist! #5819124

Paul E. Earl April 21, 2008

A Big CONGRATULATIONS for your well deserved finalist! #5819280

Janet McNeil level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations and good luck!!! #5819349

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Jen! #5819450

anonymous April 21, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer on your fabulous finalist! B- #5819493

Ken Smith level-classic April 21, 2008

I'm glad you posted this version too. Congrats, Jennifer! #5819664

Christian Rosito April 21, 2008

Yeahh! Wonderful finalist Jennifer, CONGRATULATIONS!! #5819700

Teresa Norris April 21, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations, Jennifer!! #5819843

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2008

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, JEN!! Congratulations on this GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #5820164

Colleen Farrell April 21, 2008

WTG, Jennifer! Congrats on your awesome finalist! #5820352

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 21, 2008

to you and Melonie!!!
Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #5820517

Renee Doyle level-classic April 21, 2008

I really did like this one - lol!!!! Fantastic finalist Jen - congratulations!!! #5820533

Erika Haight April 21, 2008

What a beautiful Finalist Jen!!! #5820562

Sam Britt April 21, 2008

Congratulations again, Jennifer! #5820876

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Jennifer! #5821220

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 21, 2008

This is awesome Jenn!

Congratulations on your finalist, hope it goes on to win the gold!

luv it!

jo ann c. #5821389

Holly Shao April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Jennifer, really wonderful work!!

Holly #5821390

Melissa G. Meiselman April 21, 2008

Awesome finalist, Jennifer...big congratulations!! #5821571

Dr. Harmeet Singh April 21, 2008

Heartiest congratulations.. #5821922

Mary K. Robison April 21, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful finalist, Jen, and best of luck to you in the next level up! #5821962

Mitzie Loland April 21, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Jennifer - great work :) #5822242

Bill Wyatt April 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist!! #5822949

Carol Sawyer April 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Jennifer!! #5822996

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 22, 2008

WTG Jennifer!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!! #5823205

Pat Gamwell April 22, 2008

WoooHooo! WTG, girl! Enchanting finalist! #5823525

Girish Vaghela level-classic April 22, 2008

BIG Congratulations on your finalist, Jennifer!! #5823671

Amy JACKSON level-classic April 22, 2008

Congratulations, Jennifer!!!! :) #5823701

Ross Throndson April 22, 2008

Hi Jen....How's it going......Fantastic Finalist here......Great Work as always.....Congratulations!! #5823761

Evy Johansen level-classic April 22, 2008

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jennifer!! #5823939

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 22, 2008

FANTASTIC and sooooo well deserved!!! CONGRATS on your finalist, Jennifer! <>< #5824100

Bill Knaps April 22, 2008

Congrats on this and your other Finalist Jen. Great Work....Bill #5824171

Kimi A. Phillips April 22, 2008

Congrats, my friend!! :) #5824262

Anna Diederich April 22, 2008

Huge Congrats, Jen!!! #5824284

Cyn Valentine level-classic April 22, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer!!! #5824291

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe April 22, 2008

YAYYYYYYY!!!! Huge congratulations Jennifer on this stunning finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5825819

Tiia Vissak April 22, 2008

Congratulations! #5825857

Laurie Daily level-deluxe April 22, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Jennifer! #5826144

Eugenio Diaz April 22, 2008

Congratulations on this Fantastic Finalist...Good Luck in the Next Round!!!! #5826269

Michael Umbreit April 22, 2008

Jennifer - Congratulations on your finalists! - Mike #5826311

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 22, 2008

Woo Hoo Jen!!
Congratulations On Your finalist!!
Good Luck Next Round!!! #5826696

Graeme yew Chow April 22, 2008

Congratulation again, Jennifer! #5827571

Kathy Reeves level-addict April 23, 2008

Awesome finialist Jennifer! Congratulations! #5829007

Lynne Morris April 23, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalists Jennifer! #5829284

Jennifer L. Taranto April 23, 2008

BIG congrats girl!! #5829528

Angie Sidles level-classic April 23, 2008

Big congrats on this beautiful Finalist Jen! Hope it goes all the way!! :) #5829691

Datha Y. Thompson April 23, 2008

Congratulations Jennifer!!! WTG Gorgeous work!!! :0) #5830006

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal finalist,Jennifer!!! Good luck,my friend!!! #5832126

Jeffrey S. Rease April 23, 2008

Congratulations, Jennifer! :-) #5832845

Edward Harding April 24, 2008

Congrats Jen...again, excellent eye work on this little model...

Good luck in the next round! #5833948

Michael G. Marshall April 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Jennifer! Michael #5840370

Jean E. Hildebrant April 25, 2008

Love the emotion and her gorgeous eyes! Great big congrat's to you for finalist, Jennifer!!! #5840535

Cassie L. Woodlee April 25, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer!!!!!!!!! #5842271

Linda Blair April 26, 2008

WOW.....congratulations...Wow again!!!!! ☺ #5845542

Jennifer L. Alder April 26, 2008

Many thanks all! :) #5845876

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic April 27, 2008

So very beautiful! Congratulations,Jen!!

I was away in vacation and hence the delay. #5846480

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar April 27, 2008

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Jen!! a winner in my books! #5850748

Cheryl E. Molennor May 04, 2008

Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down. #5881983

Theresa M. VanderStaay May 09, 2008

Jennifer, this has got to be one of the most precious captures of a child I have seen in a long time...Her eyes are amazings...You have done a wonderful job on this shot and it is well worth all the congratulations and praise from everyone..Thanks for sharing...Tessa #5904800

Kerry W. Willis July 26, 2008

speechless.... enough said.... K.W. #6232684

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I have never done this before in the same month---- but here is the color version of the image of my niece I posted yesterday.
I feel they are quite different...

Thanks for looking! :)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on March 11, 2008 Photo Contest Finalist

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