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Snowball Fight

Snowball Fight
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Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 435 N: 262] (1677)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-02
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
Camera: Nikon f80, Nikon 28-70/f3.5-4.5, Kodak Gold 400, Skylight
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Portraits, Children, Beyond Magic, E.Y.E.S, My favorites, People..and colors, PORTRAITS OF CHILDRENS (2006/07) NGO contribution, when i dream i see people, BLUE COLOUR 2, Impressive Shots, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (V), trekks' favorites 1, A Considerable Number of Views!, Parce que 100 ne suffisent pas, CLODO's preferred, More than 400 points – photos, More than 100 favorites...., view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-03-13 11:51
Viewed: 51458
Favorites: 245 [view]
Points: 456
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Every year we go up to our cottage to enjoy the beautiful winter transformation. We had walked at least a quarter of a mile out onto the frozen lake, frozen waves and all.

There was a group of teenagers that were having a blast, enjoying a typical snowball fight. This is the result of one girl being the main target!

**Post Pro - Cropped 15% of the bottom left, AutoLevels, and added border.

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  • Great 
  • Ebbe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 732 N: 1910] (9625)
  • [2004-03-13 11:55]
  • [2]

Very very well done Pamela!! The hard crop, short DOF and then the snow on the eyelashes - WOW! I think her cap got a bit twisted in the process too as it is so low on her forehead.

Très belle photographie, j'aime beaucoup et je ne vois rien à dire.

Now that's a real eye catcher in more ways than one :-)Fortunately the tuque seems to have taken most of the blow.Creative cropping has made this a great composition Pamela with colour harmony between the tuque and eye.

Great shot. Excellent crop, colors and details.

  • Great 
  • cecile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 54 N: 141] (4193)
  • [2004-03-13 12:14]
  • [2]

le bleu du bonnet ressort tres bien avec le bleu de l'oeil... bien vu ;-) !!

Le genre de photo que je place dans mes favoris...et que je commente après.
Tout simplement géniale!!!!
Couleurs véridiques....cadrage parfait...
Tout me plait...l`oeil avec la neige sur le cil, le sourci à moitié caché par la tuque....Wowwwwww,,,j`en perd mes mots...
Votre plus belle photo, à mon humble avis, jusqu`à présent.
Continuez...j`en veux encore!!!!
Ps: en passant...elle va très bien comme fond d`écran...sur mon ordi!!!!Merci!!!

I really like the compliment of the eye and the hat. I think it could be improved by cropping just a bit more from the left side. Since the lighting is very even on her face there is not much of a shadow between the corner of her eye and the bridge of her nose so it almost gives the impression of looking at someone with a chromosome disorder (granted a very beautiful one) but nevertheless the flatness of this part is distracting.

  • Great 
  • flip89 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 538 W: 173 N: 576] (3418)
  • [2004-03-13 12:17]
  • [3]

Beautiful. Colors are complimentary to each other making a very pleasing composition. Details are great especially the snow on the eyelashes. I am amazed that you were able to convince the girl to pose before she wiped the snow on her face. This is a very artistic shot Pamela (and is that you holding your camera in the eye?).

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 9444 W: 441 N: 18] (96)
  • [2004-03-13 12:20]
  • [2]

Great eye you have here photographt Pamela,,
Very nice composition, good cropping, and at last but not least, great colours too. Very well done. bravo

  • Great 
  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 809 W: 233 N: 19] (268)
  • [2004-03-13 12:39]
  • [3]

Great job Pamela. The sharpness, Dof, Colours,Crop evreythingis just perfect. I'm amazed ovr how sharp it is, and i like the tiny tiny drops of water on her cheack. Congratulatiosn.

  • Great 
  • zapady Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 77 W: 8 N: 10] (282)
  • [2004-03-13 12:45]
  • [2]

Excellent shot, This girl has powerful eyes :))

Great Shot. Excellent sharpness with such a narrow depth of field. The smooth texture of her skin vs the crystals in the snow is fantastic.

Very nice composition. Beautiful blue eyes and blue cap. Very well done ! One of my favorite.

  • Great 
  • green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 222 N: 121] (1014)
  • [2004-03-13 13:38]
  • [3]

Fantastic Pam. Very graphical, well composed, well exposed, beautiful light. It seems to be shot in a studio.
You did have the eye to see the picture potential that scene had and took the shot, not evrybody can do that. Well done.

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  • gbac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 390 W: 52 N: 180] (1933)
  • [2004-03-13 13:52]
  • [3]

De très belle couleurs et un cadrage bien réussi.
J'aime bien les petits flocons encore accrochés aux cils.
Bien vu.

  • Great 
  • Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2424 W: 490 N: 2900] (14000)
  • [2004-03-13 14:06]
  • [4]

Absolutely lovely shot, I'm fond of all these shades of blue that enhance the cold winter feeling.

Fantastic details such as the snowflakes on the eyelashes while the make up stays neat : it's fashion glossies quality. Congrats.

Wow, this is just plain great, Pamela. I guess that's about as stylish as a shot after a snowball fight can get. Spectacularly cropped, and I can't believe how crisp and clear those snow crystals on the eyelashes and the blue cap are. The small drops of water on her face are another neat detail. Very well done. Added favorite.

  • Great 
  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 123 N: 863] (2832)
  • [2004-03-13 15:41]
  • [3]

Wow, that must be the macro of the day. Amazing how tthe eyes match the knitted cap - or is it the other way round.
Fantastic idea. The human eye is always an eye-catcher and this shot holds a little extra story. Congratulations.

Très bien réussit , tout est net, les couleurs sont claires et le tout bien cadré.

Great shot Pamela, the idea, the sharpness, the depth of focus, the framing and... the beauty of the girl. Congratulation.

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  • hispic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 368 N: 1784] (9652)
  • [2004-03-13 19:19]
  • [2]

How lovely shot Pamela!
Blue eye, blue woolen cap, white snow, and beautiful smooth skin colour.
flash light moderately for describing her skin beautifully is also effective.
Perfect work! Congratulation.

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  • kajenn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 240 N: 850] (2454)
  • [2004-03-13 21:13]
  • [2]

What is more to say, Pamela? About the cropping, the colors, the DOF, the sharpness, the composition, the exposure, the light, the snow crystals, the skin, the eye - that isn't already said?

Exquisite? Outstanding? Supreme? What to say, when words aren't enough?

Nothing!! I'll just add it as my favorite! Yeah!!

  • Great 
  • adam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 434 W: 38 N: 32] (860)
  • [2004-03-14 1:52]
  • [2]

An incredibly bold and powerful shot! And the note makes it so much more interesting knowing that the snow on the eyelid comes from a snowball. It's so crisp, it's amazing how you got in there at the right moment.

Wow what a colors and sharp details! Superb captured and framing. I really like it. Very well done here.

It´s fabulous! The sharp is so good that i got stucked on this shot! The girl´s eye is so beautiful and it´s contrast with the snow makes the trick! The detail of the snow on her eyebrows is absolutely devine! Congratulations Pamela!

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  • zorro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 122 W: 113 N: 11] (530)
  • [2004-03-14 19:50]

nice powerful vivid shot...who is this beautiful lady?is that you pamela?

Quoi dire de plus... tout à fait superbe!
vous êtes un photographe de grand talent pamela, le détail précis, la couleur des yeux et la coiffure enneigée s'agence à la perfection et la techique photographique soignée WONDERFULL
**Je me suis permis d'ajouter cette image à mes favoris** merci de partager votre talent

great picture! beautifull eye colour! amazing idea! well done Pamela

Excellent, i can't believe how clear and sharp the eye and lashes are. Its the kind of clarity used in fashion magazines. the hat matches her eyes just enough, and the snow and story complete this well. Great shot well done.

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  • khadem (341)
  • [2004-03-16 17:22]
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Sharp well corpped, very beautiful colours, the snow on the cap which is unfocus makes the eye more clear and brings out the beauty and colours around the eye. Very well done!

What a good idea !! The color of the eye, ot the "hat", and the snow all over there, really a nice shot and a creative idea !!! The details of the eye are really incredible !!!

Fantastic detail, it looks like a picture right out of a magazine (and a very good one, that is ;-))


exceptional detail and clarity...the colours are absolutely perfect. I could look at this shot for hours.... ah but work calls me back.

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  • Edwin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 831 W: 374 N: 26] (188)
  • [2004-03-18 17:10]
  • [3]

The returning blue toning in the eye and the cap contrasts in a very intering way with the warmer colour toning of the skin and the hair. Very very artistic composition and framing Pamela. This is truly a winning shot for me! Wish I could give away more smileys! ;-)

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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 134 W: 61 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-03-18 17:30]
  • [3]

excellent image you have here so perfectly sharp and all the detail in the snow above her eyelash and just wow you didn't get hit with a snowball getting this shot did you? I hope not.

nice one, very aesthetic picture, the snow on the eyelashes - very special. i love the colors hereand the sharpness. the compositon is superb too, good stuff

  • Good 
  • rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645)
  • [2004-03-21 23:17]
  • [3]

Baby blue ice.I can't get better than this. Pretty obvious you have the eye for photography and the knowing how to use the tool, to enhance it.

Thank you Pamela, for your comment and enhancing the jar image.What you did, it does bring out the details on the floor and wall, of the "wooden" house. Now viewers could see where the jars are placed, and what sort of environment they are in.

Thanks Pamela. By the way, you could also comment my works at http://rabani.buzznet.com
But you couldn't do much with them as they are "playing card" sized.

  • Great 
  • Miks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 64 N: 218] (1717)
  • [2004-03-22 6:35]

Spectucular composition! All I have too add that hasn't been noted is

"If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see. I'd put you in a mirror, I put in front of me. Linger on, your pale blue eyes".

PS: Does she have a phone #? ;)

Gosh, what an eye... The snow is a bit overexposed, but that eye... It's just outstanding!

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  • Giando Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (80)
  • [2004-03-28 17:48]
  • [2]

i don't tell this to much people...

art is substance..
this picture is simple fantastic. great work, really well done!

wonderful close up shot. loved it. well seen and captured. excellent.

Really one of the best shots I've ever seen in TE!

I feel cold just looking at this shot. The framing is wonderful and the colors enchance the idea behind the shot. What I'm thinking to myself is: what if you used nice slide film for this shot (eg Provia or Velvia) to pop the colors even more instead of normal print film. Anyway, just my mind thinking too much here. Wonderful, truly wonderful shot. Reminds me of winters in Canada when I was younger.

WOW, incredible shot. Everything is perfect here, CONGRATS!!! Simply beautiful catch!

Wonderful! The eye is so clear that it looks like a studio shot that wouldn`t be out of place on a magazine cover...

I usually dont critque my daughters work upon her request, but I just had to make an exception for this one.

Great work Pam, the composition, sharpness, and details of the eye is exceptional.

Wow this is a very nice candid picture
Good saturation and perfect eye focus !!!

  • Great 
  • Mrg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 313 W: 29 N: 141] (825)
  • [2004-04-25 14:13]

Everything has already been said..great great image.The detail of the girls eye is perfect.Also the composition is suberb.I love it

Mmm... blue ice, blue eye, cold eyelashes but nicely hot look... perfect image... congratulations...

  • Great 
  • light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 12 N: 91] (865)
  • [2004-04-30 16:09]

What a crack! Superb in any sense. Great definition, colors, textures, composition, everything is fantastic here!! The eye with all its details is perfect, like your photo.

  • Great 
  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2004-05-04 4:08]

Oh sorry I overlooked this beautiful photo :-)
The sharpness and brightness simply outstanding and the motif .. lovely.

I must take some time and check all those "old" master pieces on TE.

A true member off "100 shots" :-))

  • Great 
  • Trine (67)
  • [2004-05-05 16:06]

ohh.. a very nice picture. the colors is sharp. i love it! very vell done!

Ohhh! did I miss that one! Incredible good shot. All is perfect, the composition, the colors, the subject matter with this snow on her hat and eyelash. And it's not only an eye, it's a look.

So sharp, so clear !
Perfect shot, Pamela !
Very nice done.

Not much to add to all the comments below... simply very unique and now one of my TE favorites. Amazing shot: will shamelessly copy your idea using my daughter as the subject.

Just perfect Pamela.
This is a shot I could dream of. Very beautifully cropped. I like the way the eye is just off-centre. Perfect colors. Looking at the rest of the notes.... there is not much that can be added. Just a great image.

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  • TheG1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 16 N: 126] (1509)
  • [2004-06-10 7:56]

You managed to catch the real thing. The eye looks as it was painted.

Good creative shot. I like the snow in the eye lashes. Great framing/cropping too.

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  • iamxa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 24 N: 242] (3103)
  • [2004-06-18 7:31]

Extraordinaria foto, extraordinaria idea. Techically perfect, and stetic too.

Really this photo is FANTASTIC! What to critique? The colors? The composition? The sharpness or the theme? I believe that you got the main theme terrific!

  • Great 
  • nalo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 75 W: 15 N: 37] (356)
  • [2004-07-26 14:26]

I can't say anything! This eye caught me and doesn't let me go...
Very very good picture and super idea!

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  • dof Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 1 N: 33] (463)
  • [2004-08-12 15:39]

From the colors to the composition through the ice details, I like all about this picture. Great shot Pamela :)

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  • naxius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2004 W: 95 N: 2342] (16685)
  • [2004-09-21 5:56]

Wow! Great detailed shot Pamela! I like the fine details you have captured, the nice colors you have rendered.
It wokrs perfectly.


Very nice pic! I like very much thoses shades of blues! I can't put more than 2 pts! Damn! Félicitations!

superb pic. and eyes . I like it

Superbe cadrage audacieux. Piqué (netteté) exceptionnel. Composition forte. Les couleurs sont géniales : la peau rosie par le froid et les variations dans l'iris assorti au bonnet. Un succès mérité !

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
  • [2004-10-05 9:39]

Unbelivable! It's so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It's my favorite.

Very good shot. Here a little workshop to focus on the blue spirit of winter.

I hope you enjoy!

Beautiful eyes, fantastic photo with an excellent sharpness, detail and colour, Pamela. Very well composed and framed, excellent work!

  • Great 
  • solo (0)
  • [2004-10-26 13:15]

interesting view and colors... :)i like it..

A perfect magazine shot, especially with the brilliant colour and crispy clear details. Great coincidence that she had the same colour hat to her eye - like a directed studio photostyle. This one stands out from your group of photos. Excellent job!

What a crystal clear foto, with an interesting tight frame to give us this excellent shot !!!!
thanks for sharing...

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  • nrae Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 5 N: 43] (429)
  • [2005-02-06 7:50]
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Incredibly good. The sharpness and composition through cropping are simply great. It would be interesting to see the original to see what you started from as there must have been a few options to this choice. Congratulations!

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  • dolin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1865 W: 361 N: 651] (7369)
  • [2005-02-07 9:47]

blue eyes and blue cap ... very very good composition.

Ive seen this shot before somewhere, on another site perhaps. Ive always loved it. It is very striking.

Brilliant stuff.

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  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 546 W: 9 N: 436] (2024)
  • [2005-02-27 21:30]

I've admired this TE classic many times already; it's a technically perfect shot, very strong on the artistic side and with a huge impact factor. The appreciation it found on the site speaks for itself. You should be pursuing a career in visual arts.

WOW! Simply ... chef d'oeuvre!

beautiful eye! lovely colors. good perspective.

Close crop on the eye and the triangle made by the line of the hat add dramatic effect. The beautiful blue colour of the eye and hat complement the white of the snow perfectly. The excellent sharpness and the wonderful pure skin tone complete the scene and makes for a memorable image.

This is like professional model photography. That eye is amazing... I would be blown away if it wasn't the result of colored contacts, but oh, what I would give for eyes that color! Awesome shot and crop.

WOOOOOOW Pamela, this is perfect, absolute stunning photo, the eye is so sharp, congrats with this perfect photo.
Very very good.

Hi Pamela, I know that this is a old photo, but i've just saw it today in main page. I just loved it and i couldn't leave this without saying to you. Regards, Mario.

I only can say...you have captured a great photography, and she has precious eyes.

A good exposure.


Well job ! You caught the spirit of winter!

I love this shot, it could have been a commercial!
well done...

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1045 W: 50 N: 1260] (5324)
  • [2005-04-26 18:50]

I think you are going to keep on getting points on this one ... its phenomenal

Excellent shot, Pamela--
Great detail and clarity. The spot of snow hanging on her eyelash is perfect.

Magnifique !!
Netteté absolu, très détaillé et originalité dans la composition de la photo !!

Je crois que tout a déjà été dit à propos de cette photo. Magnifique est certainement ce qui résume le mieux: netteté, couleurs, sujet, composition... Tout est parfait!

simple , but beautiful . You are not a photographer but an artist




i just saw this picture on the homepage, and i was ver suprised to find i hadnt commeneted on it, as i have seen it so many times! well done its a masterpeice!!

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  • pepo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 20 N: 17] (169)
  • [2005-07-12 3:25]

It looks so much like 3D Max work! However, I cannot imagine that TE pic with the most points is a fake.

Great idea. Very creative. hm whatever I say it will be already said...

I like it very much. Goes straight to my FAVS :)

Hi Pamela, I must join the others by saying this is a GREAT photo. The colors are very nice and sweet. Max

great detailed image, not many people would think of getting this close up! excellent composition, very innovative image, well done!

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 23 N: 338] (3233)
  • [2005-08-06 15:34]

Superbe. Que dire de plus ? Une OEUVRE de talent. Merci Gérard

So perfect! What else can I say. I just love the idea, the close crop, those "blue" and the feeling of freshness the photo delivers. Her skin is so perfect, no riddles! For sure she's a teenager ;o) Wonderful details. Nice catch.

Hello Pamela!
This photo is b e a u t i f u l! ! ! ! :)
Nice POV, composition, colors... all. Great job.


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  • Hoos Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 12] (134)
  • [2005-09-12 21:42]

Exc photo Pamela, I’d like a lot the blue eye and the snow looks so real! that’s a cool shot!
Nice work! Juan Jose, Costa Rica

Hi Pamela :)
This is great. She must be a beautiful girl :) The snow on her eye brows is fantastic! Also the colour of eye, cap and border are well-matched. It is good that she is so close. Very nice captured!
Greetings from Poland

I'm out of critique ability so just a comment for You :(

Hi Pamela
One of the most beautiful shots on TE of people; beautiful close-up with great colours and very sharp and a very good crop. TOP JOB!!
< greetings Albrecht >

Hi Pamela
Je ne sais pas comment mais je ne l'avais pas encore vue, elle est vraiment superbe.

Wonderfull shot!

Beautiful colours and composition..



Hi, Pamela.
I've never seen such a beatiful snowball target. Give my compliments to the girl staying still not only to take the snow shots but also your shots. Fantastic composition and beatiful macro shot.
Colours are amazing!

All the best, Aleks

Amazing idea and master shot!
What a marvellous colours!
Sharpness is also v.v.v.v.v.good..I should write fantastic.
This photo goes straight to my favourite ones.
bravo and TFS.

Hi Pamela
Awesome picture. I love the color. It grabted my attention when I took a look at this picture. The beautiful girl with very nice blue eyes and blue head. The color how they meatch is briliant
Thank you a lot for sharing
Have a grate day

Very nice! So nice! I love it.

Hi Pamela.
Great shot! The idea, the sharpness, the depth of focus, the colors and the framing - everything is perfect!
Very beatiful eyes ofcourse...


Beautifull !! Very attractive !!

Indeed, a wonderful shot with a beautiful and strong colours
Fantastic details(snowflakes on the eyelashes, make up ...) It's perfect!!

A stunning image. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Aewesome shot. I love the colour and the contrast on this.

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  • Bebu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 2 N: 5] (18)
  • [2005-12-08 2:23]
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Great work!

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  • Soler Silver Star Critiquer [C: 26 W: 1 N: 9] (223)
  • [2005-12-09 1:23]
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Que bella fotografia, me encanta el color, felicitaciones, es una fotografia muy muy buena, un momento perfecto y cropeada excelentemente.

Saludos cordiales

What a SUPERB close up picture !!!



Oh my God, what an amazing photo it is. The eye, the hat, this photo takes me to the paradise. as i look at it i feel as if i am in the paradise.

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  • onmax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 46 N: 75] (849)
  • [2005-12-16 10:22]

Hola Pamela

Tengo el agrado de descubrir esta maravilla de fotografia, es muy interesante, pero pero pero!!! tengo unas dudas, hay hielo y no nieve en la gorra y la pestaña, aun asi, eso para el ojo critico es un detalle. La fotografia en general o sea la composicion terminada es muy buena, voy a mirar tu album creo que merece ser observada por gran calidad de fotografia.



beautiful, beautiful picture. amazing colors, and great composition.

all is perfect, and quite intense.

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  • Tone Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 1 N: 15] (101)
  • [2005-12-16 10:53]

perfect, you captured pure beauty

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2005-12-27 13:04]

hello Pamela,

wow!!! very beautiful picture!!! the ice on eyes!!! bravo, superb really!!! beautiful colors and closed portrait
à++++ francine

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  • natc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 73 W: 0 N: 32] (315)
  • [2005-12-30 15:11]

what a precision in the lines and details. the idea is great and the execution too. winter happiness!!
ps. and, happy new year

This is stunning. The detail -- the snow on her eyelashes is what sets this photo apart from other winter closeups. You categorized it as humorous, but I can see this as a serious ad for makeup or contact lenses or something liek that. Great job!

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  • psoon (0)
  • [2005-12-30 15:39]

Simply EYE CATCHING !! (Pun intended)
My vote for 'Best picture of the Year'.

Hi, Pamela. I like the harmoiny in this picture between the girl's eye colours and the colours on her hat. The photo is very neat and allows us to see quite a lot of details. Well done!

With the help of this photo, we learn lots of things about Wasaga Beach - Canada, like, blue eyed Wasaga Beach girls play snowball with blue hats. Much like a "Benetton ad" than a teaching portrait.

This is one of those photos that I see every now & again but never get around to looking at properly. Well, the detail is incredible & the clarity is superb - just look at her eye, it's so clear & sharp!

You've managed to capture the moment, or rather the aftermath, in a very good way. The composition works perfectly here, great image!


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  • OT12 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 39 W: 1 N: 22] (159)
  • [2006-01-20 16:24]


What a wonderful eye, amazing colors !
It's really interesting, the cold of the snow, and the warm of a human being !
Congratulations !


what to say........i dont hav words yaaaaaar!!!!!!!!!! great !!!!!!!!

Excellent shot.Look at that eyes...

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  • dream Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 17] (159)
  • [2006-02-10 5:42]

Beautifull eye.Great colors.I feel so good looking at this one.It creats kind of warm feeling.Great picture.

Hi Pamela!It was trully an amazing idea to take that pic!And also wonderfully taken!I just love it..Weeeeell done!! :-)))

Very,very sharp details....Colors are complimentary to each other making a very pleasing composition. Details are great especially the snow on the eyelashes. I am amazed that you were able to convince the girl to pose before she wiped the snow on her face. The cropping is very efective just like a magazine cover.

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  • Vicky Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 327 W: 109 N: 254] (1446)
  • [2006-02-20 5:37]

Just to add my bit to what you must now realise is a very special image! Nothing much I can add really, except to say that the composition is inspired, the colours are exceptional and the idea is amazing! Have looked at this pic before without making a comment, but felt I had to say something, and now I have! Best wishes, Vicky

Hey Pamela!
A great makro photo you take, super idea!
I like this eye - I think I will fall in love with that girl :-)
Cheers, Bernhard

great picture

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  • elBud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 40 N: 161] (2237)
  • [2006-03-05 12:34]

Pamela, te felicito muy sinceramente por esta fotografia, has captado, aparte de esos grandes hermosos colores suaves, esa gran imagen de la chica con nieve en su gorro y sus super ojos tan bellos, muy buen enfoque, tienes un gran ojo y muy buen detalle, sus pestañas estan super bien captuaradas, muy buenos colores, muy bien Pam.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 347 W: 0 N: 14] (2808)
  • [2006-03-09 9:27]

Hi Pamela!
The sharpness, Dof, Colours,Crop evreythingis just perfect.Baby blue ice wonderfull exceptional detail and clarity.

What a striking composition with a strong eye contact. The colors are fabulous, specially the blues in the eye and beanie. The natural tone of the skin is also very well achieved. The selective focus in the eye and the sharpness of the picture adds an extra impact to the whole composition. Favorite!

I love this eye.

This picture catched my attention immediately. The subject is original, the composition is perfect, the colors well balanced between blue, pink and white.
There is a beautiful eye too !
Congratulation for your artistic expression and I wait for your next picture !

Hola Pamela,

Realmente has conseguido una imagen muy interesante, los colores se complementan perfectamente haciendo de esta fotografía, una pequeña obra de arte, yo hubiese recortado la zona de la derecha donde se ve la nieve, hace que la mirada desvíe la atención y distraiga un poco, enhorabuena por esta fantástica fotografía.

Saludos, José

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  • MeAT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 39 N: 203] (1174)
  • [2006-05-20 10:12]

Tough to critique, easy to praise!
I like the colours you chose for your border.
Congrats! Thanks for the idea!

MeAT :)

Outstanding image.

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  • dbp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 2 N: 1] (2)
  • [2006-06-02 2:27]

Magnificent picture.One of your best.
You are a beautiful and talent photographer.
But...were are you now?
If you like you can see my pics
also in webshot.com - "barad1948"

Hello Pamela,
Very nice photo, very well taken. Nice eye for the girl and "good eye" yours. The combination between the eye color and the hat is beautiful, are the colours of Argentina; we are now in winter and many people has bicolor clothes because we are playing the football world cap.
Best regards

Very beautiful shot!!! Suberb! Great work!!!!!!!!!!

Great ! Everything is in that eye ;-)

WOW!! im impresive. thing of beauty

hi Pamela... perfect idea. perfect capture... well done...

Amazing details and vivid colors.


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  • anjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 189] (1086)
  • [2006-08-02 14:15]

Oh WOW!! WOW!!! What more can I say to one of the most astoundin images I have seen on TE. U r truly a freak to produce somethin this good!

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  • Elric Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 15 N: 118] (560)
  • [2006-08-02 19:49]

This is definetely the best eye photo I have ever seen. You cave captured everything perfectly, the colours, the details, the expression nad ... the ice! What can I say? Perfect!

C'est Magnifique !

Bonjour Pamela !
que dire de plus... du beau travail. Photo magnifique. Bravo

Hi Pamela,
i have seen this picture probably 100 times, im comenntig it only now when i saw it on the first page :))
It´s excellent, absolutely amazing, i love it,
as lots of other people here :)

Hi Pamela,

Amazing shot,WOW...
nice colors,nice cropping,
1000 points,
Great work,great idea,
goes to favorites,

best regards,


Excellent photo, one of my favorites! Perfect! I would like to see a whole face... she must be beautiful!

what else can i add...
E X C E L L E N T !!!

  • leex (68)
  • [2006-09-26 1:25]

good works

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  • paido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 57 N: 239] (944)
  • [2006-09-26 1:30]

Wow... I just realized that this pic is in my favorites for almost 2 years... that I've shown it to dozens of people... but that I never commented it ! So here it comes :

It is one of the best TE photos I've seen and two years of TE photos means a lot...

The picture is simply perfect on the technical side : The eye is at 1/3, the sharpness, the colors.

Then, the subject it self is beautiful : snow in the eye lashes, snow on the snow cap, snow cap that matches the color of the Iris... everything is perfect.

On a final note, I would say that I'm not done showing this picture to the world as one of TE's bests!


Hello Pamela,

This is one of the great photo I have ever seen in TE...the subject, the clarity, the snow touching her eye...magnificient!
To me this photo is like a finest painting...

I am from Kolkata, India.
For you, greetings and regards from India.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 214 W: 3 N: 2] (3231)
  • [2006-09-26 2:01]

Hi Pamela ;)
Great idea, nice blue colors...
J ;)

this is a beautiful photo, great details, I love the snow even in her eyelashes..TFS
Donna :o)

Not much to say except that this photo is absolutely fantastic.

Big thanks for sharing,

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  • sisir (47)
  • [2006-10-20 11:35]

Hi Pamela
outstanding shot really..i like the blue in cap and the eye of the girl..great timing and a spot on focus...Thanx for sharing

the photo is fantastic...beautiful eyes and nice colors... a good close up shot. However, I am not sure if this photo is related to Trekearth.

Hi Pamela,
wow, thet's the picture of the life, the picture everyone would make once! Just superb!

Great shot. Simple gear with greatest result. You are just too good. Thanks for sharing

Dear Pamela,
Hi, how you doing up there ? :-)
There are awesome pictures and I really amazed.
Anyhow, we have alot plenty pretty places for outdoor picture photo taking activity, such as Bali island and Lombok island, Indonesia :-)
You would love it for your picture's taking experiences .
Looking forward to chat with you to share photo taking experinces ;-)


Beautifull compo!I really like the combination of colors, the snow on the eyelashes and the detail in the skin.Very crystalline,pure and beautifull!
Greetings from Uruguay!

Lindo enquadramento e olhar penetrante.

Very well done! The only thing is that your photos seem to fit better in TrekLens and TrekNature. Either way, I enjoy your photos.



Couldn't be any better..Excellent shot..

This is a stunning image. I just love that capture and the colors are just devine. Excellent

Hi Pam
What can i say , its just superb ,
idea and shot all is great
Well done , regards

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  • tamlet (15)
  • [2006-12-30 9:00]

A Very beautiful shot. With your perfect focus and brilliant colours, You can almost feelthe bite, the stingand the cold snow on the side of her face.

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  • galtis (26)
  • [2007-01-19 11:16]

It is certainly an eye-catching photograph ;) Beautiful, by the way.

  • wag Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 128] (659)
  • [2007-01-19 11:51]

really wonderfull shot - sharp and colour harmony, my compliment

Hi Pamela,
Just beautiful. TFS
Regards, Ulf

Hi Pamela
Excellent shot
Just :):):):):)
Well Done!!!



the snow on the eyelashes is an artistic work!
you have shown the the colors in her eye very well
It's great, it's fantastic
Excellent shot
I added this photo in my favorites!
Thank You!


Preciosa fotografia, one of the best

netlik, kadraj tercihi ve ifadenin yakalanışı ile keyifli portre çalışmalarına devam...
tebrikler...elinize sağlık...

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  • tce76 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 23] (254)
  • [2007-02-24 8:07]

Bonjour Pamela
Superbe en tous points:
Cadrage, position décalé de l'oeil, qui constitue tout de même le sujet principal de l'image,couleurs, netteté, bref,un best seller!

Hi Pamela
This is a great macro shot and beautiful idea.
I like the snow in the eye lashes.

Well done

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  • Agus Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 1 N: 7] (103)
  • [2007-03-22 3:48]

Great ! I love it. The beauty that is not merely found out in a full face, but--as shown in this picture--appears completely from a piece of it. All colours of the picture centralized in her eye....

Hello Pamela,
Well after all these Titans what more to say? Well done ;))

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  • hitman (14)
  • [2007-04-12 22:25]

Really nice colors and contrast,true focus choice

*Beautiful eyes;)

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  • MmK Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 17] (75)
  • [2007-04-14 6:41]

hi Pam,
I don't know what to say :)
incredible shot, colors, theme, light, everything is perfect... Congratulations,


Lovely shot!
I love the sharp colour and detail of the face, her beautiful eye and the way you framed it, and perfect cropping.
Would make a Great cover photo for a magazine.

great compo and details.
clever idea and crop.
well done.


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  • Seiei Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 111] (458)
  • [2007-05-16 12:48]

Hi Pamela !

Really impressive picture. Composition is very nice, and the structure really strong

Well done !

very cool shot its just so simple, and so perfectly clear cool shot

I'm sorry, Pamela, but I don't feel this picture is contributing too much to my earth's unknown wonders discovery. It looks like an 'eau de toilette' advertisement, it smells like daily routine.
Besides, it seems so artificial...
Hate to be so negative. Maybe next time.

your crop is so special. I like it.

Hi Pamela,
Great artistic shot with great post-processing work. Excellent colours and incredible details. Useful notes. Well done and tfs!
Greetings from Italy.

outstanding...eye! do you have the "rest" of that girl on one of your pics? i'm very curious if it's also as charming as her sense of seeing:) blue hat composes itself beautifully with the color of the eye. great job,

and snow on the eyebrow...

Just amazing ! Crystal clear..
Don't know what more I could say...:-).

Bravo great photo,really one of the best shots I've ever seen in TE!

One of the most intelligent shots here on TE, and TL too.
Nothing more to add.



Great picture with beautiful colours.

Could you please post the etix info as well?

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-31 0:40]

belle photo de cette jeune superbe femme, elle a des yeux magnifiques,une peau très jolie,grande netteté qui fait bien ressortire les détails de ce visage.Cette neige sur son bonnet et son oeil est un plus,je ne sait pas pour les autres, mais j' aurais plutôt envie de lui enlever délicatement.Amitiés Thomas
je reviens

Hello Pamela.

Excellent image, creativity and originality.
Very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

The eye tells an interesting story... and you listened well :)

Wow... what a beautiful eyes...
Excellent shot and very well composed picture.
I like it alot, thanks Pamela for sharing this wonderful photo.


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  • jorbe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 1 N: 1] (319)
  • [2007-09-19 9:28]

Hello Pamela,

I have to say that is just beautiful photo with such an interesting chop. Excellent colors and sharpness...

Absolutelu Amazing Work!

is this an eye photo or an earth photo?
it should be at trek lens i think,

Gostei muito. Bela composição e cores.
Uma foto muito criativa.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 66 N: 795] (3027)
  • [2007-10-29 8:41]

I have come back to this lovely image more than once and never left a comment because so many already had.
There is nothing I can say that has not been said before
Thanks for sharing

just amazing!!!!!

No more words



Hello Pamela!
Amazing photo and idea!
I like it! Very special!

Hi Pamela!

Great Picture! Great colours!!!

Great work!!!



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  • Ghub (77)
  • [2007-12-20 14:12]

Félicitations pour cette très belle photo! Les couleurs, l'originalité...

Hi Pamala,
Spectacular photograph!The colors, sharpness, clarity, is outstanding. The girl is also very beautiful!

Hi Pamela
What could I possibly say about this one!!!


hi pamela!
that's great shot.

Hello Pamela,
Excellent framing, very original, I like the harmony of the blue color and the snow, great work, very well done!
In my favorites

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2008-01-30 0:46]

Hi Pamela

A good shot! I like the snow on the eyelid. Very effective tight framing, with superb dof & sharpness. Tfs!

It's shurely a well made picture! It's great to say the least. But not in the sense of what TrekEarth was meant for.

Foto patinata al punto giusto!
Non ritengo che questa foto possa appartenere a TrekEarth...

Ad majora

Oh Man , beautiful. The eye color, eye brow and snow awesome.

Hi Pamela.

I'm really not sure if there is anything left to add! Just a fantastic picture with really good strong colours. To me, the snow on the eyelash make this picture!

Well done.


nice and sharp picutre
good eyes
well done

perfect. perfect, perfect Pamela.

Wonderful skin tones in natural light. This really enhances the blue colors and adds to the brilliant composition. Maybe cloning out the reflexes from the flash and sharpening the eye harder would make this pop even more (if that is even possible).

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2008-06-08 0:42]

Hi Pamela
Very very beautiful photo
Best regards

superb shot!

Simply beatiful and execelent execution. Well done Pamela.

Hello Pamela!
Very well done!It's a great picture with beautiful color and composition!
WONDERFULL..!Go to my favorite ;)

Best regards,

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  • Yffic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 927 W: 18 N: 1256] (6106)
  • [2008-12-29 23:34]

Hi Pamela,

Very nice portrait: everything is perfect that it seems to be a "prepared shot".
Colors are great specially the lovely eyes of the girl.



Pamela hello,
I met this photo accidentally on TE. One of the best portraits I've met.
Impressive, charming and have an aesthetic side of a woman photographer. I enjoyed the colore and the way you cropped and framed the photo.
Best wishes for 2009!

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  • aidix (19)
  • [2009-01-17 2:21]

just a perfect shot, pamela!! congratulations amb thanks for sharing one of the most beatiful portraits I've ever seen.
the simplicity of the lines, the colours, the eye and the ice over the eyelashes, show that you know how to capture that irrepetible instant.

Hi Pamela,

much has already been said here, let me just add that this is absolutely amazing. Her eye looks superb.




Et bien je suis bluffé par la composition de la photo ! Pas évident de garder l'oeil ouvert et d'aller poser ces cristaux de glace. La luminosité et la couleur, le contraste enfin tout est parfait et il n'y a rien à redire, sauf continuer à nous faire profiter de belles images comme celle ci, sortant de l'ordinaire.

What an excellent Photo, colors, balance and also her eyes are great ...


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  • konica (42)
  • [2009-06-26 16:57]

I'm perfectly willing celebrate ..

I can only say that it is really beautiful

Wow, what a beautiful picture. I can say it simply awesome. Congrats on capturing such nice pic.



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  • nes7 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 115 W: 3 N: 41] (735)
  • [2009-11-08 3:46]

Beautiful shot.. What a marvellous colours!
This girl has powerful eyes :))

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  • soi (486)
  • [2010-05-01 2:16]

This is a truly amazing close up picture!!!

For a teenager there is a lot of makeup and especially on the eyelashes but this helps the reading of the picture that you perfectly composed using the diagonals. The remaining snow on the cap and on the eye tell the story. I do like that the blue is the same for the eye and the cap. By the way, very nice eye and picture.

Fantastic shot!!! Clear view and colors, well done Pamela...
Regards Thanasis

Very nice cropping! The colours and sharpness is brilliant! Good Work!

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