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Challenge: Success (Basic Editing III)
Collection: my life stuff
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: My sun room
Date: May 23, 2006
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2006

This is my wife and child, Ada - once again the natural light of the sliding glass door. I was pretty happy with the result on this - hopefully the almost silhouette on this one won't bother people. I figure if i can use my family in an image and it appeals to people, it's a success. PP: Shot in RAW using f2.8 pumped up the contrast, sharpened (NoiseNinja) and desaturated completely, also crop and rotate.
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post-results: WHAT, NO 4th place!!! :P
I'm really excited for my second ribbon. Since the beginnning I pretty much considered that the goal so that i could be elligible for "Masters" challenges. I have learned so much by competing here - Little did I know that the thing that would win me the ribbon was the same thing that wins my heart every day. This weekend she had a 105F temp and visited the ER 2-times - getting an IV (including a missed attempt and resulting rash that we thought was menengitis ... and all sorts or torture. She's OK and but she desrves to have her cute butt on the front page of this site ! I'm gonna go buy some prints, won't you? :) Here's another recent challenge that you might recognize starring Ada: 333361.jpg
Sorry to ramble on ... just excited =)
Oh yeah, special thanks to DPC member Roxanne (greatandsmall) for reminding me that I had excellent successes right at home to photograph!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 184
Avg (all users): 7.0714
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.6964
Avg (non-participants): 7.1868
Views since voting: 9423
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 238
Comments: 52
Favorites: 21 (view)


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06/11/2008 01:53:35 AM
This is such an amazing shot. LOVE IT
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07/12/2006 11:41:35 PM
This is absolutely fantastic. Doesn't hurt that I just watched "For All Mankind," a terrific documentary with real footage from the US space shots. Or that I have two young daughters of my own; some of my favorite video footage is of them when they first walked.

One of a few favorites from you.
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06/07/2006 08:32:59 AM
Yup - shutter was 1/2000 ... the "sun" room is very bright in thge morning because the sun is direct ... and because i was shooting with a small DOF (f2.5), I needed even more shutter speed. And yes, she is one fast baby!

Message edited by author 2006-06-07 08:33:37.
06/06/2006 01:26:39 PM
** Critique Club **
congratulations on your ribbon. I am sure dpchallenge voters loved it :)

Its a great capture and fits the challenge very well.

I dont' have much to add as I like the image as it is.

cheers,
Gaurawa
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06/04/2006 02:38:12 PM
Congrats on the red. Btw, is that shutter speed correct? You must have one fast baby! :P
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06/03/2006 12:37:03 PM
precious!
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06/01/2006 10:50:26 PM
This is one image that has a universal ring for us all. It is an image that projects the essence of adaptation regarding our early struggle which begins with so much innocence. The capture deserves praise in its great use of a partial silhoutte and now look at those cute feet!
Congratulations on your RED.
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06/01/2006 10:31:08 PM
Everything about this shot works so well for me....the b/w, the dof, the lighting and catching that foot at just the right moment. Going into my favorites.
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06/01/2006 05:07:19 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful image to take second place.
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06/01/2006 05:03:21 AM
Very nice shot, great moment. Congrats on your red ribbon!
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05/31/2006 07:40:34 PM
You nailed the challenge with an interesting story, rim lighting and it really pulls the viewer. Perfect title too. Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/31/2006 11:11:25 AM
Congratulations on your long deserved ribbon! What a beautiful shot. Amazing lighting, perfect tones and contrast. Great DOF and detail. This image tells a beautiful and touching story and illustrates success perfectly. So much for fourth place;) Maybe you'll have to wait a while for that one (After a few blues).
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05/31/2006 10:36:35 AM
Congrats!, IMHO, Some may or may not like the subject/object but although we're judging the photographers skills, techniques and interpretation. The emotions created and depicted in art and photography, and aimed at/for the viewer, is equally important.

You've captured a warm spot in everyones memory. As always some totally like the blurred shadow of the mother and some don't.

My sons actual first steps, he suddenly jumped up, and with arms stretched up, ran toward his crib in the bedroom. Photographs are treasures, too. - Just-a-Mister-E
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05/31/2006 10:05:07 AM
Good work on the fine finish.
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05/31/2006 08:32:31 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Great shot.

Message edited by author 2006-05-31 08:32:56.
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05/31/2006 08:31:36 AM
Congrats
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05/31/2006 07:59:12 AM
Great photo, well cpatured that tells a story in a single image. No offence to the blue winner for this challenge, but this was top for me.
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05/31/2006 06:27:27 AM
This shot has a real story and emotion about it...a point of celebration...fantastic work Tate and congratulations on haveing a great family
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05/31/2006 05:57:58 AM
Nice shot, congrats on your second ribbon. This is one of those images where I think "why didn´t I think of that" cause there is a petite 14 month old girl running around my house too :) Cute shot and one that will be fun viewing in the years to come.
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05/31/2006 03:40:49 AM
Good work Tate, congrats on the ribbon!
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05/31/2006 02:02:40 AM
Sorry I didn't have time to comment the first time I saw it, but I did Fav' it! Awesome! Very well done and well deserved. Congrats!
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05/31/2006 01:04:52 AM
Awesome B/W, I love the strong dynamic backlighting on this one. I also like the blurred mother in the BG which adds to the moment.
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05/31/2006 12:20:36 AM
I am so happy that your wonderful photo was given the score it deserved - one of my favorites!
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05/31/2006 12:13:34 AM
perfection
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05/31/2006 12:13:09 AM
Congrats on 2nd place, but more importantly on having such a treasure in your life.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2006 09:11:18 PM
I like this one a great deal...
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05/30/2006 07:38:43 PM
9- love the picture, great exposure and composition
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05/30/2006 03:17:52 AM
Really nice!
=D
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05/29/2006 09:45:01 PM
nice angle. nice moment. my eyes move over the picture quite a bit. thanks!
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05/29/2006 12:38:43 PM
What a delight to capture those first steps so beautifully! 10
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05/28/2006 06:05:01 PM
This picture is amazing. I love your portrayal of success and the black and white gives the photo a very special touch.
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05/28/2006 02:10:18 AM
Very well done. 10.
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05/27/2006 09:07:55 PM
great :)
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05/27/2006 03:45:58 AM
Very nice effect in black and white
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05/26/2006 04:20:28 PM
Wonderful capture of a big moment.
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05/26/2006 10:12:43 AM
Love the backlighting! Nice job exposing in a tricky (but beautiful) lighting situation. Mom in the background is actually kind of distracting. I think it would be a stronger shot without her there or if you had stepped to the left a little so there was more separation between her and the baby. 7 from me.
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05/26/2006 10:02:09 AM
Love this shot, it really captures the moment.
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05/26/2006 05:33:38 AM
Perfect picture
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05/26/2006 02:26:35 AM
I love this picture....you can just feel her determination !!
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05/25/2006 09:18:51 PM
I sometimes have trouble with all the pictures of children people enter in any given challenge, since they sometimes stretch to meet the challenge - but in this case - your photo fits perfectly - good job.
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05/25/2006 06:12:37 PM
I like the lighting on this one, well done.
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05/25/2006 04:07:40 PM
Awwww...I love it...tells a great story!
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05/25/2006 12:14:11 PM
What timing! My 4th son will be walking any day now, and man oh man I wish I had your skill. I adore the shadows and the blurred background, and the composition is perfect. You get one of my few 10s.
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05/25/2006 11:41:13 AM
wow! love this 10
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05/25/2006 03:59:22 AM
Very nice silhouette
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05/24/2006 09:04:55 PM
What makes this so above average imo is the story that every parent remembers..... the tenuous steps of our babies - it not only tugs at the heart strings, this photo is very well photographed - bump
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05/24/2006 03:31:03 PM
brilliant (10)
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05/24/2006 01:44:09 PM
This is very good.
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05/24/2006 09:41:42 AM
my favorite so far.
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05/24/2006 08:05:37 AM
Now these are the real achievements in life ... and good photo, too.
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05/24/2006 05:34:43 AM
well done, a great idea...congrats on the child!
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05/24/2006 02:44:49 AM
Oh yes...I remember....fine work...excellent lighting!
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