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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Home Studio
Date: Nov 11, 2007
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2007

This could be better, but I wanted to get something entered so here goes!

Wow... top Ten?!? I'm certainly happy given the quality of the images in this challenge. I agree with all the negative comments but since it was a last minute entry, I didn't spend as much time editing as I would've liked.

Here's a "warmer" version.

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 295
Avg (all users): 6.8580
Avg (commenters): 7.4516
Avg (participants): 6.9439
Avg (non-participants): 6.7097
Views since voting: 3437
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 169
Comments: 50
Favorites: 14 (view)


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12/06/2007 02:58:00 PM
I dont find this disturbing inthe least! This photo makes me think of a baby still in the womb and I like the blue tones better than the sepia. Had I seen this during voting i wouldve given it a 10 hands down! Very thoughtful and creative photo.
~~Cher~~
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12/06/2007 02:55:04 PM
I'm confused.. This type of shot is huge right now with many many many new parents, including myself.. We tried to get this shot with my son, but he wasn't having it.. He kept moving, so it didn't work out.. I've never seen a comment like the ones you got regarding it being disturbing especially when talking about an innocent sweet picture of a baby.. Is it because it's squished together?? Unless they know a different way to make babys, this is how they form in the womb.. It's actually a comforting feeling for them to be held tightly together.. At least, for the baby in my tummy, I'm sure this is almost an exact immulation of the position he's in right this very second.. Wait, I take that back, the baby in the picture actually has more room..lol

Beautiful shot and I can't wait for my son to be born so I can try again and get this myself !!!
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11/26/2007 10:15:30 AM
I think the fact that it's slighty disturbing makes it... art. After all, art doesn't need to be nice and pretty and happy all the time. It just needs to make you feel something.

But I don't think it's disturbing at all. You know that no harm was done to the baby! I think it gives a sense of security, just like the name. I love it. Had I had time to see it during the challenge it would've gotten an 8, 9 had more editing been done. I love this.
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11/19/2007 07:32:41 PM
Shoulda been the blue. I have to admit, I'm not familiar with the photog whose style was mentioned as emulated...but I love this shot, Lee.
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11/19/2007 01:03:40 PM
This is really an amazing shot. He (that is, if he is a he ;-) looks to me like he's floating down from heaven. Congrats on top 10.
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11/19/2007 10:53:15 AM
How in the WORLD could this be better. I have to respectfully disagree with you on that one. . .this is flawless to my eyes. Masterful. Unique. And absolutely aMAZING!

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11/19/2007 07:53:55 AM
this is interesting and I like the warmer version better
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11/19/2007 07:11:21 AM
I don't think it looks like bag at all... you can see the texture of the fabric. And the colors are perfect - they give an atmosphere of 'security' perfectly. Beautiful shot! :)
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11/19/2007 06:12:42 AM
it's a boy , definitely :-) ... quite disturbing at least but i know everything is okay, good photo nonetheless
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11/19/2007 04:30:13 AM
This was my pick for a ribbon...gave it 10. Just read the comments...don't know how people find this disturbing...amm I missing something? Great shot, congrats on a top 10 finish
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11/19/2007 02:04:37 AM
Is it dead?
Edit: I know this is a rude and crude comment; also that every care was taken with the infant, and that slings have been the carrier of choice ever since the stork. Perhaps it is a tribute to your skill that I was so viscerally affected, and also a recognition, I believe, of the power of an image. It was the bunching towards being closed at the top that reminded me of the way turkeys are packaged, and all at once the baby became a thing, and then, for me, a line was crossed.

Message edited by author 2007-11-19 15:37:34.
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11/19/2007 01:30:32 AM
WOW! I really love this...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2007 07:00:43 PM
at first this looks like DPC kitsch, but when you think about it a few seconds, it actually becomes quite disturbing.
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11/18/2007 04:34:05 PM
ribbon pick from me - simple and powerful - excellent interpretation of the theme
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11/17/2007 10:02:13 PM
I can't get beyond my chilling first thought of an infant in a plastic bag! Maybe if I come back later. 5 for now.
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11/17/2007 12:13:50 AM
Back for a bump. One of my top picks for the challenge and I hope to see this on the front page.
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11/16/2007 11:25:43 PM
i wasnt going to comment on this one but here it is again. when i first saw this in the thumbs it looked like the baby was in a bag. i dont like the idea of a baby wrapped up like this. creeps me out. i'm not voting on it.
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11/16/2007 07:03:35 PM
beautiful light - beautiful softness - beautiful baby - inspired
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11/16/2007 11:48:46 AM
Fantastic idea, fabulous execution! It gives me the warm fuzzy's. 10
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11/16/2007 09:57:37 AM
weird angle ... like the picture
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11/14/2007 11:41:26 PM
The lighting is nice in this shot but i cannot get past the fact that it appears like a baby in a plastic grocery bag. I know that was probably not your intention but this picture seems disturbing to me.
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11/14/2007 06:55:03 PM
sweet one, love the womb like position! so precious! blue tones~ so is thia boy??
:)
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11/14/2007 03:22:43 PM
I hope the baby didn't end up at the bottom of the canal!! Seriously though, good focus and composition. Could have pushed the deeper tones to give more constrast.
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11/14/2007 10:09:28 AM
WOW, how'd ya do that? Interesting.
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11/13/2007 08:39:16 PM
Good amount of thought in this photo, the tones are very good...7
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11/13/2007 07:50:55 PM
original
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11/13/2007 06:41:56 PM
Soft and lovely. Great idea - back to bump you up to 9.
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11/13/2007 05:41:44 PM
Beautiful ...
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11/13/2007 02:13:48 PM
generally not a fan of baby shots but this is excellent.
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11/13/2007 01:46:45 PM
ahhhh
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11/13/2007 10:14:27 AM
creative idea, good tones, good lighting, though lacking a bit of contrast (at least for my taste). Moiré in center is a bit distracting.
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11/13/2007 09:28:58 AM
don't much care for the subject/ style but it is well done if you like that sort of thing
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11/13/2007 03:55:13 AM
Unique photo - 7
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11/13/2007 01:20:16 AM
@ la Anne Geddes :) It's pretty good, except that to my eyes, the fabric holding the baby is just a bit too prominent, and the light maybe just a tad too bright.
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11/12/2007 10:41:54 PM
Fun shot.
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11/12/2007 09:54:12 PM
damn
thats awesome
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11/12/2007 09:19:30 PM
hot diggidy damn. awesome shot. this one was my 10 for this challenge. good luck.
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11/12/2007 07:42:28 PM
wow...im reportting you to child sevices for this one!!!

lol not really great shot.. i hope you didnt drop it :p
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11/12/2007 07:13:09 PM
Red!!
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11/12/2007 01:53:12 PM
Blue. Nothing else to say, except...10.
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11/12/2007 01:47:49 PM
Outstanding!
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11/12/2007 11:57:00 AM
Aaah! Here is a winner pic! this is an exellent idea. the soft tone supports the feeling of new life. Very well done!
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11/12/2007 10:59:14 AM
Was it Anne Geddes that started this idea? I think with the cool tones, it has a kind of sinister feel, not warm and fuzzy. I would like it much better with a sepia, or gray/brown duotone.
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11/12/2007 09:48:56 AM
This is truly one of my favorite shots in all of DPC. It's beautiful.
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11/12/2007 09:26:27 AM
Very nice idea and good job with the tones.
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11/12/2007 09:14:31 AM
Wonderful capture. Bet this looks great as a print and the family I am sure is wel lpleased. 8
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11/12/2007 03:13:54 AM
10...cannot fault this
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11/12/2007 12:54:03 AM
who's the next geddes? reveal yourself!

coulda been a little less exposed on the left side of the shot, otherwise well done
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11/12/2007 12:16:09 AM
Hope you poked an airhole in the bag. Nice tones, very subtle. Almost a hi-key duotone.
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11/12/2007 12:03:09 AM
Very interest shot and lighting. Maybe the left edge is blown out a bit.
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