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Challenge: Family III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Roslyn, NY
Date: Nov 23, 2011
Galleries: Family
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2011

Yeah, that's almost all of my nutty family on my mom's side. Would have entered it in the speed challenge, but in order to celebrate the holiday with them, we flew to NY and dined on Wednesday night. Then flew home Thursday morning to celebrate with my sweetie's side of the family.

Nobody was paying attention to me so I just shouted very loudly for everyone to look at me. Most of them did for a nanosecond, and that's when I took this shot.

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[Dec. 6th, 2011 11:16:56 AM]

@ Christiane - thanks! That's my mommy!

[Dec. 6th, 2011 06:44:15 PM]

Paul, you made my week!

Holy cow!!!! It MUST be Christmas!!! Two ribbons in one week???? AND the PH gallery...??? AND the thumb????? Well, this certainly made me feel better. Thank you for such amazing comments, and of course, your votes. Delighted my goofy family resonated with you :-). Now they'll be on my profile FOREVER...

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 64
Avg (all users): 7.0116
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9111
Avg (non-participants): 7.0469
Views since voting: 3293
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 173
Comments: 68
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/08/2011 06:35:45 PM
Geez Johanna, you should catch a cold more often! Congrats on a fun shot capturing such a wide array of ages, emotions and expressions :-)
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12/08/2011 06:39:40 AM
Like a still from a movie, love everything about it.Congratulations.
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12/08/2011 03:44:14 AM
What a cooperative family! Will you give them half of your ribbon? :) Grats!
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12/08/2011 01:22:08 AM
Mazeltov!
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12/07/2011 10:23:14 PM
Congratulations on your consecutive ribbons! This shot is truly a wonder. I've never seen a dining room like that in my life! Is this your mom's dining room? (Or is that an inappropriate question for a public forum?)
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12/07/2011 09:04:41 PM
What a true capture of a fun feast. So real! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Congrats on the yellow!
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12/07/2011 08:29:54 PM
I like the guy at the end " I ain't got time for no photos!"
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12/07/2011 08:11:20 PM
Ha! Now I understand you, Johanna! LOL!

You're just like ... ME!!

Congrats on the ribbon. Condolences on your family.

(But, I assume that you're just like me in that way, too... and... you wouldn't have it any other way.)

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12/07/2011 08:10:59 PM
C'mawn, leave some for us to win! :-)
Great image. Congrats on result!
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12/07/2011 07:13:04 PM
Congrats on the week. Such energy, I can imagine how load it must have been.
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12/07/2011 06:36:33 PM
Mazeltov! You are on a roll. Great work and congrats.
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12/07/2011 01:14:36 PM
This is GREAT.. a REAL look at the All american family eating Tday dinner.. I love Grandma on the right, she don't care just keep on eatin' and the young girl on the left.. Oh my god I got caught shoveling food in the mouth.. Not to mention the guy on the left with mouth stuffed Full... I just love this it's so true!!!
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12/07/2011 12:38:34 PM
second guy from the left, with a mouth full of food. You have to share your bling with him.

Congratulations!
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12/07/2011 11:55:58 AM
Well, look at you with a shiny new ribbon...yea!!! BTW...THAT's a lot of people...
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12/07/2011 11:20:06 AM
Every family should have such a hall of mirrors to rejoice and celebrate! Congrats, Johanna!
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12/07/2011 10:57:47 AM
The essence of family for me -- everyone around noisy table sharing a meal. Great shot -- a ribbon (second one this week), a score over 7 (second one in the last month), a couple of PH honors. You, young lady, are on a roll. Keep it up -- congratulations.
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12/07/2011 10:00:16 AM
Congrats on the ribbon...I just wasn't a fan of the choice of DOF here or the cork going through the eye of the main subject.

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12/07/2011 09:53:27 AM
Wonderful family picture. Congratulations on the second dpc ribbon in a week and a gallery and a thumb.
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12/07/2011 09:33:12 AM
Congrats on your Yellow. Love all the expressions you captured and the lighting.
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12/07/2011 08:22:44 AM
Johanna, I think this shot represents family better than the others. Excellent job.
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12/07/2011 08:04:16 AM
Loved this one; so glad it is on the front page.
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12/07/2011 07:30:38 AM
congrats on the ribbon, wonderful expressions in this
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12/07/2011 06:54:31 AM
Way to go, Tangy!!!!! Whoo hoo!
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12/07/2011 06:22:26 AM
Awesome capture. Congratulations on your second ribbon in a row :)
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12/07/2011 05:23:30 AM
Two ribbons in a row, congrats!

Johanna, it's time for a red and a blue ;-)

Ciao
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12/07/2011 03:12:45 AM
Oh Crap, forever you say? Great mood moment Johanna. WD.
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12/07/2011 02:41:34 AM
Congratulations Johanna ! My fav in this challenge

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12/07/2011 01:15:20 AM
This was definitely one of my favorites. Screams Family to me. Congrats on yet another ribbon you are really racking them up lately. :)
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12/07/2011 01:03:23 AM
Real Family.
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12/07/2011 12:47:04 AM
A gallery nod, a THUMB, a DPC ribbon, AND a 7! (And a commenter's average of 8!) I gotta say it doesn't get a lot better than this (and the shot is AMAZING, so there's that, too). You're awesome! It's official!
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12/07/2011 12:42:42 AM
Congratulations Johanna. What a bright, beautiful shot.!
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12/07/2011 12:36:40 AM
Congratulations, Johanna. Wonderful capture of your family.
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12/07/2011 12:25:57 AM
look at all this bling! Incredible! Congratulations Johanna!
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12/07/2011 12:25:20 AM
She does it again, another great shot Johanna and another big congrats.
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12/07/2011 12:21:40 AM
Couldn't vote, obviously, teammate, but now you're on the home page with TWO images, both of which "we told you so!" Congrats!
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12/07/2011 12:15:31 AM
Ha. Your nutty family did well for you! Congrats on the ribbon and the bling.
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12/07/2011 12:15:19 AM
Congratulations on a great shot, and the ribbon, Johanna. A wonderful, spontaneous capture of the festive occasion.
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12/07/2011 12:12:24 AM
Caught them a beauty, well done. Two 3rds in a week!
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12/07/2011 12:04:39 AM
Congratulations! Awesome shot.
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12/07/2011 12:04:28 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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12/07/2011 12:04:10 AM
Congrats on the Yellow!!! Langdon really needs that language support for Yiddish!!! ;)
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12/07/2011 12:02:26 AM
Hey wow, another ribbon, you are on a roll girl, Yippee.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2011 11:56:38 PM
Awesome family shot, they look happy, bumping to a 8.
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12/06/2011 11:43:45 PM
so many great candid portraits in one shot. very impressive.

I'm hanging this in my mythical Posthumous Art Gallery

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12/06/2011 09:51:53 PM
To me, this is perfect.... who wouldn't want to be part of it? My favorite of the challenge for it's life and truth. Excellent family portrait.
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12/06/2011 05:51:21 PM
Great shot of family. I love the combination of the aware, the unaware and the just become aware.
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12/06/2011 05:32:58 PM
Great shot; super clarity.
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12/06/2011 10:01:39 AM
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12/05/2011 05:01:08 PM
Beautifully balanced between a family record and a family hug. It has many lovely fine details (including your own clever disappearance), but it's the overall feeling of mutual affection - you for them and they for you, and for each other - that makes this such a lovely family picture. Thank you. A 10 from me (one point per person), and the alarming Order of the Thumb:
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12/05/2011 02:50:32 PM
A big, loud family, I love this.
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12/05/2011 09:29:06 AM
This is so good! I feel the community just looking at this.
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12/05/2011 05:53:12 AM
Such a great capture of a beautiful moment!
(and dash to your mishpucheh..)
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12/05/2011 01:22:57 AM
this is a great photo - lighting and everything is perfect. you should take great pride in this photo.
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12/05/2011 12:22:10 AM
When I saw this picture, It reminded me of how wonderful families are and also of how nice it is to have everyone in one place, tied together.
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12/04/2011 09:04:08 PM
I like the perspective leading to the patriarch, and how him and the old lady look distinctively unconcerned about the photograph being taken.
I am a bit unsure about the bottle in the obstructing the view, was it deliberate?
An higher angle, perhaps from over a chair, would have also given an interesting perspective and perhaps improved DOF at that aperture.
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12/04/2011 03:29:32 PM
What a lively group of characters! Love the processing.
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12/03/2011 10:53:01 PM
Love the expressions; nice processing. Hope it does well for you.
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12/03/2011 10:31:23 PM
And what a lovely family it is!!

Gotta love it when people don't expect a photo to be taken while they are stuffing there faces!!
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12/03/2011 12:34:17 PM
Surprise to me that the processing works with this type of shot,but it does.
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12/01/2011 10:31:45 PM
Wow - that's a lot of mirrors. Makes picture a bit busy for me but if I ignore that it's terrific. Facial expressions varied across family members and "Dad" eating instead of smiling is a riot.
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12/01/2011 01:17:36 PM
Great shot, almost surreal! I love the different expressions, the lighting, the changing focus. It would have been even better if the bottle didn't hide the person at the end of the table.
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12/01/2011 12:19:43 PM
There's a bit too much going on in this shot, makes it a bit busy, so many faces to look at and in a cluttered setting. One corner of the table being visible at the front makes me wish the shot was rotated very slightly to the left to make the horizon even. The exposure/light is good, some amusing faces, mostly good focus and it does portray family, overall a pretty cool shot; just a bit too much happening in it for me.
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12/01/2011 11:36:09 AM
I really like this image. My eyes look move around the table, stop at every person. Like the elderly lady in pink shirt most :-)
Nicly done!
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11/30/2011 10:46:08 AM
Ha! I love how some people have their mouths stuffed! :)
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11/30/2011 09:20:16 AM
This makes me chuckle! So much going on in this picture.
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11/30/2011 09:13:15 AM
Talk about a traditional Thanksgiving meal -- this is a wonderful candid. I love that you caught some people like the couple on the left back prepared for the shot, others like the young lady on the right covering her mouth surprised by it, and yet others like great grandma? in front on the left oblivious and totally focused on what's important -- that delicious turkey. I like the tones and processing, too.
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11/30/2011 07:48:32 AM
Great picture..just a little too overprocessed!! Just love all the expressions!
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11/30/2011 12:11:35 AM
Ha! BRILLIANT!
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