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Challenge: Heroes (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: World War 2 Memorial
Date: Nov 11, 2004
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Galleries: Portraiture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2004

This is another entry in my World War 2 Vets project. Bill Elder served as a search and rescueman in World War 2 with the US Navy in the South Pacific.

11/11/2004 was his 82nd birthay and he graciously agreed to pose for me after I introuduced myself at the World War 2 Memorial in DC.

My thanks to every one of you who served your nation when duty called.

Taken with my 50mm lens.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.8727
Avg (commenters): 8.5789
Avg (participants): 6.6230
Avg (non-participants): 6.9686
Views since voting: 3779
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 220
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/27/2004 03:36:24 AM
Excellent composition and depth in this photo, congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/23/2004 02:36:59 PM
congrats clara!! nicely done!
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11/23/2004 02:26:47 PM
Very tender moment captured here Clara!
Superb job!
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11/23/2004 01:54:19 PM
Wonderful emotive image! Congrats!
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11/22/2004 05:46:07 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon with this great shot of one of our heros! Really well done!
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11/22/2004 02:53:25 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! It is well deserved as your picture is lovely and emotive. The monument in the backgroud in soft focus really adds to the feeling of the shot.
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11/22/2004 08:42:23 AM
congrats on your first ribbon! Great character portrait.
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11/22/2004 08:30:35 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/22/2004 07:22:21 AM
Way to go Clara!!!
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11/22/2004 07:06:20 AM
Congratulations on a great shot and your red ribbon.
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11/22/2004 01:03:15 AM
Congratulations on your red with this delicate and soulful expression.
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11/22/2004 12:29:31 AM
Wow, Blemt! Big congrats on your first ribbon! RoB
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11/22/2004 12:25:23 AM
Oh ye of little faith! I told you this was a ribbon-winner! Congrats on what I expect to be your first of many!
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11/22/2004 12:24:02 AM
Wonderful shot Clara! Definately deserved a ribbon!
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11/22/2004 12:17:09 AM
w00t!! congrats, clara...great shot!!
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11/22/2004 12:09:01 AM
Well done. Gives ya goosebumps!
Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/22/2004 12:08:56 AM
Congrat's.. Great Photo!
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11/22/2004 12:03:10 AM
Congratulations Clara = )
great shot!
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11/22/2004 12:01:47 AM
Congrats, Clara! I'm so proud for you!!!!!! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2004 11:23:43 PM
This is a truly outstanding photograph. The composition is excellent. The combination of color works very well, and tells a lot about your subject. Nicely done!
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11/21/2004 11:14:28 PM
One of my top three picks. What an emotive capture. Well done! :o)
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11/21/2004 05:25:54 PM
I love the way you captured the eyes and the monument in the background helps tell
the story
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11/21/2004 07:32:00 AM
The sky is a little hot for my taste, but other than that the shot is wonderful, the far away look in his eyes..definetly a hero. 9
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11/19/2004 10:57:50 PM
Excellent composition - I really like how you used DOF and set up the monument to be in line with the rose. Facial expression captured perfectly. Great shot!
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11/17/2004 08:36:39 AM
This phot speaks.Truly a Heroe!!
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11/16/2004 08:42:48 PM
Photographs are about emotion. Those of us who were close do remember. With your photograph perhaps you will remind others who are too young to know.
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11/16/2004 12:02:44 PM
A disappearing breed. Thanks for remembering. My father is one of them. 10.
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11/16/2004 10:31:33 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Very touching. The Washington Monument in the back ground works great. 10
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11/16/2004 10:31:32 AM
This is a beautiful and moving photograph!
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11/16/2004 08:03:15 AM
The character in the face says it all
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11/16/2004 07:43:25 AM
Very well done. Siimplicity at its finest.
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11/15/2004 09:49:11 PM
The emotion of this picture is somewhat overwhelming. Really great job. You should be so proud of this!
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11/15/2004 05:47:46 PM
Good job of exposing and composing. Only nit is that the monument is at an angle. 8
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11/15/2004 04:42:48 PM
I coudn't make myself take a few of such shots, i guess on the same spot or close by. Kinda didn't feel right...
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11/15/2004 04:18:46 PM
returning for comments:
A touching and highly moving image. God bless this hero. Bumping up
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11/15/2004 03:59:55 PM
My personal favorite in the challenge. Good luck :D
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11/15/2004 10:50:42 AM
Now I really like this photograph, it has emotion. You can see it in his eyes and face. The Washington Monument in the background is great being out of focus just enough to add to the picture but not over power the subject. One note: This shot has so much emotion I believe if you could see a video of this same man at the same time you took the picture he would be as motionless and concentrated as in this photograph captures and when you can achieve what would happen after this fraction of time you have captured in a photo, you have done an excellent job.
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11/15/2004 09:25:28 AM
nice shot.
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11/15/2004 03:45:14 AM
Touchy. And I like the obelisk in the background.
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