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Tough Times Bring Friends Closer
Tough Times Bring Friends Closer
DannyM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best Friends (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Cypress, Texas
Date: Mar 13, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2005

My wife with her best friend who is fighting breast cancer.
Levels, USM, Neat Image

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 242
Avg (all users): 6.3456
Avg (commenters): 7.3478
Avg (participants): 6.1818
Avg (non-participants): 6.4059
Views since voting: 2391
Views during voting: 527
Votes: 327
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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04/30/2005 04:36:55 AM
Just saw this. Lovely, lovely shot. One of the few cases I've seen where extreme neat image is used lovingly and effectively. The coolness of the colors works well here.

Robt.
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03/24/2005 08:42:05 PM
What a touching picture. It pulls on heartsrings, wells up knots in throats, and makes us smile nonetheless. I'm sure many of us out there have a story or two about someone close (or themselves), which makes it all the more precious of an image to so many. Thanks for sharing it with us all.
-Annette
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03/23/2005 06:09:45 PM
Didn't vote on this challenge. Just came across this photo. I remember our fight too well... hope she wins hers!

-danny
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03/23/2005 10:24:07 AM
Voted but was unable to comment:
Congratulations on your 7th finish. Great composition with winning smiles and overall good feelings.
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03/23/2005 06:41:18 AM
Thanks to everyone for their votes and comments. Despite the photos technical flaws it seems to have had an emotional connection with many voters. Thanks again.
03/23/2005 12:21:27 AM
Keep fighting! You can do it! Great photo and lovely smiles!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2005 08:14:27 PM
lovely picture
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03/22/2005 04:21:02 PM
Very beautiful.
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03/21/2005 10:53:19 PM
The whites look too blue and it looks like too much NI.
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03/20/2005 08:57:04 AM
Love the concept. Blur layer is a little to obvious.
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03/20/2005 02:19:41 AM
Great shot! God bless you two as you lean on each other through the tough times! I love the expressions on the faces of these two friends, joyful though having suffered, and confident-supportive.
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03/20/2005 02:06:32 AM
Beautiful!
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03/19/2005 09:04:01 PM
Very nice! I love it! For this picture, i like how they are one above another instead of next to each other. i also like the brick in the backround to give it a kind and homey feel.
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03/19/2005 12:25:59 PM
very nice that both have blue shirts...
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03/19/2005 01:37:26 AM
I like the lighting, and the smiles.
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03/18/2005 08:41:10 PM
Beautiful women, you can't get much closer than that....8
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03/18/2005 05:34:07 PM
Beautiful photo. I very much admire the technical beauty as well.
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03/18/2005 12:07:34 PM
Nice picture, nice pose, would have been nice to be able to take out that distracting background
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03/18/2005 08:00:55 AM
I like soft looks but color is too bluish.
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03/17/2005 09:16:10 PM
I love this....This is my favorite...
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03/17/2005 06:26:09 PM
I have lived through this with my son. You have my utmost admiration.
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03/17/2005 10:49:11 AM
Have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes...a great title to go with a great pic. It's well focused, compostion is great, and the friendship is REAL......A 10 from me
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03/16/2005 11:26:25 PM
truly beautiful and moving.
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03/16/2005 10:01:31 PM
Nice, simple photo. Meets challenge well. Like the soft lighting. Only suggestion I would make is that the background would be better witout the pipe. It's a distraction. All bricks would be good.
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03/16/2005 05:58:05 PM
I love the idea of this shot - I like the pose and the casualness of it. Obviously it's a statement about supporting those around us through thick and thin, and what a wonderful concept. The colors are odd and the skin makes them look like mannequins though. Also, a little more continuous background (without that white line) would help to focus all of our attention on their eyes. I hope you'll post the unprocessed version of it after the challenge.
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03/16/2005 04:12:55 PM
i think this picture speaks for itself...lovely photo. :)
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03/16/2005 03:57:27 PM
Thanks for sharing this lovely photo.
I just passed trought a chemo as well.
I hope she does well and I send her all my love.
Daniel
10
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03/16/2005 09:06:06 AM
I think this would have been a beautiful shot. But the true expressions and emotions are lost to an extent from the amount of smoothing done and has made it a less attractive image.
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03/16/2005 12:40:44 AM
great message you portray.
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03/16/2005 12:40:21 AM
Lovely idea, lovely pose. This photo has lots going for it, but it looks like you got a little carried away with the Neat Image.
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03/16/2005 12:25:45 AM
Nice soft focus and soft light. I am not real sure about this pose. The break in the brick background is also very distracting. It definitely meets the challenge and conveys great emotion.
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