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Challenge: Mother (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: my life stuff
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Date: Jan 1, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2006

My Wife and child. lots of crop, lots of shots ... lots of noise reduction and some effect use. Overly messed with but I think beautiful - tough to shoot because of low-light and moving baby.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.7526
Avg (commenters): 7.0625
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9444
Views since voting: 2416
Views during voting: 549
Votes: 291
Comments: 44
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/09/2006 10:23:56 AM
So sweet and touching. Congratulations on a top 10.
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01/09/2006 02:09:41 AM
Congratulations on the top ten finish.
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01/09/2006 12:35:12 AM
Congratulations on your top ten study with this tender and lovely b/w study.
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01/09/2006 12:21:35 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish! This is a very touching photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2006 10:47:30 PM
love the color and softness - very nice capture and a great image to always cherish - nice work :)
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01/08/2006 03:39:21 PM
A sweet shot, but it leaves me wanting more! But I guess that's not really a bad thing. This is a shot that you could just look at over and over again. It speaks volumes with a minimum of information. I find myself wanting to see more of the baby, but then again, that's probably what makes me keep looking at it. I like it.
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01/08/2006 01:27:31 PM
I think this might have been over NI-ed. Good image though. 7
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01/08/2006 10:01:54 AM
oh I love this shot. the cropping is perfect.........
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01/07/2006 05:50:43 PM
A very nice shot. Well done.
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01/07/2006 05:17:23 PM
7 - Like this and the subtlety. Criticism; depending what you had to work with of course, but more of the baby's hand and a little sharper on it, a fraction softer on 'Mother's' face and an adjustment/softening of the skin (looks a little 'blotchy', but could be the toning), all likely make this even better in my opinion. I like the crop/framing, with the Mother's face in the top of the frame at this angle. The little hair showing through does add something, but I think a fraction more may have given a 'inner' framing effect to this, not sure though. The glare/reflection on the lipstick(?) slightly detracts, but minor - and obviously 'your call' on having Mother wearing lipstick anyway.
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01/06/2006 07:00:50 PM
Really beautiful image and sentiment. Very well presented. 9
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01/05/2006 07:38:36 PM
A mothers love is unconditional. I like the tones in this shot, but her skin looks too smooth and unreal to me.
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01/05/2006 04:05:39 PM
One of the best. You caught, with shape, light. texture, and simplicity a mood that is difficult to capture.
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01/05/2006 11:48:31 AM
Nie moment.
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01/04/2006 10:50:22 PM
Just lovely. This is a winner for me.
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01/04/2006 10:42:02 PM
Exquisite.
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01/04/2006 10:38:13 PM
Incredible. You know, if you had painted this in the 1400's, it would be considered a classic of church high-art today.
For today, it's simply beautiful. Excellent cropping, excellent framing, excellent positioning.
I give very few tens because I'm not really qualified to affect the curve like that, but this one gets it anyway.
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01/03/2006 10:13:30 PM
Wonderful image, very well composed.
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01/03/2006 09:33:46 PM
Awww, cute seeing the little hand. Nice depiction!
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01/03/2006 08:58:49 PM
Very nice
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01/03/2006 08:52:45 PM
Very nice composition! Good choice of subject matter. Nice image quality. Very creative! - 6
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01/03/2006 08:22:27 PM
Beautiful.
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01/03/2006 06:01:00 PM
Back for comments. I enjoyed this entry very much. The mother is the major element, unlike a lot of others, and you've presented a major part of motherhood very tastefully. Well done.
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01/03/2006 05:52:34 PM
It's beautiful but the skin needs better work I think.
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01/03/2006 12:34:34 PM
A great portrait. Slightly too much post-production for my taste. I tend to like the natural look. Great composition. 7
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01/03/2006 08:33:40 AM
Wow. Lotsa Neat Image; maybe too much. Great shot, other than the plastic look.
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01/03/2006 07:18:39 AM
This image speakes a thousand words...........
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01/03/2006 04:11:51 AM
This one is great and stands out from the rest. The little baby's hand makes this photo a success! Great job!
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01/03/2006 01:58:18 AM
Love the composition! The whole pic makes me feel calmed... may be that's what a mother does...
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01/02/2006 11:32:13 PM
A very warm and touching capture... great comp... very well done... :)
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01/02/2006 11:12:29 PM
Wonderful image! Tones, textures and cropping are all perfect. Some nice PS work here.
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01/02/2006 10:09:37 PM
I like this alot, very sweet image.
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01/02/2006 09:28:51 PM
wow, amazing
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01/02/2006 08:44:46 PM
This is borderline over processed....nice capture though, the baby hand in the ring is sweet.
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01/02/2006 06:59:21 PM
This is very pretty!
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01/02/2006 05:57:01 PM
lovely
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01/02/2006 04:29:54 PM
beautiful image works well for the challenge. Good luck
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01/02/2006 03:52:48 PM
Beautiful...one of my favorites of the challenge! :)
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01/02/2006 01:47:53 PM
great idea, great thumbnail, but didn't like digital manipulation done to it. Looks like too much plastic
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01/02/2006 11:38:37 AM
Sweet photo. Nice framing and tones.
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01/02/2006 11:14:26 AM
For me this is the best one !
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01/02/2006 01:31:52 AM
A stunning photo that is indeed reflective of motherhood. The tiny hand reaching up truly depicts the helplessness of the child and the critical need for a mother's attention.

This is one of the highest rating photographs I have seen in this challenge, and I wish you well.
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01/02/2006 01:00:58 AM
Sweet and sublime.
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01/02/2006 12:27:28 AM
This is very nice. The tip of the nose is really bothering me though, it keeps pulling my eye. A little healing brush would work wonders. Very nice shot.
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