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Thirty-Three Weeks
Thirty-Three Weeks
LeeD

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Progress (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Home Studio
Date: Jul 8, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nude, Maternity
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2006

I'll probably get a few DNMC comments, but then again, you can't please everyone. To me, this exhibits "progress" on so many levels. There is the literal progression of the formation of life as well as the humbling knowledge that no matter how advanced our society becomes, we are nothing without this small miracle. This is progress in it's most raw and pure form... without it we die.

A very special thanks to my beautiful model and friend for posing for these images. This is one of an entire series of images we shot over two separate sessions. These images were very difficult for her to pose for initially, but she gradually became more confident as she began to see what I was trying to achieve. There is nothing more beautiful, feminine, or radiant than a woman who is about to become a mother. I hope that I was able to capture this beauty in a way that others can appreciate also.

Post-Challenge
WOW!!! 6th place. I'm very happy with this result, thanks to all who enjoyed this image as much as I do.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.7044
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.6290
Avg (non-participants): 6.7264
Views since voting: 9689
Views during voting: 584
Votes: 274
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/06/2007 09:20:15 PM
excellent image.
great lighting and model!
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01/16/2007 02:25:19 PM
How did I miss this? Very well done!
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11/23/2006 05:35:35 AM
Great One!
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09/06/2006 02:21:37 PM
Simply beautiful... I like the simplicity in this shot..
Excellent..
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08/29/2006 01:17:13 PM
Very nice indeed. It would had been better if only one cheek was visible.
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07/20/2006 06:11:52 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish. Very good shot!
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07/19/2006 02:16:29 PM
To me, there's nothing more beautiful than this. <3
Congrats on the top ten!
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07/19/2006 01:15:21 AM
Indeed: amazing progress this gestation period. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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07/19/2006 12:51:53 AM
Congrats, Lee! Wonderful rendition of progress. Congrats on your top-10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 10:23:11 PM
this is the only submission where i can truly see the a progression of past into future. also, beautifully shot!
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07/18/2006 09:39:52 PM
absolutely stunning BW image.
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07/18/2006 10:57:37 AM
Congratulations! :)
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07/18/2006 02:40:54 AM
Does Demi know about this? Nice composition, nice exposure, nice photo.
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07/17/2006 10:46:39 PM
Well done. Lighting is excellent.
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07/17/2006 06:41:28 AM
hey there

well done on this entry! easily the best entry in the competition. i hope you w in it.

on a constructive note, i would have put more white space into the shot. the photo is a little claustrophobic.

very well done!
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07/15/2006 11:46:06 PM
Nice!
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07/15/2006 07:34:24 PM
Come on! My son might see this sort of thing! (He still think babies come from the stork.) As a topic theme it fits.
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07/15/2006 03:54:44 PM
Definitely meets challenge! Very nicely and tastefully done. Best wishes to the subject!
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07/14/2006 04:22:35 PM
well lit and definatley progressive, they never stop (babies that is!) respect to your model as well,any pregnant woman that will take her clothes off for a photo deservse it.
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07/13/2006 12:54:26 PM
Focus seems a little off.
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07/13/2006 08:34:38 AM
Fantastic!
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07/13/2006 08:06:08 AM
very beautiful !
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07/13/2006 07:45:20 AM
congratulations on the baby! great shot that will be wonderful on the wall...love the backlighting

I think it will be a BOY
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07/13/2006 03:28:59 AM
Well done!
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07/12/2006 10:53:02 PM
ooo i like this shot! i love how simple it is...the composition of her facing toward the edge is great and the hand on the hip adds alot!
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07/12/2006 10:17:33 PM
This certainly shows a lot of progress. I hope that it reaches a good conclusion at the appropriate time. (10)
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07/12/2006 11:36:33 AM
WOW this is an amazing shot! Not much in the way of change / suggestions I could make here. You've nailed this one my friend, congrats on a beautiful portrait that you and the mother to be should be VERY proud of. 10 from me.
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07/12/2006 12:49:25 AM
I think this could only be improved by editing out her other "cheek". Other than that, I love the lighting and can't BELIEVE how big she is!
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