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Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: home
Date: Dec 24, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006

This is my lovely lady from Candid III. Her husband, who recently passed, was also a photographer. He was very good, and very amazed by my digital camera, but at 92, was not feeling up to learning new equipment. We miss him so.

Woo Hoo, a ribbon! Thank you all!!
I must devote this one to Frank, a consumate teacher and explorer to his last day, and his wife of 66yrs(!) Lore (the beautiful hands) whose strength and humor amaze and inspire me daily!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 105
Avg (all users): 7.0826
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.8627
Avg (non-participants): 7.1414
Views since voting: 8079
Views during voting: 503
Votes: 242
Comments: 72
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/04/2007 09:55:13 PM
i'm so glad this did well. should have been a blue ribbon tho... and who the hell gave a 2!?!?!? CONGRATS!
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01/04/2007 09:06:01 AM
A very moving and extremely well done photograph, congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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01/04/2007 04:51:32 AM
What an excellent choice for this challenge, and an extremely well-excuted picture. The warmth is truly evident.
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01/04/2007 01:01:00 AM
Very Good! Congrats on a ribbon and a picture with meaning.
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01/02/2007 10:20:39 PM
deeply moving shot, bea! I wonder how it would look in BW - it may have a more "timeless" quality... congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/02/2007 02:34:51 PM
Congrats on the red, only need the blue now to complete "the DPC full house"
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01/02/2007 01:24:06 PM
A very touching image, (sorry for the pun)
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01/02/2007 11:53:15 AM
very deserving, great image!
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01/01/2007 09:45:42 PM
Wonderful
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01/01/2007 08:50:02 PM
Congratulations!!
I couldn't get online to vote for you but you didn't need me ,I see, except it should have been blue.
Love, Mom
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01/01/2007 06:02:07 PM
should have been blue ;)
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01/01/2007 05:14:48 PM
fantastic, meaningful photo. good on many levels.
well deserved ribbon.
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01/01/2007 03:26:46 PM
This is an absolutely STUNNING photo! The ribbon is well deserved!

The lighting is veritably inspired. The cropping perfect IMO.

Thank you so much for this photo.
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01/01/2007 10:43:47 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! Very powerful image. I will keep Lore and Frank in my prayers!! What a rewarding job you have.
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01/01/2007 10:07:51 AM
Nice work, a moving image for the New Year. Well done.
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01/01/2007 08:48:15 AM
This is a very powerful image and I'm so delighted for you that it ribboned. Congratulations!
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01/01/2007 08:27:14 AM
A very tender and moving image. Well deserved congratulations!!
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01/01/2007 07:42:55 AM
I was certain this would ribbon. Just a wonderful emotional shot. Congratulations!
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01/01/2007 06:47:12 AM
Great shot congrats
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01/01/2007 03:22:16 AM
Congrats!
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01/01/2007 02:52:54 AM
This is a very rewarding image, and so pleased that you ribboned with this VERY "emotive" image.....CONGRATULATIONS.....

Now adding it to my favorites.....

Message edited by author 2007-01-02 18:26:58.
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01/01/2007 02:33:43 AM
Superb, powerful emotive work!
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01/01/2007 02:27:42 AM
Congrats on the very personal, meaningful shot and the ribbon! :)
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01/01/2007 01:55:12 AM
I like the lovely, warm lighting here for such an intimate shot. Congratulations!
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01/01/2007 12:51:27 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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01/01/2007 12:47:26 AM
I'm so glad this wo a ribbon! What a beautiful illustration of what you do! Congratulations!

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01/01/2007 12:35:33 AM
God bless you for what you do. A very moving photo.
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01/01/2007 12:14:59 AM
congrats
Glad you got a ribbon. My father is under Hospice so this photo really speaks to me
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01/01/2007 12:11:16 AM
Stunning job meeting the theme. The translucence of the aged one's skin drives home the transience of our stay, along with the ravages of arthritis. I like how we're led in and out with the blue sleeves at both ends. Congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2006 08:44:06 PM
Very evocative of frailty and tenderness. well done.
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12/31/2006 01:22:35 PM
Powerful image, nice shot, love the difference in the hands. Very well done.
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12/31/2006 01:58:45 AM
Beautiful!! One hand holding 2 might have been more of a "drawing in" factor tho.
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12/31/2006 12:55:41 AM
My daughter-in-law is a hospice worker. What a great shot! This is a much-overlooked profession of caring, devoted people. I love this.
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12/30/2006 02:41:56 PM
Tremendous photo with a great day of emotion.
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12/30/2006 02:49:06 AM
Excellent image, possibly it would be a stronger image in B&W.
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12/29/2006 11:47:33 PM
Beautiful! Hospice - indeed! 10
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12/29/2006 09:53:03 PM
a great shot of a very noble profession. I hope this does well for you
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12/28/2006 10:45:55 PM
very moving. hope this does well.
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12/28/2006 08:15:01 PM
RIBBON!
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12/28/2006 06:37:46 PM
Touching image.
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12/28/2006 06:01:19 PM
I am in awe of this photo. It stirs such emotions in me. Emotions of warmth, kidness, of humanity. To me, it stands out from all the rest.
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12/28/2006 05:25:46 PM
Nice idea, interesting hands and lighting. Might be better with a little DOF and distance separation from the blanket for less distraction and more focus on the hands.
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12/28/2006 10:59:51 AM
I like the way you expressed your occupation. Shows real tenderness. The subtle lighting was a good choice.
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12/28/2006 06:00:30 AM
Warm and wonderful. Thanks!
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12/28/2006 03:00:54 AM
Good
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12/28/2006 02:54:58 AM
great shot and what a heart of gold you ust have...good luck
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12/28/2006 12:16:13 AM
a 10!
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12/27/2006 03:19:32 PM
What a great emotional shot. Those hands are just like my grandmothers' - old, but in a almost surprising way, beautiful. Good job.
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12/27/2006 11:35:26 AM
This photo is really pretty! Great job!
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12/27/2006 05:58:35 AM
very nice, u dont even need to give it a title! the photo is talking about herself
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12/27/2006 01:09:51 AM
This is a nice image, nice clearity and lighting works rather well.
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12/26/2006 11:08:54 PM
great. nice blue color composition. tender. may have darkened the highlights on th caregivers hands a tad to allow the eye to circle the picture better.
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12/26/2006 08:43:22 PM
Very nice. Delicately done.
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12/26/2006 07:03:12 PM
pulled an emotional response immediately, well done.
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12/26/2006 02:05:03 PM
Beautiful with the blues and shadow areas. Moving composition.
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12/26/2006 11:10:22 AM
Amazing how much feeling can come from hands...nicely done (8)
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12/26/2006 03:53:12 AM
a really lovely and moving image...just lacks a little sharpness, but I really love the light and the composition
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12/26/2006 03:07:25 AM
BLUE 10
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12/25/2006 11:38:57 PM
What a hard job. . .for only very special "called" people! Thank you for what you do! Every hospice worker I've ever known has been literally "out-of-this-world" special!!!!
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12/25/2006 08:40:06 PM
Beautiful!!
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12/25/2006 06:56:02 PM
great imagery.
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12/25/2006 03:50:04 PM
Beautiful--heartfelt 10
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12/25/2006 03:07:47 PM
So emotional ...
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12/25/2006 02:14:04 PM
Very well execution of a concept that is almost commonplace. Nine for now, may revisit. On, and God bless you for your kindness.
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12/25/2006 01:10:26 PM
Happy Holidays! 10
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12/25/2006 09:22:45 AM
Strong image, excellent editing. I hope to see this score well. I will do my part - bumping up to a 9 for now.
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12/25/2006 09:12:26 AM
Heart warming and heart breaking all at the same time. A very special picture and very well done. Back to bump you up to 9.
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12/25/2006 02:55:23 AM
Fantastic idea,composition,occupation, processing....this made my heart flutter and caused and emotional response. Well done.
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12/25/2006 02:12:16 AM
Good expression of the nature of your work with a simple composition.
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12/25/2006 01:35:51 AM
Very sweet. The light is simply beautiful. A loving tribute to the woman whose hands are being held. Nicely done. 8
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12/25/2006 01:01:13 AM
WOW. I've seen enough of hospice to know this type of thing is real. Sometimes that's all they have...
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12/25/2006 12:51:49 AM
very impacting shot....love it!
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