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Gabrielle's First Day in the World - Her Grand Entrance
Gabrielle's First Day in the World - Her Grand Entrance

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Entrance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Location: Hospital
Date: Jan 20, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

My niece was born yesterday.

Lack of sharpness is due to the slow shutter speed I was using, not from actual focus. Hopefully it comes across as "soft focus"...

Non-crop except to 5x7 (slightly off the top/bottom). Natural Light coming in from a side window. Handheld. Converted to B&W. Unsharp mask. Added Contrast, probably too much since some of the higlight are gone. All done in Capture NX.

One of the few times were an event occurred during a relevant challenge. Not expecting much for this one, maybe a 5.1 due to the focus issues.

Place: 98 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.3733
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.0909
Avg (non-participants): 5.4691
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 217
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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02/01/2007 12:12:24 AM
Sweet moment. Mom and dad will treasure this forever!
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01/31/2007 08:36:03 AM
Aw! COOL!!! My little girl spent the first 45 minutes of her life in my arms. I've been toast ever since! Isn't it AWESOME to be a Dad????? Oh, nice pic! 8>) Edit:Oops, or an uncle!!!

Message edited by author 2007-01-31 08:36:56.
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01/31/2007 07:36:05 AM
Very nice baby shot. I like the softness to this and the dark background.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2007 09:35:57 PM
Congrats. Beautiful baby and shot. Love the soft blur to the shot. Very well done.
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01/30/2007 02:55:41 PM
Those little wrinkles on her knuckles kind-of parallel the ruffles.

I'm sure this view is a lot more placid than the actual moment of her entrance ... : )
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01/30/2007 01:12:41 PM
nicely done - 9
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01/30/2007 12:40:45 PM
No offense, but she doesn't look like a newborn.
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01/29/2007 04:55:39 PM
to precious for words
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01/28/2007 11:24:42 AM
Beautiful! I love the little toes sticking out of the bottom of her dress.
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01/27/2007 11:36:56 PM
Cute Photograph....................
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01/26/2007 09:24:24 AM
Sweet child!
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01/24/2007 04:26:34 AM
A stronger focus on her face would have made this a more appealing photograph for me.
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01/24/2007 01:03:28 AM
Beautiful baby!
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