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Goodbye Daddy
Goodbye Daddy

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Fort Bragg, NC
Date: Jul 8, 2007
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2007

A mother holds her child up so she can reach her father for one last touch before he deploys to Iraq

Thank you to everyone who commented on this photo. It was taken as the soldiers of the 100th Engineer Company were deploying (I stayed the entire day with the unit, including waiting with them at Green Ramp and taking photos as they got on the aircraft).

This submission was an experiment for me. I wanted to see if anything had changed in the hearts of the voters here at DPC. They haven't. I won't be renewing my membership when it expires in 6 days. I'm not an "art" photographer. I am, however, a good photographer and I LOVE my job with the paper at Fort Bragg.

Place: 408 out of 651
Avg (all users): 5.4656
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.3679
Avg (non-participants): 5.8800
Views since voting: 830
Views during voting: 186
Votes: 131
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/17/2007 10:53:47 PM

Message edited by author 2007-11-14 22:03:04.
08/17/2007 10:42:02 PM
Great photo, and deserving of a much higher score. It's really too bad that so many people voted on how pretty of a shot it is and not how good of a shot it is. This picture touches the heart more than the eyes, and in my opinion that is what photography is about.
08/08/2007 12:31:35 AM
I think this shot was vastly under-rated! I can't believe some of the ones (mine included!) that finished before this heart-tugging capture. This should have been much higher up on the list. :(

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 10:00:55 PM
aww, that's sad. good capture. might have been good in sepia or black and white too
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08/07/2007 11:28:22 AM
Maybe not the best shot in terms of composition, but certainly the most emotionally touching one I've seen.
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08/05/2007 09:26:23 PM
Intense. I almost didn't know where Daddy might be going until I noticed the camo on the sleeve.
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08/05/2007 12:43:08 PM
This is very heartbreaking, definetly tells a story.
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08/04/2007 09:50:01 PM
Saying good-bye to a father going off to war is probably the hardest thing a small child will ever be asked to do.
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08/03/2007 11:50:23 PM
Great capture of an emotional moment.
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08/02/2007 01:47:43 AM
nice emotive shot! i would have liked to see better focus but good overall.
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08/01/2007 09:32:22 PM
Very powerful image here. Well done. I can really feel the emotion of goodbye with this. 9, no wait...10!
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08/01/2007 01:15:09 PM
That's so sadly sweet :-(((
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