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Day 47
Day 47
Charlene


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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Date: Aug 16, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2007

Viewed: 408
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

Today is the first day Nicole gets to ride the school bus. And if it wasn't for me hollering her name, she may never have turned around (sob)... I did get a wave out of her, which I believe I owe to the bus assistant. And I wasn't the only one tearful about her departure, ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70000-74999/70514/120/572565.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70000-74999/70514/120/572565.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.

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07/11/2008 10:16:51 PM
I come back and back to this photo often. Each time, the emotions of it strike such a cord with me. It's not just about exposure, or selective desat, or colours or composition..........it's about the acquisition of independence, about little people becoming big people, about the bond between the sisters, and the emotions that underpin the phases of our lives. I guess a big part of what makes it for me, is seeing Ashley in tears, at the bottom, and imagining the story that tells, about the slice of your lives that would have happened that day. It's stunning, Charlene.......a favourite.
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04/10/2008 10:36:46 PM
Oh WOW - she is SO BEAUTIFUL!

What a bittersweet moment.
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08/24/2007 01:21:01 PM
cute i like the soft focus its very interesting and fun.
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08/21/2007 07:37:18 PM
The image captures the moment. Speaking from experience, you will have many moments of mixed emotions as you child gradually becomes fully independent. The worries are real, but the joy is too.
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08/21/2007 05:23:12 PM
This is such a sweet and touching pjhoto. I am sure you will look at this in years to come and remember this serious first step. Wonderful moment.
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08/20/2007 11:50:57 AM
Wonderful processing. Look at her hair flying! She seems like she's totally fearless. Great shot - definitely one to cherish for ever.
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08/18/2007 02:54:37 PM
Lovely capture, and I really like the soft focus.
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08/17/2007 03:30:31 PM
Great picture and one you will clearly want to keep!
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08/16/2007 10:50:55 PM
This is great. It's clearly a candid moment with the movement of her hair, and her expression is lovely and unposed. The bus driver and the hand of someone behind are in shadow and help isolate your subject. What a special moment.
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08/16/2007 09:51:37 PM
ooooh love the processing! And really an excellent candid. Love that you caught her hair flying like that. She's pretty!

I hope she enjoyed her first day at school!
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08/16/2007 05:11:20 PM
excellent photograph and love your processing .. definitely should be printed out and put on a wall or something .. :)
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08/16/2007 03:45:10 PM
What a great moment you caught! She looks excited to be on the bus & going off to school. Poor little sis doesn't look quite so happy though.
Hope she enjoyed her first day of school!
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08/16/2007 03:38:34 PM
SOB. What a bittersweet moment, eh? Lovely shot, and I really like the processing; it gives it a feeling of timelessness.
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08/16/2007 03:22:55 PM
What a moment you've captured here. Your processing bring the attention right to her, and I love the little details like the binder sticking out of bookbag and her nametag. This is one to print and put in the family album.

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08/16/2007 02:28:30 PM
this is so so so good!!!!!!!!
its almost haunting, with that bus driver in the shadows.
beautiful moment with her hair swinging around.
i think i might just have to fave this!
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