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Significant Moments: Learning to Swim!
Significant Moments: Learning to Swim!
Paul


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: People
Camera: Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Location: Spain
Date: Aug 27, 2007
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Water, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

I anticipate that many people have dug through their collection looking for images of people that are central to their lives. This is a photo of our only child, Max.

This one dates back to before I owned a DSLR and is taken with Olympus' nifty waterproof 770SW. It captures a moment on the vacation when Max learnt to swim - the goggles were fundamental in him gaining enough confidence to swim on his own, and this image captures his personality really well!

Is it the best image I have taken? Not even close; does it capture a slice of life I'm happy to share - Yes it does.

I hope it makes someone smile.

[Mar. 12th, 2009 06:32:44 AM]

I should add, Max doesn't have a squiffy left eye - just really tight goggles!!

Statistics
Place: 704 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.3593
Avg (commenters): 6.3617
Avg (participants): 5.3528
Avg (non-participants): 5.3947
Views since voting: 926
Views during voting: 621
Votes: 487
Comments: 52
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/25/2009 06:43:58 AM
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

"Is it the best image I have taken? Not even close; does it capture a slice of life I'm happy to share - Yes it does. "

I wish more people looked at photography for this reason :)

Ditto that!

And love the word "Squiffy"!

Wonderful, heartwarming entry!
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03/19/2009 12:17:02 AM
"Is it the best image I have taken? Not even close; does it capture a slice of life I'm happy to share - Yes it does. "

I wish more people looked at photography for this reason :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:35:06 PM
I could see this shot in a magazine easily. I like everything about it. Originally vote 7 now bumping to a 9.
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03/17/2009 04:17:32 PM
You can tellhe trying hard to hold his breath. well captured
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03/17/2009 03:10:51 PM
underwater shot but thats about it... still I give you five ;D


take care,
brano
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03/17/2009 11:40:03 AM
I think the lighting is great and the location is unique and cool an dthe expression is wonderful.
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03/17/2009 01:37:02 AM
I love it! Great timing, I know how hard those underwater shots can be.
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03/17/2009 01:24:53 AM
Great shot. This will be a family treasure.
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03/16/2009 10:39:56 PM
Adorable. Nothing more. Adorable.


Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 09:23:25 PM
Great facial expression. The closeup is very nice.
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03/16/2009 04:14:46 PM
my kids were like fish to water...fun moments...clear shot...at least it isn't murky...
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03/16/2009 08:21:05 AM
Great shot! Love the face - also the color and light! 9
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03/16/2009 12:30:53 AM
Don't assume that because you have an affinity for your subject, the rest of the world will too. Otherwise, a good workmanlike photo.
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03/15/2009 11:46:04 PM
Or learning to hold his breath underwater at least :-) Beautiful, whimsical shot, makes me feel "right there" with you, not an easy thing to accomplish underwater. Well done.
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03/15/2009 03:53:13 PM
Great underwater shot. Love the rippling of the light and the luminance. 7
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03/15/2009 03:08:48 PM
underwater shots are so difficult, composition is just a bit off imo
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03/15/2009 01:26:33 PM
What a fun shot, and a wonderful photo for the scrapbooks!
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03/15/2009 10:20:58 AM
Very cute!!! I like it.
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03/15/2009 07:11:22 AM
Cool, fun shot. Great clarity
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03/15/2009 05:29:44 AM
Awesome. Very cool image. Well done!
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03/15/2009 02:00:28 AM
excellent clarity here , 7
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03/15/2009 01:21:01 AM
Wonderful blue underwater gem!
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03/15/2009 01:18:58 AM
Great underwater shot, love the expression on the boy's face. Well done. 7.
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03/15/2009 12:27:18 AM
Nice shot, a good one for the family album
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03/14/2009 08:22:36 PM
Great composition! Love it!
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03/14/2009 07:38:54 PM
love the pout. well shot
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03/14/2009 05:07:14 PM
Brought a big smile from me...
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03/14/2009 04:39:10 PM
The boldness of this shot just slays me. The goggles, the bubbles, the light on the upper lip, the water textures. Great stuff and a fave
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03/14/2009 01:31:49 PM
I like the blue cast to this. Great underwater shot!
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03/14/2009 11:02:54 AM
Very cute!
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03/13/2009 11:16:09 PM
nice but slightly to blueish
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03/13/2009 10:27:12 PM
Love the eye bubbles--well done.
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03/13/2009 09:38:40 PM
terrific little frog!
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03/13/2009 04:19:26 PM
This shot made me laugh when I first saw it. Great expression on his face.
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03/13/2009 12:31:44 PM
Interesting underwater capture! Love the blue hues!
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03/13/2009 11:58:01 AM
cute and fun
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03/13/2009 10:14:52 AM
Great memento!
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03/13/2009 12:17:05 AM
Wonderful shot :) This reminds me how much I want an underwater housing for my camera... This is the kind of photo that provides precious memories years down the road. It's more than just a photo of the child... it speaks about the child and tells me something more than just what he looks like. A definite 10 from me...
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03/12/2009 09:16:21 PM
Haha, cute!
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03/12/2009 08:00:33 PM
hahah. Cute! Good underwater detail. Love the eyes!
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03/12/2009 05:39:45 PM
sweet capture, this will make good memories later on
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03/12/2009 04:21:34 PM
Cute and great title too!
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03/12/2009 02:51:02 PM
Looks like he's having fun. Good pic.
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03/12/2009 10:41:40 AM
Why do people always look cross eyed under water?
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03/12/2009 09:22:05 AM
Great different view
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03/12/2009 08:50:29 AM
He he. He is trying hard to hold his breath. Cute.
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03/12/2009 06:10:43 AM
very creative
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03/12/2009 01:25:20 AM
super expression, thank you for a great laugh. could make it a little less blue, but great shot nonetheless.
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03/11/2009 09:50:48 PM
No sign of being afraid of the water - that's good. Nice underwater shot.
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03/11/2009 08:02:55 AM
cute
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03/11/2009 07:37:26 AM
I really like that. It's not just a well done underwater pic, it's also interesting to look at.
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03/11/2009 05:17:53 AM
CAn relate to this, teach my boys to swim and they love it.
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