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"In Sickness and in Health"

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Challenge: The Feel Good (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: The Netherlands
Date: Jul 4, 2012
Aperture: f7,1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800s
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2012

Came across this couple on the road on a sweltering hot day.

Place: 12 out of 42
Avg (all users): 6.0388
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.7917
Avg (non-participants): 6.1139
Views since voting: 664
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 103
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/13/2012 10:56:53 AM
It's the light that makes this so terrific, IMO - well done.
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07/13/2012 07:02:23 AM
Beautiful, Fred!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2012 07:42:15 PM
Very nice image.
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07/12/2012 09:03:51 AM
or in or out of focus 8

with this i meanthat with love it doesnt matter
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07/11/2012 10:42:38 PM
The perfect title and DMC. Heartwarming. Voted earlier.
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07/11/2012 12:38:46 PM
Giving this my third highest vote.
It's not technically superior to many (most) of the other entries, but there's a realness to this image the others lack.
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07/06/2012 04:51:07 PM
This is a nice area for a portrait opportunity. I think you missed a great spot to place your subjects which was just behind them in the shaded area. Here, you got them in full sun which made the man squint and gave him those dark shadowy eyes. Ideally the diffuse light of the shade would have produced better results.
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07/06/2012 10:39:13 AM
great metaphor (whether intended or not) in addition to the compassion in this picture.
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07/06/2012 10:25:41 AM
and beautiful summer roads to walk down.
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07/06/2012 06:08:22 AM
One of my favorite type of newspaper assignments is to capture "wild art", which is defined as "Stand-Alone, Feature Shot, Enterprise art are found moments that are intended to be realistic slices of everyday life" (definition taken from this glossary). These are typically images that caption themselves, not needing a lot of words to get their point across. For this challenge, I'm scoring images as whether I'd like to see them on the front page of a paper as feel good wild art. If I don't think they would make the paper, I'm then asking myself, "does it make me feel good?" If it doesn't do much for me, well then, oh well...

Lovely sentiment. I would suggest trying to get a hair below eye-level with your shortest subject. While I get the sentiment, I'm not really connecting with the subjects.
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