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Challenge: Homage To The Bottom 1000 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jul 21, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2012

[Jul. 26th, 2012 11:50:18 AM]

The more I look at this shot the more I like it. This was shot in a park near Chinatown where they were running some boat races. It was a very hot Saturday afternoon, and this poor girl was hot and tired. I was drawn to her mop of blonde hair and her tight grasp on her father's shirt. This scene connected with me on an emotional level, and that what I was hoping to capture in the image. My youngest daughter is 15, and I do not get hugs like this anymore.

For a somewhat non-traditional shot it is doing better than I expected. While I suspect some voters will zoom past this shot, I think may be connecting with some. That is the most I can hope for with my photography.

Place: 9 out of 69
Avg (all users): 6.3294
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.9412
Avg (non-participants): 5.9216
Views since voting: 943
Views during voting: 190
Votes: 85
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/30/2012 09:49:22 AM
Love the capture and the processing. Congrats on the top ten, Mark.
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07/30/2012 06:26:02 AM
Great candid mark! Congrats on the top ten!
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07/30/2012 02:16:55 AM
Yep, I connected with it, I just forgot to tell you, a lovely moment!
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07/30/2012 12:04:57 AM
How very sweet!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2012 11:10:56 PM
well i like it 9
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07/29/2012 10:45:22 PM
well caught
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07/29/2012 09:36:39 PM
Awwww :-). Daddy's little baby.
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07/29/2012 07:52:17 PM
nice simple shot the emotion is all in the tightness of her grasp on his shirt..I have two daughters so this speaks to me, I can connect with this very well.
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07/29/2012 03:49:05 PM
Yup, "Best friends"
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07/27/2012 08:51:09 AM
Having children and still a small daughter, I look for these type shots, perhaps I understand the times before and after, the need, want and futile longing to freeze a certain spot in life. Photography lets us all relate and freeze that moment.

Before children, before my daughter, (the figurative and perhaps literal completion of a certain cycle of my life) I never felt as alive, never felt purpose in the same way as I do now.

We all need to be needed- and for me this hits on a specific instance and situation. Perhaps it will translate to the childless, or those at different stages of their lives.

Sorry to ramble, and yes I did get a bit choked up as well. 10 from me.
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07/27/2012 03:08:29 AM
Wonderful emotion.
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07/23/2012 09:57:25 PM
it draws a nice emotion. Thanks
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