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Cold Goodbye
Cold Goodbye

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Challenge: Weekend II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Apple iPhone 4S
Location: New York
Date: Feb 3, 2014
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2014

I spent most of my week attending my partner's Grandmother's funeral/arrangements in New York. On the day of her burial it was snowing mercilessly and we had to watch the burial from a distance due to safety concerns.

Out of respect for her family, I only snapped a few pictures with my camera phone because I couldn't pass the opportunity to photograph such a breath-taking scene (it was my first time experiencing snow!) and capture such a beautiful moment of goodbye at the same time.

As far as editing goes, I adjusted some curves, levels and brightness settings and I did some dodging in parts of the snow. I cloned out a small brown section that appeared on the photograph for unknown reasons (dirty lens, maybe?) and then added a border.

With that said,
Rest in Peace Grandma 1914-2014

Place: 40 out of 85
Avg (all users): 5.9070
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8095
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 294
Views during voting: 150
Votes: 86
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/12/2014 01:08:52 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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07/05/2014 09:52:37 AM
The story really makes the shot
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02/17/2014 02:58:49 PM
Truly lovely! I'm sorry for your loss, but what a ripe old age!!

Congrats on an emotional and beautiful pb!
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02/17/2014 03:18:29 AM
Beautiful photo, very moving... I'm sorry for your loss.
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02/17/2014 02:12:52 AM
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02/17/2014 02:02:56 AM
Congratulations on a new personal best - it's a lovely image and one that will serve as a very nice bittersweet memory.
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02/17/2014 12:42:13 AM
Quite lovely, really, and deserving of a better score. My condolences.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2014 08:20:42 PM
Beautiful, cold, somber. Great depth and I like that you left the red ribbon(?) to show that it's not a forced B/W.
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02/11/2014 10:45:29 PM
How sad.
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02/10/2014 10:02:09 PM
Sorry for your loss
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