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Challenge: Decorate Baby Emilie's Nursery (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Oct 5, 2014
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2014

My wife and I are so very proud to introduce you to our daughter, Emilie! She was born on September 13, and she is the sweetest baby ever :-)

Initially, I really wanted to enter this challenge with a significant effort of mine, but when my motorcycle crashed into that deer last week, I had to quickly adjust my plans. Once back from the hospital, I tried to walk around with my crutches, but it was obvious I had no way to go to the woods: my leg would not let me. Instead, I managed to go down to the river border, next to my house, with the camera around my neck. I snapped a few shots of the vegetation around here. It wasn't dense enough nor green enough for what I had in mind, but I knew a few color adjustments and a few additional studio shots would do the trick, so I went back home and started working on that.

Then, my wife went to the toy store, and used her cellphone to send me photos of the various plush animals, so that I could choose which ones she had to buy. She went back with my selection, but also with some alternatives, so we now have plenty of those :) My wife also kindly created glasses and knitting needles for the rabbit, while I took some photos of guitars and hats to composite with the mice.

Of course, we also had to grab Emilie for her first proper shooting session! Surprisingly, it went very smoothly, and we did not have to work for a long time before having a few decent captures. I told you, the sweetest baby ever.

Thanks a lot for your kind votes and comments, and of course, for all your wonderful creations! They are so much appreciated, so kind of you all! Such a nice way to celebrate her first month on this Earth :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 32
Avg (all users): 7.1818
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 7.0588
Avg (non-participants): 7.2245
Views since voting: 1911
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 66
Comments: 39
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/22/2014 08:33:03 AM
She is a such a sweet looking girl, can't believe you got this image together with all you went through. Looking forward to seeing her grow up on DPC.

May she bring you much joy.
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10/16/2014 09:10:10 AM
Glad that you're ok.. Damned bikes are dangerous man, I had to give them up years ago...

Beautiful kiddo, congrats on the blue!
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10/15/2014 01:05:21 AM
Absolutely beautiful!!! The image is good too!
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10/14/2014 04:27:09 PM
Oh! I am so very pleased to meet you, Emilie! You're gonna love all of the fun things your Daddy will get you to do for his images! :D

Congratulations, Christophe!
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10/14/2014 01:09:36 PM
She is so beautiful, Marianne and Christophe! :)
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10/14/2014 08:21:06 AM
Congratulations, welcome to the world your beautiful baby girl Emilie!
Beautiful image, in the next shot of her we expect to see her with a camera. :)
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10/13/2014 05:08:14 PM
Nicely done, has a fairly realistic processing to it. Congratulations on your first born.
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10/13/2014 03:15:57 PM
Oh the photo album that Emilie is going to have of her life! Wow! Christophe, congratulations!
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10/13/2014 02:51:34 PM
Congratulations Christophe! Emille is your most beautiful creation!
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10/13/2014 12:40:45 PM
Christophe, at first congratulations with the birth of a lovely daughter. May she and you and your wife find happiness in life!! And of course congratulations on another Blue, I think you really deserved it, it's a lovely image.
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10/13/2014 11:51:22 AM
Congratulations on the blue! This was my top pick. Well deserved.
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10/13/2014 11:29:05 AM
Adorable! Congratulations to all of you.
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10/13/2014 10:45:00 AM
no wayyyyy...who allowed him for submission :)

I knew that you will be on top!

Nice work Christophe and well gift for the younger one!

Congratulations to you and your family!
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10/13/2014 09:53:23 AM
Congratulations. Best of luck with the Girl.
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10/13/2014 08:37:34 AM
Congratulations
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10/13/2014 08:07:14 AM
Gorgeous baby girl! Congrats all the way around. A ribbon for Emilie.
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10/13/2014 02:53:08 AM
An absolute delight (baby and photo!) Congrats on your beautiful little bundle, and the ribbon to boot :)
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10/13/2014 02:13:46 AM
A perfect creation! I love those mice with guitars - did you make these or do they come like that? Congrats on the well deserved blue. Emilie has some superb toys - I really love the hedgehog too. Wot no cows?! :)
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10/13/2014 01:36:12 AM
Well done and Congrats on the win and the baby! :)
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10/13/2014 12:53:56 AM
Congratulations Cristophe! this is perfect.
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10/13/2014 12:34:45 AM
Cingrats on the blue, Christophe. Emilie is just gorgeous and what a lovely way to introduce her.
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10/13/2014 12:31:54 AM
She is beautiful. Congrats!
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10/13/2014 12:26:28 AM
Ha! No fair using the actual baby! :-) Beautiful. Congratulations!!
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10/13/2014 12:21:42 AM
She is beautiful.
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10/13/2014 12:21:28 AM
What a gorgeous little baby!!!! Takes after her parents :)

Congrats, Christophe. On EVERYTHING.
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10/13/2014 12:02:46 AM
Well, THAT's a not-unexpected ending, LOL. I think you may be the first DPCer to win "his own" challenge, though it wasn't quite a "style of" challenge, but still... Good on you, Christophe!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2014 11:52:28 PM
Is that real Emilie? :-) She is gorgeous! And lucky to have such a wonderful world, full of socks-knitting rabbits and mice, playing guitars! And awesome, talented parents!
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10/12/2014 10:23:08 PM
Sweet!
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10/12/2014 07:33:42 PM
Aww, very sweet. Photographically I love the light and the creativity.
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10/12/2014 04:28:04 PM
Sweet. Like the softened brightness, but without losing any of the sharpness.
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10/12/2014 02:18:16 PM
Magical.
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10/12/2014 10:30:07 AM
Has a real father feel to it ?
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10/10/2014 01:47:13 PM
Very cute, I like all the little details.
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10/08/2014 02:23:16 PM
hummm let me guess who this MIGHT B.....
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10/07/2014 10:15:39 PM
Very whimsical and nursery rhyme like. Great job!
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10/06/2014 01:08:31 PM
HEY! She already looks just like you, Christophe! And if you aren't Christophe, congrats on fooling me :-)
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10/06/2014 11:30:09 AM
Ribbon! This is fabulously wonderful!
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10/06/2014 08:05:51 AM
This "could" be Emilie's Papa's work.... It could also be the first photo of Emilie to hit the Internet...
Whatever. Good work and a lovely image.
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10/06/2014 12:58:30 AM
Oh how sweet
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