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Identical Twins:  DANG IT, Cancer!
1st PlaceIdentical Twins: DANG IT, Cancer!
SandyP


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Challenge: Well, Dang! (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jul 19, 2018
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2020

This was an assignment I had the honor of participating in with the Flashes of Hope organization. I packed up my lights, backdrop and camera gear and headed to San Antonio's Santa Rosa Children's Hospital to take professional portraits for 13 families dealing with a child in their family battling terminal cancer. It was very emotional for me because the room they coincidentally chose to do the photoshoot in was the very room that the company I used to work for had renovated as a memorial gift to my co-worker's family to honor her 3-year old granddaughter's brave battle with cancer while we all loved and prayed for her. A big beautiful portrait of our beloved Justine smiled at me the entire day as if she was telling me she was proud that I was doing this for the families going through what hers went thru. I wouldn't trade the experience of sharing their story with them for anything. These kids and their families were so brave.

I had a few blooper photos I was considering entering for this challenge (what photographer doesn't have them), but in the end, because of some of my own current and recent experiences with my loved ones battling cancer, I decided to express my grief over this insidious killer with the most heartfelt "DANG IT, Cancer!!" that I could muster up.

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Place: 1 out of 56
Avg (all users): 7.0652
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 7.5556
Views since voting: 409
Views during voting: 108
Votes: 46
Comments: 19
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10/31/2020 08:04:50 AM
This is gorgeous Sandy!!! This tells a story at first glance and is beautifully executed. Congrats on the well-deserved Blue.
10/31/2020 08:04:50 AM
This is gorgeous Sandy!!! This tells a story at first glance and is beautifully executed. Congrats on the well-deserved Blue.
10/30/2020 07:30:28 AM
Big CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful gesture of Hope. This was my 10.
10/28/2020 09:07:17 PM
How stinking sweet
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10/28/2020 04:08:08 PM
this image is so powerful that it stayed in my had all day long.
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10/28/2020 04:01:12 PM
Congratulations, Sandy. What a beautiful and connecting photo. Thanks for adding the story behind this. I do hope that the young patient does well. This must be a very hard time for both sisters.
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10/28/2020 01:12:18 PM
Glad this image got its rightful place. Well done. Images like this gives photography substance and captures not only light but most importantly peoples hearts
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10/28/2020 11:06:44 AM
Congratulations on the Blue Sandy! You created a beautiful image of a beautiful moment, and thanks for sharing the back story. There is so much emotion in the image!
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10/28/2020 09:51:29 AM
Truly lovely and so appreciate you sharing.
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10/28/2020 07:15:08 AM
Wow, a beautiful capture and I agree with Roz, this photograph does create an emotion and I really really love it. Thank you for sharing Sandy!
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10/28/2020 02:53:40 AM
Two beautiful girls, a wonderful portrait and a Blue for the excellent photographer.
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10/28/2020 01:57:32 AM
ps .. as i went to close this .. i had another look .. and it really tugged at my heartstrings ...
so i'll add to my last comment .. that when a photograph creates an emotional response .. like this just did for me .. it is elevated .. it is no longer just a photo .. it is soul ... xx
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10/28/2020 01:55:22 AM
i'm so glad you got the blue for this wonderful portrait ..
so meaningful .. and after reading your comment .. so close to your heart ...
your photography always amazes me and this image is no exception ..
many congrats on the blue .. xxx
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10/28/2020 12:50:17 AM
Beautiful girls beautiful portrait, thanks for the story, and congratulations on the blue.
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10/28/2020 12:18:42 AM
Congrats, Sandy! Lovely image & tribute!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2020 02:14:14 AM
My Blue on every level possible. Great photography that comes second to only the story. Captures beauty and love which the world has no understanding of in it's current state
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10/25/2020 10:16:55 AM
My pick for red in this challenge. Wonderful portrait.
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10/24/2020 07:50:35 PM
I hope shes on the mend, lovely portrait.
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10/24/2020 07:13:59 AM
Very emotional, beautiful portrait. Without a doubt the Blue Ribbon. 10 from me.
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