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empty nest ~ it hurts!
empty nest ~ it hurts!

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Challenge: Self Portrait X (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021
Camera: Sony Alpha a99
Lens: Sony SAL-50F14 Normal 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens for the Sony
Date: Sep 7, 2021
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2021

Yeah, it's been a few weeks now but the wound is still raw. It's a happy / sad thing as a parent to send your kid off to college. You raised them to do well and you want them to do well and grow into a strong, independent, responsible person.

But DAMN, this is hard. Big ole house with just my wife and me in it now. We'll get used to it, but it's going to take some time.

Place: 13 out of 16
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2143
Views since voting: 142
Views during voting: 105
Votes: 40
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2021 07:41:58 PM
I know it!
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09/12/2021 02:17:42 PM
I looks to me it needs some color correction. There is a green/blue tint across the total image.
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09/12/2021 09:46:59 AM
Aww, it's not that bad. We've been empty nesters for years now. You've successfully launched your offspring; that's something to celebrate!

Message edited by author 2021-09-21 14:48:19.
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09/12/2021 03:43:34 AM
Did you steel that or save it? Just joking. The sad look on your face tells the story, I think? Great shot and story! This will do well
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09/11/2021 08:59:38 AM
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09/10/2021 11:38:39 PM
Don't worry, they'll come crawling back. ;-)
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09/10/2021 12:22:16 PM
I've been there... It does get better, I promise!

This is a good, emotive Self Portrait!
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