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Helping Hands (C-Section)
Helping Hands (C-Section)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
Location: Binghamton, New York
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/60th
Galleries: Snapshot, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2005

Birth of my son, Mitchell by C-Section. PS crop, levels, shadow/hilites, Adjustment layers with curves, hue/sat. Cloned out brite areas on drape in right lower corner. Darkened some bright areas on face and hands.

Statistics
Place: 256 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.6562
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5785
Avg (non-participants): 5.8864
Views since voting: 1345
Views during voting: 635
Votes: 349
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/01/2005 07:27:50 PM
Oh my! This is an awesome capture.
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02/01/2005 07:22:04 PM
Congrats on a magnificent photo.
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02/01/2005 07:09:37 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-11 21:21:48.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 03:38:32 PM
Good capture of a dramtic moment.
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01/30/2005 11:07:02 PM
time to pass out
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01/29/2005 07:25:11 PM
Wow. Congratulations : )
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01/29/2005 02:02:52 AM
Ahhhhh...I remember this! Have one similar that I converted to a painterly look. 10 seconds old if even that! The svrub colors really make a great background for this to accentuate the little one. Great job!
Did you get your arm pulled off too? (C:
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01/28/2005 05:53:17 AM
Congrats on the new baby and all the best in 2005.
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01/26/2005 01:13:07 PM
Nicely timed and composed photograph, with good detail and not over-saturated. This will make a great family album shot that any parent would love. ((8))
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01/23/2005 12:17:56 AM
A bold entry of the alternate route of birth. Quite a remarkably sound photograph on technical grounds. I've always wished I could take my camera into the OR, but that's off limits except for family. Well done.
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01/22/2005 06:33:49 PM
no pun intended, but this is breath-taking! for the life of me, i cannot understand how anyone can deny the existence of God. thanks for sharing a completely remarkable image!
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01/21/2005 05:16:04 PM
Wonderful documentary work. Impeccable - catches that sense of delicacy and brutality of the operating theatre. I would expect, however, that many folks wil find it too bloody for here; a great shame. It should be published.
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01/21/2005 02:34:55 PM
Congrats! What a unique picture... don't see many of these on here LOL 7
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01/21/2005 02:19:16 PM
you've captured a miraculous moment.
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01/21/2005 12:26:14 PM
This would probably have been better in B & W.
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01/21/2005 07:19:28 AM
You have done well here. I really like the placement of the hands. There is a wonderful sense of caring for life in your presentation.
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01/18/2005 09:36:28 AM
so cute, nice shot
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01/18/2005 03:08:30 AM
What an amazing moment. You caught the drama of birth. I bet you are proud and happy with this picture.
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01/18/2005 12:00:00 AM
eeewwwwwwwww. Congrats, but this is really icky... i am going to pass out now...
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01/17/2005 08:12:29 PM
Good exposure and focus. Sharp image considering the photographer was probably trembling. :-)
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01/17/2005 05:52:19 PM
I like how the baby's head is framed by all the hands
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01/16/2005 02:33:09 PM
Wow! this is a special photo, thanks for sharing it with us
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01/16/2005 02:05:15 PM
I'm one of those for whom the sight of blood, even in the context of the miracle of a new little life, is disturbing. Looking beyond that, I find this a powerfull image. Think it would be better if processed as the mirror image, with the baby facing to the right. I read years ago that Westerners read from left-to-right and that photos that flow the other way are sometimes at a subconscious level disturbing to that audience, don't know if it's true, but just a thought. ...7...
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01/16/2005 12:41:43 PM
aMAZING!!!!!
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01/16/2005 08:49:32 AM
bit of a shocker ..... clear sharp image though, just wearn't expecting it.
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01/16/2005 06:35:11 AM
First time that I see this online, but I must say: Very tasteful and well done.
You can see this is a Caesarian Section, but is not too messy. I love it how the head comes out and sees the first light and all this hands are around him (or her) to carefully help him into the world, just like your title says.
I hope they both are doing fine?
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01/16/2005 05:12:46 AM
This image is both aesthetically disgusting and heartwarming. Unpleasant to view yet it makes me feel good. Thats the beauty of life I guess. This must have been an amazing moment. I really like the contrast between the sterility of the gowns and gloves and the new life. Did you try it in black and white ?? I think that might solve some of the unpleasantness issues and focus attention on the miraculous nature of life 7.
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