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Challenge: Comfort (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Feb 26, 2006
Aperture: f5.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.9202
Avg (commenters): 8.3158
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0980
Views since voting: 6302
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 238
Comments: 43
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/19/2006 04:11:47 PM
This would also have been awesome for the "hands" challenge now!
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03/14/2006 12:32:57 PM
I like the emotion that this pictureshows.
I dont know about the situation but is very awesome

congrats
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03/14/2006 04:37:19 AM
Beautiful shot...

It transmit lots of love, care and kindness...

Félicitation

Simpa
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03/12/2006 12:03:30 AM
nice tones

Message edited by author 2006-03-12 09:40:32.
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03/11/2006 04:23:00 PM
good composition and great light and color tone
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03/09/2006 10:21:42 PM
Great picture..!! Congratulations!
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03/09/2006 02:25:22 AM
Julie, the more I look at this the more impressed I am. I really thought this would ribbon. I love the light, lines, atmosphere...it is a very deserving winner of a blue ribbon in a challenge which yeilded some very so so photos.

I am also happy to know the potential of the Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro which I also own!!!
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03/08/2006 10:34:50 PM
Forever comfortable and warming. What a home run! Congratulations on your BLUE!
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03/08/2006 03:56:29 PM
Julie, congrats on your blue ribbon. I remember you from the "broken II" challenge. This is a wonderful image and a well deserved win.
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03/08/2006 09:46:47 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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03/08/2006 08:16:56 AM
Great shot, congratulation!
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03/08/2006 07:38:08 AM
WOW! This is wonderful! I never made it all the way through the voting in this challenge, but if I had, you would have gotten a ten from me, too! Congratulations on your blue...this is beautiful!
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03/08/2006 06:34:03 AM
We held our hands next to the window and that is the only light source. Background is a piece of foam core that I painted about 4 feet behind us. Because I wanted to use my own hands in the picture (They have lots of lines on them.), the hardest part was triggering the remote with my foot and trying to position our hands so that they were framed correctly. Out of about 50 (yes 50) shots there were only two that had the hands in the right place. This one just needed a little cropping at the top.

In PS I cropped, adjusted levels and curves, increased red saturation then converted to black and white using mainly green channel (80 green and 20 red I think) so that the reds would darken. Sharpened, added a slight hue and that is it. Thanks for the great scores and comments!
03/08/2006 04:32:22 AM
Less is more! Great shot and meaningful, yes!
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03/08/2006 12:31:11 AM
my top fave of this challenge. Congratulations!
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03/08/2006 12:25:34 AM
Very nice!! Congrats.
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03/08/2006 12:23:52 AM
Congrats :D It's my one and only fave pick so far.
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03/08/2006 12:08:16 AM
Congrats on the Blue!
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03/08/2006 12:07:38 AM
congratulations, i gave you a 10 and it was so well deserved!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 03:47:59 PM
Well done.
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03/07/2006 11:49:34 AM
This is such a wonderful photo. I can relate to this. I love the composition. Wish the left edge of the photo wasn't so centered. I love the halo effect, the shadows, the texture on the hands. Great in black and white! Very beautiful photo!
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03/07/2006 12:50:11 AM
I love it, great hand work, maybe bend the wrists of the woman's hands, but everything else is GREAT, this picture comforts me
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03/06/2006 05:51:33 PM
wow - great tonal range and excellent focus!
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03/05/2006 07:12:54 PM
This is really special...stood out from the rest for me. A clear and striking image. Isn't it amazing how emotion can be so strongly conveyed with just the hands.
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03/05/2006 04:10:51 PM
absolutely one of the biggest comforts you can get. I like the lighting and the care shown in this shot....like a healing warmth.
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03/05/2006 02:41:18 PM
Good tonal range. I'd prefer a less centered composition. Exposure is fine.
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03/05/2006 02:11:34 PM
Great picture...I like the b/w!
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03/05/2006 12:10:39 PM
Nice Tones
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03/04/2006 10:42:07 PM
nice composition, like the B & W
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03/03/2006 11:16:08 PM
I simply love this. My eye is content to sit and soak it in without being tempted to flit from here to there trying to absorb or deciper details.
It took me a few minutes just to write that much because I was just sitting... looking... and giving deep sighs as I felt tension draining.
10 from me. This one simply moves me.
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03/03/2006 09:47:49 PM
nice depiction...your use of lighting is perfect and so flattering, so beautiful...
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03/03/2006 04:14:21 PM
lovely hands
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03/02/2006 01:40:27 PM
Brilliant detail and definition in the skin. Lighting is spot on. Well done.
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03/02/2006 01:19:50 AM
Unsophisticated photo portraying comfort extensively. Very sharp well composed. Sure to be a well received snap.
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03/01/2006 10:16:10 PM
Very nice tones used here; good lighting as well.
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03/01/2006 08:20:04 PM
Agreed, touch is so important. And your image has this great sense of urgency and passion too.
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03/01/2006 01:57:50 PM
This is a lovely photo with perfect lighting.
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03/01/2006 10:42:28 AM
Lighting, composition, detail and tones ... just brillaint!
I am sure 640px, 150k limit isn't doing it proper justice.
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03/01/2006 07:24:46 AM
excellent shot...this is a breathe of fresh air after the last 100 photos which I think were really trashy! excellent lighting and composition, true to challenge, hope you ribbon 9
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03/01/2006 07:04:29 AM
Clear, sharp, black/white image, done well.....
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03/01/2006 06:23:49 AM
very nice indeed.
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03/01/2006 01:27:27 AM
good duotone
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03/01/2006 12:44:39 AM
I knew there would be pictures of clasped hands, but this is artful and I like the filter used. Nice lighting and detail. This has more than just the expected.
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