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Footprints Left by an Angel
Footprints Left by an Angel
jayjay06


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Afterlife (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax DA 50-200 ED
Location: California
Date: Mar 4, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2006

In memory of my daughter who was born weighing less than a pound and only lived for 10 days. In honor of her twin brother whom she’s watching over while he grows in the NICU.

Shot in raw converted in CS.
Levels and contrast.

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 178
Avg (all users): 5.7333
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8093
Views since voting: 1223
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 285
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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03/24/2006 06:47:32 AM
I couldn't bring myself to vote on this image. Its too emotive to make a flippant gesture of voting. However, it effected me and I was keen to return to the image and read the notes following votes closing.

I am a nurse who has worked in operating theatres for years and seen many a premature baby delivered. I have frequently been truly astounded by the amazing stories of survival these incredible little people achieve. Keep that in mind while your little boy grows stronger and has bad days, too.

Nicole.
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03/15/2006 03:12:41 PM
Thanks for all the comments and condolences. This picture was done the day I recieved her "Death Certificate" and this was probably the first time I can actually say I shot what I was truely feeling. I did not expect it to do as well as it did considering the lighting and the bad raw conversion.

This is actually my first entry and I hope my future entries to be less heavy-hearted!
03/15/2006 02:56:02 PM
Jason, I'm so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I'll be hoping that your daughter continues to look over her brother. Best wishes.
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03/15/2006 02:39:10 PM
What a powerful picture story.
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03/15/2006 12:12:02 PM
Hey. Condolences. I've got a cousin who went through this with his first child. She lived 5 days.

They were pretty happy for the first 2 years of marriage before this, but it was a bit of a downhill slide for them after that.

I just found out that they split up in the last few months.

Having one that survived will be your source of strength. Work hard to keep happy.
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03/15/2006 08:47:23 AM
I expected this picture upper in the final list. Is a very strong picture and left me thinking, and impressed, and with tears in my eyes. It might not be the most technical picture, but I'm sure it is the most expressive. Gave it a hard 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2006 03:01:05 PM
I see the attempt here but not very creative.
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03/14/2006 08:10:09 AM
So sad, wonderful interpretation.
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03/14/2006 01:25:09 AM
What a strong image. Nothing more to say, it says it all.
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03/13/2006 09:37:51 PM
I'm sorry for your loss.
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03/12/2006 04:06:19 PM
Paused to study this sad story told.
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03/12/2006 09:39:04 AM
That's heartbreaking.
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03/11/2006 11:22:49 PM
This is very sad - I am sure that there are flwas in the photo, but it speaks to me - It makes me think of my daughter - Makes me think of all the wonders this little angel will never know.
My thoughts to the parents of this baby.
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03/11/2006 05:57:46 PM
Im so sorry of your loss, so sweet and innocent. God Bless (9)
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03/10/2006 11:18:38 AM
As a parent who's had a child in intensive care let me tell you that my heart goes out to you. With that said this is a powerful image that hits me deep in my heart and brings a tear to this guys eye.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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03/09/2006 11:07:38 PM
A nicely composed photo, but emotionally very sad.
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03/09/2006 05:04:15 PM
very , very sad
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03/08/2006 11:10:56 PM
Yes these are and my they Dance for life eternal!
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03/08/2006 09:44:15 AM
special moment
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03/08/2006 07:05:16 AM
this required a little interpretation but I believe I am righfully saddened greatly by this. The photo is touching and emotional. 10
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03/08/2006 06:01:37 AM
I can't properly on this...it's too sad
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