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A Welcome and Safe Home
2nd PlaceA Welcome and Safe Home
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Freedom (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Orlando, Fl
Date: Sep 11, 2003
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 180
Galleries: Portraiture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2003

LCPL Terrance Mecalf and his fiancee Jamie Tigner share an embrace. LCPL Mecalf of Orlando Marine Transport Company just recently returned from service in Iraq.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.4702
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 5.9545
Avg (non-participants): 6.6822
Views since voting: 3471
Votes: 151
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/23/2003 02:12:39 AM
I love this photo. In addition to the things that others have been saying, I think it illustrates that the stereotypical notion of muscle-bound Rambos is nonsense and that freedom requires a contribution from everyone.
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09/19/2003 05:53:08 PM
Great work, and I am glad he's home safely!!!
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09/19/2003 03:50:03 PM
Very nice, journalistic photo. High quality work here.
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09/19/2003 03:16:02 PM
One of the things I love about this shot is the contrast of his young face and his old hands. His hands look like those of a warrior while if you just look at his face you expect him to be in a school baseball uniform more than fatigues.
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09/19/2003 10:31:05 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - it was one of my favorites in this challenge!
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09/19/2003 12:30:44 AM
Grats on the ribbon. I'm glad this one placed :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2003 08:44:23 PM
This photo not only tells a wonderful story, it is a nice composition. I love how his hand is covering hers.
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09/16/2003 08:18:12 PM
very nice shot - you captured the emotion VERY well. The dof is nice too. I can't tell if you used G. blur or not - but either way its very cool. nice work.
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09/16/2003 09:53:34 AM
This is a nice captured scene. I think the contrasts could be enhanced to help the photo.
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09/15/2003 10:00:15 PM
The muted colors give this touching scene an add impact. The focusing give a great depth of field. The couple really pop out of the picture.
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09/15/2003 05:53:21 PM
This really shows a lot of emotion, good way to capture the moment.
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09/15/2003 11:12:01 AM
I wish my son could come home from Afghanistan - he's only 19.
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09/15/2003 09:12:17 AM
Nice image. 9 Morgan
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09/14/2003 11:07:35 PM
I really like this shot, something about it keeps drawing me back. The young soldier returning to that which he fights to protect. Very nice depection of freedom. I find the uniform and civillian clothes to make a nice contrast as well.
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09/13/2003 11:55:56 PM
Great photo, brings home the reality of those who are fighting to bring us freedom and what their loved ones must go through in parting with them in order to bring us this freedom.
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09/13/2003 10:35:36 PM
They are just babies. What a wonderful capture. His dirty hands really make it look like he just came back from battle. Excellent in every way. The expressions on their faces is priceless.
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09/13/2003 08:04:57 PM
Says a lot. First thought: Priceless! I bet they would like a print. Did they get one? Best of luck
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09/12/2003 08:35:32 PM
great shot, he's so young, but what a man...
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09/12/2003 07:59:24 PM
This photo has emotion. I wish I knew one of these people so I could justify hanging it on my wall. Nice job.
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09/12/2003 03:12:37 PM
Great emotion in this shot. Love the soft look which goes well with the subject. The girl's face says it all. Well done. 10
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09/12/2003 12:01:02 PM
Great capture - colors look a little weak, but that may be the intention. Great expression on the young woman's face. Nice.
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09/12/2003 10:25:49 AM
Ahhh.....been there! This photo hits home with me in a lot of ways. Great job capturing their mood!! 10! :)
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09/12/2003 06:11:31 AM
pointless really

Message edited by author 2003-09-19 03:03:53.
09/12/2003 03:31:43 AM
good emotive capture, but a bit desaturated


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