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A Mother's Worst Nightmare
A Mother's Worst Nightmare
Shannon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: My House
Date: Oct 2, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 84 out of 112
Avg (all users): 4.7343
Avg (commenters): 5.1000
Avg (participants): 4.4722
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 991
Votes: 143
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 09:24:03 PM
What am I missing? I've looked at this for several minutes but the left side is so dark I'm not sure what I'm looking at.

Ammendmum: I readjusted my monitor's brightness and contrast settings and WOW! What a difference! I can now see the picture much more clearly and you are right, this is a REAL NIGHTMARE! Your score just went WAY UP!

Another addition, after going back through these again, I again bumped your score, this is really a frightening thought, having a small baby myself, 16 months old, the thought of losing him in the middle of the night, you captures that perfectly. It's not a perfect picture but darn close in my book.
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10/12/2003 08:14:56 PM
Yup - that's pretty grim. It's not a technical masterpiece but it does kind of help this scenario. Very worrying - and sad that it really happens sometimes. Certainly spooks me - and I'm a father!
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10/11/2003 04:58:24 AM
I can really identify with this idea. Composition is good, but the whole image needs a tiny bit of more light to balance it off. The hot spot around the nightlight draws your eyes away from the main subject.
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10/10/2003 12:04:09 PM
The contrasts are too high making this photo too dark to see what is suppose to be the subject.
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10/10/2003 12:30:25 AM
Too dark. It's impossible to tell what the pic is about... I only see a light in the lower right that illuminates some dolls or something. Check your monitor settings maybe.
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10/09/2003 08:18:21 AM
I can't tell what's going on here. I think you would have had a really strong photo here if it was a bit lighter. Good luck.
PS- I look at this pic again at work too (on a LCD flat panel) and it comes out much better!
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10/09/2003 06:41:43 AM
It's too dark. All I can make out is the night light, and maybe there is a hand and leg and I think there is a crib but it fades to darkness so I can't be sure. Try using some more lights and if you want a subdued atmosphere use a thin sheet between them and the photo area.
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10/08/2003 11:55:36 PM
Nice use of "Low key" Photography. I think this would have worked better for me if it had been just a tad lighter...maybe more distinction of the child. still I like. Good Luck! 7
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10/08/2003 11:37:28 PM
A bit too dark for my screen.
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10/08/2003 10:45:40 PM
Just enough detail!!! One of the best in show IMHO! God the lighting is perfect for the feel.
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10/08/2003 08:01:08 PM
faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar too dark...
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10/07/2003 11:57:58 AM
sooo dark on my monitor - a baby? someone taking it out the window???
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10/07/2003 02:58:25 AM
A little disturbing and a little too dark to see what’s going on.
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10/06/2003 02:41:07 PM
very scary thought! well composed, but a bit dark. I like the lighting, but I think the kidnapper could have been a bit better defined.
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10/06/2003 02:14:08 PM
Dark is good for this photo, though it may be just a little too dark as I can guess but cannot make out what is happening here. Good idea.
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10/06/2003 10:57:12 AM
it's hard to tell what's going on here. the title helps but it shouldn't be necessary. using the night light as the only "effect" lighting is great, but I think you need at least a little light for exposure, maybe coming in from the window or the upper left.
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10/06/2003 08:37:26 AM
A good idea but too dark, even for a nightmare submission. You might have wanted to play with levels here, lightening just a bit to give just a hint more detail.
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10/06/2003 06:56:17 AM
Yep this is nightmare! It is a very dark pic, but I see it was your intention to do that, using the little light at the bottom right to lighten everything only just enough to let us see what is happening. This is great, I like it.
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10/06/2003 05:45:28 AM
I can't see anything but darkness. Sorry. (1)
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10/06/2003 12:49:39 AM
Nightmare it is. But it is dififult to make out the action at first. I originally thought it was a father rocking a crying baby (aka, a mather's best dream)
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