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In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory

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Challenge: Death (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Dec 5, 2006
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13 sec
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2006

This image was taken on tuesday on my first visit to Damian since he was cremated 18 months ago. A very emotional day but something I knew I had to do. Amongst the plaques on the wall in this image is THIS

I dont expect this to score very well at all but its a reminder of an important day for me and thats all that matters.

Place: 118 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.1394
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.1125
Avg (non-participants): 5.1563
Views since voting: 725
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 208
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/27/2006 03:18:58 PM
Girlfriend, you have the monopoly on shots that you *could* critique technically, but that you won't because the emotive factor is so strong it overrides everything else.

to me, the coloring and pp you have chosen gives it that dreamy, surreal feeling that hangs around when we've lost someone we love. That feeling that we know it has happened, yet we still pick up the phone and start to call them, or expect to see them come around the corner at any time.

Also, whether intentional or not, the road is very powerful in this image. While the one we love is "behind" and is not moving, the road leads up and out of the frame, which is exactly what we have to do. Even though we ahve lost something so dear and important, the world keeps turning, and in our grief, we have to keep moving forward.

I'm hoping you are doing much, much better and on the road to recovery from the little holiday in the hospital (holiday, yea, right), and I hope that each new day helps you to become stronger and more hopeful on your road through life.
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12/13/2006 05:54:22 PM
Oh so very emotional. My heart breaks for you.
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12/13/2006 08:50:03 AM
wtg such courage dear. i hope you are feeling better having gone to visit
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12/13/2006 12:32:08 AM

I look at this image and I get a lump in my throat, tears in my eyes, and think how truly amazing you are. I've NO doubt this was a very difficult image for you to take. Those who've not traveled death's road and lost someone they love dearly, someone they've heard breath beside them at night...they just can't understand. I'm VERY PROUD to have you as a friend and team mate. You are a strong woman!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2006 10:06:56 AM
Good DOF and stylistic.
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12/09/2006 07:12:01 PM
IMHO you should have gotten lots closer to the subject, the markers and flowers. As it is there's too much unnecessary information (the road and trees). Good effort though.
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12/08/2006 01:28:16 PM
12/07/2006 03:32:11 PM
could use some contrast and focus.
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12/06/2006 07:57:38 AM
nice composition
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