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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: People and Portraits
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Maine
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

This is my Grandmother. I have called her Mammaw since I could talk. This is a very candid shot, no set-up at all. Shot in color, converted to BW, added some contrast. Resized for challenge. I know there are imperfections here, but emotionally this is my favorite of the year. My Mammaw died 10/23/2006

Place: 366 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.7302
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6769
Avg (non-participants): 5.9012
Views since voting: 1307
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 341
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/14/2017 10:24:25 AM
A beauty,
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11/15/2007 02:40:43 PM
Sorry for your loss. I lost my Granny last year and it's been hard. This is a beautiful photo of your Grandmother! I can see why it's your favorite. Well done.
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06/15/2007 08:51:02 PM
Sorry to hear you Mammaw pasted away. You done a wonderful job capturing her in this photo.This i a shot you should treasure and past down to younger generation. It captures so much feeling. She looks like a lady i would love to set and visit with.
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02/25/2007 12:33:11 PM
simply stunning.. thanks for sharing!
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02/19/2007 05:37:30 PM
This is a beautiful portrait.
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01/30/2007 12:44:37 PM
What an elegant photo! ... You have done your grandmother proud and have been able to share her spirit, through this image, to the rest of us. You have honoured her here, no doubt.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2007 11:44:10 PM
and i'll fave this one, as well; it's a classic. hope you're doing well.
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01/21/2007 02:28:30 AM
Wonderful portrait, the reflections in the right lens (left lens to the viewer) is what made it a 9 instead of a 10 for me.
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01/20/2007 11:02:12 PM
what a beautiful lady & a great picture of her.
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01/20/2007 11:02:14 AM
Mine was mammaw as well, precious memories. Wish I had been able to photograph her.
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01/20/2007 09:01:30 AM
Beautiful hair. Wow. wonderful shot would love to have seen her from the front.
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01/18/2007 01:58:07 AM
So glad to see this as your best of submission, as I know how much it means to you (but forgot who's it is..)
This is truly a very fine photograph and character study - fine choice for b&w!
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01/16/2007 11:44:43 AM
good capture except for the glare int he glasses.
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01/16/2007 12:17:44 AM
Nice B&W image of someone, that really means such a lot to you.....
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01/15/2007 08:42:01 AM
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01/14/2007 02:46:32 PM
I am so pleased to see this here! A wonderful image of what must have been a wonderful woman. This image is so real and shows a lovely smile and pose on a beautiful lady. Knowing the sadness this year has brought you and the emotional attachment you must have to this image I want to say how proud I am of you for sharing this with us.

I know another DPC'er who entered a very personal image in another challenge and received some hard comments,I don't know if this applies to you but if at any point it does just stop yourself from shedding a tear and remember something you and your Mammaw used to do together. Hang on to your happy memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours x
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01/13/2007 01:53:06 AM
She is so beautiful! She makes me think of my mom -- who I miss so much every day! I love this photo.
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01/12/2007 11:59:42 PM
Great BW portrait
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