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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: May 4, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320S
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2007

My sister-in-law and 3-week-old niece (well, she was three weeks old when I shot this on May 4). Just set up the exposure and held down the shutter button on burst mode to see what I'd get.

I edited the entry quite a bit differently from the outtakes, thanks to advice from my DPL team.

Out of about 120 pictures, it came down to this or one other:
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***10 months later*** Here they are in March 2008:
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Statistics
Place: 103 out of 617
Avg (all users): 6.2195
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 6.2578
Avg (non-participants): 6.0833
Views since voting: 962
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 164
Comments: 35
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/12/2008 09:23:46 AM
What a beautiful picture! Warm and intimate, a treasure to cherish for years to come. Just perfect.
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10/31/2007 07:26:16 PM
Hello!

My first impression of this was how much I wish I had had a photograph like this of myself with any one of my three children. I love the way mommy's fingers are framing the baby's face so tenderly, while still allowing you to fully see her precious little ear. The little milk lips, even the little baby finger bent the way it is. You wouldn't want to change a hair on her head. This print is perfection. I love it! She's just a little Georgia peach!
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07/10/2007 06:16:04 AM
Wow Jeff...This is so beautiful.. What an awesome moment you have captured here!
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07/10/2007 12:35:13 AM
this is absolutely stunning! wow!
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06/09/2007 08:35:13 PM
Beautiful Jeffrey - my heart is melting
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06/09/2007 02:52:18 AM
Beautiful, Jeffrey!
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06/09/2007 12:32:04 AM
This is such a toucjing and so emotive image of mother and child, just breathtaking in everyway.Perfect and one would treasure this series of images forever. You should be very proud as these are just awazing..... each and everyone of them.
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06/08/2007 08:31:41 PM
this is a lovely image of subtle beauty. so subtle that I didn't appreciate it as I rushed to vote on all the entries. nicely done. you picked the right one.
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06/08/2007 06:40:22 PM
If there is one thing important in life it's family.

To have the ability to preserve magic, and moments that can never be replicated, at a professional level such as this, is a gift for all the members of your family. Admired now, they will be some of the most precious belongings you will ever know. They would be just as meaningful had they come from a cell phone camera, taken by a 3-year old that had eaten too much Halloween candy and was wired, but at this level of emotion and quality, well, what am I telling you this for - just go take some more!

Nice Jeffery, very nice.
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06/08/2007 03:29:27 PM
Jeffery, this is beautiful. Your brother and sister-in-law will be very happy to have this forever. The mother and infant are both very beautiful to begin with, and you have done a stunning job of bring out the beauty in this image. I think the light and colors are excellent. And the way you softened the focus and saturation on the infant's blanket and hair, and the background really improve the shot.
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06/08/2007 12:19:55 PM
Very nice perspective and capture of expression - a real treasure for the family album.
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06/08/2007 10:18:15 AM
Nice job, Jeffrey! I just love that genuine soft, maternal expression you captured. This just couldn't be any better.

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06/08/2007 09:54:40 AM
Sweet! this is a picture any mother would be proud of
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06/08/2007 09:24:57 AM
What a beautiful portrait. This will be cherished by your famiy I'm sure.
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06/08/2007 09:18:51 AM
This is a beautiful portrait, the skin tones are marvelous, though the white is maybe too bright at the bottom. The mother is so beautiful!

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06/08/2007 03:26:13 AM
nice placing. great pose and both girls are very beautiful!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 09:49:48 PM
very nice
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06/07/2007 07:33:09 PM
very nice,8
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06/07/2007 06:57:20 PM
Nice emotional image, just donít like closed eyes 7
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06/07/2007 03:53:21 PM
indeed! stunning job on this capture - a keepsake for generations
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06/07/2007 02:27:31 AM
very sweet! congratulations to the new lucky mommy!
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06/06/2007 03:41:45 PM
lovely portrait
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06/05/2007 12:44:21 PM
beautiful woman and baby, great lighting, wonderful moment, nicely framed, very intimate. the background could be blurred to better effect but thats not a huge issue

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06/04/2007 09:53:12 PM
The baby is sooooooooooooo cute! Mom is sweet & loving. Different angle & lots of love between the two. Great job.
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06/04/2007 06:03:35 PM
Ohh this image is so lovely and beautiful, tugging on my heartstrings. A tighter crop on the woman would bring your eyes down more towards that extremely beautiful infant. Love the softness of this iamge.
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06/03/2007 12:44:13 PM
I really want to give you a great score on this :-) The finished product is just lovely. Well done.
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06/02/2007 09:42:37 AM
Congratulations on the baby. He/She looks beautiful. One think I would have done is put some blue or pink on him/her so people could tell.
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06/01/2007 07:34:36 PM
Sweet emotion, good.
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06/01/2007 07:22:43 PM
Lovely portrait but some detail loss in the skin.
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06/01/2007 09:41:18 AM
Sweet image but I would either have them farther away from the textured wall or change the aperture so it's a bit more blurred.
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06/01/2007 05:30:47 AM
Lovely. Make a memory, nothing more pure than a mothers love.
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06/01/2007 05:16:48 AM
very beautiful
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06/01/2007 03:04:14 AM
A lot of emotion there, you could get even more intimacy by going even closer with your crop and losing the distracting background? Good capture:)
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06/01/2007 01:19:30 AM
I opened this and stared so long I had to comment to let you know. This is a beautiful shot and one to treasure forever. I'm giving you a 10 but it probably won't stay because I doubt I'll get through 20% but I might. I love the lighting in this, the different textures of Moms earrings, the wall, the blanket, and Mom's shirt. They're all different yet very complimentary. And the expression on Mom is just beautiful. Not to mention such a beautiful lady as well. It's no wonder the baby is so precious.
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06/01/2007 01:17:25 AM
Precious!

I hope the mom orders a big print of this one to cherish for a lifetime!
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