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 This image was disqualified from the Free Study 2007-05 challenge.
A Brief Moment of Silence
A Brief Moment of Silence
jjbeguin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7
Location: Geneva Switzerland
Date: May 30, 2007
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2007

Next door table at a chinese restaurant. Stolen moment...
It took some time to turn this timely snapshot into a decent photograph.
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

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06/12/2007 10:21:30 PM
As DPC grows, perhaps another ruleset, somewhere between expert and advanced editing, will be introduced to allow for this specific situation.

Meanwhile, I agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Brad. Both you, and your photo are definitions of class. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.
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06/12/2007 04:54:11 PM
Thanks for the support but this disqualification should not not command such a stirup(?). I have read the rules more carefully, should have done that before. No big deal. I will keep posting my stuff. The competition side of things has not been a big concern since a very long time. I enjoy the comments though.
06/12/2007 10:39:33 AM
Heh, don't fret. It's just a dumb virtual ribbon. Your image is stunning no matter how you came to make it look like this. Got a 9 from me without hesitation.
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06/12/2007 08:14:20 AM
Originally posted by Bosborne:

I have made this one of my favorites despite what the SC deems as a ''failure''.


[sarcasm]Oh geez, did we put 'failure' in the DQ description again? Stupid us.[/sarcasm]

JJ...amazing job. Not a failure at all. I certainly hope that you don't believe the words that are put into our mouths by people who do not understand. Editing or no editing, this captures a beautiful moment in time, one that touches many hearts and one that these people will remember forever as well.
Your edits are also amazing, drawing out this touching scene from the background, and really are what make this photo even more amazing. It may be too much for the challenge...but DEFINATLY not too much to make the photo great.
Congrats either way.
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06/12/2007 03:36:54 AM
Dang it's a shame this was disqualified, but I would like to extend a handshake for a couple of reasons, one of which I have already stated belong in my original comment after the challenge.

Two, for the way you have handled yourself in this situation. Class.

And three, for a congratulations on creating a masterpiece that could grace any fine magazine, hardcover book or be included in any piece of literature used in the course of teaching photography and the element of human emotion.

Bravo.
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06/11/2007 10:53:58 PM
Originally posted by Bosborne:

This is EXACTLY why I did NOT renew my membership at DPC.
Not because of editing or if a pixel is out of place, but there are just too many Anal Annies running around here for me.
This photo is a beautlful moment captured and from the comments left, it struck a chord in most folks too.
Lighten UP around this place and you'll get more members.
I have made this one of my favorites despite what the SC deems as a ''failure''.


Bosborne, I'd like to personally thank you for NOT renewing your membership. If you can't find it in your ethics to submit within site rules, you shouldn't be here. While this is a great shot, many more shots could be just as great with significant editing that is outside the rule sets that you agree to when you submit an image. Accept the rules or don't post. That's pretty easy.
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06/11/2007 09:16:39 PM
It is still a very deserving image mate, even with the sad loss of the ribbon, and so so emotive, and very special, as it touched my heart.....
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06/11/2007 08:47:16 PM
You still get a 10 from me!
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06/11/2007 06:43:16 PM
Darnit! But, in this man's humble opinion you have two of the top 10 photos ever posted at DPC, this one and ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/435/thumb/279671.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/435/thumb/279671.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
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06/11/2007 06:07:05 PM
I am dying to know what the original looks like. The Doc wants to know too.

Whatda say you post the original???
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06/11/2007 04:45:00 PM
What a crock, I can't believe you get DQ'd for using a standard darkroom technique.
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06/11/2007 02:40:30 PM
Originally posted by Bosborne:

I have made this one of my favorites despite what the SC deems as a ''failure''.


Nobody ever said it was a failure. According to SC (since I haven't seen an original, myself) it broke rules. It could be the Mona Lisa and end up disqualified if it broke editing rules. (He used a brush in basic editing. Hah!)

To quote one of my favorite movies: "This isn't Nam, Donnie, there are rules!" It's a great photo - I quite like it, but that doesn't mean it deserves to retain its ribbon. Do Olympic atheletes get to keep their golds if its discovered they juiced? No. Professional sports? Oh, yeah, they get to keep their rings.
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06/11/2007 01:34:15 PM
ooo what a shame, oh well what is a virtual ribbon compared to an amazingly beautiful and emotive picture...nothing can take that away:)
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06/11/2007 11:30:25 AM
I've made this a favorite. Sincerely sorry to hear about the DQ. According to the current forum thread on this subject, it was not a unanimous decision. I hope you don't let it sour your feelings about DPC.
-- Larry in NYC
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06/11/2007 11:15:02 AM
Still a great image, really powerful.

Sometimes the rules are somewhat up for interpretation so it would be interesting to see what was changed so we all know what not to do.
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06/11/2007 11:12:08 AM
The good news is that I've checked with my committee and you get to keep your Posthumous Blue Ribbon!
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06/11/2007 11:00:43 AM
i'm sorry for the dq. this is such a lovely moment being captured.
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06/11/2007 10:56:43 AM
This is EXACTLY why I did NOT renew my membership at DPC.
Not because of editing or if a pixel is out of place, but there are just too many Anal Annies running around here for me.
This photo is a beautlful moment captured and from the comments left, it struck a chord in most folks too.
Lighten UP around this place and you'll get more members.
I have made this one of my favorites despite what the SC deems as a ''failure''.

Message edited by author 2007-06-11 10:58:30.
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06/11/2007 10:28:52 AM
So sorry for the DQ. Regardless, you created a beautiful image that shines way beyond DPC rules. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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06/11/2007 10:19:38 AM
I guess its time I give another look at these rules...
06/11/2007 10:07:13 AM
bummer... not really sure what happened here with the disqualification description, but i'm assuming it was something overlooked on your part. that said, this is still a powerful image and deserved being mentioned and appreciated. i hope you arent discouraged and will continue sharing with us your view of the world through your camera!
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06/11/2007 07:45:08 AM
excellent & very emotional!!!congratulation !
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06/11/2007 05:27:21 AM
beautiful, emotive great B&W

congrats on the ribbon
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06/11/2007 02:28:03 AM
this is such an emotional photo...brought a tear. this wraps up everything that photography is to many, and a lot of emotion that everyone strives to capture with the click of their own shutter...you've done a great job here. i'm literally speachless. great job. i was most definitely one of those 10s, and would have given it the spinal tap 'one better' 11 if able. you're truly an inspiration. thank you for pushing me to get better.
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06/10/2007 08:00:00 PM
Such a fantastically emotive shot. This split second in time seems to speak volumes about these two people and their love for one another. Such a tenderness, quiet shared joy, a speck of majesty, and wee bit of sadness all wrapped up in one moment. Love the deep dark tones and the contrast. Exquisite photograph. I'll go ahead and join the masses and make this a favorite - if I could do it twice, I would.

Message edited by author 2007-06-10 20:00:50.
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06/09/2007 09:05:46 PM
Once in a while, images grace the pages of DPCHallenge that reach out and grab hold of something deep inside me. This is just such an example. During the voting, I clicked on the thumbnail and when it came to life, full-screen, an EKG would have recorded a change in my heart rhythm.

You have a gift. Something catches your eye, and may very well be the things in life we all look at, but never see, yet you manage to know just what to do to bring them to the screen, alive, with a soul, and stick in one's memory, days, weeks, months later, and I can't find the words to describe it other than magic.

Thank You.

Message edited by author 2007-06-09 21:06:28.
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06/09/2007 05:04:22 PM
Very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very Good! I love this shot. One of my favorites. Congrats on such a wonderful finish!!
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06/09/2007 07:36:11 AM
brilliant... as usual
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06/09/2007 04:28:59 AM
This must be the image that has touched me most to date on DPC. Unbelievably wonderful!!! I get this upwelling of emotion when I look at it - my heart just wants to pop. Well done! This will be added to my collection of "jjbeguin" favs.
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06/09/2007 04:18:43 AM
this is so good, i've spent a good ten mins just looking at it
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06/09/2007 01:53:45 AM
An exquisitely touching and emotive shot. Truly great.
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06/08/2007 08:28:41 PM
Where have you been hiding? I've been missing you on the front page. Congratulations on a wonderful image.
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06/08/2007 07:32:43 PM
I see you got the Posthumous Blue Hand to go with your Yellow Ribbon. What pulls I think, is the sense of paralysis in his face, to go with the obviously suggested paralysis of his body. Overwhelmed? Restrained? But something suggests to me ... Uncomfortable, and that perhaps says more about him. Love, affection, can sometimes seem stifling.
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06/08/2007 06:20:19 PM
Great, you're back! Congratulations.
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06/08/2007 02:47:31 PM
Congrats on the second place! Wonderful image!
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06/08/2007 11:13:50 AM
congratulations on your well deserved ribbon. awesome.
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06/08/2007 11:12:56 AM
Glad to see the master back on the front page!
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06/08/2007 10:25:55 AM
Just out of curiosity, did you know the people? if not it would be great if you could get in contact with them and show them this shot, I am sure they would treasure something like this for a long long time.

Perfect candid, perfect capture. deserved ribbon.
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06/08/2007 09:42:52 AM
So well deserved.
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06/08/2007 09:34:04 AM
It's been said by others already, but this shot is touching and natural and real in ways photography rarely manages.

You clearly have a great eye for opportunity, and a good instinct for when to push the button.

Congratulations on the ribbon.

Adding this to my faves!
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06/08/2007 09:11:52 AM
I really loved this because of the meaning that i receive when i look at this photo. great job in not only capturing a wonderful photo, but also capturing the true human spirit
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06/08/2007 09:03:39 AM
Very endearing photograph...congratulation on winning the yellow ribbon with this gem!
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06/08/2007 09:01:38 AM
Wonderful!
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06/08/2007 08:14:17 AM
lovely...
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06/08/2007 08:02:17 AM
That is awesome. I love this.
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06/08/2007 06:53:39 AM
great stuff as usual JJ .... just awesome
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06/08/2007 06:28:18 AM
Good to see you back on the homepage. Nice photo indeed.
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06/08/2007 06:19:39 AM
This really touches my heart. Wonderful capture, congratulations.
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06/08/2007 05:36:59 AM
you've captivated my heart with this one
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06/08/2007 05:07:45 AM
"It took some time to turn this timely snapshot into a decent photograph" -- well worth it, indeed! congratulations!
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06/08/2007 04:51:26 AM
Great moment you have caught! compliments!
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06/08/2007 03:41:20 AM
great. nothing more to add. :-)
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06/08/2007 03:31:48 AM
Well, if it took time to get it right it was time well spent. Well done on the end result and congrats on the ribbon!
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06/08/2007 03:25:28 AM
Thanks for this cascade of kind comments.
Glad to see that, over the years, B&W pics still have a place on this site. 4 in the top 10 is not bad, (5 if hotpasta had not been tempted by the devil)
06/08/2007 02:33:47 AM
wonderful moment indeed. congratulations!
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06/08/2007 02:31:54 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats on the vribbon too.
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06/08/2007 02:25:03 AM
Congrats! I knew this one would do well. One of my favorites.
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06/08/2007 02:03:15 AM
This picture tells an amazing story doesn't it? Thanks for sharing it and congrats on your ribbon...well deserved
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06/08/2007 01:40:59 AM
This picture just goes on and on.... Sort of a contemporary pieta by the master of light and dark. You make us see exactly, and savour the moment because of the sheer visual pleasure of the composition. Or maybe I should just say this is a 15.
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06/08/2007 01:40:29 AM
Congratulations, just sensational!
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06/08/2007 01:32:05 AM
It took some time to turn this timely snapshot into a decent photograph.

i am so glad you did!
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06/08/2007 12:57:14 AM
underrated
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06/08/2007 12:43:15 AM
Congrats!
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06/08/2007 12:34:37 AM
To all who consider DPC a site filled with overprocessed, hyperreality eye candy...take this. Congrats on a great shot!
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06/08/2007 12:15:10 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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06/08/2007 12:11:50 AM
wonderful!
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06/08/2007 12:10:31 AM
Great to see you on the front page again. And with this stunning and well deserving shot too! Congrats!!!
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06/08/2007 12:09:04 AM
Thank you, sir.
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06/08/2007 12:08:37 AM
Originally posted by dudephil:

Hell yes! This is what a camera was made for. Could you imagine if every challenge was filled with images like this? You make me feel like such a sellout when you ribbon with something like this while I'm shooting soft water shots for a damned score. Simply amazing.


not everybody could be JJ Beguin ;) but we can try!
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06/08/2007 12:08:33 AM
'It took some time to turn this timely snapshot into a decent photograph.' - Thank you for seeing the potential, and taking the time to process - a wonderful moment, beautifully captured. Congratulations.
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06/08/2007 12:07:29 AM
this photos says "unconditional love"
very lovely. congrats on the ribbon, JJ :)
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06/08/2007 12:06:41 AM
This is what a camera was made for. Could you imagine if every challenge was filled with images like this? You make me feel like such a sellout when you ribbon with something like this while I'm shooting soft water shots for a DPL score. Simply amazing.

Message edited by author 2007-11-22 00:21:13.
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06/08/2007 12:06:05 AM
So emotive, and so beautful, and it really does touch my heart.....
Congratulations on the ribbon..... So deserved.....
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06/08/2007 12:05:24 AM
The grand master himself with his silver magic! Congratulations on your Yellow. This is a gripping image!
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06/08/2007 12:04:34 AM
So, should we just bundle a candid ribbon to go with this one? Congrats!
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06/08/2007 12:04:08 AM
So great to see you back on top, with this great one.
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06/08/2007 12:02:58 AM
Sublime,jj! Many congrats on your ribbon....great to see you back on the front page!
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06/08/2007 12:02:29 AM
Just amazing! Sorry I didn't get to see this during voting clearly a 10 from me albeit too late.

What an amazing capture and well done you for bringing it to life~!
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06/08/2007 12:02:01 AM
You dog...You big dog!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 10:52:14 PM
this photo has a staggering humanity to it.

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Message edited by author 2018-07-09 15:40:26.
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06/07/2007 09:50:32 PM
Very nice. Unusual and interesting subject. Can't tell what it is on the left that is obstructing the view (coat over a chair maybe?) but it isn't distinct enough on its own to be interesting and is placed in a way that it sort of throws off the balance of the shot. Otherwise, really nice work.
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06/07/2007 09:47:52 PM
This shot to me expresses so much. I could write a small essay detailing everything within this. My only 10 so far, as I feel you captured something very special here. Added as a fav too. Your shot touched me, thank you....
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06/07/2007 08:04:35 PM
well done 9
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06/07/2007 06:24:18 PM
nice and soft use of the b/w
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06/07/2007 02:10:53 PM
Fabulous story told in such a quiet way - great job 10
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06/07/2007 01:44:59 PM
Very intimate, nicely done. How'd you get the background so black?
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06/07/2007 11:18:47 AM
This is beautifully telling. I love that he's deep in thought and she's smiling. Wonderful story. Great lighting and tones. One of the best of the challenge in my opinion.
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06/07/2007 01:12:55 AM
Marvelous!! My second favorite added in this challenge!
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06/06/2007 11:15:27 PM
This is one of those "A picture is worth 10,000 words" shots. Very nice, emotive.
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06/06/2007 10:52:13 PM
what a neat shot.
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06/06/2007 10:51:05 PM
This is a very touching.
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06/06/2007 05:20:44 PM
A moment of love 10
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06/06/2007 10:07:51 AM
love it---
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06/05/2007 07:56:31 AM
All I can say is this made me cry. 10.
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06/05/2007 05:41:40 AM
Stunning photograph. Outstanding tones. Very nice work. Very nice.
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06/04/2007 08:47:56 PM
Looks like love between the two. Great photo, I love it! The frame is wonderful for this picture. Great job. 9
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06/04/2007 07:27:37 PM
Absolutely fantastic...what a joy to come across an image such as this...so many emotions, a beautiful B & W conversion...a warmth and closeness so beautifully found.
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06/04/2007 03:42:31 AM
lovely
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06/03/2007 08:40:23 PM
stupendous - worthy of any high end PJ magazine
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06/03/2007 05:36:36 PM
wow.
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06/03/2007 04:55:30 PM
Super portrait, this belongs in a gallery.
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06/03/2007 12:31:35 PM
stunning image, very authentic, love the lighting
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06/02/2007 11:22:53 PM
I think it would be more dramatic if she wasn't smiling. It would give that more sad effect like someone was just lost.

Great lighting though.
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06/02/2007 11:22:01 AM
And silent contentment. What a beautiful image of love and life. Great composition and subject. Leaves me wondering lots of things, but that's the beauty of it.
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06/02/2007 03:28:08 AM
Lovely, moving image. 10
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06/01/2007 10:24:24 PM
Very sweet image. Don't know how much control you had over the setup but I really want to move the chair in the left foreground out of the shot!
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06/01/2007 10:04:59 PM
A great sense of mood an affection in this photo. The great b&w contrast really adds to the vibe of this photo. Excellent!
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06/01/2007 09:37:14 PM
This is really touching. The black and white is perfect. I'd like to know the story behind this.
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06/01/2007 09:29:24 PM
nice light
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06/01/2007 08:02:25 PM
Very nice indeed...tells a story and keeps the viewer contained on the subject. 7
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06/01/2007 06:53:32 PM
Very emotional shot. BW is perfect vehicle for this photo. 10
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06/01/2007 05:14:55 PM
Wonderful image. 10
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06/01/2007 02:32:55 PM
this is really very nice, the balance of light and dark is perfect. awesome capture.
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06/01/2007 08:43:43 AM
Wow . stirring. 10+favorite.
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