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Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Date: Jul 10, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2007

My truest nightmare, and one I had on a recurring basis after my daughter was born, waking up only to realize that no one is ever getting into my house without me knowing it because of my dog (who barks when car doors close down the street). Still, it comes back on occasion.


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Place: 30 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.8624
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6825
Avg (non-participants): 5.9524
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 189
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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08/07/2007 08:58:08 PM
I know this nightmare personally. I think you captured it very, very well. I usually think the scores are about right, but this one strikes me as too low. You clearly hit it out of the park with the commenters, though, which is always good - it shows you found your audience. My guess is that people who don't have kids just won't be hit the same way.
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07/18/2007 10:02:42 PM
A nightmare that truly strikes a common chord.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 10:04:08 PM
mmm good take on the challenge, what a nightmare to lose a child
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07/15/2007 01:33:29 AM
Between this photo and the one with the baby stroller laying in the road...you guys are freaking me out! 10
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07/14/2007 01:01:54 PM
Very nice and subtle. I like the shades here and the perfect setup for the theme. On a different note this makes me feel awfully sad by the very thought. Your pic is making me feel so much!
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07/12/2007 09:40:09 PM
Oh gosh, yes! I used to fear this, even after I moved the crib next to my own bed.
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07/12/2007 07:38:38 PM
I gave this photo a 10 because I see no technical flaws; I think the color you chose adds the right mood to it and the angle works well too. Most of all I thought it fit the theme of the contest better than any of the others. Great job and thanks for sharing!
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07/11/2007 04:08:10 PM
Every parents worst nightmare - having their baby snatched.

Good job on the lighting and composition. I really lime the sepia tones used here
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07/11/2007 01:12:42 PM
This picture near an open window would of been better.
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07/11/2007 12:51:19 PM
this is incredibly disturbing and a nightmare I always have as a parent of two young boys - very well captured image - the perspective is right on the money and the lighting and details included in the image really sell it.
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07/11/2007 11:05:10 AM
very scary! 8
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07/11/2007 09:17:23 AM
Nice shot.
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07/11/2007 04:22:50 AM
Chilling, managed to pick a subject that will always produce a strong reaction. The use of sepia works well to make it seem like a memory. 9
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