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An invaluable drop of time
An invaluable drop of time
zxaar


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-R1
Date: Aug 17, 2007
Aperture: no idea
ISO: no idea
Shutter: no idea
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2007

This is a photo of my 5 months old daughter.
And this is probably the most valuable photo I have taken in last few years. When we take photos of our children, usually we shoot them when they are happy, laughing and enjoying. I also take such pictures.
But.
For every parent the most difficult thing is to see their child crying. This is one of such moments. I know I would cherish this moment as the time passes. It would be great to look back after say 10, 20 years and think about the wonderful time (the time that will never come back).
The value of this photo will only augment with time.

About the shoot:
It was difficult thing to shoot. The reason is as I said before, for parents its difficult thing to see their child cry. So if she is crying I would certainly not running to grab my camera. After I consoled and put to sleep. I went to other room brought the camera and took just one shot. Before the tear dropped her nose. All this in less than 5 seconds. (or may be less). I always shoot in manual mode, so it was very difficult thing to shoot, given the lack of light in the room.


Thank you for liking it. Though it has scored pretty well, its your comment that I value.

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.4429
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.3571
Avg (non-participants): 6.6429
Views since voting: 1674
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 140
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/11/2017 11:10:57 AM
Originally posted by jomari:

I've just come across this for the first time. What a lovely, delicate and sensitive portrait. And now, 10 years have passed since you took it. I bet you still value it dearly.


O yes I do. Still my favorite image of her.

She grew up to be very photogenic and beautiful girl. She is best thing happen to me, every moment thus far is absolute magic with her.
07/08/2017 10:20:36 PM
I've just come across this for the first time. What a lovely, delicate and sensitive portrait. And now, 10 years have passed since you took it. I bet you still value it dearly.
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09/13/2009 10:17:27 AM
Originally posted by sfalice:

Lovely, just lovely.


thank you very much
09/13/2009 10:03:41 AM
Lovely, just lovely.
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02/16/2008 07:22:10 AM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Oh!!! Zxaar!!!! What an aMAZING fine art photo! Thank you for sharing so eloquently the story behind it. It makes it even more magical. I actually think this time, I prefer the color version over the black and white. It seems somehow to tell a little more of the story. The lighting and shadows are exquisite.

You are a painter. . ..I can see this as a huge painting. How beautifully it would enhance a room!

Congratulations on a most unique and beautiful capture.


You can see I am very attached to this one.

About its being painting, yes. My wife always telling me that I keep on making portraits for people but have not done any of my daughter. I am going to start painting again, hopefully as soon as we shift into new house where I will have a dedicated room for myself. So that I could put colors around without having to worry about someone treading on them.
I remember a photo of a baby in your portfolio, that one photo is always in my mind. I can not seem to get it out of my head.
02/15/2008 09:17:39 PM
Oh!!! Zxaar!!!! What an aMAZING fine art photo! Thank you for sharing so eloquently the story behind it. It makes it even more magical. I actually think this time, I prefer the color version over the black and white. It seems somehow to tell a little more of the story. The lighting and shadows are exquisite.

You are a painter. . ..I can see this as a huge painting. How beautifully it would enhance a room!

Congratulations on a most unique and beautiful capture.
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10/23/2007 09:48:20 PM
beautiful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2007 08:28:18 AM
Beautiful shot..
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09/05/2007 11:06:09 PM
A wonderful capture of a very special and tender moment. 10
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09/05/2007 10:36:47 PM
So touching, quiet and subtle...I want to reach out and dry that little tear, to sooth and care for...so lovely.
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09/05/2007 10:04:02 PM
I think the lighting in this photograph is excellent for it acts as a soft spotlight that directs our attention immediately to the child's closed eye & the delicate tear that is running down the face. It immediately moves the viewer to compassion - we want to soothe away the hurt or fear that this child may have; we want to reach out and wipe away that tear. You did an excellent job of establishing an emotional connection with your viewers! Beautifully captured and beautifully presented.
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09/05/2007 07:42:47 PM
Precious! Well done!
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09/05/2007 04:11:15 PM
Nice selective lighting on the face.
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09/05/2007 10:34:03 AM
Nicely lit
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09/02/2007 05:44:51 AM
Nice shot - Like the tones - Like the composition and the tear adds some nice interest. looks very grainy but great lighting.
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09/02/2007 05:08:05 AM
oh! This is an awesome baby-portrait.
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09/01/2007 06:19:42 PM
lovely POV and image
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09/01/2007 09:35:40 AM
Oh my!!!!!!!!! This is lovely and completely unexpected. What a perfect title. Way to go.
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09/01/2007 06:02:58 AM
the overuse of noise reduction created a distracting gradient on the arm. lots of jpeg artefacts around the eyelashes and the highlights. very good lighting and crop.
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