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Protector, Comforter, Father of Two
3rd PlaceProtector, Comforter, Father of Two
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Your Occupation III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: Aug 4, 2008
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2008

Crazy score very early on.
Votes: 23
Views: 74
Avg Vote: 7.9130
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1

For anyone who doesnt know (yeah right)- I am a full time stay at home dad. My last occupation shot was a picture of the three of us in a McDonalds bathroom. I wanted to go in a different direction with this one as they have grown so much since then. And we have been doing much more photo business that I thought this Would also be a good posing test.

Shot in our studio strobist style with the 420 off a silver umbrella camera right, 580exII on camera as master only. Since Aimee wasnt home I tried it first with just one hand in the shot and my other firing the corded remote. That looked pretty silly so I went to the timer - which was slightly challenging. Get pretty much posed, hit the release, finish up the pose making sure faces arent covered all the while saying "close your eyes, no smiles, just relax" and then doing that all myself just before it fires. This was the last shot of 10 attempts or so. THey were done and were ready to get back to the tv.

We will be on vacation at the Green House of Fun when voting ends and there is no internet where we are camping so I probably wont find out how this finished til almost a week later.
Editing - RAW conversion, S/H adjustments (several), curves adjustments (several), selective color adjustments (several), dodging and burning galore, some cloning to remove a shirt tag and some shorts issues, b&w conversion, a couple of actions from the Totally Rad Demo pack - Bitchin b&w and Super Fun Happy which do alot with gaussian blur layers, inverted curves layers and selective color layers - resize, USM, border.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 98
Avg (all users): 7.1376
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 7.1837
Avg (non-participants): 7.1214
Views since voting: 5907
Views during voting: 502
Votes: 189
Comments: 78
Favorites: 20 (view)


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08/04/2011 03:07:16 AM
I just found this, it's totally wonderfully touching.
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11/17/2008 06:11:47 PM
Beautiful!
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08/24/2008 07:36:22 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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08/20/2008 08:20:10 PM
This is wonderful Tim. I liked the Mr. Mom shot better though :P congrats
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08/19/2008 01:29:23 PM
Congrats on the ribbon you don't even know you have yet! :-)
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08/19/2008 11:35:57 AM
And what a noble occupation you have -- and you are obviously the best of the best at it.

Congratulations on your award for your photo that memorializing what you do and love best!

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08/19/2008 10:51:38 AM
Tim
A big congrats on the ribbon and the amazing image.
And you thought this idea was going to not work for occupation!?

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08/19/2008 10:26:24 AM
So Beautiful. Love the soft light contrast. Peacful and soothing. Congradulation on the ribon.
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08/19/2008 03:43:50 AM
Originally posted by t3nchi:

What a nice nice shot. your wife must be jealous she wasn't in it too


Excuse me, Ken. But I think you're wrong. His wife is not in it? She is ALL in it.She is the begin of all this life.
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08/19/2008 01:50:00 AM
What a nice nice shot. your wife must be jealous she wasn't in it too
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08/18/2008 08:59:18 PM
Congrats on a great photo and finish... but even more congrats on such a great family!
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08/18/2008 04:21:06 PM
Congratulations for the warmest photo of this challenge. (voted 10) Fuller of tenderness, flood of emotions, including the smile that your son tries to contain. Very sweet. Technically perfect, perfect illumination. Wonderful photographer and wonderful father. Congrats for the ribbon and for your beautiful family.
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08/18/2008 02:45:18 PM
Very dear. The hands and arms...
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08/18/2008 02:37:19 PM
One of your best!!! Outstanding.
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08/18/2008 12:05:35 PM
Special work Tim. You've captured love perfectly. Congrats!
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08/18/2008 11:54:24 AM
lovely picture.well done and congrats
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08/18/2008 10:13:01 AM
All right! Something beautiful that I'm sure is already hanging on the wall of your living room. The kids have grown so much since the McDonalds days!
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08/18/2008 10:06:44 AM
Just GORGEOUS. This was my pick for the Blue.
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08/18/2008 08:19:32 AM
WOW a yellow ribbon for this... I'm sure you'll take it, hahaha Congrats
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08/18/2008 07:59:56 AM
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful job. thanks for the story about this image also.
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08/18/2008 06:04:22 AM
Originally posted by Brad:

Very tender shot here Timfytimtimteroo.
Wonder if anyone recognized you with no fairy outfit on.
;)


What do you mean? Is this the fairy.....OMG!!!! I would never have known. Now you have shattered my belief in toothfairies.....sob, sob!!
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08/18/2008 05:47:25 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon Tim. This is such a beautiful shot, think it would look wonderful as a canvas print.
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08/18/2008 05:27:59 AM
Very tender shot here Timfytimtimteroo.
Wonder if anyone recognized you with no fairy outfit on.
;)
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08/18/2008 02:49:56 AM
Excellent. Congrats on the ribbon, mate!
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08/18/2008 02:19:49 AM
Wonderful idea and beautiful photo. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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08/18/2008 02:10:19 AM
Excellent shot and idea Timfy, it truly conveys peace, safety, comfort, and love. :)

PS- I have to say again, excellent shot, favorited.

PPS- I wanted to tag on that I was looking through your profile and I noticed on one of your photos you commented that people are probably getting sick of seeing your kids. I think you are being too hard on good ole DPC, I'm sure we will all find them absolutely adorable forever... anyone who doesn't is a stinky face... or at least until the teen years hit, black lipstick, nose rings, hehehe...

PPPS- My mother wanted me to personally tell you "Wow, that is, that should have got first place. That photo is probably one of the best four I've seen on this site. That is just so perfect. Hey, you should tell him that, can you leave him a comment?"

Message edited by author 2008-08-19 11:18:34.
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08/18/2008 02:01:24 AM
ONE WORD... BEAUTIFUL!!!
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08/18/2008 01:49:12 AM
Add another Timfy fave for me. I loved this shot when I voted, and it sums up my feelings as a father perfectly. Congrats on the ribbon, but especially thanks for being a caring dad!

I wonder how many comments you'll have when you return. :)
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08/18/2008 01:45:52 AM
Held the 7 well and a ribbon to boot. Not bad!
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08/18/2008 01:29:57 AM
Big congrats Tim, wonderfully done.
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08/18/2008 01:24:46 AM
Congrats Tim!

Glad to see you and your kids back on the front page.
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08/18/2008 01:15:53 AM
Well deserved for this awesome 'emotive' family portrait.
I just love it, and I bet Aimee does to.....
You rock 'superdad'.....
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08/18/2008 01:12:27 AM
Congrats Tim!!!!
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08/18/2008 12:57:48 AM
Lovely portrait, congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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08/18/2008 12:45:13 AM
Great shot, Tim! Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/18/2008 12:37:02 AM
Just love it when I get it right you deserve this, one of my top 3
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08/18/2008 12:28:58 AM
I'll tell Tim how well he did when I vist their camp site at the end of the week
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08/18/2008 12:22:27 AM
Congratulations Tim! The emotion in this is so infectious, every time I look at it, I want to go hug my kids.
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08/18/2008 12:06:08 AM
Wow. Excellent lighting and composition. Voted a 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2008 10:28:40 PM
Awwww!! One of your more serious entries and I love it!
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08/17/2008 04:41:53 PM
Very touching.
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08/17/2008 10:02:19 AM
Beautiful, Timfy. Almost makes me cry since my 'baby' went off to college today.

'Tomorrow' yours will go off, too. Enjoy all of it. You'll miss it. Even the 'bad stuff'.

Well done.
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08/16/2008 02:52:40 PM
that is precious...you've captured a really beautiful moment with your children
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08/16/2008 11:09:12 AM
what a sweet capture! love the b&w
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08/16/2008 06:39:17 AM
wonderful choice in b&w....you have really captured that warm fuzzy feeling.....great job Tim!
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08/15/2008 08:57:22 PM
beautiful image, looks like a painting!
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08/15/2008 06:54:43 PM
You can feel the love! :-D
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08/15/2008 01:51:11 AM
Wonderful lighting, detail and composition- and you can just feel the love. takes my breath away- congratulations on an amazing shot- whether you ribbon or not, you certainly have my vote- 10 and into my favorites
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08/15/2008 12:59:43 AM
What a great mood photo, B&W is excellent...
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08/14/2008 08:06:12 PM
i can tell by the validation statement that once again you have cheated - hopefully God can forgive you....

awesome shot - lovely sentiment and well delivered...
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08/13/2008 07:13:17 PM
I really like how the arms are so intertwined. The B&W is really stunning. Nice work
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08/13/2008 03:12:30 PM
A bit posed, but great shot with excellent light... 9
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08/13/2008 02:01:31 PM
This really does rock. Sweet, warm, real.
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08/13/2008 06:58:45 AM
Beatiful shot, very sweet.
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08/12/2008 07:32:18 PM
awwww cute one, timfy! lovely togetherness shot. 8
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08/12/2008 04:14:07 PM
And this is the most important job of all. Excellent photo and take care of those little ones. They are sooooo precious!
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08/12/2008 03:25:24 PM
You forgot "Tooth Fairy" :)
A simply perfect portrait, Tim. I am betting this makes top 5 if not ribbon.
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08/12/2008 01:41:28 PM
shew. i figured the toothfairy would make an appearance. Lovely shot.
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08/12/2008 12:52:53 PM
See you on the frontpage. Such love and tenderness expressed in this shot. Love it!
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08/12/2008 09:47:42 AM
sweet 7
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08/12/2008 01:57:55 AM
Aww! Diddums! What a great shot for the family album! Beautiful lighting and processing.
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08/12/2008 01:21:54 AM
A little less hectic than the last instance of this challenge, eh, Tim? Beautiful shot!
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08/12/2008 12:45:25 AM
Very sweet
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08/11/2008 09:59:01 PM
This is a beautiful portrait that deserves a place of honor over your mantle. Beautifully done, and I might have to PM you for tips on getting kids to stay still long enough for a shot like this. The lighting is wonderful and the B&W processing is wonderfully done. One of very few 10's I give out.
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08/11/2008 07:34:53 PM
love it! Beautiful.
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08/11/2008 04:41:15 PM
sleeping on the job again... sigh...
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08/11/2008 03:37:01 PM
This is so lovely, they are such cute models.
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08/11/2008 01:18:40 PM
Full of love. B&W works well here.8
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08/11/2008 08:06:49 AM
You know you got it with this one, Tim. What a lovely sight. :~) Sweet and full of true emotion. Well done. Thanks for the comment on mine.
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08/11/2008 04:47:07 AM
Outstanding shot!
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08/11/2008 02:12:07 AM
PICTURE PERFECT.........
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08/11/2008 12:37:10 AM
I didn't know you had any kids! :P
well done as usual.
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08/11/2008 12:32:16 AM
Having five children of my own I can relate to this photo. Nicely done! 9
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08/11/2008 12:30:58 AM
Excellent photo Tim. Great one. I hope this one ribbons.
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08/11/2008 12:25:49 AM
Timmmmmmmmyyyyyy.....!!!
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08/11/2008 12:25:08 AM
In all your photos, Tim, you can tell you really and truly love your children. Nice work.
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08/11/2008 12:14:30 AM
Priceless. Well done, as always.
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08/11/2008 12:13:58 AM
very cute and well executed! :D love it!! 9
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