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Not For Lack of Love
Not For Lack of Love
shamer


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K20D
Lens: Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited AF
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Date: Oct 29, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

Thanks for all the great & encouraging comments but I need to point out that these are all models for an ad I did. I'm pleased to see that everyone perceived them to be an authentic family and hope that this knowledge doesn't change anyone's perception of the image...


Statistics
Place: 14 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.9494
Avg (commenters): 8.1905
Avg (participants): 6.9946
Avg (non-participants): 6.7925
Views since voting: 3791
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 237
Comments: 37
Favorites: 17 (view)


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06/26/2009 02:25:12 PM
Originally posted by karmat:

babies are looking at them like they are idiots.

He ha ha ...
Excellent snap .... i like the way their body makes a heart with the pillows completing it :)
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02/20/2009 10:15:11 AM
Thats so cute!!!
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01/28/2009 09:39:19 AM
Such a lovely portrait, congratulations on top 20.
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01/24/2009 09:07:16 PM
Well, them not being a family explains why the babies are looking at them like they are idiots. :) "Real" or not, it is an exceptional shot and resonates deeply with me.
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01/23/2009 06:30:47 PM
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01/23/2009 04:32:01 PM
Absolutely love this portrait... I seriously want one like this taken when I have my first child. :)
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01/23/2009 10:23:24 AM
Fabulous! I'm a tad bit disappointed about them not being a family... I like to live in the dream world. *grin* But, not disappointed enough to stop loving looking at this image. Well done. Kudos to you.
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01/23/2009 12:10:23 AM
I love this photo so much. Congratulations on a top 20 photo -- but a photo that will live on forever bringing joy to that family!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 09:50:20 PM
Not my style but I really love this. Even the legs form a heart under the sheets. The lighting, sharpness, colors, everything work wonderfully. 10
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01/22/2009 08:23:01 PM
10 From me, Beautiful Family! (I see the Heart but I had to show it to my wife)
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01/22/2009 12:47:19 PM
one of the best family portraits i have seen to date.
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01/21/2009 03:44:24 PM
Just when I about kick the whole "i wanna another baby" thing, along comes a picture like this. thanks a lot! :)
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01/21/2009 10:05:02 AM
Lovely scene! This brought a tear of joy to me......9
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01/21/2009 09:30:09 AM
gorgeous shot and idea.
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01/20/2009 09:39:21 AM
Love the looks in the two babies. When each is looking at the other parent :) .. lovely.
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01/19/2009 09:31:36 AM
gorgeous, you have done an amazing job here, just stunning
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01/18/2009 09:39:54 PM
Very beautiful shot. What a great family shot. 9 -BB
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01/18/2009 09:18:15 PM
I like the fact that you did this fine photo in modest clothing. Lighting is great. 10.
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01/18/2009 07:21:42 PM
Very nicely lit and composed. 9.
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01/18/2009 05:10:05 PM
Lovely image made all the stronger by the fact that the kids are looking across each other to the opposite parent - it binds it altogether into a family instead of two sets of two.
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01/18/2009 12:18:28 AM
My wife and I occasionally shared our bed with the twins, but none of us ever looked this happy about it. Good work here.
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01/17/2009 08:24:35 PM
Ohmygoodness! My guess is that SOMEONE makes a FORTUNE in portrait photography. And if you don't -- you should! This is BRILLIANT!
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01/17/2009 05:19:29 PM
this is the winner 10
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01/17/2009 05:10:43 PM
Wonderful sense of genuine togetherness among the subjects. Wouldn't hurt to crop away some of the darker area of white bedding at the bottom.
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01/17/2009 09:36:46 AM
Beautiful photo in every way! 10
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01/17/2009 05:40:21 AM
beautiful image
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01/16/2009 08:40:51 PM
Closer would be better.
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01/16/2009 04:56:05 PM
Very, very nice, wholesome and it really draws you in, I would have probably cropped the bottom of the image more
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01/16/2009 03:29:26 PM
What a lovely moment you have captured.
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01/16/2009 02:40:38 PM
Really cute concept. Love the use of whites to simplify and draw attention to the babies.
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01/16/2009 01:42:28 PM
good shot...wonderful family...
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01/16/2009 01:11:43 PM
this is outstanding - the light on their faces, the expressions of the parents and the babies - priceless - i just wonder about the choice of crop - i think a tighter crop (taking off the bottom of 1/4th of the image) would even further focus our attention on their faces. since the adults are under the covers and their legs are already hidden - i think a crop would work great
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01/16/2009 12:50:52 PM
oh what a lovely capture. i feel there is a bit too much space at the bottom of the photo, but other then that i love the cleanness the viewer feels when looking at all the white sheets. and the love:)
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01/16/2009 12:04:52 PM
Awesome lighting and really fun expressions. I love the woman's hair as it gives a feeling of movement and joy. Great capture
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01/16/2009 11:53:07 AM
Gorgeous!!! All that white really looks good.
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01/16/2009 07:17:17 AM
Not usually a fan of these type of pictures, but I love the way they've created a heart shape - very symbolic, well done :)
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01/16/2009 01:25:13 AM
OH my Gosh. I LOVE THIS! What an amazing shot. If it were me, I would be sooooo thrilled to have this photo of my family. It is superbly composed and the expressions are priceless. I wasn't even voting yet, just sorta browsing, but this is my first vote. It's a 10 from me.
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