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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: People & Portraits
Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Zuiko
Location: Armissan France
Date: Jul 7, 2008
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

My son and grand-daughter 08

Place: 562 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.5894
Avg (commenters): 6.7857
Avg (participants): 5.5905
Avg (non-participants): 5.5833
Views since voting: 1004
Views during voting: 732
Votes: 492
Comments: 65
Favorites: 5 (view)

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03/18/2009 02:03:58 PM
This definitely stood out in my brief previewing. For me it references old ikons and the more modern pieta by Michelangelo.
03/18/2009 01:12:25 PM
Someone thought the man looked disinterested. To me he looks truly and utterly awed, amazed by the creature in his hand and overwhelmed by what she means to him.
03/18/2009 01:05:10 PM
You was utterly robbed! Sigh....
03/18/2009 10:07:08 AM
Lovely memory captured.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:50:13 PM
WOW, I like the composition and duotone effect. One of my high scores. Good Luck.
03/17/2009 06:35:03 PM
Very sweet picture, nice composition as well.
03/17/2009 04:50:34 PM
Very emotive piece. Excellent! 8
03/17/2009 02:39:23 AM
Good shot. Nice moment and capture.
03/16/2009 11:00:38 PM
The man looks uninterested. And it bothers me... 'cause WHO could be uninterested in this beautiful creation?

Not voting yet.
03/16/2009 10:55:13 PM
Interesting shot. Nice to see a man with the baby. His expression looks musing to brooding over the future. Not sure it is a look of pleasure.
03/16/2009 07:18:53 PM
touching photo...
03/16/2009 03:38:04 PM
Nicely brings out the emotion
03/16/2009 02:11:40 PM
Somehow my attention is drawn against the young man holding the baby, but in a positive way. He has a very warm, fatherly kinda look in his eyes adding so much to the main motive. Beautifull photo!
03/16/2009 03:05:22 AM
Well captured and presented. I like out-of-the-box photos and this meets my test. Thanks for showing us something new.
03/16/2009 01:11:07 AM
Good take. Like the fixed gaze on the baby.
03/15/2009 11:44:26 PM
Oh, that's exceptional, and exceptionally moving...
03/15/2009 10:21:51 PM
For sure this is a gem ... great shot
03/15/2009 07:01:37 PM
This has a very special quality about it A beautiful image 10
03/15/2009 04:38:48 PM
i think this would have been a lot better in b&w. Interesting shot though, is he teaching the baby to swim?
03/15/2009 03:46:34 PM
Delightful and touching father and child image. 7
03/15/2009 11:56:48 AM
This is very interesting! The brown water reminds me of India and I am wondering what he is doing with the baby......is it a religious rite of passage or just an early swimming lesson?
03/15/2009 11:42:03 AM
toning adds a surreal quality to this image
03/15/2009 05:31:57 AM
I like the treatment you employed here , nice job, 7
03/15/2009 05:31:23 AM
interesting realization of nice moment ;)
like the tones

;D brano
03/15/2009 02:56:36 AM
Beautiful portrait of the two! Nice look.
03/15/2009 12:55:21 AM
Fantastic DOF, love the use of 2 tone here. Your subjects expressions look very natural too.
03/14/2009 08:53:19 PM
What a cool shot. I like the effect of the sepia.
03/14/2009 08:19:34 PM
wow!!!..wonderful image...
03/14/2009 07:50:34 PM
Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

Great image - hope this ribbons!
03/14/2009 11:14:28 AM
I can't wait to hear the story... what a fabulous, interesting picture. 8
03/14/2009 12:24:42 AM
beautiful capture of a moment, a feeling, two lives.
03/13/2009 08:28:11 PM
clear focus...interesting tones
03/13/2009 12:51:54 PM
I can only image what is going through the baby's head.
03/13/2009 10:47:43 AM
Nice toning
03/13/2009 02:36:07 AM
Cool shot, but I am not fond of either of their expressions, nor of the pseudo-sepia. Seems like color or even straight BW would have helped this.
03/12/2009 10:02:27 PM
I think your choice of color on this doesn't do the shot justice.
03/12/2009 08:27:39 PM
Interesting scene, and great use of lighting to really bring the baby out as the primary subject. The sepia tint seems a bit strong.
03/12/2009 07:50:00 PM
Not sure I really like the color treatment here, but the comp and lighting work decently enough.
03/12/2009 06:30:58 PM
I really like this capture. The tones are beautiful. His gaze to the baby and the lighting draws my eyes to the little one (who is beautiful). I love it.
03/12/2009 04:18:08 PM
wonderful image. i would have cropped a little from the left. great conversion, I rally like the intensity
03/12/2009 03:22:11 PM
children are precious and do love the water, he seems to be concentrating
03/12/2009 02:33:38 PM
great focus
03/12/2009 01:25:09 PM
I'm not sure what the sepia toning adds here.
03/12/2009 12:54:52 PM
Back to comment and bump: I so want the man's eyes to be in sharp focus but then they would compete with the baby instead of compliment. This tension is worth a couple of bonus points. 9
03/12/2009 10:34:28 AM
Aw, I love it! Great shot!
03/12/2009 04:24:57 AM
wow stunning
03/12/2009 04:22:11 AM
the toning is too much for my taste. also think, the man's face should be as sharp as the baby's - they seem to be separated
03/12/2009 03:07:18 AM
Beautiful tender moment rendered in sepia.
03/12/2009 01:57:02 AM
Gorgeous tender shot.
03/11/2009 08:43:11 PM
Ah - a real image. Sweet relief.
03/11/2009 06:28:49 PM
I keep being drawn to this shot. The large hand cradling the baby's head is awsome. It's difficult to read the man's expression. Is this a baptism?
03/11/2009 05:34:55 PM
Very cool shot, something the family will treasure forever.
03/11/2009 05:11:48 PM
Very nice tones and love the darkness of the water around the baby and not the man.
03/11/2009 04:58:01 PM
Very sweet, love the tone and the water around the baby is incredible. Not sure about the lighting on secondary subject and the water behind him.
03/11/2009 04:19:15 PM
Looks like an endearing family photo.
03/11/2009 03:56:00 PM
Oh my. I've been happily typing along, enjoying each photograph as displayed, then this one stopped me dead in my tracks. This is beautiful.
03/11/2009 12:11:15 PM
the color is too weird
03/11/2009 11:45:26 AM
It's such a strange image, strange enough to stop me in my tracks. I'm not certain if this is suppose to be a tender moment or not. We see babies, and the brain automatically wants to think awwww and cuteness...but this isn't. The wee one is being held with but one hand, almost like one holds a melon. And whom I assume is the father seems bored, if he can be read at all. There is an absence of tenderness, at least the sort of the tenderness that the general audience comes to expect in a parent/child image. Very intriguing photograph.
03/11/2009 10:33:20 AM
03/11/2009 10:17:08 AM
Great moment well captured, love your choice for color.
03/11/2009 08:51:05 AM
nice choice of tones in the pp
03/11/2009 07:41:13 AM
Image is very interesting, I would like to see the subject more centered though.
03/11/2009 05:42:08 AM
03/11/2009 03:38:58 AM
Great feeling in this shot
03/11/2009 03:16:29 AM
neat shot

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