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timfythetoo


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Challenge: A Hug And A Kiss (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Sep 20, 2009
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2009

I had originally wanted to shoot a pic of my kids hugging each other and giggling away. But both of them were just a bit out of sorts and stiff. So I twisted Aimee's arm into hugging her little girl. Well - it wasn't much twisting. The twisting came in trying to get Rowan to not give a fishy face opposite Aimee's calm motherly tone. This came from the 2nd session with Rowan. I tried with Aimee and Aidan in between and had some fun outtakes. Not really a stretch for me creatively speaking but then I havent really been focusing on alot of photography lately. Shoot for a challenge here and there. Life with my congregation has taken precedence. And really - would any dad be dissapointed with having an image of his two favorite women that looks like this?

Low challenge count and a clean image like this - I am hoping for it to score well. Hoping for at least a 6.5. Should get a decent number of low votes though - very recognizable image. We shall see.

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Editing steps - LR conversion, b&w conversion in PS, couple of curves layers, NI, USM, S/H, crop, resize, USM again, guassian blur faded, selective color and I think one last light USM.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 72
Avg (all users): 6.8382
Avg (commenters): 8.5833
Avg (participants): 6.3750
Avg (non-participants): 6.9000
Views since voting: 3575
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 204
Comments: 42
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/08/2009 11:43:22 PM
a beautiful moment
congrats to you all!
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10/04/2009 03:31:43 AM
Such a natural feel, good work!
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10/03/2009 10:24:20 PM
This is great. The feeling comes across too.
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10/02/2009 10:45:57 PM
Angels flew out of my monitor. Love this. AND who says "location hinders you"?
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10/02/2009 12:33:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Tim. Lovely photo and great outtakes, too.
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10/01/2009 04:37:46 PM
Lovely lovely picture - and great outakes as well !
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09/30/2009 08:23:11 PM
Such a precious portrait Tim, congrats!
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09/30/2009 06:46:56 PM
This one and your outtakes are cool. Good job Tim!
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09/30/2009 03:32:01 PM
You're a fortunate man and wise enough to realize it. Congratulations!
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09/30/2009 01:14:07 PM
WTG Tim! lovely image of lovely people
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09/30/2009 12:34:22 PM
Congrats Tim.
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09/30/2009 12:13:04 PM
Such lovely ladies you have. What a joy it must be to have them around! This is a wonderful portrait of them, framed by curls.
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09/30/2009 09:16:03 AM
So lovely to behold -congratulations
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09/30/2009 08:41:12 AM
Tim - Congrats on a great set of photos (and on winning a well deserved ribbon). Wonderful joy in all these.
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09/30/2009 08:31:17 AM
They have identical eyelashes. :~) Congrats.
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09/30/2009 07:47:30 AM
Most Excellent, Tim! Great Testimony! Great Ladies! Great Service & Priority for The LORD!

May HE continue to Bless the greatness of your photography giving you a much-needed platform for Ministry! :)
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09/30/2009 06:42:44 AM
Congrats Tim! Beautiful!
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09/30/2009 04:22:18 AM
congrats Tim a brilliant capture and well deserving ribbon
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09/30/2009 03:17:37 AM
Beautiful! Doesn't she look like her Mom! :-) Congrats on your ribbon :-)
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09/30/2009 03:06:48 AM
How wonderful to see this loving image on the front page. Congrats Tim!!
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09/30/2009 02:11:48 AM
Very nice picture. Congratulations on the yellow.
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09/30/2009 12:48:23 AM
Congrats Tim. I can't stay on this page for too long for fear of angels flying out of my monitor.
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09/30/2009 12:22:47 AM
This is sooooo sweet. So glad to see you got a ribbon for it. Congrats!
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09/30/2009 12:21:33 AM
Huge congrats for the ribbon Tim!!!!. Man, I agree with Phostumous about the credit to Aimee and your whole wonderful family for getting three ribbons with the same portrait formula: 1st ribbon ; 2nd ribbon....and this one. It might be a record that could be broken only by yourself.
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09/30/2009 12:03:05 AM
Great work, so sweet... way to go!
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09/30/2009 12:02:49 AM
ok, aimee needs to get some credit for this!

congratulations!
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09/30/2009 12:02:26 AM
You pulled off a ribbon! Congrats and beautifully done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2009 09:05:12 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 1
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 7
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09/27/2009 09:27:27 PM
Beautiful shot.
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09/27/2009 03:21:13 PM
So tender. Great picture.
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09/27/2009 02:11:36 AM
beautiful image, full of tenderness. I think I have seen these faces in other challenges. IreneM?? ;-)
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09/25/2009 11:32:17 AM
by far the best of the challenge
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09/24/2009 03:58:45 PM
beautiful
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09/24/2009 10:21:07 AM
To me, the photo has a kind of faded look - it works very well though I think. I'll bet your photo scores high. I'll try to help with a 9.
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09/24/2009 08:09:52 AM
Beautifully conveyed. 10.

I miss my Mum.
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09/24/2009 03:33:14 AM
perfect timing!love the softness!
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09/24/2009 01:59:10 AM
Lovely Shot!!!! Pic says it all 7
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09/23/2009 04:47:59 PM
Beautifully done! Best so far, 10 from me.
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09/23/2009 04:27:46 PM
this is beautiful.. one of the few shots in the challenge where a hug and a kiss actually shows the emotions! - bumping to 10
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09/23/2009 02:40:20 PM
Very nice soft tone BW shot. With the mood and expressions soft focus works here well. Good total range, tight crop and composition. Very nice.
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09/23/2009 01:47:10 PM
Love the B&W. The daughters face is a little overexposed on the right, it kind of takes away from the detail. But it's an amazing shot. 9 for me =]
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09/23/2009 12:06:02 AM
There's my family! *grin*

This is lovely.

(not voting)
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