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Vous Et Nul Autre - My Heart and Soul
Vous Et Nul Autre - My Heart and Soul

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron AF 28-105mm f/4.0-5.6 IF for Nikon
Location: Outside - Mass
Date: Nov 28, 2010
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2010

this was an unexpected image i took of my daughter on the day of my accident.. one of the last images i saw thru my lense... i hope it will not be the last image i enter here- and it was not an image I ever would have thought to enter for a challange but it was one of the images that was on the SD card in my pocket that i printed just minutes before the collision - my daughter rides horses; she is an amazing rider she loves them and has no fear whatsoever, the bigger the better in her mind, the faster the more fun- she is my heart and my soul; i've said it since the moment i knew i was pregnant. it is her and her alone that i think of when i think of unconditional love and all that is beautiful and wonderful in this world. I could not edit this image my computer was destroyed- all my programs gone; and the computer i have this on now well... it simply is what it is; i don't care what DPC scores me... I wanted to share this image with everyone because I can see. and because i was fortunate enough to have the images from the men at bestbuy from my computer! how they pried the hard-drive out of my busted computer and copied it is amazing to me - / I am lucky to be alive...and the next time my daughter rides will be one week from the day of my last photoshoot with her using my tameron lense...

well this is what my photograph looks like unedited... perhaps someday i will be able to edit it and show it dodged and burned...instead of merely cropped!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 12:14:34 PM

i know it is average...and that is ok with me! savannah is not one of the horses my daughter rides she is a touch smaller than tony who she rides about the same color- and his blaze is bigger down his nose; but my daughter was patting savannah and feeding her carrots so I called her name and when she turned and smiled a touch I snapped it... my almost 4 year old princess...

all that we leave behind in this world when we die is the images we've taken and immortalized on film, and memories we've made in the minds of others;

in submitting this image I have made it a memory in each viewer's mind, for better or worse it will always be there somewhere in the subconscious..and for that- I am glad.

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: 28 mm
(Max aperture f/2.8)
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 160
Flash: Auto, Fired, Return detected
Date: November 23, 2010 11:41:46AM (
File: 1,500 1,200 JPEG (1.8 megapixels)

Place: 196 out of 264
Avg (all users): 5.2632
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0833
Avg (non-participants): 5.5714
Views since voting: 663
Views during voting: 177
Votes: 114
Comments: 4
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12/12/2010 01:38:34 PM
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I can feel the love you have for your daughter in your story. And I can feel the pathos surrounding the accident. Hope that all works out.
12/12/2010 09:44:21 AM
Even though it could use a little work, I wanted to let you know that I gave it a 7, as is. It was a wonderful capture of a very special moment. Sometimes it's not about perfection, imo. Sometimes it's about life -- and this one shone through. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2010 10:48:10 PM
Mes compliments, c'est une très belle photo. Just in case you don't understand French, that is definitely a beautiful image that the parents of this child will cherish in years to come.

Small critique, you may wish to clone out the hoof. The very best of luck in the challenge.
12/01/2010 04:20:37 AM
How adorable! Her face to me seems a little overexposed, possible from a fill flash. I wonder if converting to B&W may have reduced the impact of this effect.
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