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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Japan 2010
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Hakone, Japan
Date: Oct 20, 2010
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2011

parenting is a journey. a short one. kids grow too damn fast.

p.s. Huge thanks to all commenters, and especially to Paul (21.gif ubique). His wonderful comment is worth a few ribbons for me.

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.5238
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.5897
Avg (non-participants): 6.2121
Views since voting: 1804
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 189
Comments: 42
Favorites: 28 (view)


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11/16/2011 09:27:57 AM
This has got to be one of my favorites of yours Lev, truly inspiring.
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09/20/2011 02:49:00 AM
Brilliant photography. Does not get much better than this. You cant stage love like this. You cant predict it either. You can just be fortunate enough to be in sync with the moment, the emotions and life happening in front of you.
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05/15/2011 02:00:35 AM
This made my top10 list from the challenge. A very pleasant surprise to see it's yours.

Message edited by author 2011-05-15 02:00:55.
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02/22/2011 09:32:38 PM
This is a superb image and should have been a ribbon winner. I love everything about it.
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02/21/2011 08:06:47 PM
Great story telling photo, Lev. Well deserves high score and all faves.
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02/21/2011 12:31:46 PM
Lev, I spent quite a while looking at the other entries again after the results were posted and, as inevitably happens, other commenters revealed wonderful things that I had either missed or underestimated. But none of it has changed my view that this is the Best of 2010. I hope that some of the people who didn't rate it highly and have returned to take another peek may re-evaluate not your photograph, but rather themselves. To be indifferent to this is to be aesthetically anesthetized.
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02/21/2011 11:22:57 AM
Originally posted by denbote:

this deserves a much higher score/placement. this is more than nice!


I totally agree!
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02/21/2011 08:38:35 AM
this is excellent
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02/21/2011 05:20:36 AM
Tabi - The Journey, great shot man
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02/21/2011 04:27:51 AM
Yeah, incredible image here. I was away and haven't had a chance to look at anything yet but this is on another level. Wonderful story and excellently processed. Composition lends to the tale, the squared off lines are pleasing and the rush of foliage simply soothing. Priceless expressions. Again, incredible image.
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02/21/2011 03:49:10 AM
this deserves a much higher score/placement. this is more than nice!
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02/21/2011 03:13:45 AM
This is so beautifully done! I love the baby sleeping through it all.
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02/21/2011 02:30:23 AM
A rich tapestry of an image, Lev. Great placement in such a wide field.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 11:40:01 PM
I love the light and color here, and this catch of a daily moment made special.
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02/20/2011 10:50:09 PM
Life, captured beautifully.
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02/20/2011 10:38:21 PM
what a wonderful "full of life" image. Nicely seen and captured.
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02/20/2011 10:36:28 PM
This is simply brilliant and brilliantly simple.The motion, the stillness, the peaceful sleeping child, the slightly annoyed child, and the oh so patient and loving mother. 10 because there is no 11.
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02/20/2011 08:24:55 PM
magnificent capture. I know I should know who this is, so I'll leave my score at 7. But put you in my fantasy art gallery.

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02/20/2011 03:37:33 PM
I think it's every photographer's dream to capture a story like this... the mother's voice in the speeding train, the kid prepared for the rain outside, the sleeping baby... One of my top picks in this challenge.
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02/20/2011 03:01:27 PM
Great image of a story unfolding. PP is great. bumping up
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02/20/2011 02:51:11 PM
Nice. I like the stark difference between the movement outside of the train and the relative stillness inside.
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02/20/2011 11:50:30 AM
What a nice photo of a mother and her children.
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02/20/2011 10:56:27 AM
fantastic slice of life
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02/20/2011 08:12:51 AM
Everything about this image is right. The subtly muted tones, the motion blur outside the train. The facial expressions of mother and child. The kicker is the baby off to the right. One of my 10s in the challenge.
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02/19/2011 09:55:56 PM
I get a 'National Geographic' feeling when I look at this. This is tied for my red ribbon selection.
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02/19/2011 08:36:15 PM
Love this one Lev.....
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02/19/2011 05:12:46 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: There is something about this simple scene that just stops me in my tracks - it is so beautifully captured, so honest, so lacking in fuss, so everyday, so slice-of-life. There is beauty in that simplicity - I overwork my images to near death so I feel I have learnt something just by looking at this. It is really transportive too - I feel like I am there.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all.

Overall: Lovely, subtle, even masterful shot.
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02/19/2011 01:19:39 PM
Good storytelling...
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02/19/2011 06:58:12 AM
wow, stunning!
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02/18/2011 04:48:03 PM
Superb photograph. It's my top pick as the Best of 2010. My preferences more commonly run to strange, blurry, even willfully low-fidelity photographs, and not to those of the more literal style like this one. But this one is so good, so genuinely outstanding as a photograph of charm, interest and beauty, that not only can I not overlook it, I can't rank any photograph in the challenge ahead of it. Inspired composition, flawlessly executed, and absolutely alive with possibilities. And a very fine example of the fact that you don't have to be 'weird' to produce an original and durable photograph; but if you're not weird then you have to be very, very good indeed. I think this is comfortably in the top half dozen or so photographs ever at DPC.

I'd like to hope that this could be the first time in my six years here that I ever successfully predicted the blue ribbon, but given that it seems impossible to underestimate the popular taste of DPC I suppose my record as a judge will remain unblemished by success.
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02/18/2011 02:36:10 PM
I remember seeing this picture previously and loved it. It gets my highest vote and should be the blue ribbon winner - wonderful image!
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02/17/2011 10:20:50 PM
Very cool.
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02/17/2011 04:45:46 PM
love. love the feeling. love the emotion. love the color. love the texture. love the softness. love.
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02/16/2011 09:45:26 PM
I like the little one sleeping on the seat...took me a minute to see him/her...nice job
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02/16/2011 08:38:32 PM
Its interesting how small things can make a photograph. When I first saw this picture, I wanted to just hit it with a 6 and quickly move on. But then I spotted the little boy sleeping on the right, and that prompted me to look longer at the photograph and find it much more interesting. This photo tells a story, well done! 7
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02/16/2011 06:30:20 PM
Very nice slice of everyday life.
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02/16/2011 01:33:03 PM
nice contrasts - speed/sleep, public/private
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02/15/2011 10:08:31 PM
Nice motion blur in the b/ground, this is sweet.
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02/15/2011 11:53:13 AM
Back to comment... What a great slice of life! Love the baby sleeping on the bench and the adoable rain gear. Well done!
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02/15/2011 07:41:11 AM
interesting story going on here...nice
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02/14/2011 12:43:48 PM
I'm so glad you saved this for Best of, Lev... I love the story and the obvious motion of the train. (not voting)
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02/14/2011 01:50:12 AM
tells a great story
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