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Challenge: Free Study 2011-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL2
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital
Location: Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, TX
Date: Jun 24, 2011
Aperture: 14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2011

My son in the hospital recovering from an emergency appendectomy. It was my turn spending the night in hospital with him as my wife and traded nights.

It was very hard to sleep with all the traffic in and out of the room to check vitals, meds, etc. This was taken around midnight. The backlight that looks like window light is a florescent light.

I used 3 exposures to get details in the LCD.

He's doing fine now. He was released from the hospital 2 days after this photo. He was hospitalized for a week due to the infection level of the appendix. Pretty scary for all involved.

Place: 70 out of 312
Avg (all users): 6.0698
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.0870
Avg (non-participants): 6.0270
Views since voting: 688
Views during voting: 199
Votes: 129
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/28/2013 10:19:51 AM
My child just too, had an emergency appendectomy (last week) with a hospital stay of 6 days. Your picture caught my eye and drew me in. Great details with such low light. Nicely done.
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07/08/2011 05:49:45 PM
an unusual celebration of light. goes beyond itself.
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07/08/2011 02:04:26 PM
Your photo really drew me in on the emotional level. I thought the glow on his face was quite heavenly. I'm sorry that this is your own child but I am glad to see he is doing well now. Thanks for sharing this story.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2011 11:35:48 PM
The balloon and the flood of light provide a sense of hope to an otherwise gloomy scene. Bittersweet. 9
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07/07/2011 10:12:58 PM
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I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.
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07/07/2011 01:21:04 PM
Excellent light. Hope everything turns out well.
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07/07/2011 03:38:49 AM
In Sha' Allah she will!!
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07/04/2011 11:09:56 AM
Not your everyday entry, for sure. The image is good. Tells a story. The title makes me think the situation isn't dire (hope not), and the balloon lightens the mood.
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07/03/2011 05:38:24 AM
Oh that's sad, hopefully feeling better now.
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07/01/2011 07:44:00 PM
wow. not a fan of exploitive genre, whether it be the homeless with a cup outreached or this. I wish this little lady all the best and the family that has to deal with it every day. best of luck.
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07/01/2011 04:40:21 PM
AWWWW I hope that kiddo is ok. xoxoxoxo
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07/01/2011 11:46:17 AM
More than just a snapshot, I love the B&W. Poor thing!
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07/01/2011 08:37:16 AM
almost too personal, but weirdly soft and comforting shot.
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