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Mother of Thirteen
Mother of Thirteen

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Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Dec 31, 2011
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2012

Before there were John & Kate or the Dugger's, there was my mom & dad. But, they didn't get a TV show. I'm the last of the 13. Mom is now 90 1/2 and getting past a very bad year health-wise. She was in and out of the hospital 13 times in the past year with strokes and stroke-like symptoms.

Last year, I made a vow to myself to enter a portrait of her in a challenge, but unfortunately, didn't get a good enough one until New Year's Eve. I know, even this one isn't the greatest example of portraiture and I suspect it won't score highly, but I don't care. It's my mom, she's awesome and I love her.

Place: 55 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.5526
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5370
Avg (non-participants): 5.5612
Views since voting: 300
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 152
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/09/2012 10:52:13 AM
Awesome indeed, if portrait is capturing personality, you can't be faulted in any way :)
Best wishes for a great new year to both of you!

Message edited by author 2012-01-09 11:32:19.
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01/09/2012 12:57:30 AM
she looks wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2012 06:25:18 PM
God bless her.
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01/07/2012 08:34:31 AM
I like this natural expressions. She looks like she could keep all 13 of them in line, lol. The reflections in the glasses keep drawing my eye and detract. (voted earlier)
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01/06/2012 08:34:18 PM
Hello madam :) Nice expression. I wonder if a slight boost in brightness would have helped.
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01/06/2012 07:44:45 PM
i think its a little under exposed. just imo..
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01/04/2012 02:37:23 PM
Nice contrast. The reflection in her glasses is a bit distracting.
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01/03/2012 11:27:58 PM
OMG I almost jumped out of my chair. Change the nose just a little more to the pointy side and you have my Mother!!!
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