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My intent when I shot this was to simply record a typical day in my mother's life - the counting of days came later while I was processing the image.

Thanks for looking,

Anne

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G12
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Apr 2012 - 7:22 PM
Focal Length:9.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Day 33,529
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 1:30 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:42

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:35 PM

And she was busy cooking for you while you took this? A very good look into her tidy surroundings........Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

A house wife's work is never finished SmileGrinGrin A great image Smile

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Looks busy.
Bob

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

What a lot of days and still hard at work to boot!

Ann

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leontari
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29 Jan 2013 - 2:02 PM

Great b/w image. And a very tidy kitchen!!
Effrossini

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM

A long life, keeping busy keeps you young.
Yes, I like to take an image in before I read anything... My first thought - the contrast between the contrived artifice on the screen and real life.
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM

A top class composition, Anne, so much to look at in the image, and a perfect presentation. Carol

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Joline
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29 Jan 2013 - 2:12 PM

She certainly surrounds herself in beauty.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:20 PM

A fine piece of work and impressive in classic black 'n white.

Albert

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nonur
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29 Jan 2013 - 3:37 PM

Impressive work!

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pascalg
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29 Jan 2013 - 4:24 PM

I like the inclusion of the tv here...!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:34 PM

.... a natty set of 'marigolds' as well GrinGrin. Impressive depth of field, Anne.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

An image to relish - a lovely scene.
Ann

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33380 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM

NRK Dagsryven. Nothing says 'Norway' more to an insider than that, Anne!
Kjøttkaker, potetstappe og surkål being made for dinner?

Malc

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:59 PM

Anne, I wouldn't have thought to try a shot like this but this is wonderful on so many levels.
There is the personal but universal level of an image of mother preparing a meal.

As an photo it has so much going for it. The story of a lifetime -- and maybe of generations is told here. It is amazing to see that TV in the same shot with the spinning wheel.
Your conversion is great -- keeping warm tones throughout -- in the real world and the TV picture.
-=\Walter

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NDODS e2 Member 32357 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:42 PM

A real life documentary wonderfully observed and recorded.

Never mind Big Brother, it is a case of big Daughter...

Regards Nathan

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ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

I am in awe. First, at the brilliant concept and idea.

Second, at the sheer beauty of the image. The deep focus, perfect exposure throughout, clean tones and crisp light...wowww.

Well done, Anne. I wish I had two user awards to give out today Sad

Andrew

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53998 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:21 PM

I love the tones in this, so crisp and clear. I love the depth to the image as we work out way from the TV right to the kitchen in the back. And the lampshade is so retro.
x

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29 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Ha ha, nicely done Anne.

John Smile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM

Thanks so very much for the receiving this image so well. It is of course very personal for me, so objectivity is out the window so to speak. I just knew that I wanted it in my PF here.

Thanks especially to both Walter and Chris for their UA's which are deeply appreciated.

Anne

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derekhansen e2 Member 5170 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:43 PM

When I saw the thumb I wasn't expecting too much but I am pleased to say how wrong I was. This is very, very good. Extremely well composed it manages to be both ordinary and exceptional. It tells a story of everyday life that we all can relate too. An outstanding image Anne.
Derek

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

This is just sooooooooooooooo brilliant - well done - beautifully conceived and beautifully captured. Please accept my UA - such a delight to see such an inspirational image.

Sue

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 5351 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:55 PM

a scene of simple domesticity ..... captured as you know how... and superbly processed and presented.
been a few years since I seen a black & white TV though Tongue

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:13 PM

Oh my, another UA! Thanks so very much Sue!!

Anne

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Hop-A-Long
29 Jan 2013 - 9:44 PM

I love this, a true moment of someones daily life captured in a single frame and in a split second.
Excellent.

Andy

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29 Jan 2013 - 11:36 PM

Excellent
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JimV
JimV e2 Member 7JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 2:30 AM

Obviously a truly memorable shot for you in itself Anne, but also a fine shot by any other standard too, well deserving of the awards!
Have just done the math and I reckon your mother is approaching her 91st. birthday, and still active in the kitchen, quite remarkable!
Rgds., Jim

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iancrowson e2 Member 4204 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 11:16 PM

Interesting thought, where is my calculator!
Ian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
31 Jan 2013 - 2:04 PM

Plenty of detail here Anne, good light suits Mono very well, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 2:10 PM

Thanks to all who stopped by Smile

Anne

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