Gaining Strength

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UploadedOctober 14, 2008
TakenAugust 22, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/100 sec at f/2.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
ISO1600
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A father feeds his son through a feeding tube.

In the Meet Lucky photo essay.

37 responses

  • Andrew Duneman

    Andrew Duneman said (14 Oct 2008):

    A F - a very touching shot and one that gives one pause when they see it. i like how you composed this and chose to only include the fathers hands. very good got my vote.

  • A F

    A F said (14 Oct 2008):

    Thanks I will add the background story in coming days.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Precious! Gets my vote!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Sweet,sweet shot ! My son was a preemie & boy do I remember this ! Awesome shot ! My vote !

  • Bonnie Doyle

    Bonnie Doyle gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    love this photo, got my vote

  • michaela Lewis

    michaela Lewis said (16 Oct 2008):

    Powerful shot, I can empathise!

  • Michael Diamond

    Michael Diamond said (16 Oct 2008):

    Wonderful imagery!....The lifegiving hands!

  • Chance

    Chance gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    been there, done that......great photo & title

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Very powerful A F!!

  • phil413

    phil413 (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    This is a wonderful submission to this theme. Got my vote.

  • Vicky Abrams-Ogg

    Vicky Abrams-Ogg gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Aww, I say Yeah!

  • Ninas4otos

    Ninas4otos said (17 Oct 2008):

    My son was also a preemie.......great shot....Congrats!!!

  • Trish

    Trish gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful... and touching

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Much less common than breast feeding... a refreshing change in that regard... and likely infinitely more urgent at this time in the infant's life. We FEEL all of this subconsciouly and at a glance. The image has power! B&W is significant in keeping us focused upon the urgency of what's happening here... and the tilt of the photo is interesting and very effective in calling our attention to the tube rather immediately. SUPERB image!!! My hat is off to you, AF !!

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Touching. Got my vote!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    very touching! well done AF

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    full of emotion..got my vote!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    What a beautiful photo and what love it generates. I am glad that the little one is gaining strength! Is the baby a boy or a girl :-)

  • Thomas Gudbrandsen

    Thomas Gudbrandsen gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    You cant say it in any stronger way. It takes the breath away. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Anne

    Anne gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    It shows a lot of emotion in this picture....

  • TrapperMom

    TrapperMom gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Words just wouldn't say it. Gets my vote.

  • Shannon Friel

    Shannon Friel gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    sweet emotion-got my vote!

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Is so expressive... great picture!

  • Coreesi

    Coreesi said (11 Nov 2008):

    Powerful picture.

  • Laurie Fuller/Drake

    Laurie Fuller/Drake gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    got my vote with out a doubt this is very deep and emotional

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    You have my vote, touching.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Sweet! My vote

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful capture of a father's deep love for his infant. Tugs at the depths of the heartstrings. Magnificant scene!

  • Maria Luisa Run

    Maria Luisa Run gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Sweet and wonderful...:)))yeah

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    I like the way you framed this and black & white was the perfect touch. (yeah)

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    How did I miss this? Voted yeah!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Awesome entry! My vote

  • Sophie

    Sophie (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    wow!! got my vote :)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    AF this photo was obviously created with love and it gets my vote!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    powerful image! great choice to present it in b&w. my vote!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2009):

    Sweet baby! Excellent choice in BW.

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