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Loss/Grief   Featured in PhotoFlash #015
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Grief
Grief
© Patrick Campbell
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Carol Brill
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member since: 2/24/2003
    This is a powerful shot with such depth of emotion, Patrick, your composition is worth a thousand words.

5/17/2004 4:22:23 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Carol. I have to thank Bryan F. Peterson for the idea. It's a staged shot, but I hope it doesn't look that way. I have another shot in this section, submitted yesterday, both of which were taken yesterday at a practice fire in Chico, California.

5/17/2004 5:27:15 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Staged or not, Patrick, it really packs an emotional punch and is very well rendered!

5/17/2004 10:34:57 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Carol for your kind comments!

5/18/2004 7:37:01 AM

 
Michelle a. Bergkamp
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WOW!! all I can say is goosebumps. the doll he is holding is a real tearjerker
Michelle

6/3/2004 12:35:31 PM

 
Will Rankin

member since: 10/26/2003
 

Patrick, undoubtedly a very professional looking shot, but the fact that it is staged is immediately apparent: The firefighters' face seems too clean, and the doll is a hideously over-used cliche. I think it would have worked much better if you had lost the doll and got the guy to smear his face with dirt!

6/6/2004 4:27:59 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Michelle, thanks for your kind comments! Will, thanks for your feedback. Do you have a gallery here so we can all return the favor?

6/6/2004 9:35:32 AM

 
Will Rankin

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Patrick, my pictures are way too bad for me to start up a gallery yet, but I'm learning and think the shots that appear on betterphoto.com are always an inspiration....
Keep on snapping.......

6/6/2004 2:57:19 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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Congrats!!

6/15/2004 1:08:56 PM

 
Will Rankin

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That goes for me too - well done, sir!
Still not sure about that doll, though :-)

6/15/2004 2:32:56 PM

 
Janice Forrest
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Well done and good luck in the next round.

6/16/2004 7:01:07 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks everyone! Will, the firehose in the foreground bothers me more than the doll. :-)

6/16/2004 8:37:10 AM

 
Karen  Talasco
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Congrats, Patrick. Staged or not, it is still a very powerful photo.

6/16/2004 9:31:11 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Well done, Pat! Congrats! :)

6/16/2004 12:16:49 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congrats on first place! Wonderful photo! -K

6/16/2004 6:23:40 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Way to go, Patrick!!

6/16/2004 6:43:21 PM

 
Ron Goldman
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Congratulations Pat! Well deserved!

6/16/2004 7:10:31 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations, Patrick!

6/16/2004 8:06:01 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Well done!! Congrats!!

6/16/2004 8:10:57 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congrats on your first place win!!! Wonderful shot!

6/16/2004 8:56:04 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Karen, Kathleen, K.S., Janet, Ron, Mary, Donna, and Margaret! I am very honored to be in the winner's circle!

6/16/2004 10:44:27 PM

 
Gene Spears
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great work, Patrick - congratulations!

6/16/2004 11:15:02 PM

 
Karen Lewis
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Congratulations!!!! such amazing drama and emotion!! well done!

6/16/2004 11:27:14 PM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz

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Oh Yes !!!
a big Bravo Pat !

JF

6/16/2004 11:48:53 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many contratulations on your win, Patrick! Very well deserved!

6/17/2004 12:04:50 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Congrats, Patrick! Great photo!

6/17/2004 12:44:06 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this win, Patrick!

6/17/2004 3:11:32 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Well staged or not it deserves this win! Congratulations Patrick!!

6/17/2004 3:23:39 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats Patrick - well-deserved win!!

6/17/2004 3:26:56 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow, this is great! A big congratulations to you Patrick. I LOVE this image~

6/17/2004 3:32:08 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Congratulations, Patrick!

Amazing capture!

6/17/2004 3:33:04 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Patrick!!

6/17/2004 4:21:24 AM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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A big congratulations to you Patrick! Fabulous work! ;-)

6/17/2004 5:12:38 AM

 
Myra Vos
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Congratulations on your win Patrick.

6/17/2004 5:28:19 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Congrats! What a great shot!!!

6/17/2004 5:35:40 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your super image and win Patrick! It's packed with emotion, action and great color!!

6/17/2004 6:37:36 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats on the win Patrick! Well done!

6/17/2004 7:01:00 AM

 
Jennifer Jones
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Congratulations Patrick! Great photograph. Thanks for sharing!

6/17/2004 7:18:21 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on your win! This is a great image!

6/17/2004 7:19:29 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Gene, Karen, JF, Evy, Mette, Wally, Donna, Sharon, Donna, Paul, Debra, Donna, Myra, Kasia, Murry, Lori, Jennifer, and Jennifer--I very touched by your kind comments and praise.

6/17/2004 8:33:20 AM

 
Cathy Shotz
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Patrick...I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it in class. I've been your fan from day #1. Your work is improving daily. You have big things in store for you. CONGRATULATIONS on this photo and on creating the entire series.

6/17/2004 9:25:29 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Cathy, thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement. I am your fan too! Bryan's class has brought out a lot of great photographic work out of all of us.

6/17/2004 9:50:47 AM

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congrats Patrick--a very powerful shot.

6/17/2004 9:59:32 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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REALLY POWERFUL IMAGE Patrick. Wonderful shot - wonderful win. Congrats.

6/17/2004 10:07:55 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Hi Patrick! Sure is a powerful image well done! congratulations on you win, well deserved!!

6/17/2004 1:22:25 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Carol, Bernard, and Robin--you all are very kind.

6/17/2004 8:01:18 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your win, Patrick!!!!

6/17/2004 9:02:20 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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A powerful, memorable image, Patrick! Congratulations!!

6/17/2004 10:43:22 PM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Patrick, NICE WORK! and CONGRATS!

6/18/2004 5:31:38 AM

 
Anton Falcon
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awesome shot! congrats on a well deserved win, Patrick!

6/18/2004 7:32:29 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Colette, Dan, Sherrie, and Anton--a big thanks to you!

6/18/2004 8:16:58 AM

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Big congrats Pat! This is a very compelling image! One of the best firefighter shots I have seen!

6/18/2004 1:52:01 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Well done, Patrick! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!
Monika

6/18/2004 5:01:37 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Heather and Monika!

6/18/2004 7:29:33 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Patrick...this is wonderfully done! A first class pic worthy of first place! Big congrats on an effective composition and powerful image. BTW...if I can deviate from my good character and be shallow for a moment, your fireman friend is a cutie. ;)

6/20/2004 7:43:56 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Dolores! Let's just say I was happy to have him pose for me. :-)

6/20/2004 8:48:46 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Patrick, a worthy finish for an image that still gives me goosebumps! Congratulations!!

6/20/2004 9:27:05 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Carol, thanks for all of your kind comments--they are greatly appreciated!

6/20/2004 11:20:24 PM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Splendid and powerful!! Bravo Patrick! Viveca.

6/21/2004 5:59:12 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Viveca!

6/21/2004 8:02:59 AM

 
Robert Brown
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Patrick, congratulations on this fine photo and your selection!

6/23/2004 7:58:50 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Bob, and I hope you had a great trip!

6/23/2004 9:04:30 AM

 
Andre Marhaug
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Congratulations, Patrick. A photo that gives flashbacks...

Well deserved category win!.

6/23/2004 11:32:27 AM

 
Hasmik Hatamian
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Congratulations Patrick. Great shot, well deserved win.

6/24/2004 10:33:01 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Andre and Hasmik!

6/24/2004 10:51:52 PM

 
Lindsey B. Thompson

member since: 6/4/2004
 

Patrick-
This is such an awesome picture! You did a great job. It caught my eye immediately because my husband is a fire fighter. I am just waiting for them to have another control burn so I can practice some shots like this! Congratulations and great job!

6/25/2004 8:14:54 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Lindsey,I am deeply honored with this praise coming from a firefighter's wife. I have a few more shots of firefighters on my web site. I am also working on some composites and hope to be at their next controlled burn fire.

6/25/2004 6:43:13 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrat's on your win Patrick. This photo is just wonderful.These men lay thier life on the line everyday for saving other people. Very moving image.

7/14/2004 8:47:12 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Wow! Great Capture! & Congratulations!

7/17/2004 8:20:08 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats Patrick!

7/17/2004 8:32:00 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you so much, Kathleen, Kelly, and Lori!

7/18/2004 11:26:05 PM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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I had no idea this was staged ! It is highly
emotional and effictive on any level however !!!

10/20/2004 7:20:28 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks very much, Ellen.

11/23/2004 10:40:07 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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I would have never guessed this was staged either. Such a strong emotional portrait!

6/8/2005 9:12:29 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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My Husband is a Fire Fighter. So I definitely appreciate this shot. This is simply wonderful and deeply emotionally touching. It's not how you got the shot it's how it effects and touches the viewer!! Again, Nice Job!
(Ps. Will, Lets see what you have to offer!!)

3/31/2007 9:03:39 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you, Elizabeth! If I have learned one thing, it is that good photography is harder to do than it looks! :-)

4/1/2007 12:30:25 PM

 
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