Luke's Arrival

© Cristi Bastian

Luke's Arrival

Tammy D. Ferren level-deluxe 7/20/2011 6:02:02 AM

This moment says it ALL! Awesome timing and capture of a precious moment to remember! #1394541

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 8/25/2011 1:33:33 PM

Oh my,what a beautiful photo -- The expressions, focus and composition are all perfect. I am actually viewing this from a labor and delivery room where we are awaiting the birth of our first grandchild -- what we wouldn't give for a keepsake like this! Congratulations on your well deserved finalist, Cristi. #9627652

The Judges at 8/25/2011 3:17:59 PM

very composition which tells the whole story in a single shot. kudos. #9628404

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 8/25/2011 4:03:46 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #9628780

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 8/25/2011 4:29:54 PM

A fantastic finalist!
~♥~Lisa #9629056

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 8/26/2011 12:45:59 PM

Nikki's remarks reflect exactly what I would have said if I were as clever as she is! A wonderful winner, Cristi. Congratulatons! #9634314

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 8/26/2011 1:39:05 PM

spectacular... congratulations on your winner!!! #9634527

Cristi Bastian 8/26/2011 6:12:24 PM

Thank you SO much everyone!! And thank you for the second place win! I'm very excited! This is one of my favorite images I've ever taken. My dear friend gave birth last month and did it naturally- surrounded by her sister, her best friend, her doula, her nurse, midwife and husband. I was SO grateful to be a part of it. I love photography and images that TELL a story - that show and capture emotion. Mommy hadn't seen the baby yet and you can tell from her expression here that she's like, "Let me get my hands on him!!" And everyone clapping in pure joy as they were introduced for the first time. And the baby - with eyes looking straight to Heaven. Sigh. Love. Thanks again!! #9635427

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 8/28/2011 10:53:38 AM

Congratulations again, Cristi. I was so glad to see this remarkable capture go Gold! It's wonderful to read the story behind the image and to realize that their joy was both heartfelt and spontaneously expressed. #9638682

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/29/2011 4:35:26 PM

A fine B&W presentation Cristi! An excellent finalist/winner!!! Congratulations! #9641378

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 8/31/2011 10:47:33 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645709

Merna L. Nobile 9/7/2011 10:43:06 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

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This moment says SO much.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 7/19/2011 6:43:32 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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