Soldier Meets Son

© Carolina K. Smith

Soldier Meets Son

Jennifer Petrea 4/5/2004 4:38:38 PM

What a wonderful moment, captured, and always treasured! Great photo, it brought tears to my eyes!

Carolina K. Smith 4/5/2004 5:34:26 PM

Thanks for your kind words. At least the birth of his son enabled his wife to come to his graduation from BCT! #465004

Kristen McKain 4/5/2004 5:45:51 PM

awe.. sweet shot! Wonderful capture! #465013

Barbara A. LaRosa 4/5/2004 6:35:25 PM

This is such a beautiful photo, in so many ways! #465039

Amanda E. Radovic 4/5/2004 7:59:36 PM

What a joyous moment! And aren't they just the mirror image of each other...beautiful. Technically the upper left is blown out and some areas on bubs face are too hot but it has given a lovely profile light (something has to give)! This could be interesting as a silohuette too.....just a thought, beautiful shot though and they'll treasure it forever. #465144

Alana Broome 4/5/2004 9:18:20 PM

That is a wonderful photo! #465196

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/5/2004 10:11:50 PM

Just precious! This is full of emotion, what a moment! It really affected me and brought tears to my eyes as well! Just beautiful! #465244

Carolina K. Smith 4/8/2004 2:52:03 AM

Thank you all for your comments... #468552

Mary K. Robison 5/10/2004 12:07:22 AM

What a wonderful paternal moment...the smile and touching noses are so tender...great job, Carolina, high contrast or not!! #528648

Carolina K. Smith 5/10/2004 1:38:33 AM

Thank you, Mary! (email sent) #528653

Mary K. Robison 5/13/2004 4:43:55 PM


Carolina K. Smith 5/13/2004 5:05:43 PM

Mary, Thank you so much. This photograph means the world to me because this Soldier is MY son, and my commitment to send him a hand printed photo greeting card every day that he was in Basic Combat Training ended up meaning a lot to both of us, and that project was a catalyst for me getting back into photography. Also this was the first photograph I ever submitted to There are lots of great photographers on this website, so I am honored to be a finalist. This will be very special for my Soldier son also. Thank you all so much. Carolina #534747

Kristen McKain 5/14/2004 4:04:04 AM

congrats!! #537220

Dorothy Neumann 5/14/2004 4:48:50 AM

So happy to see this photo as a finalist. You have beautifully captured a very special moment. #537437

Janice Forrest 5/14/2004 7:54:49 AM

A wonderful moment. Congratulations. #538548

Carolyn M. Fletcher 5/14/2004 3:45:59 PM

I just love this shot! Congrats! Well deserved!!! #540109

Carolina K. Smith 5/16/2004 10:46:00 AM

Thank you all :) #543583

Alisha May Furbish 5/17/2004 8:06:55 PM

Very special moment- you really captured the organic moment- and you did it beautifully! Congratulations on this gem:))) #546369

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***used the new Nikon Coolpix 8700***,ProgrammedAuto(F/3.6,shutter=1/2.6,FL 25.4mm),RAW,then TIFF, tweeked in PS7 and Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.0. An enlisted Army soldier who did not get to see his newborn son (5 days old) until the completion of Basic Combat Training! 31Mar2004,Ft. Benning,GA. I did not try to 'fix' the photo, as in the white skin stripe by his glass frames mean thicker frames were used during 21 days of field exercises (He really tanned!)

Uploaded on 4/5/2004 4:20:30 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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