War Brides

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic 8/31/2008 9:12:41 PM

Extraordinary, moving,with impact and feeling. And good enough for me as mono!! You are a piece of work in your own Mrs. Blank.......... #989848

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/31/2008 11:44:43 PM

Wonderful image, Christina!! #6393524

Tiia Vissak 9/1/2008 12:09:34 AM

a great image! #6393585

Nadya Johnson 9/1/2008 12:15:53 AM

This is quite a display! Great shot of this, Christina! As I mentioned in my post, today would have been my parents' 70th anniversary. So I guess my mother was a "war bride" in a way -- On Sept. 1, 1939 Hitler invaded Poland; that's how they talked about their wedding day, forever afterwards. In a sense, and until Pearl Harbor, it was their 9-11. Old photos seem so bittersweet! I really like this shot. #6393610

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 9/1/2008 12:18:34 AM

Wonderful find and capture, Christina. #6393622

Jennifer L. Alder 9/1/2008 12:18:53 AM

Love it! Great capture- with a nice story, Christian. Nice use of full frame here :) #6393624

maria Warren 9/1/2008 12:29:36 AM

great photo:) #6393673

A P 9/1/2008 12:31:31 AM

Wonderful capture and work, Christina #6393688

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 9/1/2008 12:35:45 AM


KARU. #6393719

Renata Gusciora 9/1/2008 12:36:29 AM

Ha!That's super find and great capture,Christina!:-) #6393723

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 9/1/2008 12:47:20 AM

Amazing images and find here, Christina.

Dominick #6393767

Brett Dolsen 9/1/2008 2:00:28 AM

Great capture and editing Christina!!Thought provoking image!!Brett #6393950

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 9/1/2008 4:19:28 AM

Excellent perspective and a wonderful story telling image,Christina! #6394203

Christina N. Seuser 9/1/2008 4:20:38 PM

Thank you so much everyone, I really appreciate it! That's quite a story of your parents Nadya, congratulations to them on their anniversary, 70 years, wow. #6397256

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/1/2008 4:21:48 PM

EXCELLENT!!! #6397259

Christina N. Seuser 9/1/2008 4:28:27 PM

Thank you Nancy! #6397281

M.Christine Duncan 9/2/2008 9:01:28 PM

POWERFUL! Christina, this image provides such an intense sense of history and legacy... awesome!!!! #6403342

Christina N. Seuser 9/2/2008 11:29:15 PM

Thank you Christine! #6403773

Daniella Puente 9/4/2008 6:52:45 AM

Touching documentary image, well captured... #6410236

Marisol Pastor 9/5/2008 12:57:52 PM

Great shot Christine! I agree with all the previous comments ... images as this one should make people refect about certain aspects of today's world ... we humans don't seem to ever learn from the past. #6415930

Christina N. Seuser 9/13/2008 10:46:58 AM

Thank you Daniella and Marisol for you comments #6449961

Tiia Vissak 10/1/2008 12:50:01 AM

a great MT resubmit! #6536312

Tommy E. Burgess 10/1/2008 12:57:06 AM

Outstanding Christina!! #6536337

Christina N. Seuser 10/1/2008 12:58:32 AM

Thanks so much Tiia and Tommy! #6536340

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 10/1/2008 1:23:16 AM

A really superb image, Christina...and an *excellent* entry for the new month's theme contest!! Great editing work, too!! :o) #6536390

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/1/2008 1:31:58 AM

Beautiful composition, lighting, tones, details. LoVely image! #6536411

Christina N. Seuser 10/1/2008 1:15:22 PM

Thanks much Carolyn and Vladan! #6539233

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/25/2008 10:54:07 PM

WTG...Congrats. and good luck in the next round.

UB. #6807200

Tiia Vissak 11/26/2008 1:56:52 AM

Congratulations! #6808018

Colleen Farrell level-classic 11/26/2008 10:30:00 PM

Cool! Big congrats on your awesome finalist! #6814205

Renata Gusciora 11/27/2008 4:49:23 AM

Christina,huge congratulations on this superb finalist and good luck!!!:-) #6815339

Renata Gusciora 11/28/2008 11:30:25 AM

Christina,huuuge congratulations on this great win!!! #6820615

Andre Goldstein 11/28/2008 12:08:45 PM

Congrats on this amazing winner Christina! #6820905

Colleen Farrell level-classic 11/28/2008 2:30:39 PM

WTG, Christina! Congratulations again! #6821844

Ulysses A. Villamin 11/28/2008 3:14:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS... again!!!!! #6822031

Evy Johansen level-classic 11/28/2008 8:25:13 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Christina! #6823140

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/28/2008 11:25:00 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful winner Christina!!! #6823484

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/28/2008 11:41:21 PM


Marisol Pastor level-classic 11/29/2008 1:54:46 AM

Congratulations Christina! #6823923

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 11/29/2008 10:29:58 AM



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Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 11/29/2008 3:49:12 PM

Big congrats on this terrific winner :) #6826846

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/29/2008 5:04:38 PM

Congratulations on your win!! This is awesome Christina! #6827120

M.Christine Duncan 2/11/2009 7:38:49 AM

How did I miss this winning image Christina??? I'll say it again, it's simply powerful!!! CONGRATS GIRL! #7153702

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/23/2009 1:49:29 AM

AMAZING capture and story Christina. HUGE CONGRATS on the big win!!! COOL!

-Laura :) #7437633

Rebecca K. Lefferts 4/24/2009 9:11:22 AM

Amazing shot Christina- what a great image. Congrats on the win- you definantly deserved it!! #7444581

Christina N. Seuser 4/24/2009 9:15:51 AM

Thank you!! #7444600

Murry Grigsby 4/27/2009 10:01:30 AM

Oh I love this one Christina and would love to see it in person! What a great idea for the display and for you to fill the frame with this historic sight. Well done!! #7456367

Christina N. Seuser 4/27/2009 10:19:44 AM

Thank you Murry! #7456448

Tressie Davis 4/29/2009 10:10:10 AM

Great impact, beautiful image! #7464891

Christina N. Seuser 4/29/2009 10:26:19 AM

Thank you Tressie! #7464913

Mary K. Robison 5/4/2009 1:22:27 AM

Such a touching display, Christina. Congratulations on this remarkable photo's Second Place Win! #7481780

Christina N. Seuser 5/4/2009 10:08:16 AM

Thank you Mary! #7483818

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This is a pic of a portion of an installation of images depicting war brides on their wedding day. The installation is call "War Brides: One-Way Passage" and was housed at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

The installation was lit by a series of incandescent lights, so I corrected the color to remove the yellow cast, lifted some shadows and adjusted the image curve.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/15 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, FocalLength: 23.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 8/31/2008 7:22:49 PM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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