Luke's Arrival

© Cristi Bastian

Luke's Arrival

Uploaded: July 19, 2011 18:43:31


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


Tammy D. Ferren July 20, 2011

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 25, 2011

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

August 25, 2011

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #9628780

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 25, 2011

A fantastic finalist!
~♥~Lisa #9629056

Michelle Alton August 26, 2011

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-addict August 26, 2011

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

Cristi Bastian August 26, 2011

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-classic August 28, 2011

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 August 29, 2011

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 31, 2011

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

UB. #9645709

Merna L. Nobile September 07, 2011

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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