Uploaded: May 16, 2004
Carol Brill May 17, 2004This is a powerful shot with such depth of emotion, Patrick, your composition is worth a thousand words. #128931
Patrick Campbell May 17, 2004Thanks 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. #546204
Carol Brill May 17, 2004Staged or not, Patrick, it really packs an emotional punch and is very well rendered! #546523
Patrick Campbell May 18, 2004Thank you Carol for your kind comments! #547114
Michelle a. Bergkamp June 03, 2004WOW!! all I can say is goosebumps. the doll he is holding is a real tearjerker
Will Rankin June 06, 2004Patrick, 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! #579818
Patrick Campbell June 06, 2004Michelle, thanks for your kind comments! Will, thanks for your feedback. Do you have a gallery here so we can all return the favor? #580353
Will Rankin June 06, 2004Patrick, 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....
Kristen McKain June 15, 2004Congrats!! #595644
Will Rankin June 15, 2004That goes for me too - well done, sir!
Janice Forrest June 16, 2004Well done and good luck in the next round. #598494
Patrick Campbell June 16, 2004Thanks everyone! Will, the firehose in the foreground bothers me more than the doll. :-) #598817
Karen Talasco June 16, 2004Congrats, Patrick. Staged or not, it is still a very powerful photo. #598963
Kathleen Clemons June 16, 2004Well done, Pat! Congrats! :) #599307
Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004Congrats on first place! Wonderful photo! -K #600083
Janet Detota June 16, 2004Way to go, Patrick!! #600134
Ron Goldman June 16, 2004Congratulations Pat! Well deserved! #600174
Mary K. Robison June 16, 2004Congratulations, Patrick! #600310
Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 16, 2004Well done!! Congrats!! #600314
Peggy Wolff June 16, 2004Congrats on your first place win!!! Wonderful shot! #600371
Patrick Campbell June 16, 2004Thank you Karen, Kathleen, K.S., Janet, Ron, Mary, Donna, and Margaret! I am very honored to be in the winner's circle! #600421
Gene Spears June 16, 2004great work, Patrick - congratulations! #600457
Karen Lewis-Gunn June 16, 2004Congratulations!!!! such amazing drama and emotion!! well done! #600474
Jean-Francois Schmutz June 16, 2004Oh Yes !!!
Evy Johansen June 17, 2004Many contratulations on your win, Patrick! Very well deserved! #600499
Mette Vendelboe Allison June 17, 2004Congrats, Patrick! Great photo! #600517
Wally Orlowsky June 17, 2004Congratulations on this win, Patrick! #600615
Donna W. Neal June 17, 2004Well staged or not it deserves this win! Congratulations Patrick!! #600623
Sharon E. Lowe June 17, 2004Congrats Patrick - well-deserved win!! #600630
Donna R. Moratelli June 17, 2004Wow, this is great! A big congratulations to you Patrick. I LOVE this image~ #600656
Paul C. Gazzanigo June 17, 2004Congratulations, Patrick!
Amazing capture! #600661
Debra Booth June 17, 2004Congratulations, Patrick!! #600774
Donna J. Eaton June 17, 2004A big congratulations to you Patrick! Fabulous work! ;-) #600901
Myra Vos June 17, 2004Congratulations on your win Patrick. #600938
Kasia Elser June 17, 2004Congrats! What a great shot!!! #600974
Murry Grigsby June 17, 2004Congratulations on your super image and win Patrick! It's packed with emotion, action and great color!! #601156
Lori Ditlefsen June 17, 2004Congrats on the win Patrick! Well done! #601206
Jennifer Jones June 17, 2004Congratulations Patrick! Great photograph. Thanks for sharing! #601255
Jennifer Rennison June 17, 2004Congratulations on your win! This is a great image! #601260
Patrick Campbell June 17, 2004Thank 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. #601447
Cathy Shotz June 17, 2004Patrick...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. #601502
Patrick Campbell June 17, 2004Cathy, 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. #601558
Carol Engstrom June 17, 2004Congrats Patrick--a very powerful shot. #601574
Bernard B. Travers June 17, 2004REALLY POWERFUL IMAGE Patrick. Wonderful shot - wonderful win. Congrats. #601601
Robin L. Wehrman June 17, 2004Hi Patrick! Sure is a powerful image well done! congratulations on you win, well deserved!! #602067
Patrick Campbell June 17, 2004Thanks Carol, Bernard, and Robin--you all are very kind. #602499
Colette M. Metcalf June 17, 2004Congratulations on your win, Patrick!!!! #602555
Dan Holm June 17, 2004A powerful, memorable image, Patrick! Congratulations!! #602725
Sherrie H. Penny June 18, 2004Patrick, NICE WORK! and CONGRATS! #603193
Anton Falcon June 18, 2004awesome shot! congrats on a well deserved win, Patrick! #603548
Patrick Campbell June 18, 2004Colette, Dan, Sherrie, and Anton--a big thanks to you! #603656
Heather K. McFarland June 18, 2004Big congrats Pat! This is a very compelling image! One of the best firefighter shots I have seen! #604008
Monika Sapek June 18, 2004Well done, Patrick! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!
Patrick Campbell June 18, 2004Thanks Heather and Monika! #604305
Dolores Neilson June 20, 2004Patrick...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. ;) #606511
Patrick Campbell June 20, 2004Thanks Dolores! Let's just say I was happy to have him pose for me. :-) #606645
Carol Brill June 20, 2004Patrick, a worthy finish for an image that still gives me goosebumps! Congratulations!! #607480
Patrick Campbell June 20, 2004Carol, thanks for all of your kind comments--they are greatly appreciated! #607550
Viveca Venegas June 21, 2004Splendid and powerful!! Bravo Patrick! Viveca. #607915
Patrick Campbell June 21, 2004Thank you Viveca! #608232
Robert Brown June 23, 2004Patrick, congratulations on this fine photo and your selection! #612321
Patrick Campbell June 23, 2004Thanks Bob, and I hope you had a great trip! #612403
Andre Marhaug June 23, 2004Congratulations, Patrick. A photo that gives flashbacks...
Well deserved category win!. #612525
Hasmik Hatamian June 24, 2004Congratulations Patrick. Great shot, well deserved win. #615319
Patrick Campbell June 24, 2004Thank you Andre and Hasmik! #615330
Lindsey B. Thompson June 25, 2004Patrick-
Patrick Campbell June 25, 2004Thank 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. #616689
Kathleen R. Struckle July 14, 2004Congrat'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. #648067
Kelly Heaton July 17, 2004Wow! Great Capture! & Congratulations! #653109
Lori Ditlefsen July 17, 2004Congrats Patrick! #653152
Patrick Campbell July 18, 2004Thank you so much, Kathleen, Kelly, and Lori! #656920
Ellen L. Zaslaw October 20, 2004I had no idea this was staged ! It is highly
Patrick Campbell November 23, 2004Thanks very much, Ellen. #933876
Susan L. Vasquez June 08, 2005I would have never guessed this was staged either. Such a strong emotional portrait! #1448230
Elizabeth A. Marker March 31, 2007My 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!
Patrick Campbell April 01, 2007Thank you, Elizabeth! If I have learned one thing, it is that good photography is harder to do than it looks! :-) #4119383
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