Fred Cross and the Blood Drop

© Michelle Alton

Fred Cross and the Blood Drop

Michelle Alton 12/29/2012 4:09:11 AM

The Red Cross Mascots #1505851

Jeff Robinson 12/29/2012 4:09:56 AM

A powerful image Michelle - It is Outstanding! #10486361

R. J. Laudenbacher 12/29/2012 5:20:56 AM

This has gold written all over it, Michelle! A fabulous capture with such deep emotion in it. I look to see this on again. Of course I had to chuckle when I read why the boy had so much fear on his face. I think I would have fear too if a huge blood drop came at me!😃 #10486452

Jack Gaskin 12/29/2012 5:32:45 AM


Jack #10486474

frank w. degenhardt 12/29/2012 5:34:09 AM

I so enjoy the raw look of the people you take pictures of. No posing, just people being people with the different characteristics. Here this child clinging to dads leg for protection, it shows on his poor little face. Love the treatment and tones, the way you composed the picture. Photo journalism at its best Michelle. #10486475

Kay E. Mahoney 12/29/2012 7:30:33 AM

Nice capture. Michelle. Cute little guy. #10486667

Bojan Bencic 12/29/2012 8:22:16 AM

Amazing photo and treatment, Michelle. Funny story of how you got it - his expression is really serious. #10486782

David Phalen 12/29/2012 10:30:41 AM

Got to be a world rocking event for a person that size to be confronted by large, strange mascots.

You've done a remarkable job in capturing his fear. Hope he had a better time later. #10487000

Tiia Vissak 12/29/2012 10:37:20 AM

a great image! #10487022

John Connolly 12/29/2012 11:09:53 AM

A fantastic image beautifully presented Michelle! I love the expression! Well done! #10487089

Katherine Kuhn 12/29/2012 12:47:54 PM

Great portrait and capture of the little girl's emotions, Michelle -- lovely light! #10487443

Carol L. Fowler 12/29/2012 12:52:38 PM

Amazing photo- winner! #10487466

Jill Odice 12/29/2012 12:58:12 PM

Wow, what a great capture and story!You nailed this one Michelle! #10487497

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/29/2012 6:15:18 PM

What a WONDERFUL story telling capture, Michelle! :-) k #10488338

Tammy D. Ferren 12/29/2012 7:28:49 PM

Straight into my favorites! Photography at it's best. The composition and framing is just perfect and the emotion you captured. Love it. #10488428

Barbara Waldoch 12/29/2012 9:46:58 PM

Fantastic shot, Michelle! #10488547

Ann Coates 12/29/2012 10:48:26 PM

You captured the moment perfectly and the story that goes with this image makes it a winner in my book. #10488600

Alex T. Mizuno 12/30/2012 12:17:43 AM

It's so ironical that the charity event gave the little boy fear. Outstanding presentation in monochrome to convey the emotion so effectively. Excellent work Michelle!! #10488657

Jyri Vissak 12/30/2012 12:33:09 AM

Great portrait here! #10488677

Emile Abbott 1/2/2013 3:14:18 PM

Great emotional portrait Michelle. Got behind as had to pronounce my best friend of 40 years Sunday, funeral is Friday. #10496098

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/3/2013 8:02:40 AM

A gorgeous capture with so much emotional impact! #10497263

Amy Weiss 1/4/2013 2:53:49 AM

Such a wonderfully emotive shot, Michelle. Fantastic! #10498489

Stephen Zacker 1/5/2013 8:18:51 AM

Terrific story telling image #10500587

Peggy Pfister 1/5/2013 10:41:07 AM

Wonderful evocative image, Michelle, and the mood is perfectly complemented by the black and white. Very nice! #10500770

Linda S. Smith 1/5/2013 11:15:59 AM

Perfect portrait Michelle! GREAT capture of this little one! #10500808

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/14/2013 3:41:12 PM

Michelle, this is outstanding in every way....fabulous portrait work! #10515326

Liz blahh 1/23/2013 6:44:49 PM

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! #10530338

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/23/2013 6:47:47 PM

Congratulations!! This is so excellent Michelle! #10530354

Tamara K. Walker 1/23/2013 6:48:01 PM

Magnificent capture, congratulations. #10530355

Robert R. Goodman 1/23/2013 7:04:23 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,my friend!!! #10530423

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/23/2013 7:42:16 PM

Outstanding Michelle, congrats on your super finalist!

jo ann c.


Ann Coates 1/23/2013 7:54:05 PM

So pleased to see this get the recognition it deserves. Congratulations on your superb finalist Michelle. #10530723

Patrick Rouzes 1/23/2013 8:19:22 PM

INCREDIBLE work & finalist, Michelle! CONGRATS my friend!

Joannie Bertucci 1/23/2013 8:24:12 PM

The whole story can be read in this boys eyes which you captured and presented so perfectly! I think I see gold in his eyes! Congratulations on this "fearful" finalist Michelle! #10530909

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2013 8:41:36 PM

WOW! I missed this the first time around so I'm doubly glad to see it now, Michelle! What a powerful and emotional has Winner written all over it! Huge Congrats on this superb Finalist! #10530974

Linda S. Smith 1/23/2013 9:14:29 PM

Huge Congrats Michelle on your finalist win! #10531098

Phyllis A. Houghton 1/23/2013 9:43:59 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle! #10531190

Susan Williams 1/23/2013 10:40:33 PM

Congratulations, Michelle. Great candid portrait! #10531316

Stefania Barbier 1/24/2013 12:21:40 AM

touching finalist Michelle, congratulations!!! #10531418

Alex T. Mizuno 1/24/2013 12:59:34 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist Michelle! This looks winner to me already! #10531521

Barbara Mason 1/24/2013 1:27:01 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist Michelle - a beautifully composed b/w image !!! #10531613

Renee Doyle 1/24/2013 2:11:36 AM

Super portrait work Michelle!! BIG congratulations to you! #10531723

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/24/2013 2:45:28 AM

A deeply touching image, Michelle. Congratulations!! #10531813

Linda D. Lester 1/24/2013 4:49:34 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! #10532084

Neal D. Hatcher 1/24/2013 5:03:36 AM


MELODIE C. ROBERTS 1/24/2013 5:14:35 AM


Congratulations Mickey

This is a winner!! #10532187

Danny B. Head 1/24/2013 6:02:47 AM

This is a winner in my eyes! Awesome capture! Congrtas! #10532343

Bojan Bencic 1/24/2013 7:39:31 AM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle! #10532630

Agnes Fegan 1/24/2013 8:39:08 AM

Such a terrific capture ... Congratulations! #10532945

Mitch Spence 1/24/2013 10:35:27 AM

This is haunting, Michelle. The big, big sea of the world and dad's leg as anchor. Congratulations. #10533464

Marijana Fajgl 1/24/2013 12:07:59 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #10533766

Nadia Paul 1/24/2013 12:32:52 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #10533850

frank w. degenhardt 1/24/2013 12:55:14 PM

Hope this is a winner. Congratulations on the Finalist Michelle. #10533925

Terry T. Ruvalcaba 1/24/2013 1:32:13 PM

congrats, well deserved! #10534075

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/24/2013 2:01:03 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10534198

John Connolly 1/24/2013 2:23:01 PM

Huge congratulations on your finalist Michelle! I hope it moves onto gold for you! #10534286

Lydia Williams 1/24/2013 2:39:15 PM

What a wonderful image, Michelle. Congratulations on your finalist award...yes, and hope it moves on to the gold too! #10534345

Connie J. Bagot 1/24/2013 4:04:18 PM

Congratulations Michelle! #10534625

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/24/2013 4:35:46 PM

So happy to see this again Michelle, congrats and good luck! #10534677

Emile Abbott 1/24/2013 4:47:57 PM

Congratulation on finalist, Michelle #10534708

Lucy Abrao 1/24/2013 5:32:28 PM

Congratulations on this finalist.
Lucy #10534885

Ken Smith 1/24/2013 5:47:40 PM

Excellent work, Michelle. Congrats to you!! #10534967

Lana Arcemont 1/24/2013 5:48:10 PM

Congratulations, Michelle! #10534971

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/24/2013 5:53:41 PM

Awesome storytelling portrait, Michelle!
It's a masterpiece!

Congrats on your Finalist, and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10535010

Carol Eade 1/24/2013 6:09:50 PM

You really captured the emotion, Michelle, congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #10535114

Robert K. Bemus 1/24/2013 10:24:36 PM

Awesome portrait...congratulations and good luck!!! #10535665

Heather Loewenhardt 1/24/2013 11:30:44 PM

Wow that little face has so much written across it. Wonderful capture! Congrats on your finalist award. #10535727

Lois Adomite 1/25/2013 2:46:24 PM

Wonderful portrait, congratulations on your finalist #10537006

Jeffrey R. Bange 1/25/2013 9:38:59 PM

I don't know how I ever missed this photo Michelle but best of luck on a well deserved finalist photo and good luck in the next round. #10537650

Bonnie C. Lackey 1/26/2013 9:54:06 AM

Congratulations, Michelle! I can see why he was scared - at that age I would have been terrified. #10538405

Ellen Hodges 1/26/2013 7:50:41 PM

Huge congrats and best luck on a truly fantastic finalist!! #10539178

Merna L. Nobile 1/28/2013 8:55:11 AM

Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!
Merna #10542122

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/28/2013 10:04:35 AM

A wonderful portrait!!! Congratulations Michelle! #10542295

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...and a bewildered baby!

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 5000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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