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20060328 | 07:29 pm

After much of the crowd had gone marching through the streets of Portland, Oregon protesting the invasion and occupation of Iraq after 3 long years, I came across a man dressed up like George W. Bush on the aircraft carrier declaring the end of the war. His daughter floated around him in a bumble bee costume as he posed for the crowed walking by. When much of the crowd was gone he took off his mask and kneeled down to talk to her.

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I recently received a comment from Celia telling me how this photo had a profound effect on her father. I have had many people write and express how one or more of my photos were special to them. This comment however helped me understand why I love this photo (No Rain) so much. Of all the photos I have shot this photograph is my favorite and every time I look at it I am emotionally moved. Having your child look at you like this little bumble bee is looking at her dad is what you dream of. It is an incredibly short and special moment that I believe mostly goes unnoticed. There is so much expressed in the child’s eyes that I’m unable to properly articulate what it means to me, but I think most fathers and mothers understand. If you'd like to see a larger version please check it out on deviantART or Flickr

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Photo by Danny Hammontree

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Ash

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from: epicwelshman
date: 20060329 01:01 am (UTC)
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That's a goreous photo. I love simple, sincere images like this.

I tend to get really frustrated with my own photos when the camera didn't capture what my eyes saw. Maybe I just need to learn more about post-processing of photos? I don't know.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060329 01:11 am (UTC)
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i surely can't say i see photos coming while i am shooting but sometimes like with this one i can... so much of it is when i get them on the computer and i start looking at what i have and then i'll find some magic shots... only advice i can give is to look at photography and develop your eye and shoot like a mad man!

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Ash

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from: epicwelshman
date: 20060329 01:23 am (UTC)
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Oh I'm trying :) Since getting my camera in January I've taken roughly 3500 shots. I know what you mean though, sometimes you'll just shoot for the sake of shooting, and then find one or two amazing, unintentional shots. I think my main area of concern in the richness of the colours in my photos. I know that's more post-processing than the actual taking of the picture, but it frustrates me to no end! Thanks for the advice though.

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Blackdove

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from: blackdove1978
date: 20060329 01:50 am (UTC)
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god what a beautiful picture.
xo

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060331 12:30 am (UTC)
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Thank you :)

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sarah

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from: hervictory
date: 20060329 02:48 am (UTC)
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eee! I love it! I can't wait to see the rest of them.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060331 12:31 am (UTC)
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Thank you... You know i'm Mr. One A Day ;)

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Extraordinary Machine

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from: tragiccomedy
date: 20060329 12:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that is just the most precious photo I have ever seen. I love how her face is so serious, even though she's in a pretty ridiculous costume.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060331 12:32 am (UTC)
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thank you :) i got a couple cute kids this time... more to come soon ;)

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bye_bye_baby18

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from: bye_bye_baby18
date: 20060329 04:36 pm (UTC)
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very cute :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20060331 12:32 am (UTC)
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thank you :)

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