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Loss/Grief


 

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Grief
Grief

Patrick Campbell

 
 
 

Carol Brill
 

This is a powerful shot with such depth of emotion, Patrick, your composition is worth a thousand words.


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May 17, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks 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.


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May 17, 2004

 

Carol Brill
  Staged or not, Patrick, it really packs an emotional punch and is very well rendered!


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May 17, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank you Carol for your kind comments!


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May 18, 2004

 

Michelle a. Bergkamp
  WOW!! all I can say is goosebumps. the doll he is holding is a real tearjerker
Michelle


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June 03, 2004

 

Will Rankin
  Patrick, 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!


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June 06, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Michelle, thanks for your kind comments! Will, thanks for your feedback. Do you have a gallery here so we can all return the favor?


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June 06, 2004

 

Will Rankin
  Patrick, 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....
Keep on snapping.......


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June 06, 2004

 

Kristen McKain
  Congrats!!


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June 15, 2004

 

Will Rankin
  That goes for me too - well done, sir!
Still not sure about that doll, though :-)


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June 15, 2004

 

Janice Forrest
  Well done and good luck in the next round.


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June 16, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks everyone! Will, the firehose in the foreground bothers me more than the doll. :-)


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June 16, 2004

 

Karen Talasco
  Congrats, Patrick. Staged or not, it is still a very powerful photo.


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June 16, 2004

 

Kathleen Clemons
  Well done, Pat! Congrats! :)


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June 16, 2004

 

Kelly Abernathy
  Congrats on first place! Wonderful photo! -K


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June 16, 2004

 

Janet Detota
  Way to go, Patrick!!


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June 16, 2004

 

Ron Goldman
  Congratulations Pat! Well deserved!


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June 16, 2004

 

Mary K. Robison
  Congratulations, Patrick!


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June 16, 2004

 
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  Well done!! Congrats!!


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June 16, 2004

 

Peggy Wolff
  Congrats on your first place win!!! Wonderful shot!


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June 16, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank you Karen, Kathleen, K.S., Janet, Ron, Mary, Donna, and Margaret! I am very honored to be in the winner's circle!


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June 16, 2004

 

Gene Spears
  great work, Patrick - congratulations!


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June 16, 2004

 

Karen Lewis-Gunn
  Congratulations!!!! such amazing drama and emotion!! well done!


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June 16, 2004

 

Jean-Francois Schmutz
  Oh Yes !!!
a big Bravo Pat !

JF


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June 16, 2004

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Many contratulations on your win, Patrick! Very well deserved!


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June 17, 2004

 
- Mette Vendelboe Allison

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  Congrats, Patrick! Great photo!


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June 17, 2004

 

Wally Orlowsky
  Congratulations on this win, Patrick!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna W. Neal
  Well staged or not it deserves this win! Congratulations Patrick!!


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Congrats Patrick - well-deserved win!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna R. Moratelli
  Wow, this is great! A big congratulations to you Patrick. I LOVE this image~


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June 17, 2004

 

Paul C. Gazzanigo
  Congratulations, Patrick!

Amazing capture!


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June 17, 2004

 

Debra Booth
  Congratulations, Patrick!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Donna J. Eaton
  A big congratulations to you Patrick! Fabulous work! ;-)


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June 17, 2004

 

Myra Vos
  Congratulations on your win Patrick.


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June 17, 2004

 

Kasia Elser
  Congrats! What a great shot!!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congratulations on your super image and win Patrick! It's packed with emotion, action and great color!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Lori Ditlefsen
  Congrats on the win Patrick! Well done!


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June 17, 2004

 

Jennifer Jones
  Congratulations Patrick! Great photograph. Thanks for sharing!


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June 17, 2004

 

Jennifer Rennison
  Congratulations on your win! This is a great image!


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June 17, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank 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.


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June 17, 2004

 

Cathy Shotz
  Patrick...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.


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June 17, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Cathy, 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.


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June 17, 2004

 
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  Congrats Patrick--a very powerful shot.


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June 17, 2004

 

Bernard B. Travers
  REALLY POWERFUL IMAGE Patrick. Wonderful shot - wonderful win. Congrats.


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June 17, 2004

 

Robin L. Wehrman
  Hi Patrick! Sure is a powerful image well done! congratulations on you win, well deserved!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks Carol, Bernard, and Robin--you all are very kind.


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June 17, 2004

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congratulations on your win, Patrick!!!!


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June 17, 2004

 
- Dan Holm

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  A powerful, memorable image, Patrick! Congratulations!!


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June 17, 2004

 

Sherrie H. Penny
  Patrick, NICE WORK! and CONGRATS!


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June 18, 2004

 

Anton Falcon
  awesome shot! congrats on a well deserved win, Patrick!


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June 18, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Colette, Dan, Sherrie, and Anton--a big thanks to you!


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June 18, 2004

 
- Heather K. McFarland

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  Big congrats Pat! This is a very compelling image! One of the best firefighter shots I have seen!


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June 18, 2004

 
- Monika Sapek

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  Well done, Patrick! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!
Monika


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June 18, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks Heather and Monika!


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June 18, 2004

 

Dolores Neilson
  Patrick...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. ;)


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June 20, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks Dolores! Let's just say I was happy to have him pose for me. :-)


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June 20, 2004

 

Carol Brill
  Patrick, a worthy finish for an image that still gives me goosebumps! Congratulations!!


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June 20, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Carol, thanks for all of your kind comments--they are greatly appreciated!


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June 20, 2004

 
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  Splendid and powerful!! Bravo Patrick! Viveca.


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June 21, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank you Viveca!


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June 21, 2004

 

Robert Brown
  Patrick, congratulations on this fine photo and your selection!


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June 23, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks Bob, and I hope you had a great trip!


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June 23, 2004

 

Andre Marhaug
  Congratulations, Patrick. A photo that gives flashbacks...

Well deserved category win!.


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June 23, 2004

 

Hasmik Hatamian
  Congratulations Patrick. Great shot, well deserved win.


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June 24, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank you Andre and Hasmik!


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June 24, 2004

 

Lindsey B. Thompson
  Patrick-
This is such an awesome picture! You did a great job. It caught my eye immediately because my husband is a fire fighter. I am just waiting for them to have another control burn so I can practice some shots like this! Congratulations and great job!


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June 25, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank 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.


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June 25, 2004

 

Kathleen R. Struckle
  Congrat'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.


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July 14, 2004

 

Kelly Heaton
  Wow! Great Capture! & Congratulations!


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July 17, 2004

 

Lori Ditlefsen
  Congrats Patrick!


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July 17, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank you so much, Kathleen, Kelly, and Lori!


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July 18, 2004

 

Ellen L. Zaslaw
  I had no idea this was staged ! It is highly
emotional and effictive on any level however !!!


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October 20, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thanks very much, Ellen.


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November 23, 2004

 

Susan L. Vasquez
  I would have never guessed this was staged either. Such a strong emotional portrait!


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June 08, 2005

 
- Elizabeth A. Marker

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  My 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!
(Ps. Will, Lets see what you have to offer!!)


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March 31, 2007

 

Patrick Campbell
  Thank you, Elizabeth! If I have learned one thing, it is that good photography is harder to do than it looks! :-)


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April 01, 2007

 
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