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jagar


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Challenge: Independence II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Street
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Lens: Fujifilm XF 35 mm f/1.4
Date: Jul 7, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2012

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 73
Avg (all users): 7.2348
Avg (commenters): 8.9412
Avg (participants): 6.5484
Avg (non-participants): 7.4881
Views since voting: 2909
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 115
Comments: 45
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/21/2012 01:11:47 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon and the fine image.
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07/20/2012 11:30:50 PM
Lovely work, John. I like that we can see her grace and strength.
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07/19/2012 10:08:18 PM
Congrats, I didn't expect to see this up here. Beautiful concept.
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07/19/2012 07:54:48 AM
Wonderful shot! You can see her vulnerablity, yet strength and independant spirit. Very good work!
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07/19/2012 01:01:27 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, this one tugs at your heart-strings!
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07/18/2012 01:44:16 PM
That is gorgeously processed! Well done!
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07/18/2012 12:44:31 PM
Says it all. Very poignantly. Congrats!
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07/18/2012 12:37:57 PM
This makes me think of a recent yoga class where the instructor reminded us that to retain our independence when we get "old", we need to put in the effort now. This scene really drives that point home. Great work again sir!
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07/18/2012 11:16:43 AM
This is a wonderfully expressive and tasteful study of age and the struggle to maintain a life. The mono editing is perfect for this. Congratulations on the win....My top pick for sure.
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07/18/2012 10:42:45 AM
This is such a wonderful shot -- even better because my own mother is struggling with losing her independence. Beautifully scene, beautifully captured, and an incredible story. Huge congrats on the red!
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07/18/2012 10:38:57 AM
Immediately transported into the image, to become the story. Brilliant, as always. Thanks.
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07/18/2012 10:34:14 AM
Old age becomes a lesson like no other education. The joy of independence far outweighs the work involved to maintain it (for those individuals fortunate enough to have it!) Alas, neglect of the elderly runs rampant in a world that passes by and becomes metered by the swift clicks of technology. When life can no longer be measured and trafficked by streams of bits...What happens then? Thank you for this image and reminder, John.

Congrats on your ribbon...although disguised in red, carries all the spirit of true blue...;-)
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07/18/2012 09:27:59 AM
You get a sense of the weight you must bare to be independent -- as well as a bit of a lonely mood. Well captured, and congratulations on the ribbon.
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07/18/2012 08:54:15 AM
Congrats - outstanding storytelling image.
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07/18/2012 08:32:02 AM
Great interpretation for the ribbon; always love your candid shots. Congrats!
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07/18/2012 07:49:33 AM
Fuji King strikes again, Congrats
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07/18/2012 06:28:37 AM
Great story, beautiful light.
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07/18/2012 03:54:11 AM
Well done sir
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07/18/2012 03:03:47 AM
A very hopeful and moving interpretation, John. Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/18/2012 02:06:42 AM
You just can't go wrong matey, another worthy one for the record books, Vive la Revolution! ;)
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07/18/2012 02:02:46 AM
Congrats on the red, a Jagar masterpiece.
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07/18/2012 01:55:57 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon John. One of my top 3.
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07/18/2012 01:29:34 AM
Originally posted by the99:

what a wonderful picture! but I'm afraid DNMC :-(
Don't get this comment at all.

Classic. Congrats on the ribbon
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07/18/2012 12:25:30 AM
I should have KNOWN this was you, Jagar!

Silly me!

Congrats to you! Lovely!!!
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07/18/2012 12:18:01 AM
I gave this a 10. It was obvious.
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07/18/2012 12:11:34 AM
Yeah!
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07/18/2012 12:02:26 AM
No surprises here John, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2012 10:21:44 PM
many paintings here.
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07/17/2012 09:13:05 PM
Wow. Everything good, including the fact that she's doing it alone. Impeccable tones and light.
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07/17/2012 08:54:47 PM
Yes. The top of this heap for sure. 9
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07/17/2012 04:23:03 PM
Nice find. Nice idea. great shadow -8-
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07/17/2012 04:18:12 PM
This is what independence means to me. By far and away my favourite of the challenge, and a superb photograph in its own right.
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07/17/2012 09:03:55 AM
And it gets tougher day by day.
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07/16/2012 08:36:10 PM
This is almost exactly the shot I wanted to do for this challenge, but didn't get around to taking it. So clearly I like the concept. The lighting and processing also are on a different level than your competition. Based on the entries I've seen so far, it would be SHOCKING if this did not ribbon! Very well done. For the technical details as well as the emotion...I'm giving this a perfect 10
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07/16/2012 04:20:08 PM
... and doing it so well.

A full 10 from myself, a classy take on the challenge.
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07/12/2012 11:43:13 AM
You nailed this one, best in show award, congrats.
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07/12/2012 10:37:57 AM
That,s more like it,thanks.
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07/12/2012 04:40:25 AM
and good on her! Lovely as usual.
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07/11/2012 08:52:53 PM
Giving this my second highest vote.
There's another entry I think is vastly superior to this one. That being said, this stand alone here. If the street was a little longer to further give the feeling of isolation it would have made this slightly better.
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07/11/2012 04:08:45 PM
Nicely done. The deep blacks on the right of the image really reflect the body position nicely.
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07/11/2012 03:30:02 PM
what a wonderful picture! but I'm afraid DNMC :-(
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07/11/2012 02:52:31 PM
What's not to love?
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07/11/2012 09:44:17 AM
Poignant and beautiful. Great take on the challenge. Should be a top 10.
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07/11/2012 03:08:51 AM
This is such an amazing photo. Out of the ones in this challenge, this has the most impact for me. I can see the actual struggle to stay independent and not having to rely on social services or relatives, or even being forced to leave a loved home and move to a nursing home. I hold this higher than the countless flags, parades or fireworks in this challenge - simply because this is an actual on-going struggle for a lot of people, and not something that took place several hundred of years ago.

I had decided not to vote in this challenge (due to how I feel about said flags and fireworks), but I think I have to anyway, just so I can give this the score it deserves. 10!
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07/11/2012 12:13:03 AM
Beautiful!

Is this LevT?


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