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The Sound of Silence
3rd PlaceThe Sound of Silence
Keith Maniac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Lake Michigan, Chicago, USA
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 25 seconds
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2006

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
Beneath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed
By the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

-Paul Simon



Post Challenge: Special thanks to all the commenters!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.6000
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.4359
Avg (non-participants): 6.6618
Views since voting: 11982
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 285
Comments: 32
Favorites: 16 (view)


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10/31/2006 10:03:02 PM
At first glance I thought this was an extension of a stage and the guy was performing some type of act (e.g., comedy). I thought that it captures well the reaction and isolation of a performer who is just not connecting with his audience. I thought that this is truly when you really do hear the "sound of silence" and it can be deafening.

However, I think your photo has a similar theme and even though the person on the end of the pier isn't performing for an audience, he is hearing the "sound of silence."

Congrats and great job!

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10/30/2006 10:54:15 AM
nice idea, good photo
congratz on your 3rd place
i only wish that pier is not so iluminated but with 25 seconds exposure i don't know who to get rid of that, nevertheless excellent work
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10/29/2006 09:01:00 PM
A super fine study in solitude! congratulations on your Yellow.
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10/27/2006 05:51:25 PM
Congrats my friend. The photo brings me to this place.

I am glad you got a ribbon for this one because I think your last 3 challenge entries are variations on the same theme.

Message edited by author 2006-10-27 17:57:50.
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10/27/2006 01:46:03 PM
...but the shadow does not show any pee.

Originally posted by saiphfire:

Not to take anything away from this, because I love the shot, but is it just me that thinks it looks a little like the model is peeing into Lake Michigan? :)
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10/26/2006 04:16:41 PM
Not to take anything away from this, because I love the shot, but is it just me that thinks it looks a little like the model is peeing into Lake Michigan? :)
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10/26/2006 11:07:21 AM
top notch ... as usual ... congrats
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10/25/2006 04:31:50 PM
The picture fits the title perfectly. Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/25/2006 04:23:23 PM
Great shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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10/25/2006 01:46:39 PM
I love that song. It's beautiful. And so is your picture! You really captured a feeling.
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10/25/2006 11:44:00 AM
thats an amazing song by the way... Amazing shot for an amazing song... hehe ! congratulations for the ribbon !

Message edited by author 2006-10-25 11:44:25.
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10/25/2006 10:59:02 AM
Great shot!! Congrats on the yellow!!!
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10/25/2006 08:59:23 AM
Congrats Chris! Great shot.
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10/25/2006 08:39:01 AM
I tipped this as a ribbon winner...was right! yipee for me! and you of course! great image, well deserved
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10/25/2006 07:03:40 AM
Good one. Congrats!!
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10/25/2006 06:51:23 AM
the shadow is just great.
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10/25/2006 02:27:34 AM
Fantastic shot. I voted it 8, and it's going in my favorites folder. :)
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10/25/2006 12:34:28 AM
Great shot Keith. The "silence" comes over so well. Congrats on your well deserved yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 10:49:01 AM
Aeroplanes rather than silent meteors. 8.
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10/22/2006 10:09:47 PM
Nice idea, interesting image, poignant feeling. More stars would probably help. I'm interested in the exposure and setting details.
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10/21/2006 05:34:00 PM
This photo makes me realize how little I know about photography! Rockin'!
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10/21/2006 05:09:04 PM
nice one. how did you make the trails on the sky?
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10/19/2006 05:22:41 PM
LOvely colour and lighting.
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10/19/2006 06:28:24 AM
Nice image, especially the colors and the shooting stars. It definitely conveys a sense of quiet.
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10/19/2006 03:17:07 AM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 8
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10/18/2006 10:26:03 PM
i love this shot!!!! 10 adding to faves!
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10/18/2006 06:17:14 PM
I love this!! The colors are great and the composition is wonderful - with the shadow and everything. I like it.
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10/18/2006 03:30:23 PM
Interesting lighting..
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10/18/2006 05:25:53 AM
wow...has to be a ribbon contender and one of the best in the challenge 9
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10/18/2006 04:29:21 AM
Wow nice shot, sharp shooting!
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10/18/2006 12:37:58 AM
Beautiful shot. I just want to stare at it. It's very serene.
The edges of the walk seem a bit oversharp, but other than that, excellent work. (:
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10/18/2006 12:19:55 AM
phenominal!!!! low the dreamy mystical feel! rock on! 10
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