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12/12/2005 08:00:35 AM · #1
//www.time.com/time/yip/2005/index.html

There are some sad, and some very haunting photos in their choices.

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12/12/2005 08:23:36 AM · #2
very powerful images...
12/12/2005 08:27:54 AM · #3
Quite impactant. They arrive to the emotions...
Some of them are terrifying but genial.
12/12/2005 08:28:52 AM · #4
i like #14
12/12/2005 08:45:35 AM · #5
I saw those yesterday and liked #1 the best by far.
12/12/2005 08:48:26 AM · #6
... and what if there was no disasters this year in our lousy world ???

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12/12/2005 08:51:06 AM · #7
Lots of very moving shots...strange (to me) that they are all of tragedies or death, save the one with the purple finger. I guess that the editors don't pick photos based on trying to cover the range of emotions...that is a good thing.

I have to agree that with the voters on the shot of the casket being loaded into the plane. Lots of good ones, though.
12/12/2005 08:56:22 AM · #8
wow great photos
12/12/2005 09:07:14 AM · #9
I like them all on a different way, very powerfull to watch at.
And sometime hard also...


12/12/2005 09:12:31 AM · #10
Last to last week end i spent (with my wife and around 10 pak guys and some japanese people) whole day packing cold wear (and blankets etc) for Earth quake surviviours of pakistan. We made around 1000 big boxes full of things), in the end my body was aching but i was very happy, i did at least something for them.
But at the same times when i think about Katerina survivours, one thing hurts me very much that the levees are built to same strength as old. As an engineer working in fluid dynamics (i was able to predict huricane fillipe and rita 5 days very they started) ..i know that next year is going to equally turbulent. And i feel even worse when i see american president is more interested in Iraq than US when it comes to fixing things. How much a man falls for politics.
Sorry for ranting but couldn't help it.
12/12/2005 09:28:52 AM · #11
Originally posted by gooc:

... and what if there was no disasters this year in our lousy world ???


Not a lousy world. A tough one for sure. More unprecedented disaters in one year then most of us have ever seen. I guess the tsunami so early in the year should have been seen as ominous. Will 2006 be any better?
12/12/2005 09:50:32 AM · #12
Sheesh... "Time" you're so darn depressing and pessimistic.

This just goes to show you a major failing of our current society. When 24 "best photos" all profound imagery, but all 100% of them, completely negative.

It really show's that Time magazine truly has a very pessimistic view and outlook of the world it covers.

Could you not find any joyous moment or triumph? *sigh*
12/12/2005 09:57:36 AM · #13
Originally posted by theSaj:

Sheesh... "Time" you're so darn depressing and pessimistic.

This just goes to show you a major failing of our current society. When 24 "best photos" all profound imagery, but all 100% of them, completely negative.

It really show's that Time magazine truly has a very pessimistic view and outlook of the world it covers.

Could you not find any joyous moment or triumph? *sigh*


I think the images were voted on by the readers.
12/12/2005 10:29:15 AM · #14
Yes, however, I believe they came from a pool. And as I implied, "Time Magazine" seldom covers any good news!
12/12/2005 11:08:05 AM · #15
Originally posted by w24x192:

Lots of very moving shots...strange (to me) that they are all of tragedies or death, save the one with the purple finger. I guess that the editors don't pick photos based on trying to cover the range of emotions...that is a good thing.

I have to agree that with the voters on the shot of the casket being loaded into the plane. Lots of good ones, though.

That is a very dramatic shot but if you look carefully you'll notice that a major part of it's impact comes from a deception. The Marines and coffin are still inside the body of the plane and out of the view of the passengers whose faces we see in the windows. Deception was probably not the photographer's intent at the moment he took the picture but it clearly was fostered by the caption writer.
"Heading Home
On arrival in Reno, Nev., as passengers on this civilian flight
looked on, Marines draped the flag over the coffin .... "
12/13/2005 06:04:52 PM · #16
Originally posted by theSaj:

Yes, however, I believe they came from a pool. And as I implied, "Time Magazine" seldom covers any good news!


That's why they have National Geographic. No bad news there.
12/13/2005 06:34:31 PM · #17
Originally posted by theSaj:

Yes, however, I believe they came from a pool. And as I implied, "Time Magazine" seldom covers any good news!


Most media is neagative, no doubt about that.

But this year was especially catastrophic.
12/13/2005 06:37:11 PM · #18
Originally posted by Riggs:

Originally posted by theSaj:

Yes, however, I believe they came from a pool. And as I implied, "Time Magazine" seldom covers any good news!


Most media is neagative, no doubt about that.

But this year was especially catastrophic.


Agreed, but it would have been nice to have 1 or 2 hopeful shots. Heck, all the excellent shots of the dead marines. But none of the ones of marines playing with children and such in Iraq.

Heck, even one of the great shots of the Coast Guard rescuing people from Katrina's devasation.

*shrug*

Alas....it is a sad sad Time in time.
12/16/2005 03:45:39 PM · #19
I've just had a chance to look at our "Special Edition" of Time Magazine - Photo's of the year, and I have to say I found it too grotesque for my taste.

With 3 kids in the house (one certainly too young to see it), it felt like having a pornography magazine (no, don't have those either)...couldn't leave it just sitting out anywhere.

It's in the trash can now. Oh well.
12/16/2005 04:01:03 PM · #20
Some of thoe i wonder why the concidered The Best of 2005.... kinda sad actually. But i like #6 and #3 with the fire that one kinda amazes me and i kinda get lost in it. and #6 with the black and white ceiling i like that one alot because it takes a min to get what your looking at. But yes those ares ome moving pictures.
12/16/2005 04:06:24 PM · #21
Just as a picture, I really like #13, all the women in their light blue and white cloaks, by the ocean.
12/16/2005 04:09:04 PM · #22
Originally posted by w24x192:

I guess that the editors don't pick photos based on trying to cover the range of emotions...that is a good thing.


Normally, I'd agree however without looking I'm guessing the Best Photos of 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, etc., all covered the same exact emotions. Covering a broader range of emotions would be a welcome change IMO.

I think it was in the documentary, "War Photographers" where in one scene they make a point of saying the editors are pretty bias in their selection process favoring photos that depict these same emotions. The more the merrier I guess.

Btw, I voted for the Iraqi woman with the blue finger just to be a rebel!

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