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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dead End II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Date: Jun 6, 2012
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2012

Wow, first ribbon since February 2011. I never thought I would get another one!

I love all that this picture entails...

The fish is stuck at a dead end (the bowl) longing to be somewhere where he cannot (or she cannot) go. Safe in the fresh water, longing for the temptation of the sea...which would kill it.

It's the story of longing. It's a picture of temptation.

On a side note, the fish passed away three days later. Very sad. We had become attached to it.

THANK YOU for all the votes and the ribbon everyone. Nice to find some time to be enjoying DPC again.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.4444
Avg (commenters): 9.2000
Avg (participants): 5.9545
Avg (non-participants): 6.7073
Views since voting: 2757
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 126
Comments: 25
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/17/2012 08:49:32 AM
Nice shot Enzo, beautiful colours and very imaginative take on the challenge - congrats on the Yellow.
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06/17/2012 12:52:12 AM
Awww, good one, Enzo! Congratulations!!
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06/15/2012 12:09:10 AM
Congratulations Enzo...good to see you back on the front page.
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06/14/2012 10:58:05 PM
Congrats on the yellow, Enzo. Lovely image, good connection to the challenge. Sad about the fish, the tricky little blighters tend to do that.
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06/14/2012 02:03:04 PM
My fave - well deserved ribbon. Glorious colors, story, execution.
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06/14/2012 01:58:46 PM
Great idea and beautifully photographed, Enzo! Big congrats on the yellow!
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06/14/2012 11:12:29 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/14/2012 08:56:02 AM
He's back!!

Congrats on the yellow!
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06/13/2012 07:27:34 PM
Enzo, I love this shot, and it was my personal favorite of the challenge. Well done, and congrats on your new ribbon!

Dave
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06/13/2012 12:37:57 PM
Way to go, Enzo! Back to the winning lists :-)
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06/13/2012 11:16:31 AM
I dig that this is slightly 'off'.

What I think is particularly interesting about this is not that the fish is at the ocean and unable to enter because of the bowl, but rather that the fish *should not* enter because it's not a salt water fish!

there's actually a film on AtomFilms with exactly this scenario. I can't remember exactly, but he gets stuck somehow with a fish in a bag and it's starting to suffocate, so he tears around town trying to figure out what to do, finally arrives at the ocean and dumps the fish in the ocean. Only to realize later that the fish is a freshwater fish.

Not exactly the freedom he had in mind.

What is most interesting about this I think is your status as a pastor. So much of religion and morality is founded upon the idea of placing limits on what people can do based on the idea of what they *should/should not* do. People rankle and skirtch and do everything they can to get around these boundaries, even going to Nietschian philosophies to justify behavior that is selfish on the short term and often becomes self-destructive on the long-term. And often in the name of the pursuit of freedom.

The flipside to this of course is that there's the possibility inherent in all faith that while living in the restrictions of a small fish bowl, we could be on a journey to something that isn't what we think it is. And much effort is put forth in the name of making a journey to a wondrous destination that is a disappointment. And with all that effort, what about the ability to focus on the simple here and now and taking advantage of and delight in what exists within our own humble reach.

Yep. Interesting pic indeed! I guess you could say that it spoke to me! heheh
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06/13/2012 09:30:19 AM
Love your image Enzo. It was one of my favs in the challenge. Congrats!
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06/13/2012 08:40:06 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS XOX FROM SHEZ XOX
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06/13/2012 04:34:30 AM
Fantastic idea, Enzo! Congrats on the yellow!
(I hope the goldfish is OK ;)
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06/13/2012 02:14:26 AM
Love this, Enzo! GREAT idea and it's wonderful seeing you on the front page again.
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06/13/2012 12:41:29 AM
I miss seeing you on the front page. You always bring such richness. I must say, I'm a little sad for the goldfish, not that he'd survive in the ocean, but it certainly must have been a tempting sight for him.
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06/13/2012 12:27:41 AM
Nice to see you doing well, Ps Enzo!
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06/13/2012 12:17:21 AM
I gave this a 7... I totally LOVE the colors. Congrats on your finish!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2012 10:22:34 PM
My favorite and top score of the challenge. Love the concept and the colors. Wish there was a bit less blur in the lower left but I'm assuming lens baby? Voted earlier.
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06/12/2012 01:41:32 PM
Great shot, but I think the white border is unnecessary.
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06/08/2012 09:50:40 AM
There is so much meaning in this photo, it's wonderful. by placing the jar near a body of water, and with the fish longingly looking at said water, this couldn't be more perfect.
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06/06/2012 11:32:59 PM
Love this! Great light and color combinations.
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06/06/2012 06:57:03 PM
Cool, and cruel.
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06/06/2012 11:49:05 AM
Like this idea very much.7.
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06/06/2012 03:41:15 AM
Beautiful!!!
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