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Challenge: Free Study 2012-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Centennial Park, Ybor City District, Tampa, FL
Date: Aug 28, 2012
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2012

I made this image during the Republican National Convention protests, on August 28th. Protesters gathered in Centennial Park for a march against voter suppression. Afterwards, several members of the black bloc group, labeled (at times by themselves) as anarchist extremists, laid down on the ground and formed a human quilt. The human quilt is used as a protest strategy to cause congestion in the protest area.

In this case, the human quilt was used as a form of bonding and camaraderie among the protesters. The moment I saw this woman wrapped up among her friends, I made several frames, this being my favorite of them all.

Place: 71 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.9569
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9333
Avg (non-participants): 6.0385
Views since voting: 324
Views during voting: 203
Votes: 116
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/08/2012 06:52:34 PM
Excellent! : )
09/08/2012 10:22:16 AM
Thanks for your comments and compliments folks.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2012 08:21:05 PM
Great title. Quite a hodgepodge.
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09/06/2012 06:35:31 PM
comparing today's social networking style to this? I will take the 60's way any day. Great one, and those tatoos too.
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09/05/2012 12:21:35 AM
Thanks for the smile. I hope you'll share the story of this in your comments!
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09/02/2012 10:12:20 AM
Now that's an interesting image and gives new meaning to "social networking".
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09/01/2012 10:06:33 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Full on festival fever! Great sense of life here and the clarity of the reflection in those sunglasses anchors the image superbly. I like how difficult it is to separate one person from another.

Critical stuff: Not much at all.

Overall: Great documentary stuff. I'm particularly impressed by your toning.
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