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you have left a part of your heart, of your blood, of your soul, in those pavements - Les MisÚrables
you have left a part of your heart, of your blood, of your soul, in those pavements - Les MisÚrables
Epsi


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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Date: Oct 10, 2013
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2013

Zagreb airport waiting to board a flight.

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[Oct. 22nd, 2013 10:01:00 PM]

Thanks all for the comments and votes.

I didn't took this image with the challenge in mind but I liked it and wanted to submit. Googling pavement and classic novel directed me to this quote of Les MisÚrables. The quote is taken as suggestion that the narrator on the novel is Hugo himself and as a reference to his time in exile. When I read this description I found a deeper personal connection between the image and the quote. I had been two weeks in Croatia where I got married, and when I took the picture I was leaving this beautiful land and adoptive family. During this time i also was able to spend time with my family that manage to go from Argentina for the wedding. So Hugo's words touched me deeply, as a foreigner in a strange land longing for not one but two homelands, my native Argentina and the adopted Croatia.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.8962
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8605
Avg (non-participants): 5.9206
Views since voting: 312
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 106
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/25/2013 11:44:01 AM
I just couldn't stop staring at this image when I first saw it and I can't even say why exactly. So, all I could do was give it a 10.
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10/24/2013 04:33:24 PM
Originally posted by tnun:

beautiful. I would guess bvy, but I'm not sure he has been in Croatia lately.


Have not -- which is sad. It is the Motherland for me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2013 09:57:39 PM
Lovely how the street fades to blankness. the bus is only just entering the frame... we can't see its wheels so it appears to float.

The soul is just water on asphalt, bleak but composed and presented in such a lovely way. I have a feeling I like this photo more than I would like the book. I'm sure it's better than the musical, at least! 9

I'm bumping this to 10 and putting it in my art gallery. To continue the exposition, I hang things in my gallery if I feel they are independent works of art. For example, I could publish this in a literary magazine and it would fit right in.

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10/22/2013 08:19:50 PM
beautiful. I would guess bvy, but I'm not sure he has been in Croatia lately. it is the black and whiteness, the traffic, the passing, the drain, the puddle, the light. 9

Message edited by author 2013-10-23 19:31:43.
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10/22/2013 05:50:34 PM
(Know that I only vote in even numbers.)

A photo that I not only like (which would earn you an eight and a babbling technical explanation) but that further strikes me on some primal level. So I can't quite explain why I'm giving it a ten. But that's kind of the point.
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10/22/2013 10:58:10 AM
i'm sorry, i really do not get any sense of Les Miserables from this image
i get there's a wet spot on the road, but this just screams shoehorn to me.
a 2 is what you get, 4601.
10/22/2013 12:37:23 AM
An odd, and I'm not sure "fitting" choice for this classic. But a really interesting image
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10/21/2013 09:54:24 PM
I like this shot very much, I love the quote but it does not send me to Les Miserables. Although the puddle in the middle of the road reminds me of Hugo's magnificent drawing starting from a spot of coffee.
7
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10/21/2013 02:36:52 PM
image has a lot of emotion. 10
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10/21/2013 09:54:00 AM
adio
the bus is coming so not much "left" a blur motion would have elevated this image 5
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10/20/2013 08:38:28 PM
A great minimalist interpretation, a brave and successful attempt as well. I only wish the driver wasn't indicating going forward, rather if I was given the impression of driving away it would reinforce the title even better (but a minor point by me). I hope this is in the top ten if not top three.9.
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10/19/2013 06:39:26 PM
An grab at an interpretation I think, but none the less I really like this. The minimalism, grain and colors all play well. 7
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10/19/2013 04:10:58 PM
A striking image. Very powerful. The connection to Les Mis is tenuous for me, but I'm taking things perhaps more literally than ought to be doing, and I'll acknowledge that at a metaphorical level you're it's working hard.

8 from me
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10/19/2013 01:27:00 PM
The sentiment seems a stretch mitigated by the quote to guide our thinking. So we see residue and I think detritus of past lives such as Jean Valjean's on the run. Still a stretch, but I enjoy edgy shots and this has a spare visual quality that prompts our minds to take another look and thought. 6, for the edge.
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10/19/2013 06:58:59 AM
Nice work. Really like those gradient lines and the framing. 8
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10/18/2013 01:16:10 PM
All novels aside, I Love the stark presentation here. The feeling of malevolent urgency.
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10/18/2013 12:06:34 PM
Good enough. 7
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10/17/2013 08:25:09 PM
On its own, this is kind of a cool photo. Not really sure how this relates to Les Miserables other than pavement.

If I was judging just on the photo, I would give it a 6 or 7, but due to the challenge, I give it a 4
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10/17/2013 10:30:49 AM
I like the grain.
The stark white areas are interesting.
The puddle gives another area of detail. I would have liked to had seen a little more of the bus, but not much.
Gave this a 4 originally, but bumping to a 6
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10/17/2013 06:41:02 AM
I wonder how many would relate the image to the title ? Not me.4.
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10/17/2013 12:27:49 AM
Stunning image. The high contrast and empty space is excellent.10
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10/16/2013 11:25:14 PM
8...I like this so much I don't even care if it has anything to do with a novel or not, though the quote does work nicely with it. Wait, I'm bumping this to a 9 now...it's the stain, the magic of the stain. I'm back, to add this to my favorites. I'm bumping to a 10. It made me come back and that's something. 10.
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10/16/2013 09:32:11 PM
Very gritty image, well portrayed by the desaturated and noisy processing. Fits neatly with the title!
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