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Challenge: Free Study 2013-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Apple iPhone 5s
Location: Vermont
Date: Nov 30, 2013
Aperture: f/2.2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Abstract, Camera Phones
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2013

Fragment of an iPhone picture of tow truck in a gas station parking lot at night, with smudged steel metal fuel tank looking abstractly oriental. Peaceful feeling despite the grunge. For my 100th entry, it seems fitting to post an image captured because of my delight in finding unexpected beauty in the most mundane of everyday objects. Unlikely to score well, but that doesn't feel important. Hope some of you enjoy it.
[Dec. 7th, 2013 11:00:25 PM]

Edited to add: I went back and learned this is not a gas tank, it is a large metal toolbox attached to the truck. More expansive view of the subject looks like this:
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Place: 153 out of 155
Avg (all users): 4.2451
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 4.3000
Avg (non-participants): 4.1250
Views since voting: 429
Views during voting: 180
Votes: 102
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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12/08/2013 12:27:08 AM
I went looking for this after voting. Hoping you had notes. Curious. Thank you! My mind tried desperately to find something to recognize in this & failed completely. Beauty is probably there all the time in the most everyday objects, we just don't see it. Glad you captured this one & even more that you entered it. Thanks again.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2013 10:37:24 PM
at first I was consternated trying to figure out what this was, but then I realized I didn't have to figure it out.
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12/07/2013 08:26:37 PM
I wish I knew what I was seeing. Can't tell if this is meant to be an abstract - or if I'm missing something obvious...
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12/05/2013 03:46:14 PM
Bit of a mystery shot - some part of a car?
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12/03/2013 11:53:08 AM
Indeed it is ....is it the right way up.
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12/02/2013 10:21:08 AM
frightening......then compelling...I turn fears to curiosity.... why do I need to know what some of these images actually are.....does explanation quell fear?
perhaps... holds attention long enough to ask then when I start guessing I make myself just a little anxious..... is it wrong to try to explain to myself....is my reality valid.....or an exercise toward coping or stimulating creativity? like half a rorschach high mark
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12/02/2013 05:55:17 AM
Could not fail to acknowledge this, because it's so interesting. I think you've photographed a bit of wall art? But if that's what you've done you've given it wings. If that's not what you did at all, I don't care and I still thank you.
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