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Whatever is begotten, born, and dies
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies

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Challenge: Sailing to Byzantium (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Sep 2, 2014
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2014

I took this one morning on the train in to work. These two were headed to the first day of school (a few days late for the Back to School challenge). I thought it was a touching moment.

So, the line in the poem talks about how everything young eventually gets old, and I wanted to include the woman's neck as I thought it helped emphasize her age. However, while I was focused on including the neck I failed to fully realize the crop also included the armpit. That was a miscalculation I should have thought through more thoroughly.

Thanks for the comments and the PH red.

Place: 5 out of 59
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Comments: 13
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09/15/2014 02:05:10 PM
Armpits are beautiful. You should see the real New Jersey.
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09/12/2014 10:11:27 AM
This was my top pick Mark and founf no flaw. Incidntally, any way you try to crop this it's still a moving photograph - i mean that all details make sense.
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09/12/2014 09:25:27 AM
Well thought through!!! You must ride the train daily??? I love your shots from them...they are great.
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09/12/2014 12:35:21 AM
I don't have a problem with the armpit. I think the neck and armpit very beautifully help convey the old/new message. Marvelous entry, Mark. Congrats on all the bling :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2014 11:30:09 PM
Powerfully composed and framed

My red

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09/11/2014 09:47:38 PM
I am astonished.
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09/11/2014 04:04:52 PM
surprise surprise 9
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09/10/2014 05:26:38 PM
A good idea and i like the young boy's expression.I'm a bit distracted by the arm pit.
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09/09/2014 11:47:12 AM
Protection. 10
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09/06/2014 07:07:52 AM
Beautifully processed candid moment.
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09/05/2014 03:20:28 PM
Personally I think the composition could have been improved by cropping it lower to remove the armpit and the lower part of her face.
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09/05/2014 11:03:27 AM
Great tones ! Would like to see a closer crop to eliminate the armpit.
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09/05/2014 09:53:27 AM
2 images so different, with the same title

great capture here !
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