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Challenge: Heroes (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC
Date: Nov 11, 2004
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2004

I spent Veterans Day in Washington DC, visiting the World War II and Vietnam Veterans memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery. I feel this photograph really captures the essence of Veterans Day and of this challenge. We'll see if the voters feel the same.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.4533
Avg (commenters): 9.1724
Avg (participants): 7.3492
Avg (non-participants): 7.4938
Views since voting: 11480
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 225
Comments: 94
Favorites: 66 (view)


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04/01/2008 07:48:33 AM
I did the same thing with my hands when I got there... I was unable to get any pictures though, too many names of friends...
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04/29/2006 12:39:10 PM
Great shot. Very deserving of first place ribbon.
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07/28/2005 11:11:07 PM
This is a very powerfully emotive photo. Very good composition.
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07/22/2005 07:23:08 PM
I love this photo. And, I agree with your comments completely. It does capture the essence of Veteran's Day. Great composition and positioning with the hands and the reflection of them.
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04/24/2005 04:32:27 PM
This got a well deserved 10 from me.
Well done.
Same idea as mine, but by far better executed.
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03/04/2005 03:43:39 PM
Very touching photograph. Evokes such emotion! Love this!:)
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02/25/2005 05:25:48 AM
oh god I love this one.... beautiful
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12/22/2004 10:01:55 PM
Powerful with overwhelming emotion. You could almost say it's a meeting of the hands of life and death.
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12/13/2004 05:55:23 PM
Powerful, moving. The emotion from the hands comes thru.
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12/13/2004 12:27:21 PM
Helped inspire one of my later entries, even if it didn't turn nearly as well as your's did. Congratulations!
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12/06/2004 11:46:19 PM
Very powerful image...Congrats on your first ribbon.
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11/27/2004 11:04:04 AM
Excellent photo. Congratulations!
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11/27/2004 03:35:21 AM
Hey Terry, congrats on your first ribbon with this powerful image!
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11/26/2004 03:54:04 PM
This is it, everything about this picture is good from the old hand to the sorrow that the hands show. This picture is prefect for the Heroes in every war where ever it was or were ever it might be.
This picture shut be on display every were in the world to be a warning on how bad things can get.
Thanks
Johannes
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11/26/2004 06:44:53 AM
Well deserved and WAY overdue!
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11/25/2004 05:09:21 PM
Wow! Good job!
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11/24/2004 08:15:55 AM
Yeeeeh Terry ... very well deserved, wonderful shot!
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11/24/2004 06:39:49 AM
it's good one.keep going on.
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11/23/2004 05:13:34 PM
Way to go, Terry! It's been a long time coming. Congrats!
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11/23/2004 02:36:25 PM
You rock! Congratulations Terry!!! (((big hugs!!)))
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11/23/2004 02:25:19 PM
Very powerful shot Terry.
Tone & dof are great.
Superb job!

Message edited by author 2004-11-23 14:25:33.
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11/23/2004 10:28:25 AM
I liked this shot when you first showed it to me. My only 10 of the challenge. Perfect DOF, nice sharp focus, and black and white was the perfect choice for the shot. This just proves that you and I need to go shooting more often. ;) Nice job pal!
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11/23/2004 09:19:46 AM
Nice work CJ, well done!
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11/23/2004 06:45:50 AM
This is an image that I sat and looked at for a long time.....it's very powerful. To me the hands emphasised the fact that it's not just a list of names .....those were people who's lives were lost,families changed forever, it made me remember. Congrats on a very well deserved blue!!

sue
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11/23/2004 06:02:19 AM
very nice....
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11/22/2004 05:42:59 PM
Wow! Congrats on Your first Ribbon and a Blue! Great Image, perfect for this challenge! Very "touching", emotional subject well desrved top honor.
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11/22/2004 10:42:49 AM
What a great thing to wake up to: CJ's first ribbon. BLUE!! I'm thrilled for you. Great photo!
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11/22/2004 08:49:30 AM
I just love this. A number of people used these walls full of names but the key element here was getting a human being back into it. And better still to capture an appropriate aged hand in the act of touching the wall. It's that idea that elevates this shot abocve the others. Well done and well deserved.
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11/22/2004 08:41:21 AM
YAYYYYYYYYYYY you did it !!!!!

*does happy dance*

:D
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11/22/2004 08:32:48 AM
Congratulations on your first and blue!
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11/22/2004 08:27:21 AM
I'm so glad this one won, best in challenge, Congrats!
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11/22/2004 07:25:51 AM
Wow, great job CJ!! Congrats!!!!
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11/22/2004 07:08:03 AM
Congratulations CJ on your first place finish. Excellent shot and well deserved.
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11/22/2004 06:53:39 AM
Woohooo! Do the ribbon dance hoombahoombahoomba!

Great shot, well deserved!
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11/22/2004 06:30:00 AM
Ribbon hog! :-)

Congrats CJ! Well done!

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11/22/2004 03:31:22 AM
Hell ya! Way to go CJ! It's been a long time coming, but you made it!
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11/22/2004 03:00:20 AM
Hey about time you hit a ribbon well deserved absolutely wonderfull title and picture to back it up.. more to come no doubt.
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11/22/2004 02:39:39 AM
Congrats CJ, great photo :)
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11/22/2004 01:58:42 AM
this was by far my favourite shot!

congrats on the first ribbon, a blue ribbon!
and on joining the 7+ club :-)

touching shot, as i said earlier (second comment from the bottom) i would have given you an 11 if i could!
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11/22/2004 01:02:33 AM
Terry: my warmest congratulation on this well earned blue ribbon. you have certainly outdone yourself with this touching image.
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11/22/2004 12:57:32 AM
I was hoping this one would win. Excellent shot.
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11/22/2004 12:44:39 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! And blue at that!! Well deserved <<pat on the back>> :D
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11/22/2004 12:42:40 AM
This brings back incredible feelings. I got to see the wall once. I imediately burst into tears. I have never seen an object so simple in form hold so much emotion. I didn't have time to vote on this challenge, but if I had, this may have been the only ten I've ever (woulda) given out. I'm trying to hold back the tears now as I look at this. Kudos.
TC
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11/22/2004 12:28:09 AM
Fabulous image, Terry! Many,many congrats on your first and a blue to boot! RoB
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11/22/2004 12:27:54 AM
Congratulations Clubjuggle!
This was my favorite of the challenge. I am pleased to see you take the blue ribbon on such an emotional and well-composed entry.
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11/22/2004 12:22:30 AM
Congrats CJ! Wonderful image!
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11/22/2004 12:18:24 AM
WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to see you ribbon! Excellent shot!
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11/22/2004 12:13:45 AM
<tackles ClubJuggle$2dollah>

this shot ROCKS! congrats on your first ribbon and a very well deserved one it is! (hugs)
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11/22/2004 12:13:31 AM
Congrats on your first. And a biggie to boot. Excellent job.
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11/22/2004 12:13:19 AM
This definately deserved the blue ribbon. So emotional and so well executed! Congratulations Terry!!
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11/22/2004 12:11:57 AM
CJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!
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11/22/2004 12:08:06 AM
Congrats Terry!
Excellent Image..very well done!

Regards,
Randy.
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11/22/2004 12:07:42 AM
YOU GO BOY! See! Way to go, love this shot.
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11/22/2004 12:07:19 AM
Congratulations Terry!
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11/22/2004 12:06:47 AM
With an image like that it is hard to believe it is your first ribbon. Congrats Terry :)
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11/22/2004 12:06:22 AM
I had a feeling this was going to get the Blue...Congrat's!!!!
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11/22/2004 12:05:56 AM
WOOOOOT! Congrats on your first ribbon, and a blue at that! Well Deserved, CJ!
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11/22/2004 12:02:53 AM
WAY TO GO!! Awesome shot and well deserved!
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11/22/2004 12:02:04 AM
Good Work!
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11/22/2004 12:01:26 AM
Awsome job, Terry. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/22/2004 12:01:13 AM
Congrats CJ! This deserves a pounce! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2004 11:50:32 PM
VERY powerful photo! (10)
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11/21/2004 11:49:04 PM
Excellent job! The toning is great, and it's certainly an emotional shot. Congrats on a job well done.
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11/21/2004 11:14:06 PM
My pick of the litter. Great capture, emotionally gripping, and beautiful b/w tones. :o)
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11/21/2004 10:54:43 PM
outstanding! very moving and powerful image.
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11/21/2004 10:42:21 PM
Bumping to 10 from a 9
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11/21/2004 10:49:10 AM
Very nice! I love how the hand meets its reflection, as if in prayer -- or perhaps the wall touching the hand to offer comfort.
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11/20/2004 10:33:40 PM
Your picture choked me up. 10++
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11/20/2004 12:11:47 AM
I like this and the use of the reflection. However, to mee the other hands are distracting --it's hard to tell how many are here. And the hand isnt in sharp focus except in the reflection--more DOF is needed IMHO.
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11/19/2004 11:20:38 PM
Not an original idea in this challenge but certainly one of the best executed of this style. Emotive, recognisable and simple. Well done. 10.
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11/19/2004 11:03:46 PM
Very moving shot. I love the composition - the reflection of the hands on the wall adds so much. An emotional entry, very powerful. One of my favorites in the challenge!
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11/19/2004 04:25:56 PM
What an emotional photo - perfect in black and white
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11/19/2004 12:29:46 PM
very emotive - I like this shot a lot!
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11/18/2004 05:29:11 AM
Good job, very touching.
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11/17/2004 08:22:34 AM
Very nice shot !! Truly Heroes! 9
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11/16/2004 11:18:20 PM
Perfect! 10
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11/16/2004 03:00:24 PM
Great photo, it captures the emotion of loss and sacrifice. Well done.
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11/16/2004 01:15:59 PM
Although I think the photo may have looked better with only one hand, still a very well shot bw!
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11/16/2004 12:02:03 PM
Very moving. 10.
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11/16/2004 01:50:30 AM
I love the way this wall creates reflections... I think this is the best in the challenge... great work... = 10
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11/16/2004 12:40:17 AM
fits the bill very nicely
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11/15/2004 11:55:11 PM
There is a lot to like about this shot. I think it is one of the best of the bunch. 9
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11/15/2004 09:40:24 PM
This is the most amazing picture I've seen yet entered into competition. Truly gorgeous shot - so filled with emotion. you get the sense of age from the hands. Really very well done - I hope you win!
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11/15/2004 07:01:01 PM
great shot and title.. would've liked to see some of the names a little more, but it's obvious what this is.
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11/15/2004 06:34:14 PM
Wonderful, my choice for the best in this challenge, simple yet a verry well told story, excellent depth and dramatism. Just great!
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11/15/2004 06:03:11 PM
beautiful - the reflection gives the illusion of hands in prayer. I like the other hands too - the viewer can see the connections between the living and the connections with those gone. Wish it were just a bit sharper. 9
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11/15/2004 04:50:30 PM
This is precisely the shot i didn't take. Just couldn't.
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11/15/2004 01:19:03 PM
A moving photograph. Yes, we do remember.
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11/15/2004 11:58:13 AM
This is a very powerful photograph full of emotion. It meets the challenge with no doubt. I think titles can add to a photo as well as take away, your title ADDED to the photo. As far as the picture I think your lighting is good with good use shadows. Focus right on and the use of B&W works well wow you can feel the emotion. Great job 10.
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11/15/2004 10:46:12 AM
Wonderful title
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11/15/2004 10:41:57 AM
great shot.
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11/15/2004 09:12:51 AM
This is the winner. Very moving capture.
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11/15/2004 01:07:53 AM
i would give you an 11 if i could! powerful image! im adding this one to my favourites
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11/15/2004 12:42:59 AM
Very.... Very.. Good
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