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3rd PlaceMemento mori

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Challenge: Symbolism (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Date: Jan 27, 2019
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2019

Here's the historical symbol breakdown

-The skull is a reminder of the inevitability of death.
-Flowers (fading) refers to love and beauty's decline
-Sea shells or mollusc shell is the remains of once-living animal, it means death and frailty.
-The cup is a sign of faulty life goal, finding pleasures in the temporal (and sometimes immoral) persuits.
-Coins and jewelry are designed to create beauty, while at the same time they are linked with the vanity, narcissism and the mortal sin of arrogance. They also signal of their owners’ absence.
-A sand clock is the transience of time. Here it is stopped.
-Books are the symbol of knowledge and education, ultimately wisdom.
-Pearls in the form of an infinity sign, symbolizing the eternal. Also the ouroboros, representing the cycle of life and death.
-The key stands for many things, mainly access to heaven or knowledge, or the difference between freedom and incarceration, or life and death.
-The red color of the drapery, and the golden vase, mean high social status. Also the skull has all its teeth, symbolizing wealth leading to healthly living.

Place: 3 out of 32
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0588
Avg (non-participants): 6.5200
Views since voting: 571
Views during voting: 86
Votes: 42
Comments: 7
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02/04/2019 09:42:45 AM
Very well thought out and executed. Congrats on the ribbon!
02/04/2019 04:39:59 AM
what an abundance of symbols - just wow - well thought out and well implemented
02/04/2019 03:58:06 AM
Wonderful, congratulations on third.
02/04/2019 01:52:09 AM
What a lot of thought you have put into this still life - congratulations on the ribbon. I find the white teeth on the skull hilarious - was or is this a skull from a dentist?
02/04/2019 12:07:21 AM
Very Shakespearean.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2019 11:57:19 PM
Well done. My pick for blue.
01/28/2019 09:07:21 AM
Nice setup
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