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the elephant's lament
the elephant's lament

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-06 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Jul 14, 2019
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2019

Thank you for the great comments!! No elephants were harmed in the making of this picture. Any you might see are courtesy of your excellent imagination.

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Place: 38 out of 48
Avg (all users): 5.4043
Avg (participants): 5.3600
Avg (non-participants): 5.4545
Views since voting: 74
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 47
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/22/2019 08:17:13 AM
Where'd they go? Amazed and delighted to have been so deliciously led down the garden path. More's the wonder.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2019 10:54:49 PM
For me the title surpasses the image probably because of the reversed white triangle. Without the left one I would have burst into tears
marked 7
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07/21/2019 10:46:34 PM
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07/21/2019 11:30:36 AM
The reverse reflection of an elephant's eye and upper trunk is a transformation of depth and mood. The now offset eyes signal how wrong things have gone. Maybe it's a personal lament, or for all elephants, or for all the world. It's, as I read it, a sorrowful meditation. And how can we humans, woeful architects of its plight, look him or her in the eye. I see the white overlay as tears or a guitar, as in "while my guitar gently weeps." A single image essay. Disturbingly beautiful, creative, harsh and stunning.
Personal favorite of the challenge.
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