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Challenge: Grace Slick's White Rabbit (ARCHIVAL) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Oct 17, 2019
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2019

Entertainment. Interesting how “having fun” is important in our lives. Of course, there are some basics to be covered first (food, safe home), but very quickly after that, we feel the need for more. Being bored is usually something to be avoided: playing a game, attending a party, creating art, enjoying art, sports, movies... a fair amount of our time down there seem to be about entertainment.

Sometimes, it becomes an obsession. A priority. No drawback seem negative enough to stop entertainment attraction. On this "Alice in Wonderland" loosely inspired image, I tried to depict a character who is so in love with these orange pills, that she completely forgets those are actually killing her, as they are directly made out of her body chunks.

While this is quite extreme, there are similar examples in real life as well. Some drink, or smoke, despite the well known health consequences. Some do drugs, even if the short term effects will disappear in favor of big problems. Some drive fast, voluntarily forgetting they might kill someone (or themselves). Some cheat on their partner, for an ephemeral thrill, temporarily ignoring the sorrow that may be created. Examples are quite easy to find. Why is that? Why do we so easily forget consequences, and keep having fun whatsoever? Is it something written in our genes? Why does our body favor this, by releasing endorphins or adrenaline in such situation, blinding us? Are we that easy to fool?

I obviously have no definite answer about that. I suppose part of it lies in the fact we are a social species, as entertainment create links between individuals. A group being stronger than a single person, from a biological point of view, evolution may have favored such behavior. In that case, it would mean that despite impacting individual health, excessive/dangerous entertainment is still a valid option to make the pack stronger. Hum. Or maybe am I just writing nonsensical stuff... I'd better get out, and see what good movie's available tonight!

Place: 1 out of 29
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10/29/2019 06:05:02 AM
many congrats on your amazing image ..
and the thought that went into it..
I love your entries here in dpc and I especially love reading your comments about what inspired you to create them ..

my personal thinking on your comment is ..
that we operate predominantly in a near unconscious state .. what I mean by that is we are programmed in our formative years .. and the programming we receive becomes who we are ..
however .. if we received a different program .. ie. a different family life or brought up in a different society etc .. then we would have different beliefs and behaviours ..
when we become aware that we can change the behaviours we find unhelpful in our lives .. and question .. we start to wake up ..
meditation is a wonderful tool to connect us to that core of who we really are .. and when that realization begins we also respond rather than react .. and consider the consequences of our actions ..
the consequences that impact on others and ourselves ..
as we hurt ourselves if we hurt others ..

I'm tapping this out on my phone .. lucky for you I'm not on my computer .. or I could become verbose .. !! .. lol ..

and I'll add .. these are my personal opinions .. you may have other ones ..

ps .. CONGRATULATIONS on your blue ..
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10/26/2019 11:20:54 AM
Excellent stuff as usual, Christophe. Many congrats.
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10/25/2019 10:37:04 AM
Fantastic image, Christophe. "Wonder"ful depiction.. a well earned blue. Congratulations!
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10/25/2019 10:03:18 AM
Bravo :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2019 09:24:32 AM
So well done! Love the light on the scene and the composition is fabulous.
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10/21/2019 01:48:11 AM
Ahhhh must be 1st for sure. Great idea, great execution.
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10/19/2019 06:09:06 AM
I guess this is another Christophe :) If not, this is a HUGE compliment!

Your daughter cannot be already that big? Your wife?

I assume this is a statement against psychedelic drugs and what they do to your health although I read recently that they may have medicinal qualities if used properly. Especially for depression that seems to have no cure at the moment. Cannabis already helps children suffering from epilepsy.

PS I gave it an 8 as I cannot stand any form of violence. It is not a reflection on the quality of your work, just personal dislike.
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10/18/2019 02:28:40 PM
You're here! But, your wife is dying... are you okay with that? Ha!

Nasty little creatures! Well done, Christophe!
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10/18/2019 08:53:52 AM
This is a fantastic image! Definitely in a class of its own!
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10/18/2019 04:57:35 AM
Excellent work Christophe. Your creativity, vision and skill continues to astound me.
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10/18/2019 01:31:07 AM
Looks like a Christophe creation to me...
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