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Moose101


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Challenge: Pain (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Office
Date: Feb 8, 2005
Aperture: f 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 Sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2005

"The main motive for "nonattachment" is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work." by George Orwell

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Wow, that was unexpected... and the pain I went through to get this barbwire was unbelievable. It was crazy, every store only sold 200 feet of the damn stuff. My father actually found a guy that works in a store that sells the stuff and has a farm. I drove out to the farm at like 10PM out in the country, dark, no lights and new area, that wasnít fun. On top of all of that I got a elbow infection from the wire (guess I should have been more careful), still taking pills for the infection. At least my elbow doesnít look like a baseball anymore.

Thanks everyone.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.6476
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 6.5510
Avg (non-participants): 6.6912
Views since voting: 9679
Views during voting: 558
Votes: 315
Comments: 55
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/29/2005 04:32:58 PM
Nah - it's too coincidental. Same hand is closed, same wire is behind the arm, both hands are doing the exact same thing as the other picture. Couldn't be original.
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02/22/2005 04:58:18 PM
Folks, I'm the fellow who wrote the previous message with all those links. I did note what I felt were strong similarities, but I have it on very good authority that this is truly one of those coincidences that just happens when you have some millions of digital cameras sold to millions of photographers through out the world.
Just like people, it's very rare to find what appears to be an identical twin who is not related through blood, but on occasion it just happens.
I was originally shocked at the striking similarities between my own photo and this one, but on discovering this Moose was also flattened by the chilling likeness.
I truly believe that he is a good person, with a good heart, and had not had prior knowledge of my image, thereby thinking and going through great lengths to turn this visualization into a truly original work of his own art.
Moose, I commend you on your brilliance and creative work, and the trouble your went through to bring it all together. A job well done, and a ribbon well deserved.
Please accept my apology for posting before making the effort to speak to you first. You have been polite and forth coming, and I feel terrible to have caused you any ageist as a result of my swiftness of text and slowness of thought.
Brian D. Watters
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02/22/2005 07:33:11 AM
Originally posted by kadac00:

An elbow infection is bad, but it could have been so much worst...

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That is just too funny, Ouch... that would hurt.
02/22/2005 05:57:20 AM
Great minds think alike. :) Congratulations on your version, you even have the same strand of wire behind your arm as on my original from a year ago, now that's an eerie coincidence.
Brian D. Watters

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02/21/2005 07:33:20 PM
An elbow infection is bad, but it could have been so much worst...

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02/18/2005 08:07:40 PM
the most striking image - congratulations on a terrific photo ! :-)
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02/18/2005 01:33:40 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon , you really got into real pain and the effect is mindblowing.
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02/17/2005 03:13:32 AM
i knew this would win when i saw it .. congrats!!!!
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02/16/2005 08:31:52 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon first off. Second I didn't vote but I have to say this is one of the few that actually captured "pain" in the shot. Well deserved ribbon. Hope the elbow heals soon.
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02/16/2005 07:39:01 PM
Congratulations. Don't be satisfied with one ribbon.
- Never be satisfied -
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02/16/2005 05:17:14 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon! Gets right to the point! Very well done!
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02/16/2005 04:33:39 PM
hi this might be the worst thing ever...... perhaps if it were from a war torn country it would have an impact. not the staged display of "pain" that is posted here.
02/16/2005 02:58:59 PM
A killer image with that instant attention grab that transfers the pain directly to the viewer. Congratulations on your yellow.
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02/16/2005 09:34:07 AM
Congrats, excellent photo, I FEEL the pain!
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02/16/2005 07:19:13 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon !!!
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02/16/2005 07:10:24 AM
As BradP says!..

Congratulations!
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02/16/2005 04:51:41 AM
Powerful use of simplicity & high contrast to make the point.
Congrats on your first ribbon Mark!
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02/16/2005 03:08:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this was my favourite of the challenge.
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02/16/2005 01:52:41 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon !
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02/16/2005 01:46:11 AM
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by moose101:

I got a elbow infection from the wire (guess I should have been more careful), still taking pills for the infection.

I hope you've had a tetanus shot in the last few years too, although by now it'd be too late.

I trust you're not setting a new bar for effort required to win a ribbon! A pretty powerful shot with a theme and composition similar to one I did, but much better done.


Trust me Ö Iím not setting any new bars Ö for me itís just normal Ö and thatís to get punished one way or another ;-) But yes, this time it paid off.

Tetanus shot, yes Iíve had one done a few years back. Actually, thatís a whole other story that but I can tell you that I had my last tetanus shot at about 8AM on January 1st, 2000. Letís just say it was a good New Years Party ;-)

Yes, exciting to have my first ribbon. Thanks

Originally posted by GeneralE:

similar to one I did...


I was going to check it out but finding it in your massive profile is like searching for a needle in a hay stack ;-) ... I'll have to check it out in the morning.
02/16/2005 01:36:47 AM
Thanks everyone for voting and for all the comments ... this is exciting...

I got me one, I got me one... I'm satisfied for another next year ;-)
02/16/2005 01:22:56 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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02/16/2005 01:07:58 AM
Very powerful and no need for a title for this image. You had made the photo speak out to the world. Congrats.
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02/16/2005 12:47:07 AM
Very complex, well done.
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02/16/2005 12:37:41 AM
Originally posted by moose101:

I got a elbow infection from the wire (guess I should have been more careful), still taking pills for the infection.

I hope you've had a tetanus shot in the last few years too, although by now it'd be too late.

I trust you're not setting a new bar for effort required to win a ribbon! A pretty powerful shot with a theme and composition similar to one I did, but much better done.
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02/16/2005 12:18:09 AM
One of my three top pics. Excellent!!! :o)
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02/16/2005 12:08:39 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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02/16/2005 12:06:42 AM
Definitely worthy of a ribbon. Congratulations
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02/16/2005 12:01:46 AM
congratulations! top ranked photo for your camera!!! and a ribbon. great photo -- very powerful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2005 11:21:12 PM
The white background belies the mood you may have been going for.
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02/15/2005 11:19:28 PM
very simple, but a great shot nonetheless. (9)
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02/15/2005 06:31:55 AM
One of my faves! Very artistic, almost performance art. That barb in the left arm looks painful for sure. I hope you or or model weren't hurt by it.
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02/15/2005 03:42:03 AM
Really nice shot
9
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02/14/2005 04:34:24 PM
Visual simplicity and straight to the point......
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02/14/2005 03:46:00 PM
gr8! photo! i like youre composition!! congrats!
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02/14/2005 07:18:00 AM
good
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02/13/2005 11:14:06 PM
very cool!
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02/13/2005 10:08:46 AM
although clichet but this is nicely done
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02/13/2005 08:50:26 AM
I can feel the pain in this one!
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02/12/2005 03:36:51 AM
Very dramatic and thought provoking. Excellent. My favorite of the challenge.
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02/11/2005 10:52:31 AM
I like it. 8
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02/11/2005 02:26:50 AM
One of the more original images related to 'pain'. The white background could have been used for better effect, perhaps if it was black?
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02/10/2005 08:09:57 PM
it does look painful :/ great capture and i love the completely blank background, it makes the picture in my opinion.
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02/10/2005 05:33:40 PM
Great use of contrasts and nice choice of black and white.
This is a phot that anyone can like, and it still meets the criteria.
I think you should do well.
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02/09/2005 08:15:22 PM
the simplicity is what makes this shot work.
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02/09/2005 07:00:43 PM
First I thought you'd had a kid grab those barb wires, but then I noticed the hair....I guess my imagination was too dramatic. Nice photo, but I would have expected to be the arms entirely behind the fence... this guy got himself in a lot of trouble ;-)
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02/09/2005 03:59:56 PM
ouchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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02/09/2005 01:42:34 PM
A little uninspired...by this I mean....whats the meaning? Sometimes on a confusing image the title can help the viewer make sense of it...but you didn't even give us that Still a pleasant image thats composed, exposed and creatively shot. I like how the arms are interwoven witht he wire and not just on one side of it. Adds a nice 3D feel.
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02/09/2005 12:11:13 PM
Ouch
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02/09/2005 10:40:33 AM
Ouch. I like how the spikes sting your hands and arms (artistically, I'm not sadistic ;)
The white background is very interesting, as most photogs (including me) went for dark, moody shots. Very neat and sharp, good lighting. I'm not sure about the upper part of the picture, above the hands. I think it could have been cropped. 10.
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02/09/2005 07:07:21 AM
That's gotta hurt.
Crispy shot. I liked the white background!
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02/09/2005 01:34:56 AM
10
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02/09/2005 12:51:15 AM
this is pain, specially if he is trying to climb up
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02/09/2005 12:31:49 AM
Very good
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02/09/2005 12:10:21 AM
Excellent concept, great tecnical detail, you made mine look sorry. A 10 for sure.
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