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Bridging the racial gap in South Africa
Bridging the racial gap in South Africa

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-T1
Location: South Africa
Date: Feb 11, 2005
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

The racial gap is continuously being bridged here in South Africa. The red in the back represents the pain in the past; the hands, the hope for the future.

Place: 351 out of 424
Avg (all users): 4.5749
Avg (commenters): 4.1250
Avg (participants): 4.3818
Avg (non-participants): 4.7633
Views since voting: 1043
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 334
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2005 01:04:30 PM
To be honest, this isn't a great shot in my opinion. This is for a few reasons: fussy background, slightly soft, strange lighting and major cliche. Of course, the last point is a matter of taste, but still doesn't do it for me I'm afraid. Sorry!
02/21/2005 02:13:24 PM
A good idea, but I feel that the rather busy background lets it down.
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02/21/2005 11:57:11 AM
Again - Less is More. I would have cropped out all of the gray matter from the bottom of picture (about 25%).
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02/20/2005 09:49:10 PM
I like the subject and idea, but the execution isn't doing much for me. Maybe having the kids hold hands or showing some other way of "togetherness" would have more impact.
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02/20/2005 04:42:52 PM
Unexpected but very interesting concept on the bridges and I see it very clearly, I'm sure it's not just in South Africa but is considered everywhere. Nice tight crop with effective depth of field, excellent work.
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02/19/2005 09:51:11 AM
I like this idea. The background could have been slightly more out of focus.
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02/18/2005 10:05:17 PM
This picture makes a statement. Good composition to show how we should do better in this world.
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02/18/2005 04:53:39 PM
there are times when contriving an image to fit a brief just doesn't work, this looks like one of those times.
Nicely exposedhands and love the background, just can't connect them.
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02/18/2005 12:01:26 PM
nice idea, but the resulting graphic is muddled in composition. Technical values are fine, but since you had controll over the composition, you might have done more with this idea.
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02/16/2005 06:42:16 AM
Also had a similar idea but i think this one could have been better if a little more thought was taken! good attempt!
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02/16/2005 02:56:12 AM
This has the opportunity to be a very moving shot, but the light seems to be a bit too harsh to set the mood. The narrow crop is also distracting. The focus, however, is great, and the idea fits the challenge.
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