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Remembrance/Magritte: Ce N'est Pas un Ours
Remembrance/Magritte: Ce N'est Pas un Ours
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Mar 5, 2005
Aperture: f: 6.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2005

Rosemary is the herb of remembrance. The leaves are clipped to represent failure or transience of memory. The title is a reference to Rene Magritte's iconic pipe image, "This is not a pipe" ("Ceci n'est pas une pipe"). "Ours" = "bear" in French. I am the bear (bear_music). The mouse is DPC voters. I expect nobody to get this image.

Virtually straight shot under north skylight, minor tweaking of hue/saturation.

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 271
Avg (all users): 5.3059
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.0857
Avg (non-participants): 5.3992
Views since voting: 1699
Views during voting: 507
Votes: 353
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
09/17/2011 02:12:24 AM
The mouse ought to be in the bear's bite.
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03/09/2009 04:48:10 PM
Pas, non ! L'ours a été décapité, dans l'oubliette...
03/09/2009 04:40:28 PM
Tout dpc est ne de la tete de l'ours nu. - Est-elle une grande oubliette? Ca m'effraye.

Message edited by author 2009-03-09 16:43:20.
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04/11/2005 09:41:41 PM
Originally posted by bear_music:

Boombox? How does that connect to me? LOL... I'm deaf, man...

bear_music
;-)

With you being deaf, I guess 'bare' music is very ironic.

;-)

Message edited by author 2005-04-11 21:42:59.
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03/16/2005 04:47:28 PM
Boombox? How does that connect to me? LOL... I'm deaf, man...
03/16/2005 10:51:43 AM
Great photo there Bear, quality is superb. You know I just may have got who this was by if you included a boombox in the backround, but that would just ruin the whole picture so I'm glad you didn't :-)

And for those interested, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" by Marcel Duchamp.

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03/16/2005 02:38:53 AM
Can't believe this placed so low... I gave it a 9. Excellent work!
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03/16/2005 02:37:09 AM
one DOES have to shake one's head and mutter... FORTY-FOUR 3's, 2's and 1's? Are they serious? How can this image POSSIBLY be a 3-or-worse? It's sharp, it's well-lit, it's nicely composed, the colors are pleasing, the compoisition is workmanlike, and it's reasonably surreal to boot. Sigh... It doesn't matter, tough...
03/16/2005 12:59:33 AM
You was robbed by arrogant ignorance.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 11:49:20 PM
Not quite surreal but interesting all the same. 6 Another bum for image quality. 7
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03/15/2005 06:01:22 PM
c' est n'est pas rien.. cette ici..c'est superb!
fine lighting and dito composition
definately surreal
food for thought
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03/15/2005 03:05:59 PM
Bizzarre. Never heard of smoking Rosemary (is that what that is?) composition, colors, DOF, focus all excellent. 7
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03/15/2005 01:10:32 PM
Very unique. I really love what you've done here. 10
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03/15/2005 10:07:35 AM
Now put THAT in your pipe and smoke it!!!!!
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03/15/2005 09:44:08 AM
merveilleux
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03/13/2005 02:57:40 AM
Good use with variety in the subjects. I like to see this do good.
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03/10/2005 04:45:18 PM
I like the idea, but I don't understand the purpose of the greenery.
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03/09/2005 08:43:01 AM
Nice pipe. Great pictorial values. A10.
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03/09/2005 05:33:51 AM
Nice idea and great lighting and focus.
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