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The Stillness of The Hunter
The Stillness of The Hunter
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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus SP-350
Lens: Olympus WCON-07F 0.7x Wide Conversion Lens
Location: Perth Western Australia
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: 1:4.9
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

Wanting to convey concentration and stillness here, this is particularly why I have focused on the man rather than the rifle. Yes the man is me, I set the shot up and my Dad took it.

Cropped, sharpened by one notch and resized.

Statistics
Place: 328 out of 329
Avg (all users): 3.4333
Avg (commenters): 3.6000
Avg (participants): 3.3429
Avg (non-participants): 3.5238
Views since voting: 1116
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 210
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 10:36:01 PM
I hear a big kaboom.
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08/05/2006 08:45:31 PM
This does not work for me in anyway for zen, in fact quite the opposite in fact, sorry about that.
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08/04/2006 11:33:26 PM
It may require zen on the part of the shooter, but the photograph is not zen-like or soothing to me. On the plus side, good focus on the eye of the shooter. The wall and plants behind are a bit distracting.
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08/04/2006 04:12:29 AM
you're having a laugh obviously; no one seriously thinks blasting cute furry animals with a big massive gun comes close to even a wild approximation of the concept of zen. harmony? technically i feel the picture is a little claustrophobic, and the lighting feels harsh... 3.
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08/03/2006 09:35:18 AM
be not the trigger.
be the bullet. 6
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08/03/2006 05:03:00 AM
A lot of people won't get this idea, cus they've never lived it and can't understand it. It's a good idea, but I would have been a little more careful with my background and the clothing on the model. Kinda looks like a city setting with that wall behind the model. A sniper, maybe?
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08/01/2006 11:21:25 PM
I think that killing goes against the Zen thing don't you think? I would be embarrassed.
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08/01/2006 09:53:56 AM
hmmmmmm killing just doesn't say "Zen" to me I'm afraid.
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07/31/2006 02:33:23 PM
I don't see the zen in killing !
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07/31/2006 01:27:22 PM
Sorry, but a hunter (even a still one), doesn't fit into the concept of Zen for me.
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07/31/2006 12:36:18 PM
When I think of zen I think of peace and simplicity. This photo does not have either one IMO, and only fits the challenge because of the title.
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07/31/2006 11:45:41 AM
Zen, IMO, included the esence of chivalry. Hunting with that tecyhnology is not chivalrous. No vote from me.
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07/31/2006 11:17:10 AM
Hi Dave. ;^) Figured this was yours from your thread postings, you know, the gun and all...

Good luck in the challenge.
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07/31/2006 09:33:04 AM
I don't believe that any practitioners of Zen Buddhism would find anything zen-like about taking the life of another sentient being.
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07/31/2006 06:40:04 AM
I get the stillness of the hunter but hunting itself, to me, doesnt say Zen (MHO)
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