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Truly A Dead End
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Challenge: Irony (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-700UZ
Location: Arkansas
Date: Sep 29, 2003
Aperture: F 7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.8854
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.3200
Avg (non-participants): 7.1236
Views since voting: 5368
Votes: 253
Comments: 47
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/29/2004 01:49:50 PM
This hit me like a thunderbolt...didn't expect this at all. I've rarely ever seen a picture which both holds such a striking message and can make it clear within such a short moment in time. Great!
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11/07/2003 05:20:02 AM
ugh.. too bad you haven't a grasp of what irony is.
10/17/2003 02:36:34 PM
wish i took that
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10/09/2003 07:03:18 PM
This is funny!!!
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10/09/2003 09:42:27 AM
yeah, i gave you a 10. congrats!!
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10/08/2003 09:27:40 PM
Ya know that is some good thinking! Great mind! I think you care and take the time to look at subject before you snap the picture! Even if its quick thinking before capturing. Go deep and look abstract finding things that might really not be there! You have great talent.
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10/08/2003 04:18:47 PM
Thank you all very much for all the comments and the votes on my entry. I am an amateur and thanks to this site and the people on it, I am learning more everyday. This is a wonderful site and I am honored to have placed at all when there are so many wonderful photographers on this site. Everyone that comments on any photo helps the photographer in one way or another, whether it is an in depth comment on how to improve the photo or just a word of encouragement.
Again, thank you all very much.
10/08/2003 06:59:19 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/08/2003 02:09:30 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. This is definitely ironic! Good job!
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10/08/2003 12:53:54 AM
Congrats! First ribbon. Fantastic.

Message edited by author 2003-10-08 00:54:24.
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10/08/2003 12:08:17 AM
This was the only eight I gave during this challenge. Glad to see your ribbon.
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10/08/2003 12:08:13 AM
congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/08/2003 12:05:48 AM
Nice work! Really fun. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/08/2003 12:04:52 AM
Congrats On your first! A blue one at that!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2003 09:16:31 PM
LOL-- nice capture of Irony
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10/07/2003 06:44:53 PM
Oooh, this is mean! :-)

As a suggestion, I think I would've had the sign in the top right (following the Rule of Thirds) instead of in the center of the pic. Nice (funny!) shot.
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10/07/2003 08:03:51 AM
very clever, could be composed better
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10/07/2003 03:13:25 AM
Great Scene; but composition maybe could have been a little more subtle .. or give it a more ironical the title, e.g. "Thanks for the hint." or "Deceased this way, please."
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10/06/2003 12:37:04 PM
Great shot! How funny!
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10/05/2003 02:27:31 PM
Nice find, nice shot. The graves make a nice compostion, and the granite texture contrasts nicely with the grass.
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10/04/2003 11:54:54 PM
You nailed the subject! Congrats. Not enough of us really did. I DIDN'T...:-(
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10/04/2003 10:43:35 AM
i like theme, think its very thought provoking. Great idea there! But in terms of composition i'll prefer the "dead end" sign to be place more to one side to create more interest. but again, "dead ends" are probably suited to less dynamism... is that part of ur intention too?? =) anyway great work!
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10/03/2003 08:22:31 PM
Composition would have been better with the sign off center - to the right I think, would have lead the eye from the sign back to the graves. Otherwise, an OK shot.
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10/03/2003 06:34:16 PM
I love this shot not only for the main irony but there is something in haveing a grave with the visible word of Costley on it. It's true. Death is both a dead end and costly.
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10/03/2003 02:05:00 PM
it's amazing how signs really do fit in with the surroundings sometimes...
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10/03/2003 12:21:11 PM
I think that's we can call that irony. Anyway it's well seen.
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10/03/2003 02:07:39 AM
Brilliant!!!! 10
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10/02/2003 11:15:18 PM
Truly.
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10/02/2003 10:03:56 PM
I love this one....very funny!
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10/02/2003 05:01:22 PM
Dark humor here, and well done.
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10/02/2003 08:28:43 AM
Yes, the end for sure. Love it!!!!
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10/01/2003 09:49:42 PM
lol sickening yet strangely humorous at the same time
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10/01/2003 07:34:09 PM
This would have been better if the sign were slightly left or right.
base 1: 1/1; challenge: 3/3; technical: 2/3; aesthetics: 2/3; total: 8
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10/01/2003 07:16:02 PM
I've seen a photo like this before, but elsewhere for a 'signs' challenge. I thought it was lovely irony. this is a better photo than the previous one I saw.
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10/01/2003 07:03:40 PM
Congratulations on being one of the few who really know what irony means, while making a visually interesting photo!
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10/01/2003 05:56:54 PM
Great sign! This is funny But I think the picture is a little overexposured - 7
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10/01/2003 05:03:24 PM
well done, irony! 8, the first one i've given yet.
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10/01/2003 02:09:20 PM
Phew! The first shot I've voted on so far that actually features irony! :)
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10/01/2003 01:21:10 PM
All the light is coming off the background. Maybe a fill in flash could have helped the sign show up more. Great shot though. [8]
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10/01/2003 01:16:14 PM
LoL, Great colors, I like the placement of the sign.
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10/01/2003 10:48:33 AM
At last Irony in the END!!!!!!!
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10/01/2003 10:41:18 AM
Good example of irony. The light is harsh (sun). Still I think this wa a good find and on target for this challenge.
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10/01/2003 08:54:33 AM
Ahhh - irony at last
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10/01/2003 08:50:39 AM
Great
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10/01/2003 08:31:11 AM
Pretty morbid I guess, but a good find anyway, and definitely ironic. I personally wouldn't have centered the "Dead End" sign though.
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10/01/2003 08:01:22 AM
Excuse me but I have to laugh .. that is a good one! :)
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10/01/2003 01:38:59 AM
definite sense of irony here!
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