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The "War to End All Wars"
2nd PlaceThe "War to End All Wars"
Younger


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Famous Last Words (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Santa Barbara. Calif
Date: Nov 25, 2006
Aperture: f 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Emotive, History
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006

This temporary memorial was set up on the beach to show the Iraq war casualties. I saw this man walking among the crosses looking pensive.

cropped; auto adjustment of levels, color, and contrast; adjusted curves a bit and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 112
Avg (all users): 7.1149
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.7667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1947
Views since voting: 8616
Views during voting: 569
Votes: 322
Comments: 63
Favorites: 10 (view)


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10/08/2008 03:34:54 PM
beautiful in all ways... thank you for the strength of the meassage in this.. :)
12/15/2006 10:24:39 AM
Congradulations on the Red, Just wanted to mention that WAR TO END ALL WARS is a song by Yngwie Malmsteen, which ofcourse is a beautiful song, just as beautiful as this pictuere,,,, perfect title from perfect song to perfect photo,,, great stuff..
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12/12/2006 05:32:12 AM
merci pour cette touchante photo.

fred
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12/08/2006 11:52:36 PM
A touching subject that hangs over our collective conscious like a dark oppressive cloud. Congratulations on your Red.
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12/07/2006 09:59:35 PM
This picture has more of a meaning that just a ribbon on dpc. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Congratulations on the 2nd place!
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12/07/2006 07:38:48 AM
Oh I am so glad this ribboned! I was one of your amazing 34 10's, so you know how I feel about the photo! Mega congratulations on your first ribbon with this beautiful, powerful photo!

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12/07/2006 01:52:25 AM
Congrats on this thought provoking photo!
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12/06/2006 10:35:30 PM
For me it's the footprints that tie it all together--wonderful. Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/06/2006 05:43:56 PM
Originally posted by Younger:

Thank you all very very much for the votes and the great feedback.
I entered this in the diagonal challenge first but after a day I thought of this title and moved it to this challenge. Glad I did.
I really thought the beach was too dirty to look really good but I see it was overlooked in favor of the subject - as I had hoped.
WOW, I'm still pinching myself!


I'd imagine it would have ribboned in the diagonal challenge as well but definitely does fit this challenge to a tee.
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12/06/2006 05:26:54 PM
Bravo! Congrats. Moving, meaningful shot.
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12/06/2006 05:16:52 PM
Congrats on a great moving photo. You got my top score. Beautiful!
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12/06/2006 02:30:38 PM
Robin,
Congrats on this excellent image, techically, artistically and emotionally. Is it time to retire from WORK and start living you passion? Miss talking to you at work.

Dave
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12/06/2006 02:15:09 PM
Congratulations on winning the red and your first ribbon Robin with this very emotive photograph.
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12/06/2006 11:04:07 AM
Thank you all very very much for the votes and the great feedback.
I entered this in the diagonal challenge first but after a day I thought of this title and moved it to this challenge. Glad I did.
I really thought the beach was too dirty to look really good but I see it was overlooked in favor of the subject - as I had hoped.
WOW, I'm still pinching myself!
12/06/2006 10:46:08 AM
very sad, and moving, congrats!
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12/06/2006 10:40:55 AM
Hey, good for you! First ribbon, personal best by a huge amount! We had a "temporary memorial" like this at Wellfleet on Cape Cod about a month ago, it was very moving.
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12/06/2006 09:13:35 AM
Nicely done. Congrats.
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12/06/2006 04:58:20 AM
Excellent image, unlike the other ribboners in this challenge this one looks real; and it fits the theme perfectly.
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12/06/2006 03:31:17 AM
what a fantastic photo. Glad this ribboned!!!
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12/06/2006 02:03:27 AM
congrats! to us firsties! nice image. very powerful.
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12/06/2006 01:16:14 AM
I was hoping this one was going to be on the front page! :) Congrats on the ribbon! :D
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12/06/2006 01:14:04 AM
Hey mom, congratulations!!! Great shot!!! Too Cool, you deserve it!
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12/06/2006 01:06:05 AM
Great shot! Just saw this sort of thing in Huntinton the other day. Didn't get up close but you could see it from really far away. Love the angle you chose.
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12/06/2006 12:36:11 AM
This got my highest score. Congrats.
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12/06/2006 12:33:38 AM
Congrats on ribbon
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12/06/2006 12:24:17 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!! I loved this poignant photo the minute I saw it. Very touching. Well done!
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12/06/2006 12:13:29 AM
Many congratulations on a well deserved ribbon! Your first also :)

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 00:13:55.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2006 09:44:17 PM
So sad! 7
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12/05/2006 02:14:22 PM
This is such a powerful photo. The addition of the person in it is perfect! This is awesome! 10
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12/05/2006 01:06:42 PM
Contemporary photo. Nice lines, good (well, connected anyway) message. I like the composition with your placement of the man in the extreme upper left and the lines formed by the crosses add a natural element for the viewer. Only minor bummer...very minor...is being able to see the edge of this layout just past the man. Would be nice to think the rows extend unended (not for numbers of the fallen - just from a perspective viewing point). Well done. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/04/2006 10:57:50 PM
Amazing
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12/04/2006 03:21:27 PM
Very well composed, possibly place the guy just two rows backwards, but otherwise excellent. Really speaks.
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12/04/2006 11:49:04 AM
it would be better without the person in it
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12/03/2006 07:22:55 PM
Composition is beautiful. Love the subject in the upper left third in black against the lightness of sand and crosses. Just startling and beautiful.
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12/01/2006 09:16:19 PM
but it wasent
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12/01/2006 01:05:55 PM
how offensive are you a anti American??? These good people died for your freedom ,only for you to insult them??? Shame on you..
12/01/2006 12:51:33 PM
Wow. Well done. Very sad image. ~10
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12/01/2006 12:41:19 PM
Important message, well delivered. Composition is excellent, with superb placement of lone figure.
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12/01/2006 12:10:54 PM
10..10. 10!!!!
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12/01/2006 10:36:11 AM
Oh, this hurts! Great idea and image. I love the diagonal lines running in both directions, and the lone figure is so poignant. This deserves a ribbon.
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12/01/2006 09:25:37 AM
Excellent interpretation. Nicely executed and good point of view. 8.
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11/30/2006 11:52:43 PM
Very emotional...very good shot
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11/30/2006 08:50:04 PM
Powerful in a way, but missing something. Maybe better in B and W, or with the person larger in the frame.
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11/30/2006 07:53:02 PM
Brilliant. The person in the shot really brings this often repeated shot into sharp focus and reality.......Awesome.
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11/30/2006 06:44:31 PM
So many good things about this picture - the angle, repetition, the perspective, the man and of course the emotional subject.
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11/30/2006 02:20:04 PM
Powerful image to say the least. Great picture.
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11/30/2006 12:38:09 PM
If I'm not mistaken this is the beach in Santa Barbara on the weekend? Love the angle you chose and especially the figure in the top left. Nicely presented, good choice for the challenge.
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11/30/2006 07:59:22 AM
This is an incredibly strong emotive, and great composition. Would have fit very well into the diagonal challenge as well. 9.
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11/30/2006 07:38:59 AM
or could be "Honored Heroes"!
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11/30/2006 12:05:23 AM
beautifuly sad
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11/29/2006 11:42:10 PM
Very moving, humbling photograph. Very much famous last words. It's so sad that we never seem to be able to heed them. Very insightful and touching. An emphatic "10" in my book.
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11/29/2006 04:15:58 PM
If only...
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11/29/2006 03:02:17 PM
What an AWESOME shot! :) The lines of crosses lead the eye into the shot and the man adds a point of interest. Extremely well composed and a perfect balance of highlights and shadows. I'm assuming this is the memorial in Santa Monica - what a sobering sight to see in person...
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11/29/2006 02:25:50 PM
I love the cropping, composition, patterns, texture, and lighting of this. Not only is the photo well done, the message is clear and the challenge well met. 10
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11/29/2006 02:16:20 PM
Impressive shot but... "last words"?
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11/29/2006 10:58:28 AM
I love this one. I like the social commentary to it. It's very much in my personal taste and what I really like about photographs, but I know this may not be the norm. Good Luck with it. Hope you get a ribbon!!
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11/29/2006 10:35:47 AM
very moving image
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11/29/2006 09:45:53 AM
Fantastic image
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11/29/2006 09:27:20 AM
History will never tire of repeating itself, and men will never tire of killing each other in the name of "something". Sigh. Excellent shot. I gave this a 10.
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11/29/2006 03:00:03 AM
Deep message. Nice shot too. I like the way you have the person to add interest and the crosess form a nice pattern. It's just a shame they exist at all.
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11/29/2006 02:07:50 AM
great idea and execution. those can't be real though, can they? no one would bury people in sand...they'd be mummified or wash away
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11/29/2006 01:11:38 AM
Wow. This is a fantastic take to the challenge.
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11/29/2006 12:44:14 AM
Oh, nice!
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