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a quiet kind of irony
a quiet kind of irony

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: shopko
Date: Nov 1, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2003

i laughed when i saw this thing.

Place: 204 out of 326
Avg (all users): 4.7468
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.7015
Avg (non-participants): 4.8058
Views since voting: 2121
Votes: 237
Comments: 14
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11/25/2003 12:39:51 AM
if you are insulted, then so be it.

Message edited by author 2003-11-25 00:41:27.
11/24/2003 11:59:24 PM
I work with handicapped people and they has a future as well as you.Maybe better than yours?
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11/24/2003 06:57:57 PM
THANK you techno.. i was beginning to wonder if anyone agreed with me about the apparant irony in this shot.
11/23/2003 07:58:02 PM
Originally posted by thefragile:

you know, i find it kind of funny that you ranted about people not knowing what irony was, but then put this up. is it ironic that someone with a wheelchair has a future?
hmm...well, maybe that's just your opinion. but i disagree, this is not ironic.

Maybe he meant ironic in that such an archaic piece of technology is labeled futuro?? After all with the state of medicine as it is now we can reconnect limbs that have been severed many hours before, we can put in mechanical hearts, transplant organs from other species, even grow body tissue in the lab. There are high tech prosthetics used by olympic quality athletes. Yes, there is irony here.
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11/21/2003 06:42:19 AM
Though this is definitely a "still life" shot, it's not what I would expect in a still life challenge. The shot definitely carries a very subtle irony with it if you consider the challenge, the shot itself, and what it says on the wheelchair, and that does make it intriguing. I don't, however, particularly care for this shot - it just doesn't have a lot of visual appeal for me, and with photography, that's what it's about for me - I like for a photo to have enough appeal that I am drawn to look at it over and over again. (LOL, Yes, I know, the same "lack of appeal" could be said about my own photography, but that's why I am at dpc - to learn!)
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11/13/2003 03:10:12 AM
ah, fragile.. there is more here than meets the eye. The definition of irony that I'm using (verbal irony) is: The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning. or: An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.

the apparent meaning: (or reason) the manufacturers decided to use the brand-name "Futuro" to peddle their wheelchairs. It sounds almost something of an optimistic outlook on the future. But who looks forward to the future when the future seems to mean hinderance. Frailty, helplessness, and all things inevitable until death..

also- the irony in using a photograph of a wheelchair for a 'still life' challenge..

thanks for attacking me :)
11/12/2003 05:15:37 PM
you know, i find it kind of funny that you ranted about people not knowing what irony was, but then put this up. is it ironic that someone with a wheelchair has a future?
hmm...well, maybe that's just your opinion. but i disagree, this is not ironic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 12:20:58 PM
Makes you think.
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11/10/2003 02:56:18 PM
Good shot, clever composition - really "art" worthy. Don't worry too much if many here don't appreciate it for not having an immediate "wow" factor. It's a great shot. 9
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11/07/2003 01:26:25 PM
Nice sharp photo, but I don't understand the irony.
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11/06/2003 08:50:32 PM
Yes, I understand. Good emotive in a sense.
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11/06/2003 09:39:26 AM
A slightly different angle would make the front of the chair more easily recognizable and help with the impact of the shot. I don't get the irony though...
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11/06/2003 12:56:55 AM
Good title, but where's the irony? This is just a picture of a wheelchair.
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11/05/2003 12:26:34 AM
Not the usual still life image. Hrm, not really sure what to say about this. It's clear, the choice of black and white could have been a good one. Not sure I'm a fan of the cropping, though. It's certainly different.
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