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Between Thought and Action

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Challenge: Dichotomy (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: People
Camera: Kodak Z740
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Date: Jul 3, 2007
Aperture: f/4.50
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2007

The dichotomy between one's thoughts and one's actions....the holes in the concrete off to the left represent the "bubbles" of thought, while the singular hole to the right is the one action. Which to choose? We are all construction workers...building on thoughts and actions.

Place: 127 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.0345
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.0556
Views since voting: 848
Views during voting: 194
Votes: 116
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/16/2007 10:14:07 PM
Eliza, your interpretation is a sound one, but not the only one. I saw all the holes as thought, established by having his head look like one of the holes. "Action" is implied by his profession, and the unmade environment that he is there to build up. The rubble below him is chaos, and the lines can be taken to represent some sort of organizing process, like a flowchart.

But the reason this gets a ribbon is that beyond the intellectual interpretation there is a strong *feeling* and *mood*. I interpret it as a Hamlet sort of quandary, which is supported by your title. Others will interpret it differently. But the feeling is there, and strong.
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07/16/2007 09:48:32 AM
awesome ! i'm ashamed i didn't vote in this challenge ... this would be high score from me
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07/16/2007 09:44:48 AM
I agree with Posthumous that this is highly underrated. I was one of your 7's.
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07/16/2007 07:08:54 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

falls the shadow. A brilliant 10 of a photo.

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

Deserved - this is a really interesting shot, technically has quite a few problems, and the light is really tough, but you have a great eye to see this,

nice job, Jack
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2007 10:04:04 AM
This is one of those deep photos. And it's going over my head today lol. I hope you have a description of what you intended. Unless he is pausing for a moment while working?
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07/12/2007 11:45:10 PM
falls the shadow. A brilliant 10 of a photo.

Posthumous Blue Ribbon
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07/11/2007 04:21:26 PM
I like the composition here very much. However you have a big problem with noise artifacts, probably as a result of a less than ideal jpeg conversion, or even just a sub-standard camera. I don't think this addresses the idea of dichotomy as much it could.
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07/10/2007 05:47:57 PM
Wish I knew what the action was going to be!
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07/10/2007 01:52:38 PM
I don't get it.
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07/09/2007 06:18:53 PM
good idea
but looks like ya took it with a cell phone
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