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Children Of War
Children Of War

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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Date: Aug 14, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2008

The LRA (Lords Resistance Army) has been terrorizing the people of Northern Uganda for the last 25 years forcing them to live in camps (which are protected by the Ugandan army) for safety. Things are leveling out now and peace is on the horizon .. people are starting to move back home and take their lives back. These are the faces of the future of that country.. :)

Place: 59 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.4938
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4132
Avg (non-participants): 6.6757
Views since voting: 1285
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 241
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)

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01/28/2008 01:28:45 PM
cool comments people.. I love that I'm getting Goodman comparisons in my entries cause I just think she is amazing.. not sure how she feels about it but tough cause I'll take it as a huge compliment!! ;) It's better than a ribbon I think..

Thanks fer lookin.
01/28/2008 12:50:56 AM
Unbeliveble!!! This is one of the best shots in this challenge. It's a shame to see such a fine photo scoring so low.

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01/28/2008 12:27:17 AM
under appreciated by a mile! I don't get voters sometimes. check out the score from commentors.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 06:46:51 PM
Wow, this must ribbon for sure! Outstanding!!!! 10
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01/27/2008 05:30:38 PM
Strong image with powerful message. Like the sepia tone. Hope you do well. 9.
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01/27/2008 01:25:36 PM
I love these kids. I love how they refuse to merely make a point, they refuse to pretend that you aren't there or pretend that you represent something more than yourself and they must appeal to that. Instead, they treat you as a human being who happens to be holding a camera. And that is how I must consider them. I adore them, just as people should adore each other. The child in the middle is of course beautiful, and smiling sincerly, almost giddily. The child to her right is frozen in a state of pure joyous laughter. The child to her left has an expression that would have worked for a typical Save the Children poster, but in the context of this photograph we know is just a typical child's curiosity. Or is it? These children, human as they are, are not typical, at least not the typical of my world. Humanity in inhuman situations. It makes me want to stop invading, stop warring, stop terrorizing, stop incurring. All this from one photograph.
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01/25/2008 02:23:56 PM
Great emotion here, awesome tones and contrast as well, very nicely done, 9
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01/24/2008 08:57:32 PM
Great expression, love the tones, and the feel of the shot. Beautiful work. 10 from me.
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01/24/2008 10:51:03 AM
This is a remarkable capture with a beautiful photojournalistic feel.
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01/24/2008 05:33:48 AM
Wonderful candid.
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01/22/2008 10:02:44 PM
quite hypnotic...
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01/22/2008 07:21:40 PM
What a beautiful expression the girl in the middle has on her face. Lovely shot. One of my favorites on this site by far.
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01/22/2008 10:07:12 AM
A sight that should bring armistice and peace. Yet it is at such a young age, especially in boys, that thoughts of war are born. There is no glory in war. 8.
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01/22/2008 05:50:31 AM
Lesley ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Goodman is that you???
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01/21/2008 10:59:14 PM
odd title but nice composition
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01/21/2008 10:03:16 PM
What great emotions conveyed in this image. Good result. Good Luck. 6.
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01/21/2008 09:32:13 PM
the little girl have such happiness in them ... the little boy is very intense in his gaze ... great tones, really nice image
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01/21/2008 01:06:54 AM
I absolutely LOVE this. all the things I could complain about make it better. (such as the blown highlights) Why is this not in National Geo? I am guessing Lesley but could be wrong. AWESOME!
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01/21/2008 12:18:09 AM
Fantastic shot and amazing processing good luck with this excellent image! 10
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01/21/2008 12:10:41 AM
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