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Challenge: Fallen (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jul 30, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2008

While I was at the zoo I had an image of a picture I have seen somewhere of an elephant behind massive bars. It was B&W and I think had streams of voluminous light coming in. It was very melancholy and I did my best to duplicate it without a wide angle lens (I left it at home). Here I decided to do a really tight crop to increase the tension of captivity.

This may be my only attempt at beating my average this week and I'm not sure it's gonna do it. We'll see.

Lots of burning and dodging on this one.

Bonus points to anybody that can link me to that other photo, because I can't find it.

POST: A Posthumous! :) This is actually a bigger deal to me than ribbons at the moment! :) You love me! You really, really love me! (ok, that was in my best Sally Field voice) Plus bonus points for the man finding that picture. It was exactly the one I had in my mind.

Place: 40 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.9478
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.0400
Avg (non-participants): 5.8929
Views since voting: 1197
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 134
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/01/2008 10:52:33 PM
Very nice departure from your comfort zone, Jason. I hadn't seen this before now. Well done!
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08/12/2008 07:51:09 PM
Actually, Sally said "You like me..."

Your Freudian slip is showing... ;)
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08/11/2008 08:13:52 AM
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08/11/2008 04:04:49 AM
Nice emotion in this image Jason. Already in Eugene....I hope it is going well for you. Is the family with you too? Did you sell your home? It was nice knowing you were just up the street.....I still will enjoy seeing your images though.
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08/11/2008 01:07:46 AM
How sad.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2008 10:54:53 PM
A rare exception where I get a kick out of vignetting. Posthumous Yellow Ribbon.

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08/10/2008 02:00:40 PM
This is the saddest elephant I have ever seen :( I like the image but I wish the eyes were not so over processed.
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08/08/2008 01:06:54 PM
Imo the vignette is a little harsh - a smoother transition might have been nice. This looks nice in black and white though.
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08/08/2008 11:53:47 AM
Nice picture. You find yourself immediately drawn towards the animals sad eye.
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08/06/2008 10:05:14 AM
Awesome image...great job! It shows a great deal of emotion, I like it very much!
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08/05/2008 07:35:03 AM
Great and moving image... Perhaps a bit less of the lens distortion?
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08/04/2008 06:56:50 PM
Beautiful and so emotive! You are in my top 3! I love elephants and want to make this a favorite, but I don't know if I can deal with the saddness it creates on a regular basis.
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08/04/2008 03:15:30 PM
Very interesting take on the challenge. I'll admit, it took me a minute...but once I got it, I GOT IT! Hope others do the same because it's an excellent and well thought out shot!
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08/04/2008 01:33:49 PM
Ohhhhh. . . .sniffle sniffle. It makes me sad. I love elephants so much. But this is an excellent photo!
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