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Challenge: Bummer! (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S700 / S5700
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/210
Galleries: Emotive, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

Two of my three children have autism. My wife's brother has autism. This is a disease that has no known cause(s), no objective diagnosis, and no known cure. It is considered permanent and irreversible. Sensory differences are one of its major features, combined with severe communication impairment, severe social interaction impairment, obsessive compulsive disorder, movement differences, and the list goes on. Sometimes combines with seizures. Now for the good news - the rate of autism in the United States has gone from 1 in 10 000 in 1990 to about 1 in 150. (1 in 128 in Indiana, where we live).

Place: 110 out of 114
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Comments: 9
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10/04/2008 01:47:04 AM
This autism awareness ribbon is a magnet on the back of our van - original photo is: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/77196/120/724987.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/77196/120/724987.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. In PP, adjusting levels to try to minimize the background (the van and its shadows & uneven surfaces - not to mention dust) basically reduced it to all black and made the colors really stand out. I take the comments that it looks like it was created in photoshop & not a picture as a compliment. But, seriously folks (and you know who you are) - my kids with autism are more flexible than some of you were on this one...
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09/30/2008 10:18:05 AM
well great message there but how is this a shot? i see its been validated though....great idea!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2008 07:49:03 PM
Your submission must be:
taken with a digital camera that records EXIF data.
09/25/2008 11:09:30 PM
This is a photo?
09/25/2008 09:16:46 PM
how true. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2008 10:00:42 AM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2008 03:36:48 PM
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09/24/2008 12:39:28 PM
uh...does this even count?

i mean having autism is a bumber but i looks like the ribbon was made on photoshop instead of having a picture taken...
09/24/2008 09:31:10 AM
Bummer? And how is this a photo?

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