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These Gladiators:  Larger Than Life
These Gladiators: Larger Than Life

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Proportion (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: State College, PA
Date: Apr 24, 2004
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2004

So often (especially in this college town of State College, PA, home of Penn State University) our athletes are placed on a pedestal of importance that exceeds their mortal existence. Is that pedestal undue? I'm not sure of that answer... probably both yes and no.

But whether or not the "larger than life" status that is given to these athletes is justified, the fact that, in this case, they are students first justifies their heroic example of courage and character. At Penn State, it's known as the "Grand Experiment," and since most of these young men will never play professional football, they play to uphold a tradition not only for themselves, but for something greater than each and every one of them.

If a definition of proportion means "balance," then these student-athletes have achieved that. They are an example for young ones everywhere to achieve excellence both inside and out of the classroom, and in all areas of life.

Place: 181 out of 290
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Votes: 269
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2004 02:03:22 PM
This is a nice candid. I like the one red jersey in the field of navy. Your title suggest other intentions but I'm going to accept the color proportions as meeting the challenge (I don't think the title suggest too much of an abstraction to count toward meeting the challenge).
04/29/2004 06:43:47 AM
thanks! finally some good fleshy male buttsn for us to enjoy!
04/28/2004 08:00:36 PM
extremely DULL!
04/28/2004 02:37:47 AM
catch or made picture... anyway cool !

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