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The Great Race
The Great Race
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Collection: 2009
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2009

Viewed: 401
Comments: 2
Favorites: 2 (view)

For the 2008 Posthumous Open

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Thanks for the ribbon Clarissa, it is a great honor.

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03/22/2009 11:00:59 PM
I saw this more as snail vs bird until a jet smoked through and blew 'em both into the weeds.

But what do I know????
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02/08/2009 06:43:56 PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments made during the challenge:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kali
670652.jpg
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kali
Slow and steady wins the race, then wastes no time grinding salt-caked glass in your open wounds.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LevT
wow, what a race! Love it! The only problem I see is that the plane seems to have flown in the opposite direction -> to the right. But who cares :)
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique
That's ridiculous. Fortunately.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' undieyatch
Often we forget how one learns & sees as a child.
A characteristically child like vision - primary & illustrative.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous
this is hilarious. I love how unapologetically difficult and unpleasant this photo is... only to pay off with a wonderful allegorically rich joke.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' BAMartin
This photo is simply a delight! What fun to look at!
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' chromeydome
Thank you for breaking all of the "rules" here. Nicely done.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' colorcarnival
oh cool. is this a snail vs a bird? and the string is supposed to be the finish line while at the same time looking like a very straight cloud trail? awesome - you got me to look and analyze!
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music
"Wither, midst falling dew,
while glow the heavens with the last steps of day,
far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue
thy solitary way?

Vainly the fowler's eye
might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong,
as, darkly seen against the crimson sky,
thy figure floats along."

From "To a Waterfowl" by William Cullen Bryant.

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This is a wonderful, wonderful image. Well done!
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Les_Feck
Nice feel. The sharpening here adds interest. As does the Eskimo with the gun located in the corner. Definitely meets the challenge parameters.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RKT
Crap...I wish I could fav this. Unlike the previous commenter, I got this immediately...pity for her I guess. This is a shot to be savored, and not a tale for the the slow of mind or for those who insist on following rules.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' digifotojo
I saved this 'til last because I'm not quite sure what's going on here. But, whatever it is, there's way too much lost space in this image to be effective.


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