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One and lonely.
One and lonely.
anferh


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Iceland
Date: Mar 3, 2009
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 198 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.1282
Avg (commenters): 7.4095
Avg (participants): 6.2311
Avg (non-participants): 5.6024
Views since voting: 1112
Views during voting: 805
Votes: 507
Comments: 117
Favorites: 15 (view)


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03/22/2009 02:40:58 AM
Just right.
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03/22/2009 02:40:47 AM
Just right.
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03/19/2009 12:52:09 PM
This was one of my faves during the challenge. Take away those ones and twos and this would have scored more higher, where it belongs. What a sad commentary on DPC.
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03/18/2009 01:36:04 PM
Originally posted by alfresco:

Under appreciated. But that's just, like, my opinion, man.


Not just yours.
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03/18/2009 07:59:15 AM
Under appreciated. But that's just, like, my opinion, man.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:48:46 PM
Love it. Poster material for sure. Great composition.
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03/17/2009 10:56:34 PM
interesting composition; slightly too much 'white' for me.
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03/17/2009 10:46:28 PM
This is just awesome - one of the best examples of negative I've seen in a long time, if ever. This would make a killer poster.
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03/17/2009 10:35:14 PM
A bold comp, accentuates the loneliness! Love it! : )
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03/17/2009 09:57:07 PM
Oh, WOW. Great shot. Great composition. One of the best minimalism shot I have seen in a while. Good luck.
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03/17/2009 09:30:18 PM
one and one?
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03/17/2009 04:39:49 PM
Nice negative space. :D
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03/17/2009 02:43:52 PM
10 10 10 10. I guess I just don't know what else to say. This is probably the best use of negative space I've seen. Outstanding.
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03/17/2009 12:46:25 PM
...and it stood there, at the end of all things, and looked back on the destruction it had wrought. For it had been time, and this universe had played out its part, and it had known that a time for cleansing had finally come.

It stood there, and nodded its head as the nothing consumed the final piece of what once had been a magnificent cosmos. It lowed gently and then, in a blink of an eye, vanished completely itself and then there was truly nothing.

Somewhere, in a distant time and space, a spark began anew, and with that spark a gentle lowing of the Celestial Cow came once more, to signal the beginning of another chance.
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03/17/2009 12:10:17 PM
Nice title for an intriguing image.
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03/17/2009 11:52:41 AM
good use of negative space.. i like it
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03/17/2009 11:23:00 AM
Fantastic. Minimal. Love the negative space.
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03/17/2009 06:31:50 AM
I sat for 20 seconds waiting for the full image to load!!

A most excellent use of space and focus. It's almost comical in a way. You did well to get such a uniform white (well, grey at least) background.
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03/17/2009 12:03:15 AM
Cool shot. I was waiting for it to load, not having scrolled right down. Nice surprise when I finally moved it.
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03/16/2009 11:54:46 PM
High key and use of lots of negative space. A snowy cow.
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03/16/2009 11:03:54 PM
Oh! I'm lovin' this! Stark, simple, and fun.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 07:36:57 PM
where's waldo?
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03/16/2009 05:42:29 PM
great capture - keep up the good work
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03/16/2009 05:02:22 PM
hate to text book such a great concept with a "rule of thirds would have worked better" line, but pretty sure it would really pop if so. do a grid and try it at various intersect points. glad you are thinking outside the box.
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03/16/2009 01:20:25 PM
Nice. Like the minimilism.
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03/16/2009 01:19:25 PM
I like your use of negative space in this shot.
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03/16/2009 12:40:36 PM
What a wonderful use of negative space, perhaps inspired by 31.gif Remie's Cowspace photo #5783 (dont' want to use mucho space for thumb)? In the end it does not matter where the inspiration came from, what matters is this photo is. The snow, the mooer, the post. Simple and effective. And vast. Moo. Well done. Currently one-of-three tied with my top score.
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03/16/2009 10:45:36 AM
This is one of those images that at first glance you go " hmmm not sure if this works", but when you come back to it you realize, if there was any more it would be "just" another cow in a snow storm. I love this shot!
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03/16/2009 09:38:23 AM
Is this the cow in the cheese commercial that wants to be California cow?
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03/16/2009 08:56:17 AM
ooooooh...this is really cute! but very sad.... :-( 10 points for that perfect picture.
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03/16/2009 02:28:07 AM
Fun. Made me smile.
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03/16/2009 02:04:34 AM
You've stumped me on this one. I don't know what to say!
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03/15/2009 10:56:04 PM
rockin! can't wait to go back through your comments to see how many cowspace references you get ;-)
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03/15/2009 09:17:29 PM
great negative space....
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03/15/2009 08:44:05 PM
The negative space gives a sense of scale. I love it.
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03/15/2009 02:14:53 PM
cool minimalism! This is definitely different
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03/15/2009 01:20:08 PM
Oooh! Cowspace part 2! Love the negative space, the lone fence post to give a bit of context, and the falling snow in front of the cow.
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03/15/2009 12:05:32 PM
You get the negative space award. Great minimalism.
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03/15/2009 12:01:59 PM
Extreme negative space, I think it looks even better printed... Size 40 story apartment building :)
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03/15/2009 10:10:59 AM
Minimalism at it's best!!!! So cool.
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03/15/2009 05:20:07 AM
Ive seen this few times since the voting starter and Im still so confused
its very unusual and I like the simplicity of it but on the other hand I think its too large for my taste . maybe the square format would do it?
dunno , still nice though


cheers,
brano
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03/15/2009 01:33:06 AM
Such simplicity! Great job!
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03/15/2009 12:39:00 AM
This would most likely be a perfect candidate for the 1x website. Love the minimalism here! 8
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03/14/2009 11:50:54 PM
and lovely!
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03/14/2009 10:33:18 PM
wow talk about negative space
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03/14/2009 10:26:46 PM
We've had some great COW shots here at DPC. This is in the top 10 for me. Like it.
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03/14/2009 10:17:54 PM
Creative use of white space
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03/14/2009 10:00:41 PM
After so many images of the same old-same old, Thank you..
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03/14/2009 09:42:11 PM
i like this but wish there was a little less negative space
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03/14/2009 07:35:09 PM
nice
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03/14/2009 04:41:57 PM
Good shot. I like the crop. It reminds me of the other cow shot similar.
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03/14/2009 03:13:02 PM
Minimalism at it's best! Love this.
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03/14/2009 09:48:50 AM
I love the use of negative space. Beautiful.
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03/14/2009 12:28:58 AM
mooooooo 7
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03/13/2009 11:10:21 PM
its so simplistic... but i like that.
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03/13/2009 10:20:27 PM
Oh I love this! I love cows and I like negative space in photos. Great shot.
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03/13/2009 09:20:39 PM
Very artsy, unique!
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03/13/2009 08:28:15 PM
interesting shot. :)


hows it look in landscape?
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03/13/2009 08:25:51 PM
this would do really great in a negative space challenge, good luck, 6
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03/13/2009 07:55:34 PM
I'm a big fan of negative space, but even I find just a tad too much of it here. Cropped by half it would have been a really great shot.
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03/13/2009 06:19:29 PM
Cool idea. I love how small the cow is. Nice work.
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03/13/2009 05:29:31 PM
9 for having the nerve to enter something this minimalist and pulling it off. Crop is perfect and the post is essential. Just enough snow to give the impression of coldness without making the elements indistinct. Brilliant.
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03/13/2009 04:08:59 PM
Nicely designed minimalistic presentation.
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03/13/2009 04:00:49 PM
Moo!
What do you call a cow in a snowstorm?
Now where did I leave my cow again?
Hey, baby! Oh, wait, you're just a post, my bad.
What are you looking at?
Anybody seen my grass?
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03/13/2009 03:47:47 PM
I was waiting for the photo to load, it took me a second to see it was allready there :)
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03/13/2009 12:53:53 PM
Great use of negative space, very creative.
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03/13/2009 12:40:55 PM
I like it. I wish the post was centered more or less.
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03/13/2009 12:36:23 PM
Good editing and framing to make this clean and simple.
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03/13/2009 12:07:13 PM
love cows. love the composition. love everything about this. sorry - got nothing else... 10
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03/13/2009 11:44:47 AM
Excellent minimalism.
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03/13/2009 11:41:01 AM
Very cool! I like this a lot. :) The title is fitting as well.
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03/13/2009 05:53:12 AM
Very minimal, but it's lovely!
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03/13/2009 04:54:13 AM
I love this. The negative space really makes it!! Great composition.
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03/13/2009 02:05:21 AM
Awesome high-key shot, great use of negative space.
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03/13/2009 12:39:36 AM
In the style of the infamous "cowspace" ... I'm a big fan of negative space like this
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03/12/2009 10:41:38 PM
Love it. The use of negative space is brilliant. She must be freeeeeezing!
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03/12/2009 10:13:24 PM
I love this! The only thing, I would have cropped it just a little more on the top, but a really cool image just the same. So simple but catching!
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03/12/2009 10:06:51 PM
Seen this one before. Awesome! Love it
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03/12/2009 08:14:02 PM
Love the use of empty space in this
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03/12/2009 03:33:33 PM
I love it!!! Well done!
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03/12/2009 02:50:16 PM
simple, oh how simple and how perfect. superb
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03/12/2009 12:34:36 PM
I love the simplicity of this image - with so many vibrant sunsets/landscapes/waterfalls in this challenge, this one really caught my eye and made me stop clicking and LOOK.
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03/12/2009 12:27:20 PM
Nice minimalist shot!
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03/12/2009 12:16:41 PM
Poor cow.
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03/12/2009 08:58:23 AM
Fantastic image. I would be very proud to have a picture like this in my portfolio.
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03/12/2009 08:28:33 AM
Wow! This IS amazing!! Very brave entry and I hope you are being rewarded. So effective. Best of luck. 9 from me.
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03/12/2009 08:17:06 AM
Coming back to comment...

Oh so lonely! When this first opened I thought it was another of those all white images. LOL! Then I scrolled down, then I hit F11 to get the full impact. Wow! This is a stunner! 10
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03/12/2009 07:34:54 AM
This is great, I like it a lot! well done.. 9
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03/12/2009 07:34:25 AM
I have a similar picture in my portfolio 765355.jpg; only yours is much better!
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03/12/2009 05:48:01 AM
Looks like a WI cow.lol I love it!!!!
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03/12/2009 05:21:07 AM
Don't forget cold! Poor cow needs a hug.
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03/12/2009 03:14:26 AM
VERY minimalistic, but nice, well composed and processed and nicely different between the 1127 others !
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03/12/2009 12:23:56 AM
I love the minimalism! Nice work!
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03/11/2009 09:28:09 PM
Interesting, and daring, nice shot, it would make a good page foot note.
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03/11/2009 09:26:32 PM
ya lonely for sure ... and quite small in the retro spec of the entire picture. I wonder how the surrounding area looks in full color
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03/11/2009 09:23:40 PM
Interesting composition. Very artsy.
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03/11/2009 07:58:13 PM
Perfect use of negative space.
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03/11/2009 05:17:54 PM
like the crop ..
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03/11/2009 04:59:23 PM
Simple and elegantly minimalistic. The lone cow stands there in the snowstorm. The bleak, stark surroundings show it is indeed very lonely but the whiteout also speaks of freezing cold. The cow seems to look at us/me/you and wonder what the heck is he/she doing out here?!?!?!:-) That lone fence post that we see here also seems to be 'signaling' the number "one". One cow all alone and one lone fence post with no others in sight.
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03/11/2009 04:46:06 PM
that's alot a white, really cool shot although...makes an interesting perspective...
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03/11/2009 03:41:14 PM
I thought that my computer was acting up for a moment, 'till I scrolled down. Very neat crop.
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03/11/2009 03:35:52 PM
nice minimalistic shot, I had to look twice to see the cow but now I see it I really like it
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03/11/2009 03:02:26 PM
thought the image hadn't loaded and then I scrolled down....
7
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03/11/2009 02:57:26 PM
WOW, Nice shot
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03/11/2009 02:29:07 PM
one of the best -10
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03/11/2009 12:12:04 PM
nice little frame helps define the space
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03/11/2009 11:13:09 AM
Great minimalist approach!
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03/11/2009 09:37:40 AM
I had to scroll to find the cow! I thought at first the picture hadn't loaded. Certainly very lonely looking.
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03/11/2009 08:50:04 AM
I love minimalist images like this though I wish there was a little more clarity to it. Great composition well done
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03/11/2009 08:39:39 AM
I love this. Drew my eye right down to that wonderful little animal in the snow. The only thing I would have done different it cloned out the pole but maybe it was good leaving it in to. Nice!
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03/11/2009 08:05:27 AM
I love the simplicity and minimalism in this. Possibly a little bit much white space but I can imagine it huge & hung on a wall
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03/11/2009 07:02:20 AM
I LIKE it! Very apt use of minim - and I'm kind of a sucker for that.

Great title too.

A 1 and a lonely cow.
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03/11/2009 06:34:08 AM
lovely minimalist image.
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03/11/2009 06:15:39 AM
I like it! I really like it! Love the simplicity and how it's a bit abstract. I hope everyone scrolls down to see the sheep!

Only thing I think I'd like better would be a little more detail on the post there.
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03/11/2009 05:42:28 AM
fantastic photo. 10.
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03/11/2009 05:28:04 AM
This reminds me of `cowspace`. This would look great as a big print. I love the minimilistic effect and think its a brave choice of shot to enter.. good work though.
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03/11/2009 12:43:08 AM
Minimalisim - Love it - 7
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