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Red Canoe and Tropical Paradise
Red Canoe and Tropical Paradise

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Challenge: X Marks The Spot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Tanzania
Date: Sep 26, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2009


[Sep. 30th, 2009 08:46:57 AM]

BTW - have had several comments about X symbol being a swastika. Before I even considered uploading the picture I checked on the internet to make sure it is NOT!! a swastika. Without a doubt some people's vote was influenced by a perception that was not correct. Oh well . . . next time I will be more careful or add a disclaimer in the title. Check it out a wikipedia //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika.

Place: 35 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.6718
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1429
Avg (non-participants): 5.8646
Views since voting: 696
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 131
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/05/2009 12:26:10 AM
I did look at the Wikipedia entry for Swastika during voting, and found there are a number of variations from different cultures. I never knew that before. This one is different from the usual Nazi version in that the arms go the opposite way. Still gives the same impression however. Regardless, it is still a good photo and I realized the symbolism was not intentional on your part. Got an 8 from me, though I expect that symbolism is what kept this from getting a higher average.

Message edited by author 2009-10-05 00:28:17.
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10/04/2009 12:58:08 AM
A swastika? The shot is very good, but I have to admit this is also some uncomfortable imagery. I'm wondering what the story is behind this being scratched on the side of this canoe. Perhaps this is not as much of a paradise as it appears as first glance. Have to give this a a good vote for a well done photo that also makes one question and think about it. Hope you left some notes on this.
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10/03/2009 04:26:13 PM
This came out GREAT. Love the creativity (no vote)
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10/02/2009 12:55:22 AM
Looks more like a swastika, but I do like this picture with the symbol as an X.
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10/01/2009 08:28:23 PM
Although the X is not the first thing that jumps out at me, it's big and it's ON the first thing that jumps out. Nice, crisp colors on the boat (kind of oversaturated on the sky), and good sharpness and DOF. I would've liked the horizon to be straight. 7
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09/30/2009 10:12:11 PM
Oh Look, a pinwheel!!.............10
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09/29/2009 11:58:05 AM
Not quite considered an X where I come from!!! 1
09/29/2009 09:33:11 AM
Why would there be a swastica on a tropical boat? Interesting.

I like the photo very much.
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09/28/2009 09:18:36 PM
Little known fact: Hitler was an avid canoer.
09/28/2009 08:20:21 PM
I think that is offencive sign!

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