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Challenge: Hidden Gem: Break Time (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: The Humble Art
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Apr 15, 2010
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Black and White, Blur
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2010

essay, part 3:

But photography is as transformative as any artform, and as unreliable. The machine is not objective, not true, suggesting to me that objectivity simply isnít out there, and that truth comes from us. Anyone who takes photographs knows that they lie, finding a mood that was about to come into existence but never did, easily calibrated to bring out an overwhelming darkness that was never there. So where does the transformation, the lie, occur? Inside the machine?

original notes:

calculation to b/w, burned some distracting specs, rotate to straighten horizon

Place: 392 out of 521
Avg (all users): 4.9103
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9018
Avg (non-participants): 4.9318
Views since voting: 839
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 156
Comments: 16
Favorites: 9 (view)

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03/23/2014 10:19:48 PM
I still love this.
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01/02/2013 09:53:15 AM
this is gorgeous
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04/13/2012 06:27:41 AM
me 3
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04/13/2012 06:23:19 AM
Just spotted this, you and sheep, this one is awesome.
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07/03/2011 02:26:13 AM
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12/30/2010 01:02:34 PM
I had a rib steak for dinner last night, it was good, not this good.
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12/30/2010 12:56:30 PM
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12/30/2010 12:05:26 PM
this is great...
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05/30/2010 09:47:32 PM
yeah i like...
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05/19/2010 01:00:39 AM
Frightening - I am afraid you know exactly what you are doing. So full of allusion. Deer. Pamplona. Cattle. Trains. Deportees. And you weren't thinking that at all. Very disturbing.
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05/19/2010 12:42:32 AM
Oh my! I didn't get the chance to vote this challenge (I was in Las Vegas, don't you know, waiting for 4 women in their 70s to decide which buffet and when...) But this is breathtaking, literally. A true gem indeed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2010 01:07:12 AM
I hate that I like this photo. Gave it a 9.

Message edited by author 2010-05-19 22:41:08.
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05/12/2010 07:28:50 PM
This has a scary sense. Silence of the Lambs!! I love it. 8
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05/12/2010 11:02:36 AM
this is amazing. I like it when a more "artsy" picture is allowed to have a chance, sometimes the subject/theme pictures are a bit too posey and contrived for me. this one gave me shudders, like a dark dream. 10
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05/12/2010 03:31:42 AM
There is something so dark and foreboding about this image. Well done.
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05/12/2010 03:06:11 AM
DPC = Crisp clean and no motion blur. This to me however is an image I have seen many times in the Outback during shearing time. Old dark buildings and constant movement. Well shot.
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