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Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1K
Lens: Leica 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 Mega O.I.S.
Date: Sep 10, 2010
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011

A slightly different version of this photograph made a brief portfolio appearance during the year. Largely unremarked, but it was graced by 21_N.gif zeuszen with this quite wonderful poem as a comment:

a thing of great beauty

We have clocks and telephones, and the bed is made.
We have walls and a window and shoes for the feet to fall into.
We have birthdays and lunch and wives who have husbands.
We have friends and automobiles and a pet.
We have spoons and three wishes we have.

We have nothing when we can think of something else.
We have something when we can think of nothing less.
We have something when we have it so bad
That we need not ask. We do not need to
Have to become what we are.

Having and caressing and holding a thing of great beauty.
We have what we love, what we do with any wonderful thing.
We have measure and words and a place to sleep.
We have what we hold which is a marvellous thing.
And we have this great yearning.

- zeuszen

Place: 328 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.2674
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.3013
Avg (non-participants): 5.0968
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 187
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/21/2011 08:33:15 PM
Almost unbearable sadness in this. What a poignant photograph.
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02/21/2011 03:57:35 AM
this photo reminded me this masterpiece
the boy has grown... and lost his smile. For me, it is actually the opposite of the horizon.. the wall. He is being slowly squeezed out of the frame.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 10:20:09 PM
lovely tones and mysteriousness of quality - love it.
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02/20/2011 08:25:45 PM
my fantasy art gallery.

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02/20/2011 05:06:37 PM
I like the moody feeling of this shot.
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02/19/2011 09:45:46 PM
The back ground could have been better, also does this photo tell a story. Almost seems like it could, but missing a piece.
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02/19/2011 08:26:57 PM
All that space and him looking at me from the left upper corner. Love this.
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02/19/2011 04:26:59 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Toning aside, there is something nostalgic about this image. I also like how unfettered it is while remaining crafted and purposeful. Strangely the image isn't without menace - like a representation of a visitation.

Critical stuff: Not much at all.

Overall: I really like this - despite its composition it feels uncommonly well balanced.
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02/19/2011 11:39:09 AM
I think I've seen this. But no matter -- I'm happy to see it again. It's a story about to take place. Or one in progress, but the action has been stopped and we get a glimpse into what's really happening. Poetry in slow motion. Or no motion. Excellent.
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02/18/2011 08:33:29 PM
A ghostly image, powerful. 10
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02/16/2011 02:23:11 PM
dollars to donuts I'll bet this is posted in the Posthumous Ribbons thread...it has that "artsy" feel to it
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02/16/2011 12:58:57 PM
I was driving by, sitting on the bus, looking out the window in a distracted manner, when my eye caught something. I don't remember what it was but it felt like it was significant.
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02/15/2011 08:08:24 AM
nice and arty
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02/14/2011 11:22:25 PM
I like the questions this shot raises in me. I wish I understood the title - but then again, that's another question...
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02/14/2011 11:09:44 PM
Too cool for this site.
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02/14/2011 10:50:11 PM
Fantastic shot.
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02/14/2011 12:58:03 AM
Nice, reminds me of a soul singer from the 50's. 8
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