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Challenge: Depression (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Mar 16, 2014
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2014

I've had the idea for this shot for awhile but was waiting for the right challenge for it. I wanted to portray the feeling of someone feeling so isolated and small in a world of chaos. I would've liked the clouds to be swirling around more but the sun was too bright so 45 seconds was the longest I could keep the shutter open. It's a bit of an illusion but I'm sitting only about 6 feet above the rocky shoreline.

I'm glad people caught the reference from the song Hurt by Nine Inch Nails. Johnny Cash did an fantastic cover of the song but I'm partial to the NIN version since I've been a big fan of Trent Reznor since the late 80s when he released his first EP. I think the Johnny Cash version is more poignant though since the words take on a whole different meaning when he sings it. The NIN version is pure emo-ish woe is me, while the Cash version is just full of so much sorrow and regret.

Here are the two videos:

The NIN version

The Johnny Cash verison


Thanks everyone for the comments and votes.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 66
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Avg (commenters): 7.6000
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Views since voting: 819
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 75
Comments: 10
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03/28/2014 10:05:11 AM
Ah, the NIN echoes of loneliness(I too first heard Johnny Cash singing it) Well done, nice placement.
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03/28/2014 05:03:13 AM
Don't worry, you'll see them again one day :)

Congrats on the HM, everytime I view this, I feel like I'm going to fall off the edge!
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03/28/2014 03:47:07 AM
Congrats on the HM. A thoughtful image
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03/28/2014 02:43:42 AM
Congrats on HM, carefully thought out and beautifully captured.
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03/28/2014 12:25:30 AM
Congratulations on the HM, Mark. A very emotional image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2014 09:37:16 PM
It looks like you are about to fall off the edge, dramatic image. Maybe a little too close to the edge for my liking, but this sure has impact.

Bumping up.
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03/23/2014 06:36:52 AM
Beautifully shot and process.
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03/23/2014 03:06:34 AM
good emotive shot
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03/21/2014 09:46:58 PM
Nice image! The Johnny Cash words work well.
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03/21/2014 03:08:34 PM
Great song by NIN, although I like the Johnny Cash version much more. It's in my playlist.
So, Great shot! Would this happen to be in...Italy?! ;-)
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