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Justice at Stake
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Challenge: Composite (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Nov 26, 2015
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2015



[Dec. 2nd, 2015 10:32:19 AM]

Have you ever refused a gift? What would you do, if someone offered you something really valuable, without asking for any apparent counterpart? Evidently, it would be very tempting to accept. However, doing so with the wrong person would put you in a difficult position. When you are in debt, even psychologically, it becomes very hard to remain fair (if such thing even exists). From there, it is obvious that people working as judges of any kind should really make sure to avoid external influences.

However, why do so many politicians accept presents from private companies? Aren't they supposed to work in their country's interest, and nothing else? Why do so many doctors accept gifts from pharmaceutical industry? Aren't they supposed to give the best medication depending on the pathology, not on the brand? Why are some judges elected by popular vote, aren't they supposed to be fair, instead of seeking voices?

As an individual, it is of course impossible to remain fully intellectually independent. However, as a society, we definitely must make sure that justice is protected from corruption and external control. Without it, I really can't see how rights of individuals would be guaranteed in any way.

As usual, thanks for your kind feedback, much appreciated.
Some technical details:
- The fire attack has been mainly shot using one of those sparkler sticks, commonly used at parties. A dark room, a long exposure (using a tripod and bulb mode on the camera), and it was done. I was very happy of how well this little trick worked.
- The hands are my stepparents ones. They spent the week-end at home, so I took advantage of them, shamelessly.
- The branches were found during a family walk in the woods: props can be found anywhere!
- I had no justice scales at home, so this item is a composite of different stuff lying around: a necklace, a candlestick, and some metallic boxes.

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Place: 1 out of 35
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12/09/2015 02:33:28 PM
This is one of the finest pieces of art I have seen on this sight. A beautiful, meaningful piece of work.
12/08/2015 02:05:17 PM
I look forward to every expert challenge hoping to see one of your masterpieces and you never let me down with your vision and creativity. Congratulations on another wonderful image and your blue ribbon!!
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12/04/2015 06:43:36 PM
Vive la France! Down with corruption!
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12/04/2015 04:56:18 PM
Congratulations, Christophe!
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12/04/2015 09:12:49 AM
Congratulations. Nicely done.
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12/04/2015 02:01:58 AM
Congrats, Christophe. Delicious textures.
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12/04/2015 12:14:31 AM
However, why do so many politicians accept presents from private companies? Aren't they supposed to work in their country's interest, and nothing else? Why do so many doctors accept gifts from pharmaceutical industry? Aren't they supposed to give the best medication depending on the pathology, not on the brand? Why are some judges elected by popular vote, aren't they supposed to be fair, instead of seeking voices? Well of course everyone knows, it's because of money, greed and lust, and more money, greed and lust!

Congrats I knew I couldn't beat this one.
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12/04/2015 12:09:13 AM
amazing!
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12/04/2015 12:06:15 AM
Wonderfully done Christophe. I love that you shamelessly take advantage of people and also how beautifully conceived and composited your images invariably are.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2015 11:25:53 PM
Incredibly elaborate and visually strong as usual. Certainly a provocative subject in these uncertain times.
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12/03/2015 09:46:47 PM
lovely work
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12/03/2015 07:34:59 PM
Just beautifully done. A definite 10
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12/03/2015 07:56:44 AM
classe 8
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12/02/2015 11:59:25 PM
Gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. One of my favorite Top 3 for sure Give 10
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12/01/2015 12:44:54 AM
That looks like it hurt...
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11/30/2015 03:52:14 AM
Remarkable, as always!
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11/29/2015 05:25:08 AM
so abstrast
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11/27/2015 08:28:35 PM
Although I know that the technical meaning of the challenge description allows for an Expert FS... I think the intellectual meaning of the challenge only allows for overlay type images.

Still I love this.
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11/27/2015 01:23:42 PM
Fantastico ! 9
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11/27/2015 01:11:03 PM
One of my faves of your ever. Great composition. A clear winner.
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11/27/2015 12:11:04 AM
Amazing!! Absolutely love this one.
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