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A Lone Crossing - Dedicated to Shez.
A Lone Crossing - Dedicated to Shez.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Art of 2012 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Yangje Chon(- Stream), Gangnam, Seoul.
Date: Feb 4, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800th
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2013

Post processed in LR 4. I hope to vindicate my disqualification for using a preset NOT checked out or understood.

By the time we vote on this challenge I will be heading back to hospital for the 4th surgical procedure. Cancer is not a friend. Cancer kills. The damage is not in taking my health, but the steady chipping away at your mind, your willingness to fight.

IF I the surgery I hope to see it worthy as I hereby show my deepest emotion. This is me. The stark contrast, yet with detail. The man with a cane, no choice, going one direction. Me. Crossing my Rubicon. (dpc_best2012_MG_1417)

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 7.6111
Avg (participants): 6.1977
Avg (non-participants): 6.7097
Views since voting: 1076
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 117
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/13/2013 04:31:15 PM
This is the photo that will inspire us all. I did not submit, look at or vote in the Art challenge for some reason. Now I know why. Because, for that very unknown reason my choices led me here......right here right now. Looking at this wonderful photograph. I hope you get to see how much we all are appreciating your share in this...... we are all on the journey.........together. Closing eyes we all look and sense the connections........ My free study for February was disqualified because I am not a stickler for rules.....I mess up.... a lot......some details seem more important to others...and I pay the price....oh well. But YOUR comment was the one that stays deeply in my heart. And I have gone back to read it many times. And you are the one who wrote it with the most sensitive and observant feelings and words. Thank you....it is YOU!!!!!!! :-)
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03/10/2013 05:14:39 AM
Poignant, indeed. This is such a deeply personal statement - thank you so much for sharing.
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03/09/2013 10:23:02 PM
Congrats on TT and for such a poignant image. Stay strong.
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03/09/2013 03:28:28 PM
Many others have said it, but I can't think of a better word than "powerful."

Thanks for sharing such a personal image and good luck with your health!
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03/09/2013 05:45:38 AM
Hey Old Man, Great Image!!..... How about making a Print available.... through DPC. I'm sure there are a few people who might like to souvenier one (most of the ones I know will try the 'right click' first), but when that doesn't work... You are still upright and in the middle of the stream.... what else can I say, other than "Congratulations! MY FRIEND!", and you are... :))
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03/08/2013 11:52:06 PM
Such a powerful image, Peter. And such a powerful finish. Auspicious. Congrats, and here's to your health.
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03/08/2013 08:35:09 AM
I'm really glad this did so well. Such a powerful image with an equally powerful story behind it.
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03/08/2013 06:45:01 AM
Nice work Doc
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03/08/2013 05:35:22 AM
Great image,Congratulations on the top ten. I think you had this as your banner image for some time. All the Best.
03/08/2013 03:21:32 AM
hey doc this image is stellar - very emotive and even more so when reading your description. and thanks so much for your wonderful comment on my free study image it made my week! much luck!
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03/08/2013 01:33:30 AM
Hope you are doing OK tonight, I'm thinking of ya. This is a fantastic image, and I find it a fine depiction of your own fight as well.

Congrats on the top ten.

Message edited by author 2013-03-08 01:34:06.
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03/08/2013 01:25:11 AM
Loved this. And now even more as it really depicts your state of mind.
Alles van die beste met die 4de rondte Doc.
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03/08/2013 12:30:02 AM
You have managed to project such deeply personal feelings into this image. Hopefully coming round to a top ten will give you a little boost; hope you aren't feeling too rough, and that the operation did what it was hoped it would.
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03/08/2013 12:09:37 AM
wow I drew with you how awesome is that, well done, super super shot!

Edited to add, all the best with the OP really!

Message edited by author 2013-03-08 00:10:36.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2013 11:26:03 PM
A wonderful shot to dedicate to a wonderful person. Thank you.
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03/07/2013 10:26:55 PM
This is beautiful!
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03/07/2013 10:00:48 PM
This is beautiful, it has depth in perspective, human endevour and the simplicity of a life long with arduous task. The dedications is of particular sensitivity and endearing in its' empathy. 8
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03/07/2013 09:58:30 PM
(Comment only - already voted): Didn't even notice the title when I voted...but that's sweet. It's a wonderful image...the vignetting is a bit strong, but it's a thought provoking capture.
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03/07/2013 08:32:09 PM
an apt tribute... going it alone is difficult but it also has rewards and they may not be recognizable anytime soon. Chin up! Working hard to make it to the other side will be worth it in the end!!! Love this picture.
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03/07/2013 08:06:14 PM
A wonderful moment in time captured. I particularly love the strong contrasts of this image.
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03/07/2013 05:54:40 PM
i really like the stark contrasts. the lone figure really adds to the story.
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03/07/2013 03:05:23 PM
Special.
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03/07/2013 01:40:09 PM
Very nice -- makes an impact
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03/06/2013 10:47:17 PM
A wonderful dedication to a wonderful person. Very nice.
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03/06/2013 04:14:31 AM
I really like this, but I would of cropped off more of the bottom and the right hand side to give it more of a rectangle shape, I feel like I've seen this before, maybe in a SC, still great stuff, I'm sure Shez will give you a 10, you sneaky person, lol! TT for me!
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03/04/2013 11:59:47 AM
What a remarkable sight. Lends itself nicely to b&w.
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03/04/2013 10:21:10 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

This is a very powerful piece and wonderful dedication both to Shez and the human spirit to persevere in the river of life. I love that you made this B&W so that your viewers can better appreciate the action and meaning of this capture. There is a thin line bridge that offers safe passage to the other side. Fall off this bridge or chose to cross where there is no path and the sorrows of life and or hardships will sweep you away. At different points in our lifetimes we either cross this bridge - or we don't. There is always the option to stay on the other side of the river but to do so means one stays stuck/trapped with no hope of progress or relief. Though the path across is narrow it offers the safety of the other side - where there are stairs leading up. For this lone person who faces those stairs, the stairs leading up hold the promise of hope and a better tomorrow.
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03/03/2013 11:16:59 PM
wow. well done. the contrast really brings this together for me.
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03/03/2013 09:07:21 PM
truly haunting
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03/02/2013 04:16:06 PM
borders and vignette just too much, imo.
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03/01/2013 10:32:25 PM
Nice! Very nice. I love the composition of this. The differences between the two section of the river... love the story one is forced to envisage while examining the image. Bravo!
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03/01/2013 09:19:22 PM
Very dramatic. Nice balance of light and dark. The bottom right on the water may be a little washed out but it does help lead the eye to the stones so it does work.
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