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Challenge: Expert Free Study 2016-02 (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Mar 14, 2016
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2016

I dearly cherish silence. The day starts with some music to wake up. The cats beg for food. Steps resonate on the stairs. The coffee machine noisily grinds some beans. The toothbrush scrapes. The shower throws water. The motorbike roars. The phone keeps ringing. Useless talks, pointless laughs. Spoons, forks, plates. More talks, more laughs. TV shouts, colors shout, cars honk. More noise, many more. And finally, silence. I dearly cherish silence.

I deeply hate silence. If you remain silent while in trouble, there won't be any help. If you remain silent while lying on the street, you will be ignored. If you remain silent instead of sharing your thoughts, you will stay alone. If you remain silent, others will decide for you. If you remain silent while your peers are decimated, you will disappear with them. I deeply hate silence.

The photos were mostly taken at the Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre and at the Océanopolis aquarium. The underwater druid is my father, who accepted to pose with a wig and a fake beard. Thanks dad!

Thanks a lot for the kind votes and comments, I am happy I finally managed to win a free study of some sort :)

Place: 1 out of 62
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Avg (commenters): 8.2500
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Votes: 67
Comments: 12
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03/23/2016 04:41:23 AM
Suberb work as always! Congrats Christophe.
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03/22/2016 06:50:24 PM
Congratulations, Christophe and Daddy Christophe!

I believe that there's no reason not to laugh... genuinely laugh... a bunch, though. :D

I also love silence. We recently had a worker who was here for months every day. He commented, "It's so quiet here."

I told him that if he could figure out how to turn on the TV (I don't know how), he was welcome to it, but that I enjoy silence.

I also enjoy laughing. :D

Sometimes my laughter is the only thing I hear all day until Hubby gets home.

I like that.
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03/22/2016 06:22:23 PM
It's getting hard to find words how much I admire your work :) Congrats on the well deserved blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2016 11:44:29 PM
Whimsical story & lovely watery blue light.
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03/21/2016 05:50:10 PM
Except for the weird beard a beautiful composition. I really like the blue toning.
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03/21/2016 03:40:53 PM
this is zoo weird it is fabulous !!!
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03/21/2016 12:50:10 PM
Great photo. 9 from me
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03/19/2016 05:40:11 PM
Nicely done, I love the story here.
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03/18/2016 08:08:14 AM
This composition seems almost biblical. Great job.
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03/16/2016 06:44:54 AM
Great idea (as always) - love the angles and how you achieved the underwater atmosphere. In my top 2.
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03/15/2016 05:08:01 PM
Blue for blue? Perhaps. Great work.
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03/15/2016 12:37:17 AM
Definitely pushing back the frontiers of camp
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