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Twins Divided

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2020-10 (Extended Editing)
Collection: People (color)
Date: Oct 24, 2020
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2020

[Nov. 21st, 2020 09:11:44 PM]

This is the description I used when I put this up at FineArtAmerica. (And I know, fine art it ain't. But ya never know what will tickle someone's fancy.)

Brothers, identical twins, sit together on a single bench. Despite their closeness, both physical and the bonds of blood and a lifetime of shared experiences, like many, they are now divided. COVID-19 and the issue of masking has driven a wedge between them.
That I know this to be a composite of two photos of the same man makes it no less compelling. It is, unfortunately, emblematic not only of the extreme difficulties the pandemic has brought with it but of the divisions throughout society. However, the inherent symbolism also emphasizes that, though we may differ - and differ strongly - on so many issues, we are yet united; at the core, we are but one.

Place: 23 out of 44
Avg (all users): 5.9091
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.1538
Views since voting: 73
Views during voting: 61
Votes: 33
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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11/22/2020 08:12:52 PM
hey Nikki .. just noticed you mentioned me in the tiniest violin ..
i'm very surprised this didnt do better ..
there are quite a few that surprised me in this challenge that should have got way higher scores ..
i think the low voters were out in force .. altho i dont often check .. but i did in this challenge ..
i got two votes of 3 and two votes of 4 .. sometimes its like a little kick to the guts when you dont understand why .. even accounting for tastes ..
so onto a more positive note .. i loved reading what you wrote in the photographer's comment .. especially this bit ..
"However, the inherent symbolism also emphasizes that, though we may differ - and differ strongly - on so many issues, we are yet united; at the core, we are but one." ..
can you imagine what our world would be like if a huge percentage of the population believed that truth .. we are all one .. there would be no place for greed and fear .. and getting ahead at the expense of others ...
if we treated each other like brothers and sisters it would open the doors to love ..
hopefully .. !! .. ;) .. xx
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11/22/2020 11:15:49 AM
You deserved way better :-) Nicely done. I'm proud to be one of your 8s...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2020 08:01:05 PM
poignant .. and a great portrait ..
they say that twins are often like the same person in different bodies .
i feel this is the same person in the same body .. lol ..
i've already voted ..:)
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11/15/2020 12:30:00 AM
I like the expressions well posed 7
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