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The Aftermath of War
The Aftermath of War

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Challenge: Garbage II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Location: International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq
Date: Nov 4, 2005
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO-400
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2005


Place: 8 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.0281
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7093
Avg (non-participants): 6.1963
Views since voting: 2070
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 249
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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01/15/2006 11:43:23 PM
I never commented on this but it's fantastic, and touching. I think in advanced editing, this could have won, perhaps by deemphasizing the pole in the background and the colorful objects in the upper right.

By the way, this touched me and I gave it a 10! If you are still in Iraq, I wish you well, and if it's not your home, most of all, a safe return to your home.
11/19/2005 11:46:32 PM
As a thumbnail I thought I was looking at blueberries. Then I saw the Garbage challenge followed by your incredible photo subject. It is so difficult to decide what to accept as unpublished or sanitized images coming from Irak here in Canada. Nobody want's to be stuck in what I describe in your photo as the dry mud. War horror is implied by your damaged "fruits". I think that color is important due to blue also meaning sad when hardship strikes and a style of song that reveals or heals inner pain. It is also UN cap identifying ultimate goal of peace. Great photo. Thanks for sharing,
by Donald
11/19/2005 03:09:06 PM
Great image. Stay safe...and get some Pulitzer prize winners while you're there.
11/16/2005 12:44:05 PM
Love this shot. Congrats on your top 10 finish.
11/16/2005 05:49:12 AM
This was my first submission, thanks for the comments!
11/16/2005 02:00:07 AM
Sad. Nature's play speaks of it proliferating wonder. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2005 07:51:48 PM
Many levels of meaning. I like the partial desaturation
11/14/2005 12:39:43 PM
Wow. I think this is what they mean about "a picture says a thousand words." Good luck.
11/13/2005 07:28:40 PM
Nice documentary shot
11/13/2005 01:08:34 PM
I really do like this photo.
11/10/2005 08:53:41 PM
A picture is worth a 1000 words, and your is worth 10,000 pictures. 10
11/10/2005 06:57:35 PM
i love this picture...its composition, subject, message. nicely done.
11/10/2005 04:12:34 PM
thought provoking and certainly captures ones attention.
11/09/2005 09:45:24 PM
Very interesting and unique phot, the subtle colours bring out the interest of the natural pattern of the helmuts and makes me take extra time looking at this picture, very subtle and very pleasing to me. Good luck hope you do well in this challenge.
11/09/2005 08:13:50 PM
Very powerful image. Technically very good, too. Could be a contender for a ribbon.
11/09/2005 03:31:11 PM
would have made a better B&W
11/09/2005 01:11:40 PM
Very powerfull story here. Composition is great. I especially like the bullet hole in the helmet; frightening.
It would have been more powerfull if the sun wasn't shinning in the background; it kind of add some warmth that doesn't serve the purpose here. Another angle or an overcast day would have made this picture perfect.

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