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Going the Zen way
Going the Zen way
jjbeguin


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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Outdoors & Landscapes
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: narbonne france
Date: Jul 28, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 152 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.6087
Avg (commenters): 6.9200
Avg (participants): 5.4685
Avg (non-participants): 5.7708
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 207
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/07/2006 11:15:21 AM
just want to let you know that this was one of my favorites of the challenge!
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08/07/2006 09:43:43 AM
Nice to see you back. Underappreciated - but that's Zen with a capital Z.
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08/07/2006 02:44:29 AM
holy smokes this is soooo cool! creative take on the challenge... i think it should've placed higher :)
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08/07/2006 02:43:15 AM
The lane with no movement screams, while the lane that is moving is silent. Wonderful imagination and capture.
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08/07/2006 12:34:58 AM
This is an interesting photo in the sense that one car is moving one way, while the rest (look at that jam!) are going the other. I'm not sure if the others noticed it, but there are some cars with their drivers out standing, making the traffic jam even more apparent. Good capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 12:32:22 PM
This is great!!! I really like the high contrast - give a great 'feel' to the picture. Nice work!!
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08/06/2006 12:31:05 PM
I like your statement
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08/06/2006 08:36:17 AM
Ha! This is a fun shot. I like the B&W and the composition.
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08/05/2006 08:36:23 PM
This is a good image, but dosn't move me, re the Zen challenge.....
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08/05/2006 01:16:05 PM
lol. this is like anti-zen. maybe its from living in the south. this says "hurricane" to me. fear, uphevil, tension. even the person alone on the other side of the highway is probably going back for a loved one and not for any happy reason just to end up stuck in the storm in danger. maybe i read too much into things. 5
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08/04/2006 09:40:53 PM
An interesting interpretation of zen but a bit busy for "zen" to me.
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08/04/2006 08:36:48 PM
very clever..and wonderfully done too...it certainly can be considered Zen from the point of view of the driver..
I like your take on this..
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08/04/2006 01:15:47 PM
I like this picture, IMO it is a little too dark
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08/04/2006 08:05:55 AM
this is a marvellously evocative picture. it's only significant problem worth noting is that to me, it doesn't really fit in with my preconceived idea of what zen is. but as a photo, i love it. the B&W is great, the high contrast and dark mood genius, brilliantly countered by the light breaking through the clouds. the vanishing point and angle of shot works very well. and the solitary vehicle coming towards us is the proverbial cherry. smashing stuff (if bordering on not quite suiting the challenge) 8.
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08/04/2006 12:45:48 AM
A little dark but that makes you really look into the image. The sun shinning through the clouds is great but there needs to be a tad more light on the cars and road. Over all this is a very good picture. Gave you a 8
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08/04/2006 12:40:22 AM
I don't really see this photo as "strict" example of zen "style" of photography but it communicates the "feel" of zen very well :). The contrast between peace and cluttered (mind) is very well communicated. Technically this is very well executed and I like the b/w treatment. Bumping from 7 (initial pass) to 9 (during comments). Hope this does well for you.
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08/03/2006 06:17:09 PM
I like the processing on this shot and I'm impressed at your ability to get just one car on the left handside of the road ;o) Certainly know which car I'd rather be in! I like the composition here too with the central reservation leading from the lower left of the shot, nice :o)
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08/03/2006 05:41:30 AM
Not sure what's Zen here (not that wouldn't be) but It's very funny. Hey wait... 7
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08/02/2006 03:31:01 PM
do not go alone
into solitude,
or you will be crowded out. 5
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08/02/2006 03:02:43 PM
Lol :-)
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08/02/2006 12:31:09 PM
wow, what a capture! what are the chances to catch one side full and other side empty. great one here! Hope this ribbons! 10!
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08/01/2006 02:32:09 PM
I understand what you are trying to show, but my focus is pulled toward the traffic which does not leave a peaceful feeling.
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08/01/2006 02:03:28 AM
i cant believe you got away with humour in a Zen challenge!
i love it, you can imagine the grin on the drivers face.
well done
nick
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07/31/2006 11:00:22 PM
Great idea!
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07/31/2006 07:42:34 PM
5: a good image but seems to be saying the opposite of "silence"
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07/31/2006 03:16:14 PM
Creative and funny, black and white works really well, good job
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07/31/2006 01:58:46 PM
Humour is part of zen and you have captured that invisible quality well. 8.
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07/31/2006 09:44:52 AM
great observation !
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07/31/2006 07:30:42 AM
that's fun! A great fun idea for the challenge and a great shot...love the idea to go b and w
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07/31/2006 05:34:47 AM
cool concept...9
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07/31/2006 02:36:59 AM
Although using black and white to minimalize visual distractions in this photo is a nice touch, it is just too busy to be 'zen'. I know what you are trying to realy in the vision of oposite (yin yang) of this photo, just to me, a highway, even empty, means movement, not calm. My eye is too distracted by the overall business of this photo.
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