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1981 AIDS is first identified
1981 AIDS is first identified

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Challenge: The Year You Were Born (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Location: Home, Florence
Date: Nov 21, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1.6
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2006

AIDS is one of thebiggest problems and it was first discovered the year I was born...
Color balance, levels and color desaturation

Place: 9 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.5175
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.2667
Avg (non-participants): 6.5765
Views since voting: 1892
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 315
Comments: 34
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/04/2006 08:56:47 AM
This photo is so beautifully done, and understated, which is what intrigues me! I love the darkness with the bright red bursting out!
12/03/2006 11:49:16 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish. Fine job!
12/02/2006 01:28:38 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Very good shot!
11/30/2006 05:19:34 PM
Thanx everyone for nice comments!
11/29/2006 02:10:53 AM
Very powerful image - well done. Congrats on the top ten, too.
11/29/2006 01:22:15 AM
Well done all around, from the red ribbon having the only color to the dehumanizing crop.
11/29/2006 12:40:24 AM
I love how the face is cropped off like that. It makes this photo less about the individual and more about a group of people.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 09:35:30 PM
Very cosmopolitan. Like the composition of this one.
11/28/2006 07:53:26 PM
i was also bornin 81. :D Feb. 2nd. great job, and well done.
11/28/2006 06:03:37 PM
Nice photograph and a powerful topic for that year.
11/28/2006 03:49:05 PM
Simple. Powerful. I love it!
11/28/2006 06:32:02 AM
An immediate eye-catcher. Simple and powerful. Good luck!
11/27/2006 05:22:18 PM
Very nice.
11/27/2006 03:55:18 PM
nice. you dont see as many red ribbons anymore now that the war and breat cancer are big issues.
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11/27/2006 03:47:15 PM
Nice idea and interesting composition with crop below eyes. I think that cropping out some of the negative space would be better.
11/27/2006 11:32:27 AM
i like how it isn't centered and how the red is the only color in the image
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11/26/2006 02:29:33 PM
I viewed this challenge as being about content: the image should graphically call to mind a time. Second to that would be technically execution. This particular photograph skillfully accomplishes both in an iconic manner - Well done!
11/25/2006 09:17:44 PM
I remember the first stories out of the San Fransico Chronicle. We had no idea then. Nice photo; just a little oof (on purpose?).
11/24/2006 11:18:29 AM
very nice!
11/24/2006 10:31:03 AM
Excellent use of the red ribbon on the black. Like the way the subject is offset, really nice.

Such a sad year given everything we now know.
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11/23/2006 09:47:03 AM
deserves the win
11/23/2006 05:12:42 AM
Works for me.....
11/22/2006 10:41:02 PM
Beautiful use of selective desat and composition with eyes cut off.
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11/22/2006 08:14:59 PM
I really like this. Especially the way you made the red stand out.
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11/22/2006 03:21:57 PM
Nicely done. Simple and evocative. Still deciding on the crop. Well done! 8o)
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11/22/2006 01:44:18 PM
Strong shot. I like the choice of excluding the eyes and the negative space creating distance.
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11/22/2006 01:18:07 PM
i would have put the men on the other side of the picture, so that the red thing would be more in the middle
nice idea and realisation
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11/22/2006 11:02:01 AM
The pose, coloration and crop all work together to make this image really work. You've identified the population that was impacted very heavily in the outbreak, without identifing a person. Simple, yet very powerful. 8
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11/22/2006 10:41:21 AM
:-((( Simple and to the point.
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11/22/2006 06:29:35 AM
nice anonimity (not showing the face) and accent to the ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2006 06:03:52 AM
Strong message, good crop
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11/22/2006 06:02:05 AM
this is good
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11/22/2006 12:50:24 AM
Sad story, nice pic, everyone knows that red ribbon today ...
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11/22/2006 12:26:40 AM
The composition and the destat is very good...
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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