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Life, its precious you know.
Life, its precious you know.

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Challenge: Body Parts II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
Location: qatar
Date: Apr 5, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2008

I want y'all to see the symbolism here...

I am deployed currently and you know, war is hell.
I see a whole lot of hypocrisy and bad stuff out here.
I was out in the 'smoke pit' with my friend and he found
a lady bug and was just letting it crawl over his hand.

We cant ever forget that preservation of life is more valuable than gold. If there is no respect for human life, there is no limit to the destruction that can happen, even if there is no physical war.

I cropped the image and then transfered it into black and white. I used photomatix for some tone mapping as well.
After that i used a diffused glow and i then did a little bit of cloning out some really pixelated shadows from the photomatix thing.

Place: 101 out of 156
Avg (all users): 5.2850
Avg (commenters): 6.2222
Avg (participants): 5.3016
Avg (non-participants): 5.2769
Views since voting: 867
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 193
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2008 10:17:18 PM
unreal. I like that.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/13/2008 11:51:07 AM
i like the idea of the pic and coloring that you used.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/10/2008 08:05:35 PM
I am just not a big fan of the effect.
04/10/2008 12:32:17 PM
very emotional capture. good and appropriate PP
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/09/2008 10:50:20 PM
Nice image - Just wish it didn't look so much like a drawing? I like the lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/09/2008 08:24:01 PM
Seems more like a drawing to me than a photo.
04/09/2008 12:16:59 AM
really like the comp but the contrast feels a little weird, the conversion to bw took away from it
04/07/2008 01:04:32 PM
nice, very emotive image, although i feel that the main subject is not the hands but the little bug
04/07/2008 08:54:07 AM
Very beautiful moment captured. very different processing technique. (I want to see the original after the challenge is over) I never thought i would have liked an image like this, just not my style, but i love it. Can't wait to see how DPC likes it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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