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A is for Apartheid
A is for Apartheid

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: A Is For _______ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Kickapoo Creek Park, Lincoln IL
Date: May 8, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, History
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2010

I took this at a bench at A local Park. I was going for a look of hostility or contempt between the two symbolizing all what Apartheid stood for in South Africa. I had different ideas and poses I wanted and picked this one to submit. Notice the distance and hesitancy between the two and I was really focusing on facial expressions as well. I hope this represents what I was going for and you all enjoy it. Having been in South Africa, there is still so much that needs to change between races and all I have to say is God bless Mandela and all the other leaders for racial equality both over-seas and here in the states.

Place: 56 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.8433
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 5.5439
Avg (non-participants): 6.0649
Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 134
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/21/2010 04:29:42 AM
very powerful photo. The expressions are also great on this. Keep up the good work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2010 08:47:56 PM
This is a case where something that would normally be a background distraction actually adds to the message the image conveys. Good work on this one.
05/14/2010 03:01:08 PM
best concept. 10
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05/14/2010 12:55:01 AM
Great concept and execution. Love the play on the black and white contrasts. Hope this gets appreciated here. 10 and favorite.
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05/11/2010 08:02:14 PM
Well thought out shot. I don't think many people will get it though. I had to do a google search on it myself....I think it was a well posed shot.....the lighting is good and the subject is good.(after I researched it)
05/11/2010 10:42:25 AM
Extra point for creativity. A more balanced shot would be more appealing: center the tree and shoot straight on.
05/10/2010 05:22:35 AM
Excellent contrast and tones in this good composition. Nicely set up. 7
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05/10/2010 12:42:21 AM
interesting theme, expressed on multiple levels nicely
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