May 2012 Photo Competition: The Forgotten

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Johnny Canuck3, May 5, 2012.

  1. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    The forgotten: it can be person/s, place/s, thing/s. A memory. Anything that the word conjures up in your head.


    Entries:
    * It is encouraged, but not essential, that people enter new photos
    * Up to 3 pictures allowed per person
    * Last entry at midnight 31 May 2012.
    * Only use pictures you photographed yourself
    * If you edit the picture then it'd be nice if you tell us what you did
    * Please don’t change pictures once you have entered them
    Voting:
    * 1st June 2012 to midnight on 3rd June.
    * Anyone can vote. You don't have to have entered
    * Vote for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourites
    * 1st choice is worth 3 points, 2nd choice is worth 2 points and 3rd choice is worth 1 point
    * The entry with the most points wins, and chooses the next theme.
     
  2. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    1. Lost keys

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  3. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Did you do a lot of pp with that? It's very nice.
     
  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    1: bunker?
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    2: lighthouse
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    3: pile of stones
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  5. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Thanks. I don't recall doing anything more than normal with it, it's certainly not HDR or anything.
     
  6. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

  7. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Johnny, you've got the dates wrong.
     
  8. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

     
  9. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    The title is an irony. I thought you North Americans didn't get that kind of thing? :D
     
  10. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Ruperra ruins
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    8 shot stitch .touch sharpen, sat and contrast
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    6 shot stitch .touch sharpen, sat and contrast

    heh ... I was after a faux John Constable ... but I needed a flash of red ...ah well

    taken today
     
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  11. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    :facepalm:

    C&P is your enemy, not your friend...
     
  12. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Those are incredible.
     
  13. stowpirate

    stowpirate skinflintish camera nut

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    1 - Vanity
     
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  14. stowpirate

    stowpirate skinflintish camera nut

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    2 - Советского Союза
     
  15. stowpirate

    stowpirate skinflintish camera nut

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    3 - Life can be so beautiful, but so fragile...
     
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  16. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    my bad ...the second one was the wrong one ...there's a whacking stitch error along the left hand side ....... this is number 2
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    heh ...shouldnt have posted while on the cider
     
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  17. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member


    I have absolutely no doubt that that lad is far from forgotten.

    This image is so powerful; and it causes me grief.
     
  18. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    (((((Oh Stowpirate.))))) Your son is not forgotten on this site. This is painful for those of us who have followed your posts. I don't have anything useful to say, sorry.
     
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  19. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Also, with all respect: I imagine stowpirate's photo will be the most powerful image to make it into this thread this month. But no way in hell will I vote for it, and associate it with the words, 'the forgotten'.

    Won't do it.

    tbh, I think of your son every time you post a photo of that dog. I associate the two being together.
     
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  20. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Stowpirate, I'd like to tell you something.

    When you posted those photos, at the end there, I was angry with you. I was angry because of how those pictures made me feel. I didn't want to look at a picture of a child, and feel that way. I'm a parent. It hit way too close to home.

    But there it was. Maybe I had to grow up a little, or deal with it, because it was there. After some of that feeling passed [not that it ever truly passed - I have tears at this moment] what remained was the perception of your son. What I saw was a spirit of ethereal beauty. I saw a spirit possessed of power, that would not give up easily. I think what I was seeing was a mix of him, and a mix of your love for him.

    You shared something that many wouldn't; something that many would hide away. Your sharing gave us something precious, something about the nature of what we are. I couldn't see it at first, but I do now. Out of many good things I've received from Urban, what you shared is the strongest and the most valuable.
     
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  21. stowpirate

    stowpirate skinflintish camera nut

    Thankyou all for the kind comments about my son. Spent nearly ten years in hospitals and it was inevitable that at some point with my interest in photography I would start taking pictures of Ryan. I don't think you should hide away from harrowing/disturbing images. Ryan was also interested in Photography and surprisingly actually liked the photographs I took of him. He took a lot of images of himself in hospital with his mobile phone. There is also a young girl/lady on flickr who has documented her experiences in the very same hospital as Ryan. If you explore her photostream in depth you will find similar if not more powerful images taken with her mobile.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigoclouds/page15/

    He is not forgotten I was trying to make a point about life in general being fragile. We need some more photographs in this competition.
     
  22. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    We certainly do: but hey, this month has definitely started off like gangbusters!
     
  23. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Did she survive?
     
  24. stowpirate

    stowpirate skinflintish camera nut

    Some time ago she contacted Ryan or me after seeing his photos here or on flickr. She has been uploading images recently. There are some earlier sets of self harm photos that I found very powerful and disturbing. Very brave of her to share these images with the world.
     
  25. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Good news to hear she's still in the world.
     
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    fractionMan Custom Title

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  28. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

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    Starbucks
     
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  29. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

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    Concert
     
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  30. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

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    1. swept away.
     
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