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this is an interesting topic, i like it..
and congrats to the winner, that was my favorite throughout. props on it, as well as the rest of his work.
Some things we are looking at constantly,looking through constantly we never really see. March 12th, 2010 my friendJonny and I decided to combine our photographic skills. We spent about 3 hours browsingaround on flickr. Looking and looking, looking for something original,something that has never been dome before. This is what we didn’t find, theexisting eye macros were not nearly as close as we would like. This was our newproject; we borrowed our schools copy stand, macro extension tubes and studioflashes. We spend literally hours lying people on this tabletelling them to look up, down, left, right etc… Once we got the right locationwe fired on a 120 watt light (shrinking the iris) and then triggering and powerfulflash. This was extremely difficult. After about 5 hours of shooting we gotsome pronominal results. This is on of the better ones. Shot using a Nikon 60mm 1/1 macro lens and 3 macro extenders. For more you can Check me or Jonny's photo stream.
The Normandy American Cemetery, the burial ground for 9,387 American soldiers who died in the D-Day invasion, is a moving reminder of the ultimate price paid by our American forces.
I had always wanted to go to this cemetery because I knew that it was a photographer’s dream. Upon arrival, I felt ashamed; my motivation for visiting was out of artistic desire. I realized that this cemetery is so much more then any work of art. It is a memorial for the Americans who gave their lives to fight for freedom that they would never experience. The cemetery also filled me with a sense of awe. 9,387 white crosses aligned in perfect columns is an inspiring site.
Looking out over Omaha beach, I was struck be its serenity. It was difficult to imagine the brutal fighting that occurred there. It must have taken an incredible amount of bravery to run, unprotected, across a flat beach while being fired upon by enemies hidden in bunkers.
I will never forget my visit to the NAC. I hope that like me, other photographers looking for a great picture will be enlightened and inspired.
whoops i hit enter and it posted before i could add my description
Driving up to vermont trying to figure out how to do shots like this. Drew some other things and then had the idea to try to take a picture of someone holding something. One person (right) drew the trident and the shined the light on the person on the left. Shot with a nikon D40 .