Last Photographer Standing #9 (Freedom or Oppression) - Entry thread

Shay StephensShay Stephens Artist in ResidenceRegistered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
edited July 23, 2007 in The Dgrin Challenges
Last Photographer Standing Contest Qualifying Round #9

Welcome to Contest #9, a qualifying round. This round is open to any dgrin member! It will run from Monday, July 9th 00:01 (12:01am), NYC time (GMT -5) to Monday, July 23rd 00:01 (12:01am), NYC time (GMT -5)

The topic ready for your interpretation: Freedom or Oppression.

Shay says:
Just when you thought it was safe to start shooting regular themes...another hard one pops up. There are of course many creative ways to interpret this theme selection. But I think most people will have the best results if they lean toward emotional shots. Make the viewer feel the theme you portray visually. Try to make us cry with joy or ache to escape.

The daring out there can try to tweak and mold an image that redefines the theme and makes the viewer see things with new eyes and new possibilities, but beware, danger lurks here, as well as fabulous success for those who can pull it off :wink
This thread, is the one into which you post your entry. Remember, 1 entry per person, and the photo must be fresh, taken during this contest period. Entries must have exif embedded or appended. Click here and here for help. Photos entered without proper exif showing a clear shot date will be disqualified.

More info... The judges list:
Antonio Correia:
Shay Stephens:
Andy Williams:

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Creator of Dgrin's "Last Photographer Standing" contest
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  • lbphotographylbphotography WHAT THE!? Registered Users Posts: 11 Big grins
    edited July 12, 2007

  • mycapturesmycaptures Big grins Registered Users Posts: 71 Big grins
    edited July 12, 2007
    Shilowe, getting my masters in psychology,
    photographing mommy to Rayne (5) and Quinlan (baby boy) and wife to Dave.:photo
  • VisualXpressionsVisualXpressions Major grins Registered Users Posts: 860 Major grins
    edited July 13, 2007
    Red Pill Blue Pill
    You take the blue pill and the story ends you believe whatever you’re told to believe...You are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch a prison for your mind.
    - Morpheus, The Matrix


  • JanieJanie Big grins Registered Users Posts: 37 Big grins
    edited July 13, 2007
  • LlywellynLlywellyn Temperamental Irishwoman Mountain View, CARegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,186
    edited July 14, 2007

  • vandanavandana Major grins Registered Users Posts: 373 Major grins
    edited July 14, 2007
  • MadridMadrid Big grins Registered Users Posts: 20 Big grins
    edited July 14, 2007
    Free Me From My Thoughts

    The mind can be a powerful oppressor of our lifes when we allow negative feelings and thoughts to overcome our will.

  • HarleycowgirlHarleycowgirl Harleycowgirl Registered Users Posts: 22 Big grins
    edited July 14, 2007
    Life is not a journey to the grave in a pretty & well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
    loudly proclaiming, "WOW, what a ride! ":barb
  • tleetlee Perma Grin Registered Users Posts: 1,090 Major grins
    edited July 14, 2007
    Speak No Evil


    T :D

    "Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."
    ----Ruth Ann Schubacker
  • TentacionTentacion Click On ! Registered Users Posts: 940 Major grins
    edited July 15, 2007
    Her Choice

    Date Time=2007:07:15 00:42:28
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    You're only as good as your next photo....
    One day, I started writing, not knowing that I had chained myself for life to a noble but merciless master. When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended solely for self-flagellation...I'm here alone in my dark madness, all by myself with my deck of cards --- and, of course, the whip God gave me." Truman Capote
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited July 15, 2007
    Run for it!


    Click image for EXIF
  • Pat664422Pat664422 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 225 Major grins
    edited July 16, 2007
  • SunsetSailorSunsetSailor Big grins Registered Users Posts: 39 Big grins
    edited July 16, 2007
    Big Brother's Eyes173592124-L.jpg
    [FONT=georgia, bookman old style, palatino linotype, book antiqua, palatino, trebuchet ms, helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, avante garde, century gothic, comic sans ms, times, times new roman, serif] The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown

    Olympus EVolt 500
  • indiegirlindiegirl Light Wrangler. Registered Users Posts: 930 Major grins
    edited July 16, 2007
    "...can't find a better man..."

  • Eric&SusanEric&Susan Writing With Light Registered Users Posts: 1,280 Major grins
    edited July 17, 2007
    Freedom of the open road
    Taken 7-14-07


    "My dad taught me everything I know, unfortunately he didn't teach me everything he knows" Dale Earnhardt Jr

    It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you're not.
  • PaulThomasMcKeePaulThomasMcKee Ars Gratia Artis Registered Users Posts: 429 Major grins
    edited July 17, 2007
    workin' for The Man
  • LiquidAirLiquidAir Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited July 17, 2007
    A Glimpse

  • imaximax Major grins Registered Users Posts: 692 Major grins
    edited July 18, 2007
    Here is my submission for LPS # 9


    Date Modified2007-07-18 02:42:17Date Taken2007-07-16 21:47:02CameraCanon EOS 20DExposure Time0.02s (1/50)Aperturef/16.0ISO800Focal Length65mm (104mm in 35mm)Photo Dimensions3504 x 2336File NameOppressed Child.jpgFile Size2.70 MB
  • nelsonstuffnelsonstuff legally irrelevant Registered Users Posts: 49 Big grins
    edited July 18, 2007
    "Adverse Conditions"


  • Peter DumontPeter Dumont Harlem shuffler Registered Users Posts: 261 Major grins
    edited July 18, 2007
    Gasmask anyone ?
    They were selling gasmasks at the fleemarket in Amsterdam.

    Shot on July 13th 2007
    Canon 5D

    For exif see:

    Peter Dumont
  • robsterrobster Mucho Blah Blah Blah Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited July 18, 2007
    4 Noncombatant Casualities
  • robsterrobster Mucho Blah Blah Blah Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited July 18, 2007
    EXIF for Previous Post
    Date Modified: 2007-07-18 18:42:04
    Date Taken: 2007-07-18 12:08:01
    Camera: Nikon D50 DSLR
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    Aperture: f/5.7ISO200
    Focal Length: 80mm
    Photo Dimensions: 3008 x 1690 Original
    1000 x 561 Seen Here
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    File Size: 1.9 MB

    Flash: Flash did not fire
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    White Balance: Shade
    Color Spaces: RGB
  • photohunter Registered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited July 19, 2007
    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


    Date/time: 7/18/2007 7:34:00 PM (my little t-shirt shop) The Photo Section
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited July 19, 2007
    Kitty Torture
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • photmanphotman Photman Registered Users Posts: 11 Big grins
    edited July 19, 2007
  • DebboggyDebboggy Major grins Registered Users Posts: 145 Major grins
    edited July 19, 2007
    "The Escape"


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    Date & Time: 7/15/2007 7:27:26 PM
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    Quality Mode: Basic (JPEG)
    Color Space: sRGB
    ISO: 100
    Focal Length: 100.0mm
    Exposure Mode: Auto
    Exposure Correction: 0.0
    Metering Mode: Average
    Flash: Off
    Flash Mode: Off
    Shooting Mode: Normal
    Canon Rebel XTi w/18-55mm kit lens
    100-300mm USM
    100mm macro USM & Kenko extension tubes
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited July 20, 2007


    Date Taken: 2007-07-19 18:33:46
    Camera: Canon EOS 30D + EF-S 17-55 /f2.8 IS USM
    Exposure Time: 1/320s
    Aperture: f/8.0
    ISO: 100
    Focal Length: 55mm
    Photo Dimensions: 755 x 755
    File Size: 118.99 KB
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • gundermanngundermann Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 5 Beginner grinner
    edited July 20, 2007
    LPS#9 . Ambiguity
    Title: Ambiguity.

    The colours speaks freedom, the wires however remind us of our oppressive reality.

    Model : NIKON D80
    Software : Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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    WhiteBalance : Auto
    FocalLength(35mm) : 117(mm)

  • fmkjrfmkjr Big grins Registered Users Posts: 85 Big grins
    edited July 20, 2007
    "Adventure time" - White dress; no problem!


    The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalms 19:1
    We now need to not destroy it and capture its beauty for all to behold.
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