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The Cage

The Cage
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Copyright: Jeff Gerst (n0xdw) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 78 W: 7 N: 40] (437)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-08-27
Categories: Friends/Family, Experimental
Camera: Canon D30, 70-200mm f2.8L IS US
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-08 8:01
Viewed: 1208
Points: 4
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Sometimes it feels like we live in a cage of our own devices. I was hesitant to let the girls get in the cage as i was arranging things for a camping trip. But they insisted i take their picture inside the traveling cage for my dog, so i relented. I should point out that at no time were they actually locked inside, but what about us. Do we let things box us in? I know i sometimes do, when all we have to do is open the door and walk back out!
PP included crop to remove water bottle and resize to fit the page. I do not know enough on how to use the tools to remove the cooler that was behind the cage. As i did not plan to take this photo i did not pay as much attention to the clutter in the back ground. But i was inspired to post this photo after viewing the photo by ciore titled "for cash ?" Hope you like the photo. One thing i noticed was that when i went to save in PhotoShop CS that the actual size was bigger then it said it would be and had to reduce quality another notch to keep under the 200 k limit. Anyone else notice this? It should have been about 185 and was about 201 instead.

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
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hi, Jeff.
yeap. we sometimes really feel that what we're doing it's wring us, our personality's, our ..lives..
thing that sometimes i feel that strong feel that we're living in a different one's, and no one can get into our solitude's.
i enjoy that your childrens looks happy in that cage, they don't understand what about is your thoughts..
they 're happy different.like children and anyone else.
And if you take a photography of your dog inside cage, i think he wouldn't look happy.
but it's only symbolic.
we living in a world which create such people like we..
nice photos of yours

Good composition and very smart note.I donīt think we realize the cages in our lifes.Thanks for sharing and for your visit , Fernanda.

I have a couple of kids you can lock up for a while. I love your think piece on the picture.

In my social problems class my proffessor took out about 30 pictures and laid them on tables. We had to walk around and pick three each. We picked the pictures because of some meaning we saw behind the scene. All I can tell you is that almost all of us adults turned into cry babies. I had a picture of a brick wall ...to me it was always that there is a damn thing in the way of what I am trying to do (Like finish college).

How do you get through a brick wall Jeff?


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