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Even Small Donations are Welcome

Even Small Donations are Welcome
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Copyright: Richard Poppelaars (DigiSpy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 143 N: 189] (810)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-01
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 18-70mm DX, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tsunami Memorial - also on TE by Curtis Grindahl [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-01 4:13
Viewed: 1932
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even small donations do make a difference
Some people think they can't give, they think it's to little or there is nothing they can do.
Some people think they already gave, some, or all they could give at that moment.
These people go on with their lives. They tried or did donate.
A decission of the past.

But, some people will still be in need. Received some, but they still should be helped for many days to come.
Some people did not receive that what they needed, a thought, some love, some help, their lives are gone.
These people still live in darkness, a small gift could be like a bright sparkle in the night.

So, all the people should think, for a repeated moment, did we do what could have been done.
When help is wanted, needed, it depends on faith, because hope must be rewarded or it fades, maybe dies, the chance to give forever gone.


Technical aspects: A photo taken during the fireworks on New Years Eve. First signs of a new year to come. A Dutch sparkle of 50 million Euro, I hope some did see it.

Postprocessing: As you can see, nothing much, just a small task to complete. PhotoShop, some composition, L, CB, and a bit USM.

Conditions: New Years Eve, set my lense vision at endless mode.

My Goal:
Show how bright something small can be.
See how fragile, that what has been given can be.
See how dark it would be without.
Show how much has to be done, until all is clear and bright, wiil that moment ever come?

SylFondacci, SandPiper, hojper, bikernjeeks, technogran has marked this note useful
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To technogran: Provoking note...DigiSpy 1 01-19 08:55
To SandPiper: Smile again...DigiSpy 1 01-01 05:36
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Richard, I wonder if that moment will ever come, too. Your post for the New Year is a bright sparkle in the darkness that surrounds the beginning. Perhaps much as it was in the first beginning? We are still somber here at our home at Treklens. My wish for you is an answer to your questions and for you to smile again....:O)

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2005-01-01 15:43]

Well done - with the kind of shot most of us amateurs tend to get of fireworks you really managed to make the right statement. And work with a perfect composition. In short, you turned something very minimal into something truly great.

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  • JPC Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 2] (200)
  • [2005-01-03 5:59]

Interesting and important note. Fine idea.

An interesting and thought provoking note Richard, the photo truly represents what you wrote, a light in a vast darkness, just a beginning but that is all it takes sometimes to start an outpouring of generosity.

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