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    Posted: 09 February 2021 at 23:41
rovhazman, Pyzik and Mark Twain -

Thanks for commenting. I felt the story was worth telling.

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Many thanks for the outstanding, touching pictures and the strong commentary.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pyzik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2021 at 15:58

Rather ascetic, orderly frames. You can see mature craftsmanship. Maybe also slightly depressive .. but maybe that's just my personal point of view.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 19:18
I see this post only now (thank you Harald for popping this post up ).

Great summary of 2020, photographically, but also story telling. Photos #2 and #3 are very strong and powerful. #1 is very aesthetically appealing. Regarding #4, I guess that by itself, without the context and the story, I wouldn't like it too much, but it fits well the story and I like it within the story.

Your summary is very similar to my 2020, and I guess many more here. Panic (well, I wouldn't call it panic), fear, anger and acceptance can also sum up my 2020. The anger was very strong and it was painful to read some posts of some of my friends on the web. It really made me want to live in an isolated area without seeing people around me.

Thank you for sharing!
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waldo_posth - Thanks for commenting. I watched a couple of Rosenberg's videos about communication - a very different approach and I liked his explanations.
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An excellent way to depict your 2020 experience.

Photographically the first two images are outstanding - as is their effectiveness to carry a message: panic.

Personally the third image has impressed me most. It is a very strong statement - much more puzzling than the first two. It made me think about the legitimacy and moral fitness of anger.

It also made me think about a fourth image that would be different from yours. I think we cannot avoid anger and rather should ask what we do with it, what are the next steps (I am an admirer of Marshall Rosenberg - have a look at his youtube clips) and how we can find out about a positive change.

I have no definite answer, of course, but I thank you very much for making me (again) looking for it!
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as said ...a poignant set. and a wonderful narrative, very impressive!
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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

Interesting set and well photographed. I disagree with #3 but like the image. Surely there are more poignant issues to invoke debilitating rage beyond a piece of fabric. I have looked on the mask thing as akin to condoms in an age of AIDS, you don't want to wear one, good luck with that.


There is a very significant difference. Wearing a mask protects others you pass by casually from getting Covid from you.
Condoms only protect those who have very much more intimate contact.

Choosing not to wear a mask is choosing to put those around you at risk.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2021 at 09:39
Fred_S and Almazar80 - Thanks for commenting. For me, a quite different way to tell a story using photographs and words.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2021 at 18:27
The images and commentary hit home. Not only do they capture the times, they capture the apprehension that all of us feel. It is unfortunate that people avoid doing simple things to try to safeguard everyone - though we are all entitled to have our own beliefs and opinions, I do think that as human beings we also need to look at the needs of humanity as a whole. I know some people feel strongly about certain things, but I think that in times like this, a simple act of consideration from everyone can go a long way.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2021 at 19:45
Somehow I missed this set. Fortunately I found it now. As others said, it's a strong set and the comments make it even stronger. It's showing covud from different perspectives.
I understand the anger, but the words about the container are wise words.
Thanks for sharing these pics and your thoughts Roger. Stay safe!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2021 at 16:04
Thanks all for the kind comments. Like so many other variables in life, how COVID-19 affects each individual is, well, individual.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2021 at 07:21
This post really moves emotions. Great work. Especially #2 is very strong    .
Respect. Observe. Capture. Enjoy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dena Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2021 at 07:36
Thanks for sharing, powerful stuff. I've felt that rage at anti-maskers from time to time. Half the citizenry here doesn't even seem to believe there's a pandemic. Trying to protect my parents, 83 and 74, has been scary at times.
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