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November 19, 2012
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Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 19, 2012, 5:31:17 AM
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Embettered by PicMonkey. http://www.picmonkey.com
Sensor Size
6mm
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Mourning by Theanimalparade Mourning by Theanimalparade
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Taken with Canon Powershot.

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:iconm-j-gagne:
A very dark image in many more ways than one - the B & W of the photograph; the solid black of the finger nails and the beads; and the rather dark theme of the work; the act of 'mourning.'

What I find particularly interesting is that the ritual presented to us in this image is both specific and familiar, yet the work speaks to something broader. The elements just mentioned denote more than the mood of the image, but also a specific cultural/social way of mourning. In particular the association of death with the colour black (the Chinese often associate it with white) and the clutching of what appears to be rosary beads. What is being shown to us is a particular kind of mourning, but what is being conveyed, nonetheless, is the feeling of mourning as a universal rite.
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Sadalmelek Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
you have been featured in my journal [link] :aww:
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Theanimalparade Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :3
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bear48 Dec 28, 2012  Professional
very expressive
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Theanimalparade Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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:icon2numb2relate:
Whoever thought fingers could say so much!
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:iconrocket-child:
the contrast between your skin and the black accessories is really nice.
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Theanimalparade Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconsimplysilent:
Nice, I love the contrast! (:
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