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    Challenge #2
    Photograph an image which exemplifies the essence of altruistic behavior.
    — Steve McCurry

    I dithered on this one for a while as I appreciate it may hit home for some. But for me, it hits the brief and so here it is..

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    1. Rusty Marvin - JohnWoracker.com 69 months ago | reply

      Bit concern your hanging around hospitals, is it something you want to talk about.
      I thought you had got other the differing from the man in the street shot as that worked really well. This will probably hit home for some, but it is life and sadly maybe death for another (but under circumstance which are unknown).
      The framing is nice along with the movement, if I was writing a load of out bull *&(*^ I would probably relate that to a beating heart perhaps.

    2. Anniison 69 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured, very relevant!

    3. gri2011 69 months ago | reply

      Wow! Very strong! I like the idea!

    4. Rik O'Hare LRPS 69 months ago | reply

      Thanks all :) I'd better point out that this shot is staged specifically for this challenge, not actually taken in a hospital. I have versions where the writing is clear but as you've mentioned above, the blur adds to the emotion of the scene.

    5. LornaMcHardy 69 months ago | reply

      Definitely hits the brief! And I like the sense of urgency conveyed by the out of focus.

    6. IngeHG 69 months ago | reply

      Organ donation is certainly a great deed of altruism. And yes, the motion blur works well to give it a feeling of the urgency usually associated with organ donation

    7. ~ Meredith ~ 69 months ago | reply

      Love the choice of B&W for this image too. It really adds to the sense of drama and urgency. Excellent take on the challenge.

    8. James_2nd 69 months ago | reply

      This is great ... all the more effective for the blur

    9. JoGo... 69 months ago | reply

      Wow, brilliant, well thought and cool!

    10. Simon five 69 months ago | reply

      Beautifully on brief and full of movement.

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    12. Emma Georgiou 69 months ago | reply

      Ditto that everyone has said above. A great image.

    13. Michael Dooney 69 months ago | reply

      congrats on the image and the find, excellent example of altruism!

    14. acrid addition [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      so powerful and so very moving

    15. Larking About 69 months ago | reply

      So on brief and beyond!

    16. Trigger Happy2012 69 months ago | reply

      Great find- do you work in a hospital?? :-)

    17. Kristin Ator 69 months ago | reply

      Perfect fit! I like it in B&W and great contrasts.

    18. cjcrosland 69 months ago | reply

      Great interpretation. Like the starkness and sense of movement

    19. sobrenivel 69 months ago | reply

      Great idea and very effective result!! Perfect for the challenge!!

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