allegory of the cave

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"This, however, is the only reality that they know, even though they are seeing merely shadows of images."

'allegory of the cave - wikipedia

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  1. Nex Ninek 108 months ago | reply

    "Damn, we lost Dopey..."

  2. morganthemoth 108 months ago | reply

    My first thought when seeing the thubnail was "It's the end of the Seventh Seal!" Nice photo.

  3. Dan65 108 months ago | reply

    Wow. Only just discovered this one. Marvellous photo!

  4. honey3bun 108 months ago | reply

    This is great, love it, very clever!

  5. Canna W 107 months ago | reply

    Amazing - well done in all ways :)

  6. elfis gallery 103 months ago | reply

    This photo is challenging ink blot from the pool of Highly Competitive - Flickr's 100 Best B/W - www.flickr.com/groups/best100bw/. Vote me in!

  7. Alive in Calgary 103 months ago | reply

    great capture, but just love the defender's photo
    noneof100bw#1

  8. Felix Penzarella Jr. 103 months ago | reply

    this image is desent at best, try to crop it to bring more attention to the people. also you challenged one of the best photo's in the pool i like your idea, i wish it was illustrated better.
    noneof100B/W#2

  9. christian wind 103 months ago | reply

    the thing i like most about the picture is its original title, other than that, i am not really thrilled .... the picture is no match for the defender.

    noneof100bw#3

  10. ephemerion 103 months ago | reply

    The defenders is a conceptual materpiece that draws the eye in from across the room, to find out its human bodies doing the art you have to sit back and say Wow. Your shot is a cool capture and like your reference to Plato and I see the significance, but visually I am not as taken back.

    noneof100bw#4

  11. Jon Block 103 months ago | reply

    I think both photos are superb, but I will vote for this one as this photograph is a natural abstraction and required no planning or forethought.

    oneof100bw#1

  12. Vegas ER [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    Normally, I would have to agree with Jon, but in this case, the defender has a perfect photo. Granted, there is processing involved, but not overprocessed where the tones and contrast are distorted.

    noneof100bw#5

  13. lagrandegigi1 103 months ago | reply

    Great shot, original and well carried out : oneof100 imho, but people seem to have weird tastes, in this pool (ink blot is just a joke of a picture, to me...)

  14. ~Sage~ 103 months ago | reply

    Very creative use of photography!
    Seen on "Kakadoo Top 10"

  15. michael cinque 102 months ago | reply

    Thanks for adding this to Black and Black!

  16. Lida Martínez 102 months ago | reply

    This photo belongs to:
    www.flickr.com/groups/blanco_y_negro_black_and_white/

    Be selected the best simple Poetry in Black and white:
    Please post this photo here:
    www.flickr.com/groups/blanco_y_negro_black_and_white/disc...
    (Every time that one of your photos, be invited at this gallery please add your new photo in the same comment in a small size)
    Best
    Lida

  17. elfis gallery 102 months ago | reply

    thank you very much, Lida

  18. Lida Martínez 100 months ago | reply

    The Best of 2006 in Blanco y Negro / Black & White

    www.flickr.com/groups/blanco_y_negro_black_and_white/disc...

    (This link have some problems please add this photo at the gallery the best of 2006)

    Please post with the same picture(s) which you may have in this gallery so that all your photos in this gallery are in the same topic.

    Best
    Blanco y Negro / Black & White group

  19. Pickup trucks for sale 37 months ago | reply

    The Allegory of the Cave, sometimes also known as the parable of the cave, Plato’s cave, and analogy of the cave, is an analogy used by Plato, a famous Greek Philosopher, in The Republic. This was specifically mentioned to highlight the society’s nature of education, reluctance to change and the need for better understanding. This work was a dialogue between Socrates and Glaucon.

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