Paulo Matos: Those who are trying to make of this art challenge a political issue are very rude and should apologize for the disrespect showed towards this picture author.
Now you are quoting things that I didn't say and must probably will never say. Very rude! Or else insane, as it seems you are starting to talk alone and only with yourself, imagining enemies that don't exist. Go fight your windmills somewhere else, Don Quixote. Or as someone else said: get help. Bye
Papi61: Yeah, I agree with CameraCarl that it's in very poor taste to glorify SS soldiers, as they were directly responsible for unspeakable atrocities, especially on the eastern front. I'm ethnically Jewish, and several of my ancestors were murdered by the SS in extermination camps. So you can understand how this particularly upsets me.
Incidentally, it's very disturbing to see how many of America's militia types and gun nuts in general have a deep admiration for Hitler's military and love to parade in Nazi regalia, as this photo shows.
No, you dared to offend the author of the picture, as well as all others that didn't agree with you and make of his picture a political issue, when you could have just said that this picture disturbed you, period.
No, the picture doesn't offend me because I don't know if he is a SS soldier, neither I have to believe you when you say he is because others say he is not and especially because you also don't believe me.
But even if he is a SS soldier, a lot of good quality and greatly appreciated movies picture SS soldiers as having human feelings. The distance between showing the reality and glorifying them is far greater than what you stubbornly insist to narrow.
Apologist in Portuguese is almost the same word: apologista, which is a well-known word by almost everyone, including children.
Portugal was one of the first countries to abolish slavery, in 1761. Racism is not such a big issue here as it is in your own country.
I admire Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese consul who saved thousands from Nazis, issuing visas to more or less 10,000 Jews.
What else are you going to insinuate/devise next? LOL!
My Jewish friends would laugh a lot. When will you stop playing the "I'm a victim, all the others are villains" role? ;)
Do you know that by saying that "Quod erat demonstrandum", you are actually agreeing with what I said?
Thanks for admitting you are a troll.I will then report your behaviour to DPR.
What projection? You cannot find any evidence of it. In fact, you can't even reply properly to anyone. You make your own ideas and reply only to a fraction of what others say. The sole purpose of your replies is to insult, to cause anger and to laugh behind a computer (you even admitted it now by using the word "hilarious"), just like another coward troll.
Of course you seriously doubt that others can understand your superior level of intelligence because you are sickeningly arrogant and must think everyone else is inferior to you, which was exactly what Nazis believed about themselves in comparison to other races.
Your conclusions are arrogantly and presumptuously wrong. The way you quickly judge people that you don't know (and that could even share the same opinion as you about the SS) makes you no better than so many violent ideologists. But well, it should be obvious by now that:#1 You suffer from paranoid delusion OR#2 You are a troll and only want to raise confusion and violence.
You are only displaying the opposite: lack of heart and conscience. The author of this picture already said this was just an experiment without any meaning, but you still insist on being rude with him. No one is glorifying the SS. Photography and art are not only about glorifying. Art can also be a form of critics, a way to make people think. Furthermore, even if the author had a purpose with this picture, showing that people who committed atrocities are also humans with nice human feelings can be even more disturbing than showing only their violent side. Disturbing and intelligent, as it can also show everyone how easy is to become a monster, given certain circumstances.
Do you know me, what happened in my life or my feelings about the Holocaust or the Talibans? You are now being far more than rude. Your intolerance and anger are some of the reasons why wars start. I ask you again for respect, towards Jewish people included.
You are being very rude and mixing your own issues with something that can have nothing to do with what the author meant with the picture. I do believe you are in the wrong website if trying to raise awareness for your feelings about the war subject and its victims. Please show respect for everyone.
Those who are trying to make of this art challenge a political issue are very rude and should apologize for the disrespect showed towards this picture author.
Should have been the winner as it is not only beautifully achieved but it is also the only picture in the whole challenge that conveyed both meanings of 'bad hair day'.You may also want to check this thread: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54859423
One of the most interesting challenges to follow, where almost every picture deserves to be seen and then... also almost all had 0.5 and/or 1.0 votes.You may want to check this thread: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54859423
Évora is not in Spain, but in Portugal.Why is that Americans almost always confuse both countries?
Seems pretty dark to me :)Congratulations!
JamesD28: Great challenge, disappointing that every entry has been given (seemingly unjustified) 0.5/1 scores.
Bump this thread:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/40917311
vqueen: now that the challenge and guessing process is over: this is the Zeynelbey Tomb in Hasankeyf, Turkey
Even having narrowed the search of this image to Turkey, I was unable to find it. :)
Indrek A: Correct. You have an impressive knowledge of sometimes obscure places.
Not me, Google. :)This was difficult to find, but the complete sculpture is very interesting!