* Wed C&C No Theme Thread #316 14 05 14 *

Started May 14, 2014 | Photos thread
Scott Whittemore
Scott Whittemore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,357
Re: Shohada Museum (Tehran)

We mourn and honor the lost lives, as we should, but it seems to me we forget that nobody ever returns whole and undamaged from a tour of duty at war, even when they "survive." We know the toll in human lives lost and ruined, and yet we keep doing it, as if there can be something worth that price.

I like both the original and Andrew's adjustments. In the original, I find myself distracted by the white object at the bottom edge. Perhaps it's a package resting on the table from which she has taken the tags she's holding? It would be fine if it were completely contained in the composition but, as it is, it tends to draw my attention out of the frame. Maybe it's just me but I think I would try to clone or crop it out. I really like the tags at the top and the two figures, particularly the woman, whose respect for the museum's honorees is apparent.

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