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Old Sep 18, 2007, 8:00 PM   #1
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I added some noise and cropped in a little. What do you guys think?

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Old Sep 18, 2007, 8:09 PM   #2
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I prefer the original color image. The B&W image looks lifeless, and shouldn't this image shout out 'LIFE!'?

But I've never been a fan of B&W...

Probably dates back to my developing Plus-X and Tri-X in my basement, and making contact prints because I couldn't afford an enlarger. Isn't digital photography great?

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Old Sep 18, 2007, 8:36 PM   #3
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Thanks TCav! You know, my wife said the samething, the color photo has more life to it. I think I'll leave my Tribute In Light photos in color.
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Color for sure. Sometimes a conversion to B&W makes sense and produces a good image. But in this care you have a great picture to start with and to lower the quality makes no sense. Great job on the original.
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Old Sep 18, 2007, 8:49 PM   #5
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I Am a New Yorker!
Donna M. Maris
I am a Native New Yorker.
I was raised on hot roasting chestnuts and
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
New Years Eve in Times Square.
Strolling Little Italy & the San Gennaro Festival.
The Spectacular views, & Broadway Theatres.
The Rockettes & Radio City Music Hall.
Wollman Rink & the Coca Cola Concert Series,
Central Park with its magnificent views.
Alice In Wonderland Statues and
Ice Skating at Rockefeller Plaza.
The United Nations & St. Patricks Cathedral.
Museums of Natural History & Modern Art.
Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera House.
Hansom Carriages across from the Plaza Hotel
Bloomingdales and Madison Square Garden.
Home of both the Championship NY Yankees & Mets.
Windows on the World as it existed in the WTC.
My college graduation dinner occured there.
Its breathtaking views swept you away.
Simply No Place Like NEW YORK at Night!.
Embracing waterviews of the South Street Seaport.
Jones Beach & Amphitheater (more concerts),
the L.I. Sound and Robert Moses and Coney Island.
I know that "THE END" means Montauk.
These are my favorite haunts,
I am a New Yorker.
Taxis, noise and endless subway maps dont rattle me.
Phrases like: "Are you talkin to me?"
"Do you know which way is ?"
& "Get outta Heahhere!" are everyday chants.
Every New Yorker knows them.
I LOVE being a New Yorker.
It means you're from the East coast and
East coast girls are hip, I once heard in a song.
I was raised on cultural diversity
Before it was politically correct.
I nosh on Italian, Irish, Greek, & Thai food,
Chinese, German, & Middle Eastern foods,
Because they have always been American to me.
New Yorkers are Patriots.
The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty
resonate within our hearts & souls.
Always happy upon glimpsing that
famous Lady of Liberty in our Harbor,
Relieved, we know we are home.
Home of the Free and The Brave.
I am a New Yorker and Proud of it.
I am misunderstood by others
who have never traveled here.
Those who love to visit & play here
enjoy our boundless energy and our streets,
which until 9/11, were safe havens.
My friends & family work in the industries
& businesses that drive Wall Street.
New York streets once were believed to be paved golden,
and many have lived that Dream.
Many times its been said:
"Only In New York is that possible..."
I am a New Yorker, and I feel the pain
of a City struck down in hate & anger.
I mourn the loss of my beautiful skyline.
I think as all do, that New York will never be the same.
But then I remember:
New York is RESILIENT.
I am a New Yorker; my heart pulses compassion
and our generosity is unlimited.
Tenacity, strength and courage are way above norm.
Compassionate hearts that only few realized. Caring for those less fortunate.
Mayor Giuliani held our hands and lent us hope.
He restored a waning faith and trust.
He epitomized publicly every New Yorkers pride.
Pride in this City, in who we are;
Exemplifying strength and courage,
love and compassion, while staring
down the face of adversity, chaos, & tragedy.
Uniting us in Faith--no matter our religions.
Terrorists hit America in HER Heart.
New York's heart, unflinching, beats strong!
Twin Towers now refer to NY Police &
Firemen united in Bravery.
Our Most Beloved Died Here,
valiantly saving Lives.
The ruins of demolished steel that was,
is untouchable to the steely patriotism
of our Souls, and a Backbone so tough,
we named it WALL STREET.
Kick us, Bomb us and Attack US.
We'll turn our misery into Fortunes,
We will Achieve it Defiantly Waving our Flags.
We are Not bitter, only Embattled.
We are not warmongers, only Defensive.
WE are AMERICANS and Proud to be New Yorkers.
Because We are New Yorkers,
Wherever we live, whatever we do, whoever we are--
You can Take US out of New York, but
you can never ever take New York from US.
We live in every state, and city, large & small.
We live across the oceans,
although Countries or Continents may divide us,
Our Hearts and Souls are United Ever More.
Because WE ARE ONE PEOPLE.
We Are Freedoms Fighters.
WE ARE NEW YORKERS.
Never abandon Her Beauty, Creativity and Diversity
That Everday Transforms this City named New York.
She Is Much Too Glorious, even now.
I AM A PROUD AMERICAN,
A NATIVE NEW YORKER.
REMEMBER THE WTC.
MAY YOU REST PEACEFULLY.
THEIR MEMORIES BREATHE DEEPLY
INSIDE OUR SOULS AND HEARTS.
I AM A NEW YORKER --
Come to think of it --
you are too.

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Bynx wrote:
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Color for sure. Sometimes a conversion to B&W makes sense and produces a good image. But in this care you have a great picture to start with and to lower the quality makes no sense. Great job on the original.
Thanks Bynx! You guys are right, keeping them color.
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Thank you TCav!
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TCav wrote:
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I Am a New Yorker!
Donna M. Maris
I am a Native New Yorker.
I was raised on hot roasting chestnuts and
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
New Years Eve in Times Square.
Strolling Little Italy & the San Gennaro Festival.
The Spectacular views, & Broadway Theatres.
The Rockettes & Radio City Music Hall.
Wollman Rink & the Coca Cola Concert Series,
.................................................. .................................................. .......................
Please, guys!

Americans pitying themselves ...

What a blatant hy·poc·ri·sy

http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...mp;q=hypocrisy


What about the inhabitants of Falluja and other cities? What about the Vietnamese?


Listen to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_QshS2EW8


"I am a little girl from Irak

where are my mother, my father,

where my sisters and brothers"



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Old Sep 30, 2007, 3:12 PM   #9
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I like the original as well
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Old Sep 30, 2007, 3:21 PM   #10
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... Americans pitying themselves ...
Did you read it? It's not about us pitying ourselves. It's about us reminding ourselves who we are, after we suffered a blow, and understanding why the people that struck us hate us enough to do it.

Both before and after I posted it, I thought about it alot. Might it be inappropriate? Could it be seen as self serving? I wasn't there. I was nice and safe in the suburbs of Washington, DC. ... Oh! ... Wait! ... The Pentagon was struck too! ...That's my neighborhood! ... But that was different, the Pentagon is a military target. (Viewed from above, the Pentagon makes a nice target. That's why we here lovingly refer to it as Ground Zero, though not so much anymore.) The World Trade Center was a symbol of international commerce, of the free exchange of ideas, something that oppressive societies and cultures find threatening.

Torgny, I don't know you well, but I know you enough to know that you are not threatened by international commerce or the free exchange of ideas. If you find the poem offensive, I'll pull it.
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