saea501 wrote in post #18501653
. . . I'm surprised that it didn't generate more interest.
TooManyShots wrote in post #18504119
Maybe because the photo does not represent a state of war zone...in anyway or forms.
saea501 wrote in post #18504278
What would the 'state of a war zone' look like when you shoot a picture of a patch of ground from a foot away? Why could it not look like this?
I understand what TooManyShots is saying. . The scene surrounding a war-damaged camera could look like that ....... but the scene around a camera that was not damaged in battle could also look just like that, as well.
If most North Americans saw this photo without any context, and without anyone saying anything about it being from a war, how would they know that the lens damage was caused by military combat?
If a part of a corpse was in the background, or the foreground, and was dressed in what was obviously a military uniform, then I would "get it", and know that the setting was probably a battlefield. . I would also "get it" if there was a part of a military-looking rifle or a bayonet or something like that somewhere in the frame. . But without any visual content that depicts military involvement or warfield combat, I wouldn't have any idea how the lens got a hole in it, and therefore wouldn't even think about a war when I saw the picture.
I do really like the photo, however, and think that you did a really good job composing it. . I especially like the degree to which the camera is behind the vegetation - any more covered up, and the subject starts to lose its visual impact. . Any less covered up, and it starts to lose that "it's been here for a while, unattended, and abandoned" look.
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