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trash we all pick up by StareDecisis trash we all pick up by StareDecisis
Sorta a series I guess you could say. This is inspired by the greed in this world, or perhaps just America. I find it sorta sad that America has alot of money whereas other countries maybe do not so. There is poverty in America and with this President it has much more chances of becoming even more prevailent. Working at the grocery store has taught me so much about humanity and moneys coexistence. I am sadly a penny collector. Pennies can add up. I am cheap because I sorta have to be. I am not rich. Many people leave their change after buying groceries, especially pennies, they do not care about the small change. Only problem is they put that money right back into the corporate grocery store. All the change adds up! But when it comes to big bills they want it all.
Other people, homeless, hungry, or third world countries, would love those added up pennies. Ask any guy standing their with a cup downtown begging for "change"
But when it comes to big bills we all get greedy. Money is what runs the world. Big money runs the people.
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lobster-soldier Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I am doing a political art project and would like to use this in it.
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
This lovely shot has been featured here: [link] :dance:
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shashank Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
money money money...personally i hate it, but in todays world its a necessary evil. People dont even believe you when you tell them that you dont care about money!!!
Its become as default as breathing...pretty sad
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
Well thing is because in a sense we all do care about money. Take a look at if you had none what so ever...You might care about it then. Or at least not take it for granted when you happen to come upon some. We all use money, more than we should. I wish we didn't but its a sad fact. In the US we are sold the belief that the more NEW products you buy the happier you will be, the less bored you will be. But it creates a cycle, because there is always something new!!! I just wish the gov't and the corporations that support it were not so greedy. They could stop spending money on sending troops to god knows where searching for god knows what, and start sending money to AIDS funds they promised or schools that are left behind. And they can stop petitioning to lower taxes for the rich and give it to the dAmn homeless. :movingon: I get angry thinking about it, so best to keep this semi short.
I am glad you like the photo, I really appreciate the fav:D Always good to see like minded people around!
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shashank Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
Hmm, thing is money is a subject that we could discuss from hours and hours. The problem lies withen us, do we have the courage to give up all worldly things we pocess? NO, its just that it sounds good when someone says that "One person can start a revolution", but i have kind of given hope on it actually hapenning in todays time. Things and people dont change, somehow i just cant figure how how people dont realize that all this technology and money and inventions we make dont do us any good, come to think of it, we have internet and space probs on Mars and we have people dying in Africa of hunger...just does not make sence.
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
exactly. Well put. I find it ironic that the country with the most money will lend its armies but won't lend its cash flow. Yeah we can but into peoples business when we feel it is convenient but we can't if its only convenient for them. Sad world. It does take one to start...but it s very hard to get a flow going...people are generally lazy, and I am not one to talk.
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samsungdil Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
This is awsome....going straight to my favs :)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
wow thank you!
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Meaner Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Photographer
I like to collect up the change people leave and put it in a donation tin :D

I love the concept behind this photo, and well the photo itself is stunning! There isnt really anything more I can add to it haha, because you have said it all so eloquently with your picture! Great job! My only complaint perhaps is that it is a little close to the right hand border... :D But that is insignificant!!
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
I know, I wish is was cut off a little bit differently on the border, but in the end I just kept it. I actually just ordered a print to see it in a 14by8 or whatever the size is, and it actually turned out pretty cool. Although In a bigger print, the space looks like it should have text, something pertaining to poverty or something. I appreciate the fav and the kind comments and critique!
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Meaner Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Photographer
No worries! I think it is very deserving! It really struck me! I had (and still do) plan to check out more of your gallery when I have more time! :D
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ryoku Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
Nice shot!
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
thanx u! ;)
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illuxon Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
wow.. u r such a thinker. i like the concept but i was only able to read the description becase the photo is equally good. how did u get this effect over a white background. i love the shadow underneatch the bill
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Well the white background is just by using slower shutter speed to get more white and to also use higher contrast. I cant remember if I used a flash at all :shrug: But I think I also might have dodged it in Photoshop. But it is just a paper background with high lighting.
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Who-Is-Chill Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
So cool and nice picture. The dollar falls ! lol. Very nice work, I like the idea. Peace
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ramsss Featured By Owner May 4, 2005   Digital Artist
I like it... a fav+ for sure.
I have to admit I like your style.

Peace.
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
thank you very much:D
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osirusman Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
The title is very matching to the piece... somehow i think words + images give a whole set of other meanings that never need to be implicitly stated. Good work.
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
thanx for the kind words. I appreciate that:) Im glad you liked it. The title is what makes the image my own thoughts.
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cyanchrome Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Student
It's almost as if my shot and yours go hand in hand..kinda sorta :confused:

The fact that this is so simplistic makes it appealing and the message stands on its own. Had you even left it without a description I think people would understand the meaning here. I enjoy the abtractness..its just different seeing the focal point in the bottom right corner.

All in all I totally dig it, money can present such great themes, this is certainly one of those examples =)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Yeah, well I wanted the focal point to be a quarter of the picture. I wanted the rest to seem clean rather than dirty like trash. Sorta a representation of how money can make clean places dirty. Thank you for the comments:) I appreciate them all. And the fav was not expected as everyone seemed to love submerge and trash we all pick up best, while I still like the trail of greed...lol
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spazzirifick Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
money are greed are two of the most corrupt things in our world. we place so much emphasis on material possessions and how much money we have that we overlook more important things. people with little money always seem happeier to me, dont know why, but they do. they find what they need out of life and what is most important. i envy them in that respect. we live in such a geredy world :shakesfist: great pic btw, so simple, yet so meaningful.
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
thank you, well said! I think that alot of times the poor can be more happy because they do not know the feeling of material goods. In a rich society, being poor can make people feel unhappy due to the structure of things. They always have to struggle to survive and maintain proper living. Welfare is insane. The cost of living is insane.
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spazzirifick Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
speaking of well put ;)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
:)
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Aj07 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005
I truly love ur concept im deff ading this to favs :)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005
thank you. Im glad people like the concept on this one. I think it is because everyone sorta can feel this concept in some perspective. It is something all around us, something, no matter which nation, we all use, abuse, and lose.
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Aj07 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005
Very true, I truly think money is the main cause many nations leave in destruction and poverty makes u feel bad for owning such a destructive wepaon in your hand
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
oh nice concept. I will have to do something with that! I love the weapon idea. It is true though. It can cause such harm to nations expecially when other nations are spoiled rich.
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Aj07 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Well in many countires the government just does not now how to handel their money yet with some u would be surprised how they really invest it well..
:) glad to inspire some1:p lool
sorry for the late reply
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
no they don't. Some countries are ok with it, but the general public is not!
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CreativeFire Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005   Photographer
very good shot! I like the composition you have used as well as the lighting - good series concept and particularly good title for this one ;)
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
thanx for the watch and fav. I appreciate it:) I'm glad you liked the title as I felt it was perfect for the display. We all pick up this trash no matter what, yet on occasion we treat it like trash that can just be thrown around.
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AngelicStudios Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
awesome!!!!! cant do a critique other than that :P brilliant :clap:
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
thanx. That's alright I spose I don't need a critique:D
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CityStreets Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
like this one alot.... seems that people only seem to care when there is money to be made.
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
yup:) Its the sad truth as always.
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BananagoddessAZ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005   Photographer
very true message. I like photography that tells a message of some sort. Good idea!
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
thank you:) Much appreciated.
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BananagoddessAZ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005   Photographer
Welcome!
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sleurope Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW
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money is a pretty fuck ehm.....=(
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
;) thanx, where did you come across this image if you don't mind me asking;D Im glad people like it and I appreciate the time you took to comment.
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sleurope Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
I saw you in someone's.....picture.....you have commented the pic.....I saw your avatar and I klick....its simple =) and I reached to a nice page =)

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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
oh I was just wondering, I dont usually get new people to my page often...I'm not popular:( lol but thank you for the comment. I appreciate it:!:
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sleurope Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
I visit a lot of new pages......per day.....but I dont leave to many comments .......just when I like it....or I see its a potential good photographer =)

I know...I not perfect....:P

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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
You said you only comment when you see a potential photographer, so I take it thats why you didnt comment on mine :XD:
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sleurope Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
......you're kidding me?!?!??! ohhhhhhh :blushes:
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005
no, should I be kidding??:confused:
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Wywiur Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
Great Idea :)
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