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Germany Has Elected

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 28 September 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual.

... namely a gang of neo-liberal schmucks, apple-polishers, and political palookas who will have enough time and majority to ruin this country completely. The big brainwashing of the people of Germany was obviously successful, and big projects for widening the social gap are just around the corner.

(Image: Statue (St. Nepomuk?) at Obere Brücke, Bamberg)

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Its a stunning image ms!! I heard about the election win on NZ news this evening. Not a lot about it but some.

28 Sep 2009 5:44am

@Linerberry: Four more years of market radicals in the government! This will be an expensive legislative period!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

We also had elections here. The country will continue to move into the abyss.
Regarding what I told you about Vézelay, I have two photos of the church here and here. The photo of the nave may seem underexposed and it is so under the criterion of cameras that tend to center the histogram. However it is the exposure that I think better translates what I felt there.

28 Sep 2009 9:05am

@António Pires: Ah, I remember these beautiful shots of yours! I usually try to correct a too dynamic range with software, but I really have to try ND filters one day. But I think your shots are flawless, nothing to make better there. Tomorrow's posting digs a bit further into the abyss.

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

lovely photo!.....the placement of the moon is just right!

28 Sep 2009 11:09am

@Ian Bramham: I was having dinner, but the camera was also at hand. :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful silhouette that you have captured against the moon-lit sky!

28 Sep 2009 2:56pm

@Steven: No bridge without its bridge saint! :)

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just a fantastic shot . . . i love the silhouette.

28 Sep 2009 5:37pm

@B.Held: I couldn't let this happen without taking a photo!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sounds like you got the same result most of us get. Strange thing is, I never seem to meet anyone who voted for whoever wins. Odd, that.

28 Sep 2009 6:37pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Not here. Many people are 'relieved' that we now have the best of all governments. Crazy.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

an amazing image -- SUPERB composition!!!

28 Sep 2009 8:21pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks heaps, Jaycee!!

Luis Rodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderfull composition!!!

28 Sep 2009 9:29pm

@Luis Rodrigues: Many thanks, Luis!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful...Love that moon!

29 Sep 2009 2:14am

@Pavan Kaul: Sort of a bonus that I couldn't defeat. :-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super composition. Great shot !

29 Sep 2009 2:58am

@MARIANA: Many thanks, Mariana!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Very cool shot! The silhouette is great and the moon is an ultra-cool bouns that adds so much to the frame.

29 Sep 2009 3:59am

@bluechameleon: I found it so convincing that I had to interrupt my meal for a second. :-)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful combination of the silhouette and the moon.

29 Sep 2009 7:10am

@akarui: And it was still mild, too!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Excellent composition!
My thoughts go with you as you grieve!!!

29 Sep 2009 7:17pm

@Ted: Thanks, Ted! There will be many possibilities for total despair in the next four years!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

It's the same everywhere in the West. Possibly the only places on the planet that may last a little longer are those that have populations without the telly in every home. Unfortunately, there is some reason to believe that once the US begins swirling the drain (well, we're already swirling, but once that dark hole is visible to everyone), it will try to take the rest of the world down with it. The "West's" end is already written; if there's any hope of a future it's in Asia.

30 Sep 2009 2:27am

@Twelvebit: I think this is right. But I think the western world (and especially Europe) takes itself too seriously. I don't know if it will be Asia - the vultures are already circling round the dead - but maybe the southern hemisphere. Nobody talks about the southern hemisphere, and perhaps something new will develop from there long after we were becoming history.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Don't grieve, please! It happens all around! The photo is worth a different subject!

30 Sep 2009 6:27am

@Japanalia: Oh, I'm just chatting here. :-) To grieve for our endangered society would be the wrong means, indeed: what this government needs is a strong opposition. The problem is, there is none.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Oh yes, in fact, because I have a much better shot at rehabilitating my Spanish than every learning an Asian language (and the cost of living is relatively low), Latin America is probably first on my list for emigration.

2 Oct 2009 3:31pm

@Twelvebit: Already a good place for planning the next revolution. :-D

Laurent from Lyon, France

love this one!!
beautiful composition with the silhouette and the moon

4 Oct 2009 5:16am

@Laurent: That was made during a very pleasing lunch time. :-)