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June 24, 2009

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One, three, and two

1, 2, 3.

Hey thanks!

One, two, then three.

2,1,3. As stand alone pictures I would go 1,2,3 but I think 2 fits the theme better than 1. I just can't get excited about 3.

1, 3, and then 2.

2,1,3

And the other thoughts that CJB gives were mine exactly. 1 is a more interesting photo than 2, but first I have to figure out that it's an anchor, and then I have to make the anchor-navigation link, and it's all just too much really.

Thanks lots for voting and telling us why. You guys are great.

1 and 2 are tied, then 3.

but first I have to figure out that it's an anchor, and then I have to make the anchor-navigation link,

See, I thought that this was a good feature. Also the fact that I had to think about the rust on the anchor to see an interaction between the ship and its environment.

Honestly, going by the expressed theme: three, two, one. I actually like the second picture best; the third picture is kinda all over the place - oh. There's a tree in the wrong place. Aha.

The first picture whispers, 'Uh, what is that? Oh. It's an anchor. I think. OHhhhhhhhh! This must be about rust prevention! Or barnacles maybe.'

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"Also the fact that I had to think about the rust on the anchor to see an interaction between the ship and its environment."

I guess being made to think is ok, if you're into that sort of thing.

To answer the question Megan posted me at unfogged: I don't really like either 2 or 3. At first I had the order being 1,2,3, and I could probably go back to that. I have trouble linking either of them up to the theme of navigation and the environment.

I would like to know more about CJB's reasoning. It's a boat. It's in the water. Presumably navigating. Ok.

The rusty anchor sealed the deal for 1.

Thinking can only go wrong. And it causes wrinkles.

Yeah, furrowed brow and all that.

By theme, 3,2,1

I like 1 an 2 the most, but 1 says nothing to me about either navigation or the environment - it's far and away the nicest, but if you showed it to me and asked me to pick two words related to the image I might guess "navigation" but I'd never get "environment."
Two is closer, but still sort of static looking for something about navigation.
Three is busy and I don't like the composition, but there's most certainly some navigating going on there behind all that environment.

1 The having to think aspect is a positive for me.

3. The weird juxtaposition of the great huge ship in what looks like a park.

2. A boat, on the water. The sun effect is nice but hardly memorable.

Anyone who picked 3 over 2 has committed an aesthetic and conceptual error so massive that their judgment on subjects as diverse as music, grammar and adultery should be deprecated in the future. What is it? Oooh, trees? The three primary colors are represented? It's a poorly-framed shot of a ship sailing past what looks to be a rather ordinary urban park (You can navigate the pathways?).

1 or 2 is a tougher call.

"I would like to know more about CJB's reasoning. It's a boat. It's in the water. Presumably navigating. Ok."

There is a tug boat moving the massive container ship into place which makes me think of all the other navigation that goes into moving one of those ships around in harbors. Also the huge scale of the ship and how it tends to dwarf the other things around it. I just don't like 3 that much as a picture even though it probably does fit the theme better than 1. So I would put 1 in front of 3.

3,1,2

I like 3 a lot, although apparently no one else does. It looks like a giant boat is beached in the park.

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2 and 1 are tied as pictures, but 2 involves the theme. i, also, can't get excited about 3.

i'm also really curious what the right answer is.

3, 2, 1.

3. It's a cruise ship going through a park. Oh wait, there's water under it. It's not a great picture, but it is so artificial that it feels ironic.

2. I'm not sure what it has to do with the environment, but it is pretty in the conventional sense.

1. Too much thinking.

Viewing the photos in the bigger popup window makes a difference. Enlarged it is very clear that boat 3 is floating on water, and boat 2 has this tiny little tug next to it. So I think boat 2 fits the theme better than 1 and 3, and 3 just sucks, so it has to be 2, 1, 3.

oh, I didn't see the tug. 2 just tied with 1 now.

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