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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Picture of the Day


  • Are these the insurgents? You never give us any information..so I am shocked if they are..their so blatant. I never see pictures about Iraq,its all words..except here.

    By Blogger dusty, at 11:34 PM  

  • Sorry, there's alot of reasons I don't always caption. For instance, this one I pulled from a site that said this was a "deathsquad" but to me this doesn't look like a deathsquad. It looks more like a security detail of a militia group.

    I pull alot of photos through image searches from alot of different sites, and as the caption on this one indicates, I don't always believe their interpretation. (Also, I pull some from foreign language sources.)

    But mainly, the way I do this is I just save down images that grab my eye as I wander through the internet. I save them as Jpeg's into a file, and right now I have thousands which are in the waiting file. And to try to save all the accompanying captions seperately as text and then rejoin them later is a pain.

    So, I'm skeptical and lazy. Sorry.

    (And, honestly, on a lot of these, like this one, I'm just aiming for snapshots of Iraq. Daily life. If you were there, you wouldn't know what this was, just that it was another group of dangerous armed men. I know it must be annoying at times, but I think leaving the interpretation open adds to the impact.)


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:06 AM  

  • I am not complaining about your methodology dear.I understand and figured you might not know who or what they were either.I have been on Al-Jazeera's sites too, and the pics are graphic and you don't know what's true and what isn't. I am w/you..they looked too uniformly dressed to be a death squad..either that, or the insurgency has major cash to spend on uni's..wouldn't that be a trip.

    Its images of war..and we don't get those..not this time around..they did learn their lesson well from Nam, no living room war this time..just the words.

    By Blogger dusty, at 1:06 PM  

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