45 Most Powerful Images of 2012

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tituscrow, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
  2. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    17, 21, 27...all amazing impact to me.
  3. Seriously? A guy and his dog at number 22? Ahead of the 9/11 anniversary, elementary school shooting, and an Aurora survivor?
    I mean, number 22 is great, but does it really deserve to be that high?

    (awaits flaming)
  4. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    They aren't ranked in any particular order, but you have obviously have to look at them in some sort of sequence. Hovers 3 picks are right in the middle.

    And you know what, that guy and his dog may invoke something in someone that the other pictures don't.
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  6. 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 21, 35, in no particular order.
    Very thought provoking.
  7. I had assumed they were given some order, since they weren't chronological order.

    Possible I suppose.
  8. 43 & 44 are the most disturbing, because I've actually become used to maniacs shooting up schools - no matter how much it disgusts me, it just doesn't surprise me any more.

    No. 10 is the best photo.
  9. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    The Sailor veteren......breaks my heart.
    The horror of war
    brave young man who lost his arms and legs .......

    The tibetan man on fire......FREE TIBET!
  10. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    A lot of them are really touching, and really upsetting. I like 42, though.
  11. Got about halfway through and didn't want to look any further. So much sadness, despair, and wreckage. Can't wait until we start celebrating good and happiness again.

    ...and quit glorifying war. War sucks and it's sucking the life and financial stability out of our country.
  12. mcglyph


    Aug 17, 2011
    And the, "news" does nothing but continue the trend. Stopped watching the news like 12 years ago. I feel fine. And so far I've not missed much. I hope the pebble rolling down the hill one day runs out of snow..
  13. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
  14. I would say that some of the images captured moments of celebration and happiness, though depending on your point of view, those images may also be negative. For example, number 42 is either a joyous wedding or a devastating flood, depending on what perspective you take when pondering the significance of the moment. Likewise, number 40 is either a triumph for civil rights, or the downfall of society, depending on your opinion of gay rights. I think I'm going to have to agree that there were too many unpleasant images on that list. There are many unfortunate things happening in the world today, but I believe there are also positive things that the media prefers to hide from us.
  15. My favorite has to be 36. Felix Baumgartner is a G.
  16. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    I think it's important for us not to turn a blind eye on things that are "unpleasant" to us anyway. I'd much rather have an understanding of what is happening in the world than delude my consciousness with silly sitcoms, reality shows, and movies with Seth Rogen in them, nonstop.
  17. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
    I don't know,bh, I think the existence of Seth Rogen films is in itself proof that the world is a nasty, unpleasant place.
  18. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Somebody would have been choking on their NY hat and not doing much more jumping had I been there for picture #8.
  19. DblG


    Apr 27, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    #25 the father begging for his family not to get sent back to myanmar & #44 the children being led away from the sandy hook school (especially that little girl in the blue crying) are the most powerful to me.
  20. paste


    Oct 3, 2011
    I swear this looks like a picture in one of the Ispy book's.

  21. I totally agree & that was part of my point... All we ever hear about or see in the media is negative until someone mentions "the troops"... And don't get me wrong, I have family in the military & respect for what they do. I'm just sick of the glorification of war; so sick of it that it really does make me angry.

    I have an idea... Let's watch the news one night this week and see how many stories are of shootings, robbings, murders, and attacks & how many are stories of good things and people doing good for one another. I'm guessing it will be about a 7:1 ration.