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The Bush I trust

The Bush I trust
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Copyright: Sarju Sooch (sarju) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 68] (492)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-30
Categories: Humorous
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anti-Bush protests in Canada Nov 2004 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-19 2:43
Viewed: 3247
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken at: ANTI GEORGE BUSH PROTESTS in Ottawa

I really don't know if this photo will pass the Trek Lens ethics. Personally I think that it is kind of funny, so I am trying to upload it. IF I HURT SOMEONE'S FEELINGS, I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

I took this photo of some protestors at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This photo is intended just to make people smile ... I think we all need a break from critiquing the the technical photos on TL and should look at a funny photo once in a while.

BACKGROUND: George Bush was visiting Canada and many people in Canada gave him a pretty cold welcome with lots of protests. The biggest protests were in Ottawa since it is the capital, and people from as far as the Maritimes, Montreal and Toronto had come down to Ottawa for the protests. The riot police had to be used which is kind of rare for generally very cool and polite Canadians.

FOR MORE INFO on the protesting girl please see the note by DAM (Copini)

SylFondacci, alagoa, svan, erdna, touristdidi, mukesh, Dingo, peter1892, lucbus, Polonaise, inaam, calimex, AKF, szatanowska has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To rychousmama: Much Appreciatedsarju 1 04-17 21:54
To shel: It took timesarju 1 08-29 21:36
To Photograph2u: Mercisarju 1 07-29 17:18
To erdna: nice to knowsarju 1 04-22 10:17
To alagoa: mercisarju 1 04-22 10:12
To DAM: Thankssarju 1 04-20 23:13
To Carma: whats ROTFL?sarju 2 04-20 15:21
To SylFondacci: mercisarju 2 04-19 18:23
To edie: Thankssarju 1 04-19 14:54
To Maru: thank you Marusarju 1 04-19 14:51
To jcandeli: Thankssarju 1 04-19 14:00
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ahahahhahhahahahhah... me too I trust her bush.... very better that then the little George.... please give the points to the girl.... ;-)))

Hi Sarju !
This a powerful shot !
And at the same time, very funny ...
Waiting for the next one, if there is.

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  • Carma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 461 W: 121 N: 299] (4996)
  • [2005-04-19 7:02]
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ROTFL!!!! Hahaha!!!
What a great words!!!
Congratulations for this great documentary photo.

lol. Too funny. I love protests. Poeple are so creative with their signs. :) Wish it was a little sharper but a great photo with good lighting and composition! JP

This doesn't offend me at all. This is life as it is. I must say I laughed at the sign. Excellent candit shot of these university students having a protest. Very nice journalistic shot. Well done, Sarju.

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-19 12:29]
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I think photography can represents everything,it's not only phantasy or creativity,when it remember us such important theme have great social value.
Well done.

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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-19 14:46]
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Oh, Sarju.. I love this sense of humor, it's so creative the way she decided to protest!!
And you capture a great moment with this shot with all the people around.

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-04-19 18:51]
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Funny... I was there too, and saw this girl. (no I was not protesting, I was merely an spectator armed with a camera) She was also in Toronto and Montreal with the same sign. As a matter of fact I was told she was an American.

Yes very journalistic and she drew a smile everywhere she went. Rather like protests like these, than the left radical anarchist smashing store fronts. Good one here pal.


Well seen Sarju!!! You rule man!!!!!
Thanks for posting this one here, it's both powerful and funny.
Very funny ;-))))

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2005-04-20 23:38]
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Sarju, man this is funny! You made my night, I can go to sleep smiling. i completely agree with your note that we do not have to post serious photographs all the time.


hahahahaha :D the picture speaks for itself!they don't like bush, do they? excelent capture!lol!

  • yvon Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 0] (14)
  • [2005-04-23 4:42]

Bonjour Sarju.

Belle photo représentative d'une nation de liberté dans un ci fabuleux pays...

Hi Sarju, this is really cool ... and funny! And I agreee with the girls message. Great shot!

btw. thanks for your critique some days ago.

Hi, Sarju--
Excellent journalistic shot, and very funny. I'm still not sure how we managed to elect him for two terms. I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read "January 20, 2009: Hang in there, America". At least we aren't allowed to be stupid enough to elect him for a third term.

I love it. And it would have been sad if anyone had taken offense (I suppose Condoleeza might, since she would disagree, but she is not a member of TL as far as I know).

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2005-04-29 21:48]

I like this picture a lot. It shows what most of the peoples think about Bush.

The picture itself is well taken and shows the atmosphere of the manifestation.


what can I say? I do not like him!!!!!!! I am a democrat!

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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2005-05-15 22:58]

Badi tez nazar hai bhai... kya pakda hai. Yes - you are right - we should take it cool at times. This one is a great one to take a break. Not a big fan of big Bush I surely like this one. ;-)

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-05-25 13:09]

;o). Very original way to protest 'the smartest president of the USA' (if you know that joke). I don't think a comparison like this is offensive for the man, but it might be for the body part...
As for technique, I think it's a pity that you didn't use a much shallower DoF. You might alter that a bit in PP by adding Gaussian blur to the background, but I think it would be obviously 'fake'. Anyway, thanks for sharing this original statement with us, Sarju. ;o)

A powerful, provocative image, yet one that also manages to raise a smile!

Hello Sarju, I love it. It has no artistic value but lots in sympolism and photography is about all of that. Very well done.

Take care, Yan

Ha...Ha.... This is hilarious! and I'm with you!!! Great post.

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  • shel Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 5] (178)
  • [2005-08-22 8:00]
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Hi Sarju.
A great journalistic shot, the subject carries it all. And politically, this is a sublime effort on the part of this protester: a very strong statement, but not one that's going to get the rabids on either side of the fence frothing at the mouth :)
And it's a damn sight more intellectual and humanistic effort than that US-supremicist we both know who thinks that because of the WTO obscenity he can trample on the rights of third-world folk in a way that would be illegal in his own country. But we won't got there again eh? :)
Sheldon (shel)

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-09-15 17:56]

You make me laugh... this is a really good picture that worth sharing with everyone..


LOL, great capture! Thanks for sharing, Sarju. By the way, you have a dedication from me today.


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  • aros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 114 W: 14 N: 24] (141)
  • [2006-01-06 20:32]

Hilarious! Well done!! The Man from Texas certainly polarizes people... politics is a favourite subject of mine but I'll keep my opinions to myself to prevent the risk of starting something. This political expression certainly grabs the attention though... (-:

Hi Sarju!
Nice post! I thank all those canadian who showed up and gave this guy a cold welcome! A war criminal is a war criminal, no mater how you look at it. and I don't think you are the one who ows an apology to anyone.
Thanks for the post! It mad me laugh.. :)

Since we are at the politics....
You understand Sarju that you've done more for Canada's image to the world with your pictures than United Nations with its statistics glorifying Canada's highest level of living.
Perhaps,some day we'll meet somewhere and I'd be very proud to shake hands with you.

Hahah i was at that event, and saw that poster... but the curious george poster was by far the best!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-09-11 12:34]

Nicely captured image with good point of view. Though it has a slight blur, but light control is good.

I have made a workshop on it. Thanks for sharing a image with a messege behind.

Very nice. Yes, Canadians can get out of hand too. However, there is also contraversy around how the government is sometimes too quick to use the riot police.

Ahhh, these are the best moments. This reminds me so much of being at pro-choice protests in Washington D.C., and I remember at least one American woman with a sign exactly like this, with some nice fake pubic hair at the groin area, it was so funny, and it really did make a statement. I also saw a woman with a sign that said "I don't need another bush in my pants" hehe. Who said feminists didn't have a sense of humor? Great shot and interesting element with the girls wrapped in the Iraqi flag in the background. I will tell you that many Americans are very ashamed of Bush and our country's image worldwide. This shot gave me a laugh, a pang of great passionate memories, AND it indirectly brought up some very important issues about Bush and his horrid crusade against women and Iraqis. TFS!

LOL! Thanks so much for this humorous/journalistic slice of life in Ottawa.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • AKF Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 62] (421)
  • [2007-05-17 19:42]

Great pic! Every detail is great. The flag, the sign, the faces of the people. I'm glad you uploaded this. It says a lot about the way things are (even now, two years later) what life is like. Sincerely TFS,

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