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    some stunning pics from a wedding during the recent earthquake in china.

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    "stunning" ?
    I seen these pictures in the Metro the other day, and I would hardly call them stunning.

    nacider;2175862

    "stunning" ?I seen these pictures in the Metro the other day, and I would … "stunning" ?I seen these pictures in the Metro the other day, and I would hardly call them stunning.



    Couldn't agree more, disaster pictures are not stunning. :x

    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2175870

    Couldn't agree more, disaster pictures are not stunning. :x


    There are currently 60,000+ dead people, how can the OP even make this thread? It turns my stomach that people think pictures like this is art

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    nacider;2175862

    "stunning" ?I seen these pictures in the Metro the other day, and I would … "stunning" ?I seen these pictures in the Metro the other day, and I would hardly call them stunning.



    yep stunning photographs that show the full horror of what happened.

    nacider;2175885

    There are currently 60,000+ dead people, how can the OP even make this … There are currently 60,000+ dead people, how can the OP even make this thread? It turns my stomach that people think pictures like this is art



    Wow didn't realise it was so many!! That is terrible! Basically some people don't have a heart!
    In my case this kind of thing brings tears to my eyes and sympathy to all involved! Such a terrible shame.

    ants97;2175899

    yep stunning photographs that show the full horror of what happened.



    NO they are not "stunning" they are heart breaking!

    i think you may have meant 'amazing'

    sn0ttyang3l;2175925

    i think you may have meant 'amazing'



    Thats even worse. Whats wrong with you

    overwhelming would have been the word.

    t0mm;2175944

    overwhelming would have been the word.



    Thats more like it!

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    sn0ttyang3l;2175925

    i think you may have meant 'amazing'



    yeah maybe the word stunning could be misinterpreted, remarkable, poignant, overpowering or staggering may be a more appropriate description of images that capture a horrible moment in history.

    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2175947

    Thats more like it!



    Or astonishing - in the overwhelming sense.

    I think the OP meant stunning as in "Causing or capable of causing emotional shock" rather than stunning as in "Of a strikingly attractive appearance".....

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    t0mm;2175944

    overwhelming would have been the word.



    yep a much better word than my ham fisted approach.

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    littletiger;2175970

    I think the OP meant stunning as in "Causing or capable of causing … I think the OP meant stunning as in "Causing or capable of causing emotional shock" rather than stunning as in "Of a strikingly attractive appearance".....



    exactly what i meant but I can see how it can be misinterpreted.

    edit post?

    i understand what the OP is implying, there are many images that are stunning of war they are very emotive and provocative how ever it takes time ofr images like this to become viewable. Images of 9/11 are still very hard to look at. However images from vietnam some are award winning

    nacider;2175934

    Thats even worse. Whats wrong with you


    nowt wrong with me - i think you also misunderstood my wording - i think they are amazing pictures - because i find it amazing that someone is taking photographs when everywhere around them is falling down

    Stunning is a perfectly acceptable word to describe the pictures, don't get your knickers in a knot because you understand the word differently to the way it was intended.

    # arresting: commanding attention.
    # causing great astonishment and consternation.
    # causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility.

    If the OP would have used a less punctuative word he/she would have been depicted as heartless. A no win situation left open to personal interpretation. Horrific scenes, especially the video which appeared on the tv this weekend.
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