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One of my most successful assignments. Ever!
Jim Urquhart, Photographer
Salt Lake City | UT | USA | Posted: 5:13 PM on 03.19.13
->> Just wanted to share this. Found a great unique story not too far from home for me and it got great global play.
http://utahphotojournalism.com/2013/03/one-of-my-most-successful-assignment.../
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Andrew Carpenean, Photographer
Golden | CO | USA | Posted: 6:34 PM on 03.19.13
->> Excellent work Jim!
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 6:53 PM on 03.19.13
->> Well ain't that a pat-myself-on-the-back kinda link. How about something that shows the original story/photos with connections to subsequent publication?
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Brian Blanco, Photographer
Tampa / Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 7:58 PM on 03.19.13
->> Colburn,

It's ok to be nice and say nice things every now and then. Really man, it doesn't hurt at all.

-Blanco
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Brian Blanco, Photographer
Tampa / Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 8:00 PM on 03.19.13
->> Urquhart,

Nice work man. Way to find a story, stick with it and make it sing.

-Blanco
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Chicago | IL | usa | Posted: 9:03 PM on 03.19.13
->> Very nice!
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 9:06 PM on 03.19.13
->> Brian,

You might want to think about what I posted before criticising, it doesn't hurt at all. Jim Urquhart may have done some awesome work (it looks like it) but as presented it's hard to see what that might be.

- Jim
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Josh Peckler, Photographer
Chicago | IL | | Posted: 9:29 PM on 03.19.13
->> Awesome stuff Jim!!

Here is a easier view of the pictures:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2013/mar/15/mars-desert-rese...
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Mark J. Terrill, Photographer
Simi Valley | CA | USA | Posted: 9:37 PM on 03.19.13
->> @Jim Colburn. Here you go. http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/03/11/mars-in-the-desert/ Happy now? All you had to do was click on one of the clips inside his link, but we all know it was more important for you to belittle Jim Urquhart than it was to find the original photos. Pretty sad.
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Mark J. Terrill, Photographer
Simi Valley | CA | USA | Posted: 9:40 PM on 03.19.13
->> @ Jim Urquhart. Nice stuff. Keep up the good work.
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 10:27 PM on 03.19.13
->> So, I think I might be psychic. I saw this thread pop up earlier, and I was able to predict a couple of the replies -- in tone and substance -- as well as who would be the people to make them. In both regards, my success rate was about 80 percent.

Next stop, Vegas baby.
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 10:28 PM on 03.19.13
->> And PS -- Yes, Jim U, very nice stuff, and pretty awesome play. Congrats on both.
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Josh Merwin, Photographer
New York | NY | | Posted: 10:58 PM on 03.19.13
->> I love you Jim...
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Josh Merwin, Photographer
New York | NY | | Posted: 11:08 PM on 03.19.13
->> GJ, You hear that from your spiritual guidance? Haha!

Sorry Jim, had to insert a little joke.

Seriously though, these are very nice shots and you SHOULD be proud that you came up with a story, made the most of it and got rewarded by people's interest i the story and your work.

The only thing I wish I saw was an overall shot with a red tone, sunrise/sunset or something. Because when I think of Mars, I think red...It looks like there may be one thumbnail that is red, but I can't find a link that make it larger.Or a shot through a telescope of Mars from Earth.
Just a helpful suggestion, that showing what people's first thought about you subject can be helpful. So can doing the complete opposite, if you are trying to make a specific point.

Good job.
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Eric Francis, Photographer
Omaha | NE | United States | Posted: 11:23 PM on 03.19.13
->> Nice job. Judging from the linked images, and that we don't see your name much, you're busy out there actually producing something. Keep it up.
Was this a paid assign. or a spec job?
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Scott A. Schneider, Photographer
Minneapolis | MN | USA | Posted: 12:20 AM on 03.20.13
->> A post herein isn't official until one of the self-appointed snarks weigh in. Regardless, I also think it's nice work.
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 4:50 AM on 03.20.13
->> Stellar work as always Jim! Really enjoyed the "story behind the story" on your Reuters blog post:

http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/03/11/mars-in-the-desert/
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Jim Urquhart, Photographer
Salt Lake City | UT | USA | Posted: 6:10 PM on 03.20.13
->> Thank you EVERYONE for taking the time to check it out.
The last two to three years I've really worked hard to find interesting Americana type features. Many of those projects have received good play but this one seemed to hit a nerve.
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Thomas B. Shea, Photographer
Pearland/Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 12:50 PM on 03.21.13
->> Great work Jim Urquhart and great blog.
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Jason Myers, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 3:15 PM on 03.21.13
->> Jim U. Congrats on working hard and your success. Jim C. just because you can, doesn't always mean you should.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 11:48 AM on 03.22.13
->> Jim U.,

Awsome stuff. I enjoyed it via your original link.

--Mark
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Graham Beck, Student/Intern, Photographer
Chestnut Hill | MA | United States | Posted: 1:12 AM on 03.28.13
->> The Big Picture shared the photos yesterday- very cool.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/simulating_mars_on_earth.html
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