Congratulations on your wonderful DD feature! Brilliantly composed, using the rule of thirds, shows a man dressed with the USA flag, entering a UNITED (states) place. If the man was dressed differently, the picture would be meaningless. Your picture shows that you observed and connected two prima facie different things, creating a visual pun. Which is the core of street photography. I didn't expect all people to understand it (not all, know about street photography), but in general it's good to shut up or at least ask before one leaves an insulting and ignorant comment. Congratulations once again!
I'm a tad annoyed this got DD if only for the poor guy in the picture. I don't actually know if this citizen lost his bowel/bladder control or not but it seems so. To hear that a DA artist capitalized off a possible moment of some random persons age-related frailty is sickening. DD is supposed to be for excellence in art not for some moment that will potentially embarrass the subject for the rest of his life especially when some one says 'hey grandpa your on the net pissing yourself!' In the rather unlikely case this si a case of shadows then it's still in bad taste because of the implications, if the artist photo-shopped this to prove some ridiculous case then it's even more dreadful.
No matter how you look at this it is in bad taste and thus not worthy of a DD. Sorry Gorgoro, I don't normally rail against DD awards but you ought consider saving some trouble and changing your name to Gorgon, it fits you. I hope you show some decorum and restraint in the future because if this picture is to be taken at face value you sir have none now.
As you said, you 'don't know if this citizen lost his bowel/bladder control' but you write as if you were absolutely sure about it. I tell you, those are normal shadows, if you move under the sun, you will have shadows as well, the sun does that. The man is totally anonymous in this picture, so I wouldn't worry about somebody telling him 'hey grandpa your on the net pissing yourself' (which is not the case). No photoshop was used (!?!?!?!?). It certainly is not common to see a man with the states shirt entering a blue place with the writing united, forming the association united states. It certainly requires readiness and eye to see it and capture it. Street photography is about this, and this is the only and simple reason I featured it. The photographer did NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING wrong, rude or against decorum. While it is instead arguable your right to insult him or tell him what he should/should not do just on a supposition. But oh well, we all have different sensitivity and taste and I can't and won't try to make you like this photo. Just pointing out how things can be different from how you saw them.
The amount of people who don't get the message make me laugh.
Also, there are probably very little old people who care about soiling themselves in public, and there is a lot who probably laugh about it. But they don't give a shit about you defending them and I doubt that that old man will ever see this.
The man did NOT crap himself, they simply are shadows due to the strong sunlight. If you look carefully the shirt has shadows as well, the whole leg in front is darker, while the whole leg behind is not (butt included). The image is very simply about the odd/lucky find of a man with a USA shirt entering a blue place with the writing United, as in UNITED STATES, do you get it now? No perverse hidden motives. That said you are free to dislike the image nevertheless.
it's the angle of the light that makes it look odd. The guy's shadow also throws it off, it's angle suggests afternoon which places the sun off to the right and rear, in short if it's this bright out, then I'm not convinced.
A line of porta potties and an old man who shit himself get a DD? Really Deviantart??</b> Myraincheck i'm ashamed of your judging skills. With all of the beautiful art on DeviantArt worthy on Daily Deviations, that could inspire artists, this was chosen instead. This is just depressing, the standards of DD's have gone down the toilet since i first came on here.
The man did NOT crap himself, they simply are shadows due to the strong sunlight. If you look carefully the shirt has shadows as well, the whole leg in front is darker, while the whole leg behind is not (butt included). The image is very simply about the odd/lucky find of a man with a USA shirt entering a blue place with the writing United, as in UNITED STATES, do you get it now? No perverse hidden motives. Just a good natured witty image, about a coincidence very unlikely to happen again. That said you are free to dislike the image nevertheless.
Freedom of speech applies to government-mandated laws, not privately owned and run websites and companies like DeviantArt. You don't get to go into someone else's house, insult their family, shit on the floor and then be offended when you get called out on your rude behavior.