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    Would you Pay $4 Million for this Photo???







    A photograph by Edward Steichen has sold for more than $4 million, easily setting a world record for the highest-priced photograph ever auctioned, Sotheby's said.

    The Pond-Moonlight, taken on Long Island in 1904, sold on Tuesday for $US-4 million, including the buyer's premium, Sotheby's spokesman Matthew Weigman said.

    The photo shows a pond in a wooded area, with light coming through the trees and reflected in the water.
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    if I had a billion, sure why not


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    If I were a complete moron with more money than I knew what to do with, then yes. But since I am a moron on a budget, I wouldn't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightmare






    A photograph by Edward Steichen has sold for more than $4 million, easily setting a world record for the highest-priced photograph ever auctioned, Sotheby's said.

    The Pond-Moonlight, taken on Long Island in 1904, sold on Tuesday for $US-4 million, including the buyer's premium, Sotheby's spokesman Matthew Weigman said.

    The photo shows a pond in a wooded area, with light coming through the trees and reflected in the water.

    I could take a photo like that round where we live...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig321
    I could take a photo like that round where we live...............
    I'll give you $4.99
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    If the print were from 1904 from the works of a famous artist.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prey521
    I'll give you $4.99

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    Sure I would, a few minutes with Photoshop and I could make it into a real picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prey521
    If I were a complete moron with more money than I knew what to do with, then yes. But since I am a moron on a budget, I wouldn't!
    same here ...
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    nope, right click, save as, right click, print, boom! free

    but in real life, even if i had the money. NO!

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    he- double hockey sticks

    i would paint it for half that

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    well I would say that in 1904 Color Photography was probably extremely rare. I don't think its just 4mil for the photo but more for the historic/artistic value.
    Maybe its one of the first color and non-flash photographs taken? Its a nice pic but there has to be more to the story then just the price.


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    I just paid $4 for a couple of powerball tickets. If I won, I would get a farm. Hang out and take a loss for tax purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prey521
    I'll give you $4.99
    SOLD!!!!

    I'll PM you with my PayPal account info.










    Even if I was a Billionaire, I would pay that kind of cash for a photo. There's too many good things you can do for others with that kind of $$$$$$$$
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