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Challenge: Ray Bradbury (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jun 13, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2012

*Disclaimer*
"All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to Brad Pitt, is purely coincidental."

Well, my beautiful people resource was running a bit dry (I don't know any) so I had to reluctantly be the subject in this shot. I don't really like being in my pictures but made an exception with this one. I've had this shot in mind for a few years and thought it would go well with this challenge. A friend helped me out but didn't want to be the person in the forefront so he agreed to be the intruder in the hall. You can't tell but he's actually wearing a trench coat, Indiana Jones style hat, and holding a 12" chef's knife.

This was taken in the hallway outside my apartment door. I'm standing in an entrance to a fire escape and there's a big window right in front of me shining some nice natural light into the dim hallway.

Thanks everyone for all the great comments and votes.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.9500
Avg (commenters): 8.1053
Avg (participants): 6.7179
Avg (non-participants): 7.0984
Views since voting: 2031
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 100
Comments: 61
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/12/2015 12:40:01 AM
THIS IS WONDERFUL!
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06/25/2012 02:53:07 PM
It's surprisingly hard to make knives show up in shots like this. I managed to get a few shots that that showed it nicely but were ultimately relegated to outtakes for Film Noir because I didn't like the rest of them, and it took a good deal of work to make the knife even evident at all in the final. Nice shot, was pretty sure this one was yours.
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06/25/2012 04:00:00 AM
Congrats and well deserved
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06/24/2012 06:28:23 PM
Congrats on the ribbon - photog and actor all in one!! Well deserved.
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06/24/2012 01:41:54 PM
Wasn't sure at first who the "baddie" was... ;-)) Excellent shot, Mark. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/24/2012 12:05:22 PM
Yeah, this was one of my winners. His expression. YIKES!! So perfectly made for the title.
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06/24/2012 03:27:30 AM
This is great - so well executed and as previously mentioned speaks volumes even without the title.

Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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06/22/2012 10:00:30 PM
Awesome finish. Congrats on the ribbon
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06/22/2012 06:50:28 PM
Congratulations, great image!
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06/22/2012 06:48:47 PM
great image, very harrowing. Congrats on the ribbon, Richard!
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06/22/2012 06:25:30 PM
Congrats on your ribbon.

Dave
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06/22/2012 05:42:44 PM
Really liked this. Got an 8 from me. Chilling.
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06/22/2012 11:42:27 AM
Great work; congrats.
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06/22/2012 11:14:25 AM
Great stuff, Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/22/2012 11:08:48 AM
THis is outstanding. Congrats!
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06/22/2012 09:30:24 AM
Yep I was thinking of doing SWTWC too but you caught the spirit of it way better than I could have. Great work and good use of b/w. Congrats!
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06/22/2012 08:54:56 AM
You've definitely captured the spirit here, congrats on the ribbon!
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06/22/2012 08:54:49 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This was one of my top pick; great emotion captured.
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06/22/2012 08:49:50 AM
Excellent image -- I am happy this one ribboned. Congrats.
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06/22/2012 08:04:17 AM
Congratulations Mark! This is so outstanding.
I am wishing we could regroup.
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06/22/2012 08:03:11 AM
Wonderfully spooky! Great vision. Congrats on the yellow!
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06/22/2012 06:49:04 AM
Congrats! Very well done!
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06/22/2012 06:17:52 AM
Thanks everyone for the great comments. :)

Message edited by author 2012-06-22 06:18:19.
06/22/2012 03:40:12 AM
Stunning portrayal Mark. Wd!
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06/22/2012 03:14:14 AM
Well done very nice image I knew it was yours!
much better done than mine, as we had the same title
you really captured the fear
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06/22/2012 02:00:54 AM
The pic without the title speaks volumes! Great result for a great shot.
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06/22/2012 01:51:22 AM
Congrats on the yellow and an image packed with fear. Great interpretation Of this and maybe one day I could compose a shot and render it in B&w like this. Who needs expert editing. This is photography.
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06/22/2012 01:25:29 AM
Congratul;ations on the ribbon. Excellent shot - I can feel the fear.
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06/22/2012 01:24:36 AM
PERFECT for this challenge.

I'm so glad you got a ribbon for it.
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06/22/2012 12:58:38 AM
This is fabulously scary. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/22/2012 12:51:24 AM
It didn't grab me as much at first but on closer look it held so much tension, well done congrats.
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06/22/2012 12:50:46 AM
VERY EMOTIVE AND KIND OF EERIE AS WELL WELL DONE ON THE YELLOW FROM SHEZ
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06/22/2012 12:37:46 AM
Truly awesome shot!! Huge congrats on the yellow!
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06/22/2012 12:18:23 AM
Best in challenge for me. Glad to see you in the top 3.
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06/22/2012 12:14:30 AM
Nice work! Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/22/2012 12:14:21 AM
Congrats, really a top class image.
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06/22/2012 12:08:28 AM
Great drama.
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06/22/2012 12:07:33 AM
Ha, I knew this was you congrats, I beat you by .083.
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06/22/2012 12:06:15 AM
This one gives me goosebumps...well done!
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06/22/2012 12:05:27 AM
A wonderful and powerful image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2012 11:34:09 PM
EXCELLENT INTERPRETATON! Love it...
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06/21/2012 11:14:30 PM
great stuff 9
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06/21/2012 09:35:30 PM
campy noir goodness
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06/21/2012 08:07:55 PM
Freaky scarey, bet this does well, already voted.
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06/21/2012 02:07:24 PM
I love this - great storytelling!
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06/21/2012 08:52:55 AM
Perfect, fear.
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06/20/2012 11:21:24 PM
Whoa... ! What I wished I had the vision to do. 8
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06/20/2012 01:42:14 PM
Fantastic composition and contrast. A truly "Wicked" image and a favorite of mine! 10+
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06/19/2012 08:35:05 PM
Great story-telling. Kudos for the actor
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06/19/2012 04:38:40 PM
Palpable tension throughout, top class image.

Message edited by author 2012-06-22 00:13:46.
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06/19/2012 03:13:41 PM
Creepy and interesting. Great job building suspense.
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06/17/2012 06:28:14 AM
Really love the expression of fear on the blokes face. Very convincing. This is the winner for me. 9
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06/16/2012 08:07:05 AM
One of the best in the challenge, nice work.
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06/15/2012 11:09:56 PM
Yep, goosebumps. Great.
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06/15/2012 12:54:54 PM
I'm already scared by the victim.. Good tones
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06/15/2012 12:28:07 PM
Great shot for the title,hope to see this near the top.
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06/15/2012 12:23:06 PM
Great setup and crop. I hope this way comes a ribbon and healthy collection of comments.
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06/15/2012 11:49:32 AM
::squeak of horror::...10
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06/15/2012 10:54:13 AM
Oh that is fantastic. I like how you cut off the guy's left eye, so we only see the one. It adds to the fear factor. 8
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06/15/2012 08:54:59 AM
I love the contrast between the shadows and the subject. A perfect marriage of the two images, with the sight lines perfectly aligned. The crop is excellent, and it shows all that is needed.
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06/15/2012 12:06:07 AM
great as a b and w 7
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