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Crown of Thorns
Crown of Thorns
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Workshop
Galleries: Nude, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2005

Six months later:
I dislike this photograph more each time I see it. Alas, it is my highest DPC-rated image, and will probably remain so I suppose, so I cannot avoid seeing it from time to time. I can't imagine why it was a top 10 out of over 600 entries. It can only have been the title I guess.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 614
Avg (all users): 6.5385
Avg (commenters): 8.2667
Avg (participants): 6.4607
Avg (non-participants): 6.6947
Views since voting: 3318
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 286
Comments: 31
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/04/2017 01:07:18 AM
I didn't think you shot 'Nude' photos so I had to take a peek, especially since it shows in your top 4 challenge scores. :-)
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03/08/2012 12:02:18 PM
I can almost make out "INRI" now.
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02/07/2006 07:28:26 PM
Interesting, just read your "six months later" comments. As a Christian, the title certainly catches my attention. but, that being said, I think you did such a good job with the exposure, the textures of steel and wood, along with the composition that it is a compelling image to me regardless of the title. IMO, it could have called "caught" or "circles" or whatever and the image would speak for itself. Good job.
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02/07/2006 08:07:03 AM
the reason why this is one of the best:
perfect grayscale, so many gray tones and clarity in the wood, not unlike Ansel Adams photos,
the barbed wire adds an interest to it and the composition is good,
the focus is good and the blurred background, the frame fits perfectly and adds to the image so you enjoy the gray tones even better
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08/26/2005 09:13:25 PM
I failed to comment on this during the challenge. Probably because I am somewhat turned off by images that represent either through the image itself or the title a religious theme. But this, even with the title, is an excellent image. Very well composed and b/w was a perfect choice. Very nicely done!
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08/23/2005 07:42:25 PM
hey CONGRATS ON top ten finish.... brilliant photo, and am suprised it didnt' ribbon.... well done P....
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08/06/2005 01:48:48 AM
Superb study.
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08/03/2005 05:07:53 PM
I feel guilty not commenting on this one already. I gave it an 8 and think it's a fabulous photo. I'm a bit of a sucker for B&W and this one is very well done.
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07/31/2005 10:06:37 PM
I like this photograph. I voted but failed to comment during the challenge as there were soooo many. Since I vote on every single photo, I don't always have the time to comment. I like the title as it depicts a less religious take on the thorn crown, yet it is something familiar to most and it makes us take a second look. My only critique might be one of perhaps to tone down the bright of the clouds just a smidge. I had given this a 7 during the voting process.
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07/28/2005 12:21:40 AM
Congratulations on your top TEN finish with this rustic b/w study.
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07/27/2005 10:30:13 AM
Another top 10! Congrats
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07/27/2005 09:10:14 AM
Congratulations on a strong top ten placing! Beautiful photo. Looks great in black and white. The disordered tangle of barbed wire adds to the textural feel of the image. The blurred background really makes the texture pop out, and I think that the white frame is an excellent idea to really make the greytones stand out from the grey DPChallenge background. I'll need to try this... Great title, too.
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07/27/2005 08:04:12 AM
I knew this would score well. Lovely composition. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2005 09:29:39 PM
Fits challenge=5
Color/lighting=1
DOF/focus=1
Wow factor/uniqueness=1
Attractiveness=1

WOW! Very nice. I love the b/w and framing. I would have thought to shoot this with a little more distance but this is really good. Perfect depth of field too.

Good luck
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07/26/2005 03:53:34 PM
Love it in B/W. Nice tones and lots of detail. I gave it an 8.
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07/26/2005 12:55:52 PM
I like black & white. This is a very simple statement about textures and remind me the passion of Christ!
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07/25/2005 03:46:01 AM
I know everyone has their own opinion but I would of liked a shade more contrast in this photo. Other than that....PERFECT! 9!
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07/24/2005 07:12:02 PM
I like the biblical reference.
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07/23/2005 05:19:51 AM
very nice b&w. good contrast and values. love the depth of field as well! nice job!
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07/22/2005 07:24:18 PM
nice one
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07/22/2005 01:03:57 PM
Very nice. Good detail on the wire and post.
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07/22/2005 11:51:42 AM
Ooogh
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07/22/2005 09:14:32 AM
Great composition. like the b/w. clever title. 9
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07/21/2005 11:39:29 PM
normally i would find something similar to this kinda boring. but the way this is presented really is interesting and holds the eye. great job. 10.
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07/21/2005 07:33:18 PM
Out of all these (600+) - This one was my personal favorite...
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07/21/2005 02:29:40 PM
Great shot, so many different textures all in one.
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07/20/2005 05:14:02 PM
One of my favorites so far in this challenge. I just love black and white, and this one is just a cool subject. Nicely done!
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07/20/2005 02:07:51 PM
cloud just a bit on bright side, otherwise very pleasant.
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07/20/2005 09:24:05 AM
lovely shot!
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07/20/2005 05:58:56 AM
i like it a lot!
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07/20/2005 02:04:23 AM
great b/w photo! 10
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