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Wear a belt - or wear a tag
Wear a belt - or wear a tag
alithenake


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 880
Location: Bucharest
Date: May 26, 2005
Aperture: F3.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2005

Neat image, Hue saturation and small crop

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.1303
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 5.5510
Avg (non-participants): 6.4019
Views since voting: 2018
Views during voting: 505
Votes: 307
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/17/2005 02:52:25 PM
nicely done.
06/08/2005 06:50:19 PM
This was a really fantastic phtograph. With the title this would actually work great as some kind of public service notice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2005 04:48:24 PM
I am commenting on this image in a reaction against the attempt by some to limit the content of DPC to images that conform to their idea of acceptable. This one isn't about suicide but it does deal with the unpleasant issue of death, it depicts a corpse and it would no doubt be classified by some as an unsuitable subject for artistic photography.

That said, it's not as brutal in it's depiction as some images and has therefore faired well with the voters.

I like the starkness of the message, though the angle of the tag and the size of the writing makes it hard to read and absorb it. I wonder if it would work better with the tag in the same position byt other way up? I assume it's a home made tag so could be made up with the hole to the right hand side of the label (when viewed right way up)?

The use of light and shadow to isolate the sole of the foot is incredibly effective as it leaves the rest to the imagination - often the most effective tool of all. The toning also adds to the impact as it really evokes that mental image of the coldness of death.

The decision element of it is evident if one thinks about it and not as forced as many of the entries in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2005 02:09:58 AM
thank you very much for all your helpfull comment.

My personal best till now (6th place).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 11:52:47 PM
The blue color cast makes the picture look cold. Well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2005 11:45:25 PM
This image originally held a low spot on the meter for me. What about the foot and tag would lead me to the decision required to place this higher? As I studied, I saw the text that eluded me before: Unbelted Driver. Motor Vehicle Crash. This was the outcome of the decision. A warning to others. The blue of the foot seems unnatural, not like cold skin, but the placement in the dark with the tag is effective. The tag would have more effect had it been Typewritten wording or at least in larger letters I would have noticed sooner instead of on the third pass at these images. I give a solid link to the decision because of the tag's presence and its text, good marks for composition and detail, but find that compared to other images in the challenge am held back from offering higher score when comparing it to the caliber of statement that those have made. Still it is bumping to a 6.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2005 02:33:24 PM
nice idea.....would make a good poster for not buckling up!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2005 02:13:08 PM
GREAT JOB! I love it.
06/05/2005 11:33:11 AM
this would make a great pic for an advert on road safety! well done, love it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2005 07:59:51 PM
Like the good contrast, soft lighting and simple composition. Meets challenge well. Top 5.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2005 12:38:05 PM
Good setup. Simple and effective image. I could see this in a public information ad.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2005 02:15:55 AM
don't you think this is kinda similar to the billboard challenge winner???
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 09:04:22 PM
Interesting composition. The written tag helps to see that the decision of this driver was fatal. Very nice message. I would definitely think of trying to send this one to a mag for a message about safety belt usage.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 05:11:47 PM
Powerful portrayal of a decision! Great job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 04:11:34 PM
Makes you think,.
A well executed shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 11:56:15 AM
Pretty shocking photo, and I mean that in a good way. I can´t help but feel a little sad when I look at it as I am a parent. Good work, gave it an 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 11:14:42 AM
Nice Shot. Looks like a duotone was given, very effective. I hope you do well. - 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 12:59:25 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. Nice photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2005 12:53:06 AM
good lighting, bad white balance works for this. distracting line in the background
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 09:44:51 PM
blue.
06/01/2005 06:25:55 PM
This would make a great "Don't Drink and Drive" poster.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 04:11:01 PM
nick?
06/01/2005 03:49:12 PM
If the tag didnt' say, "Unbuckled driver" this wouldn't fit the challenge...

But it does, and that makes it a great shot, with great tones that fits the challenge perfectly! I hope people take the time to read the tag, it's very subtle but clear enough and if you get voted down because you 'didn't meet the challenge' it really will be tragically unfair.

Good luck, a 9 from me.

Alex.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 10:26:39 AM
Deep.
06/01/2005 09:08:24 AM
Black humour. nice graphic feel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 07:15:55 AM
excellent take on the challenge, glad to see someone understood it..10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 03:44:43 AM
This is a cheap mimick of the billboard challenge winner. Foo-wy.

06/01/2005 12:16:48 AM
Good idea and very well done. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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