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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Home Studio
Date: May 28, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2005

I find this tough theme for starters. With the limited time, and resources, this was the best I could get. Btw, the pic is NOT out of focus.... its just the figure in background which is out of focus (because his thinking is out of focus).

Basic editing done to highlight the background light and darken the shadows. Shapened the foreground by one point. Cant do much with free software anyway :) Picasa rocks!

Place: 79 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.3069
Avg (commenters): 5.9286
Avg (participants): 4.5960
Avg (non-participants): 5.6520
Views since voting: 949
Views during voting: 516
Votes: 303
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 11:55:40 PM
There is a better decision like shaping up.lol Nice silhoutte. Bump.
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06/07/2005 08:50:23 PM
Tough subject but excellently captured. Should be a top three finisher. Making this a silhuoette emphasizes the harshness and incomprehensible nature of suicide. Having the noose as the only item in sharp focus is ominously perfect. The only thing I might do different would be to keep the framing as is, but crop out a little more of the black border and leave just one side thick. Great job!

Message edited by author 2005-06-08 05:11:21.
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06/07/2005 01:40:59 PM
got my attention! disturbing, great comp
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06/06/2005 01:42:38 PM
Did not consider title, image should meet challenge description visually.

Meets Challenge description........5
Artistic..............5 The scale between the rope and the person seems to be wrong in return there is a cartoonish feel to the image I don't appriciate or even like.

Average 4
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06/06/2005 07:13:11 AM
So many suicide photos. Compared to the many others, I felt this one was lacking. The area around the light and the image of the person is not sharp enough. I don't really know how the photo could be improved given the strong light and dark choice you made.
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06/06/2005 12:47:22 AM
YESssssssssssss! Finally, a photograph that speaks to me about decisions. Excellent.
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06/06/2005 12:33:51 AM
Very Chilling, and poignant. The white and black contrast with the depth of field makes this an awesome shot.
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06/05/2005 11:10:45 PM
This photo is great and captures the emotion well. I like how it only has two colors and basic shapes yet it captures the feeling... The loose ends of the rope, the drooping curtains... Excellent work.
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06/05/2005 10:46:55 PM
Stark and perfectly in line with the subject. My fav so far in this challenge.
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06/05/2005 02:59:47 PM
I think we have enought evil in the world without people taking pictures of it, or even suggesting something so horrible.
06/05/2005 01:13:10 PM
Did you use a net curtain over your window? If you did i don't think it works very well, less diffused lighting would have worked better for me.
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06/03/2005 04:22:33 PM
I'm finding the suicide theme just a little overdone, though this is a nice version
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06/02/2005 05:13:25 PM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. Suicide seems like a way out of decision. Nice entry though.
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06/02/2005 11:09:29 AM
This is a sad photo, but a very good depiction of a decision! I like the way you have silhouetted it, and the dark, heavy feel to it really fits with what you are conveying here. Good job!!!!
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06/01/2005 10:35:11 PM
somehow the rope doesn't look proportionate, but this certainly does a good job of generating emotions.
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06/01/2005 09:39:11 PM
Personally I would've liked the photo better without the rope. The person could've been making up her mind wether to go out or not, or something like that and that would've been decisive enough for me. Ignoring the rope, I like your photo, but the rope bothers me too much to vote above 4
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06/01/2005 12:12:59 PM
Noooooooooooo stay until the challenge ends.. at least. No kidding, this could be a very good photo for drog addict campain or something like that.
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06/01/2005 12:46:21 AM
Dark I like it
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