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A quantiy of fine silk & other goods
A quantiy of fine silk & other goods

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: For Sale (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9500
Location: Hartlepool
Date: Dec 9, 2006
Aperture: 3.4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2006

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Place: 51 out of 120
Avg (all users): 5.5000
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.5436
Views since voting: 592
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 246
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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12/20/2006 01:48:58 AM
jasonlprice wrote:
"Other goods...hah hah....good job. I think the contrast and hard lines create excelent 'feel'."

The "hah hah" is in such poor taste.

12/20/2006 01:07:06 AM
i love this shot! careful with your spelling...unfortunately, a lot of people deduct points for typos.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2006 09:43:35 PM
It's low on contrast but I think that fits -- after all, the subject matter is muddy too. It's an interesting picture.
12/19/2006 05:42:39 PM
great choice for B&W...I also like the comp...It almost looks like a cross
12/18/2006 09:01:55 AM
perfect title. it makes the picture. this is really jarring and affecting and shocking. 9
12/17/2006 02:09:51 PM
Is this suppose to be a joke - it's not funny! In facts it's totally tasteless.
12/15/2006 06:51:19 PM
I like the idea here but it is under exposed.
12/15/2006 06:12:38 PM
Typo-Argh!-on such a serious topic. Too bad.
12/15/2006 04:54:38 PM
Well done :: A bit dark - but that is the mood, eh? :: Might have been more effective with some more punch to the text - maybe a little contrast boost? << 8 >>
12/14/2006 11:36:01 AM
A tad too dark (at least on my monitor).
12/14/2006 08:39:38 AM
Other goods...hah hah....good job. I think the contrast and hard lines create excelent "feel".
12/13/2006 04:01:40 PM
This looks like a really nice shot--I assume that you wanted to keep it a bit dark on purpose, but I think that it's too dark--I have to struggle to make out what's on the signs. You could of taken advantage of the advanced rules to brighten certain things while keeping others darker--could've created a stronger contrast too.
12/13/2006 02:50:29 AM
wow. this is an interesting take on the subject. great example of a photojournalistic approach. well done.
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12/13/2006 01:05:49 AM
Wonderful title... at first I thought you made it up as it sounded "period" but then I saw it on the poster after looking again. It really emphasizes how chilling it is that human beings could be sold so unflinchingly as to allow the sellers to say "oh yeah, we've got some, uh, fabric and stuff too". Choice of black and white is almost essential here. The other choice would have been sepia - color just would not work for this historic feeling shot. I like how the first word "slaves" is partly covered up by the window.. almost as if to say that there is embarassment that such a thing as selling people could happen. I think the composition would have been better with more context - part or all of the window frame showing - but then of course the words could not be read, and I prefer to read the words rather than see the window frame. As a nice touch, it looks like ship rigging in the reflection? Keeps in historical context.

I hope that the voters do not penalize this shot because they think it is offensive - the act is offensive but my feeling is that this photo is not. The full value of the shot was very much something I had to spend time to appreciate. I did not get everything at first glance and I am afraid that many people will pass this shot by without thinking about it as much as they could. Good luck in the challenge.
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