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Contemplating Malevolence
Contemplating Malevolence
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Red II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Denver
Date: Mar 4, 2007
Galleries: Abstract, Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2007

Okay to respond to everyone's wish of no foreground observers...my thoughts were this:

I didn't want to simply take a photograph of statues. I wanted to tell more of a story. I wanted the viewer to observe, observers who are in fact contemplating the meaning of this red man. He is red, hoofed, I bet you get the picture. The white skeleton represents man and his mortality. The black clothed man represents death and is a boundary or intermediary between mortal man and the seemingly placid Satanic character. I wanted the foreground viewers, young women, to appear caught up and perhaps confused based on their postures.

I actually kind of wanted to go with this one instead..

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Statistics
Place: 39 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.1624
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.8144
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 982
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 197
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
03/14/2007 06:15:02 PM
Originally posted by jfwolpert:

is this at the dam? they wouldnt let me take photos on the galleries!


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03/14/2007 04:21:30 PM
is this at the dam? they wouldnt let me take photos on the galleries!
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03/14/2007 01:55:32 PM
Great -0 did not vote. But you made this much better by including the observers. Not only did you enrich the photo with the extra green, but you also converted it from being a mere record of someones art to your own creative work.
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03/14/2007 01:30:22 AM
So well photographed, the red man, the white man and the shadow; but I too wish less of the observers, just the one in the hat without the white thingy. (And to crop the white thingy you'd lose the hoof, alas ars longa). Still stunning, glad to have seen.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2007 11:04:05 PM
I recognize this...Denver art museum?
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03/12/2007 05:50:50 PM
Intriguing
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03/10/2007 02:58:13 AM
I like this one. Makes you stop & think... what's going on here. Good capture
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03/09/2007 09:10:34 AM
If the photo were just of the guy in red, minus the women in the foreground, this would be the blue ribbon winner IMO.
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03/08/2007 08:28:39 PM
Nice 1 ... but too many elements 7
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03/08/2007 11:52:08 AM
Really different shot! I really like it! Nicely done! When voting is over, can you share where you took this shot?
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03/08/2007 10:58:55 AM
A very cool and funky photograph. I like the the foreground observers, but I wish they were less dominant and more complimentary to the mannequins(they are the stars of this photo afterall).
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03/07/2007 08:51:21 PM
the cloven hoof is a coup de grace. this seems to be two people viewing an exhibit that I would really like to see.
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03/07/2007 04:37:56 PM
Foreground people to distracting
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03/07/2007 09:51:23 AM
might be a stronger image without the people in the foreground. excellent use of color.
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03/07/2007 01:31:46 AM
very very noice!
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