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You don't want to see what they are looking at!
You don't want to see what they are looking at!
Neil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Surprise! (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Shots
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Date: Nov 23, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2003

Well, I'm a bit surprised at how poorly this placed. But I can see from the comments people thought they were reacting to something imaginary and didn't like the acting job. Well they were of course summing up their emotions, perhaps exaggerating too much, but it wasn't imaginary. They were looking at a dead deer. It was bloody though, and it makes me sick to look at it, so I'll spare you. But if you look on the right, you will see the boy with its hoof in his hands.

Personally, I liked the "mystery" added by the black and white, and by not having the deer in the frame. (Not to mention the benefit of viewers not losing their lunch.)

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 57
Avg (all users): 5.6143
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.2727
Avg (non-participants): 5.7708
Views since voting: 1187
Votes: 140
Comments: 14
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12/01/2003 12:09:30 AM
Well, I'm a bit surprised at how poorly this placed. People thought they were reacting to something imaginary. Well they may were of course summing up there emotions, perhaps exaggerating too much, but it wasn't imaginary. They were looking at a dead deer. It was bloody though, and it makes me sick to look at it, so I'll spare you. But if you look on the right, you will see the boy with its hoof in his hands.

Message edited by author 2003-12-01 00:09:54.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2003 01:34:57 PM
The boy on the left looks fascinated, the man looks terrified, and the boy on the right looks bewildered. All are facets of surprise.
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11/27/2003 06:44:52 PM
Funny, the boys did a better job of acting (err over-acting) than Dad! Still good shot.
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11/27/2003 10:32:22 AM
given their expressions and the direction the action seems to be coming from, I would move from where you are quick! Your models did a wonderful job of looking surprised. The B&W woorks well to bring them together and the angle they are at gives the shot a feel of action.
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11/26/2003 09:46:58 PM
if your going to try something like this, its good to have the models all pick the same thing on the ground to look at. The one on the right is looking at the lense not the thing causing 'supprise'.
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11/26/2003 12:48:08 AM
I do!
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11/24/2003 10:16:24 PM
Dad's look is perfect, the boys are close but just miss the mark. And yes, I would love to know what they are looking at! Under the Scotman's kilt perhaps? LOL! Well done, the black and white works well for this shot but the back light is just a bit harsh. An 8
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11/24/2003 07:24:16 PM
This is set up for responses, right? Like you have 6 toes? Good one.9
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11/24/2003 05:56:25 PM
Nice composition and tones of black and white but it does look quite posed
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11/24/2003 05:28:18 PM
Handsome group of guys with good expressions.
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11/24/2003 07:56:18 AM
Great expressions. Super capture!
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11/24/2003 07:55:28 AM
great expressions, like the b&w, and I really hope you let us know what was so funny in your description! ;)
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11/24/2003 05:27:33 AM
the rolling stones are TOURING again? GET OUT!
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11/24/2003 02:23:11 AM
*laugh* Love it, the expressions are priceless. I do hope the explanation with the photo will reveal what they were looking at!
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