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Blood Sport
Blood Sport

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: My Home
Date: Sep 14, 2002
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002

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Place: 37 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.1765
Avg (commenters): 7.9259
Avg (participants): 6.3691
Avg (non-participants): 6.0115
Views since voting: 1556
Votes: 323
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0

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09/27/2002 10:10:00 PM
good pic i voted it a ten!
09/23/2002 06:54:00 PM
I thought this picture would do better in this challenge. I liked it alot. Good job John. After hearing your idea it only gets better.

"You are working on a mental level that is above my own and the average voter." ;)
09/23/2002 04:11:00 PM
My idea with this photograph was to make as much of the glass disappear as possible... I setup this glass on black posterboard with black posterboard as a bakcdrop as well. I filled the glass with water and added one drop of red food coloring. I made about 75 shots with the light at different positions, and this is the result that I liked best.

The theme on the "Blood Sport" photo is one of the gambles/risks involved with drinking. The dice are symbolic of the gamble and the blood red liquid is symbolic of the alcohol and tragedies that are sometimes caused by it.

This photo scored ok but it didn't stir up many comments...
09/23/2002 12:03:00 AM
Great color.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2002 11:56:00 AM
clean, technically well lit and shot - not sure it really says much to me though. Slightly disturbed that the glass dissappears towards the upper left. Don't get the title - Gordon
09/21/2002 08:35:00 AM
Like the framing alot. Good job John. -arnit
09/20/2002 03:32:00 PM
wicked cool
09/20/2002 03:13:00 PM
Yahtzee, anyone. I like how this is lit, and the colors present. I also think it might look good with the contrast turned way up. karmat
09/20/2002 03:06:00 PM
Good message. Coloring and exposure are good. Focus is appropriately sharp. Negative space is used to break up the visually mundane glass.
09/20/2002 12:04:00 PM
Apologies for not leaving a proper comment. Please email me if you'd really like one. I will try and leave one either this week or at a later date.
6, Kavey
09/20/2002 10:30:00 AM
this is a very interesting and imaginative shot .. i like the surface it's on and how you've gotten the background to go dark, giving a sense of space.. very creative, reminds me of something i would see in a video game like quake or unreal : ) .. you should be an artist : ) 8. mag99
09/19/2002 07:51:00 PM
I can't figure out where you put the light...I really like this one.
09/19/2002 10:12:00 AM
Neat image...love the lighting. Wish the foreground were a bit darker...would like to see more examples of this technique :P 9 Lisa
09/19/2002 05:57:00 AM
a wow... lighting is perfect
09/19/2002 01:59:00 AM
Does that mean gambling is a bloodsport? I like the color of the dice and how it is lit up on the bottom one. 6
09/18/2002 08:26:00 PM
best use of lighting this week
09/18/2002 08:25:00 PM
Very original. I like it. 8
09/18/2002 02:07:00 AM
Composition: 7 Lighting: 7 Appeal:6, Total Rating 7 Sulamk
On a relook at this I have marked it up I think that my first rating was based on a poorly adjusted screen I lost all detail in the bottom half of the pic, which I now see.
09/17/2002 10:19:00 PM
wonderfully striking, excellent lighting!
09/17/2002 08:33:00 AM
Ususally photos with wine or martini glasses turn me off. This I really like. The red reflection on the dice is beautiful. Interesting use of negative space -- in the glass and around it. Great job.
09/17/2002 04:59:00 AM
Great shot...
09/16/2002 11:37:00 PM
09/16/2002 10:42:00 PM
Beautiful lighting and composition...great use of space. One of my favorites for the week. Well done and good luck.
09/16/2002 08:10:00 PM
nice compostion and lighting.
09/16/2002 04:14:00 PM
Love it! Visually appealing AND a good example of negative space
09/16/2002 02:29:00 PM
Very high impact ! The colors work well together. The lighting is remarkable !
09/16/2002 12:11:00 PM
Someone did their homework. This is the first really good one I've seen. Great concept and execution. - 9 Inspzil
09/16/2002 11:22:00 AM
nice use of lighting--like your image--9bobgaither
09/16/2002 11:07:00 AM
Love the light and composition ..nice work. Score 7 Justine
09/16/2002 05:53:00 AM
Very cool.
09/16/2002 04:05:00 AM
VERY VERY COOL.. I like this alot!

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