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Time of Death
Time of Death
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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S30
Location: My home
Date: Sep 28, 2002
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2002

It took about 200 takes to get this and it's still not what I wanted. The focal depth was a definite problem in trying to recreate the image in my head. I concluded it was better to let the gun suffer the effects than the watch. The intent was to focus them both, but my skills wouldn't allow it. This photo in no way is intended to further violence; I love guns but despise them being in the hands of hateful people.

Statistics
Place: 71 out of 248
Avg (all users): 5.7519
Avg (commenters): 7.2759
Avg (participants): 5.7014
Avg (non-participants): 5.8095
Views since voting: 1127
Votes: 270
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2002 10:23:00 PM
Interesting. It took me a while before I saw the gun.
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10/06/2002 08:22:00 PM
It took me a while to notice what was going on in this photo. But I like guns, so it gets my vote.
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10/06/2002 05:33:00 PM
Don't particularly "like" it but well-done...
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10/06/2002 09:38:00 AM
Initial=wow!
Composition=well done
Clarity (focus, details)=good
Exposure=good
Interesting or Emotive=very emotive. you have made a strong statement

I am using a this new detailed commenting method inspired by autool. (Thanks
autool!). I hope you find it helpful. Thanks for submitting, and good luck! ;0)
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10/06/2002 01:48:00 AM
Interesting concept, though if it hadn't been for the title, I might have missed the revolver in the watch face. I would prefer the whole picture to be a little bit lighter.
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10/05/2002 10:04:00 PM
maybe a little morbid, but I like it, dark subject dark photo -
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10/05/2002 04:00:00 AM
spooky ! Excellent composition and very original ! 8
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10/04/2002 12:37:00 PM
Wild! I didn't see the gun at first glance, maybe due to the shadow's reflection added to the gun's. 7 Swash
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10/04/2002 12:17:00 PM
Oh, look a gun. l most missed that.
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10/04/2002 12:13:00 PM
Cool shot; great neg spc; very dark though (emotionally). Moderate to high impact for me. lhall-8
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10/03/2002 01:17:00 PM
It is way too contrasty, adn the gun is out of focus. what are you, some kind of militiaman or something. The watch is nice, though. Bet some hot babe gave you that for Christmas or soemthing. -6 karmat
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10/03/2002 08:43:00 AM
This photo is disturbing, imaginative, strong, crisp, cool, blah, blah...I like it alot...I only wish that your DOP allowed the foreground of the watch to be more in focus...8
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10/02/2002 08:21:00 PM
This looks like a good illustration for a murder-mystery story.
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10/02/2002 04:51:00 PM
nice and abstract :-) Is that a glock? :) paganini 8
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10/02/2002 01:31:00 PM
Would be improved by the reflection being in focus, but believe me I know that can be tricky!
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10/02/2002 10:27:00 AM
Macabre but outstanding… This is a superbly composed and dramatically lit shot. The reflection is subtle and hard to make out until you see what it is – then it becomes obvious. This is one of those shots that grabs you by the neck and drags you in… Brilliant photography (10)
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10/02/2002 09:13:00 AM
The picture works great with the title. I'd be a little lost if it didn't have one, but still a cool shot.
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10/01/2002 12:48:00 PM
interesting.
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10/01/2002 12:17:00 PM
I'm guessing and wondering about the main subject, is it a gun?
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10/01/2002 12:16:00 PM
This one is pretty creepy. Interesting shot.
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10/01/2002 10:33:00 AM
interesting. and dark. both the theme AND the picture. the watc needs a bit more light IMO. good idea.
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10/01/2002 09:03:00 AM
Very clever.
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10/01/2002 08:02:00 AM
Hmmm.....very interesting. It took a moment for me to realize what I was seeing.
Very well done.
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09/30/2002 04:29:00 PM
very James Bond!!!
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09/30/2002 03:23:00 PM
interesting idea. Too bad the focus does not include the handgun.
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09/30/2002 03:10:00 PM
Nice job, tad dark for my taste. Score 7 Justine
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09/30/2002 02:07:00 PM
Very creative and perfect lighting. voted 7
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09/30/2002 01:38:00 PM
Great concept and I love the framing. Good light too. 9 - floyd
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09/30/2002 11:51:00 AM
very grim feeling when i saw the reflection. Well thought out theme.
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09/30/2002 10:48:00 AM
So well put!
Great composition, colour, I can see much thought put into this. -Dimitrii
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09/30/2002 08:47:00 AM
Macabre, but creative.
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09/30/2002 07:05:00 AM
Verrry nice! I love the title and the shot. I just hope that voters look at it long enough to catch the gun as it doesn't jump out at you. The subtleness of it is what makes the shot though. Perfect choice for the watch as well. One of my favorites this week, very creative. I'll be interested to find out the details of how you shot it. Good luck in the challenge. DPz
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09/30/2002 12:41:00 AM
This has wonderful detail and I love the gold/silver black tones. My only issue is I would love it with a bit more light/shine to it....however that is only a suggestion and nothing to do with my voting:) = 9 shiiizzzam
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