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duck tape makes silence
duck tape makes silence
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Challenge: Silence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD400
Location: school
Date: Jan 26, 2009
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2009

i edited using black and white filter. then i contrasted and brightened it up a bit. Its not great but its worth a try.

Statistics
Place: 155 out of 178
Avg (all users): 4.3791
Avg (commenters): 4.9167
Avg (participants): 3.9655
Avg (non-participants): 4.5359
Views since voting: 716
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 211
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/10/2009 02:32:32 PM
Is this the first time she was quite :)
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02/04/2009 06:57:00 AM
there are many pictures in this challenge with tape over the mouth. According to some commenters, they were better; I disagree. This image shows silence of a different kind - a forced silence, a dangerous silence. Some of the others are trite - they are essentially just a person with tape over their mouth. With your composition, processing and toning, your image shows emotion. I really like it and think you did a great job generating a reaction from the viewer. At least this one. Forget the votes...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2009 02:08:50 PM
this is pretty good.
good job :)
02/01/2009 05:32:19 PM
So many "duct tape over the mouth" images in this challenge. I have lost count.
It just does not evoke the feeling of "Silence" to me. The title also says nothing to me. This to me says "Silenced" but not "Silence" 5
01/31/2009 12:22:21 PM
Lighting is really harsh, and it's not really working in this image. Sorry! :(

_Nathanael
01/29/2009 08:29:00 PM
It's a little blown out, and there's not really a focus point, the duct tape doesn't quite look like duct tape, except in the highlights. nice idea (and nice detail in the eyelashes and eyebrows).
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01/29/2009 06:11:56 PM
I like the downward gaze and lighting. Unfortunately one of many sharing this theme.
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01/29/2009 02:37:17 PM
Nice pic
i can see why blair was going crazy on tuesday
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01/28/2009 11:27:31 PM
title too long? picture says silence.
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01/28/2009 09:44:50 PM
It seems a bit over exposed IMO. Also the tape tends to blend in with what she is wearing.
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01/28/2009 09:17:56 PM
There are a number of the same type of image submitted. The harsh lighting in this really hurts the image.
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01/28/2009 07:48:55 PM
Great shadows
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01/28/2009 02:45:25 PM
One of the better tape images.
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01/28/2009 12:15:13 PM
I have seen a lot this. this one I like!
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01/28/2009 04:27:39 AM
I can't believe I'm the first, but I'll definitely not be the last:

Duct. It's Duct Tape.

Kudos to trying for the shock value though.
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01/28/2009 04:24:52 AM
nice to see someone attempting a grittier take on the challenge - the processing compliments this shot well.
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01/28/2009 01:34:02 AM
This image captures me with the gritty realism of a crime shot image. I think the processing adds to the grittiness.
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