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I Spent Years Trying To Make You Love Me
I Spent Years Trying To Make You Love Me

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Challenge: Bored II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: wales
Date: Dec 12, 2009
Aperture: 1/4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2009

Bit of a left-field entry. It will bomb i'm sure. I like it though. For me in conveys a sense of giving up through apathy. I expect a near Brown!


Some more votes on this. It's a hard one to explain really, i took it whilst taking the Urban Decay shots and as soon as i looked down and saw the scene i thought that it would be perfect for the Bored challenge. Can't really explain why, the juxtaposition of all the elements and then not really getting anything in focus apart from the ghost of movement centre shot just conveyed a sense of giving up after ages of dull trying. I admit it's not a sucesssful shot apart from conveying my thoughts at the time.

The title, i have to admit, isn't biographical and i'm not sure where it came from. It came to me at the last minute once i had uploaded the image and seemed to fit. I can only blame copious amounts of alcohol and Jonny Cash at the time.

Place: 65 out of 76
Avg (all users): 3.8750
Avg (commenters): 3.5556
Avg (participants): 3.5263
Avg (non-participants): 3.9529
Views since voting: 624
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 208
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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12/23/2009 07:59:50 AM
I gave this a 5 because I liked the image, but could not see any connection to the challenge. I didn't think it was a blatant shoehorn, however. It was clear that you had seen some connection. Reminds me of one of my own entries, both in the subject and the fact that you saw a story in it which did not carry across to the viewer. Mine also came in on the low end of the scale.
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12/22/2009 02:11:43 AM
I could be way off base but your image plus headline makes me think someone just committed suicide. To me that is different than boredom. I'm curious to read your photo explanation but at the moment I'm not sure what this has to do with boredom.
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12/19/2009 09:49:09 PM
Not sure what you were trying to do here, I don't see bored at all, and the title scares me. Sorry.
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12/19/2009 03:29:15 AM
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12/18/2009 09:01:31 AM
Sorry, I'm going to need some stronger hints in the image to link title and photo together and get the story here.
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12/17/2009 07:26:39 PM
I don't get it. Sorry.
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12/17/2009 03:06:51 PM
Strange shot. Moody. I like the low key effect. Nice DOF but, I d like to see the scissors more in focus though. I am not sure if it fits with "Bored". Anyways nice catch! 7.
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12/17/2009 02:29:47 PM
The only connection I see here to the challenge is the boredom of our photographer... Ehh, still a solid 6, wish I could give a 6.5..
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12/16/2009 03:57:28 PM
...but I bored you to great debris?
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12/16/2009 01:16:23 PM
I'm sure you must be getting killed on this one - I'm guessing this is the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' clive_patric_nolan entry?

I'm a fan but I must admit there's not too much for me to hang onto here. I don't really get the angle - am I missing some cultural context?

In terms of enjoying the image - the light is intriguing and the focal point is eclectic but for me the image doesn't 'hang together' - it is in dissonance.

On a positive note - I think the contrast and the colouring with the little bit of red at the top is excellent.

Gave it a 5 earlier, coming back to comment. This longer look hasn't offered up any reason to change the score.

I'm pleased to have viewed it though - a nice contrast to the other entries.
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