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Life Sentence (kinda reaching)
Life Sentence (kinda reaching)

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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: my home
Date: Jul 10, 2004
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20 sec
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2004

Unfortunatly since my origional submission didn't meet the challenge rules, I'm submitting this. Oh well. As much as I hate pictures of peoples pets, here's a picture of my cat wishing she had the freedom to go outside.

Place: 134 out of 140
Avg (all users): 4.1005
Avg (commenters): 4.8182
Avg (participants): 3.7051
Avg (non-participants): 4.3784
Views since voting: 753
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 189
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:21:59 PM
Bondage? Sorry, but I agree you were reaching.
07/18/2004 11:08:28 PM
I like the idea - the silouette of the cat against the curtains. The bits of light peeking through. Perhaps cropping would bring the subject more into focus (figureatively) I'd crop the right hand side out at the division of the window leaving the height of the picture the same, curtains towersing above the cat, as (s)he longingly gazes at the forbidden world outside. Yeah, I have cats.
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07/16/2004 07:04:17 PM
Nice use of artistic touch, I like the balanced lighting.
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07/16/2004 03:14:17 AM
I like the use of backlighting. Very effective. I see a little bit of grain, not sure if it was added in post-processing or a result of low light condition. I think it adds character to the photo so it's not a bad thing. 8
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07/14/2004 07:38:56 PM
You might have pulled it off if the cat didn't seem so content. That sort of ruins any sense of detention.
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07/13/2004 04:29:14 PM
This one gave me a more imprisoned feel rather than impending freedom. As you yourself said, could be a bit of a reach! The focus and tonal range is also hurting this one IMHO.
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07/12/2004 09:58:20 PM
Not to worry, most of the entries are 'reaching', including mine!
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07/12/2004 09:26:49 PM
I'm not quite sure what I would do to make this a better picture or what could raise its score...I'll just go with the 'kinda reaching'
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07/12/2004 06:54:41 PM
Don't tell us you're reaching if you are. We'll figure it out for ourselves.
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07/12/2004 06:42:55 PM
The texture in the drapes is the most intriguing part of the image. Cat silhouette is also interesting - but you are right about being a stretch to find any freedom (for me.)
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07/12/2004 01:31:39 PM
I like the photo quite a bit but I agree it has a tenuous connection to the challenge. For one thing, I dislike defining a term by its opposite which is essentially what has been done here.

Photographically, I like the mood, the verticals created by the drapes, the triangle of light peeping out, and the clearly defined sillouhette of teh cat. Pretty much everything, in fact.
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