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Freedom for One Night
Freedom for One Night

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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Living Room
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Aperture: F/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004

Interesting to consider freedom. We will declare war and kill to protect it. Yet, most of us willingly forego some of our freedom of association, in favour of settling down and raising a family. At least in principle we do this. In practice, we occasionally succumb to the temptation to enjoy a taste of that freedom again.

This was shot in the living room. Natural light, supplemented by a bounced flash. Shot with a timer - I am the male model. The female model is my ever supporting wife, who not only agreed to pose for this dubious scene, but originally came up with the idea of associating Freedom with Marriage.

Post-processed in photoshop: levels, colour cast, some hotspots burned, minor blemishes and a fold on her dress cloned out, unsharp mask, resizing, unsharp mask again.

Place: 38 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.5376
Avg (commenters): 6.8462
Avg (participants): 5.4474
Avg (non-participants): 5.6000
Views since voting: 904
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 186
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/20/2004 12:03:37 AM
Very creative idea, Nice DOF too. Good color balance as well
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:22:55 PM
Looks more like he is entering into a prison of self-loathing.
07/18/2004 05:16:05 PM
great idea...to photo i mean! great composition good luck on this one its one of my favorites in this challenge 10
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07/17/2004 04:08:47 AM
looks like sweaty hands, nervous I guess, good idea.
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07/16/2004 09:51:06 PM
Is she taking her ring off too? I wish she was in focus. Nice composition, and it is a sad commentary on marriage in America.
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07/15/2004 06:55:44 PM
LOL...cute idea for the challenge...looks like he needs a little soap to get that ring off
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07/15/2004 04:15:40 PM
Very clever idea. I just hope he can't get the ring off. Cheaters never prosper. lol Great job!
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07/13/2004 06:08:20 PM
To me this speaks more of cheating than of freedom. It's sad that marriage feels like such a prison to some that pretending they are single in order to live the single life is considered to be "freedom". Anyway, nicely conveyed storyline and I like that you've cropped out her face to retain the feeling of anonymity. 7
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07/13/2004 04:28:45 PM
Nicely composed and exposed (no pun intended).
Should do well
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07/13/2004 12:48:35 PM
07/12/2004 08:27:12 PM
Great idea and execution. The DOF and focus on the hands really emphasizes the subject.
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07/12/2004 09:31:49 AM
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07/12/2004 01:30:43 AM
really nice point of view of freedom... a9
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07/12/2004 12:35:50 AM
UGH...my husband pulled that crap this last weekend....good picture though
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