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An old family secret
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Challenge: From The Knees Down (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Woods near home
Date: Oct 10, 2010
Galleries: Family, Horror
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2010

I expect this one to get a lowish score, due to its bloody content which may not please everyone: my apologies if this is the case. However, I am very happy about how this shot came out, and the story it tells; this is why I submitted it anyway. Obviously the blood is fake (a home-brew of tomato juice, honey, cocoa, red dye, water).

The scenario idea came quite directly: I asked to myself, what would be a good reason to only see legs under the knees? A possible answer was to simply lie down on the floor. Then why lie on the floor? And there it was.

The processing was very limited due to basic editing rules, but I wanted to give it an oldish feel, so that the title I had in mind would work. I also made a fully processed version which I like more.

On the funny side, an old man who was picking mushrooms in the woods came across this scenery: he disappeared that fast that I didn't get a chance to even explain what we were doing ;-)

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.2271
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1856
Views since voting: 2322
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 207
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/21/2010 02:34:51 PM
My 10
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10/20/2010 09:58:37 AM
UH! I was hoping to see this make front page....Kinda mad it didn't! Great JOB!!!
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10/20/2010 09:57:51 AM
Ingenious idea ! I love the whole story you're telling...I also wondered about the hand ??? it looks masculine and how would it hang down so far ? Anyway great work & fun things to ponder !
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10/20/2010 03:38:01 AM
Totally underrated! Great idea, flawless execution and I just love the joke with a twist :)
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10/20/2010 03:19:27 AM
wow. it's just so amazing how you come up with ideas and translate them into photographs. This was one of my top choices.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2010 11:35:30 PM
What's curious about this photo is if the hand holding the knife, is a mans hand or not. I rather like this picture. Well done.
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10/18/2010 08:40:36 PM
Interesting...And morbid. Wondering about the man's hand on the woman's figure.
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10/18/2010 05:08:27 AM
One of the ribbon winners. Good luck in advance. A great job. Great title as well 9
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10/18/2010 02:25:13 AM
Creepy!
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10/14/2010 07:02:00 PM
perfectly in season! love it.
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10/14/2010 05:15:26 PM
Story well 'executed'
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10/14/2010 04:41:14 PM
my fave so far. 9
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10/14/2010 01:01:22 PM
haha awesome!
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10/14/2010 12:14:32 AM
perfectly creepy. omg that hand! excellent shot. good luck with this.
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10/13/2010 10:07:28 PM
Love it.
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10/13/2010 08:26:31 PM
Nice setup. Woman's feet and man's longer than usual arms makes it even freakier!. IMHO a warmer fill light would work better
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10/13/2010 02:57:20 PM
Very creative, well done!
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10/13/2010 10:46:57 AM
Well setup and lit. I really like how you can see the path top the end of the forest between her legs (that's not dirty, I swear!).
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10/13/2010 08:44:31 AM
hahaha I had a similar idea with the old song title "Miss Otis Regrets She's Unable to Lunch Today."
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10/13/2010 07:17:40 AM
think thats a new family secret...
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10/13/2010 07:06:52 AM
I like this shot but the knife seems awkward. I think it would have been just as effective without the knife in the hand, perhaps just have it laying at the feet? A 7 from me.
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10/13/2010 06:50:19 AM
creepy! very creative and well lit! just the hand looks weird, as if it belongs to another body. however, this is a 10 image!
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10/13/2010 12:50:25 AM
Quite grizzly.
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10/13/2010 12:37:10 AM
Love this photo, and the pp, Great Job, hope to see this on front page, works well for this time of year, and the challenge, Awesome. (no vote)
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