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Meat is murder
Meat is murder
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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Tempe, AZ
Date: Jul 26, 2004
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2004

I don't particularly believe the title, but I thought it was a fun idea. Yes, I used chocolate sauce, as real blood did not seem worth the time or effort (and i didn't have any readily available).
Levels, crop, brightness/contrast.

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Place: 150 out of 363
Avg (all users): 5.0611
Avg (commenters): 5.7826
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Views since voting: 791
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 262
Comments: 29
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08/04/2004 03:19:11 AM
I count 8 "too dark" and 1 nearly "too dark". :) Nice job and keep it up!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 10:46:24 PM
And all this time I thought meat was food. My bad. 7
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08/03/2004 09:10:35 PM
Great idea!
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08/03/2004 06:35:50 PM
scary...
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08/03/2004 06:01:30 PM
I got the point
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08/03/2004 02:15:19 PM
less grain in shot would have been nice
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08/03/2004 06:12:11 AM
Althought there is nothing like a big 16oz Surloin steak. Your picture is attractive and puts a twist to a most common chanllenge subject. Good job.
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08/02/2004 02:19:02 PM
Wow, cool, love the drop of blood that really makes it a killer shot as compared to a totally mundane one. Makes up for the kinda dull lighting too.
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08/01/2004 09:19:53 PM
I dont agree with your title but i think your concept is great.Possibly could of done with a bit more light but my monitor isnt that great either
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08/01/2004 11:23:06 AM
So are vegetables.
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08/01/2004 12:09:28 AM
how many "too dark"s did you get? :) I love the mood of this image and the cropping and balance. I would have liked to have seen a little more specularity in the blades, tho. [7]
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07/31/2004 10:55:26 PM
that's like an optical illusion! i was seeing the reverse... you tricked my eyes!
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07/31/2004 09:45:54 PM
sweeeet!
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07/31/2004 09:41:17 PM
Cool. I like the ordinary look of the pic (using the natural light).
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07/30/2004 07:20:11 PM
The drop did it :)
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07/30/2004 07:16:02 PM
I think this is an absolutely brilliant idea. But I think the image lacks detail. Too much of the image looks burnt out. I feel that the top part of the image is a too dark. 7
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07/30/2004 09:26:51 AM
Good idea and composition, just needs a little more punch on the lighting .What this lacks is some light on the edges of the knives, to give them a glint of sharpness. As it is, they could almost be paper cutouts. Really stark lighting would accent your idea.
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07/29/2004 02:37:42 PM
The title does not leave a very good taste in my mouth like a good chunk of steak does....maybe some tofu taste. If God did not want us to eat animals, he would not have made them of meat.

Just my 2 cents...I do not want to get political or anything...at least, not much.

cw
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07/29/2004 02:33:59 PM
PETA Stands for People Eat Tasty Animals
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07/29/2004 08:55:17 AM
I support the editorial comment, but felt the photo was too dark.
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07/29/2004 05:01:31 AM
arby's sauce? it's clever ;o)
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07/28/2004 11:59:04 PM
and delicious when bloody! ;-)
Interesting pic. a bit underexposed so you lose all the texture in the blades. I like the composition and balance.
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07/28/2004 09:42:03 PM
just because you can't hear them doesn't mean that vegetables don't scream, either...
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07/28/2004 11:49:41 AM
creative a8
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07/28/2004 10:49:15 AM
Brilliant idea, good shooting, good lighting.
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07/28/2004 10:45:28 AM
I wish the blades were brighter - I realize that you could very well have them dark intentionally, but I find a bright polished steel blade more sinister. Better light might also put more attention on the blood.
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07/28/2004 10:25:05 AM
Interesting idea and execution (pardon the pun). I like the soft shadows but I think the composition would have benefitted if the light had been more iintense and the shadows "sharper."
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07/28/2004 06:14:24 AM
Nice composition, but as editorial you lost me.
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07/28/2004 03:23:28 AM
The photo will be better when you use more light for the knife with blood.
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