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Sorrow    (an eternity of loneliness)
Sorrow (an eternity of loneliness)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Body Parts (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 315
Location: In my basement
Date: Dec 19, 2002
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2002

The image is a hand, reaching from an early grave, for his wife, whom he left behind. The title, "Sorrow" is the emotion I am attempting to depict with the hand. The large, stark black background is intentional, and is symbolic of the emotional emptiness this young man must feel. The back of the arm is shown with some small amout of light to symbolize the direction of movement. Foreward there is only darkness, the light fading behind him as he moves, helplessly, to his destiny.

Place: 13 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.2584
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5111
Views since voting: 2794
Votes: 89
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/30/2002 12:07:50 PM
I want to thank everyone for the comments. This is my arm, and it is really coming up out of potting soil, which was arranged on a piece of cardboard with a hole cut into it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2002 11:38:25 PM
I love the idea and the execution. Might have been nice to see the thumb.
12/27/2002 01:16:50 PM
This is definately a sad looking hand. however, I supose that's the point. I like the concept very much. I think that the exposure is good, and the angle and framing/cropping are good too. I like how the hand is not directly in the center of the photo. Great shot. Good luck in the challenge.
12/27/2002 12:39:15 AM
Interesting and surreal. I like the high contrast and the interesting composition.
12/26/2002 08:36:18 PM
Can't quite figure out what the arm is supposed to be sticking out of. This hand more speaks life of hard work, rather than sorrow or loneliness. Not really thrilled by this shot. PTL
12/25/2002 11:37:07 PM
Great composition!
12/25/2002 12:11:59 AM
Powerful statement, excellent textures and detail and definitely good composition. Very well done!
12/23/2002 08:21:25 PM
A nice idea and good composition.
Overall the lighting & focus seem good, but the light areas on the hand seem flat and lacking in detail.
12/23/2002 11:19:46 AM
very nicely done... i love the black and white here... - setzler
12/23/2002 09:25:26 AM
wow, a cooll shot here.
12/23/2002 07:19:37 AM
Creepy and interesting, a great combination.

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