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Pure TERROR
06/16/2007 07:03:18 PM
Pure TERROR
by fredandaud

Comment by jonfrommk:
A very good and humorous image that meets the challenge well. However, in my (limited) experience. Humour does not do very well in DPC unless executed to perfection (I say this from my own experience) and you may well suffer in terms of voting because of some very minor issues that would probably be overlooked in a more conservative shot. The plug, plughole and shower tubing all help to give the image excellent context, but small things such as the shadows, the hot spots from the reflection of the light and even possibly the fact that the plughole does not glisten like a new penny will probably cost you votes. Possibly could have even done with slightly more zoom (or cropping) to focus solely on the plug spider etc and reduction of the bath itself.

From my own perspective I like this image a lot and have scored it 8, however the ideas I have suggested (yet often fail to execute myself) would I believe see this move from what I am guessing would be a 5 score to a 6+

Hope this comment does not seem too self important/indulgent its simply made because I love this type of picture and would love to see it front page come rollover day

Jon
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A quantiy of fine silk & other goods
12/13/2006 02:50:29 AM
A quantiy of fine silk & other goods
by fredandaud

Comment by m2iw:
wow. this is an interesting take on the subject. great example of a photojournalistic approach. well done.
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A quantiy of fine silk & other goods
12/13/2006 01:05:49 AM
A quantiy of fine silk & other goods
by fredandaud

Comment by klstover:
Wonderful title... at first I thought you made it up as it sounded "period" but then I saw it on the poster after looking again. It really emphasizes how chilling it is that human beings could be sold so unflinchingly as to allow the sellers to say "oh yeah, we've got some, uh, fabric and stuff too". Choice of black and white is almost essential here. The other choice would have been sepia - color just would not work for this historic feeling shot. I like how the first word "slaves" is partly covered up by the window.. almost as if to say that there is embarassment that such a thing as selling people could happen. I think the composition would have been better with more context - part or all of the window frame showing - but then of course the words could not be read, and I prefer to read the words rather than see the window frame. As a nice touch, it looks like ship rigging in the reflection? Keeps in historical context.

I hope that the voters do not penalize this shot because they think it is offensive - the act is offensive but my feeling is that this photo is not. The full value of the shot was very much something I had to spend time to appreciate. I did not get everything at first glance and I am afraid that many people will pass this shot by without thinking about it as much as they could. Good luck in the challenge.
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Who pays the ferryman
12/07/2006 01:21:17 PM
Who pays the ferryman
by fredandaud

Comment by Photonurd:
What I like: the wonderful textured, gradient from black to white. That does a wonderful job drawing my eye right to the subject and beyond into his infinite future. Buuuttt... the subject feels less sharp than he ought to be. There is also very little detail in the shadows. Not a serious downfall given the type of image, high-contrast works, but I just feel like there could be a bit more technical clarity. It doesn't give me an immidiate sence of death, but I guess that just gives me a chance to read into it more. Well done overall! 8o)
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Who pays the ferryman
12/07/2006 12:49:34 PM
Who pays the ferryman
by fredandaud

Comment by gurlwithapen:
awesome shot. i like the high contrast b/c it makes the man seem as if he is going towards the light. very cool. 9
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Who pays the ferryman
12/07/2006 09:24:47 AM
Who pays the ferryman
by fredandaud

Comment by Jutilda:
I'm trying to look broadly, as to how this fits into the challenge. I guess I really don't care, as I love this image. The high contrast and use of negative space is great. I'll leave it up to others' interpretation and give it an 8.
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 Gathering storm ,1941
11/25/2006 12:00:50 PM
Gathering storm ,1941
by fredandaud

Comment by krgl:
Lovely photo.
May be a slight bit too dark,
perhaps due to the resizing.
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 Gathering storm ,1941
11/24/2006 04:11:13 AM
Gathering storm ,1941
by fredandaud

Comment by w4jzz:
Good shot but a little too dark.
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 Gathering storm ,1941
11/22/2006 04:15:09 PM
Gathering storm ,1941
by fredandaud

Comment by Noel_ZH:
Could have used some HDR to bring out the details in the dark areas, could have been a 7, but I have to settle for a 5.
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 Gathering storm ,1941
11/22/2006 09:54:37 AM
Gathering storm ,1941
by fredandaud

Comment by jasonlprice:
Sorry for the low vote. The subject (tank) is just too dark for my taste. I think it would have been effective to have either a lower view point and create a silhouette or expose the tank more to gain more detail thus separating the tank. Also the clouds don't seem to be that much in focus. I don't know what f-stop you used, but perhaps you could have stopped it down? Mabye this could have been a good chance to use hyperfocal distance?
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