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09/29/2004 01:52:45 AM · #1
....feedback that is :)

I liked this pic and although I never expected anything near the top ten I wonder if it could have done a little better. I feel that the focus could be a bit sharper and maybe some voters will mark it down because the image is disturbing rather then pleasing to the eye.

I would really appreciate any further feedback so I can hopefully correct the errors of my ways :)

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unedited version:

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Thanks in advance

Darren
09/29/2004 02:07:37 AM · #2
I like the colour one much better... I think the "feel" of it is more obvious when one can actually see the blood and the razor properly. While I usually prefer black and white, I think the colour would have done better.. or maybe a selective desat with just the blood left in colour.
09/29/2004 02:33:24 AM · #3
Bloody good , ol' chap !
09/29/2004 03:51:22 AM · #4
Ahhh my fellow self mutilator. :)

I think we both suffered a bit with the voters who don't like blood BUT I expected that and it dosen't faze me.

At least I used fake blood. Bob

Edit: lol just went to my photo to look at the spread of votes and you have left a comment there... Great minds! :)

Message edited by author 2004-09-29 03:53:35.
09/29/2004 06:06:42 AM · #5
Darren, IMHO I think the focus is just right for this type of shot. It gives it the "Hitchcock effect". It is a little disturbing to me if you would actually bring harm to yourself to get a shot. I love photography, but I wouldn't cut myself for the sake of it. Please understand, this is just my opion, but I think many will vote something down like this because of the shock of someone injuring themself to get a shot - even if it's just a small cut. You sure are serious about you're shooting :).
09/29/2004 06:17:25 AM · #6
O', and your post title is "Please sir, can I have some more". If you were to attach that title to this photo.... Talk about your "Hitchcock effect"!!
09/29/2004 08:07:10 AM · #7
Originally posted by rayg544:

Darren, IMHO I think the focus is just right for this type of shot. It gives it the "Hitchcock effect". It is a little disturbing to me if you would actually bring harm to yourself to get a shot. I love photography, but I wouldn't cut myself for the sake of it. Please understand, this is just my opion, but I think many will vote something down like this because of the shock of someone injuring themself to get a shot - even if it's just a small cut. You sure are serious about you're shooting :).


Thanks for the comment Ray, it is indeed real blood although it's not from my finger, it was donated by a picked scab on leg :)

I like the idea of been so commited to the art that I'll slice my own body for the desired effect, but alas I'm a little too squeamish for that, additionally I have a little belonephobia (fear of sharp things esp. needles) and because of this I will not go to doctors, dentists etc, I tremble with fear at the thought of someone else touching me with anything like that - to the point that the few piercings I have I had to do myself.

I have to take a deep breath before I even pick up that razor - and nope I've never shaved with it *shudder*

Cheers

Darren
09/29/2004 08:17:12 AM · #8
Hi

I would agree with the other poster I prefer the B&W it gives a Hitchcock effect, the colour just does not cut it for me :) the B&W has so much more scary feel factor to it!

Lisa
09/29/2004 01:41:50 PM · #9
Originally posted by mocabela:

I like the colour one much better... I think the "feel" of it is more obvious when one can actually see the blood and the razor properly. While I usually prefer black and white, I think the colour would have done better.. or maybe a selective desat with just the blood left in colour.


Thanks Julia,

I thought about using selective desaturation but I was concerned it would look a little too 'over-the-top', but after your suggestion I thought I'd give it a go just to see :)

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The blood looked very unreal so I adjusted the levels and destaurated it slightly
09/29/2004 02:05:08 PM · #10
umm, is selective desaturation ok in open challenge?
09/29/2004 02:17:00 PM · #11
Originally posted by vfwlkr:

umm, is selective desaturation ok in open challenge?

if you can do it just by choosing a particular color (in the hue/sat menu) and desaturating it, yes. if you need to select a region of the photo and desat that specific region, no.
09/29/2004 02:17:08 PM · #12
Originally posted by vfwlkr:

umm, is selective desaturation ok in open challenge?


fair point - here's a legal sel-desat, not finished, still have a bit on the top of the finger, but you get the idea :)

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