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Challenge: Mystery Word Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Jul 17, 2012
Galleries: Emotive, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2012

My 'secret word' was 'Abuse'.

Of course, this is staged. A very good friend agreed to help me with these images (thank you) and my daughter once again tested her acting abilities (and then received Macca's for dinner!)

I'm expecting this to receive some negative feedback. It's not quite a warm and fuzzy or stunningly beautiful take on the challenge, however this issue is very close to my heart.

It needs to stop. Now.

[Jul. 21st, 2012 09:25:49 PM]

This has proved interesting. I havenít received the negative feedback I was expecting. Thank you.

The entire series took less than 15 minutes to shoot and not too long processing each image. It took me longer to put it into a triptych than it did to do any other part of it. Iíve spent longer taking pictures of glass paperweights. The more I look at these images, the more of the story they tell. I didnít realise why this series came together so Ďeasilyí for me until I sat down and thought about it. Iíve always been good at telling the truth.



[Jul. 24th, 2012 02:45:07 AM]

In response to Wendy's comment about wondering what the girl thinks of herself in this series... well, it's my daughter and I hadn't even thought to ask her, so I did:

Me: "What do you think about being in this photo? Do you know what it's about?"

Her: "No, not really. I just do these things because you tell me to. (She was smiling at the time)
I don't really care about photos and knowing what they're about as much as you do. I don't mind being in them but I don't really care what they're about."

I'm pretty sure she is a reasonably secure individual who feels safe and loved (no matter what her crazy mother asks her to do!).

[Jul. 26th, 2012 04:43:23 AM]

OK, so there's 19hrs left until rollover and this is currently a new PB for me at 7.17 (by the barest of margins - 0.0259). It will probably drop, given that the majority of my images seem to drop a bit before rollover. Regardless of whether it makes a PB (I don't think it'll ribbon - there's some great stuff in this challenge) I'm in awe of some of the comments left - thank you everyone. You give me hope for the world.

[Jul. 26th, 2012 07:17:33 PM]

4 3/4 hrs before rollover and I have to go to work grrrr (can't check it there, will have to check surreptitiously on my phone). Thanks again everyone for your comments.

....oooo00oooo....

Wow, Red! I thought maybe TT, not red! Especially with this subject. Thanks everyone for your comments.

....oooo00oooo....

An interesting discussion regarding this image can be found here

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 59
Avg (all users): 7.1316
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 7.3256
Avg (non-participants): 7.0141
Views since voting: 3116
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 114
Comments: 63
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/31/2012 02:57:42 PM
Congratulations! Great idea and an incredibly powerful, beautifully photographed and developed.
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07/29/2012 08:24:12 AM
Congrats Pam! Great Image! Great score!! Didn't vote for obvious reasons...... CONGRATS! Best image that I've seen from you...
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07/28/2012 08:46:31 PM
Powerful!!
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07/28/2012 11:35:40 AM
I actually really put attention to this thanks to a forum post i was replying to. This is quite nice - wish i had voted, woulda got you another 9-10

job well done
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07/27/2012 03:45:34 PM
Congrats on such an emotive image ribboning! Nice score for your lineup, too!
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07/27/2012 12:05:02 PM
Congrats on the ribbon and a fine set .
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07/27/2012 11:16:05 AM
I said it in another thread, but this should have beaten mine by a mile. What an incredibly powerful set of images. It really should be made into a billboard for the world to see. Huge congrats on a profile shot -- and if I could trade ribbons, I would! It's been quite awhile since I've given a 10. :)
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07/27/2012 09:28:47 AM
Each image well composed and strong enough to stand on its own. Together reminds me of a graphic novel. Excellent job.
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07/27/2012 02:38:08 AM
STRONG EMOTIVE AND SO WELL DONE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GREAT SCORE AND A RED RIBBON
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07/27/2012 02:21:45 AM
Jarring and powerful. A good image isn't always pretty and beautiful. Congrats on the Red.
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07/27/2012 12:57:48 AM
Well done ... disturbing but I love it when a photog brings us a point of view that's so powerful. Thanks. I can't agree more ... abuse MUST stop.
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07/27/2012 12:38:34 AM
congrats! I'm glad that this set of images made it to the top three.
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07/27/2012 12:08:33 AM
Way to go on the red, I had no idea this was yours and I did try to guess.
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07/27/2012 12:02:19 AM
Hey well done, you did a good job on this, and glad it was staged~!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2012 11:42:28 PM
Child abuse. Strong image would make a good poster. I don't particularly like the over processing but its a matter of personal preference 9
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07/26/2012 10:53:24 PM
Abuse? Powerful piece.
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07/26/2012 10:50:54 PM
loneliness
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07/26/2012 07:28:09 PM
wow!! someone is thinking. I'm guessing the mystery word you have nominated is "abuse" but many other words could fit. The middle image has much impact and I applaud your use of it here....great work
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07/26/2012 06:31:47 PM
Well done, great way to invoke an emotion, I guess the word is abuse? Here is a 9 for a strong image.
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07/26/2012 03:34:07 PM
abuse
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07/26/2012 02:30:25 PM
abuse?
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07/26/2012 10:31:05 AM
abuse
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07/25/2012 11:50:21 PM
Eerie
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07/25/2012 09:58:36 PM
Unbearable


I like the tone of the images. nicely done.
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07/25/2012 08:49:18 PM
Abuse?

Disturbing message but one that needs telling. (voted earlier)
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07/25/2012 03:16:57 PM
Abuse
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07/25/2012 01:19:21 PM
Unsure what exactly you're going for here - violence, pain, abuse, anger, resentment, broken, rough...
overall this picture is technically sound but too dark for my taste - the notion of abusing the young girl is unforgivable to me as an action; the red border makes the eyes look very evil in the first frame, yet do not stand out enough for the rest of the image to be distinct borders when focusing on the subject of the image.
i'd give this a 6 on the technicals overall (8 for the photographic skill) but a 1 if i was voting for 'what this image stirs in me'. i'm quite torn on how to vote it as i don't like promoting this for the content (despite the fact the title says it's intolerable), but would hate to see it end up too low as it has better technicals than many others i've seen...
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07/24/2012 03:00:17 PM
Abuse
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07/24/2012 12:52:47 PM
Abuse or cruelty.

Nice collage... lots of emotion.
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07/24/2012 07:21:03 AM
i'd probably hide too if i was that heavily tonemapped
07/23/2012 07:15:22 PM
Abuse.

A very emotive series - well done.
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07/23/2012 06:13:27 PM
gritty, powerful, and creepy. I hate to see this expressed in photography, and I wonder what the girl thinks of herself in this series. I also wonder if you're getting marked down for touching a taboo subject. If it makes people flinch, are they seeing that as a negative or a positive in the voting process.

Abuse, I assume.

This should take blue with a high 7 or 8.

I also think it should be sent out to shelters and agencies and put on billboards. Very powerful stuff. Fascinating decision on the crop on the left. I so badly want to see the eyes. It draws you in even more.
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07/22/2012 12:35:59 PM
Abuse... And yes it is intolerable. Nicely done.
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07/22/2012 10:47:43 AM
Fear.... Abuse.... The word does not matter, the scene is set.
Powerful set of photos, bravo!
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07/22/2012 12:44:22 AM
Suffering!

Probably the most controversial here, great PP, although very depressing subject, I would say TT for sure.
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07/21/2012 11:05:07 PM
Abuse? Powerful captures, the black and white is just right, not only for the sad situation but also as it unifies the captures. Voted earlier.
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07/21/2012 10:23:17 PM
Violence. Domestic Violence. Fear.
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07/21/2012 09:06:14 PM
Abuse. Nice storyboard approach to the challenge. I like that we cannot see his eyes, but only by a fraction.
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07/21/2012 06:48:50 PM
abuse :(
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07/21/2012 11:52:23 AM
Top 3, powerful
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07/21/2012 11:19:00 AM
Abuse
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07/21/2012 12:53:12 AM
abuse
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07/20/2012 10:39:12 PM
Violence? Powerful series.
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07/20/2012 10:34:44 PM
Cruelty. Quite an impactful image, should end up at or near the top of this challenge.
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07/20/2012 10:02:23 PM
abuse
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07/20/2012 09:53:38 PM
Abuse? Sad...
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07/20/2012 09:07:12 PM
Powerful. Great composition, storytelling, exposure, everything. There is a real sense of a threat and fear. Well done.
Abuse?
Cruelty?
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07/20/2012 07:38:01 PM
nice b&w texturees. Lots of drama too. Awesome.
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07/20/2012 07:05:32 PM
Child abuse. Two words... but it's clearly portrayed.

Well done.


(commenting only)
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07/20/2012 05:14:18 PM
Cruelty

Too real. Well done.
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07/20/2012 04:44:59 PM
Unnerving, disturbing pictures. I sure hope this isn't based on personal experience ....
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07/20/2012 12:31:49 PM
'Abuse' stunning and very very disturbing
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07/20/2012 10:51:50 AM
"Cycle" - a vicious one

What a story you have told here.
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07/20/2012 10:28:48 AM
"abuse"
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07/20/2012 09:59:22 AM
Violence/abuse.

Emotive photos.
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07/20/2012 09:36:47 AM
violence...?
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07/20/2012 08:38:59 AM
abuse
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07/20/2012 07:19:38 AM
Angry
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07/20/2012 06:59:59 AM
abuse?
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07/20/2012 04:05:11 AM
Abuse. A controversial subject that will be, no doubt, a talking point throughout the challenge.
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07/20/2012 02:11:28 AM
abuse
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07/20/2012 12:58:56 AM
eeee, abuse? Intense image.
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07/20/2012 12:32:14 AM
Effective.
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