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Challenge: Nursery Rhymes (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Date: Aug 21, 2012
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2012

my 200th challenge and I am very happy with how it turned out

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

[Aug. 30th, 2012 09:15:11 AM]

Ok since I have received several comments about this not being a nursery rhyme I will post this.

nursery rhyme

Definition of NURSERY RHYME
: a short rhyme for children that often tells a story

from //www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursery%20rhyme

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 41
Avg (all users): 6.4250
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0345
Avg (non-participants): 6.5495
Views since voting: 1010
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 120
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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08/31/2012 06:03:08 AM
Good to see this do well,lovely, creepy stuff what more could one want,Congrats.
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08/31/2012 01:50:42 AM
Nailed this one - Look at the spread of comments - roaring success.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2012 09:21:19 PM
Macabre and effective.
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08/30/2012 09:19:27 PM
If I had to guess, I'd guess it's a Minso...
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08/30/2012 12:34:59 PM
Nursery rhymes can be rather creepy huh? Yikes!
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08/30/2012 12:25:06 PM
Great example of how to use lighting. The barely visible bits of her face tell the story well of her evil, and the brightly lit background not only silhouettes her, adding to the malevolence, but adds to the story because of the counting marks. Well done!

Back to bump to 10, partly to support your choice to enter a dark subject.
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08/30/2012 08:03:56 AM
Creepy and eerie... well done. But Lizzie Borden isn't a fairy tale (a true story) nor really a nursery rhyme, even though there is a rhyme about the killings.
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08/29/2012 02:15:05 PM
Positives: I learned a bit of history and this is a really cool concept and executed.
Negatives: I don't see any type of Nursery Rhyme or Fairy Tale associated with her.
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08/29/2012 06:17:29 AM
very sinister !!
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08/26/2012 11:09:33 PM
Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Many know that this popular children’s jump-rope rhyme refers to the infamous hatchet murders that took place in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4, 1892, allegedly at the hands of New England spinster Lizzie Borden (who many believe killed her father and stepmother).
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08/26/2012 01:42:54 AM
Top three. Well done.
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08/26/2012 12:20:46 AM
Creepy!
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08/26/2012 12:13:11 AM
This is really cool... not over done, not under done... just right!!
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08/25/2012 10:55:33 PM
Some fairytales are just Grimm. Sorry, stream of conscious going full steam and just had to be said:-) It has been a while since I heard the Lizzie Borden rhyme. Being honest, it doesn't fit into a nursery rhyme definition nor does it quite fit into fairytale even though the classic fairytales are quite grim - some downright nasty. If you take a stroll through Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors (12 books) you will understand what I mean. Lizzie Borden is more a local folklore poem with the sing song rhyme illustrating the murder. It is a rather dark subject...o.k. I am getting off track here aren't I?:-)

Back to the composition. The mood/lighting is dark and gritty which complements the subject matter. The child holding the hatchet is both disturbing and menacing when standing over the hand that is reaching up from the ground. The numbered count on the back wall is a direct nod to the '40 whacks' and 'gave her father 41'. I must admit I am rather a stickler for detail and I see you did pay attention to detail. If one adds up the count on the back wall and takes into account for the sets of five that are hidden behind 'Lizzie' it very could add up to 81 which again connects the visual composition to the rhyme.

So this is rather a very strong and well done composition illustrating a local folklore rhyme that is an exploration in the dark side of human nature. I honestly feel that this is just the wrong challenge for this art piece and that it would do far, far better in a challenge topic of Folklore, Human Nature, or heck, it would even do great in a Halloween challenge.
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08/25/2012 09:38:26 AM
Very nicely done. 8
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08/25/2012 12:26:17 AM
#2, tied with another
I almost took marks away because the numbers on the background count to more than forty, a lot more. The idea was there so I still gave it high praise. The didn't like the hand coming out of the bottom. It's not lit correctly for the mood. I find it slightly too bright and not in the right position. Minor quibbles, but regardless, you couldn't have shared the top vote anyways.
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08/24/2012 06:28:18 PM
Truly creepy
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08/24/2012 03:14:18 PM
Nursery Rhymes were so brutal.
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08/24/2012 12:12:58 PM
I like this for its darkness in both ways.
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