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Challenge: Despair (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: SE of Greeley, CO
Date: Feb 22, 2003
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2003

Seen this poor critter on a country road and decided I liked it better than what I was going to post. Originally color, liked b&w/sepia tone with increased contrast much better.
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Place: 93 out of 200
Avg (all users): 4.9206
Avg (commenters): 4.7778
Avg (participants): 4.7216
Avg (non-participants): 5.1304
Views since voting: 1935
Votes: 189
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/07/2003 02:22:33 PM
CC: Great use wide angle techniques getting really close to the animal, to good effect. The extremely over exposed sky is also dramatic, turning the bare trees into skeletal hands, grasping at the corpse. Overall a very dramatic and creepy entry and certainly has many aspects of despair.

Technically it does seem a bit oversharpened, particularly in the way the fur 'stands out' and the sepia sky is a bit distracting with the cloud in the upper left. I think this is great and you should keep trying to follow your own ideas, even if maybe not everyone gets it every time.
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03/02/2003 10:11:16 PM
I can see that this is an animal, and there is probably quite a story of despair here. Unfortunately, after studying it, I can\'t qute make heads or tails out of it. In my case it\'s prolly just as well, as animals suffering can haunt me.
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02/27/2003 05:14:15 PM
Nice image. Have a variety of lines and patterns that create interest and in the photo. Good job.
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02/27/2003 02:42:44 PM
nice photo, i really like the idea
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02/24/2003 08:45:21 PM
Excellent composition. Great use of sepia. Great angle. 9/10
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02/24/2003 08:16:48 PM
Not sharp enough
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02/24/2003 07:43:17 PM
I like the contrasty, journalistic feel of this image. The dark trees really make this image work.
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02/24/2003 04:14:44 PM
I can't make heads or tails of this..
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02/24/2003 02:18:02 PM
Road kill???? This is a bit too Tom Green for my liking. I like the b&w/sepia thing you have going on, but the subject is just too sick.
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02/24/2003 10:00:27 AM
Cannot make out what the picture (animal) is.
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