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Imprisonment
Imprisonment
kmbr2001


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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S500
Location: Marina, CA
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Galleries: Snapshot, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2005

This is actually my hand. My friend Katie and I went to a closed down prison in Fort Ord to take photos. I set the time record to shoot me behind bars, but it didnt' quite work out so I cropped this out of the photo and thought it worked. So here it is. The light is just daylight coming from a side window. The black background was created because behind my hand was just a room with no light.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 373
Avg (all users): 6.2967
Avg (commenters): 7.7391
Avg (participants): 6.3083
Avg (non-participants): 6.2892
Views since voting: 2309
Views during voting: 501
Votes: 337
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/22/2005 12:21:11 AM
A truly artistic rendition with great focus, lighting and composition. Congratulations on your top Twenty finish.
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06/22/2005 12:02:05 AM
Nice finish Kimber. 7 away from the top 10! :) phew! ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 02:19:20 PM
Like it a lot!
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06/21/2005 07:29:00 AM
Fascinating to compare this image with the conceptually similar entry called "Solitary". Yours is a technically excellent photograph; great lighting, highly proficient photographic & processing technique, and of course a powerful "symbolic" take on imprisonment (the grasping hand on the bars). I found it hard to separate these two entries, but in the end I felt the other one shaded yours by a single point due to its slightly more direct engagement with darkness. Nevertheless, this is a terrific photograph. 9.
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06/20/2005 07:57:45 PM
Very good use of light. Simplistic. I gave a 6.
06/20/2005 12:08:36 AM
Good idea. Strong composition. Good use of lighting. NIce job.
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06/19/2005 10:34:35 PM
perfect!!!!
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06/19/2005 11:08:24 AM
Yes! this really meets the challenge and is beautifully shot. lighting good
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06/19/2005 12:58:09 AM
One of the few that actually meet the challenge....Very nice composition! IMO the winner!
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06/18/2005 11:51:50 PM
Good composition and take on the challenge. Would like to have seen more detail in the hand. Second pass: bumping up.
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06/18/2005 08:17:09 PM
I love this.
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06/18/2005 01:24:35 AM
Very creative idea of a 'darkness' picture. whose hands? they're ugly jk good job bro =P
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06/17/2005 08:26:51 PM
one of my favorites. nice job!
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06/17/2005 07:40:23 PM
Good lighting, and a good way to portray a dark feeling.
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06/17/2005 03:05:11 PM
Meets challenge perfectly, and the use of lighting and shadow is really neat. Also, the line of the hand is very well done. I liked this photo very much the first time around, and I like it even better now. Bumping. 10
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06/17/2005 09:15:18 AM
This is really nice. I like the concept for the challenge, the composition, and the lighting. Perfect use of the rule of thirds. I've never been in this scenario, but I'm sure this would be touching to someone who's seen hard times like this. I would like to see this ribbon. Good job!
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06/17/2005 01:45:39 AM
Looks neat
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06/16/2005 09:54:35 PM
Very nice lighting. One of my favorites
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06/16/2005 09:13:26 PM
Wow, I really like this photo. It's simple, but conveys the message very well. I also like the one-word title - very effective. Great shot!
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06/16/2005 08:44:10 PM
I like it!
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06/16/2005 07:56:35 PM
Nicely composed and lighting is very nice!
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06/16/2005 05:16:30 PM
We share the same concet of darkness - was this shot in a jail? Or just a representative prop? I would have liked to have seen a little more detail on the front of the hand, but overall a very pleasing and emotive image.
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06/16/2005 01:24:21 PM
Darkness well defined in your shot. Powerful.
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06/16/2005 08:16:19 AM
nice comp, great lines, great lighting, b&w good, nice job
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06/16/2005 02:29:54 AM
Great lighting. Theres a little grian probably from a high ISO setting which is understandable for such a dark environment. Nice hand pose. Goodluck!
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06/15/2005 06:54:33 PM
The concept of this picture is well thought out. The contrast of black in the back to the light shinning from above onto the hand is beautiful. Having the bars not perfectly centered definitely adds some dynamics to the picture. An all around great picture!
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06/15/2005 05:55:06 PM
I just love the shot. Very passionate! 10
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