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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: basement
Date: Jun 14, 2005
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 seconds
Galleries: Black and White, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2005

darkness means morbidity.. shrouded in darkness, my mind will take me places i lack the eloquence to describe..

Place: 113 out of 373
Avg (all users): 5.3769
Avg (commenters): 7.0417
Avg (participants): 5.0803
Avg (non-participants): 5.5978
Views since voting: 4177
Views during voting: 709
Votes: 321
Comments: 31
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/14/2005 08:09:23 PM
wow, that's about all i can say
07/04/2005 01:05:22 PM
ah :) thank you all for the support.. its okay :) i don't mind losing, i'm just going to enjoy participating now and then... if only for the reaffirming support i get from a few of you.
06/22/2005 02:49:49 PM
i thought for sure this would finish in the top 50! i thought it was well worth the 10 i voted it. u were so robbed here..wish more voters had an open mind.
06/22/2005 02:45:29 PM
Well, at least nine people besides myself thought this was worth a 10.
06/22/2005 01:57:20 PM
I enjoyed this picture in the challenge, and forgot to look at the surroundings. :-p

Lucky you didn't have the bucket placed in front of him.
06/22/2005 02:13:01 AM
Bravo!!! Too bad people here is so narrow minded when it comes to male nudity.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 09:26:55 PM
This is certainly an interesting image to say the least, I'm not sure I understand what is going on here, or if I want to for that matter lol.
06/21/2005 07:29:33 PM
A very good b/w with great tonal strength. The only distraction is the white thing on lower left as it is not identifiable and it is being accented by the shadow of the hand. Regardless, a good image.
06/21/2005 07:20:29 PM
i don't get it. =). but it's still a pretty moody, well shot photo. 10
06/21/2005 02:59:22 PM
So, what's the nude guy harvesting anyway?
06/21/2005 12:25:12 PM
Nobody can say this is a dull photograph. The tones are perfect and the black point is right. Clarity is exceptional. It has a nice side lighting.

A technical flaw is the 'jaggies' on the appliance on the far left of the frame and a little on the bucket. The inside of the bucket and the large white pipe on the left top are a little overexposed.

If anything hurts the scoring for this image it will be that viewers are confused about the message you are attempting to convey. Most DPC voters need that in order to give something a high score. This might be a little to artistic for our group. :)

Despite that this image will score well and place high.
06/21/2005 05:49:55 AM
Different...... you have captured some excellent lighting and this has really lifted the black and white tones, not sure if the bucket has any significance but I feel it distracts and has become to central also not sure what the wrist/arm band is all about but I suppose it adds to the intrigue.
I have given it a seven and will be most interested in seeing how the average DPC voter see's it. good luck.
06/20/2005 11:06:57 PM
wooo hooo! man booty is always a pleasure to see in a challenge! going back to make some comments while i have the time. i would have cropped out the washer..thats really all i see with this photo..gave ya a 10 on opening day...good luck
06/19/2005 02:23:38 AM
who'd of thought...I like it thought, unique, and interesting.
06/18/2005 08:36:29 PM
No idea what is going on here, but it definitely is dark in a horror film idea.
06/18/2005 01:52:31 PM
I don't really understand it, but it has undeniable graphic power.
06/17/2005 11:22:14 PM
Blatant appeal to the ladies:)) But what's he harvesting? naked and with a bucket..i won't go there!
06/17/2005 11:03:07 AM
I don't understand where darkness somes into a naked man in the basment with his tools? Feel free to PM me so i can understand. It is techincally a very nice photo, but i am jsut not "getting it".
06/17/2005 10:26:04 AM
Not sure whats been harvested but cute :).
06/17/2005 07:51:19 AM
This is one of my favourites of the challenge. It leaves a lot to the imagination. I'm wondering if he's about to bring out The Gimp. :-)
06/16/2005 08:48:21 PM
what is he growing over there?
06/16/2005 08:23:26 PM
I'm judging this based on the assumption that it meets the challenge. I'm dying to find out what it means. Hope he isn't harvesting something I eat! Very intriguing image. Nice contrast.
06/16/2005 06:06:28 PM
huh? what does harvest have to do with a naked man?
06/16/2005 11:09:26 AM
what's being harvested?
06/16/2005 10:34:32 AM
Fab photo! I love this image. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be scary, but the originality made me laugh. The composition is beautiful and the shadows and light are wonderful as well. Great job!
06/16/2005 03:48:34 AM
I guess I don't get it, why is a nekid guy standing in the garage?
06/15/2005 05:54:07 PM
You go baby! 10
06/15/2005 12:04:26 PM
I obviously don't spend enough time in sheds. Although the bucket so close to him and under his gloved hand implies he's doing something with it but I have no idea what...or how that fits into the story.6
06/15/2005 10:16:51 AM
It's an interesting composition, and the lighting is excellent, but that title is bewildering.
06/15/2005 02:55:12 AM
swell :)
06/15/2005 01:10:26 AM
I'm afraid to ask!

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