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Insanity... Darkness Within
Insanity... Darkness Within
tmorninglory96


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: asylum
Date: Jun 14, 2005
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2005

My first photo on dp challange, I just cropped and changed the contrast.

Statistics
Place: 73 out of 373
Avg (all users): 5.6342
Avg (commenters): 6.8710
Avg (participants): 5.3662
Avg (non-participants): 5.8274
Views since voting: 17425
Views during voting: 595
Votes: 339
Comments: 33
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/24/2005 08:00:41 AM
This is my daughter, and she does have a boyfriend!! He was creeped out by this photo and the other one I decided not to enter!

Message edited by author 2005-06-24 17:13:33.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 10:05:42 PM
obviously a make-believe shot, but a good one. Great model, and I like the processing, too.
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06/21/2005 07:09:20 AM
Good pic...but are the grains due to noice? I really like the expression of the face and eyes. Goodluck. 7.
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06/21/2005 01:28:11 AM
The image is striking. The model's make up is over the top and the clothes are incongruent with the hair and face. This still one of the best staged shots I've seen
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06/20/2005 09:49:46 PM
A good capture with good makeup and expression. O would have cropped right at the waistline to increase the impact.
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06/20/2005 02:05:58 PM
Her expression looks great. I would have preferred to see white walls behind her (more like an asylum) and the backwards jacket is not quite convincing enough for me.
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06/20/2005 03:29:29 AM
I think that this would be much more effective if you cropped at her waist.
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06/19/2005 01:32:06 AM
Wow! Drama! Like the way the noise and grain worked in theis image...
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06/19/2005 12:55:31 AM
One of the few that actually met the challenge...
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06/18/2005 11:48:32 PM
This is creepin' me out. Please make sure she stays tied up. Very interesting composition. Good execution.
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06/18/2005 06:17:54 PM
this would be SO much better if all the grain werent there!
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06/17/2005 07:01:47 PM
man, that is scaaary. the look on her face! i wish the image weren't so grainy, although it kind of adds to the feeling.
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06/17/2005 05:28:20 PM
You are to be commended for setting up and photographing it in such a way as to make it very believable. We see images all the time that do not come close with difficult subjects like this.

It is debatable whether or not the indentation in the wall to the right helps or hurts the composition. But the way it draws the eye from the main subject probably means it is a distraction that should be removed.

The angle, expression and flyaway hair all contribute positively to this composition. Hope that is not someone's girlfriend. :)

Message edited by author 2005-07-02 17:55:20.
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06/17/2005 05:21:00 PM
Darker would help.
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06/17/2005 04:13:02 PM
Meets the challenge superbly. Is the grainy/noisy effect deliberate? Not quite sure I liked that, it might have been equally effective without it.
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06/17/2005 10:37:55 AM
a vary dark photo indeed
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06/17/2005 10:31:46 AM
yes this would be a very dark moment for anyone i think good image grainy helps with the mood
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06/17/2005 03:34:22 AM
wow this is incredibly unnerving! I bet it would have even more of an effect if our perspective was from higher up and not so straight on w/the subject..
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06/17/2005 12:28:13 AM
Great model! She really does an excellent job of pulling off the look youre going for. I would have liked this photo more if it pulled back from the model a bit to give a sense of the environment - or perhaps zoomed in to just under the elbows. Great use of grain, it really adds to the mood.
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06/16/2005 10:24:00 PM
Eeek! Out of everything I've seen so far in this challenge, I think this one fits the challenge subject the best. The evil, the insanity, the photographic representation of horror movies that scare the crap out of me. I love it!
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06/16/2005 10:21:07 PM
I do like what you have done here, even without the despeckle or adding noise part of what you've done, it shows good judgement. For me it just sets the mood very well for the shot you captured it works. Very artistic. GL
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06/16/2005 08:57:36 PM
very intresting take on theme
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06/16/2005 08:18:18 PM
Looks like the girl on the Exorcist movie! First impression though was, dude where'd you get the straight jacket?
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06/16/2005 10:03:16 AM
grainy
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06/16/2005 08:18:57 AM
nice comp, b&w both need work, a bit noisy, nice lighting, nice angle, good idea.

We all know this is a Darkness challenge, how about reducing the title next time. "insanity" say the same thing and more to the point and more dramatic.
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06/15/2005 10:53:18 PM
Strange comp and the grain seems alittle much with the white pants and shirt. I love the idea and I scored it well
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06/15/2005 08:14:37 PM
Very gritty, love the black and white. Expression is excellent, she not only looks insane but she looks dangerous and.. well.. kind of zombie-ish. Focus and lighting look good though the focus seems a skosh soft in areas, composition is great. I gave a 6.
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06/15/2005 08:11:31 PM
perfect use of b/w and grain.....good job
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06/15/2005 06:10:53 PM
OMG!!! Please don't let her loose. I have to give you a 10 for being brave enough to get this close.
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06/15/2005 09:25:11 AM
Aesthetically I'd like to see the image sharper. The grains are fine, but the image just isn't sharp. On the other hand. I think this is very creative, so I'll give you bonus points there.
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06/15/2005 04:18:55 AM
Wow, Linda Blair and the exorcist had nothing on this kid. Like the picture but the grain is a little strong. Is this due to the ISO setting or was it post production? Just curious...

Cheers,

Eric R Thibodeau...
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06/15/2005 01:36:34 AM
nice pic! i like the composition" and the idea! but not the quiality.... but good luck!!
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06/15/2005 12:10:32 AM
I love it, she look so scary! Man she looks MAD, Great job!
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