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fear of torture
fear of torture

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak Z740
Date: Dec 14, 2005
Aperture: 5.60
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/90 sec
Galleries: Studio, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2005

auto level, crop & slight adjustment of saturation.

Place: 66 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.2941
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.2459
Avg (non-participants): 5.3070
Views since voting: 1125
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 289
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2005 12:48:27 PM
Hi. It just doesn't look like torture - and the shot doesn't have any depth to it, it's very bright and lackluster. When I think torture, or fear of torture, I think something a bit more dark, both emotionally dark and actually, yeah, dark. Like, tones and shadows and depth. Sorry, 4.
12/24/2005 11:35:49 AM
Merry Christmas
12/24/2005 11:15:13 AM
Yes! Really makes you pull your hand away. I would have shown the scalpel abit more. By the way, is the tiny finger the result of a previous shoot?
12/22/2005 02:39:00 PM
I'd love to see this in black and white!
12/22/2005 10:02:53 AM
Very disturbing!! - 8 -
12/21/2005 11:17:41 AM
Looks like a very rational fear to me. Maybe needs some blood, but perhaps that's asking for too much!
12/21/2005 09:22:25 AM
This would have been much better in B&W with a single light.
12/21/2005 01:53:14 AM
I think this would be a little bit more compelling with darker lighting and if the blade was held following the crease of the victim's hand. Like it, though.
12/21/2005 12:51:45 AM
The message-bearing portion of this image occupies relatively little area in this image. I think that your composition would get more bang for it's buck if you made the presentation more minimalistic (showing 13 fingers seems excessive). Since the message is less than happy using a darker background would have helped to create the appropriate atmosphere. Showing simply one finger with the blade poised to ram under the fingernail would have been a more concise way to convey the same idea.
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