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Thantophobia - fear of dying
Thantophobia - fear of dying
petrakka


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: middle of nowhere
Date: Dec 15, 2005
Aperture: 11?
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1000?
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

stupid sensor dust.

i pulled off the highway (i-65 south Indiana)...
there are so many good things to photograph on the side of the road. I didn't shoot a lot here because it was so cold and foggy and windy and I didn't have snowboots.


Statistics
Place: 58 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.3772
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6557
Avg (non-participants): 5.5702
Views since voting: 2921
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 289
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:16:31 PM
Nice. Simple. Straight to the point. Stark minimalism at its best. 8
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12/27/2005 04:24:08 PM
Doesn't fit into challenge topic as no fear is shown or implied
12/26/2005 11:56:32 PM
I love the starkness of this photo.
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12/26/2005 08:05:18 PM
probably would look better with a graduated neutral density filter.
12/25/2005 07:50:55 AM
can't see any death in this image, only a tree in hibernation, but the composition is excellent, way overexposed, but I think that's what you were trying so no minus for that...
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12/25/2005 01:55:53 AM
Does the white represent the great unknown? I could conjure up fear form that, but really the feeling I get is more serenity, not fear from this image. Nice composition though, it would make a great CD cover image I think.
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12/24/2005 04:22:40 PM
I really like the simplicity of this image, just not sure what a scrub tree and farmers fence has to do with dying. Overall its a pretty good shot "8"
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12/24/2005 02:35:42 PM
The title of the photo meets the challenge, but not the photo itself. Use this picture in a more appropriate challenge. Otherwise, it is a nice photo.
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12/24/2005 11:16:24 AM
Merry Christmas
12/23/2005 10:45:48 AM
Wow, complete white, love it with the title. It does bring out a fear of "nothingness". Good job!
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12/23/2005 12:12:55 AM
Hmmm, I'm not sure how this scares me. I think we are all afraid of dying, but I'm not sure this fence scares me to death. Maybe it's the vast emptyness on the other side. Anyway, this is actually a good photograph by technical aspects. I can't quite give you a great score though because it just doesn't bring a lot of fear to the viewer.
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12/22/2005 07:18:31 AM
beautiful picture, but I do not see the l ink whit the fear of dying
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12/21/2005 08:22:03 PM
Im not really getting a death vibe from this hsot. I get winter and cild, but definatly not death.
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12/21/2005 07:56:42 PM
lovely shot but the alegorical often get hammered in these challenges. of course in a week this will be a much better photo than most of the top ten finishers when no one cares about the challenge topic.
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12/21/2005 05:27:03 PM
Interesting contrast, tree, and fence line, but I think that cropping more would be better. Meeting the challenge is somewhat of a stretch.
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12/21/2005 05:07:05 PM
Great interpretation and use of symbolism!
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12/21/2005 04:18:47 PM
into the white nothing and the little tree is so pretty
12/21/2005 01:03:59 AM
I like the image, but somehow the fence seems to detract from the image overall. The dead grass along the fence line does a nice job of grounding the tree.
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12/21/2005 12:56:34 AM
wow... the empty space and the lonely-looking tree really sets the mood here. I like the way the brances of the tree sort of fades off. 9
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