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"Show my head to the people.  It is worth seeing."
"Show my head to the people. It is worth seeing."
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Challenge: Famous Last Words (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Fort Washington, MD
Date: Nov 24, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2 second
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2006

Danton, Georges Jacques (1759-1794):
Danton was a French radical who became the acknowledged leader of the revolution following the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Eventually out-radicaled by Robespierre, Danton retired to his home in Arcis, but returned to Paris in 1793. He should have stayed at his home, for he was branded as "indulgent" of the monarchy and sentenced to death. When Danton was asked to formally reply to the revolutionary tribunal that sentenced him, he defiantly began, "My address will soon be annihilation. As for my name, you will find it in the pantheon of history." Later as he placed his neck in the guillotine, he gave his final instructions to the executioner.

Image editing involved conversion to B&W, levels & curve adjustment.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.3636
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 5.9333
Avg (non-participants): 6.4633
Views since voting: 2274
Views during voting: 522
Votes: 319
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/24/2007 07:53:39 AM
This is such a powerful and moving image in every sense of the word.....
A wonderful high contrast image that works so well here. It tells a story..... Awesome.....
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12/09/2006 12:03:33 AM
Loved this one at first sight. Very nice work.
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12/06/2006 11:14:58 PM
Wow. After viewing the top 20, this is a standout favorite. Absolutely stunning image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2006 09:35:20 PM
A very strong image! 8
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12/04/2006 11:05:04 PM
I like this shot, really do, but when I saw it the first phrase that came to mine was "I'll be Back" - Arnold S.
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12/04/2006 10:40:42 AM
Wow. Very foreboding picture. Love the silhouette effect and the flare on the right. Very contrasty.
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12/03/2006 07:26:59 PM
Don't really like the caption, but this photo is absolutely stunning.
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12/02/2006 01:50:29 PM
Cool shot. Nice contrast.
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12/02/2006 01:21:26 AM
I'd like to see a revolution on this site. Unfortunately, very few men among them has any idea of photography ;) Oh and the image, yes it's clever as always.
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12/01/2006 02:57:11 PM
Georges Danton? Fond of the tone in this shot. If you planned the blown out head here then you have great vision. Nice work. 9
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12/01/2006 12:47:47 PM
Absolutely love this!
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12/01/2006 07:04:59 AM
nice shot
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11/30/2006 07:29:11 PM
I like this. If only you can get that starburst to the top of the frame, I think it would look even better.
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11/29/2006 10:12:46 PM
I dont get it, but this is a GREAT PHOTO!
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11/29/2006 08:33:27 PM
Danton, I believe :-) This is a really excellent shot. I hope people understand why this looks headless i.e. a guy just coming from the guillotine.
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11/29/2006 04:24:25 PM
I'm not convinced that they are famous last words...
11/29/2006 12:09:06 PM
Fantastic shot...love the look
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11/29/2006 10:27:07 AM
This picture is awesome!
Nice contrast, mysterious lighting and love the framing with door and corridor.
Good job! :)
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11/29/2006 02:48:48 AM
Nice effect using the bright light as an integral part of the composition!
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11/29/2006 12:38:17 AM
Great shot, and you made me go look up the quote because it seemed like something someone really said. So a bonus point for teaching me something! :)
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