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How's it hanging?
How's it hanging?

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Challenge: Death (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: New York, NY
Date: Dec 5, 2006
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/124s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2006

You probably recognize the trick by now - chair being held upside down over someone's legs, with a light source on the floor.

For all its lack of originality, it was sure fun to do!

Post-contest edit:

Wow. Ok, I honestly did not think so many people would get offended.

Look on the bright side - nobody was harmed in the making of this shot, and I did NOT call it "Well Hung", "Hung Kong Phooey", OR "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"

I do apologize if this image struck too close to home with any of you, but thats all it is - an image, taken with the same intent as the rest of them - to have fun, and meet the contest criteria.

Thank you for your comments, everyone, both positive and nagative!

Place: 121 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.1324
Avg (commenters): 5.5263
Avg (participants): 5.2222
Avg (non-participants): 5.0732
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 204
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2006 11:38:15 PM
I love the humor.
12/12/2006 10:08:55 PM
LOL at your title, like the shot, and the grain too.
12/12/2006 07:01:34 PM
different shoes or no shoes at all would of been better.
but i like the composition
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12/11/2006 03:02:04 PM
Good composition. Very grainy and dull quality, though.
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12/11/2006 02:33:48 PM
I love those slippers.

Wow factor = 2
Composition = 2
Lighting = 1
Texture = 1
Slippers = 2
Total: 8
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12/10/2006 07:19:35 AM
finally a shot with a difference; nice slippers
12/10/2006 01:58:02 AM
I think photos depicting suicide are fine in a death challenge but I personally would prefer it not seemingly treated lightly (with a title that seems as though it makes light of suicide). I am sorry if you did not mean it this way - I am certainly not accusing you of trying to treat the subject lightly at all. I do not know your motivations and don't pretend to know. I am just telling you how it seems to me.
12/08/2006 03:33:54 PM
grainy, oof, subject is taboo in my books, 1
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12/08/2006 01:28:59 PM
Sorry but the title is FUNNY !
12/08/2006 06:55:52 AM
12/07/2006 11:53:23 PM
Heheheh. This is pretty good actually and the title gives it a light hearted spin. Only suggestion would be possibly shooting from a bit of a lower angle to reinforce the 'hanging' aspect and maybe lighten the shot a tad. The shot is so dark it took me a second to see the gap between feet and chair.
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12/07/2006 04:35:01 PM
The chair and hanging feet speak volumes and make this a very impactful image. Using white shows against the cold hard brick background really work well and hit viewers between the eyes with the message. On the technical side, I can't decide if I like the grungy vertical lines spanning through the image or not. On one hand, they really add to the harsh mood, on the other, it's a bit distracting. Up to the viewer I guess. While I'm normally a fan of a humorous title, I don't think it plays in favor of the image here. I don't vote according to titles, but "how's it hanging?" seems a little tactless for the image's morbid mood. Overall, very well done. 8o)
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12/07/2006 04:18:24 PM
haha, the title is so funny, it just doesn't fit the image ;)
not too fond about the iamge noise.
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12/07/2006 03:09:19 PM
Technical quality isn't so good - these lines through the picture are strange. And he or she must have jumped into the rope. I haven't watched anything like this in real life, but at least in TV they kick the chair away.
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12/07/2006 01:12:03 PM
good idea, could have been done a lot better. would be nice to see more of the body and maybe less noise. Also, I think the title is terrible. the situation in your picture is no joke. i did not hole the title against you in my vote.
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12/07/2006 12:46:07 PM
Thats an interesting composition. Grain is neat.
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12/07/2006 09:30:36 AM
As sick and twisted as this sounds, I laughed when I read the title. The vertical grain helps highlight the shot. 7
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12/07/2006 01:11:37 AM
texture across image appears odd almost like it was compressed or scanned from a old injet printer that over soaked the paper
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12/06/2006 02:44:21 PM
i love the slippers. but the shot is so grainy.
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12/06/2006 06:15:58 AM
Death...yes, ok. Morbid...yes, ok. But the title seems to take the edge off of it for me.
12/06/2006 01:42:46 AM
Not particularly funny, but good photo
12/06/2006 12:17:57 AM
I realllly like the finish on this shot. COuld have just gone black and white but the creativity pumps it up a few points for me. Not real crazy about the title. 8
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