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Brother Fence, Sister Stick
Brother Fence, Sister Stick

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Challenge: Fences (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
Location: Kittatinny, NJ
Date: Dec 29, 2006
Aperture: 2.6
Shutter: 25
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006

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03/21/2007 06:38:58 AM
hey mr mous i was not aware that you were part of the too dark clan also.
all about the balance
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01/10/2007 07:03:16 PM
"Too dark" - I love those easy-to-expect comments. Tune your monitors, people, there's plenty of detail in this image.

As for the image, I think that I see why you wanted to photograph this. But, to me, this isn't working compositionally. I cannot articulate what I don't like about it, though - it's very hard in this kind of images.
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01/10/2007 12:36:19 AM
As far as I can see in my computer, a great processing tribute.
As for the story, I think this is an interesting study/play with form, line, shape and levels of gray, but I don´t read more than that. I think the title is supposed to come from those fairy-tales of Brother Sun and Sister Moon (or, is it the other way?), but I can´t link it to this photo.

The fence looks masculine, as if with arms opened and ready to protect a feminine, bending, vulnerable stick, but I feel that´s too much of a mind-stretching...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2007 11:02:24 AM
A little to dark for me.
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01/08/2007 06:52:29 AM
an interesting idea.
but perhaps a little too dark to show the actual fence off very well.
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01/07/2007 11:10:31 PM
too dark
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