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Attacked from all sides!!
Attacked from all sides!!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-100
Location: My room!!
Date: Oct 30, 2003
Galleries: Still Life, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2003

Although these objects are part of a "still life", they represent the struggles in our lives, we're attacked from all around. The Tape, Scissors, and Stapler are all out to get us.

Place: 258 out of 326
Avg (all users): 4.2838
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 4.2879
Avg (non-participants): 4.2778
Views since voting: 610
Votes: 222
Comments: 7
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11/16/2003 11:51:48 PM
Per your request from the Critique Club:

This is a humorous photo; it's easy to see that the pen is being attacked. For what it's worth, I wouldn't have even imagined a correlation to struggles in our own lives; even with your comment I have a hard time making the connection because of the whimsical nature of the photo. But that doesn't stop the photo from conveying a clear message, even if not the one you intended.

Unfortunately, the photo doesn't have much impact. It's elements don't contrast with each other enough. A black stapler with a textured finish and a harsher light to cast stronger, more distinct shadows would have been better. And here's a crazy idea: replace the background with a classic draped cloth like those used in traditional still lifes. I'm frankly not sure how that would affect the message, but it might be fun to try.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 07:44:01 PM
Cruelty to biros now - should be reported! IMO this sort of "black humour" could benefit from harsher lighting. 6
11/11/2003 01:22:45 PM
Great concept, but needs more light
11/07/2003 09:01:32 PM
I think you should have left the scissors out of this image, and played about with angle a bit more. Looks a bit rehearsed the way the items are positioned.
11/05/2003 09:42:32 PM
LOL...bored at the office? That is so dumb, I think I have to give you a 7. :-)
11/05/2003 11:30:57 AM
funny :) it would look better if you used a curved (seamless piece of paper for the background... I don't like that edge showing up in the background.
11/05/2003 03:14:35 AM
Nice compostition and colours. The lighting and shadows are excellent.

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