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How should we contain the hatred?
How should we contain the hatred?

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Challenge: Hate (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Bow Brickhill Woods, Milton Keynes
Date: Feb 18, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2007

This was taken at the woods near me in Milton Keynes, same time as my Minimal Editing Entry.

Close up of barbed wire barb. Why hate? The image SCREAMS containment of evil and hatred.

Used Adobe LightRoom and Adobe PS CS.

Place: 50 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.5240
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.1373
Avg (non-participants): 5.6348
Views since voting: 796
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 229
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/06/2007 12:13:19 PM
Greetings From The Critique Club!

I would say that a 5.5 is a sign of success for this image, because some aspects of this image are not DPC-friendly. There is a certain roughness to it: the shadows on the barbed wire are very dark and have no detail. There are looming dark shapes in the background. Even the bokeh looks ominous. The wire itself looks rough and decayed. All these things defy DPC standards, but you got a plus-5 score because they also contribute to the meaning of the picture, convey a sense of the harshness and misery that accompany hatred.

Personally, I've seen a lot of close-up shots of barbed wire at DPC, and this doesn't do anything new with it, so I would not have given this a big score. I wouldn't have given it a low score, either, because of the roughness and because I really like the background and those dark mysterious shapes. I'm pretty sure I would have given this a 6.
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02/28/2007 04:49:29 AM
Originally posted by option:

A little cliche, don't you think?

not really. Next question?
02/28/2007 04:36:13 AM
Gr8 image...should have removed the Web though before shooting
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2007 08:19:33 PM
This is a great picture but I find the spider web (?) distracting
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02/26/2007 10:25:51 AM
Your picture got me thinking (which doesn't happen very often)... Nice shot
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02/24/2007 11:28:04 PM
I love this image! The symbolism is enticing! Great Job.
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02/22/2007 04:25:37 PM
A little cliche, don't you think?
02/21/2007 10:56:58 PM
Very nice picture of barbed wire. The connection to the challenge is a bit lost without the title (to me) 6
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02/21/2007 10:36:13 PM
very good shot - 10
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02/21/2007 12:38:26 PM
Wonderful textures, and perfect DOF.
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02/21/2007 10:56:40 AM
I think you could have taken the cropping even further towards panoramic. Great shot, the delicate spiderwebs offer an interesting contrast.
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02/21/2007 09:42:35 AM
nice symbolism. would've like to see a little more drama in the background however.
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02/21/2007 01:09:10 AM
nice DOF.
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