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Challenge: Propaganda (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Date: Nov 18, 2003
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2003

Is doing drugs worth it to loose your life?

Place: 8 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.1330
Avg (commenters): 7.4706
Avg (participants): 5.9211
Avg (non-participants): 6.2357
Views since voting: 2216
Votes: 233
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/24/2007 04:14:30 PM
this is a great shot. maybe if the needle was more in focus. but thats just what i think. great picture! (:
11/26/2003 12:12:37 AM
I really thought this one would have been one of the top three. The only thing that brought it down to an 8 for me was that he didn't look dead to me. More like he just nodded out. A little bluing of the lips perhaps some discoloration of the skin near the needle would have given me more of a dead vibe.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2003 06:10:03 PM
like the idea, would be better if more of the needle was in focus.
11/25/2003 05:00:18 PM
Powerful image. Well done. Without the challenge rules it might be nice to have a little less brightness on the end of the syringe. Good luck!
11/25/2003 09:32:33 AM
This is an extremely powerful shot... great lighting, I love the DOF... Personally I think something that could be improved is the lips... I fell that they are too dark red, and maybe you were going for that... but... I think lowering the red a bit might have helped as I am distracted from the needle by the lips... thats just my opinion though. A very solid -9- Good Luck!
11/24/2003 11:11:34 PM
A striking, poignant image, with painful sharpness at the focal point. While I really loved your message, I admit, I had to shudder at the image itself! Eek!
11/23/2003 03:14:28 PM
I love a "smack "related entry. a bit more focus is needed somewhere. for example, the face of the junkie is just as out of focus as the bicep. Otherwise, its pretty good.
11/23/2003 02:34:24 PM
A very strong message against drug abuse. I like the narrow DOF and the clarity of the seringe against the darker and blurred background, with a young men who really does not feel well. Not sure it is propaganda, I usually consider that to be a positive message about something which really is not positive. 8
11/22/2003 05:19:23 PM
great "shot" but lacks the focus on the needle 9/10
11/22/2003 10:44:14 AM
This is a very POWERFUL picture that just SCREAMS propaganda!! I know the blurring effect was probably intentional, but I would like to have seen a little more focus on the syringe. Maybe taking the picture at a different angle would have captured more of the syringe clearly. With that said, so far, this is the only photo that has given me a powerful message!! Wonderful creativity!!! 9
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11/22/2003 09:20:10 AM
11/21/2003 06:54:40 PM
I wish more could have been clear here, but then again in that state nothing is very clear. Thanks for reminding me..:)
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11/21/2003 05:49:33 PM
You did a good job on this. Not too graphic. Enough information to know what's up. The colors help reinforce the theme. The selective focus is perfect, giving everything that dreamy feeling one gets when high. It might be a little better with the needle part more in focus. Hope this does well. If my vote counted, this would be a 10.
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11/21/2003 11:38:07 AM
Good shot. Would liked to have the syringe a little more in focus.
11/21/2003 12:42:27 AM
I really like your shot. Personally, the one thing that holds your shot back from being very very good is the blown out top to the needle. My eye is drawn to the part of the needle in focus, but then at the same time is distracted by the very bright top to the needle. With that small adjustment I could see this possibly being of winning quality. Nice work.
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11/20/2003 09:54:06 PM
You might get slammed for this, but I think it's a good shot, no pun intended. :)
11/20/2003 10:18:34 AM
Great use of shock tactics. Because of the patients own narrow focus on the contents of the syringe everything else, including his health, is rubbed out - I think the DOF choice really shows that.
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11/20/2003 09:59:41 AM
I like the focal point being on the drug and face in back. Great shot.
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11/20/2003 05:35:27 AM
The narrow depth of field works very well here. Disturbing photo ... therefore works well for this.
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11/19/2003 11:56:21 AM
The DOF is a little too shallow for my liking. The scene is fantastic! Great propaganda!
11/19/2003 07:06:15 AM
had wished the whole Syringe could be in focus.
11/19/2003 04:39:32 AM
Hard and direct. Well presented (8)
11/19/2003 12:19:43 AM
Hmmm.... not sure how I feel about this shot... so I guess you're successful. 8 -danny

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