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Challenge: Time II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Stories
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Mar 11, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Portraiture, Action
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007

calculations to bw blended with luminosity, gothic glow

Statistics
Place: 111 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.1765
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0758
Avg (non-participants): 5.2529
Views since voting: 1173
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 153
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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06/23/2007 10:54:09 PM
I just found this while browsing around. A most superb image, a story spun and cut from time with fine precision.
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03/21/2007 06:56:51 AM
wonderful image don. i wish i had voted, you'd have had another 10! it's so rare to see classical references, well done indeed. colour, focus, composition all fab. wonderful sense of menace - priceless...
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03/19/2007 10:34:00 PM
Very impressive for a speed challenge. I think the focus hurt your score. I know the string is the indicator of time, so maybe Atropos should have been more out of focus. Either that or the whole shot in sharp focus. Also you were hurt by ignorance -- and I suspect many voters didn't bother to find out who Atropos is.

I like everything about this image except the focus, especially the lighting and dark shadow, the diagonal composition, and the rough wall. Your model did a good job with the menacing expression.
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03/19/2007 10:44:59 AM
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Interesting photo. Not getting the connection to Time. She looks like a psycho nun or something. :) I understand the creative use of DOF but I would like more of her face in focus (at least down thru the eyes).

Ok. <cough-cough>...<blush> Greek mythology isn't on my radar. Glad I came back to revisit this image. I was hoping for some description of what it meant, and voila, thanks to some thoughtful commenters I now know what Atropos has to do with time. :D

Yep...oobie in here somewhere. :)
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03/19/2007 07:12:56 AM
Very interesting idea Don. You get my vote for OOB. It's neat the way the focus is on the hair and the fingers on the left hand. I like it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2007 07:17:50 PM
Very unique idea. Hope that thread doesn't belong to anyone I know ...
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03/16/2007 02:28:19 AM
In Greek mythology, Atropos was one of the three Moirae, the Fates, the female deities who supervised fate rather than determine it. Fate ---- Time? Interesting and somewhat disturbing image.
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03/16/2007 12:39:59 AM
skin tones are a bit odd
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03/15/2007 12:03:02 PM
...and someone's lifeline is cut in too... quite sad. good and clever idea
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03/15/2007 02:32:02 AM
AWESOME concept. I hope people get it like I did, or google it. Only critique would be that the scissors look too modern.
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03/14/2007 08:03:29 PM
For those who didn't understand the photo and title:

'In Greek mythology, Atropos ("without turn", "she who cannot be turned away") was the third of the Moerae. She was the oldest of the Three Fates, and was known as the "inflexible" or "inevitable." It was Atropos who chose the mechanism of death and ended the life of each mortal by cutting their thread with her "abhorred shears." She worked along with Clotho, who spun the thread, and Lachesis, who measured the length. Her origin, along with the other two fates, is uncertain. Although some called them the daughters of the night. It is clear, however, that at a certain period they ceased to be concerned with death and became instead those power which decided what must happen to individuals. Although ZEUS was the chief Greek god, he was still subject to the decisions of the Fates, and thus the executor of destiny rather than its source.'

I didn't understand so I looked it up. What a great photo I now see...perfect for the challenge...10.
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03/14/2007 11:46:39 AM
are you in the bomb squad??? then if you arent why are you cutting wires??
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03/13/2007 03:13:08 PM
Interesting photo. Not getting the connection to Time. She looks like a psycho nun or something. :) I understand the creative use of DOF but I would like more of her face in focus (at least down thru the eyes).
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03/12/2007 05:27:51 PM
I couldn't wait to see this, It was toward the end. It is very neat and creative! Job Well Done!
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03/12/2007 12:56:29 PM
Wow, Greek mythology! Not many will recognize her name..who were the others? Clotho, Lachesis?
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03/12/2007 08:17:05 AM
Had to look this up since I had no idea what/who Atropos was. Now I understand your photo. I do wish his face was in focus though.
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03/12/2007 05:02:58 AM
I like the theme of the image.....very creative, however i find the image lacks the "wow" factor,the focus is too soft ...
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