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The inner Canyons are the deepest
The inner Canyons are the deepest
Harz_Joerg


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Challenge: On the Edge (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Cellar
Date: Dec 22, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 4 s
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2003

I simply wannted to try something different compared to my other submissions. Not sure if it works though.
The image was taken in our 100 years old cellar. Behind the window I placed a 300W halogen lamp.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 164
Avg (all users): 6.4750
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.3467
Avg (non-participants): 6.5520
Views since voting: 1335
Votes: 200
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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01/05/2005 10:08:32 AM
This seems really sharp for a 4s exposure. I don't understand all the "no rope" comments. It's practically the best part.
01/04/2004 10:39:05 AM
As I commented during the challenge, this is quite powerful. I am still not sure about the rope but that is a minor issue. The light flare on the window behind works symbolically for me (hope? another choice?) and the cellar is very effectively captured.
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12/31/2003 05:02:41 AM
Thanx for all the kind and informative comments.
As this is my first try on an emotional composition, I'm extremely happy with its outcome.
All critiques are well placed: of course it was staged. Fortunately I didn't have a suicide candidate at hand.
The rope was also something I was aware of that it might be a little too much.
I would have loved it to make it wider, but I could not, because the corridor of our cellar is very narrow and it's made even narrower by the two bars at both side. They once served as reinforcement of the cellar, because it was used as bomb-shelter during WWII.

Thanx once again to all voters and commenter,

Jörg

12/31/2003 12:10:41 AM
wow--really wonderful shot--full of emotion. nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2003 05:57:23 PM
scarey...hopefully staged
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12/30/2003 04:18:47 AM
Emotionally powerful. Nice job!
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12/30/2003 04:13:04 AM
Oh dear....such a moody shot, good light and excellent tones.
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12/29/2003 09:55:32 PM
This is a chilling photograph. THIS is what I think of when I hear "On the Edge". The distressed walls, the light in the window, looking through the door, it all fits so well. Thank you!
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12/28/2003 03:45:00 PM
this is a great moody shot. I love the set up and that it's bw. The ropes ont he floor a bit scary & adds just that more to the shot. The glare in the window is a bit distracting but who cares. I give it a 10!
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12/28/2003 04:16:16 AM
Awesome shot, idea and composition
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12/27/2003 10:54:31 PM
stark and moving. I like what it conveys
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12/27/2003 10:24:28 AM
This picture offers many possible interpretations, all of them depressing. It is well composed and exposed, and I especially like the sun caught in the corner of the window. A ray of hope, perhaps?
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12/27/2003 12:02:58 AM
Dramatic and very gut wrenching scene that few photos on DPC have been able to accomplish for me. You\'ve captured the conflict and anguish of a person in this dilemna very well. I especially like the tones and bleak and barren setting in this tudor style room/house. It almost gives the impression of being in a dungeon or torture chamber, which, metaphorically speaking this person appears to be in.

Another effect I like very much is the constrained, hemmed-in feeling in this picture due to the, albeit, slanted walls and border and long portrait format, which leads to the "no way out" feeling. Though the light from the window is way too harsh and blown out, it giives the impression of life outside weighing too heavily on this person. The harsh light also gives a slight haze or film to the shot, which in this instance I like.

It\'s too bad that the electrical cabling shows on the ceiling, which I find distracting, as well as, some unknown object in the upper left hand corner. Other than that, very well done. Great job.
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12/26/2003 09:38:00 PM
Would it have been more effective without the rope, leaving more to the imagination?
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12/26/2003 01:26:23 PM
biggest barriers are the ones we create within ourselves
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12/25/2003 05:11:14 PM
too much "created" but nicely executed.
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12/25/2003 04:38:21 PM
i would've liked it better without the rope, really, the pose and the surroundings are dramatic enough... the rope makes this just too literal... 4.
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12/25/2003 02:44:56 PM
There were a couple of other "emotional" shots in this challenge that looked like they may have been set up. I only hope this one was. I like the lighting and the use of black and white
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12/25/2003 11:01:17 AM
good story ;-)
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12/25/2003 07:35:23 AM
Great photo for the challenge. Very powerful. The use of b/w was a good move. This is well done.
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12/24/2003 07:33:54 PM
Excellent lighting makes this an absolutely stunning photo. Great stuff!
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12/24/2003 01:30:56 PM
This is excellent. The composition and framing, the contrast, everything.
Nice.
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12/24/2003 12:34:13 PM
I personally would have liked this much more wihtout the rope..the title and the pose are sufficient I think
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12/24/2003 09:27:27 AM
wow, you can almost feel the moment
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12/24/2003 07:23:51 AM
Stark. Sad in it's implication - but very nicely done!
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12/24/2003 02:24:43 AM
Very very good. Excellent use of light and environment to set the mood of the picture. I might have even used a slightly wider crop. I have feeling this one is going to get bashed by voters, as most artistically inclined photos do. Like to see it with a tad bit more contrast, but can't say for sure, you might have gotten right on that line of perfection. Iffy on the border, it seems too sleek for a shot of this power and raw emotion, perhaps after play around with an artistic border, or something. I'll definetly look you up after the challenge is over. 10 from me no problem! AWESOME!
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12/24/2003 12:32:01 AM
great shot...
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12/24/2003 12:10:57 AM
Total despair and sadness. Love the light and mood.
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