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Despair in Triplicate
Despair in Triplicate
lizzyc3


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Challenge: Point of View (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P72
Location: Mountain View, CA
Date: Jan 13, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 126 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.3160
Avg (commenters): 6.2692
Avg (participants): 5.2105
Avg (non-participants): 5.4044
Views since voting: 1184
Votes: 250
Comments: 39
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/31/2004 09:37:04 AM
"triplestage" turbo-romantika...
01/24/2004 09:25:05 PM
Aw, thanks everybody. I was pretty sure while doing this that people wouldn't really like it 'cause it's a sensitive subject. It was hard to compose it. Basically what I did was put a stack of books on top of the toilet and pointed the camera towards the mirrors and fiddled with them until I got a triple image. This took SO long to shoot. That's me by the way- thanks for the attractive girl compliemts, I'm quite pleased :D Thanks everyone who liked it- I really appreciate that!
01/22/2004 12:57:04 AM
Originally posted by leaf:

Originally posted by tomlewis1980:

There have been images in this style before on DPC, but I have never found them as hard to look at as this image. I guess the thing is that no matter where you look in the mage you are faced by the grim reality of what the subject is about to do. Also the thoughts of why such a young attractive person would be about to take her own life?
On a technical note the composition is spot on as is the colour and the use of soft focus really works well here in my opinion. 10.


I think what this person spoke against about this photo is all what it is about. A pretty young girl, with no reason to commit suicide IS committing suicide... that's the problem... these are the people who are confused and need help.. I thought i was thought provoking, and great with the triptic mirror, with the girl and the knife in the foreground. I do agree it is a bit in your face with the knife.. perhaps something a little more subtle could work too.. but i thought it was good.... a 9 from me


oopps sorrty.. i guess i sort of misread before i wrote this comment about what that other person said... anyhow.. what i said still goes for those people who do not like this image because of what is in it.
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01/22/2004 12:56:00 AM
Originally posted by tomlewis1980:

There have been images in this style before on DPC, but I have never found them as hard to look at as this image. I guess the thing is that no matter where you look in the mage you are faced by the grim reality of what the subject is about to do. Also the thoughts of why such a young attractive person would be about to take her own life?
On a technical note the composition is spot on as is the colour and the use of soft focus really works well here in my opinion. 10.


I think what this person spoke against about this photo is all what it is about. A pretty young girl, with no reason to commit suicide IS committing suicide... that's the problem... these are the people who are confused and need help.. I thought i was thought provoking, and great with the triptic mirror, with the girl and the knife in the foreground. I do agree it is a bit in your face with the knife.. perhaps something a little more subtle could work too.. but i thought it was good.... a 9 from me
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01/22/2004 12:42:11 AM
Originally posted by pacumeni:

how sad. The photo needs to be a bit sharper...looks blurry to me.


How sad...you've never heard of "soft focus". :-)

Great shot Lizzy, your photos get better each time you submit!

Anybody that voted this a "1" should just skip voting, because they have no clue.

Message edited by author 2004-01-22 00:44:11.
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01/21/2004 06:05:32 PM
You should be very proud of this photo lizzy! Not only is it a fabulous piece of art, but it's provoked so much emotion in people that it has made them uncomfortable. Take that as a compliment! Art is supposed to provoke emotion, and delve into the human psyche, and you've done that masterfully here. If some people on the site are too close-minded, scared of reality, frightened of their own emotions, or too used to seeing pretty happy stock photos then that's a shame! Congrats to you!

Lee
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01/21/2004 05:47:08 PM
tasteless?...people are so afraid of the reality of the world. wow. it does kind of make me weak though. i like it a lot.
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01/21/2004 04:10:47 PM
Originally posted by JoelHSmith:

Don't listen to them! Its a great shot, I like how you put the focus on the mirrors, its a great point of view, it was challenging (due to the mirrors), and the way you cropped it is fantastic.


I would just like to echo what Joel said...

I Can't believe this came so low!? I guess many people voted on their thoughts on the theme of the photograph, and not on it's technical quality and dramatic impact.

Tom
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01/21/2004 08:18:47 AM
Don't listen to them! Its a great shot, I like how you put the focus on the mirrors, its a great point of view, it was challenging (due to the mirrors), and the way you cropped it is fantastic.

I think most of the people who commented were ignorent.

You can tell by the number of comments you got, that you were able to provok the response you were looking for.

PROVOKING AN INTENDED RESPONSE IN A PHOTO TAKES TALENT TOO PEOPLE!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2004 10:42:04 AM
Your photo would have been much better without the knife. The girl could have kept almost the same pose without the knife and it would have been a great shot.
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01/20/2004 10:32:33 AM
how sad. The photo needs to be a bit sharper...looks blurry to me.
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01/20/2004 07:55:11 AM
rather tasteless
01/19/2004 07:40:03 PM
scary...
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01/19/2004 08:06:54 AM
A little dark but great work with the mirrors and staying out of them! 9
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01/19/2004 02:41:02 AM
wow my heart skip a beat. She is so beautiful and has so much to live for. NO NO don't do it! This moved me.
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01/18/2004 12:32:22 PM
rather depressing dont you think
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01/18/2004 11:31:23 AM
How disturbing. Do we want to feel the subject's anguish, or feel guilty at watching?
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01/18/2004 08:22:43 AM
The suicide theme of this picture just doesn't fit the rest of it. The pretty girl, the red dress, the 3 way mirror... the suicide drama is too intense. She should've been doing something a little more like putting on lipstick. The grim mood of this doesn't fit real well. At least not to me anyway. I really do like the way it was taken and the idea with the mirror is very good.
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01/17/2004 05:55:25 PM
There have been images in this style before on DPC, but I have never found them as hard to look at as this image. I guess the thing is that no matter where you look in the mage you are faced by the grim reality of what the subject is about to do. Also the thoughts of why such a young attractive person would be about to take her own life?
On a technical note the composition is spot on as is the colour and the use of soft focus really works well here in my opinion. 10.
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01/16/2004 09:26:24 PM
This shot is very disturbing. Hope that this is staged.
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01/16/2004 09:05:13 PM
Bizarre subject. The red shirt is a nice touch.
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01/16/2004 07:52:33 PM
don't do it your whole life is ahead of you.!!!!! 8
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01/16/2004 03:01:12 PM
Good color. Sad image to project.
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01/15/2004 10:07:14 PM
Personally, I find the title too literal. Still, a powerful image nonetheless.
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01/15/2004 04:20:22 PM
FYI, you're supposed to slice a straight line, parallel to the arm (elbow to wrist), not across. of course that's not what anyone should be doing anyways. especially not someone that young, life as a teenager can blow chunks, but it usually settles down after that.
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01/15/2004 04:13:10 PM
A little disturbing, but good use of angles and reflections. The color contrast between the clothes and wall works well.
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01/15/2004 09:24:37 AM
Gruesome, but effective. Great composition and use of the red color for accent.
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01/15/2004 07:16:30 AM
Maudlin
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01/14/2004 06:58:37 PM
visceral! Perfect choice of color for her top. The soft focus works too. nice work!
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01/14/2004 06:31:35 PM
Interesting effect, disturbing subject.
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01/14/2004 05:17:37 PM
Too gruesome and too much retouching
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01/14/2004 03:22:40 PM
well done. All of the elements convey the mood of this scene very well, and it's an excellent fit to the challenge both figuratively and literally. Good way to cover all bases with the voters :-) Chances are you will get voted down because of the subject matter, but I'm giving it a 10
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01/14/2004 01:31:38 PM
Nice. Very dramatic. I like the soft focus idea.
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01/14/2004 11:45:31 AM
This is a brilliant yet distrubing photograph. I have to ask myself, why would anyone want to look at it? 8.
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01/14/2004 11:39:12 AM
Troubling, but I suspect that is what you were after. I would have focused on the center image and made that as sharp as possible, but this is a great image.
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01/14/2004 11:27:09 AM
ouch! this photo is really in-your-face, way to be bold!
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01/14/2004 11:22:55 AM
good red color (suits the idea), nice soft focus. Good point of view for the shot but not for the model
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01/14/2004 02:56:58 AM
thats a great drama shoot
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01/14/2004 01:39:19 AM
take the main (true) subject out and it would be stronger, I think. good despair.
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