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Faith and Violence
Faith and Violence

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Challenge: Dichotomy (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Jul 8, 2007
Aperture: 14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Black and White, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2007

The Dichotomy between professing a Faith which teaches love and peace and the committing of acts of such violence and hatred in it's name is one that has always interested me.

I haven't really done it justice here and others will probably tackle it better, but the fact that these are truly so mutually exclusive seemed appropriate and timely subject matter.

Conversion in Lightroom, Neat Image, resize and USM.

Place: 87 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.3982
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.3095
Avg (non-participants): 5.4507
Views since voting: 863
Views during voting: 200
Votes: 113
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 10:55:56 AM
I like how you've depicted more than just one faith in this. I also think the desaturation level leaving just a hint of color works quite well to affect the mood of it. A little more clarity on the gun would have helped as well as maybe adjusting the highlights and shadow or brightness and contrast in a layer with just the gun would have brought it out just a little better. After the challenge is over if you'd like for me to show you what I mean then just PM me. Excellent idea for the challenge.
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07/14/2007 02:07:25 PM
I'm sorry, but they aren't so much of a dichotomy - they usually go hand in hand
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07/14/2007 09:59:04 AM
Very interesting contrasts. Good lighting.
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07/10/2007 07:26:57 PM
Blatant political statements are always tough. Wonderful idea, and thought provoking.
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07/10/2007 05:28:58 PM
Cool shot.
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07/10/2007 04:16:11 PM
... go hand in hand in the USA so I don't see the dichotomy.
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07/10/2007 01:23:09 PM
Nice glock.? This is a cool merge of a sepia to B&W effects.
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07/09/2007 10:35:16 PM
I like the contrast. I hope you don't get voted down on it being over religious. I think it's a nice mix. Nice statement. Good Luck.
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07/09/2007 02:54:26 AM
"Religion and Violence" would be more appropriate. Faith is what you believe. Religion is what you practice. Good luck with it though.
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