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Arrowheads: Ancient and Modern (on Wolverine fur)
Arrowheads: Ancient and Modern (on Wolverine fur)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dichotomy (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Port Orford, OR
Date: Jul 8, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100th
Galleries: Science and Technology, History
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2007

This is a photo of one of several Native American arrowheads found by my grandfather in Michigan decades ago near Saugatuck, along with a modern day metal arrowhead ("broadhead"). The image compares ancient "technology" (chipping of stone) with modern technology (metallurgy). A wolverine hide was used as a background to portray a wildlife/hunting aura and to take advantage of the design in the fur.

Place: 76 out of 159
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Views since voting: 1115
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 114
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 01:36:26 PM
There is something disconcerting about the fur template - it seems almost pornographic. This might say more about my psychology than your photograph, but it might be helpful to show the edges of the pelt so it is clearer what we are looking at. I think I would have had the arrowheads pointing at each other to play up the idea of dichotomy. Most interesting choice of subject. 7
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07/14/2007 02:09:16 PM
Interesting idea... simple and right on topic.
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07/12/2007 04:36:16 PM
I like the concept but the wolverine fur really takes over the photograph, im looking at the hair wondering where it came from and why it is there instead of looking at the arrowheads, a simpler background would have been more approriate in my opnion
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07/10/2007 05:32:56 PM
Cool shot.
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07/09/2007 04:55:16 PM
Nice composition.
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07/09/2007 01:23:00 PM
Good idea for the background!
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