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Challenge: Single Light Source III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Nov 6, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 sec.
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2007

bone, bee, and wood
one diffused flourescent light from the left

Place: 101 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.2696
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 4.7708
Avg (non-participants): 5.4231
Views since voting: 724
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 204
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/09/2008 12:38:50 PM
I can't believe I didn't comment before - I spent a LOT of time looking at it. I feel like I am looking at a secret.
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11/15/2007 11:47:19 PM
this is fabulous! the array of textures and warm palette soothe an otherwise seeming emptinness of the image and this draws the viewer right in..

it is night, and I see items collected by a child during a day at the beach, which were left to set on an old wall (the ocean is just over the edge, there in the darkness) By the mroning, the tide will have swept them back into the sea...

Message edited by author 2007-11-15 23:48:04.
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11/14/2007 12:10:13 PM
Textures, colour, raked lighting, tones, all these draw attention to much immaculate detail. The composition, however, is bold combining thirds and forths against a deep black space bleeding away the dimensions of objects framing it. This, of course, introduces some ambiguity via areas (inner vertical bone on the left and insect remains so sparsely lit, it is a challenge to identify). Very little visual information is given to go beyond guessing as to what exactly the three objects are that combine this image, which leaves us with mystery.

What intrigues me though, is the balance of tack-sharp poise of detail (the obvious image facts) versus its opposite, the arcane and ambiguous element which is so deliciously packaged, it leaves also little doubt as to nature of things, inclusive of all conceivable connotations. This, of course, would be a "statement", something that goes beyond mere "depiction".

The tension between the emotional contrasts given here are simple, uncontrived and, to my senses, utterly credible and convincing, but it is also (or so it appears) an image with subtleties not immediately accessible to the casual viewer.

Message edited by author 2007-11-14 12:35:41.
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11/14/2007 10:46:02 AM
Oohhhh...I'm your lonely 10. Really an exquisite image.
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11/14/2007 01:24:54 AM
Boo! I thought this was great, gave you a 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2007 07:44:53 PM
great textures! love it.
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11/13/2007 01:07:16 PM
I love this composition and all the negative space
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11/13/2007 11:12:30 AM
great textures and subtle color variations; too much negative in the upper right quadrant; i would have preferred to see the skeleton pushed closer toward the left and then a tighter composition overall
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11/13/2007 10:46:06 AM
Im not sure if this meets challenge, but it seems a little dull to me. However your composition is very good.
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11/13/2007 12:45:17 AM
I don't know what this is really, but it's very good to look at. Looks like the shell of an insect and some other items? Beautiful tones.
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11/10/2007 02:42:41 PM
I wouldn't have known I was looking a skeletons.
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11/10/2007 01:14:25 PM
Fantastic. Simple and powerful..nicely seen.
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11/09/2007 05:07:40 PM
It has a sense of sad macabre but I like it. Nicely composed.
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11/09/2007 02:43:59 PM
A touch too dark to tell. I think it is perhaps a Cicada shell?
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