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the hard way to solve conflicts...
the hard way to solve conflicts...
daniel kuhne

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Conflict (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE A1
Location: Germany - Rinteln - workhall
Date: Feb 18, 2004
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Performance, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2004

From a shooting for our LAN-Project. Red color on silicone-paper, a russian gasmask, a chain, a 500 Watt Light straight from above, softair-guns a lot of fun :o)
The guy isn't so bad at all... it just seems so.

color, brightness, contrast, gradation, size and sharpness in Photoshop - that's it.

Place: 31 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.6713
Avg (commenters): 7.1905
Avg (participants): 5.6292
Avg (non-participants): 5.6904
Views since voting: 1329
Votes: 286
Comments: 27
Favorites: 7 (view)

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03/04/2004 07:47:10 PM
I also expected this to do better.
03/03/2004 02:20:31 PM
Can't beleive you didn't get higher than you did. I beleive jonpink was right about his comments, unfortunately..... people did score this low due to the reality of the shot.

Message edited by author 2004-03-03 14:20:48.
03/03/2004 07:18:12 AM
Oh dear - I thought this was a top 3 shot not a 32nd place shot!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2004 09:49:40 PM
Looks like its striat from a horror movie...excellent. 10
03/02/2004 03:53:58 AM
oh, he's just a big teddy bear.
03/01/2004 04:51:07 PM
A great impact photo. Not much that I would change. I would expect this to be very highly placed.
02/29/2004 10:30:25 PM
Strong picture, nice take on the challenge. Great choice for color.
02/29/2004 04:32:42 PM
Where is the think you killed? I want more of it I need I need give me some freshness plus you could use some more light in the middle of this image to pull out the detain in the mask in and the gun.
02/28/2004 01:41:11 PM
Intense image! I think off-center cropping would make it even stronger.
02/28/2004 08:51:40 AM
This is an " either you love it or hate it" shot... And I`m just in love with it. Original, depicts the chellenge to a "T". Color and lighting just come together brilliantly to create an artistic photo. I'm sorry to say I have nothing constructive to say about this shot, when it's good it's good! Score: 10 Awesome Job! Good luck!
02/27/2004 06:29:19 PM
Brilliant. 10
02/27/2004 12:26:23 PM
mmmm... ????
02/27/2004 12:21:12 AM
Yikes, that speaks violence and brutality to me, not conflict.
02/26/2004 07:42:43 PM
But a lot of time into this one did you. I think it meets the challenge, one of few that did. It's dark and it's gruesome. As war is. Conflict indeed. a 10
02/26/2004 04:40:05 PM
I like the feel this photo has.
02/26/2004 04:07:22 AM
background doesn't really work.. but lighting is good
02/26/2004 01:24:52 AM
It looks to a bit heavy on the saturation but otherwise nice photo.
02/25/2004 10:27:10 PM
Powerfull image, the red tone and character represent conflict very well. 8
02/25/2004 06:19:48 PM
wow...reminds me of old black flag videos
02/25/2004 05:11:10 PM
the best pic in this challenge
But The Solution is also very good this one and that one are the best in the challenge If this pic doesnt get a ribbon then its just saying that there are just idiots o this site
I dont mean that i luv u all but some are idiots
02/25/2004 03:48:54 PM
Scary! But represents conflict well and I like the color/contrast treatment to accentuate the theme.
02/25/2004 02:48:53 PM
Freakishly excellent! Nice use of red tones and high contrast to really get the message across. It scares me a little. And I like it.
02/25/2004 02:00:20 PM
for real. spooky
02/25/2004 12:40:47 PM
Interesting pic. Very creative. Definitely a 'real' issue. Lighting is great.
02/25/2004 11:40:46 AM
I thought this was the EASY way to solve conflict?
02/25/2004 04:45:46 AM
Is this by Bing Shen by any chance?

Is it a good shot? Nope sorry, it is fantastic, sublime, superb. One of the best & most original shots I have ever seen on DPC I feel.

The lighting is harsh and well thought out. The pose and props are something we don't see every day and very thought provoking and provocative.

The background works very well, many people would have chosen to shoot something like this on a white or black plain background which would ruin it imho. It conveys a certain feeling of chaos and drama, perfect for this image.

Even the blur of the chain gives this photograph another edge, it's static overall but just that little detail gives it a sense of action and momentum.

I hope that this gets the 1st place it deserves, DPC needs originality from photographers like yourself. I can see a few voting it down for 1) showing a gun and insinuating violence, some for it looking different, thus photoshoped, and others for it not being 'the perfect magazine exposure' I.e blown out detail on the t-shirt and too harsh shadows.

I can't wait to read your critiques afterwards, I will laugh to myself if someone puts any of the above ;)

Honestly my congrats on a superb photograph, I can't fault it in any way possible.
Ten ten ten!

Ps: Also congratulations on my longest comment, sorry for the drivel ;)

02/25/2004 12:16:49 AM
very effin cool. i like it alot.

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