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Distraught over conflict
Distraught over conflict

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Challenge: Conflict (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: friend's house
Date: Feb 22, 2004
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2004

Wanted to represent the tears of man's conflict as viewed by women that see us in our animal instinctive machismo behaviorism.

Did some sharpening, but still couldn't get rid of the grain that I suppose comes with long exposure times, and practically no light but that of a candle.

Overall, I am happy with the emotional sense of the picture, and while the grain is there, I feel it somewhat adds to the tone of the picture, which my wife describes as disturbing....

Place: 18 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.8621
Avg (commenters): 7.7083
Avg (participants): 5.6304
Avg (non-participants): 5.9697
Views since voting: 919
Votes: 290
Comments: 29
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03/03/2004 09:07:45 AM
I just wanted to say thank you for all of the great comments and suggestions. I hope that I can only improve with time...Thanks again.
03/03/2004 01:31:45 AM
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

Best drama of the group. The loose focus and color shift towards red heighten the sense of fear spiraling out of controll.

This guy is completely right -- every single photo doesn't have to be "perfectly in focus" to be at its best.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2004 08:04:14 PM
nice capture of the emotion.
03/02/2004 12:54:09 PM
Nice photo.
03/02/2004 12:43:22 AM
Great idea, nice shot. Interesting lighting and mood.
03/01/2004 05:03:14 PM
Best drama of the group. The loose focus and color shift towards red heighten the sense of fear spiraling out of controll.
03/01/2004 12:46:41 PM
Glad I don't live in this neighborhood. Good setup here. I like the composition, the night lighting. Actors? Let's hope so! Good placement of the woman just exiting the frame.
02/29/2004 01:14:24 AM
this deserves an award!
02/28/2004 02:20:39 PM
Good idea, but there's really no element in focus. Had the foreground girl been in sharp focus, this would have been far better.
02/27/2004 10:14:45 PM
interesting idea and fits the challenge but it is very red and a litle blurry
Good 7
02/27/2004 08:05:17 PM
It displays conflict and emotion, great idea. DOF is great and the colors are nice and warm. Very well done 9
02/27/2004 04:38:03 PM
Very well done. I get the immediate impression of the fear of the girl running from the scene of a crime. I like that the emotion element is stressed over the physical violence by the narrow DOF. 7
02/27/2004 01:12:22 PM
Evocative photo. Well done.
02/27/2004 12:42:11 PM
color depicts a heated up situation... makes you think
02/27/2004 11:54:50 AM
very interesting image - the guy against the wall looks a little staged, but the other two look very natural. I like the persperation (?) highlights on her face - it adds to the tense feeling of the image. I'm not normally big on the reddish glow look, but for this image it works well.
02/27/2004 07:34:55 AM
Sensational composition here, very well done indeed. Love it.
02/27/2004 12:15:44 AM
Nicely done. Like the colors, the blurred background and the expression on the face. Says a lot. Good luck. I hope it was all an act!
02/26/2004 10:54:20 PM
great setup, good framing but the face in the foreground should have been in a sharper focus
02/26/2004 10:05:57 PM
Looks like a scene from Cops..... Dramatic photo! Good job. (I might have simply entitled it Distressed.
02/26/2004 07:27:31 PM
meets the challenge! One of few that did. Vedry well put together. A bit blurry, but when in a sisturation as this. Everthing seems blurry. So I really rule out the blurryness. It acturally adds to the drama. Great work. A 10! Good luck.
02/26/2004 09:58:57 AM
Very good idea.. The swet,the color, the formation. Overall good capture of fear over conflict. The light in the right top corner is a bit of for me but not much.
Good job..
02/26/2004 05:05:25 AM
This has the potential to be the one of the best pictures of this challenge. The biggest knock on it is that the focus is off. Its something that is rarely allowable, and in this case, it doesn't work for me. The theme of the photo is great and so is the mood created by the lighting. Just a little clearer and I think you would've put yourself toward the top with this photo. Well conceived just not executed quite to perfection. 7
02/26/2004 03:48:23 AM
fantastic.. superbly framed, and the lady's expression is spot on. Only qualm I have is the two guys in the background are a little grainy
02/26/2004 01:24:15 AM
This looks scary.
02/25/2004 05:18:28 PM
Dramatic shot. Nice lighting!
02/25/2004 05:08:51 PM
This is a really effective photograph. I like that you didn't just fall into the trap of making it black and white. It's much more vivid in colour. You really captured the mood well. Good luck!
02/25/2004 03:52:26 PM
Great capture.
02/25/2004 06:06:08 AM
The red really works here. Emotive stuff.
02/25/2004 12:43:47 AM
awesome photo!! 10

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