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Challenge: 7 Deadly Sins (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 315
Location: Bedroom
Date: Oct 13, 2002
ISO: 100
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2002

TOTALLY set up. I don't claim to be a make up artist, but just in case someone thought this was real...it's NOT. :)

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.8094
Avg (commenters): 7.5909
Avg (participants): 6.1071
Avg (non-participants): 5.6490
Views since voting: 2855
Votes: 320
Comments: 48
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/20/2003 07:56:05 PM
wow so emotion in the image, you should work in hollywood as a make up artist for a start and... Well ... WOW !

Its better than the professionally set up ads on the TV ! Well done
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06/26/2003 05:57:28 AM
Very intense shot. Like the powerful atmosphere and emotions it conveys. But I'm surprised it only got 5.8 at the time. But I guess some people here felt uneasy with it?

You've got real talent for photography and your pics are inspiring :)
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10/22/2002 09:56:00 AM
Heather, I gave this a 10 during the week, but knowing that it was by you makes it so much more meaningful. It's a very powerful photo. Great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2002 09:59:00 PM
Very realistic looking!
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10/20/2002 05:55:00 PM
A haunting image, beautifully (if that's the right word!) conveying the emotion of the situation. I hope you do well in the overall results!
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10/20/2002 04:43:00 PM
Captures the feeling of the moment wonderfully. Excellent work and a well deserved 10. - floyd
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10/18/2002 02:37:00 AM
This photo is really quite disturbing (which is good for the challenge). It conveys real emotion.

The contrast seems to be slightly wrong on the girls face but IMO this only adds to the feeling of the photo. The uneven lighting on the background wall only add to the focus on the girl. 9/10
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10/17/2002 10:49:00 PM
Powerful. The focu is a bit too soft though
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10/17/2002 05:10:00 PM
Very powereful photo...
The cluching of the bear very heartrending.(9)
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10/17/2002 03:19:00 PM
I think it is a very good picture. The challenge is certainly met. The only thing which bothers me a little is not that the face is out of focus, but that the wall is as it distracts a bit. But a powerful picture nevertheless. 8
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10/17/2002 03:09:00 PM
evocative
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10/17/2002 12:19:00 PM
The power of your message and what you've depicted here are really strong. I hope the shot is set up and not something you just had the opportunity to capture. The composition is good. I like the "back against a wall" element. THe focus and the listing are what prevent me from scoring this higher. THe focus seems to be on the texture of the wall rather than her face. Not sure if your camera lets you control the focal point or if it has to be center-weighted, but thought I'd explain my impressions. 6, just-married
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10/17/2002 09:07:00 AM
Hi Heather (or did I guess wrong about who took it?)
I like the idea behind this - it's interesting to show wrath without showing the perpetrator him/herself. Just the results of that wrath instead.
I'm only giving it a 5 overall because I don't think it's as strong technically as it is conceptually. I don't like the background, and it's shadowy lower area, the focus is too soft for my tastes and the soft toy seems a little too blown out.
I do like the composition and the emotive nature of the image.
Kavey
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10/16/2002 11:42:00 PM
great expression on this kids face (hope it's not for real!!!) nice composition, I really like it....my photo created your photo (Will he ever stop...)
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10/16/2002 09:56:00 PM
Great expression on the model's face - I sincerely hope this was posed. It is a shame that the pattern on the wall is more in focus than the girl. (5) MarkRob
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10/16/2002 07:54:00 PM
very sad picture. I feel her pain.
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10/16/2002 06:05:00 PM
i really like this. i love the composition--it makes it seem she is just cringing in the corner, very afraid. i also like the softer focus on her face, it seems to accentuate the bruises and the sadness of the photo. very nice work, 9--alecia
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10/16/2002 05:49:00 PM
ok. a couple things. 1) i hope that this was staged and not real. 2) i dont know if you intended to do this or not but the point of focus is on the wall and not the girl. this makes the girl blurry whereas look how sharp the wall is. the best thing to do for that would be to point the center of your camera at her face, partilally depressing the button to get the focus to lock on her face, then with the button still partly pressed, reframe and shoot. i think that having her sharp would increase the pathos of the picture. with it blurred, i feel that we're too detached from her reality to feel it as strongly. i hope that is helpful to you. mag99
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10/16/2002 05:06:00 PM
Good composition. The focus seems to be on the wall though. good luck!
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10/16/2002 03:49:00 PM
I want to reach out and comfort this child...very powerful image. I think that the slight fuzziness of the subject adds to the image of an insane situation.
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10/16/2002 12:23:00 PM
Very disturbing, but it goes with the challenge. 7/10
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10/16/2002 11:09:00 AM
powerful 6 Mags Coyote
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10/16/2002 12:04:00 AM
Good work. As the viewer, I can almost feel her pain. I like the addition of the teddy bear, it gives a feeling of trying to go back to the innocence of childhood, or the like. The focus on the wall being sharp, and the girl being "not sharp" is kinda distracting, but it may add to the discord of her "life." Jury still out on that. karmat
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10/15/2002 10:51:00 PM
Wow. this looks really real. Well set up if not. Background needs a little more even lighting, and it might work better if it were a touch darker. 6 nards656
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10/15/2002 10:27:00 PM
Very well done. Excellent interpretation. 8
(stuffed animal just a tad too bright, as is the thumb)
Still, top 5.
Jim msp
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10/15/2002 07:07:00 PM
Stirs much emotions without a word spoken. Very good photo also.
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10/15/2002 03:49:00 PM
Powerful. The kind of shot that can move people and hopefully make a differance in a life. The one small nitpick I have is the lower right corner... That dark patch kept pulling me away from the subject and lessened the impact (at least for me) ~ MyQyl ~
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10/15/2002 03:17:00 PM
CUTE...
10/15/2002 12:17:00 PM
Shocking. (insert several minutes of quiet contemplation)
This image saddens me, and makes me think hard about the sins commited. I'm finding it hard to complement this because of the content, but hopefully you get where I'm coming from. I'm scoring it highly.
*Please* tell us it's just make-up.
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10/15/2002 04:13:00 AM
Ouch, that hurts. Nice interpretation and show of emotion.
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10/15/2002 02:46:00 AM
This is disturbing I'll kill the sonofbitch that did this.
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10/14/2002 09:54:00 PM
That is such a sad picture. 8 JEM
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10/14/2002 09:45:00 PM
excellent!
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10/14/2002 09:11:00 PM
Don't get it.
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10/14/2002 08:36:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 8 , Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 6 , Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 10 , Total Averaged Rating 8. smshats. I really like the message this photograph has created. Good job.
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10/14/2002 08:09:00 PM
Very disturbing
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10/14/2002 07:32:00 PM
This one really speaks volumes.
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10/14/2002 03:11:00 PM
I was tempted to give this one a low score, but the more I look into it the more I see there is something happeneing there. 6/10
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10/14/2002 01:50:00 PM
Great shot. This image evokes lots of emotions.
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10/14/2002 01:33:00 PM
I'm really glad that you DID keep this as your submission ... very heart felt and emotional photo .. one of my top photos of the week :) 9-photosbyayme
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10/14/2002 01:29:00 PM
Really emotional photo. I like the composition, half and half. I think its great how everything has a red tint (a very distressing colour) except for the bear which is a cool blue. It shows how much comfort the person gets from the bear.
9 - Konador
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10/14/2002 11:03:00 AM
What a great message you're giving here. I don't think anyone else has done that. 9 just for your inspiration.
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10/14/2002 11:03:00 AM
sad...meets the challenge. you caught the right emotion...I hope you were not the assailant!
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10/14/2002 10:34:00 AM
Sad shot, all too common. Good luck.
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10/14/2002 03:39:00 AM
Wow, a really strong picture. Emotionnaly charged, it gets to you.

And for ONCE a stuffed animal that's relevent to the picture. Kudos for that.

Top ten for me this week.
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10/14/2002 01:42:00 AM
This put shivers down my spine... Excelent emotion conveyed. Good composition. 9
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10/14/2002 01:04:00 AM
-10 for the teddy bear! :) just kidding, the teddy bear adds to the image instead of just being cute. Pure sadness on the model, photo is not technically perfect but the feeling is there. Have you tried B&W or Sepia? might be some interesting effect there i think. Captured very well, i can feel her pain (wraith, envy, whatever, doesn't matter). I like if not for the technical resasons (slightly blurred). 9 paganini (that's my first teddy bear 9 by the way, would've work wonders for me as a childhood submission as well)
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10/14/2002 12:40:00 AM
the impact of this photo would increase 10 fold if the face was more in focus... however still a powerful photo
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