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Moving God to bring her back
Moving God to bring her back
CarlvanHeerden


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Immovable (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Cemetry
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008

Taken on rainy day with grey skies - no cloud defenition. Cropping, Monochrome, Sepia toning to let the white stand out more. White balance on Cloudy.
Metering = Spot,
-1 2/3 Exposure compensation.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 53
Avg (all users): 5.1645
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 4.9697
Avg (non-participants): 5.1877
Views since voting: 716
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 310
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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09/23/2008 02:31:35 PM
Hi Carl,
I like the title and the image is a unique take on this challange & fits well. I like the placement of the elements & the image seems to be in focus. With that being said for me the over all image just seems a little bland to me. Imho there are three things that stuck me instantly. 1) The over all image just seems a bit featureless, A bit more detail in the trees & ground cover would have helped a great deal here. 2) The tonality of the over all image seems very clumped, everything just seems to blend together this inclueds the person kneeling. 3) The sky, it just kept competeting for my eye, this was a direct result of the blending around your main subject & through out the image too contrasty for me. Over all this image has great potential it had that erie feeling of ventureing into the unknown & was well framed. With a few adjustments this image could be dynomite.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 11:37:39 AM
I wish I could have seen more detail in the ground and possibly in the trees. Nice photo though.
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09/15/2008 09:13:22 PM
Interesting take on the challenge. I like the brown colouring. However, the person seems to blend into the background a bit too much. OWuld have liked them to be a little more prominent, maybe by being slightly brighter, and a little more contrast in the overall scene. Many of the crosses and details in the dirt blend in a little too much, and that reduces the effect
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09/15/2008 02:06:52 AM
Definitely immoveable!
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09/13/2008 05:33:18 PM
Sky is a little flat and featureless. If only there were some great storm clouds in the background. Nice take on the challenge.
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09/12/2008 12:50:06 PM
Too much to look at. Interesting concept.
09/12/2008 10:49:41 AM
I'm not sure this would stand on its own without the title, but I love the emotion in this image
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09/11/2008 05:08:43 PM
I like how your trying to tell a story and that you aren't scared to put in something as provocative as this.
Composition is good and I like how you got the hill and subject and sky in the image.
The image is let down though by the tone used and the burnt out sky. Its very hard to see straight off that the person is in a graveyard.
Please keep entering challenges as you obviously like to try something different which will help you stand out.
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09/11/2008 02:00:53 PM
This was a very great idea, i quite like it =]
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09/11/2008 12:01:26 PM
Great composition, lots of feeling captured, the skyline a tab bright.
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09/11/2008 11:14:32 AM
i absolutly love this photo, it is amazing!
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09/11/2008 09:38:48 AM
I love the idea used here for immovable. I might of used a tighter crop but the mounds of dirt play well to the idea being conveyed. Well done.
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09/11/2008 09:14:19 AM
The background in this photo is absoultley erie! I love the setting.
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09/11/2008 06:46:37 AM
I don't think this meets the criteria but it's a very moving shot.
09/11/2008 04:50:54 AM
Interesting interpretation of the theme. Your idea is communicated well.
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09/11/2008 12:34:24 AM
this one is deep and dark I don't know what to make of it...
09/10/2008 10:20:25 PM
I appreciate creativity, but the challenge calls for someone moving an object. Would the object be her and the someone be God or visa versa. Tenous.

Also, would recommend making sure the image speaks to the challenge itself without the benefit of a title. I look for a metaphor, seems others do not, so this may help your scoring.
09/10/2008 07:41:40 PM
Very emotive image. Good interpretation!
CJ
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09/10/2008 02:35:40 PM
dark and flat and hard to make out
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09/10/2008 12:59:24 PM
very moving, an amazing concept
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09/10/2008 12:58:58 PM
It's a very creative idea...you found what looks like the creepiest cemetery ever...the execution is excellent.
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09/10/2008 12:51:56 PM
Nice idea for this challenge. I think the hue of this photo hurts the shot a bit
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09/10/2008 12:32:42 PM
I think that a different camera angle and composition would help to bring out the emotive value here. I'd move in a bit, compose so that the foreground cross and the human with his cross were the only things in shot. Then the agony and desperation on the face may be seen more.
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09/10/2008 12:11:16 PM
*gets down on knee's* wwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyy
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09/10/2008 09:18:13 AM
maybe closer in would be more dramatic?
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09/10/2008 04:35:05 AM
thinking outside the box, so kudos for that...
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09/10/2008 03:48:24 AM
This is a creepy graveyard.
09/10/2008 03:34:36 AM
Bad title, death is immoveable enough, isn't it? A closer crop and a wait for interresting clouds would have been beneficial.
09/10/2008 03:04:33 AM
Very emotive. I like the sepia toning. Perhaps a closer crop would improve this is all.
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09/10/2008 02:10:33 AM
Deserves a high score. The scene could have been composed a bit more dramatically... and a close up might have been stronger.
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09/10/2008 12:06:39 AM
interesting take on this challenge
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