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Challenge: Hanging On By A Thread (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Copsa Mica, Romania
Date: Nov 24, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600 sec
Galleries: Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2008

Copsa Mica, A chemical products factory which is destroying slowly but surely the Copsa Mca city's life.
Focal length 20 mm

Place: 47 out of 77
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Views since voting: 663
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 224
Comments: 15
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01/04/2009 02:34:29 PM
very haunting image, i love it! have you tried converting it to b&w with some high contrast adjustment?
is that the copsa mica near sigisoara (or medias?)? i went to brasov, cluj, and a few other cities last summer and noticed a lot of run down factories. i might come back some time to photograph some of them...

ah nevermind i found it on your other homepage...:)

Message edited by author 2009-01-04 14:49:51.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2008 08:57:53 AM
lol wut.
11/30/2008 10:05:32 PM
I am curious what a larger depth of field would have looked like, maybe to emphasize the nuclear plant in the background. Wonderful idea, composition.
11/30/2008 04:31:40 AM
poignant and out of focus. :)
11/29/2008 12:33:21 PM
Interesting shot.
11/29/2008 07:35:10 AM
haunting image.
11/28/2008 07:39:57 PM
Your file size is much smaller than it could have been. You may have lost some detail due to JPEG compression. Always use the largest file size you can that is within challenge limits.

Aside from that, this is really good. I'm curious if you found this doll in the field or if it was a setup shot.
11/28/2008 10:42:17 AM
too disturbing
11/28/2008 10:25:09 AM
11/27/2008 08:59:31 AM
Love the photo and the meaning it conveys. The composition is great as well.

However, to me, this dnmc. Where is the "thread"? This seems like nothing is hanging on, everything has already fallen.
11/27/2008 02:46:42 AM
Not getting the "hanging by a thread" connection, sorry.
11/26/2008 03:39:17 PM
I like this pic, the composition, the colors, the way the eyes seem empty from the shadows (or maybe they are...). To me, it doesn't fit the challenge perfectly, but I think it's a great pic.
11/26/2008 01:36:40 PM
that's freaky as hell
11/26/2008 01:09:25 PM
This has a really deep meaning and love the grunge of the doll. I think that perhaps, what would have made this a better shot might have been had the doll been a little further back/more fully exposed in the shot. As it stands right now, the stack in the background is blurred (I see where you were going with this though) and between the two objects, there's not quite enough emphasis on the doll (perhaps, more exposure on the doll???) to contrast the blurred stack in the background. It appears as though both objects are equal and one doesn't catch your eye more than the other so it leaves it with the two objects competing and therefore, a flatter image.
11/26/2008 12:40:38 PM
creepy, but thought provoking. good colors, but could have left more space at right side.

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