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Quit Life
3rd PlaceQuit Life

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Challenge: I Quit (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: May 26, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2009


Place: 3 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.3839
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.4091
Avg (non-participants): 6.3810
Views since voting: 2985
Views during voting: 460
Votes: 211
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/17/2011 11:24:53 PM
Very powerful and moving image. Nicely done.
06/03/2009 01:39:33 AM
congratulations on another HM Jacques, this is a very powerful shot, well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2009 07:38:17 PM
Nice idea..I wish the lighting had been a bit more dramatic
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06/02/2009 11:45:51 AM
Disturbing, but I don't think anything else comes close to summing up the spirit of the challenge like this one...
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06/01/2009 09:09:35 PM
wish the finger was darker, it draws attention away from gun and face
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05/31/2009 05:22:46 PM
a bit macabre, but very effective. 10 from me.
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05/31/2009 04:14:33 PM
meets challenge well. the ultimate quit. pretty good composition and lighting set-up too.
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05/30/2009 10:33:15 PM
Awesome Picture...
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05/30/2009 06:15:23 PM
Not an unexpected entry, but one that is Well done.
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05/30/2009 02:56:05 PM
I'm sure you have already heard this, but the shot would have been much better if it were off to one side. The gun is too far on the right whereas the tapered out face is almost centered.
Otherwise an excellent 'shot'!! 7/10
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05/28/2009 11:12:56 AM
That's the ultimate quit, there
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05/28/2009 08:12:46 AM
Not voting in this challenge but wanted to comment.

Meets the challenge. Technically, it's well done conveying the message of quitting. The focus is right on on the side of the person's head. Even the lighting fits to conveys the "dark" mood/subject, and draws attention to what he is about to do or is contemplating. The person is looking down which adds to the gloom. So this is probably the most powerful image in the challenge. Even the thumbnail stands out for obvious reasons.

This image is the ultimate in terms of quitting, has a lot of emotional impact. If I were voting on the criteria of the challenge, art, and technical merit, I would probably rate it above average.

On a personal emotional level, I find it distasteful. I think this might be one of those images where viewers are going to appreciate what you are conveying, or hate it. Just my two cents. Good luck on the voting.
05/27/2009 06:13:41 PM
Like the idea. The darkness surrounding your subject adds immensely to the feel of the image.
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05/27/2009 02:47:22 PM
Very good "shot"! But I don't think the theme is appropriate. It fits the challenge but not good to see
05/27/2009 11:39:30 AM
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05/27/2009 11:09:36 AM
My screen at work isnt very well calibrated but from here ti seems a little on the dark side, would have liked to see better contrast. The image/idea is great mind you. 6 (will bump if its not too dark from my home monitor)
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05/27/2009 10:58:38 AM
dramatic, appropriate subdued lighting, good focus and texture and good exposure of the black object.
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05/27/2009 09:57:06 AM
Is that a starter pistol?
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05/27/2009 06:45:55 AM
i really like this, I hope it doesnt get voted down by PC 10/10
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05/27/2009 04:21:43 AM
I would have liked the title to have been "Life" and then let the viewer make the connection
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