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Deaths Grin
Deaths Grin

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Death II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Texas
Date: Jul 23, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Horror
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2009

A picture I took at my house, outside. It is of a deer skull that is decomposing. A little bit creepy but i thought it was a good representation of death.

Place: 59 out of 85
Avg (all users): 4.8028
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 4.0800
Avg (non-participants): 4.9573
Views since voting: 615
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 142
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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08/08/2009 07:14:35 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Have to confess my first reaction to this was - ooh, gross. But that's only because of the decay and nothing to do with the photograph, so you got a strong reaction which is something. Interestingly you do not have any 1s.

It was an interesting interpretation of the challenge topic and perhaps a few voters didn't think it actually met the challenge.

I do think the composition probably hurts this quite a bit. I think it is framed too tightly and should probably have been taken at a wider angle to give some context.

The image itself is not really 100% in focus either. I think for this to work you would need to have shot it so the whole of the skull was in focus. The way it is now it looks like a mistake not intentional.

Just some things to consider for the next challenge.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/30/2009 09:36:16 PM
07/30/2009 12:55:02 PM
Cool tones.
07/30/2009 01:27:23 AM
An interesting image but to me, I think a wider shot might have provided more connection to the challenge theme.
07/29/2009 09:03:35 AM
Interesting but not very sharp

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