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The Scream
The Scream
leonedavis


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Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/2.0
Location: St. Vrain, CO
Date: Sep 5, 2010
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2011



[Feb. 20th, 2011 02:25:51 AM]

Thank you for all the comments! I knew it wasn't technically the best photo I took all year but I found it such a gripping subject. I was out camping and our dogs kept gnawing at something in a pile of brush. At first I thought it was a deer but upon further investigation I found it to be a dog (must have been a lost pet). The countenance on the skull was too intriguing not to photograph. We were pretty far out in the woods and didn't have any of my gear so I balanced my d90 on a rock to try and offset the stillness of death with a little moving water. Did the best I could!

Statistics
Place: 145 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.9511
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 6.0199
Avg (non-participants): 5.6364
Views since voting: 873
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 184
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/24/2011 01:25:22 AM
I'm sorry to gross you out haha... notably to a photographer whom I've met (seattle meet-up 3? weeks back)

Lee
02/23/2011 06:01:57 PM
thats nasty... sorry but to a teenage girl it really is...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 08:23:51 PM
love that title. good shot.
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02/20/2011 01:47:42 PM
Oh wow! What a find. Both gross and fascinating. It looks like what is left of the animal's nostril is twisted around on it's skull. This suggests to me that is was devoured by a predator. Glad you took a risk with this one and didn't play it safe with something more acceptable. My highest vote so far in this challenge.
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02/19/2011 09:59:14 PM
Can't wait to read your comments. LOL I'm in the medical field and even I find this nasty. But the photo it self is great! Nice color, contrast, angle. Good work and Good luck.
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02/19/2011 08:02:01 PM
well now look what we have here. so unconventional, so unusual, so WONDERFUL! nice job bucking the dpc norm. 10
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02/19/2011 06:16:59 PM
ummmm what was it....
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02/19/2011 04:53:07 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: What an arresting image - certainly not something you see everyday. The preciseness of your presentation of the skull, upon a table of rock, is very much in keeping with the positioned skulls of still-life tradition; but here with the natural backdrop and the uncompromising anatomy of the skull make our consideration of life and death all the more pronounced.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all

Overall: I wouldn't have it on my wall but I certainly can appreciate what you've made here.
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02/19/2011 12:20:30 PM
Gross. And cool. I just wish that thing stood out more from the background. It loses quite a bit of oomph with the way it blends in with the rocks. (It's basically the same color as the top center rock.)
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02/19/2011 12:16:25 PM
Fascinating. Nicely controlled light. Instant fav.
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02/18/2011 03:16:31 AM
Weird and creepy. I am repulsed and amused at the same time.
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02/18/2011 01:06:52 AM
This is so terrifying. So very seriously warped yet mesmerizing.
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02/17/2011 11:58:47 AM
Eerie!
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02/16/2011 09:28:51 PM
this is plain disturbing...so very odd and surreal (said in a positive vain)
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02/16/2011 01:02:28 PM
The stillness of death contrasted by the movement of life (water). Very interesting. Might be a little underexposed but it goes with the dark theme of death I guess. The subject is very sharp and stands out quite well from the BG. Made me think - but very macabre
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02/16/2011 12:14:25 PM
Disturbing somehow. Was it a bear of some kind? Did you place the remains in this position or did you find it this way?
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02/15/2011 06:06:16 PM
I bet that hurt!
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02/15/2011 05:52:19 PM
Spectacular! Top 10!
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02/15/2011 07:22:57 AM
yikes! interesting image 6
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02/15/2011 06:05:37 AM
Nice shot, but too bad i can't appreciate disgusting things... 5
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02/14/2011 10:35:40 PM
Wow! Now that's creepy in a cool way. Interesting shot!
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02/14/2011 10:15:48 PM
Would love to see this in black and white...
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02/14/2011 12:46:41 PM
Eeeeeeewwwww.... cool. :) (not voting)
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02/14/2011 10:04:07 AM
thanks, im going to have nightmares.
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