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The Ninth Gate
The Ninth Gate

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Challenge: Doors, Gates, Knobs, Locks & Handles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: basement
Date: Nov 13, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2011

Looks like my short photo session in the basement produced quite some movie titles. Also, more time was spent on titles than on processing - I hope that both are not too obvious.

The IX on the door made an immediate connection to Polanski's movie. Other titles came to mind, more twisted and indirect connections.

In another thread of thought it was titled "Poliphilo's choice", this would refer to a book again referenced to the movie - "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili" (Poliphilo's Strife of Love in a Dream) in which Poliphilo is faced with three doors to find his beloved Polia. He chooses the third.

Place: 27 out of 159
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Avg (commenters): 7.2000
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Views since voting: 432
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 142
Comments: 7
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06/12/2012 12:05:23 PM
An image for the X-files! Is the truth really out there? Or perhaps locked behind...the 9th gate?!
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12/26/2011 01:51:47 PM
This movie I did not see. I think I'm more scared of the fact that this is your basement lol. Love the flare of light tho. It gives that glimmer of hope.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2011 06:11:27 PM
Eerie lighting, good job.
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11/20/2011 09:30:05 AM
kinda spooky looking, me like
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11/19/2011 07:31:01 PM
Pretty cool looking shot.
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11/19/2011 03:45:33 AM
this is great. Great detail and sharpness. 8
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11/17/2011 12:15:13 AM
good detail. it makes me nervous to look at this.
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