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Old Apr 16, 2010, 1:16 PM   #11
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i would most probably loose a little more of the arm
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 2:03 PM   #12
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For what? Pedophiles' Greatest Hits? Creepy if you ask me.
Walter,for somebody with in excess of 3,000 posts on this forum, I would have thought that you would have attained some idea of forum etiquette.

Whether said in jest or not, I find your comment to be offensive.

In future i suggest you focus on the objective of this forum, which is to provide constructive criticism of the photographs on show.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 2:58 PM   #13
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I'm surprised of Walter's reply also. But his instinctive reaction can be positive cause it implies an esthetical issue that we could talk about in another thread:

Morality in art and how it should be, or not, related to morality in real life.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 4:55 PM   #14
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i don't think any offense was intended, nor was it directed at anyone in particular since he is not familiar with whom the cd cover is for. it just gave his gut reaction to the photo which can also be useful.

i think by looking at his posting history, you could deduce no ill-will was intended.

so lets just get back to the photo. thanks!
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 5:36 PM   #15
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i don't think any offense was intended, nor was it directed at anyone in particular since he is not familiar with whom the cd cover is for. it just gave his gut reaction to the photo which can also be useful.

i think by looking at his posting history, you could deduce no ill-will was intended.

so lets just get back to the photo. thanks!
I don't want to make a big deal out of this, and whilst i appreciate Walter's comments were not directed at anyone in particular, needless to say they are inappropriate and distasteful. Gut reaction is no excuse and Walter should know better.

Anyway, back to the photo, I've increased the contrast of the characters in the snowglobe and will post in a second!

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Old Apr 17, 2010, 2:39 AM   #16
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Fake dirt or not. The important message here is contrast between the dirt and scruffy looking hand and the pastell-colored delicacy inside the glass-bowl.

Besides that I think this is a perfectly good photo, with incredible details and an almost 3-dimensional lighting-effect to it.

A powerful symbol, and I like it.

Not to the degree of wanting to hang it on my living-room wall, but to the degree that it shakes me and questions me - and IMHO that is what photoart is all about - isn't it....?


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I like the contrast of the hand and globe. I agree with Hards that the actual globe itself should be as sharp as the hand and base of the globe. Overall I like the look.
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Is the soot transfer to the globe base intentional as well?
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 12:47 PM   #19
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Is the soot transfer to the globe base intentional as well?
No, not intentional. A hazard of using messy props!

I don't mind the grime on the globe, if the hand holding the globe were dirty, it would be expected that there would be some transfer, as has occured.
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Hey, Aqualung;

Good work. The only thing bothering me is the angle of the globe. First thought was to straighten it, but second thought is to tilt it a bit more.

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