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POTM [08/07] Amy's White Lines - WARNING: Contains scene of a narcotic nature

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Hwulex, 26 Aug 2007.

  1. Hwulex

    Hwulex Minimodder

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    Well alright, this one's even later but that's because again despite having the idea yonks ago, I only got to taking the photo this evening (now morning) and then had to PP.

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    Bigger version on Flickr click through

    Can I sneak in?

    eyes = Emotional::pUSS_IN_BOOTS ;)
     
  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I was wondering if we'd see something of this nature come up with the theme. Well-composed and the grain, whether from high ISO or added afterwards, works very well for the subject. I'm not too big on the little bit of vignetting though.
     
  3. charlesbeams

    charlesbeams TRANCEFORMer

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    haha on the last day of july one of the first things i said to 'teamtd11' was 'need to get someone snorting a line of coke' haha (after he told me what this months POTM was obviously)

    i like it :D
     
  4. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I hope thats flour! ;)
     
  5. Orca

    Orca What's a Dremel?

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    I like it, especially how grainy it is.
     
  6. Hwulex

    Hwulex Minimodder

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    Thanks guys :)
    Grain intentional; shot at ISO3200 on a 20D.

    The lines may be of a baking ingredient origin. And that syringe is crappy thermal compound that you get with HSF kits. :D
     
  7. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Fantastic atmosphere with the grain and the tint. :)

    *May have ninja-added it, and the other shot, to the POTM site*
     
  8. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    I've got to say I'm not too keen on this.

    The composition does not lead my eye to any particular focal point, it all looks a bit too placed for me, rather then you've actually just taken a snap before doing a few lines. I suppose that is the difficulty with this type of shot, making it look real, but to me it just looks posed.

    Also I don't think the grain comes off well, it doesn't look like normal grain to me, not sure whether or not that's a result of post processing or just how it is on the 20D.
     
  9. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    You mean you ain't a heroin addict? Or a coke fiend? Both (lines suggest coke, syringe suggests heroin)?
     
  10. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    You seem to know too much about the subject...
     
  11. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    yeah because people regularly inject marijuina and snort LSD...
     
  12. koola

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    Some tin-foil or a tea spoon in the pic would of been nice to compliment the syringe. However, it's a nice pic. Good Job!
     
  13. Hwulex

    Hwulex Minimodder

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    I thought about it but figured it would have been too cluttered.
     
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    Great picture.
     
  15. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I've watched Pulp Fiction?
     
  16. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    I dissagree, I think the focal point of the composition is the 2 white lines closest to central, the fact there both regimentally arranged and clearly favoured adds a touch of rigidity to what would otherwise be a chaotic piece. The juxtaposition of the clump of powder to the side and the position of the pointing, rolled up note further accentuate this.

    I would also compliment on that grain as it allows 'the starting lines' to come across as clear white, whereas the rest of the compositon looses focus, the only thing I would change would be to remove the the second 10 pound not on the far right and bring the shot in slightly, although the paper used on notes always photographs well.

    Ofcourse taste means nothing, I prefer Alien 3 and my favourite Bond film is OHMSS so mayeb I should just shut the hell up
     
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