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...the silence of guns*
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24-NOV-2004 designboy

9th Place
...the silence of guns*
by designboy


/Jonas Svedberg

Canon EOS 20D ,Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 ASP II
1/100s f/5.6 at 80.0mm iso100 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Anna Yu28-Nov-2004 06:17
Suggests a new use for a gun, as a vase. I like the shallow dof too. More emphasis on the gun and you may get a different message, like that of flowers turning into guns.
Guest 27-Nov-2004 15:21
A very powerful image. I like it just the way it is. Olaf succinctly put my feelings into words. How about sending this to George Bush?
Guest 25-Nov-2004 12:29
Leave it the way it is. I think it's perfect and tells your story well. Olaf put it into words well, and it's almost exactly what I thought when I saw it. Powerful photo.
iso320025-Nov-2004 09:35
Actually Olaf's interpretation and explanation makes perfect sense of the image as it stands, so fair enough :)
Guest 25-Nov-2004 09:31
My thought was (apart from avoiding a "floting" gun) to bring out the positive flower as Olaf said. I think that focus on gun as well makes it another image with another meaning (which might not be wrong.) /Jonas
Canon DSLR Challenge25-Nov-2004 05:25
Nice composition and statement. I agree with iso. The barrel of the gun is the second place where the eye stops because it is the second brightest part of the image after the flower. IMHO extending the DOF to include the upper part of the barrel will be beneficial. –Roumen
Canon DSLR Challenge25-Nov-2004 00:48
I don't agree with iso. I think the shallow dof actually supports the story. Guns are no longer needed and we don't want to focus on them - they are fading out of sight and getting blurry in our minds. Instead we are focusing on the beauty and goodness around us (the rose). --Olaf
Guest 24-Nov-2004 22:16
Hmm, an idea. My plan was to have even shorter DOF (but the lens max aperture was 5,6 at macro). My fear was that a sharp gun would "float in the air". And I couldn't show the handle of the gun because there would be no natural way of it placed on a surface, hence my try to tone it down at the edges. But I agree, a sharp gun would have been more dramatic in it self. BTW, it's a toy gun, I don't like real ones. /Jonas
Guest 24-Nov-2004 22:10
I don't have a problem with the DOF. I think it helps emphasise the flower. I like the powerful statement you're making here. Well done!
iso320024-Nov-2004 22:02
Strong statement! I love the idea but I'm not convinced your chosen DOF works in this. I think a tack sharp gun would improve the image, especially given the title/message. As usual though, mono work is very good.