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Jan 21, 2014 14:22 |  #1

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Jan 21, 2014 14:31 |  #2

Really nice framing and lighting given the subject. You could add to the evil/horror by adding blood dripping from the knife into a pool on the floor (or clear glass bowl to save the nice carpet :) )




  
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Jan 21, 2014 16:37 |  #3

That's excellent - very sinister! The blood's a good idea... and you could really save the carpet by photoshopping it in??


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Jan 22, 2014 00:04 |  #4

Very well done, great light. I wouldn't add any blood, this works.


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Jan 22, 2014 04:04 |  #5

i liked the colors, pls share the setting and processing tricks with us.




  
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Jan 22, 2014 09:34 as a reply to  @ cynix008's post |  #6

Very well done, great light. I wouldn't add any blood, this works.

Gotta agree, unless...your audience has an underdeveloped prefrontal cortex. :lol:


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Jan 22, 2014 09:55 |  #7

The wedding band on the middle finger is a killer touch, pardon the pun. One can connect the dots there.


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Jan 22, 2014 18:56 |  #8

I like it a lot.

I'd like to see one with a MUCH looser crop around the top and one or both sides: Lots of negative/empty space to give a feeling of isolation.


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Jan 22, 2014 19:45 |  #9

Ehhhh....

I see what you are after, but I find the carpet to be too busy, too cute, too something - for the mood of the shot.

Also, I would think less of a culinary knife would have more of an impact. Perhaps something with a wooden handle from a flea market or second hand store.

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(oh! That being said, excellent lighting control)

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Jan 22, 2014 20:56 |  #10

The knife is so clean I think he might be waiting in line to dice onions or something.

I love the shot but would also like to see a more menacing knife, perhaps held with more conviction.


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Jan 22, 2014 21:29 |  #11

Lots of good comments already, so I am just going to combine the ideas I liked. I agree with perhaps some more negative dark space, a less busy rug and a grungy knife (no blood). I like the loose touch he has on it too. It conveys to me that perhaps he is thinking of doing something evil. Great shot


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Jan 22, 2014 21:46 |  #12

Jemhead wrote in post #16628479 (external link)
Lots of good comments already, so I am just going to combine the ideas I liked. I agree with perhaps some more negative dark space, a less busy rug and a grungy knife (no blood). I like the loose touch he has on it too. It conveys to me that perhaps he is thinking of doing something evil. Great shot

Interesting. Perhaps the loose grip implies that he may not do anything. Not as evil, but I can see that.


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Jan 22, 2014 22:18 |  #13

Radtech1 wrote in post #16628241 (external link)
Also, I would think less of a culinary knife would have more of an impact. Perhaps something with a wooden handle from a flea market or second hand store.

I agree. It's the center piece of the photo.




  
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Jan 22, 2014 22:26 |  #14

I like it just the way it is. Kinda brings evil into the real world....yes that knife could be out of my kitchen but that's what makes it real.....


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Jan 24, 2014 11:55 |  #15

I really like this just the way it is. The kitchen knife, the ‘average household’ rug, the wedding ring… looks like a man contemplating some life decisions he’s made. Newlywed bliss maybe?


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