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I thought long and hard about uploading this to EPZ. Its not the type I typically post here, anyway here goes.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Flash:Unknown (0x43f1)
Title:Body of Evidence
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:28 Nov 2013 - 11:48 AM
Tags:Blood, Case, Hand, Knife, Portraits / people
Votes:72

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bluesandtwos
28 Nov 2013 - 11:56 AM

I think this is brilliant!!

Anyone I know in the case? Smile

Dave

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franken
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28 Nov 2013 - 12:02 PM

It works for me - excellent!

Ken

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Snappypappy
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28 Nov 2013 - 12:06 PM

There's no 'arm' in it.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5180 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2013 - 12:47 PM

Excellent creativity and photography Nick. The subtle expression on the models face is really good. Beautifully processed as well.
Derek

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2013 - 1:06 PM

Thanks for the comments Smile

Thanks Cole Wink

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom966 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2013 - 1:10 PM

It's good, really good. The arch expression is the main thing. To my mind just the trickle of blood from the suitcase, no hand, would be darker as less obvious. I shall look at my own suitcases slightly differently in future.

Moira

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Richsr
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28 Nov 2013 - 1:31 PM

Good concept well worked Nick.
R.

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rontear
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28 Nov 2013 - 1:41 PM

Chilling image Nick.
Ron

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banehawi
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28 Nov 2013 - 2:18 PM

Its the expression.


W

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CaroleS
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28 Nov 2013 - 2:25 PM

That side long look, brilliant!

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DP_Imagery
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28 Nov 2013 - 5:34 PM

Powerful image.

Bruce

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SlowSong
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28 Nov 2013 - 5:40 PM

I much prefer this this to the rather more fussy set ups. More enigmatic. we have to make up the story ourselves with this one.

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chase
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28 Nov 2013 - 6:09 PM

Great bg Nick,well put together !

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2013 - 6:50 PM

Thanks everyone Smile. Janet recognise that background Wink ?

Big thanks Willie for the User Award. I'm glad you picked up on the expression, it's something Letty and I worked on for some time, as this was exactly the expression I wanted. Processing this was relatively straight forward, but the little finesses took ages to get right.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 28 Nov 2013 - 6:58 PM

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AnnChown
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28 Nov 2013 - 8:53 PM

That is quite chilling!

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Daisymaye
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28 Nov 2013 - 9:17 PM

Very creative work. She has the psycho look down pat. Brilliant!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom93 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:37 AM

Quirky, characterful, brilliantly 'executed' for want of a better word. Glad you did post, it's excellent work!

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DaveU
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29 Nov 2013 - 9:17 AM

I don't even think it needs the knife Nick ........... a truly brilliant image and proof that less can indeed be so much more

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keithh
keithh  1022764 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 11:29 AM

Great idea. Daves right about the knife. The only thing that bugs me because everything has to hang true for me, is that the case is shut but a hand is hanging out. Twenty years of being paid to spot what is 'off' makes me a bit pedantic.
Now if the case was half closed on this side with an arm poking through
Everything else is spot on. ....actually after reading the sign on the wall this could have been so much darker. Wink

Last Modified By keithh at 29 Nov 2013 - 11:34 AM

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Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 1:36 PM

Thanks everyone, and a big thaks Pete for the sticker.

Dave / Keith I actually tried this without the knife / hand as that was the image I had in mind. The problem is it just looked empty. But I take your point The message on the wall is there for a reason Keith Wink so it may be much darker.

One constraint I have is Letty (the model) has to be completely happy with the image as she wants a print. Although this was never going to be anything other than disturbing.

At some stage I'm wanting to do more images that challange, make you think...

..now typing this I know what I need to do to this, but boy is that disturbing.. (god knows what Freud would make of it)

Oh and Keith I dont care if its pedantic or not I much prefer that type of reply

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keithh
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29 Nov 2013 - 3:25 PM

Do you want some splatter patterns? Wink

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stevie
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29 Nov 2013 - 4:25 PM

Brilliant, a great reward for all the work you put in. Super shot!

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 5:29 PM

Thanks everyone thanks Ken for the User Award much appreciated Smile


Quote: Do you want some splatter patterns? Wink

Yes please Keith Wink

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30 Nov 2013 - 7:27 AM

Had to have my Badge Nick.
Tom.

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Nick_w
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30 Nov 2013 - 8:15 AM

Big thanks Tom Smile

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30 Nov 2013 - 11:03 AM

I see you've met the wife then Wink

Well done on the award Nick....

Ade

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Richsr
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30 Nov 2013 - 7:58 PM

Congrats on the EC Nick.

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Eviscera
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2 Dec 2013 - 10:48 PM

needs a leg hangin out to balance the weight of the suitcase Wink

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