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When silence falls...

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Oct 2013 - 1:20 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:5000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Aftermath
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:8 Oct 2013 - 8:03 PM
Tags:General
Votes:46
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 8:19 PM

What an image.....wonder where the owner of the shoes isGrinGrin

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jasonrwl
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8 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

Is that someone's feet Malc - top right? Quite a disturbing image.
Jason

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Daisymaye
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8 Oct 2013 - 8:43 PM

Such a disturbing image Malc. Whatever is going on? Is this something you have created or is it real? Almost mono with a slight bit of colour. I'm thinking it may be near where the homeless may spend the night.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 8:52 PM

Quite moving...a turner prize is in the pipeline Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:01 PM

Dust to dust... I didn't see the feet for a moment or so, they were a physical shock. I want to know more, as it stands my imagination is working overtime.
Moira

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LynneJoyce
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8 Oct 2013 - 9:18 PM

The feet are the shocking element here in amongst the detritus, implying that the body attached (I hope) is part of the detritus. Powerful stuff.

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RonnieAG
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8 Oct 2013 - 9:24 PM

I can't add much to what has already been said by others, other than to agree that it is an image that asks more questions than it answers, Malc: I note you have not offered any explanation other than what may be suggested by the title. I could imagine it could show the aftermath of some terrorist attack or might be from a war torn scene.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:26 PM

Guess you will let us know that this is hopefully set up Malc
which I am keeping my fingers crossed.....and this being the case
you really have a great shot here...right down to the empty pill bottle and discarded cap, feet worn
out just in scene. Great as keep looking and finding more in this ...story!
powerful!!!
Lillian

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SlowSong
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8 Oct 2013 - 9:35 PM

Amazing what you can see when the tide goes out. I love this detritous.
x

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 10:18 PM

I am with the rest--- don't think I like what is going on here.....

Great atmospheric toning!

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mikbee
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8 Oct 2013 - 10:25 PM

Oh Malc,it may be disturbing for some here,
but I have seen my living room in a worse state after having a party !!
An interesting shot though.
Mick.

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lesliea
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8 Oct 2013 - 11:31 PM

Nice image well taken.
Allen, Smile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 1:03 AM

Well constructed image Malc

Rod

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Nikonuser1
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9 Oct 2013 - 7:13 AM

Can on agree with the comments above MalcolmSmile


Cliff

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barbarahirst
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9 Oct 2013 - 7:19 AM

Very upsetting image.....

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:15 AM

Malc you need to come back and explain, because this is an image that needs explanation. (Some don't, and in some cases it would actually detract.)
Three possible scenarios: a genuine disaster with loss of life; a vagrant sleeping rough, with around 50% desaturation (I suspect that this may be the case); or a museum mock-up. How we view, respond and analyse really does depend on the circumstances of taking. For example - if the second scenario applies, the man sleeping rough, then it's superb photojournalism but I wouldn't want too much fiddling with the colour, that tampers with the evidence so to speak. Straight colour, for the outer truth, or b&w, for the inner truth. Hope that makes sense.
Moira

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woolybill1
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9 Oct 2013 - 9:32 AM

Fascinating and disturbing in equal measure. I echo all the above . . . . especially as I thought you were going to a sculture park . . .
Regards
Bill

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lblythe
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9 Oct 2013 - 10:24 AM

Amazing how such ordinary things in this context can convey so much sadness. A powerful image.
L

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MalcolmM
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9 Oct 2013 - 10:34 AM

Disturbing, shocking, saddening - a powerful image.

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TrevBatWCC
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9 Oct 2013 - 10:48 AM

Yes, a very disturbing and moving image....but as said above, it depends on what is actually happening....
Trev Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 11:07 AM

Its only when you see the feet that you start to wonder what its about and what has happened.
Good image malc
R.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 12:47 PM

I'm guessing that his is some exhibition of reenactment of an explosion or terrorist event, the feet are very chilling and the presence of "medical" items are there as well.
We see such things almost daily onTV so an exhibition with this in it would be an easy explanation.

Certainly brought all sorts of comments Malc.

Dougie

just noticed Bill's comment, could be a modern sculpture, gripping for sure.

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Scottishlandscapes
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9 Oct 2013 - 2:32 PM

A 21st century Tableau...?

Come out Malcolm we need to know?

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43925 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 3:15 PM

Firstly, I must admit that that I deliberately avoided giving any explanation in the description, as I wanted to see what you were seeing, and how you interpreted the scenario, and not least your reactions.

I am pleased that people want, no indeed, need to know more.
I have succeeded in creating an image that tells without giving answers.

Moira (mrswoolybill) reckoned there were three possibilities. I am pleased to say that her first - a genuine disaster was wrong. I do not think I would have posted the image if that had been the case.
Nor is it a mock up display, exhibition piece or arranged scene.

The scene is exactly as I found it. I have not added to it, re-arranged any objects nor removed anything.

...except...the feet. They are imported, a stock image of dirty feet. I would love to accept applause for outstanding photo-journalism for a sleeping tramp, but it is not so.

This is the floor in a house that has not been occupied for years, apart from some tramps who seek refuge here in winter. The house in in thick woods, far off the beaten track.

What did I see in this and the title? A tramp sleeping off a binge? No. I saw the effects of some unknown terror or military incident, the hint of a body amongst the dust-covered ruins of a house. Hence the de-saturation, to attempt to replicate how it would look after the dust had settled...and silence had fallen.

Many thanks for all your comments - it was good to get reactions.

Malc

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Richsr
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9 Oct 2013 - 3:25 PM

Thanks for the explanation Malc, and well created with the addition of the feet
R.

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Lillian
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9 Oct 2013 - 3:26 PM

Thank you Malc for the explanation
kept calling back!!
Lillian

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mrswoolybill
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9 Oct 2013 - 3:26 PM

Yes, looking at the feet, I can see some evidence of cloning under them. Damn, should have spotted that...
Thanks for the explanation. It's effective and thought-provoking work (and the desaturation works a treat, dust plus death both implied). But I think it should have been uploaded under Digitally Modified. I really ought to report you to a Moderator...
Moira

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saltireblue
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9 Oct 2013 - 3:30 PM


Quote: But I think it should have been uploaded under Digitally Modified. I really ought to report you to a Moderator...
Moira

Another deliberate omission, Moira, trying not to give any hints.
I'll report myself to myself.Wink

Malc

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Scottishlandscapes
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9 Oct 2013 - 3:41 PM

You crafty old devil.

Please note:- I have moderated my language.

Dougie

U had us going!

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taggart
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9 Oct 2013 - 3:50 PM

A master of reportage-- There is so much in the news today that is not quite true--- They should hire you for images--- Bravo!

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barbarahirst
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9 Oct 2013 - 4:17 PM

thanks for getting the grey cells working !!!

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TrevBatWCC
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9 Oct 2013 - 4:22 PM

Thanks for enlightening us, Malc!
Trev Smile

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RonnieAG
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9 Oct 2013 - 5:27 PM

Thank you for your PM, Malc, and also for the explanation: glad it caused so many of us to ponder and consider the possibilities.
A clever bit of work, Mate.
Ronnie.

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9 Oct 2013 - 5:27 PM

Brilliant image Malc, and perfect Title.

John Smile

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Fefe
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9 Oct 2013 - 6:27 PM

Have you ever played "Cludeo" Malc?.........
Thought I would not mention your love of Ker plunk today..... ooops I just didBlush
Diane

Glad I didnt have to ponderWink

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danbrann
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9 Oct 2013 - 7:22 PM

Why don't you get your wife to tidy up your sitting room Malcolm. I see that poor old chap(you) is about a foot in front. Bloody marvelous.

You see Malcolm the difference between you and me is that I would have ignored the requests to know and just not explained the situation.

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LynneJoyce
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9 Oct 2013 - 7:23 PM

Well done you Malcolm, the addition of the feet was an inspired move and brilliantly done. As for being reported to a moderator - isn't that some kind of honour?

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Nikonuser1
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9 Oct 2013 - 7:28 PM

Thanks Malcolm, made one think Smile


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saeidNL
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9 Oct 2013 - 7:53 PM

This is wonderful,Malcolm ,very well done,
Saeid

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AnnChown
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10 Oct 2013 - 9:03 PM

Fascinating - and you certainly got me going! Well crafted Malc!

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Potra
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13 Oct 2013 - 10:21 PM

Great work Malc. Abandoned shoes always make me look twice, shoes are very personal items, they always make me think on where did they take the owner? what roads did they travel?
You achieved your goal!
M

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14 Oct 2013 - 3:36 PM

Caused a stir Malcolm, that's what photography supposed to do !!!
Ron

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AnneWorner
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18 Oct 2013 - 7:50 PM

Well, good manipulating - I came to the first horrible conclusion I could - but that was based on the fact that I have actually seen something like this on the street.

Anne

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31 Oct 2013 - 11:26 PM

I've kept coming back to this and still cant decide if there is a finite crop that could be made, with or without a slither off the top :-0

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saltireblue
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1 Nov 2013 - 5:47 AM

Go for it K...I've enabled mods.
Be interesting to see your take on it.

Malc

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