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When silence falls...
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What an image.....wonder where the owner of the shoes is
Is that someone's feet Malc - top right? Quite a disturbing image.
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.
Quite moving...a turner prize is in the pipeline
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.
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.
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.
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!
Amazing what you can see when the tide goes out. I love this detritous.
I am with the rest--- don't think I like what is going on here.....
Great atmospheric toning!
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.
Nice image well taken.
Well constructed image Malc
Can on agree with the comments above Malcolm
Very upsetting image.....
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.
Fascinating and disturbing in equal measure. I echo all the above . . . . especially as I thought you were going to a sculture park . . .
Amazing how such ordinary things in this context can convey so much sadness. A powerful image.
Disturbing, shocking, saddening - a powerful image.
Yes, a very disturbing and moving image....but as said above, it depends on what is actually happening....
Its only when you see the feet that you start to wonder what its about and what has happened.
Good image malc
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.
just noticed Bill's comment, could be a modern sculpture, gripping for sure.
A 21st century Tableau...?
Come out Malcolm we need to know?
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.
Thanks for the explanation Malc, and well created with the addition of the feet
Thank you Malc for the explanation
kept calling back!!
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...
Quote: But I think it should have been uploaded under Digitally Modified. I really ought to report you to a Moderator...
Another deliberate omission, Moira, trying not to give any hints.
I'll report myself to myself.
You crafty old devil.
Please note:- I have moderated my language.
U had us going!
A master of reportage-- There is so much in the news today that is not quite true--- They should hire you for images--- Bravo!
thanks for getting the grey cells working !!!
Thanks for enlightening us, Malc!
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.
Brilliant image Malc, and perfect Title.
Have you ever played "Cludeo" Malc?.........
Thought I would not mention your love of Ker plunk today..... ooops I just did
Glad I didnt have to ponder
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.
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?
Thanks Malcolm, made one think
This is wonderful,Malcolm ,very well done,
Fascinating - and you certainly got me going! Well crafted Malc!
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!
Caused a stir Malcolm, that's what photography supposed to do !!!
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.
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
Go for it K...I've enabled mods.
Be interesting to see your take on it.
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