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Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:90mm
Title:WHY?
Username:VICTORHABBICK VICTORHABBICK
Uploaded:3 Jun 2008 - 2:05 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Crime, Despair, General, Knifes, Murder, Sorrow, Specialist / abstract, Uk
Votes:82

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 2:12 PM

Very poignant Victor!!!

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User_Removed
3 Jun 2008 - 2:20 PM

Used Properly Why not ?

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 2:23 PM

Is this a promo shot for a kind of ' How safe are Britains streets ' advertising campaign...?

Well brought over,

Last Modified By C_Daniels at 3 Jun 2008 - 2:24 PM

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sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 - 2:38 PM

Very appropriate shot with the world today i think victor, makes you think

sarah x

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 2:51 PM

Superb, should be a police poster.....in todays society this is becoming a daily occurance, there was the poor girl stabbed 10 times only yesterday in London...Hope this does well and sends out a message, a message that hopefully parents of these kids that carry knives should see, because i feel that they are the ones who should be doing more....
Ian

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peter_oak
peter_oak  8 England
3 Jun 2008 - 3:08 PM

Well timed .

Peter..

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93429 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 3:10 PM

Topical, and starkly presented.

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digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
3 Jun 2008 - 3:33 PM

Superb sir....But i'm afraid a question you'll not get answerd!


Ian

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stevenb
stevenb e2 Member 10260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 3:35 PM

Before I looked at your user name I guessed this was yours Victor, certainly a thinking photo, like Ian said would make a good police Poster poster very thought provoking.

Bill

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DunDiggin
DunDiggin  760 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 3:50 PM

No pun here, but I think this is a good idea very well executed. The word could be slightly clearer, but can't fault it otherwise.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 4:37 PM

An excellent design Victor

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 4:49 PM

You may well ask, wasted youth. Ron.

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
3 Jun 2008 - 5:09 PM

Its down hill now we have lost the streets, great picture Victor

Doug-------------Send to MR Bean our SO CALLED PM----Sad

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emefbee
emefbee  8116 forum posts England
3 Jun 2008 - 5:09 PM

Lack of common sense, lack of dicipline, lack of self worth, lack of guidence and too much tolerance of it happening. This is a huge social issue that needs attacking from lots of angles, along with a list as long as your arm of other social problems. Governments and authorities aren't going to solve this alone...it starts at home, with the guardians attitude. If they can help, then they must do. If they need help, then they should ask. Then shout if its not forthcoming.
Matt.B.

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 5:12 PM

Agree whole heartedly with Matt.
Class piece of work Victor, as usual it packs a punch, an unfortunate one, but a strong one to everyone.
Stew

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emefbee
emefbee  8116 forum posts England
3 Jun 2008 - 5:14 PM

Sorry mate...had a slurp of the old Earl Grey tea to calm meself down! Back to the nitty gritty and harshness of life with an excellent image!
Matt.B.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 5:27 PM

Very topical and poignant image.
Has impact to be used as a poster.
Excellent work.

~Alley~

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Portknockie
3 Jun 2008 - 6:00 PM


Quote: Lack of common sense, lack of dicipline, lack of self worth, lack of guidence and too much tolerance of it happening. This is a huge social issue that needs attacking from lots of angles, along with a list as long as your arm of other social problems. Governments and authorities aren't going to solve this alone...it starts at home, with the guardians attitude. If they can help, then they must do. If they need help, then they should ask. Then shout if its not forthcoming.
Matt.B.

All of this and then some...

Great image Victor

Don

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 6:12 PM

Very thought provoking and very topical. Superb image.

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Eviscera
Eviscera  71093 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:13 PM

becuase we are all changing primeval with the uncertainty.

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Jouİo
Jouİo  956 forum posts Finland
3 Jun 2008 - 7:39 PM

strong image, Victor.......

Jouko

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 8:27 PM

One of your very best.
Agree the wording might of been more "In your face"

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nolongeramember

less is more... Why ? provokes thought and reflection time to contemplate.. ! the composition has a powerful impact..!!!

l blame to much Jeremy Kile exploiting and rotting the brain of to many wanna be psychologists, in one dimensional increasing breeding society , On a serious note.. there is a lot of hurt anger and emotional damage out there, and lack of genuine love security and guidance, if l wrote what l truly believe could start !"£$.. mmmm

Very well composed...!!!

Nikki !

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
4 Jun 2008 - 12:42 AM

agree with all the above Victor...and WHY... it frightens me everytime my son goes out ...WHY....KNIVES...

good one Victor

petra

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MartinWait
MartinWait  1088 forum posts England
4 Jun 2008 - 12:51 PM

Superb work Victor!

Hope you are well.

Martin.

Ps. Love the portfolio pic of Jura & some bloke flashin' off his chest Wink

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Photogene
Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
4 Jun 2008 - 7:18 PM

Powerful image with plenty of impact.

Richard

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 10:44 AM

strong graphic message!

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Bogwoppett
Bogwoppett e2 Member 8Bogwoppett vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 - 3:55 PM

Why? Indeed.

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
5 Jun 2008 - 4:52 PM

I think you need a Hug, Victor.....Smile

Hugz Hugz and More Hugz.....



As Always and with Lots of Luv,
Suz xxx

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JohnH37
JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 6:09 PM

Superb and unfortunately very current at the minute.
-John

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 11A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 2:58 PM

topical, cleverly presented, a sound story missed by so many youths.

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User_Removed
7 Jun 2008 - 7:06 PM

because they can! Society rotting away....
I like the ides of the minimal image that speaks volumes and asks so many questions. A classic MiB image.

di

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 8:02 PM

Brilliant, gritty and strong image

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panda
panda  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 11:30 AM

Inspirational work Victor, well constructed.

Regards Phil

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2008 - 12:59 PM

Hi Victor,
Emotive,Evocative and you say in one picture what needs to be said about the way things are and the gov't takes a whole session and still doesn't say.Why should people be frightened of the minority or knife weilding people.Because they have knives and the majority won't stand up together and look after each other and say it's wrong and go agains't them and say no soft tactics to the gov't.I'm off my soapbox now.sorry.hugs,Annx

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old timer
old timer  955 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2008 - 5:15 PM

Very expressive as ever, Victor. I too can't understand the way our society appears to be in self-destruct mode.
Jim

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girlinblack
16 Jun 2008 - 11:44 PM

cause you failed your standard grades and had no other option of anyting to do in life?

yes thats why.

Twats!

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Patricia Fenn
19 Jun 2008 - 8:03 PM

As an outsider I'm at a bit of a loss with this. I guess it's relevant to some terrible crime in the UK that has evoked the comments above.
Seeing a sharp knife with the remnants of a union flag on the handle makes me want to peel a Granny Smith. The blood and text tell me it's referring to something terrible... and no escapist butterfly.

Perfectly executed and thought provoking as always.

keep well, P, X

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peter_oak
peter_oak  8 England
26 Jun 2008 - 8:30 AM

It's the hand that holds the knife,not the knife holding the hand, but a well thought out shot.

Peter..

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pennyspike
pennyspike  102068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2008 - 11:40 AM

Provocative as usual.Smile
Penny

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2008 - 11:13 PM

its a pity you have joined the media with this image,
when in fact crime is down,
there has always been knife crime, and probably always will,
if the media concentrates on any one thing it will look bad,
why are we all so down on Britain,

, none of us want to see crimes like these obviously, but
we must keep things in perspective,

ask your self
how many people do you know personally who have been effected by knife crime.....
pareen

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MartinWait
MartinWait  1088 forum posts England
8 Aug 2008 - 9:57 PM

I don't believe crime is down for one second.

The image may be media driven, but all Victor is doing is asking a very simple question... Why?

If you asked the persons who are commiting these crimes for a genuine valid reason for their actions I would suspect that there wasn't one... hence the question again... why?

That's my take on it.

Martin.

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2008 - 10:23 AM

A powerful and meaningful image with the one word description say's it all Victor, superb..

Bernie

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 - 9:20 AM

I agree a powerful image, and it certainly works in getting peoples opinions going.

Barb X

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Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2008 - 1:06 PM

Very good pic as a police officer who's brother was stabbed 5 times by a cowardly attacker i appreciate the subtle message.

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VICTORHABBICK
27 Dec 2008 - 6:00 PM

Thanks Ian, so sorry to hear about your brother, thats the problem anyone with a knife thinks they are invisible.
take care and welcome to the site hope you will find a lot more cheerful images than this one.

victor

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