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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 4:41PM
A very interesting comparison, I've been going backwards and forwards... I prefer the angle on the shoes in the previous upload, but the hint of warmer tone in the bag here is effective. Plus this is the wider view, although taken at the same focal length; it includes more, and more scattered detail, it holds back, respects a certain distance and detachment.
There are other comments that I want to add but I shall wait a while...

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29 Oct 2013 4:42PM
Beautiful. Those faded colours add to the sadness and poignancy of this lovely piece.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 5:17PM
Moira is so articulate, I can't possibly compete, but suffice to say I think they both work (having been backwards and forwards like Moira!). I like the bit of colour in the bag too - clever stuff Malc!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Oct 2013 5:21PM
Gone into work mode..... crime scene. Wonder who's prime suspect, Malcolm! Super stuff.

29 Oct 2013 5:34PM
Agree with Linda here Malc, and certainly an attention holder.

John Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
29 Oct 2013 6:15PM
There but for the grace of god and all that Malc , crackin shot Smile

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
29 Oct 2013 6:46PM
Another thought provoking image...
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Oct 2013 7:15PM
Powerful statement !!!! Malcolm.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Oct 2013 8:04PM
Call the coroner, we need a time of death. Some forensic people on their way. Don't touch a thing until Malcolm photographs the entire scene and surroundings. Get on it now, we want this done ASAP or better yet yesterday!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Oct 2013 8:04PM
Ditto Mira as well.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 8:18PM
Think I prefer the first one Malc - slightly more intriguing although it might just be that it has now lost its initial shock factor which was most effective.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 9:08PM
I avoided the last one, Malc, simply because it suggested war or a bombing and I steer clear of anything like that.
So I have returned to your last Aftermath and read all the comments, including your own. Very clever work, and it certainly fooled me.
I can now better appreciate how you have used this scene to fire peoples' imaginations with what you have created by simply adding one element to it.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 10:58PM
I to prefer the first one MalcolmSmile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Oct 2013 10:58PM
This is an astonishing image---- It remains scary and very well done!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Oct 2013 11:31PM
I do not have a lot of time to type out a comment Malc,so suffice to say,I agree with,
Moira,L,Ann,Dave,John,Rod,Colleen,Ron,Sandy,Chris,Jason,Pamela,Cliff and Jenn !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Oct 2013 12:58PM
Another fine shot, Malc, and after much toggling between this and your previous version, think for me just wins out Wink
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 10:50AM
Cant say I prefer either or neither Malc..... they are both as good as each other...... but you would have thought that bloke would have got up and tidied round a bit by nowTongueTongueTongue
For me Malc the sense of not knowing has gone now that we do know the story behind the image.
It is of course still very good work and deserves lots of comment.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Oct 2013 7:38PM
Not the same impact Malcolm after seeing the first one. We can almost look at this one with amusement, Howevertrying not to think of the first one this is a tremendous image.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Nov 2013 8:28AM
I have to agree with Dougie and Danny re the first one being the more powerful.
As not knowing what was afoot gave it the power
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
4 Nov 2013 2:59PM
Terrific image, so powerful and sad.

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