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No Trespassing

By TanyaH
A little controversial maybe, so I'll apologise now if this image upsets anyone!

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Voters: walsh, marshy, Majorwatsisface and 9 more

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SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
31 May 2003 12:30AM
I see what you mean! Actually I'm not sure how the law stands now - I had heard that characters on TV / film had to point the gun slightly away from the direct line of the camera but maybe it's changed .. I've actually had to stop looking at it because it feels so threatening. So from that point of view it's effective Grin .. and the focussing depersonalises the gun handler very well ..

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Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2003 1:48AM
Certainly a photo that makes you stop in your tracks. Very effective.
jenquest 15 561 1 Tokelau
31 May 2003 7:27AM
Didn't realise there were laws about this kind of stuff. Excellent image.
edz2001 15 513
31 May 2003 8:11AM
Great picture, it's almost as if the barrel is coming out of the page at you! Ed.
macroman 15 15.3k England
31 May 2003 8:18AM
Original idea, I like it, very effective, well presented.

(VM mode ON)
And what's wrong with being controversial?
There's too much run of the mill stuff in photo mags and club competitions, we've all seen hundreds of almost identical pix of lake Windermer etc.

Damien Hurst and the other Turner weirdos can get away with controversial rubbish (art?)and make a fortune.
(VM mode OFF)

PS I'm not implying that your pic is rubbish.
Pressman 16 88
31 May 2003 4:58PM
Tanya - controversial yes - but a very strong and effective capture. Your work is most interesting and eyecatching.
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
31 May 2003 7:11PM
Thanks everyone for commenting. I wasn't aware of any laws on this sort of thing, but then again I never thought to find out before doing it!

The original slide was very selectively focused on the end of the barrel, and I used a wide aperture, so the background was very defocussed anyway. I just increased it a bit.
teepee 15 1.3k England
1 Jun 2003 11:26AM
Very tony martin!!....good image, if it was controversial it would not be allowed on this site.......tony
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
1 Jun 2003 3:24PM
are you feeling lucky comes to mind !
daiprice 15 90
2 Jun 2003 8:10AM
Or get orf my land!! Love this one Tanya, a very strong image
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2003 4:29PM
Many thanks guys!
keppy 15 2 United States
20 Jun 2003 5:25AM
It wasn't me - I swear!
Fantastic shot!
chrisf 15
25 Jun 2003 11:44AM
Ace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like this image alot. Never apologise for an image you've taken. This photo is far from offensive, in fact it's beautiful. If someone were to be offended by this, then i would question their sensitivity. Brilliant.
davidhagen 14 168
6 Aug 2003 5:45PM
very very good! captivating.
daddymac 14 5
27 Aug 2003 2:24PM
Awesome... I love how the image is blurred pushing the barrel of the gun right up into your face yet you can still make out the stance of the "cowboy" in the background. Wonder if this is how it would REALLY look should I ever get caught "tresspassing" on this guy's property.
chefkeith 15 1
13 Sep 2003 3:46AM
Just stumbled on this one.I could care less about the "controversy"Great Shot!No pun intended.I just hope the gun wasn't loaded.I kind of imagine this is what my daughter's first date might fear when he comes "a'callin y'all".Keith
Love this shot... Guns don't kill people ..
People with guns kill people...
Give em both barrells....!!!
Tibetan 6 3 England
19 Sep 2012 4:34PM
As an ex soldier and a hunter I have seen many idiots with guns! so am very safety conscious! but I do not see your photo as offensive more a fact of life! a statement of fact if you like, it depends on the individual, In the army you are taught to kill with a pencil, so should pencils be banned! no of course not, hand grenades yes and lunatic car drivers! where do you stop!, So I like your statement of fact!, regards Leon. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cool Smile
26 Jun 2014 3:31PM
Wow. Awesome. =)
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
24 Mar 2015 11:38PM
oops.. hands up..

but this is brilliant.. quite a ruthless approach but works..

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