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A Metaphor

A Metaphor
Photo Information
Copyright: Ashish Gandre (GoogolGuy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 130 N: 99] (787)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-27
Categories: Daily Life, Macro, Mood
Camera: Kodak DX4530
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Say no to Cigarettes/Smoking [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01 3:30
Viewed: 2773
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A metaphor..to what smoking can do to your life..

Need I say it and risk getting censured? Well I'll still say it..That smoking can screw up your life..
Quit before it's too late..
This photo is dedicated to the one who's left all these cigarette butts that I captured.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pablominto: Anti-Smoking photos - ThemeGoogolGuy 2 09-22 06:43
To noelshami: YupGoogolGuy 1 09-01 07:58
To clix_stuff: P.P.GoogolGuy 1 09-01 05:18
To ronrag: passive smoking..GoogolGuy 1 09-01 04:16
To ajnviper: speaking of nails..GoogolGuy 1 09-01 04:08
To gnangarra: the screw..GoogolGuy 1 09-01 04:00
To ciore: Worth a thought..GoogolGuy 1 09-01 03:57
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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-09-01 3:42]
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good shot !
good idea
well done
the message for me ...too
good day,Ashish !

An interesting composition, I like the colours and the note.
Inconsiderate smokers leave these every where.

Did you add the screw or was already there

haha, i thought you smoked that much number of cigarettes before you were able to take this shot. nice graphical presentation of an actual health hazzard. i smoke but for now, i don't care. :)

I'll make it a lil bit complicated here ....
You just managed to hit a fastening devide on its flattened extremity! :) Nicely presented message. I actually like the colour version better. Guess I'd do anything to make people stop smoking but I guess its they who have to do it.

Just a thought, you could have more impact in reducing the brightness, a little bit of smoke and burning ends of the stubs ..might make the picture quite dramatic as well.

All in all a good picture and good message. TFS

Hmm...this is quite interesting. Its like 'Get the message' kind of photo. Well thought of and neat capture.

Well i admit it give the impression the person was lazing for a long time at the same place. Or he smoke them two at the shot! :o)I like the scew in the middle. You create a good message with it!

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  • maofun (0)
  • [2005-09-01 10:54]

good advertising to stop smoking. It's a pity that the screw is a little out of focus.

Hi Ashish,
What can I say...Touché...
I'm a smoker and I'm trying to quit...
Good idea

a rusty nail is all that is left... I hate smoking!!!

I would bump up the contrast much more to show that the stubs are not burned out or not dangerous anymore... It messes up everything and the smell stays...

I did a workshop if you dont mind...

very good idea in the shot :)
it makes a good photo for an anti smoking poster :)

Hello Ashish,
Yes I like very much the way you handle this theme! Effective analogy, nicely handled through your post processing... Convincing! And I like your idea of creating a theme... I leave it to you, and I know there are other contributors too in here - myself I have a couple of postings so far

Good idea, well composed...

Nice shot
metaphor is a nail in your coffin, cigarettes are called coffin nails
a screw will do though
good PP like the B&W with the rusty screw
Dave R

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