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to be or not to be

to be or not to be
Photo Information
Copyright: Gundega Dege (sundew) (3759)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-09
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Olympus E300
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-24 15:43
Viewed: 1605
Points: 8
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To schekerli: saudeksundew 1 02-01 06:04
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From the title I gather the theme here is contemplation of suicide.

A difficult subject to try and deal with artistically, particularly when there is no clear message to take from it.

Compositionally and visually this is not as strong as your other work, the overexposed arch on the left is very distracting in my view.

Sorry I'm not more positive about this shot, you know I love your work and admire your skills as an artist.

warmest wishes

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  • Suerte Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 59 N: 227] (3032)
  • [2006-09-25 15:40]

i think the title is perfect for the photo, for me the overexposed part shows the light she`s waiting for.

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  • kfreud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 336 W: 22 N: 3] (2488)
  • [2006-09-26 11:26]

Hi Gundega,
great work.
the contrast is high perfectly fitting to the subject, also the light in the black.

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-09-27 20:53]

Actually ...

... seems to me she's gone already, laying flat cold on a dusty road. Killed in a early morning showdown on the streets of Laredo, shot point-blank by Callamity Jane, following a quarell over who would warm the bed of Doc Holiday.

Well, either she has big hands, or that is one small gun.


Gundega, you're not only a photographer but also an artist(and PS master:-). I suppose you're also a fan from Jan Saudek(like me). I can see a touch from him in your pictures.
Your whole work is impressive. Congratulations.

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