Despair

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  1. Johnboy2978

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    I got this idea the other night, and did a quick shot of what I had in mind. It's not exactly what I wanted but close. I think I need to re-work the angle. Anyway, just wondered what thoughts were on it. Does it tell a story? I think it's self explanatory but maybe not as much as I would think. C&C are appreciated.

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    nothing to edit here it is perfect... Too bad there is no ashtray for the classic fifties look of a sleezy black and white movie. Bodgart narrating his own death scene. Very Very good concept I like it and Im not tht easy impressed.
     
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    I would like to see the barrel of the gun, other then that awesome work and idea.
     
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    I agree... I would want the gun flipped around
    Otherwise, I think its a very good concept, well executed.
     
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    Great shot!!! I do agrre about the angle of the gun. Otherwise, we have a winner!
     
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    I'm interested in what sort of story this tells for you that have commented (and those who didn't) if any, to see if it tells the same story I had in mind. I'm also interested in why compositionally, it would be stronger with the gun pointing toward the viewer. I actually didn't put a lot of thought in it's direction, just knew about where I wanted it. Just thought it interesting that 3/4 people mentioned it.
     
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    Great shot for a story......needs the ashtray with butts.
     
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    I wasn't one of the people who mention the gun barrel.

    To me it is a degenerate gambler's last shot at winning. there is nothing life everything is gone family money friends, Loser all the way time to check out.

    Reminds me of a tv show recently cold case. Degenerate gambler has another one kill him so his wife gets the insurance money.
     
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    In response to your inquiry... I think that the gun pointed towards the viewer puts the viewer him/herself in the desperate person's place... there's normally a sense of fear/desperation when you see a gun pointed at you, and I think that angle would help bring that across.
    Just my thoughts, though :)
     
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    barrel pointed away it's a safety thing rofl
     

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