The Needle and the Damage Done (apologies to Neil Young)

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  1. Rathbone

    Rathbone TPF Noob!

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    Not Pulitzer Prize winning material of course, but I'm looking for a little direction. Which is working best?

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    Black and White

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    And using color balance

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    I love the first one
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the b+w ... but here's something I can't quite make out in either version: is that needle lying in some kind of bedding or so?
    And what is "the damage done"? (Maybe it is an allusion to a song title, or else why would you need to apologise to Neil Young?)
     
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    I am liking the original the best, a grest shot. Looks like it is lying in some sort of gel or liquid.
    Nice though.
     
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    original one :D
     
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    I caught you knockin'
    at my cellar door
    I love you, baby,
    can I have some more
    Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

    I hit the city and
    I lost my band
    I watched the needle
    take another man
    Gone, gone, the damage done.

    I sing the song
    because I love the man
    I know that some
    of you don't understand
    Milk-blood
    to keep from running out.

    I've seen the needle
    and the damage done
    A little part of it in everyone
    But every junkie's
    like a settin' sun.

    Erm, I like the colour one. I'd possibly up the saturation slightly, and maybe put a green filter on it to enhance that moody green look. Nice shot, and a good tribute to the song.

    Rob
     
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    Liking all three, but I think the third has the impact stakes - floating in blood. Nice ones..
     
  8. Rathbone

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    Thanks Rob, I knew someone would get it! lol

    LaFoto, there was an old fish aquarium that was filled with rainwater, I chucked the needle in to see if it would float and it did. I like the stark imagery, but thought I'd try it out in red, exactly as hovis said I thought making it appear to be floating in blood was a more direct statement about the effects of abusing the instrument.

    Thanks all.
     
  9. Rob

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    Now you just need to persuade the butcher to sell you an aquarium's worth of real blood... :evil: or maybe that's taking things too far!!! Nice work.
     
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    Actually I used to be a butcher lol
     
  11. Rathbone

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    OK, here's the proof lol...too bad I couldn't have smuggled in a tripod, maybe it wouldn't have been so blurry. Don't wanna flash a camera around the department too much, they might think I was working for Dateline NBC!

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