- fedburin (358)
- [2005-10-08 12:49]
Very emotional shot. The vignette works well in this photo. I think the textured effect lends itself well to this photo in that it almost seems more like a painting than a photo. Good job.
Just disgusting !
- Prisley (337)
- [2005-10-08 17:42]
It is a very good shot I must say. One can disagree with the subject. Corrida is very special and only talks to a few people brought in this tradition since childhood (for what I think). But anyway here, the picture is excellent because it gives emotion and stresses the fact that YES, CORRIDA is about DEATH and DOMINATION. I feel pain seeing it but I also can admit the good technique you have in photograpy/PS and comp'. I'd put that one in the "decisive moments" category. Because you clicked just at the right moment, where intensity is so high we can feel it.
I really hate this stuff :((
sorry it is only my idea.
The photo has a terrible beauty. To kill somebody (human, animal) for someone's pleasure is totally reprehensible. I have read the viewer's reactions and your response to them. They all make sense but at the same time just as nobody would post a picture of a human being being killed, this photo should not have been posted. That is just my opinion.
It should be forbidden to post stuff like this!!!!!!
- Incubus (537)
- [2005-10-20 9:01]
Animal cruelty is disgusting in whatever way you show it.
- Dingo (11966)
- [2005-11-11 18:31]
Well, the least you can say is what you say in the note, Richard: it stirs up emotion... I'm disgusted by this animal abuse and the way the Spanish propagate it as an important part of their tradition. Personally, I think we should begin inverting the situation. One of these macho puppets - unarmed, of course - in an arena with a dozen aroused bulls ;o).
Well, having said this, let's talk about the work you did on the slide. I really like it. I looked at the original version in the WS, which you really enhanced. The vignetting you created works very well - especially in the thumbnail. I'd have cropped even more from all sides, to keep the compo even, but avoiding the wall on top.
You captured this at exactly the right time. The macho looking down on his victim (I'd like to kick his ***), the pose of the poor bull for which the suffering, thank heavens, is finally coming to an end is very dramatic.
On the other hand, the compo of the original is showing that this macho is in fact well protected by two other idiots - this makes him appear to be not so brave after all ;o).
- mip158 (773)
- [2005-12-11 12:00]
Belle shot. Le workshop est très bon.
J,ai fait une photo de corrida à Malaga...
Je viens tout juste de la "poster" sous viceversa.
- Polonaise (390)
- [2006-03-16 22:11]
Photography many can only dream off.
Extremaly strong content shown clear and bright. That's US, people.
It's hard to take your eyes off.
PS: Minor...I think you shouldn't apply the sandstone texture to bull and torrero - just the sand itself( if anything).
- SebRod76 (0)
- [2010-11-15 6:54]
C'est une image dur à regarder... J'adore les animaux et je ne comprends toujours pas pourquoi tant de rivalité entre l'homme et la bête... Pauvre taureau.