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Submitted on
March 23, 2012
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118 KB


970 (who?)

Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 22, 2012, 2:59:03 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


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we have to wash our hands clean of this

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D + SB-600 with bounce lighting plus natural lighting. White bathroom. Red acrylic paint. Decreased highlights and increased midtones in post for the bright yet faded look.

Additional Comments
Been awhile since I've taken photos in my white bathroom :XD:

On a side note, first time submitting to this Horror & Macabre category. I don't know why dA's ranking algorithm is so partial to this category (read more about these category games here: [link])
This deviation's stats: Submitted:1h 13m ago; Favourites: 47; Views: 238; Category: Horror & Macabre (a very non-competitive category)
The neighboring deviations on 8 hr front page of photography:
In front: Submitted: 6h 5m ago; Favourites: 299; Views: 1,849; Category: People & Portraits (a generally much more competitive category)
Behind: Submitted: 6h 4m ago; Favourites: 109; Views: 942; Category: Architecture
By all measurements, the deviation ranked behind of this one is more popular and yet it's been deemed "not as popular" by dA's ranking algorithm. Similarly, the deviation ranked in front of this one is much more popular by all measurements yet the ranking system places these two deviations so close together. WTF. This piece, my piece, should not be ranked so comparatively high based on its stats. Give the pieces that have rightfully earned their spot on front page their gosh darn spot and well deserved attention.

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Schnitzelyne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: :blackrose:
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I just wanted to let you know 
that I featured your work here.
xOronar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal! :rose: [link]
ya-ren Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really got addicted to a special kind of hand Photography. So I featured your piece here: [link]
ErushiInsento Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my newest journal entry. :hug:
PKMNTrainerJeff Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautifully captured.
Annimouse Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

This is just to let you know that you've been featured in my Best of the Best - March 2012 News Article

Thank you for the lovely work.:hug:
paolalphotography Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful art has been featured here :)
wonderbandalice Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
reverendtimothy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"first time submitting to this Horror & Macabre category. I don't know why dA's ranking algorithm is so partial to this category"

Could be because the site is called _Deviant_ art, and not Instagram? :P haha! I like dA as much as the next guy, and yeah, there's a lot of horror and furry action on here... but that's why it's DeviantART. There's always Flickr as an alternative :P haha

On topic: Nice shot! :D

PS: I was going to type a longer comment on your journal (and I still might, if I get the time) but remind me to tell you sometime about the little experiment I ran on dA a few years back. I uploaded the same picture to two accounts: my regular account, and another account which had a pretty girl as the profile and avatar. Guess which one got significantly more favourites/views/comments? :P The stats are skewed in favour of the user base, not the algorithms, if you ask me...
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