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changed it from a sepia tone to this hope it looks better :D

it for my latest collage project and i wanted to show anti religious
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:iconpsiceter:
I like this a lot, it's original for one, and secondly it shows what it's meant to (Anti Religion). I think you have done well with the concept and definitely haven't over done it. The cigarette buts could of been placed in many different places and you placed them well and didn't over do it with too many of them. I think the colour overlay for the photo creates a mood of some sort to me anyway. Maybe age, also having the year of the bible press in display as well.

The way the "The English Bible" text is out of focus, as to me it shows it's not important in the sense of being a bible or religion.

This is my first critique and as requested by me I felt I should do one for you. So did the best I can, keep up the good work! I like this. :D
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:iconneowolf06:
well honestly let me just get out what this image says to me:
"The image of a bible that is burnt by cigarettes show to me at least the strangle hold of the way Christianity has had on the world, the cigarette show a slow acting poison but the fact that they're used up and no longer able to burn it shows that people are now will to move on without the old ways of Christianity"

That is just my personal view

Good Points:
I do like images that go against the norm and challenge peoples beliefs.
the idea is original, i've never seen the bible portrayed in such a manner

Bad Points:
i'm not sure that a Sepia tone is good on this, try Black and White :D

Overall:
Overall i love this. Great work
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19 out of 20 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconxxbefore-i-sleepxx:
XxBefore-I-SleepxX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the message in this, such a beautiful and profound image. :D
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:iconemilka1258:
emilka1258 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very good work, well done :)
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Titanium-Zen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg epic =3 awesome work
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orangelion90 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
That's amazing. :D
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:iconaviatorpanda:
AviatorPanda Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Photographer
This really evoked some feeling in me. Actually, when I saw it I kind of had to pause for a second. It actually made my chest hurt a bit. Excellent composition.
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Cute-And-Bright Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats!
This piece has been featured here: [link]
Please visit and 'heart' the article at the top left so more people will see your lovely work!
Also, if you have a chance, hand out a few faves to support the DA community. Thanks again for being a part of my feature!
-Bekki
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KellyWPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Wow very controversial, love it.
I love the deep meaning in this, and commend you for being so brave as to do something like this :)
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:iconhighwaytolove:
HighwayToLove Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is a good concept.
Like the color, nice work!
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
thankyou :)
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LissyH Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
great fantastic
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
thankyou :D
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solidscorpion69 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Lol well it is sort of offensive but you definitely got the theme's message across. Interesting concept!
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
thankyou :D
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solidscorpion69 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
No problem :-)
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solidscorpion69 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Lol well it is sort of offensive but you definitely got the theme's message across. Interesting concept!
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well an interesting concept to begin with. I would be lying if I said I wasn't offended in terms of the intended theme (although of course there could be multiple themes drawn from this piece depending on the viewer. I didn't catch the intended theme until I read the artist's comment) but the picture composition-wise you did extremely well overall. I agree with =NeoWolf06 that perhaps sepia doesn't quite work for this. Black and white might make the elements stand out a bit more.
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
thankyou for commenting appreciated :D i see where people are coming from saying make it black and white but i tried this and in my opinion it did not look the business :P
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, at least you tried it out.
I'm surprised the black and white didn't look any better. Oh well, photography seems to look good whether it's in color, black and white, or sepia.
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BartPinnock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally I think this is a great concept. But you may have had gone a little bit farther even. Burned the book more. Next to that you could've let some of the cigarettes longer. At first I didn't actually notice it were cigarettes (but that could be me).
Overall, I think it's a great artwork!
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
okay thankyou point taken :D
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Kiz-mit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Nicely exposed and well photographed.
And a very thought provoking subject.
Nice work.
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BadgersBakery Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
First thing I thought of was a room full of people chatting and smoking and the Bible just lying there with noone giving a damn about it. But tbh I don't really find the pic itself anti religious.
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
okay thanks for commenting :) but if it isnt anti religious what is it ?? :P
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hands-that-hinder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Very original. Pretty brave posting this up as well so kudos to you. I like that even though the colour scheme is quite monochromatic there's still contrast!
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
thankyou very much i was worried about putting this on here but i havent had any abuse so far :P thanks for commenting :)
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TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
it's messed up, but it looks beautiful artistic wise i love the antique hue to the whole portrait good job.
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
thankyou very much :D
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IWillNotANIKI Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this, the dusty tone and the black ash from the cigarettes creates a really striking effect. It's a unique concept too, and very well done. :)
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
thankyou very much :D appreciated
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:iconxyphid:
xyphid Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: Good execution of a great concept.

Fuck religion.
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
hahah :D thankyou :)
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010   General Artist
I'm only going to say, it's art, don't worry about offending people so much.
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
okay :D thankyou
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apolloniatracey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
i love this and the message it sends! fav
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
thank you muchly :D
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apolloniatracey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
NO PROBS X
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Photographer
this does not offend me. at all, it makes me very happy
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
ahah you all against religion then :P
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Photographer
well im certainly not for it, haha
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
standard :) im not exactly a god person :P
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dragon-sigma Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Very nice photograph, very nice concept. One hint: stop worrying about offending people. Sometimes you just have to take a stand. ;)
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
aha thanks for commenting :D
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Krestu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I don't take it to be a clear statement of anti-religiousness, but an ambiguous one at best. I like it, following the critique by Psiceter. A person loves smoking his cigarettes, he loves his old Bible, and in reading while smoking accidentally put a "love-mark" on it...?! The two are not inconsistent, at all: I suggest :idea: ;)
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
thanks for the comment i love reading everyones own interpretation of this piece :P
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:iconkrestu:
Krestu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Glad of that.
Still, you have to respond don't you - if I have a valid point then the photo's purpose of dissing religion/Christianity fails, doesn't it? :idea: ;) What do you think?
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
well i dint want to diss i just wanted to show anti religion in an origanal way and i think i did a good job :D
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Krestu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Glad you replied and gave your opinion - thanks! Sorry I got the dissing part wrong... :oops: I agree you did good work - great work on the photo as photo, and I accept your opinion on showing anti-religion, though I'm still not sure... I :+fav:ed it! :)
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warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
haha i understand where you comiing from aswell :) thsankyou for fave :D
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:iconkrestu:
Krestu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
You bet! ;)
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:iconwarbzz:
warbzz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
bet what :S
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