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Different types of weapons - Which one is more dangerous?

Juwenalia 2013, Cracow/Poland



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Given 2013-06-24
Different types of weapons by `xbastex Two kinds of shooting, two kind of weapons, and many possible interpretations for this image... ( Suggested by jadedPhotographer and Featured by myraincheck )
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Critique by innerviki May 28, 2013, 10:02:03 AM
The weapon on the right is very persuasive... it is the device which serves for raising fear, coercion and eventually killing.

On the left side we have a weapon which has far more complex use than a gun. It can show truth or manipulate facts and images. Sometimes one accidental picture can ruin somebody's life or push him to commit suicide.

You are asking which of the weapons is more dangerous...
I would say that it's not a matter of weapon but of the one who holds it in his hands. Because he is the one who chooses how to use it...
What do you think?
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The message this image sends is incredibly wittily thought out and strong. The angles at which the "weapons" are being held are identical, it's amazing how well this frame was captured considering the fact that those are not models but real people in an actual situation.

There is a certain kind of contrast between the uniform and shirt, and how well protected the soldier is, while the photographer seems bare compared to him.

All I can say is congratulations, this is the kind of photography that is powerful and true and you captured it brilliantly.

This has been the highest rating of any critique that I have given, and it is well deserved. I love this shot and haven't seen something with such a strong impact in a long time.
What do you think?
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:iconpitsh:
Pitsh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Digital Artist
both can be leathal ;) awesome capture
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:iconschteltzbeef:
Schteltzbeef Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  New member
It's nice how this picture shows two people apparently fighting for us and looking all nice and happy but in reality they're really chasing their own obejctives.

What i think is really funny is how they appear so similiar, yet are really different.
One is able to control a mass of people, the other one is in a mass controlled by few people...

If you look at the photographer he appears so innocent but is in reality a person who could do really big damage, i think people like the soldier are the real innocent ones because they get influenced by people like the photographer.
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:iconangryangel57:
angryangel57 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept, great photo!
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donnatello129 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photography and an equally amazing concept!
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:iconjules-101:
jules-101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It is never about the weapon, but how or if one uses it and for what end. Of course guns kill people, irrelevant or misleading photos just confuse or hurt, usually..but they can also lead to anger, propaganda, provocation, which can lead to wars. So, it is the mind of the human holding the weapon that is the most dangerous of all:( (Sad) 
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:iconjus2pomme:
Jus2Pomme Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting picture and question! Good shot! 
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:iconthebadgerousone:
thebadgerousone Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I adore this, it's a wonderfully shot piece. 
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:iconexistencia5:
existencia5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Photographer
!!!
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:iconolivieraccart:
OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
... the most dangerous I don't know, but the most powerful, I've got an idea !
Very well seen !
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:icontraffic-sky:
traffic-sky Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This is immense, an awesome idea portrayed in a visually appealing way. I love this photo.
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:iconmoscaliovam:
moscaliovam Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
:heart:
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:icondividelp:
DivideLP Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Hmm..zupełnie inny pomysł na zdjęcie. Oryginalnie.
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:iconchifeng-da:
ChiFeng-dA Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
:thumbsup: :love:
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:iconcarmenveloso:
CarmenVeloso Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After watching 5 Days of War, I wonder if you're the same Sebastian as in the movie, and if this friend of yours is Rupert.
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:iconnunocanha:
NunoCanha Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Right on the spot.
And the faster weapons were your mind and camera.
Congrats on the Deserved DD.
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:icondougnz:
DougNZ Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Awesome shot, congrats Sebastian! :D
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:iconzeke-01:
Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
It's beautiful. ^~^
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:iconnorbertkocsis:
NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow good vork! :aww: Nice photo! :)
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:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-Respect-
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:iconalmudys:
Almudys Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's make me think of this video => [link] (If you don't know it already)
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:iconxbastex:
xbastex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen all the films of this type. :P
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:iconziaulkareem:
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Big Congrats Sebastian! A powerful and stunning photo! :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconxbastex:
xbastex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :hug:
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations Sebastian on your well deserved DD! :)
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:iconxbastex:
xbastex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :hug:
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:iconromeo61:
Romeo61 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Great thought!
I like it.
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:iconpuzzledpixel:
puzzledpixel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconhelios-spada:
helios-spada Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The gun shoots bullets. The camera may at worst, capture some blurry images.

I'd pick the gun for a proper war.
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:iconhyenacub-stock:
hyenacub-stock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
How very profound. And a beautiful photo.
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:iconchancerox:
chancerox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. truly awesome capture.
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:icondjmadamenoir:
DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love it, very powerful image.
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:iconpixel-pencil:
Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
ya know, I'd rather be hit with an M4 over a canon any day.
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:icondoccarlson:
DocCarlson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the M4 is more dangerous.
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconvagabond24-7:
Vagabond24-7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Some would say that their smiles are the most dangerous of weapons.
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day! :)
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:iconwilliewildcat:
williewildcat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is absolutely STUNNING!
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:icontetchist:
Tetchist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's the rifle, stupid.
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:iconcarved1:
carved1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Cameras/pictures can hurt you emotionally,
Guns can hurt you physically.

They are just as bad & good. But in different ways.
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:icontetchist:
Tetchist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
uh, yeah, being shot and killed is way worse than having your little feelings hurt. wake up.
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:iconcarved1:
carved1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That was nasty and unnecessary....

Some people kill themselves because of a nude picture of them.
Guns are powerful, just as pictures.
I understand you have a problem with people who have different opinions, SO, ignore them!!!!!!!
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:icontetchist:
Tetchist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, cry me a river. that you can't hardly stand to have your opinions criticized semi-anonymously on the internet is a sad thing, but not in the way that garners sympathy.

also, let me remind you that you were the one who first responded to me, so to insist that I shut up now makes you either an unapologetic hypocrite, or insane. which is it?
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carved1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Why are we arguing..? I don't want to turn this little tantrum thing that we are having into a fight. Do you want me to apologize? ok, sorry.

it's really sad that you act this way.
I am done with this conversation, it's a waste of time. life is short.
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:icontetchist:
Tetchist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I obviously disagree.
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:icontomghoulie:
tomghoulie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I dont know about you, but Id much rather be shot by a camera than a gun. Cool picture though!
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:iconriotfaerie:
riotfaerie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. It's a perfect capture with a perfect concept. Truly unintentional. Congratulations on your DD!
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:iconsharpshooterehj:
Sharpshooterehj Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't help but wonder about that question... which one is more dangerous...
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:iconmystalurdimensh:
MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I guess they're both aiming... *puts on sunglasses* ... to take a good shot *YEEEAAAAAAHH!!*
Great picture!
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