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...I don't know if the title sounds more like a wedding than a funeral. xD

My iPod Stephen died of a hardware error last December (for those of you who don't know), and I had to get a new one (left). For some reason, this made me want to gather the iPods together to mourn his death. The casket is a necklace-box from one of my sister's Christmas presents, which incidentally was perfectly sized for the iCorpse.

I didn't really have many angles to shoot this... neither of the nanos can stand up on their own, which is why I had to prop them against the fireplace. It had good light, though, and I think overall makes a nice background. =3

I don't know how you would critique a photograph... but if there's anything wrong here, point it out? ^.^; But be constructive.
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Mblem-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
you should do more of this sort of thing.. youve got good ideas.
luiza27 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
:) i love it

im sorry to hear about your ipod D:
MJstoner Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
I agree with what the person said earlier about the framing, since a little piece of the one iPod is chopped off. Cutting the 'casket' a little to show the iPods in the background is fine looking though...

it's taken at a good angle though, and it's pretty well balanced. I honestly don't know about the whole "more iPods" thing, though. You want your eyes to be drawn to something specific, in the photo there are already 3 things to focus on.

on the other hand, if it were a bunch of iPods that looked the same (or in the same two styles as the ones that are propped up) and they all faced the 'casket' you would make the iPod in the casket the ONLY focus of the picture, which would look -really- good.

sorry, I'm talking too much. I lol'ed at the picture ;)
sprx77katosei Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
poor stepehn
Ghelenestenar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
XD That's cute! And kind of macabre. I think you should have some sort of shroud for the dead one, though.
fuzzychickenhat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I was thinking about doing that with a tissue. O:
But I couldn't recall an open-casket funeral in which that'd been done.
Ghelenestenar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Ooh, I see. That is a good point.
Raiyna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww. D; That's so adorable! ...If it's supposed to be adorable. o-o;
everythingshesnot Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
this is so funny and interesting!! i really do like it. like someone said, more ipods would be better. but it is still a good idea!! :XD:
Kaleidopsyche Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I think it works.
Clever idea too.
Some might argue the framing should be more inclusive, but I think the "edge chopping" gives it a "snapshot at a funeral" feel.
The low light and black grate background are ominous.

More iPods, some flowers maybe, something that indicates a more funereal feel (adapted to technology).
You may be on to a whole conceptual idea series here.
fuzzychickenhat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I like it! (your suggestions, that is.)
Unfortunately, what you see here are the only iPods at my immediate disposal.
I should gather some supplies at some point, and maybe take some more. I plan to keep Stephen's remains, so that part won't be an issue. :3
SuperPineapple Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Sorry about your iPod. God, I laughed SO hard at this, I think I exploded my lung. *dead*
fuzzychickenhat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Awesome? xD; Reactions of any kind are nice I guess.
SuperPineapple Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
don't worry, duct tape solves everything.
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Jan 3, 2008, 6:33:08 AM