"Dead Space"?

Challenge #19 in the Telling the Story series. Hosted by CharlesB58.
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"Music is the silence between the notes"-Claude DeBussy. It's not always necessary to fill the frame with the subject to create a powerful image. Sometimes, the "dead space" reveals as much about the story behind a photo as the main subject. However, there can be a subtle, yet profound, difference between ineffective dead space and "silence" which adds to the impact of the photo (just as it adds impact to music).This is likely going to be a difficult challenge for both entrants and voters. As such, I ask voters to really give each entry careful consideration. Thanks.
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Submitted: Thursday, 4th February, 2010 08:57 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 31st January, 2010
Focal length: 32 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
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