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Critique by SincerelyJavert Mar 18, 2012, 1:16:20 PM
I found his piece impacted me greatly for a number of reasons. I was asked to write a critique for it, and I am honoured to do so.

Visually it is quite profound. You have dark shades of blues, grays and purples swirling around a singular bright spot of colour. It is almost overwhelming in its meaning.

Originality is superb. I have rarely seen anyone use this approach. What makes the statement so grand is the simplicity behind it. You do not need a lot to make a bold statement. A little goes a long way.

Technique, though simple is brilliant. The placing of the pin against the hard and cold rocks as the water is rushing by is a zen approach to a bigger reality. I like your usage of color to tell a story of human nature. The photography itself is crisp and clean, and helps the overall impact stand out.

Impact is the most important part for this piece for me, and I will tell you what I see when I view it.

I see the rocks as the way life can be at times; cold, hard and colorless. Sometimes everything just seems to blur together in a hard existence. I see the one bright star, the yellow smiling pin as us, simple human beings trying to make our mark in the harsh realities of life, or at least trying to stay afloat and live a relatively happy life. The human nature to push forward and not give up, our positiveness, even when things can get hopeless, is conveyed through that simple bright smile. I see the water as time rushing and flowing by, a constant that we have no control over, but must learn to live with.

Over all, what I see in this is strength, hope and the human will to survive against all odds.

This is a beautiful and symbolic piece. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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randomcatninja2010 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this reminds me of the movie Watchmen :D
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Writer
This piece makes me grin. :D It really speaks a sort of uplifting serendipity!
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm very happy of this! Thank you very much that you appreciate it! :D
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Writer
No problem! ;)
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wondering-souls Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Wonderful picture :D I love this a lot ^^
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!!! :D
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crh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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Identifyed-Khaos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!! :D
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Loochi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
stupenda!
PS: ho messo mi piace sulla tua fanpage di Facebook, se ti va passa dare un'occhiata alla mia, sarebbe fantastico! [link]
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Grazie mille!!! ah ecco infatti ho appena visto! si si passo subito a farti visita! :D
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AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Bella foto, davvero! L'acqua sembra proprio dipinta :)
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Grazie!! stata la mia prima prova di acqua in movimento. vorrei imparare a catturarla meglio e pi liscia. :D
grazie mille!
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AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Non c' di che! Aspetto i nuovi scatti ;)
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
arriveranno presto! :D
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SincerelyJavert Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Photographer
It looks almost like a painting. I almost thought it was!
I like the symbolism behind it. It speaks volumes to me.
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:iconestranged89:
Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm very glad!
I never imagined that an image like this could mean anything to anyone.
And I'm happy. :D
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SincerelyJavert Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Photographer
To me, it symbolizes the fact that you have to make your own happiness in a world that is stone cold and sometimes cruel, and the stones on which the happy face pin rests, reminds me of this.
One cannot depend on people for their own happiness, which can only come from within.

The water for me symbolizes the very fast paced world we live in and how quickly time flies by us. Before we know it, ten years have passed, and what do we have to show for it?

It really is a brilliant piece. I should have seen it earlier:)
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
is a really deep thought and reflects the present world and the thinking of many people, like mine.

I think exactly like you and I hope that more people can understand. Perhaps seeing my picture.

If you want You can write your thought into a critique of this picture, so will be written under it, and everyone can read it.

Do you think that I must go on with this kind of picture?

Thank you very much!
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SincerelyJavert Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Photographer
I will gladly write you a critique on this either today or tomorrow. It is definitely worth it. so look out for it;)
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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Rebacan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
a wonderful piece of conceptual art. ;)
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
many thanks!!!! :D
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paz0ok Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This one makes me smile! :D
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
ahahah I'm glad! XD
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puddingpolaroid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the color contrast between blue and yellow
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!!!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
lol
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BonaFideChimp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I really like how the water looks! Nice work!
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!! :D I appreciate that!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Gosh, this is jsut so pretty. And the smiley face just makes me smile :)
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
ahahahah really?? I'm glad! :D
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Yep :)
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   General Artist
For some reason I am reminded of the opening scene in The Watchmen. The loudly colored, blatant smiley looks really funny against the serene, subtle postcard environment. I don't feel like the long exposure really adds to that, though. I would prefer the backdrop to be as realistic and natural looking as possible to contrast the silliness of the button. I would also prefer a more asymmetrical composition like your avatar to make the button seem more incidental and less like something that was deliberately arranged.
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Misleading-Reaction Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Photographer
amazing pic , the waves are beautiful in this pic ^^
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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thesmiley6679 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Awesome. :stare:
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent shot =D Very funny ^^
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!! :D
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path2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I love the way you captured the waves
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! :D
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Jac888 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice one ... were u standing a bit too close to the waves? ... it's worth it anyway :)
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
I was leaning against a rock on the edge. Eheh, It's really worth it. :D
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mariaa-theresa Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the waves. I like the way they're smudged (yeah i know that's because of this longer shutter thing but i just don't know how to say that in english. ;P) And I like the general idea. :aww:
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. The difficult thing was to take the shot freehand without the tripod.
The idea came at the time, during I was shooting at the waves. Eheh.
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mariaa-theresa Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally get it. I was trying to do that kind of picture when it was snowing, so i was shaking all the time and it didn't work so well. ;P
It's my pleasure, cause the picture is really nice. :aww:
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Estranged89 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Practice and try to use a tripod. You'll see that the results will come! ;)
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mariaa-theresa Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing i need to do now is to buy a tripod. ;P that would be really useful. :aww:
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D60
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55 mm
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Date Taken
May 25, 2011, 5:01:32 PM
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