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Submitted on
May 25, 2011
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6.9 MB
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2592×3872
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Aperture
F/36.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 25, 2011, 5:01:32 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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Quiet by Estranged89 Quiet by Estranged89
Quiet..... smile! :D

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Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: 18-55 mm VR


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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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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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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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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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Estranged89 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!! :D
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