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January 18, 2012
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Aug 7, 2011, 3:18:36 PM
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Alone in the Grey by darkdex52 Alone in the Grey by darkdex52
Jūrmala, Latvia. Was going through this park, looking at different destroyed and crumbled monuments, when for the second time that day I saw this man. Both of these times he was mobing around the park, alone. He reminded me like all of those monuments I saw - crumbled and destroyed by time.
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This picture is positively stunning. I think the trees and open space enforce the solemnity of the whole picture, giving it decent structure.
It expresses how alone man can be, how solitary.
I don't know if you have noticed it, but I can just see the corner of a house peeking out in the top left corner and in my opinion it kind of takes away from the image of solitude.
I love the way the light comes through on the right side of the photograph, making the darkness on the left side all the more darker.
All in all, the contrast is good, the spacing its great and the initial meaning of surrealness (is that a word? it should be, great way to describe this piece of work) completely took me by surprise.
This was well done.
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Critique by Vernmerp123 Jan 19, 2012, 5:32:42 AM
Positively remarkable. When I first saw the picture,I thought that the trees were the main focus of the photo, and that is what first caught my attention. But then, I took a closer look, and realized the man. At first, I thought the picture was set up to give it a sad, melancholy feeling. Then I read your description and realized that people truly are depressed sometimes, locked away in their own fortress of their heart, with no one. The photo is remarkable, and has completely moved me. There are many a word to truly describe it. Sorrow. Beauty. Alone.

-Vern R.
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ilagam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Or maybe it strikes that the sheer will of it. Even in a wheelchair, he's having a walk cos he wants one. We don't have to agree. Nice catch either way. 
sinnbound Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I probably would have preferred it without the filter, but I'm not a critic or anything, I know nothing of photography. I mean I guess it does add to emotion of the picture, but I would have liked to seen the colors. 
Qwasimodous Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Strongly....worth a lot....
monamirae Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Really gorgeous photo. So emotionally.
theshepherd1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Wow!!   This should be in "emotive" photography! Great shot!  Nod 
OrionShipworks Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very evocative image. Nice work.
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive shot :o Surely makes that man look insignificant and lonely around all that foliage.
And the grey scale emphasizes that awful feel :L
rabellogp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! This is a strong picture.
LordSarortan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great moment capture... Job well done I think I've fainted. 
stormjem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is special. I feel like you must have waited for just the right moment to take this. Lovely sense of space and the weight of the trees make it look like he is carrying the whole world on his shoulders. A simple yet very powerful image. Very nice.
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