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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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shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The trees provide a wonderful almost protective backdrop for this man, perhaps deep in thought in their midst.
purplemomopeach Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is an amazingly striking photo :D (Big Grin) 
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   General Artist
It makes me think of the woods between the worlds in Narnia. 
tvtable Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Meanwhile in real life...
RavardaArts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
doozle-lange Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I see a wonderful talent in capturing the moment.  Majority of people would glance and walk-on-by. 
You noticed this was the second time.  awesome.  Bravo :heart:  +watch.
vafiehya Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ehya 0 Very-good-s-2 ehya 0 
Consty-T Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) Rabbit hole 
AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
the grey world is the most beautiful place in the world, because you can easily distinguish what is white / grey or black.
KaylaTheKat101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
omg! your art is so cool!!do you take the pictures yourself???
Futurum-Undam Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional
Amazing , simply engaging.
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  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  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
IshouldbeJohnDoe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
"Time rots everything, Booker. Even hope."
Giichie-Takeshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome Moment you have taken with your camera.
The beautifull Park, and then this lone men, who Looks like, he is full off in his own nature.
Strong emotions and a heartbeating Moment you have taken.
Epc work! Im touched.
TheBlendLostDog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing and expressively.
I like this
WolfOfTheCross Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very good; I'd say the two critics here have pretty much hit the nail on the head.
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo evokes strong emotion...very sad...wonderful capture.
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.....great image,powerful....:iconbravoplz:
zhomogenizowana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Moving photo.
cardfue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love nature...beautiful scenery for a person in a wheelchair, to hopefully, catch his breath!
Missval9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Les mots sont inutiles tant cette photo est forte. Bravo
Nick5200 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Great pic sir, i could learn something from this. :D
And thanks for the fav.
PineRain Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How sad... Excelent photo, though C:
trmercier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Its a simple piece at view but emotionally complex. I was immediately drawn to it while browsing your gallery. Even though the man is at such a distance my mind is immediately trying to ascertain and ponder his feelings on life. Well captured, and captioned. :)
Lydia-The-Painter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Very poignant and very beautiful
LItaliano-Vero Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Very powerful an emotional capture! Wonderful work.
ROUX006 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
very beautiful photo...
AshDarkside Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lovely subject! It touches my heart.
Wolf-Joseph-Shane-HC Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like this picture ir a great picture =D
Gwindy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Even a ten thousand words could not possibly clarify all that I would want to say from this photo. It has such an in depth impact both visually and emotionally.
crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i've always loved greyscales. i don't know why. maybe it's because my mom's dragged me through so many antique stores...
Belfalf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lonely and limited, and in such a world of unforgiving extremes. Good job!
rocknriter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the feel of this photo. It is ominous and as if screaming silently.
EsBest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice print :wow:

Love the composition and subject matter.
RookieNV Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful photo. I like your choice of black & white here :)
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is... wonderful! It makes my want to cry.
August1120 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, speaks to me some how, saw it and it did something to me.
Princess--Neko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Impressive! The loneliness is so strong in this photo...
Howard0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
nagyon jó!
Luna-cuteXD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
beautifull but sad
lilyherina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
this is so beautiful..
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Aug 7, 2011, 3:18:36 PM
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