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Lost Souls by darkdex52 Lost Souls by darkdex52
A rose for all the lost souls, for the Spirit day...
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First off, the raw emotion evoked from simply looking at the picture is astonishing. The light background gives a sense of surrealism. The unfocused second rose and its soft, muted colors are very easy on the eyes and provide a beautiful backdrop for the sharp, crisp image of the first rose. The frosted, almost fuzzy look of the rose lends it a fairy tale quality. The brittleness of the rose brings to mind the hard, uncaring life of all the lost souls. The fact that you used dead roses is just another indicator of the lost souls. And the dried quality of the roses puts me in mind of the emotion the lost souls must be feeling, like all the warmth and vitality has been sucked out of them. I freely admit to my ignorance of the lost souls and Spirit Day, so if this is totally off base, please forgive me. I very much liked the photograph and I was deeply moved by it.
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Critique by FreckledScarletRose Oct 20, 2012, 4:17:24 PM
I feel like the title of this picture was greatly misused. There is a frailness and a darkness to this picture and it truly shows through the hardness of the petals. Noticing the difference between the clear view of the closer rose than the distant rose, it is almost as though there is something between them that separates them forever.
As for the rose in the distance, there are some attributes of it's image that truly stands out versus the all-defined rose in the front. Envisioning a poetic opinion, the back rose almost seems as though there is this power and emotion flowing... saying, "I'm still here and I need you now!" It's the urgency that shows and now that I have put that into perspective, "Lost Souls" could (emphasis on "could") be a particularly good name for this piece of art, but alas, I am still not seeing it based on the title alone.
For the Vision, it is clearly seen that there is a strength found within these two roses.
For Originality, the title of this art has been over used and I feel as though you can improve and come up with a better title than "Lost Souls."
The Technique used in this I feel like the fading out in the back really focuses more on the meaning of the picture in of itself and that impacts it a lot.
Speaking of... The Impact of this artwork really set me on road of remembrance because there was a time in my life where I felt the vulnerabilities of a rose petal yet the strength of it's thorns while still feeling lost and out of control. To me, that's huge and I congratulate you on that.
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MasterOfTheUniverse1 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student Artist
<3333333333333333333
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Katsura66 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Compellingly deep and delicate...
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KTierson Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Those textures and lighting. Lovely. A really wonderful photograph. 
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IlBiancoNeve Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh... this is a stunning piece of art, isnt it? :) :)
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bluubberwolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo, sometimes is beautiful the moment when the life get to its end and after,  come back to life even more beautiful. The cycle of life is really amazing.
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HePhoto Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, nice pic.
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alirezabadrang Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
death rose.it's my dream!nice shot
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NoellaNamella Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like my dried flowers before someone threw them away :D
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maletitia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
La fragilidad y la belleza....
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Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Great focus, amazing idea for the title :)
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IrinaWhite8 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Excellent image !
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lexxi185 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Lovely shot here
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paulnery Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!!
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:iconaceofkeys72:
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about a moment of beauty captured. Definitely an ephemeral feeling ;)
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LittleMissLoveBites Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo
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69theblackup69 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you for sharing this impeccable shot
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmmm, these rose looks delicious to smell

I bet they smell sweet like honey
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Bousei5341 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wabi-sabi in Japanese. Beautiful.
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Topas2012 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wonderful work :clap:
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Mr-Minimask Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOOOOoooohh!! admittedly I don't much have an eye for photography, but this sets a strong mood. I like it!
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CheyenneSiler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one ^.^
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LissieBull Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Simply wonderful!
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FlyOnAir Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Beautiful and romantic :) (Smile) 
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A fine composition.
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HelperOfDeath Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I love this! It's sooo pretty! How in the world do you people do it, I dunno!
I just wish i could see the other flower in the back more. But bah, who cares :P It's a great picture.
Feedback from an entirely inexperienced person :)
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automatony Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great colors
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:iconmr-phillips:
Mr-phillips Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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ThisIsLaura6608 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This is amazing. Such beauty.
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
wonderful picture !!!!
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Maovelle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Sad, but so beauty.
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Shift-Happens Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
beautiful picture!
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LilithLacroix Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that is a beautiful work, i like do this with my roses and expose them in a vase, because it remembers me all good memories of the day that were given to me, i hope that you feel the same when you did this photo, have a nice day :).
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Karon-History-Otaku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
How Beautiful!
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Takara-dono Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
love how you've captured the texture of these :)
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littlebirdJCB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Photographer
Love this
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A very nice picture and title. Great how the color of the pettals is almost black.
I like it that the rose at the back is vague.
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GrendalUnleashed Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
The last vestiges of the hope of forgiveness suspended on a window sill in the cold light of day.

Such a heartrending image and beautiful at the same time.

Well visioned and titled.
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SayuriSchmidt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you tell so many stories with just this!! so beautiful, your art is really awesome!
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Fuckingblond Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so beautiful.
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scaruluglambert16 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that is great thanks for you visit ..greetings :)
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TAMRICH Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
REALLY nice shot here!
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The-Greek1998 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
so cool you are awsome Joy
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Alice-Zero Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Very nice, really.
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alexsteaua999 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Love it!
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startoftheend Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Beautifull ♥
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SyallaArts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
beauty
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sheechaosqueen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Amazing
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maximartiskosmo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   General Artist
wounderfull!
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Evanston Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This rose shows a haunting beauty.
It's the dark Red combined with the blackness that really makes this interesting.
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zionmusic83 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A beautiful tribute.
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