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October 18, 2012
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Apr 12, 2012, 5:01:27 PM
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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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yellowsmoke321 Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmmm, these rose looks delicious to smell

I bet they smell sweet like honey
Bousei5341 Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is wabi-sabi in Japanese. Beautiful.
Topas2012 Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wonderful work :clap:
Mr-Minimask Mar 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOOOOOOoooohh!! admittedly I don't much have an eye for photography, but this sets a strong mood. I like it!
CheyenneSiler Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one ^.^
Simply wonderful!
Beautiful and romantic :) (Smile) 
peterpateman Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A fine composition.
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 :)
automatony Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great colors
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