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When you seem complete, but might need some extra support.

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I've been part of a photography challenge all April, and my challenge is to take photos in a quadratic format. This is the first one I've really liked, but I might upload some more later on.
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Given 2009-12-24
Sometimes we don't see that we need support to keep going, to get that high.. In Support by ~MartheMa the shapes and lines are used in a very creative and clean way.. just love it! ( Suggested by JacquiJax and Featured by l8 )
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hogret Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
This wonderful work featured here: The Hero's Journey ~ The Road of Trials
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Elanory Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me this is photoshopped. x__x
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spudeblismanladyzim Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your picture was so lovely I featured it in an article of mine. All photo credits included! [link]
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Hello,
Your work was featured in a news article!
Thank you!
:)
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panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Such metaphor.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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flowertail8 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
This is really great! :iconkermityayplz:
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SilverWolf14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
I. Adore. This. Nice picture. Cute guy. Great Idea.
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hellhoundp2k Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is very intriguing, and I really love the whole effect that multiple little (deliberate or otherwise) parts of this picture lend to it all.

Firstly, the color: Or rather, the distinct lack of color in most areas of the shot, give this piece a sense of extension to what might be going on in the subject's mind: a stillness that has occurred, a sense of tensity due to a realization, to lose the color in the air and in the face as the next moves seem critical.

(Please excuse me if my interpretations are completely off the wall - sometimes they are! :lmao:)

I also very much like the expression on the subject's face - it is pretty much perfect for the shot and in many ways completes the shot. I've seen many technically sound photos such as this that were anticlimactically ruined because everything was perfect but the subject's expression. It's the bow on top: as important as everything else, and maybe even more important than the package it wraps up and completes. For this, I am appreciative.

I have to say, the very next thing that draws me to this one is the use of lines all over the piece in such a wonderful way. First and obviously, the multitude of lines a house of cards affords, going in all directions while maintaining a studious structured whole; yet the best part about it is the subject's sweater - which lends both a crazily harmonious dissection of the right third of the photo with the line the edge of the hood and continuously, the zipper creates. And to top that off, there's the many horizontal black lines all over in a gapped (sic?) pattern that compliment the horizontal lines in the house of cards. Having both the diagonal and the horizontal lines in the house of cards complimented by one single garment of clothing is fantastic and rather hard to achieve, and that makes me happy. :nod:

Also, I must comment on the rather well executed contrast of white and dark space near the bottom and left of the photo. Whether it was intentional or not, the all-important white space in this shot really gives it the free feeling that it has, the non-confined feeling that you can empathize with as it comes from the thoughts - through the expression - of the subject. That seems to be a subtle, but again, rather important aspect of the shot, that I think you've done very well.

Lastly - the great little quirk about this shot - is that interesting little red and white checkered ribbon! It couldn't have been an accident, its presence, no - it must mean something, and what it adds to this shot is again, a quirk, but also creates a curiosity which seeks to satisfy the question of what it means in the larger scheme of the shot. The subject is holding up a house of cards, and staring at it as if he is unable to procure a solution to his conundrum - and yet, what is that little ribbon there for? Those little quirks really make me giggle, because they totally refocus your attention and make you appreciate the depth of the shot, while doing what any good lover does - leaving more to the imagination. ;)

Overall, this picture is one to be celebrated due to its fantastical technical achievements, the wonderful subject whom has played his part perfectly, the quirkiness of the shot, and for being overall a very unique and well done shot. Good work. :)
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blue-glass-rose Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
this is amazing but does the ribbon on his wrist mean something?
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Mina-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
WOW I LOVE IT!
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
loool this is amazing !

and very interesting concept!!
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ungrateful-dead Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
This is a very touching photo. I think the blurb in the artist's comment really sums it up well too.
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fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
fantastic

your image has been featured here #love4photography
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Oshrit182 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Good job, featured! [link] :clap:
Please :+favlove:, Thanks.
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RadioactivePanda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
That's amazing! The title and quote are a nice touch too
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ToonBoon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Heck, I just love it.
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
This great photo has been featured here: SUPPORT ART (November 30 - December 31) :D
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BecauseImFrench Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one, musta taken long to prepare
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :) :nod:
Congratulations to the DD ;)

:+fav:'d
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KoalaZel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Nothing to say about the photo, it speaks for itself.
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Iwannabetreo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Jeg er uden ord.
(^ Jeg så noget sprog der mindede meget om mit, i tidligere kommentarer, så tænkte jeg ville tage chancen. [: )
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BlueSnowGiesha Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
very nice lighting.
i like how you/he doesn't look very shocked at what he's doing, just kind of focused on it.
nice choice of angle on the pyramid as well.
:heart:
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BlueSnowGiesha Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
very nice lighting.
i like how you/he doesn't look very shocked at what he's doing, just kind of focused on it.
nice choice of angle on the pyramid as well.
:heart:
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bloodhound3 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Masterpiece!!!
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zashwakizashi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
one of the best concepts ive ever seen here
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SheenaFujibayashi1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You really did show how support can hold something up. Congratulations on the DD, you truly deserve it :meow:
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InnocentRomance Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009   Photographer
Did you really hold it in place? Either way, great shot, creative. Good work =]
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wibiyana Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
owh..,, cool ...=D
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MiraShibuya Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Oh wow, I wished I can do the same thing! xP
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Lolingatu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
mmmmmm... jelly...
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AscendingJustice Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Way cool! ^.^
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This is a really great shot, and a cool concept. Congrats on the DD!
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solfa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
i actually dont kno what to say
lovely
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midnight-amulet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
i bet it took a while to stack those cards :) awesome work :clap:
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Brooque613 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student General Artist
That is awesome!
Wonderful shot and concept. =D
Congrats on the DD!
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LovelessEssence Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really clever. I do photography myself, but not this good. I like it a lot.
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urbanvixenuk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Woot for traditional media and whisper tape!! Awesome result :)
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Ariel-L Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Very nice idea
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art-fan40 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Very ingenious, I love the concept and the execution. :)
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NikkorRed Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I love this! This is a great shot, wonderful work! :D
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KyleBD Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
lovelovelove
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rainhelpshidetears Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow
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TwistedMixoXX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
the simply ideas are the most amazing. you have a lot of imagination
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GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Love it!
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SylarBlaZ Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
xD cool support, man.
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Marmaluke Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Lovely, I love the colours...congrats on the DD :)
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Neyla25 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Howthehell..
This is amazing!

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I've tried making card houses for five years now.. they. Always. Fail. X"DDD I get three tiers and POOF. Gone.
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JHCoolio Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
that must have been very hard
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009   General Artist
I admire the patience it must have taken to get this shot just right. Did the cards try to fall a lot? I also like the intense focus on the model's face, it looks very candid and not posed at all. Great job!
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