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The Amazing Stories Behind Pictures: Places, Events, Poetry, Works of Art Some pictures have far more to see than what is immediately obvious. It's also a window and a library of whatever went before. Tell us this and so we'll be taken beyond the picture deep into the nature and feelings that will buttress the pictures and pull us to come back.

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Old May 18th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Eugene Ye Eugene Ye is offline
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Default When it darks, when it pours, some man-made shines

It was raining today and when I looked down my balcony I saw the rain continuously hitting the water at the pool and the light in the water is a strong contrast. What I want to show is that when the going (nature/Gods will/other-people as in variables that is out of self control) gets tough, we the human should take control of the situation and shines through the difficulties (represented by the darkness and rain). Persevere.

Just a sudden emotional rant presented through image.

C&C are most welcomed. Editing is ok as well.


cheers.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 10:59 AM
Jerome Marot Jerome Marot is offline
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I am not very sure that the viewer will get the message you posted here from the picture alone, but this is a simple yet effective graphical image nevertheless.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Thanks Jerome. I thought I had replied, but so I was wrong, my bad.
Yes, I have to agree with you that the viewer may not get to see the message from the photo alone. Many times, I am wondering how much a photo depend on the title. With different people having different comprehension, how does one shoot a photo that many people can understand (and probably yet sophisticated). I wonder about those abstract art - these are even harder to be understood by layman, but they are still being appreciated by those who know.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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It was raining today and when I looked down my balcony I saw the rain continuously hitting the water at the pool and the light in the water is a strong contrast.






Eugene Ye: Looking Down on water





Eugene,

Until now, I had no idea how to approach the image. With the title, one gets a 3D, not that flat impression dispassionate view, like a mechanical drawing. That utterly changes the whole concept in one's mind and makes the experience!

A title is most often helpful to guide us. That's the crack that let's the light in!

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Old June 11th, 2011, 03:33 AM
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Sir, the lack of acknowledging viewers comments for so long is
in my books very impolite.

p.s. as to image you posted..courtesy takes percedence in my books.
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