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Stand here all alone. by dragonfly-oli Stand here all alone. by dragonfly-oli
Und immer, wenn mein Herz nach dir ruft
Und das Chaos ausbricht in mir drin
Schicke ich meine Soldaten los
Um den Widerstand niederzuzwingen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQ4Qx… Maxim - Meine Soldaten


Sorry, I could not translate the Text into English, because it would have destroyed the whole feeling in it.
Listen to the song, even if you cannot understand the lyrics. You will feel it.

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I am not that good with giving critique, I hope you don't mind me sharing some impressions and trying to evaluate a bit.

I really like the feeling your picture evokes, although it is a sad one.
Everything of your picture becomes part of this feeling, the colours the composition as well as the "lonely" flower.

The highlighted circles look like blurred raindrops, gives me the impression of a rainy day. (Like little tears blurring the vision.) The white petals of the flower are a little contrasting to that, because it looks like they are stretching towards the sky, towards these raindrops. It is like the flower is welcoming the rain, welcoming the tears. (Most flowers would close their blossom.)

The colours of this picture are generally very interesting.
First of all, all colours which can be seen in this picture are "cold colours" (black, dark-violet, blue, green, white) which fit the whole sad theme.
Then there are the darker colours which centre around an highlighted area, which is next to the white petals of the flower.
Although this flower is the main focus in this picture, the area with the lighter colours is in the centre of the whole quadratic picture. This is the reason this picture gets this emotional touch to it.

This gets me to the main theme in this picture; I'd say it is like the title says: "stand here all alone". Though it is the main theme I'd say that it isn't true at all. Although the flower is the only white one in this picture it isn't alone. There are other flowers and plants around it. The interesting part here is how you chose the focus, all those other plants are blurred into the background. This seems to be intentionally executed and gets me the song "Meine Soldaten" which verse you put into your description.

I'd say that the song by Maxim is about the inner Chaos, a way to force oneself to forget. (Wonderful song by the way.) This song is fitting your picture quite well.
Like in the song it's like the flower is blinding out those unwanted feelings. (In your picture the other blurred plants and the surrounding.)
But actually like the lyrics of another part of "Meine Soldaten" ("Die ganze Fassade klappt wie ein Kartenhaus in sich zusammen.") it is impossible to blind everything out. (The surrounding of the flower is still there.)

All those feelings, wether they are blinded out or not, becomes part of your picture. With the colours, the focus and the compostion.

This is a very beautiful picture and I like the emotional feeling to it. The song you chose to put fits quite well I think.

I hope that I explained the feelings and impressions your picture evoke quite understandable.
Remains for me to say if you are not happy with my evaluation feel free to decline my critique, I know it is quite a lot. So thank you for reading. <3

Keep up your beautiful photography. :+favlove:

~Orn
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Well first things first this is an amazing picture and I love it so much, I think the background is really nice I love the colours on the background.

What I will say though is I think the flower also blends a little bit to much with the background so what I would say is if you used an effect to make the flower stand out a bit more to the rest of the photo such as zoom/focus or even using some kind of computer software just to give the flower that little bit more detail and make it a little bit more of an attraction.

But other than that good photo.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful composition, depth and tones :)
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:iconthreeviews:
ThreeViews Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
bokeh magic as a beautiful element to a delicate image. :)
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:icontheogroen:
theogroen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
ja, ich bin´s schon wieder... Deine Fotos sind einfach nur schön...
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank :)
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Blue-Midnight-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love when it Rains.

Good job on taking the pic!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Me, too.

Thanks!
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Blue-Midnight-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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symars Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I can see it's staman *teheehee*
...I can see them in incredible detail and lovely focus...hah, great shot :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmddahl:
MDDahl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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crownofbones Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just fantastic. Heart 
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this has a dream like beauty :love:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Borboletra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Very beautiful.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconwbyrd:
wbyrd Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
a splash of white in a gloomy background  perfect :D
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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nakushitaichi13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I almost feel like I'm looking at a painting o.o it's wonderful and it entices me into a solemn world of that lone flower.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thank you!
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caseyNme Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Amazing! :clap:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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caseyNme Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Northern-Leuchte Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I fell inlove with that song ajskdwasd beautiful image beautiful song.

You're right, english does ruin the feel of it.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconorientalarc:
OrientalArc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you have set up a very nice background to highlight the strength of the beauty...
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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h-andl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Photographer
These types of shots by you always amaze me. I'm still learning and always wonder how these things are done because they are so full of awe. Keep up the fantastic work, Olivia. I know I'll love the next photo you put out and can't wait to see more.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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DrAndrei Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and delicate!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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DrAndrei Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :)
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SeaMoon13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Pretty :D
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Freya7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous photo Love
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconfreya7:
Freya7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:

Beautiful feel and flow to the image, and superb use of night colours to bring great effect to the piece :clap:

Thank you for sharing! :ahoy:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wunderschön!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke!
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Bitte bitte ;-)
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:iconjac888:
Jac888 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmorsoth:
Morsoth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That shot is so magical! Lovely picture!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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ifsantag Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
Thank you so much for taking part to my collection! :heart:
You beautiful work has been featured here: ifsantag.deviantart.com/journa...
Have a nice weekend!
:love:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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ifsantag Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome, Olivia! :huggle:
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