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The city of chains. by dragonfly-oli The city of chains. by dragonfly-oli
I cannot wait to get my new lens! :heart: :eager: :dummy:

Wow, thank you for the DD-feature! :love:



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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-10-22
The city of chains. by `dragonfly-oli is a powerful tangle of natural forms; an abstraction with a strong conceptual narrative, helped in no small part by the evocative choice of title. ( Featured by arctoa )
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I don't usually do reviews, but this got a DD, so I felt it needed one.

There are a lot of aspects I like about this photo. Whether the grainy appearance was intentional or not, I think it works here. The muted, dull colors work well with the abstractness and darkness. The title adds vision, I think, as titles can be really important to abstract photos sometimes. However, I dislike the composition. The large, blackish blue thing at the top is distracting. It should be cropped out. I think that a landscape format would work much better for this than square. It would eliminated the darkness at the top and open up the photo more, giving the viewer a wider, more inviting range to look at. In addition, the way the large bunch of out of focus branches overlaps the branch in the front is something I find distracting as well. Since there is so little color/darkness difference between the out of focus branch and the in focus branch, it makes it hard to focus on the branch that is in focus, so my eyes don't really know where to go in the photo. I think if the point of view had been shifted, so that the in focus branch and out of focus one were more separated, perhaps only overlapping at the bottom, it would be much better. A final thing is that you could maybe play with the curves and brightness a little to key up the lighting, while still keeping the darkest parts dark. This would give it drama and impact, but still maintain dreary and monotone look.
What do you think?
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NicPi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
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:iconfant0me:
Fant0me Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
This artwork is featured by :iconnature-abstracted:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconcocooue:
Cocooue Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Hi there.
I've featured you in my journal
fav.me/d6s950z
:heart:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconenigmapsyche:
Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconenigmapsyche:
Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worries
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:iconsparkle-photography:
Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD. Great macro! :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmarinacoric:
MarinaCoric Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional
Congrats! ;)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconwiwionart:
wiwionart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Wenn jemand diese Auszeichnung verdient hat, dann Du! Herzlichen, herzlichen Glückwunsch!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank!
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:icondaws3:
Daws3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   General Artist
beautiful!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconperegrin71:
peregrin71 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Beautiful!!!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconperegrin71:
peregrin71 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
You are welcome!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting style and composition! I love it! :love:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconbluebellwriter7:
Bluebellwriter7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This looks fantastic.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Bluebellwriter7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconcongratzplz:
Congratzplz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
:iconcongratzplz: on your awesome DD feature!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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GloryAngel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
It's beautiful in it's simplicity.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconhelenburg:
HelenBurg Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on your DD
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the well-deserved dd my friend! :heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! :heart:
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very elegant
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconlefthumbsupplz:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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tholang Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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ChelseaHantken Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Huge congratulations!!! :hug:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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relhom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: :thumbsup:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconeyeofsnowleopard:
eyeofsnowleopard Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
amazing
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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eyeofsnowleopard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Ur Welcome Dear :)
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AlicjaRodzik Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
congrats*
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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December 9, 2011
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/9.5
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Nov 25, 2011, 12:16:42 PM
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GIMP 2.6.10
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