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Updated 04/12/2012 @ 14:25


Or, Emergence.

Another old piece from 2008, related to the Deadwood series.
The focus is a little wonky, but I sort-of like it that way.
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Rabban12 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   Photographer
very cool stuff you have here, and thanks for the comment on my stuff, defiantley a +watch.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly for taking the time to look through my work.
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Krzik Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the bokeh on this photo :heart: Amazing!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks, it's appreciated.
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NMatychuk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think of a Black Swan, or ugly duckling, concept.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah yes, I can see that sort of imagery. Thank-you for taking the time to comment.
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BranislavFabijanic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Photographer
very nice work! :clap:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's much appreciated.
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BranislavFabijanic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome! :-)
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C-h-r-i-s-P Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
the combination of blurr/movement and stillness is beautiful in this picture!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's most appreciated.
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uglybug Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is beautiful! Love your work
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my work.
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Viedelamort Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully devised focus that really enhances the dirty moodiness that is wonderfully presented with a dull but superlative colour and texture.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly for taking the time to comment upon my work.
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Gryz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Intriguing form on this one. The thumbnail made it look like it had a human form but full size it takes on almost a painterly style in that it appears you can almost see brush strokes. Not sure if you remember, but were you free lensing when you took this? I've gotten some similar results when free lensing.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment, it's most appreciated.

As for the technique, I wasn't free-lensing; in fact, I hadn't even heard of the technique before researching it in reply! It looks interesting; playing with focus is something that I enjoy, so it's certainly something that I'll be experimenting with in future. These results are just an example of the quirky nature of the Canon 50mm f1.8!
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Gryz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww I see. It's something fun to try now and again.

Especially with your eye and since you're in Europe I've seen on Ebay a large array of old lenses sell for dirt cheap on some of the Ebay Eurozone sites. Shipping offsets the cheapness factor to the US but with free lensing no need for an adapter and you can play with lenses that you normally wouldn't get a chance too.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes indeed, it certainly seems interesting. Thank-you for bringing it to my attention!
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NiDiMe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
simply sad and beautiful
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment, it's appreciated.
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NiDiMe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
(:
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JaiCho Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the dark, supernatural feel to a lot of these x)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly; that's the sort of aesthetic I am trying to put across so I am glad it translates through.
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organicvision Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Photographer
This one was my fave in the the "deadwood" gallery due to the depth in the blurred obscurity.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes, I was surprised myself at how this one turned out. It had initially been a rejected piece until I examined it closely! Thanks again.
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LippyKid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
beautiful concept!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah, many thanks; it's appreciated.
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skogsanda Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good! soft and sharp at the same time
romantic and scary
I like when opposites join like this to create something more
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arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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sternenfern Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is nice :-)
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arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly. :]
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Mar 18, 2008, 11:15:53 AM
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