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Serpentarius by arctoa Serpentarius by arctoa
Updated 21/11/2007 @ 23:55


Location: Cramlington, Northumberland, England
Date: 07/10/2007 @ 11:34
Light Conditions: Pitch black

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85mm kit
Focal Length: 17 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 4 sec.
Aperture: F/22
ISO: ISO-100
Filters: --

Post-work: Crop / Colour balance
Related items: --





Serpentarius is an old name for the constellations Serpens and Ophiuchus. It literally translates to 'the serpent-holder' and relates to old Greek mythology, which is something I briefly studied in high school. Relevantly, this was taken in a class session for Photography and turned out much better than I thought it would. Conditions were awful in the classroom for capturing images, and props were scarce. The figure in the image is a classmate of mine.

I apologise to those with no interest in space and related topics, as it seems to be a dominant theme for my recent work.
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
still fantastic
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, I appreciate the comment.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
This works very well for me :nod: I like the abstracted and blurred figure and how it interacts with the light painting. Much can be imagined as to what the scene means and that is the beauty of the piece. Nice work :clap:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Many thanks, it's appreciated.
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:iconmartaraff:
martaraff Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Feature: [link] *
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, it's appreciated.
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:iconmartaraff:
martaraff Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
*:heart:*
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:iconizaaaaa:
Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah, thank-you kindly!
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:iconameliorator:
Ameliorator Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
i really want to experiment with this photography. grat stuff!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Student Photographer
Yeah, messing around with exposure times can produce some interesting results. Thank-you for the comment, I appreciate it.
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:iconar-ka:
aR-Ka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Did u use a tripod here?
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Student Photographer
Yeah, I think I did; my memory is sketchy though! Thank-you for taking an interest in my work.
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:iconaskrata:
Askrata Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating! Wonderful shot. :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconaskrata:
Askrata Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :heart:
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gingerbread-coffin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Wow :) That's pretty amazing.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Student Photographer
I'm glad you think so. Thank-you for the favourite-list addition, I appreciate it. :]
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Xikin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
ahh i love >1 s speeds, great picture, is taht you in the picture ?
i have some fireworks pictures on long times, just need to get my hands on a scanner :(
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student Photographer
Nah, it's a former classmate and friend of mine in the image. We were just messing around with light and form before doing some stuffy still-life material for a class project. Anyways, thank-you for taking the time to comment.
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:iconflyhoneyx:
flyhoneyx Featured By Owner May 24, 2008   Photographer
Really brilliant.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for the favourite-list addition. :]
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A-r-i-t-a Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
As I said before, I would take a look through your gallery. I'm glad I did! Your work is beautiful! The use of light in this picture is great - I love the abstract form that is made from it. :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, well; thank-you for taking the time for going through my work, for commenting upon this and the favourite-list addition that you've given it, and for placing this account into your deviantWatch: I appreciate the support of my material, muchly. :)
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A-r-i-t-a Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
You're very welcome. Your work is fantastic - you deserve the recognition!
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:icondeadbytruth:
Deadbytruth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
beautiful silhouette, it works on so many levels :D
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for the favourite-list additions: I appreciate it.
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xenagurl750 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
such an entertaining photograph, i like how you can just barely make out the silhouette of the guy in the background who's walking away :nod:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it. I'll have to tell her that you think she's a guy, though. :lol:
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xenagurl750 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
:omg: but but but....
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Photographer
But me no buts. :bucktooth:
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:iconlaaura:
laaura Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Thats' so beautiful! These lines are so delictaes and this composition is incredible! :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconevanesces:
evanesces Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
*stunningly beautiful piece
*great work, very creative
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for the favourite-list addition. I appreciate it.
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:iconpaintspills:
paintspills Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Photographer

:aww:
hey! featured you art here: [link]
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Photographer
Groovy: thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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:iconpaintspills:
paintspills Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Photographer
awesome, you're most welcome.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You and your wonderful photos. It is a joy to find them in my inbox.
even... a month late... yes.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Student Photographer
:B

Thank-you for that.
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:iconlaughingastarael:
LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome :D
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:iconnielso:
Nielso Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
its really amazing very nice :) :+fav:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for adding this to your favourites. It's appreciated.
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perception-obscure Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
This piece is featured here ---> [link]
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Student Photographer
Thankyou muchly for that, it's appreciated.
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perception-obscure Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
No problem :)
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RedupReda Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
:wave: I've been featured U, I hope U dont mind :) [link]
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student Photographer
I don't mind at all. Thankyou muchly. :D
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RedupReda Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
:)
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RedupReda Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
waw 4 sec..
nice...
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