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where is my mind? by Nilanja where is my mind? by Nilanja
I often feel the urge to take a picture even if I have no concept but the need is so big that I can not concentrade on any other things. It is only about the process of creating you have that need too?

Well this photo has been created because of that feeling. I think it is one of my better photos I took under these circumstances^^
Besides I do like the concept a lot! Even if it emerged durring the last minutes of shooting^^

The jar I snatched at something called hopping (read more about it here [link] - yes, I finally did it^^ and want to do it again!)

Please give conctructive critiques! I haven't gotten any critique for too long!


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Hi there!

Out of the four you posted, this one caught my eye first. It's a very ominous shot with a mysterious mood to it. It gives the viewer an uncomfortable feeling and makes us wonder the reasoning behind the shot. The refraction of the eye is wonderful and makes for a great effect.

Preprocessing: You've set up your shot in the middle of the frame. I would love to see this set up more dynamically with the figure higher or lower in the shot. Play around with the frame, if the figure and jar is higher, the refraction of the eye could look as if it were looking "down" at the viewer. The lighting is beautiful especially on the hand. Theres a faint dark purple line to the left of the glass, I think you should either bring that out more or completely darken it as it can be a little distracting.

Taking your shot: I would love to see a tad bit more of the body, my eye keeps going to the corner looking for an elbow. It could be neat to try this concept with a wide angle lens as well. I love the pose and look of the face here.

Postprocessing: If you edit your photographs in lightroom or PS, I would sharpen and bring out the lights on the fingernails a tad as a hook for the viewer's eyes to catch and continue through the photo. I would slightly darken the whites on the glass as it is overpowering and kind of traps the viewers focus from wandering out and looking at the rest of the picture. That being said, if you do that, if you could somehow make the eyes a bit brighter, I think this would really stunning.

I hope this helps! :)
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! So weird and a bit surreal. I love all your recent work
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
thank you very much :dummy:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:bulletpurple: Hello, your photography is featured in this purple color feature :bulletpurple:
Have a nice day :rose:
ElementInfinity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
The title is incredible. I wasn't very sure why it piqued my interest until I read the description, and I totally understand what you mean.

I love the idea.

My interpretation of the feelings you demonstrated can be summed up in the words ''Art for the sake of art.''

Which is something every artist should focus on in one way or another. Our creativity may then become captured in something more ethereal, like the image above. And our urge to get that surge of creativity our of minds and into something tangible is satisfied, while knowing that the best part of art, is that it never ends. :D

Very cool shot. :D
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
aww thanks a lot :nuu:

I like your quote!
ElementInfinity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.

Glad you do. :D
SouHkman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013

In the formol :lol:
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surprise, surprise! :clap:
You are our featured artist of the week! ;)
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