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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 something...do 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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:iconmcflyky:
McFlyky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! So weird and a bit surreal. I love all your recent work
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
thank you very much :dummy:
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:bulletpurple: Hello, your photography is featured in this purple color feature :bulletpurple:
Have a nice day :rose:
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:iconelementinfinity:
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
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
aww thanks a lot :nuu:

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

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

In the formol :lol:
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vamosver Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:bow:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
surprise, surprise! :clap:
You are our featured artist of the week! ;)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
no way!?! :wow:
cooooool :la:
thank you so much!!!
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KatherineReedKS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I really love that the whole head is obscured because it makes me think of a person with jumbled thoughts and can't seem to get on the right track. After reading your artist comment it made me feel a bit like this person could be you when you feel that need to take a picture, unable to focus on anything else.
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
oh thank you!
that's a nice thought! :nod:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You are one of our finalists of the "Conceptual"-folder in #Breathtaking-photos!
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Happy New Year!
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megan7 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Gefällt mir richtig gut, sowohl die Idee als auch die Ausführung, wundervolle Atmosphäre.
Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr :hug:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
vielen dank!!! :D

Guten Rutsch :iconhappynewyearplz:
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:iconmegan7:
megan7 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Sehr gerne, vielen Dank
:iconnewyear2plz: :heart:
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thestargazer23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:D
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done, good idea!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
thank you :D
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silvercrow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love the idea and the atmosphere of this pic.
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
oh thank you!!! :blowkiss:
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BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
gefällt mir sehr gut :)

Kritik? Puh, gute Frage -falls mir noch was einfällt, schreib ich dir halt nochmal :D
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
danke!
haha ok^^
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
danke Olivia!!! :D
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Nhadala Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Tolles Konzept :)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
dankesehr!!! :D
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tolagunestro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great picture.
I love Pixies' song also.
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
thank you!!
yes it is great^^
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tolagunestro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, honey. :]
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Great concept !! :thumbsup:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
thanks a lot!! :D
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:iconcrh:
crh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great outcome!
Bildaufteilung ist gut, und die Verzerrungen im Glas geben dem Ganzen was Surreales :thumbsup:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
vielen dank! :D :D :D
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:iconargolith:
Argolith Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mir gefällt das Konzept. Ich selbst hab meistens einige Konzepte und auch konkrete Bilder dazu im Kopf, aber mir fehlt einfach die Zeit für die Umsetzung.
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
danke :D

ja, das kenn ich..
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:iconsandranataly:
sandranataly Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hello Petra! :wave:
nice to see ur work! is splendid! yes sometimes we have that kind of need! and is so cool that u put in practice right away.. :nod: i normally write my ideas, and try to put in practice when i CAN.. (that's sad) :lol: no model available near of me.. so... yes! is too long..
anyway, loves ur picture it is like when we feel suffocate it or strangled for something! and our mind doesnt have a way out! so nice composition! :nod:
:hug:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
aww thanks so much!

yeah I write some of mine down too!
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:iconsandranataly:
sandranataly Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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selimkurt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Perfect
;)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
aww thank you :blowkiss:
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:iconsottopk:
SottoPK Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good reflectiv :)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
thank you!!! :la:
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:iconanother-ex-deviant:
another-ex-deviant Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i always like space in a photo pezi so i don't think it needs cropping out at all. i don't think there's anything i'd change to be honest.

"where is my mind?" ...exactly what i'm wondering right now. i just can't take a photograph and it's getting me down :shrug:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thank you! I like space too^^
Well just take one...like me.
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:iconanother-ex-deviant:
another-ex-deviant Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i shall try :hmm:
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:iconzouberi:
Zouberi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Photographer
Pixies... Hmm...
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Versteh ich nicht :O
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