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Given 2010-07-29
Duel by =DianaCretu A beautiful piece of surreal work created by clever camera manipulation. ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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Sometimes the most beautiful of photographs don't need the most elaborate or unusual settings to have an powerful impact on the viewer. This photo is proof of that in that it consists only of an old staircase and two girls in motion. Yet the combination of the movement of the two girls, the lovely vintage staircase, and (stucco?) wall as the backdrop create a stunning photograph. The subject(s) are not so much girls as they are ethereal, fleeting creatures caught in a ghostly dance. The differences in color (the girl on the right with her red hair and pale dress contrasts with the other girl's blonde hair and dark dress) also contribute to the dynamic power of the photo - which is, when you look at the subjects, well-named. :)

The composition of the elements is also part of the appeal - the line from the top of the staircase directs the eye down to the left border, and then leads neatly to the two girls in mid-air. The ivy creeping over the staircase in the left corner plus the crack in the wall (upper right corner) frame the subjects perfectly, increasing the dynamic power of the photo. The photographer managed to catch the phenomenom that happens when light, color, and motion harmonize perfectly at a certain point in time, a point that can never be duplicated. All the more congratulations to the photographer for this magnificent capture and sharing it with this community.
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
This superb work has been featured here: 50 Exciting Examples of Action Photography.
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:icongolpista:
golpista Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
!!!
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:iconnazrin-polad:
Nazrin-Polad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Photographer
Nice
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:iconblaumohn:
Blaumohn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
You've been featured: [link] (:
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:iconhead-in-the-cloud:
head-in-the-cloud Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
Hello.
Your photo is taking part with our vote for the best picture of the week. :la:
Link to poll: [link]
Have a great day! :sun:
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:iconkillythirsk:
killythirsk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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:iconleon13th:
Leon13th Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
great photo
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:iconpeterle28:
peterle28 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
great image - very nice! Peter*
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:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly done, the idea and setting are awesome, this looks so wonderful and fantastic <3
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:iconmysts:
mysts Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such an intense nostalgia, I like it a lot!!! :)
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:iconfaddoush:
Faddoush Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
wonderful!
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:iconjog5:
jog5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Chapeau bas.
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:iconangelamichelle21:
angelamichelle21 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I love it! :)
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:iconmimpyan:
mimpyan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Bravo Diana!
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:iconjagan29:
Jagan29 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Very nice
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:iconshweta-rk:
Shweta-rk Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
beautiful pictures :) i've shared them on my blog :) [link]
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconjust-artist:
just-artist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Very nice.
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:iconcrh:
crh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: it!
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

[link]
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:iconzukimime:
Zukimime Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! ( *0*)
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:icontikii-kun:
tikii-kun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is really nice!
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:iconuituca:
UITUCA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
You have been featured on my page! :aww:
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:iconmichellow:
michellow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
luuuuvvv it :D
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:iconulaxx:
ulaxx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
fascinating
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:iconmutilatedaudio:
MutilatedAudio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured: [link]

:heart:
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:iconplastickheart:
plastickheart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
<333 i love it so much !
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:iconmichellis13:
michellis13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you have been featured :heart: [link]
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:iconjulian-m:
Julian-M Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haunting...
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:iconplacid9:
placid9 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here [link]
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Writer
This certainly deserved the DD, and here are a few :iconfireworkplz: to go with it. I put a :+fav: on this a while back but just now changed my profile page, and this is featured with the visuals for the month of October. I saw Hallween candy in a store here already, and decided to begin readiness too. The name and content of this is astouding and belongs where it is... out for all to see for surrealism at its finest. Thank you.
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DianaCretu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :heart: :hug:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010   Writer
:tighthug:
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priestessemma18 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
pretty!
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:iconialo-wa:
Ialo-wa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
This is very inspiring.. Do you mind if I feature it in my (future) diary entry?
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Ialo-wa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
so tender:) congrats for such a fine image:D
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:iconhouyin:
houyin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
featured: [link]
:D
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:icondianacretu:
DianaCretu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Terima kasih :love:

(one of the very few Malaysian words I remember :XD:)
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:iconhouyin:
houyin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
haha that is malay language (well, strictly speaking, it's not recognized)

you're welcome!!
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:icondianacretu:
DianaCretu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconhouyin:
houyin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
:D
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:iconohgenius:
OhGenius Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this picture.
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:icondianacretu:
DianaCretu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very glad you do! :icontoyhorseplz:
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hugoo13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great photo :)

carried in Cruzine: [link]
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:icondianacretu:
DianaCretu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's an amazing collection! Thank you! :heart:
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:iconberbmit:
berbmit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Mini feature here [link]
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:icondianacretu:
DianaCretu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Mini, but very nicely put together. Thank you so much! :hug:
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:icontillydotcom:
tillydotcom Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
This has been featured in my Digital and Conceptual news article! [link] :heart:
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Date Taken
Aug 29, 2009, 4:33:47 PM
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