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June 21, 2009
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100/599 second
Focal Length
20 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 13, 2009, 1:04:29 PM


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possibilities by phoelixde possibilities by phoelixde
abandoned dancing hall in Magdeburg, Germany
trip with :iconcunya::iconbrandybuck::iconeyelightzone:

Olympus E-520
Pano HDR

available as stock: [link]
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At first when seeing this I thought it was something which had been created on an art or graphic program, and it struck me as beautiful, and extremely in depth in its detail and macabre style. After clicking on the image to further examine it I was pleasantly surprised to find it was an amazingly captured photograph, the angle you've taken lights the picture in a way which draws your eyes from top to bottom and back up again, as if you were actually there, exploring this yourself. The grain on the wood really adds a sense of character to this peice, sparking the imagination into dark and twisted places, yet bringing the promise of something brighter from the shadows. The way the lower floor has a dark, almost twilight feel to it reminds me of the Underworld, realm of the Greek God Hades, and the rubble (I assume thats what it is) near the column on the far right, resembles the shape off a man, and seems to look akin to a spectral form in the shadows. And on the other scale of things you have light pouring in from the windows, and dispelling the darkness to brighten the night with a fiery life. At first I could say it reminds me of Zues and speak of some sort of brotherly meeting of light and dark, which it does a little. But the more I look at the shades and textures of the image, the more I am reminded of the God Apollo and Titan Helios. One bringing the others light to the far reaches of earth, engulfing the world in an unquenchable flame. And at the mention of Apollo, his sister Artemis reminds me of the nocturnal effect of the lower floor, the moon and the sun captured between heaven and hell, and the contrast between these two warring aspects is shown in perfect harmony in this piece. Truly amazing is all I have left to add. Hopefully this has been well received.
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Smoatsphotography Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Photographer
Okleta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
amazing! :D
CyMechanical Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mein erster Gedanke war "Ist das nicht das RAW-Gelände"?

Sehr schönes Bild :D
phoelixde Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
nein, ist es nicht und vielen dank :D
CyMechanical Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, das RAW kenn ich inzwischen in- und auswendig, die Treppe würde mir in Erinnerung bleiben *lach*

Falls die Frage nicht schon fiel: Welches HDR-Programm nutzt du? PS? Photomatix?
phoelixde Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
sowohl als auch ... hdr mit photomatix, post in photoshop :D
danieljknight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
id like to see a wide screen version with a spot that is barren where u could image just sitting there, or a old couch that would comfortable to sin on like u cud sit and contemplate in such a place
CrystalGraphic Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there!! :wave: You've been featured here: [link]
I really love the photograph! :) Please, keep up the amazing work!! :D :ahoy:
phoelixde Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Photographer

thanks a lot :tighthug:
animehammer23 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
there is so much scary wonder in these kinds of photos. likw what do you think is down there?
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