A tourist, searching for spotted rays and some other tropical fish which usually frequented the feets of the long pier at night time. There were powerful spotlights on the pier, which turned the pool-like sea into an open air aquarium.
This is 1,3 sec.s handheld, so i beg for your indulgence for all the possible technical defects.
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KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-06-14 5:51
what an amazing capture ~ thoughtful & thought-provoking.
he looks so still and impressionistic in this light that i thought he was a piece of sculpture.
beautiful in its simplicity & mood ...
howladersourav (341) 2013-06-14 5:57
I like your frame. It is dramatic. I also initially thought as Kristin mentioned, it is a scupture. Good use of light as well.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Let us share our world to each other.
BennyV (13848) 2013-06-14 6:22
No need to be tolerant or indulgent in any way here, this is just superb. A picture that would make many contemporary artists turn green with jealousy. The figure has a Bacon-like quality in his degree of distortion and in his contortioned stance. All life is alien...that kind of feeling...superb piece of work.
The best shot I've seen on TE in quite a while!
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-06-14 6:39
"Technical defects?!!?!?!" There is NOTHING "defective" in this image.
What I am learning from your portfolio, Deniz, is to simplify; to eliminate all unnecessary elements and allow a few strong compositional components to work for you. Here, I identify two (or maybe 2.5!) that compose this stunning image.
There is the canvas of the green-hued water (artists will have a name for that color, but I do not) and its fabulous texture. (I am curious whether this was something you could see at the scene.) The mystical transition to the dark background above it, and the gentle sweep of the arc brings to mind an entire world floating in space. You would have been justified in titling this image, "God Surveys the World."
The second brilliant element is the human figure, and your genius here is the juxtaposition of his bottom half as a silhouette against the green and the illumination of his top half against the blackness. Yes, a strict analysis of the digital data comprising his upper half would describe it as "noisy," but a pin-sharp depiction would detract from the art here. If we could discern details, he would be an individual; reduced to a general form, he is each of us.
I consider the pier and its shadow to be the "0.5" element -- it serves to balance the black sky and support the human figure.
So I now have a goal -- look for no more than three elements in my compositions and let them work for me. Realize that >3 is probably too many.
As always, thank you for sharing this very instructive piece, worthy of contemplation on many levels.
macjake (57430) 2013-06-14 7:43
this one could very well be a cover of a movie, or the cover of some mystery novel - it just has that certain visual appeal to it.
its a scene that is unique and special.
the lighting is awesome, as is the statue like person standing there....in fact I thought it WAS a statue until i read your note.
very cool end result, well done with the handheld shot.
lousat (78427) 2013-06-14 7:54
HI Denis,obviously the details are not the best whit 1,3 seconds,but i like a lot your idea and your fine experiment,finally something to new to see on TE..ehehe...i like the carpet made by the water and the long time of exposure made in this incredible colors,very very nice! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-06-14 8:05
Heil, Podoba mi siê ta fotografia. Jest czaruj±ca i ciekawa. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
romanaa (7966) 2013-06-14 8:09
what you call technical defect creates a very cool special alienated atmosphere and adds interest, perfect composition, well seen.
subhendu_bagchi (25873) 2013-06-14 8:12
another nice hand held night capture Deniz. You framed it artistically. Not so bad (technically) as you said... :)
the light on water created superb contrast with dark surrounding, and the sculpture like presence of this person added dynamism to it. A nice work. Tfs.
Waylim (25362) 2013-06-14 9:14
What you have captured here is not only a good photo, but an artistic image with very strong mood. It is melodramatic with a sense of solitude. Depending on the state of mind, it is also a bit eerie and sad, as if the man is contemplating jumping into the ocean…The whole texture and color of the image make it looks like an impressionistic painting.
Really cool effect and it move me deeply. My complements. This goes to my list of favorits.
janraiski (558) 2013-06-14 12:44
fantastic photo which raises a lot of emotions and moods, perfectly framed. One of the best photos here.
jcpix (13704) 2013-06-14 17:34
Love it! This has quite a mystical atmosphere about it, a cinematic quality of sorts...in fact, the green tint projecting on this individual makes him look like a slimmed down Hulk. :) I certainly wouldn't be concerned with any technical flaws, of which I really don't see, because this imagery surpasses anything that would be even remotely distracting. Great capture of a spontaneous moment, with such enticing color and mood.
P.S. Received your e-mail, thank you!
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-06-14 19:09
what a fantastic piece of camera work and thought to bring out this amazing shot with great light and composition.i didnt think this was a real human.love the color.
mcmtanyel (14229) 2013-06-14 20:34
I like the play between light and dark, green and black. The tourist looks a little eerie to me, you could have convinced me that he is a radioactive mummy. I must congratulate you on the steadiness of your hands.
Nicou (124193) 2013-06-14 22:06
quelle image et recherche quelle vue et compo sueprbe captage et compo ce personnage qui et ce vert comme une nappe de nuages et le ponton qui se découpe sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Bartleby (13552) 2013-06-15 0:35
to hell with 'possible technical defects'...the result is gorgeous! Love this cinematic lighting. This is a photo that tells a story and that's very evocative and to me that's what it's all about.
olive224 (2719) 2013-06-15 1:15
Very nice image presented here ;)
The man is very strange, it seems to have a lezard skin !!!
A very special mood and a quite intriguing composition
I like it ;)
gojo (1769) 2013-06-15 3:41
You never disappoint!
This is fantastic, and probably better due the the slight blur. Cristal sharp would have been less emotional.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-06-15 3:47
I´ve seen this masterpiece yesterday on my mobilephone,but just now on my laptop I can truly enjoy the picture.
The scene is imaginative,as it would hide kind of mystery in itself.And this minimalism in colors-just turquoise and black,simple,but really evocative!
Definitely a pleasure for our senses.
And concerning the technical issues-I think it´s not always so important,as the photography is not always about sharpness and clarity,but also about atmosphere and mood of particular moment and place.
Wish You a great weekend
delpeoples (53417) 2013-06-15 4:02
Merhaba dear Deniz
You're kidding me! You hand-held this for 1 second and got THIS result? Amazing! I was joking before when I said you should be a brain surgeon, but maybe you should!
The photo is superb. Moody, menacing and very artistic. I love the emerald colours and the ghost man. He actually looks like he's from another world and that this is that other world. I like the slight noise to the image and am pretty sure that if you'd had a tripod and not broken the "rules" you'd never have achieved such an intense result like this. WEIRDOLOGY! I love it.
Congrats, have a great day
annjackman (20117) 2013-06-15 6:27
I have enjoyed looking through your excellent gallery and this latest image is another wonderful example of your creative work. The black and green give a mystical look and the solitary man appears to gaze into the depths. A favourite for me.
Kind Regards, Ann
Romano46 (18466) 2013-06-16 4:48
le tue foto delle Maldive sono una più bella dell'altra e tutte apprezzabili per vari motivi.
Anche questa che sembra chiudere la serie si fa notare per il suo aspetto metafisicoincentrato su una unica macchia di colore nella quale risalta la sagoma dell'osservatore che emerge dal buio totale della notte.
Uno scatto di gran classe per il quale ti faccio i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buona domenica
mjw364 (7512) 2013-06-16 6:45
I love this precisely because of the technical in accuracies - such a well composed shot and the figure is almost like an alien peering at a planet from space. Very original and artistic - I think this is the best shot of yours on TE.
wolf38 (31282) 2013-06-16 8:12
Hello Deniz. Light, dark. Black and green. Overall a great photo. Here, everything is reduced to the essentials. The photo has artistic potential. ... There is another picture for an exhibition.
ACL1978 (7507) 2013-06-16 13:26
Hello Deniz - I'm sorry I've missed so many of your recent shots, which are wonderful! I had to comment on this one, though, as it's hard for me to even believe this is a photo! The man here looks painted in pastels as he stares into the unnatural glow of the water. That's almost certainly the result of the settings and lack of tripod, and what's wonderful is that it creates a soft, ethereal effect that would have been lost otherwise. This is a shot I could easily see as a book cover for a Very Serious Novel! Fascinating shot.
PS - not to mention... handheld at 1.3 seconds! Incredible! I could maybe pull off this level of sharpness at 1/5, but to hold this that long is a work of art in itself.
willperrett (7424) 2013-06-16 14:52
You have my indulgence! The handholding has added something to the image, maybe the slight softness increases the surreal effect of the extreme lighting, and makes the man appear as a piece of sculpture. I like it a lot.
bayno (18342) 2013-06-17 10:23
the composition is great but what is most fascinating is the mood and edit, two beautiful shades, I noticed that you took to 1/sec and certainly without tripoid so... you were lucky and we too;) that the photo was not banned for eccessive edit... which in my opinion is an integral part of photography, wonderful job ...
ourania (32789) 2013-06-17 10:54
a fascinating and captivating image which has a powerful sense of depth based not only on what we see but also on the impact the darkness has on each of us. The vertical frame contains a well balanced work of art, the simplicity and fascination of the composition are striking and the interaction between the two colours is mesmerising. Your note says about a tourist looking for spotted rays and tropical fish but this picture could be a metaphor for numberless universal and personal themes. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Angshu (56060) 2013-06-18 6:09
As you said technically this may not be the most perfect, but then hey, who cares?
Here is an image of dreamlike quality with the sea like a giant emerald & the man like an alien 'mired in slime'
1 sec exposure handheld? this is surreal! Perhaps I should have learnt the trick when alongside you...I would not have had so many shaken pics then
Olrik (1645) 2013-06-18 8:48
Very strange. In this precise case, the "1,3 sec handeld" has a good impact. At first I thought that the man was a statue. There's something of a human ghost in his silhouette. Very atmospheric.
bona (13037) 2013-06-18 12:55
Technical defects?? I can't see it here. This photo is marvelous! Love the game of lights here and the point of view was great. Addin in my favorites theme.
Didi (57492) 2013-06-22 8:55
Very original night shot
Perhaps it was possible to crop a large part of the upper black zone
bisok (948) 2013-06-30 5:15
I would imagine what is gonna to happen in a second ...
a little scary photo and the "tone colour" of the photo adds another portion of anxiety ...
Great job Deniz
Noel_Byrne (25262) 2014-09-08 13:18
I have just come to this picture this evening, and may I say, what an incredible image. The setting is simple, as is the subject but something about what you have captured here stirs my soul. Thereis such an intense sense of moment here and I find it really hard to explain, but to me this is an absolutely magical capture. Although the subject is so totally different, this still brings up inside me the same feeling I get when I view the famous painting of Christ of St John on the Cross by Salvador Dali. I cannot explain how I connect the two, but somehow I do. Amazing image, thank you as always for sharing your fantastic photographic vision.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34269)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bona Favorite Photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-14 5:45
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