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Given 2013-02-09
yucca by ~toistaitoinen is an evergreen vision of obscurity; a subtly haunting apparition captured with an outstanding quality and depth of light and tone. ( Featured by arctoa )
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NicPi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:wave: Your beautiful photograph has been featured in beautiful-blur.deviantart.com/…
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
thank you plenty. beautiful feature, well done.
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NicPi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:-)
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baterista9 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
:thumbsdown: Looks like a loading error from an old-school film camera. I had plenty of these "abstracts" over the decades.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
never thought of that. . . what kind of old school film cameras did you use? and what kind of loading error? i don't think i've never been managed to create such an effect by accident.
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
:iconbaterista9:
Supporter of :icontuftedpuffin:
That's written on her account

You have offended the offender... :D
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
what?
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
Vain, että tyttö tuli kaverin apuun.
Sen tunnuksen alla lukee:
~baterista9
Supporter of =tuftedpuffin
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vizshua Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I think it's kinda funny about how much people dislike this...

but... i think it's beautiful and truly "artistic" absolutely dreamy and perfect. congrats on the controversy x'D
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:icontoistaitoinen:
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
i don't know what's the usual amount of disliking a dd, but i thought it's been quite calm considering that there's not an easy, concrete target you can look at. i think there's a lot of people who just politely kept their mouth shut for the couldn't come up with anything nice to say. also probably quite many kept their mouths shut and just liked the picture.
in the world there's just water, food, sleep and love that every one wants and likes. . and even from those you can have a debate.
any kind of reaction just shows that there's something that made an impression. and each and every one has their own reactions. .
thank you. it's possible that controversy is in my genes, so it comes out quite naturally.
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offermoord Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I see the bit of Yucca, but that's all I can identify...
I can imagine abstract organic, female, somewhat erotic shapes, but that's probably my own interpretation...
Anyhow, great work!
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:icontoistaitoinen:
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
if you see it, then it's there.
i tend to see feminine and erotic shapes all around me so i'm not surprised if those forms finds their way on the film as well.
thank you.
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sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:icontoistaitoinen:
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
quite.
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Illusional-Magpie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous!
I love when photographers take a more abstract look at common items.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
thank you.
i share your passion on that matter. it's the best feedback to hear people guessing what's the picture about. and still liking it. that's when i think i've succeeded on it.
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Illusional-Magpie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
And in my opinion, as others stated above me, I see feminine and erotic shapes as well, even before you mentioned them. The whole image appears soft and warm to me, and is so nice on the eyes.
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Photographer
For the ones which reality isn't limited by sharpness...

It's strange when we think.
Our perception of the reality is limited, directed, leaded by very few senses, if one sense is starting to be distorted, the way we see, feel, perceive, the universe get changed. Is it more real? Is it less real? The perception, the illusion only are just changing, the universe will stay untouched.

This photography of a yucca proves it.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
quite a lot of responsibility for one picture. . .
i was bit tempted of taking this in to a discussion of morale and other imaginative, abstract matters, but i've had that too much lately so i just agree with you. . .
are you coming to maria's exhibition next week?
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Photographer
Your picture is just a witness, not the responsible, the optical rules, which you've used, are responsible.
I'm afraid I won't come on tuesday, it's never easy during the week.
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Photographer
Oh! Congrats amigo! :clap:
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:icontoistaitoinen:
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
plenty gracias. yet again plenty congrats for birthday. i trust you had a party like there's no tomorrow.
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Photographer
ei ihan
I had to meet clients the day after... ;)
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Thepandagamer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the mystery and uniqueness in this photo. Ignore the people who are saying this isn't DD worthy. A good photographer can take a picture of something magnificant, but a great one can take a picture of anything, and MAKE it magnificant. You, my friend, have done just that.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
very kind words. . and i share your opinion that a great photographer can take an excellent capture from whatever.
on the subject whether i'm a great photographer or not, my opinion changes every now and then. sometimes i'm not only great but the greatest. and sometimes everything is just shit and i should have my hands cut off for taking these shitty pictures. . . now i'm too tired to have an opinion about it, but i'm glad to hear that you were able to find uniqueness and mystery from this picture.
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limnides Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Artist
The tones are magnificent. The way they subtly shift from blues to oranges as they move throughout the composition are an absolute delight for the eye. There's a wonderful warmth here that I enjoy -- like a sleepy summer morning.
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:icontoistaitoinen:
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
i agree with you. the reason why i submit this picture in the first place was that i simply liked the colors and the tones and the softness of the picture.
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molzography Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
glad you like it.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Writer
I love this composition. The contrast and the colors give me a feeling of calmness, and yet, the jagged edges lead me to feel as though something is off, or wrong. I love this piece. As a writer, I'm always looking for subtle inspirations and indeed, I found it here in this work. I know a lot of people on deviantart aren't too fond of abstract photography, (and I'm not always intrigued by it either so I'm not picking on anyone here) but I think this piece is beautiful, and totally deserving of the DD it has received. I'm sure plenty would disagree and have let you know, which is why I decided to share my thoughts as well. I feel as though an artist should get both negative and positive feedback when given an award or attention, so I'm just here to let you know that while your piece is "DD controversial", I believe it is still quality. Great work.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
deserving this or that is a bit strange thought to me but i can't deny that i'm flattered from the attention. and i appreciate the time and effort you've put in commenting this pice. i'm glad to hear that there's something for you to get inspired. if you want i can make a copy for you. just tell me what size and where you want it.
thank you for your kind words.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Writer
Oh I couldn't, even though I would really love to. I don't believe my mother would allow you to send me the print! Thank you so much though, it means a lot. Your work is brilliant.
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RyuuseiSoul Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours are nice, but there's no focus in the composition at all. There should be SOMETHING that our eyes are directed to, and that should be nice and sharp.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
there isn't a focus, so there shouldn't. .
it's not soft by accident -not that it matters. . - it's soft because i thought it looks better soft. there's quite plenty of sharp pictures. if you prefer it that way, i'd suggest that you focus your attention to those.
glad you at least like the colors. .
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Writer
Not really. In this piece and my humble opinion, the colors and contrast are beautiful, and if something was focused, it would ruin the entire composition.

However, if this was not an abstract/surreal photography piece, I would agree tremendously.
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tuftedpuffin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Yet another blurry picture of nothing getting a DD...
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ObliviousDoll Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah..I can't make out anything either =/
Just...Blurry.
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Photographer
Can't you percept anything out from this blur? Don't the harmony between shades, between colors, the softness, bring anything to your mind? A state of mind? Abstract isn't about showing something figurative, but states of mind :)
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
". . .i'm not bitter, i just like to complain. . ."
jenny wilson - can't remember the song (but she's awesome so it doesn't hurt if you go through all of her songs. . )
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BadgerN00b Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What is this supposed to be?

Abstract photo or not, this doesn't seem even close to worthy of a DD.

You have so many better photos that are incredible, fantastic, and so much more deserving.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
the plant called yucca. . ([link])
i have to say that i also think that i have better photographs than this, but i'm still very grateful for the attention. i have to admit it's flattering. so i really don't care which picture is it. .
this is my fifteen minutes
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BadgerN00b Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah.

I still don't see much of a resemblance.

But you are right, this is your fifteen minutes. Sorry if I came across a bit harsh.
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
that's why it's fare to call it abstract. i guess...

it's only refreshing to have something else than nice and beautiful. . . not that i'd be any better at giving feedback. . . usually it's just so much more simple and easy just say nice than stop to think why i think it's nice or beautiful. . it's not much of a feedback, because what can you say but thanks?
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BadgerN00b Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very valid points.
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martaraff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
:D CONGRATS! :clap: :boogie: :party:
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:icontoistaitoinen:
toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thank you plenty
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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toistaitoinen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thank you, you too.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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bolendokoranes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like that style of abstract photos !! bravo! nice colors .. :)
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