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January 23, 2012
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Jan 22, 2012, 8:45:57 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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Well, first and foremost I really love the image. It feels like a wormhole (despite the fact I have never been in one...)! I like the fact that there are various lines in the image and the high contrast just adds a great sense of movement!
I understand the idea of having the lines guiding the way to "read" the photography, but I have just a simple observation...Did you have this image a little "rotated" on purpose? I mean, I understand the perspective, but did you intend the platform and the upper support of the lights to be slightly skewed? I'm just asking this because it gives a slight sense of "off-balance", "vertigo" kind of thing :)
It's the only thing that I like "less" about this, the use of the technique is superb, I really love it :)
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #13 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:thumbsup: :)
erene Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Excellent shot!
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
euxaristw :)
Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Φανταστική φωτογραφία!! Τέλεια από κάθε άποψη! :heart:
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
euxaristw pl!! :D
LaRoseDePetitPrince Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Your work has been featured in my journal [link] ! :rose: :)
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Anna-Gracie Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Great job!!! This is an awesome picture:)
johngiannis27 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
thanks :) :)
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