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cold morning, the breath like smoke, he's just walking on his road, as we should
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kingwen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Artist
I looked through your wonderful gallery, which has many unusual and eye-stopping shots, but I kept coming back to this one. I'm not sure what quality makes it so interesting (I read the other comments to see other people's associations, also). Here are some thoughts:

First (my imagination), this reminds me of a Wim Wenders film -- it has that tone to it, especially "Wings of Desire" (probably because it was written by Peter Handke, whose prose also evokes this quality). It also reminds me of the Argentinian film, "Man Facing Southeast," probably because the man is facing away from me.
The square composition amplifies the doubling and tripling of elements in the picture, and that makes the man seem especially "alone." Two puffs of breath, two lighted "box" windows, two things that look like ashtrays standing. In the midsts of all this, the composition drives a beam through his head, right through the center of his body and out between his legs as a shadow. I can actually feel that beam all the way down to the middle of my left thigh.
The suggestion is that he has bought a ticket -- or perhaps he is waiting to buy one -- but figuratively, he is pinned like an insect where he stands. In fact, there is something very strange about the back of his head where his hair seems to be split by a shadow that emerges from the back of his neck. It's finally, at this point, that the energy of the picture works for me -- the man is simultaneously pinned and erupting out of his body. The setting then reminds me of a crematorium and the top of the doubled puff of steam suddenly looks very much like a ghost (with a face). It feels like this man is in the process of being figuratively "beamed up." It's a narrative about a suspended moment between life and death (which is, really, each moment for us).

In any case, this is my imagination at work. It all happens in a flash, and I tried to record it.
Many of your pictures have this quality -- momentary suspension, then a burst of cognitive energy.
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:

I'm speechless. Thanks.
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omnipotent8 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
seems so lonely. :o!
:)but i like it
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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davespertine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much :)
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TryToCatch Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
sancta simplicitas. i'm absolutely in love with this :heart:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks:)
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Unpredictableamateur Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
Smoker:P
like it a lot^^
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no no... no smoke of cigarette... only very cold in the morning...:) you see his breath..

Thanks so much
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Unpredictableamateur Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
I see I see :)
That's good,smoking is bad thing :/
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wonderful atmosphere ... simply gorgeous.
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, dear :)
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LouiseOdier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
tolles Foto und der Titel passt wie immer perfekt :)
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
danke schön ...:)
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LouiseOdier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
aber gerne doch :rose:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Schöne Aufnahme, Christiane! :aww: Auf mich macht dieser Mann aber eher einen unentschlossenen Eindruck, so als wenn er überlegte, vielleicht eine Fahrkarte zu kaufen - allerdings ohne diesen Gedanken wirklich energisch weiterzufolgen. Es ist schon erstaunlich, welch unterschiedliche Assoziationen dein Bild hervorruft ...
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
der ging sehr rasch und entschlossen, blieb dann kurz stehen und ging da grade wieder weiter los... aber der wußte wohin... ich hab ihn ein bisschen beneidet...
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Okay, mit diesen zusätzlichen Informationen macht die Szene auch auf mich einen etwas anderen Eindruck, Christiane. :)

Beneidest du häufig Menschen, die anscheinend wissen, wohin sie wollen?
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ach nö. nur da... ich wollt krähen fotografieren und die waren grad weggeflogen und dann lief er mir vor die kamera...
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
:giggle: Interessante Variation des Themas ...
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
die romantik geht hier an mir völlig vorbei. ich sehe einen eher rücksichtlosen und karriereorientierten menschen. er wendet und den rücken zu, weil ihn der postmoderne schnickschnack mehr interessiert als wir.
aber eins a eingefangen, die szene, christiane!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
danke
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
bitte
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Wonderful work dear :clap:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Just a human, like we all are. :)
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mhm
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Antmuzik77 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Looks like a very emotive piece well done :)
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much :)
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VampirOmega Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Ein wahrer Allerweltstag, obwohl ich eigentlich kaum Grautöne sehe...
Irgendwie würde ich mir wenn ich mich in das fotografierte Subjekt hineindenken und mich in dem Falle selbst betrachten würde sofort damit rechnen das da jemand einfach umkippt...
Und das danach die Kulisse zusammenbricht, der letzte Funken Sonne verschwindet und nichts übrig bleibt als die Straße, der Asphalt, die Zeit im Eiltempo verfliegt und alles sich Grau verfärbt...
Das Bild wirkt fast wie ein Film auf mich!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dann hast du Phantasie... aber das kann man ja auch bei dir nachlesen ....
pass auf sie auf. sie kann dir sehr durchs leben helfen und macht,
dass es interessant und bunt ist... und manchmal dunkelschwarz und
verzweifelt traurig... immer halt richtig ganz und gar... und nicht
lau und langweilig :) :hug:
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Great shot Christiane. I love the colour, light and contrast. :clap:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks again, dear :)
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
:)
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eeghno Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
nice crop, deep atmosphere, great shot !
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Wonderful work! :clap:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks again, dear Andrey :hug:
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MC-blue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
sad cold December mornings ... ! I like the smoke above his head :nod:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Martina, have a wonderful week, please :)
thanks so much :hug:
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