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February 17, 2012
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Mother Nature by justanothersomeone Mother Nature by justanothersomeone
This image was a total accident and pleasant suprise. I spent about four and a half hours shooting a roll of film and due to deadlines I had to develop the film while running a very high fever. As a result I didn't notice that I had loaded the film crooked and I lost 90% of my photos. At first I was extremely upset and angry and almost just through the whole thing in the trash. Luckily I didn't and after a few days I came back to the negatives and decided to try and salvage something from it. This was the result. There was no cropping, burning, dodging, or other manipulations done.

Nikon fm10, Tmax400

Edit: My first DD :w00t: I want to thank RockstarVanity for selecting this photograph and giving it the opportunity to be seen across DA. I originally planned to comment and view each persons gallery who faved or commented the piece but that got overwhelming quite quickly. So I will say it here. Thank you to EVERYONE who commented or added this piece to their favorites. It truly means a lot to me.
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Given 2012-07-23
Mother Nature by *justanothersomeone is an intriguing example of film photography which shows that sometimes an accident can yield fantastic results! ( Featured by RockstarVanity )
Critique for FF: Even though I have never tried it myself, I have heard about how difficult shooting in film is, and how even harder it is to obtain stunning results with it. In some cases, such as this, a serendipity occurs, and an accidental image of perfection is formed, by pure chance. This does not, however, reduce the artist's credibility in any way, as they were responsible for the shot - and this one shows perfect exposure too - and for developing the film.
The form here closely resembles that of a woman's body, and is filled in with images of branches and other natural features. In a way, it conveys the entire idea of 'mother nature', to me. The fact that no manipulation was carried out at all is surprising - the lighting in the image is beautiful and the composition, perhaps by chance also, is very soothing to the eye.
There isn't much to criticize, really, but I should again state that this was a very happy accident!
Congratulations on spotting this with the cunning eyes of an artist, and keep on shooting! :)
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Hello! First of all, I let you know that this critique will enter the :FeedbackFrenzy:'s comment contest :)
May I tell you this is one of the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen? :clap: This was definitely one of the best accidents ever occured :D
I'm not a real connoisseur of darkroom photography, quite the opposite actually, ashamed to say. I know very few things about it, so I don't really know what to say about the technique itself. But the result is just awesome. The woman's profile looks very elegant and almost ethereal, and yet is so powerful, because she's standing up proudly, or at least she seems to, and perfectly in balance. This shows the concept of mother nature perfectly. The trees and the branches help this idea, they're like veins in the body and they are the body itself. The composition is just fine to me, I really like it, especially the square frame :) And I like the fact we cannot see completely the body of the subject, because nature will always remain a mistery for us, mere human beings.
You left me without any critique :clap: Everything looks just... Perfect. I'm in love with this wonderful piece of art, it has a great impact in my opinion, I truly appreciate it :heart:
Keep up the great work! :clap:
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nool2i Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
very cool
YollyMT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting *-* Clap 
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you!
somni-ferum Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful accident!
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Most certainly :)
Nunn6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I really like it! 
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Spring Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
m-gosia Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
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