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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 )
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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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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconnool2i:
nool2i Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
very cool
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:iconyollymt:
YollyMT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting *-* Clap 
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconsomni-ferum:
somni-ferum Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful accident!
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Most certainly :)
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:iconnunn6:
Nunn6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I really like it! 
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
genialissimo
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
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! :)
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:iconm-gosia:
m-gosia Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
:iconwhiteroseplz:super!
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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:iconm-gosia:
m-gosia Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
:heart:
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:icontobi-chanscookie:
Tobi-ChansCookie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting concept..
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:iconnuttty:
nuttty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful! i love it!
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :rose:
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:iconnuttty:
nuttty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome! :heart:
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
featured in journal Cosmica Illusionista [link] :meditate:
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:icondalay-lamma:
dalay-lamma Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Very interesting looking "accident" :) As others already commented, it looks a bit like a multiple exposure shot of a female figure :)
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:iconragnar949:
Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice, luck is such a big part of everything.
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:iconcrookedthief:
crookedthief Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
find a home out in the wind
this is beautiful
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am really not awared it has a DD tillI am ıopened that shot...Well Deserved...:clap:
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome :D
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Beautiful photo, even more so that it was an accident. Happy accident in this case, and something quite unique. It's rare to find traditional processed photos nowadays, which is a shame, but it also allows for pieces like this to truly stand out. Congrats for the DD
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for the kind words.
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:iconmartaraff:
martaraff Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Feature: [link] *
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Very nice. Congratulations on DD.
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Happy accidents are the best! This is a fantastic result!
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:icongraphic-rusty:
graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love digital, its fast (100's of pics in minutes), it cheap (no need to stock up on film) and it is easier to play around with later in p:shop.

BUT I miss the sense of occasion there was when you checked the developed film, the fine tuning when making the prints and the strange and wonderful 'accidents' like this.

A well deserved DD, and most aren't :XD:
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much! I think photographic prints made in the dark room can achieve a much larger and richer tonal range. There is so many more tools and techniques that can be explored with film. Digital does have the advantage with price and speed though.
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wolfnipplechips Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really enjoying this. :) It's really beautiful and eye pleasing. Congrats on the DD and the amazing shot(s).
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much :w00t:
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:icondarkri97:
darkri97 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for a total accident it looks really cool,but what was it suppose to be in the first place? lol
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:iconboalyssa:
boalyssa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I like how it's called Mother Nature, because the smoky shape is similar to a woman's body.
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:iconstrangleyme:
StrangleyMe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At first I actually thought it was an incredibly intricate tattoo or photoshop. I'm glad someone else made the same connection.
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:iconboalyssa:
boalyssa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
That would only be the most amazing tattoo ever, haha.
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:iconkanna37:
kanna37 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, it certainly came out very interesting. It makes a statement all by itself, and that's what I call good art. I don't see much use in a lot of paint thrown on a canvass that looks like a kid got into the paint, but this... yes. Wonderful luck you had with this one! As the planet goes, so do we...

Amber
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for the passionate and powerful comment. As for abstract art, I myself felt the way you did but if you research it and give it a chance it has a lot to offer and you might be surprised at what you find in it.
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:iconkanna37:
kanna37 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Writer
I've tried, but very rarely have I found anything like that that speaks to me. In a lot of ways, I prefer photography as an art form - there is so much more that you can do with it. That's just me, though, and everyone's different. As for your piece, it was perfect. Circumstances like that don't come around very often, and it's for us to recognize them when they do. It's the truly talented who see it.

Amber
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for your kind words Amber :hug:
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:iconkanna37:
kanna37 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Not at all - they are completely deserved!

Amber
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:iconhanarosa:
hanarosa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks so pretty!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW! So very wonderful!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Accidents can be truly amazing sometimes - the soft edges are beautiful and I love the angle of the trees!
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you. The soft edges are certainly my favorite part of this.
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:iconhersley:
hersley Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Amazing!. Beautiful. :+fav:
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Radical!!! Definitely some blessed luck! Wow. I would never guess in a million years that this was an accident if no one told me otherwise. :)

That being said, this is lovely indeed. I for one, like the subject matter. I read many of the comments on this and some didn't like the branches.
Well, I do. Here's why:

The branches are a perfect counterpoint to the svelte curves of the border. They offer an understated complexity; this shot works because of the pairing of abstract and smooth, not in spite of it.

Congrats on your DD!!! :boogie: And for not following your impulse to trash the roll. ;)
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:iconjustanothersomeone:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Photographer
I completely agree with your opinion on the contrast between the curves and lines. Thank you for the thought out and insightful comment. :w00t:
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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