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The Couch - Final Cut by kharax The Couch - Final Cut by kharax
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Not to talk...

But to watch...

But to feel...

But to be immersed into silence...

Is sometimes all we need...

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Best Regards and :heart:

Idris Can Koç

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A wonderful piece, and beautifully saturated.
'The Couch' is surreal, interesting, open, and stirring all at the same time.
Vision: Four Stars.
Definitely knowing what was wanted, kharax shot the image in what appears to be an abandoned building with a scrapped couch. The dog cares little for the state of the room, and appears casual as is curls up in a comfortable huddle on the slanted object. It'd be interesting to see more photos of this place; I've always had a thing for dusty, half-lit rooms.
Originality: Four and a half Stars.
It looks like something fresh from a painting, to be sure. Can't say I've seen much like it before. Would it fall under the interior category, or animals? Or even a commercial shot for some kind of anti-abandonment charity. There are so many things this shot could be, but it is definitely something different.
Technique: Four Stars.
Sorry, but ISO400 had no place here. The room seems badly lit, yes, but bumping it down to ISO100 wouldn't have harmed the shutter speed too badly, judging from the f/5.0 used. Maybe it would have taken it from 1/3rd of a second over to 1 and a half, perhaps two seconds tops. A dog in rest doesn't move too much, and it wouldn't have been too hard to get it back up there even if it did. (A cat would've been a completely different matter.) The saturation seems like something out of a roll of film, which I absolutely adore, and compliments the picture to no end.
The picture remains fitting with the rule of thirds as well, which works big time and brings me to impact.
Impact: Four Stars.
With the flowing lines and square movement throughout the image, (as well as secret hidden details such as the dust and rocks) coupled with the incredible hues and tonality, it hits hard visually and really completes itself. This is a work of art, and I would change nothing about the set-up of the scene.
Keep up the good work.
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured at Spread Some DA Love, No. 52 [link]
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Kathersis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
šok gzl, harika renkler..
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kasys Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic
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kharax Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
:) Thank you, it's a pleasure to hear this from you
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random-victory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
WOW ....
amazing work...:love:
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kharax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
:) Thank you very much...

:heart:
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BanMag Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Quite Unbelievable, very good composition, an intelligent it is that authored this!
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kharax Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I'm happy to see you think this way, dear friend :)

Thank you for the time and thoughts you have given, they are both much appreciated.

Regards,

Idris
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BanMag Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome
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DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
wow..amazing!
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kharax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thank you :)
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great work, i like the mood.
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kharax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
:) :heart:
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AmyLeeRose Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
aww poor dog :heart:
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kharax Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
:(

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AmyLeeRose Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
:(
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Anupthra Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Génial! ;)
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taylor-heath Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Oh my god pretty.
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fairylale Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
amazing
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featKae Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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kapt73 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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Arline Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009   Photographer
cok guzel
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The-ScaredCrow-Riots Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This almost looks like the scene (not to be the guy to point this of all things out but) from Paramore's Emergency video. Still, it's quite a nice shot. The colors work extremely well. However, the dog seems unnoticeable in his surroundings, becoming just an empty fixture in an otherwise powerful shot. I really like the dustiness though.
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kharax Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Thank you for this detailed comment.

I've never listened to or watched Paramore before, but after reading your comment I was curious and watched "Emergency".

I think you are referring to the All We Know Is Falling album and the 4 minute clip of Emergency. Well all I found was that.

I would be happy if I found this concept in the clip but I saw almost nothing that is even related to my photo.

Well yes, there are some worn-out buildings and furniture in some shots, but I believe this photo refers to and shows something else.

For the ones who are interested, by the way, this is the link to the video:

[link]

For me, the dog is just an addition to the overall ambience and atmosphere. This was not a studio shot, it was, in fact a spontaneous shot.

I would really want to see Adriana Lima on that couch, lying exactly like the dog, dressed like Hayley from Paramore in the Emergency video you mentioned, but alas :)

Good video and good music, though, that's for sure and thank you for your encouraging words.

Cheers
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Myarine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Beautiful colors and shot... so it's great photo :)
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alejandro1717 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Good shot, great colors.
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featKae Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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galipwolkan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot...
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Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
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F/5.0
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jan 1, 2007, 5:14:58 PM

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