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Exit to Humanity by achfoo Exit to Humanity by achfoo
++ Exit to Humanity
++ (Behind the Gates of Heaven)

According to some, we approach a blinding light in our dying moments. It consumes, covers, and embraces us. It is what brings us to our next level.

Where exactly does this light lead to, though? If it's the entrance to Heaven, then this photo is looking back through the gates. Go through it and return to Humanity.


Enjoy!

* Smoothed out in PSP 7 *
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hashmodai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is a keeper. I love the idea. The words "light fantastic" are coming to mind. I always thought Hell would be a parking garage. I love the treatment you've applied to this one. Very nice.
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achfoo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
It's crazy (to me) to think that I uploaded this nearly 5 years ago! Glad to see it still has an affect. :)
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Dwarfose Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
interesting piece and nice symbolism
cant help noticing someones comment of 'light at the endof the tunnel' yet theres an arrow pointing away from it - deffinately interesting
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:iconachfoo:
achfoo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
I can't take credit for the irony, but I'll gladly pretend. :)
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seriouslyshocked Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2003
awesome photograph... :nod:
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passenger-nq Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2003
Excellent shot! thats a fav
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lady-mercury Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2002
wow another amazing photo cool i like a lot your gallery:D (Big Grin) cya
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toe2toe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2002   Photographer
very nice indeed :) (Smile)
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donatj Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is sw33t
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fox718 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2002
With the shot and the description come the classic "Is the cup half empty or half full?" question. However, it's gven to us now in a much more complex manner. I thought at first it the gate you pass to leave heaven because of that faint exit sign on the left. Then i realize, well that doesn't mean much, it could show the exit of life.

I have to say, the angle of this shot is really nice. Instead of a straightforward one that would have been done by most, you tilted it a bit wich is great.

Now, what i think really adds that small touch of perfection is that arrow. Which ever way you see it, going to or leaving heaven, it adds much more room for though.

all this from a parking garage opening. lol great work.
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:iconbudmedia:
budmedia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2002
my kind of pic.. text is too large for me .. but that picture is very nice .. sexy FAV
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osiris679 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002
SHIT! nice shot :o (Eek) love that light man !
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punkgurrilla Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002
Insane pic. I love the lighting. My favourite part is the way the arrow points away from the light, great symbolism. +fav
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evilfaeries Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002   Writer
you do have a good sense of beauty and art when you see it..
the light is nice in the back.. brings your attention to the arrow, and yes, as u said, makes you think
;) (Wink) i like it ;) (Wink)
Kandice
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freespot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2002
Great concept and again your title and description bring this incredible photo to life.

Very creative. Well done. =) (Smile)
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:iconmarkus71:
markus71 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
PS: "Moments Of Silence" = "Moments Of Decay", i'm messing around with the titles of my series sometimes. :-) (Smile)

PS 2 : I also do like that arrow... it adds something special to the photo.

PS 3 : FAV!
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markus71 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... i love the lightning! That light - for me in the meaning of "the end of life" - is something i like to use in my manipulations or photos too, like e.g. in "Reborn" or the last part of my "Moments Of Silence" series. Anyway, beside of that all i do like the whole setting for this photo. Great!
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splat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome photo. I love the color and the use of white balance here. =) (Smile)
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aloraton Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2002
there are too many words and thoughts to say about this piece... it's not my total favorite, but nonetheless, it's an amazing picture... captured beautifully... being that I know that the "blinding light" is natural to everyone, it's not as special as you say, but your words express this work better than anything I could think of... good job nate... love it! Nod
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meta4 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

High fives all round.
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synth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Excellent photo. And I'm sure you've heard that alot throughout your past 64 comments, but hey, it's the truth. Only critisizm I have is that I don't care for how wavy the lines are near the bottom/center.
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goteki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
haha, damn right enjoy, cause I freakin do. This is beyond perfect. Flawless, amazing, magical, phenomenal? Keep up the good work man, this looks great.
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pattsy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
fooooooo !

Heart

congrats for the TOP FAV Kiss
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Zlatty Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002  Professional Photographer
Very friggin awesome! I love it!
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ryanpm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Damn! That's a great picture. I'm guessing this made it to top favs as well :D (Big Grin) Congrats, I love it. Here add another +fav
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pooda Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Beautiful.. I love the lighting... its so vivid and pretty.. great shot :) (Smile)
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joshbomb Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Go to the light Suzanne!!
I like it, but I had to read your description twice... If we were already in the light (Heaven) then wouldn't we be facing the other direction (into the parking garage/dark), instead of at the light? I'm sorry to be so trivial, because it really is a good shot.

love me.
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jototo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
wow. well executed. interesting thought, too +fav
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hollyhox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
ooh!! i like this a lot! very thoughtful and unique.
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tilstrom Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Great photo and description. :) (Smile)
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l0natic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
thats really nice
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movie-wizard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002   Photographer
Thats Awsome!

I like how you expressed your thoughts on it to.
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alphakx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
awesome capture!
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lumpie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002   Photographer
The photo is beautiful, and the description is moreso. (sorry for the basic- everyday comment, but its late and its how ireally feel) =D (Big Grin)

Lick lovely as always
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user44 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
:) (Smile)

Its actually looking out on reality from your mental state, the place where you feel comfortable (realm of the mind) is beeing shattered by the seering light that invades your realm...

or it could just be a carpark exit ;) (Wink)

either way, I like these words.....

Very nice picture :) (Smile)
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angeldevil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
whoa this is amazing! +fav
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ghostchild Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Great photo! i think the arrow adds much to what would have been a wonderful pic anyway.
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kampfer02 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
+fav
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kampfer02 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
its true, ive seen it in a dream
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chrisday-isevil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
breath taking
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danny- Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002   Digital Artist
yo, that glow is fantastic! and the arrow owns too! great job ;) (Wink)
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mas Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002   Interface Designer
woooow i love this piece!!!!!!!!!!!
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alterno Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
awesome shot! my eyes hurt now...
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getcarter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002   Photographer
a simply great shot!
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thenk83 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
i like this photo. indeed. i like this photo! :) (Smile)
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perfekt-defekt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
nice photo, the light looks great
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urbanparadox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
wow nice pic man!
the ligh is awesome !!
graet ojb kepmit up
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fat-asstronot Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
the darkness around the edges, sets up the mood well. nice work.
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infiltrated Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002
Ooooooh... *walks towards the light*
Awesome photo, 'foo. :D (Big Grin)
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:iconspoken:
spoken Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2002   Photographer
WOW... this is AWESOME!!!

great exposure
my new :fav:

the title is perfect :D (Big Grin)
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