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Exit to Humanity
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Published: September 18, 2002
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++ 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's avatar
hashmodai|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|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's avatar
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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achfoo|Professional Photographer
I can't take credit for the irony, but I'll gladly pretend. :)
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seriouslyshocked's avatar
awesome photograph... :nod:
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passenger-nq's avatar
Excellent shot! thats a fav
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lady-mercury's avatar
wow another amazing photo cool i like a lot your gallery:D (Big Grin) cya
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toe2toe| Photographer
very nice indeed :) (Smile)
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donatj|Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is sw33t
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fox718's avatar
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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budmedia's avatar
my kind of pic.. text is too large for me .. but that picture is very nice .. sexy FAV
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osiris679's avatar
SHIT! nice shot :o (Eek) love that light man !
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punkgurrilla's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
Great concept and again your title and description bring this incredible photo to life.

Very creative. Well done. =) (Smile)
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markus71|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|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|Professional Interface Designer
Awesome photo. I love the color and the use of white balance here. =) (Smile)
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aloraton's avatar
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's avatar
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

High fives all round.
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synth's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
fooooooo !

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congrats for the TOP FAV Kiss
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Zlatty|Professional Photographer
Very friggin awesome! I love it!
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