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Extinguished Essence 01 by Aleuranthropy Extinguished Essence 01 by Aleuranthropy
These next few photos are part of a series I titled: "Extinguished Essence" This is the first one and two more to follow in this series. :) :skull:

I was going to submit these to the "Still Life" catagory but I figured people looking for the "Horror and Macabre" might appreciate these more.

Feedback appreciated! :D
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Given 2009-04-08
The suggester says, "Extinguished Essence 01 by ~Aleuranthropy is one of the best still life photography shots I have come across in a long time! The lighting is gorgeous and the contrast illuminates wonderfully the details in the skull and books. Also allows easy reading of the watch without any annoying glare from the light source. The smoke from the recently extinguished candle adds wonderful atmosphere to the piece and you can smell the room and age of the objects". ( Suggested by KV-Arts and Featured by TanyaSimpson )
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AeterneNovusNatus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's brilliant! I think you did a really nice job with this. (:
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AdaEtahCinatas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :blackrose:
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FireDemon6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Nice Picture!!!
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PhotoPhagia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Photographer
teehee
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Shane-Bow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE THIS
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Melanie-Howle-H Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good I love it so much I had to :iconfav3dplz: and sen to my group :iconwhats-the-piont: hope you dont mind =D
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Dagoth11 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, like the black and white. I also like the pocket watch, as if signaling the countdown of life itself.
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MoriaLord Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured you art in my journal [link] :heart: Hope that is ok! :iconpinklilyplz: :aww:
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Aleuranthropy Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Thanks for the feature, much appreciated! :D
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MoriaLord Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :D
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ashleysbones Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I can almost hear/feel a gust of wind looking at this. So beautiful!
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eidrigirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is really KEWL!!! :)
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow! creepy and fun lovit!
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xSweetNightmarex Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply beautiful!
I love it nice job!:D
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RavynLaRue Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I just adore this piece! May I please use this in one of my novels if I give you full credit, a percent of the profit, and a copy of the book? Please, it means SO much to me!! :please:
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Lady-Symphonia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional
You were featured in my new article Deadly Inspiring: Macabre & Strange I
please support this article: [link]
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Aleuranthropy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Awesome, thanks again! :)
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Vuxtac Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not cool.. I saw this, I was going to go suggest it for a DD right away, but then I noticed you had one..
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amuhn Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
This is just too awesome!
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SerenaVerdeArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I posted my finished work :heart: [link]
again, thank you so much for allowing me to use your photo as reference!

Cheers
Serena
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ARCADIAVIXI Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Perfect... good work, I like it. :)
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hotnisfuneral Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009   Photographer
Geez! that's one awsome photo!
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Aleuranthropy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Thank you! :D
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Aeternum-designs Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
:blackrose:You nice photo here [link]
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caolyamo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Lot's of comment..well, deserving for a compliment.
Very Nice work.

Great composition.
can I ask a FAVOR, if you don't mind.

Can You make a composition of Black and white Image.
But more on light effect. Maybe the hero is white, I think.

The subject is, angel..
And dedicate it to us..well especially mine.

I'll wait it.

Again Very nice work.
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Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Wonderful.... :clap:
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raVen-MacKay Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Wow! Great idea! Love it!
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pxfbird Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love this! Into the collection it goes. lol
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MALLEfunction Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Reminds me of the background sets for old 90s Halloween specials XD
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dfw-boy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I'm really digging this themed still life shot!! It's wonderful how you captured the shadow play on the skull bones, and how the smoke coils into the air!

Very well done!! :D
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Aleuranthropy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Thank you! :D
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dfw-boy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
you're very welcome!! just keep up the rad work!!
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Asfodelo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
brilliant!
the atmosphere is just perfect
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SiouxPernova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
The lightning is lovely.
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MeinTeil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! It reminds me of a night with Edgar Allan Poe.
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Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and sinister :)
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Laurie4000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Gorgeous.
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EiDrianDM Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Amazing work!!!!!
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Caomha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Artist
Wooh sooo spooky but awsome!! I love the smoke
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CorpseArt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome reminds me of the tool album art.
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A7xshadowgirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I must say, this is a very wonderful piece! It gives the me the feeling of watching a movie, or perhaps reading a book in the beginning! Also, it looks like the Edgar Allen Poe covers for the stories. :heart: This is a very nice piece! I absolutely love the darkness, candle, and skull as well! I forgot to mention that it also gives that "antique feeling" to it! :D
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Dezhire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Wow, what a great picture. Perfect lighting!!! :love:
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squirrels-are-evil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful still life composure, with a simple concept
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ZhahiraRotting Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
:heart:
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
beautifully done
& such an inspirational title
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warren-wol Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
great lighting for a classic macabre still "life". it is exactly as you would expect it to be. the watch is at midnight. the bell, "that tolls for thee." the candle with the smoke, and melty wax. need i even mention the "Funeral Customs" book? expertly constructed and composed.

i do think it might benefit from some added film grain, but that is entirely up to you, the artist. i also would love a more interesting background, maybe and apothecary's chest of drawers, or shelves with "samples" on them, or electrical stuff reminiscent of Frankenstein. most of that could be easily "faked" as it would be beyond your depth of field.

at any rate, a photograph very worthy of a DD and my fave. congrats and well done.

now i must browse the rest of your gallery.
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Aleuranthropy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
First of all, thanks for taking the time to critique this piece! :)

I haven't thought of what film grain would add to this or even a more interesting background. Although, I'd worry the photo may get too busy but with the right DOF it could work, I will keep that in mind.

I'm glad you enjoy this piece. Thanks again! :D
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