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There's a ballet being fought out in the alley

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This is my entry for the Jungleland contest at #DAZCreativeContests : [link]

As I mentioned before, I found the lyrics totally alien to me, so I knew that had I tried to capture the spirit of the song, it would likely end up a failure and a fake. If I could make it into a quick exercise, I might have challenged myself to do it anyway, but this was not the mood I would have wanted to immerse myself into for days or weeks. Way too depressive.

So I took Simon's suggestion and decided to take a single line and take its meaning literally. The line "There's a ballet being fought out in the alley" created a very vivid image. One that would have to be taken completely out of context, and would end up even humorous perhaps, which would clash with the mood of the song, but it still inspired me. And since one of the rules of the contest is us having fun, I went with it and did just that. :)

I hope it is well understood that I do not mean any disrespect to the song or the lyrics. I am not trying to poke fun at it. I actually like this line a lot. It plays on the juxtaposition of classical beauty of music, dance and martial arts against the run down settings of urban slums, which was what I hoped to bring into this image.

As always, comments and critique are very welcome.
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Ippotamus's avatar
If I were a judge, this would get my vote for sure.  Dark and light.  Good and evil.  All played on an urban stage.  Clear lighting and deep textures ... what more could be asked for?
Great picture!
E-Bru-Bilder's avatar
It is great. Like the Poses.
FreyrStrongart's avatar
very interesting take. Lovely posing and great oponents. I like what you did with that line.