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Looking Outside Inside by arctoa Looking Outside Inside by arctoa
Updated 27/09/2014 @ 04:30


Location: Whitley Bay, England
Date: 14/02/2008 @ 09:20
Light Conditions: Overcast

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85mm kit
Focal Length: 17 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: ISO-800
Filters: UV

Post-work: Crop / Monochrome / Colour Balance
Related items: "Everything Must Go" series





Looking Outside Inside is a track by the British band Anathema, from their A Fine Day To Exit album. I recommend both the song and the release to pretty-much anyone.

This is another recent shot, and I guess it's my own take on harsh cropping and abstract framing of weird architectural evolutions. There's a lot I dislike about this shot but at the same time it came out all right considering the morning was so overcast it was pretty-much dark and I had forgotten to take my tripod. I would like to take the shot again with a longer exposure time so I can shunt that ISO back down.

This is down by the sea at Whitley Bay, pretty-much in front of the old Spanish City dome. It's a ghost town these days, unfortunately. This is probably evidence of that: I was standing with my back around 15 metres from the shoreline.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Photographer
Many thanks.
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pulbern Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one! :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Photographer
Many thanks, I appreciate the comment.
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getcarter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Photographer
:thumbsup::clap: 
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arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Photographer
Heh, thank-you kindly.
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piskieheart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great subject!
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Photographer
Many thanks.
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g-heide Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
an idea of integration and co-existence.. :heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you for commenting.
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sunabora Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Photographer
Your photo has been featured in my news: [link]
:gallery:
:heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks, it's appreciated.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Horrifying is the word that comes to mind. I don't know why. My eyes keep searching for patterns in the brick of the door; not of the walls, or the window.
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arctoa Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Student Photographer
it's a fairly oppressive view when one is standing in front of it. The place used to be full of life but now it's rapidly becoming a ghost town.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:/ I'd imagine. Abandoned buildings generally give me the creeps.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Student Photographer
I might be making a series out of them tomorrow for a photography project that needs to be completed by the end of the week. The fact that I am yet to start it should say a lot. Ahah. :D
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahaa. That's pretty much how my pattern is when it comes to schoolwork. It's the best way ever.

Creepy buildings should make a great series (:
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leenik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, and for placing this into your Favourites collection. I appreciate it.
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Zekhezar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Writer
you make simple bricks look special =)
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, thankyou for that, and for adding this to your Favourites. I appreciate it.
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parliamentFunk Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I love the three different sizes and patterns of bricks and... I dunno... there's just something about it.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the comment, I appreciate it.
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limnides Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008   Artist
There is something very lonely about this capture. Almost as if you're viewing this as someone who arrived too late.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Yeah, that is what I thought when I first glanced at the wall as I walked past. It just looked like something that needed to be documented and while my depiction may not be wonderful I think it's enough to warrant submission. Also 'cause I need some damn evidence online of the frozen fingers I ended up with on a sleep-deprived and miserable morning. Hah.
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limnides Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008   Artist
I happen to disagree with you. I think this is a wonderful depiction of the element.

and ears, too. Frozen and red from being wind-whipped, heh.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
I could've done better with a tripod and a polariser, though. Still, it's moot now. :B
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marcello-s Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Somehow something that would not usually be beautiful is very beautiful here. Well done.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it.
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MatchstickART Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
That's a cool concept that suits the title. An interesting idea.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for taking the time to comment upon this piece. I did have a little trouble with the title but this came into my head and felt right, so I'm glad it makes sense to you.
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realitymap Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Yay a photo my brain comprehends xD
I like it. Mostly the emotion is displays/color.
Even if you don't.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, well, thank-you for that. It's not that I dislike it as such, I just see things that could've been improved upon if I had my brain screwed in right at the time of taking the photograph. :B
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realitymap Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
I'm going to London you should visit me.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
Should I now? :P
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realitymap Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Yep, that's an order !
We can take eclectic photos, I'm a spontaneous model :F
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Feb 14, 2008, 9:20:20 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
4mm