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The Man of One Book

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"Beware the Man of One Book"
-Thomas Aquinas

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Image size
3512x2342px 4.93 MB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
45 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 1, 2010, 3:07:10 PM
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

From this picture I see a clearly present theme. This man appears to have clear set goals and intentions. The book titles give away the topics he intends to study or maybe has already studied. I imagine such a man hopes to use his knowledge to attain high status in his chosen field. The title alludes to a notion that a smart man is well read. I see a lack of balance though. He doesn't have any fiction in his reading list. It may have been intentional to convey the specific theme behind what he is to learn. He could be a left brained thinker and find value in only non-fiction books.
I think the legibility of the titles on the books was effective. Had it not been possible to see the titles the overall effect of the image would be lost. Imagine how boring this might have been if the books were generic or turned a different way. I wonder though why his tie isn't straight and why his face isn't cleaner. Maybe it is to show that he hasn't yet achieved the status he wants or that in some way he is aloof about the reading material. Yet leaving this unclear is still effective because the viewer's imagination is engaged by this observation.
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EibographyHobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this, i really like the way you analyzed it , that was my main goal when i thought of this photo, to give the viewer a minute to think and imagine..

I'm just so unhappy with the originality part since i never saw a photo with the same concept, well maybe you did, and maybe you considered the main idea is someone who is carrying something beyond his capabilities.. I'm not sure but i think the rating was fair.

Thanks again :)
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You bring up a good point about the originality part. I think maybe now that you said that it should have been higher. I've really only done a few critiques. So I'm getting used to the terminology that DA uses and how they are weighted.
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ArtbyGloriaColomHobbyist General Artist
Oh no! I can relate to those books!!! And that expression while carrying them! :S
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*-* i love it *O*
his face like... imsopniac xD bad english xD sorry
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حبيتها رائعه
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معبرة عن حالتنا و بقوة
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Niiiiiiiiiice :D
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ImmortalitaStudent Photographer
ماشاء الله

عمل موفق = )
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I love this! and i really like the quote too! :thumbsup: great workk! :D
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That is great! It's just so awesome :D
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3aishHobbyist Artist
great one :heart:
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AnimayariProfessional General Artist
Those books seems so heavy, but his expression is like "Heavy? What heavy?" HahahaXD Nice concept.
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ImmortalitaStudent Photographer
that what I was thinking about :giggle:
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i love it..
is it commercial photograph ?
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he's too serious XD
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