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Urbanidea

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You hide your feeling well
You speak only when needed
You look at me only if you must
You only see what you can't ignore

You hit the lights at ten PM every god damn night
You treat TV news and reality shows as your delight
You probably forgot what I look like the day after we met
You don't believe in the concept of having a heart ache

You are all I need to leave behind
You are the poison by my side
You are what's holding me back
You are a tumor in my hey sack

I just had a huge idea
I saw it like light reaching from the dark
I am leaving this wreck of a home with you
I think I can find something better to do...



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What is Urbanidea?
It's actually Urban idea. An idea that comes to you just by judging your urban surroundings. Like in my poem, a guy that understands he needs to leave his life based on the metaphor of his wrecked home. The concept may be far fetched but I felt it from the first second I took this shot, so I feel strongly about it.

The shot is taken in Jaffa, Israel.
It wasn't staged or planned, simply found it when exploring the street and places there. I used a filter called "ND grad" filter. It's half tobacco colored ND (Natural Density) fading gradually fading, and half regular. The filter allows 2 more stops of closed aperture in the colored area (it's darker) and by that it allows me not to overexpose the sky above, and also adds the reddish color on top. There is no manipulation or extreme editing (contrast and levels).

I hope you enjoyed this short "trip" through my thoughts.
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Image size
850x590px 481.22 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Dec 14, 2007, 2:11:48 PM
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Sherlock Holmes
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That is pure magic!
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VinnyMartelloHobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot. And yes I can see this being an inspiration for poetry. As an aspiring career songwriter I can agree this unique location is a piece of inspiration!
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That's an album cover right there!! :)
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+1000!
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Really cool!
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Marevelous, simply stunning and beautiful.
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Absolutely stunning! It's fantastic!
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Awesome work!
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SwordandCrossHobbyist General Artist
I don't know what I can say it's amazing
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i like how thick the liquid in front is.
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vivekreviProfessional Digital Artist
fantastic .. :D
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Killer shot! Reminds me of abandoned-places.com
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what can say.. perfect
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I love this; great colour usage.
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I saw this picture in a video of Sigur Ros, I really like
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HeyPeople Interface Designer
Could I post this on my tumblr?
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DubleProfessional General Artist
so cool. love the scene, the colors, and that FILTER!!!
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nice capture. +faved
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