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Suburban Apocalypse

I thought the title fits, and some have said it looks like something outta the game Half Life lol hey, would someone grab me the newspaper please!?!? :) lol I bet the people inside were like "what is this guy doing with a camera in my driveway!?!??"


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This photo is amazing! I find it quite unique about the top right corner looking as if an explosion is happening. Then adding the color and roughness to the picture just gives it that creepy old look. I also was interested because of the trees. They look as if the plant life can't be sustained anymore, along with the grass which looks as if the heat has scorched it to the ground. Just to stand in that area at that moment would blow my mind away. To be standing in the street breathing those last breathes before death hits us all. That would be one frightning exsperience.
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FelixFedre Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Lovely golden orange sunset! :clap:
YoTobin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Hey, is it okay if I use this in a single cover for a song I'm releasing? It's badass
chibikidz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Ah, I love the scenery and it has this indescribably beautiful aura that makes the picture like...POP! :''D
Chained-Wolves Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Too funny!

This picture is simply amazing! Everything about it! Fabulous capture!!!
Khaosprinz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot and a great Title for that! ;) "Its the End of the World, as we know it and I feel fine" ;)
GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant and very vibrant work! I had to feature you in Colors of Architecture. Thanks for creating such great work :)
AlisTaiRS3 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Its almost like you photoshopped this = ) looks so unreal, nice shot though
FrictionX42 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
heh, I have people wondering what the heck I'm doing with that camera all the time. I find it interesting that almost nobody ever actually ASKS though. They'll just 'politely' ignore me...

Meh, I get my pictures done. That's all that matters to me.
CinnamonFumes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
...points... stares...
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009   Photographer
You've been featured [link]
chernobylx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: Love the colors! and how the orange and red reflects off the houses. Really nice capture. :aww:
pihjin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
This is another fantastic photo.
Again the colouring is gorgeous...

I really must try more processing technique on my photos!
escape-the-dream Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009   Writer
I absolutely love this picture, awesome image, and i'm sure the ride back to the police station for trespassing was soooo totally worth it lol. The fact that i love the colour orange is just an added bonus.
Evrethereal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Really nice. I can feel a kind of heat coming off this piece.
Zombaholic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Very quiet for an apocalypse, course each comes in it's own ways
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Maybe they're all dead :)
Edgehead-1039 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
All your work is amazing, I really love this one!
WyrdWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Not to belabor the point, but it feels like one just stepped out their door to greet the end...
WyrdWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
I love the surreal feel. Absolutely amazing colors and stunning how they pervade the entire photo. Good title. I would love to see the movie that starts from this scene! That is, if I could watch the movie that start from this scene! :laughing: :laughing: Not exactly sure...
shindmeister Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
i really like this.very atmospheric
psycho654 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
It looks very apocalyptic! :D
hllmnjd05 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
I was the 6,666th viewer. Ugh, that's no good. But at least the photo is sweet! :tunes:
tenkeyspread Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
The sky is absolutely amazing...are the sunsets usually like that?
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
Not all the time, no, but they sure as heck can be!
tenkeyspread Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
We've had a couple sunsets like that...but none recently...most of the time when they are like that there is fire somewhere near...
kiwaka Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
where is this wonderful place? :P
Profcorran Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
I love this photo, it really does give the imagery of fire raining down from the heavens onto a peaceful town. The colours are just beautiful and the bleeding from the light source are well managed. Thank you for this inspiring shot.
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
wsell it is nice to know that you find my shots inspiring, thank YOU!
SamBinns Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Haha, well.. They can not be angry that you are standing in the driveway, when you were going to take such a wonderfull shot! Really, its amazing colors, flow... A gift for the eye, really! And still so.. telling.. Waking some feelings inside me.. I really like it! Nice shot!
sbrusier Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008   Photographer
emotional shot!
simon0108 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
totally wild :)
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
well thank you!
FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hello! This deviation has been featured in my news article found here: [link] :ahoy: Hurray for orange! :dance:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you!
FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Punk-Lives-On Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Wow, this really looks like something out of a game.
Any colour enhancing done to this?
Awesome though :)
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks, no color enhancing per say, other than what HDR did
danniefoley2004 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Sort of a departure from your usual photos - but still totally stunning! That you submitted it on 9/11 gives it more of a solemn undertone.
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
I agree!
bigpaganjames Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This image is stunning. The colors and shades really give it that extra Ooomph! ;) The title fits extremely well and even goes a step further if you look at the date it was submitted. I have to ask, was that on purpose or just pure coincidence? :+fav:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
thanks! It was coincidence with the date
DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's insanely cool, it really does look like the world's about to end! Did you edit it or was it like that in real life? If it was really that red, it must have been terrifying lol
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
It is pretty much dead on how it looked, it was nuts
LindaTateWilson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist
When I look at it, it takes me straight to Stephen King's novels. Don't ask me which one?
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
hahahah I know just what ya mean, it does have that look & feel
strangelight Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Now this is an HDR that looks all the better for being that way. Quite surreal...makes what would have been perhaps a beautiful but mundane sight much more special.
PhotoFuego Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Student Filmographer
It's hard to believe that this shot is real with those colors. Like someone put the sky on fire at the same time as the trees not having any leaves, there are no people around gives a slight feeling of a creepy ghost town.
stetre76 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
breathtaking capture, John! and very fitting title!!!
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