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November 23, 2008
These Walls by ~lAliusl is an expressive photograph which conveys powerful emotions and meaning. The obscurity of his face and the soft liquid water becoming the 'wall' reveals so much about our our inner selves. We are the ones who stop ourselves from achieving so much more.
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These Walls

The only walls that exist are those we construct around ourselves.

You could break them if you only tried.
But you stand there afraid to leave and afraid to stay.

This shot was inspired by the Trapt song "These Walls"
I was trying to convey the feeling of being trapped; trapped by your own perceptions, fears, trapped behind something you could easy break through, like water :)

I froze for this shot, the water temp was about...umm... FREEZING! -__- the high that day was 50 degrees F
The process was, set the timer on my camera - jump under the water - count to twenty-click!- jump out and cuss till the shock wore off - repeat
Summer cannot come soon enough!

darkened and B&W in PS
Image details
Image size
1550x976px 599.88 KB
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Focal Length
26 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 19, 2008, 6:15:47 PM
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Asoberprep's avatar
XxDarkened-FatexX's avatar
Wow. This is awesome. And i know how this feels, it is a good visual description of what it feels to be trapped by your ownself
ManExam's avatar
This reminds me of how it feels in chemo.
ActYos's avatar
the wonderful piece featured here [link]
peewee1002's avatar
Hey I am writing a article for PHOTOTUTS+ ([link]) and I would like to feature this photo.

I am just making sure this is ok with you? There will be a link to this piece so people can visit your work.
lAliusl's avatar
yes that is fine as long as credit is given.
Thank you for asking
peewee1002's avatar
The article has finally gone up!

Check it out at [link]
lAliusl's avatar
Awesome! Thank you for the link :)
djohn9's avatar
You get out of it what you put into it! Great self-portrait.
lAliusl's avatar
Thank you! Yes I think that is often times true but not has a way of screwing with us sometimes :giggle:
KellysGoodes's avatar
hahah oh how much an artist suffers for his work ;P
xJ0R13x's avatar
Your work has been featured in my news article here: [link] :heart:
FrodoPrime's avatar
thanks for braving the cold - a masterpiece - almost like a mime - love that sheet of water in the foreground - powerful composition and title
robinpika's avatar
this goes to my fave :) :):)
FilmCreature's avatar
Yeah, actually, that was my very first submission lol. Woah, I hope you don't think I'm saying you copied me or anything! It was just the first thing that came to mind when I saw this beautiful thing! Awesome work.
Here's the poem: [link] (hope you like)
FilmCreature's avatar
This reminds me ridiculously of a poem I wrote once...
lAliusl's avatar
you got it posted anywhere?
FaMz's avatar
Your photograph has been featured in Conceptual Features Vol.1

Sonrie-mucho's avatar
Amazing shot. And sometimes, you don't feel like trying and the walls just cave in even more.
FroznFlame's avatar
I suspected that it related with Trapt in some way.

I like the concept.
TheAphelion's avatar
I :heart: Trapt, they have fantastic songs and lyrics.
You executed the concept beautifully :)
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