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Heart of Stone by misteriddles Heart of Stone by misteriddles
Brompton Cemetery, London, 1991.

The figure on the right is a statue on a grave; the figure on the left is my friend Jacqui. Jacqui & I were both ardent admirers of this melancholy young man of marble and moss. This is a salvage job from an inferior (underexposed, messy background) original print shot on Ilford XP1.

One of the background textures is "Italian Decay" by The Spook.
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centrifuge Featured By Owner May 17, 2003
I really like the feel of this capture, a feeling of lose, and silultaniously (sp?) triumph. The glowing background really adds a lot. Very nice work
enayla Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2002
Very, very beautiful - the salvage job was awesome, I must say.
casualtea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2002
To me it's more creepy and mystical than just simply 'romantic' as many have said. The background is awesome, it makes the picture tell a story like "AND ON THAT FATEFUL DAY..." or something. I imagined that the man had accidentally looked at Medusa, while the girl had not. bla bla bla great picture, +fav
akyra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2002
if you have one big enough, you should seriously consider offering this on DA Prints
eilidh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful imagery. As if it sprang out of a fairytale..
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rustajb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2002   Photographer
Very nice and a splendid angle. The image could be cropped tighter to the statues head to balance more with the tight cropping of the womans head. You did a splendid salvage job.
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dreambig Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2002
oh my goodness, i love this!!!! :) (Smile) You have some really awesome work!!!
preyingmantisgirl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2002
that's soo lovely
cyan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2002
beautiful expression (both the lady and the statue :D (Big Grin) ) and background. and the composition (or cropping skill) is first rate.....excellent job!!
bookdiva Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2002
Oh, sorry, forgot to tell you, sorry for me late response in replying was away on work related travel. Thanks for all your support and comments all the time.
We are all but a flicker
in the candle of time.
bookdiva Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2002
MR, thanks for sending me this link, yes I DO love cemeteries, and this is just a wonderful glad you thought of me!! I will be in England the end of May, can't wait to take some more cemetery shots when I'm there. I'm adding this to my fav, this is so lovely, and the remix of it is unnoticeable.

This is too awesome, just beautiful.
We are all but a flicker
in the candle of time.
kgcreative Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2002  Professional General Artist

Nice job at saving the print, too

:) (Smile)
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shanijill Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2002
very creative...excellent angle and contrast
Sometimes the simplest way is the best way...
;) (Wink)
painkiller Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2002
let me dream here of a freedom that will never be my own
if i do not pay the price of forever being alone
dark-euridice Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2002
This one is so magical and beautiful....... to my favs...... :) (Smile)
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corporatewhore Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2002
oh wow.. the pose and the expression is so beauitufl in this piece.

i adore the emotion here.
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2002
beautiful! loving, wistful, yet a bit cold- the tone is amazing and the statue looks real- incredible capture =) (Smile)
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scissors-hands Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002  Professional General Artist
great piece.
syncretism Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002
beautiful save of a shot..
...the tone works well to soften both the marble man and your friend

though, the thing which grabs my attention the most about this capture... the delicate expressions on their faces

it has that feel of lost love...
...missed chances and heartfelt regrets still wrapped in adoration...

*rambles poetic and chuckles...though honestly find this shot inspiring and alluring*
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moon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002
Really lovely and darkly romantic. I like the natural look of the phoo manipulation. Hard to tell where the photo ends and the manip begins. Great piece of work!
rank Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002   Photographer
great idea! i like the feel of it. i dont think i like the background...i bet i'd like the original shot a lot more. cool idea though... :) (Smile)
back2mine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002
i like the idea
raine713 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002
i like this a lot, such a romantic concept. composition is great.
axoneflux Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002
this is an awsum statue photo ive seen.....this rocks!
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mokar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002   Photographer
Great grayscale work here for stone and her heart...
digiladee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2002
This is absolutely lovely, romantical, all in a very mystical way. Good work on this!
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