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Peaceful dreams by Moonbeam13 Peaceful dreams by Moonbeam13
Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.

This is my submission for the inspirations contest. A brief explanation as to why.

I've loved photography since I was very little but what fueled my passion to the point of pushing my 'hobby' into an 'obsession' was the discovery of one Joel Peter-Witkin. Please see the link to learn more about him [link]

Seeing his images in a gallery in New York, changed the way I saw photography. His images are real, they are stark and to me, they are beautiful. Not so much in what they display, because truthfully, most of what he photographs is weird, macabre and .. grotesque, but it is how he conveys these images that makes them beautiful. I spent hours in that little room, in awe of a master. One who could take the seemingly wrong, the misfits of the world, the darkness, and give it a voice, a beauty that I just couldn't take my eyes off of.

He ignited my obsession and showed me what power photography has! The power to evoke human emotion, the power to make people think. If I can evoke a thought, an emotion, a response be it positive or negative, than I feel successful.

There is a lot of passion in my photography and this man inspired me to push my own limits and create images that would open the minds of the viewer.
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:iconyokoky:
YOKOKY Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
CRONOS- all is perfect
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FindingSaro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this one!
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
where'd ya get this?
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is really powerful! i love the color balance and temperature. It suits the mood quite well It also provides a great atmosphere.

I really like the focus and angle of the piece. It;s dynamic and full of depth.


That's so awesome that he inspired you. dA has inspired me in countless ways, and Its more than a dream! :hug:

:heart: Lovely work!
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winnie-chama Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I love this so much !
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:iconjulienkraakman:
JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What a powerful piece!~ It does stir lots of emotion. I love IT!~
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Parcimonie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I love this one very much !! and i would like to follow the link but it is unfortunately broken ... if the website still exists please make me know !
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:icontrinit94:
Trinit94 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Great!
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:iconhimbeertraum:
Himbeertraum Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! this is very pretty! seriously amazing!
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Marylith-MoonlightD Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I like your works.
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Garden1988 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Honestly there are worlds of depth taking place, in a simple image, of an old clock... I love this place!
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ninestudioart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
What is the clock called or where could you find one? Very awesome piece indeed. The surrealistic feel of the shot makes me feel as if its some sort of portal to our dreams or maybe some other spectrum of the imagination that we have yet learned how to tap into.
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Writer
Shanghai! Yay! This is perfectly perfect. I love how peace is in between destiny and prosperity and how dream is about destiny.. wonderful.
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:iconmvanmelsen:
MvanMelsen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011   Photographer
Beautiful picture. I love the concept :heart:
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:iconpur3rep0se:
Pur3Rep0se Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
I love this! :)
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:iconmessenger-of-heaven:
Messenger-Of-Heaven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very good. It is so amazingly good!
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:iconi-kill-for-hugs:
I-Kill-For-Hugs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
This is such a beautiful picture... The clock is so pretty, too. I love how it just feels relaxing.
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beyondimpression Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very.. interesting. I love the clock... the blur is a biiiiiiit distracting though and would look better if it were sharper. However I love the concept! =D
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tsokoboscradle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very well said, I like the vintage clock it seems surreal.
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Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
if only the day were really dictated by this clock :love:
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PuccaNoodles2009 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
beautiful :]
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:iconandriandreo:
Andriandreo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice concept ^^
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:iconjoyb:
JoyB Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done picture. :heart:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconnemesis-of-the-gods:
Nemesis-of-the-Gods Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, very interesting. I like it =]
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconnemesis-of-the-gods:
Nemesis-of-the-Gods Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome =]
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Sparkus-Clark Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to wake up and work more often.
-SC
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gearspec Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional
Purpose and function.
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SweetUndine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
This is beautiful *w*!! I love the feeling of history is gives
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Mental-IllnessClub Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Great pic! :clap: and the comments you added went perfectly ^^
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Varalidaine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!

I must admit, although I love photography and people tell me I have a knack for it, I don't really think of concepts or what the photo makes people think about. I just like to capture shots that look pretty, because of colour, texture, perspective, or just a particular composition
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ValentineKills Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
What, exactly, is this a photo of? A special clock?
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Ailvayn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. Its peaceful, like looking at time and knowing there's no time for bad things, that it can only be filled with good things.
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lovesignal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
it is made in china :giggle:
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dolldelight Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Truly beautiful.
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femluc Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
wonderfull textures I liked a lot :D directly to my favs
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:iconoibyrd:
oibyrd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love this :love:!
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penskii Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
At what point do the hands come to rest a destiny? Do they stop there, forever held in that seemingly unattainable moment in time that has finally been reached?

Forgive my musings. Happened to notice there was a 'destiny' space on the clock.
I really, really like this picture.
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thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic :) I just love it! :+favlove:
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nativeamerikan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
that's fantastic.
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:iconharmina:
Harmina Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Very nice concept but? it remebers me! that i hate time! i think wy? so rush so hurry! and the same time i cant ignore it! :)
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zlaja Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Well you can feel successful because this is one of my favorite pictures...
I like the composition, the contrasts and the sepia color because it gives the picture this special something. And for me it shows how clocks influence our life and are our planners from the day we are born to the day we die and beyond.

But without philosophizing I just love the motive of clocks :D
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dendrology Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Nice capture ! Please visit a fellow Canadians gallery!
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OnPix-artist Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work !
I like it ! ;)
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:iconelolitta:
elolitta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Student Photographer
very beautiful and mystic..
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MelissaFindley Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Where can I find a clock like that?

Your description is great, but I have to say it's the image itself that speaks to me.

We don't take enough time for dreaming and loyalty and such so much in our modern world. So many of those concepts have fallen by the wayside, tarnished, and cast off like a piece of yard sale kitsch.
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waterspirirtjess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Gorgeous, and I love your comments to the picture. It' so interesting that you can both keep looking and reading and find new details or emotions every new second.
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silverrspells Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful... Even if it's real, it expresses more, it takes you beyond the image. Pure beauty.
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