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"Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all."

We often lose opportunities because we've opted to take the safe and secure path. When we build walls around ourselves, not only do we protect ourselves from the world outside, we trap ourselves inside.

I prefer the unsecure path. Sure it's scarier and I stand a greater chance of getting hurt, but it's the only way I can live.
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Luvyduvduvisi1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Nice photo!!!
Nevareck Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Beautiful photography and words.
Box-Of-Roses Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Security: That's not me.

Nice pic bro.
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's a really nice piece!
I really like the many ways the concept can be perceived.
I love the angle and perspective too! :la:
Wonderfully done! :)
lag-starr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked shot of the razor wire!!
DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Photographer
:thumbsup: Great shot!
Fallen-From-Sin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the moral behind this picture :] before reading the comment, I was planning to say that I never saw barbed wire as a symbol of security before, but entrapment. Then again, I feel the same way you do about taken the "other" path.
With my younger friends, everyone wants to become something that has a promising, secure future or career instead of what they want to do. When people ask what I want to be, I say, "A writer" and when they ask what kind, I just shrug. This tends to put them off, because they expect to hear that I intend to be a doctor or scientist of some kind. But why not take the path more suited for you?
Nymphe-AR Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
So true.. love the quote.. love the details.. love the blades! Ha :)
AkaTsukiSakuya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just saved a proyectXD Nadine Gordimer, "Once Upon a Time"--short story, you should read it. It's like what you're saying.
ombraillum Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
I love the picture and love how you describe the concept behind it :+fav:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Professional
Very intense

Nice job
Nix0xiN Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
I thought it was a coathanger to being with or something ^^;

I love how your shots always have a story behind them. I mean, you have an idea, it's not just a case of "ooh thats nice, lets take a photo"
Joshi38 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, shot, I really like the focus.
AbbieTokes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
i like this a lot. i like pictures at more unique angles and i think this is really well done. :D
Xerox27 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Nice Shot and Gallery :)
Neutron2K Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
brilliant work. This has excellent use of Depth of Field to obscure all the detail except for one 'razor' on the wire. brilliant!
hamoid Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
Really great description. I feel in that situation, because I left my country and I travel around.
Some friends and family say it's dangerous. I think staying home and not seeing world is
more dangerous (for my head at least) :)

And great shot too... with the two colors... horrible that people need these things to keep others away...
They are designed to cause bad wounds if you try messing with them.
anotherelena Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture gives me an amazing feeling, especially with the song I'm listening to...
It's exactly your description :)
Great job!
33xiT Featured By Owner May 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I love... :+favlove:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Teeslpscreations Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
Looking at this image from the left hand corner makes me feel like im spinning back in time. I just have this feeling to crawl though that barbwire tube.... I should think twice about that one:crazy: ;p
chromosphere Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful. the photo is as sharp as the razor wire! great shot.
AdriAdrian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
wow! awesome! i like the "compressed" perspective and the colors. :-)
kabrotti Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
yeah.. i have suffered for that a long time...
and a :+fav:is sure coz i like this :)
PyrrhaNaja Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
Nice picture. Besides, there is a colour unity as there are mostly cold colours, and the contrast between the blue and the mauve looks beautiful. But maybe there is too much blurred, it looks a bit chaotic I find.
"When we build walls around ourselves, not only do we protect ourselves from the world outside, we trap ourselves inside." >>> I agree with you. Too much walls everywhere, too much fence, too much barrier... Too much obstacles.
neo-the-foxycoon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Depth of field :Ddd
MiniMagicMushrooM Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Hello, i just started a photography coarse in callage and my knowladge on photography was pretty lacking - untill i saw this. i think i just realised what photography is - not getting people to pose in pretenscious ways and sound arty and whatever - its about capturing a moment that expresses the essense of life. I have never seen it conveyed more beautifully.
solarisdezine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
looks so much like glass, amazing capture :D
Abdusalam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
great image
Nihadov Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
KaiserTwig Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Something strikes me wrong here. I think it's the focal point, or presence of multiple points, not on a particular plane or line. None the less, I like the concept, and I love the perspective. Don't take my critique too hard though, I'm an amateur compared to you, which is why I don't post any of my photography on dA. :)
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i don't mind critique at all :)
superkev Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
without risk, life gets a bit boring. i hope there's a reward for walking that close to the razor wire though!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
there is, I got a great photo
SkippyJr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very good photo,
Nice angle of shooting,
I really liked this one.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
again thank you :) it was certainly interesting to shoot
Rockonteddy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
......... lovely concept and a great shot......... of course the word could need protecting from us! ......... the world may prefer us that way......locked in ! .........
Cheaster Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Malchitos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the way the metals are layered it is like a painfull flower.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
hah I never looked at it like that :)
radioPooh Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
I once tried to climb over the wall but felt my self falling backwards so i reached out only to grab barbwire .. i had to hold on despite the pain because to fail in the flight for freedom was unthinkable .. My hand bled but i managed to pull myself back up and over the wall

I would never let a little pain stop me from reaching my goals
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
oh man.. that sounds painful but it totally plays to my idea of you :hug: :heart:
ileana Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
EXCELLENT WORK! Really impressive! :)
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
scottb Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
:clap: this is great! Nice work :)
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you sweetie :hug:
iamshe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
I like what Ben Franklin said (I'm paraphrasing): People who would trade an essential liberty for a little security deserve neither (and will lose both, anyway).

Way to be, Moon.

The DOF is brilliant, here. Gives it such a surreal horror! :fear:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you sweetie :)
iamshe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
mholzem Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
I want a print of this.... now.
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December 6, 2005
Image Size
7.2 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Focal Length
85 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 9, 2005, 7:05:34 AM