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The Deliquescing of Life

By TylerReitan
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A daily deviation? Thank you so much guys, ever since I started doing photo manipulations I have been working hard to try to get one of these. It means a lot to me and I can't thank you guys enough :)

This piece has a lot of meaning in it and it can be interpreted in many different ways. Let me know what it means to you! I'd love to hear it :D

A surreal photo manipulation that I just made, hope you guys like it! Let me know what you think!

Chapter 2 in the surrealistic chapters of life: The Malignancy of Life by TylerReitan

Dead Branches Stock
Precut: Realistic Heart
bubble stock
Branch Frame 02
Fog on the Dordogne river 09
Human Infant 0r Fetus
Image details
Image size
5000x3333px 8.91 MB
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 11, 2014, 8:05:56 AM
Sensor Size
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Talk about impact!

From the bagged dripping head to the twins and to the eeire background it certains creates a wow factor and pulls you in for another look to see what else can be seen.

The opposite thoughts around a male character and the carrying of twins is an interesting composition and certainly makes for another talking point. I especially like the colour brought into the piece in this area and certainly draws you in.

Areas for suggestions are on the mans arm (his right but our left when looking straight on) you can clearly see just above the elbow the photoshop effect used to create the drip effect and a little more retouching here would have removed this. I would also suggest that the branches directly behind the character could have been improved a little by taking into account a more accurate reflection in the water behind but that is just a minor point.

Great work and much deserved daily deviation.

Thanks for sharing!
TylerReitan's avatar
Thank you so much for your critique! It means a lot to me and I appreciate the suggestions along with the kind words :D
White-Bearded-Man's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow. This is very thought provoking, and imaginative. I really enjoy the dark nature of the piece, with the violet light emanating from the middle, making an excellent focus point for the piece. The melting of the human is done very well, and shows that living life and making life takes a lot out of a person, or at least, that's what I got from it.

I like the fact that you made the person modern, making the piece very relateable. Even being able to tell the person is modern is great on its own. The sack on his/her head adds a very cool effect, and can be interpreted different ways, making it imaginable. The scenery behind is gorgeous and just adds to the feeling of the piece, especially since it's black and white.

And finally, the twin fetuses in the stomach. Very awesome. Not only is the symmetry well done, but the feeling of them surrounding the heart and touching it adds for a wonderful image. The colour is also nice, since it seems to be emanating from the heart, and illuminating the fetuses, as if they were hidden in the shadows.

All in all, an excellent piece, from being visually stunning to thought provoking. I absolutely love this piece, and the fact that it's a Daily Deviation should be proof enough. Well Done!
TylerReitan's avatar
Thank you very much! I really appreciate your critique and your kind words :D Very well thought out and written.
White-Bearded-Man's avatar
Hey no problem man. I really enjoyed the piece!
wee-jock's avatar
A very dark and thought provoking piece and where I agree with almost everything you said, I have just one question; what makes the person 'modern'?
White-Bearded-Man's avatar
Just the clothing the person is wearing. The grey shorts and grey tee make him seem like he's from the 21st century. I didn't do an excellent job of explaining that hahaha.
wee-jock's avatar
Yes, I see what you mean. I do that all the time.
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This speaks to me because I am a twin. Our father was an outlaw biker, he had some mental issues, suffered trauma, and was a sex addict. He was an artist and very charming. Some of the good and bad were passed to us. He lived in a trailer with the woman that he cheated on my mom with. When we saw him he took us out to rural areas and swampy areas often for outdoor recreation. He was as good of a father as he could be to my twin and me. I think we helped warm the embers of his heart. Though, he had been lost in the woods of his vices for a long time. This is a beautiful piece of art! Nice detail.

freestrike2's avatar
This is wicked man.
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Thank you very much! :D
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Thank you very much! :D
SergoMabuze's avatar
great work my friend
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Thank you very much! :D
Ashoof's avatar
reminds me of f.e.a.r. 2. alma lives!
SL-PhotographySWE's avatar
This is purely amazing in every way! :)
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Thank you so much! :D
kitkat523's avatar
WOW! congrats on the DD!
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Thank you very much!! :D
Pooper730's avatar
Un excelente trabajo...
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¡Muchos gracias! :D
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