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Loneliness by Mr-Frenzy Loneliness by Mr-Frenzy
Have you ever felt that the world is turning its back on you, that you're all alone and not a living soul to talk to? Well this concept is actually more common than people realize. Often, you can find people in the middle of us, feeling alone and sad. Dont be one of those arrows that turns away :)

A really fun picture to make. This concept itself came to my mind after i was checking my cellphone :) At first i wondered how i should represent the people/mass that's suppose to face away. Well i thought about printing faces, but thats was quickly discarded. I ended up with the arrows, wich i printed out on 2 A4 pages and manually cut them out, wohoo, was kinda boring, believe me :)

The shoot was realy straight forward. I desided to stay away from the flash and use some directed light instead for a more moody feel. Back into Photoshop i straightened out the errors, fixed the picture in the phone, wich is a stock photo from sxc.hu, and smoothed out the texture wich the phone and arrows was resting on. After that i desided to go with the quad tones, making this a semi-black & white, with black, brown, light brown and white making up the major tones.

After a quick touch with levels and some general sharpening, the piece was ready to go :)

The picture was shot with my Canon 5D with the good ol 24-70mm f2.8L USM lens and edited using Photoshop cs2.

Shutter: 5 sek
F-stop f/16.0
Iso: 50
focal: 51mm

Hope you guys like it. I had a blast making it :)

Frenz
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:iconsoftcell72:
softcell72 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
this is a very cool idea, and it turned out really well
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:iconwelder:
welder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Nice conceptual piece :)
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:iconmissingthepicture:
MissingThePicture Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Idea!
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:iconthoughtfullypausing:
thoughtfullypausing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
I didn't get it until I full-viewed it, but it is wonderful. Its so rare that someone can come up with a good concept and then get a beautiful picture of it.
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:iconcesone:
CesOne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
cool shot m8^^
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:icontukan:
TuKan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
no words amigo :+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav:
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:iconludd1te:
ludd1te Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow - this just leapt off the screen even in thumbnail view for me - fantastic piece :+fav: :)
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:iconjusy:
jusy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006   Traditional Artist
I like how you used a cellphone. Reminds me of this survey I took for my health science class.

I found that what teens most dislike about cellphones is that you're never alone. Interesting how that fits with this piece... :)
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks for the comment jusy :hug:
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:iconteophoto:
Teophoto Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
Yes i like it :) nice composition and idea btw I have the same GSM :P
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconbreak-fast:
break-fast Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
the genius work i have ever faced!!! Wow this is amazing idea, definate :+fav:
Good Job! :#1:
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
cool concept :)
great composition and tones
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the kind words :)
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:iconjonhrubesch:
JonHrubesch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I like the pool of light. Kind of depressing, sad, image. Definately will strike a cord with anyone as you said. Very inventive.
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp:
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xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
great concept here man

surely, everyone, at least on time on their lives, will feel this way

it's nice to remind to never be on of those arrows :)
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
glad you liked it :)
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:iconspookehness:
spookehness Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
This is a cool idea.
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:icontonare:
tonare Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hey nice concept there bro!!
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ron :)
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TheLordOfTheDead Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
I think your hard work pulled off well. It's another idea and concept you've put across really well. Makes me more aware that I'm sat by myself right now :D But I do like it, is what I'm trying to say.
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:) glad to hear that LD
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Photographer
I like the shot man, cool concept. I'v seen a similar one with a dude sitting leaning to a wall with arrows going all over the place, this reminded me of it.

I like the toned dark area around it all, make it a bit more interesting to look at. Good flow in the picture :thumbsup:

Me and you share ( if it's yourse ) the same shitty dam phone :P.

Good work dude :clap:
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the comment lr :)
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:iconjaguarman45:
jaguarman45 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006   Digital Artist
very nice :)
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconxtrminator:
XTRMINATOR Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Wow, man, that's work awesone. Great composition. Sometimes i feel the same. But last time really often... So, i understand you. :+fav:
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: thanks alot X
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:iconlagohan:
LaGohan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
i like it!!! it looks nice!!
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks: :)
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:iconcramcomplex:
cramcomplex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
I feel...so lonely. Yeah I've been there...nice photo, and YES i know how boring it is to cut all those arrows :D nice touch on the cellphone, kinda makes it feel like retro-techno-combination due to the lighting and levels. nice work :D
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks CC :hug:
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:iconcramcomplex:
cramcomplex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
anytime man anytime
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:iconhalocin:
halocin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006   Photographer
I love that this is a photograph...its brilliant, and wonderfully atmospheric and moody.
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconmmm-aj:
MMM-AJ Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great concept on this one here! Everyone gets these feelings from time to time.

The lighting it what really pulls this together and makes it feel profound. The way the darkness slowly encroaches on every side of the photo, coupled with the circular composition, gives it fantastic effect. :clap:
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
the funny thing is that is has a spherical look, so i thought lets enhance it a bit and give the piece a vignetted touch as well :) thanks for the comment man
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:iconmmm-aj:
MMM-AJ Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
It worked great! Keep up the great work! :D
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Matthew-Walk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent work.
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Matt :)
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:iconmatthew-walk:
Matthew-Walk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I'm serious...I want your babies. '_'
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconmj00:
MJ00 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Student Digital Artist
great idea and I ahve the same phone :D
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*goes to check cellphone*
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconformor:
Formor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Many time, my friend :) Nice work on this, Arve! In the middle of a sea of arrows...
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