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Words of Solitude by NicolasAlexanderOtto Words of Solitude by NicolasAlexanderOtto

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   Time for a new ID from my recent trip. This was shot at Costa Quebrada briefly after the sun had set for half an hour. The lighting conditions really played into my hands here since the light pollution not only created a nice color gradient in the sky but also the reflected light light up the mid-ground I was standing on. The photo was taken by ~emats after I had set up the exposure and composition and ran over to the cliff, so special thanks to him.
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This beautiful scenery would have been agreeable with just the landscape in it, but the single man's silhouette (even though very distant) gives it a new focus of interest and a subtle plot to contemplate over.

On the purely technical side, the photograph is excellent, there's hardly any flaw in it, therefore I'll direct all my attention towards its artistry.
Twilight always grants splendid colors and those are skillfully captured here. They are a bit dark, but this only enhances the sense of solitude and silence of this early night. Also, there is a chromatic polarity in the picture, with warm hues dominating left side and cold ones dominating the right. The sole exception is the cliff to the right, which together with the piece of clear sky directs the eye towards the silhouette.

The composition though seems somewhat chaotic, without a distinct structure, as far as the landscape is concerned - which of course greatly depends on the natural conditions. However, it also has some real merits, like the aforementioned polarity, or the man's position. Finally, the composition is redeemed by the silhouette looking towards the town, which is the main fable in the picture anyways.

An elusive, yet very important role is due to the clouds. They define the warm-to-cold gradient very well, and their variable forms and shades make the picture much more enjoyable. Also, I like how they are slightly motion-blurred at places, and their direction is perfectly headed towards the town. To me, they look like a materialization of the man's thoughts, flying that way. A truly wonderful abstraction.
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Yasariya Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Wow, dort zu stehen muss ein unglaubliches Gefühl sein!
Echt beeindruckend! :)
Haha, yo ist ne schöne Ecke. :)
FelixInden Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Traumküste, super festgehalten. Die Farben kommen super!
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Die Küste ist in der Tat nicht schlecht, wobei das Kader wirklich nicht einfach ist. :D
FelixInden Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: Kannst dazu schreiben, dass wir zur Überbrückung der Entfernung wie blöde herumgeschrien haben. :D
Och, ich denke mal das ist logisch. :D
DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
The figure is well framed with the clouds, it pops. Either luck or on purpose, it works well!
Mere luck, ~emats simply took 4 shots of me standing there and I took the one with the best clouds. ;)
x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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