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Despair

By carper123
This one was taken in the basement area of the derelict car park, this unfortunate guy had made some sort of home in the corner and i was lucky enough to capture this image without him being aware, i scarpered preety quick. The original was colour, converted to black and white, but was still not to happy with the image, decided in the end to add a little selective colour to the graffiti only. Wanted to show the sadness of the poor guy, but also convey that there is colour to be found places of dereliction. (if you know what i mean).
cheers
Darryl.SmileWinkWink

Tags: General Dereliction urban decay graffiti creative candid black and white

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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
30 Aug 2012 9:22AM
A moving image and I like your choice of selective colouring!

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
30 Aug 2012 9:22AM
what an interesting shot...clearly the man has had a cultured background and we struggle to find reason as to why he is where he is...love the `photo poster'...perhaps he was a photographer himself?

and I know the feeling about not wanting to be noticed ...brave work SmileSmile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 Aug 2012 10:03AM
Thought it was an sp at first, Darryl Smile. The selective colour is excellent, I didn't even notice it at first (that's a compliment). Did you try any other crops? The round tuby thing bottom left is very prominent and the left side is very cluttered. That's probably part of your image but a crop just to the left of the guy reinforces the emptiness of his life... and i do like the selective colouring. Excellent.

Dave
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:25AM
Superb stuff this is Darryl................. Well done, tremedous workGrin
Diane
netta1234 Plus
4 307 2 Wales
30 Aug 2012 10:35AM
This is great Darryl,great work
NettaSmile
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:43AM
An extremely hard hitting image, which you have captured and portrayed in a really well thought out and sensitive way for which you should be greatly applauded.

Regards
30 Aug 2012 11:15AM
Emotive capture, Darryl. Made all the more poignant by the selective colour.

P.
30 Aug 2012 12:12PM
hard hitting indeed Darryl the selective colour works well

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 4 169 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 12:17PM
This is fantastic Darryl............ pretty sure this is the perfect processing for the subject...well done my mate!!!
..........In fact, this is magazine worthy. strong stuff.
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I'm handing out aweards very sparingly........to give them more worth as of last weekend..but you bugger..this is two in a week now ...g'wan..have one.

Gareth
30 Aug 2012 12:18PM
great shot
UrbaneMagick 4 169 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 12:20PM
....mmm....cant get the options up here at work to give the award.....try to remember to do it when I get home..........if not, its morally there matey.
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 12:51PM
This makes us want to know the man's story. Pictures that leave questions unanswered, that make us think, often work better as reportage; this certainly does. You couldn't choose the environment, of course. I agree with Dave that cropping off the left enhances the isolation of the man, yet I can't help thinking that the includded fashion photo is important.

Well seen, hard hitting, perplexing, excellent.
Regards
Bill
30 Aug 2012 1:20PM
Super image Darryl, also like the selective colouring,
Fred.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 1:23PM
I thought at first it might have been you thinking about the one that got awayWink

But really it is a great moment in time capture, Darryl.

Ray
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 2:44PM
A powerful capture here Darryl.
Works well with the colouring.
Super shot.
Mick.
Although sad Darryl, you have done some brilliant work here my friend.GrinGrin

Pam
30 Aug 2012 2:50PM
Daryyl, well worth the award. A huge departure from you usual work. Very powerful and dramatic image. Perfect processing. You may have found your thing so I would like to see more reportage.
moiral 5 12 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 3:10PM
Certainly a very powerful and thought provoking image Darryl. Excellent use of selective colouring. Moira
Excellent moving image
Glyn
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 3:53PM
That was daring of you Darryl
and what an amazing image you got
like the way that you have processed and presented
Lillian
30 Aug 2012 5:05PM
A superb image and well captured Darryl. Love the selective colouring
Jim
Tibetan 3 3 England
30 Aug 2012 5:42PM
Sends out a very strong message to people like Ca-moron! hope he see's the folly of his ways one day, great photo well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jdinne 12 16 England
30 Aug 2012 7:19PM
Brilliant Darryl, very powerful composition. Excellent work.

John
30 Aug 2012 7:39PM
A brilliant capture,excellent work Darryl..Lin
Rod20 4 122 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:05PM
Brilliant capture Darryl, shame you didn't hang around to see if you could have captured some different poses, but i'm guessing this was probably the best one to show the guys emotional state, mind you, you were brave going close enough to get the shot, you never know what people in that situation are likely to do, he might have nicked your new camera!. Anyway cracking shot well worth an award or two and definitely magazine material.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
30 Aug 2012 8:39PM
You should have Hi, I might have answered you back!.....

Ade
clintQB 4 51 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:45PM
haha what a weird little set up, i want to know the guys story and why he has that strange picture beside him lol......amazing shot
UrbaneMagick 4 169 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 8:00PM
This is the bomb actually.... award given,. but deserves to get seen more than it has.

I'm going to add it to my favourites to try to get it " out there" a little more.

................ this would make a great picture for a magazine.... may be onto something there Darryl if you can create a series!

Gareht
1 Sep 2012 12:35AM
There is always way out!!!!!! A moving image, Darryl!!!!! AniaWink
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 6:19PM
I think Bill has summed up my feelings - a perplexing and very well taken image Darryl.
Ann

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