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In true deviantArt fashion I'm deviating from my series, briefly, though not intentionally.

I was toying with my inspiration to shoot my umbrella superstition and after an hour of frustration with the boring state of the average umbrella.. lights were shining, umbrellas were spinning.. and the shutter was opened.

Experimenting with different concepts and ideas is one of the deep benefits of photography. I put a lot of myself into every shot and it connects with me on a very personal level. What fascinates me even more, is to hear your interpretations of it. Lesson learned today, 'Don't be afraid to play'
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:iconbobyo4:
bobyo4 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006   Digital Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconhettar7:
Hettar7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
experimentation can lead to some very interesting things. this is one of them. i liked it even from the thumbnail. can't say it makes me dizzy. it does make me smile. i like the little metal tip at the top(end?) of the umbrella, but i wish it had come in a little clearer. hard to do when it's spinning i imagine.
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dottiemaggie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
i dunno if it's the heat, my extra creamy kraft dinner that i think i failed at making properly, or the twirliness of this photo... but i feel woozy :O_o:

but that doesn't stop this from being a very cool photo :nod:

.maggie
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
made me woozy shooting it.

Someone actually bought a big print of it for the sole reason that it made them woozy.. I hope it doesn't go in their bathroom :)
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dottiemaggie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
hmmm...i'd need to put it somewhere I couldn't possibly see it while eating....and while trying to walk up or down the stairs (I fell down the stairs last night while carrying dishes :sniff: nothing broken, but it was kind of scary..) ...which really only leaves the bathroom....or a certain wall in the living room so long as I make sure I never sit facing that wall at the dining table ;) (don't need the woozy feeling whlie trying to eat :dizzy: )
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:iconpar4noid:
Par4noid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Professional General Artist
I must watch you... your style is awesome, I love your b&w photographs :D
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconwrathman:
Wrathman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love the use of light here ... the contrasting bands are certainly arresting.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you I appreciate the compliment :)
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Dreimond Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
Have you ever played the RE games? The photo reminds me of the umbrella corp. Cool concept.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you're talking about ;)
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Dreimond Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
Ok thats good. Sometime I suck at explaining things. :D I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
ya' know ... i thought about it ...

i don't pick faves very often and i kinda liked the last one i picked to be displayed on my page by deb.

but ... this one ... i'm into blur ...

i'm sure that will change ...

but ... this one ... it'll look good ...

well done.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, that's a huge compliment thank you.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
really cool! well done ...

was it supposed to be so sexual?
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course, I am Canadian!

Thanks hon :)
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:iconim4candee:
im4candee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
This is very wonderfully done!
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:iconnothing-iknow:
nothing-iknow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
A place where thought becomes ambience.
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schitz011 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
don't you love it when you look at an object you see everyday and suddenly *BAMB* you see a picture that is so obvious, yet, so little seen. Such as this picture. A mundane, everyday object, photographed and seen in a way that most ppl wouldn't ever notice. I'm sure I can be a bit more eloquent, but you get the idea :)
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for taking the time to comment :)
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:iconconneil:
Conneil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
sooo you went with the B&W one huh! hehehe jk.. I like this picture as i said, there is so much movement in it... You captured it well.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I had posted the black and white originally someone said the colour would be better. I had no intention of changing them up, the black and white strikes a chord emotionally I was just curious :)
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:iconconneil:
Conneil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
its all coming back to me... ;)
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe
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cognitiveg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
I really like this peice, when I first saw it I thought of an insect flapping its wings very fast

wonderful job!
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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MissAchfoo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004   Photographer
My goodness, I love this!

The positioning, composition, blur.. It's all perfect. It looks haunting, almost.. I saw the color version, but it didn't do anything for me.. The black and white brings it personality and that trademark 'you' feel to the picture. It kinda gives me chills looking at it, because there's just something that makes this umbrella look like it has a life of its own.. I know, I'm strange.

Very few times have I ever looked at an image and felt the movement of it. I've never, ever seen a picture of an umbrella quite like this.. Thanks for sharing your eye with the rest of us, Danielle. :hug:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Now get achfoo to approve the print already :P haha
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel nothing in the colour version either I'd just posted it for curiousity sake but my emotion is totally plastered in this one.

Thank you for the great comment :hug:
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MelissaGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like It alot Dani! :clap:

Missy-g
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks sweetie :)
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dria Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004   Traditional Artist
Makes me a little bit dizzy just looking at it! The sense of motion is great :)
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
The velocity really caught me off guard when I uploaded it :)

Thanks sweetie :)
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crickieheatherphotos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004   Photographer
I really enjoy this, but I think it would have been a bit more emotionally impacting if it had been in color. I see it in bright reds and whites or yellows.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's ironic because the lack of colour is what makes it personally hitting for me :)

Thanks for the input.
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superkev Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Professional Photographer
this is a wonderfully fun creation. who hasn't enjoyed spinning an umbrella? i think everyone has. but few have managed to capture the enjoyment of it visually in a cool abstract. great job! :)
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute: Thank you sir! It was fun to shoot, albeit a bit dizzing.
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superkev Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Professional Photographer
hehe i'm glad you're taking risks as a photographer :P
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's me the kamikaze photographer :)

I'm taking risks with myself it seems natural it will reflect. kudos for grasping that.
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felds Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004   Photographer
P E R F E C T ! ! ! !

:+fav: :clap:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Dennek Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Professional Filmographer
interesting..
dont forget your umbrella superstition on raining days..
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:icondennek:
Dennek Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Professional Filmographer
so.. i am a curious guy now..
some kind of umbrella superstition curious..
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's what I was working on when I shot this and while this isn't my shot for the series it did help to inspire me on what will be, it's coming :)
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john-pecko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
:worship:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's one of the best comments I've ever gotten from you.

Thank you it really means a lot :)
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:iconjohn-pecko:
john-pecko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
:) I thought about writing a comment that goes somewhere along those same old lines about me being fascinated by the amount of personality and devotion in your work (:blahblah:), but I concluded that a cute emoticon would sum it all up. :shrug: :hug:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciated it just the way it was :)
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:iconjohn-pecko:
john-pecko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
Yeah, well. :blush:
Oh, and thank you so much for the +devWATCH... It's a great compliment. :hug:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
You've got some great work, it's my pleasure to return the watch :)
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