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Childhood's End by DanielZrno Childhood's End by DanielZrno
An empty children playground in a park in my town, taken during a foggy cold night and street lights for the apocalyptic feel.

The title "Childhood's End" seemed fitting for the scene.
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Iessika Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Finally, I have the chance to go through your gallery (I've been meaning to do so for a while now). I love this photograph, Daniel. It does not only convey an apocalyptic feeling, but also one of desolation. Technology driving children away from playgrounds and forests, keeping them in their houses... It's an overwhelming sadness, really, and this photo seems to convey this well.
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Rigel4 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Personally, I feel that this is an excellent photo. It is also a wonderful metaphor. As for the centering, oddly, it is the one thing that is often in sharpest focus in many people's minds, so I am glad you placed it where it is. Details of one's childhood often become hazy as time changes things and age sets in. The playground equipment in the foreground is what most would remember, but not so much peripheral details which do sometimes fade into the darkness of the mind. Well done!
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Betty!
That was quite an interesting review of the photo. In a way, you even went deeper than I did, at least consciously ;)
Thanks :)
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Daredevil-2010 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Great :clap:
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you sure went back in time! Thank you ;)
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ivanxd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, a very apocalyptic feel- cool.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for commenting Ivana, glad you like it :)
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islandtime Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Fantastic atmosphere in this shot.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Coming from you this means a lot :)
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flegma Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
perfect ...
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
why thank you =)
i pozdrav ;)
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Skuldi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Jako lijepo ;)
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hvala :)
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ozbolt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006   Photographer
odlicno, super!
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d---b Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
The lighting here is very impressive - I like the subject matter too; it's worked out well for you, and it combines very well with the title to create a strong image. I think it's a bit unfortunate to have that barrier in the background, as it's a little distracting, but otherwise you've got a very strong piece of work here :)
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it! =)
Hmm, the barrier is fitting I think (along with the rest of the "real life" background), but yeah, perhaps it does pop out a tad bit too much...
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
lovely colors.
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velvety-innocence Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
wow :omg:

i love the lighting and the colours...

the dark lighting corresponds with the title 'Childhood Ends'.. :clap:
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
=)
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fjaril Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
wow this one are a real fav
i just love it :love:
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you do! =)
And thanks for the fav! :w00t:
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fjaril Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
your welcome
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DementiaIncarnate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Very pretty, dramatic, and sad. For some reason I like it that there's a parking lot in the background - it makes it feel like this isn't a safe, isolated haven.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
Yep, I'm glad you noticed :)
It was one of the things which to me added that much more sense to the title...
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DementiaIncarnate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Yer welcome.
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perfectless Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
that's so perfect. This light is amazing.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thankies =)
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treia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
This photo defiantly reminds me of a murder scene from a horror movie. It is a wonderful shot. Faving as we speak. :)
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thnx! :w00t:
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Yasuelf101 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Omg this is too cute! This reminds me of a story I am writting for some reason. I love the subject matter and the light is just awsome!
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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MicrowaveOven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
great, I really like the foggy, mystical quality of the photo, and thef act that you can still make out details of the playground toys. Nice work!
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it!
Thanks for the fav! =)
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mrcool256 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
The foginess is great, and gives this picture a really cool and somewhat eerie feel. I like the picture and the title gives this picture an eerie symbolism for me.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! glad you like it! :)
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gengisPhat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
This is a great photo, I would like to see it taken with a tripod though and maybe just a touch more opened up.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'll have to wait for this fogginess again though, but it should be worth it :)
Sorry, what do you mean by "opened up"?
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gengisPhat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Apeture, if you shot say at f8 you could make it like f4 (don't remember the actual numbers) to let a little more light in to see some more detail in the shadows... of course that might just blow out the highlights. I would give it a shot though
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, it was as open as could be with my camera (f/2.8), with a 0.5 sec exposure time (kind of critical already for a hand-held photo). I see what you mean though, but guess I'll just have to start using a tripod, eh? ;)
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Shpoop Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005   Photographer
Great shot, it looks really awesome. I love hte look of the fog backlit by the sodium streetlight, has an almost apocalyptic feel to it...which I think you were going for based on the title. Good composition, but it is a bit centered for my taste (and for this perspective, which is a good perspective, but I don't think it should be centered). I like hte framing and the colors, but I think the focus could be a bit sharper. Anyways, great job overall.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the elaborate comment!

The composition came from wanting the light to be behind that tree, so I basically had to stay on this line. Since I had no tripod and it was dark, I had to use another nearby tree to lean my hand and camera on. Therefore my positioning. Aaaand since at the time I didn't do any cropping, this is the result :)
I assume you'd move everything to the right a bit, or crop from the right side a bit?

Yeah, I dislike the blurriness too, but as I mentioned - no tripod there, and only 2-3 tries to choose from. I learned my lesson on that point now ;)
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Aedan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
How has this not received more attention? The eerie lighting and mist is amazing. A very fitting title too.
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I wouldn't know =P Thanks! =)
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LostAmongShadows Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
wow.. it just look amazing with that light... great work :boogie:
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =)
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Katie-Grace Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is awesome!!! I love it, its very dark... How did you get the lighting so perfect! Would you mind if I used this as a reference sometime?... parts of it anyway. :P Love your stuff!!
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
The lightning... dunno... it was just there =P

Sure, you can use it as a ref, just let me know. I'd like to see the result...
(and a small link here would be appreciated ;P)
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Gwyneeth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Wauuuuu :)
Nisi valjda drzao u ruci fotic? I liiiiiiike it!
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DanielZrno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
yep, opet u ruci, ali mi je obliznje drvo pomoglo u njenom smirivanju ;P
iako, opet je nekako mutno ispalo... moram vise taj tronozac nabavit heh
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Gwyneeth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
da, moras, steta da ovako dobre fotke ne budu jos bolje :)
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