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Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:27 pm
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Commentby neelu on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:33 pm

arati...apt title here...nice..

Commentby Rajkumar on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:06 am

Hmmm like the feeling it creates here. The over all dark tones add to the mood. Nice TFS

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Commentby AratiRao on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:31 am

Thanks Neelu.
Yes, raj - i felt that when i stood in front of this tree. the way the light fell too was fortuitous.
thanks,
A

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Commentby ramesh_adkoli on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:35 am

Nicely seen, Arati. Very hard to sift a meaningful image out of such an everyday scene. You definitely stole a leaf out of RD's AOC :) Well done. TFS.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:20 am

Those hanging strands portray the 'weep' very well Arati. Is that what triggered the title or you have another viewpoint here ?

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Commentby AratiRao on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:48 am

thanks ramesh and ganesh.
yes, Ganesh, that "eye" is essentially what is behind "weep," for when you walk through those forests, this pouring drooping lichen gives the whole place a melancholy feel. PLus the weather - overcast, cold, wet. :)

thanks!
A

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:12 pm

A great image in my books A. Not sure if i want to open a bit more here. Darker tones are working well, but, opening a bit more would have given a different mood ?
"Weep" is a great emotion portrayed here. I would have worked for days and days on this setup, i hope you have loads and loads of images from this setup. If not, go back and get them :)
-RD

Commentby AratiRao on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:36 pm

Haha RD ... i need to go back to the west ... it is a mine. no amount of image making satisfies ... no two moments hold the same scene.
actually i made all of one image, because i thought this looked like an eyelid. need to spend time (did not have time) here.

soon! thanks,
A

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:42 pm

This image has a Gothic feel to it Arati! And the weep aspect actually pulls the gloom over quite effectively. The textures are very inviting to the eye and cant help but wonder, why I am pleased when there is an inherent melancholy?

Commentby AratiRao on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:05 pm

May i appeal to an Urdu word, Harsha?
"kasak" - it really does not have a literal translation into english, but loosely can be described as a sweet melancholy deep down brought on by a bitter-sweet memory.

i worked and reworked the processing to achieve just the effect i felt the "weep" conveyed ... with those details in the background ... a gothic feel was *exactly* what i was trying to achieve. i myself could not put my finger on the word, since i was overwhelmed by the feeling ... but you hit it!

thanks!
A

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Commentby nirlep on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:08 pm

This is ancient Arati! One can see time here. Reminds me of some scene in Avatar. Beautiful treatment!

Commentby AratiRao on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:32 am

thank you Nirlep!
sorry for the tardy reply, totally missed seeing the comment :)
A

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