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illuminate the darkness by AljoschaThielen illuminate the darkness by AljoschaThielen
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It seems as if your hand is a peripheral manifestation of your mind as a whole. You holding the candle is like you are blissfully sustaining a minimalistic burden. The wax melting and forming it's way to the contours of your hand and the fact that the wax is sustaining the flame is as if the provide a metaphorical transition between you and the fire an even more real manifestation of your acceptance of the candle. You generate the overall vibe that the candle is not an unwelcome presence. I like how your hand almost fades out of view towards the bottom edge of the picture generating the concept that your hand is levitating further denoting the concept that the hand is a conceptual representation of you but not a literal one. I have to cap this off by saying I love and adore the powerful asthetics of the nice strong flame, this is well created.
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The feelings I get from this picture are of patience and enlightenment. Candles, especially melted ones give the image age as they are no longer a common source of illumination now days and given how long it takes to actually melt one. Patience is shown by the fact that the wax has run down the hand in multiple areas, in long beaded streams. The feeling of enlightenment is that of the bright flame in the dark. With so many emotions in such a simple picture, which I'm sure was in no way simple to take, I cannot help but to love this picture and the symbolism it carries with it.
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LostFallenHero Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Very beautiful photograph :meow:
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AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Koichi-PsychoGarden Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I canīt stop looking at the photo, is mesmerizing ...
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AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I love these kinds of photos.
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AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Looks painful but beautiful
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AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! But it doesn't hurt ;)
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Corrupteds0ul Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Awesome work!!!!
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