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.: DREARY MESS :. by eeZoME .: DREARY MESS :. by eeZoME
I'd like to highlight two among many of 'illuminating' comments I received on this deviation when I asked about the kind of impression this picture makes..

"I like to think of it as choice. First we have a set of doors, then a very lit door which reclaims my attention and symbolizes the right path to take, the light one. But then there is this center door, dark and mysterious, the path of the curious one. I think it has a lot of power for being in the center, it's like the forbidden apple. Definitely not a path for everyone." ~hugofranca

“I chose “.: DREARY MESS :.” because it’s a very dramatic piece that I felt adhered well to the Rule of Odds. Giving us multiple doorways in our field of vision not only creates an interesting shot, but it relaxes our eye, which is immediately drawn to the lit doorway. It allows our eye to wander to the other doors and not be forced to focus on just one. Going by the “comfort” rule of the Rule of Odds, humans tend to like a photo that portrays our wishes, humans like to have multiple ways out of a place, it makes us feel more in control. Taking this into account this piece is very successful.” ~ #Eyecatchingphotos Rule of Odds Contest judge fav.me/d4hlph1
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great mood
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome
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HollyRoseFowlCasson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the middle door as the path that is easiest to take, that most take. The path to the bright door is a path that is harder to take, someone would need willpower to go off the main road.
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's pretty "dark" point of view compared to previous ones. I think it makes sense thu, it matches this phrase once said "we tend to do the right thing after exhausting every other option" Most people would say the lit one is the "right" one, nevertheless, the very same people may not go for it because of willpower issue as you just mentioned!
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MAK-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Awesome dude, keep moving
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea.. I just haven't decided which direction! :p
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kissofthedragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
amazing ..
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx man! :)
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Lucineia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Whoever is able to do the bad is equally able to do the good....
It's the red line above ,that caught my eye as an indicator to balance our limits ...
or lets say as a compass to our aims and choices ...
without doubt wonderful shadows and concept... !!!
Well done!
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I see the red color is some sort of out-of-the-box thing, not in the making of the pic, but in the sense it tells you there's more to the pics than the BnW thing along with the all the shadows and highlights concept..

Thanks for your lovely comment! :)
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sar-the-scare Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Photographer
This really is beautiful. I love the concept. :heart:
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love that you love it! ;)
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deseoutshy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brillinat.
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Coolio! ; )
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MacPaul Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Four dead ends, one with hope. Either still to be gone or already been gone by someone, whose spirits are within the walls now.
Wow, that was epic! ;-)
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly.. I've always thought there's more to these walls than just stones!!
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MacPaul Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Most probably. But hugofranca's explanation is better, I overlooked the contrast between middle and middle left; don't continue on paths you are used to, make a turn to the left, bright side, that'd be the end of your dark and sorrow path...and this would be my interpretation.
Amazing, how people can have different interpretation of a picture based on the visual impact of the picture on their deeper self and the resulting effect.
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea I wasn't kidding when I said I couldn't have done a better job commenting on my own image than him!

After reading your first part, for the first time I had positive feeling about a phrase that a professor at Harvard/MIT used to tease us with it all the time. It said: "There's too many ways to do it wrong than to do it right". we were never able to prove him wrong in multiple occasions.
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MacPaul Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks, that was a unusually good and philosophical chat on DA!
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing! doesn't happen so often! and no, Thanks you! :)
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Marouen-Arras Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
extremely nice shot :peace:
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a bunch! :)
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HellxaKodak Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Reminds me of a story I was old once as a child. There was this man who lost his way a long time ago. When he thought all hope was gone that he would ever find his way home again he happened upon several beaten paths. He was never one to follow the crowd so he followed the path that looked less beaten.

Moral of story

Be who you were meant to be
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspiring and totally goes with Hugofranca's comment above.
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HellxaKodak Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Wonderful :heart:
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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HellxaKodak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
:heart:
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have five choices! Do you go for the inviting one or one of the more sinister ones?
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It is tempting! right?! :D
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Salemik Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
It looks like a dungeon to me. Dark and damp. I'm picturing bars at the front of each alcove. One guard would have been able to observe all the cells at all times. The victorians built their prisons along the same lines.
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree!
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hugofranca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I like to think of it as choice. First we have a set of doors, then a very lit door which reclaims my attention and symbolizes the right path to take, the light one. But then there is this center door, dark and mysterious, the path of the curious one. I think it has a lot of power for being in the center, it's like the forbidden apple. Definitely not a path for everyone.
Great picture
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to thank you for making me understand my own photo! I could have never done better!
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hugofranca Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
No problem! Thank you for sharing your works, keep up! ;)
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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MikiMundi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with KLynn, however it would seem the choice is being made, maybe there are many paths of darkness and only one of light?
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Many dark paths and one bright one, yes!.. but already chosen? you might want to read the other comments below :)
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MikiMundi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I concur...:)
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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KLynnBaum Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
The impression it leaves is which path to choose? Which doorway to go through.
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eeZoME Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep.. It gives the have-to-choose feeling for sure!
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