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Soft Darkness
05-DEC-2004 Sean McHugh

Soft Darkness

King's College - Cambridge, England

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/10s f/4.0 at 40.0mm iso800 full exif

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Flo Hendry01-Jul-2009 19:02
Wonderful moody, cool lighting and love the winding path with walker. V
Guest 17-Dec-2006 00:55
Great composition...
Marcos García20-Nov-2006 20:28
Outstanding capture! V
Enny19-Nov-2006 20:46
great,great,great.
Thomas Spurr16-Nov-2005 00:57
cool pic for a book cover..................
m08-Dec-2004 22:36
PS, maybe you could periodically change the gallery header image, to remind us of updates...
m08-Dec-2004 22:34
... and the winding aspect of the road is folklore -- the yellow brick road. This image is just impossibly beautiful.
Phil Douglis08-Dec-2004 21:46
I second Marek's view of this shot, Sean. The figure on the sidewalk in the dark glowing night is an old theme, but you have brought new insights to it here by choosing a partially illuminated serpentine pathway that represents all the twists and turns life may have in store for us. If ever there was a dreamlike image, this is it. The glowing lights are like eyes in the night, both looking at us, yet allowing us to see. The degree of abstraction is remarkable -- the man is there but not there, increasing its dreamlike nature. The black edges close us in, the reflective sidewalk pulls us through, and the illusion of depth, of infinity, is quite powerful. Thank you for making this one and sharing it with us, Sean.
m08-Dec-2004 17:23
This really is a tremendous all-time classic -- a standalone from your gallery.