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1st: this is MY corner !<br> <b> by Abstract </b>

1st: this is MY corner !
by Abstract

Broken rules: Composition rules and large area of empty space
Main subject is all the way in the corner. I hope there is no rule like "corner composition" :)

I took this shot during an uneasy emotional time period of my life.
I carefully included/planned every detail.
I was trying to convey this message while making this image.

Corner heavy composition with empty/dark space:
The world around me is dark and empty. I am alone.
Although the little corner that I own is lighted and I am very protective about it.

Other details:
The softness of the goose-dawn blanket suggests that even though my world is dark, it is not filled with physical-hardships.
I do have comforts/luxury in my life.
That is why I did not sit on the floor in this shot.
Grown beard suggests the detachment from the rest of the world (i don't grow beard regularly).
Crossed legs and arms suggest that I am very protective and possessive about my little corner.
I am not open to the rest of the world.
Angry face and tensed muscles convey that I will protect my corner at any cost.
They also portray the internal struggle and frustration.

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ctfchallenge03-Jan-2008 06:09
Thank you Britt. Happy holidays and a very happy new year to you and your family too. -Abstract
ctfchallenge25-Dec-2007 13:35
I love this photo J. Happy holidays to you and your beautiful wife. :)
ctfchallenge21-Dec-2007 21:19
Thank you John, Mary Anne, Lonnit, and Rod. Thanks for your wishes, Rod. Luckily I am over that phase long time back :) I am glad that i was successfully able to convey the feeling through the shot. -Abstract
Rod 21-Dec-2007 13:28
Excellent looking picy Abs the light & the burning in look terrific. I was a bit saddened combining the words with the picy but I hope you don't feel alone for too long mate. Love can be a roller coaster ride sometimes.......But it's well worth the ride mate, best wishes.
ctfchallenge21-Dec-2007 06:35
Qualified! Well done. :) ~ Lonnit
ctfchallenge21-Dec-2007 00:48
You might add that the top of the head is cut off. I liked this photo when you first showed it, and I still do. It's a great example of how breaking the rules can make an image more powerful.
--Mary Anne
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 19:49
Very good. I bet this is exactly what Lonnit is looking for. John