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September 26, 2013
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Canon EOS 1000D
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Date Taken
Sep 24, 2013, 4:15:28 PM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
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You broke your Promise. by Schnitzelyne You broke your Promise. by Schnitzelyne
hm... i think i like the contrast between the brightness and the blood. What do you think?

I forgot to mention that, as usual, if you think this needs a mature content filter, please tell me ^^;
and by the way, the contrast should also symbolize the ambivalence such relationships sometimes can have... it might look pretty and perfect, but sometimes it's just a lie. I experienced in my family (no, not my parents, i am actually not the one who suffers from it), a divorce because of something like that... i think it's horrible.

By the way, the "der Stille" you can read on the ring means "of silence". The rest of the inscription is my secret ;)

oh my god, a DD! :heart: Thank you!
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Given 2013-11-09
You broke your Promise. by =Schnitzelyne ( Suggested by CutieOfDeath and Featured by astridle )
Critique by Maerorem-Caligo Sep 30, 2013, 2:04:48 AM
This image is both disurbing but beautiful; a thrilling paradox. The lighting is perfect for the subject of the image, giving light and shadow to all the small details.
Originality is way, way up there for fact that it's something I haven't seen before, but you loose a point or so because the idea isn't completely uncommon. Technique is lost some because of the blood. I shouldn't look beaded like that, it makes it look fake. It's far too thin as well which is something that needs fixing if you wish to embark on a project like this again. This adds to the fact that it's too light. It's also too far spread across the hand. If it'd dropped down the hand properly, rather than rising up either side of the finger it would have been near perfect.
Other than that it's amazing, a near perfect piee of macabre photography.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
54 out of 61 deviants thought this was fair.

When I scrolled down to the DD's bar today, this amazing photograph completely caught my eye and I couldn't help myself but to click on it.

Vision -
I really think you had an amazing artistic vision when you did this. Not only that, but I love how you can see the little creases in the fingers and how the focus eventually causes one side of the hand to blur. It's a very basic image and there's not a lot to look at, but it makes the viewer think about the true meaning of this.

Originality -
I personally haven't seen anything that's exactly the same as this, but I've seen similar things. I really think it stands out well, but I feel like it lacks a tad of creativity with its originality.

Technique -
I'm not sure if you were looking for the blood to look fake or real, but I wish it could've been on the more realistic side. The focus is also good. The main problem that I had is that the subject is right in the center, and that the top left half is blank. Other than that your technique was nice.

Impact -
Yes, this is one of the most impacting pieces I've seen on dA in a while. The blood coming from the ring gives a sense of corruption, like this person has hurt you. It's simple, but viewers can relate to it.

I hope to see more conceptual photography from you in the future, and congrats on the DD!
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have some incredibly clever and wonderful ideas. Love how you portray a broken promise. Awesome photo. :heart:
NaturalBreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Bunnairry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really really awesome job, the symbolism is so good it hurts
Schnitzelyne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
ruslansagitov Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
It’s awesome! :omfg: Just brilliant!
Schnitzelyne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
KellySeale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"You broke your promise" holds me...transfixed upon the ring, it's inscription, and the blood that frows freely ffrom in-between...the source of the wound also a mystery...I think the hidden part of the inscription might just read "Scream"
KellySeale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"flows freely"
RemiFlanScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is an amazing shot. It's so powerful, I absolutely love it. Congrats on a well-deserved DD :)
Schnitzelyne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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