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Dreams of Sadness II by Matthias-Haker Dreams of Sadness II by Matthias-Haker
Abandoned Orphanage

©Matthias Haker 2012
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This is so great, it's depressing.

Looks like a digital painting as well.

The contrast of blues, yellows and greens make the picture very warm and "toney" to the eyes. The rugged sheets and water dried ceilings just make everything so grungy-lly beautiful. Just wondering where you took this from? Looks like a good scene for Walking Dead :) anyway, good job, you captured a lot of emotion here, it really strikes me. Hope you get Daily Deviations for these. The sheets remind me of a movie Johnny Got His Gun. It was also used in the MV of Metallica's "One," it was about a man who lost almost everything in the war, his legs, arms, feet, face, everything. This shows the same feeling
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I really feel weird giving you five stars everywhere... but I really feel like I could give nothing else to this incredible image. The emotion is so powerful I just stared for a moment seeing this. I don't know that I've seen anything quite like it, even though "abandoned" is a popular theme in the art world of late. Still, somehow, even then, I cannot get over the beautiful detail of the folds of the bed, the grime on the mattresses, floor, and walls, and the utter feel of abandonment.

The rows and rows of beds and the angle in which you showed them really grabs me. You really do a good job with perspective and taking into account the shape of the room. The lighting is not glowing, which would be much less interesting, but there are interesting lights and darks from the windows and the back of the room. It really makes for an incredible mood!

Really, the only thing that could slightly be nit-picked is the middle window section, which is a bit brighter than the rest and draws the idea to the outside rather than the beds. I don't know what I'd do about that... my first instinct is to keep it as it is because of how the light plays about in the rest of the room.

Thank you very much for this piece. It really is the first of its kind I've ever seen on dA, or anywhere else.
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Luciferica Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is a lovely shot, but, oh the subject matter! You can feel the strange sadness of this place, it almost reminds me of old TB hospitals, but a little less medical.. It's never the buildings themselves that get me, it's always the things inside of them, humans by nature move and change, but when you see an empty glass on a table, ashes in a tray , or in this case, cots with blankets still on them, it gives a haunting Pompeii effect, as if someone didn't know they'd never be coming back.
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FoxFyre2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know you don't answer questions on locations, but do you answer questions on techniques? Is this HDR or do you adjust the shadows and highlights from the tonal range of the camera?
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karifpk90 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So dramatic... I couldn't avoid the sound of The Schindler List Main Theme inside my head. Congratulations...
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nora302 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
this is such an amazing and moving photo . it looks like something out of a nghtmare or horror movie , very well done :)
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WhiteYuuki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It's like I'm watching a scene from an amazing horror film. Great job!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is also creepy, cool and a little scary but it is also sad. That is a very good picture!
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vSphera Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful ... i love this one!
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.... frightening... !!
Excellent rendering of a surreal atmosphere !
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You've been featured: [link]
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Wonderer1000 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
great!
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
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Vefa-or-me Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
A visit after several years ...
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Chaotic-Halcyon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This is awesome. :]
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taylorem Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
wow. the clarity in that...
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DeixTobiallyaoi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
omg such amazing photo and location!
where on earth did you find such place?
type on google? (please)
or did you just go hiking somewhere and somehow magically found it?
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bohemian-empress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Reminds me of Silent Hill. Wonderful photography! :)
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theheek Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
where is this makes me want to cry
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
aesthetically saddening, but it gives mystery. and i love seeing things like this, so of course i love it. (:
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zd300k Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
nice shot and post process, HDR emphasizes misery in the room. =)
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ProgrammedPaints Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
What I partly find amazing about this is the fact a lot of the beds are still made up.
It's like they all just got up and left.
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Dig8tL Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is crazy, it looks like top of the line cg! Awesome awesome shot.
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TalanCaine Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i've been loving hdr lately, this is fantastic :dance:
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Ianfandhrs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
wow
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skyareia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
i work in an orphanage, so i could already imagine how this room had looked like in its hell-days. i wonder though what happened to the children who used to sleep on those beds. i hope they're doing well.

really very moving pic, by the way; glad to see this here in DA.
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campanoo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Filmographer
good!
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acidedcom Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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PepperBean Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One of the main reasons of why i want to adopt is because of the foul conditions some of the orphans are having to deal with on a daily basis, i know this is an abandoned orphanage though you can see how sad each child would be if they had to stay here. A shame it takes on average 6-8 years to adopt in Australia.
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SN2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
creepy :) to bad were i live there are no abandoned creepy places :( were was the place you took the pic :?
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Pedro-Perez-Pedrero Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
exquisite!

did you use any color editing, photoshop actions or something?
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knownchild Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
That is amazing :)
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erika-nr Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
cool! this looks like an abandoned hospital or asylum. really cool!
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lawooops Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah!!!
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GaryTaffinder Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Great find & well shot :clap:
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. Sure it is abandoned...now. But once...so many beds...
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Parfum-de-feuille Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A strange atmosphere...i like it♥
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M1MD Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just sick! Well done!
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graphytedesign Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful lighting dude!!!
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rmh7069 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very powerful image. Great post processing work.
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Runa-Amanda Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, where do you find these rooms to take pictures in?
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LindseyCocks Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O_o I thought this was a painting at first. It's a very lovely photo~
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sasu1985 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!!! And cool places you have there! We dont have places like that in here!!!
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DrDrum666 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
awesome hdr! :headbang:
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cookielover17 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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mawiiB3 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fantastic photo, very effective.
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Hae-Hyun Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful photo. tackiest fucking title.
but that doesn't affect the quality of the piece, luckily
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