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January 12, 2013
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Sep 8, 2012, 5:28:19 PM
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Faded Melodies by Matthias-Haker Faded Melodies by Matthias-Haker
Abandoned Mansion somewhere in Europe

©Matthias Haker 2013
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Critique by KillerKiona Jan 12, 2013, 6:06:45 AM
First off, this is an amazing photo, job well done.

The atmosphere of the photo feels quite welcoming despite that the surroundings are abandoned. It really draws me into the photo. Taunting me to explore more and more of the mansion.

The colors in the photo are what I think makes it such a great piece of art. The lighting too is also done well. Nothing is too dark, nor is anything too bright. It gives off a warm aura even though decay is all around.

Having the piano positioned where it is in the photo catches the eye and also including the sliding doors leading to another room shows the different atmospheres of the mansion.

It honestly reminds me of an Alice In Wonderland theme.
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Having read the previous critique, it was mentioned that this piece has an Alice in Wonderland like theme. I can definitely see that within the doors and the next room over. The abandoned feel is really hypnotizing and really draws me in. It makes me wonder more about the story behind this piece. I want to know more. What can you tell me? The lighting is really well done and you captured the look of the piece rather well. Please ignore my icon. I'm just interested in German history, but I will be changing it after I post this citique.
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valentinkoch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolute awesome. So talented. The critiques of some noop "artists" here can be ignored. Here is no critique necessary.
MangaHimeDollHeart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this shot is my favorite! this is sooooo beautiful!:heart:
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
The piano looks so unharmed :D
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here -> [link] :)
SoulsOfTearDrops Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
It's sad how such a beautiful piano has been abandoned
BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My God, how can people leave a piano to decay like that?! :omfg: The photo itself is beautiful but the piano makes it somewhat tragic.. I don't know, maybe it's just the fact that I've been playing for half my life now and yet can't afford an actual huge black monster piano to have at home.
Jakey101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Wonderful shot. The house looks very old and run down, yet the piano looks relatively new and not as dirty as the rest of the house. Is there a reason for that, or is it just the way you found it?
adehodges Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
very evocative - blogged at [link]
turtlemelon17 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Incredibly beautiful!
redbossfan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is hauntingly beautiful. The light, the atmosphere - everything fits. Makes me wonder who used to live there and why the place was abandoned like this. Very well captured.
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