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Reconquering by Matthias-Haker Reconquering by Matthias-Haker
©Matthias Haker 2012
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Reconquering truly is an appropriate name for this piece. The way the plants on the floor seem to have broken through, and the way the tree in the center of the room stretches toward the light does indeed bring to mind a recently won battle.The plants and the light dappling the ground further serve to make this room appear as if in the middle of a forest, rather than an empty building.

Photography of dilapidated buildings that were once well used seems to have become very popular as of late, but you succeeded in not only capturing the emptiness of an abandoned space, but the life that can spring forth in the absence of human interference which many other photographers have failed to do. Instead of simply photographing humanity's wastefulness, you inspired hope that nature has a fighting chance against us.

Excellent work, my friend. Excellent work.
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Critique by SonChin Oct 10, 2012, 11:50:42 AM
This picture is what every picture should be like: there is a simple message, but the more you look at it, the more complex it becomes.

Nature is powerful and tough, and there is life even in the darkest places. The tree looks strong and fragile at the same time, reaching towards the open window, as if it is reaching for freedom.

I find this picture beautiful, even though most people probably think old, decayed buildings should be torn down. The show us that not everything made by humans is permanent. And they raise questions: Who lived in this house? Why is it in this condition? Why hasn't anyone done anything for it?

And of course there is the contrast: young, new, vital tree in old, tumbledown, worn-out environment. The colour scheme only emphasizes the difference. Impressive shot, altogether.
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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
indeed
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SoulsOfTearDrops Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Though it's abandoned, there's still life in that little room
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tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
hurray for mother nature! \^o^/ she's taking back her flesh. I don't know if I worded that right XD
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SierraPsyche Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing...
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hard-tonic Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
brilliant
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catgroove7 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this one kills me
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!! :squee: Nature just makes it look so neat.
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Demonic-Strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As it should be. Beautiful.
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Zuki-Pepper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
O oO!!!!! beautifull!!!
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crh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could be a perfect manipulatiion, the place is stunning, as is what you made out of it!
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Nannos Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow cool
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ochaonomu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Stunning-- abandoned places in the process of being reclaimed by nature always are. I like the sinks in the background- really lend some perspective to the scene.
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Dolaria Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Amazing shot!
It's great to see how nature somehow managed to survive in the weirdest places :D
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spaceboundary Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!
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lidbjork Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic in so many ways! Love the mirror above the washbowl.
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TehMagicalToaster Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
reminds me of Portal :la:
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mangaboo123 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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TitansFighter01 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Wow what I wouldn't give to find a place like this. I wonder what kind of building it used to be? Besides a bathroom. Doesn't seem that often that you would see a tree growing in the middle of a room.
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goldenz-z-z-z-z-z-z Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I like this <3
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ReiRobin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! Oh, you're an inspiring photographer! Thank you so much for the wonderful photos!!
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acidedcom Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great! eko-bathroom ;)
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EvidentlyChickentown Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
excellent...the revenge of nature
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Kylethecooldinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
May I put this on Tumblr, and of course give you credit?
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah, as long as proper credit is given, i'm cool with it
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Kylethecooldinosaur Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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lovewaffle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Kinda makes me think of the happening.
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice title and photo :)

It's like, the nature is taking its lost land, again.
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animasyid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
remember me of Dino Crisis
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hmull21 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this makes me think of a call of duty map, its awesome!
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mrbakr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
HDR???
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LordMordecai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. It reminds me a lot of a game called "Fallout."
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Reminds me of an abandoned gas station near my University. It closed only a couple of years ago, but it's become overgrown quite quickly
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Exalmus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This screams "forgotten story." And yet the little tree seems hopeful in that it's enduring. It's interesting how peaceful the trees and green on the hill outside of this room appear, in contrast to this.
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hironod Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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FennecKajidaKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow.
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TheNinjaInYourCloset Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it. It almost doesn't look real.
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amber-rose-creations Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful shot and nice composition. :) I'd love to see this place in person. Amazing!
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ElfKalluz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the title :)
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SidMaster Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great lighting.Also makes think of "The Last Of Us"
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
so cool!
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rawien Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This. is. beautiful.
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Vlad-Off-kru Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Photographer
Exc!!
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KaleidoscopeKirin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The sinks and heater on the walls and such aren't even that old fashioned. Fascinating how quickly a building can crumble into ruin. Just as surprising is how quickly life can spring up and take over. Great capture!
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samo19 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
great victory
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rembo78 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
real greenhouse :-)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
... Grünpflanzen in der Wohnung - sehr zu empfehlen ;)
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Hal-H-Wyatt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing image, the saturation really works with the light.
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