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October 9, 2012
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SONY
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DSLR-A900
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
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F/8.0
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12 mm
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200
Date Taken
Jun 30, 2012, 11:08:14 AM
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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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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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