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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-17
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We've already commented on this picture, but since then you have made it available for critique, so here it is!

This is our favorite picture of yours out of your entire gallery. The subject matter, that of a memorial to fallen soldiers, is one that resonates with almost everyone and as such, many photographers treat the subject with a laziness that we find obnoxious.

You did not and framed this image beautifully without being maudlin or melodramatic.

We have always enjoyed art that contained within it a degree of ambiguity - enough for the viewer to put something of themselves into the art being observed - and you have achieved that by how you have aimed this statue's eyes. As photographed, this soldier is not staring at us accusingly, he is looking past us, perhaps at something we have forgotten or in wistful remembrance of where he came from.

All in all, this is an excellent picture and as we have said before, one of our favorites.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
4 out of 4 deviants thought this was fair.

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Wow, you've got some skill there, friend! I love the black and white setting of the picture, it gives it more sadness in it, seeing that there are 2 soldiers, seeing what he and his brother have given a good path. The soldier on the left has really crisp detail on his body, and it helps since it blurs out the other soldier.

I've seen pictures like this before, so it's not new to me. I guess it's cause the new cool is the B&W. I still enjoy the placement of the picture, so that gives it a good sign of originality!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
9 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

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Tottaparadise Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooooo amaaaaazing!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:icondazzlingend:
DazzlingEnd Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the values in this. Nice work!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconbulloney:
bulloney Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Korean War Memorial in Washington DC, right?

Much cooler at night ;) ---> bulloney.deviantart.com/art/Vi…
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Yep!
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:iconillysianb:
IllysianB Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this was a digital painting from the thumb, it's a uniquely styled statue :) great work!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Suixere Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Oo wow, this so powerful!!
I really love this photo *7* :iconsobeautifulplz:
There's so much of a story, that it makes this photo absolutely stunning!!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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Suixere Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
You're welcome!! :iconhontoplz:
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:iconlevitating-elephant:
Levitating-Elephant Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow well done for the DD! It really is quite an emotive picture, the focusing is very appropriate especially with another one behind it!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:icontylerreitan:
TylerReitan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are a really talented photographer, very good picture :)
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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:icontylerreitan:
TylerReitan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconsecondary-target:
SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already faved it :)
And congrats for the DD :love:
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconsecondary-target:
SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you deserve it!
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:iconangelajenkinson:
AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great pic ... the expression on his face really tells a story!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconangelajenkinson:
AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome :)
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:iconkeabun:
Keabun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks amazing! :)
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconicmb94:
icmb94 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
where is this statue?
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Photographer
Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C.!
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Great photography!
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconsilverthornofagirl:
silverthornofagirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been here :) 
Stunning memorial, stunning picture 
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! :D
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silverthornofagirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome. Love your icon by the way ^^
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gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
:bounce:
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gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Big congrats on the DD! :hug:
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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AnImaginational Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen this memorial! It's the Korean memorial in Washington DC. I love how they were modeled after soldiers trekking through the foliage, like an action shot memorialized! I hear it's absolutely breathtaking during the winter when the snow falls over them, though I've only seen it in the summer. Great picture!
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gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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AnImaginational Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
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:iconpamba:
Pamba Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great picture, and congrats on your DD
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you! And you too! :D
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you! :heart:
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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:iconjock312:
Jock312 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Great caricature of the digger
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:icongperkins10:
gperkins10 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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robson666 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap
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