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These Walls by lAliusl These Walls by lAliusl
The only walls that exist are those we construct around ourselves.

You could break them if you only tried.
But you stand there afraid to leave and afraid to stay.


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This shot was inspired by the Trapt song "These Walls"
I was trying to convey the feeling of being trapped; trapped by your own perceptions, fears, trapped behind something you could easy break through, like water :)

I froze for this shot, the water temp was about...umm... FREEZING! -__- the high that day was 50 degrees F
The process was, set the timer on my camera - jump under the water - count to twenty-click!- jump out and cuss till the shock wore off - repeat
Summer cannot come soon enough!

darkened and B&W in PS
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Given 2008-11-23
These Walls by ~lAliusl is an expressive photograph which conveys powerful emotions and meaning. The obscurity of his face and the soft liquid water becoming the 'wall' reveals so much about our our inner selves. We are the ones who stop ourselves from achieving so much more. ( Featured by FaMz )
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lAliusl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Yes I think that is often times true but not always...life has a way of screwing with us sometimes :giggle:
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Neuroticart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
F eatured [link] :heart:
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KellysGoodes Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
hahah oh how much an artist suffers for his work ;P
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Your work has been featured in my news article here: [link] :heart:
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for braving the cold - a masterpiece - almost like a mime - love that sheet of water in the foreground - powerful composition and title
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robinpika Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
this goes to my fave :) :):)
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FilmCreature Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Yeah, actually, that was my very first submission lol. Woah, I hope you don't think I'm saying you copied me or anything! It was just the first thing that came to mind when I saw this beautiful thing! Awesome work.
Here's the poem: [link] (hope you like)
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FilmCreature Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
This reminds me ridiculously of a poem I wrote once...
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lAliusl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
you got it posted anywhere?
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FaMz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Your photograph has been featured in Conceptual Features Vol.1

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