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Hot and Cold by nighty Hot and Cold by nighty
experiment with different camera
settings to achieve specific colors.
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corvidophiliac Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
This is really such a great piece. The contrast between the two and how they balance through imbalances; the compressed weight and solidity of the cold, and the more spread out looseness of the hot. Lovely negative space, too.
reeltime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This deviation is featured on my journal. :)
yoopie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006
A perfect balance. :heart: Beautiful, like always.
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
Absolutely fantastic, so well balanced and the colors are perfect.
paperairplane Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005   Interface Designer
Pretty sweet.
I like the combination of the contrasting colors.
demisone Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
:wow: amazing!!!! :clap:
Duffzilla Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
:D nice experiment. Beautiful colours. Intriguing and clever composition and overall image. Excellent photo :clap:
nighty Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :love:
montyman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004   Photographer
lovely colors
triggerfinger Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
being Dutch, orange obviously appeals to me as my national colour LOL but my favourite colour is blue. in one piece you've appealed totally to my visual aesthetic.

i find this piece INCREDIBLY vibrant. not just with the colours, but with the very minimal style of photography that allows one to clearly focus on each subject in each section. i'm really digging the framing (which by the way, i've noticed you're very innovative with, which really thrills me). the larger space given to the orange allowing for the branches (?) to fit properly into the composition without being cut off is lovely. the shadows of each object in the space makes it look like they're moving towards each other.

i'm finding it hard to not fav everything i'm commenting on lol :shakefist:

another lovely piece of work from you. i hope you don't mind that i'm not really commenting on your traditional art. i'm not really qualified you know? :) besides, your photography and photo manips will keep me busy for a while!
sergiemag Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004   Photographer
wow, very nice. i love the contrasting colors! love em!!!
nighty Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :D glad you liked it !
EsotericComposer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004   Photographer
Wow. I really like this piece. It'd be great as a wall poster hanging in a contempory room. :nod: Nicely done.
nighty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :love:
EsotericComposer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004   Photographer
You're welcome. Np.
akasleep Featured By Owner May 1, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
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skepeffe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2003
Brilliant..just brilliant. Such a wonderful idea, perfect focus, perfect everything! Gosh darn-it I wish I could come up with things like this.

Nice, nice work! :) (Smile)
yatu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2003
wat, nur mit der camera die unterschiedlichen farben hinbekommen?
manchmal isses schon erstaunlich, was die kamera mitn Farben anstellt, huh :) (Smile)
klasse, mir gefällt die Schlichtheit und die "symmetrische" anordnung besonders!
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isky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2003
wow - this is amazing! i love the super-saturated color! perfect composition too!
traerene Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2003
gorgeous contrast!!! i love the colours! your work never ceases to amaze me!! i love looking at your work... you have such a one-of-a-kind style. such simple, sleek lines...clean and very professional! the clarity always impresses me...beautiful!!
superkev Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2003  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful. Good combination of colors to create an overall effective piece. Nicely done!
radio9x Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2003
dholms Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
i can almost imagine sitting next to you and hearing the
clicking and whirring sounds going on in your head as
you calculate the 'what ifs' and possilities of something
it's probably annoying! heh.

inventive as always M, as well as visually stimulating.
bren Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003
Did you ever see someone's submission and think "Darn! I wish I would have thought of this." WELL this is definately one of them! =P (Razz) WOW....this is just so eye-catching. The way you put this together and presented it is just wonderful. The colors....WOW. Beautiful...
gvcarroll Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003
*looks up at *justthorne's comments*

Hummm... I'm not sure I can add anything more. ;) (Wink) Loving all you work lately. Either you only submit your best stuff or you're a freaking genius. :D (Big Grin)
justthorne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003   Photographer
It's really successful here how you've represented Hot without a lot of "hot cliches" that would come so easily. There's no glow, no white (or tonal brightness above about 50%), no distortion, almost no obvious cue at all except the orange itself and the contrast with Cold. (And there's even the contrary element of shadows up there, which don't foul us up at all. And the Hot is actually more DIM than the cold too...)

Honestly, I think you've pulled this off so well by getting almost down into particle symbolism - one lone "inert" particle below, many frenzied active particles above, ice vs. steam. Hanging above vs. set down below adds to this. Taking up more space adds to this. The semi-chaotic arrangement above adds to this. Being -above- adds to this.

There are a couple of further interesting dimensions too. The Hot looks drastically more organic, while of course Cold looks more lifeless, POST-life... It's also interesting as a two panel arrangement - Hot gets its dominance in amount of space and primary position, but then Cold gets its own importance by being particle-ularly bigger, more grounded and being the second of the two moments.

And then there's a whole "left field" dimension of the whole composition being potentially as much about electricity hot as heat hot. There's a lot of voltage impression up there too - something about all your particles here, below somewhat but especially above, make us feel we should NOT touch these, the ambiguity above between organic and electric.

I would be fascinated to know which came first, the title or the work, because that simplest three-word title adds an order of magnitude to this composition.
txay Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003  Professional Photographer
that's really awsome. i love the composition and the choice of the colors.
snarz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003
this is really clean, great stuff!
inkx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003   Photographer
Wow, it's so clean... Great colors.... Cool with different sizes =D (Big Grin)
sublimeone Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003
great job. I likey a lot.
onestar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003
Okay, the contrasts in this are just excellent.

Something about this I just love... +favlove
akashka Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003  Hobbyist
very nice contrast it almost looks surreal ! the concept is nice too, that is just really nice looking, peacefull and beautiful ! Clap
hesitation Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
You can't hide or sell the skill, you know.
It's there, in you, and it's staring at me ;) (Wink)
supermario Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003   Photographer
Beautifull color composition! Deservs a +fav! I have to try something similar.
mcismowski Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
beautiful contrast
theshadow330 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
great composition! very clean.... just the way i like it! :) (Smile)
livedead Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
I like it just the way it is.
As you intended it to be.
=) (Smile)
jobias Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
Amazing what you can do with simple geometric objects. :) (Smile)

I like how the imperfections in the glass bead give the impression of ice crystals once you have put it against that background. Nice work.
culturastudio Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
You take the most amazing objects and make such wonderful art with them. That marble (I think its a marble!) is awesome, its imperfections are what make it so great. The top plant like artifact (I know what it is called but can't seem to remember, you get that at like Z Gallarie or Crate and Barrel I think!) has nice a nice creamy orange tone that I love, plus the catch on the bulbs is nice too. Without that catch it would make the top part boring I think. Good work!

p0m Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
Killer colorcombination - id say its a +fav *nod*
chaoticparadox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003   Photographer
beautiful as always :) (Smile)
clean, perfect portrayal of hot and cold :D (Big Grin)
simple and very very effective Clap
doobybrain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003   Photographer
you definitely got me thinking of hot and cold, so i think you achieved your goal. great colors and objects i must say. nice how you put them together.
cracan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
augure Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003   Photographer
really nice composition
mistral Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
Man!! This is so incredible. I love simple stuff and this is SO simple, yet so creative and clean. The color stuff is amazing. Great GREAT work. I'm just a digi-artists.. I really need to get into this photography stuff so I can create (attempt to) pieces like this. What a great job. the god damn pure!! Wow! Great stuff.
seeker Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
I wouldn't make it fully orange, or fully blue this time round. Maybe you could leave just a hint of the original colours. Or something.

And it's nice to see that the hot is overcoming the cold ^^.

Very nice job. As usual. Yupp.
deepbluenothing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
Clean cut, sexy... and somehow balanced, despite the imbalance in color area. Beautifully done.
ZirTuan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Point Right Interpretation/Review: Fire and Ice, where ones need to stored up their food for a long time in ice, and cook it up for a meal in fire. One can't survive without the other, and they are friends dispite the relation of being combind.

Point Right Pros/Cons/Suggestions: Like the colors, very nice, like the experimentation as to acheving the certain things you want. Good work.

Point Right Award: Mobile
nocturnalangel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003   Photographer
I really like this, but I don't buy that orange very much. Still it's very interesting, one is warm one is cold, one is connected one is alone...I think you should enlarge the cold picture there, it's a bit too small :) (Smile)

is there any other meaning you have to try different colors? =P (Razz)
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