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Old times - reviewed by MadalinaGulerez Old times - reviewed by MadalinaGulerez
Thanks to :iconviaios-sevaga: Viaios for the tip with the hand :heart: . Also thank you : :iconbrightii: and :iconekqo: for your advices !!!

Here is the story :
He ( an old man ) is looking backward at his life though a photo. A memory of his family , and e is nostalgic about the happier times that he has lived before the .....(war , apocalypse) . He recalls his wife , that now is no longer with him , and his son , that is out there fighting for him.


and the before and after version :

What's different about this new submission ? The photo with the hand ... I've made it ... :D :heart:
Hope you'll like this one as well :happybounce:
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:iconkazenoken14:
Ah god. One of my rare 5-star critiques.
This is one of my favorite types of photos. I have no idea what you were trying to say in the photo, but this is what I feel.
Though the background could have some alters to it, it is also nice because it doesn't distract us from the picture, plus it makes the main story of the image clear (whereas if the background was a library or something, then it'd kill the meaning of the image).
I love these kinds of images because (and I'm not sure, forgive me if I insulted someone), the hands look slightly old. Slightly wrinkled but old. And I'm pretty sure it's a man's hand, so it feels like an old man is remembering his past by looking at this old image. When old people looks at photos like this, it kind of feels like the wife had died, the child has either grown up and moved away, or something tragic also happened to him.
The only thing I can't figure out is the setting of this photo. In the image that the man is holding, it feels like country, but then again, it could be just a random field in the middle of the world-- kind of like an advertisement feeling.
I loved the way you make the photo look old fashioned though. Great job.
What do you think?
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:icondreamer113:
This photo is very unique. I have read many stories about old men sitting in his chair and staring a photo of happier times. I have also seen videos and photos of that. But this photo is executed very well. The photo has been aged nicely and the coloring of the background draws the looker to the work and age ravished hands and the faded photo. The feelings in this image is sad but happy at the same time, a feeling of lost moments. My only suggestions to this photo would be to fix the lighting of the hands more so that they fit better into the photo and to fade the color around the photo so it is not so red. Other than that, the image is amazing and very well done!
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:icondae-immolation:
Dae-Immolation Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   General Artist
Excellent concept!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank yoouuu :wow: for everythingggg :wow:
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:iconmrwhite81:
MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
this is excellent truly a masterpiece
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :hug:!!
it means a lot !
thanks too for the watch :D :happybounce: !!!
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:iconjbrenthill:
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm glad you like it !!! :blush: :happybounce:
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:iconkalartscene:
Kalartscene Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope this makes sense, haha, but I find this to bittersweetly awesome. You can tell that something has happened, but the small memory of "happy times" gives it sort of a calming effect. Very good job!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you !!! :blush: I am so glad that you got my idea :heart: :happybounce: !!!!!
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:icontylerhagan:
TylerHagan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Cool pic. You've overdone some of the 'Burning' though, destroyed a lot of pigment, top of the right thumb for example, you've got to be very careful with that tool. Reduce it's strength drastically, for more control!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't know I could :blush: :thank you for the advice !!! :hug:
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:iconroslina:
roslina Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
thanks, i'll keep my fingers crossed for you :fingerscrossed:
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
same from here:hug:
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:iconroslina:
roslina Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
oh, i see we had a pretty similar idea :) very nicely executed, best of luck to you!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :hug: I saw your entry and it's amazing ! there are some amazing ideas , indeeed . Thank you :happybounce: and good luck to you as well ! :hug:
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:iconllievl:
lLievl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I've checked several entries to this contest before yours and I believe this is one of the best I've seen.
The feelings imprinted in here make it very inspiring!

Best of luck in the contest! You have a very good chance of winning!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not the best , I saw some gorgeous ideas :blush: and with even more amazing editings :heart:
I'm glad you understood my idea :happybounce: and THANK YOU !!!
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:iconirisxsh:
irisxsh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great! It's simply but make me feel sad.
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad you understand my idea :squee:! Thank yoouuuu
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave !
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:iconkoyukionna:
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Artisan Crafter
This is amazing.
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank youu :blush:!
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:iconrossodh:
RossoDH Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing!!!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank YOU!!!!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Superb entry, i love what youve done with this
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconmrandrewpandrew:
MrAndrewPandrew Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Holy crap this is so cool. Hope you win
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow :heart: :wow: thank you! It means a lot to me! :blush::squee:
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:iconalfaromeogirl:
alfaromeogirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is so perfect. It gives me a feeling of everything at once. Love it!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad you like it!! :hug: thank you :blush:
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:iconbehindthetrees:
BehindTheTrees Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly a beautiful piece... i considered entering this contest until i came across this picture. i have no chance, this is just wonderful.
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not that good :hug: pleaseeeee I want to see your work :happybounce: pleaaase please please!! I would love to see your idea :heart:
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:iconmarvelousbizarre:
MarvelousBizarre Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE THIS IDEA!!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yey ! :squee: thank you !! :thanks:
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:iconkoolandkrazy:
koolandkrazy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing !!!! :D :)
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for your appreciation !
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:iconkoolandkrazy:
koolandkrazy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
np :D
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:iconrainbow57:
rainbow57 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
A great concept!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you !!! I'm so exited that you like it ! :hug:
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:iconquizzicalharpy:
QuizzicalHarpy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this one it better! :D!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yey !!! :squee: !!!!
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:iconquizzicalharpy:
QuizzicalHarpy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck! I hope you win!
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
let's hope for the best :hug:
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:icondreamart101:
Dreamart101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student
You made the hands ? :D
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I photographed them :D they're of my grandfather :D
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:icondreamart101:
Dreamart101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student
Nicely done :D you realy like this "old times" feelings aren't you
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved the idea for this contest ;) :D
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:icondreamart101:
Dreamart101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student
very creative and it's nice to have a little originality in this contest
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
as for the feelings ... not that much :blush: :D
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:iconjhunel-galve:
Jhunel-GALVE Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think your entry will be the first prize.
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:iconmadalinagulerez:
MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your more optimistic than I am ! :happybounce:
Thank you for your kind words ! :squee:
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