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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-10-26
There's something about an empty room that can really capture the imagination. How many minds have passed through this place? You can almost hear the hum of fluorescent lights in Library by ~RoyWasntListening. ( Featured by RockstarVanity )
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Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, I've just featured you on my Journal :D
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation :clap:
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helios-spada Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is a scary person looking at you through the gap between the shelves.
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Weissboard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
That looks like a college library judging from the cataloging system.

Ever since going on the Internet, I have not been in a library in ages. Maybe I should should hang up a fluorescent lamp in my studio. :D
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carnivoregoose Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh goodness, I adore libraries. & you just reminded me of all their loveliness! thank you for this!

gorgeous. <3
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african-artist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Is there a flickering light somewhere in there? Seems like it! :D
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome room shot. i must agree with the suggester of the daily deviation, nothing like an empty room to encourage the thought process of what has occurred there.
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Nightshade255 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of jumper
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Cronosmu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is this really a DD? For fuck's sake...
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Photographer
As the artist didn't choose for their work to be a Daily Deviation, please refrain from being abusive towards them. If you have an issue with something which is selected as a DD, this FAQ explains how to express your concerns appropriately FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
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Sidmarill Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What's wrong with it? Just wondering, I'd like to know your opinion. I think it's a beautiful photo. c:
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Rinacoco Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it looks a little plain for a DD, not saying it's a bad photo, but seems like more of an ordinary photo than something captured for a purpose?

I mean, my school library looks like that, there's really nothing about the photo that's really eye-popping and makes me want to say, "WOW!", it's more like, "Oh, that's nice..." which isn't the feel that artwork receiving DDs should be like.

It looks too plain, and kind of unintentional, it's like it's a straight black line and people are trying to say that it's a squiggly fun and colorful line. It's honestly a nice picture, but nothing that really captures attention.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Photographer
...which isn't the feel that artwork receiving DDs should be like

There are no strict rules about what a Daily Deviation should or shouldn't be like, or what emotional response featured artwork should evoke. You are, of course, welcome to your own feelings about any piece of art but you aren't in a position to define what should or shouldn't be featured as a Daily Deviation :)
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Rinacoco Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I guess everything is biased and has it's own opinion, so I'm just going to say that it's my take on it. It's a lovely photo, but not usually but now usually what I link with a DD.
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GrimbyandtheBomba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
While I understand that every DD is different and that there isn't any set parameters for what makes a specific piece worthy of a DD, I find myself among the others wondering why this got chosen over countless others here on dA.
I love what you wrote in the DD description box, but I almost feel as though what you wrote is more interesting than this shot. I'm sure there are a ton of other photos out there that capture the emotion/feeling you described in the DD box better than this one.

Congrats to the artist on the DD though. It's an interesting medium, if anything else.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
If you look at the comments on any DD, you'll notice at least a couple of people saying that they don't understand why it was featured - it's the nature of subjectivity and personal taste :aww:

And this picture didn't get chosen over countless others - it got chosen among many others. Darkroom is a small gallery and I receive comparatively few Daily Deviation suggestions, so I often spend time simply browsing for things to feature which exhibit beautiful, interesting or intriguing aspects of various darkroom techniques. In this case, it was an example of choosing exactly the right instant film to capture the mood of a scene which, if photographed differently, wouldn't have had nearly the same impact.

I have yet to experience a moment where I've had to choose between two images to feature on any given day and I absolutely LOVE receiving suggestion notes so I can represent as many people's artistic tastes and inspirations as possible. If every person who left an "I don't understand why this was featured" comment sent me a suggestion note with a darkroom photo that they adore, I would be a very happy Community Volunteer :)
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MissOliviaLee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think its a great DD simply because everyone here looked at it and related instantly. One person said it reminded them of how much they love libraries, others believe that it must be at a college. Some don't like it because they think its a boring place, nothing special about a dusty boring library full of thing you don't want to read... but all of us came together to share our own opinions of such a place, similar or not. Now they page is full of people who might otherwise never have met because of their different personalities. I think the piece did its job.

A wonderful photo, congratulations :)
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
Definitely! That's one of the great things about art - it gets people talking to each other :aww:
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MissOliviaLee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
for sure! keep it up
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Yumikarp Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Writer
Wow. It looks so old, dusty and... quiet. So dark, almost abandoned.
Where I live, there are only new libraries filled with lights and people who chatter. This looks lovely and gives me a nice feeling. Beautiful shot.
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xXArtimisXx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I love libraries so much...
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:iconminami-kousaka:
Minami-Kousaka Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Such beautiful memories...
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dannyska Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
If I could choose, I'd haunt a library. To be able to have access to such knowledge...with no worries... It would be beautiful.
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SeberHusky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a library from the late-60's.
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techfreak107 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah the library!
the smell of books and the sound of pages turning...
so peaceful :)
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oeminler Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
it reminds me my childhood :/ congrats its beautiful
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Ladydragoncat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is it about a library atmosphere that makes me want to take a deep breath and...SIGH!!!! in such a loving way?
It must be the avid reader in me!
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punkandartStJimmy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the library in our school. O.o Do you live in Germany, too? Do all libraries look the same here?
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V8Arwing67 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice atmosphere, it has a certain feeling of tension for some odd reason. :clap:

Also, as someone said before, it looks like the place from the very beginning of the original Ghostbusters.
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solefield Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it, definitely feels like a scene from a movie ~ lots of atmosphere!
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AeternusVotum Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This somehow looks so very very creepy to me and I'm not sure why ... :fear:
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Same, lol, although I have a slight reason XD
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jesuskoalababy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked this picture but I don't really understand why it got a DD. It's nice, but yeah...I don't get it.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Photographer
If you read the description in the DD box, it explains why I chose to give the picture a DD :aww:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
because of the methods used to get this photo: Photography / Darkroom / Traditional / Instant Film it's not just a regular click here is the picture
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StarbyStars Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
and all its dusty unused books
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the colors and the mood of this piece. It's so quiet, but a little tense. I'm expecting the Ghostbusters to run by any minute.
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Streetster20 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Great tones, great shot.
Remind me of artwork by fiftyfoodshadows (similar focus, and colours).
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot. Oddly reminds me of one of my own from a while back even though all they have in common is the fact they they were both taken in libraries. I like the way the viewing angle only reveals one more row of bookshelves, but seems to suggest that the rows go on forever. Congrats on the DD!
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NanamiKobayashi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Even though it looks quite familiar, there is still a somewhat creepy atmosphere, about the same as when it is suddenly completelly quite and then the monster appears right in front of you in horror movies :D
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shilliard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, the memories. I used to love disappearing into the stacks and just browsing.
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:iconra-meenan:
RA-Meenan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of the flash fiction story I wrote about a haunted library.
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:iconbuuten:
buuten Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Has a very familiar and nostalgic feeling too it. It's simple but everyone can relate to it. Congrats :D!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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aeroartist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
huh. can't say that i'm terribly impressed with this, but congratulations
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shaker0 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like my university library...
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dancercotillion Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like every university library.
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shaker0 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yep.
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brontolina Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
^ this
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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