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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-30
Categories: Nature, Event, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Abstract, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Nikon D-70
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-17 19:12
Viewed: 3497
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

“Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible.
Instead only try to realize the truth.. there is no spoon.
Then you will see, it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself”

Frontiers.. as limits.. as borderlines..
something that are placed between us and something else..
a country againts another.. the difference of skin color..
physical limits.. moral limits.. or limited minds!!
Frontiers as new goals.. the final frontier..
the old west.. the oceans for the ancient sailors.. the deep space...
or frontiers as passages... as to become
a twilight zone... the end of the day.. the begining of the night...
a New Year's Eve... the close of an year.. the start of another..
to come of age... to graduate... to marriage... and after to became old..
the aging... to be young and to be less young.. often a limit so evident and not so..

are u sure we need frontiers?!?
we must... we want..
we can absolutely look at infinite.. without them!!
we are great inside!! limits are often only in our minds..
as the horizont... the limit that u cant ever reach!!

touch the horizont, my friend..
ur frontier of 18/10/2007 is arrived...
happy birthday to u marcocig

the world has not borders..
the Spoon does not exist!!

comments and critics are welcome..

P.s.: Shot taken not so far from confine between Slovakia and Ukraine.. really an hard frontier!!

chrisJ, JohnTulip, gnada, Marylou, milas, Silvio2006, jan515, Mirra78, Silke, marcocig, inaam, tjutjut, lilimih33, vandana2923, Hendrika, Werewolf, szatanowska, flashpoint has marked this note useful
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To Marylou: :)marcocig 1 10-19 08:19
To ls_photography: :))marcocig 1 10-19 08:17
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Very nice picture, love the depth view in it.
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-17 19:37]

Bonjourno Marco

I like the muted colours here & superb placement of the man offcentre to the left. the horizontal format suits perfectly. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-10-18 0:38]

Hi Marco
Very speciality composition but good,
Gr Jos

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-10-18 0:38]

Hi Marco ;)
wonderful photo...very good unususl portrait...TFS,
J ;)

Special and nice idea Marco. Looks like a cover for a CD

fantastic capture!great POV!wonderful compo and background!tfs

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-10-18 3:03]

Ciao Marco,
I agree with JohnTulip, it's look like a CD cover :) You have done an another great and good job Marco! I like the warm colors. You you should have a pointing for your note and another for your photo :)) Happy birthday to your friend! Have a great day

fuori porta...... fuori luogo...... fuori... sei fuori!
it is a strange portrait he looks so out of place! to me.. of course.... was that what it was supposed to be...?
great video-music as well to go with it.... great job.... even if very unusual...is it 2 different shots? i think it must be....
well nice tribute to your dear friend!
take care


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-10-18 5:25]

Great dedication for your friend.
Happy birthday dear Marco !!!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2007-10-18 6:00]

Hi Marco,
yes, "Frontiers" are the actions and the reactions of the spirits, I think too.
the distant width of this perspective, the sky with clouds, mountains, woods and unlimited yellow yards, all of all fit the spiritual landscape of Marcocig. the view is both objective space of the land and inner universe of the mind.
this is a precious portrait of him with back land, just same as the excellent portraits of the paintings of the Renaissance.
thank you,

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-10-18 6:00]

Hi Marco...
Nice sharp capture. Fantastic details, looks very interesting,
well presented and well done.

I don't really like the guy stuck in the picture, but there is great colors.

Ciao Marco :)
Excellent PP work for your friend ! He is a very nice model ... he is really nice on each shot :) Well seen for his bithrday, as if he was looking behind ... to remember strong moments. I agree, we must and can live without frontiers, no limits to reach our best aim ....

Santé ;o) ... bisous

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-10-18 8:40]

merhaba byfriend Marco...
nice portrait and shot..welldone..bravo..selamlar

hi Marco!!!
.."strange portrait".. interesting.. I am thinking for myself what the handsome bloke is doing IN THE SUIT on wonderful yellow field???.. this portrait is incredible.. has natural charm..
I like it!!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2007-10-18 12:32]

ciao marco...complimenti...bel soggetto...bello anche il contorno naturalistico...bel ritratto...buona serata...

Hello Marko
Very good title and you are really good in showing us people cat.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-10-18 15:02]

Ciao Marco, wonderful dedication for your friend, wonderful portrait.whole composition of the picture and the note which you wrote is excellently.

Hello Marco:)

I'm speechless :) I love this photo - it would be great as a poster for a movie.
Excellent framing/cropping, nice texture and great soft tones...
Just perfect :)

Ciao Marco uno sguardo pensieroso che ben si adatta ad un luogo di frontiera, splendido campo fiorito e bellisimo cielo, grande composizione, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Marco,
Nice image, you've put a simple photo of a man looking in the distance and turned it into a great composition. The soft colors the border and your comments .nice work. TFS

My dear friend Marco, finally I can leave a word here on this nice present...
Anyway I really think here I have a stupid expression on my face but, as you say within your note, it is a way to break some frontiers....here I think that the only frontier we break is the one which you remeber well, between Poland and Ukrajne... ;) you know what I mean....

So, "the spoon doesnt exist", my dear Marto!

see u tomorrow


PS In my favs!!!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-20 0:42]

The mood of this is superb and the composition says much about the limitations of borders, for it seems that the man is on the edge and trying to cross the invisible barrier of your frame

Pryvitanne Marco!
I don't know but I like it photo! this photo is very unusual( maybe for me:) ). very good composition! ALL made well!=)

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-10-20 11:27]

Ciao Marco my friend,

You have beautifully composed a philosophy in this fine image. The expression and the landcape are fantastic. Sharp details, exciting luminosity and vivid colors are valued features. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this shot.

Hi friend!Very nice photo.Great work.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-10-21 5:53]

Ciao Marco!
Good philosophy! Sometimes not applicable - for example when a mother in low is the intruder, hehe;-)

Frontiers should not exist of ideas, I reckon...
Greetings and best wishes!


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-10-21 6:28]

Without the poles in the background it would be a perfect shot, Marco. I would definitely have cloned them out!
Looking beyond that, it is a beautiful portrait, not only of your friend (Happy bd, Marco) but also of the scenery.

hallo marco..
Sher schones Bilder...und...gute POV!

Hi Marco,

Great presentation my friend . . Lovely yellow field as BG . .
Meaningful note . .
Well composed . .


Hello Marco!
Very nice composition and good expresion on your friend face!
Beautiful colours and lovely frame!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hello Marco,

Very nicely taken picture.
Good compo, colors and presentation. Well done.


Hi dear friend,
nice one! I like very much that the man is looking "out of the frame". Good choice for the frame. Well done!

Have a lovely day!

Hi Marco, Impressive - both your picture and your note.

There is no spoon but man invent it cause food hurt the finger and the hands as it is too hot :)
Theat portrait/landscape is well make! The yellow flowers go well in contrast with the suit!
The expression is well with the sky too! There is a good presence in all the compo!

Hi Marco! He looks debonair and sweet! I like his sexy shaved head :) Love the tone and mood. You placed him very well in the picture.
Freddie :)

It's all becoz of limited minds!!
Ciao amore

Fantastic shot and portrait.
All the words you wrote are true.
have a nice day, Marco
bye Aga

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