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4x6 - I Sit Alone by tzen 4x6 - I Sit Alone by tzen
4x6 Photography Art Group Release
release date: 26.01.03
theme: outside the usual
6/10: I Sit Alone
note: not setup.
I showed up at the pier, and noticed this man sitting there.. Rushed to get out my tripod, stand at a distance, and yea. You could tell he was going through some problems.. He sat there for awhile, not moving once, and just staring out into the ocean. (Yes it looks like he's looking at the camera, but he's looking away..)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2003-01-29
I showed up at the pier, and noticed this man sitting there.. Rushed to get out my tripod, stand at a distance, and yea. He sat there for awhile, not moving once, and just staring out into the ocean. 4x6 - I Sit Alone by tzen is a photograph that impressed me from his 10 submissions to the last 4x6 release. This beautiful portait of a stranger not only tells us so much about someone's soul, but as well poses an excellent example of how tzen found interesting photographs in a setting that he was not familiar with.
I would love all photographers here to consider what they shoot and what they submit. Always strive for best - in places that you do, and don't know.
- selected and written by olya who can't access internet.
(Selected by ^hesitation) ( Featured by hesitation )
Nowio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thats a pretty amazing shot!!!
sjavaldienno Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist
gimme your talent!!!
and that's an order !!

~envious heart~
jypees Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
nothing to tell. I would like to have a same talent as yOu !! * jalousy * ;)
This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "ALONE " :blowkiss:

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yildiztozu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
perfect perfect perfect:fuzzydemon:
RoaneSky Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Very real. I love it.
paulm0d3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
hehe nice to run into an image i'm familiar with! la jolla near the seals! haha! good one. nice picture. smoked hookah there once in the rain. peace.
bartona Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I was just glancing through at different night shots and yours stood out to me. Nice gallery too.
Putzie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
WOW. It's awesome how you got that by chance. Very lucky. Awesome picture, great colors!
:w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
hyukie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
awesome night shot. my camera picks up similar tones with lights. im guessing the light is just an ordinary street lamp? the orange in very striking and i really love the long shadows the man creates. this shot sorta fits with my style and i guess thats why i like it so much +fav
Azrafael Featured By Owner May 30, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
The mood of the subject is beautifully captured.
I feel moved viewing it.
Santavez Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
What an amazing impromptu shot.... Where was this geographically?
armoniman13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
The shadows, the lighting, the feeling... its the feeling that got me

ipmir Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2003   Photographer
I have no words.
This one goes in my favs.
littlereddevil Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2003
The lighting in this is so good and quite an unusual colour and the person posing gives such a great shadow, its such a long shadow. Nice work.
chicago Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2003   Writer
I like this... Um, yeah.... Not really good at commenting right now..... There is a bird squaking in my ear.... And now he is chewing on it.... Joy... *rolls eyes* Birds... Hasta!
anthriel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2003
Brilliant work here...this has a great atmosphere and lightning. I really like this one. Those shadows are incredible too...+fav

liqu1d Featured By Owner May 24, 2003   Photographer
love the lightning!
mulletproof Featured By Owner May 14, 2003
wow this is beautiful
breid Featured By Owner May 8, 2003  Professional Artist
Great stuff. The hard lighting almost brings the figure across as line art.
nasht-01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2003
what a shot!

1n50mn14c Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2003
wow, excellent shot full of emotion and atmosphere, the composition and perspectve are excellent, complimented nicely by the simple bordering. :D (Big Grin)
sephirot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003
OMG this is beautiful!
the color, the sharp focus, the angle... everything! :D (Big Grin)

Loved how you captured this absolutely casual scene with so much expression!!! :) (Smile)
Keep it up tzen! ;) (Wink)
chich Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2003   Photographer
Wow, what else can I say that hasn't been said already! Fantastic shot, you've really captured the moment well. I love good candid shots... Great colour too!
-skin- Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2003
wonderful shot... :O (Eek)
blindbird Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2003
I usually don't give favs when the work is so famous,but I can imagine how my gallery would look like without thic pic:D (Big Grin)
Clap for a graet jobWorship
He reaaly looks like a saint man:) (Smile) jesus maybe?:) (Smile)
Love it+fav
C-Novack Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2003  Professional Photographer
So many comments and mine will not be unique. But I will say it anyway, this is a wonderful shot. You were in the right place at the right time. Love the play of shadows on the walkway that extend from the figure. Those shadows also draw you to the figure. I love how the light appears as a red halo on the dark figure. Definately creates a mood of solace and introspection.
pur9e Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2003
holy shit. Looking at teh thumbnail, I thought the bushes on the left were in fact a tractor trailer cab. You know, a big rig. Maybe someone said it before. Astonishing illusion.
filmosity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2003  Professional Photographer
you really have a great mastery of night lighting. Great shot as usual, but this one stands out among your other shots, probably because of the setting and the subject. The person adds a feeling of humanity to the shot, something that many of your other photos lacks.
antigrrl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003
Hug this is awesome :D (Big Grin)
madcoffee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
ohmy... omy... this is just sssssooooooo fantastic. wonderful. obviously this has got to go to my fav
streetracer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2003   Photographer
Those shadows are looonng. You'd never get a sunset like that here, too mountainess. Great shot, nice work!
alkaline Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2003  Student
The colour and contrast are so amazing. I absolutely love this shot! Wow...
oblonglego Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003
Can I say more than what has been said?
I don't think so. So I think that I will leave it at Thank You!
complex-a Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003
I'd love to see it in B&W, but I'm just on a weird kick right now with that, so I'm biased. ;) (Wink) This is a great shot, though... The shadows are excellent, and I like how everything seems to fall downhill as you move away from the person.

I do think it looks a bit over-sharpened, though...
busssm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2003   Photographer
this is just cool

sad and beautiful at the same time...
i love it...

cincemilla Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2003
whoa really nice man.. looks so surreal!
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
man, again, this is amazing!


reminds me of a picture of mine I did for a photography contest, and that actually won (and that I can't post it on DA because I don't have copyright on it anymore, as they used it for a calendar and that was part of the contract, but they paid me well for it ;) (Wink) )
anyway, mine was a setup (I went down at 5 Am in freezing cold [november] with my sister and took about a dozen pictures out of wich I chosed only 2)

BTW: what was the exposure time?
acidangel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2003
I love the details! This is a great job! Fave :) (Smile)
jammy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2003
wow. you really have an amazing talent
paranoiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2003
wonderful... no words for this job
inkx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2003   Photographer
Awsome shot! Great lights, colors, contrasts, and lines =D (Big Grin)
weaselsdontfly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2003  Professional General Artist
=D (Big Grin) I think this guy's aura is red, and he got it shown w/ out paying some fake physic to read it for him!
de-la-rocha Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2003
+ FAV :-) (Smile)
markus71 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
OH MY GOD!!! Eyepopping

This is great. Wow. Respect.
lowndsy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2003
Dude, we're like, soooooo not worthy!

+ fav
foig Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2003
Inspiration, pure and simple

stunning, just stunning

ice-man-ak Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2003
I was having a bad day, but I came across this pic and now I am happy. It makes me happy to view something so aesthetically satisfying as your piece. You have talent beyond words. Thank you for being a deviant!!! +FAV!!!!
amebaone Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2003
Awesome colors and shadows! Beautiful composition. . wow.
cyberjag Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2003

can't say this talent comes by the pounds. you are great at what you do :) (Smile)
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