The Doors of Perception - II

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    A few weeks ago I posted The Doors of Perception. I thought it was a good result overall but I wasn't entirely satisfied with it.

    This is a shot from another angle and a bit darker. I wanted to emphasize the rays of light breaking through the pilings to better visualize the famous quote from Aldous Huxley:

    ''If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."
    - Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception

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    Explore #47 March 11 2009

    Remko., Marc VC, aka serene, Flооd, and 52 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Jedi Photographer (May the focus be with me) 62 months ago | reply

      Wow :D this is just so stunning :D I love it :D Great angle and awesome lighting :D fantastically done :D

    2. Gremxul 62 months ago | reply

      Excellent perspective and contrasts.

    3. paul_cheung 62 months ago | reply

      like the tight feeling the woods give! gd photo!

    4. Julián Contreras 62 months ago | reply

      Wonderful and great shot. Saludos.

    5. stevekeat images best viewed large 62 months ago | reply

      beautiful image excellent perspective and love the lighting

    6. lieve.db 62 months ago | reply

      Ik verkies dit beeld, omwille van meer spanning in het beeld zelf als zeker omwille van de nadruk op het doorbreken van licht als symbool voor inzicht.
      Dit "doorbreken" zoals je het hier kon vastleggen, geeft haast fysiek voelbaar weer wat plots inzicht kan teweegbrengen.
      Perfect bij de quote.

    7. lilian me 62 months ago | reply

      wow! I like it too much!

    8. AurelioZen 62 months ago | reply

      Een ander gevoelspectrum hier - donkerder, meer contrast, minder details en wellicht daardoor ook krachtiger.

    9. kees straver (will be back online soon friends) 62 months ago | reply

      Mooie foto en de titel is heel toepasselijk. Mooi hoe je als het waren de foto ingezogen wordt.

    10. blaat70 62 months ago | reply


    11. -wiseguy- 62 months ago | reply

      Great picture for a wonderful quote.

    12. Monochrome Visions 62 months ago | reply

      Stunning perspective... Love the way it's not centered...

    13. *iskandar 62 months ago | reply

      awesome lights and angle! lov eit

    14. luminarse 61 months ago | reply

      both are really fantastic.. but.. my choice #2.. is more strong! i think.

    15. nlwirth 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chasing Shadows, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. iainmac2 58 months ago | reply

      I enjoyed this photo in Chasing Shadows.

      Nice combination of text and photo.

    17. andzer 56 months ago | reply

      Please, consider (in case you haven't already) to send this great work to new Ysplix Black pool. :-)

      This is a B/W masterpiece!!!
      Accept this symbolic ancient prize and admit your photo
      to a noble contest among the finest in: Ysplix Black
      and please remember to tag this photo YsplixBlack

    18. AnneliesW 56 months ago | reply

      Schitterend om het 'onheilspellende' van de zee weergegeven te zien in deze prachtige z/w opname!

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Het Doka Archief, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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