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He That Holds His Heart by oO-Rein-Oo He That Holds His Heart by oO-Rein-Oo
For me, the man is carrying his heart as if he could not handle it inside himself, as if it had become a bourden and got bigger than him. I hope you all dig the concept here and feel free to have your own interpretation of the scene, and I'd be happy to read them.

I was also unsure about this, I had a little trouble deciding if the all black and white version would be better than this one. Please tell me what you think!

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This is my first of two images I will come up with for the Valentine's. A bit early I know, but just to get in the mood, even though Valentine's day is just on June 12th in my contry, Brazil.
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anilupanova Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
To me it looks like he blows a ballon in shape of heart.It's silly but that was my first thought when I saw the photo. It's really amazing,I really love it! Bravo!
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Photographer
Thanks, I'm glad you dig it ;D
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albinoalian Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
i love the contrast but im still wondering what it exactly is he is holding is it actully part of him or something else?
other than that it would be really cool if you could bring out more color in the man he seems really faded.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Photographer
He is holding a heart made of clay I think... Thanks for the constructive criticism!
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
:( We have a policy about selectively colored images. Fell free to make either BW or color...

But I am going to have decline.

With respect!

Pelle

PS Nice one though!
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   Photographer
Thanks and no problem! I'm sorry I didn't know that, though :yum: :)
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
;)

Pelle
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a3t3rnum Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconeufrosis::heart::iconeufrosis::heart::iconeufrosis::heart:


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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Photographer
Thank you!!
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Pania-of-the-Reef Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Beautiful capture! I actuall like how the background remains black and white, while the man and his heart remain in colour; the man becomes the focal point in the image and the composition is all the more powerful. I love the textures of the clay caked upon the man and his heart, and the interpretations of this man as a potter. I like to think that he crafted that heart to show people how to love.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Photographer
Wow! Thanks so much for the constructive criticism! I'm glad you like it. I was a bit unsure at the beginning abt the selective coloring but I think it turned out pretty OK for the message I was willing to transmit :)
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The-Devo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Very nice photo! Lucky catch!
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!
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luiscarl0s Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
in my weekly feature [link]
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Photographer
I'm honored :bow: Thanks so much!
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lucky-april Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Featured! :) [link]
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much, I appreciate your support! :w00t: :D
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lucky-april Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
I like your interpretation- I feel as though he's showing this heart to all those walking by- have a little heart, a little love, a little human warmth, for me, please.

I like your choice of colours, and I understand the dilemma! Has often happened to me. Where was this taken?
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner May 18, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much, I'm glad you dig! :w00t:
It was taken in Lisbon, Portugal! I also love your interpretation :hug: This has happened to me too :yum:
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kamisch42 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it as is, with him in color & the rest in black & white. Makes him stand out, because, it's like...everyone else is moving, and the world around him is cold stone, but there he is, all earthy-toned, warm, and full of love :) Becuase, see, he reminds me of a potter, the way whatever's coating his is caked, and of course, the color, and that's like, some piece of beautiful pottery he's just finished, wel, it's a vessel anyway, it's a heart. And he's proud of it, not because of how it turned out, but because he put all his energy into making it, so it's like his own child...sitting on his lap there.


Okay, I just kinda typed whatever came to me, so it ended up being more than one thing I guess :giggle: But hey, that'sgood! It made me think.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009   Photographer
That's exactly my point, everyone passing by and he standing still in the middle of everything. It is great thinking that he has put all his energy to make it, I loved your interpretation!

Thanks so much, and I'm glad that I could make you think with this piece!
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Notesonperspective Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
to me he seems to be embracing his heart, leaning in close as he cherishes it. it makes me feel like he cherishes the feelings he can give to others. He takes pride in the ways he can care for his fellow men, and wouldn't do anything else in the world.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009   Photographer
Wow, great interpretation, I liked it! Thanks so much I'm glad you dug it :)
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Notesonperspective Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
oh, you don't know. I get a rush of endorphines everytime I'm asked to interpret an expression. :)
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Photographer
Cool! I'm glad I made you happy asking the interpretation :lol:
Maybe you could come check out some of my other works :yum:
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Notesonperspective Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
:| I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine.
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koki999 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
thats a beautiful photo! :heart:
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much!
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koki999 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
anytime :heart:
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Ninja-Manco Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ficou Sensacional. Adorei, claro, o contraste das cores, mas a propria imagem do homem e do coração é marcante.

Parabens
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Photographer
Valeu mesmo! Eu achei que colocando as cores desse jeito faria a foto ficar mais dramática, sei lá...
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Ninja-Manco Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Acho que deu exatamente esse efeito, embora eu não tenha visto a original né.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Photographer
Alguns acham q se eu colocar só o coração colorido ficaria bom, oq acha!??
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Ninja-Manco Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Acho que ficaria bom também, mas não sei se ficaria melhor. Do jeito que está agora parece que o coração e o homem são feitos do mesmo material, das mesmas cores, e ainda por cima o "tapete" em que ele estáfornece uma divisão legal do que está colorido e do que não está. Acho que pra saber mesmo qual fica melhor so olhando as duas imagens, mas do eu gostei muito do homem colorido também.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009   Photographer
É verdade, o tapete está bem legal em cores do jeito que está, eu tinha achado legal mas não tinha dado tanta atenção pensando nele... Ah vou deixar assim mesmo que esta legal :) Valeu!
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Ninja-Manco Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
disponha
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JeffPrice Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this. Just to think of something, I wonder how it would look with the background desaturated say 60 - 70%. The man completely desaturated and the heart in full color. As if to say it is the one thing truly alive ???

Anyway, I love it as it is, but always interesting to think in terms of what could be.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much for the criticism! Yeah there are many ways to edit this photo, but I liked your idea a lot :aww: I tried it here and came out great! Thanks so much I'm glad you liked it!
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JeffPrice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad my comment was useful. I know I get some comments, which I'm sure were offered in good faith which I haven't found particularly useful, and so I am always hesitant to offer.

:)

cheers
-jeff
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009   Photographer
Yours were useful, I usually like to receive constructive comments cause even if I don't like them, I get the other person's point of view so that I know what people like and think :)
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Autumn-Sunsets Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Valentine's is in June in Brazil? I did not know that. This photo is a great concept. Like the interpretation. Black and white would look great too.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Yeah it is only in June, different from the whole world :lol:
I'm glad you liked the photo, thanks heaps!
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
I like your interpretation :heart:
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Thanks heaps Anne :aww:
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nilold Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Photographer
teve a manha nessa ai! parabéns!
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Valeu Nilo!
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
It's absolutely adorable!The best Valentine's day related art I have ever seen!The concept is absolutely catching and stunning!!!!
An nooooo!As much as I love to black and white stuff,the photo caught my eye with this kinda special colour!
I also love the fact you cannot see person's face.Gives me a sad feeling about him!
Extremely expressive,lovely :)
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Photographer
Thanks Anja, I'm so glad you liked the concept! I really thought that this way would be better and more eye catching as if it was all in B&W so I'm glad you agree with me.
I like what you said abt the sad feeling of the photo, its true... Thanks :aww:
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
You are welcome :)
Brilliant shot as always,so it deserves all the attention!
He also seems very focused,showing that heart is the most important thing and we need to take care of it!
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Photographer
Yeah that's what I wanted, that you get the concept and think abt it :aww:
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