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February 23, 2013
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17 mm
Date Taken
Feb 3, 2013, 1:11:58 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Beauty.full Winter Time by PatiMakowska Beauty.full Winter Time by PatiMakowska
Beauty-full Winter Time…
Abandoned "Hunting Manor" (PL) 2013

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One of the most stunning features of "Beauty.full Winter Time" are the captivating details, with a depth and richness that the landscape becomes near ethereal.
The tracks in the paths suggest that the landscape is not completely abandoned, but the mystery lies in that the manor does look abandoned. That travellers use these two paths but never someone to visit or live there gives the house a new purpose, a shifting from a shelter to a landmark.

The colour scheme is near masterful. It is suspended between both warm and cool, made most apparent in the clouds. Beyond the sky the warm tones and the cool tones are separated near down the middle, with the warm tones on the right, and the cool tones on the left. This middle division could be taken metaphorically: A path of warmth, light; and one of cold and shadow. The light and cool of the opposing sides is further explored by the background buildings beyond the hunting manor - the yellow building on the right, and the blueish black on the left, covered in snow.

The division of warm and cool tones is further driven in composition by the symmetry of the piece. It seems to be segregated into three equal parts: Left Path, Manor, Right Path. While the Manor commands the attention in the direct centre, it makes me wonder how the same image would read if it had been to one side. I would love to see this image remade with the composition less symmetric, just for curiosity's sake.

The composition is also aided by the horizon, being about (or just above) the one-third mark horizontally. This helps balance the near perfect symmetric nature of the vertical elements, while still showing the beauty of the paths but the incredible detail of the trees, sky, and of course, the manor.

The piece is incredibly well done, visually appealing and haunting.
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daveisquiet Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
this intersection of yesterday and the bygone beauty of rustic innocence
the years before us, before modern ugliness, thisis dreamy and full of wonder...
PatiMakowska Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much !!!
LillianEvill Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
PatiMakowska Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you ! :)
KangTengri Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Photographer
fantastic shot, very nice colors and tones, imposing composition and perspective
PatiMakowska Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank You very much !
KangTengri Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Photographer
My pleasure, a great work indeed!
kouki1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This great work has been featured here [link] :)
PatiMakowska Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you !
Cromosoma123 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Photographer
Spectacular. Very good work!
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