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fishermen on  Lake Ladoga by million-dandelions fishermen on  Lake Ladoga by million-dandelions
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-04-21
fishermen on Lake Ladoga by ~million-dandelions ( Suggested by jnnifr and Featured by Gonzale )
Iddle-Diddle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I know I'm nearly a year late on saying this, waiting for the crowd to die down... I'm not sure if I already commented when this first got a DD or not.

This is very DD worthy. It's an interesting and unusual photo, how the sky blends in with the lake and all the fishermen how small they look and how many there are. Out of all the DDs I've seen this one is still my favourite. It really stands out and it's different and refreshing, I wish more DDs were like this.
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Photographer
This is just what it is in its whole beauty.
I love frozen lakes and winter, emptiness of the landscape, silence and cold and all this comes out of here.

I'm glad you got a DD on this.
It shows DD aren't always clichés and pre-eaten stuff.
Sandcharm Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
After reading practically every comment and digging for more information, I believe I've gotten my enlightenment on the piece and can say, I now appreciate it for what it is. The message is sad, from my assumed viewpoint, but gives off a feeling of peace, or silence for the dead.

This is just a piece where you've just got to look for a while, to start to understand, and maybe dig for the desired information. This photograph is like a puzzle the viewer must take the time to solve.

Additionally, I'm sorry for your loss, you are very strong.
Gonzale Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I tend to feature things that need time and curiosity to appreciate.. and very often i'm confronted to people who want answers and explanations right away... who are looking for either obvious images or cliché messages... yeah. I hope some of them actually change their behaviour for at least.. a couple minutes... and dig for answers. Like you did :)

cheers !
Sandcharm Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeh, well, I'm naturally curious and it bugs me when I have no answer. :>
Sandcharm Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It would have been nice if you went into further detail in the description and not just the title.

I honestly have no idea what I'm looking at. I see a lined track made in snow small rocks in the distance? The title wouldn't suggest that but all I see are some unrecognizable dots, a trail(?), and a blank background of nothing but white.

I just wish there was a better way of comprehending any sort of message there is other than pure confusion.

I mean jeez, would have been common courtesy for the staff member to enlighten a bit with some words on the piece.

Anywho, grats on the DD I s'pose.
Helewidis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Photographer
Wow. These people...

Anyway, that was a great photo! Harsh conditions for fishermen seem to be the topic of this picture. If I was an editor of a newspapper on fish I'd totally make it the cover! :clap:
Riguz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I think the art was not in just taking the picture but in also making it a DD,, is the combination of both for me what makes this a masterpiece,, making people react in such very explosives ways.. kudos to both persons in my opinion that alone is art worth looking at :)
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Congratulations ~million-dandelions for receiving a Daily Deviation! :clap: I might not be knowledgeable in this genre of photography, but what I wouldn't do to create photography like these! The magnitude of scale you have portrayed and the implications of that to life's (our) place in earth, is something to deeply ponder about! And I do feel a bit lonely when seeing this. :nod:

And now... :B

To whom it may concern: To all those who thinks this deviation is not DD (a feature) worthy and wondering why and that they have the right to state their opinions
If you do not understand how this is a DD at all, or by some wondrous chance,find yourself looking with your eyes and see smudges and 50% opacity, 25% flow hard edged brush smudge all things reality, and/or upon the impression that we are trying to force your artistically tasteful minds to accept this piece as a daily feature, then this is what you should do:

:bulletblue: yes you have a right to give the opinion, but for the society you and we are leaving in, keep it formal, and if you don't approve it explain clearly with support and help why and how it can be improved and not going to the all sorts of "wonderous" comments you have left!

:bulletblue: Note/ask the GM or do what FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature? offers your perception of what DD should be to make the "wrong to a right" and save the world of dA from "poor DDs"! Because it's not wise to let your freedom of speech harm someone, which they didn't deserve, and would make you a wise person to do the right thing by doing what you can to stop these. It would be unfortunate who fought for freedom of speech and rights to see/read/hear how you have been using it!

:bulletblue: If you don't know nothing about this genre, then you should research some before using your freedom of speech. We are all educated right? Otherwise, if you are already an able wealth of knowledge in this field, do follow the point above to save us!

:bulletblue: Do suggest DDs yourself and try to realize that we are not trying to force your precious mind to accept anything, but that if you do not like something, say it in a proper way and do something to solve it, not leave your freedom of speech to ruin someone's day. And what you did was not a critique either!

Thank you and hope this didn't severely stomp on your precious freedom of speech :)
And if there are any grammatical errors or any wrong, please do use your freedom of speech to correct my grammar in a proper way!
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
oh and,

:bulletblue: All genres or categories are not same, so all the "awesomeness" of one category does not equal for the other one!
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