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Reaching out for God :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 3 3 The Foundations of Heaven I :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 3 0 Angelique :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 4 5 Somnolence :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 6 3 I love... to eat you! :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 0 0 La Rosa Barbacana :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 6 2 Tower I :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 2 0 Omnomnom... :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 0 0 The Plastic Flock :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 5 0 Fantasy Building 1 :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 2 2 No children... :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 4 0 the Loneliness of an Invisible Man: Act XVI :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 0 0 Sic itur ad Caelum :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 7 4 Take my hand :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 5 5 Hush! Don't tell Him... :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 2 3 Roswell 2 :icondlambeaut:dlambeaut 4 2

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Juan Luis Fdez.
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Spain
I'm a non- practicing geologist.
I got my first camera (and picture) at the age of seven. I'm afraid I have improved my skills not much since then.
Pencils, pens, crayons, and brushes have danced on my fingers since I have memory (my parents' home walls remember it very well...).
Today, my daughter says my photos are nice, but that I can only draw monsters...
Possibly she's right.
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I wrote about expectations before, and how they tend to twist and surprise the artist. This happened with my first (and only! :crying:) Daily Deviation: A photo I judged not good enough by itself, and submitted to the stock folder.
In some way, something very similar happened to a couple of images of an angel statue (that I, prosaically, titled "Cemetery angel 1" and "Cemetery angel 2") I took some years ago: They are not DD's, but, even though I sentenced them to the stock folder too, little by little, they are among the most faved and praised of my gallery.

Cemetery angel 1 by dlambeaut   Cemetery angel 2 by dlambeaut

I now all the merit is hers (well, the sculptor's...): I just framed without much personality and shooted... And I'm completely happy of they to be used to bring forth beautiful photomanipulations from other deviants (take a look to the links in the original photos' comments, if you want).
But I felt I hadn't been fair enough to her, that she deserved more from me, in the way other fellow artists had been.

And I came back to her...

I live long away from Oviedo; I travel there once or twice a year to see my wife's family, and last year I had no vacations to do it. But this past Christmas I managed to have a nice photoshoot with my new muse, just like I did back in 2014 with another old acquaintance of mine: The Exterminating Angel from Comillas cemetery.

The melancholy of the destroyer by dlambeaut

I had to go to her twice, because the first time she was strongly backlit, and took about thirty photos, posing them not as stock or statue photos, but as portraits of a woman, getting closer, whispering
gently to her, admiring her well balanced stance.

It's curious how most of deviants comentators, and now even me, refer to it as "her": Angels are supposed to be and be represented genderless, but, taking a closer look, we'll notice, under the folds of her tunic, a young, slender, woman's hips and a small breast, the other  hidden under some roses held against the chest by her right hand. Even her left foot, uncovered by now dead winds far beyond our perception, looks small and feminine. Compare her, if you please, with the sinewy, sword wielding angel shown above this paragraph.
Only the expression of her fine face is not of this world: Cold, empty, totally devoid of human emotions. Just as a true angel's visage should be!

After a painful but fast selection process, a new couple of photos were chosen to be my small homage to her
stony cold classical beauty.

Take my hand by dlambeaut   Sic itur ad Caelum by dlambeaut

I've promised myself to never come back to San Salvador cemetery with my camera.

...but I know I'm fooling myself.
  • Listening to: Arcana's Dark Age of Reason
  • Eating: Cookies!

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:iconjogi1960:
Jogi1960 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the :+fav: Best wishes from Frankfurt :wave:
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:icondlambeaut:
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I didn't leave any comment. I don't use to do that; I was in a hurry.
I liked the contrast between the chaotic clouds and the building geometry. I tried something similar once, but with worse results.
Greetings from "Windigburg"...
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:iconmarianneeie:
MarianneEie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! I really appreciate it! :D

Have a wonderful day!
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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Jamatra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
Thank you so much for the favs. Greatly appreciated! :)
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:icondlambeaut:
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure! I do love carthography, specially fantasy one.
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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! Neko Emoji-38 (Music) [V2]
Buttons (Day 45) by Jorgipie
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work on the subject deserves it!
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching! :salute:

---AK
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure! :happybounce: 
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