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Posted by
bluechameleon (Vancouver, Canada) on 12 November 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

"The skies of day and night
colours, densities, forms,
may-be these are
(as doubtless they are)
only apparitions, and the real
something has yet to be known"
(excerpt) Walt Whitman // Of The Terrible Doubt of Appearances

Canon PowerShot A640 1/10 second F/2.8 8 mm

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Pradeep from Chennai, India

Ahh, this is awesome. Very noir, luv the tension in it :)

12 Nov 2008 5:22am

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

nice shot :)

12 Nov 2008 5:42am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

Lovely glow, very mysterious and amazingly processed!

12 Nov 2008 5:48am

Sien from Netherlands

Very good composition .
Well, I think this is brilliant work Sharon!

Grz Sien

12 Nov 2008 5:54am

lisa v from Gawler, Australia

I can't decide if he's coming or going. A haunting and intriguing image. Love that glow and that flooring.

12 Nov 2008 5:57am

Steve from United States

A mysterious scene with lots of textures. Love it.

12 Nov 2008 6:09am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Nice "dark" atmosphere here... We can imagine a story - before - after... I like that !

12 Nov 2008 6:35am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good illustration for the verses of Whitman, or good verses to this image :)
I like the b/w and the shadows that give sense to the idea of a different kind of knowñedge. It remembers also te platonic cavern.

12 Nov 2008 6:36am

Matt Sutton from Sydney, Australia

wonderful image Bc. masterful work from you. very inspiring !

12 Nov 2008 6:41am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic image! Darkness sandwiched between light. Flesh and form against brick. Could that be Rod Serling in the passage way?

12 Nov 2008 6:53am

Elaine- from Vancouver, Canada

i would have a terrible doubt of appearances if i was in a dark alley and a shadowy figure showed up and blocked the exit lol... your subject matter is always just as incredible as your technique.. just masterful bc!

12 Nov 2008 7:09am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A cold draught is blowing through the wet passageway, how many people have passed this way...! A good thought provoking creation.

12 Nov 2008 7:19am

Sergiu P from Romania

beautiful contrast! Great shot. The mystery is overwhelming..

12 Nov 2008 7:41am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

GOODNESS this is awesome! it has just gone into the ring of TOP images of yours that i just absolutely adore!! amazing light, texture, directional lines, composition... bravo in every way!!

12 Nov 2008 7:43am

thib from Angers, France

Great ambiance, very nice picture

12 Nov 2008 7:55am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful photo, love the compo and the silhouette of the person ... would make a great cover for a thriller!

12 Nov 2008 8:06am

BoB from Italy

stunning shot, simply perfect

12 Nov 2008 8:27am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wonderful image bc!!! I love the persons shadow stretching out towards us!

12 Nov 2008 8:28am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

So beautiful ! Mysterious atmosphere in this passageway !

12 Nov 2008 8:38am

Isao from isère, France

I love ! Composition and atmosphere...

12 Nov 2008 8:53am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

mysterious and moody...brilliant work!

12 Nov 2008 8:54am

Catalin from Bucharest, Romania

I like the feeling in this shot, very dramatic, excellent work

12 Nov 2008 9:46am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

You really have surpassed yourself with this photo - it is just magnificent!

12 Nov 2008 10:05am

Veronelle from Lens, France

la solitude, bien vue

12 Nov 2008 10:34am

missparis from PARIS, France

Mysterious this photo

12 Nov 2008 10:35am

kylie from Shanghai, China

Wow, this image almost has a sinister feel. Is the person at the end a friend or a foe? Great job creating an amazing tension in this image!

12 Nov 2008 10:57am

headlessness from London, United Kingdom

Is that two people? I think I can see a second head (and maybe a leg), just to the right of the front guy's. Thanks for sharing.

12 Nov 2008 11:21am

@headlessness: Thanks so much James. Yes, this is actually an image of 2 people :)

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very dramatic. Great shot.

12 Nov 2008 11:58am

FLOOG from United Kingdom

I was going to say it appeared as two people, also. A real optical illusion in silhouette. Superbly effective, and full of intrigue. Very creative

12 Nov 2008 1:09pm

dan from Paris, France

Mysterious and nevertheless so explicit.
Very beautiful image !

12 Nov 2008 1:39pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Weird and wonderful!

12 Nov 2008 1:51pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Astounding! Evocative and beautiful.

12 Nov 2008 1:53pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a dreamy and mysterious image! Inspiring!

12 Nov 2008 2:03pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Blue, You ROCK ;)

12 Nov 2008 3:23pm

beanow from Poland

The unusually mysterious place... Beautiful perspective and light. Bravo!

12 Nov 2008 4:48pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

After a long journey through the dark and narrow passage it feels overwhelming and possibly relieving to enter this bright infinite world somehow familiar. All he has been is a shadow all he will become is a light.

12 Nov 2008 5:09pm

Suzanne Cummings from Huntington Bch, United States

Like a scene from an old Hitchcock movie...I can easily imagine the scary music. Great shot, Steph.

12 Nov 2008 5:35pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Looks like a nightmare. You work wonders with images like this.

12 Nov 2008 6:39pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

I agree with Paco. The verses of Whitman match this image or vice versa.

12 Nov 2008 6:57pm

Florence from Paris, France

I wouldn't be surprised to see this image be spotlighted... !

12 Nov 2008 7:07pm

philip from brugge, Belgium

instant classic picture

12 Nov 2008 7:26pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Hello Sharon, if I can allow, this photograph is the obvious result of the photo “He contemplated his fate”, indeed, I find there all these “moment of life” represented by these bricks, except that this time, they are behind. The man arrives at one key moment of his life, a passage to be realized, another life to be found. I adore the unfolding of the person so much, surely that will start again, worse, it will have tested. Death is the life, perhaps… I excuse myself in advance for the length of my comment, that expresses my opinions when I see your photographs ;)

12 Nov 2008 7:27pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

What an atmosphere!!
Great shot.

12 Nov 2008 8:12pm

David from Namur, Belgium

beau travail
bravo

12 Nov 2008 9:23pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

Love the mood in this one, dark and dangerous! :-)

12 Nov 2008 9:52pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

An image full of drama and more than a touch of danger . . love the presentation and use of light here.

12 Nov 2008 10:52pm

Leslie from United States

Beautiful! I like the contrast and blurry form of a man at the end of the tunnel.
Also the herringbone brick against those on the wall.

12 Nov 2008 11:23pm

Wolfgang - vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

There is light at the end of the tunnel! You expressed the atmosphere really well!

12 Nov 2008 11:32pm

Alejandro Caballero from Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Bestial, me encanta el dramatismo que le has aplicado, saludos.

12 Nov 2008 11:51pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Very scary shot.

13 Nov 2008 12:58am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

brilliant sheer brilliance, love this capture, wonderful lighting and shadows such a atmosphere to it

13 Nov 2008 1:43am

gbe from kansas city, United States

you've outdone yourself with this one!

13 Nov 2008 3:24am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Another brilliantly evocative image, BC!!!

13 Nov 2008 3:27am

Pepper from Montreal, Canada

Remind me of Hichcock movies, mysterious! As always, very well captured!

13 Nov 2008 3:55am

John from Durham, United States

I love the play on light here! I am a huge fan of B&W - The bricks in this shot have the texture you can almost feel them.

13 Nov 2008 4:20am

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une atmosphère vraiment superbe, j’adore.

13 Nov 2008 6:30am

Peety from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Great play on shadows. You never cease to amaze me!!!!! =)

13 Nov 2008 7:05am

LGB from Portugal

At first sight seems to be one person. A second one shows two... that's, despite the ligthting and excellent composition, what makes this great photo.

13 Nov 2008 6:49pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I love the mystery of that silhouette person

17 Nov 2008 4:17pm

Sean from Champaign, United States

Love the way the textures of the brick walls and pavers come alive here. The silhouetted figures give the shot a sense of foreboding.

18 Nov 2008 3:35pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

amazing ...cant say my feelings about this capture...
one world : Adorable !

5*

7 May 2012 7:11pm

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Canon PowerShot A640
1/10 second
F/2.8
8 mm

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