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fear of fear

Posted by
bluechameleon (Vancouver, Canada) on 18 May 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

"Worry gives a small thing a big shadow."
-- Swedish Proverb

NIKON D70 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 200 62 mm

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Matt Sutton from Sydney, Australia

excellent Sharon. the look on the face, the stride and the cold feeling from the wet ground develop the fear

18 May 2009 5:02am

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

So much mood here - the movement of fear is so strong and yet the photo so delicate - love the textures too, great pic (again, and... again :)

18 May 2009 5:07am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

A great work. With most people here on Am3 we would speak about lack of focus etc. For your shots it is absolutely clear that everything to be seen here was planned the way shown. You manage to produce stunning images all the time...

18 May 2009 5:12am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific photograph and text. It all comes together. You can feel the fear flowing out of the photograph. How in the world did you pull that off? Having a child as your subject is perfect for the Swedish proverb.
Bravo performance.

18 May 2009 5:24am

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

I really like this shot, a great feeling to it. Like the person is in fear and is rushing away

18 May 2009 5:32am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

bel effet très efficace ! bravo !

18 May 2009 5:33am

Irene from France

Very expressive ! A thriller's atmosphere... i like this.
Thanks for your comment yesterday.

18 May 2009 5:49am

Ken from United States

What a chilling shot. Well done to evoke that child uncertainty in the world.

18 May 2009 5:54am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ooo this sent shivers down my spine!!! The title says it all and her face...well, it spells fear!! Amazing shot bc!!

18 May 2009 6:14am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

We can not have boubt about a feeling of that small wanderer!

18 May 2009 6:31am

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

sense of mystery, scary, beautiful b and w

18 May 2009 6:46am

Kristian from Slagelse, Denmark

Never underestimate those wet surfaces. They give great contrast like the one you found here. Cool shot :-)

18 May 2009 7:06am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Superbe atmosphère un peu inquiétante, j'aime beaucoup.

18 May 2009 7:17am

Angel Corrochano from Madrid, Spain

You equip with a fascinating character to your photographies in black and white.


18 May 2009 7:36am

SePp from Trier, Germany

awesome shot! Thats art! Really like this kind of picture! Very well done!

18 May 2009 7:57am

6ft5 from Sweden

Just awsome!

18 May 2009 8:22am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Absolutely love the movement and mood in this one, if she had not of looked back it would not be as good

18 May 2009 8:44am

grapf from Göttingen, Germany

it's always touching in a special manner to see a child in fear!

18 May 2009 9:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Powerfully engaging . . the little figure looks so vulnerable.

18 May 2009 10:23am

zOOm from Paris, France

Thrilling ! Really looks as if she were followed by the devil himself (hope not in fact)... you've captured a great face attitude, full of fear and anxiety.

18 May 2009 10:54am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is incredible. You couldn't pose a better expression of your title if you tried. Her expression and posture as she walks along, the appearance of the ground, the wetness, the stark bw, and the out of focus look to this all blend to create the kind of tension out of which fear does arise.

18 May 2009 11:06am

Esmeralda from Lisbon, Portugal

wise proverb!
strong picture... another onw thhat i love! :)

18 May 2009 11:17am

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Love the quote. I feel scared for her! Very strong and powerful image.

18 May 2009 12:00pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

oh wow!!! i can 'feel' the menace that is just out of frame in this shot!! amazing capture -- movement, expression!! this could be used as illustration for a children's book!! amazing imagery BC -- ominous and wonderfully expressive!!! bravo!!

18 May 2009 12:45pm

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

Interesting mood in this picture. looke very intriguing! She looks scared

18 May 2009 1:00pm

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

bravO ! influence pic ,I like this shot

18 May 2009 1:10pm

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

What a touching image. The quote is so true! Very nice.

18 May 2009 1:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well done Sharon! The embodiment of an abstraction. Bravo! ;-)

18 May 2009 1:42pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

wonderful view!

18 May 2009 1:48pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! Superbe atmosphere! Bravo!!!

18 May 2009 1:59pm

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Great image and title, The only fear is fear itself, as they say!

18 May 2009 2:02pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Great photo!

18 May 2009 2:37pm

BoB from Milano, Italy

I like her expression and the silght out of focus of the shot

18 May 2009 2:52pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic, excellent result!

18 May 2009 3:07pm

Ankush. from India

you captured the expressions quite well. the panning also helped create the effect, good creative stuff.

18 May 2009 3:08pm

grant from kansas city, United States

you have perfectly captured this emotion.

18 May 2009 3:08pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Amazing mood!
This picture sends shivers down your back.
In my collection VFXY.

18 May 2009 3:52pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Tension, anxiety, uncertainties... Such an incredibly strong image! The light emphasizing her face and the blur are just perfect in heightening the mood!

18 May 2009 4:07pm

jane from United States

a surreal photo . . evokes so much emotion and tension, and so many questions . . . great composition and use of the shadow.

18 May 2009 4:14pm

Thomas from Bangalore, India

The sense of motion and the expression on her face communicate the fear factor very well

18 May 2009 4:19pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great title - I thnk that you catch the feeling

18 May 2009 4:20pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Noir!!! The dark tone of fear is so visible in this. Gives a chill to the spine.

18 May 2009 5:02pm

peter from new york, United States

you really captured an essence of fear in this shot. bravo!

18 May 2009 5:57pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Very nice moment

18 May 2009 6:02pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Woo, she does look scared. Aw, I love how half of her face is darkened, and half is blurry but you can still see her expression... Did you scare her?

18 May 2009 6:25pm

@Howard F.: She was startled by something, but it wasn't me. I just happened to be there. :)

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Excellent dynamic composition and terrific mood! Great work!

18 May 2009 6:51pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

You scare the living daylight out of her, Sharon! What did you do? You know in some part of the world people think the cameras will capture one's soul into it.... :-)

It looks like she's by the water, did she just saw a sea monster? :-)

18 May 2009 7:03pm

@Ti: I'm really not that scary ;)

Marcie from United States

Love the mood and expression you've captured. Wonderful framing and processing.

18 May 2009 7:14pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, géant , j veux faire le même, bravo, mon préféré de tous ^^

18 May 2009 7:42pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Perfect mood. Fantastic street portrait!!!!

18 May 2009 8:12pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Very dramatic from this angle, there is an intense feeling of danger.

18 May 2009 8:13pm

Imaginerf from Troyes, France

I like very much the atmosphere here ! Thumbs up !

18 May 2009 8:48pm

Sophie Asselin from Montréal, Canada

Very nice shot ! Perfect in black and white. I like the movement. Bravo à toi ! :)

18 May 2009 9:00pm

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

Good timing... feeling of paranoia...

18 May 2009 9:04pm

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

amazing and quite edgy shot. The face is distorted and the angle is really great

18 May 2009 9:25pm

Andy from United States

Wow the perfect title for this shot. Incredible work!

18 May 2009 9:46pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

this kid looks deeply concerned about something and just wants to be left alone, i like how you captured the dramatic mood here!

18 May 2009 9:57pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Great mood, very scary !!

18 May 2009 9:58pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent quote - words to live by. Title really evokes a whole screenplay of thoughts from this one image.

18 May 2009 10:39pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Wonderful and dramatic at the same time!

18 May 2009 11:29pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Impressive shot !
A frame from a horror movie !

19 May 2009 12:40am

Dustin W. Fletcher from Dallas, United States

Excellent. A very emotional photo. I think they high perspective adds even more drama.

19 May 2009 12:47am

Organik Mum from Victoria, Australia

Magnificent atmospheric photo. Love the b+w.

19 May 2009 2:11am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Awesome!! The portrait did justice to the title.. Was that an intentional blur?

19 May 2009 3:08am

@Mithun Varma: Thank you :) Yes, I panned her, and it happened all so fast.

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

Very dramatic and impressive.. =)

19 May 2009 3:18am

Ivar from Indianapolis, United States

wow, awesome picture and processng... the angst can be felt. Very good

19 May 2009 4:46am

Mike from United States

Now THAT looks frightening! Great!!!

19 May 2009 4:49am

ravit from Canada

Great gaze and nice reflection

19 May 2009 6:27am

Angelo from Trasacco, Italy

Very expressive shot. Congrats!

19 May 2009 9:38am

isidro from Spain

me encanta esta foto! el b&n le da unas texturas excelentes

19 May 2009 12:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You've captured the essence of fear here. A very unsettling image.

19 May 2009 5:27pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

The atmosphere is so strong in this image. It projects so much tension from the girl`s expression. She looks back as if she is being chased.

20 May 2009 6:12am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

You captured the feeling of the fear so perfect...The expression of the girl and the strange ground pop out to me in this one.

20 May 2009 10:21am

Momo from Montpellier, France

great mood, capturing emotion ain't easy...the pp work or intended blur really fits this image...and oh lord, what a great them swedes...

20 May 2009 4:29pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent mood captured! I can relate to this image....

20 May 2009 4:40pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Excellent execution. You truly managed to convey the feeling of fear.

22 May 2009 5:40am

flo g from Marseille, France

le flou ici me fait penser à l' doute.. belle attitude aussi.bravo

25 May 2009 11:19am

1/20 second
ISO 200
62 mm