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Gold Fish by BarbaraMincedmeat Gold Fish by BarbaraMincedmeat
I guess it's time to tell you my story about this photo. This story about the girl (she is 10 actually, may be that's why we let us to put some make-up on her) who read the book about a gold fish and after that she wanted to get this fish in real. So this is a kind of fairy-tale for people who believe in their dreams.
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Given 2013-04-21
~BarbaraMincedmeat's Gold Fish is almost haunting in how the child stares at us seemingly with no emotion. Many features within this photograph are captured wonderfully and to profound effect as we embrace the atmosphere and mood of this piece. ( Featured by 3wyl )
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HarryTheGooglyBall8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
That kind of made me think about the time when I had pet goldfish. They all died unfortunately. :(
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BarbaraMincedmeat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
yes it's always sad, but like all the other our pets, they had the chance to live a good life with usNod 
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HarryTheGooglyBall8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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kerrinc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
shes perfect as is the photo x
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bmrdbgt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Nice color, eyes are piercing but if that's photoshop i see be careful when dodging around the eyes, makes them bug out a little. 
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anxiri Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Photographer
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nimrod1122 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
cool add me
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BarbaraMincedmeat Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
thank you
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Klenerwolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
She hair color is fantastic
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AllyTheDarkSunshine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
wow gorgeous!
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AranelPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautuiful portrait ! the girl like a strange and mysterious doll.
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Ehsanbb Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the look on her stone face! That flatness paradoxically gives the picture a bit of drama. And the choice of colors adds to this. well done!
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BarbaraMincedmeat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you all !!!
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NoxNoctis13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
what haunting eyes
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nate23618 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
it is cool
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raider2008 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
hahahahahahahahaha I love this, it is so random. i can honestly say i don't hold fish in the middle of a forest, with a hood especially not in the summer .
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xEmaTheVampire Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
wow... this gives me so much inspiration for a short story... I feel the need to thank you for that xD this is a crazy cool piece of photography!
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you even care about your art?
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SaraWiseman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What in the hell kind of question is that? No, why would a person care about their art? It's not like the most personal form of self expression ever.
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactly what I am saying. There is no self-expression here. There is no description of the works, no model name or model release given, no meaning, no message, no feeling or emotion whatsoever. It's a beautiful picture of a pretty girl with a blank expression who has been photoshopped. Nothing more.
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SaraWiseman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If you look at some abstract photo, or hell, a Jackson Pollock, there is no rhyme or reason to that stuff either, it's how it speaks to you. This photo reminds me of something out of a twisted Grimms fairy tale. I imagine a witch invoking water in a winter wood in some dark story to save her youth, or something. It is all about what it conjures in your mind and if you like that image or not. Perhaps she is the model, therefore no model release is needed. I did a fire shot where I am the model, I just used a remote. No release needed. As for Photoshop, if you don't like it, I'm sorry, suck it up. I'm a professional, I use it, I like it's effects, and film photographers have the darkroom to work their magic. Welcome to the digital darkroom. I don't find her expression blank, but piercing. Perhaps it's all in the eye of the beholder. If you don't like it, great, but don't attack the photographer because you have too little vision to be able to appreciate the image.
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are completely right. I apologize.
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BarbaraMincedmeat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
It's so funny to read what you are writting about my work. You haven't understood anything. I don't need to write explanation under the photo it's for people to think what I meant by this picture. If tou think that it is just a girl with blank expression and a stupid shining fish who means loneliness or whatever it's up to you. Anyway thank you for visiting
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize for my rude behavior. I am completely wrong.
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BarbaraMincedmeat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thank you for apologizing.
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MissKitMarie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photography is art. What are you saying?
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, photography is art. This picture is actually very beautiful; however, that's all it is. It's pretty to look at, not much more.
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MissKitMarie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you kiddin me?
The warm metallic colors, the ambiance of the scene, the beauty of the model and her majestic appearance, the goldfish representing life itself confined in a round glass fish bowl that looks like a clear solid bubble.

You have to look deeper into what you see or else you can't fully enjoy a piece.
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BarbaraMincedmeat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you for so deep understanding!
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MissKitMarie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah he he, no problem.
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her blank expression and photoshopped skin. The camera's DOF, an orange paintbrush severely gaussian blurred representing a goldfish, and that fishbowl... It's so shiny! The branches on top layer adding a grainy texture to the picture and giving it more realism, fantastic!

From a technical standpoint this is fantastic, but it doesn't mean anything. The goldfish representing life in a bubble? Perhaps isolation and loneliness? From what? This picture is pretty to look at, but it is not art.
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MissKitMarie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then what sir, is your definition of art?
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are right. I am not in a position to critique this picture. My artistic skill is not at the level of hers, and even if it was I am not a photographer. I am a 3D artist.

This debate is over. You win.
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sfishffrog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Fantastic!
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sunnyvu8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Stunning <3
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JiyuRakka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
1 word. Beautiful :heart:
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NinjaPrincessCC Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Beautiful picture and nice composition.
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X-LeChatNoir-X Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Um...what? haha
Great photo!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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pozolegirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the gold fish.... :D
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Aokone Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
From far, I kinda thought it was Lana Del Rey. x3
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That girl is beautiful. Such piercing eyes!
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Perianth5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
Congrats on the DD!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO!! BRAVO!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
i would not have thought this was a child if the dd descrip had not said it was. she is wearing so much makeup she looks post-pubecent
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Beautiful! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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dioxideuniversal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
sorry couldn't tell this was a child because she'd been dolled up with makeup


which is usually what you do with children, of course
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leighsway Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
this is just great
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leighsway Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
great
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