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Cold, Cold Heart by darkdex52

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The only reason I dropped .5 on originality was because I have seen a few close-ups of reddish flowers on a grey or similar background. On the other hand, yours definitely stands out.

First of all, I love the way the petals are slightly wilted, so it looks imperfect. The stones that are scattered over the flower - are they stones? They look like very small ones to me - and the dew drop that I think I can see in the centre at the bottom seem to add to that sense of imperfection and flaws. It would also indicated that the flower had been roughly dropped and not placed, so you'd think that had been after an argument or something - hence the title, I assume.

Finally, the use of the greyscale in the background, especially the leaves behind the flower, is very effective because the focal point is definitely that moment, that dropped, imperfect flower. A rejection, I think. A break-up or failed relationship. And you've captured it perfectly. So, well done!

(I've never written a critique before. It was actually quite fun. I hope I didn't sound too pretentious, though!)
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darkdex52 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the best written critique I have received in a long while. Pretty impressive for your first one. Thanks a lot!

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MiriamJoy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Oh, thanks! That's always nice to hear. And you're very welcome :)
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