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We'll Become Silhouettes by mrcool256 We'll Become Silhouettes by mrcool256
An awesome building in downtown Phoenix. Someone painted the shadows of birds on it; no manipulation. Taken with the 50mm lens.

Great song by the way...
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:iconmexican-polarbear:
mexican-polarbear Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Your work has been featured [link] :)
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owl-aj26 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconkkaveman8:
kkaveman8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
wow, nice shot.
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Ginduri Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic photo! I really like it =)
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SteelGrayEyes12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I love it! I like the way it makes it look like they are really flying over the building and not just painted on. It's so cool!
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:iconmolehu:
molehu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fabulous photo :nod:
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:iconmrcool256:
mrcool256 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thanks so much!
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:iconllx2:
LLx2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
hey, i know you're on a hiatus and i meant to ask this a lot earlier so you'd have time to respond, but i need to print a photo of a building i find inspirational for an assignment for art class, and i was hoping it would be okay if i used this.
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:iconmrcool256:
mrcool256 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Of course you can use it! Hope all is well friend. :)
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:iconllx2:
LLx2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
thank you so much! [: same goes for you!
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giangmunsterr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
i love this song <333
beautiful picture (:
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marlene-d Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
featured in my journal [link] :heart:
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:iconnamooo:
namooo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
nice! I got fooled! haha
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AliminC Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
The Shins did an awesome cover of that Postal Service song, you should check it out.
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Jenni77 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing image! I thought they were real birds until I read the description.
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:iconqxoo:
qxoo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
interesting
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asgai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
haha you got me for a second - when i saw the thumbnail i thought they were real ... that would have been an unbelievable shot - still this one is really sweet :clap: :heart:
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TabeaBorchardt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
amazing birds - thanks for sharing this nice image you have taken of it with us :) i think i know what i have to do with my house :)
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
One of your best!
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:iconcheckers013:
Checkers013 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
Do you know the person who did the birds ?
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:iconcheckers013:
Checkers013 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic. !! I love it!
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denimf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice idea for the wall painting :D
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Fanni-x-artist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
OMG at first i thought that they are real birds :D
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:iconhelzcullen:
HelzCullen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
EXCELLENT.
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GZB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
mesmerising
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SplashySheBe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
It's beautiful.
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:iconsunabora:
sunabora Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Photographer
Feature: [link] :heart:
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:iconjosephacheng:
josephacheng Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
1 word: WoW.
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:iconoruba:
Oruba Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
This is awesome :) Wish I knew the person who did it so I could shake their hand :D It's so original!
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:iconn-emesis:
n-emesis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
AWESOME!
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:iconjthurmond7:
JThurmond7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Wow, great shot! Looks like my tattoo.
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KuMA-oNe Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
very cool!
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spikebrain Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
I love the tone and framing of the shot. It captures the painted birds perfectly!
Those birds are so awesome, whoever painted them on there had a great idea, and did a superb job painting them!
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Frrustrated Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
amazing!! this picture is AMAZING!!!
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:iconfantabulocity:
fantabulocity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
And I am finally seeing, I was the one worth leaving...
And we become, (and we become), silhouettes when our bodies finally go....

Awesome song, awesome pic.
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SawyerJR Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Very great shot, and The Postal Service FTW!
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WeCouldBeHeros Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Writer
once again, great picture! thats actually a friend of mine's art gallery. great picture!
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joshpoppedyou Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
awesome shot
the door doesnt even look real and the birds make it so much more interesting i wish i had places where i lived that would make such a good shot
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riot483 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
it`s fantastic.very beautiful.
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thedismantled Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Photographer
wow, you're so lucky to have had the opportunity to take this shot!
fantastic! :D
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:icontuvalua:
Tuvalua Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Nice one... I just love the shade of that blue.
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now-voyager Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
This incredibly cool!
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soldierofsolace Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
The Postal Service rules my face. Awesome photo indeed.
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Grishend Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just really great :) It looks like as if the birds are really flying. Really nice. Interesting!
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intricate-illusion Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Great shot! It's quite unique. :D It looks like the birds are painted on.
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
cool stuff, indeed!
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zaphrynn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Holy shit that's cool.

Awesome composition. Was the building that color of blue, or was it the time of day or just the way the lighting worked out? I think it definitely enhances the picture.
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TheGoldenBoy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
He arrived at the corner of Duluth and 21st in broad daylight. If you ever smoke pot, I'll kick your ass. Okay, big brother. Go ahead and kick my ass after your term in Iraq. Where's Party Guy? He's supposed to be here. Jerome squinted against the sun to look at the street sign. 21st. The 1 looked a little fuzzy. He realized it had been covered with graffiti that illegibly spelled out the artist's name, and may have been a 7. Or a 4. Didn't I just pass 20th? Or was that 28th?

Either way, he had never been this far downtown. This is nowhere for a 14-year-old to be, his brother would say. Without his glasses on, which he wouldn't be caught dead wearing except in front of his mother, it was difficult to make out the expressions of the tank-topped pack of men across the street, but it wasn't difficult to imagine them glaring, malice and pride shooting forth like laser beams. I'll kick your ass.

His friend had mentioned a blue building near the exchange point, and he could just make out the side of one in the distance. Jerome wanted to tell his brother that he'd researched pot on the internet and found it wasn't harmful or addictive, but he knew his brother wouldn't listen to reason. This was, after all, the same bonehead who joined the marines in the middle of wartime. Alright, this sign definitely says 24th Street.

Across the street was a loud breakup, or a robbery. Whatever the case, there was much yelling and swearing and the man was trying to wrestle something--a laundry bag?--away from the woman. Jerome could hardly tear his eyes away from the spectacle, and wondered briefly what the matter was. With his head twisting too much for a view, he decided to stop staring and turned quickly back to look for the blue building. He was startled by what he saw.

The sky filled his vision. His eyes darted back and forth over the light-blue, somehow missing the outline of bricks. There were birds right in front of him, and Jerome swore the birds were in flight, but stationary. A long wave of crows splashed over what should have been a wall, motionless, flying. Terrified, Jerome turned around and ran back towards the nearest subway stop, all thoughts of pot and getting his ass kicked abandoned. This was nowhere for a 14-year-old to be.
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Truelies515 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009   Photographer
this picture is so great tiled. Beautiful shot.
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RibbonDiva Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is just amazing!
And beautiful.
Great shot!
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August 30, 2009
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/1250 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Jul 25, 2009, 1:29:12 PM
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