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beauty and the beast by otsego-amigo beauty and the beast by otsego-amigo
ghost town near berlin

panorama of 15 single pictures, tonemapped with photomatix, some colour adjustments with gimp.

the picture took me some days, actually the girl was not there, it's the first time i manipulated a photograph but i had that conceptual vision of a child entering this desolated place, so (because of a lack of models) i realized it this way. i used a stock image of [link] for the girl.

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:iconmokira:
mokira Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
why that town is called ghost town?
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Photographer
because it's abandoned. :D
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:iconmokira:
mokira Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
i understand that =| i can read.
i meant, something happened there? if it was something similar to Chernobyl accident, world would knew. so why it's abandoned? sorry for the question (and for bad english). just curious.

you do not abandon town without a reason.
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otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Photographer
actually it's an abandoned military area. it was used as barracks for many years, initially by the german army, later by the soviet army. since the cold war has ended nobody cared about this place (there are many other similar places in eastern germany). i called it ghost town due to its dimensions (aprox. 2 km x 1,5 km) and self-sufficiency. being there i saw almost every facility that you find in a city, too. residential houses, dining halls, a kind of supermarket, a sports hall, a theatre, a power plant and so on. furthermore a big part of this area was built on with those "plattenbau" buildings which you can find in a lot of big german citys. being surrounded by those buildings felt like standing in a post-apocalyptic berlin.
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:iconmokira:
mokira Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
i am so jealous. you are very lucky.
we don't have any places like in our country.
very interesting.
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:iconcagedpuppet:
CagedPuppet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW!! Ö_Ö
Das ist wirklich in der Nähe von Berlin? Das sieht ja nach einem regelrechten Spielplatz für Urbexer aus!! Und schönes Bild! :) Ich mag das Konzept dahinter
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otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Photographer
vielen dank!

ja, das ist eine richtig schön große anlage. hat sehr viel spaß gemacht dort. man hätte da mehrere tage gebraucht um wirklich alles zu sehen, sehr beeindruckend.
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CagedPuppet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Glaube ich dir gut und gerne ^^
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the style and the concept in this excellent image. Well done!
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Photographer
thanks a lot! : )
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!=)
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BrickstonePictures Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Richtig gute Arbeit! Der Titel ist auch Sehr Passend!:)
Das Kind als Beauty und der Bau als Beast!

Was ich unglaublich Gut finde sind auch die Aufnahmen aus dem Verlassenen Krankenhaus, das gibts ja gar nicht!
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Photographer
vielen vielen dank! : )
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:iconjaystevens:
jaystevens Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
this picture is awesome! do you have a link to the stock photo?... minus the girl ..
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
:icondragonhiplz: Hi my friend! :icon1chick1::iconrainbowla: Your artwork was featured in my News article” It's a Beautiful Life Vol 3” here [link] :icon1stbutterflykiss: :iconletylove:
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AlexisPhotoart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Great work!! Well done =)
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:iconpepelepew251:
pepelepew251 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:worship: :worship: This is very cool...
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new exposure [link]
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:iconswifecs:
SwiFecS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured this work too - [link] :popcorn:::boogie::party:
:snowflake: :snowflake: :snowflake:
Васил
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Michaeldavitt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Writer
very powerful !
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Photographer
thanks very much!
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:iconclownstastefunny:
clownstastefunny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
"ghost town near berlin"??
wo genau isn das?

auf jeden fall hammergeiles bild.
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Photographer
der ort nennt sich krampnitz.

vielen dank!
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Dhaundre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
What an artwork! Amazing! :+fav:
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
thanks a lot!
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epinephrine-eyes Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Beautiful photo. My only criticism would be the girls shadow, it looks very unnatural to the picture. Maybe lightening it up a bit?

I could definitely take some lessons from you in Photomatix. You're a wiz.
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Photographer
thanks a lot for your comment!

i'm not satisfied with this shadow too. i'm going to try to improve it soon!
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:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Excellent concept...your vision is perfectly executed.
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Photographer
thanks very much!
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:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
You are welcome. :sun:
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GoDsGiMp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
This is just amazing. Love the manipulation, totally makes it 100% better.
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Photographer
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconsherjaxon:
Sherjaxon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This has a desolate feel to it, very effective from my point of view! *S8
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Photographer
thanks a lot! : )
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:iconjoscon29:
joscon29 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
This is just great work! :)
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
thanks very much!
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:iconjoscon29:
joscon29 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Most welcome!
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heldenriff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: [link]
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Featured here: [link]
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:iconmarcosandron1977:
MarcoSandron1977 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a perfect album cover...
nice work!!
:winner:
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   Photographer
thanks so much for the compliment! : )
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:iconalandil-lenard:
Alandil-Lenard Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Das ist - Hammer ;)
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   Photographer
danke fürs kompliment! :)
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Dziubek304 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
look like ghost tonw prypyat(ukraine) ;p
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Photographer
i thought the same when i walked through this area. :)
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:iconinsanepyro1990:
InsanePyro1990 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Alma...lives on?
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Drag-on2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
like your works
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Photographer
thanks a lot! : )
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Swen88 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Woow, this is awesome, didn't realized that it was manipulated at all until I read the description. Great job on this one, and the girl fits perfect on this one!
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:iconotsego-amigo:
otsego-amigo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Photographer
thanks so much for your words! :)
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