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Fallout by Beezqp Fallout by Beezqp
Krakow, Poland
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:iconstung1010koth:
"I say that men die as in the world beyond, but here we see them as they lie dead, and have lain for so long."

William Morris The Well at the World's End


This is an incredible work of art.

The pall of melancholy, sadness, and death permeates the atmosphere from several different levels. The subject itself with its details of rust, open ports, stagnation and defeat; the surreal sky with its incredible gradient...so much emotion in a single image.

The locomotive is old, it clearly has given all that it had to give, it appears to have collapsed from exhaustion while pushing its way down the track and have been left to rot. The grass and weeds have surrounded it and trees are growing in its path. The impious have scrawled their marks on it.

The suggestion of a train following behind gives this a touch of the surreal: where was it bound? Where from? What cargo was it pulling? Was the entire consist stricken with some sort of dark incantation that left it forgotten?

The artistic use of color - or perhaps I should say non-color - only serves to further these haunting impressions. Before anyone dismisses this technique, let me tell you that as one who lives in the forests, these colors are true to life. There are several days amidst the firs where the surroundings look just like this. This is not artificial to me. Enhanced perhaps but not contrived.

And even in the midst of all this, the "Beebe Wedge" technique is still followed with the usual pleasing results. Lighting, shadows, colors, positioning, composition - at all levels this is an outstanding artistic achievement.

Very good work!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot agree more with =stung1010koth in his critique. This is an amazing shot. Well done!
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, after years i still like it
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to take some time to go through your gallery. I've taken a quick look and already see a lot of work I admire.
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Forgotten. Lost and alone. Left to rust away in the jungle.
Wow. Loads of emotion in a photo of an old steam engine.
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Writer
It seems that trains, like humans, have skeletons to remind of of their/our mortality. Solid shot! :)
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
they do, everything has! thanks :)
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tails4evr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ooooooh I LOVE abandoned stuff and trains, this is really awesome. How long do you think this old train has been here? I would have liked to see what it looks like on the inside! ^^
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have no idea how long it'd been there! i would say - years. But it disappeared lately... I don't know what happened. Oh, an by the way, I made some pictures inside, too. Here's the whole album: [link] Enjoy :)
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tails4evr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! Those pics are amazing!
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Hatter23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
With the name of the photo, and ithe locationin Krakow, made me think of the old role playing game, Twilight 2000.

BTW, this is amongst the very best abandoned steamer pic I've seen in my life. Seriously, in the top 5...ever.
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
good connection! i never played that game but heard about it. and I'm happy you like the picture :) I prefer this version though: [link]
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
And another Kreigslok meets it end...

Wonderfly evocative shot :-)
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!

And r.e. your avatar- horray for the bunny suicides :p :D
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, im a big fan of self-killing!
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a trick that can only be done once :p ;-)
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ASDFNOFM Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This played in my head when I first saw this in my messages :[link] Poor old engine. It looks beyond repair.
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well, I checked it this autumn and it disappeared! maybe they try to brig it to... well, maybe not life but at least some nice looking!
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ASDFNOFM Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
hmm... If I can convince the overlords of my house to go to Poland this weekend and build up enough money for 4 plane tickets, get a passport, a new camera, and TRACK down the location of the engine, then build up enough money to restore it... I'll own an engine that's in another country.
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a lot of things to do haha. and why do you need 4 plane tickets?
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ASDFNOFM Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
The other inhabitants of my house.
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Blitzkriegoperative Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I hate seeing this trains with grace like this, they should be in a museum or something better than this.
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, I know it's sad and waste and all but for me - the wrecks are definitely more awesome :)
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Dialcherr Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
omg. Jalous of that location. Nice shot!
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Nivelis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
świetne :)
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akseiya Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
a ja mam techniczne pytanie: w czym to było tonemappowane? (bo wygląda, jakby było)
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
było, było, w Photomatixie
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squirrelkinns Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Cool ... In a sad way .. but still cool!
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
why sad? it's beautiful :D
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squirrelkinns Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Beauty can still have a sad component and take nothing away from its beauty, it could be argued that is the very reason for its being beautiful. :sherlock:
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha that sounds smart! :)
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squirrelkinns Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Doh!... I slipped up there.:blahblah:
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
it's amazing!

i love to see works that get your brain going...
like this makes you think of 'what will our world look like when we disappear one day?'
we have so many things and we take them for granted...
but like our own flesh, everything goes back into the earth...

it's so inspiring i may write a poem based on this idea?
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, then write it :] thanks!
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
ok i will.
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Seth890603 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, nice picture! :)
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
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viarail136 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
It's remind me of Life after People. :)
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Artist
Simply beautiful.
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nemski Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Have this as my wallpaper now. I love the green tinge of it all, makes me want to eat a salad
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
to be honest, it was my wallpaper for some time, too :D bon appetit
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Wow - this is an excellent photograph
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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GunMan101 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Is so sad to see this rusty ... but I like it:))

Nice work
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OloS Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured in here: [link]
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Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot, but too bad about the locomotive.
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EYESFRIEDOPEN Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
wow...sooo beautiful!!!
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
in a manner of speaking ;P
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bergiselle Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
takie rzeczy w krakowie są? fajnie :D
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
sam byłem zaskoczony ;)
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