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The Gift by Davenit The Gift by Davenit
Saw a program about Martin Luther King Jr. the other day. I wanted to shoot an image with the theme Opposites for an online contest. This is what I came up with.

Shooting absolute white and absolute black in the same frame is a nightmare but I had fun with it.

Enjoy.

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:iconvalmofadinhasv:
VAlmofadinhasV Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Looks like Yin Yang, very cool :D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
You're featured in my journal [link]
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:iconrebel-lucer:
rebel-Lucer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
It might have been a nightmare but it works so beautifully =]
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:icondevil-wolf-1999:
Devil-Wolf-1999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of Spy VS Spy in the Mad magazines. =D =D
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:iconahmedwkhan:
ahmedwkhan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
wonderful!
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:iconzzr250ap:
ZZR250ap Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Very well done.
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
That's lovely.
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:iconmphoenix169:
Mphoenix169 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
very cool photo! so just out of curiosity- about how many different props do you have for your photography? Do you only buy props when you have an idea for them or do you just have a bunch of random stuff that you later come up with ideas for?
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:iconzacha:
Zacha Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Any reason the white hand is the closed and reluctant one and the black one the open and taking one?

To be honest, even if it wasn't intentional, looking on this picture in a white-black racist view it is probably correct, most often anyway, we pale ones are more often more reserved than our darker peers, just look at our history.

In the end it's a very well done picture!
As I already have made clear, I like the asymmetry.
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:iconribbondiva:
RibbonDiva Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's so cool. Nice job!
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:iconxandi5anders:
Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Living together in perfect harmony. =D
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:iconxsilverstarx:
XsilverstarX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Featured at [link]
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
great job! a lovely way of showing the concept and very nice focus and details to it. it's nice to see the silver and gold opposite too :-) well done
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:iconmiluta:
miluta Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
:liquisoft:featured [link]
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:iconjectigatingscript:
jectigatingscript Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Where on Earth did you get these robot arms? I love them!
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:iconmisspretty-4:
misspretty-4 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009


SO N!ce ..~:rose:
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:iconssbbpolska:
ssbbpolska Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Yin-yang
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:icon404httperror:
404HttpError Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student Photographer
When haven't you made a good image? :D
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:iconmrdectol:
mrdectol Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Needs background.
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:icontechnoshadowblood:
TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant, Dave, and such a beautiful thought :)
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:iconohshcroxmysoxoff:
OHSHCroxmysoxoff Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... I feel like a dumbass now. In the small view, it looked like lightbulbs or something...
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:iconkosheia:
Kosheia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVED THIS PICTURE
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:iconmozhgan:
mozhgan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reallllllllly nice
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:iconmorguethanwords:
MorgueThanWords Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Really beautiful.
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:iconvexchu:
veXchu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Oooh. I like this one.
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:iconsavvyliz:
SavvyLiz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
lol.. reminds me of the old spy vs. spy cartoons!
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:iconemerald-starflower:
emerald-starflower Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
This is absolutely perfect.
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:iconshiningsilverdrop:
shiningsilverdrop Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
At first glance, it reminded me of the Spy X Spy comic from MAD >.<
Nice idea, the colors are great (not that there are too many). :D
Is there anything else on the black hand or I just got crazier?
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:iconshesanancyboy:
ShesANancyBoy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
It looks like a glare, the black hand has a laquer to it. I like it, it adds a polarity to the shadows on the white hand.
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:iconshiningsilverdrop:
shiningsilverdrop Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Now that you say so, I can see it.
Thanks :D
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:iconwavefreak:
wavefreak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Nice twist on the theme.
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:iconjinnindo:
Jinnindo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever.
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:iconemily-christine:
Emily-Christine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
I just LOVE the gold in it. it would have been so easy to do it in black and white, but this is just gorgeous. :D
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:iconmarikbentusi:
MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I wonder how it would look with a gray (=neutral) background
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:iconevrealle:
Evrealle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
oooh, it remids me of the ying yang symbol. Peace only occurs when both are willing to give a little and take a little ^^
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:iconblackcarrionrose:
BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
It came out great! Good idea using the ornaments.
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:iconderozio:
derozio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
stress balls?
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:iconmarikbentusi:
MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Looks like Christmas balls to me.
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:iconwtfizzy:
WTFizzy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
In the small view I thought they were bombs and I thought "that's a terrible gift DDD: " until I read the description and fullviewed. o_O
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:iconkonirathax:
KoniraThax Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I do like this, a lot, the elements are interesting and I love the hands.
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:iconergosumkaryvah:
ergosumkaryvah Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Writer
Wow, what a cool idea. :D
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:iconbricechallamel:
BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Christmas spirit already! Merry photography... ;)
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:iconlenron:
lenron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Love...!
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:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Beautifully and sensitively done. The gesture evokes such tenderness...
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:iconthefairygodmother:
TheFairyGodMother Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student Photographer
gorgeous shot.
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:iconkathrynkelly:
KathrynKelly Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm being extremely picky here but I don't like the bit of gold. Seems like it should Mean Something, sitting right in the middle like that.
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:icondavenit:
Davenit Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Just another opposite. One is gold, the others silver. ;-)
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:icontifa-the-strange:
Tifa-the-Strange Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
One word:

Beautiful
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:iconbanzu:
banzu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Very stunning. :woohoo:
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