Living in decay 5

by Goossens Ben

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Gallery: Single Photos

Tags: dacay. seeking critique

Category: Abstract

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D300
Date Time Original : 2010-08-05 14:52:19
Focal Length : 16/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/19
Exposure Time : 1/20
Aperture Value : 5.6
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 3
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 82.0000000
Y Resolution : 82.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh

Published: Wednesday 15th of September 2010 02:44:44 PM


Saad Salem
Hi Ben. Surreal as if it was an editing,though I think it is very natural,as shot. very fine and expressive.

Pierre Dumas
Great composition, perfect!

But I would erase the thing above her head, on the left! It takes the viewers attention until he recognizes what is it (Some fence I suppose).


Frederick Dunn
thought provoking...

this is a very interesting image to me...

she is displaced by her dress, coloration and preoccupation with the flower she is holding?  unaware of the "modern" decay which surrounds her...

the lines of perspective are helpful in sending us to her and also some  possible allegorical message in also indicating the door beyond...

the normal coloration of the walls and outside trees and leaves, further juxtapose her weathered ghostly coloration.

the dark negative space at the fore also helps us to remain fixed on her.

i like this image... for it's many possibilities



Hamid Reza Farzandian
Hi Ben!

Very effective capture! I love the angle of camera to subject which is wonderful here, and also the color channel and mood you artfully used here. Great picture. Bravo.


Ben Goossens

Thanks photofriends:-)

@Pierre: indeed thanks for the advise, I will correct it:-)

Best regards,


Kim Slonaker

I find this very interesting.  A lot going on when you really take a second to look.  Your mind tries to fill in the blanks about why she is there and what is this place.  A story in a photograph keeps me interested. 

Vicente Concha
Hi Ben.

 Exceptional work, I love the processing. Congratulations. Vicente.

Kurt De Somviele

It's always so interesting see your work.  Every time something new, something inspiring.  We watch, we learn, we try.

Ben Goossens

Thanks for viewing and comments:-)

Regards, ben

Drago Cerovsek

Excellent work


Marita Toftgard

very strong..emotional work from you..


and 7 of course..



Clive Rapier

you are a man of extroudinarier talent!

Isabelle Koninckx

Again absolutely Amazing !



Kemal Kamil AKCA

dear Ben wonderful image

Starvy Goodfellows

This is rather intriguing and I really like the statuesque implication of freezing something in still frame that is so much more, and has a story to tell.

Steve Bingham

I tend to like your photography more when it is a little more subtle, like THIS one. My mind is wandering all over the place - as is my eye. Lots of motion and emotion. Great image.

I do agree with an above poster about removing the thing poking into her head.

Raymond Elstad

Brilliant Work!

Ben Goossens
Living in decay 5 One of series "Living in decay" Thanks for viewing.

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