Urbanopolis

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  1. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    By the terms of my parole for life I am compelled to make a pilgrimage and walk the maze of the Urbanopolis to find my chamber every 7 years..

    Plate 1:
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    On this visit the complex did not look correct- I checked to see if it were real. It wasn't. It was best this way.

    Plate 2:
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    Things became more familiar as I approached the entry channel. Once past this point there was no turning back.

    Plate 3:
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    The shredding wall felt thick of sickening grease from the sweaty hands of other criminals who had backed along it for the millennia previous.

    Plate 4:
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    The appearance of an opportunity to escape near the cell of my caste was a deadly illusion.

    Plate 5:
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    I looked back at the soft, dull light after climbing down into the chamber.

    Plate 6:
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    And turned to my corner to remain motionless and silent for 3 days and nights.

     
  2. Sideburns

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    good shots, but I felt the over the top narrative could have been toned down and made for a better experience.

    Also, what the heck are plates?
     
  3. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Excellent series dude. Very expressive photos and thanks for the filling in the gaps with your descriptive storytelling.

     
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    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    Interesting as a whole... like a graphic novel of sorts. The photos are all great, but specially No. 4.
     
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    Plates were the earliest form of photographic film, in which a light-sensitive emulsion of silver salts was applied to a glass plate. used in the early days of photography, and so some still refer to photographs as plates.
     
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    abraxas, great shots, and story.
     
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    BNSF4924 TPF Noob!

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    Great shots. I especially like number 2.
     
  8. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you everyone!

    I've been in a grizzly-science-fiction sort of state of mind lately. These reflect it pretty decently for me.

    The -plate #'s- had a nice feel to them. They reminded me of old books I used to browse through with tiny little descriptions under the full page photo/illustration.

    I meant to go 'over the top' with the narrative. I wanted short, yet eloborate. I dunno if they still make them, but about 30 years ago I was into Heavy Metal Magazine. Very spaced and neo-fantasy. Top quality illustration art. Doubt there's a need for the publication now-a-days.

    My wife and girlfriend have been after me to do a book. Don't know what other use I'd have for this stuff I've been putting out lately.
     
  9. Chiller

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    Dude...Im really diggin this series. :thumbup::thumbup: Im glad you took that extra creative step and add the narrative. I feel it really adds to these images and sets a mood. Well done!!!
    .........hmm. I remember Heavy Metal. Did you ever see the movie?
     
  10. malkav41

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    Heavy Metal Magazine Kicked A$$ in it's day. And the movie was majorly awesome/cool. It (the magazine) I think is still around.

    abraxas, where where the photos taken at? Awesome locale.
     
  11. abraxas

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    Thanks Chiller and Malkav41. I never did see the movie but for some reason I still think of the magazine. There was some killer fiction in there.
     
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    Whoa! wife and girlfriend???

    That's one open relationship...I should talk to my wife...wait, maybe not!:er:
     

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