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Guardian of Forever

Guardian of Forever
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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-12
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Experimental, Abstract, Mood
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-DX
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Ancient civilizations [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-18 17:17
Viewed: 2494
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Guardian of Forever

as wikipedia says:
The Akashic records (Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether") is a term from Hinduism that was incorporated into Theosophy denoting a collection of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence. The Records are supposed to contain all knowledge, including all human experience, of the history of the Cosmos. The Akashic Records are metaphorically described as a library and are also likened to a universal computer or the 'Mind of God'. The records are supposed to be constantly updated. The concept originated in the theosophical movements of the 19th Century, and remains prevalent in New Age discourse.

i belive in this theosophyc theory..
everything is in the air.. every action.. every move..
every feeling... every thought... leaves its trace..
Akasha is the echo back of the universe..
as the cosmic microwave background radiation..
This echo could be picked up... and looked as the TV waves..
more easly by awakening conscience than by television.. ;)))
I liked to see this ancient reverberation..
also here... in this little mirror of water rain..
Time past.. and time present.. here, are united.. as a door.. as a kiss...
as the Guardian of Forever in “The city on the edge of forever”..
this is, infact, in my imagination... a doorway to any time and place...
with periods of history displayed in the opening... and there.. in this reflection..
i looked at Pompeii.. 8 A.D. in a quiet and peacefully day of January..
of two thousands years ago..

Song for this mood is Noa... eye in the sky
Useful also to remember something about love and jealousy..
strange, yes... however it's a beutiful cover..

Comments and critics are welcome

have a nice WE
Bye bye

Ps: WS 1 is to have another larger pov...
Ps2: “The city on the edge of forever” is, of course, one of the best and my favorite episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series..
sorry I’m still.. and i’ll be a child.. forever..

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Hi Marco, nice diagonal composition, good colors details and POV, a great idea, sharpen and contrast. TFS


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-18 20:20]

Hi Marco...
This is a very good diagonal image, beautiful composition. Simple, but is really interesting and nicely done...
Ciao, George

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2008-01-18 21:27]
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Hi Marco,
beautiful colors of Pompei's ruins, tilt image fits its figure of extinction...yes all look on the way to ruin as Pompei.

all are chaining, and all memories are vanishing, in my thinking...
our knowledge is small, and unknown things are almost all...
even our small imagination knows merely our tiny and limited area, but chaos occupys unknown vast and unlimited area...
I cannot know where this space is, when this time began,,,

this your image of Pompei stimulates me that thinking.

thank you,

Hi Marco,
beautiful colors,beautiful composition.

Hi Marco,
Extraordinary shot. Diagonal appearence and blueish gray colors is very impressive.
Interesting philosophic discussion, for me.
Selahattin E

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-01-19 1:17]

Hi Marco ;)
Original POV and position...I like it,TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

nice diagonal presentation here Marco, it really gives another feeling of mystery on this image. good ppworks showing the darken clouds above and details on the posts.
well done.
regards from Duabi............andres

Ciao Marco affascinante diagonale, bella ed insolita vista riflessa di Pommpei, grande scatto, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Marco.
I like this 'apart' looking picture. Good work.
To see the future, men have to know the past.
Good note you wrote here. Thanks a lot.
Ciao ciao from Jan

Hello Marco!
Very interesting your PP work and nice perspective!
Mi piace molto tuo stilo di cornice!
Ti auguro uno bello fine setimana!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-19 4:14]

Ciao Marco

An astonishing pov, with the tilt certainly adding dramatic dynamsim. Good colour & sharpness, too. Tfs!

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-01-19 5:03]

merhaba myfriend Marco...
very beautiful shot and detail..bravo..

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-01-19 5:09]

Hello Marco

At first impression of thumbnail, I cannot quite make out from where you shoot this from.

This gets very interesting when I opened the full size photo and it shows a slanted shot at 30 degree CW and then rotated 90 degree left?

Very good title for this piece of artwork. Reading from your Note, this is 2000 years ago?

We are lucky to preserve such historical landmarks and you are lucky to have chance to photograph it.

The monuments are incredible.

Great work, Marco, and thanks for sharing this.


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-01-19 8:47]

Allo Marco,
Beautiful diagonal composition under a threatening sky :) Note and interesting point of view. Thanks

Pryvitanne Marco!
Interesting idea!I like it!good frame!

Ciao Marco :)

As usual since some days, you published very special compositions. You certainly are in your philosophical period :) Your notes are full of reflexions (too late to understand ... tomorrow i will be more opened ;)
Original way to present these ruins, nice light. I find a little bit too manipulated on the level of colours, nevertheless the composition is pleasant to look at ... no comparison with your last one ;)
Ciao ciao

Hello Marco

I like the pov alot well composed and captured photo excllent details very crisp well done

TFS Kyle

Hello Marco.
I like this a lot. Great idea and very good PP. Fantastic effect.

Hello Marco,
Very different POV.
I like the effect here.
The colors are soft and soothing. TFS

Ciao Marco,

i tuoi titoli e le tue note sono sempre fuori dal comune, forse i più interessanti su TL. Complimenti per l'immagine, mi piacciono sia lìinclinazione che la leggera distorsione.



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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-01-20 7:19]

Nice compo and colours

Hi dear friend,
as more as look in your gallery I find that your last postings are very special ones. I like very much your style. Great approach in this shot too. The PP work is amazing. The WS looks good too, but this one is great. Congrats for your work and ideas!
Have a lovely WE.
:) soon

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-01-20 13:12]

Ciao Marco, foto e nota sono come sempre fonte di stimoli mai tediosi o ripetitivi Essere consapevoli del bambino che c'è in noi, rispettarlo e coccolarlo è forse il modo per fondere l'esperienza di passato, presente e futuro cercando la nostra essenza?
Ciao, Cinzia

Bonsoir Marco,
Belle composition et jolies couleurs, bonne idée et joli cadre, belle netteté et détails, Excellent point de vue.

Superb photo, Marco:)
Reflection :) Great eye - unusal and very unique look at the historical structures. And the tones make the atmosphere even stronger.
I love it!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-01-21 0:25]

Impressive piece of work, my dear friend !

congrats and thanks,

Ciao Marco
Interesting abstraction with good textures!
Attractgive view subject is well framed!
John T

Hi Marco,

An original shot of capturing this image in diagonal position . .
Very well presented . .
Well done my friend


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-21 10:38]

Gread idea Marco,
A wonderful effect of the picture is super. Very good work. Very beautiful atmosphere in the picture.
Ciao Janusz

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-01-21 15:59]

Ciao Marco,
Interesting composition. Amazing POV. I like that. Great work.
Ciao, Zsú

Hi Marco
The famous history of Rome and great witness of time you present here
Bella foto

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-22 4:08]

Hi my friend,

Interesting POV, good compose shot and lovely presentation.



Powerful expression and magnificent shot Marco.
The graniess adds tot he mood,
Well done. - Vincent

Hi Marco

An unusual take on pompei's ruins but I think it works well. It has a mythical feel to it. Interesting POV and composition



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-22 9:02]

Good shot of Pompeii Marco, I love the tilt, good light and colors, thanks !


Hi Marto,

I like the ground fading into the sky, the tilt is a kind of post nuclear war effect, or something like that, as if the camera was there alone on the ground...dramatic!!




i want to know your opinion about my ADHD :D

About this shot i don't know what to say!
I don't like red dots that digital cameras usually do! Still best way is to take An old Zenith and manual effort to take perfect shot without red pixels on it:D
And of course release it on your own with inks and liquids :D


hello! creative shot! wonderful POV!TFS

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-01-28 13:27]

Hi Marco.
Very original composition and well presented. Great effect. I like a note too.
My compliments.,
Janek Kloss

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2008-02-10 3:37]

Hi Marco!
Diagonals are always eye-catchers. Combined with the sunset and the dramatic sky, they are a jewelry.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-14 0:31]

Ciao Marco,

Your diagonal presentation in soft cool luminosity is providing an intriguing charm in the perspective. A powerful shot my friend, becutifully drawn image.

Thanks for sharing this image.

even your shot look ancient, Marco.. its different make me tilted my head again :D beautiful ruin taken in different style.. well composed.. tfs..

regards, terry

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