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The curse of a genious

The curse of a genious
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Copyright: Alban Shkupi (Ilir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Friends/Family
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): dada's favorits 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 19:30
Viewed: 2674
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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Starry, starry night
Paint your pallet blue and gray
Look out on the summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and winter chill
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tired to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
The did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber gray
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when your love was left inside
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you

Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn, a bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

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Very successful croping.
I like much the tone of the image.
The composition is superb, space is quite occupied.

Great observation, Alban! A strong composition, very tight, with a beautiful light. TFS!

I am going to read the note later ... it is too long this time!!! :)

The scene couldn't be more perfect with those picture fragments reminding me of Van Gogh.


hi alban.
lovely shot. nicely composed. good pov. nice colours. good sharpness.the texture on the wall looks nice.
well done.

so 0ld Vincent is some family of yours:)

I love this song.And your photo.It's too early in the morning to say something intelligent though:D

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-11-10 1:59]


all I can say is... :)

a fav, thanks!

It is very impressive work, congratulations! Artistic, fantastic and very strong composition. Poem is very emotional also. TFS

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-11-10 4:36]

If I say just perfect wouldn't be enough but I'll take the risk : Perfect !

have a gorgeous weekend,

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  • sak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 354 W: 14 N: 42] (2173)
  • [2006-11-10 5:05]

Hi Alban,
I like your subject. It is very interesting. The texture is very well carried out. Good compo also. Well done.

Sjajna slika! Prekrasene boje i motiv!

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2006-11-10 13:18]

Yes, it's a good compo, colors...congrats!

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-11-10 18:44]

Very good observation and a very nicely composed image, Alban. You have included only the essential elements to make a very picture. Great light & colours. Well done!

Great, Alban! What was that? James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot? Bob Dylan? Now it's driving me nuts! Funny that when I went to Germany, the stations I would tune to were playing ALL of our stuff here in America from the 60's/70's/some 80's, it was almost like going back in time 25 years whenever I or my brother would turn on the radio. Stuff now is mostly junk, oftentimes bad remakes or violent and degraded such as rap/gangsta stuff.

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  • Yug Gold Star Critiquer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 89] (1864)
  • [2006-11-10 20:20]

Nice compo Alban! Sharp picture with good détail on the wall. Good capture


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  • hobo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
  • [2006-11-11 3:36]

Hello Alban,
congradulation for your creative composition!
The van Gogh like fragments work perfectly in this frame. The texture of the wall gives a unique atmosphere!

A little information about Don McLean:


By the way, I'm very impressed your presentation of photos connected to a song (like 'silver in her hair...' - Pink Floyd).


Hi Alban,

A very strong composition, not only in colours and lighting, but also in feelings and emotions!
Great sharpness in textures and fantastic textures!!

Very well done and TFS

Amazing pic. Thank you for sharing.
Interesting observation.
bye Aga

love the colors and textures captured here alban :)
that painting in the window adds a nice touch of mystery :) well seen

PS: a used Hasselblad is actually not that untouchable these days cause many people are giving them up to go digital :) great for people who don't mind shooting film :P

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-12-18 6:36]

Beautiful, Alban. I'm glad this turned up on the portal page. Nice work, I'd consider cloning out the sign near the left bottom edge, but that's just a detail.

oh ... i had missed this one
a great shot Alban
lovely compo of one of my beloved buildings in Bratislava
many TFS it
ili :o)

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