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Copyright: Edward GALAGAN (ed_galagan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 0 N: 138] (3276)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004-02-04
Categories: Mood
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-05-06 2:13
Viewed: 2207
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
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Dreams, dreams, dreams... All other somewhere...

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ciao Edward..
cool atmosfere.. nice and delicate pose..
here.. light is lovely and sublime.. and it's so comunicative..
wonderful job! many thanks
ciao Marco

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-05-06 3:01]

Superb atmosphere !
Wonderful work, as always..


Bom dia Edward
Great emotional portrait.

She´s is backing in time. She miss something...it´s what I feel.
Love to see this.
My regards

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  • rudla Silver Star Critiquer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 6] (2848)
  • [2009-05-06 4:11]

Great mood and fine bw,i love it! So emotive...Fine photo.
Best regards,

Dear Edward, I have always loved to see your pictures as they always portray such lovely story..sometimes humourous and sometimes enticing like this one. I loved the grainy effect of this shot.

Have a wonderful time!

Tender, suggestive, mysterious and, of course... dreamy! ;o)
Excellent work, Edward!
The quite soft focus, the grain and the strong contrasts, generating a "splash" of shadow around the lamp, enhance the general esoteric feel.
TFS & kind regards,

i think it's same moment than this one
two wonderful photos, two great studies of light
the grainy/dirty B&W works greatly

bravo Edward,

j'aime le grain, le noir et blanc, la pose...

belle image que je garde,



very nice shot good compo. I like the way you did your shot it always conveys story... definitely this looks like dreaming....nice effect with the grains


Hi Ed...great shot..wonderful light patterns...great pose and composition.


hi edward
an excellent conceptual photo. a good plan target pp work. the noisy picture shows Dream as well. I also added an empty space above her hed as a workshop. i wanted to show how much her dreams are empty. hope you like it

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-05-08 21:57]

dear Edward,
her eyes see real dreams in the light,
inner dreams look distant mirages,
distant dreams look inner mirages,
of course, dreams of dreams, all are dreams.

the light and its shadow, and gray between two make comfortable space floating on the dark universe.
thank you,

Hi Edward!
Your unique skills,always create
dreamy and moody images!
great atmosphere,in this beautiful
Compliments and TFS

Hi Edward
The colour version must look good as well, I like the BW though. The lighting has lit up the subjects face well and the deep blacks work very well.

Dear Edward,

although I thought you made an perfect shot few posts ago, I must say that this compo and BW combination is absolutely perfect, again with noticable artistic influence. Great work!

Have a nice day!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-05-13 11:18]

Hi Ed
Another beautiful composition, and a perfect ambiance creation; it work wonderful with the other photo with the same light but in colour.
Superb light and a really dreamy atmosphere.
Great mood. Congrats, mb

Hi Edward.
Very nice and moody picture. ART work.!!!
Groeten van Jan

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-28 1:39]


Fantastique image, la lampe a pétrole qui éclaire ne partie le sujet, quelle ambiance, ces ombres, ces lumières, fantastique.

bravoe t amitié


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-06-06 19:28]

Hi Ed,
Too long time I didn't visit your gallery! To correct this situation, I added your page in my fav! :)
Superb B&W portrait rendering so well the mood of awake dreams! What grabs me, here, is the ambience,like the shadow and light we can see on the old Masters paintings!
Did you add the grain, or is it due at the B&W conversion?
The composition is an effective study with thirds rules.
Magnificent photo!
Best regards!

Hi Edward,

I love the way you have used the light here and organized the scene. It creates really dreamy, unreal mood.


Without fail your work is inspiration - everything you do seems precisely controlled, exactly as and how you wanted it. Positioning of face and lamp are perfect in this shot, the distribution of light and shadow through the shot are great. The graininess works well and the framing is exquisitely done.

Excellent image with beautiful lighting! The noise is really adding to the image.

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