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Urbanidea by gilad Urbanidea by gilad

You hide your feeling well
You speak only when needed
You look at me only if you must
You only see what you can't ignore

You hit the lights at ten PM every god damn night
You treat TV news and reality shows as your delight
You probably forgot what I look like the day after we met
You don't believe in the concept of having a heart ache

You are all I need to leave behind
You are the poison by my side
You are what's holding me back
You are a tumor in my hey sack

I just had a huge idea
I saw it like light reaching from the dark
I am leaving this wreck of a home with you
I think I can find something better to do...



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What is Urbanidea?
It's actually Urban idea. An idea that comes to you just by judging your urban surroundings. Like in my poem, a guy that understands he needs to leave his life based on the metaphor of his wrecked home. The concept may be far fetched but I felt it from the first second I took this shot, so I feel strongly about it.

The shot is taken in Jaffa, Israel.
It wasn't staged or planned, simply found it when exploring the street and places there. I used a filter called "ND grad" filter. It's half tobacco colored ND (Natural Density) fading gradually fading, and half regular. The filter allows 2 more stops of closed aperture in the colored area (it's darker) and by that it allows me not to overexpose the sky above, and also adds the reddish color on top. There is no manipulation or extreme editing (contrast and levels).

I hope you enjoyed this short "trip" through my thoughts.
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:iconimmortal-inside:
Immortal-Inside Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cool!
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Nyerkmind Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Marevelous, simply stunning and beautiful.
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trancer4e4life Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Absolutely stunning! It's fantastic!
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Jan-K-Fotografie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!
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SwordandCross Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what I can say it's amazing
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Arya84 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i like how thick the liquid in front is.
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vivekrevi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic .. :D
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:iconpretaanluxis:
pretaanluxis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Killer shot! Reminds me of abandoned-places.com
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urg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what can say.. perfect
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:iconmoose-miller:
Moose-Miller Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I love this; great colour usage.
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:iconfatal-quintessence:
Fatal-Quintessence Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
WOW! Just...wow!
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:iconcloclo72:
cloclo72 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I saw this picture in a video of Sigur Ros, I really like
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HeyPeople Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Interface Designer
Could I post this on my tumblr?
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Duble Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
so cool. love the scene, the colors, and that FILTER!!!
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:iconbanane-rouge:
banane-rouge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
I love it!
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brjulias Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice capture. +faved
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Animaiting101 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Hate or love him but this guy have some talent like noone else ive ever seen before.
Check him Out Its worth your valuble time.

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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Wow, great picture
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eye-box Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   Photographer
I love this! The colourful sky behind the colourless surroundings! :D
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coloursalive Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've made use of this wonderful photograph to illustrate 'symmetry' Do take a look here - [link]

Thank you.
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coloursalive Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've made use of this wonderful photograph to illustrate 'symmetry' Do take a look here - [link]

Thank You!
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coloursalive Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Would like to use this in a blog post for [link]. I'm illustrating "symmetry" in composition. Thanks.
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PublicSecrecy Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student Photographer
Really...excellent.
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Nivde Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Awesome! :D

LOVE IT!
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Beezqp Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is IT
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Adumar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009   Filmographer
Oh my god. Superb!! :clap:
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kcnow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Fantastic! Very thought provoking.
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Geoff-K Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Very nice composition and amazing colors!

Well done ;)
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everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Student Photographer
awesome work.
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Adrien222 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008   Photographer
Definitely one of the best photos here!!! I really like the fact that u actaully found it like this and it's not a set up.
Good job!
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yabbles Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
selected for journal feature! [link]
happy monday :wave:
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warui-shoujo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, this reminds me of the warf in New Orleans, where they used to house the floats for Marti Gras. Excellent photo!
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Nervous-Gender Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
That's fucking cool
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Schattenauge Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Amazing photo i must say but,
how is everything in focus here like it is?
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UrbanArtClub Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Hello :wave:
This is a wonderful urban art image!
May we submit it in our gallery?
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p4lasz Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Just great... Amazing shot! fav! :) i Love pictures like this ;)
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JohnnyWitticism Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
This is awsome. I love it!
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Jazeira Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Neat! Webby roof. I like it.

You have a great eye!
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glitzyglamour Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Wow, I thought for sure it had been edited. Nice find!!
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leonardsetiawan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
OMG... how u can get this tone.??? salute..
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dwth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured in Thumbs of the Week 10th.:wave:
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guymargoliss Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
איך אתה נותן את האפקט הזה לצבעים?
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ahetal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
The framing is well done and the colors are really good.
Great work.
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ryrypunk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
This photo gives me a very strong political/environmental message. The metaphore & imagery of the sun being caged out by a massive, man-made, industrial structure; while the focus on the lightbulb is almost exaggerated, in shocking contrast to the large wasteland surrounding it.

I like the overall bleak feeling to it.

This is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

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Fantasiawings Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Gorgeous. I love the lighting and filter used and it must have been quite a find if you just happened upon this scene. The poem fits it perfectly too, fantastic job.
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purplesockllama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
beautiful!
and not staged? wow!
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shorty433 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Sorry this is so delayed, but I love it! I totally feel the shot with the poem. An empty space the once was illuminated by a now broken bulb, so it has fallen to lonely darkness. Amazing!
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Dreaming-Neon-Black Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
simply stunning...
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CherrySunshine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   Photographer
u are so poetic and it truly shows in your art
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:iconftks:
ftks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u capture everything even the mundane objects so beautifully. love it! <3
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