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a certain kind of emptiness by blackoutangel

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something was wrong with him. every time he looked in the
mirror he became more certain of it. every passing day
widened a chasm, a certain kind of emptiness within him. it
was something he could see in his eyes, a hollowness where
some fundamental building block of humanity was supposed to
be but was not. he could still talk and smile, and seemed to
function well around people, but he knew it must be because
they hadn’t sensed yet that he had a labyrinth of knowledge in
which he had somehow become lost. in his dreams he was
always wandering in the forlorn husks of things that had once
been magnificent but now only echoed his seething discontent
at his own imperfection. the way that he had entered was
sealed and these places in which he had once sought refuge
from the capriciousness of the world were now his prison. each
corridor he tried to exit by only led to more empty rooms,
more places where people had once been but no longer were.
even when he was externally surrounded by others the world
had become a wasteland; the very dimensions had shifted so
that all welcoming things before him were shadows and smoke.
the vaulted ceilings of his most precious hopes were slowly
crumbling and the machinery that drove his will to continue
had ground to a halt.

though it was hard to define the outline of it, there was a
certain kind of emptiness about his features. he wondered why
no one else noticed.
picture taken at portside power plant. all rights reserved.
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abandoned, architecture, broken, dark, darkness, death, decay, exploration, neglect, photoshop, pit, plant, power, rot, ruins, rust, sadness, sorrow, state, urban


    KEITH R. WILL...about 6 years ago

    such a great shot

  • thanks!

    – blackoutangel

  • Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchellabout 6 years ago

    VERY COOL. Great lighting and an awesome subject.

  • thanks! it is a pretty awesome subject, glad i got to see it :)

    – blackoutangel

  • JoanIreland1970
    JoanIreland1970about 6 years ago

    awesome shot

  • thank you!

    – blackoutangel

  • Carlos Teófilo
    Carlos Teófiloabout 6 years ago

    Another fabulous work.

  • thanks, Carlos!

    – blackoutangel

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic image, point of view and treathment gives it a great feel of texture and mood. nice work

  • thanks, Alf – i work hard on getting the processing right where i want it :)

    – blackoutangel

  • Jamie Peterson
    Jamie Petersonabout 6 years ago


  • thank you

    – blackoutangel

  • BChal
    BChalabout 6 years ago

    Great painting!

  • lol… thanks! i sorta painted it in photoshop :)

    – blackoutangel

  • Gary Rondez
    Gary Rondezabout 6 years ago

    Nice shot!!!!

  • thanks!

    – blackoutangel

  • DesImages
    DesImagesabout 6 years ago

    You have made a beautiful phot out of a very industrial subject – great work!

  • thank you – i love power plants the most!

    – blackoutangel

  • Glenn-Patrick Ferguson
    Glenn-Patrick ...about 6 years ago

    as usual Matt…………..

  • i hope my ‘usual’ is good! :)

    – blackoutangel

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