Waste a smile, waste an afternoon, waste a while just waiting.
Watch the thief follow the aftermath, wasting time just hanging round.
Waste an hour, watch the shadows rolling, watch the thief go walking by.
I’m sure there’s always going to be foot marks and fingerprints.
I’m sure there’s always going to be thieves and liars, robbers and cheats.
I’m sure there’s always going to be eyes in the darkness.
I’m sure there’s always going to be thieves and liars.
From me to you.
Waste an hour, waste an afternoon, watch the thief go walking by.

Snuff – Thief

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  • Brandon S.
    Brandon S.over 6 years ago

    I love the contrast of softness of the light and hard-edged bricks. Great creation…seamless.

  • Thank you very much! I’m really happy with this one myself – and it’s a really rare thing!! :P

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • Nvision Ink
    Nvision Inkover 6 years ago

    I like the subtle footprints in the fog. There’s a lot of neat hidden elements in this photo.

  • Thanks!! Working on lighting and how to make it as real as you can, can be really tricky sometimes, so I’m glad it turned out good! :)

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • botticcelli
    botticcelliover 6 years ago

    excellent field depth….beautifu picture!

  • Thanks so much! I’m really glad you liked my works! nods happily

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • botticcelli
    botticcelliover 6 years ago

    i really do…thank you

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    Such fantastic work!

  • Thank you very much dear! Glad to see those hours creating it were well spend! _

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • Filipe Goucha
    Filipe Gouchaover 6 years ago

    Wonderful photo, very soft and beautiful

  • Hey, thanks, but it’s not a photo but a photomanipulation! Happy to hear you like it! :D

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • sharra
    sharraover 6 years ago

    can i just tell you this photo is divine. it reminded me of the roman ages…but then i looked at your profile and realised you are greek. it all made sense. fantastic shot. where did you take it?

  • Hehe, glad to hear you like both the image and those ages I’m a fan of too! :)
    Well, it’s not a photo but a photomanipulation. I have the links of the stock images used on the description of the image, so none of these photos used in here is mine, only the idea and the manipulation. But you really made my day by thinking it’s a photo – that means I managed to achieve what I wanted! :D

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • Mugsy
    Mugsyover 6 years ago

    Love the simplicity and clean lines of this exceptionally beautiful and well composed image!

  • Thank you very much mate! I wanted something simple but yet tough to achieve for my third photomanipulation ever, so I chose to create this piece. Glad to hear people like it! _

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • andygibb
    andygibbover 6 years ago

    stunning image and words, beautiful overal feel to the image…great work…great portfolio

  • Thank you again Andy for your nice words! I found the lyrics randomly in internet, but they were so nice and fitting to the image, I couldn’t ignore them! :)

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

  • shapiro
    shapiroover 6 years ago

    We are all free to make our own choices about the paths we take; but this picture inspires me to surrender to my imagination…to this beautiful image …a different scenario to yours….but still a story! Invoking!S

  • I like conceptual images that leave a lot to our own imagination, for every human can continue and complete the story as he wants. Glad to hear you found that inspiring in a way! Thank you very much for all your wonderful comments! :)

    – Ioanna Athanasopoulou

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