Hello Darkness My Old Friend by SquarePeg

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Hello. 22nd November and number 326 in the ongoing 365 image mega series.

Self portrait taken tonight at home, converted to black and white with levels and contrast adjustment, placed onto a texture layer, blended with hard light and partially erased. Some dodging. PS7 used. Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.

Based loosely on this amazing image by Rosemary Scott.
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The Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
’Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence

I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • SquarePeg
    SquarePegabout 3 years ago

  • czanti
    czantiabout 3 years ago

    Great song…perfect image to go with this.

  • Thank you, Cindy. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

    23 November, 2011

  • Thank you, Rene! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous image, and great title! Love this SP!

  • Thank you, Lynda. :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    genre: Digital Fine Art ~ Dec 2011

  • Thanks very much! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Excellent creation . . .

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • anneisabella
    anneisabellaalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

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