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Violation by MeisterP Violation by MeisterP
I had the idea for this lightpainting piece while I was watching a report about a girl who has been abused. I was thinking about this topic quite some time afterwards and came to the decision to express what I am thinking (and feeling) in this picture.


About the technique. The picture has been slightly modified. I removed some specks on the petals with the copy-stamp and changed the light/dark balance to make the glow from inside stand out more. No real blood was used but a replacement.


Edit: Thanks to IT-Hammar [link] for telling me to correct my screen settings. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by the blue border. Has been removed and background is black as intended.

Edit: Changed resolution and file size to suit printing better. Also changed the frame to simple white.

Please do also note that this is not about victims or the process of rape. This picture deals purely with the concept of Violation. If you are in fact a victim and want to use it in your art, then feel free to do so.
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:iconamethystwinds:
AmethystWinds Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
The symbolism in this evokes my emotion in a strong way.
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It makes me glad that it speaks to you!
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yokopoko Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
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:iconlaika83:
Laika83 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Wow, powerful message. Great shot.
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
THank you :)
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:iconfairystories:
Fairystories Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Photographer
It's very beautifull..
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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silverpaw98 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
beautiful
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :) I did my best!
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silverpaw98 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
it's great :)
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
pretty cool work
nice contrast, awesome lighting and that bloody drop makes it quite marvelous :clap:
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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unknown-dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Wow, the texture is wonderful! The title adds something more to your picture
:clap:
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) it took some time to remove dirt and imperfections in the texture though.

And I think the title should be the part of the picture that sparks abstraction in the viewers mind. To make them see the pictures expression the way I want it to be.
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:iconaasmund:
Aasmund Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008   Photographer
On the thumbnail it look a little boring, and very classic, but that "blood" really does this photograph!
I really like this!
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) I just don't really know what to do about the thumbnail. I guess it wouldn't really do to replace it with the thumb of an artistic nude ^^
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Aasmund Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008   Photographer
Why not? :P
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ThisIsZen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I really like this piece, but my knowledge of photography is really, really limited, so I can't give much of a critique.

I do think it's a really beautiful picture, though. =D
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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animel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
It's difficult to critique a photographic piece, so i'll do my best! Firstly I love the intense contrast between the white rose and the black background, simple I know- But effective non the less. The first and immediate flaw I saw was the 'blood' on the rose, it looks much too fake. It lacks sheen and depth, the color is also too light. WHat did you use to mimick blood? I'm no pro at blood, but I once did pretty well with some flour mixed with water with red food coloring in it, try it out! I love the lighting used, it highlight excellent points of the rose whilst still allowing for a significant amount of the darkness you hoped to express through this piece. All in all a great job! Well done!
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It was kind of a raspberry sauce :) Thank you for your comment. And yes indeed it's too light, but I didn't change it in the aftertouch simply because, with the dark red blood that I made during postprecessing, it was more looking like dark whine and lost a bit of the "vivid innocence spoilt" feeling. NEvertheless I appreciate you taking a so close look to notice :)
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Hex36 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Some parts, if you look to the bottom, look a little grainy to me. The flower itself is lovely, but I've seen pieces like this, with the blood, before by other DA artists.
HOWEVER, the idea behind the piece is quite interesting and you expressed your idea very well.

Overall it just needs a few touchups, but it's still a lovely piece. =) Keep it up!
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) Hehe .. yeah I heard that for some times now. It's really no imitation. But I guess it's just a too good motive and therefor just comes up in many pictures.

And you are right! It's grainy and touching into the green even. Actually the gradient from untouched brightness in the center of the rose to the black and tarnished outside. ;) And it covers my not that good equipment very well this way ^^
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Hex36 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
No problem =)
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s0n-et-lumiere Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
I think you manage light and contrast really well in this photo. The black background also helps to focus on the rose, which otherway with perhaps distract the viewer..The blood drop makes the whole photo though, it wouldn't be as much interesting as it is without it. Of course it's used because of the motif, which I think is very well tansmited.
Very nice job you have here.
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Comic-Cywink Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Nice, I really like the way doesn't look people blood but more like how I would expect a rose to bleed...
It Kinda drew my eye towards towards it and made me think...
Excellent work
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :) You spotted it really good as the 'blood' is fractionally lighter then human blood.
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:iconaimbiz:
AimBiZ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Great shot though the drop of red liquid is what really makes this image special. A really nice detail. :)
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! Was tricky to apply it right ;)
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:iconaimbiz:
AimBiZ Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
I can understand that. :)
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matthewcasha Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
i especailly like the lighting of this photo! i would have maybe added a very blurred candle in the distance, sort of to symbolise purity! :) u know what i mean?
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you mean. But I really wanted to lightpain everything into the rose. The "purity equals light" - theme is in there. Maybe not as a candle, but with an almost overdone lighting on the inner petals.

You input is appreciated though. It's just not really working with the lightpainting technique. ;)
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matthewcasha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
agreed! i understand, so u wo'nt have any distractions! ur right! :)
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Cklaighe Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the contrast of the blood in the flower is simply breath taking
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) Even though it's maybe a bit too common in the field of concept themes ;)
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ligthandshadow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Yes! I Like it so much: Just i Love this is very much feeling!

I feel the messages of this picture! ;-)
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seya88 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice, the flower is magnific
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)

And may the Force be with you.
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Hidden666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Gorgeous. And so expressive. Of course if the rose can express anything by itself :)
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Matt-Ski Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Its so perfect, its beautiful
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :)
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nicosnas Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007   Artisan Crafter
this is an amazing work of art
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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force2reckon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
nice concept!
i like the loneliness and solitude on this piece
the rose tells something differently with that blood of tears ;)
keep it up! and thanks for stopping by
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:iconmeisterp:
MeisterP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it :) Yep the solitude is one of the important parts of the piece.
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:iconchelano:
chelano Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing piece of work here. Good job using the white black and red scheme. I always like those the best.
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) Yeah it's because of the lack of colour and then suddenly BANG there is this red(alert colour). I guess that's why this is so popular.
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chelano Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome....yeah i like it
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FAceleSS-21 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
excelent capture!!! what did you use for the blood?
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