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And they
The others
They don't know a thing of what's next
But I'm not here to say
What should be done about this
I just lift my eyes to watch

(Katatonia, A Darkness Coming)

Chosen as the cover photo for the new album "The Obscurants" by Duncan Patterson's band "Alternative 4".

Alternative 4 - The Obscurants
"The fight for disclosure and justice"
With "The Obscurants", Alternative 4 - the current main sphere of Duncan Patterson (ex Anathema, ex Antimatter) - release their second full-length album and continue the line of enquiry that began with their debut "The Brink" in 2011. Like its predecessor, "The Obscurants" stands out due to Patterson's particular songwriting style, which is occasionally echoing the works of his previous bands, yet it is offering his most mature and sophisticated material to date. The album explores avenues such as soft 1960s tremolo vibes, analogue synths and vocoders, to cranked up distorted guitars, with new lead singer Simon Flatley's crooner-like vocals perfectly completing the album's musical expression. Lyrically "The Obscurants" turns out to be a thought-provoking concept album on the subject of cover ups. Be it the media, police, government, or personal deceptions, it's about the obscuring of the


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© by Florian Schmidt
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
impressive
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:iconfleur-de-lis4444:
fleur-de-Lis4444 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow..gefällt mir sehr gut.
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Featured in my journal canankk.deviantart.com/journal… Autumn Leaf Avatar by foleise
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midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Writer
another beautiful piece and long time no see friend :)
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, it's actually a pretty old one. Just updated for some special reason. ;)
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midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Writer
hmmmmm :tries to think of what reason is:
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:iconodinofold:
OdinofOld Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your work speaks a language that my soul understands
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, man!
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OdinofOld Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Byebyebyebyebye Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
This makes my heart race!
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It certainly does leave the viewer unsettled. :nod:
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:iconelinasart:
ElinasArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Oh...Katatonia passt ja super zum Bild.
Es ist sehr dark und toll...vielleicht man kann Vögel hören...)
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
...oder das Summen der Moskitos, in deren Schwarm ich geraten bin. ;)
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ElinasArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Oh...es ist bestimmt sehr spannend.))
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derlevi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
wowzers
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)

War einer dieser Momente, in denen man froh ist eine Kamera dabei zu haben und spontan reagieren zu können.
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ChiFeng-dA Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
... wie konnte ich das schon früher nicht faven?! ich dachte ich hatte es ... :D
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So kann's gehen. :D
Freut mich, dass es Dir gefällt.
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mrbeanish Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is terrifying. How did you come to take this picture? Is there a story behind it?
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I happened to take this photo by pure chance, or more precisely: the photo of the mosquitos. They caught me off-guard while I was shooting random landscape photos. :) The finished image is an overlay of two photos and a self-made texture, and my intention was to convey a feeling of obscurity and uncertainty.
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mrbeanish Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You certainly achieved that! Thank you for your answer!
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jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Photographer
featured

I want to get these features as
much exposure as I can, so go view
it, fave it, comment on it, share it, etc!


:heart:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
Featured in my last journal: [link]
Thank you!
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
My pleasure
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Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
pffff
insanely awesome
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, kindly. :)
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soheir Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
:love:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dziekuje bardzo! :thanks: :rose:
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davehare Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspiring image, excellent work!
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, kindly! :iconbowplz:
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g-heide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
fascinating..
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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y5y6 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Gorgeous atmosphere
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, Qin! :bow:
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kikiKrawall Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Es waren ein paar mehr. Sie konnten außerdem fliegen. Und stechen. :|
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kikiKrawall Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
:katana:...
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich arbeite daran! :invisible:
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everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Photographer
I've faved it here! [link] :)
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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ssive Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
art
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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LaMusaTriste Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
a beautiful nightmare ...
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Carmen! :blackrose:
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NightAndWind Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Photographer
:heart:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:blackrose:
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BenniArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Das hier ist auch ein fantastisches Foto :) Darf ich fragen, was du - falls du es kennen solltest - von LIMBO hälst? Ich habe das Gefühl, es würde sehr zu deiner Art passen :3
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke. Haha, Du bist nicht der erste, der meine Bilder mit LIMBO in Verbindung bringt (vor allem zu meinen nebligen Waldbildern habe ich einige solcher Kommentare erhalten). Ich muss gestehen, dass ich das Spiel nicht kannte, bevor ich darauf hingewiesen wurde, dass meine Bilder eine ähnliche Atmosphäre haben. Aber mittlerweile mag ich es sehr! :D
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