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October 28, 2012
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Canon
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Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
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6400
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Oct 28, 2012, 9:07:00 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 Windows
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22mm
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#038 Did Anyone See My Last Marble by Manouilidis #038 Did Anyone See My Last Marble by Manouilidis
Did anyone see my last marble
As it rolled out and over the floor?
It fell through a hole in the corner
Of a room in a town on a tour
It's lonely without your last marble
I miss it not rattling around
As I lie in my bed there's a space in my head
Where there used to be colours and sound..

When I was a child I had marbles
They brought admiration and fame
They were pretty to look at and marbles
Was always my favourite game

We played all the summer days
In the stony alleyways
In the playground after class
We would trade the coloured glass
More valuable than diamonds
More magical than diamonds
Did anyone see..
Did anyone see..
Does anyone see?

There were almost four hundred until the black day
I discovered how high they would fly to the sky
If you used them for tennis instead of a ball..

Zinging glass satellites crueller than fate
Whacked with a racket up into the blue
I'd smashed all the greenhouses on the estate
And a crowd formed a queue at the gate..

That was almost the end of my marbles
Confiscated, I choked back the tears
I hung onto a handful of favourites
That disappeared over the years

Did anyone see my last marble
I swear that I had it before
Sometimes I think I should go see a shrink
In case he can find me some more

Did anyone see my last marble?
I'd saved it to give it away
Since I was a youth
Now I don't have no proof
Only words.





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:iconzorrolady:
ZorroLady Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hy, can we use youre photo on our web page klikeraj.hr? it is about didactic toys. tnx
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for asking. I sent you a message:)
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Elysper Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing shot! I love this one :D
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much I really appreciate it.
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:iconelysper:
Elysper Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
You are very welcome :)
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Great shot :3
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
thank you
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:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
You're welcome :3
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:iconschitzostu:
schitzostu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Absolutely Beautiful. A simply stunning picture...
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:icondozerson:
Dozerson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this poem and the artwork with it is also very fascinating. What was the inspiration for the poem?
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   General Artist
the poem is a song by a band named marillion.
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:icondozerson:
Dozerson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's interesting. Well the artwork is still quite interesting.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional
I love the color
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconfallesenphotography:
FallesenPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
This photo has been added to our group's #PhotoSubmit feature artist section. This section of the group is only for our finest photographers. Congratulations.
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
thank you so very much :)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Your beautiful piece has been featured here.
:heart:
#Through-a-Lens
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:icon0hgravity:
0hgravity Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another interesting photo. Nice work with the isolated colors - it adds a certain dimension to the piece.

Other than that, I can't say this wowed me really. I think it is because for me, while the marbles add a dimension the chess board and pieces take away a dimension and because they are making up eighty or so percent of the photo it is hard to ignore the flatness.

I think this is because there is a lack of contrast between the chess pieces and the board. At some parts the white pieces disappear into the white squares.

Keep it up though! At first blush, it is a rather nice piece.

These are my opinions so you are welcome to disregard whatever you like.

--#FeedbackFriends
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MuzikBocks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I would love to use your image as my wallpaper if you don't mind. I'm just captivated by the use if black and white + small splashes of color. :D :heart:
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot! I love this <3
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:iconm3gane:
M3Gane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Something we don't see often, great concept! I love it!
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Oh wow. Thank you so much :)
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blueicequeen1995 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Love the colors. the floor gives a nice contrast. :)
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WhenPigsFry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully done. Love the words that accompany this piece.

In my own opinion, I would rather see the white more muted into a light grey to see if that would make the bright and energetic colors inside the marbles 'pop' more. But, that might also ruin the photo too? Just a thought.
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68cupcake Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
beautiful
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic :D
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
thank you D
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:iconlionkingshorses:
lionkingshorses Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Photographer
I admit, i still haven't figured out the trick of keeping certain colors in specific locations. but i would love to learn how. Sure i could google it, but id rather get a real answer
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
no problem I can send you a "how to" note :)
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi *Manouilidis :heart:
Your wonderful artwork will be :star:Featured:star: for two (2) days in the home page of :iconflartograph: hope you don't mind :hug:

:bulletpurple:keep up with this great artwork ..


Greetings *Mr-EmOo :)

see ya
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
OMG!!!! Thank you soooooooooo very much :D
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:iconth3emoo:
Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Our pleasure dear , keep up :hug:
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I like.
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Cranberry413 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Beautifully done! I love it, quite a unique idea (if I say so myself). Unfortunately, although I understand this is a photograph, I can't accept it on behalf of Photo-Promo. It looks a little over-edited and I don't want any previously declined artists to consider me unfair for declining their work under the same reasons. However, it's an absolutely gorgeous piece and I've added it to my faves so hopefully it will get some recognition. Please continue submitting your work to Photo-Promo in the future, I would love to see more! Hopefully I will see some and can include you in a weekly feature. Thanks so much for your time. :)
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:iconnot2nite:
not2nite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very symbolic and beautiful
love it!
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:iconmissveronici:
missveronici Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconmissveronici:
missveronici Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome:meow:
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:iconmollymittens:
MollyMittens Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the marbles.
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmollymittens:
MollyMittens Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!!!
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:iconchibilice:
Chibilice Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow... I love the marbles...
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconchibilice:
Chibilice Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You welcome~
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:iconikestrel:
iKestrel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice poem. I also lost my marbles, but in anoughter sense...;P
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:iconmanouilidis:
Manouilidis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
hehehe lol ... I am with you :P
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:iconikestrel:
iKestrel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist
=D
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