Ok last friday we had a great portal flood and this was my submission. I put some hints on the topic death in it, but nobody seemed to recognize it, or at least didn't see it as a part of the pic that's important enough to mention. Since I didn't post in my thread for quite some time and don't want to take the discussion to the reviews or PM's I thought I should post it here with some explanation.
From the reviews, I know about my "technical" mistakes, the perspective issues and the clouds already. But feel free tell me if you have something new to add to that.
What I want to know is how could I have made my references to death more clear?
First connection to death is the skull face in the moon. I doubt it is hard to see, or is it?
Second are the marks in the sand. "Dear John" refers to "Dear John letters", when women break up with their boyfriend's or husbands and can't deal with telling them personally. The footprints lead to the water and in combination with the "Goodbye" to the boyfriend I wanted to figure her commiting suicide.
Third one is probably the most twisted and I can understand if the reference is not instantly clear. It's the title and the saturated green colour. "Green flashes" are said to appear whenever someone escapes from the land of death, as known from "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" (more info). It usually happens at sundown, but in my pic, it is night just because the "soul" commiting suicide is entering the land of death instead of escaping it. As I said, it's probably a bit far-fetched.
Additionally the whole setup of the pic was supposed to be "from light to dark" aswell as "real to more unreal" both going from foreground to background. With the moon being in the background, but still being bright to stand out and to direct the view to it.
Sorry for the text wall, but I would highly appreciate any comments on this. Maybe I just overdid it with trying to add some points for interpretation.
Thanks in advance!