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© Lee Tonks
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UploadedNovember 15, 2009
TakenNovember 14, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3
Exposure1/125 sec at f/14
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Focal Length28 mm
ISO200
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The dark basement of the foundry is home to Turlough Carolan. For 16 years he has worked amidst the burning metals, sharp blue lights and ominous steel beams. Where the sky is veiled by the choking fumes of sulphates. He does not belong here yet this is where he ended up. As a boy he wanted to be a ballerina but as he grew in both height and flesh he felt his dream seep away as sure as the metals he dissolved. until one day he met Gabriella. Gabriella, the daughter of one of the steel workers spent many unsupervised hours at the foundry and would often explore the catacombs beneath it's belly. This led her to Turlough. Sad and unfulfilled he let her know of his boyhood dream. And with time an extraordinary friendship emerged between the two that allowed them both to throw into the shade their past shackles, shine and dance the hidden language of their souls.

In the story Ballerina Obscura.

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  • Danny K

    Danny K (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    really good, has my vote

  • liva apermane

    liva apermane gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    oh my oh my.. love this photo

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful series! Very creative. I like this one best.

  • tawshia smith

    tawshia smith said (29 Nov 2009):

    these are so fantastic!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Very fun photo. Love it.

  • Ashley- @images

    Ashley- @images gave props (10 Dec 2009):

    This is amazing! I looked at all your photos! they are outstanding and make me laugh. Please keep it up!

  • Dennis Watts

    Dennis Watts said (21 Jan 2010):

    this absolutely rocks!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Love this!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Wow. Very interesting story and photos. Cheers to Turlough for keeping his dreams alive, no matter how far they may be.

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