The Other Side

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© Shawn Palmquist
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Personally, this shot really means a lot to me. I was kind of emotional at the time when I took it, and I hope the meaning and thought is somehow reflected in the image. This was also quite a difficult shot to take because this area was quite busy and I had to wait around for almost an hour for just the right moment to set up the self timer and take the shot with no one else in the frame. I thought taking in IR was just too perfect to pass up.

Edit: Had to delete the original posting of this and re-upload another version to get rid of the border... sorry still getting used to the submission guidelines here. :)

65 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (7 Sep 2008):

    This is an amazing shot! Were you stepping into the next scene of your life?

  • Shawn Palmquist

    Shawn Palmquist said (7 Sep 2008):

    Thanks Susan... yeah at the time I was going through sort of a hard time so visualizing going to the new phase/ a new beginning was very therapeutic to me. Glad you liked the shot!

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    woah, very cool perpective.

  • damien c.

    damien c. said (7 Sep 2008):

    I remember when I first saw this it blew me away, like everything you do, actually.
    What an honor to be your friend!

  • Emily Ward

    Emily Ward (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    This is a ridiculously cool shot!

  • Melissa Thorburn

    Melissa Thorburn gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    So perfect, So artistic, well done on this. I wonder if you had to take many, a bit difficult with self timer self portraits, especially when you want to be in the centre of a frame like this.

  • damien c.

    damien c. gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    Don't know what a prop is, but sounds good to me, Shawn!

  • Jason Pepe

    Jason Pepe   gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    Shawn, You are very creative! Love the shot!!

  • Ibrahim Abusitta

    Ibrahim Abusitta (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2008):

    Remarkable! Love the post-processing :-O!

  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2008):

    dont worry too much about guidliness, the image is stunning...more than...

  • Carmen Maldonado

    Carmen Maldonado gave props (8 Sep 2008):

    Great shot, first IR photo I've seen with a person in it. =) It really conveys the idea of leaving one part of your life and entering a new chapter, and rather beautifully.

  • Melanie Smith

    Melanie Smith gave props (8 Sep 2008):

    cool photo!

  • William Chu

    William Chu said (8 Sep 2008):

    Shawn, both of your photos are fantastic. I couldn't wait to see more !

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (9 Sep 2008):


  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) said (9 Sep 2008):

    Terrific picture and angle!

  • Melinda Smith

    Melinda Smith gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    This is an amazing shot. It absolutely conveys emotion.

  • Federico

    Federico gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    and this is great!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2008):


  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    love the tones

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    I love this shot!!! AWESOME!!

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    Love this!!!

  • Sherry Sturgis

    Sherry Sturgis gave props (9 Sep 2008):


  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    very well done Sir, good choice for the IR. Where was this taken?

  • Shawn Palmquist

    Shawn Palmquist said (9 Sep 2008):

    Thanks Eric, this photo was taken at the Chinese cultural center in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (9 Sep 2008):


  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (9 Sep 2008):


  • phil413

    phil413 (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    Beautiful colors - great composition!

  • Ashley McLaughlin

    Ashley McLaughlin gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    oh wow the color...or well lack of is enchanting! very interesting photo!

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    Great pov and angle! Excellent colours!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    You zen me.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    Really beautiful and full of meaning

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    Stunning shot in every way. I think many of us can relate to this image.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2008):

    Incredible and creative IR shot, great job!!

  • Starr Smith

    Starr Smith gave props (11 Sep 2008):

    Beautifully surreal!!!

  • Mandi Nikole

    Mandi Nikole gave props (13 Sep 2008):

    great photo

  • Annie

    Annie said (13 Sep 2008):

    this is an incredibly good picture : ) i love it : )

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    Provocative. Makes one think.

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (19 Sep 2008):

    Quick, redo this, but with a child as a model!

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    I love the colors

  • Laurent Chantegros

    Laurent Chantegros gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    Excellent shot! interesting angle

  • Prabhu Karthikeyan

    Prabhu Karthikeyan gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    h this that old park (frgt its name) in shangai

  • Alicia Aguirre

    Alicia Aguirre gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Very awesome capture. Love it!

  • Victoria Burgamy

    Victoria Burgamy gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    I love everything about this!

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit said (8 Jan 2009):

    Still in love with this shot. Awesome job.

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    amazen shot! my vote!

  • Micah Schmidt

    Micah Schmidt said (13 Jan 2009):

    Ah, this brings back memories of photo shoots in Phoenix! Great shot!

  • Mary Costa

    Mary Costa gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    This is fantastic. The IR adds immense depth, well done!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (19 Feb 2009):

    Excellent work, your patience paid off.

  • mas rizal

    mas rizal said (22 Feb 2009):

    Harmony and Zen. Your photo, not only cool, but also make me think about the meaning of life.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (2 Mar 2009):

    Nice composition and colours! Got my vote.

  • Suzie Jay

    Suzie Jay said (23 Mar 2009):

    It was totally worth the wait...congratulations on a wonderful image

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    This was well worth the time you spent and it appears was also therapeutic for you which is even better. Well done I voted.

  • Christie Patient

    Christie Patient gave props (16 Apr 2009):

    i was just looking through my favorite and i just have to say that this is probably one of my alltime favorite pictures. :)

  • Taylor English

    Taylor English gave props (18 Apr 2009):

    By far one of the coolest Infrared shots I have ever seen!

  • Theerapong Bhothirungsi

    Theerapong Bhothirungsi gave props (2 May 2009):

    so cool! voted

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2009):

    OMG great capture, wonderful how the image is slanted, love it!! Voted!

  • Faye Thomas

    Faye Thomas gave props (30 May 2009):

    Your thoughts of how you were going to do the shot have really paid off. This is one of the most fitting 'Zen' photos I've seen.

  • Niels Jansen

    Niels Jansen gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    amazing, voted!

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    You have used this artform to convey your feelings very well. Great job.

  • Tania Losada

    Tania Losada gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Enjoy with yout photos is very easy :)

  • khadija hmidouch

    khadija hmidouch said (12 Oct 2009):

    Nice work !

  • david keeling

    david keeling said (10 Sep 2010):

    It is not often we enter a door from the other side. Awesome shot.

  • Joanne Warda

    Joanne Warda gave props (10 Sep 2010):

    Awesome angel and shot!!!

  • Daniel Diaz

    Daniel Diaz gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    like your style!

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