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One skull of the many thousands upon thousands that lie at rest and make up the catacombs under Paris.

All without identity, their only individualities lie in their marks of death and various scratches set on the bone.

Unidentified II



Was soooo dark down there, and flash photography was disrespectful/not really allowed... so glad I had my 50/1.4 with me and the ability to use 6400 ISO :P
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:iconxxvampiredreamerxx:
xXVampireDreamerXx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Something i would like to see one day. Would be interesting. Nice shot Dean face :)
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FrancoisDeWynter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
superb
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it.
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Omenirea Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
My friend Jake had to do a project on the catacombs in France... It was really interesting, it just made me want to go T_T
Now this... makes it intensified. Thanks Dean, thanks a lot. U< -Crawls in Dean's suitcase- NOW TAKE ME THERE. Hopefully they don't charge on weight e u e
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Heh, firstly you'd have to get to Australia to get into my suitcase :giggle:
Flawed plan :P
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altofmoe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
These are great!
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
I'm glad you like them.
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GKWill Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thats pretty awesome. must have been epic creepy down there!
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:icondnbly:
dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
More to come soon...

Eh wasn't really as creepy/eerie as expected. Pretty awesome though.
Thanks :meow:
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SHEOG0RATH Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
great shot :thumbsup:

Sheo
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:icondnbly:
dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, i'm glad you like it.
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SHEOG0RATH Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
You are welcome, the light, without flash, is perfect. Your photo is like an old painting, a "Vanitas". A strong picture indeed :)
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:icondnbly:
dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm honoured to receive such a comment!
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Takaal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Nice shot, from you I mean... not the muderer. Anyway it kind of reminds me of some random sciency stuff I know, like how lizards and fish, you know some of the closest relatives to primordial ooze still have a useless third eye right in the middle of there forehead, presumably developed for fear of predators swooping down from above to eat them, I believe there's one or two fish species that still have a fully developed third eye but it's behind skin. Anyway, humans still have remnants of the third eye as well not much there but it is there and for some more than others, and anyway I was reminded about that from this, boy I sure am good at ranting...
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
also... Thanks :D
(almost forgot with all the other stuff)
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ranting is great, I encourage it.. specially for such an interesting topic :)

I'd have no idea how this injury would have been attained, nor if it were the fatal blow or if the skull was damaged after the victim died. The closer you look the more interesting the damage gets :P.

It was a fascinating walk, down in the catacombs. I'd do it again if I were ever to go near one again. (preferably the Parisian ones though because the workers who once placed all of the skulls had quite some artistic ability, making it all the more interesting)
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Takaal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Aww, lucky, I've never been to paris but it sounds awesome. I'm going to need to look up parisian skull art now though. And no thanks needed, just doin' my job, metaphorically speaking that is.
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Probably easier to search Parisian Catacombs rather than skull art.. but yeah :P Its rather stunning.
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JacquezMin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
reminds me of what i'm watching (Bones 'buried deep')

Nice shot :D
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
Cant say I've watched Bones 'buried deep' though, but even through the name I can see why there might be some links between the two :giggle:
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JacquezMin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome :D
ohoho yup yup. bones is an english series about-- forensic investigation, mostly with unidentified bones / skulls 8D
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whatonearth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
poor soul :(, great shot though <3
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Indeed, I somewhat hope this damage was caused after death.

Thank you.
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whatonearth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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sarkule Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
That's amazing! Especially without having flash!
I never got a chance to go to the catacombs while I was in Paris :(
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dnbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
I was pretty awesome seeing the catacombs... kinda locked down now days though because of some recent vandalism, but you still get to see enough. If you're ever over that side of the world again you should put it in your interest to get down there. :)
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