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"A distant land, bathed in deception, cut off from civilization, lies in the depths of the Mountains of Oran. The residents live their lives in total oblivion of the world outside their own, the only one they've ever known. Their unenlightened society is in slow motion while the world has moved on without them. Their ignorance is chained to them only by the leaders of this distant region, whose sole purpose is to keep the aspersion alive. They need to keep the secret from peasants to protect their ever innocent society tucked away from the outside world. This calumniation will not hold long, as a new guest is seen from the untouched shores of the island, getting closer and closer...." written by me

This piece means a lot to me because it is my favorite of all my works.=) Many hours have been spent working on the smallest of details on this piece and I believe that it has paid off. This is my submission for the Exotika Digital Scenery Contest so I hope you like it and appreciate the amount of work that I have put into it for your pleasure as well as mine. =)

SPECS:

Render> Terragen
Original Render time> 23 mins. 16 secs.
Original Render without ps7> [link]
Post Processing> Photoshop 7
Post Process time> 4 weeks
Layers> 153

FULL VIEW for FULL VIEWING PLEASURE :P

Hope you like!=)

Comments and :+fav: appreciated
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A Singer/Songwriter from LA, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten, tunes his guitar to his harmonica. He took the stage following a rap performance.

Taken at the "Party for Peace" rally in Union Square on 21 September 2006.


Nikon D80
50mm F/1.8 @ F/2
1/60
ISO 200

I used aperture priority because the lighting was changing rapidly. It was about 6:45pm, the last half hour of sunset, and I wanted to pay attention to what I was shooting, not on the ever-changing shutter speed.

I kept the aperture almost wide open because the background was noisy and I needed the image to feel more claustrophobic in order to show his concentration/isolation. However, I couldn't shoot wide at 1.8 because his guitar was facing away from the lens and would have become blurry towards the head. You can already see that the tip is not as sharp as the body.

I used Photoshop CS2's "Calculations," picked the Red and Gray channels, then Overlay as my blending mode at 75% opacity. Overlay allows me to keep the darkest blacks and the brightest whites, delivering an overall "saturated" appearence.
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I already have similar shoots in my gallery, but this one came out so well that I had to upload it. :)
It was a lucky capture to get the two people in the center and the train filling the whole platform!

EDIT: Enhanced image quality (noise reduction, sharpened) + Print available
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Otra: [link]

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i forget which station this is.. took this pic with my point and shoot canon s3 (3 mp cam) when i was based in beijing,china for several months..
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A few of my friends saw this work and thought it looked sorta like good and evil so heck, I thought I'd enter. Not that I stand even a remote chance of winning. Oh well, maybe it will get a view or two. Hope you enjoy! :)


This is my desktop version. Soon enough i'll make a pack if anyone likes it.
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Symmetry is a state of mind.
Where you come to realization that everywhere you go, there will be more of the same. You relax. It's the fact nothing is surprising that calms you. That's the oasis.




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Leaving the Oasis
Eilat, Israel.
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So!

The Title is german and means "catch 22", a vicious cycle that is hard to get out of. (well, this is more a vicious egg, but you get it XD)
From the beginning i told myself: No Angel/Devil, no Black/White, no cute things on shoulders and no frakin' wings!

When i thought about good vs. evil this image instantly came into my mind. I guess when you lose someone to an earthquake/tsunami/.../ nature seems evil to you. And what all kinds of evil the human does to nature, i don't need to explain i guess.


But this is not only about human vs. nature, it is mainly about protection vs destruction.
Destruction can have positive effects, just as the "wrong" things can be protected. (sorry for my english, i hope you get the meaning)

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I used several references for the body and the gear brush from : [link] (thanks!)

I highly recommend downloading the Original Size file(3500x 4000)!

Done in Open Canvas and Photoshop, with much patience and my small wacom (i had to try ;)).
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for the toshiba skin contest :D first entry more to come.
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This is my entry for the Bring Your Vision to Life.....Tweaked version.....I added alot more details, to the artwork....Please zoom in to view the details........

"Artist Comments"
Okay sooooooooo.....here is my submission to the wacom design contest.....I could have just did what most people did...by using the design element, where one side of a face or body is seperated in half by the good side and evil side...and while looking at most of the submissions....i see alot of people did that.....

so i decided to think a bit outside the box....lol, well outside the can.....

I wanted to portray the idea of where do ideas really come from.....weird idea....but it came to me while i was eating my lunch..and i actually drew the rough sketch on some napkin.....it has some sort of carnival theme to it.....

Well atleast its different......LOL

GOOD vs EVIL - Can O' Ideas
Some are good and some are evil......lol
All elements on the artwork i created using photoshop cs4.....enjoy....
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