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Drifting Away by alltelleringet Drifting Away by alltelleringet
I shot this in a lake this summer with a under-water-case. I became quite dark in the end but I liked the contrast between the warm inside and cold outside of the bottle. I would love to hear your thoughts about it. Improvements or changes.

What comes to your mind when you see it?!

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LittleRedRope Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Hey it's really great. It truly lives from the difference in colors and light and atmosphere between inside and outside.
Just a question: Is the offset of the bottle (under water versa over water) correct according to the viewing angle? I wouldn't have expected it to be so much… 
Mrs-Elizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know anything about photo manipulation on this level, and so I'm sorry I can't give you a more constructive comment. That being said, I love this. So creative! Truly sparks the imagination. :rose:
Saranya0103 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!
KarmaRae Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it. The bottle, underwater, looks old and like it has been in the water a while while the top is thriving, so awesome. Reminds me of how some people present themselves one way but you don't see the troubled or worn beneath the surface
atefkhelili12 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Photographer
JS-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016   Digital Artist
wow this is amazing
LunaMichelle666 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i have seen this picture @ google and facebook before ?
who is the owner?
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
I am
LunaMichelle666 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome work.. please check it out, some people on Facebook shared your work without linking to your site, do you agree? 
LunaMichelle666 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
its true on some websides they named (benennen) you and your work :) happy to see :)…
shadeypics Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Job! I watched the little video of you creating this image and was very impressed. You definitely put allot of time and effort into it and I think the end result was really cool.
a3studio13 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool idea and a very good job .
MJClArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
CptnEdge Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
It all works together except for the scratches I see around 
the circumference of the bottle, it just makes it all seem 
out of place with this artwork. I don't know if that is 
supposed to be from the lens of the camera taking the
picture are what you were doing water on the 
glass sorta thing. If so I say someone needs a new lens.

I like the way you brought
out the 3D effect of the bottle under the water. Though
the inhabitants are far from feeling safe with the impending
storm that seems to be brewing all around the tiny town in
the bottle. The town has a nice down home appeal to it.
PortraitsbyRoxy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I love it. 
Heatherphi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So awesome … I love it!
123artpunk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dont change a damned thing..........,...thats great work
rantingferret Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student General Artist
i immediately saw the bottle floating and thought of notes in bottles sent out to sea. not knowing who would get them. with this it's like a little world floating along, not know who will find it. the lighting and droplets make me think of a storm that has just passed though. like inside is safe and sound even if the res is unknown.
FauxHead Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your work and ideas :) very inspired!
MerDeMisericordia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
That is incredible.. 

You ask, what comes to mind when I see it, I think of being far away from home, losing ones sense of comfort. Inside the bottle, inside ones hometown, a feeling of safety and everyone knows everyone. Outside of the bottle, the deep, dark, unknown, I feel that that would be the "uncharted" rest of the world, outside of that safe bubble per say, what could possibly be dangerous and scary. In the end, as much as we all want to go out and discover, there's always a part of us that misses home. 
Just a thought. 

It definitely makes you think, I appreciate that. 
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks for sharing your thoughts too!
raytun1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
i come here for inspiration
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
happy to hear that :)
Scarredhuntress Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It is really beautiful.  I have tried this myself and cannot get it right.  Wonderful work.
Lhianne Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
You've been featured here… :love:.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
srsilent25 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loooooooooove it
MisterGGG Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
joshin1996 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just awesome  this is my version of ur work…
hope u like it 
GazerTify Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love your work! keep up the good work!
Greek-pan Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Just great.
DragonWolfOtaku Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I see the old happy memories floating away as I drown... Excellent picture.
kutzman8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
taiji-tu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way it seems as if we are observers from a similar bottle  - the water droplet and the scratches on the glass thru which we observe; which adds pathos and the sense of being trapped and awash ourselves. On the negative side, the land within the bottle doesn't work for me as it seems too rigid inside a bobbing bottle which destroys some of the dynamics, and the lighting inside the bottle doesn't match the light source (hard to do I know). Perhaps if you had made the land inside the bottle an island bobbing on water contents, and made it more mysterious, dark silhouette?  Still, overall great imagination and creativity.
JODEVAN-87 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's very cool! Cool Smile 
PutinPot Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..Seems fine.
Kitomir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Artist
your works  are  great!!!
PBishop Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
You are GENIUS  mate )) I see your video... and... respect !
FanArtistik Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
So interesting. Love the job of the details in the environment and water/ocean.
I think in the possibility that this was an image of the city through the glass but now I watch carefully, is more like a city "trap" (or maybe safe) in the bottle.
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Feature here La la la la 
MiReinoEncantado Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
wowww!!! Increíble!!Clap Clap Clap 
SobohRami Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Work !

featured here :
NaoikoOceania Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What considered normal is always surrounded by a totally different truth. <3 this image!
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Där försvann folkhemmet!
37-seconds Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Our little world isolated in the ugly reality..
Meema Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done.
toronero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
reckotch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I also like the contrast. It looks like the bottle is a safe haven.
AngelaWaye Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
I saw the video tutorial on this. Quality and perfection at its best!
XxLil-FireflyxX Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It kind of reminds me of the "Lovely Bones" but instead it is a little village. Fantastic work :)

DawidRayFriebe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013   Photographer
This is quite interesting ;)
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