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Imminent by alltelleringet Imminent by alltelleringet
A Photo I've been working on for the past 6 months from now and then, shot on Faroe Islands and and Sweden. I would love to hear what you think, what is happening and what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
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A very powerful image. I view it as the fragility of our communities, this is a very real representation of a true danger cataclysmic proportions. Although this is a very real and known about risk, something that everyone has accepted who lives in this area. It is the unknown risks or disasters that are truly the scariest. Many would look at this and say, I wouldn't live here due to the dangers that COULD happen, yet we all live in a world where such disasters are not always as easily seen and can devastate us even more than this sphere depicted ever could. That is the best thing about this kind of art, it allows everyone their own interpretation. These pieces as well as others in your portfolio are great at thought provoking messages. So for impact, If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.
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I believe the tecnique is impeccable. I imagine this like a new day is starting in this world and everything will be ok, but we, the spectators, are affraid for that communities and the danger it is upon em. Maybe the rocks have been there always and the people just got used to them, just like part of the landscape? Maybe they appeared this same day and imagine how the people and towns will freak out and eventually deal with this homehow?

I think the message can be interpreted in various ways but even if it slighly changes, is powerful. I admire your tecnique because i never asked myself that's some picture manipulation i was like "this is real and this is making me think and feel" something i believe is very important in a composition, and secondary, let the spectator ask theirselves the methods or parts you used for this creation.

Also I've never seem something simmilar, of course everything becomes from your inspiration and relating stuff that already exists, but I like this because is something new and original for me. Actually it has inspired me into writing something. I hope you can still be growing up as an artist and in the process keep making this awesome stuff for others to enjoy it, wish you the best of lucks.
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American-Emperor Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
This is incredible.
Kaleidechse Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh-oh, that looks dangerous. :) Living in this town must be a thrilling experience - I hope they have evacuation plans for when that boulder starts to roll...
I like the soft light and the cloudy sky.
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The first thing that comes to my mind…
alltelleringet Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Professional Photographer
oh that's nice :) thanks for sending that
marijeberting Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Razzad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
The title of the image kind of skews my view of it. It suggests that "Something" is about to happen, which is what I thought after first seeing the image and reading the title. However I noticed a second and third sphere on hills in the distance so it suggests to me that these spheres are common place and represent no real danger or "imminent" behavior. Those spheres almost look ancient, apart from a possible lack of weather wearing. The more i look the more questions I think of about those spheres, but I am also noticing the weather, what appears to be a storm appearing from the left. This fits well with the title with the foreboding nature of storms, however i like to think the bright white sky in the background is just as meaningful for the bright days that have past, or possibly to come if the storm is retreating (which i could think possible if not for the title). 

Either way the image was wonderful to sit and think about and a pleasure to look at and into. Thank you.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional Photographer
thank you for the feedback! I think you have a good point, I have been struggling with the title, in the beginning I called it "Don't Worry" and maybe that is a more fitting title. Good points, thanks!!
viviendo-muerto Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
you are the father of photo-manipulations i saw you on ted and here i am running into your account on accident 
NineFireStar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016   General Artist
Even looking at it makes me feel stressed.
zsoly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Love the fact that there are more boulders in the background!
EmberTech Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
This reminds me of that Thomas the Tank Engine episode with the giant boulder that had a face and kept on rolling off of a mountain and destroying things. I remember watching that when I was a kid and being really, really freaked out by it.

Either that, or it makes me think of stuff from the SCP Foundation.
Draconian-Satirist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Mad that you said Faroe Islands. I was at Torshavn in June last year. The hill on the left reminded me of where the ship I'm on was docked.
harevh Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Instead of the beauty of the view, it seems that the gigantic sphere is going to squash the little town. And with that tittle ''Inmiment' know jejejee
RaisedFists Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous scenery and lighting Applause Clap 
cucomaluco Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Eltair Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like when you see the rock, you breath in and go like: oh oh, like the quiet moments before the storm. I just saw it and all i felt was my stomach tightening because of
the possibility of great danger over the village.

Or it is harmless and completely beautiful to look at :) :)

Best wishes. Eltair
MustardMackerels Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
The world you loved during your entire life can be destroyed within a single day

Actually, my first thought was something like "WATCH OUT!!" x)
BrietOlga Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016   Digital Artist
I thought I was my Iceland! Looks like it a lot! :clap: Awesome job! :love:
WarMaster213 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Love it
diebitch2947 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
There could not be any better tittle. XD
GeistPrime Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
This is beautiful. I've chosen to have an optimistic view. I see several orbs on hills and I believe they're protecting the towns. Using a supernatural perspective, the spiritual energy of each town keeps an orb in place.
FlewDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It reflects human nature. We push our boundaries and put ourselves in danger.   Can I ask how you took the house photos? They have a CGI resemblance which is quite brilliant really. It could be you just highlighted it in a way to look like this but it is interesting. Great work.
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
It takes a lifetime to build a life.

It only takes a moment to destroy it.
JayGraphixx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work.  
DjKold Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something in the lines of "it's only a matter of time, before Mother Nature fights back"
EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my first thought is that i's pick a different spot to build a town LOL

but in figurative speach this is really where we all live isn't it? love this :) multiple meanings can be found and it's a great image.
i'd visit a museum to check out your art! really i would.
RikkuTakanashi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gods, what first comes to mind when I see that is: Oh shi-
mummymunt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
I don't have anything very intelligent to say - my daughter is the artist of the family, not me! - but I wanted to tell you that I LOVE what you've done. I'm a writer, and the moment I saw this (it came up in my Twitter feed, I follow DeviantArt) my writer brain started ticking over big time. Art like this is exactly the kind of picture prompt I love to use for writing :)

Beautiful job.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you! Good luck with the writing!
potarosoup Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheAspieQuint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thing/question that comes to my mind: Will this ball fall on this village someday?
Turtloid Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
The first thing I notice... THERE'S ROCKS ON OTHER HILLS
Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's a giant Geodude... =D
Rudkevich Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done Bounce 
realitychecks Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
it's going to roll down the hill, smash the middle of the town, roll up the next hill and back down to smash the town again. it should do this 3 or 4 times before it runs out of momentum and comes to rest in the center or town.

people may just look up from playing polemon go on their cell phones and notice what is happening. no promises.

the townspeople can protect themselves by assembling giant pinball flippers around the town. be quick on the buttons and don't miss. should make for an exciting 4 minutes.
nihovenic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
its so fantastic... and natural at the same time. i love this photo <3
good game
allenmeetssoulsnhear Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work
Regiking Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They gun die.
noniesxn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
like the moon fell out of the sky and is gonig to crush this tiny village
Formerly-DJ-Hipsong Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine that giant sphere being held by thousand of wooden planks, preventing it from rolling down the small town. 

Overall, this is magnificent. 
blueimagination Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me of several adventure and jump-and-run games where you have to avoid giant stone or snowballs rolling around in a valley. In this case the stones migth have ended up there after the hero made his way trough, and the people settlet down there and managed to live with it :D
alldenault Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Photographer
Fantastic, touching, fascinating, symbolic and prophetic !
anyone else see MAJORA's MASK
KirgoKirgo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Take the town and push it somewhere else? Great pic.
Randomgorilla Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
If Wile-E-Coyote joined ISIS...!
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pacman's gonna level your town!
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
:wow: love it
LongshotLink Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The detailing on the round boulder at its midpoint reminds me of the moon in Majora's Mask, which also towered threateningly over a small town. But then I see the boulders in the back and realize this is planned, something or someone put those boulders a threat maybe? Mess up and these will be the last you see? Don't know why anyone would stay though. Very cool image.
Sevian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That would be an impressive geological mystery... My first thought is what would possess someone to build a town there? I would also hope it isn't an especially active seismic area. 

I love the detail of the support posts under the globe. Yet, it adds a sense of futile desperation before an imminent demise.
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