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Set them free

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Maybe this is what "A painting too real" should have been like or maybe a sequel. Either way I felt like it had to be realized. It became quite dark, but I wanted a contrast between the warm and happy painting and the cold, free, real world. I also wanted the water effect to be as realistic as possible so I built a small container behind an empty frame that I could fill with water so the woman pouring water into the water is actually there doing that. I put a flash in the upper part of the frame to illustrate the sun and and to give a nice warm light to the area the paining would lit up. I will make a blog post about how it was made in a few days. All stock my own.

I've been working myself blind now, I would appreciate your opinion on it! Thanx!

EDIT: Thank you so much for all the kind feedback and the DD! <3 Makes me keep creating!

EDIT 2: Check out this blog post about how the photo was shot: [link]
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FlewDesignsProfessional Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Very special piece of work. I am a manipulator myself but i have to use other designers/photographers images. That is the best thing about your work. You use your own images which makes it that much more impressive. The vision required for this is outstanding and the lighting is perfect. The only critisim I would suggest would be the rock in the background the quality isn't great but you possibly added a blur to make the front have more of an impact. Overall a very nice piece and very well edited. The boats look very detailed and dont have that "cut out" feel when a designer takes it from another image. I have the skill to do this type of work but not the creativity it seems. Very well done.

P.S what camera do you suggest for this type of work?
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alltelleringetProfessional Photographer
Thanks a lot! I use a Canon 5d mark 2, mostly with the Canon 24-70/2.8
FlewDesigns's avatar
FlewDesignsProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, A very expensive Camera, Im thinking of getting a 600d. Probably is nothing in comparison but its what i can afford which counts haha =). Keep up the good work.
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alltelleringetProfessional Photographer
that should be fine as well, it's not about the gear, it's about the imagination!! :)
choniq's avatar
As you said in TED :) Do you make all you stocks yourself Erik Johansson? And you FlewDesigns?
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alltelleringetProfessional Photographer
hey, yes, I always shoot everything myself. I want to make sure to have as similar light and perspective in the different parts of the image as possible. For commissioned work I sometimes use stock images, but I always prefer shooting myself.
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

I'll avoid hollow phrases like 'awesome' and tell you that this is immediately attention grabbing and original. Even if a viewer had just been looking at picture after picture for an hour or two, like some users do (which makes each picture seem a little less special), they would still be impressed, and more importantly, INSPIRED, by this idea. Excellent job and brilliant execution; I'm very curious to read about how you did this. My only true criticism would be that not enough attention is called to the painting behind the woman. I think the idea of the water level staying the same outside and inside of the picture is really cool, and the fact that the picture frame adds boats onto the water that is inside of the frame is really cool. I hope I was able to put that last sentence into words well enough : 0 I just think that it's a cool concept deserving of more attention, but mayhaps you prefer more subtlety for it. Anyways, I find it interesting that the boats on the horizon, relative to their size, seem to be full-size boats. Maybe they are normal boats, maybe the released boats are growing? Interesting. Also interesting is the reason WHY the woman is doing this, corresponding with the title "Set them free." Maybe this woman was able to talk to the people within the frame. Anyways, this picture is magic. As with all works of magic, however, there are always more possibilities for it; I hope you make a few more pictures like this or expand off of this one to really grasp and realize more of the incredible potential within such a concept!
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MarioPhineas76 Photographer
tl;dr
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alltelleringetProfessional Photographer
Working for so long with just one piece it's quite hard to see what's good or bad. I really appreciate that you took the time to write feedback on it! Honest and fair, you will defiantly see more work similar to this from me in the future.
Exalmus's avatar
Great! Because as I was saying, this concept isn't "done" yet, there's still more to squeeze out of it! But of course it's a fantastic picture
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Betty1960213Hobbyist Artist
Your artwork is so entertaining to me. I can really get into it!! Thanks for submitting
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HoremWebProfessional Photographer
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your work is featured here in my blog :)
nadmir's avatar
Восхитительная работа! Браво!
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Wow!!! In my favourites ! AWESOME
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TheCozyAuthorHobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING
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JS-Studio Digital Artist
really awesome :wow:
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Ahau2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing artwork!!!
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nudagimoHobbyist Digital Artist
This work is awesome and a well deserved DD! :clap:
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littlemissy457Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the voyage of the dawn treader :) i love it
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BloodMoonEquinoxStudent General Artist
:wow: This is amazing! :love: The concept is very creative and the technical aspects of it are wonderful! :) Congrats on the DD, you deserve it!
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Love it <3
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