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In Paradise by BLPH In Paradise by BLPH
Evening after evening, the lone fisherman sets out fishing to earn his daily bread. He has the chance to live a life in paradise, watching the sun set over a clear ocean. Evening after evening.
But his thoughts circle around a different matter: will he be able to see tomorrow's sunset at all?



Hey, here's another wallpaper for you :)
They're fairly large (up to 2560 pixels wide), so they should fit almost any screen.

I have thought about this for quite a bit, how people living in the most beautiful places are often times, by modern society's standards, absolutely poor. Yet, they cope with their situation.

Been working on it for a few months (since April, to be more precise) and had to put it back when coursework got a bit more time-consuming. Great portions were created in Vue 7 which sweetened my evenings by constantly lagging and crashing. Yay!
Postwork was done in Photoshop CS3. It lagged, too, but at least it didn't crash :p


Anyways, I hope you like it. Comments and favs are, as usual, greatly appreciated.

Enjoy! :)


Facts...
- Original size: 7500x7500 px
- Render time: ~68 hours
- PSD filesize: 333 MB
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:icontherealslimtwitty:
TheRealSlimTwitty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Artist
Omg! This is really awesome!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Anshena Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
wunderschön!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Danke! :)
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RtXaS Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, if you wouldn't have stated this was created on a computer, I would have thought this was the real thing, well maybe with some photoshop edits. This is just breathtaking!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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El-Dango Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Yeah, I'm just gonna remind you that you're awesome in case you forget.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Even if I don't forget, I love hearing it all over and over again :D

Thanks, man! :)
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galacticfan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, you're using Vue again? :O
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Back in April, I actually did :p

Nowadays, I neither have time nor will to wreck my nerves with that program.
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:icongalacticfan:
galacticfan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean, never see anybody in the spaceart chatroom anymore, guess we're all too busy now :(
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Spaceart is kind of dead, yeah. Apparently, people talk over skype nowadays, though....
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:icongalacticfan:
galacticfan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft, skype, nonsense.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, duh. Le skaip is evil :P
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:icongalacticfan:
galacticfan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spaceart chat sometime?
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is an incredibly beautiful scene.
68 hours render time.... :O Sweet merciful crap!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
I've gotten somewhat used to almost-eternal render-times... and then, anything <100h is acceptable :p
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:O 100 hours?!
Is it because your scenes are so intricate that it takes so long for your PC to render
out the image, or is it because you haven't got a very powerful computer? I'm looking
at getting Vue at the end of the year... but if I'm looking at <100 render time for
images, I see I'm not going to be getting much sleep while images are rendering! :O
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I guess it's mostly related to my computer being old and slow (1.7GHz Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM). I usually try to optimize my scenes as much as possible and, in case some details get lost, fix them in Photoshop. Also, nights are great for rendering; the whole rendering-process can use the CPU and it's (usually) cold enough to prevent things from overheating ;)
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a relief.... awful that you have such massive render times ahead of you,
but a relief to know that a faster machine can handle Vue's renders. :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Yup, the newer computers shouldn't have any problems in terms of lagging, ridiculous render-times, etc. And you get even better results when you pick a desktop instead of a laptop (mainly due to the fact that latter is optimized for battery-friendly behavior whereas the desktop just goes straight for performance) :)

The only downside is Vue itself. It might act strange on random occasions (read: "crash"). I don't know how well the bugs are fixed with the latest version, but version 7 might shut down on random occasions....
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's definitely a relief to know! :)
Thanks very much for the extra information!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty! Nice work! :clap:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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Vampire-Echidna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a stunning render :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Vampire-Echidna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome :)
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fabulous shot and view <3 :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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ouzo216 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Your palm tree renderings are particularly good, and great attention to the details of the water surface. The best part about it is that you give so much attention to the detail in the natural spaces, then the man in the boat is more like a silhouette in all of it. Lovely piece, I can see why it is given this title. ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a ton, Amber! :)
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Don't know what else to say, just Wow! Thanks for sharing it.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem, glad you like it ;)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous work! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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DanDare77 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work. I wasn't sure if it's real or not. Sunset is so warm *̡͌l̡*̡̡ ̴̡ı̴̴̡ ̡̡͡|̲̲̲͡͡͡ ̲▫̲͡ ̲̲̲͡͡π̲̲͡͡ ̲̲͡▫̲̲͡͡ ̲|̡̡̡ ̲̲͡_☀__
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, I tried to give my best at creating a somewhat realistic environment. Thanks for the fav, btw ;)
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I-TheGeek Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Pure amazing
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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OceanFire9 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Heartbreakingly beautiful :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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koushik1995 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you phoenix! I very much dig the way you worked with the water and the guy in the boat.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a ton, mate :)
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This really is amazing!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed that too. It's ironic how the tropics - often considered the most desirable places to live on Earth - are mostly dominated by poor countries :O It always confused me since the tropics are often loaded with resources and have an ideal climate for farming all kinds of stuff (due to nature not having to shut for a few months for a Winter, there's no such thing as Winter there :relax:) Yet there's so many places in the area ravaged by poverty or political corruption. Something tells me humans are more responsible than the environmental conditions :paranoid:

It does make me wonder how much the locals appreciate the scenery though. They see it every day and most probably don't give it a second thought. But I'm sure some do :D
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, I assume there are two kinds of people in that matter.

I once read about a saying which, roughly translated goes: "To calm a man, let him look at a starry sky or the ocean."
That would be the first kind; they appreciate what they see, hear, and feel. Even though they might not have experienced any other situation, it's probably somewhere set in the DNA that sea+sunsets=good for you :p
Or something like that.

The other kind would be the one that doesn't care or simply does not know of other situations. If you see this kind of stuff on a daily basis, it gets normal. Whereas, when you experience changes, you can compare them to each other and find the special moments...
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