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I'm Thankful For...

By chateaugrief
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The ocean.  All those beautiful shapes.  Wave equations intersecting and reintersecting and echoing.  Light scattering beneath the surface, each ray bent according to the index of refractivity, intersecting with particles and animals and sand.  The water color, a constant battle between the sky above and the world beneath.  Surface tension, long period swells, sea monsters.  Not red tides though.  Sometimes I walk out of the library after working on CG and I can smell it, 30 miles away, the sage plants by the seashore wafting their perfume inland at dusk, and the fog pouring over the gaps in the mountains.  Yeah.  I’m thankful for the ocean. 

Now I’ve got to spend the rest of the day cleaning up (and cooking, ay caramba) because I’m very excited to be having Thanksgiving with my family.  My best wishes to all of you: may you have a day of warmth and friendship and thankfulness with your friends and family.  Take some deep breaths and enjoy the beauty of nature too, while you’re at it.  :)

Xander doesn’t like turkey so he’s carving something else this year…  ouch. and there ends the warm fuzzies.  sorry guys.  

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Обожаю эту картину.

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ZueleHobbyist Digital Artist
i love you
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KimiskiHobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorites. I love water and reflections, but can't do them well myself. This is just so... calming. All those shades of blues and teals with the light bouncing around. 
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I'm a sucker for that perfect blue/green shade that's in my avatar, I use it for magic and for waves and I cant get enough of it.  Thanks for the nice comment! This piece was fun to do the depth of field on too, sometimes tight focus can be so interesting.  
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Very nice
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EmarressProfessional Artist
What an inspiring piece!!
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AntheAsWorldHobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect!!!! ^^
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TheArcArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
gorgeous colours
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Beautiful light & motion. ❤️
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Vraiment excellent ! ^^
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This needs to be my phone background.
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So beautiful <3
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I LOVE the words you put in the description.  Now I want to give them to a story character I haven't invented yet.
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Tech-Art-JessProfessional General Artist
I like the use light and the sense of movement in this :)
I can almost hear the ocean when I look at this - it's amazing :D
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CircusBabyIsEnnardHobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks fuzzy. Makes me wanna run to the ocean and go WEEEEEEE
But long beach has a pretty dangerous and stormy ocean :/
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DavidMexicanGhostStudent General Artist
Very beautiful scene!! I also like the ocean (although I have not visited it for a while) but it is beautiful and relaxing :) (Smile) 
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Great work!
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Those sun flashes on the surfaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 

And that blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrYoda Falling Icon 
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tarlanxHobbyist Digital Artist
Love the droplets on the lens... beautiful movement in the sea :)
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IvladislawHobbyist Digital Artist
The water looks very realistic. This is a fantastic work.
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