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Caught in the Moment by gilad Caught in the Moment by gilad

I was so caught up in my thoughts
That I wasn't aware I was actually caught in the moment
The day faded for a brief moment, and the night has yet to come
And there I was, a statistic in a heavenly painting of twilight
In this moment, I felt I was in the presence of god.
And he was guiding me to close my eyes and simply listen.
I was blind to the world, but listening to god.
He was silent, whispering with the waves.
When I opened my eyes, the moment was over.
But the power of that silence stayed with me.
And from time to time, I simply go blind and listen to myself.
Caught in the Moment.



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Tel Aviv beach, Israel.
They don't call it the Holy land for nothing...

I've took the shot in NEF (that's the Nikon RAW) and underexposed the sky to get the deep colours.
I've used a Tripod, caused the light was a little low.
In PS I've autoleved it, and contrasted it, to get the color seperation out.
No manipulation, so please stop asking that...

Full view, please
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giovannacoppola Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
I used to have this work in my favorites in my former account. I'm re-adding it. Once again, great work! :clap:
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faerie-angel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
wow, that's amazing!
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:iconbjsimmers:
bjsimmers Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
NICE!
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:iconearth-hart:
Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning :clap:
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:icondeaddonkeysrule:
deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
seriously. omfg. this is amazing.
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:iconlupina24:
Lupina24 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I likes this pic, very nice on both the colors and the composure, the guy siloetted makes a good scale ref too. nice job
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:iconliberez-vous:
liberez-vous Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Student
:O i have no words...... :love:
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
saw 'Colors of My Soul' in the popular gallery and came over to see what else you had done . A lot of interesting work - you obviously have quite a following so that's no shock .

I would be curious to know if this is the way it appeared to you as you took the shot or if the steps you mention (underexposing the sky etc) to emphasise the underlying color brought out detail that the naked eye would miss .

This is the morning sun rising ?

Beautiful image - really love the reflection of the sky colors in the wafer . Wonder if the cloud in the foreground is at a different level than that it the background - I know here the way the sunset (late sleeper - not a lot of sunrise experience) can really draw out the colors in wonderful ways .

thanks
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hexblade4220 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I love the painting. I'm a new photographer coming up in the world. I have only a few pics in my gallery, but I'm working on getting more. Check me out? I'd love feedback. Surely artists and photographers like yourselves could have some advice for a novice.
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At0mArt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome...
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:iconpsyjah:
PsyjaH Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Thumbs Up for tEl Aviv!

Great Shot!

:sun:Peace:sun:
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:iconlivelovesmilelaugh:
LiveLoveSmileLaugh Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Wow!

Your county is beautiful.

I wish I could visit somewhere like this.

Amazing shot. =]
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:icongavin286:
gavin286 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
What an amazing pic! Ive seen my fair share of -sets, but nothing quite like this. Great shot!
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:iconfacetiousface538:
facetiousface538 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Its the prettiest thing I have ever seen. Well taken.
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:iconsokyu:
Sokyu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007   Photographer
that's so cool! I love the colors =)
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:iconmuneca-creativa:
Muneca-Creativa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Your work is an inspiration to me. Love it very much.
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:iconkaronte:
karonte Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Your pics are just great!!:wow:... You are the poet-photographer:clap:... or the Photographer of poetry!... any way, your art touch the spirit of the observer, you take us in an unusual travel by the beauty of the world around us (nature, city or country). You have a great hability (talent) and technical knowledge in taking pics!...
Many :clap::clap::clap: to you.
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:iconweats:
Weats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
master painter huh? :)
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:iconsilviafisher:
silviafisher Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
OMG... no words :O
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:iconi-love-chopin:
I-love-Chopin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Amazing!...
:frail:
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:iconskrsrav:
SKRSRAV Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007   Photographer
very nice colors(.
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:iconloideal:
loideal Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Is that real???? :wow:
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:icondevinedeviant:
DevineDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work!!
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:iconfuckartscenelt:
FuckartsceneLt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
very nice:)
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mitchieblueye Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007   Interface Designer
Great shot! Nice composition and I like the white waves. You're very talented!
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:iconayitta1988:
ayitta1988 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
amazing colors!
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:iconpunk-godess:
punk-godess Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006   Photographer
the sky looks amazing in this shot.
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:iconwrcdriver:
wrcdriver Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Lov what you do whit the sky!!! is incredible
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SaintJulia88 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
Oh-my-God :wow: This is a masterpiece!
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:iconanipo:
Anipo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional
I just wish for more moments like this.
Stunning!!!...Between photo and painting...
Thanks,
Tali
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:icon00adam:
00adam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
the colours are spectacular, truely gorgeous capture.
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darkprinsess Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
OMG I don't have words for this, I'm speechless.
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:iconnitropt:
nitropt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Congratulations.
Nothing more to tell
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:iconfaithfuloh:
faithfuloh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
That sky is like painted over there! Brilliant shot, congratulations! :thanks:
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MYeffusion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Photographer
whoa.

oh goodness, that is spectacular.
the sky seems textured.
and the crashign of the waves is supurb
i cant describe, all my thoguths on this.
but it is euphoric.

L O V E
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:iconprayforrain:
PrayForRain Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
absolutely beautiful. sunsets like this one are too much for words
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:iconresada:
resada Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
This is just gorgeous!!!!
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:icondavidspellbound:
DAVIDSPELLBOUND Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
THAT IS BREATH TAKING, OVERWHELMING
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:iconsomehow-somewhere:
somehow-somewhere Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Student General Artist
you leave me speechless yet again...

i have never seen a sky this beautiful
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. An awesome shot.
Wonderful
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:iconpapirazzi:
papirazzi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
amazingly breathtaking
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:icondreaming-neon-black:
Dreaming-Neon-Black Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
stunning sunset. You always get in the right place at the right time, don't you? amazing colours...
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:iconchellekitty:
chellekitty Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Beautiful colors. :D I love how you put poems w/ your pictures. ^_^ It fits well.
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lord-lexington Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
i hope that one day i'm half the photograhper you r whether they're real or not, it still takes sum skill to create colours like that in photoshop, and still make it look realistic, anyone who judges this ARTIST should take a minute , look at their work and think, are my photos, painting, or drawing whatever anywhere nears as good as this photo. i'm sorry if that rant has annoyed ne1 but u haters really pi$$ me off.
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:iconlord-lexington:
lord-lexington Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
this may seem really random but i'm actually really stoned ans woz referingto the people on the first page and that suzage guy a few pages back.
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:iconblueseas:
blueseas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
What a marvelous result. I love the reflection of the color in the water as much as I love the sky.
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alone-maggie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, it;s the sky of my dreams!
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:iconkiddiingi:
Kiddiingi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
Cool colors... so cool... Cool photo...
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:iconviper120:
viper120 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
Absolutely fantastic color. Wow!
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life0-19 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
beauitful color you use on the sky! amazing
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 2, 2006, 6:49:34 PM
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