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Northwest Passage

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It's been a while since I've done scenery like this - mostly because it is so time consuming but I think this one was worth the time. I was inspired by the movie 'Behind Enemy Lines' which has a cool scene with an old statue standing alone in the snow.

I used the name Northwest Passage as reference to the time eons ago when Alaska and Russia were connected land masses. Seeing how I am from North America and the original photo of the model was taken in Russia, I thought it was an appropriate title.
Thanks to those who reminded me of The Neverending Story also.

If you know my work you'll see a lot of similarities between this image and Freedom's Edge and Trajian's Outpost. I think that is because it is rare that I do this sort of work and I wanted to stay within my comfort zone.

Model: Nastya Fedorova

:bulletblue: Original model image: [link]

:bulletblue: Favorite comment to date: Wow, your work is incredible! Everything in your gallery has its own flavor and message. You create this scene so beautifully... I get such a strong feeling of peace and solitude from this piece. I love it. :hug: ~xblackcherryx
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buckiesmom's avatar
Beautiful.
Dedicating to the memory of my beloved Uncle who just passed.
suzipru09's avatar
This picture is awesomely inspiring.  
MNPATHFINDER's avatar
HEAVEN. VERY NICE
oO-Monkey-Oo's avatar
Powerful image! It's gorgeously done :)
Zakahia's avatar
What a amazing work.
JennLaa's avatar
Fantastic work!
pevtsoffART's avatar
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Eden-Ophelia's avatar
God, I wish this was a real place.
lucid-ser's avatar
im in love, totally awesome !!!
Evatr's avatar
Zenoxen's avatar
Breathtaking!
YikYik's avatar
It looks cold and lonely... but very beautiful! :happycry:
PsdDude's avatar
amazing work, very emotional!
Aellostriker2's avatar
:omg:...I could imagine what it was like if ever this were animated.
GoddyDesigns's avatar
masterpiece damn cool
digital-fluids's avatar
awesome. The motion blur on the snow brings it to life.
woutart's avatar
Now this one just sent my imagination into a frenzy. Somehow it draws me in. Wonderfull image.
fakebny123's avatar
What this makes me remember is the Neverending Story movie.
johnsalvino's avatar
its cool that this is almost monochromatic, nice use of minimal color. Also that Stan Rogers song is now going through my head.
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