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Purity in Silence by MushroomMagic Purity in Silence by MushroomMagic
Western Washington got another dusting of snow this morning. With classes cancelled, I ventured outside. I arrived at one of my favorite places to shoot, just as the snow stopped falling. Personally, I think this is one of the finest photos I've taken.

Hope you enjoy this, and as always comments and critiques are more then welcome!



Prints upon requests.










(shot in RAW, post work in Photoshop)
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:iconholypies:
Holypies Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
this is just a lovley picture~ makes it seem as if im standing right there~ you really captured the mood great job!
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:icondeadlycase:
DeadlyCase Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
BTW,have you got the original version I can use? I'll post the link and I'll give you credits.
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:icondeadlycase:
DeadlyCase Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I so so so love it. Can I use it as a texture? The piece won't be on sell, its just for myself. x
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:iconpulvertoastmann:
pulvertoastmann Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Love it.
The whiteness. <3
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:icontherobbot:
therobbot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Indeed a very nice picture! Somehow cold but very well composed!
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:icontiagomelo:
tiagomelo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Just amazing :)
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:iconnewintenz:
newintenz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
well done mate, great shot.
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:icontactimus:
tactimus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I honestly love this title, I'm going to make a song, in effort to make purity threw noise.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The clean minimalism of this is just gorgeous. Fascinating in its purity and absolute silence :)
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Photographer
thank you very much! and many thanks for the +watch! :D
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I... I just realised that I used words in my comment that made up the title of your piece... I rarely notice the title at times... and it's kind of cool and stupid at the same time, how I... get the same... feeling? Akin to the title?

idno :giggle:

And you are welcome!
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:iconandyhuxley:
AndyHuxley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Love the pic!I really like the defined contrast between b/w. It looks like the very last secondsof a calm landscape, just before a cataclism... sorry.. I just let my imagination fly a litlle... Thanks to you
Ps: keep on listening Psy-Trance :D
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Photographer
hehe many thanks for the thoughts, and yea, i dont just listen to psy, i spin and live it :)
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the darkened edges best. It really brings out the purity of the white.
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007   Photographer
indeed it does, thank you very much for the support!
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. ^.^
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:iconchibi-bunni-ichi:
chibi-bunni-ichi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
haha, like i said on your page..
this is my favorite piece done by you.
i love to concept.
i love the contrast between the gray, white, and black hues.
a classic combination.
this is amazing. :heart:
i am going to favorite it.
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Photographer
many many thanks for the nice words! :D
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:iconchibi-bunni-ichi:
chibi-bunni-ichi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
you are so welcome (:
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:iconacegprodigy:
acegprodigy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Lake Washington?
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007   Photographer
yeap! very northern tip of it, just off the burke gilman
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:icongrace-note:
grace-note Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Is that snow, or edited?
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
yes its snow, it stopped snowing when i arrived on location.
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:iconclosetgroupie:
closetgroupie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Absolutely breathtaking, and I don't say that about alot of photos these days.
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
many thanks, means alot! :D
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:iconblooillusion:
blooIllusion Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
So beautiful...
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconblooillusion:
blooIllusion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
you're welcome :)
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:iconunlapintimide:
UnLapinTimide Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
What a wonderful use of lines! I love the simplicity. It make you just want to wander off into the distance! I love Washington scenery. :)
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
thank you! truly washington is a beautiful place, there are alot of places not well known here that i can slip out to and disappear :)
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:iconunlapintimide:
UnLapinTimide Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
I definitely agree with you on that one. ;)
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
did you stack filters to get vignette? Or twist the lans shade?
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
i had a few filters on there, forgot which ones, and then brought the vignetting out in photoshop.
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:iconalcooletilic:
alcooletilic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
great photo.i don t know what it is that i like about it...:))
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007   Photographer
whatever it may be, i am glad you like it
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:iconfuruba-fangirl:
Furuba-Fangirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
ooh, I like it :3
it makes me think of a hospital >.>;; all clean and white
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007   Photographer
hmm interesting!
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:iconglu-glu:
glu-glu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
what an absolutely beautiful shot.
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007   Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconmondaysopaque:
mondaysopaque Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
:aww:
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007   Photographer
:D
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:iconb10b0b:
B10B0B Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I am jealous; you have snow. Or had snow. This is a beautiful quiet picture. Thanks for taking it.
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007   Photographer
:)
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:icononephotonerd:
onephotonerd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
freekin sweet man! i wish i had woken up in time to snap that earlier also!
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007   Photographer
hehe yea, and i was only there by coincidence
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:iconserdarakin:
SerdarAKIN Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
nice shot..cong..
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007   Photographer
thank you thank you
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:iconkillertoothbrush:
killertoothbrush Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007   Photographer
Wicked shot!
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:iconmushroommagic:
MushroomMagic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007   Photographer
hehe yea, i couldnt believe how lucky i was to be there
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killertoothbrush Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007   Photographer
^^
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Camera Data

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Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 16, 2007, 10:00:09 AM