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June 9, 2009
The Spirit Pool by *LethArt Suggester writes: "The surrealism on this photo makes you stare it for long times and try to understand what you are watching.. But I think that this photo is one of those that we will never fully understand unless we have seen it on real life. AMAZING!!!"
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Suggested by JacquiJax
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The Spirit Pool

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Purchase this print here: [link]

Picture taken in Montana de Oro State Park, California; water entering weathered pool from Pacific Ocean.

Long exposure at site using HOYA ND 8 and ND 4 filters simultaneously, then, in Photoshop, using the camera RAW file, combined 2 different exposure layers. No manipulation was performed, unless you call color curves manipulation, which I do not. (And my version of color curves is not actual color curves -- I use Photoshop Elements, which doesn't have that feature.) I did, of course, change the rock to blue to give the picture a focal point.


[EDIT 6/2/09] Fixed problems with blended layers.
[EDIT 4.30.10] Updated border and improved color.


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[Personal reality check] A DD?! My first one?! I refreshed my internet after being away for a while and discovered this? Wow! I'm so grateful! Thank you to JacquiJax for suggesting and to Kkart for featuring it! I'm so jumpy with excitement right now!

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voltagelife7's avatar
crypticfragments's avatar
absolutely stunning
GardenOfEden123's avatar
Is that a labradorite . Also beautiful 
StemmyBotanist's avatar
Gorgeous photo. :love: The stone is so smooth!
Koopa90's avatar
Interesting picture. :)
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ZokiArt555's avatar
Very cool work!!!:D
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ZokiArt555's avatar
You're welcome!:)
MarvinDiehl's avatar
True art! Just great! =)
Notashd's avatar
absolutely beautiful
yulii's avatar
like looking at a totally strange different world. a dangerous beautiful looking shot :D
StephanieSpanjian's avatar
Incredible! I love it
MileniaKitsuvee's avatar
This is really cool, looks like a magical portal is opening to another world...
novelhill's avatar
nice to meet you, 1023! haha, thanks.
Dragonovich's avatar
Almost surreal...
Snufke's avatar
Love this image. Your editing is hereby excused.
novelhill's avatar
thank you :)

and I don't think there's anything wrong with editing when it's done properly.
qurratulain's avatar
very minute detailing :) good job
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