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rays of reflection by ssilence rays of reflection by ssilence
Shot today in a little wood, near the town!
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:iconrorymac666:
This photo always catches my eye if I'm browsing the most popular of all time, and I love it!

The idea has been used many times since, but at the time you took it I'm sure it was far more original. The contrast between the strong sunlight and the dark tree is what makes it so eye-catching, but there are other good elements to the photo as well. For example, the photo is very well composed - the fact that the tree is in the middle of the frame works perfectly. The snowy ground adds further contrast, and breaks up the picture slightly.

The blue tint on the picture gives the rays of light a great strength, and this would not be so if the picture were black and white. The subtle frame is very neat as well.

Keep up the good work, =rorymac666
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This piece immediately got my attention when I first spotted it.
Of course, I didn't have a premium subsription and couldn't critique. But that's changed.
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It's really simple, yet I think it took quite some time making this.
I love how the background slowly turns more hazy; It's really gives a winter-like feel, as well does the gray and blue colour scheme. This also is an example of "right place, right time". It's hard to find a spot like this and all the conditions right. Of course, Photoshop is our very best friend if something is not quite perfect enough for a landscape like this. Now let's get to the real critical points. You can give the light a bit more impact by making the edges of the picture darker. The black edge already gives a bit of that feel but it can be more. Try playing with the "Inner Shadow" function in Photoshop, you might improve this. Though this piece kinda reminds me of Narnia- And I do not like Narnia- I'll have to give it a 4.75 overall rating.
Great job. Epic, as some have called it.
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Dumountain Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
It looks very holy!
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MarkParker1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Awesome
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PythonIt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Really great 
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pencilprisoner Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
what makes it stand out from the rest?
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TheGirlfromChelsea Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Student Writer
It almost looks like a shadow...
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Not only beautifully composed, but timed perfectly! 
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MarisolHackett Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Nice one
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petrosillustrations Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A timeless shot with perfect balance of light and color! Very nice.
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DarkRBX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Artist
Trees and forests look so beautiful in the snow and ice.
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MightyZhonghua Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
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BladeMaster667 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is not a joke! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!

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itzikgur Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
GREAT JOB !  Sunset at Judaean Mountains (3) by itzikgur
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Nellara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this~!
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Vixie1979 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! 
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MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! :o (Eek) 
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boywonderiye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
i love this, can i use it for one of my graphic designs
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mermaidfan Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student General Artist
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Lucy3DS Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful picture 
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jabroyles Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Photographer
Beautiful picture!! Love the light!
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AliceBoBalice1327 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! thats beautiful!
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CrazYJumpeRR Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
amzaing ;) fav
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Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful. Love the lighting too. ^_^
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FreeButterflySpirit Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
stunning, absolutely beautiful! :) 
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful ^_^
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jvp9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
At one with nature I love it .
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jvp9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Beautiful when I look at this photo I feel at home.
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catscity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
i was wondering why this picture has so many faves lmao it's been here for over 10 years wooow
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Poladise Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
why is this popular? seriously
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ECarmenD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Because, the picture is beautiful, appreciate nature.
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amberheart86 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Artist
wait is this real or art if this is art this must be 10 years of doing art i cant do this that look like thisAdopt A Cat 
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ECarmenD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
It's a picture
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Katperez29 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wonderful, I like the effect of light behind the tree, good photo
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brucelebitz1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Winter is Coming!
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JohnyChamp Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
relax nature
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echo911x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Love the fact the tree is right center. Love the darkness on there too. 
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natashaZM Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing, you obviously have a natural talent, keep up the good work!Love 
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TOONOLOGY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
This is like in a fairy tail world.
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Ofertitas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
El bosque es precioso! 
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
FABULOUS....
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Gearoid07 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Very nice!
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Date Taken
Feb 22, 2002, 1:45:38 PM
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