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By TheDarkRayne
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=faestock *Tigers-stock *FrostBo =Lileya

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Image details
Image size
434x600px 276.15 KB
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 27, 2008, 11:20:05 AM
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Snowalien's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The first thing I could think when I saw this was, "This artist has gorgeous work."
This is a little unsettling at first, because the girl is underwater and it seems like she's drowning. But then if you look a bit closer, it starts to seem as though that under the waters' surface is where she belongs, like that's her home. The way the image begins as startling and becomes beautiful is absolutely stunning.
The originality is there, definately. I don't think there's many people who would dare to think that such a picture could work, but here is this incredible, pulchritudinous graphic.
Excellent work and technique. This is absolutely amazing.
tennyomelime's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

The first thing that I feel I absolutely must say is that this really is a gorgeous piece. The colors are flawless and pure eye candy. I feel like I can't pull myself away because I need to keep staring at it. It's more than just the colors as well, it's as if the whole piece just has something smooth about it and if I reached out and touched my computer screen it would feel as if it were made of class (my screen actually isn't made of glass, but even if it were that wouldn't be the point).

I do feel as if the model's pose is a bit awkward, however. I'm really not sure if I could say exactly how she is supposed to look while floating in water, but the way her head is bowed kind of throws off the flow of the piece just a small bit. Perhaps if she were looking up, or at least had her head up higher and were looking off to the side rather than toward the bottom.

This does not, however, diminish the fact that it is a beautiful piece. Your technique is most definitely deserving of the DD that you received. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
RebeKahsOwnPlace's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I am not usually a critique, but more than a few have stated that maybe I should. I just say what i have noticed mostly in detail.
The blue aqua coloring caught my at first glance. Since I am a great admirer of underwater photography, It draws be in like your art work.
I love how you are on the mark for her floating. Her hair is short so it does not flat to much. That is expected. The sunlight from the op of the water is portrayed pretty good. Though the bottom should be a bit more reflective since she is not deep enough for it to be dark. I love her pretty dress. I must be pretty heavy as it would float up a bit more, but she seems to be holding it down which is a plus.
The bubbles seems to more of an aquarium effect since they are formed in sequence going up like air bubbles from a tube.
the photograph as a whole is very beautiful. A serene since of gratitude she is feeling for being under the water.
I love how she has a glow , which can happen from reflective water. I like how her light weigh sleeves ripple.
I have not seen this specific underwater view before so I think originality is excellent. since I am on the scout for different types of underwater Photography/pic /art of any kind everyday. looking all over the world I have not yet come across a picture like yours.
Impact is excellent, since it caught my eye right away with the vivid colors and serine feel. I am very [pleased with your photo manipulation, it is excellent.
TheDarkRayne's avatar
Thank you so much for taking out the time to write a critique.
RebeKahsOwnPlace's avatar
your welcome, your the first i have ever written. Your art was fantastic :)
ZeldaOkami's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This is my first critique so it may not be the best. Visually this piece is amazing- it really catches your eye and is very dramatic. The lighting is spot on and the proportions are perfect. The only reason i took off half a star for originality is because I remember seeing something like this before. Impact- obviously 5. As I said before it really caches your eye. I think it can change how someone is feeling. One very minor thing I might change about this is her feet- the lighting makes them look a bit like they were made of metal.

All in all this is an amazing piece and a well deserved DD. Well done <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
nixitnart's avatar
Hi, I featured the your artwork: My Favorite Artworks II.
CaoChiNhan's avatar
So beautiful. 
oldacountitsgoingawa's avatar
speechless, for this i cannot find my right words, but this is one of the best i ever seen !!!
TheDarkRayne's avatar
Thank you so much! :love:
Bidabel's avatar

Oh my gosh. Absolutely amazing.

This has not only inspired me to keep on going with my artwork, but has also inspired a short story which I must now write down or else I will forget it.

TheDarkRayne's avatar
I am so glad it could inspire you. Thank you! :love:
Astrikos's avatar
Breath taking! :love: 
This is so beautiful and emotive. 
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TheDarkRayne's avatar
Thank you so much!
stellartcorsica's avatar
your an amazing artist dear!!! :love: Please check your correspondace box ;)
TheDarkRayne's avatar
Thank you so much! I accepted the requests. :bow:
sylor41's avatar
This is pretty awesome. I really like semi-claustrophobic feel you get from this. Nice work. Wish I could see the stocks though :/.
TheDarkRayne's avatar
Thank you so much! You'll have to dig through the stocks a bit in the stock galleries of credited deviants but you'll find them.
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