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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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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  New Deviant
stunning, absolutely beautiful! :) 
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful ^_^
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jvp9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  New Deviant
At one with nature I love it .
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jvp9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  New Deviant
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  New Deviant 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  New Deviant
Winter is Coming!
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JohnyChamp Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  New Deviant
relax nature
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echo911x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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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JohnWilson3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
nice location
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AmylaMacFie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Beautiful piece!
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IECompat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
test
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JessTheFNaFfan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Fabulous 
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Ross-86 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I really love the light in there. Really good work.
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DesRose66 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... great work!!
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Mewmewmyoo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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crazyman5291 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Isn't it just a tree?
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Whiskitty Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
treelove forevaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Kairoze Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful! Where did you take the photo?
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catlover2343 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
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Skechno Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! This is just a really good photo!
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Beautiful caught my eye love it Love 
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ZenKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nature itself is a masterpiece! 
Great pic.
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Melciah1791 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Gorgeous
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matthewtweedie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
nice jungle
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TheCreativeRey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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birain20 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Beautiful
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rainbowdash1010 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student
cool
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forexus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Absolutely stunning!
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avrillavigne2306 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
beatiful , cute , sweete and more
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
wow
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TaraFlyArt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful composition! <3
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Never7Ever Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
beautiful
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AhhZombiess Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student
Great shot :giggle:
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ottophakphol Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
nice 
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