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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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icelogic Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  New Deviant
wow nice photo
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:iconjuimago:
juimago Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Great shoot
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:iconcharlottlikes:
CharlottLikes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  New Deviant
That is such a lovely shot! The snow brings extra beauty on the photo.
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Glitch-Grind Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats a hot tree



i like it! ;)
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DarkAngelsWork Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
The background fits the mood. 
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:icondavidlobot:
Davidlobot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Holy tree !
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silverbackxxx7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Odd, so Familiar feeling
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:iconashlijana:
Ashlijana Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  New Deviant Student Photographer
Very surreal. Such a timeless piece.
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:iconiamchaoz:
IamChaoz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2015
Timeless...Hard to believe this is from 2003
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DarylLee1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a location
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fusionwilliam Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Listen only to the sound of my voice. Let your mind relax. Let your thoughts drift. Let the bad memories fade. Let peace be upon you. Surrender yourself to your dreams. Let them wash over you like the gentle waves of the bluest ocean. Let them envelop you. Comfort you.

Imagine somewhere calm. Imagine somewhere safe. Imagine yourself in a frozen forest. You're standing in a clearing. Trees around you so tall, they touch the sky. Pure white snowflakes fall all around. You can feel them melt on your skin. You are not cold. It cannot overcome the warmth of your beating heart. Can you hear it? You only have to listen.

You hear it slowing? You're slowing it. You are in control. Calm. At peace." - Black Ops 3
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JoannaHashim Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTY AT ITS FINEST.
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Angel99kitty99 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous beauty
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LOVEYHERE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
This is a very calming pic
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:iconrieytails:
RieyTails Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student Artist
It seems so peaceful! Kinda makes me wish to live in a place like that :)
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:iconmickysingh1:
mickysingh1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
love this
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ravisingh5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  New Deviant
what a nature
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ikissdalionmansazz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Can you all laugh at me kissing ass please and favourite it

sxc1.deviantart.com/art/Alex-the-Kissass-570349127
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:iconchewybrick:
ChewyBrick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
nice shot
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:iconaandongeng:
aandongeng Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
i love this

please check my galery 
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:iconenglishflier:
EnglishFlier Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was only 1 when this was posted... o.o
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:icongugstarvia:
Gugstarvia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
MY GOD THIS DEVIANTION IS 2 OLD
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Kuroe-Arisu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Woaaaaw...:puppybeg:
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Debrinconcita Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
I am Native American & I love all things Nature. So when I seen your artistic photo's I couldn't wait to see them. I love them all, keep them coming, for all to revel in their natural beauty!
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So this is the most popular deviation of all time?





I can see why. 
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:iconawsomness123:
awsomness123 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not exactly, it and Forgotten Fairytales are neck-and-neck and keep swapping for first!
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
lol nice. How'd you find me?? XD 
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:iconawsomness123:
awsomness123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean how'd I find you?
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:iconlucain24:
Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well I just commented and I thought the chat was dead, then you popped up XD
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:iconawsomness123:
awsomness123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh
nah
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:iconlucain24:
Lucain24 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Makes sense
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Hashik0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
nice
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Phoenix910530 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The light in this shot is perfect! Excellent work!
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:iconlara-larita:
lara-larita Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Beautiful!
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:iconlarathain:
Larathain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Some people say photography is a cheap art these days, but you found something beautiful and captured it. Well done. :)
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Willberr Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats awesome
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Maxtron9000 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New most popular deviation woot woot!
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:iconmsvalentines:
MsValentines Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's so beautiful!I think I've fainted. 
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:iconits-benny:
its-benny Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   Photographer
Amazing Photograph! loved it the second i saw it :D :camera:
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fukkinbanana Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KOOL ITS A TREE

W8 FROM 2003

WITCHCRAIG
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:iconmariuzarts:
MariuzArts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Lord of the Rings - Arrival of Gandalf!
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Awesome! I like all the light coming through and the snow.
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:iconjabroyles:
jabroyles Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
Very well done! I like your composition!!
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KarTheDragon336 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
omg 
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