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I know I said I'd take a break, and I will, but I have to see this experiment to its end. Uploaded this image under another deviantname. Its an awarded shot (staff choice on After 48 hours, it has 15 views on DA. I suspected devART to be unwelcoming to newcomers, but I didnt know it was that bad! Thank God I'm popular :roll:

Rant: to the anal schmuck that keeps reporting my 'policy violation>wrong section' because I edit my photos, take a look at this before hitting that botton: [link] (violently manipulated image, uploaded to the photography section and selected as DD). It takes a hell of lot more effort/manipulation to create such an image, than what I've done here. The blurring of the water was caught in camera, I only applied a simple texture layer in photoshop, something that could easily be done traditionally by thrashing the negative/print.
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Lonely-Enigma Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've always loved this picture, I have no idea why on earth it wasn't in my favourites already! :O
Secular Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Strong felling.
AwenMind Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
This shot is such a masterpiece that I'm wanting it for my wall! =)

Absolutely amazing! I'm watching you! =P

x799xx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Photographer's so beatufil and mistic
Chadhefer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Photographer
Just wondering if you could tell me which ND you use in your photo's ?

many thanks

Wikidly Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
:wow: this has true depth of emotions on here, really love the b/w touch.. the details is wonderful and so simple.. looked like this tree had a massive of life spans in short periods of time.
philipz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Hey! Tak a look here -> [link]
raun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
thanks mate! Reported it ofcourse, and bookmarking him so I can check when he gets banned :evillaughter:
philipz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
you're welcome! :---)
dystorsion Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
this is hot
ThierryV Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007   Photographer
Oh i like it !!
WetPimp415 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
I have no words, but awesome.
FlymyPretties7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
i really like this one!
Photo-Guy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
I know what you mean about dA being unwelcoming to newcomers. Other than a few rare exceptions, most people won't give my photographs the time of day. I'm lucky if I see more than 10 views on anything, period.

This is an amazing piece of work. The minimalistic approach is starkly beautiful, and the lighting and contrast work together beautifully to create an emotionally evocative piece. Stunning.
grecoart Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006   Photographer
beautiful work
if you want visit my gallery and my website [link]
thank you
you are welcome
Xx-tuv Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006   Photographer
Amazing photography .. and 15 views after 48 hrs im shocked I really am , you're truly amazing and could only dream of having such tallent .. P.s. im guilty of placing shit in the wrong section and knowone had bugged me yet, whoever it is, is just jealous of your talent,, Plus if it's taken with a camera , any form of camera weather it be digital SLR or auto and even perhaps non camera using a pinhole I think it should still be classed as Photography anyway .. People are just anol... Sorry I ramble about shit ..
xxxLithiumxxx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
i love it.
Ringoyam Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
unknownroom Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
great photo aand a beautifull gallery
Idrils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
for my part the "newcomer", throught my experience only, would be explained by the fact that i spend so much time commenting on my devwatch list that i barely look out for new others.. well of course i add often people to the list, but i tend in the end to stick to the same people. It's maybe a bit sad but I often lose myself when i try to find other things on DA. Finding only crap or poseurs annoy me, depresses me, and finding unknown artists also saddens me in a way... and i don't have the energy for everyone.. I already have troubles commetning teh usual ones i like to watch ...
isn't it sad ?
spraylord Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Photographer
simply amazing, love your style =)
macgerahty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
Remarkable work. I can appreciate the efforts you put into your work. I can see how you feel baout your work just by seeing the wuality of it.
YagaK Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work, beautiful gallery!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
xciex Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006   Photographer

PhotosByChadAlan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
This is really, really good. Incredible light and color. I would love to give a long-winded comment disecting the image. But I am speechless. Fantastic
illumina03 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006   Photographer
Wow this is amazing! :D
aartvocado Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Student Photographer
I think there are a lot of people out there with no or very little experience or understanding of traditional darkrooms and the capabilities they offer.It's a worry that some people are more interested in categories than the work that fits them.You have a distinctive style of your own but it's always photographic.
quirk Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006   Photographer
brooding and moody.
artbrut Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006   Photographer
very nice!

JC277 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006   Writer
that is awesome
markvime Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
great shot!
nasht-01 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
I'm doing the same experiment: I've uploaded some very good (for my standard) pictures under a new account to see what happens...

I belive the main probem is that there's no limit to the number of imeges that every deviant can upload per day...
horhhe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
jonjacobsen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Professional Photographer
policy violation because texturizing your works??
haha... how funny..

mister Raun.. just ignore ;)
takingshelter Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
Creepy but awsome.
brain-tree Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006   General Artist
dA is brutal to the core. Been here 2 years and have 333 page views. But anyways, great shot.
stiangodo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! Great photo.
The colors are awesome! :eyepopping:
Danlat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
:wow: so interesting!!! :clap:
ftepainting Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
Truness, it's very hard to get a pic up there if you're not popular... I think it also depends on what time of the day you send it up, because people do sometimes look at the new stuff that just comes in, though one or two people may see it and actually click on it.

Anyway, forgot where I was going. Cool picture! Keep it up! :hug:
maya78 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
love that one!
ElectricWizard Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Photographer
I really love these dark-type long exposures, great work
londn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Photographer
the only photo editor that would care you used a texture editor would be a photo editor for a news publication or a wire service like getty.. any fine art medium would find this photo acceptable..

although i may be wrong..

i wouldnt ever think of editing to the extent of using a brush or adding a texture layer.. but to each their own..
SpindleEye Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Photographer
bluefiretears Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
this is just amazing, can u marry pictures?! because i think i have fallen in love with it. ++ EXCELENT JOB!
lithy-love Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Writer
:heart: another beautiful photograph! you amaze me! :)
SilentEchoDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
wow the picture crys emotion, i love it
also, i wouldnt call your photos photomanipulation either, i would consider them as perfecting a work of art. no photo ever comes out perfect and it will always need some postwork to give it the true vision that the photographer imagined. the person who keeps reporting your work obviously does not know what real photography is.
nice work :D
SoRrOW-QuiDaM Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Writer
empty-bubble Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006   Artisan Crafter
Haunting shot... wonderful.
zasu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
interesting experiment. some famous writers have done the same thing - sending a short story (that had already won awards) to various publishers under fake names, and having the stories rejected, sometimes rudely.

but, i have to admit i too rarely browse anymore - i already have so many friends' deviations to get through, and, when i DO browse, it just seems that there are no longer as many good ones as there were even a year ago to bother clicking on.

as you mentioned above, there are only 1 or 2 worth looking at out of a page of 120. i don't know if i've gotten pickier, or the generaly quality is worse.
Riva Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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