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Fight the Break of Dawn by darkdex52 Fight the Break of Dawn by darkdex52
Photo'd on the way to the sea in Liepaja.
Was there as a part of Robotics RTK team #1 leader.

edit: added signature since some people were stealing this and claimed as their own
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I think this piece is composed very well. The slanting vertical lines of the trees lead the eye down to the rolling curves of the lans, then over to the opposite lean of the trees on the other side of the image, and back up to the sky again. So there is a lot of sense of energy and motion even though there are no animals or people visible

The tree shadows are a nice contrasting angle as well to add some motion and flow to the pic.

I gave it 3.5 stars on originality only because well, there are zillions of pictures of nature scenes on line, and I didn't feel that you were trying to do anything "edgy" or "challenging" with the picture, BUT please keep in mind, that you did not NEED to with this scene. I think if you had tried to do something "original" and "different" with this picture, you would have not let the beauty of nature speak for itself - like going to record a lovely bird singing but then talking over the bird throughout the session. So I do not think that "original" is necessarily important to achieve in this case, and you made the right choice I feel.

The colors are lovely. I don't know if you did any digital alteration to them, but I love the way that the whole picture has almost a sepia-tone feel to it, but then just one bright splash of mossy green in the middle, that makes it a cheerful winter scene instead of a serious one.

I almost wish there were not a purple=blue lens flare in the bottom left corner because it seems out of place with the rest of the colors and shapes in the picture, and I keep getting "stuck" staring at just that corner because of this.

But overall it is gorgeous and makes me want to go for a walk. The way you chose a scene that has objects layered at several distances from the viewer, makes the image look almost 3 dimensional and not flat at all!
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This piece seems almost magical. It is well done, with the angle just right so that the shadows are long and perfect. I like that this takes place in the dawn, because the pinkish light adds texture.

On the other hand, I think that it might be a good idea to next time focus on one aspect. It seems chaotic this way, and it would be more official and imposing, magical and intriguing, if per say it was focused on that big tree, the closest one. just a tip ;) I think it would improve it a lot!

Overall, I think it is a great piece. WELL DONE!
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Na-ushica Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Beautiful light and great atmosphere!
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HUNDERWCD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
aaaaa GOOD MORNING PLANET
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Ljoewing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh it is so beautiful and like a fantasy land
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EphraimBraucht Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
It makes me think the open woods, wild but not really.
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Ally-RedTulip Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! I love how well the colors blend together and the sky looks gorgeous couple with the trees.
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madugongmaria Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is so beautiful * A * i love how dramatic and cold it looks... and, i don't know what it is... but it looks like an old picture coming to life. very lovely :D
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