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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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CaptSteamClank Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
This makes me was to head out to the woods.  Very nice. ^_^
CrazycomicsDK Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice! :)
Cinemutt14 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
eydii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
very nice photo :)
Heartford Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Beautiful ^_^
Consty-T Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic  Foto shoot!Neko Emoji-42 (Kawaii Moe Smile) [V3] 
robolotion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful atmospheric landscape photograph.
Thank you for the favorite, Bruno.
ElenaFedotowa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
sunny spring!
damperstand Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Love it...
datmontague Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the ground
datmontague Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the ground
Na-ushica Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful light and great atmosphere!
HUNDERWCD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Ljoewing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh it is so beautiful and like a fantasy land
EphraimBraucht Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
It makes me think the open woods, wild but not really.
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.
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
breakstreet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it...
Like the greenary... and those huge Tree...

Great idea with the Signiture... sometime people cannot be trusted...
LaZolla Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful
camorus----234 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow mann this looks amazing, really like the vintage look on this!!!
vomerth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love it
Direlda Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful shot and I love the quality of the light.
PeacefullyDark Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Photographer
This is fantastic :)
mflee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful.
fadhel06 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Nice view
sudhirsgosavi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty good click
A-logo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Excellent! Love the dead trees and the shadows they're casting
LyzAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Beautiful!! Love it ^^
paulparadise Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
feeling was warm
FatalFreedom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
horsegirl275 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning. I love the lighting, it works perfectly with the setting and gives it this perfect dreamy feel.
WolfKidz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow... So pretty. o.o Beautiful picture~!

sweetness24 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
ShadowsofLight777 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really resonating with me for some reason. I guess it's because the trees are similar to the ones where I live. The terrain is rather open, but it's contained as well, like a meadow. The moss on the ground is lovely, and I appreciate it's color, but it's not over-saturated. It's quite refreshing. Looking at this makes me want to be there with someone worthwhile, it has a sweet and eerie appeal.
cr4kk3n Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Pictures like this remind me that there is still beauty to be found in nature. Amazing picture, simply amazing.
Lightningball Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I like the serenity of this picture.
Rithesh09 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Breathtaking ! :)
ayumuyamashita Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
twilight :D its awesome
IceFox185 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
That is an absolutely beautiful picture.
NPrinny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work !~
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June 26, 2010
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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1/1244 second
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Date Taken
Mar 25, 2010, 5:14:26 PM
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