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Remember when you made your first big travel? How did it feel to get back to the so familiar place that you left earlier? Probably this indescribable feeling consisting of happiness, joy, and full of experiences from your journey.
Imagine how sailorsmen from a few centuries ago felt, after they came back and remembered the place they left such a long time ago; this conversant bay, embellished with the sunset that marks their arrival. This eternal vacantness of nothing else but water finally found an end.


And for the last time, this is NO photograph! I was aiming for realism on that one but it's impossible to see exactly this scenery in real world (except if you buy a print, but that's a different story)



fun facts:
total render time: ~43hrs. (did I ever mention that my comp is slow?)
post-work time: ~5 hrs.
layers: 12
dimensions: 8000x6000px
times I thought my computer crashed: 11
times my computer actually crashed: 3
times I decided to buy a new computer: 1
times I actually bought a new computer: 0 (and so I still have my lamer)



Edit (29 Aug 2009): Just some minor touch-ups. De-polygonized the mountains, increased the color-richness for print. Now you may ask why I altered it at all? Well, I lost the psd-file a couple months ago. And I can't live with that, so I actually redid it from scratch.
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:iconrifka1:
rifka1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this piece of your work in my journal: [link].
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful. :)
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:iconxsini:
XSini Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful composition. I like how you've worked with the colors. =)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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bellaxedward1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
It looks exactly like a photo, amazing work!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconphotodust:
photodust Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I am VERY impressed. Amazing work, and I really connected with it by reading you description and the title. Well done!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you!
Yeah, I have been pondering about the description for quite a while and I'm glad that it somehow makes sense in relation to this image :)
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:iconphotodust:
photodust Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Your welcome :)
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:iconbelez:
belez Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
You have been featured here: [link]
Congrats :party:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks :)
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:iconalamic-marius:
alamic-marius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice nice :)
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:iconnikifrank:
nikifrank Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
hello!
this amazing deviation has been featured in my journal : [link]
have a nice day! :hug:
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MoogleGurl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
so pretty <3
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:iconthe-blackwolf:
The-Blackwolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, it looks so real. :)
you're very talented, keep it up :>
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oceanlanae Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great angle. Feels like a day after wakeboarding. haha but wait, its NOT a photograph....shoot well you're good then haha
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you so much :)
Good that you actually noticed it being not a photo; you're one of the smaller fraction =P
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:iconoceanlanae:
oceanlanae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
I just read the description thats how I found out. I did notice the clouds seemed a little odd though....lol
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TwistedHearts Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture :love:.
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:iconniksi13:
niksi13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
This has got to be my favourite in your gallery! It's just so beautiful and tranquil! I love the colours of the sky! I totally thought it was a real photo haha.
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rodrigotroitino Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
please, visit my gallery and tell me what you think! Fav, watch or comment.

[link]

Thanks...
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:iconploopie:
Ploopie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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gorillazxx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
It feels like you are in the water. O_O
I like this. :)

even though sunsets are not that brilliant for me, being color blind, this is still cool.
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:iconhoulton:
Houlton Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Student Photographer
Whoa I thought this was a photograph :D
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Aaaargh, this is just amazing! It's just so beautiful...! Can't believe you had the patience to spend so long on this. =P

Definite :+favlove:. =D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Digital Artist
thank you so much :D
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:iconprincesseh:
princesseh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Hi this artwork has been featured in my Less than 100 Feature[link]
Congrats :blowkiss:
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
the perspective on this is killer, i feel like my heads just above the water looking to the horizon
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:iconmegxcanxfly:
megxcanxfly Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what an amazing sight! Lovely shot!
Could you maybe try a smaller full view? It's a bit to large.
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KatherineDavis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
It looks real
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconkatherinedavis:
KatherineDavis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're welcome
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lunchboxmonkey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
nice, it feels so peaceful and happy, fantastic job with the colors and creating an atmosphere :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks :aww:
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tearsoftheangels Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Look here~ featured: [link]
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
This is gorgeous. Your eye for detail is superb. The colors are great, and there's even DOF. Really great, very well done! :thumbsup:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Digital Artist
wow, thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Photographer
Welcome :aww:
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Cardboardgrace Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
WOW! The scenery is just breathtaking!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Vampunk1111 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW! This is one of my fav works!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   General Artist
good highlights. nice photomanipulation.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   Digital Artist
hehe, thanks :)
This is actually no manipulation but completely made on the computer =P
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   General Artist
ok,than it's 3d,cause the see looks really good.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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erlondeiel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
I love this!!!! Will be featured in my journal. :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconerlondeiel:
erlondeiel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Welcome!!! :D
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