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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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rifka1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this piece of your work in my journal: [link].
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful. :)
XSini Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful composition. I like how you've worked with the colors. =)
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
bellaxedward1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
It looks exactly like a photo, amazing work!
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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!
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 :)
photodust Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Your welcome :)
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