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Lake of the Lost Souls by BLPH Lake of the Lost Souls by BLPH
Explorers have recently discovered a lake that has been containing some secret that nobody knows of yet. Hidden inside of dense fog, it has preserved being a mystery during the course of events.
It seems that you cannot enter the water with ordinary means as it will immediately dissolve everything. The only chance to surpass this obstacle is to board an abandoned ship that constantly voyages accross this lake.
Silently, it departs again. Shall we take this opportunity? So far, not a single soul has ever returned. This is why we named it "Lake of the Lost Souls".



Fairly quick one. Initially, I wanted to start out with some sort of chasm-scene but got stuck in further going with the concept. That's the point where I decided to abandon the chasm-concept and instead fill the chasm with some water. Didn't remember that rendering water can take so long but it was surely the slowest thing in the creation-process.

Rendering itself was done in Vue 7 (with a lot of crashing involved, as usually), post-working with quite a bunch of overpainting done in Photoshop. All in all, 1 week of having fun.

Misc. Facts:
Original res: 4600x2100px
Software used: Vue 7, Photoshop
Render time: 25h 19min 28sec
Crashes: 6
Death threats directed at computer: 12,000
Cans of Mountain Dew to calm down: 3
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Fantastic!
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JTseng Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
love the atmo of your piece.. just one thing.. reflection doesn't change in pespective. Shadows does reflections don't.

but great piece tough.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! The reflections came out of the render engine and, as I used a pretty small focal length (16mm or so), the perspective might look a little confusing, yet, that should be what would happen in real life as well (always assuming you carry a wide-angle lens around :P). Nevertheless, thanks for your comment :)
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JTseng Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
no problem
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ShyStriker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Awe awesome, I almost missed the ghost on the right. Great job on this one ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ShyStriker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
You're very welcome
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Rynn19 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeeek, don't think I'll set foot on that ship, it all looks way too spooky for me! I think I'm already starting to see things cause if you ask me some nasty skeleton ghost thingy is in the right rock looking at me.
You managed very well to create the feeling of a forbidden place. Well done! :clap:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Glad you felt like sharing your thoughts! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
grats zu den 650 Punkten :D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Vielen Dank! :)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, I'm a bit annoyed that I missed this in my devwatch somehow, but this came out very cool.
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:iconktlong:
ktlong Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Very beautiful! Fantastic work!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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shoutsandwhispers Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Beautiful..I can relate to computer death threats, my 1GB Ram laptop has often narrowly missed summary execution many times:giggle::giggle:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, every time I render out a scene, I get reminded of how slow my computer is. On the one hand, a new one seems to be necessary, on the other hand, I can't afford it :P
And yeah, my laptop is even worse in that matter.....
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece! :#1:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconszellorozsa:
Szellorozsa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
This is breathtaking. I like everything in it.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconszellorozsa:
Szellorozsa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
It's a pleasure.
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StephArt09 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Just beautiful !
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcelesta-darkide:
Celesta-Darkide Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Dmitriyphoto Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
coool!!!)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontai-l-rodriguez:
Tai-L-RodRigueZ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsoolarts:
SoolArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: testing
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
:O_o:
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SoolArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Don't pay attention to my comment ~ I'm testing something
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LizaAvelino Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
amazing!.. a little bit scary in there, but well done :D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcostabeat:
costabeat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
fantastic!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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allenjmiller Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
this is pretty cool
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Photographer
reminds me a bit of harry potter
love it!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
I have to agree, it does show some resemblance to the Black Lake :P
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:iconpimmetjeh:
Pimmetjeh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
This is amazing, Good job!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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lalami02 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!! this is stunning!! O_O I wish I can do backgrounds like that ;_;..
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DAAAAAMN ! this is unbelievable ! damn good !
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconaeleks-in-wonderland:
welcome :)
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yansetiawan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
its awesome!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Domi428 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa c:
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