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July 23, 2008
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
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F/4.5
Focal Length
31 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Mar 26, 2006, 4:48:30 AM
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Nurturing My Fortress by Eicats Nurturing My Fortress by Eicats
Beautiful stock had to be put to something and my mind needed a distraction! The deserve something a bit more grandiose, but this is all I could manage. ;)


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References for the all-inspiring stock:

Woman:
Holding by ~larafairie-stock

Castles:
Castle by ~ElizaTibbits-Stock
and
Little Castle by =little-stock

Texture:
Nebula v2 by `hameed
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:iconlittle-stock:
Lovely work you've done here, thanks for using my stock :)
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:iconeicats:
Thank you very much, it means a lot that you like it!
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:iconqueenofnights:
Aww, cool xD
I like the symbolic thing about it, and it's also a nice use of colour there...You know, that kind of flickering yellow-white light on her face, mixed with the red...I just don't know how to say it, it just looks good here, it blends in very well with the rest... Okay, and I'm talking nonsense >< I suppose today isn't the right time for me to write anything in English...ends up like this._.
Nice art, however.
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:iconeicats:
I was really toying with the whole flickering thing...and I wasn't sure if I was completely satisfied with the end result. Your vote of confidence helps! Thank you.
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:iconmomotte2:
Momotte2 Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work ! :clap:
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:icongrondhammar:
Grondhammar Jul 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Interesting in a symbolic way, to think of the castle being cared for by the person instead of the other way round. I wonder how many people feel this rather than being surrounded by the castle? Thought provoking.

Nice image too. My eyes get lost a bit in working out the pattern of the value levels, versus the actual image -- I had better stop trying to figure things out and just enjoy this! :)
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:iconeicats:
Glad to hear your thoughts! And the grander image that I alluded to it needing was that I had toyed with expanding it so that stones/vegetation/similar would start expanding upward along the skin of the arms—throughout the body, really. So your line of thought is pretty online with what I was thinking; and to expand on that would be that the fortress or walls that I, *ahem* that is, people build around themselves can sometimes take over.

But, I didn't have enough patience to devote to it and just decided to end it somewhat simply. :shrug: :)
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:iconfrenchfox:
Very very beautiful ! It is like in a dream! :heart:
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:iconeicats:
Yes, dreamlike; or very symbolic, at least. Thanks much!
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