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Also available in black and white - coming soon.

Update: Title-Explanation
Because some people asked me about the meaning of the title I decided to write it down. For me, the meaning of the title is not only one thing - it's more the interaction of "be centered on one thing for example on a human you know", a thought which is always in your mind, being lonely(like that tree, which stands there so lonely on that hill) or alternatively some dark thoughts and feelings(the dark sky stands for that). Perhaps there is also a little bit hope or something to believe in.

So perhaps that's it - I tried to desribe it.



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Canon EOS 450D | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | Marumi CPL
5 RAW's | HDR | ISO 100 | f/5.6 @ 1/320s-1/20s
Latitude: 49°8'15.78"N | Longitude: 9°43'55.99"E
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Hope you like it - every comment, critique & :+fav: is much appreciated. :w00t:


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:iconladyrapid:
Lately, the last couple months, these kinda shots has really been exploding across deviantart. In various forms and lights.
This is one of those few who in my eyes stands out, have some sort of originality and strenght.

What gives here I think is the balance between color and B&W. The split view devided by the horizon and tree centered somewhat keeps this together.

Light, colors and contrast is all nicely composed/processed. It's a solid shot by a scene these days hard to capture in a way that stands out even the slightest.

A photo well taken, good job!

/rob
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:iconjoeltrousset:
As said by another critiquer, this kind of shot has been seen all over dA for some time now, hence the very poor grade on originality. Sorry, but it doesn't work for me.

As for the vision rating (Does the artwork present or reflect a point of view, theme or idea?
), I don't see anything catching my attention...

The HDR is nicely done, i.e. it is not obvious that this is an HDRi, so gratz on that, this is how it's meant to be. The colors are well put together and create a great atmosphere. However I think there is a real lack of contrast in the tree: it's the center of attention but there are no details, in contrary to the sky and grass. Again, the composition doesn't help with puting the tree on focus: it's too far away, and drown in the sea of details around it. The picture would almost have been better without this "dark spot" on the center! Hence no full mark.

Impact: the atmosphere and technique really help to make this picture a catchy image, maybe a good wallpaper, but it doesn't appear to me as a full piece of art. I don't feel anything special when I see it.

I know I'm harsh but praise is no help, and I'm as harsh to myself. Keep up the good work!
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:icon4otomax:
4otomax Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Your photo was featured here.
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconpompaelite:
PompaElite Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
you've been featured: [link]
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconcandybiebs:
CandyBiebs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing!
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:iconhybridic:
hybridic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
:clap:
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:iconmelancholyword:
MelancholyWord Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, beautiful !
make it center to your own mind :)
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:iconbubbulle:
Bubbulle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I love my new wallpaper ! :)
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:iconlealion:
LeaLion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconbinaural4562:
binaural4562 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
great shot, i would go for the hope- tree stands for- idea! :)
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:icondeyys:
Deyys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this image is featured here [link]
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconsau-toh-sau:
Sau-toh-Sau Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
awesome ! i really like the contrast :nod:
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconrommelbommel:
RommelBommel Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
amazing (:
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke dir. :aww:
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:iconsthwales:
sthwales Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Love it!

The starkness is what makes this shot different to the others that people are writing about - you've gone a little bit further than most people would have gone....
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad that you like it. :aww:
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:iconrayquin:
Rayquin Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
WoW that is awesome :D
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconrayquin:
Rayquin Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
oh du bist ja deutscher :D
machst echt geile bilder ^^
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Jop. ;) Danke. :D
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:iconmakavelie:
Makavelie Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot !
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconaaronthemagician:
AarontheMagician Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very well done. Love the sepia-looking sky, adds a lot of pop.
Keep up the great work!
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconcartonblinder:
CartonBlinder Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student Photographer
nice mood .
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconruioliveira-photo:
ruioliveira-photo Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :o
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconruioliveira-photo:
ruioliveira-photo Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconmarcello-paoli:
Marcello-Paoli Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This beautiful works has been featured in this NEWS : [link]
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconmk-photopassion:
MK-photopassion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Hab ich das Bild nich letztens in der Fotohits bestaunen können? Cooles Werk!
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Doch, da war's drin. ;) Dankeschön. :aww:
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:iconkazimkirmani:
kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
lovely capture! And the way you have titled it (and then described it), makes it much more better!

There is a lot of depth to it.. and one can relate to it!
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconoversighter:
oversighter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wie zhang-Zheng kritisiert hat, hat er wahrscheinlich auch Recht gehabt. Die Idee ist zwar nicht neu.
Aber den Ort zu finden, die richtige Zeit zu erwischen, usw, es ist nicht was selbstverständliches.
Was das schwarze Fleck angeht, ich liebe es sehr, ich liebe Silhouette von Bäumen.
Letztendlich ist es Geschmackssache, wichtig ist, daß es dir selber gefällt.
Ich würde das Motiv am liebsten sofort malen ;)
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Dankeschön. :aww:
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:iconjustinderosa:
JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   Photographer
i love it
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconjustinderosa:
JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Photographer
you're welcome!
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grandiose
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :p
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:iconsalem10:
salem10 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
stunning
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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:icondreamca7cher:
DREAMCA7CHER Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Haste aber mega retuschiert! da war doch mal ein wald im hintergrund!?
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:iconsvenmueller:
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Müsstest du doch in der Foto Hits gelesen haben. ;)
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:icondreamca7cher:
DREAMCA7CHER Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Das Bild ist doch in FOTO Hits nich wahr? ;)
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