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Dawn Over Paradox by wroth Dawn Over Paradox by wroth
------ updated july 23rd 08, fine art print added ------

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A macro landscape? A product of chance and intention? Almost a representational abstract?We could almost pause and consider the ways in which phenomena in our lives contain their opposite, or spring from their opposite as a foundation, or appear to be one thing but are that thing's opposite. One comes to wonder if there is such a condition as 'opposite', and wonder why people are inclined "to talk of opposites where there are only degrees and many subtleties of gradation"?

Of course this little image will not drive home these questions, not with real force. You have to thrust these questions upon yourself, and you have to need, not just want, the answers. But it is the humble goal of the composition to point out that all phenomena are one, and continuous. That in flakes of snow can be found the countenance of mountain valleys, and great mountain ranges can be found in your heart, and that you can be found in the heart of snowflakes. This is an important point to bring up, and I only wish I could have done so with more subtly and profundity with the image then I was able to. But it may at lest plant the seeds of the real questioning.


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(Open Edition) Print Version: Color Version

(also see the :bulletred:Black & White, :bulletred:Tone, and :bulletred:Inverse versions if online (green dot), or if offline (red dot) then write me and ask about availability.)
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:iconcrazymynd:
crazymynd Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
beautiful!
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:iconraydreamer:
RayDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
I just love the ambiguity of this!!! It reminds me of the beautiful microscopic crystal landscapes of this site: [link]
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:iconwroth:
wroth Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Cool :thumbsup: Thanks for the link, and the favs and feedback lately
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:iconsenecal:
Senecal Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your images speak clearly and on their own.
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:iconwroth:
wroth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Hopefully, because I don't write descriptions like this on everything I upload any more.
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mitsuori Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love images like this!

Its very professional... really makes the viewer think for a while.

It reminds me of a photographer (sadly, I can't recall his name) whose photography was on display at the currier museum of art. He had macro shots similar to this- small pebbles placed in such a way that they appeared as giant natural formations.
In my opinion, you've used the style with just as impressive an effect as he did.
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:iconwroth:
wroth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Thank you for the feedback and the support :thanks:

In someways I don't like to use 'tricks' like this to engage people, it feels manipulative to do so. But on the other hand, if it gets through, I guess that is what is important :)
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Jay72 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Really amazing at tricking the viewer - I wasn't expecting it. :)
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:iconubu:
ubu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Yeah I had a couple seconds there at least when I first saw the picture and really had to process what I was looking at. Congratulations! You drew me in.
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:iconwroth:
wroth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Great to hear this gets people :) When I first saw it, I wondered if I'd be the only one to get it [laughs]
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