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Similes by the River X by wroth Similes by the River X by wroth
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Current work, from '08. Your critiques are welcome, thanks for looking.

------ updated August 3rd 08, fine art print added ------

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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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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work :love:
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ReignRebuilder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Wonderful!
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:iconwroth:
wroth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Thank you :salute:
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daythief Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Wow... I absolutely love this. It's very painterly for a photograph. I think you nailed the composition spot on.
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wroth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Thank you for the feedback I'm glad you enjoyed this one :aww: I do usually try to have qualities in my photography that makes them more painterly then usual
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kontur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I really enjoy the beauty throughout this muddy water series. What do you think makes them beautiful, given you regard them as such?

k.
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wroth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
They are part of a larger process, they come about and play their role from a infinitely complex system of meteorology and geology and so on. That reminds me that we are each a part of some wider story and are connected, that is mostly what drives me to photograph them.

As for the beautiful, their formal qualities appeal my eye and I enjoy structuring them into a whole. To walk onto a scene like this one with a range of visual substances and trying to work them into some beautiful final form is a process of my own that i enjoy a lot and the investment of effort helps make work like this pleasing to me.

Thanks for the comment man :thanks:
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kontur Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Thanks for the response.

"Work them into something beautiful" puts to words exactly what I appreciate about these works. They are probably out there in the millions, yet it's luck but artistic skill to get to see them, and consequently being able to capture them.

Keep it up, I enjoy.

k.
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Whazel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I obsess over water in my photography.
I tend to shoot it a little too much at times I'm sure, but it's what I love.
This photo is astounding in that it shows such a force of nature that most people never notice because it is actually so small.
Wonderful work...it makes me smile!
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verniceR Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
very beautiful place and sweet flower in such a grey dull place :heart: .

do i see some guts in your pics . . cause i didnt dare to browse further down :giggle: .
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wroth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Thank you :thanks:

Yes there are a few guts and such, if you like you can turn on your mature content filter in your DA settings and the gore will be hidden from you so you can go through the gallery in peace.
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verniceR Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
i am a lil scare with bloody things thats all :p . .

you are welcome :aww: .
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Idrils Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
amazing one ! the contrasts are striking, between the pools of cool grey water and the fiery red of the plant, between the sinuous lines in the pool and the plant.. i also love the ray of light just behind the leaves... A real piece of zen !
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wroth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Great :aww: Thank you for all the feedback today <3 And the watch and favs as well.
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temoc Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
The landscape seems agressive and in constant change, it is one's determination that will let us stand on our feet against that change.

I loved this one man, you paint with your camera.
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wroth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Every day, the river and the river bed are different. I think most of my river photos come from with-in a 100-yard area but they are never the same looking really. It's part of what I love about it, the stability is change

I try man
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ronin17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
wow, a lone soldier standing against the tide. love it.
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wroth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Glad you enjoy it :peace:
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Limetastic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hmm. I think the Grey border adds a sense of loneliness to the image but I don't see the single plant as alone. I see it as a growing beauty in the sea of life. Cause water has all kinds of things that probably float on by. I think a white border would suit it better for my personal interpretation but yours is the most important, naturally. :)
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wroth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I think white is too harsh unless there is a lot of white in the main shot already, also grey has a symbolic significance in this case.

In my work like this and say Erosion Nocturne plants do represent life, so your reading it well imo.
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Limetastic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
What's the symbolism of the grey? :)

I like white borders to brighten the image. Personally I do white or black. I don't like things in between unless I can matte and frame it myself in person. Then I like to do quite different things.
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wroth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Wisdom, intellect, right brain, Chokhmah, the word, etc.

Most any on-image border is imperfect, mine are 1/2 the size of suggested crop zone at DA because I don't want bits clipped off in a full bleed but also don't want to have the really large area I'd need to protect the whole thing. Came out well on the prints I've got of my own work at lest. i'm not trying to match a matte but transition into it most of the time
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Limetastic Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Aaah. Alright, well then I suppose it fits. :3

I use the 5% matte thing. I dunno. It works alright. My prints have come in nice at least. :giggle:
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KittyD Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful. I really love how you make these textured photos that look almost like paintings. :clap :+favlove:

What camera do you use if I may ask?
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wroth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Thank you :aww: For all your support as well.

I mostly use a Canon 350D. :)
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StrayedMusician Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Such lovely tones and colors.
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wroth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
:thanks:
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
What a beautiful photo! The single plant looks almost like a flame rising from the water. Not sure about the black border but its just not a big deal. The sharpness of the land under the water is terrific - the water seems to disappear =)
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