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Solace by KrisVlad Solace by KrisVlad
I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop loving you.
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What I see here is a strikingly simple and incredibly beautiful photograph, masterful in every aspect I can think of.

A short analysis on the technical side. The composition is a perfect textbook example of "the golden 1/3-rd rule" - both the chairs and the horizon. It is however not boring at all (as textbook samples often are) - these proportions are well used to emphasize the simplicity of the cadre. The colors are saturated but in the same time very calm which creates the main feeling in the picture. The blue color scheme works together with the reflective ground to give the notion that there is nothing but the water and sky in the picture - a tranquil and wistful sensation. The thin orange line in the sky is the only hue that differs but it harmoniously blends with the blues. Finally, the soft gradient towards the edges completes the composition.

This is a flawless image and it doesn't really need any criticism. There is hardly anything I could suggest to improve it.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
impressive
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much! I got lucky to see such a nice reflection that day. Mother nature deserves the credit.
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DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot looks so peaceful
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Danielle! It's definitely one of my favorites.
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Very beautiful!
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! Get yourself a print if you can afford it.
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:icondecodevia:
DecodeVia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Pretty amazing!
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! One of my best ones for sure.
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:icondecodevia:
DecodeVia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Photographer
You are welcome:heart:
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NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo! Goog work! :)
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Photographer
Thank you sir! One of my favorite places to shoot.
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GloaH Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work of art. It is what I call true photography. Photo has an IDEA - the most important thing in art of photography. This work is really new (just for me), it has really breathtaking impression. I just love it!
Now about technique. Nice focus on chairs and brilliant reflection. I can't express my love to reflections, especially on this photo. Man, how did you do this? Is it magic? Or ice? How this chairs stand on water?! I don't understand, but it's so cool! Calm background just helps to focus attention on chairs.
Just a little critique. Maybe, you should turn photo a little to aline it. Also, I'd do small contrast correction to underline difference between background and main object (chairs and reflections).
But, really, it's amazing. Just amazing. Love it ;)
Posting on behalf of :iconprojectcomment:
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for the kind words! The chairs are actually on the sand. You're seeing a reflection cause the tide came in and left a smooth layer of water right there. Plus, it was a longer exposure. That's why the blur occurred in the background.
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AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here. :)
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! It's an honor.
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconloveredplz::star: :iconda-creativity: High Lights Of DA-Creativity > January2013 [link] :star::iconloveredplz:
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Photographer
Much love Lior, thanks for the feature!
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
i love the geometric intricacy of the reflection with the legs of the chairs... :heart:
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
no problem - it's a beautiful series!
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is jaw dropping, this pic has an amazing amount of clarity and smoothness, I almost feel like I'm staring into a desktop background instead of an actual waterscape :XD: Additionally, I like the romantic undertones of the idea. You didn't necessarily need to photograph an actual couple or include hearts anywhere on the picture, but just having the two chairs close together leaning towards each other really helps set the mood for this piece :nod:
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Photographer
You are far too kind! I'm glad you like it. I'm going back to the same spot this summer. Hopefully I can do something more creative and top this shot too.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good. Enjoy yourself! :nod:
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logandf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
This is great!. Love the Blue on it, and the ground missing in the water with the chairs and its shadows, it simply beautiful. Congratulations!
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Photographer
Hey, thank you very much for the kind words Logan! Glad you dig it.
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logandf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   General Artist
NP :)
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WildWinyan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Featured [link]
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
There's lots of talent in that feature. Thank you for making me a part of it.
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JusheC Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome photo! Love the reflection on the water. Gives me a sense of peace.
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm going back again this summer... hopefully I can find some more beauty on my early morning beach stroll.
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xzoeamberx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just beautiful. I love the colours and the reflection looks amazing. :aww:
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. I wish there was more I could say, but this is simply breathtaking.
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
You're far too kind! I'm glad you like it. It was the best batch of photos I've ever taken.
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290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
This looks very beautiful and serene. I like that there's no people sitting in the chairs like one might expect - it gives off a feel of "together forever" that you implied in the description. :)
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the kind words! I'm glad you like it as much as I do.
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! :)
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FlipswitchMANDERING Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
wow, this is incredible.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
and this is perfect :)
epic and well done!
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you Laura! I'm honored and flattered.
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deepresonance Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work. Very well done!
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.
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ClownSisters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Wonderful picture! ((^^))
And amazing work! :D
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the kind words!
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Apple-of-the-Eve Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
The caption+the photograph hit me straight in the heart! Seems like such a simple photo yet it says so much :D Love the concept!
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
Aww well shucks, I'm glad you liked it. Hopefully it was a joyful love you were reminded of.
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Adorein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Great! Къде е снимано?
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Photographer
Mersi!

Vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Awesome picture!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3000
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May 24, 2012, 5:03:44 AM
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