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Legends by Nelleke Legends by Nelleke
Technically this is not a good photo, with it's over-exposed bit of sky and with the bush I had to clone out on the right (I really rather don't clone anything out).

But in my defends, this is taken from inside a moving car... We had arrived in Scotland a couple of hours earlier and were driving to our cottage on Skye. This is taken a few seconds after leaving the Skye bridge connecting the mainland to the isle. The light was just marvellous, and so was the loch and the mountains, and I loved the little island looking like a monster. Unfortunately you can't park on a road right after a bridge, so we had to let this pass... I decided to pimp this photo and upload it anyway though, because I liked the scene so much :)

It looks a hell of a lot better on a black background though... or on a grey background... Just on anything but deviantART colours I think -_-

:boing: :boing: :boing:

Post processing: I changed the colours (they were more blueish and a bit greenish because of the car window), darkened the sky a bit and cloned out a bush on the right and a small bit of a branch near the middle.
Location: The Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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lalafafa84 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a stunning photograph, great capture of light and amazing colours!
Fluviblue Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
The11thNightfall Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful scenery! Thanks for uploading! ^w^
ambrabealey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is gorgeous, I can't believe you took it out of a moving car!
Realmwright Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. That's a lot of purple. I like it!
augenweide Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: light inspiered

Autumn walk pt.X. by =realityDream Follow the Path by ~IndigoSummerr
The Rail goes ever on... by *Celem Autumn Kaleidoscope by ~tourofnature -Charming present- by *Janek-Sedlar
Kirnitzsch by *TobiasRichter The Clarity of Autumn by ~tourofnature Unknown Germany pt. XXXVI by ~TheChosenPesssimist

-Moravian lines- by *Janek-Sedlar San Francisco, unseen night by *alierturk -Moravian fields III- by *Janek-Sedlar
Reinefjorden Rainbow by =Dave-Derbis Spring by ~MindShelves Laugahraun by ~matthieu-parmentier
Alpine Firmament by ~davidrichterphoto Small by *Nelleke Autumn morning by ~Aphantopus
Blue Ice by ~KennethSolfjeld Discoverer by ~uberfischer Colossus by ~Inebriantia
Nordlys by ~steinliland The Horseman by ~tihomirmladenov Aurora Borealis by *porbital
Assiniboine Sunset by ~Dani-Lefrancois Guardians of the Ice Temple by ~matthieu-parmentier Giants in Winter by ~FlorentCourty

The Mytic North - Pt. XI by ~TheChosenPesssimist La Billaude by ~matthieu-parmentier Muuratjoki by *m-eralp
Silent Whispers by *Nelleke Maerchenwald by *RobinHalioua Light and Dark by *dysterwald
In Love with Fall by ~LarsVanDeGoor The Dream Tree by *StefanHefele Elder Souls by ~FlorentCourty
Hersones Cape by ~Trashins Reha nera thunderstorm RN10 after sunset wallpaper by ~LemnosExplorer Reflected by *m-eralp
Behemoth Stranded by ~uberfischer Winter is Coming by *cprmay Iceberg Beach by *porbital
Sunlight and Storm by *cprmay Puerto Natural by ~nahojsennah Hell on Earth - Long exposure by ~matthieu-parmentier

Khelmer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The purple predominance is wonderful and the light coming out from the clouds is just gorgeous! It is not that bad after all! Is wonderful!!! n..n
lucium55 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Wonderful picture, Nelleke! Zeer mooi!!! Hug 
AquaticFox93 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the light in this one!!  How did you get the camera to catch it so well?
Cochalita Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing! :)
Chazagirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite work!!
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
I love the Nessie in the middle of the lake! :heart:
might be not technically perfect, but it's wonderful anyway! :)
mreinig Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it! Yeah, there are way too many moving car shots I have taken over the years, some while driving and not from the passenger side, and just a handful I have kept and I felt were good enough to display here. This particular one I think worked out just fine and I am so glad I came across it. Keep up the great work! :-) 
TayFerg17 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the sun is peeking through the clouds and the colors are all complementing each other. I also like how the mountain/hill in the front is just a shadow. 
Hansmar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How can you say this is not a good photo? The colours and the light are great and the washout is not too bad at all and contrasts nice with the darker parts of the photo. I think it is great! :heart:
ghost111999111 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TheJulesRules Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! :)
Kaslito Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Brilliant shot! :clap: (and don't care if this is not a technically a good photo!)
innerviki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
You know, it's not only the 'technical' matters that make a good picture
this one is great as it is
with no further corrections
many times the most beautiful pictures are far from perfect
if You know what I mean now :)

a photographer hardly ever likes his own pictures
he sees there lots of things to correct
but his watchers see only the WHOLE
and like it that way
pay no attention to details which would need correction
I see here a wonderful moment and place
no technical errors can decrease my admiration :heart:
Lap12 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
It doesn't look like it has been taken from a car. I love it, I think I'm going to do a little painting of it to train myself with landscapes. And it's been a while I wanted to paint a sky like this one but I can't take great photos with all this light with my phone...
SkylarPage Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Amazing.
CgFreakNY Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful, great capture!!!!
JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Toch best mooi, prachtig dat licht over die heuvels.
Jammer dat je geen tijd had om een betere foto te maken, had nóg mooier geweest denk ik :-)
silamir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
AseliaNL Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing photo :)
annabre7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
For the record, I think your edit job is perfect.. and not overly done either which is a nice change from other artists. You really captured the natural beauty in this photo and still let the original pieces be the stars of the shot.
geanera Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
FairyWithBoots Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think a photo isn't just good because of its technical data , but it's the atmosphere it creates! It's calm, anodyne, soothing and relaxing but it still creates, with its dark purple colours, kind of an unearthly and miraculous feeling in me! I really like it :) 
Freezeblast Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I agree :)
regiseyeonnature Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
wonderful pic !!
blackened-thoughts Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I absolutely love all the purple tones. Wonderful image!
CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   General Artist
Considering everything the photo went through, I would say it came out pretty good!
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Glorious place! :wow:
OrientalArc Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your masterly shot.! Click in time between the speed of car and thinking…!
Leeg-gon-67 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Nicar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
This is absolutely awesome. Makes me want to visit Scotland all the more.
SteampunkGirl198 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student
This is beautiful!
Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, considering it was a moving shot! 
Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!!!! And from a moving car! That's just incredible....! :D
originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god its like heaven on earth (choir sings in the background) AMAZING! You always seem to be at the right place at the right time! 
aeliane Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all of your works! How do you find so wonderful places?
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still beautiful. :)
White-Hellion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The light beams playing upon the distant hills makes it all worthwhile!
Nice mood! All photos look better on anything but deviantArt colours ;)
TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is gorgeous! =D I think it's an amazing shot, I don't know what you're talking about. I never would have guessed it was taken from a moving car.
inObrAS Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Excellent work! :clap:
Observer14 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As others have commented, it really is a nice shot -- amazing that you actually got this clear a photo from a moving car!!  The light is beautiful.  The colors are a little odd for my taste, but it's still an amazing scene.

Nice work pulling in a possibly "blah" shot and making something beautiful out of it.

GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's a wonderful shot! Thanks for sharing it.
kittytiuri Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My background-colour for my desktop is black, so... the photo suits it perfectly. I love the lightning!
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