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Scarlet Forest by Nelleke Scarlet Forest by Nelleke
Editting done: I upped the contrast and saturation, and lowered the gamma slightly.

Edit: No, I did NOT use photoshop for this image. Like you can see above the editting done is minor. I took this photo on a misty morning in a forest where the snow, which had conserved the colours of the leafs on the ground well, had almost melted away. The reason why the path is white is because of the left-over snow, the reason why the background is white/greyish is because of the thick fog and the reason why the leafs are red is because they were ;) If you got good circumstances you don't need to post-process much.

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My photos are NOT stock. This means I do not want them to be used in any way. I don't mind them being used as a reference for a drawing/painting though: please visit this link for the rules nelleke.deviantart.com/journal…


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Wow! You have such great talent. The colour is just amazing, and I think it's particularly smart that you don't edit this photo to a large extent. Leaving an image more natural makes it look more realistic and doesn't make it look over-processed. I love the lighting and set up, but I think a slight blur affect in the background would've been a nice touch. I also enjoy how it seems as if the snow on the path is trying to guide you down a path of safety. Your photo provides a story along with beauty and that is sometimes hard to achieve. Very cool! A job well done : ) Keep up the good work!
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This is absolutely stunning. The colours are magical and so very crisp and clear. It looks as though it ought to be a still from a very high expense movie, like Avatar expensive. Perhaps one thing is a little off. I think that the angle is a little too rakish. However, it does look as though it may have been intentional. Even so, it pulls one out of the illusion, sort of breaks the harmony between the colours and the shapes in the photograph. I think the best detail would have to be the sparse leaves toward the top of the tree. It is absolutely breathtaking.
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Time-013 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Feels ominous but beautiful.
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mikaelahjade Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Photographer
Wow, this is so amazing. I love how mysterious the fog and mist make the image
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GraceTornoshaya Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Path inside the red.
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CindyPopZ Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful photograph :) where was it taken?
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Brasier76 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is fantastic! great shot!
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Dez55 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is a beautiful photo great job !
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mierigais Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Very realistic images. Absolutely can feel the charm of an early spring morning, the peace and quiet of the forest. I love this picture.
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EphraimBraucht Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Reminds me of a time I went into the mountains looking for my brothers jacket, the mist does get really thick and the colors get eerily muted like well fog makes them.
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plh01 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly stunning x
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FreddyFrosch Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so amazing how some pictures are able to capture peoples hearts. I love this picture. And the title also matches very well. I like it :)
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Elecisss Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Would I be able to buy any? This one would be wonderful in my bedroom..?

 

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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, very dreamy...
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Fresh and beautiful picture, also nicely mystical atmospere.
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lil-razzle-dazzles Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is pure magic.....  I can only go, ooooooooooh.  Lovelyl.:nod:
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Karmyturtle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
love this :-)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your deviation in this article; APN Suggestion Saturday #3! Heart
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Augos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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Hika-bunny Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Hello! I love this piece (and the rest of your works are gorgeous...) and I wanted to try to paint it as I wish to learn how to paint forests and such (though I hope I didn't change it up too much for your preferences; used it as a reference from your phone so I missed out a lot of details that I can see now here)... fav.me/d6ma3y4
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picaroinfinity Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just brilliant. Though you credit nature for being beautiful, it is you who does capture it this beautifully. Magnificent work.
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miketeagan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This image is what drew me to your gallery. This picture in particular is absolutely beautiful. So mysterious and captivating. The composition is perfect. I'm truly in awe of your creative genius. I look forward to viewing the rest of your artwork.
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deliaku Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
waw *_*
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elminino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   General Artist
love this
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CosmicKat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Artist
absolutely amazing!
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Love how you captured those colors naturally, I looked at the un-edited version and it still is amazing. That's all I ever really do is up the contrast just a tiny bit. Great job!!!
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mdaemiid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
great +++ creative photos,
You can submit your photos to fotoup the photographers social
enjoyed
Thanks for sharing your art
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O...
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Kylellefson Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this one! Great capture!:clap:
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Sticks-Ara Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Thank you :)
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WaterStreetNorth Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wonderful image, positioning of the pathway, the misty day... it all comes together for a compelling image. That's about the most faves I've seen without being a DD. Congratulations... very well done.
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BestOfSweden Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
wonderful ;)
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NevilleBridgeford Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love your work! Check out my photos if you can! Keep up the great work, it's amazing!
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Maxibouy1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Marvellous!
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Nabeeya-nadri Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderland!
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Kitsu-Yuzurin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist
A hope i can shot a photo as good at you :iconhappy-cryplz:
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BeenieBomb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is probably the prettiest forest I've ever seen. looks like something out of a fairytale.
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Schefer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
majestic image, congratulations, you are very talented
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iatesantaforlunch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So I just learned that we're gonna have a subject about Photography and I suddenly remembered your shots. They're really beautiful!
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karjavel Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing picture. very nice work
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