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November 13, 2008
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/251 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 1, 2008, 10:13:40 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Crystal Sunset by wonenownlee Crystal Sunset by wonenownlee
Featured as 1 of 30 Great Examples Of Digital Macro Photography
Posted on July 29, 2012 by Bashook

Entry to Macro Contest - Concepts by :iconmayoofka:*mayoofka
Placed top 25 in Bokah Contest by :iconsignmeupscotty:…

Winner of :icontheskyclub:'s "Simply the BEST" Contest.


Thank you so much!!!

I never expected this incredible reaction for Crystal Sunset.
I thank you all who have made this possible. I also thank you for the tremendous joy you have all given me.
YOU are very appreciated and I am very honored.
:heart: ~debs

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This is a unique crystal that inverts the world and gives you an upside down view.
This is the first time I tried it and I hope you like it. :sun:
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The reflection of the clouds in the crystal is spectacular. At first I even thought this was a photomanipulation and you put a tiny Earth into the crystal to give it that effect. What a pleasant surprise! I also love how the blue goes from lighter to darker towards the bottom inside the crystal. The colors all blend so well together.

The depth of field is also great. It works so well and makes this image so beautiful. The only thing I would suggest would be to have a little more sharpness in this image. I feel that would've set everything off even more. Overall, this is simply stunning, and I can see why it has so many favorites.
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60 out of 64 deviants thought this was fair.

Seing it as this photo has been resubmitted I figured I had an excuse for a critique.

The photo in itself speaks for itself, it looks great and I will get back to that...

What strikes me first as a great improvement from the previously wider landscape format is how this cropping has resulted in moving the main feature sligthly off center. Ok so it's pretty obvious that this crystal is the main feature, regardless of it being centered or offset. But putting it offset with the cropping you have succeded in making it the natural focal point for any viewer, not just some feature put in the middle.
So composition wise I give you two thumbs up...

As for the rest of the photo I hardly feel I can say anything that isn't obvious.
It is a great photo, light, colours, contrast and so on looks really good. Truly the perfect moment for a photo, especially with the inverted view created by the crystal.

The only thing I might go as far as "complaining" about would be the focus and sharpness inside the crystal. It's not a perfectly clear inverted look of what is behind it or what you were looking at... but like everything else in nature, nothing is truly perfect. Clovers can have four leaves, nothing is perfectly square and a crystal will always have inperfections... Not much I can say, guess I can only take a deep bow to a well consieved photo.

Just an honest opinion.

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DluxMag Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Hello I am the editor and founder of Dlux Magazine and we would love to highlight some of your art in our upcoming issues!!
ClacabooKorME5 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kidding? No? Well then.. Umm.. Speechless?
PikaTzoO Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I love it so much! You're such a patient photographer to wait on the perfect time to capture the droplet! Well done, well done! amazing! 
Can I have a favor pls? :) Can I paint or draw this? of course i'll fully credit you :) but if you dont want to, it's completely ok, i respect your works :) Thank you in advance!
wonenownlee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: OH MY, thanks so much and help yourself :) Let me see what you end up with! :blowkiss:
PikaTzoO Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thank you! I'll tag you if I have managed to finish it :D Thank you! Hug 
hunterjames78 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That is simply incredible. Fantastic shot!!!
wonenownlee Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Thanks so much! :blowkiss:
Henu96 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Love It
wonenownlee Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: Thanks !!! :blowkiss:
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