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Set them free by alltelleringet Set them free by alltelleringet
Maybe this is what "A painting too real" should have been like or maybe a sequel. Either way I felt like it had to be realized. It became quite dark, but I wanted a contrast between the warm and happy painting and the cold, free, real world. I also wanted the water effect to be as realistic as possible so I built a small container behind an empty frame that I could fill with water so the woman pouring water into the water is actually there doing that. I put a flash in the upper part of the frame to illustrate the sun and and to give a nice warm light to the area the paining would lit up. I will make a blog post about how it was made in a few days. All stock my own.

I've been working myself blind now, I would appreciate your opinion on it! Thanx!

EDIT: Thank you so much for all the kind feedback and the DD! <3 Makes me keep creating!

EDIT 2: Check out this blog post about how the photo was shot: [link]
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Given 2012-09-23
Set them free by *alltelleringet ( Suggested by BellaSylph and Featured by Aeirmid )
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I'll avoid hollow phrases like 'awesome' and tell you that this is immediately attention grabbing and original. Even if a viewer had just been looking at picture after picture for an hour or two, like some users do (which makes each picture seem a little less special), they would still be impressed, and more importantly, INSPIRED, by this idea. Excellent job and brilliant execution; I'm very curious to read about how you did this. My only true criticism would be that not enough attention is called to the painting behind the woman. I think the idea of the water level staying the same outside and inside of the picture is really cool, and the fact that the picture frame adds boats onto the water that is inside of the frame is really cool. I hope I was able to put that last sentence into words well enough : 0 I just think that it's a cool concept deserving of more attention, but mayhaps you prefer more subtlety for it. Anyways, I find it interesting that the boats on the horizon, relative to their size, seem to be full-size boats. Maybe they are normal boats, maybe the released boats are growing? Interesting. Also interesting is the reason WHY the woman is doing this, corresponding with the title "Set them free." Maybe this woman was able to talk to the people within the frame. Anyways, this picture is magic. As with all works of magic, however, there are always more possibilities for it; I hope you make a few more pictures like this or expand off of this one to really grasp and realize more of the incredible potential within such a concept!
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Very special piece of work. I am a manipulator myself but i have to use other designers/photographers images. That is the best thing about your work. You use your own images which makes it that much more impressive. The vision required for this is outstanding and the lighting is perfect. The only critisim I would suggest would be the rock in the background the quality isn't great but you possibly added a blur to make the front have more of an impact. Overall a very nice piece and very well edited. The boats look very detailed and dont have that "cut out" feel when a designer takes it from another image. I have the skill to do this type of work but not the creativity it seems. Very well done.

P.S what camera do you suggest for this type of work?
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littlemissy457 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the voyage of the dawn treader :) i love it
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
:wow: This is amazing! :love: The concept is very creative and the technical aspects of it are wonderful! :) Congrats on the DD, you deserve it!
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:iconrainystorm:
RainyStorm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Love it <3
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:iconviceberly:
VicEberly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Featured: [Link] :sun:
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:iconn-th-green:
n-th-green Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist
It reminds me of a song by Regina Spektor that I really like, about captains of painted boats who just want to sail away.
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:iconjohnsonchulin:
Johnsonchulin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
GREAT
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eabhaciar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. Ive wanted to dump out boat paintings & p,ay with them. I think the dark tones help enhance the amasing feat that is occuring. And really wouldnt a child go to some secluded place to keep this trasure to themselves. It reminds me of the book "The Indian in the Cupboard".
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:icontreddinger:
treddinger Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
truly amazing and wonderful so entrancing 
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:iconmyowndoppelganger:
myowndoppelganger Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Wow! Your work is awesome! I love the way your mind works. Really incredible.
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:iconforgottenfears:
ForgottenFears Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Very beautiful. This image is quite impressive, the elements in it and the way you use them give an almost moving quality to it which is very impressive for any photo/image.
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:iconjpetica:
JPetica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
good idea!!
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:icondawidrayfriebe:
DawidRayFriebe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, this is absolutely stunning picture!
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:iconshayn-art:
shayn-art Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! Share at BEST ART EVER - Fantasy & SurrealismClap 
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:iconilevyas:
Ilevyas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Allow me to express all of my respect for this one.
A true masterpiece. Thanks for such Art.
Fav'ed in my "Conceptual" folder.
YOU make ME keep creating.
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:iconqrangelalala:
Qrangelalala Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
this reminds me of the song "all the rowboats" by Regina spektor!! ^w^ great job!!
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:iconboias:
Boias Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   General Artist
That is absolutely good work ... lol amazing !
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:iconjecord:
JeCord Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This literally blow my mind. Is very impresive all the emotions this photo deliver to me. I'm becoming a huge fan of your art! Congratulations for that amazing imagination that you have.
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:iconsupremegoddess:
Supremegoddess Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! I would love to learn how to do the water coming out of the frame like that!!
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:iconlegendaryrey:
LegendaryRey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
COOL
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
:icondennisflipplz: Awesomely Awesome! :icondennisflipplz:
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   General Artist
Great idea :clap:
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:iconwalkingindreamlight:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such a unique gift for seeing the special things things that exist within our world, and you have an absolutely amazing gallery! :clap:

Adding to Watch list :heart:
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godar07 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconcharllieearts:
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconwdrt:
WDRT Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I have just read your blog on how you did your own images to be used in picture. As I only do photo manipulations as a hobby I was very impressed by what you done, I found this picture hits your eye with the mirror and then draws you in further to the background. Very nicely done, everything to me looks very smooth and in place. Keep up the good work.
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:iconrochaluarts:
Rochaluarts Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!! Congratulations on the DD ;-)
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iyo-yo Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   Filmographer
this is unparalleled. seriously, it's conceptually wonderful
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:iconhaydar1984:
Haydar1984 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
such amazing piece ever !!!!!
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept of water and a ship coming out of a painting reminds me a lot of Voyage of the Dawn Treader :)
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masterstupidone Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
This is epic! I think it would make a great album cover for a prog rock band. It looks so real, with fantasy elements involved. I really dig that stuff. Keep up the good work
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:iconladywinter:
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Great concept! Lovely work. :heart: And congrats on getting the DD on it!
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:iconchipongo:
chipongo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
great work with the light and reflection (:
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:iconfresakgfx:
fresakgfx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
One of the best works ive ever seen!
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:iconalltelleringet:
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconthelemiic:
Thelemiic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
One of the best pictures I've seen:o Incredibly well done, thanks for sharing the magic:D
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:iconlegendaryrey:
LegendaryRey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool!!
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:iconcognition3:
cognition3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this one. :) I really like the boat falling out of the picture frame with all that water.
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:iconkahdrim:
Kahdrim Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Highly imaginative. Has a wonferful feel to it!
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:iconchrismarshall78:
chrismarshall78 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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:iconshiftdezign:
ShiftDezign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
<3
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:iconmissxsammix:
MissxSammix Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
id love to see a speed art of this being made its beautiful
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:iconhoekmc:
Hoekmc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
This is great. The story in the picture looks a little sneaky, going out at night but not to cause to trouble, but do something that people would not understand if they saw it firsthand in the daylight. A picture of a boat brings the adventure, the wind, the waves, the freedom into a home, but not appreciating the subject of painting can make it seem trapped. i.e. seeing a picture of homeless person may evoke sympathy, but seeing one on the street evokes annoyance, criticism etc. in the same viewer. To appreciate what an artist wants to share in a painting or picture, you must set it free.....
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Helt galet bra! Grattis till DD:n :clap:
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:iconchrisma60:
Chrisma60 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is really an excellent work :iconblakelord:
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:iconmariavill:
MariaVill Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
omg!! Amaaaaazzzziiing!!
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:iconkitkat523:
kitkat523 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa. AMAIZING :wow:
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:iconnarebellion:
NaRebellion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
The title says it all......
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:icondrumbe:
drumBE Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
magical
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:icondsylproductions:
dsylproductions Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work. I viewed the portfolio also. Your realistic approach is very inspiring.
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
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