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Sunset Castle by Deltamike Sunset Castle by Deltamike
Speed photomanip' with some touch of paint and just one stock! ^^
Enjoy! =3

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:iconmogieg123: [link] [link]

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Ok well, this is my first critique so i'll try to be as fair and objective as i can.

The overall feeling you give to whoever looks at this picture is a calm yet almost dangerous threat conjured by a fantasy-world castle. The overall idea is not extremely original but it's nonetheless quite interesting. I could easily imagine at a first glimpse battles between a powerful Mage and it's servants with intruders searching for the treasures it's castle holds.

Now for the aesthetic evaluation:
The castle is very well "melted" with the big rock which is a great example of photo-manipulation.
But other things end up taking away the great feeling of the image:
- if you look at the shadows of the rocks near the point of view, they are generated from a completely different light source. Toning down the stock image wasn't nearly enough to make it less visible and it takes away the realism that photo-manipulation aims to acquire.
- at the left of these rocks, the reflected light of the sun(in the water) has a different angle and position than the one the sun can naturally cast from that position.
-when you look just above the rocks, and in-between, the water is very calm, and even the position itself of the smaller rocks let's us think that the shore is quite near, but the castle is hit by turbulent waves and the effect you added to those waves hitting it, resemble very much that obtained when the water is very low. It's a contrast affects the overall realism of the image.
-The sun could have been replaced by a less defined sun, more blurry perhaps, to give a more calm and warm feeling (like "Devil-Grades" already gave example in the comments )
- the bigger rocks (the one you copy-pasted on the castle and in the left of the picture) have both a feathered white outline, one more that the other, that make them stand out from the clouds, and brings out the curiosity of the viewer to the point he realizes that they are but the same stock frame.

Well, that's about it i think. :)

So, to end it:

Vision: like i said, the idea was great, and i personally loved it...
Originality: ... but it's not that original.
Technique: several flaws that can be covered with more attention and work. A professional artist need lots of practice, after-all, to make a masterpiece.
Impact: great first impact on the viewer, but immediately reviewed after seeing the flaws almost too obvious in the foreground.

I hope i managed to be clear and objective enough in my critique. You obviously have potential, but you'll have to work hard on it and polish it.
So, keep up the good work and always remember! Have fun doing it, or else it ain't worth it ;)
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pegel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
well done.. I really love it...Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconnamaraoberon:
NamaraOberon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful, the sun and the colors. 
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:iconwhendell:
Whendell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!:happybounce::iconhappynewyear2plz::happybounce: feature -> [link]
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! :icondeltamikeplz:
And happy new year too! ^^
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kyle-eL Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
very nice.
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks! ^^
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow very excelent :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! ^^
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:iconwesley-souza:
Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much it's an honour! =)
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure :love:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature [link] :hug:
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:icontamarar:
tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Very impressive for a speed manip. Looks great! Love the lit windows.
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much tamara!
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:icontamarar:
tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
I just had to mention that too. Sorry for posting so many comments. :XD:
Didn't read that it was a speed manip before.
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:iconfretofly:
FretoFly Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
love it :)
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:icontamarar:
tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Lovely scene. A place I would love to go to if it were real. Beautiful. :heart:
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, don't trust on that castle! ^^
And thanks for the fav! =D
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:iconbellebasi:
BEllebasi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnifique :)
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci! ^^ .. Beaucoup!
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:iconbellebasi:
BEllebasi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :clap:

I like how you worked the castle into the rock.
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :icondeltamikeplz:
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:iconfranzdzn:
FranzDzn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice:D
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks! ^^
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:iconalkonium:
Alkonium Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Reminds me a lot of Pyke in Game of Thrones.
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love this universe! Thanks for the comparison!
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Devil-Grades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wow, awesome .... :)
but I thing the sun shoud be ...... you know. Just my opinion :)
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
But explain you about the sun, this must be interesting!
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Devil-Grades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
oh, my opinion..... your sun is the point of the picture, but sunlight and bokeh seen not so real (just a liter bit ) . Some thing like this [link] is better
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Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I see! In fact, the research effect is like.. look through a glass. Like that: [link]
This one is a speed photomanip, so it's not very advanced! But Thanks so much for your opinion! I take note! ;)
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Devil-Grades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
yep, like I said, Just my opinion ^^
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:iconmaelisdreams:
maelisdreams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
wonderful work :clap:
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconmaelisdreams:
maelisdreams Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
You're very welcome :hug:
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:iconmogieg123:
MogieG123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome picture! It's always interesting to see how people use my stock photos.
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really happy that you like it! =)
Thanks you!
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Le-Papillon-57 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ça fait rêver, un univers comme ça ! Le principe du "rocher-château" est génial, j'adore tout ce qui est creusé dans la roche ! Et pis là c'est... C'est super quoi :+favlove:
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Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Je te remercie bien! ^^
Très content que ça plaise! Et oui moi aussi j'aime beaucoup les vieilles forteresses encastrées dans des falaises escarpées! ^^
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's kinda how I pictured Dragonstone in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga! :clap:
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! ^^
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Excellent work as always! :D
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You´re welcome! ^^
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:iconjbf1:
JBF1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est pas bientôt fini cette magnifique productivité oui ? :D
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:icondeltamike:
Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Eheh! ^^'
Faut bien se fidéliser un peu lol! ^^
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:icondani-owergoor:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the mood!!! Perfect! :clap:
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Deltamike Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Daniela! =)
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