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October 20, 2004
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Sanctuary by Moonbeam13 Sanctuary by Moonbeam13
To me this has a lot of personal meaning to it. To you, it's pretty. If you can see past the beautiful surface and get something else, great, if it's just pretty for you, great. If you think I've lost my mind and are concerned I'm going to get into the postcard business, I'm not, but that's fine too. If you hate it, you guessed it, I'm good with that too :)
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What a stunning piece here. Lot's to say about the beauty here.


Wow, the title and the picture mesh and create such a sense of depth and reflection. This picture is done beautifully, one of the best in its genre. This is really a sanctuary here. Wonderful job on vision for this photograph. Clear and polished in many different ways....


I've seen many a sanctuary, and this is one of the most interesting and unique ones. What a powerful view that can stir up many questions, right?
Lot's of original scenery, along with a powerful and unique view point. The reflections of the sky, also help it hold its own in the vast array of photography.

Technique (4.9 stars)

All I can say is gorgeous use of angle, zoom, and balanced composition. Composition is quite interesting, while having it balanced and well done. (I repeated myself, but it's worth saying twice xD)
The trees and islands are all in the right spot, while being clear and focused. All the softs are in the right place, to increase contrast and drama, while not looking clashy. I love the clear, detailed view here. You chose a great shot to shoot.

A TINY tiny minor detail, somehow, the reflection looks a touch pixel'y' I bet its just me, or maybe the water, but it doesn't match as well. It's onylfor the darker blue, the edges/ waves look rougher. Maybe it's just me, lol.


The combination of a great vision, creative originality beautifully polished and executed with great technique only leads us to a five star impact. I love the gorgeous scene, and really beautiful polished picture that can be percieved in a variety of ways. It's touching and it speaks for itself.

Wonderful job.

*I thought I'd write you a meaningful critique to express my gratitude for your contributions to my favorite site. Thanks!~ I hope this is a good critique that meets your stellar standards .
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George-B-Art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing , the colors are .. love it !
becky Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Digital Artist
This is a beautiful, ethereal photograph. I'm particularly attracted to the subtle nuances in detail in it. Wonderful. 
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
HeidiK1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I like this photo.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Tsukimochi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo beautiful >< 
Ludo61 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just one word : Thanks
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so beautiful!
ks227 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing picture. I can't imagine just standing there... It looks so magical and unreal.... It's AWESOME!
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
you have been featured here: [link] have a look and see if you find some new faves there and if you like please fave the journal too so everyone of those featured gets more exposure :)
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