My loved one is missing. Physically she exists. But she is a forgotten shadow. With all my intellect I tried to come to an understanding, to wake her up. But with no resolve. Instead she slipped further into darkness. But then it was when I considered the supernatural, I considered the impossible. There are parallel universes I believe, the bible does not mention them, but the bible also taught us to come to own understanding of reality.
The possibility she exists in a place like this waiting for me, seems more what I had wished for her. And that she is alright comforts me while I make my way to her.
I love the fish in the water and the angle they create pointing to the girl but I really like how real the water is, how it's transparent in front and loses it as it progresses towards the middle. It makes me want to swim into it, to feel the leaves below dance around my feet with each step. Vue can do things that Studio would have a hard time reproducing. You have better lights.
This is an all time favorite of mine. What first drew me to this image was the use of light. Then I looked more closely and noticed how the composition and structure moved my view through the picture. I also like the almost Escher-like illustration quality of the koi and leaves in the transparent water in the forefront of the picture, and how it then dissolves into a more impressionistic use of light and reflection as scene recedes. I also think it is a great peace of web art, because it offers the viewer an enchanting image from a distance (as a thumbnail of sorts). Then when you enlarge it to look more closely a whole new world opens up. There is a fantasy/fairy tale like quality to the way that the girl (lantern bearer) on the bridge created by the fallen tree, pours the light into the water. It is the kind of picture that I can look at again and again, and each time the stories generated by the image get more detailed or shift. There image is grounded in what I guess I would call, a magical realism of sorts. It is specific in detail, and open ended in allusions to this other world. A truly remarkable piece.
This is one of the most thoughtful and insightful comments I've ever received. I'm truly flattered and very appreciative not only of the time you took to write this, but for seeing in the image what I intended to put there. You made my day.
this is soooooo extremely well done, everything from idea to execution! i love the colours, the fish, and god look at the details on that tree behind her. definitely will be checking out your gallery after i fave this