Giftland by stiann

A fjord landscape in western Norway. It’s an age old shot that had become a seemingly permanent resident in my todo-folder, so recently I figured I’d better get to it. I did go for a painterly look a bit on the surreal side. Maybe I went a bit mad but you got to have some fun!

The idea behind it in the first place was to lend elements typically used by great Norwegian romanticist painters. The big landscapes, the human made element, the fairly intense always complementing colors, the too perfect conditions and scenes etc. I won’t claim that I succeeded in resembling that, but that was my initial thought with it.

Full disclosure as I’m putting this in the landscape category. Obviously there’s a fair bit of editing going on here, but nothing was dropped in that wasn’t there. I did however remove some human made elements that I found so distracting that it was either that or scrapping it. To do that I had to lend some details from the sky and displace it back on the original water texture. Basically cloning it out as far as I’m concerned. It’s as far as I’ll take it and still label it landscape, but only when disclosing it.

Thanks for stopping by, any feedback appreciated!

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The Night Before She Went to Prison by gianmariomasala

“…I, I can’t get these memories out of my mind,
And some kind of madness has started to evolve.
I, I tried so hard to let you go,
But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole, yeah….”

And I love you, alluring oriental black eyes….

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