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A Moment of Revelation by microchaotic A Moment of Revelation by microchaotic
most of these moment are not that soft....

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EDIT: Technical Details

Due to the amazingly huge amount of interest in this photo [thanks, guys. lots. seriously. I don't quite understand it but I'm glad you liked this one] and the large amounts of questions on technical details, here they are:

Camera: Canon Powershot G1

Settings: Manual [A: 250 F: 2.0 (stopped down as far as it could go for optimum light and a very short depth of feild) ], Manual Focus as far in as I possibly could [macro], flash off

Filters: Peice of really super flimsy tissuepaper over the lens to act as a soft focus filter.

Post Exposure Treatment: Photoshop - minor levels and colors because I forgot to choose the proper 'white balance' and 'lighting' settings.

Model Info: It's me. I had lots and lots of eyeshadow [turquois blue and shiny purple] on my eyes which I then washed off and smeared down my face a bit. I wet down my face and hair and stood in front of a window with camera in hand to take the shot using the LCD screen to center myself and check focus/light before making the exposure.

Once again, thank you for the interest in this photo. :) (Smile) girl happy. Nod Nod Nod
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s-k-o Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Digital Artist
My top favourite photo and definately an inspiration....]
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ziktus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
like the combination of the colors
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celticangel1982 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
awesome expression....
love the color!
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:iconpaz3:
Paz3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2003
excellent work!
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:icondeadspirit6:
deadspirit6 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003  Professional General Artist
What an awesome shot and colors....beautiful :+fav:
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s-k-o Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2003   Digital Artist
I wanted to vote MAADLY IN LOVE WITH DEVIATION (and with deviant) but this site doesn't have such options! You are truly an incredible photographer.
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druggedfairytale Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
Looks a lot like Björk...which i find a good thing because she is beautiful
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bangboombang Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2003
BEST picture I saw a long time !

Great job, sooooo beautyful, fantastic !


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:iconnutmeg:
nutmeg Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2003
it looks so perfect !!!
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:iconkvetched:
kvetched Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002  Student General Artist
the colors are beautiful....
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:iconkabelo:
kabelo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2002
show
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:iconpuissance:
puissance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2002
brilliant ! +fav
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:iconc-styles:
c-styles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2002
You know what's weird, every time I saw the thumbnail of this picture I skipped over it, thinking that I wouldn't like it.

Then just now I opened it... and I really, really like it!

Really good shot! The colours are amazing, the expression perfect. Wow... I like it a lot.

I'm glad I finally checked it out! :) (Smile)
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bramer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
so nice...I love the hair colours...and her expression face.
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jadedjen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2002  Student
very nice! i love the subtle colors around the eyes....very faery-like.
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tonypapesh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2002  Professional Filmographer
WOW! I dunno what it is about it, but this pic is very cool...... I am kind of wesmerized by it...... O_O +fav
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deadisalive Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2002
WOW IM SO IMPRESSED BY THIS PIC ! DAMN ALL OF IT IS WONDERFULL!
CONGRATS! REALLY!
MAT
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gluum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2002
Absolutely wonderful amount of detail working in contrast with the bright and mild colors and washed out areas of the picture. Just love how you set it up, so very skillful. The makeup is, of course, the perfect touch for that emphasis in the right places, and the wild hair accentuates the rest of your face beautifully. Great color choices by the way, work perfectly with your complexion/eyes. After looking at it long enough in wonder, I was even noticing the little hairs on your jawline, those ones that everyone has that are almost invisible. Fantastic picture, definitely +favs.
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pseudopodia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2002  Student Digital Artist
You look as if on the verge of emotional death. All beauty and life captured before it left only a shell of banality. I used to deny photograph was an art, only a skill in capturing images through diffrent perspectives. I was so adament about this. I think your photograph has enlightend me.
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indoraver Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2002
just wana say......I love it!!!!!!
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obsidianblade Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2002
There's not much to say except I Love It!
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:iconriotstar:
riotstar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2002
beautiful photo...the colours are great and so is the composition
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caio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2002  Professional Photographer
like the make over
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vaness Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2002
love the composition, the colors, the fact that its a close-up...
really captures some sort of mood; some kind of moment.
a beautiful image; i really like it.
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bo0bie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2002
beautifully done
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deadspirit6 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2002  Professional General Artist
Don't know what lured me here...I love it every milimeter.
This one goes to my FAvs and you on my DEVIANTWatch list.
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syrus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2002
I actually saw this a very long time ago... but didn't comment on it then... but yeah, the colours are stunning, and the hair over the eyes/face are ... yeah, great... the flow of it...

superb

fav++
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spaceninja Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2002
This is one of the best photos I've ever seen on DA.

Technically, it's perfect. The contrast levels are right, the focus is set just right to give the fascinating detail level in the eyes, and it's not grainy.

Compositionally, it's fascinating. The photo pulls you in and your eye moves naturally over the entire canvas.

And the colors... the colors leave me breathless. This photo is perfect.

You should be proud.
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justb Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2002   Writer
mmmmmm
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Have a time fetish.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2002   Photographer
the colors here are wonderfull, and the pic in general so light... i like overexposed a lot, often. the cropping is also very well done. u used wide angle lens, right ? on purpose i guess ? i would just maybe like to see this a little bt less distorted. but i do like it as it is as well.
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matic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2002  Professional Filmographer
Really impressive work, and a super-high quality of images through your whole gallery. You go!
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blackpony Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2002   Interface Designer
this photo is beautifull!!
The girl is very beautifull too! :P (Razz)
Good work!! :D (Big Grin)
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shen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2002
iiiiiiiiiiiiiii, I've been the 100 Fav !! lol I'm proud !! :) (Smile)

LOOOOOOOOVE the colors, the position, etc. ! fantastic.

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akyra Featured By Owner May 30, 2002
was randomly rolling through devart and found this one again... made me realise how much I really do like the shot. :) (Smile)
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whyrph Featured By Owner May 25, 2002
Um . . . WOW. Insanely awesome colors. +fav
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spoken Featured By Owner May 18, 2002   Photographer
when i look at this on the thumbnail i was guessing that this was an awesome work, now that i've enlarged the photo i just have to say that...

I ABOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!!
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow :) (Smile)
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OMG everyone got issues Nod

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epitomei Featured By Owner May 18, 2002
pardon me sweets, but HOLY FUCK! this is a beautiful shot. and a perfect title. and just so incredibly deserving of every bit of attention it recieved! Love
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misterblu Featured By Owner May 17, 2002
Brilliant colours.

You don't happen to listen to Bjork, do you? ;-P
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adolescentrage Featured By Owner May 12, 2002
absolutely wonderful, I love the way the colors look! fabulous, just fabulous
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Zlatty Featured By Owner May 8, 2002  Professional Photographer
WOw.. thats so awesome!
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:o (Eek) Greetings Love =P (Razz) =) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Nod
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doughnut-hole Featured By Owner May 7, 2002
:( (Sad) i guess i am too late to comment on this one. :( (Sad) hehe. very nice... love the way you used a tirrue paper to give it the soft effect and the colors of your eyeshadow is amazing. makes it even more interesting to see. :) (Smile)
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pillager Featured By Owner May 7, 2002   Digital Artist
O.O wow, thats great stuff there. welcome to my favorites
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woot!
have u Pillaged a town today?
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neurotika Featured By Owner May 7, 2002
Nice colours, verrrrrrrrry pretty girl too. The make-up and hair are well done and they all look great together. Good shi-yat, girl!
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cyan Featured By Owner May 6, 2002
OH MY.....
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sympathy83 Featured By Owner May 5, 2002   Writer
I should rephrase. I don't dislike this photo. I simply see an expression that is quite different to the one intended. I'll shut up now.
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dj-hack Featured By Owner May 4, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
greta photo..
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tzen Featured By Owner May 4, 2002
can't add anything new to this, amazing Nod
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sympathy83 Featured By Owner May 4, 2002   Writer
Rather than get into what I mean by my comment, I direct those of you who care to this: [link]
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the-faun Featured By Owner May 3, 2002
beautiful shot, i really love it, its so happy and carefree. I really love the crazy colours, you look absolutly great! Lighting kicks ass, i love how smooth it all is! Über fave!

*looks at sympathy83* bitter much!?
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sympathy83 Featured By Owner May 2, 2002   Writer
It’s always tough realising that you’ve just had a lobotomy.
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