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Black Lake, Louisiana by EmileeSelf Black Lake, Louisiana by EmileeSelf
Yesterday was dreadful. Highways were flooded and closed, class wasn't canceled. Today, it was a brisk 31 degrees with lots of fog. Beautiful Black Lake cypress has changed from green and muddy brown to bright a vibrant red. I love where I live!
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I have only written three critiques in the five months I have been a member of dA—I wrote them because I thought the art was of exceptional in quality and content. I have seen a lot of art in my years and though I am not a photographer and tend to view photographs as paintings I feel very comfortable in stating that Black Lake is everything an image should be.
The tallest timber stretches from the sky to the foreground and splits the image in to a stenographic display of nature’s ever changing beauty ---the mist in the mid-ground adds a mystique to the fantastically reflective lake while the dark shore line anchors the entire picture
Something nasty happened here! The trees were striped by wind or fire—a catastrophic event tried to wrench the life from them.
This is a story of rebirth ----------------(the new growth at the base of the trees)—-----------------Life s fight against death and the story can be heard in this marvelously stunning piece of art by those of us with the eyes to hear.
Thank you for sharing---------------Gipgm2
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Photographer
I've featured your work in this article: APN Suggestion Saturday #32! :heart:
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:iconemileeself:
EmileeSelf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so sweet! Thank you!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Photographer
Not a problem =)
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:iconmerhlin:
Merhlin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Very unusual shot. Love it.! 
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:iconlomatic:
lomatic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning capture 
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:iconbluari:
Bluari Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks almost like a painting, beautiful.
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:iconclu-art:
Clu-art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Congratulations!! This wonderful artwork has placed as a Honorable Mention in :icontrees-with-character:%Trees-With-character's "Autumn Colors" Contest!!
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Your Winning piece has been featured here [link] at the official %Trees-With-character's contest blog.
It can also be seen here [link] on my personal blog, and here [link] at #A-Foggy-Day's Affiliates blog!!!

Congratulations once again and I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!!
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
just absolutely stunning.
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:iconloempia-in-space:
Loempia-in-space Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
It's beautiful!
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:iconkonstantingl:
konstantingl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
dead place:)
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:iconbooksaremydrugs:
BooksAreMyDrugs Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
It looks surreal.
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:iconitaminosekai:
Itaminosekai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just stunning. 
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:iconigniteph:
IgnitePh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   Photographer
Great photo indeed ! 
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eerie!
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:iconimagesmania:
imagesmania Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Amazing Shot...
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
So beautiful!
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Riley122876 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Louisiana is so beautiful. I've only been there once for a month long visit, but it has a way of staying with me. You've done a perfect job with this shot, just a beautiful composition and use of light. Brought back some great memories, thank you.
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic
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:iconmedivalzombie:
medivalzombie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done. I love the crispness and the ethereal quality inherent in this shot. Splendid colours and atmosphere. This is the kind of shot I have a magazine for! :)
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Buszujacy-w-zbozu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning view..
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:iconstepheesmq:
stepheesmq Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice composition :love:
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:iconoutlandfish:
Outlandfish Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! The thumbnail looked like boat masts at first but I love that they're trees.
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I love the atmosphere. Fantastic and surreal composition.
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a stunning capture ~ wonderful composition and beautiful lighting! :deviation: :heart: Coco
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DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW what an amazing scene
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Greenspond Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
This is one very impressive photograph. I love how the rising cloud of fog looms in the distance and sort of feathers the reflection on the water. :+fav:
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
oh wow
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:iconwordturner:
wordturner Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
rising from the mist
alien landscape
beckons the mind
make your escape
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:icondeviali:
deviali Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Nice shot, congratulations!
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sed Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Nice capture! :iconmaxtess:  
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:iconlukebotfield:
LukeBotfield Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Floods suck, but that shot is gorgeous :0
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
So beautiful.
Srry about the Floods.
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:iconwotofock:
wotofock Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
awesome o.o
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Cameron-Jung Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning.
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superka01 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconemileeself:
EmileeSelf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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:iconjukepoksi:
Jukepoksi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That looks so beautiful! It feels warm and cold at the same time. And a bit exotic location. Resembles a bit of some kind of swamp, but with red colours.
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:iconemileeself:
EmileeSelf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just a lake in Louisiana. The cypress trees change color in autumn like most trees. It's really, really pretty in real life.
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:iconilharess:
Ilharess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
it looked like a fleet of sailboats in the thumb. awful to hear about the floods, too many of either floods or fires past years... but image is beautiful
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Ektazja Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing place.

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BokehLight Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Photographer
What a wonderful picture with such an amazing atmosphere!
Very well done! :clap:
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wolfgamesstudios Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Ooooh~ Cryptic, baby!
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Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
So you're from Louisiana?
I only ask, because I live there now.

This is a great photo thanks for sharing.
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:iconemileeself:
EmileeSelf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
From the good ol' CenLA. :) Which part are you in?
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:iconmaleficus-animus:
Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
2 hours north of N'awlins.
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:iconemileeself:
EmileeSelf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool. That's probably as close as I could live to New Orleans. Fun for a day trip, but I wouldn't want to live there. I like better in the north.
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Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know exactly what you mean.
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SilverTop Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful picture!  ...so peaceful, and the contrast between the red and blues really makes it pop.
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