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Uploaded: 02/04/04 10:03 PM GMT
Leaf Window
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Marzena
02/04/04 10:21 PM GMT
Great ! Congratulations. By the way, this is my dream desktop wallpaper. THANKS.
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::CaptainHero
02/04/04 10:36 PM GMT
Thank YOU for your feedback.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
::Piner
02/05/04 12:05 AM GMT
I love the concept, and excellent execution. One of the very few to ever get a perfect "10" from me. :c)
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
+Samatar
02/05/04 12:58 AM GMT
AAAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhhh... *thud* Awww... poor mr leaf. Nice work CH, clever idea. Is the BG TG?
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
::reese
02/05/04 2:16 AM GMT
Wow...I'm speechless!

Ok, regained my composure - this is definitely a 10++! Very creative work!
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"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." (- Thomas Edison)
::Marideath
02/05/04 2:27 AM GMT
Totally awesome! Agree with my friends above me (pun intended...hehe) about the excellence of this work. BIG round of applause.
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Mary, the Caedes-addicted-BarGnat
::mayne
02/05/04 5:29 PM GMT
Very good editing! I do think a real background would look nice in there:-)
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"Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full." - Henry Kissinger
::CaptainHero
02/05/04 6:31 PM GMT
Thanks everyone for the feedback. The background is Bryce, not Terragen (though it does look a bit terragen-like).

Darryl: yes, a 'real' background would probably look nice and I did consider it, but I couldn't resist CGI.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
::reddawg151
02/05/04 6:43 PM GMT
i love the idea here, the use of negative space is very effective. however, the edges on it are rough and could be cleaned up more. also, what you are showing us within the negative space, the mountain and the giant leaf, wasn't very planned out, and it clashes a bit. the integration of CGI with the real does NOT work here. 7/10
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What goes around, comes around, what goes up, must come down.
+camerahound
02/05/04 9:32 PM GMT
Great imagination and execution! You really thought long and hard about this one, Mathew. Kudos!
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"Success is getting what you like. Happiness is liking what you get." -anonymous
::JOHANNA
02/06/04 9:05 AM GMT
Very great and beautiful work,agree with Tracy.
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carpe diem.
::kjh000
02/07/04 1:16 PM GMT
I really love the idea you had. I think the CGI could have had more depth but I shouldn't really say anything since I don't have the slightest clue of how to make on in the first place... ^_^
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::CaptainHero
02/07/04 10:28 PM GMT
Thanks for the feedback, Klas. Yes the CGI could have been better.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
+Cain
02/08/04 5:41 PM GMT
great concept and idea. like the depth here. the leaf on the landscape was not really necessary though, seem a bit distracting... but all in all, it's a very nice work. well done captain!^^
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::CaptainHero
02/08/04 8:29 PM GMT
Yes, I see what you mean. I think the idea in my mind was that the leaf is sort of falling away. It has opened up into this whole other world and the leaf has dropped into it. Plus I just liked the leaf - I baulked at losing it altogether.

The edges of the 'window' were originally very sharp, but I stroked the edge of it to lose some of the clarity.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
kileychristine
02/09/04 12:02 AM GMT
Very beautiful.
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Cheers!!!
::jojomercury
02/09/04 8:19 AM GMT
Wonderful concept and edit Matt.First rate work.
Peace&Respect Jojo
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Living&Enjoying Life Nothing To Fear
mum42
02/12/04 1:34 AM GMT
Sparked my imagination as soon as I saw it. A lateral take on the image presented... some sort of camougflaged, home-made flying craft flying away from some unseen foe. One of the best for effect and idea 10/10.
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never give up
::CaptainHero
02/12/04 7:10 PM GMT
Thanks guys.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
ry9000000
02/16/04 6:42 PM GMT
very creative, my favorite so far
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shao
02/22/04 2:12 PM GMT
yep... creativity reigns..
love it, think it's beautiful. i like the darker colours you used for the border of leaves.. mystic.
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sometimes i feel there's so much beauty in the world, i feel i can't take it in. <<american beauty>>
::monkeypuzzle
02/22/04 8:03 PM GMT
very nice Matthew, neat cut out & placement.
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"Ghalima!!!.......Ghalima!!! shakthi dhe!!!" - Evil Shaman from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
::holleyk
02/27/04 5:44 PM GMT
awesome!!
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And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Rev 22:17b
darkaliryn7_1
02/29/04 10:14 AM GMT
i immediately got the "window into a new world" idea, even the very instant i saw it. that idea is the best i've heard in a long time. i really liked this!
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--------"May the soul of the emperor rain mousetraps on your head forever." --Daniel Stephens * "Eagles may fly, but weasles don't get sucked into jet intakes." --Jonathan McDowell-------
mythica
03/19/04 1:53 PM GMT
What a great image! It reminds me of a Dali - well done!
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A thing is not beautiful because it is beautiful...it is beautiful because one likes it. (Bruno Munari)
Artesia
03/25/04 1:18 AM GMT
Very Beautiful ! My Favorite !
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sphynx
03/26/04 2:30 PM GMT
Interesting concept. goodjob
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I have no sig... wait! i guess i do!
miss_marmaduke
06/02/04 8:56 PM GMT
this is so impressive!!!
10/10
absolutely stunning and wonderfully done
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=Sophie=
moons57
06/16/04 1:20 AM GMT
very nice!!! Well done
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poltergeist
06/16/04 1:20 AM GMT
cheers.. yeah, 'tis good eh
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Don't ever try to understand the situation.
June
06/17/04 7:12 PM GMT
Way cool! Great job at this creation. Can't wait to see more of your work.
JuneBug
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!"
michel_voets
10/22/04 12:30 AM GMT
Yes its really ART. Good work.
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BURNINGICE
11/25/04 9:38 AM GMT
This is great, nicely done. Keep it up and keep me posted, id love to see more of your art.
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"-Life is a pile of crap, just have to shovel through it" http://www.caedes.net/Zephir.cgi?lib=Caedes%3A%3ASearch&query=BURNINGICE -- Gallery
bbodien
12/26/04 9:18 PM GMT
Superb concept, and well executed. I would tighten up the selection area for the cut out - use less anti-aliasing for the selection tool, or have you gaussian blurred the area? Also the background image I would make something a little more believable for being behind a wall of leaves. Perhaps a forest, or just a section of cloudy sky.
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::CaptainHero
12/27/04 5:30 PM GMT
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, i deliberately blurred the edge of the selection area - funny, a few people have commented on that.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
AuroraBorealis
12/28/04 4:44 AM GMT
interesting, i love the middle leaf, were those its true colors?
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"this wouldn't be who it was, if it wasn't who it is"
::CaptainHero
12/28/04 6:41 PM GMT
From what I can recall, those were the original colours.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
lonerboi
01/07/05 3:34 PM GMT
great work. it looks amazing. i love it. 10/10
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J_D
02/27/05 7:28 AM GMT
O Canada!!! :D
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-Violence is a carnal urge which should be resisted at all times.
::CaptainHero
02/27/05 10:37 AM GMT
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I hadn't thought about the symbolism of the leaf.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
corvussalix
07/23/05 11:27 PM GMT
Lovely! Gives me a swell of Canadian pride :)
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Revilo
07/30/05 4:48 PM GMT
Unbelievable!!!! What a beauty!!!! Great picture!!!!!!
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WeasleG
09/08/05 5:45 PM GMT
cool!
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.BrokenSwan
01/21/06 3:54 PM GMT
This immediatly caught my attention... wonderful and beautiful work!!
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::Gibbowr
08/06/06 11:49 PM GMT
Very unique beautiful
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