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Submitted on
October 21, 2007
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Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 21, 2007, 10:43:53 AM
Eden I by Matthew-T Eden I by Matthew-T
Eden I:

Location: Japanese Gardens, Portland, OR, US


The Eden Series:

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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-10-24
Eden I by =failingjune
( Featured by SheTakesPics )
An excellent piece of photography.
To start off, the angle of the shot in itself captures a myriad of emotions while showing off many of the scenery highlights. I'm amazed at how you were able to take so much into the shot without making the picture seem "busy" or overwhelming. There's a good deal of artistic balance in the image- and I can really appreciate that.
So far as colors go, the shot leaves little to be desired.
The red and green work beautifully together, creating an especially hard-to-achieve sort of pleasant, earthy contrast.
Said contrast leads to the image feeling both natural, and almost supernatural. The fiery colors are almost too bright to be real- and it truly captures emotion.
Factoring in everything, this is an amazing elegant piece, and it fully deserves it's title as daily deviation. You're a very talented photographer, please continue creating pieces like this.
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17 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

Such a great photo!
The colors are mesmerizing! The contrast between the green and orange is amazing! The leaves that are scattered across the ground give it a sense of reality, without it being too cluttered. The small pond in the background, with the vibrant tree gives this picture a nice, calming feeling, yet the colors make it seem lively and, well, vibrant!!
The angle is perfect! You balanced the pond in the background with the tree to the left, making your eyes roam around the painting. It isn't just one set piece, like a self portrait. It makes it seem so alive!!!
You are such a great photographer! I hope to see many pictures like these!
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63 out of 66 deviants thought this was fair.

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cheese6623 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Many years ago I had a dream that I was in a place that looked very similar to this picture
hclausen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Beautiful and thoughtful series.  Very well done.
Crowgirl98 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Very beautiful. ^^
miharper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Breathtaking!!!  Is there any way I could get your permission to use this on my personal blog?  I am writing a story and posting a chapter a week--I have been searching for glorious art to use as headers for each chapter and have already received permission from several other artists on DeviantART.  I would give you full credit and link back to this page.  If you would like to check out my website to see if this is something that interests you at all, it is  Thank you very much for your time, and I look forward to your response.  This photograph in incredible!!!  ( I know this is short notice, but I would love to use it this Thursday for this week's chapter if at all possible.  It is the best I have seen!  Thanks again!)  :)
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! Feel free to use the photograph as long as there is a visible link back to my page :)
miharper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Thank you very much!  I am so excited to use this gorgeous photograph!!  :)  I will also place a link here (once I post late Thursday) if you would like to see how it is used?  If not, no problem.  Thanks again!  :)
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course :) I'd love to see it.
miharper Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014…  Here it is!  I hope you enjoy it!  :)  Thank you very much again.  Lovely photograph!
lost-in-the-night Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Featured here
piwow17 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Wow....... amazing <3
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