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Rendered in Vue and stylised in PS.

Moonlight by YongL
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What I find great about this piece is the aura of surrealism surrounding it. Certainly, you're not the first to do surrealistic photomanipulations, but there is something undeniably appealing about it. Probably because too many of those other surrealistic pieces feel too contrived, like the artist was trying too hard to be weird. This piece however, is surreal yet rooted in nature, as it immediately recalls the boundlessness of salt flats, evoking a feeling of the sempiternal.

The elegantly spare composition serves to reinforce that feeling; that is, if you removed the tree and boat, or the human figure, the composition would suffer. Besides that, the subjects help to tell a story: the man, mooring his boat on the dead tree, wading into the distance to cast for the moon.

Finally, the colors are wonderful: the bright moon forces you to contemplate it first, then only is your eye lead down to the man, the reflections, the boat and tree. Overall, a beautiful work of art.

P.S. I'm always happy to meet a fellow Malaysian artist on dA!!
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borkas1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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YongL Featured By Owner May 23, 2015   Photographer
thanks borkas!
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Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Breathtaking!
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Photographer
Thanks a lot! :) 
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KheeKhee Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it leaves me speechless,this is the place i would love to be with my lover,just sitting in the boat,cuddling each other,watch the sun slowly set,drowning in the moment for eternity
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
yep, that's the feeling.. 
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ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work  Heart Balloon Emote 
I always thought of flying up with the moon. Airborne Remake 
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
Thanks a lot!
Haha I only thought of visiting the moon
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ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome Speech Bubble 1 - Beemote You're Welcome Speech Bubble 2 - Beemote 
Make sure take a beautiful girl with you. I got one for you her name is Luna Ok, Gaga   fella Laughing (Reactions) 
 
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MangaDEMONakina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
this is beautiful!
i like how you have  the sun back in the horizon behind the moon like that. it adds a more realistic aspect to it i guess. at first the clouds looked funny with the pinkness but then after looking at it more, i guess it seemed to work out pretty good.
but yeah, overall, great work! it's beautiful!

--kiki
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
Thanks again. I guess it's a mix of surreal and realism by adding in the sun and rays. 
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MangaDEMONakina Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
my pleasure!
Emoji32 

--kiki
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Writer
This is lovely. :love: It caught my eye due to the colors and how well they seem to work together. The moon in the background adds a really surreal feeling to it, that would have been hard to capture otherwise. Great perspective and wonderful composition. I feel like you got it just right. :heart: Beautiful work! 
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YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Kaline. 
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Writer
You're welcome. ♥ 
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iap123 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent result.
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
Thank you.
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Excellent work!:-)
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:iconyongl:
YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
Thanks Orange! :) 
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful work!
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YongL Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much!
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