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Rain Spell by temporary-peace Rain Spell by temporary-peace
As usual, I encourage comments and observations! What I'm most interested in is how you see this image, what it makes you feel, think, etc. (of course, if you find it interesting and worthy).
(I have a feeling that I might regret having said that.)

1. Why is there a shadow cast onto the wall (girl and umbrella)?
Because the frame contains a painting, not a window. Considering how the girl and the whole interior are lit, there must be a shadow cast in that area. The ocean doesn't enter the room from behind the wall, but it's coming alive from the picture.

2. Why the clouds on the wallpaper?
It's my way of suggesting the blending of the two spaces: the inside and the outside (the real world and the imaginated or summoned world).

3. Why does the wave coming from the frame looks weird/flat/isn't flowing normally?
My intention was to suggest a mix of how the water flows and how the canvas would drop over the edge of the frame (and bend under the floor edge). I worked for hours on that part and that's what I came with, I know it's not perfect, my skills are limited... If you can suggest a solution, you are welcome to.

Credits & info:
All photography by me (no stock used).
Model: Michelle
12 x 12 in @ 300 dpi
Kodak Z740 & PS CS2

Note: If you're going to post this on your blog, website, etc., you must credit me and link back to this page or to my website, Alterations of any kind, in whole or in part, are forbidden.
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radicalrogue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
cool. nice work. are you familiar with an old print of 2 identical girls dressed in white standing in a room with windows and a fireplace and different views out each, with ocean water creeping in? my mother used to own the print and i'd love to find it again!
radicalrogue Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
cool. nice work! it reminds me of a print my mother used to own. are you familiar with a picture of twin girls dressed in white  standing in a room with a different view/landscape out each window/wall/door? the ocean is creeping into the room and i think a fireplace features in the picture too. i wish i could find it again.
awilt07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Oh, I just love this!
okiyzz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
<font><font>hoş ÇOK</font></font>
mykolozano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I am such a fan of your work!! I used this picture as an image for my music online on soundcloud. Is it cool? I wanted to respect your requests noted above.:…
SnowInHades Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work :-) , you have a keen eye for details. I think this piece is well thought through and very clever :clap: :love:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Outstanding and fascinating! :clap:
FilippasAngelMartina Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Surrealsim is something that really inspires me.. Not on my deviations (so far) but in my mind and I'm getting more insoiration from. This pictures is one of the best I've seen and I got so amazed about the whole idea!!
I really like the water on the floor!! It makes you feel that the ocean is "visiting" you, which is very surrealistic~~ :)
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
That's really cool! Love the concept!!
Adr13n Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Very nice manip'!!! I like the clean look of it, no unecessary texture or stock. Despite your explanations I personnally don't like very much the clouds on the wallpaper, maybe because they are below the water surface/ horizon suggested by the painting... For me, the "Rain spell" have failed ;) It looks like she misspoken one magic word and water is coming but not the intended way Oops!
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