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A Lonely Tree by KasperGustavsson A Lonely Tree by KasperGustavsson
Yesterday was an amazing evening. The light was perfect, and warm, and lasted over midnight. That's the summers here in Finland. ;)
We were driving, and I had my camera with me. And when I saw this tree I shouted: "Stop!" and ran out to take some pictures.

EDIT February 21, 2010

Thank you for all the fav's and comments! I have now updated the picture and made the rays a bit softer (they were a bit too rough after my first edit). I think it looks better now and I hope you like it!

Kasper Gustavsson
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:iconwindabreathoflife:
WINDaBREATHofLIFE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
may i use this pic for a story im writing for english??
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Photographer
It's a school assignment?
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:iconwindabreathoflife:
WINDaBREATHofLIFE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
yes just a school assignment :3
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Sent you a note about it but yeah as long as it's non-commercial it's fine as long as you credit me with the picture. :)
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:iconwindabreathoflife:
WINDaBREATHofLIFE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
yes of course!! ill put your name under the picture!!! on the tittle page and I l make sure the teacher knows its yours in case she wants to post it in the hallway.
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Photographer
If possible I'd also like to read your assignment when it's finished!
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:iconwindabreathoflife:
WINDaBREATHofLIFE Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
umm ill try and send it if I can Idk if I can use your picture though cause my teacher was like maybe cant use other peoples work. o ill prob just take my own horrible picture hahaha
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
wonderful --- it touches the heart
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks :)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
you're most welcome !
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:iconwindabreathoflife:
WINDaBREATHofLIFE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I'm writing a story and I would like to ask you if i can use this pic ? i will tell people who I got it from and tell them that you are an amazing photographer.
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KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Hello! I am honored that you would like to use my image. Just write somewhere that it's mine (Kasper Gustavsson), if possible, and link to my gallery (KasperArts.deviantart.com) and it's fine. I'd be interested in reading your story as well when it's finished. :)
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WINDaBREATHofLIFE Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
ok thank you this is awesome
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serenaburroughs Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
I just don't get, how you can do this so awesome..
Without HDR and stuff you got such an stunning atmosphere and color-field... awesome just PERFECT (in my opinion) ^^
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KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you. :) I do most of my retouching in Lightroom where I edit levels, contrast and colour. In this picture I enhanced the light in photoshop a bit afterwards.
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serenaburroughs Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Okay! :D Thanks for telling me how you did it.^^
:heart:
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:iconfatherofanartist:
fatherofanartist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Great shot!
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:iconbee-rock:
Bee-Rock Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Gorgeous.
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:iconmother6rusia9domina:
mother6rusia9domina Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
perfect capture :)
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Mawok666 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning <3
I dream of going to Finland some day for a holiday or just whatever, really beautiful no matter what the weather
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Glad you like it! Finland is best during summer and winter :)
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Darst Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Hey, featured! [link]
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:iconninja-metal:
Ninja-Metal Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Awesome! I like it.
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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MrVangelis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Beautiful light =']
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wchild Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Photographer
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Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Writer
Wow, I love the colors! They're so warm and beautiful. I love how you can see the rays of light beaming down through the tree and around it. I think you did a great job editing this. It's a very nice picture.
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you! :) Glad you like it
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Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Writer
You're very welcome!
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Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
i actually would love to see the original unedited photo.
i get the feeling this photo is a little too soft and too much edited. the saturation on top of the photo is too strong.
plus the focus is a little weird. seems like you blured the front by editing.

but it has a nice feeling to it... =)
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Yeah I know those flaws. I took some shots of this place so I could probably upload an unedited shot from the same place and time. Still though it's flaws I kinda like the feeling in it :P
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Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
it's a nice photo though.
but you submitted it to photo-prestige and that group is high class. for my taste there are too many mistakes to be high class and since you asked for oppinions from others - i took the time to tell you ;-) didn't wanna encourage you just so you know :hug:
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KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Photographer
It's all right :P And I was quite sure it wouldn't be accepted but it never hurts to try right? ;) And I am glad for your comments because very view gives critique.
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Michelle-Fennel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
of course not.. ;-)
and yours are not bad! unlike sometimes you get the craziest bullshit submitted to groups - to those i would say - please don't try, because it takes a lot of time to check all submittions :-/

i know - right?
i would love to recieve more critique on my works too...it's the best way to improof...
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KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Photographer
And still, I took this shot one year ago and I have improved quite a bit since then. I know it's overexposed and all that now (not even RAW can fix the exposure in this one). Would probably been a lot different if I'd take the shot today. Anyway I withdrew the submission. Gonna take a look at your gallery ;)
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lalisa-doniho Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
great shot :D
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   Photographer
beautiful capture :)
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:iconantonymi1:
Antonymi1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is adorable!
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Glad you like it!
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storyboardeur Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
:heart:
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Orangie818 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
The tree looks like it's a running person! How neat!
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Photographer
I never thought of that before... :P
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Siniser Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
So beautiful.
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:iconnabeelzaeem:
nabeelzaeem Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG AWESOMMMMMME.
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:icontechthenoob:
TechTheNoob Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
NoW THAT! is one awesome picture!
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconchiaki-chan2789:
Chiaki-chan2789 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
the scene is indeed beautiful...very nostalgic and ethereal. Awesome shot! :D
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Chiaki-chan2789 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
no problem, sorry I haven't commented on your stuff in a while...been busy being sick ^^;
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:iconkaspergustavsson:
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Photographer
It's okay! ;)
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