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clarity.

I love sitting on benches. I just sit there, and watch life surround me, not really paying attention to mine. I'm in pure mental clarity.

edited it in raw yet again, shot in the same place as 'golden skies'. I edited the color differently, and did the same with the boarder. I won't be using this style for a while, although I quite like it.

edit: jan. 1 new year day: I drasticially changed the color, making things more vibrant.

Copyright Erik Thomas 2005. people not following, will be dealt with.
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:iconchristofferjonsson:
ChristofferJonsson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome colors and the bench.
would have been nicer if it was a bridge going straight out from the middle and the bench on that :p too bad you cant have it perfect all the time :/
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Writer
:love: :heart:
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:iconjayxxbe:
jayxxbe Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer

this is very beautiful!
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:iconiandmylife:
iandmylife Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Love it, the only thing that bugs me is the container and the bottle.
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:iconivanll:
ivanll Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
This is an awesome shot. The colors and everything just flow so well together. The only beef I have with it is that the subject is almost dead center. Other than that it's super :)
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:iconalxandra:
ALXandRA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
It doesn't feel lonely at all to me...more...satisfied really. After a day of high energy and excitement the world just kind of wraps up into a neat little bundle of comfort and relaxation....

Beautiful shot.
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:iconskeydi:
Skeydi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
WOW!
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:iconlailichka:
lailichka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
this work was in my :+fav:s and now in my journal features...
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:iconlailichka:
lailichka Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
love this. the title is perfection. nicely done.
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:iconamidemarquis:
amidemarquis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
i feel like i've been there.. it's wonderful, thank you for this!
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:iconhiddenmemoryx:
hiddenmemoryx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
this is amazing. the clouds are just right. and the simplicity makes it feel more complex. clarity, indeed.
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:iconjennbawa:
Jennbawa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
:wave: Greetings!!! :-) Fantastic image… love the yellow! I have added this photo to my journal featuring the color “Yellow”! Please let me know if you would like me to remove it for any reason! :hug:
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:iconjennbawa:
Jennbawa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Fantastic image!! Love the vibrance... beautifully done!! :+favlove:
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:iconjoliness:
Joliness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
WOW I love this pic... Great shot!!! it's awesome... the lighting and the contrast it's very cool I love it...
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:iconvegas-photos:
vegas-photos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
i really like the colors. i miss real sunsets. here in the desert you have clear blue skies without clouds 9/10th of the time, which leads to a boring horizon.

thanks for sharing!
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:iconwikidly:
Wikidly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
beautiful! love the colors and the subject, composition
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:iconmaladresse:
maladresse Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
great shot
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:iconpassion-for-photog:
passion-for-photog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006   Photographer
i think this is one of those kind of pictures that you could use for one of those inspirational posters. great shot.
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:iconchipil:
chipil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
delicious !
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:iconp3mby:
P3MBY Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
great composition and colors.
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
thanks for your comment, :)
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:iconhomietuba:
homietuba Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
This is a wonderful shot! I enjoy what you've done with the colors. :camera: Keep it up!
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
thanks for your comment,
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:iconvoxnocturne:
voxnocturne Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
what a golden moment!

i wish i could be there to just soak it all in!
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
thanks for your lovely comment,
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:iconwalking-south:
Walking-South Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Student Artist
this is beautiful
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
thank you for your kind comment.
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:iconwrighton363:
wrighton363 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
There's a nice peaceful tone to this image and the colors help add a warmth to it, despite it does bring strong lonliness connotations. I really like the horizon and how the trees to the left and higher than the right of the chair. Also, the composition is neat with its symmetry, yet also unique in that each side isn't exactly identical. The reflection is fades within the water. What I get from this image is some self-revelation... something to take and move on. :)
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
much thanks for your detailed comment! :hug:
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:iconwrighton363:
wrighton363 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
anytime :)
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yippeerocks Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
wow the colors are awesome... i like the feeling the photo shows..
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
thank you for your comment!
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:iconjtphotos:
JTPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006   Photographer
This is spectacular. The composition and colours.
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
thanks for your kind words! :)
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:iconhidden-glow:
hidden-glow Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
Stunning Colors. I absolutely love it. I wish I could visit a place like that right now. Clarity is right :D

Kristen
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
thanks for your comment!
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:iconpretenduloveme:
pretenduloveme Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006   Photographer
it's so beautiful.

when i went to Sweden i shared a somewhat similar experience.
there was a wooden port that lead out quite far into the ocean, when you stood on it, it felt as if you were standing on water, and there was nothing but horizon and ocean stretching far, far out.
it's like you can reach out and touch the vastness.

this picture enables me to feel that.

...oops. :blah: too much babbling.
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
never will I say that anyone is rambling. I'm always interested to hear how my photography evokes an emotion, or memory.

thanks for your comment! :)
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:iconwitchh:
witchh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006   Photographer
mmm great! :D
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
thanks! :D
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:iconnever-born:
never-born Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
thank you :) I like this picture, very lovely colours!
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
thank you for your comment! :)
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:iconevylna:
Evylna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
Gorgeous gold sky!! it gives me the feeling of loneliness and makes me wanna go to that place.
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:iconlennuk:
lennuk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
I love the tone and the emptyness.. good tiltle. Really slick and good shot!
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:iconskiros:
Skiros Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
Beautiful photo...serenity
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:iconouylle:
Ouylle Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
The tones are awsome on this one ! And it looks so calm there...
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:iconnjim:
njim Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
whoa
whoa dude awesome shot man
i'd sepia tone it or something cause that bottle...
or clone it out plz XD

awesome shot again the serenity an everythin
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:iconanjules:
anjules Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Professional Photographer
Beautiful - just the kind of place where I could happily spend hours just contemplating...
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:iconpettson:
Pettson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005   Interface Designer
i had a photo like this in mind some time ago, but i could'nt pull it off.
... any how great shot! :)
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:iconerikthomas:
erikthomas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
your profile says your located in Sweden, you could probably find some great places to shoot the same concept!
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