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Death Note by Sortvind Death Note by Sortvind
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Inspired by the Death Note series, some might not see the reference, but it is there.
Taken in Natural light with 350D and 50mm 1.4


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:iconmslynk:
This piece is excellent composition-wise. It draws the focus immediately to the die, without subtracting from the rest of the piece. Interesting tribute to the series Death Note, really; very abstract, yet not. I immediately thought of Near's obsession with dice. Howevver that's not the only reference to Death Note in this picture Even the color scheme itself brings to mind the Death Note series, the way I see it. It's dark, with high contrast, but the cool tones make it as thoughtful as it is dark and dreary, instead of merely dark or even frightening. This is a piece that most fans of Death note would think to do.
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While I could go on and on about Death Note, I'll instead comment on your continued technical excellence. I do love how the die is perfectly in focus, the shadows curving around the palm of the hand. The diffusion that you may naturally have with your lens or may have done in Photoshop..(either way it's still very complimentary to the piece.) The blue creates a wonderful dream-scape for people to get lost in, perhaps the hand is beckoning someone to take a chance with a life or death situation, or perhaps you could say that death is playing a game, the numbers represent people, and he/she is deciding who lives or dies.

Either way you would like to slice it, I'm quite proud of your works, I do hope to be as technically excellent as you one of these days.

Keep up the great composition!
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Hel-of-Helheim Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WARNING IF YOU STOP READING YOU WILL DIE TONIGHT. Hi im Mike. Im 11 years old but im dead now, I had no friends…
If you do not post this to 20 pictures you will die tonight at exactly 11:59pm.
DONT BELIEVE ME? A guy named Jake read this and laughed later that night I took a knife out of his kitchen and stabbed him to death. You dont wanna be Jake do you?
A girl named Sandra read this and only posted it to 10 pictures SILLY GIRL SHES ONLY 11 BUT OH WELL. That day she saw me and ran to her grandmas house…She asked her could she use the bathroom…but guess what I was already there
Shes now in a coma. A smart guy named Phill read this and posted it to 20 pictures because he was scared... The next morning he won the lottery
And his Girlfriend accepted his marrige.
0 pictures-Death
10 pics-Coma
20-Pics somthing good will happen.
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lbybrown Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Writer
The subtle reference is awesome and picture even more so.
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:iconmeinsieg:
MeinSieg Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
One of the most beautiful images.
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:iconmaiiil:
Maiiil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Excellent!!! LOVE IT!! Its such a good pic. :D
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:iconjusticevsreality:
JUSTICEvsREALITY Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
NIA-CHAN!
*noms dice*
heh heh heh
this pic is awesome, by the way.
the focus is brilliant
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:icondeathnoterikkupie:
DeathNoteRikkuPie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
The Death Dice.
Even if it dosen't have anything to do with death, it's still epic.
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:iconpennechantel:
pennechantel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Featured in my journal!
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:iconszandriix:
szandriix Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Photographer
omg : O . I love this photo !
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:iconxxdarkdancerxx:
xxDarkDancerxx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely STUNNING. No other words to describe it.
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:iconnardaviel:
Nardaviel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
To be honest, I thought first of Einstein's "God does not play dice with the universe" quotation, and didn't think of Near at all until I read the comments, but that could just be because I avoid the second arc whenever possible. XD In any case, it's a beautiful photo, and it links back to Death Note in more ways than just those two.
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:iconpassionelle:
passionelle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
just perfect
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:iconfruity-bunny:
fruity-bunny Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
NEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD
good job its a very amazing picture!
near i hate that booger, but he's so freakin kawaii!!!
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:iconmusic-mylove:
Music-MyLove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
The second die came out nicer in the second one however from a composition point of view this is nicer. ps: i like both :)
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:iconwinter-kid:
winter-kid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Awesome 0.0
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:iconinarita:
Inarita Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful shot
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Strange-1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really nice! And I love Death Note!
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:icondeleterz23:
Deleterz23 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
nice and obscure !!!
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:iconflyy1:
Flyy1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this deviation in my journal...[link]
Hope you don't mind.
:)
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:iconquiz04291993:
QuiZ04291993 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Featured here : [link] :dance:
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:iconmaybeximxdreaming:
MaybeXImXDreaming Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Writer
wow, i love this:la::+favlove::clap:
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:iconhaveyougotitinyou:
HaveYouGotItInYou Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Great shot.
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:iconstargirl87:
Stargirl87 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Amazing shot, lighting, reference.
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:icontyfell:
TyFell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the hand with the apple,now with a die.filled with perfection and grace.i love it.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent work
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DanWilliamsPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
nice job! it inspired me to try my hand with a d20. Would have been better if my d20 was clear, or if I had a real macro lens, besides the basic Canon 18-55 on a 30D.
Anyways, if you actually read this, check mine out, I've got a few more dice on their way too.
[link]
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leiaah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Near~~~ <3
The focus is amazing.
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:iconreece3:
reece3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Oh my god, this is a brilliant shot. I love the fact that it creates more feeling than alot of other pictures i have seen here. it has a real flow of emotions to this, nice work! :+fav:
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:iconvijay-bhaskar:
vijay-bhaskar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconjimimori:
jimimori Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
It's Near!

Beautiful. Definitely beautiful... I love the theme of colors. Good job.
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:iconerynsim:
erynsim Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I think that for a true fan, the reference is clear right away. Great photography!
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:iconalioli1:
Alioli1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
it doesnt really remind me of Death Note, but i can tell you that it is an excellent shot! ^^
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:iconbrokenhighway:
BrokenHighway Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you said there was a reference, the first thing I noticed is, if you unfocus your eyes, the dots on the die look like a caligraphy "L". ^^

Amazing composition. The lighting is great too! ^^
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:iconhamletcell:
HamletCell Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
nice! ;)
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:iconoomunchyoo:
oOMunchyOo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I agree with e-mpty canvas, I believe this picture would've been stronger if the number 4 had been facing the camera.
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:iconbiohazarad:
Biohazarad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
adorable work!
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:iconchocofoxie:
ChocoFoxie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
nice
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:iconlucky-goes-haha:
Lucky-goes-haha Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
This is beautiful :3
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:iconcrzee4art:
crzee4art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
NEAR REFERENCE <3 ^^ Hehe! Lovely lighting! GAH! I love it! <3
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:iconthe-blound:
The-Blound Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
amazing.. Well donde my friend! :eager:
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:iconmyriinth:
Myriinth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
though the context is completely different this photo inspired my poem Trickster @ [link] ^-^ wonderful photo~!
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IveBeenWaitingToo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
i like your sig
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:iconmyriinth:
Myriinth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thanks :heart: just something personal while at the same time short, sweet and to the point =p
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:iconivebeenwaitingtoo:
IveBeenWaitingToo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
^^it's kool
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:iconhpblah:
hpblah Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
great shot!!
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:icondomino29:
domino29 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
i love it, its awesome!
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gunsouru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
wow, I love the light and the focus on the dice

BTW, is the death note reference of the hand grabbing an apple?
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snapdragon55 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I'm guessing the death note reference is that everyone's life is decided by the roll of the dice. It's all by chance. The number it falls on could be you and your life is gone. ^^
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gunsouru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
i...don't think that has to do with death note...
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:iconsnapdragon55:
snapdragon55 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Well, in the artist comments, she said it was inspired by the Death Note series. So, I'm guessing it does.
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:icongunsouru:
gunsouru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I mean what you said, i don't think the dice has anything to do with death note...
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