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Last night, we turned stars to magic

No manip, the circles is from out of focus light in the background. :aww:

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“Last Night” by Sortvind is a beautiful photograph. Although not necessarily a concept that hasn’t been done before, the way he has executed it is wonderful. There have been many photographs taken with some kind of glass in the foreground and out-of-focus lights in the background to create this dreamy, nostalgic, invigorating out-on-the-town sensation. It reminds the audience of parties where we felt like kings as we met new people and those new people changed our lives forever.

I’m very excited to learn that the lights are not a manipulation at all, and that instead the photographer manually set lights in the background. This is something less and less people have been striving for—a more traditional approach. The brightness of the lights and the way they bend on the inside of the glass are touches that could not be present if it were a manipulation. I also very much enjoy the choice of glass the photographer went with; the little stars etched into the glass mirror all the popping lights shining through it. The choice to make it a square photo makes the whole thing seem even more like a frozen window in a very specific moment of time—at that party, when we set down our glass to shake the hand of a new friend. The soft, slightly desaturated color tone is the finishing touch to bring home that nostalgia, the pure “memory” feeling this photograph emits.
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likelilacs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
beauty
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unknown-dark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this wonderful photo is featured here: [link]
don't forget to :+favlove: the article
enjoy! :)
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0n3g1rl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
it's so amazing! :)
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xmagdax Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: [link] :heart:
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lalobarrera99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Hahahahahahaha, I like the one almost in the middle, looks like a luminous tomato =) hahahaha. very nice Shot!
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Theme3 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Really wonderful bokeh. There's a lot wonderful about this shot, for example the fact that the circles have sharp edges really adds to the "magic feel".
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Brilliant-Red Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
ouch! that really looks magical.
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:iconchangeyourart:
changeyourart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
beautiful shot
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peppernebula Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
wow! pretty lights. :D
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:iconlickmyplate:
lickmyplate Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
this definately makes a mood somekind
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Milka-22 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
:heart:
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KaikuSkylianFay Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Photographer
the colors are soft and contrast so they work well with eachother. It's a good angle on the cup since you were able to capture the stars and you didn't put the cup right in the middle so the image is pleasing to the eye.
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The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist
absolutely incredible
:love:
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:iconmaidenfire:
MaidenFire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Amazing :heart:
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:iconevil-pumpkin:
evil-pumpkin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly stunning! the stars in the flares looks incredible! :D
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ShelleyJackman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Beautiful. I like that the bokeh is real and not a manip.
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:iconcookiemonstereatsyou:
Cookiemonstereatsyou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice bokeh effect! :D like the little stars in the glass :heart:
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Little-Noodles Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Great shot !!!
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:iconheyburton:
HeyBurton Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Wonderfully done! Everything about this is perfect!
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:iconrosekate:
RoseKate Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Love the star-bokeh! Simply stunning! :D
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:iconfridouw:
fridouw Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing bokeh!
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trudyg Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
I love this picture too...... it´s really beatiful :clap: :clap: :-)
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Princessdream Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow lovely lights ....
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nice Bokkeh
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:iconuae4u:
uae4u Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :wow:
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allegrabear Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
love the colors :heart:
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:iconarekz:
ArekZ Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Photographer
very nice!
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:iconhoomenkoa:
Hoomenkoa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
It is hard to believe this thing is taken by a DC.
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exploded-soda Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009   Photographer
:wow: so gorgeous.
:heart:
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KVirtanen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Love the creative use of boke and the contrasting colors here ..! The silky-smooth contrast works really well! Congratulations for the DD! :)
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Thank you for the feedback :aww:
DD? i have no received a DD...I mean, i have, but not now.
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KVirtanen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
But.. but... I swear I saw this pic in the bottom footer among the other DDs! =D Apparently not, but very beautiful photo nevertheless ..!
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Sketcher-of-pictures Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
beautiful photography :)
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RocknRollStar12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
is the glass empty
or just not yet full?
leaves the rest of the night to the imagination
ps i love the background lights <3
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zxtan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
wow awesome!
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ONIXAN Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
We can dig it! Awesome shot!
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burning-waters Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
:wow: perfect
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ferriswheelofIdeas Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
You got the eye. Not too many people would notice this as being artistic, except for DA members.
Great shot.
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sPaRkZ21 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
cool!
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msmist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
It's beautiful.
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Sentraa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I wish this was bigger so i could make it my desktop background :) Very cool
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LiriFairy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, perfectly lovely!! I love the composition and the set up. The soft colors are also awesome! :D Very good!
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liltrix7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student General Artist
wowww. I love thisss <33
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Pasr Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009   Digital Artist
just amazing love the contrast between the orange lighs & the glass ;)
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curiositally Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
lens flare is seriously the prettiest thing ever :)
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mrluuu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
The bokeh is marvelous. This is beautiful.
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fireflywishes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so pretty! Great shot!
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midnightincarnate Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Ohh this is absolutely amazing.
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divisal Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Silky smooth and beautiful!
Very well done.
Very.
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Locked-Scream Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
this is amazing :)
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Jan 12, 2009, 2:59:06 PM
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