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Dead Zone in the Sky by justeline Dead Zone in the Sky by justeline
...There's an obscure place in the sky
holding memories of what really occurs
Nobody knows where it is, not even God,
and its gate is lost in the mist.

There's no bright praying, nor your name's sound.
It holds the shapes, shapes of souls,
the dead zone in the sky... [link]


One of my longest long-exposure shots (75secs) and the one in which I used almost all of my filters.
No PS work in this one (except for the standard resize/sharpening bit). Levels, contrast and curves were adjusted during raw conversion in Nikon Capture NX2. The color scheme is the result of using the High Color Rendering Fluorescent white balance setting.

tech stuff

Nikon D300
f:11
ISO 200
S: 75sec

B+W 77E 110 (10 stop ND)
Hoya ND8 (3 stop ND)
Lee 3 stop soft grad ND (0.9)
Lee 1 stop soft grad ND (0.3)
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:iconwitchhunttress:
witchhunttress Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
perfect
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:icongamewizard-2008:
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Where hast all the life gone? <:3
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:iconkerensaw:
KerensaW Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconpurplemystic:
purplemystic Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
so so cool , now in favorites...
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Cool.
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NeotericDesign Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
you sir have truly lived, you've seen the most vibrant of moments. I envy you hell i havent seen the outside of my continent..wich is mainly dirt and hills :/
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mekemee Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I saw this photo so many times and still coming back to see it again. I started my adventure with photography in summer of 2008. It's one of the first long exposure photo of waterscape I ever saw. Filter, ND, cokin, bulb - what? I've started to reading and searching infos about all these stuff. Then I tried to take photos.
Now I can't imagine any waterscape or landscape taken without filter. And I fall in love with scapes. Your photos (not only this one) had been such huge influence on my photography. Thanks :)
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   General Artist
Featured: [link]
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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:iconmirciusx:
mirciuSx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
I love the colors! Yummy! <3 ;)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
hehe, glad you like it, thank you! :)
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:iconrahko:
Rahko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
WOW! You know the kind of beauty that makes you sit in front of your computer like 0_0
Amazing skill amazing result <3
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks Jacob! :)
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:iconrahko:
Rahko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
WOW! You know the kind of beauty that makes you sit in front of your computer like 0_0
Amazing skill amazing result <3
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:iconmitchenstein:
Mitchenstein Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind = blown. I love.
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:iconflowerrosa:
flowerrosa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very nice i love it
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:iconflickpea:
flickpea Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
amazing!!
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:iconatheistian:
Atheistian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Absolutely breathtaking. Thumbs up.
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:iconfrienddesign:
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a color! Masterpiece!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it Di! :)
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:iconscooby777:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconnecromancerdemon:
NEcrOMAnCERDEmON Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Just love the purple tone! Nicely done! :)
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:iconmrjensen:
MrJensen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! :omfg: You have some truly amazing photos. :aww: Congrats! ^____^
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconangelunny:
Angelunny Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Cute and awesome. ♥
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like it Catalina, many thanks! :)
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:iconliveinpix:
LiveInPix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many many thanks dear!
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:iconeverbroken:
EverBroken Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore purple. And this is just gorgeous. :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
I usually prefer the natural colors of a scene, this is the first time that I deliberately used the wrong white balance setting. Recently I reprocessed the image staying with its original colors but I didn't like the result, I think this purple gives it this alien feeling that somehow suits it! Glad you like it too! :)
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EverBroken Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I do! Purple is such a magnificent color and it does give it this other-worldly feel. :) I think it definitely makes the photograph!
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weebotillo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Wow!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it dear, thank you very much! :)
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Eateh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There’s a lurid place in the sky
That only the sleepless can see
So seemingly it draws nigh
And so plainly it wriggles free

There are portals to multiple worlds
And sisters of sunrise there dwell
I know that it somewhere unfurls
But where, only God can tell

There I wander in violet mist
And I wonder at those who say
That never in all their trust
They believed in this spot far away

But I spoke to the grimful stones
And saluted the vigilant caves
Hearkened I to the sleepy drones
On the always unchanging staves

And when once I beheld a face
Blurry-mirrored in flowing blue
I was lost for its kin or race
But I swear that it could be you

There’s a dreamy place in the sky
For the victims of troubled sleep
For the manifold “you” and “I”
For the tremulous souls to keep …

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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
aww, love your comments, this is enchanting!
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I have featured this wonderful work here [link]
Have a wonderful New Year!:heart:
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Anestis9985 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
magnificent!!!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Σ' ευχαριστω πολυ Ανέστη!
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:iconanestis9985:
Anestis9985 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
na sai kala!
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sugartosalt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Photographer
Wow great landscape. Love the purple.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it Michelle, thank you so much! :)
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Ooooooh such gorgeous colours!! And the light gives it a beautiful ethereal feel. Gorgeous:heart:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Loads of thanks once again Lynne! :hug:
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
:hug:
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Lucycharlotte Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist
Captivating colours indeed! :wow:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
hehe, sometimes choosing the "wrong" white balance setting produces unreal images, but this time it seems to have worked for this one! Glad you like it Lucy!
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Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
wow
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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:icontich-tich2:
Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
:iconhugsplz:
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space1999 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
The effect of the clouds pulling me into the scene
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