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February 21, 2009
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1/60 second
Focal Length
83 mm
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Date Taken
May 5, 2008, 7:09:18 PM
La Cathedrale Naturelle by LarsVanDeGoor La Cathedrale Naturelle by LarsVanDeGoor
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This photograph immediately captured my attention, as I'm sure it has for many other deviants! What intrigued me was the exquisite lighting and colours, organic structures, and camera angle, truly representing what you have identified as La Cathedrale Naturelle.

It appears as if a soft, afternoon sunlight is lighting the boughs and branches of the trees, creating a glowing corridor of warm light, which in turn generates supple, soft shadows between each of the trees. I particularly love how the light extends from the ground high into the branches of the trees, illuminating the entire tree trunk and thus drawing the viewer's eye upwards into the picture, and creating strong movement in the piece.

In addition, the structure of the trees both compliment and contrast with the lighting and colour; whilst the lighting and colours are soft and magnificent, the trees themselves are stark and strong, acting as great timber frames in which to capture the light. Even the branches at the top of this organic corridor appear to be netting the sunlight into their grasp. This is complimented wonderfully by the sheer contrast of the delicate, soft flowers and plants which cover the roots of the trees. Together, nature is represented by both strength and softness.

Finally, the camera angle of this photograph ties the entire piece together and positions the viewer to look upwards to appreciate the structure in which they are standing - a glowing, natural cathedral. Not a detail is missed, from the soft whiteness of the ground-level flower buds, to the strong arms of the trees, reaching upwards and forming a natural roof.

A truly magnificent photograph - congratulations on capturing such a wonderful shot!
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Quacthulhu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
I found this image on a canvas print for sale in a discount shop, but the canvas was all scuffed up. It still immediately haunted me and I've been trying to find another canvas print for sale of the same size and quality.
forgetyoself Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! :D
djsie2008 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your landscapes are awesome!
BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
Douce-Amertume Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Stunning… :)
LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
Magical!! :heart:
treis-photography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
wow. amazing.
SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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JAKNAP Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
i am speechless
Ing1984Soc Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I must say this. The LOTR fanatic in me, is going insane at the sheer, awesomeness of this picture. I want to go here, and pretend i'm in Middle earth for about an hour. HA!

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