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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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EarthHart Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally :clap:
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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.
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forgetyoself Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! :D
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djsie2008 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your landscapes are awesome!
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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
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Douce-Amertume Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Stunning… :)
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
Magical!! :heart:
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treis-photography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
wow. amazing.
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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JAKNAP Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
i am speechless
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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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nahojis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Wondrous
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supernaturall Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Amazing! Thanks for this beautiful photo.
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Dr-Stain Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student
so incredible!
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GermaineTailleferre Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Stunning!
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LejdiWioletta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Wow, it's amazing how good are your photos. The colours, the views, the harmony. I really like them.
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice capture.. great depth... well done.
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CastleOfDreams Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My god, this is heavenly...
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LaNorthWay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is indeed something almost religious about this allée :O_o:
How beautiful!:heart:
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bluebow12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Photographer
amazing capture
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flankers Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just like the cathedral...amazing capture

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Stroody Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enticing - spectacular ........... Breathtaking :)
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Starlizz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Your wonderful photo has been featured here: [link]
Please fav the article so more people will see it!
Keep up the good work! :rose:
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RainsAndBlackbirds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I can't find words to describe this photo - nor to any other photo in your folder. The title fits perfectly on this image. I wish I could someday have a chance to visit forests like the ones you have been photographing!
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IoaSan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Photographer
Your beautiful work was featured here:
[link] :love:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
:omg: Fantastic perspective ! :faint:
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SibyllaStGermain Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
This one brought tears to my eyes! Such wonderful emotion in your photos.
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wulfdragyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! :clap:
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Rinkle Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
WOW!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Wow!
That's gorgeous!
It's a beautiful piece of work! :clap:
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EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :love:
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hofhauser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Happy Birthday!
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Larice Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Nature is the best Architect. Excellent shoot!
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gergelul Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
god damnit. this makes me speechless. it is beyond beauty:heart::heart::heart:
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
This is so incredible wonderful ....
Sometimes I think nature itself is the greatest artwork, sometimes the way you look on it.
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nikkisoul Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very lovely piece
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Buble Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ongeloofelijk mooie het verlichting hier:clap:
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Photographer
beautiful lane:) i love it
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ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Magical!
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So very beautiful. Where is it?
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trudy81 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Prachtig Lars! :love:
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marthig Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly beautiful !! Congratulations on capturing the perfect moment and the feeling of the place. Just magic. :clap: :+fav:
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
this is so naturally dramatic - a real stand-out! wow.
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AuTuMn-Lee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: your amazing photo is featured here [link] :heart:
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vombatusv8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gothic cathedral in Nature... stunning and almost too perfect to be natural..

brilliant view.
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maldonadoga Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot. :+fav:
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seraphRo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
[link] featured :)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009   Photographer
This is absolutely beautiful. :D
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seraphRo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
omg, it looks so beautiful, like a painting, congratulations for this wonderful artwork!
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MsCrys Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
I'm speechless...:love:
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February 21, 2009
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Date Taken
May 5, 2008, 7:09:18 PM
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