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Rainbow's End by externalmind Rainbow's End by externalmind
Goal: Vision for sustainability.
What: Digital matte painting
Who: All photographic images and painting by Bret Malley. No Stock Photography used.
How: Stone by stone, branch by branch. Close to 300 layers.
Where: I shot many of these images in the following locations: California (sierras), upstate NY, Peru, Portugal, and Spain.
Time: Several weeks non-stop
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Given 2009-04-05
Not only is the pre-work impressive, but the detail in Rainbow's End by ~externalmind is astounding. There is something to discover in every little corner. Small yard gardens, a swan by the watermill, a little river bridge, a round tinted glass window on the house.. What makes its completeness is the sunflowers in the foreground taking two extremities of perspective from that and all the way to the tiny birds swimming in the farthest lake. It almost gives you a feeling of being there in person, touching the sunflower leaves, taking in the view. ( Suggested by feainne and Featured by IreneLangholm )
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externalmind Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
The making of this image is now being featured (among some my other works) in an official tutorial book being published through Adobe Press/Peachpit/Pearson! Check it out if you have an interest in creating works like this of your own! :-) 

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Or order it through your nearest/favorite bookstore-- Enjoy!
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CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Beautiful
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Cyllan79 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Fantastic! Congratulations for your work!Clap
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
A wonderful image. Such lovely colors. The detail is also impressive.
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
holy crap. it looks like a photograph. AMAZING JAW-DROPPING WORK.* THUMBS UP*
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confuzzledMia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
amazing!
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TwinkyCrusher Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
So pretty!
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CriPhotoAndGraphic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Very Beautiful!
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k2kishan Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
WOW its awesome, great work ..........
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful looking pic, very nicely created!
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QueenOfQuills Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Writer
Thats my house right there :D
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Sprinter136 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazingly beautiful....I want to live there :dummy:
That took a loooong time to find that icon O_o. How ironic that its named 'dummy' XD
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credjina Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
whew!this must be in the other world!fantastic one!you...you're really good.
where did you do this?i'm very eager to know.
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mcmrecords Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
brilliant ... check my photo manipulation out :D
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Designer-Spy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Attention: Captured. :)

Great work on this, it looks so real! It's positively stunning, I'm thoroughly amazed.
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jaimejouelapiano Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Im going to search the ends of the earth for a place that looks like this now xD thank you for the beautiful artwork!
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sparklysue Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Lovely picture & I notice if you look closely therte is a lot of detail within it.
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emr373 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
enchanting :)
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deafwarrior69 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
OMG! That's amazing!
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FeatherGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely :) where in Upstate NY?
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SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! I ABSOLUTELY L-O-V-E THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is just sooooooooooooooooooo cute and stunning and awesome! AMAZING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^.^
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hbenthow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
That is amazing. I would like to live there.
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IvoryDreamz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could live in this place :)
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InsectatorTrux Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful place :love:.
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hemhem11261 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Sooo much detail that I can see in this, It really does make me feel like I am peering through sunflower plants at such a spectacular view!

Thank you for sharing such a lovely piece of work!
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gnrgirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
So beautiful
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BlindDefeat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
This is beautiful! Makes me want to be there!
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Eileira Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
splendid work !!
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
great
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herbdoctor Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I would like to know if I could purchase a much larger size of this artwork than the tiny size you currently have available in your Prints section. Please contact me at my email address (quantum@hevanet.com) if you are able to sell me a larger size (say, 24 in by 36 in, or whatever the proportion would be. I do not check my messages here on this site very often, so you can reach much quicker through my email address above. Thanks for your attention in this matter. Joseph
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becra1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
very beautiful. awesome job.
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mazen Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Wow, this is really a great piece of art!
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Laurent1135 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
:winner: :boogie;

Just some few word to let you know your work is just amazing !!

Best Regards.


Laurent.
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ultima77 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Omg I love it " I want to live here
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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking. I love the waterfalls at the bottom.
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tuatha-isles Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
This is just awesome. Fantastic ;) A lot of work.
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cr0z3r Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
pretty cool you took some pictures from my country - Perú.

i think i even recognize the mountains.. o.O
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I luv those many waterfalls. Brilliant sky. Amazing scene. :D :clap:
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Waterish Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work, the only thing I'd say about it is I think there's just a bit too much light in this photo, if you see what I mean. For instance on the thatched roof of the house. But a fantastic image nonetheless :)
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MagicMalek Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Amazing, looks like a dreamworld. :)
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jembury Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
AWEINSPIRING!
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Constellationss Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
VERY NICE !!![link]
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KatiexKerosene Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
This is basically amazing.
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Sumire-Himawari Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
the view is stunning
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Sumire-Himawari Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
The is stunning!
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RoxxG Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Amazing !

I'd want to be there ..
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Abbreviated-Silence Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible.. So beautiful.
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Crazy-Cats Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I don't really know what to say that wouldn't be echoing all of the other comments on this. It really is absolutely amazing. :happycry:
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darkart84 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
great work!!


visit my latest work
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PurpleLotusPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Absolutely beautiful!
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