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In the Shadow of the Moon by Faraday-of-Skarabost In the Shadow of the Moon by Faraday-of-Skarabost
Shadow of the Moon
In the shadow of the moon,
She danced in the starlight
Whispering a haunting tune
To the night...
Velvet skirts spun 'round and 'round
Fire in her stare
In the woods without a sound
No one cared...
Through the darkened fields entranced,
Music made her poor heart dance,
Thinking of a lost romance...
Long ago...
Feeling lonely, feeling sad,
She cried in the moonlight.
Driven by a world gone mad
She took flight...
"Feel no sorrow, feel no pain,
Feel no hurt, there's nothing gained...
Only love will then remain,"
She would say.
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...

Through the darkened fields entranced,
Music made her poor heart dance,
Thinking of a lost romance...
Long ago...

Somewhere just beyond the mist
Spirits were seen flying
As the lightning led her way
Through the dark...

In the shadow of the moon,
She danced in the starlight
Whispering a haunting tune
To the night...

Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...
Shadow of the Moon...

- Blackmore's Night

Model: :iconfaraday-of-skarabost: Myself! photo [link] by :iconmusic-lover-stock:
Background: [link] by :iconvenomxbaby:
Light Beam: [link] by :iconredheadstock:

I decided to re-do this piece for several reasons
-It is my favorite song and the last one didn't really do it justice
-I love the idea of using myself as the model since I have always felt a major connection to the song.
-I have learned a lot more tricks about photoshop and photomanipulation so I felt I could create something better this time.

*****EDIT*****
I tweaked the shadowing to increase the shading at the model's feet as well as a slight tweak to make the blending more natural. :-D

Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys it!
As always, critiques, comments, suggestions etc are welcome and greatly appreciated.
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:iconsoulsearcher1on1:
Firstly I love the song have one of the albums:P
I love the colours in this the soft greens in the light are great.
I like the way the moonlight is coming through the trees and streaming down onto the model.
I like the way the greens and blues merge in the light too.
You have clerly thought about the imagery because the scene fits the lyrics very well.
The model seems so alone, yet at peace.
The positioning of the model is good too, I like the way the rays are centeredthey shine down beautifully on the subject.
Great team effort and the piece is a credit to you all.
Well done>:iconxpose-it:
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Critique by abiparmenter Apr 21, 2010, 7:43:34 AM
firstly, you have combined the stocks brilliantly! the beautiful model fits in really well with the dark, dense forest.

i have used these brushes before also, and you have used them fantastically, to put a spotlight on the model, it really stands out! i also love how you've used it for moonlight, its very original.

i also love the way she is looking up at the light.. its a really powerful image. she is the main subject here because of this.

the trees around her really close and border the image perfectly.

overall i think this is a beautiful manipulation. well done.

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music-lover-stock Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Photographer
featured here :heart: [link] :heart: :hug:
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VannaeAngel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I love the moon -
I love the forest -
I love walking in the moonlight -
This piece is a visualization of how I feel when I'm wandering, alone in the moonlight.
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Roguefairy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
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RaeyenIrael-Stock Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art has been featured here: Hidden Gems 9 - The Lesser Known Stocker
Keep up the good work! :dalove:
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Freedom-experiences Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I love that song, thats also the reason why I wanted to see this work when I saw the title. :)
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Gilraen-Taralom Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Photographer
the shadow isnt projected right. it should be going the opposite way since the light is behind you. you could increas the contrast more because by having the light behind your feature would be outlined in light were the front of you would be darker. how did you get the background to have the blue tint?? i would have used the color balance to give it a more natural tint, which fro.m looking at that you didnt do. love how you blended the bottom of the cloak, love the attention to detail there. and the light beam was blended very well
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Actually if you look carefully she is standing within the light, or rather, below the light source.
As for the blue tint, night light tends to have a blue hue to it and the concept of the piece certainly leaves room for some enchantment ;-)
Thank you for the comments and praise though, I greatly appreciate it ^_^
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Gilraen-Taralom Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Photographer
mrh, my opinion, needs a LOT of work. the shadow BUGS me
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FlyHigh20 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
kind of reminds me of a scene from POTO. good pic
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
High praise indeed ;-)
Thanks!
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:iconflyhigh20:
FlyHigh20 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
you're welcome :)
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely work that fits so well to the lyric of this song. :+fav:
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed my work ^_^
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xTalithax Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:icongoldendaplz:
This is today's #Xpose-it mixed media daily choice as seen here: [link] :clap:
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
O_O

Wow, I am simply astounded. Thank you so much for giving me this honor. I am honestly near speechless.
Just thank you so so much!
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adi0 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Photographer
Way cool. I really like this. :D
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you very much :-)
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nemina Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
This is pretty good. I like how it looks like the moon is guiding her. :)
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you so much ^_^
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M-Takaton Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it! it's gorgeous
It has a feeling of both wonder, and uncertanty as to what will happen to the girl in the forest
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you!
I am glad to hear that, that sort of emotional air is precisely what I was hoping for! :-D
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M-Takaton Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
isn't it nice to have the populace enjoy your art, and understand the meaning behind it?

I think that is an absolute thrill for any artist
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Mimi-Love-4Ever Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done. Looks very mysterious. :D
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you ^_^
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Mimi-Love-4Ever Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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AlwaysAnUnquietMind Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
very well done...
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you, I truly appreciate your support :-D
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AlwaysAnUnquietMind Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
you're welcome
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soxrule Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
very beautiful
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:iconfaraday-of-skarabost:
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it
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soxrule Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
very much
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