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Lingering in the Golden Gleam by ArthurBlue Lingering in the Golden Gleam by ArthurBlue
My images about the future are normally optimistic. This one has perhaps a mixed feeling, depending on your interpretation.

The titles comes from a poem by Lewis Carrol. It seemed appropriate.

This was, as always, rendered in Vue.

I like to use sand in my images. Here are some where sand takes an important part of the composition:
Oasis by ArthurBlue Alignment by ArthurBlue  Ocean Road by ArthurBlue  The Colony of Virgo by ArthurBlue  The Three of Cassiopeia by ArthurBlue  Old Land of Giant Gods by ArthurBlue

EDIT: wow, a DD! Thanks a lot to UJz for suggesting it and MoonBeam13 for featuring it. This is my 9th DD. :)

EDIT: please visit dandylion0505 and read his poems. If you follow my images, you'll understand why. Amazing...
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Lingering in the Golden Gleam by ArthurBlue ( Suggested by UJz and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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sylver-dali Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a stunning image and creation
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virnagray Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
 I love it!!!
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the future-spacey environment, and the pattern of light on the water is beautiful!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD! Well deserved! :-)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Congrats on DD! :heart:
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Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply wow!
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CopperheadSnake Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably one of the most genuinely depressing pieces I've seen in all my eight years on this site, and definitely one of the most depressing things I've seen in recent memory.

No matter how I look at this, I always get the impression that this world is dying; hell, even the very oceans themselves are drying up. Yet, this solitary metropolis stands in the center of a dead sea. It doesn't look at all neglected or abandoned, in fact, I'd go so far as to say it looks -pristine-. It looks almost defiant, as if the people there are desperately trying to hold on to the way things are  -- or rather how they used to be.

Then, there is the lone figure in the center. It is impossible to tell if they are going to or leaving the metropolis, but neither are very optimistic. Are they looking for the last fading bastion of hope amidst the sea of absolute nothing? Or have they, and they alone, come to accept that nothing can change the inevitable or delay the ultimate end of all things?

As for the ships buzzing around in the sky, none of them look as though they're going to or leaving the metropolis, further strengthened by the glowing pattern on the moon. Another civilization, maybe? Perhaps this single monolith -- standing in a literal sea of nothing -- is really the last, lingering remnant of a world that was. Left behind while all the rest move on. Perhaps, perhaps not. Regardless, it may not be the end of the world just yet, but you can definitely see it on the horizon.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Fascinating comment. Thanks a lot for sharing it. Especially these sentences below are an incredible insight into my mind and an almost perfect verbalization of my own ideas when imagining the concept:

"Yet, this solitary metropolis [...] looks almost defiant, as if the people there are desperately trying to hold on to the way things are  -- or rather how they used to be."

"As for the ships buzzing around in the sky, none of them look as though they're going to or leaving the metropolis, further strengthened by the glowing pattern on the moon. Another civilization, maybe? Perhaps this single monolith -- standing in a literal sea of nothing -- is really the last, lingering remnant of a world that was. Left behind while all the rest move on. Perhaps, perhaps not. Regardless, it may not be the end of the world just yet, but you can definitely see it on the horizon."
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DesireeDelgado Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OMG this is sooooo beautiful !!!!!!! it's like an ocean with sand or something? The castle looks amazing. I like your optimistic point about the futuristic images. We make always environments about destruction, with wars, and apocalyptic feeling. People loves drama xDDDD  :D (Big Grin)  but this is great too.
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