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There exist those who light paths... by SmokyPixel There exist those who light paths... by SmokyPixel
...that others might follow.

"What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor Frankl

[A very special concept of mine that holds quite a lot of meaning to me. Modeled by the lovely Elena; Blake and Elena both helped immensely with the lighting of this one.]

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Brotherslaughter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Wow! :O_o: :wow: :iconicowootplz: :omg: :slow: A very special concept, indeed! :iconeeeeeplz: :iconhyperlarryplz: :iconjarryplz: :iconravesplz: :icongirlyravesplz:
That's quite magnificent, as the most pics of your gallery! :icongoodjobsign: :iconoldtimeyplz:
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SmokyPixel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I was so pleased with how this one came out. =)
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Brotherslaughter Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
My very pleasure, my dear! :iconpandarollplz:
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illslice Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
beautiful
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SmokyPixel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SmokyPixel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually expanded this shot to include the higher branches of the trees. =) Elena is a superb model who I wish lived a bit closer, because I'd be working with her constantly if that were the case.
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Tinnunculus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
The Frankl quote fits this picture perfectly. Her pose and facial expression convey humbleness that comes from enduring burning, as if she was a part of the candles' flames. She knows she's lighting a path for a great cause.

I also like the illusion I'm getting from this—it looks like she's bringing daylight to a perpetually sombre forest. :)

I was wondering if the cropping would have worked better without the non-candlelit area in the top. It wouldn't, because there's a flame-shaped daylight spot above the path, which would otherwise be cut from its top.
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SilverShadowess Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this. It's so magical and otherworldly. It kind of reminds me of will-o-wisps.
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SmokyPixel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Funny you mention that--I intend to do a shoot based around that eventually, but perhaps not until autumn. =)
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rainycloudywindy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful concept and lovely photo.
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