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At the Gates of Manala by DpressedSoul At the Gates of Manala by DpressedSoul
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(Apocalyptica, At the Gates of Manala)

Manala or Tuonela is the realm of the dead or the Underworld in Finnish and Estonian mythology.
However, this was taken in the woods near my hometown, Bad Arolsen (Germany).


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Erozja Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: :thanks:
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully atmospheric! :)
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :aww:
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warren-wol Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
i almost swallowed my gum. . .
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope you're well! :D
Thanks a lot, I'm glad that you like my picture. :)
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daxusx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
:star::iconkirbyfaveplz::love::iconloveloveplz::love::iconkirbyfaveplz::star:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww: :hug:
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PlaubelPecoProfia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
A real hammer-picture, *****-stars!
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank, Heinz! :aww:
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alisinwonder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
... and if you enter the gate , do not be surprised if you'll stumble upon the entrance to my land ... [link] .... welcome :)
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't know that Alice will finally find the underworld of Manala behind the glasses, but it's OK as long as they have mad tea parties there as well. :D
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alisinwonder Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
you didn't know! mmmh, it's esoteric knowledge by all means. :iconteaplz: & :iconmonkeydanceplz: :giggle:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconmadhatterplz: :D
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alisinwonder Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
yess, yess :D
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconemotehandshakeplz:Featured [link]
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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Chihaky Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Ich liebe den Titel, er passt perfekt zu dem Bild :iconblackheartplz:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke sehr, kam mir recht spontan in den Sinn als ich dieses "Tor" entdeckt habe. :blackrose:
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Al-Baum Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Waa... :clap:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank, Alain! :ahoy:
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Miiiia Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Wie surreal ist das denn! Dass das irgendwie mit der Brennweite zusammenhängt, hab ich mittlerweile auch mitbekommen, aber nichtsdestotrotz: :wow:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich würde mal sagen, Glück gehabt mit den äußeren Bedingungen (Wetter, Licht) und zusätzlich zur Brennweite noch ein bisschen in die Knie gegangen um den weiteren Verlauf des Weges etwas zu verschleiern. Viel wichtiger ist vielleicht noch, dass ich bei der Nachbearbeitung nicht irgendwann entnervt aufgegeben habe...so viel Nerven hat mich noch kein Bild gekostet!

Vielen Dank, Mia! :hug:
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Gotta visit Germany one day.. Beautiful nature, thats for sure! :)
And like I said before, no need to repeat my self! Awesome! :clap:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, not everywhere. But the region I live in is really beautiful, well-wooded so to speak. :)
Thank you again, Izgor. I really appreciate your support! :ahoy:
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thats reallu wonderful. Why would you ask for more, right? :)
My pleasure, dude! :drunk:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful capture! :deviation::rose: Coco

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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :aww:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous!!
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Sir! :salute:
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed Sir!:salute:
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ZanaSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Hi have featured your work here: [link]
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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ArgentumChloride Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot and choice of music! :clap: :salute:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks heaps! :ahoy:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Wonderful!:clap:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :blackrose:
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Myrddhin Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot. I love how the tone that you've chosen adds to the overall atmosphere.
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :bow:
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Such a beautiful place!
Great photo dear Florian! :heart:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, I love the forests around my hometown. :love:
Thank you very much, dear Ana! :hug:
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ZanaSoul Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Stunning shot Florian :clap:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, Suzana! :hug:
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ZanaSoul Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
:hug:
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ParallelDeviant Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Great shot Florian and there is definitely something unnerving about it - Although I have to say that since my childhood I find all forests and woods a little scary :o
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, Daragh. It wasn't easy to create this eerie mood, because it was very sunny last Saturday. But those trees looked so creepy and reminded me so much of a gate to the underworld that I had to try it, and I'm glad that it works.

Since that day I also find forests a bit scary, I was attacked by an aggressive swarm of bees a few minutes later and stung several times. :doh:
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