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February 7, 2013
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Exodus by gyaban Exodus by gyaban
All photos and editing by me.

The opening of the Red Sea is undoubtedly one of the most famous story ever. From the first time I have heard it, I imagined how it would feel to actually walk between those two giant walls of water. I am sure it would be amazing, but also scary at the same time. Interesting to say the least. For that reason, I chose to depict that scene from the inside, rather than from a distance.

The edit was quite simple: I was surprised to finish it relatively quickly. In fact, the tricky part was to take the appropriate photos, which required some planning:
- First, I spent some time sketching the composition, in order to determine the photos I needed.
- Then, I traveled to the sea, about two hours from home.
- The water walls themselves are made of photos of the sea surface, half an hour before sunset. I knew I wanted those reflections, in order to let me position a light source at the end of the "tunnel". I turned the photos vertically on the canvas, then bent them as needed.
- I also needed photos of sea foam, but this time, I had to shoot it from a different angle: the foam had to be more or less aligned with the sun, to be lit appropriately. So I had to walk to a different part of the beach (different orientation compared to the sun), get into the water to the belt, and shoot photos from there, with the waves bashing me from the side. It was a bit cold, but it worked decently.
- At home, I shot the characters, and a few hours of processing later, it was done.
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Z4YN3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Very awesome indeed, great inspiration and you make it seem simple with your explanation, again well done mate! 
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The effort you put into your photomanips is amazing!
LewiARTs Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this work..absolutely excellent!!:clap:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty awesome work! Props to you for taking all the photos yourself! :)
nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
You've been featured here: [link] :rose:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Good job ![link]
DraakeT Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey man u know how photomanipulate...:wow: my best compliments :bow: Excellent work!! I love learn wathing works like ur :floating:
3some Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
speechless.. :wow: :wow:
Sandra-Cristhina Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's :iconalightindarkness:[link] :iconsomeredhearts:
Exed-Exodus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
[Claps] I always liked this story. This is awesome, everything "flows" together so well.
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