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Midnight summer by priteeboy Midnight summer by priteeboy
By amazing luck, just before submitting this I realised that there was another Exotika competition and there had to be an Ice-theme this time. I was about to submit it as an ordinary landscape but thought it would be fun to enter anyway.

Either way I was going to mention that This can be seen in a variety of ways, It could be fantasy, It could be science fiction-maybe a freak climate change is involved. It may be considered surreal, almost dreamlike-You wouldn't see snow covered coconut trees in real life. It could also have an element of humour, like something You would see on an article about global climate change. And just to add more confusion, some might see tropical plants growing on a frozen ice cap and others may see the tropics of the equator being dumped under snow.
I also wanted to do something different by making a cold world but using warm colours, rather than the traditional blues and whites.
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It has happened in California and it isn't all that rare. Cajon Pass outside of Los Angeles has had in recent times. When I lived in San Diego the local hills years ago received a light dusting of snow but was gone in a few short hours.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I saw news about that even here, though it showed a picture of Las vegas getting snowed on. It was such a surreal sight, I wondered how the palm trees (which have no cold-tolerance being from hot climates) would have handled being covered in snow :O I suppose if it melted within hours though then no harm was done. I also saw a gold course somewhere getting snow, and I knew it was in a climate that normally doesn't get it either since the gardens in the course has cacti in them, and seeing a snow-covered cactus is just as bizarre as a snow-covered palm tree :shocked:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We have here in Michigan a Cactus variety, it is like a Century plant and is very hardy, I had one and it even bloomed. With climate change there are more plants moving up this way that seem to be getting hardier. We are not tropic yet! but there is a change going on. Palm trees here are more tolerant of cold, in San Francisco it can get downright cold but they do survive and San Francisco is pretty far north. Las Vegas in the Winter can be a cold place even though it is desert it still calls for on some days a good heavy coat, the nights there are cold. In San Diego it would get cold and damp because of the fog that came in at night. I would have a lined coat to wear (along with skin tight Jeans, of course!) when I went out. Two years ago in Michigan we had bitter cold and Blizzards, Last year hardly much of anything and one year we had a Christmas that was like what you normally have, warm and I do mean warm. We have had snow as late as May and as early as September. This year may be another cold year because our Summer up to now has been below average, we will see. This planet is dynamic and no matter what anyone is saying we are contributing to it. This would be a whole different planet if there were no people. I just don't see how you can stare scientific fact in the face and say it is not happening.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember reading a gardening magazine and it said the only upside to global warming - if any, is that more gardeners around the world would be able to grow exotic tropical and desert plants, which are the holy grail to many keen garden fanatics who live in climates too cold for them to last outside permanently. But the advance of one species usually means the decline of another, we may end up losing just as much of one thing as we are gaining of another, the temperate and polar regions are more prone to feeling the effects of climate change, while tropical and desert areas don't feel the sting as much.

I think more believe it's happening than we think. But doing something about it requires money, and effort, and sacrifice - I think the average human would rather drown or burn than put out a little of that :nuu:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. Here we have politicians who tells us straight faced that global warming doesn't exist and that Human activity has actually a minute effect on anything. They then get in their monster vehicle that consumes one railroad tank car load of fuel and feel good that they have again--explained it all with solid lies. The thing is everything is tied to money and if isn't in theirs or Big Oil's favor they beat it down so much and distort it so bad and sadly they have the money to do this and do very well. I do believe that there is a natural movement within the planets' eco-system. it is that we are modifying it so and we have no idea what the results are going to be. Many are so wrapped up in their selves and could care less plus what I mentioned above, it leaves little for the rest of us, it is as we are powerless. We are being held prisoner by both apathy and greed. Disasters are getting worse and I will grant that with todays instant access to everything, more is getting reported. Still though things are happening with more frequency and more intensity, I will not believe that is "just a normal thing", it isn't but as the saying goes--until it hits you why worry? We are all sleeping under the Volcano, my friend, and it too shall awake....
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I don't know what to think of this, there are many ways to think of it! Though in my opinion, there would have to be more snow in order for it to seem like there are tropical plants growing on a frozen ice cap...
Creating a cold world with warm colours, huh? I don't think you could have done it any better.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is true. But I imagined the snow was partially melted :XD:
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Oh, I get ya now.
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RylakTyrnda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Make a cold world with warm colors? You succeeded. Tropicana in the freezer.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to try such a situation again one day. This might be up for a remake someday too I guess :plotting:
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RylakTyrnda Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That would be interesting to see.
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
There was a movie, oh what was the name of it, they deciphered from a satelite dish aimed in space, code to build a craft. The girl got to be the one to go in this sphere. It was to contain nothing but earth people of course didn't listen and added things like a chair and also a camera. Well she took off, saw the universe right through this sphere and ended up on a world where someone who appeared to her like her dead father talked to her. He told her someday in the future when mankind was ready they could meet. This is almost what it looked like there. Surreal, beautiful and wonderous. In the end, on earth, they said it went nowhere. Just fell to the ground. But they couldn't explain the several hours of film that was static on the camera. It was out there, it happened, but nobody could prove it, but she knew.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you're talking about and everytime I never saw the whole thing so it has never entirely made sense to me :lol:

It's called Contact ;)
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Remember, our version of time is not relevant. We measure time in a different way than the universe. 10 billion years on earth is probably a second in space. Travelling at the speed of light at one time was considered impossible by our so-called expert scientists. They said we would burn up into light itself. But not true. Because the craft is travelling at that speed, you are part of it, but not light, an object. They debunked the burn up theory and now believe it's possible. So what happened in that few seconds when that sphere went to the ground was many hours to her.

Sometimes scientists can be too smart for their own good. Steven Hawkings got a licking on his black hole theory. Yes light does escape from a black hole. It's because it's too much going inside which causes a kind of explosion of light particles back out. He had to pay his fellow scientist a debt, a bottle of wine.
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harlequinhybrid Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Wow!
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very good! i love it, but i think there could be a tad of improvement on the Northern Lights
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, this one is seriously old though, I could do way better today :lol:
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
it is still really great, make no mind how wonderful you do today!
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
If the world tilted on its axcess...this could very well come true.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, some say, in millions of years, when the Moon reaches it's furthest point from Earth, its "keeping Earth in line" influence will have faded, and Earth will rock back and forth on its axis, causing dramatic and random climate shifts...luckily we won't be around then, but by the time that happens, technology would have found a way to counter-attack the problem ;)
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Seriously though here are several scenarios that could happen when the moon moves it's distance. BTW I think it's an inch a year?

One is it will throw the entire solar system out of wack. See, the graviational fields of all the planets are controlled even by their moons. The moon moves, so does the earth, the earth moves so do the other planets, even though to us the distance seems far, it's not according to space, it's an inch to our 100 million miles.

Or, because it takes so long, everything could be self adjusting as we speak and nothing will happen, except the blue screen of death, hehe.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard about an inch a year too, which is nothing really when we think about how massive it all is, it would take hundreds of millions of years to have any noticeable difference :faint:

I don't think the moon going out of its orbit will destroy the Solar System though, it's way too small to have any significant effect :no:
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
your bottom quote is interesting. The best I saw was, "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Don't rely on it. With the idiots in Washington the only thing they will have is a space craft for them to take off, leaving the helpless behind. Unfortunatley they spent so much on weapons and themselves, they never developed their technology very well, and while in space, they got the blue screen of death from Microsoft windows 8. LMAO
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
:nod: Indeed they will.
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ef-barber Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
What a beautiful place. That sky is delicious. Your landscapes really do transport you to different worlds. They're fantastic :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou very much, I didn't think anyone else has done similar after seeing yours ( even though the actual concept was someone elses idea, but still...somebody wanted a warm-frozen scene lol ) and you went and did it too :sun::snowing:
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Chihiproth Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
the aurora lights are so pretty
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see Aurora's in real life ( but not willing to freeze to death ) so I wish they formed along the Equator like in this here.
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
There are 2. The aurora borealis and the aurora austrialis,(forgive me if I spelled the 2nd one wrong). I live in Wisconsin in the U.S. and have seen them many times. I was on my aunts farm when I was small. She woke me around midnight and said come outside. I saw the most fantastic thing anyone could see. Beautiful colors glowing and slowly changing colors in the sky. I could see like it was daylight. It is the most amazing view when you get to see this.

Cities and bright lights ruin this beauty. We see ours usually around September but it has been known to happen all different times of the year. It depends on solar explosions and the flares and if they hit our magnetic field. Even on a summer hot night these can be witnessed. They have been seen as far south as Florida from the aurora borealis.

You do not need to be at the north or south poles to see this wonder. Read the web or NASA, they have explanations. It all depends on the strength of the explosions on the sun and the strength of the solar flares. A direct hit of powerful flares can be seen almost anywhere.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never imagined anywhere in the U.S would be north enough to see them that regularly, I always imagined one would have to at least be in Canada :flagcanada: I have heard of the incredibly rare moments Earth just happens to be in line with a solar explosion and the aurora's do extend way further from the poles for a short period of time. I think it might have happened where I live once (where it would have been Aurora Australis) But I missed it, it wasn't even mentioned until the following day, otherwise I would have made the effort to stay up and see it. Maybe it just caught people by surprise :shocked: But I live in a suburban area, so while there is huge amounts of buildings and lights - there are still streetlights, house lights and so-on that could have weakened the effect :doh:
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Chihiproth Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
yeah, me too.
i'm actually closer to the cold (lots north from the Tropic of Cancer)
but i still got a long ways to the North Pole >_>
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Serial-Lain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
this is lovely - the concept is very nice - how I wish it would snow here -
great job on the shading - the light and reflections are just great - the leaves look excellent - fantastic work on the tree trunks - the colours are just great

- its the best of both worlds is how I see it - :)
- great work-
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThankYou very much for your kind comment !
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fwick Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
I'm drawn to it simply because of the concept of "snow at the beach." And the fact that it's just plain gorgeous. XD
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad You like the concept and the visual appearance too !
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Ooh nice, quite original! I like it indeed, definitely enjoying the painted look. One idea though is that it doesn't actually feel cold (probably the colour scheme), I'd suggest a version for the contest that feels cold, because it'd be nice to see this at least get an honourable mention.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw some very nice space art in Your gallery, and I'm glad to see that You feel that mine deserves more recognition. I deliberately chose warm colours to make it more unusual but even cold areas still get red sunsets. I used these colours to make it stand out from the usual blue entries that I just knew would fill the competition.
But the actual contents of this artwork still show snow, icebergs and auroras, all of which are associated with cold environments.
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
That's very true, however it still makes me feel 'warm', still, you don't need to use blue to make it feel cool, you could use the same colour, but fill it more with a slight cyan or some light white tones, I think that would give it that underlying cool factor with the current colours. Just my opinion though.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats still a good idea, I could easily add blue or cyan to it with colour ajustments. I will most likely keep this one as it is, but when I do something similar again I'll probably do that.
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Fair enough. :)
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Novacron Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the concept man :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I had this idea for long before I knew about the competition, but it wasn't until I submitted this that people could get a taste of it.
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cliq Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's really cool. i'd love to be there :)
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soloact-the-bard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Looks great! B-)
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