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Macabre Mud by DaveAyerstDavies Macabre Mud by DaveAyerstDavies
This is a REAL photograph of REAL mud in Iceland. It is NOT a photo-manipulation or 3D render.

Macabre patterns are formed as volcanic mud bubbles up to the surface in Iceland.

Huge single bubbles were growing and bursting in a volcanic mud pool. The bubbles grew to about 18in (45cm) in diameter then burst suddenly and the heavy mud collapsed in on itself. This image shows the instant of collapse, just a tiny fraction of a second, but incredibly complex shapes are formed as the surface of the bubble breaks up.
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Given 2011-03-15
Suggester said; "When I saw the thumbnail for the picture I couldn't think of anything more than the picture was misplaced, because it DOES look like a 3D render. I believe the shot it's pure show of precision and perfection, as the artist sees this particular work as the representation of a macabre nature, relating it to the explosive and collapsing side of it. I believe this kind of sightings are one of those who reveal the best that living part of nature to the eye of the photographer."

Macabre Mud by *DaveAyerstDavies ( Suggested by TheGiantBunnyRabbit and Featured by Anoya )
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irational-xpressions Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! I see all kinds of madness going on.
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WillowRaven182 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it's really beautiful
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dickbarton Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015

hi ya... luvin your art :)

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Your type of art is ideal for wood prints, let me know if you need any help..

cheers, Ian :) 

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markusultimatum Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Surprenant!
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dardasonet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, this is amazing.
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darkphantom213 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Beautiful, smart, unique. The title gives a mere entry to the vast array that the subject embodies.
Excellent work: you nailed this one.
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lucasssouza Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INACREDITAVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BauhnArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
nice! :)
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vladtorf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Trypophobia....
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davidKatara Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this was a fluid sim because it looks really clean, but it's really amazing to see it's a photo. Nature is beautiful :D
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LiamTown Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Wow, this is one of the most extraordinary photos I've seen on dA. I'm quite impressed.
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SpiderTacos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
fucking crazy! i cant stop looking at it
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ChipWhitehouse Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is STILL one of my favorite pictures EVER. I need this framed on my wall ASAP :faint:
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AlienaShalynn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
wow...
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BoogeymanFFF Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Truly beautiful
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Cissell Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would guess that was a render too. Really, really excellent shot!
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JamieBurgess Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic image.
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SINfuLEyEz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
.. aMazIng, bEautIfuL
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chaos1976 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just goes to prove just what a truly remarkable artist mother nature is! Awesome photo!!
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Kakurosu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
wish it was on colors
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
It is in colour, it is just that volcanic mud is all grey!
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Kakurosu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
wow - i prefer brown mud thou, reminds me of chocolate...
maybe a colorful background then...
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WOMDeimos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
"I prefer brown mud" xD
Never mind :)
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
The thing is... This is a real photograph not an invention or a digital creation. It shows the macabre beauty of nature, or reality. It would defeat the value of the picture to add anything artificial.
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Kakurosu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
proberbly - but it would still be nice to have a picture of the mod in a non macabre theme...
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VolatilePlums Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Cool!
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rawrificationism Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
This is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be incorporating this kind of pattern/shape into some of my jewelry design. I'll let yo know if I come up with something!
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timemit Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fantastic capture :clap:
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thurmanukyalur Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very cool!! I defy any one to develop a rheological simulation that ca reproduce even the statistics of a phenomenon like that. Also, the lighting is perfect to show off the curves and pockets in the structure.
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bubbi303 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THATS INSANE! :O
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :)
You have been featured Here!
Please favourite it if you enjoyed it!
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Thank you, yes!
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Zhealocera Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Cool pic!

Mother Nature is the best artist. =D
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Aeterus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very facinating
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Kit-Elliott Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fabulous! Inspiring that such things occur naturally in nature!
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stigman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   General Artist
great
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EtherealP Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing.
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amatrine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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deignis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
...and i was wondering from the thumb which fluid simulation could do that... :)
well the one and only...
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AlZubair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
IRL 1.0 ;)
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tbandersen2011 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow,this is so beuatiful!
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Vanessa-Maria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that must've been QUITE an experience! you got a great shot out of it too
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
My first and so far only visit to Iceland!
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Vanessa-Maria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you get to visit again :D
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bullsnook Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
very cool, great timing
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putrick Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
I argue with my sister-in-law(?) that photography is as much "being there" as actually being a good photographer... She doesnīt agree, but I think this picture, in a way, proves my point. :)
Awesome picture!
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DaveAyerstDavies Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
I agree with you that 'being there' is essential, but your sister-in-law is right in as much as it is all worth nothing without carrying the right camera, lens and the technical and aesthetic skills to use them.

I know from experience that if you send a bad photographer to a great location, no matter how perfect the timing, how advanced the equipment and no matter how good the subject, you'll still end up with disappointing results.
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putrick Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Bad is always bad.
I noticed on DA that for example nude photos tend to look the same except for a very few photographers (there are also some really, really bad). Then there is an example of a technically good one (no names) that takes really boring pictures.
We also argue over B/W is cheating (I donīt like B/W)...
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drfranken Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome pic!
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LilithRayne Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Truly incredible that you captured the collapsing of the bubble.
It is a down-right amazing shot that I doubt could've been captured if you had waited a second more to go.
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NIKON CORPORATION
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