Oubliette by AidanaWillowRaven ()
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*French for "a place of forgetting."
Ever since I watched the movie First Knight, years ago, the romantic horror of an oubliette stayed with me.
The idea of there really being a place where people were put, not to be tortured, but simply left, to be forgotten, with no hope of escape was beyond my comprehension.
Imagine, no light but what enters from above, if that, a place you can never visit again.
The smell of death and remains of others who were condemned to starve in not only their own waste, but that of the previous residents as well.
Not even screams of other prisoners being heard.
Forgotten as if to be erased. No burial. No acknowledgement that you ever existed.
Don't ask what I was saying, here. I couldn't tell you. I do know I did not want to show despair. I wanted a quiet strength. An awareness and acknowledgement that only comes from a place of inner resilience and peace.
Something tells me she's not afraid.
Something tells me her captors are.
Once in a blue moon, I do one just for me ...
Of course, I have to give props to the Perfect V4 series. The only one I don't have is Perfect Feet V4, but it's in my cart awaiting payday. ;D
My favorite character, Ann, by addy.
And, I am playing with my favorite dress, Maiden Fair Dynamic Gown, by Optitex, available at Daz (although I love all he creates).
Back to work I go :D
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Image Comments (48)
chevy77 () 10:27PM | Tue, 29 May 2012
Absolutely lovely image. Spectacular lighting and a fantastic attmosphere.
BellaDark () 12:39AM | Wed, 30 May 2012
This is wonderful! Fantastic work on the lighting and the drape of that cloth is amazing! I haven't yet tried dynamics in DS yet but this is inspiring. Beautifully done! =D
mgtcs () 1:56AM | Wed, 30 May 2012
What a marvelous lightning here my friend, spectacular render and outfit, amazing work!
barryjeffer () 9:11AM | Wed, 30 May 2012
I love this image... in my humble opinion, one of your finest... there is a strength in it's beauty. Beautifully expressed. Stunning work
tobiasbruckner () 9:57PM | Wed, 30 May 2012
This is a great image! I love how the various lights layer on her skin. Nicely done.
galung () 9:36PM | Mon, 25 June 2012
All is amazing but the most thing that I love in this image is the drape of her dress.. Very cool
MtnMist () 11:44AM | Fri, 10 August 2012
Total realism here and your lighting is amazing. I don't think I want to know why she has blood at her mouth corner. Love the narration with this image!
aqua1955 () 2:20PM | Thu, 30 August 2012
With such pictures you will for sure not be forgotten. Excelent!
RodS () 12:19AM | Sun, 02 September 2012
This is incredibly beautiful despite the horrid fate that surrounds her. Spectacular lighting here! A moving piece of artwork! Thanks for adding me to your faves, BTW!
Jean-Luc_Ajrarn () 9:24PM | Mon, 03 September 2012
Let's not forget the oubliettes! :) A wonderful scene. :)
Jay-el-Jay () 9:28PM | Wed, 05 September 2012
A great piece of work.She looks like she is contemplating some heavy thoughts in this dark place.
structure () 2:07AM | Tue, 11 September 2012
despair indeed, a beautiful darkness and you certainly showed her strength.
motleyjustmotley () 4:27PM | Fri, 19 October 2012
Interesting lighting effect. I am not sure it could be achieved with the moonlight coming through the one hole at the top. It looks more like it comes from at least three lights. It is very bright. To me, the title calls for a more subdued lighting. Dim lighting is a lot harder to do; making the scene look dark, but having enough light to show the details you want seen, especially with Poser lights. I sometimes "fix" the lights with post work.