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November 6, 2011
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/160 second
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98 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 27, 2011, 5:24:49 PM
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Purgatory awaits.. by f1nalh3av3n Purgatory awaits.. by f1nalh3av3n
Getting quite hard to make a new piece nowadays. With only 20-30 minutes a day to open my computer and finish this one, Can't even get the time to open my facebook account geez. well anyway.. I apologize for not completing the descriptions because of hassle with work, this should have been finished and posted a week ago. though all accreditation are still being updated.

please rate. ^^

Purgatory is the condition or process of purification or temporary punishment [1] in which, it is believed, the souls of those who die in a state of grace are made ready for Heaven. This is a theological idea that has ancient roots and is well-attested in early Christian literature, while the poetic conception of purgatory as a geographically situated place is largely the creation of medieval Christian piety and imagination. [1]

The notion of purgatory is associated particularly with the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church (in the Eastern sui juris churches or rites it is a doctrine, though often without using the name "Purgatory"); Anglicans of the Anglo-Catholic tradition generally also hold to the belief. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, believed in an intermediate state between death and the final judgment and in the possibility of "continuing to grow in holiness there."[2][3] The Eastern Orthodox Churches believe in the possibility of a change of situation for the souls of the dead through the prayers of the living and the offering of the Divine Liturgy,[4] and many Orthodox, especially among ascetics, hope and pray for a general apocatastasis.[5] A similar belief in at least the possibility of a final salvation for all is held by Mormonism.[6] Judaism also believes in the possibility of after-death purification [7] and may even use the word "purgatory" to present its understanding of the meaning of Gehenna.[8] However, the concept of soul "purification" may be explicitly denied in these other faith traditions.

The word "purgatory", derived through Anglo-Norman and Old French from the Latin word purgatorium.[9] has come to refer also to a wide range of historical and modern conceptions of postmortem suffering short of everlasting damnation,[1] and is used, in a non-specific sense, to mean any place or condition of suffering or torment, especially one that is temporary.[10]


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Tools | Photoshop CS2 |
Time | 2 weeks |


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Shedboy68 Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :clap:
It's amazing, and I love how you did your research on the word. :D
leppakakaklifoth Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
redmoon-mistress Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great concept :)
i love the way you exicuted this idea!
Mandinga91 Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like it,so expressive and sublime!
Imbricated Feb 7, 2012
This has the feeling of classical paintings, yet more raw, especially with the grain. I love how you used the hands!
Ctreuse109 Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: Brilliant and amazing! 'nuff said.
emeyy Dec 11, 2011
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