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Immortal Reflection by SilEnigmaArts Immortal Reflection by SilEnigmaArts
In 1631, emperor Shah Jahan, was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their 14th child. His grief was so great that in 1632 construction of the Taj Mahal began in memory of his dear wife and queen, Mumtaz.

Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal in the lower chamber. It was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers and was completed in 1648.

Soon after the Taj Mahal's completion, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son Aurangzeb and put under house arrest at Agra Fort, across the Yamuna River. From an octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, Shah Jahan spent his last days as a prisoner of his son, gazing at the tomb of his beloved Mumtaz.

Upon Shah Jahan's death, Aurangzeb buried his father in the mausoleum next to his wife.


Note: The two white doves are my symbolic homage to Shah Jahan and Mumtaz.





A great big thanks to the following Stockists:

DA stocks:

:iconfirenze-design: Taj Mahal [link]
:iconfirenze-design: Agra Fort [link]
:icongostknight: Sunset [link]
:iconmoonsongstock: Tiger Cub [link]
:iconmangieb: Tiger Cub [link]
:iconrewston-stock: Dove [link]
:icongaothaire: Dove [link]
:iconjassy2012: Background birds [link]


Other stocks:
Girl purchased from Dreamstime -> [link]



Everything else was made by me in PaintshopPro7.




Sorry if I cannot thank every :+fav: personally, but I will respond to all comments.
Know however, that every :+fav: is a compliment and highly appreciated. Thank you!!



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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
This is so gorgeous. I love the atmosphere, it's exotic, foreign and warm and tranquil. 
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.....pleased you like it :)
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful Photo Manipulation.
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Glad you like it...thank you very much :)
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feainne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The composition is great. I also like the mood and the doves are a nice touch. But my fav part is the Taj Mahal visible in the distance and its reflection on water.
Wonderful and sorrowful at the same time...
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
True...one of the saddest love stories of all time.
Thank you for commenting Judy. Im glad you like it :hug:
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful scene! :) :clap: :clap:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Not totally how I wanted it to look but it is what it is. :shrug: Glad you like it though ....thank you :hug:
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is always something causing us to rethink the scene over and over while making it.. Missing that exact stock image of a person or an animal, stocks not taken in right angle and so on.. Well it trains our brain anyhow.. ;)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
True :nod:
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
This is mesmerizing, so detailed, so brillaint! Wonderful! :clap:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much Odessa :hug:
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like how there's always something going on in your image other than the main element like the tigers, birds.. well done Karla :+fav:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
I like my pieces to tell a story around the focal point or character so the entire piece is taken in like a photorealistic snapshot I guess. Doesn't mean that the extra's are always noticed by some but thats ok because for those who do notice and comment, as you do...it tells me it was worth the hard work :)
Thank you Dan :D :hug:
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :love:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Your support is most appreciated :)
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :rose:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
An amazing picture u have here Karla:love:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks muchly Linley :D :hug:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
with pleasure Karla:hug:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning piece my dear! Amazing job with light and reflections...and its' so sweet, very peaceful and pleasant mood :love: :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad you like it Wolfgang....thank you my friend :D :hug:
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! :D :heart: Most welcome my dear! :hug:
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous use of the stock images!!
Truly a wonderful piece!! :)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Ohhhh!So amazing!!!:clap::clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you sweet Athina :D :hug:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it when you use this pallet of color :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I love it when you put glowy bitzz in lol. Thanks Chris :hug:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hooray:
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love so much your work ! :love:
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much sweety :hug: :blowkiss:
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Kisses for you ! :love: :heart:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow masterpiece :)
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Hardly...but thank you :)
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle:
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:iconpygar:
Pygar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing scene Karla with such a feeling of tranquillity! :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much Derek :D :hug:
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Biomech44 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Gorgeous. Another truly beautiful historical scene brought to life with cinematic composition and realism, detail and symbolism, and as always tour de force lighting and clarity. Also personal touches like the playful cats and amazing reflection in the water and strong emotive colour choices. Another epic and stunning piece my friend :clap: :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much Shaun. Not overly happy with this piece but glad you like it and as always thank you for your lovely comments :hug:
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PenelopeT Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Just gorgeous K ;)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you Penny :D :hug:
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Absolutely beautiful work Karla it is both stunning and soft. Your depiction is truly imaginative and excellently achieved and the use of the doves was a fantastic touch. Love can move mountains and inspire us to achieve impossible goals that may be called crazy by most. Once more you have truly impressed me with your skill but even more so with the tender touch you can give to your art. I leave amazed as always my friend. :hug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Smiles....thank you Chris once again for your lovely comments. I always look forward to reading your thoughts and even though Im not too happy with the outcome of this piece, your comments are inspiration to help me move on and make the next one even better. :hug:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww !! your work is so wonderful ! I love it ! :glomp: :love:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you sweety :D :hug:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing sceney! Love the tigers in the background!!
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks ever so much...glad you like it :)
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Lovely scene!! It's so beautiful :love:
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