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through the leaves

My SP for Friday.

I want to respond to the question, "what are you trying to say?". In some ways I don't think it matters what I am trying to say. I hope most of the images I take and MAKE (this is a made image) allow the viewer to bring their own interpretation. If one of my images makes you stop and wonder, I feel I have succeeded.

This image served a lot of purposes for me. It was fun and yes, I was learning. I am realtively new to the world of composite images and it is a skill I WANT desparately to learn. So, I acquired some PS techniques via online classes, bought some books and I play with applying my new skills in ways that I enjoy. I mostly fiddle and try again to get something that is pleasing to my eye. I think I am still too constrained in my attempts, but I just keep plowing forward.

Also, I am a bit shy especially when it comes to my own image and new to this SP thing. So this image allowed me to show Rene sort of and not reveal too much. BUT, I do love nature and plants and of course my 3 dogs and husband. In fact my computer is named Druid. It is sort of a joke, but not entirely that that is a name I would choose for a very technical piece of eletronics.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/60s f/5.6 at 55.0mm iso100 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Barri Olson16-Jul-2007 00:18
This is very good indeed. How the textures and the rhythms blend between as if one and the same. Very interesting idea and very well done.
Guest 11-Aug-2005 11:42
i know you trying to say....
Chris07-Aug-2005 20:04
The light, present in the original photograph, makes this composition strong.
Sharon Rogers06-Aug-2005 21:43
Well I think it's very fitting as you love nature so much and I love your green eyes!
Robbie D7006-Aug-2005 14:10
Sorry if the comment seems negative it was not ment to be . I do understand how much hard work goes into photographs and photoshop .
Robbie D7006-Aug-2005 14:06
Humm ! interesting and clever and took some thought to create , but sorry not for me
what are you trying to say ? or was it for fun or a learning project.???
Lee Rudd06-Aug-2005 13:19
wonderful treatment...very organic, which means I like it :)
Steven Jusczyk06-Aug-2005 05:11
Excellent, love the organic feel and composition.
Guest 06-Aug-2005 04:48
Neat effect Rene...your eyes are almost the same color as the green in the leaves...this green leads the viewer left to right into your eyes. Very well done!
s_barbour06-Aug-2005 03:10
Gorgeous shot have made a SP much more interesting to view. It is always nice to see the face behind the name, but you have made this into a masterpiece...bravo!
jude06-Aug-2005 02:40
Wonderful image. Rene. the beauty of the veined leaves melding with the wonderful light on your face as you look upwards.. there is a wood creature feel to this.. a nymph.... very well done.. impressive light
Karen Leaf06-Aug-2005 02:17
Beautiful SP Rene. Love the light on your eyes. Very well done.