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In Remembrance of Bambi

By Suehh
Heaven knows why but yesterday I thought of a book of my mother's - I cannot remember the title now but it is the book that the Disney film "Bambi" is based on. It may even be entitled "Bambi". My mum was given it in about 1945 when she was six years old and she had done what we all do as kids, write her name in full, her address in full, her school, her class, the year, etc., etc. Well, heaven knows where it has gone, but I cannot find it - maybe I have put it away in the loft for safekeeping or something - or did I give it to my brother?

Anyway, I felt the need to have a look at my mother's childish handwriting - funny how these daft moods come over one - and then I set about this image - I can remember my two brothers and I sitting on the floor with mum reading aloud to us from the book............happy memories.

The meadowy part is a pic I took on Monday - the other elements are all bits of older photos stashed away on my HD.

Since uploading V1 it has been suggested the image may be better more subdued --- so I have uploaded V2. I know I can be a bit on the bi-polar side when it comes to colour - either dull and dark or bright and over the top....sounds a bit like my personality really Wink


Tags: Digitally manipulated Humour and fun

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Glyn1 8 4 1 England
28 Apr 2011 6:30PM
Excellent, really wel put together. A lovely image.


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andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 6:31PM comments..I hate being first cos everyone reads the first...emailing you nowGrin
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
28 Apr 2011 6:34PM
This is simply stunning, Sue, a superb manipulation. Carol
28 Apr 2011 6:35PM
A delightful image, excellent work Sue.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
28 Apr 2011 6:36PM
Absolutely gorgeous. I love that little ladybird too, which being red is trying its best to hog the limelight.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 6:47PM
good manip if only I could find the light and do this for myself - sigh, one day mightWink
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Apr 2011 7:08PM
A great piece of work. - gary
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
28 Apr 2011 7:11PM
what wonderful and excellent works,very well done,
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
28 Apr 2011 7:17PM
Yes Sue,a bit of a tearjerker this one with Bambi.Sad when his mother got shot by the hunter,but she warned Bambi not to go into the meadow umpteen times because of the hunters there that would shoot you,so God knows what she was doing there in the first place.And to take your little kid into the meadow too,just beggars belief in my book !! Yet more proof in my theory that it is all the parents fault the way their kids turn out.Perhaps it is just as well mummy was not around.I wondered what she would have thought when her lovely little son brought a rampant rabbit home and introduced him as his new found friend.Especially when she heard his name was Thumper !!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 7:37PM
Beautiful image Sue
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
28 Apr 2011 8:00PM
lovely wistfull image Sue,thanks for the good wishes.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Apr 2011 8:08PM
Very nicely done, Sue: I do prefer the slightly more subdued colouring of V 2.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
28 Apr 2011 8:18PM
sweet of the two i'll opt for v2, think my ideal would be somewhere between the 2.lesley
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 8:39PM
I enjoyed reading about your reminiscences, and what you have produced is not only a nice piece of creative work, but it has a charm that you have stamped upon it, not only from within your creative side, but also from within past memories. The little creatures all have a magical glow, this is a fairytale image indeed. V1 for me!
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 9:05PM
V1 for me Sue As always lovely work a fine image

imagio 11 12 1 England
28 Apr 2011 9:35PM
Both versions have their merits Sue, but personal preference is for V1, as t has a more fantasy feel to it..

moiral 7 12 Scotland
28 Apr 2011 9:43PM
Both lovely images, but I prefer the colour of V1. Nice work putting it all together. Moira
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 9:59PM
Well manipulated image Sue, nice work..................

Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
28 Apr 2011 10:02PM
V1 for me, beautiful detailed and colourful imageSmile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 10:10PM
Beautiful image Sue, i actually like them both, beautifully put together and presented. It is good to remember, it is what makes us what we are. Take care my friend and keep up the excellent work.

danbrann 13 636 17
28 Apr 2011 10:34PM
Mystical yet whimsical Sue. Super.
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
28 Apr 2011 11:20PM
beautiful work, v1 is much better for my eyes. love a colourful image.
nice one, ant.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
28 Apr 2011 11:24PM
Totally charming. You are so artistic and creative! Have flicked back and forth between the two and reckon it has to be V1 for me. Great colours and light.

28 Apr 2011 11:33PM
OMG Sue, v.1 is just superb. I'll never know how you do it, but the effect is stunning! Love it. Have shortlisted it.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
28 Apr 2011 11:51PM
I reckon there should be a V3... bambi from V1 with everything else from V2.

Nice work,
Cheer,s Goggz
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 11:52PM
v1 for me sue a magical image cracking work Wink
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
29 Apr 2011 12:24AM
Magical, wonderful, brilliant, stupendous, what other words can I think of? Just great - I think I prefer v2 but not sure.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
29 Apr 2011 2:26AM
Beautiful manipulation Sue. A magical image, and V1 is my favorite...........Sandy
Ray42 9 3 England
29 Apr 2011 7:29AM
A good piece of creative work Sue - v1 is my choice
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 9:03AM
F A L...............told you so version 1 for me :Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 11:42AM
My star for you for V1 .....
You reminded me of my taking 2 chidlren I was looking after to see the film ... a long long time ago
They sat steadfastly showing no emotion
I howled all the way through it
But your image is just superb!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Apr 2011 3:44PM
A wonderful creation, Sue, love all the different elements in the image. Has to be the more colourful V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 3:50PM
What a superb creation !.....a cracking collection of flora/fawna, brilliantly put together to make a very magical image....1st class piece of work !

I'm gonna be different & say half way between V1 & V2 for're going to have the book publishers chasing you, producing images like this !.Smile
Source 7
29 Apr 2011 8:05PM
Both superb.I like the subtleness in V2
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2011 8:44AM
Wonderful work Sue, Both versions are too good to pick just one!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2011 10:03AM
Very well created
V1 for me with the light

30 Apr 2011 9:27PM
V1 blestschee combination of color saturation and image detail. Fantastic! Admirably caught. And what eyes!
Regards, Oleg.
agingrocker 9 14 1
1 May 2011 9:48PM
Lovely creative work Sue
3 May 2011 10:33AM
Had to come back and give this one a UC, Sue, it is gorgeous. Hope you do some more in 'this series' Wink
4 May 2011 10:55PM
This is a beautiful creation of fairy land and children's stories - my mother read Bambi to me as a child too. V1 for me - in fairy land the colors are all wonderful and perfect. Congratulations on creating this lovely image. A
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 May 2011 7:53PM
A magical piece of manipulation, v1 is wonderful

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