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Last Dance With Mary Jane

By beckas  
Thanks all for your comments on my last image. Here is another image from my graveyard shoot.

I had a very strange thing happen to me while editing this image. I decided that I wanted to listen to some music so I launched iTunes. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by Tom Petty was randomly selected to play. As the music started to play, I went back to my Photoshopping and then realized that the tombstone in the image had the name "Mary Jane" inscribed on it.

It actually spooked me a bit, but then I decided that the song should influence the image. So I threw away two hours of editing and selected a new image purely based on the influence of the song.

Model Rizza-Belen Diaz
The dress was created by Black Lotus Clothing

Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: SlowSong, Cormy, franken and 37 more

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Cormy 10 3 England
17 Oct 2011 3:21PM
Great work.Really enjoyed this.
Mary Jane.

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Oct 2011 4:02PM
Spooky indeed Rebekah and a very beautiful result.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Oct 2011 4:02PM
Well worked with his beckas, spooky with the Mary jane tune
Regards Richard
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 4:07PM
The ways of this world are mysterious, but nothing mysterious about this being a brilliant image.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
17 Oct 2011 4:17PM
Beautiful image with an ethereal quality.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
17 Oct 2011 4:25PM
Ghostly apperations, excellent Becks.
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
17 Oct 2011 5:32PM
Beautifully haunting work!
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 5:35PM
Spooky but brilliant!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
17 Oct 2011 6:09PM
Spooky indeed! I wonder if the inscriber of the gravestone (or the client) knew what 'Mary Jane' translates into Spanish. And normally there would be a surname or family name, huh? Why just 'Mary Jane'? And the model's name is of Spanish origin! Doubly spooky, I say Wink

That aside, excellent image, Rebekah.

Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
17 Oct 2011 8:34PM
She grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good-lookin' mama who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights

Well, she moved down here at the age of eighteen
She blew the boys away, was more than they'd seen
I was introduced and we both started groovin'
I said, "I dig you baby, but I got to keep movin' on"
Keep movin' on

Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin' in
And I'm tired of this town again

You gotta love that tune Smile
17 Oct 2011 8:40PM
Love this super image Rebekah,and your port folio reflects great talent......John
dudler Plus
14 706 1351 England
17 Oct 2011 8:50PM
As ever, you do perfectly what others make kitsch.

Assured is the word, I think.

beckas 14 5 1 United States
18 Oct 2011 1:41AM
Thanks all for your comments. Thank you Paul for the GEA (and yes, I agree that it is a fine tune) and thank you Amanda for the UA. Much appreciated. Smile
astyag 10 12
18 Oct 2011 7:27AM
Those are some lovely photoshop editing! Rebekah, I really admire your photoshop editing, apparently you spend long time behind editing but "boy it gives result"
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 4:58PM
deserves the it..title just adds that magic touch..x
18 Oct 2011 6:14PM
Brilliant title, and wonderfuly spooky image.

John Smile

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