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24 Nov 2009 9:11PM
Wonderful work !!


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24 Nov 2009 9:56PM
Nice work, a lovely image.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 10:31PM
The path to salvation is but a transient one Paree , Each step to greater things !

Paree 12 616 3
24 Nov 2009 11:19PM
82 views and 3 comments whats going on
( i have started a forum thread
called views and unique views ? )
Ganto 11 769 2 Ireland
25 Nov 2009 12:54AM
I will hold my hand up, and say that I don't understand the title, but as a piece of digital/photoshop art, I like this a lot.
I hope you work with a fairly good pixel count, to make these images printable to a decent size!

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 8:54AM
Just a wonderful image
I must give you my readers award for this one
Paree 12 616 3
25 Nov 2009 8:59AM
wow thank you so much Barbara,
it was an experimental try so really appreciate this award.
Smile Smile Smile
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 9:02AM

Paree 12 616 3
25 Nov 2009 9:12AM
Thankyou Ganto,
i will explain for every one the title

John Claire is our local poet
he wrote the most beautiful poems that are really social history,
the poem
is one of his most favoured,
he was sent to a mental hospital,
(but recent thinking was he was actually depressed not mad )
and while he was there wrote some beautiful lines,

this is the poem he wrote about living there,

the man walking along in my image looked so fee and it made me think of the lines,
(i am
but what i am none cares or knows,)
so i call the image I aM


I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
I am the self-consumer of my woes,
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost;
And yet I am! and live with shadows tost

Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,
Into the living sea of waking dreams,
Where there is neither sense of life nor joys,
But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems;
And e'en the dearest--that I loved the best--
Are strange--nay, rather stranger than the rest.

I long for scenes where man has never trod;
A place where woman never smil'd or wept;
There to abide with my creator, God,
And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept:
Untroubling and untroubled where I lie;
The grass below--above the vaulted sky.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 10:03AM
So very moving!!
wicksy 11 79 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 10:26AM
Thanks for posting the poem -decided to take a look having seen the "thread" the poem really helps me to appreciate the image - it moves it from a good image to to something that is really expressive (perhaps I should have seen that all along but I can be a bit dim!)
Great work
Paree 12 616 3
25 Nov 2009 10:47AM

Quote:Thanks for posting the poem -decided to take a look having seen the "thread" the poem really helps me to appreciate the image - it moves it from a good image to to something that is really expressive (perhaps I should have seen that all along but I can be a bit dim!)
Great work

Chris the point you make is completely valid,
occasionally i give reading of my own poems,
i always explain what the poem is about first,
people can understand the words,
as in John poem ( i am )
the words take on a completely meaning if you know the story first.
we are not mind readers after are we lol
Elviran 10
25 Nov 2009 10:50AM
viewed, and commented, and clicked,
do i get a brownie point hee hee
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 11:52AM
far far to deep for me....nit piccy bit the horizon[er if it has one..shows through the body which may not be ideal..but as the whole image is so surreal anyway does it matter....your work has def begun to leave the planet need a gallery.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
25 Nov 2009 12:11PM
This image has a poetry all its own. It is melancholy and sad...a human being drifting off into nothingness, dissolving into madness. Excellent and poignant work.
25 Nov 2009 2:07PM
really wonderful & different shot!
mixing ripples,birds and nice colors!
saraxxx 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 3:46PM
Very striking love the emotion!
Paree 12 616 3
25 Nov 2009 5:10PM
thanks every one
apart from the cloths there is actually no sky or foreground to speak of
i made this image like this
i cut pieces of coloured card and scanned them into the computer,
then i smudges the colours together to make the sky, and changes the colour and did the same thing to make the grass,
then i cut out a strange tree shape twisted it and placed it onto the image,
the cloths on the man,
were originally a long dress on a hippy lady i cut and smudges it to look like a Chinese outfit,
then i placed the birds and faded them into the rest of it,
hope all this makes sense,

and just for the purists
no, its not a photograph,
Robin_TB 8 204 9 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 8:55PM
Following up on the thread! Its certainly an intriguing image, made better by the addition of the poem in full, for me it gives the image a depth that it didn't quite have on its own. I like the idea of using poetry as am inspiration and creating an image on the emotions evoked. You could take the same poem, give it to a group of people and every image/photo/artwork produced would be completely different.
Fascinated also by the technique you used, I wouldn't have guessed it! Looking at your portfolio it seems that this 'experiment' sits nicely with the rest of your work. Looking forward to seeing more.
Mgd 8 Poland
25 Nov 2009 9:19PM
Smile beauty
collywobles 13 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 8:56AM
Beautiful - I love image manipulation of this quality. Your PF is also outstanding.
Cor 8 Belgium
26 Nov 2009 6:26PM
Fine creation !!!

Cronk 13 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 7:22PM
I love those textures! Highly original work with top class expertise.
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
26 Nov 2009 7:26PM
Just caught up with this one Maureen and it is a super image. I would thank you for giving us the poems.
Paree 12 616 3
26 Nov 2009 7:49PM
thank you every one for the comments,
Pete glad you like the poem
Ganto 11 769 2 Ireland
26 Nov 2009 9:37PM
Cheers for the extra info Maureen.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1966 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2009 2:38AM
I know it's late, but you have taken me into another world with the image and the poem, and I drifted off for a while. I was fascinated to read about your technique and would never have guessed how you produced it.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
27 Nov 2009 3:16AM
very artistic!
JdeNLucas 9 4 3
27 Nov 2009 4:48PM
Well I am even later I love this image readers vote and straight to favorites!Best wishes John
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
27 Nov 2009 5:15PM
This is ammmaaazing. Pure art, P Smile


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