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Red Sky At Night

By BlueRoom
Red sky at night... The fish factory ship's alight.

Heres something daft to kick off 2011. I was going to file this under 'Photo Journalism' but purists may consider that the subtle alterations I've made to the setting rule this out. Smile

Last November the Athena, still smouldering ater 13 days, was a prominent feature in Gerrans Bay off Portscatho. Under the control of two tugs and waiting till it was considered safe to be towed into Falmouth it made a dark scar on the seascape during the day and twinkling light show as evening fell and the tugs lit up.... but it was the curious little eyes peering up out of the sea that I chose to focus on.

View large for EXTRA curiosity.

Tags: Eyes In Digitally manipulated Digital art Humour and fun Brine

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 3:36PM
Happy New Year Eric- a good start to the year - love those eyes!!

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cirrusminor 10 380 3 England
11 Jan 2011 3:52PM
Fantastic Eric Smile))))
11 Jan 2011 4:30PM
!!! Fab.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Jan 2011 4:31PM
A fantastic image, the text illuminated the reason for the image-- I love how you have finished this image-- very attractive!
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 5:07PM
Brilliant just brilliant!!!
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 5:27PM
Thats beautifully composed art !

Maisie loves it , (shes 8 now) , you really could/should push to illustration . So refreshingly different from Raymond Briggs et al ,

Fun with slightest of undertones Smile
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 6:02PM
A treat to see.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Jan 2011 6:25PM
It's really hard to make constructive comments on your work Eric because it's all so unusual and brilliant. Anyway, suffice to say, another mini masterpiece and great fun.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 7:10PM
Top fishyness and eRKumour.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 9:34PM
Wow! Thanks folks for all those great comments. It's always nice when the wierd ones go out there and find friends.
Good to know Masie hasn't yet grown up so far as to leave me behind Dave. I'm hoping that one day she'll be Guest Editor. Smile
I remember that Malc. The eyeballs in the sky were the dog Boot, seen from the perspective of the population of a rock pool or something. Great stuff and beautifully drawn too.
Paree 13 616 3
11 Jan 2011 11:02PM
just the job
its fabulous

clever and brilliant
please accept my award

Possum 11 148 England
12 Jan 2011 1:11AM
You have such a gift for combining the seen and the created. Those eyes are genius Smile
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 1:11AM
Many thanks for your award Maureen, it's great to be in your Gallery and it's one of the prettiest on the site. I wish I could put it on the mantlepiece. Smile
Cheers Ali. Thanks for that.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
12 Jan 2011 12:36PM
This has genius written all over it. A fine piece of illustrative art.
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 5:37PM
Great idea, well worked Eric, love the little eyes peering out from between the waves.
Source 7
12 Jan 2011 6:00PM
This is brilliant.It's always so refreshing to view your wonderful art.Keep on surprising us.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 8:41PM
Happy new year! Very cool stuff.
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
12 Jan 2011 11:42PM
Love it Grin

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
13 Jan 2011 9:45AM your imagination
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 10:27AM
This is excellent and I don't know if it takes your work to a new level but it's certainly a bright star in your very shiny firmament.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
16 Jan 2011 5:07PM
Brilliant Eric Smile
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 9:14PM
An excellent piece of illustration Eric, full of wonder and a little mischief... Dave
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 9:00PM
Hi blUe how did I miss this one, love the eyes..... made me smile but the implications of man on the sea is one that people need to deal with soon.

di x
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2011 4:53PM
Like the thinking behind this,also very topical at the moment..serious issue but with a good catch of humour...Wink
16 Feb 2011 1:14PM
I love the design of this, you really are a clever chap Smile

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