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Tree of life

By ryuneo  
With this image I wanted to create a fantasy tree that was able to create life. The tree was give life by adding the human torso and hands releasing butterflies from the tangled roots. I used masks for blending the roots and torso as these give great flexibility when combining elements. I also wanted to add a sense of life to the scene by adding flowing water through the roots of the tree leading to a pond at the base of the image.

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: answersonapostcard, ade_mcfade, mikears and 39 more

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12 Apr 2005 7:42AM
Very clever and very creative. K.
ade_mcfade 19 15.2k 216 England
12 Apr 2005 7:43AM
could be a fantasy novel cover - really imaginative, great manipulation skills.

mikears 18 89 Canada
12 Apr 2005 7:44AM
Very nicely done manipulation!!

WElcome to EPZ too!

annaliese 18 421 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 7:52AM
Superb! and welcome Smile

gaz revs 19 6
12 Apr 2005 7:57AM
excellent image, luv it
dg2000r 19 31
12 Apr 2005 8:09AM
That's not really the sort of image I like, but it's technically brilliant!

Welcome aboard.

Mixpix 19 1.1k England
12 Apr 2005 8:12AM
Excellent work, well done and welcome.

keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Apr 2005 8:13AM
Looks like good work to me. Sharp stuff.
Tonyd3 18 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 8:34AM
Excellent work Ryan especially having read your profile, Keep up the by far excellent standard you have set for us all.

Welcome to EPZ
terry_cavner 18 332 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 8:49AM
Awesome manipulation
angej 18 479 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 8:55AM
Very creative.... and very clever. Welcome to EPZ. :0)
kayarr 19
12 Apr 2005 9:13AM
Very impressive great idea any photography
pennyspike 20 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 9:25AM
Clever idea, well executed. It is always good to see original pictures on the site.
I find it disturbing and intriguing at the same time. If it makes viewer stop and think it's got to be worth a click, like it or not!
I love the butterflies and the torso blending into the tree roots.
Welcome to epz, beware though, it rapidly becomes addictive.
ericfaragh 19 149 6 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 9:26AM
Nice work, well done.
vparmar 18 7 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 9:31AM
very creative and well presented. welcome to EPZ. click
ktcam 18 457 Scotland
12 Apr 2005 10:45AM
WOW! Beautifully doneSmile Such a great mixture of images and I love pictures with meaning. Excellent workSmile
zaak 18 6 England
12 Apr 2005 11:04AM
It's all been said, brilliant piece of work.
ryuneo 18 67
12 Apr 2005 11:35AM
Thanks for the kind words guys Smile I'm finding EPZ a great place for inspiration and feedback.
solkku 18 25
12 Apr 2005 11:53AM
Great manipulation. How long did it take you to finish this? Clicked.

JouŠo 19 56 Finland
12 Apr 2005 12:01PM
Cracking image!

ryuneo 18 67
12 Apr 2005 12:07PM
Thanks for the feedback. This image took around 6 hours to complet.
Pete 22 18.8k 97 England
12 Apr 2005 12:17PM
Fantastic work. If you still have the layers I'd suggest a wider gradient for the body to tree transition so it looks less hard.
Paree 18 616 3
12 Apr 2005 3:09PM
I love it !!!
13 Apr 2005 1:51AM
Very creative image
well acheived.
Have enjoyed looking at your
folio of more excellent work.
Looking forward to more.
Boyd 19 11.2k 11 Wales
13 Apr 2005 2:15AM
Fantastic image.
Deez 18 7
13 Apr 2005 10:31AM
Not keen on the cat one but i like this. Nice work.
magda_indigo 19 418 England
13 Apr 2005 4:12PM
very creative, well done, click (*:*)
mwatkins9801 18 190
14 Apr 2005 12:46PM
not bad manipulation.
Rickm 18 4
21 Apr 2005 8:25AM
Really good image. Like it
IanFlindt 18 740 21 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2005 10:19AM
Extraordinary and highly effective. Very well done.
speysider 18 10
21 Apr 2005 11:15AM
Just seen this fantastic image!
Amazing work, well done!
KenTaylor 18 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2005 7:22AM
Wow. Yes I like this a lot. Well put together keeping the composition in order. This is certainly what I expect with digital manipulation. Thoughtful work that here on epz is most welcome,
hsreid 18 27 Scotland
24 Apr 2005 2:06PM

How long does it take you to do these?

ryuneo 18 67
24 Apr 2005 2:09PM
Thanks. Most images take around 3 hours.
thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
25 Apr 2005 6:11AM
What a superb and creative shot the detail is astounding.Marvellous work.AnnSmile
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Apr 2005 6:20AM
Superb agsain Ryan. You've certainy made an impact with your images. Have you seen Victor's (man in black) work? Paul
fionaw 18
25 Apr 2005 7:06AM
Wow! Excellent imagination..
really like this.
gajj 19 32
29 Apr 2005 5:33AM
Ryan, your talent is amazing. Having just discovered your portfolio after looking at earthbound zebra, I'm going through one by one - I was whining on my upload about being in a blue funk, after reading your bio, I see I have nothing to whine about and need to get going so thank you on sooooo many levels.
Best regards,
Pete 22 18.8k 97 England
8 Oct 2005 8:50AM
We have tried to contact you by e mail, requesting use of this picture in the forthcoming ePHOTOzine book, as you have not replied we assume you either did not get the e mail or do not wish to contribute. The deadline has approached please respond by either saying no or requesting a book submission form. Cheers.

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