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Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the mind.
(Not my words - generated by Artybollocks ... but they fit my world view perfectly, so what the hell - I thought I'd add them!)

Follow your own path; following someone else's path will only lead you to their destination or where they want you to go.
(Those are my words - thought of them the other morning, and it seems appropriate for the photographic journey Smile)

Two photographic thoughts that I'm trying to cement into my head at the moment are (1) "The poor concept, perfectly executed, still makes a poor photograph" (Misha Gordin) and (2) "Technically poor images are like poems written with poor grammar - they may have volumes of insight to convey, but they have difficultly doing it successfully" (Angela Farris Belt). I may have a way to go, but that's what I'm aiming for ...
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A quick view of TanyaH's recent activity.

  • The night birds

    Wow, Ron - thank you very much! Grin
    • 27 Mar 2017 12:03PM
  • There's a chill in my bones.

    Beautifully dark and evocative! Smile
    • 22 Mar 2017 2:37PM
  • Metal lace

    Wonderfully different!
    • 20 Mar 2017 3:57PM
  • A different subject!

    It is a very beautiful shot - delicate and vulnerable, yet with such a strong confident pose.

    If you're not into cloning stuff out, just crop the image to just above the navel area, which I've done quickly in my own mod. That then also places the elbows pointing down in the lower left corner which (to my eye) then balances the image better on the diagonal.

    Now for the choice thing ... I think this looks fab in mono! You may not, of course, and that's perfectly fine. I've used Nik's SilverEfexPro for the conversation, and used its Full Spectrum preset - no fiddling with buttons or sliders.

    It didn't need it, and is just an alternative style of presentation. For me, though, it's accentuated that gorgeous rim light you've got Smile

    • 20 Mar 2017 12:07PM
  • Expectant

    Personally, I'd be expecting a helping hand getting out of that latex!! Grin
    Wonderfully atmospheric and loaded.
    • 20 Mar 2017 10:55AM
  • birds of loneliness

    I also love this. There's such a feeling of melancholy, although not really because that figure looks quite happy walking along on their own.
    Love the inclusion of the two birds as well.

    • 20 Mar 2017 10:50AM
  • Daffodils

    Rather surreal! Smile
    • 20 Mar 2017 10:46AM
  • I finally got round to having a proper look at your stuff, and yeah ... I really do like it! Love the art nude stuff too - the lighting on some of those is utterly sublime and definitely something I want to try and emulate Smile
  • Loving your work, Gill, very inspiring Smile
    • Posted on GillyB's profile
    • 5 Apr 2016 1:56PM
  • One of the lovely things about this site is discovering portfolios that you never realised existed ... and I've just discovered yours Grin
    I'm blown away - really enjoyable and inspiring work!
  • Great images! Really enjoying your work Smile
    • Posted on chudzy's profile
    • 21 Jan 2016 6:59PM
  • Thought I'd have a peek at what else you do when not on max strength cold and flu medication and 'atmospheric' music ... Grin
    Glad I did - you do stunning landscape work!
    • Posted on BobShaw's profile
    • 4 Jun 2015 12:04PM
  • Wow, what a portfolio! Inspiring work and I've thoroughly enjoyed having a bimble through it Grin
    • Posted on backbeat's profile
    • 13 Apr 2015 11:19AM
  • Your portfolio's developing rather nicely here Grin I'm thoroughly enjoying what you've done so far, and looking forward to seeing more.
  • I don't think I've actually looked through your portfolio before ... glad I have now, though. I think that you have an amazingly eclectic, bizzare and wonderfully twisted mind. Even better, you've also got the processing and manipulation skills to go along with that imagination.

    It's a visual smorgasbord, with a little bit for everyone and a massive dollop of appeal Grin
  • I can't believe I've never actually left a comment on your portfolio, saying just how much I like your work! Bonkers ... thought I had, but just 'viewed all' and obviously not ...
    So - your stuff is achingly wonderful and I hate you (only kidding on that bit).

    Your creative art is so inspirational and beautiful Smile

  • I've got to say, I love the way you process your images Smile There's a wonderful sense of the primeval about a lot of your shots that I find very appealing indeed. I loved the Bellever Forest image in particular. It's a fantastic portfolio of imagery that is a pleasure to view.