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Last One Standing

By TanyaH
I'd love to say that this was taken in the canyons in Arizona, but it isn't (I wish!). I created it my bedroom - the background is an orange voile curtain, scrunched up. The 'tree' was found outside, which someone had conveniently stepped on to flatten it (I think it's from a shrub of some kind, possibly elder) and the light shaft was created curtesy of the DigitalPhoto technique (although I did try to make it subtle!).

Exposure for the background was 1.5" @ f8 - the tree was masked out from another similar image and inserted (and boy, was it a sod to mask!) Then turned the image black and white by using the red channel only. I like it, but I'd welcome feedback from others - does it work?

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: Brewster, MediumSizeUnavailable, kaybee and 23 more

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Brewster 12 4 Scotland
14 Nov 2005 3:41AM
I think this is a great image, from the thumbnail I'd have guessed Arizona.
This is a well thought-out and well-executed piece of artwork. Well done.


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14 Nov 2005 3:45AM
surreal, impressive and so inventively done with the simplest of "props".
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
14 Nov 2005 3:55AM
Well done.
I think you have succeeded very well
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
14 Nov 2005 5:26AM
Clever piece of manipulation. Highly effective.
14 Nov 2005 6:21AM
I like it. Very drammatic.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Nov 2005 6:26AM
Great idea, well put together. PAul
climbing_orchid 13 321 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2005 6:45AM
excellent image - not what i expected though!!
Liz x
nigelsharman 15 30 England
14 Nov 2005 6:50AM
Almost had me fooled..great work, well done.

alife 15 69 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2005 6:01PM
Yep, works for me. Can't help thinking its a very (very) large curtain Smile
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2005 8:40AM
Thank you all for the feedback on this, it's really appreciated.
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2005 8:37AM
love this look..has a great feel to it..just to let you know your bw idea was brilliant..may upload as another version tomorrow..thanks so much!
BERRY 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 12:28PM
Thanks for the comment. I think you're right about the crop. I've just had a little look at your portfolio and it's great. I like your 'Last One Standing', I thought it was Arizona, or somewhere similar, from the thumbnail.

TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 1:48PM
Thanks Paul, much appreciated. To be honest, I've done so little in the past few years that it feels like I'm starting over again. I look back on some of the old stuff and wish I had a time machine and could go back and do things differently! I've just had a peek at your collaborative website ... some brilliant stuff in there. Not the norm either, which is nice to see these days. Good gritty stuff Smile
rossd 15 1.1k England
20 Jul 2012 8:12PM
Just 'found' your PF. What a very creative and highly original (and surreal) image! Deserves far more votes.
26 Jul 2012 7:37PM
Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Jul 2012 2:46PM
To be absolutely honest which I always am! gets me problems some times, the first thing I thought was nice curtains fantastic shape, wonder what colour they were orange perhaps! or maybe yellow!. Then I saw the tree and thought blowing in the wind but the tree is straight?. Is this a play on the persistence battle of forces apposed to each other ie. the lone tree against the power of the wind!, just goes to show how differently people sum thing up in their mind!, like it all the same lol. regards Leon. GrinSadSmileTongueWink
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:47PM
Hi Leon. Yeah, you're right - they were orange on layer one, and yellow on layer 2 (double layer curtain) ... you've certainly got a good eye! I don't know about battles of opposed forces ... to be honest (and it gets me into trouble sometimes too) ... I was just pratting around seeing if I could make anything of a pair of curtains and a squashed twig ... Grin
Tibetan 5 3 England
4 Aug 2012 2:15PM
Well you succeeded from my point of view! but then great minds think alike lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Very creative!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2014 3:09PM
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
24 Mar 2015 11:55PM
brilliant.. I would have loved to do that myself..

yes.. by the looks it is standing.. perhaps a little sturdier than the last one.. but devoid of life all the same.. in barren territories while the beauty of life could be waiting just round the corner..
You bedroom is like the Arizona!!
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 394 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2016 1:55PM
Thanks Fabrizio! Grin Although Arizona was probably tidier than my bedroom at the time ...

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