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Dream Sleep (reworked)

By TanyaH
After a heck of a lot of excellent and valid feedback on the previous version of this, I decided to radically rework it. I've got rid of the 'dreaming' body at the bottom and just left the 'dream' itself. Put it this way, if you're up in the clouds, riding a leaf, then you'd better be dreaming! (Either that, or you've had way too many funny fags ...) Grin

Huge thanks to those who said which bits worked and which bits didn't. It really helped me stand back and objectively look at the image through other people's eyes, not just my own blinkered ones.

I don't know if the reworked version is better, or just different. But I like it Smile

Tags: Clouds Floating Leaf Digitally manipulated Digital art Horns Dreaming Sun rays

Voters: Shaji84, optik, ddolfelin and 94 more

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Shaji84 5 4 India
5 Oct 2014 2:13PM
Poignant - poetic - dreamy - sensous - radiant - all in one - top class! Guess this works for me better than the earlier version (yes I had seen it a while back) SmileSmile

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ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
5 Oct 2014 2:23PM
I think this is brilliant - different enough to be outstanding.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
5 Oct 2014 2:27PM
I much prefer this one. I found the other one quite confusing. Here I can interpret it as I please. She could be a goddess of the seas or the heavens. A lovely worked dreamlike fantasy.
retec 13 England
5 Oct 2014 2:35PM
Much better, superb work.
bluesandtwos 10 409 1 England
5 Oct 2014 3:29PM
Most excellent!!!

pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2014 4:31PM
I have eagerly awaited your re-working of this, Tanya, and am not disappointed.
I like the extra space at the top, the exclusion of the body at the bottom, and the now super-dreamy atmosphere.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4049 Canada
5 Oct 2014 5:46PM
Better for sure

RayHeath 7 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2014 5:50PM
Hi Tanya,

I agree with your last sentance, I think this reworked version is very much a different version.

I could see from the title and images/elements you produced in the 1st version how the total image related to the title "Dream Sleep" though I didn't think the connection between the body and the dream state quite worked. Had we seen this reworked image first and only....with the title, I would not necessarily have expected to see a physical connection/reference to a body. However the 1st image has probably conditioned me to expect to see that body connection still in some form in the reworked version and on that basis I feel the title is possibly not as strong or self evident as in the original version.

I think you have worked the light and the shadow on the body so well, the light coming not front on but from the girls left, hence the side of her face and appropriate body parts are in shade....very good. One thing I would suggest looks like she is on a curled up autumn leaf which in essence would be in front of strong backlight. If you are still in rework mode...what might the leaf look like if it were stronger in colour as if radiating autumn colour more from a strong backlight source.

All comments are very subjective but as you say, it does help to put your work out in the public domain as it enables evaluation through fresh eyes.

Your mastery with processing is something that I can one day only hope to then you will have progressed even further and still be streets ahead of, excellent work and well done.

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2014 6:06PM
A great rework.Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
5 Oct 2014 6:12PM
Excellent again, Tanya, and this is definitely my fave of the two Smile
Trev Smile
Outstanding creative imagery. Perfectly crafted & presented.

IsabelC 5 51 10 Denmark
5 Oct 2014 9:47PM
This is a wonderfully different interpretation Smile
I have to admit that I also still like the idea with the sleeping body Wink

Isabel Smile
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
5 Oct 2014 11:45PM
All said above...outstanding imagery
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2014 9:44AM
Thank you all again for the positive encouragement, the UAs and to Colleen for her GE - that's given me a huge smile Smile

Ray - once again, some greatly insightful feedback and truly appreciated.
Isabel - I know what you mean about the body, so there may well be another version coming out of this one at some point Grin

Ah well, that's the beauty of Photoshop - so many ways of doing things that it's hard to know when to stop!
fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
6 Oct 2014 9:51AM
This is a magnificent image, Tanya. Regards Martin
marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2014 1:59PM
Excellent... i love it!
Source 9
6 Oct 2014 4:18PM
Stunning image and work
- source
clintnewsham 15 121 1 England
6 Oct 2014 10:35PM
Much work done on the previous version and this works well.
Congrats, an artist in the making

All the best Clint
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2014 10:43PM
You're getting there
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 10:13AM
Clint and Eviscera - thank you both. Your positive comments mean a lot to me Smile And thank you for the UA, Clint - grinning like a cheshire cat now Grin
User_Removed 6 920 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 3:30PM
Love this Tanya! Congrats on all the awards, very well deserved!
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
8 Oct 2014 2:22PM
Amazing image Tanya!! Shall i write for this too? BlushWink
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2014 2:36PM
Ishan - if you want to, then I'm hardly going to say no, am I?! Grin
It'll be interesting to see what the image says to you on an emotional level, and how you express that in poetry ...
5 Nov 2014 6:08PM
Fantastic image - very imaginative.
12 Nov 2014 11:55AM
Perfection....its the word that springs to mind....
Alda 7 70 30 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2015 10:37PM
Stunning!!! GrinGrin
18 Feb 2015 5:32PM
A super image on the edge of the twilight zone.

Kim Walton 16 145 30 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2015 8:15PM
Top shelf
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
25 Mar 2015 12:26AM
a very fine variation..
andmolliethedog 14 120 11 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2015 1:57PM
wow...great job....have something similar on purpleport but prefer yours..................
18 Jun 2015 12:23AM
This shot is a masterpiece
avacreates 8 448 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2015 1:57PM
beautiful work - love the imagination it took to work on it - Fabulous PF
LDorey 5 4 1 England
26 Jul 2015 1:19PM
Fabulous image Tanya 😀
andmolliethedog 14 120 11 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2015 7:20AM
very very well done with changes.................
4 Sep 2015 5:28PM
Amazing work!
7Wishes 4 61 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2015 1:48AM
a very striking and eye-catching image
Richsr 12 91 223 England
19 Apr 2016 5:30PM
Like your work with this Tanya, good image and congrats on all the awards well deserved
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2016 2:26PM
Many thanks Richard Smile

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