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"Into the Dingly Dell..."

By whatriveristhis
I can assure you that no 'controlled substances' were consumed during the creation of this image.
I'd been looking at some children's book illustrations and was inspired to have a play around in Elements, working from some of my older photos and experimenting with Layers and blending modes.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

I must thank Moira, Michal, carmen, Mark, Adam, Dougie, and Charlotte for giving their awards to my last image.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Fantasy forest

Voters: akh, Velja, Techno and 44 more


18 Mar 2017 10:33AM
⭐superbly done⭐

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gerainte1 5 44 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 10:37AM
very different from you and I really like it, magical
18 Mar 2017 10:45AM
A scene that Alice might have spied through her looking glass.
You could never be accused of lack of imagination and talent Alan.
Butterflies have been in short supply up here at least this year.

18 Mar 2017 10:50AM
Thank you, Dougie, and for the Wee Tree.
Last year we could hardly move for butterflies around here... perhaps yours decided to fly south.
18 Mar 2017 11:04AM
Abnormal service seems to be working very well, Alan!

18 Mar 2017 11:04AM
It's delightful. More please.
bluesandtwos 10 406 1 England
18 Mar 2017 11:40AM
I really like this!!!

mlseawell 9 1 United States
18 Mar 2017 12:15PM
Very creative!
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
18 Mar 2017 12:16PM
I'm a huge fan of children's book illustrations, especially from the Art Noveau period. This put me in mind of them. I hope you produce more along this line.
18 Mar 2017 12:16PM
Magical image. More please.

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 12:17PM
Excellent Alan, no problem with abnormal service thoughWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.7k 2093 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 1:04PM
Definite hints of Arthur Rackham, the darkness as well as the light.
I'm glad you explained the inspiration, but I'm still not convinced by the butterflies.
I might like to see moths though...
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 1:29PM
Think a few magic mushrooms around as well Alan. Imaginative to say the lest.
Delightful image
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
18 Mar 2017 4:50PM
Definitely away with the faeries on this one, Alan.....

Like the title.... Lindisfarne, Dickens or Mr Blobby inspired??
18 Mar 2017 5:32PM

Quote:Like the title.... Lindisfarne, Dickens or Mr Blobby inspired??

No. Half a bottle of Chardonnay.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 6:18PM
Love it of course - your blending of images always inspires me to be more creative.
Perfect for book illustrations re your inspiration.
Kate Grin
tonyng 9 11 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 6:59PM
Cleverly done.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2017 7:41PM
There's nothing like a good play with photos, layers and blending modes - when you have the time - I find it very relaxing and absorbing, but I don't get much housework done. Love the finished image Alan SmileSmile
19 Mar 2017 4:58AM
A pleasure to view and behold. Wonderful artistry
cheers walt
dudler Plus
16 972 1534 England
19 Mar 2017 11:08AM
Like Moira, I was rather thinking of Rackham.

One day, it would be interesting to see the effect of controlled substances on creativity... Bob Carlos Clarke recommended wine as an aid to erotic photography, contrary to all other sources. I suppose it's a question of whether one values creativity and lack of inhibition more than complexion and propriety. Not to mention technical accuracy.

All of that - complexion excepted - could equally apply to layers, I suppose.
19 Mar 2017 11:09AM
Try red wine it has different effects.

Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
19 Mar 2017 11:49AM
Beautifully done Alan; wonderfully fairytale atmosphere! Eric Idle had some pretty interesting stories about what goes on in Dingly Dell Wink SmileSmile
A big thank you for your user award; greatly appreciated!
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2017 10:31AM
If this is 'not normal' service, then long live it as far as I'm concerned. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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