Sunday, December 31, 2006

An eye on the past

picture of South Shields beach reflected in an eye

Remembering better days.

As I sit at home recuperating, I thought I would try to make a little use of my new graphics tablet and wireless pen. This image has been created to remind me of the busy summers days had down on the beach in South Shields, a long cry from the wet and windy winter we have now. I've tried to create the illusion of the busy beach reflected in the fresh eye of a young girl, ready to rush down to the shore.
Two images merged in Photoshop, the eye having been desaturated, painted, and some noise added, and the beach scene with the South Pier, masked and blended with the iris. A little extra drawing was used to give emphasis to the lashes.

Hope you all like!

content de te revoir, repose toi bien.
surperbe montage, c'est vraiment reussit.

content with your return, you rests well. surperbe assembly, it is really succeeds.

Bonne année, bonne santé
"Le temps passe, les années filent. Quand une nouvelle année commence, on se demande toujours si elle apportera la paix et le bonheur à chacun... Fermez les yeux et faites un voeu !"

Good year, good health
time passes, the years slip by. When a new year starts, one always wonders if it will bring peace and happiness to each one… Close the eyes and make a wish!

Hey that is a lovely image. Even with the aid of software the art is in the vision.
having an eye for beautiful summer?? Happy New Year to you!
an eye for beautiful summer?
Happy New Year to you Curly!
I do like it!
I'm glad you have such a toy to play with while you recuperate!

Here's to a healthy 2007... and beach days this summer! =)
Glad to hear things are much better, Curly. I have a lot of sympathy for what you are going through. Your description of what was happening mirrors what happened to me exactly. The same symptoms and feelings. The health care professionals were fantastic and they are the only reason I'm still here to piss people off.
Oh, yes. You did a smashing job on this photo. The reflection is very realistic.
This is great, Curly.

I wish you well on your recuperation! I just heard about it.

Happy New Year to you and your family!
How wonderful that a terrible event like a heart attack has come to feel like a rebirth to you. Sounds like you and your family came through a really difficult time and are healing. May this new year continue that healing for you all.

And by the way I really like what you did here. Isn't Photoshop coo?!
Great image. Looking forward to more in 2007. Have a great New Year.
Great concept Curly! Photography can be art as well.
I'm so pleased that you survived your ordeal and are now resting at home. It sounds like you had a very scary experience. I hope that from now on everything goes extra well for you and yours. I wish you a great new year.
An image that is worth a thousand words. Good recovery Curly.
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Born in 1956, I'm a retailer, father and husband, with two young children a son born in 1997 and a daughter in 2001. I am also a former borough Councillor who has had his passion for people and politics reawakened recently.