O is for October’s child…
Born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.

- from the Gregorian calendar of birthstones

The faces are from various photos and were blended in with layer blend effects in Photoshop so that the textures of the leaves look like they’re following the contours of the faces. Basic picture is a forest floor in autumn.
Foret de Soignes, near Brussels, Belgium

4727 views, 106 faves, 19 Features – October, 2014

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Comments

  • SnowDog
    SnowDogabout 7 years ago

    Very creative Billyboy nice to see you on RB!

    SnowDog

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 7 years ago

    Hey SnowDog, Likewise!! Amazing how small the world really is…

  • oskeepops
    oskeepopsabout 7 years ago

    awesome :o)

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 7 years ago

    Many thanks Oscar… first comment I ever got from the Philippines!!

  • zee1
    zee1about 7 years ago

    Great effect, so different well done.

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 7 years ago

    Many thanks Zee for diggin the souls! BB

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 7 years ago

    What a fabulous piece of work, billyboy!

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 7 years ago

    Thanks for noticing this Mel. With the volume of pictures that come through every day at Redbubble, things tend to get buried pretty quickly. This is one of my favorite images so I`m really happy you found it and commented. Cheers, BB!

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggieabout 7 years ago

    Was looking for faces and this one caught my eye. The colours help so much! Gosh, 1966. Looks like you’ll be staying in Belgium for a while. Makes me think of the book: Only in Holland. Only the Dutch, written by an American, who (obviously) lived in Holland for a while.
    My son works in a recording studio, in Sydney (Gasinc – Marty). Can’t help seeing these links. :)

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 7 years ago

    Yeah, 41 years… 40 years ago I would have thought it was sad to be in a place that long. But life is good here. And your son is in the right business. I’ll drop off a link to our studio in one of your pix. Many thanks for your comment! BB

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