Edited in Photoshop CS5 using multiple layers and texture…

“Life: a cycle. A series of events, meetings, and departures. Friends discovered, others lost, Precious time, wastes away. Big droplet tears are shed for yesterday, but are dried in time for tomorrow, until all that remain are foggy, broken memories of a happy yesteryear.”
Daniela Gallo

Stock Images: Deviant Art
Background: Link
Girls: Link

Texture: Shadow House Creations


railroad, tracks, trees, autumn, fall, red, yellow, girls, raven, sky, blonde, dresses


  • polly470
    polly470almost 2 years ago

    I have never heard that before, and it brought a lump to my throat – how beautiful!
    Much love,

  • How VERY lovely to see you Polly! I have missed you! Thank you so much for the very touching comment…it is the best kind of compliment, to have elicited some sort of emotion. You always see beneath the surface….

    – Karen Helgesen

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work and words Karen, love, xxo

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful emotive work Karen….. :) x

  • Thank you very much Carol! :)

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesalmost 2 years ago

    17 September 2012

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 2 years ago

    Such an emotional impact this gives, love the Autumnal colors!

  • Thank you so much, Pamela! I always hope to convey some sort of emotion in my work…so this is an especially wonderful comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    09-17-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Many thanks Kira for the honor of being featured!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    so beautiful Karen!! :)

  • So kind if of you to comment, Karin! Thank you very much!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Karen

  • Thank you very much, Meeli! Always an honor to be featured in your group!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 2 years ago

    I love the way you put this together of them looking down the track on a beautiful autumn day.


  • So sorry…so tardy with my reply, Rick! Thank you very much for another one of your thoughtful comments!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • kenroome
    kenroomealmost 2 years ago

    Heartfelt imagining with this image. Powerful composition. Love it.

  • Thank you so much for the very flattering comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

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