“When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be-I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
~Wendell Berry

Dreamscape composed in Photoshop using layers, blending modes, textures, backgrounds, effects, filters, puppet mode transformations, and various parts.

Background images courtesy of BrendaStarr of Flickr
Herons and fish courtesy of Jinxmim of DeviantArt
Shadows and lighting done in AFX filters
Original textures


herons, birds, wildlife, animals, composites, fantasy, nature, manipulations

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    Neat looking!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 2 years ago

    Despite your bad back Pamela, your still turning out this great pictures. a favorite

  • Thanks much Malcolm, the beat goes on regardless!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Pamela

  • Thank you Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • swaby
    swabyabout 2 years ago

    Oh wow you are the Master Pamela, look at those red legs! This is everything and fabulous too! Love the lighting, colors and composition! Love it!

  • Thank you much my dear friend, I love the heron, they add so much to my life!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful creation and wonderful quote! I just love it! Bravo my friend!!!!!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago


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  • Thank you Kira!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishabout 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing such lovely and powerful words and a fabulous image

  • Thank you so much for viewing and appreciating this image!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your awesome feature In Kira’s Art Universe Group! Excellent Image!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Wow, I can not even begin to imagine how long it must have taken to do this. Fabulous creation Sis

  • Thanks so very much, not that long actually! Only four hours!~ Ha ha!

    – Pamela Phelps

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