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A misty morning blended with an image by Marcus Ranum in CS3.

The lady’s forlorn demeanor and “all dressed up with nowhere to go” image made me think of Karen Carpenter’s song “Looking for Love…”
Though people say love is everywhere,
I’m looking for love, but it’s just not there

For those interested, the background image was processed, the figure placed (which automatically gives a second layer) and blended using the opacity slider, “blend if” options in the blending mode, and erase tool. A shadow was produced with the burn tool, and light controlled on the figure with dodge, burn, and a white brush at about 5%. The blur tool was also used around any hard edges to help the figure blend into the b/g and not appear sharp and ‘dropped in’. Most of these actions were done on separate layers in order to be able to switch them on and off individually and ensure the correct effect was achieved. It also prevents ruining the whole image – if something doesn’t work, just delete that particular layer!

Featured in Digital Art Compliations Group Oct 09

My Bubblesite also shows works in categories.

  1. Landscapes
  2. Trees
  3. Cards
  4. EOD
  5. Rusty
  6. Flowers
  7. Architecture
  8. Macro
  9. CatchAll
  10. DM

I suffer from viewfinder vision (find myself visualising a frame around everything I see) so my genre is “anything that moves and most things that don’t”!!

I don’t so much wish to document places and things, as to evoke feeling and emotion.

This leads to a diverse portfolio and constantly overloaded external hard drives…not to mention some burning of the midnight oil as I keep looking for that elusive perfect process for yet another ‘masterpiece’!!!

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  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely & mysterious

  • Glad you like it Sharon – thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Davies
    Daviesalmost 6 years ago

    This is just gorgeous Rosalie. And as for Karen Carpenter’s songs she was my all time favourite singer and I have all her records, tapes and CDs and Play her all the time. What a shame she had to die so young.

  • Thank you for the fav Noelene – I agree – the Carpenters’ story is sad – their music beautiful!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Maximus
    Maximusalmost 6 years ago

    great creation. :)

  • Ta Max!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 6 years ago

    Excellent as always.

  • Pleased you like it Warren – thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAalmost 6 years ago

    Perfection as always, Rosalie !!! What a wonderful romantic, moody image with an air of mystery and intrigue that suits the song to a tee !!!!

  • Glad it meets with your approval my friend – I am flattered!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Steven  Siow
    Steven Siowalmost 6 years ago

  • Thank you Steven for the wonderful visual response!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • smokipoki
    smokipokialmost 6 years ago

    just lovely!

  • Thank you Astrid

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkalmost 6 years ago

    another beautiful piece of artwork you have created

  • So pleased you like it – thanks for taking time to comment Chris.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Dave Warren
    Dave Warrenalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work R

  • Thanks D – you always bring a smile to my face – so good to have you back on the ‘bub’!!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 6 years ago

    Thank you Alyssa for adding this to your favourites

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