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Even J. Robert Oppenheimer was a child before he grew to become the man who led the team responsible for creating the atomic bomb. I’m sure as a child he never dreamed he would grow to be the man that he was. The burden that he created for himself must have been terrible……

Do you ever wonder what the children of today will grow to inflict upon the world?
Can they learn from the mistakes of those who’ve gone before them….

[stock credits -
A-bomb – wikimedia commons
sky and cracked earth – CG textures
crow skull – McJAK
skateboard – Visual-Micro
Ravens – Amicizia-Sowe
Raven brushes – Rykan
All other textures and model, my own personal stock – Thanks Jack!]

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Painter, Illustrator, sometime Designer, maniacal Doodler, Photographic Artist.

Funnily enough I don’t consider myself to be a photographer – that’s for the talented folks who actually know what their camera’s do.

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  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 3 years ago

    Awesome image and presentation ….nicely done

  • Thankyou so much :))

    – scottimages

  • Rebecca Morrison
    Rebecca Morrisonabout 3 years ago

    Very perceptive description, I wonder that while raising my own 3 boys. What will they grow up to be, to do? We can only hope they are learning form the mistakes of those that come before them. Very poignant and your photomanip is awesome!

  • We can only guide them and let them make their own choices. They’ll be what they’ll be, yes?

    I’m so glad you like this Rebecca, Thankyou so much :))

    – scottimages

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdabout 3 years ago

    Scary to think what may be coming for sure. None the less this a wonderful piece of art.
    Davo

  • Thanks Davo – probably best to not think about it too much ;-)

    – scottimages

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    What a wonderful work of art.

  • Thankyou Don, I’m pleased you think so :))

    – scottimages

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlabout 3 years ago

    Marvelous Rosemary! I have often too wondered about the very same thing… children never say “I want to grow up to be the bad guy”… so what happens? What goes wrong to make some people become so hateful and intent on destruction? Or, in the case of Oppenheimer, perhaps just a child’s curiosity to create something remarkable… I love your work, Rosemary. Your photo-manipulations are amazing… your own inner child’s creativity ;)

  • Poor Oppenheimer was a brilliant physicist. His mother must surely have nurtured his affinity for the sciences, just as we do when our own children show an interest in a particular subject, sport or hobby.
    He must have seen the Manhattan project as such an exciting challenge in the beginning. I do feel for him.

    You’re so nice to mention my photomanips Jen! Truth be told I have soooo much to learn, so this is just 1 step in that process. But I feel good about finally having the time to give to it….. briefly ;-)

    – scottimages

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 3 years ago

    brilliant!

  • Thanks Scott :))

    – scottimages

  • garts
    gartsabout 3 years ago

    Very cool, love the crow on the boys shoulder…hehehe.

  • Thanks Adrian :))
    Jack is very proud of the crow that seems to be pecking on his head!

    – scottimages

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 3 years ago

    Goodness, that’s deep, Rosemary! My two kids were nicknamed Search and Destroy when they were little, and Search is now out searching the world, and Destroy is keepin it local, with things just falling apart in his hands on a regular basis. I’d not want to be having to live with what Oppenheimer did, that’s for sure and certain! Fabulous work!

  • It is a bit deep isn’t it – apologies for dropping that on you so early in the morning Mel.
    It’s funny that your kids were Search & Destroy….. we’ve taken to calling ours Chaos & Mayhem (with the greatest of love of course) – it’s just seems to be a very appropriate term for them at this age.

    – scottimages

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work, Rosemary.

  • Thanks so much Colleen :))

    – scottimages

  • rosedew
    rosedewabout 3 years ago

    Powerful!

  • Thankyou Rose, I’m so pleased you think so :))

    – scottimages

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