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A boy imagines his toys
Which makes his spirit

How’d I do this image? Um, sorta’ forget but somehow I opened photos I took of an antique toy plane and clouds over New Orleans and morphed them together with whatever tools I thought did the job best. Perhaps that meant Lucis filters, and maybe Photoshop’s own blur filtering. One of the original images was grabbed on my old Canon 20D through a macro lens. The other? Probably with a Canon 40D. I remember knowing what I wanted to do before the whole process began and this image tells the story that intrigued me. Which is a good thing, huh? Enjoy.


toys, flight, aircraft, planes, propeller, transportation

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful illustration style – love this!

  • It’s a boy’s dream Paul. Remember when your toys came alive?

    – Ted Byrne

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 6 years ago

    Very cool Ted…I have no idea where you could put it though…UMMM what about Happy Haven?

  • Thank you Selina. There’s really no group for playing with childish toys. Or kiddie story art. Pity, a part of me’s never grown up… I’d like to enjoy it right along with the kids.

    – Ted Byrne

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 6 years ago

    perfect ~ post in Live Love Dream ~ and someone should have this for their son’s room, don’t you think? can you post for sale? xx

  • At your suggestion Linda I’ve posted a larger sized image for sale. Thanks for the encouragement, and yeah, I created it with a boy’s room in mind… mine actually, when I was seven. I’d have dreamt adventures about it.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...almost 6 years ago

    live love and dream, happy haven

  • I’ll search those groups out Heather. Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaalmost 6 years ago

    this is a super image, would love to see this as a print on Fine Art paper. very well processed

  • I appreciate it Alf. I have printed it as a 12 X 12 on water color paper. It really pops.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thanks, the boy in me was at the controls… of the post processor and, in my dreams, the plane’s.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 5 years ago

    Great, love it the way it’s comming out of the clouds.

  • Thank you Mary, those clouds kind of define the adventure in my mind… and that patch of detailed blue down there below… that’s home. A young boy’s dreams always have home somewhere near by.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Amy-lee Foley
    Amy-lee Foleyover 5 years ago

    Awesome image Ted, I love it!
    It inspires me to create more little boy art work (i have way to much girly stuff)
    Which group of mine are talking about..?
    I only host Rainbows, Owls and Hippie Stuff :o)

  • Sorry Amy-lee, I was confused when I contacted your group for ’Spirit’s’ submission. Although I’m totally happy I discovered the weirdly wonderful stuff. I’ll be back…. And thanks for the nice comments re. ‘Spirit.’

    – Ted Byrne

  • linifer
    liniferover 5 years ago

    wow!! congrats on the feature!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Lynne. Given the brilliant insights you’ve discovered into childhood – it’s sooooo nice to have you feel nicely about Spirit.

    – Ted Byrne

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssover 5 years ago

    Just lovely, Ted. Congrats on your well deserved feature

  • Thanks Claudia… No matter how sophisticated we think maturity makes us… There’s always some childlike play that whirls around in our imaginations, eh?

    – Ted Byrne

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