Shot captured on a Lumix TZ7, enhanced in Photoshop cs5. – 114 views as of 23/02/13
It is not often one sees a traditional funeral cotege outside of London. This one was in Swanage a couple of years ago now. It was the funeral of a well loved and respected lady in our town. As the cotege passed through the town a silence that one does not hear very often occured, it was like stepping back to an age before the motor car.
I have attempted to convey this by making the image look as if it were an old postcard. The difficulty was removing all the traces of modern day life, like double yellow lines on the road, street furniture, television ariels and satelite dishes. The castle in the background is really there, it is Purbeck House, built in the late 19th century by George Burt, it resembles a Scottish baronial castle, completely out of place in our little sea side town. It was a convent for many years, but now is a hotel.
Featured in Art Universe – 07/02/13


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I am a digital artist living in Swanage Dorset UK. I create fractal art using Apophysis and UltraFractal. I also create work in Photoshop Every so often I enjoy a bit of photography, but my passion is fractal art. The copyright of this image belongs to viennablue. The image may not be copied or shared in any form without the expressed permission of the artist known as viennablue (Jacqui Forster).

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 1 year ago

    Excellent work!

  • thank you Thea :-)

    – viennablue

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous work. A true labor of love.

  • thank you Bunny for this lovely comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • Sandra  Sengstock-Miller
    Sandra Sengst...over 1 year ago

    So much is said without being said. Emotions just pours from this.

  • thank you Sandra for this lovely comment, much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    02-07-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • thank you so much Kira for featuring this piece, delighted and much appreciated :-)

    – viennablue

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