Alone...... by pixelchix

Alone......

To some this may have a scary vibe to it, but it didn't feel that way to me at all when creating it. It felt more about sadness, being alone, alienated. Guess we've all felt that way at one time or another. Sure can't feel that way for long hanging around such a positive place like this, that's for certain.

Anyways, hope your week has started off great. I'll try to find something light and happy for the serenity theme tomorrow!

Peace.......

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Another thrift store find from a couple of weeks ago. I took the picture of me in the mask tonight with the front facing camera of my iphone, so the resolution and quality was poor. Didn't matter that much, as I did so much to it in post. The broken windows are from a shoot Jenn and I did at the abandoned Fort Ord near Monterey California early last year. The blending and masking of the two pictures was done in PhotoForge2...I could have done a better job in Photoshop, but I'm in bed again so I made do with the Ipad. It's a fun challenge for me anyways, and keeps me from gettting too depressed when my disability makes it hard for me to do much else. Oh, also did some sharpening, cloning, tone mapping and cropping in FilterStorm. Shadow frame done with Frame Magic, and watermarked with Phonto.
This creeps me out. Awesome!
November 1st, 2011  
I have experienced everything this shot represents! I hope tomorrow is a better day for you and bless the I pad! :-)
November 1st, 2011  
nice shot and processing, hope your feeling better soon :)
November 1st, 2011  
It has an element of innocence about it to me.
Hey you!! How are you?? Thanks for you comment today - I've just been getting back into 365 after not logging on for 5 or 6 weeks (moving house and no internet connection forced that isolation somewhat - but I actually did like a bit of a 'technology break'!). Congrats on finishing your 365..... can't wait to check out your video and your last few weeks of beautiful Heather photos :)
xxx
November 1st, 2011  
You are amazing! This edit is truly incredible, Heather! I hope your feeling better!
November 1st, 2011  
this is quite a brilliant edit, very thought provoking. Fav.
November 1st, 2011  
Beautifully composed and edited--very way cool and emotive!
November 1st, 2011  
@lorihiro What Lori said! Great shot!
November 1st, 2011  
what a great merging of two photos - your composition really makes you keep looking at it
November 1st, 2011  
Brilliant editing, wow!
He looks spooky because of those round eyes but abandoned and scared. Beautifully composed. Love this!

Hope you feel better soon. xx
November 1st, 2011  
I love the way you do these shots... The explanations of how you do them are so interesting. Love the warm versus cold tones and the sharpness against the soft and smooth. Great edit.
November 1st, 2011  
Very clever!!!!
November 1st, 2011  
I totally get this. Fav
November 1st, 2011  
I think it's very thought provoking and sad. Well done as always, though. We all just need to get together and have a little party! I'm going to send you the house number since my phone is STILL off, and tomorrow you should call me so we can make plans. Love ya, Heather Pants!
November 1st, 2011  
You are so talented, Heather. Creepy pic, but so cleverly put together!
November 1st, 2011  
Powerful image...
November 1st, 2011  
Oh, this is really cool!!! Hope you have a better day today!! Hugs!
November 1st, 2011  
Great job editing...I love the photo.
November 1st, 2011  
This photo appears scary until I read your words. Then I took another look at it and it was different. Not so scary but sad. Nice work H.
November 1st, 2011  
superb and love the words---i feel that sometimes..
November 1st, 2011  
Extremely clever creation here, Heather. What you can do with all the processing tools is amazing.
November 1st, 2011  
FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAV!
November 1st, 2011  
well i get a lot of emotions from this...it looks like a scene from a movie where a person is stuck inside hiding and looking at all of the activity that he is missing and wishing that he can participate in....if only he fit in. WOW...really well done my dear
November 1st, 2011  
Such a wonderful imagery you produced with the apps!! It hits home on so many levels.
November 1st, 2011  
I love it.
November 1st, 2011  
there's something on the wing... some... thing!
November 1st, 2011  
@grecican lol. love those arcane movie references!
November 1st, 2011  
Absolutely awesome creation, treatment, and composition. You are one scary pixelchix!
November 2nd, 2011  
I'm certainly picking up your alone and alienated vibe from this shot - so you've done what you meant to. Excellent.
November 2nd, 2011  
Awesome creation. Very scary.
November 2nd, 2011  
Great editing job! It's great that you get so much comfort from shooting and processing your beautiful pictures :).
November 2nd, 2011  
Great photo! Mama, i'm coming home!
November 2nd, 2011  
insane!! for me, a scary, as well as alienated image. love love love your processing!!
November 4th, 2011  
wicked, very wicked:)
November 4th, 2011  
It says, have a little compassion for the creeps, they're outsiders and wish they could feel like one of us. LOL
THIS IS SO WONDERFUL, WOW!
It's the spookiness of ethereal and horror mixed in, it's the way horror guys SHOULD be.
What if they had a lil feeling mixed in with all that terror...
hmmm maybe it's not a good idea.
November 5th, 2011  
Awesome!!
November 10th, 2011  
Too cool, I feel the alienation too . . . great mood . . .
November 23rd, 2011  
Wow!! Absolute fave!! Intersting that you chose an orange hoodie for him because hoodies are the 'uniform' of gangs and street kids and orange is the colour that American inmates wear, and who is more alienated from society than those who are in jail?
December 14th, 2011  
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