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The Enchanted Forest   Featured in Digital Darkroom #058
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The Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest

Abstract. A composite image made from a daytime photo of some branches against the sky and a full moon photo. Several effects layers blended together with PaintShop Pro, including "hot wax coating" and a "colorized" B&W layer.

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Tarun Bose
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    Fantastic PS work. Great composition. Amazing shot, Cary. Looks like a winner to me.

11/23/2007 10:35:14 AM

 
Richard D. Amelio
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The work paid off with this photo, great job, and I noticed you like shooting those wildflowers also , alot of great shots you have.

11/23/2007 10:52:22 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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  starting image for Enchanted Forest
starting image for Enchanted Forest
© Cary Rogers
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Thank you Tarun, my friend! Namaste.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, richard! I started "assembling" this image about 9 months ago, and ran across it yesterday....and decided to "finish" it. Here is the original image I started with.

11/23/2007 11:10:02 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Wo,w Cary, you took something so blah and made it stunning. I truly love this so beautiful.

11/23/2007 11:44:44 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Wow! Beautiful! Great tones & effects!

11/23/2007 12:18:13 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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SUPERB!

11/23/2007 1:20:17 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you for your gracious comments, Susan, Tiia, and Liz! :-) There is much beauty in the "commonplace" things that surrounds us everyday, but often it takes some time, work - and inspiration - to "see" and appreciate it. Thanks again for your nice feedback!

11/23/2007 1:22:47 PM

 
Sharon Seaward
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Very cool image! And so creative!!!

11/23/2007 5:08:34 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Hi Sharon....thanks for dropping by and leaving me your nice comment!

11/23/2007 8:45:11 PM

 
cheryl m. phillips
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Cary!
I am totally diggin' this one!
VERY cool! Great lighting and effects makes for a very eye catching image!
~cheryl

11/29/2007 9:16:13 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your wonderful comments, Cheryl! :-)

11/29/2007 3:48:54 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Big congrats on your beautiful finalist! Best of luck in the next round!

12/19/2007 2:58:21 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Hi, Peaches....and thank you!! :-) Congratulations to ALL this month's Finalists!

12/19/2007 3:18:46 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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OUTSTANDING Digital Darkroom creation, Cary!
Congratulations on its selection as a finalist. I hope we see this magical image in the next level up!

12/19/2007 5:01:25 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Beautiful dd work!! Congratulations and good luck!!

12/19/2007 5:40:24 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is spectacular, Cary--I love it! Congratulations on your finalist!

12/19/2007 5:56:51 PM

 
Sarah Spohn
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This is really wonderful - Congrats on your finalist!! Good Luck in the next round!!

12/19/2007 6:20:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Magical Cary, so creative and beautiful!! Congratulations on your finalist!!

12/19/2007 7:00:34 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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WOW! Congratulations to you

12/19/2007 8:34:20 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you Mary, Janet, Colleen, Sarah, Donna, and Cheryl! I appreciate your encouraging remarks, and inspiring work! Congrats to ALL this month's Finalists! :-)

12/19/2007 8:53:13 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your finalist!!!!Good luck in the next round.

12/19/2007 9:29:04 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your finalist!!!!Good luck in the next round.

12/19/2007 9:29:04 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalists,Cary!!!!!!

12/20/2007 3:21:23 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you Eugenio, and thank you, Robert! I appreciate you stopping by!

12/20/2007 10:24:22 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Oh my gosh, Cary...this is so very beautiful. Congrats on your finalist!

12/20/2007 4:41:48 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Well, thank you Laurie! And big congrats to you, too! :-)

12/21/2007 6:46:32 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wonderful ps work...Congrats on your Finalist for this!

12/21/2007 8:34:39 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you, Corrine! :-) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

12/22/2007 8:22:23 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congrats on being in Digital Darkroom!! Great work!!

1/16/2008 4:35:41 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Cary, congratulations both on the finalist and the inclusion in Digital Darkroom. A beautifully done composite.

1/16/2008 8:26:06 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your image being featured in DD!

1/16/2008 9:06:21 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you Janet, Mitch, and Corinne! I appreciate your supportive feedback! :-)

1/16/2008 9:42:50 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Stunning, Cary. I just love this!

2/9/2008 4:25:19 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thanks, Lorri....I appreciate you stopping by and commenting~!

2/9/2008 5:12:11 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ooooo! Eerie! I LIKE!!!

You see! This gives new meanings to what a good paint and wax can do! Great job! Very creative. All it lacks is a vampire bat in the sky! :E -Laura Swan

2/11/2008 11:25:12 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Well, thank you, Laura~! Actually there are no vampire bats in this forest....just the occasional vampire butterfly. ;-)

2/12/2008 10:18:46 AM

 
Jennie Marie Schell
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Gorgeous!

5/15/2008 8:22:24 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you, Jennie~! :-)

5/15/2008 9:33:58 AM

 
Fax Sinclair
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Aloha Cary,

So many of your images "caught my eye" but I have to comment on this one. It is utterly dreamy! I can "see" it very large on a gallery wall.

11/11/2008 1:09:37 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you for your encouraging comments, Fax...I appreciate it! :-)

11/11/2008 6:03:44 PM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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STUPENDOUS! The work that you go thru is amazing.

11/25/2008 3:18:05 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Thank you, Donna!! Sometimes I like to take an "ok" shot, or even a throw away (for some reason)....and try different artistic fx and layering techniques, to see if I can make it a whole lot more interesting. thanks again!! :-)

11/25/2008 3:49:27 PM

 
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