Night Visitor!

© Norman P. Banks

Night Visitor!

Uploaded: April 11, 2005


Artistic rendering


Steve Mescha April 11, 2005

Man, you're talking Greek today, pal, but this is pretty cool. Love the rich saturated colors! #235360

Norman P. Banks April 11, 2005

Hey Steve, thanks for checking in! Yeah I felt like running off at the mouth a little. (grin)

In case you are wondering what happened to the sunrise, it was blended in untill it in effect became a mask itself. The predominate blend mode is linear burn.

To finish, I used a soft filter to take the edge off the heavy saturation.

Norm ,:-) #1246438

Goshka G. April 11, 2005

Very cool, and rather ominous! Certainly a face not to bump into in the dark:-). #1246467

Norman P. Banks April 11, 2005

Thanks, Goshka. The idea was that of a warrior appearing from out of the dark!

By the way your pics of Poland are really nice. My favorite is the Baroque stairway at the University.

Norm ,:-) #1246812

Mata Patan April 12, 2005

Cool scary mask and atmosphere!!! #1247243

Carla Metzler April 12, 2005

Cool image, I like it, Norm! #1248302

Norman P. Banks April 12, 2005

Hi Mata & Carla! Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

Norm ,:-) #1248875

Jane Summa April 13, 2005

oooooooo boy, do YOU have an imagination!!! Love it!!! "it" seems to be coming out of the image..gradually..Job well done, Norm! :-) #1252988

Jane Summa April 13, 2005

it's soooo real!! even for an image..I'm waiting for that one eye to blink! Flawless, Norm, flawless!! #1252989

Norman P. Banks April 14, 2005

O'siyo Jane, Thanks for the enthusiastic commentary!(you are always so full of joy!)

Actually the face is from a Native American mask that we have at the place in Pompano.(the eyes in the tree) The background, which is a sunset picture, came about by accident while blending the layers.

Norm ,:-) #1253928

Claudette Foote May 17, 2005


Norman P. Banks May 17, 2005

Hi Claudette, thanks for stopping by and giving such a nice comment!

Norm ,:-) #1361338

Wendy Stevenson August 20, 2007

Whoa not that is one face I just wouldn't have visiting me in the night!! Love the dramatic lighting, and strangely sad and creepy expression. Fantastic colour and as always such a wonderful description to read:-) #4674586

Norman P. Banks August 20, 2007

Hey Wendy!

Thanks for the comments & encouraging words. It's good to hear from ya!

Norm #4675336

Louise Souchereau September 20, 2007

Hi Norman, it is my first time in your galery, and I miss this all that time, so much creative, rich colors on every pictures, O have such a great time to look at your galery, I don't know nothing about PhotoShop but I can see what all can be done, may be one day I had the chance to try this. Bravo for all the work you done and thanks to share this with us. Louise

Norman P. Banks September 21, 2007

Hi Louise, thanks so much for your enthusiastic commentary on my gallery! I'm glad that you enjoyed my works and that they inspired you.

I have not posted any new work for awhile, but am working on some new things which I will be posting soon.

When you have the time, give a try at Photoshop and let your imagination soar!

Thanks again
Norm #4820236

Molly E. Baldwin December 27, 2007

This is so cool Norman! Great job! #5257701

Norman P. Banks December 27, 2007

Hey Molly!

Thanks for the great comment. THIS IS one cool mask though I believe it to be a generic interpretation and not an authentic representation of Native American art.

I got the idea for this shot one night as I lay in bed and the outside light partialy lit the face creating an FX somewhat like the image I came up with. (smile)

Norm #5259062

Songbird Cline level-classic January 07, 2008

wow, very powerful image... excellent!! #5305075

Norman P. Banks January 07, 2008

Thank you Songbird, your warm comments are appreciated!

Norm #5306704

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