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Cecilia and her Cat, Yoda - (Topaz Painterly)

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 January 2018 in Abstract & Conceptual.

I processed this image in Topaz - Painterly effects, However, I can not claim responsibility for actually photographing it. My beautiful daughter-in-law, Lyndsy, captured the shot and sent it to me....I hope you enjoy ....
By the way, this image of Cecilia was made last week - as you can see, the bald head is gone!.......Aurora will be coming up soon ;-)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
such beautiful composition, colors & effect!
Lovely !!!

16 Jan 2018 7:47am

@omid: Thank you, Omid!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

merveilleux

16 Jan 2018 9:12am

@Existence Artistique: Merci Beaucoup! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

Absolutely fantastic, good sir! Her hair is like gold that radiates from the image. I really like the 'bold' processing!

16 Jan 2018 10:42am

@franz: Thank you Franz...lyndsy did a magnificent job capturing and composing thus in very tricky lighting. Cecelia’s hair has some. Redness in it as well but the natural ligh coming through one of David and Lyndsy’s window really brought out that blonde for sure ;-). Thanks again my friend;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

Plus ... you're right, of course - grandchildren are the greatest joy!

16 Jan 2018 10:43am

@franz: Oh, they are indeed ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful family teamwork here, Denny. The result is beautiful.

16 Jan 2018 11:59am

@Rick: Thanks so much, Rick. Lyndsy really captured and composed this one magnificently!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent choice for processing which gives Cecilia such beautiful golden hair!! The lighting was perfect for this.

16 Jan 2018 12:45pm

@Steven: Thank you Steven. Yah the “original” was a bit dark except in certain zones so in my processing, I added some light here and shade there, etc...Lyndsy composed this sucker magnificently!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

"Electrifying she is!", says master Yoda.

16 Jan 2018 4:54pm

@Steve Rice: Yes, The Force is strong with these two! Thank you sir;-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle scène de vie et un beau traitement

16 Jan 2018 5:42pm

@Martine Libouton: Merci, Martine!! Merci beaucoup pour vos gentils commentaires ici!

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Spécial. Très intéressant. Merci pour cette découverte.

16 Jan 2018 11:15pm

@Le Krop: Thank you so much ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The effect worked out quite nicely here.

17 Jan 2018 2:28am

@Darkelf Photography: Yes I was lucky I guess ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is lovely! Stunning color and treatment!

17 Jan 2018 2:42am

@Elaine Hancock: Thabk you Elaine! It’s a nice setting... that Topsz is pretty cool stuff!

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This is an excellent treatment for this image. Congrats

17 Jan 2018 3:11pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you so much, Graciel-La. ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool "painting".

17 Jan 2018 3:45pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you, Barbara!