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Wednesday 14 October 2009

Self-Portrait : Moving with the Trees

Well overdue, I thought, for a digital doodle.


@ctors Business said...

Hi Dave, WOW love this picture.

Titus said...

Wow indeed. Me too, little hints of Dali and I love the colours over the bleached background.

Jim Murdoch said...

Yes, this definitely appeals, Dave.

Carl said...

incredible. Nice work.

Unknown said...

Now, Dave, you're just trying to make us all look bad! Very clever indeed and I like the colours too.

Unknown said...

Beautifully done!

Kat Mortensen said...

I love the implied integration with the natural world.

Shadow said...

very ethereal! i like it!

Unknown said...

Your digital doodle dances! I love not only the implied integration that Poetikat suggested but the circular form which to me suggests the circle of life. Is there a meaningful location to the background trees?

Linda Sue said...

VERY NICE! Would you like to come over for tea and maybe after you could show me how to do doodle?
this is wonderful! New profile shot?

Conda Douglas said...

Woohoo, great photo, very fun to see first thing in the morning!

Fantastic Forrest said...

What a fun image!

I move with the trees - or at least the Forrests - every day. Ha!

Friko said...

great imagination! I really like it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Are you the blue, the green or that other ethereal colour, Dave - as it says self-portrait you must be in there somewhere moving with the trees. Love it.

hope said...

Looks like Father Nature come for an inspection of Earth.

{Well Mother Nature must half a better half, right?}

This was a wonderful way to spice up my rainy day.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Dear Dave, I haven't the faintest idea of what a digital doodle is but this is marvellous.

gleaner said...

Brilliant! My eyesight is probably not as good as it once was, so it took me another view to see the faces - I love it.

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Dave King said...

Gwei Mui
And that's the sort of comment I love! Thanks and welcome.

Dali, eh? I'm flattered.

Thanks Jim, it's the sort of thing you can't be sure about.

Good to have your thoughts. Thanks.

Ah, but it could so easily have backfired on me!

Thanks for that.

If the wind could do to me what it did to the trees, that is what it woul do.

Ethereal... I like that. Thanks.

I love both the suggestions. The trees had been fllattened, presumably by the prevailing winds. I did find the space with the surrounding trees meaningful, though the meaning was vague. I didn't have to do anything with the background.

Lind Sue
I'd love to come to tea - once the pace of life has settled down bit! Thanks.

I had much the same thought... great minds!

Fantastic Forrest
It was fun making the image, too. So you are one of the forest Forrests!

Thanks Friko. Much appreciated.

There's a me for
every season, don't you know!

Well actually, it was me trying not to look like Old Father Time! I am delighted if it spiced up your rainy day.

This be a digital doodle.

Ah,the faces... alas, they aint what they used to be, but much thanks.

Rosaria Williams said...

This is how you must feel, light, bubbly, dancing your heart out.

Karen said...

I don't know how you did that, but it's really cool! I love the colors and movement and feel.

Everyday Goddess said...

Very psychedelic!

Cloudia said...

Glorious, Dave

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Dave King said...

That and elemental: wind-blown.

Thanks. Cool, I needed just now!

Oh My Goodness
Welcome to my blog. Very good to have you commenting. Hope you will return.

Thanks, relly encouraging.

A Cuban In London said...

It's mind-blowing. It manages to be soft and smooth and at the same time spooky and frightening. It captures the spirit of autumn so well and the that shade is fantastic. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

@ctors Business said...

Hi Dave, thanks for the comment. Will you be posting anymore digi pics, can't wait

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Dear Dave, I like the adjective "spooky" A Cuban In London uses and yes I agree with him, watching this again it really captures the spirit of autumn...Shelley's mode actually.

cornel said...

a dream about a dream...

cornel said...

a dream about a dream...

Carl said...

Love your poetry... but feel free to bring on more of these too!


Enchanted Oak said...

Don't know what a digital doodle is, but I liked the blue and cloudlike movement. Unsure about the green thing in the middle. Can you explain?
Chris Alba

womanwisdom said...

i gave it a 15-minute gaze, Dave...it's awesome! wowsome! more of this please!

grateful heart here...


Dave King said...

A Cuban in London
A very gratifying comment if I may say so... soft, smooth and spooky? Some would say that sounds a bit like me!

Gwei Mui
Hope to. In a while, though. Thanks.

Wow! Shalley and all, no less. I'm amazed - and very appreciative.

Thanks so much.

I shall certainly try.

'Tis me own right eye, right cheek and right ear, m'dear!

Wowsome! Wow, that should make it into some dictionary or other. Impressive - and generous. Thanks

Susie Hemingway said...

Ah now I know what this photo portrays for me Dave.I know it's you, but rather more too. Could it be a dervish monk or three? Whirling and twirling according to the practice of his order, light on the feet, colourful and showing just a glimpse of a face.

readingsully2 said...

This just grabbed me right away. Very nicely done. :)