Friday, September 17, 2010

The Lightkeeper

This is my entry for the Digital Whisper challenge where we were given this image of a light house and again the grayscale base was used here as I saw a very moody, dark kind of expression surrounding this image. We have a number of dramatic lighthouses here on the Pacific West Coast and I have visited many of them. They are usually shrouded in fog and mist and are generally a little cold and ominous even though their purpose is to bring light and direction to ships at sea. I overlayed the given image onto a photo I took of cliffs, sea caves and fog in Mendocino County and added the Fresco, solarize and soft light filters for a painterly and stormy look. The seagull is from wikimedia and the postcard stamp represents perhaps letters to a lonely lightkeeper at his post.

21 comments:

  1. Another favorite of mine! Awesome! xxoo

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  2. Outstanding!!!Love the little bit of blue and the texture! Provo!

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  3. Another fantastic piece Lori. I think the finishing touch of mail is terrific.

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  4. Magnificent, Lori! I love all the texture & especially the seagull!

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  5. This is stunning Lori! And it perfectly captures the scenes you painted with your words.

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  6. Whisper me inspired with a melancholy blend of soft tear drop rain and a lonely lighthouse to warn me of the rocky shores of a twilight tryst gone mad. That means I like it, I love it!

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  7. Another brilliant creation. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  8. Absolutely impressive and stunning Lori. Love the effect. Fantastic.

    Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

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  9. moody and evocative of storm and ships in peril. I love the palette you've chosen for this, the touches of sea colors amid all the grays is wonderlul.

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  10. Atmosphère dramatique bien évoquée par votre collage Lori ! j'aime beaucoup !

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  11. Gorgeous...very atmospheric...wonderfully inspiring.

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  12. I was impressed by the background of this piece. It really reminds me of a few lighthouses I have seen on the west coast, most of them in SO CAL. This moody piece is more reminiscent of a dark and stormy night, which is what the lighthouse was designed for. Nice interpretation of this challenge and image.

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  13. very very beautiful. Love this kinda somber composition.

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  14. Moody and magnificent! I love it. Great postcard touch too Lori.
    Hugs June xx

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  15. Now this I LOVE!! Looks as if you drew it with a white pen. It's beautiful and fantastic! :)

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  16. Oooo I love this it is so ominous and foreboding...awesome artwork Lori I love it.

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  17. This is stunning, Lori. I love the little bit of color and the texture. It definitely gives a sense of wet, maybe cold, stormy feel to the piece. Even though it could depict a stormy night, this is a very soothing piece to me. Another favorite.

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  18. Terrific work Lori...I am in awe!

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