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Desert Moon

Desert Moon
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Copyright: Suzy Gitana (suzy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-05
Categories: Mood
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Imagination...and Dreams... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-05 0:11
Viewed: 1545
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good morning my dear friends,

I have one message to tell you and tell me and tell us today:
*Let’s look at the bright side”…
a.a.a.a.a,a,a,a…………… No clichés … think about it!
And NO “Easier said than done “… again think about it, well I did yesterday for hours!

Sometimes non-sense makes sense after a while, darkness turns into light, complexity turns into simplicity, roughness turns into smoothness, desert turns into an oasis, and an endless cycle, cuz at the end almost everything has a double meaning, or a double side… the law of opposite attracts something meaningful at the end of the night, A brand New day! No?

Tech theory:

Tree photo (freshly taken) WS
A big sun, close up shot, well not too close:)
Merge, layered, masked…apply render lighting effect, with rough texture, enhance edge in some places, and soften in others..
Darken and lighten! And change colors!
You know it’s hard to explain exactly how I did it… but I hope this is fair enough and I hope you like it!
If Not…… Crrrrritiques are mostly welcome!

With just the moon to guide us
We sometimes lose our way
If there's a light inside us
We'll follow, follow it to the brightness of the day

We have a lot to ask
We have a lot that we need to say
We have so much to do
And all we need is another day

Beneath the desert moon I call you
Beneath the desert moon we sing
Beneath the desert moon we're waiting
Before the coming of the king

This is where darkness leaves
And shining waters fall
And let the shadows run
And we'll say, "welcome to the sun"


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Hi Suzy,
Amazing PP work with this photo! Appears as if it's painted on a textured wall, or even a tattoo. Love the colours and hidden sun behind the tree, very captivating to look at. Nice work :).


hello Suzy
how are you doing?
fine work
nice abstract and fine treatment to the shot. i like this PP work
fine colours
good experimental shot

Manuj mEhta

Hello Suzy! Very sophisticated art work. Original image. Interesting song by Sting. Well done!

Very good morning dear Suzy.
Wow... what a fantastic and warm coloured ART picture you shows us here.!
Excellent work on it.!
Together with you lovely description a wonderful result.
Cheers dear friend.

Hi Suzy,
very impreesive PP work vith superb colours and presented.TFS.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-05-05 2:36]

Hi Suzy

I like the texture screen effect, of the bg & the warm orange & yellow colors. Good sharpness & graphism. Tfs!

Beautiful shot..
Beautiful colours, good detail and light..
Well done..
Best regards

I say amen wholeheartedly to your 'look at the bright side' message Suzy. The image is fantastic. As my pp skills are rather basic, my complements. You have produced a layered look of beauty. Have a good day my dear! Danilo

Hi dear Suzy,

I have to agree with the others...truly impressive PP work. When I look at the texture and the style, it reminds me a lot of the Japanese art works that are painted on the canvases made from bamboo fibres. Incredible effect...and really pleasant warm colours that wake up my soul and tickle my senses.

And regarding the note...you are right...sometimes a brand new day comes and everything gets new, different perspective and things somehow 'fit' in the right places.

Have a good day dear friend and take care,


Ola Suzy:
original shot on this picture.
very good job.
well done.

have a nice day

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-05-05 6:11]

Hi Suzy
Wonderful POV and composition, and a great art work. The texture effect works wonderful, it seems an oil painting.
Cheers, mb

Hi Suzy
it seems like you had an orange day...
excellent pp work.
wonderful and artistic approach.
beautiful results.
I like your note too.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-05 7:34]


quelle couleur, fantastique cette lune au-travers de cet arbre est grandiose, quel effet tua s donné à l'image, merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-05-05 9:27]

Hi Suzy, wonderful realization and note of course. I like it, thank you. Ciao!!! Adele

Quel puissant et beau travail, Suzy , c'est la transfiguration d'une image presque terne et completement "surréalisée" avec un peu plus qu'un zeste d'inspiration japonaise.
Le résultat est admirable.

Hello Suzy,
Great shot. Paintin like effect of pp work.
Well planned and executed.
Creative work
Selahattin E

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-05-05 10:56]

Hello Suzy!

Very original, fabulous composition in interesting colours and light.
Showy work.
I congratulate realization and I greet.

Hello Susy

Great PP work.
Very original and charming shot.
Great idea and i love your note
Best regards

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-05-05 20:31]

Bonsoir Suzy

Interestign montage. It looks like a painting because of the texture. It looks like a line drawing in the tree. And it also look like a photo. Nice effect, nice colors and balanced composition. Very nice work and TFS.


interesting looking artwork, Suzy.. nice work you done here with the tree and sun that look like a moon.. i like the colours.. well done on the pp work.. keep on experimenting :D

regards, terry

Hi Suzy
the first effect your shot gives me was afraid, I know why.
But is really well done and the effect is very good
Lile a painted on a old wall...yes
Good artwork, brava

Ciao Suzy, fascinating composition with wonderful PP work, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-06 1:03]

Hi Suzy
Looks like a giant wall painting, I like the texture and the results.

Hi Suzy!
What a wonderful,artwork you shows us here!
beautiful warm colours,light,and texture!
great ..mood! and nice pp work!
Compliments and TFS

Hi Suzy,
Fantastic artistic composition that gives so much warmth to the viewers. I like the PP work you have done on this image, the effect is impressive and really moody. Nice note to accompany with. TFS!
Best wishes,

Dear Suzy.

I must repeam myself, but it was a pleasure reading your critiques and replys.

You already presented to us so many different, but of course, so nice "styles". I must say, this PP -ed work is extraordinary and every effect is "ion its place".

Lovely note to!

Have a great day!

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-05-06 9:56]

Hi Suzy,

Wonderful artwork...superb PP work.
Beautiful presentation.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-06 12:15]

Hello Suzy.
Wonderful presentation here.
Interesting note and idea.
Nice and well done.
Janek Kloss

Superb image!Fantastic composition,beautiful colours.Excellent PP work.
Interesting note.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-05-06 20:39]

dear Suzy,
this picture firstly reminds me of the works of Egon Schiele or Gustav Klimt in the Wiener Moderne and also the Rimpa in Japan...
very unique feeling of a kind of decorative effect on flat square, and it includes our double sensations to 3D and 2D imaginations.
and it expresses well our disconsolate minds, for example, actual 2D imagination but real 3D essence.
this light here is nowhere, cannot notice coming from where...
you just before me are nobody, cannot see going to where...

thank you,

Good morning Suzy,
Excellent PP work, striking warm colours and you manged well to create a fine warm mood. A great artistic image, well exposed.

Hello Suzy,

A very interesting experiment with pp.
The tree and moon appear as a mural on a mud rendered wall.
Well done!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Suzy
Wonderful artwork!
This type of PP work is perfect here and totally match to this shot.
I really like the outcome, enjoyable, BRAVO
REgards, Alireza

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-05-10 12:24]

A typical picture to look at for long time Suzy.


Ciao Suzy

Interesting effect, of beautiful colors
and details, a good creativity and good pp!
The tree is wonderful and it hides the sun
among yours beautiful and long branches.
I like the texture of the landscape in the picture,
as a picture!


Hello Suzy
Excelent art work with excelent colours and light.Great texture effect.
Great moody and arty in this work.
Compliments and TFS

Hi Suzy....
I love this one...Perfectly done,...and yes...we must look bright side of life :))
warm regards

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-25 23:24]

Hi Suzy,
great PP work.Like a painting with beautiful colors.TFS.Necla.

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2009-07-08 22:44]

Hi Suzy Gitana ,

Namasthe :)

Well, the signs of dreams slips off the heart so smiling..
The way you connected the concept is appreciated.
Looks of a classic painting.
Take care, smile.


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