Cindy Gosselin  

In the Dead of Night by Cindy Gosselin

October 2019 - In the Dead of Night

October 2019 - Cindy Gosselin

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October 2019 - Cindy Gosselin

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October 2019 - Cindy Gosselin

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About the Image(s)

I loved this foggy, nighttime cemetery and it was the initial inspiration for this composite. Every aspect of this composite came from my files of images. Once I started adding objects, it was hard to know when to stop! (I still have owls, other moon phases, vultures, skeletons that were not added). Each piece of the composite was extracted from its original. Composite pieces were then rotated, had color changes to match the nighttime mood, etc. I then added appropriate drop shadows. And lastly, even though it’s hard to discern, each aspect was hand painted in Photoshop. I loved every minute it took to create this image. I hope you like it.

6 comments posted

Peter Keverne   Peter Keverne
Fabulous composite - I really like it. May I thank you for all the work you have done on behalf of Group 20. I hope you enjoy Group 54.   Posted: 10/02/2019 04:11:07

Nellie Bretherick   Nellie Bretherick
Well, I can see you had fun making this image -- just in time for Halloween! You have made a great composite here. Well done.

We will be sorry to lose you to Group 56 and we will miss you a lot but as Painting is your great interest now I'm sure you will feel more at home there. Enjoy your new "home".   Posted: 10/02/2019 17:09:33

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Excellent composite. I always check the shadows and give you a thumbs up for careful work.
I hope you routinely stop by and continue to contribute your valuable thoughts to DDG 20.   Posted: 10/02/2019 18:19:47

Pat Couder   Pat Couder
oh my goodness! not seen anything like this before from you! Its amazing. I love the skeleton, his forlorn expression/pose and the red eyes. You must of spent ages putting this together!Wish I could do this!   Posted: 10/03/2019 08:28:33
Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
Thank you Pat. It was SO much fun. It took about 5 days or so to find and "extract" the parts. I even have leftover parts that I did not use. Once I put it together, I then added shadows etc. I would love to do more of these. It's difficult though, as my competition club does not allow the use of any "part" that is not yours. So, coming up with concepts can be difficult. I am working on one with "Birds" though.... I have bird images in the "thousands."   Posted: 10/03/2019 08:36:32

Betty Billingham   Betty Billingham
One can see immediately that you enjoyed making up this image. Great. We will miss your lovely pictures but will follow and watch you in your new group.   Posted: 10/03/2019 09:46:53


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