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Too Late for Her by WDWParksGal Too Late for Her by WDWParksGal
Sadly, she learned too late to truly live.

For the Samhain Contest held by xgnyc ~ digital/photomanipulation entry (I wrote the epitaph, too, so it is sort of a combination entry, digital and literature.


The epitaph reads:
Here I Lie Beneath this Stone.
My Body is Still, My Spirit Alone.
When I did Live, My Heart was Ice Cold;
Days Filled with Frustration, Annoyance so Bold.
Not a Chance did I Take to Love and Adore,
At Death it's too Late,
True Life Comes Before.


My own stock and landscape picture.

Finally Fall by WDWParksGal Space in Bronze Wallpaper 3 by WDWParksGal-Stock Gray-Grained Tombstone PSD by WDWParksGal-Stock Storm Sitting PSD File by WDWParksGal-Stock Kittens no BKG Version 2 by WDWParksGal-Stock Tombstones download-no bkg by WDWParksGal-Stock as well as using one squirrel from a Squirrel Tube-Pack

Brushes:
Eeriepack by wyckedBrush (the bird and tree by the gravestone)
Ghost (used several effects, as well as a negative image effect) by LadyButterfly-x
Soft Lights by LoRdaNdRe
Fence by redheadstock
Aurora by redheadstock
Fields of Gold by teddybearcholla
Grass 2 by Katikut


:iconleartistplz: Made in PhotoShop Elements 8. Made use of the clone tool, filters, effects, tools, hues, saturation, shadows, etc.
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:iconskcf-neith:
SKCF-Neith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
=( So sad
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
It is. I've know people who just seem to never get a clue before they passed on :no: :sadangel:
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   General Artist
The bronze planet system blends in a haunting way with the autumn colors. I also like the ghost effect of lightening some areas and darkening others with partial opacity; it reminds me of the Casper movie I recently watched! :iconitisamystery: Personally, I think the hair is a bit too opaque, though. BTW, does ~LadyButterfly-x have a tutorial on those effects? I didn't see anything along those lines in her gallery.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I don't think ~LadyButterfly-x has a tutorial. I read some journals at *redheadstock who makes loads of brushes and got the idea how to alter brushes. That ghost brush is run through filters and effects and I not only altered the opacity, I used the "negative" effect on it, which is how the hair got to look that way. I can probably use an eraser brush (soft-edged) at around 20% opacity to get the hair less opaque.

Is the "Casper" movie the older one? I've seen it many times. I really like that movie. I watched the "Casper" cartoon when I was young.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
[link] (I don't know why so many of the pictures are black and white, since it was a color movie. :shrug:)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Yes, that is the film. I have the video and still have a video player so I can watch it. That is weird that the pictures are in Black and White when it certainly was a full-color film :confused:
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Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFawesomejobilovethissomuch
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
:aww: Why thank you so much!
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:iconskool4psychs:
Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! ^u^
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:icontajii-chan:
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the atmosphere that you cast in this art piece- it's just perfect :heart:

:love:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thank you :hug: ~ I just didn't want it to be creepy... just sad.
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work on the transparency effect :) Wonderful work on the contrasts and colors, this is sad, moving and very dreamy :)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I've known people like this and had just watched "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carry and thought of this idea. Not everyone gets a second chance.
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:iconskyzyk:
skyzyk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice job. :) Good Luck
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you kindly. At least I got one Halloween deviation posted this year!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Wonderful work Phylis!!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you. Would have like to have done more Halloween work but just didn't have time!
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:iconpridescrossing:
PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
:):hug:You're very welcome!!
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:icondream2beartist:
Dream2beArtist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome effects
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you. I wanted to make it ghostly but not too creepy :hug:
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:iconxgnyc:
xgnyc Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Deep message.. so true ... and very wonderful image and effects you have here! Thanks so much dear for entering it into my contest! :love:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you and you're welcome :hug:
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:iconxgnyc:
xgnyc Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Lovey and beatfuil work here
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
:hug: :pumpkin: Thank you :aww:
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:iconsilentfuneral:
silentfuneral Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Digital Artist
:iconwowplz: Absolutely breathtaking :iconwowplz: :wow: :iconwowplz: :wow:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
:iconfurryglompplz: Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow brilliant!!!
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you kindly. I am certainly glad there isn't a "real" graveyard in my backyard! :giggle:
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:iconlady-sonata:
Lady-Sonata Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely! :love:
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
:aww: :iconpumpkin: Thank you :hug:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Very poignant.
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you. I didn't want to create something creepy, I was aiming more towards sad. :hug:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Yes. Well, it was very effective
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:iconputyourbravefaceon:
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
( sigh ) I totally agree. Sometimes it is just too late. Time doesn't give second chances too often. ;)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
It really doesn't. Sometime people just let life slip by without realizing what life is truly about :cuddle:
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, that's so sad. I love the background, though. :D
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thank you. I had just taken the background picture yesterday with my iPhone, so thought of a way to create a graveyard and use one of my wallpaper stocks to create the sky scene. The black cat is mine and the tiger kitty is his sister. She stayed small (she lives with my daughter), but Storm got huge! He must weigh 16 pounds and he is very long and sleek. His sister Ruby Sue probably doesn't weigh more than 5 or 6 pounds!
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. Aww, the kitties are adorable. :D You did a great job of blending it all together. :nod:
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