Friday, January 8, 2016

Reflections

As long as I can remember, I've had dreams of there being a lake in my front yard. I'm not talking about daydreams, but actual, 'I have fallen asleep and am now wondering around semi-familiar places' dreams. I treasure these dreams and they have followed me through my life and everywhere I've lived.  I recently was inspired to recreate my dream in photoshop.  So I took a few pictures, played around for quite awhile, and came up with some art that pleased me.

I shared this post HERE at Weekend Reflections.  


For the first one, I aimed for a realistic outcome.  I like it, but it doesn't recreate the feeling I had
in my dream.

This is the second one I created, and it truly does take me back to my dreamworld.  It is my favorite.
It has that soft, foggy, surreal feel to it, like if you walked here, you wouldn't be able to feel your feet on the ground.
And now, when I walk in this part of my yard, I can clearly envision the scene from my dream,
because I have somewhat brought it into my reality.

This is me getting carried away.  This scene is not even from my yard, but
from one of close farmyards.  I just love the building and wanted to see
how it would look.

18 comments:

  1. I definitely get that dreamlike quality in the second & third photos! Amazing what you can create to bring your dreams to life! Beautiful!

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  2. Lovely wintry scenes. It must be very cold there, we are having rain here. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. WOW such beautiful winter scenes. You are amazing with your camera my friend. Blessings for a great new year. Celeste xo

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  4. Beautiful photos. Isn't it amazing that you can bring your dream world into reality! :-)

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  5. I love the dreamlike edits on these shots. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Beautiful photographs and a wonderful idea too! xx

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  7. What a delightful post! In all ways. The wonderful recurring dream. (How lucky you are, to have a nice recurring dream!) The photos, to illustrate it. Oh thank you for sharing this, with us.

    And thank you, for leading me to 2 more lovely net places... The photographic blogs. What inspiration, all.

    Soooo glad I found your blog!!!!!!!!

    Gentle hugs...

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  8. Interesting. I have made a few dreams myself but I had nothing like this. I like it. It is a challenge to get things right from dreams.

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  9. Oh, such dreams have helped me so much in the creations of our gardens where there were only wild bushes and dry trees ( in my last post you've seen some shots of them in the mist )!
    You've done a good thing putting your dream in images, darling Andrea, and, as soon as you can, just make it come true, and you'll see that once it'll become real it will be even more fascinating, I happened such a thing just last summer, when we finally gave life to a fountain in Rinascimental style I was dreaming in our yard for years .. we've got something in common we didn't know, my sweet friend :) !!
    Congrats on your work on your shots, you've made a true masterpiece with Photoshop, ... I'd love to have it !

    Have a wonderful end of your week, dearie,
    sending dear love,
    Dany

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    1. Oh, my, I have to delete one comment, it has been published twice, I'm so sorry darling :(

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  11. Gorgeous and captivating photos! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  12. These are stunning photos Andrea.
    Wishing you a great week,
    Denise
    New blog addy :
    http://anenglishgirlrambles2016.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Andrea, I just adore your blog. I plan on spending a lot more time in it.

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  14. Very pretty pictures. So atmospheric.

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  15. Hello, What a lovely blog you have! I do like the shots from a macro lens! And the snow is always an amazing scenery! Have a lovely week and may you find some more great shots to take!
    Blessings, Roxy

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