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Red Alley by seussman71 Red Alley by seussman71
While visiting my family in Grand Junction, Colorado, we happened to be walking downtown one day, and stopped at a coffee shop in this short "alley." There was this one tree that had most of it's leaves left, and they were this beautiful color of red. I had been wanting to do a photomanipulation shot like this where I get rid of all the color except the one that really stands out to further push it into the limelight, and I think I succeeeded with this shot.

Photoshop and a lot of mouse work to make sure all I put in color were the leaves. A bit of other touch-ups, but not much in the realm of color...the leaves were brilliant all by themselves.

Please comment!
-M-
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carmen16 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
You have been featured in my journal :la:
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seussman71 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@carmen16 - thanks very much for the mention/link in your journal entry! I'm humbled to be among those other artists...thanks!
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carmen16 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Your welcome^-^
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UltravioletStar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Student
Aw I miss the coffee shop. They moved is what I hear. I have a friend whom I visit every so often that lives there.
Beautiful picture :]
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seussman71 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's what I heard, too...

Thanks for the comments and the :+fav:!

Cheers!
-m-
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Xonire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Omg, I live in Grand Junction and I love skateboarding in that alley!! ^^
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seussman71 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, that downtown area looks like it would be great for skateboarding...enough alleys and throughways to get to all the right areas...have they built an official skate park there, yet? They were talking about it a while back.
-m-
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Xonire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
It's not official...but we have a few skateparks...

Oh, and I really like the coloring in the picture...It reminds me of Japan with Chery Blossoms...^^
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Hettar7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
really really pretty. i like the idea so much. the grey and pinkish color of the leaves works so well together. the fact that the tree is in a neglected alleyway just adds to the lonesome and isolated feel. It also makes you think of how we see things and really trying to appreciate the gorgeous colors all around us.
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seussman71 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you SO much for the comment! It really did feel that lonesome and neglected and isolated that day. It was a bit grey out, but then to see this tree -- it just stood out from almost everything in the area. It was almost like it wanted to say, "hey, I'm still here and I'm still alive - look at me." I'm the first to admit that I don't appreciate the things around me as often as I should, so thank you for hitting the feelings on the head!
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