Grandpa Dobri  

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Grandpa Dobri
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I was really impressed with a post by sonyatod on The Living Saint of Bulgaria. You can see it here. She sent me some more photos and the face in the tree belongs to him. With Easter getting close, I thought the Thorn Tree was a perfect choice to do this manipulation. The tree is a Missouri Honey Locust. It is on Number 6 Tee at our golf course. I want to thanks Sonya for letting me use her photo. I sent the photos to our local newspaper and the information she had on her post. They plan to post the photos in an article sometime soon. I hope you enjoy this. I plan on entering it in the b/w challenge.


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04/09/14 3:22 AM GMT
Outstanding Tick! First it made me smile then it made me think of the Living Trees in the Movie, Lord of the Rings.

That is One Gnarly Tree with all those Thorns. First time I ever see one. Nothing like that here....Thanks for sharing and Best of Luck.
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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
04/09/14 5:10 AM GMT
Great manipulation work, TicK. Nice b/w presentation of the scene.
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Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. -- Philip K. Dick, Valis
04/09/14 5:15 AM GMT
Amazing and talented manip TicK. I hope you'll provide a link to the published article in one of your future posts. Trees on courses where I play, as one approaches the back nine, come in handy for other purposes. Happy "Masters" weekend and best of luck in the B/W Challenge!
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The thing that goes the farthest, towards making life worthwhile, it costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.
04/09/14 5:26 AM GMT
There is a bit more here than what meets the eye Ron, I feel that you had something in your third eye through the process when you put this all together ,great b/w challenge too!I think a good follow up would be the newspaper article if you could post that, at least I would be very interested in reading it.!!!
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04/09/14 6:54 AM GMT
Handling fabulous! It is superb, Very good job Tick.
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04/09/14 7:21 AM GMT
Terrific work here old friend!...I cannot even see the joins!..

Lots of information on this and interesting to read!

Good one for the Challenge
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"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured">
04/09/14 7:25 AM GMT
A wonderful manipulation Tick. One has to lean back and look at it to see the face. A very good entry for the b/w challenge.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
04/09/14 7:48 AM GMT
It's the winner...You have given the tree a personality...R.
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Push the Button,Everything else is an afterthought....R.
04/09/14 8:40 AM GMT
Outstanding manip OFT (Owd Fella Tick). Good entry for the challenge.
In my childhood I've seen many illustrations in fairy tale books where the trees had a human face. But as child I was disappointed that I could see none of them in real, but by your creation my dreams finally have come true.

Regards, Cornelius.
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04/09/14 9:27 AM GMT
Very well done tick, It is a nice b/w for challenge
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04/09/14 9:37 AM GMT
Excellent job Tick look good in B/W Good luck in the challenge.
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04/09/14 9:42 AM GMT
You did this so well, it actually looks like the face is part of the tree. Amazing work, Tick. Just amazing!
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04/09/14 11:32 AM GMT
Your manipulation here is fantastic Mr. Ron, I actually know someone who looks alot like the face in the tree. Lol! Really a super post, gosh your good! Tigz♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
04/09/14 11:33 AM GMT
I can hardly find words to describe my feelings - again not at this early morning [13:30:)].
Great work, SOT.
SAM & SAAB who will abstain from his regular activity for this once
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
04/09/14 11:44 AM GMT
Well done indeed !

I put it in the challenge for you Tick (hehe I must have missed your pm lol)
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
04/09/14 3:16 PM GMT
Wow, this is Brilliant work, love it
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04/09/14 3:57 PM GMT
This is way too cool, Tick .
Excellent work and a great challenge entry .
Glad you contacted your local newspaper about Sonya's beautiful country and customs .

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Live Life ... like someone left the gate open .
04/09/14 4:05 PM GMT
This is one piece of outstanding art work and very clever art work too with great detail and excellent composition .Plus it look superb in black and white too.Thanks for the link to this person as well.
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04/09/14 7:08 PM GMT
A fabulous blending of Sonya's image and this interesting old tree...good one for the challenge and nice of you to contact your local newspaper about Sonya's country and imagery.
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Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have any film.
04/09/14 7:18 PM GMT
I too would love to read the newspaper article when it comes out - perhaps you could provide a link? The work is outstanding in all respects - I bow to your talent.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
04/09/14 7:48 PM GMT
How fascinating that is. Great work, Tick.
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04/10/14 6:11 PM GMT
Wow! A brilliantly collage you did, Ron! Wonderful is very nested in it sense ♥! Thank you very much!
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♛ ♛ Ab imo pectore. Sonya
04/10/14 6:34 PM GMT
Friends, I translated and read all your comments about the publication of Ron! All comments I liked many, excited, and some of them (like that of E.J.) made ​​me I laugh - it fascinates me every time and laugh with his comparisons and comments.
Ron, this is great news that your newspaper will publish material for Grandpa Dobri. I am looking forward with great wait specimen of the newspaper. Thank you so much, Ron!

Video clip for Grandpa Dobri that I am posting on my profile in «Google +»
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♛ ♛ Ab imo pectore. Sonya
04/10/14 8:25 PM GMT
You did a fabulous job on this Tick - that is a great tree and your use of it was ingenious.
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Life is a Constant Audition
04/11/14 5:53 PM GMT
Gorgeous tree, wonderful and attractive. Great job, Tick.
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04/12/14 2:22 PM GMT
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♛ ♛ Ab imo pectore. Sonya

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