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Uploaded: 08/01/11 1:43 AM GMT
Fleeting Years
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"Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume, labuntur anni, nec pietas moram, rugis et instanti senaectae, adferet indomitaeque morti." Horace.

(Alas, Postumus, the fleeting years slip by, nor will piety give stay to wrinkles and advancing old age and indomitable death).

Rendered in Bryce and post-processed in Photoshop CS5.

The room and all its content (both present and past!) are mine, with the exception of the Bryce tree and wood effect presets. I had to shuttle this picture back and forth between computers for several days because my Bryce 7 PLE renders the light as black! A lot of tweaking and re-rendering went on as I found things I didn't like… I'm not sure it was worth all the effort now that Photoshop has smudged all the detail…

The two cats and the bear -- if you can make them out through the shadows of long ago -- live with me in real life.

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.Genver
08/01/11 8:03 PM GMT
Hello Tootles,it is very good,very good textures and nice colors too,it is original.Have a nice summer,Tootles.
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::casechaser
08/01/11 11:41 PM GMT
Hi Tootles. I find "Fleeting Years" to be extraordinary. The room at first glance is empty, but it really isn't. Color has captured the floor and the wall painting is in color too.

The wall painting is of particular interest to me for it hangs crooked. Yet, it hangs in an opposite angle to the natural art shadowing the wall from images of the tree outside the window. What a great metaphor the two objects of art present.

The room is filled with lines. Just allow your eyes to start with the floor and work your way around the room.

Tootles, your empty room is filled with geometry and art. Best wishes in the contest. ~~ John
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::allisontaylor
08/02/11 2:24 PM GMT
Very interesting and creative interpretation. Being in the midst of renovations and change this past year, I probably am influenced by the notion of standing back to assess new spaces. I like the lines, light/shadows and left behind painting. Each add a new element to consider. Original and thought provoking.
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