|Autoportrait, during my photography class|
Photomanips for BeginnersWhat is a photomanipulation?Photomanips for Beginners by `kuschelirmel
Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
This is what the gallery description states. But what does it mean?
It means that a photomanipulation is based on photographs.
Not sketches scanned in (like line art for example) or screenshots from a video game. However, if you scan a photograph or for example dried flowers, it would be considered a photograph; while a photograph taken of line art still remains a sketch and is not consiered a photograph. Video game screenshots are copyrighted images btw and as such cannot be used at all.
It means that you need to use more than one photograph.
Retouching work as well as work that uses brushes or texture overlays only to "spice up" a photo that was taken by yourself(!) should be submitted to Photography > Darkroom, while work that uses stock images (i.e. images that you did not take yourself) should be
Hout-ka-Ptah + audioC'est sur une mer d'étoiles, aux courbes ondulantes,Hout-ka-Ptah + audio by *DameOdessa
Pleines et généreuses,
Embrassant l'infinité du monde,
Que j'ai emprunté la Barque des Horizons.
J'ai voyagé de l'aube au déclin d'une civilisation,
Affrontant les Ténèbres ophidiennes,
Au rythme de la grandeur et de la décadence des hymnes
Qui autrefois flattaient les dieux.
Suivant le cours du Lotus,
Jusqu'aux sources célées,
Traversant les terres de la Colère,
Jusqu'au Pays de l'Arc,
Le Temple et le Trône me recouvrent de leurs ailes,
Dans un pays où les Rois sont Dieux,
Et les Dieux, Mortels.
It is on a starry sea, its undulating sensuality,
Full and curvacious,
Contemplating the infinity of the world,
That I went aboard the Great Horizon's boat.
I traveled from the dawn till the close of a civilization,
Fighting against a ribbon of darkness,
At the rate of greatness and decay of the hymns
Which once flattered the gods.
Following the flow of the Lotus
Listen To The WhisperListen To The Whisper Of The Eternal WindListen To The Whisper by ~TheWhiteLighter
As It Gently Touches Your Ear;
Guiding You Through The Forest Of Life
Your Friend; Your Companion; Your Seer.
Listen To The Whisper Of Verdant Leaves
Adorning The Sentinels Of Earth;
Silently Watching The Passing Of Time
Its Beauty The Blessing Of Birth.
Listen To The Whisper Within The Heart
Where Soft Emotions Caress Its Beat;
Let Its Wisdom Flow Right Over Your Soul
And Dormant Love It Will Entreat.
Listen To The Whisper, All Three Of Them
Embrace And Entwine Deep Within;
And When They Merge Within Your Soul
A New Pathway You Will Begin
THE BUTTERFLY WITH NO NAMEEmotions Flowed Like A Raging FireTHE BUTTERFLY WITH NO NAME by ~TheWhiteLighter
As I watched The Birth Of Dawn
Softness And Beauty Of Stars Had Past
My Heart Still Heavy And Forlorn
My Spirit Was Ebbing I was About To Go
When Something Caught My Eye
A Solitary Cloud So Pure And White
Appeared From Way Up High
My Eyes Now Ember With Rising Sun
Saw An Amazing Sight
Within Its Fleece A Golden Glow
And A Butterfly Took Flight
Such Beauty I Had Never Seen
It Sat Upon My Hand
And Said To Me In A Voice So Soft
I Was A Spirit Of The Lamb
My Soul Was Open My Heart Poured Forth
It Listened With Silent Embrace
And When I Had Finished It Smiled At Me
With Serenity, Peace And Grace
Moments Of Silence As We Shared The Dawn
Then It Whispered It Was Time To Part
And As It Began To Fly Away
A Sudden Lightness Filled My Heart
I Watched In Joy As My Newfound Friend
Returned From Whence It Came
My Fears And Sorrows All Had Been Taken
By The Butterfly With No Name
Had I Seen The Truth Within The Cloud
I Would Have Witnessed A Wondrous Sight
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