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...because she had no speech.

Her eyes were the colour of distant love,
her twin arms were made of white topaz.
Her lips moved, silent, in a coral light...

Entering the river she was cleaned,
shining like a white stone in the rain,
and without looking back she swam again...


~pablo neruda - an excerpt from the fable of the mermaid and the drunks
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a shot [link] of a wonderful sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I've never really known what to do with it. So I tried this texture [link] by [link]
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:iconnahuask:
Nahuask Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You caught a dream :heart:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Nahuask :heart:
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:iconkuume:
Kuume Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured: [link] :heart: Happy belated Valentine's! :D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!!! :heart:

Happy Valentines!
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:iconkuume:
Kuume Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :D Thanks!! :heart:
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lucia45 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the mood of this one - she does seem like the mermaid in the poem.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
much appreciated... I thought so too. :)
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Awesome work! Goes so well with this beautiful poem! :heart:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
The pleasure is all mine! :hug:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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Alixelle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Dear Dennis, your title make me smile...Men love silent women ;)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
:laughing: a dreamgirl.
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:iconalixelle:
Alixelle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
;) :lol:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
;)
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
So nice photo dear Dennis:))
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you dear Rezzan :)
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:iconmarsmgphotography:
marsMGphotography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
amazing.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Mars!
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marsMGphotography Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
for sure! :glomp:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Wonderful combination of texture and image Dennis, you have brought her to life from
the original image, wonderful tones of movement, a beautiful piece, would love to see that
water animated. :D :rose:
and the Neruda piece looks an interesting read....is it a book or a short story?
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Donna... it's a poem :)
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:iconbrightstar2:
BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:nod: i see now one of thought too...:rose:
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice Photo And Post Processing.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully ethereal, Dennis. :)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Stan :)
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Dennis. B-)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
:peace:
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BklynGirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Perfect!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Maria :)
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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful job,it is a great sculpture Dennis :clap:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Jonathan!
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:icontoothless6reach:
Toothless6reach Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
These things scare me
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
alol, well I suppose if I ever saw one I would be scared too.
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:icontoothless6reach:
Toothless6reach Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
X(
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:iconlichtie:
lichtie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
It's very lovely, really quite serene.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Beautifully done, nice texture! :heart:

And what a beautiful poem (excerpt) to illustrate your picture! :aww:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Jocelyne. :heart:
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You are ever so welcome, Dennis! :heart:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
:rose:
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:iconsharingmydreams:
SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
So magical....my daughter is gonna love this one! Mermaid girls rock......nice job Dennis!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
lol, thank you Sheila! :)
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:icongingado:
gingado Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Oustanding work dear Dennis...:clap:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Rainer :bow:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Looks like you hear the sirens call :clap: :clap:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Kris! :bow:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:ahoy:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Beautifully magical ! :love:
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