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Ever felt you were being watched?

28/52 for the group T189ers Photo-a-week

This week's theme: Eyes

Last year during my 365 project, I spotted a tree, which appeared to have an eye. It's not painted on, it's just the natural shape left where someone has sawn off a branch. I actually thought this was the same one, but comparing photos, it isn't and is, if anything, even more eye-like.

I decided that with a bit of tweaking in Photoshop, it would make an amusing shot for the "Eyes" theme.

Here is the original, straight out of the camera and totally unaltered.

Tree eye SOOC

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blackberry44 From: blackberry44 Date: July 15th, 2011 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I love it.

I have some photos I took in an ancient disused olive grove on Crete which had the most awful writhing faces on some of the trees. John said I was wrong to photograph them and wouldn't look at them.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 15th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is a lot of folklore about trees and it's easy to see why.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: July 15th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That's fantastic. There's such a mischievous glint in those eyes. And even the original looks like just the one eye peeking out, but the photo-manip is a really good job.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 15th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The more I use Photoshop Elements, the easier it gets. To be honest, if the theme hadn't been "eyes" plural, I would probably have just left it with the one eye.
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: July 15th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Cute. Looks friendly, like it's trying to decide whether to come out and play
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: July 15th, 2011 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Although hopefully "play" doesn't involve tearing the adorable limbs off those cute little vertebrates...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 15th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
So do I! :)

I must admit, when I was young, I was afraid of some trees.
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: July 15th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very ENTertaining! lol
From: aulus_poliutos Date: July 15th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, my first reaction was, it's a little Treebeard; he finally found and Entwife. :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 15th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was rather pleased with the expression. The tree looks somewhat astonished. :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 15th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
*groan!*

I like it! I can never think of puns, but my husband's really good at them.
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: July 15th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
A groan is the proper responce to a pun. My work here is done!
sartorias From: sartorias Date: July 15th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am mesmerized by the GREEN!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 15th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Everywhere is very very green at the moment, but we're only getting about 1 sunny day in every four or five.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: July 15th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, how heavenly!
mjlayman From: mjlayman Date: July 16th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that! Such a great Photoshop job!
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