Looking for Love


She went down to the dark seaweed forest and asked a witch to give her human legs so that she might dance with the prince. “It is stupid of you, for it will bring you misery,” the witch cackled. “Your beautiful tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what human beings call ‘pretty legs’. It will hurt; it will feel as if a sword were going through your body: every time your foot touches the ground it will feel as though you were walking on knives. If you are willing to suffer all this, then I can help you.”–

“I am,” the little mermaid whispered.–“But remember, once you have human legs you will never come back and swim in the deep sea. And if the prince does not marry you, you will become foam on the ocean the very next morning that the prince marries another. And,” grinned the witch, “I want no small payment for my portion either. I know you thought of using your beautiful voice to talk to the prince and charm him, but I want your very voice for my payment!” The little mermaid nodded; the witch cut out her tongue and she became mute.

Now she waits in the big city, for her prince to find her in this pool, lonely and losing hope, she comes to the surface everytime someone walks by, just to check if it is him… but alas, it’s only a photographer…

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25 comments on “Looking for Love”

  1. Makes me wish I could go for a swim right now … with or without the mermaid!

  2. Makes me want to go swimming too:-) I’m sorry, Elaine. I think you’re trying to scare us, but you’re too fun and chipper in my opinion. I love all these vivid colors…I’m not scared. I hope it makes you happy to know your image made me happy:-)

  3. is that the Evian water Mermaid??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe — a beauty of a shot and vividly colored to marvelous effect!!! i myself in sooo tired that i am going to bed now!! but i thought i would drop by and see you first!! THANKS for your enthusiastic participation yesterday for self portraits theme day!!! so much fun!! bravo to you and everyone else!! ๐Ÿ˜€ xo

  4. trรจs joli montage

  5. Une composition trรจs roussie, du joli travail.

  6. A mermaid, cool processing, love the composition too!

  7. Hey that is awesome how did you do that? Makes me want to jump in- wait – dont mermaids eat men?

  8. Oh I love a story with an unhappy ending ha ha. Nice dark tale that floats my boat this morning. Neat photograph and some very cool processing.

  9. A great idea, Elaine. Sounds like the kind of place I must visit. Lovely colors and composition.

  10. What a cruel witch, the mermaid should have just knocked her block off LOL. Lovely creative image El, great colour!

  11. Wow a mermaid, I’d never seen one lol, great effect

  12. Fanitastic idea znd realisation! Excellent image!

  13. The original fairy tale (not the disney version) is sad enough, and you made it even more sad :)Anyway what’s this image? And don’t tell me you’ve just shot it like that around the corner ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. It’s a beautiful story! I hope one day her prince will walk by ๐Ÿ˜‰ and if not, maybe you could ask her to swim this way, so I can take a photo of her :)Great shot with vivid colors and great PP!

  15. There’s a show in australia about 3 girls who turn into mermaids whenever water splashes on them or they dive into water..my 7 yr old likes it and the 14 yr old watches it too…this would be a perfect illustration for it.

  16. very creative, great writing to go with this, super processing

  17. seriously, if i see something like that, i’d scream and freak out.. lol! reminds me of shyamalan’s a lady in the water.. great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. WOW! SO very creative. Love the colors..the accompanying story…more. Excellent!

  19. nice work! cool effects and good idea!

  20. EXCELLENT!

  21. I love the story – the image goes well with. Likes the vivid colors and the mermaidSwissCharles

  22. nive image and story – I like the contrast and the colors very much

  23. Excellent grain applied here! Wow, you really blended the mermaid in here well. Great use of colors, sorta gives me the summer feeling of going back to a theme waterpark! =)

  24. Great composition and some nice vibrant colors… I want to jump in, just hope she stays out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very nice processing

  25. Really, you have an amazing and creative imagination. Bravo.

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