A Birthday Surprise by FrenchKiss ()
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-Joe and Ron, the village fishermen, were out in the bay early that morning pulling up their nets after a rather stormy night. The bay water was usually muddy and brown after the rains hit but for some strange reason this morning it was cristal clear, literally mirroring the old town and port. Suddenly Joe's bare foot brushed something in the sand and he looked down to see a beautiful pink and white shell of a sort he'd very rarely found in those waters.
"I haven't seen one of these since Tadpole planted that tree in Port Village square!" exclaimed Joe as he lifted the shell and examined it. It was a perfect form, neither broken nor scratched and it hadn't yet taken on the grey color that the shells in the bay usually did.
Just then, Shari and her friend, Christy, happened to pass by on the shore.
"Well look who's here, Joe! What are two beautiful princesses doing out on the beach so early this fine morning?" exclaimed Ron.
"Good morning Ron and Joe! It's a very special day today so we've got a lot to do! Today is Christie's birthday and we're picking some Erka flowers to decorate her birthday cake," said Shari with a grin.
"Her birthday! Now that is very special. But you can't have a birthday without a present! Here's a beautiful shell for a beautiful young lady. Happy Birthday, Christie," said Joe as he handed her the perfect shell.
"Wow! Thanks Joe!" exclaimed Christie with a huge smile on her face. This was going to be the best birthday ever!-
I'm a couple of days late with this but it took much longer than expected. Thanks for taking a peek!
Elements bought or paid for through subscription: PoserStyle: Wolfpack clothing, Jeff2k texture | PoserWorld: Pirates clothes | 3D Commune: Darkling Wear by NetherWorks | Daz: Mike2, Vic2, MilGirl, Greek Hair | Marketplace credits below.
Free elements: PoserFashions dress for the MilGirl by SergeMark | Goelette by A Gracia | Old Town: Buildings by Skippy (George279) and 3D Modelz | Port Village: Medieval Town Kit by George279 (Skippy) | Stunning Red flowers by Erka |Super Atmosphere by Andy (zxcvb)| Seagulls by Digital I
My Elements: Ramparts are Vue bootleans, flags modelled in TS6 | texture on Darkling Wear dress and pirate shirt | Fisherman's net modelled in TS6 | Some textures from my texture pack in Free Stuff
All else comes from Vue.
Thank you so much for the conch, Joe and for the tree, Davy! ;-)
Image Comments (51)
rds () 3:10AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
This is just absolutely fantastic! The story is cool as well. Excellent detail and composition over all is inspiring. Thanks for this one. :O)
Taylor777 () 3:15AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
I give this a ranking that is'nt even on the board...this is Excellence by 3...beautifull work just love to see this wide open image full of life and great detail my hats off to you French K...your poser friend Z~Bra.
thomaskrahn () 3:47AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
I agree! An absolutely fantastic pic! But I think the two, friendly ( :) ) fishermen look a bit strange? Mostly the legs on the conchfella... Still a fantastic pic! Love the atmosphere and a great story as well!
FrenchKiss () 4:16AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
AAAARRRGH!! Oh my gosh I am so stupid! I am so sorry, deadhead! The sky is yours and not Andys! And I KNEW that! And to think I double checked everything! Darn! Guess I'm getting senile. Please forgive me, Norbert. Thanks for your posts, it means so much. :-)
Mikeangelo () 4:21AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
That looks fantastic, very well composed, an extremely well created image. Dave
sacada () 4:47AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Excellent image Linda. Everything looks wonderful. The town is just terrific as is are the people and close detail. Well done.
pixpax () 5:11AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
WOW - what a background!!! And wonderfull expressions on the people!! This is SO great! You got my vote here for sure!
madasatadpole () 5:25AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
god you got my vote too linda this is so beautiful and really well put together..i thought the story was brill ..the posing and image content top notch...the water texture and everything make this a marvelous works and one i will keep as a favourite for a long time to come..superbly done linda...(davy)
wabe () 5:26AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Are you sure that you have done that? :-)) Wasn't there another girl who demands the copyright for your images? Lol, Excellent image Linda. Incredible how detailed and complex this scene is. Bravo!
bigbraader () 5:52AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
This is soooo wonderful. I can understand why it took a little longer to make. More than well worth the effort.
zxcvb () 6:05AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Wow!!! Linda this is fantastic work , i love all the detail you have put into this , very well done:-)
Kutter () 6:22AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Added to favourites and voted on before I even got to this posting! I don't know how to express how much I like this picture. I'll start by saying that the posing is among the best I've seen, the two ladies are just astounding and I expect them to jump into life any minute. The town... HOLY!! I can;t even begin to imagine how long that too you to place all those buildings, my hat off to you for your patience! I 'feel' the life in this pic Linda, your attention to detail is just astounding! Thanx for showing me what Vue can do once agian. Oh and how could I forget, the thing that made it!! The story, excellent in helping the image come to life. A masterpiece!!
EagleWing () 6:40AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
What a fantastic medieaval town. I am speechless with awe at this scene.
kenwas () 7:15AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
A great job Linda. The work is great and the picture is fun. I really enjoy looking at this scene.
j-art () 8:03AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
holy cow, linda, wow, i love each and every detail in this stunning work, must have taken forever to finish it - this, my friend, is a really outstanding work - especially this old town is soooooooooooooo fantasic - a isnpiring pic - my congratulation and sure a vote to this masterpiece - way to go linda --- your friend uwe :-)
jgmart () 8:05AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Beautiful work. Amazing detail and composition. Excellent job!
Djeser () 10:42AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Oh Linda, this is just gorgeous! What detail, color, clarity; and your Poser work is simply superb! What a lovely gift for my birthday, to be immortalized by your talents! Thank you so much, you are incredibly sweet!
Masema () 11:07AM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Top notch work as always Linda. The sky really follows the story as it looks like it had been stormy and is now clearing...The detail in the town is outstanding. Excellent work!
FrenchKiss () 12:01PM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Gosh you guys! Thanks s much for all your kind words!! I really appreciate it! In reality I worked on this image for a month more or less. It's still not finished but I wanted it published for Christie's birthday and Shari was haggling me for a new image so there you go... lol (Swatting Walther for his copyright comment as I leave.)
romanceworks () 12:03PM | Sun, 05 October 2003
Wow, Linda, this is absolutely stunning work! I love the mood and feeling of life in this scene. Great composition, and the details are astounding. The story really enhances the experience.What an awesome work of art and birthday surprise. Can't even guess how long it must have taken to create. A true labor of love and so wonderfully creative. Excellent work and a vote!:O) CC