Freedom at Last by Handie
Handie

Freedom at Last

by Handie in Winter

When I took this shot I didn't realize the bird was there - after I downloaded the shots I noticed it and I thought it gave this photo a whole new feeling. It's one of my personal faves, I hope you like it too!

  • Favorites:13 favorites
  • Comments:21 comments
  • Views:497 views
  • Submitted:Apr 13th, 2011
  • Resolution:1024x1252
  • Date Created:Apr 11th, 2011
  • Filesize:374 KB
  • Camera:NIKON D40X
  • Exposure:10/2500
  • Aperture:f/8.0
  • Focal Length:32mm
  • ISO Speed:100
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5
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  • Award:Daily Feature
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  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Congratulations to the Daily Feature Award!

    Nov 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • CreativeOne

    CreativeOne

    Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful piece of art,
    it's inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like
    to thank our amazing artists for all they do.

    To show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured
    in today's Daily Inspiration #252
    Congratulations!

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-252

    Nov 13th, 2011 Reply inspire & be inspired
  • LittleThings

    LittleThings

    I just wanted to add that initially the frame works, then on second glance it becomes distracting... I think that as long as the image is framed (on a wall) with a large white space around it, the frame will cease to be distracting (to me, at least). I also think that large white space might help to draw attention to the bird.

    Nov 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      I agree with you - the only reason I used one here is because if I hadn't - the bird would be right agains the edge of the shot - by putting the border on I was able to bring it away from the edge a little bit so that it wasn't almost cut off.

      Nov 13th, 2011 Reply
  • LittleThings

    LittleThings

    Oh my gosh, what an amazing shot.

    Nov 13th, 2011 Reply
  • winter

    winter

    i love winter very buchhh ,thanks

    Nov 13th, 2011 Reply
  • HillbillyDeluxe

    HillbillyDeluxe

    Congratulations, Handie!

    On behalf of my fellow gallery moderators, I am happy to share the news that your beautiful creation was selected for the Daily Feature Award and is now in rotation on the front page of Shadowness!

    This piece can be seen under the "star" menu at the top of every page, and it will also be featured in the next issue of "Daily Inspirations"! fb.com/shadowness

    Nov 13th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • musabenedetta

    musabenedetta

    This is so beautiful. There is a real peace to it.

    Apr 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      Thank you! I'm glad you think it's peaceful. There are some people who find it creepy because it's in a cemetery - but I've always found them to be incredibly peaceful.

      Apr 14th, 2011 Reply
  • scooter-tim

    scooter-tim

    Beautiful shot - expertly processed as is usual for you! :) I really like what you have done with the frame for this one too...

    Apr 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      Do you really like the frame? This is an older one for me and I used to put frames on all my stuff and then people kept telling me that it was better without it, so I stopped using them.

      "expertly processed" - wow - that's quite a compliment from a photographer like you. Thank you. ♥

      Apr 14th, 2011 Reply
    • scooter-tim

      scooter-tim

      I do like the frame! I'm not a fan of frames on everything, but for some reason I like them on black and whites - or at least, some black & whites... :)

      Apr 14th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      Thanks Tim. I don't mind them on some things - but there have been some of my stuff where I look back at it now and think "why did I put that there??" LOL!

      Apr 14th, 2011 Reply
  • SuharLeonheart

    SuharLeonheart

    Great composition & contrast.

    Apr 13th, 2011 Reply
  • BlurredEffect

    BlurredEffect

    one of my favs too!

    Apr 13th, 2011 Reply