Eyes Opened.......another poem for you....

9 years 6 months ago - 9 years 6 months ago #155809 by Shanna-Marie
I took this pic this afternoon, this stream is usually no more than a trickle but we've had so much rain the last few days so it was overflowing. This was shot in RAW and edited in PS 10 and I also tweaked a couple things in Corel and then Picnik. I know I shouldn't edit pics on my laptop but I did it anyway...... I wrote this poem back in February, I hope you like it.....



Eyes Opened.....

As a child, I saw so little....
of beauty or kindness around me,
Fear kept the mask in place
and blocked out all Light.

Defiance was my strength
or it seems I believed,
One dared not approach.....
efforts to reach, could not break through.

Till screams turned to whispers...
Anger, washed away by tears,
I'm finally aware now....
of just how much I've grown.

I must not return....
for I have been set free,
When in doubt... I shall look up,
Trusting I'll be shown.....

~Shanna-Marie

I believe that there is an explanation for everything, so, yes, I believe in miracles. ~Robert Brault

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9 years 6 months ago #155820 by Lonestarlady61
I love this shot! It might be a little dark but that just sets the mood in this one. :thumbsup: :cheer:

Would you mind sharing your set up? What kind of filters, aperture and shutter sped did you use?
I still have a lot to learn and would appreciate your input.

I want a good wide angle lens and more money for photo trips.
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9 years 6 months ago #155836 by LauraD
Beautiful ! Both the image and the poem :)

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9 years 6 months ago #155839 by McBeth Photography
Nice work Shanna! Love the pic too! :judge:

It is what it is.

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9 years 6 months ago #155842 by Towcestermark
I like the idea here, the composition is good and the water is lovely. I'd maybe look at supporting the red flower (a knitting needle and a garden tie would work) so it stayed sharp whilst you used that slow shutter speed. That would add to the foreground interest.


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9 years 6 months ago #155845 by Shanna-Marie
Thank you all so much ! Dana, here are the settings I used : Aperture-F20, Shutter Speed-1/1 sec, ISO 125, Exposure -.33. I used a color & enhansing filter (I just got them a couple weeks ago so I wanted to see what kind of effect it would have on this). I kinda like it! :)
Mark, the red in this shot is either red leaves which were attached to branches blowing in the wind or they were falling. But Honestly, there was no way to reach them to hold them still. :)

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9 years 6 months ago #155849 by chasrich
Simply lovely Shanna Marie. You have been given a gift in two art forms and you compose them together perfectly. :judge: :thumbsup: :goodpost: :woohoo:

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9 years 6 months ago #155878 by rob vorderman
You're a very talented lady Shanna-Marie.
Both picture and poem are lovely.

Rob.


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9 years 6 months ago #155938 by Shanna-Marie

chasrich wrote: Simply lovely Shanna Marie. You have been given a gift in two art forms and you compose them together perfectly. :judge: :thumbsup: :goodpost: :woohoo:


Rich, that means alot, thank you so much my friend. :)

Thank you so much Rob, you are very kind. :)

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9 years 6 months ago - 9 years 6 months ago #155939 by Scotty

Shanna-Marie wrote: Thank you all so much ! Dana, here are the settings I used : Aperture-F20, Shutter Speed-1/1 sec, ISO 125, Exposure -.33. I used a color & enhansing filter (I just got them a couple weeks ago so I wanted to see what kind of effect it would have on this). I kinda like it! :)
Mark, the red in this shot is either red leaves which were attached to branches blowing in the wind or they were falling. But Honestly, there was no way to reach them to hold them still. :)


Might want to bump up to the f/11 and invest in an ND. You can see diffraction.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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9 years 6 months ago #155940 by Shanna-Marie
Thanks Scotty, I have an ND for this lens as well-I've been experimenting to see what the different filters can do. But I'll keep it in mind.

I believe that there is an explanation for everything, so, yes, I believe in miracles. ~Robert Brault

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9 years 6 months ago #155950 by Colourful Photography
The poetry and lovely picture is almost as beautiful as you are.

I'm colour blind, but it doesn't keep me from exploring the wonderfully colourful world around us. :)

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9 years 6 months ago #156015 by Dori
Shanna, you are so talented!!! The photo and your poem compliment each other! :judge:

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9 years 6 months ago #156042 by Shanna-Marie
Thank you Wayne :)
Thank you so much Dori!! :)

I believe that there is an explanation for everything, so, yes, I believe in miracles. ~Robert Brault

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9 years 6 months ago #156044 by photobod
Magic Shanna pure magic :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

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