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I'm Still a Child

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I've taken this photo very early in the morning in Fontalirant, near Thenon in France...

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided to me by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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I Was Once A Child So Young

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

I was once a child so young
With fantasies in my mind
Like flowers from seeds do sprung
Each memory left behind

Like air that is busting to sky
To float with a cloudy mist
Or a brook in its flowing nearby
That earth has wandered and kissed

I look now and find memories
Of so much that life has given
The inside the heart only sees
And you through times have liven

There is so much far and wide
In songs of my singing that call
With moments for a while to abide
Like leaves in their beautiful of fall

My dreams have been pleasantry thing
With so much a child can do
They infinitely to me now sing
And some of them I interpret to you

A love song to fly in the blue
And wander away in youth’s countryside
To give of a young heart so true
In a merry-go-round childhood’s ride
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Mishelangello's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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Incredible work is just gorgeous! This work is very strong, but at the same time very simple and sensitive!

Each of us had a favorite childhood place, which had a special feeling side. Therefore, as see in this picture, can easily empathize with it and go back to the childhood. Close to the moment I am blown back in time and stand beside the tree. It is an early summer morning, still very cool and humid air. The sun is already behind the increases, although still visible mist that creates a magical atmosphere.

Beautiful composition! Strong and very dark front side, which is emphasizing perspective. Interesting light that shines through the leaves the tree is the rights treat to watch. Also, the background is very beautiful and worked well with the front. Light just like a bind them together!

Very wonderful piece of art, well done and thank you for this wonderful dream!
musetta30's avatar
Is a photo that evoques some air of our history in a very strong a sutil way.
Mishelangello's avatar
I share the view with you!
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Mishelangello's avatar
most welcome! thank you for accepting my humble analysis!
KendraKayKayKamera's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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Such an amazing piece of work! It has a wonderful message to it (that is included in the title of course) on how we would all wish to go back to our own childhood, I know this from experience with swings.

Now on HOW the photo was taken: the mist in the background was a good add to make it seem more mysterious and dark in a way. the light shining across the outline of the tree adds to the calm, yet some what intense atmosphere, and I do not know if the photo is black or white, or just drained in saturation, but whatever you did to it finishes the piece off very nicely.

I usually won' give out all five stars in a critique, but I felt a special connection to the shot, and it's so nicely taken <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> so please, amazing job, have a nice day! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart"/>
BenHeine's avatar
thanks for your very positive critique, Kendra, I'm truly honored. You can't imagine how much I've used that little swing when I was a yound boy
KendraKayKayKamera's avatar
You are SO very welcome :nod: if you need anything else just call (oh... and guess what else? when i logged on today i saw this shot was one of the most popular in the last eight hours... congrats!!! :D you deserve it!) :nod:
BenHeine's avatar
:) I meant "young", not "yound"
risingstar1011's avatar
Hits me especially hard as the tree my childhood swing hung from had to be cut down (windstorm + carpenter ant infestation) so now I REALLY can't go home again...back where there used to be shade and the round green swing is just a patch of dirt.
Shellquake's avatar
"No one has a inner child. No adult stays young at heart. IT'S ALL A LIE!" - Peter
jazmine69244's avatar
this is so beautiful
ColouredArt's avatar
This is very simple but so beautiful!
LightOverpowers58's avatar
So many feelings envelop this piece, even at a single glance...although, I must admit I took many, many more.

This amazing piece has been featured here.
CassyAmbrose's avatar's beautiful
paperheartpaperworld's avatar
Rejuvenated by the mists of the past. The spirits of yesterday's children can be found at every abandoned swing. The grey frostiness of the image creates beautiful atmosphere. Love this. :)
CatherineAmy3's avatar
such a powwerful shot :)
TheArta's avatar
Hello. I used this picture as a reference and landscape study, I hope it's okay. I tried to recreate the piece digitally with my own style added to it ~ [link]
Beautiful and inspiring photo. C:
LindelCaine's avatar
A beautiful, evocative vision. :love:
The poem by Peter S. Quinn is so beautiful too. Thank you for sharing both with us.
So, you're still a child ... me too .
PotassiumK's avatar
A very evocative, nostalgic piece.

Frobenius's avatar
A very strong picture. It really works. Great stuff.
i0wncookiess's avatar
it is a little bit creepy, but it is really nice, great work :)
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