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Being Free by freespot Being Free by freespot
Those flowers are free and so is the gargoyle high up the wall. Neither of them can move too far, but nevertheless they will experience a lot in their lives, especially the gargoyle who has seen more life and death than I will ever know. Hopefully...

Never take your freedom for granted.


[ Chateau d'Amboise, France : Sony DSC-S30 : crop and contrast in Photoshop ]

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Daily Deviation

Given 2002-11-21
On the basic level it's a well shot and composed 'pretty flower' picture. Deeper down you see a wide array of interpretable messages. Being Free by freespot was a tough choice for me to make, but in the end I thought of it this way: We live in a world filled with dark imagery, and we're constantly exposed to the negative side of life. Why not take a break, and show the world with a perfect sky, timeless nature, and proof that no matter what we do, the world keeps spinning. (selected and written by mental) (Selected by +olya) ( Featured by olya )
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Such a beautiful picture! I love the angle, colors, and the message!
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bellchild Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
What can I say? I love the color, of course. And the contrasting flower and stone building. Also, especially, the height of the flower with the angle you've taken. It gives the flower quite an illusion of greatness.
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josiana Featured By Owner May 13, 2003
Quelles magnifiques fleurs !!!
J'ai un peu les mêmes dans mon jardinet.
Je leur parle tous les matins, il parrait que c'est bon pour elles...
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chrzrus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2003
Awesome job! Again, I can't say anything everyone hasn't already covered but I love the angle on this and the contrast between the building and the flowers. Great job!
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99gnome Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2003
you're the one, neo.

great work, but you know that. again: fantastic color combination and the grey building takes enough color out to make the pink, green, blue stand out even more. again: wow!
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supermario Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003   Photographer
Colours, focus, DOF, everything is perfect on this one.

May the force be with You!
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h4inf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Colours contrast so well. Nice perspective, good shot!

Paul.
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eolhc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2002  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful, super shot
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markus71 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Very, very nice... especially when i look out of the window and it's DARK and COLD outthere. :-) (Smile)
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lightningbolt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2002   Photographer
Far out! This is fantastic. I'm not sure whether it's the wonderful perspective looking up to the sky, or simply the way all the colours appeared arranged in the tine wee thumbnail I saw first, or even in the rich colour. Maybe all three. But I like this a lot :-) (Smile)

+fav
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xxeviltwiggyxx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2002
very pretty :) (Smile)
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noplan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002
great perspective...making something small so big and pretty;-) (Wink)
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arnaudmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome and colorful compo.... There's a depth in taht pic taht is unexpalinable...

Congrat for having a DD on this, you deserve it a lot!
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sags Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2002
It's amazing how ORGANIC the whole thing is.
Even the stones are growing and moving.
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hellsadvocate Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Nice. Compared to all the dark deviations. This is truly beyond imaginative. And thankyou i have just been raised of my mood (sorry watching frita's little dark drawings) now i can smile all day long. Yay
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zeroskyy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
wow...i love the contrast of colors and the angle...but it is the gargoyle that gives it my +fav
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darkday Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
the angle is very good!!!!! and the colors, they'r awesome!!!!
nice picture :) (Smile)
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sixhours Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002   Photographer
Beautiful shot!! The colors are extraordinary. And congrats on the daily deviation!
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bei-li Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Wow this is gorgeous, i can see why people like it so much. Unique angle, clear photo. It almost doesnt look real
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goteki Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
oh wow... those colors are amazing. The clouds in the back how on earth did they do that? (photoshop liquify?) Love I love this piece. LOVE IT congrats on DD
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AJaber Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
professional ..
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000nevermore000 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
:D (Big Grin)
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firelight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
+fav
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twenty6 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
i must say this has a very vibrant selection of color. great shot.
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lumpie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002   Photographer
the colors, the backdrop... everything just comes together and looks so clean. its beautiful. it deserved to make DD =D (Big Grin)
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shoobydoowap Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
WOW, congrats on the Daily Deviation! No surprise of course ;) (Wink)
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sharq Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Not bad, but for my taste, there is far too much 'noise' in the picture. Not technical (digital) noise, but the picture is just too messy. The leaves on the flowers, the background, the side of the building on the top-left edge of the image, and the dark area in the middle / bottom are all very disturbing to the whole of the image. All in all, the picture seems to lack focus; The eye gets drawn in all directions at once.

My impression is that - especially based on your other works - this is little more than a snapshot with a story behind it. Not bad, of course, but as far as photography goes, the picture should tell the story, and the caption should clarify, or add new ideas.

In your favour, though: The technical quality is superb. The DOF is amazing, and it counts strongly in your favour that you managed to avoid sun flares etc.

Try again - I'm sure this location offers many opportunities.
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spider2544 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
good angle good colors
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iamsplee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Hobbyist Writer
where's the da print?! ahhhhh get an account if you don't have one! i want this...
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firstfooter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm speechless...

Worship
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eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic capture, excellently composed, with a wonderful concept behind it. I DO admire your photography, my friend! :) (Smile)

And I was SO pleased to see this as today's DD! Clap
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txay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Professional Photographer
nice shot
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alfa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Très belle photo! Angle bien choisi et couleurs splendides...
Félicitations!
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rasteik Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
It's not surprising that if you go to another country besides the U.S. you find awsomes structures and beauty to take pictures of. Viva La France!
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hokuto Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Heart Heart Heart Worship Worship Worship

People should take more pictures of the sky - don't you think?

+favlove
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tomclaessens Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
nice composition and I love the colours on this one Thumbs Up
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kriegs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
gorgeous, simply gorgeous!
the colors are just an amazing please for the eye to see
they are sooooo vivid and right there, just beautiful
great great capture, and worthy of DD :) (Smile)
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darkkavenger Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Beautiful shot, and awesome vivid colors :) (Smile) I miss my France .. aww!
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fuzzilywaz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Love this image, great work. ^_^
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2493 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Professional Photographer
OHOH~~very nice~
great composition.
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phlezk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002

beutiful colours man!

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inkx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002   Photographer
Wow - amazing :) (Smile)
Clear shot, with very pretty colours =D (Big Grin)
Very nice picture Nod
+fav
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gnowoga Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
I love seeing a happy piece! not many of them around! great! thanks! made my day!
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maxrom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
Sooowwweeet!! Love Congrats again on the DD!! Hug Those flowers are so purdy!
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netguru Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
Splend-erfict!
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burnsflipper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
simply beautiful and emotional, all the beauty and spirit of life is here :) (Smile) great work! +fav
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cove Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
wow! that´s a great shot
the 3 main colors (i mean the pink of the flower, the gray of the castle and the blue of the sky) came out so well and give a great contrast
i love it how you placed the flower in the pic, and still give the gargoyle a chance to be seen

awesome +fav

keep up the good photography! :) (Smile)

-cove
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snapdragon79 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
this is a beautifully coloured photo. lovely. very well composed.
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yaminur Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002
great composition! like pix with a meaning :) (Smile)
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crazy-engineer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2002   Photographer
hmm,its pretty beaitful..i like this sunligth :) (Smile) Thumbs Up
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