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"Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in"

~Rabindranath Tagore

Sometimes facing the world on your own is a frightening experience. I'm finding power in my fears.

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I'm thinking a vignette effect around the borders would help with the yellow block of colors (from the yellow umbrella) from dominating the entire piece. Right now I focus on the bottom half (a bit of top as well) since the blurred effect isn't enough to prevent me from focusing from the bottom of the canvas. To be specific the bottom left part of the composition is what bothers me. With that being said I really do love the blue "glow" from the left umbrella. The slope of blue umbrella's frame helps lead me to the center (more detailed) part of the image. I think it's pretty impressive that you can get those toothpick tiny decorative umbrellas to look sort of like the real full-size ones.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Work...
Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Photographer
Very lovely work
2dazed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Glad to see someone loves those things as much as I do. I went & bought a bag just to have some. I don't use them. I just have them. Yes, I just admitted that. :D
FrostSh0ck Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017   Digital Artist
I love how you turned those little toothpick umbrellas into seemingly life-sized ones!
Nellara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the primary colors~
MaddyluvsCats1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Great idea!!
Gorgeous photo :D
WhiteYuuki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Love it!
lil0princess0 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty :3
eschlehahn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Never would have thought of combining these little umbrellas with poetry of Tagore. I love it ! I've always loved Tagore's insightful writings and this image goes along very well with these lines here. :heart:
XOSamantha Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
The colors are great.
The picture overall is amazing.
Varalidaine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours in this are gorgeous!
cuygirl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours got me O.o...
LifeSight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
The quote of Rabindranath Tagore is one of my favorite quote, actually it is my prayer =D
and you seem a proactive person, i admire your positive attitude ..and for the pictures, loved the mixture of colors
moijoie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
who doesn't get happy when they see these little drink umbrellas??!!! Nice capture! :iconsomeconfettiplz:
jayshree Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Funky. Love the lighting.
awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful composition, color and light...
phantaz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Really nice shot, this one definately caught my eye. I love the colors. =)
DeepKick Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
as soon as i seen this i started singing, "come in she said i'll give ya shelter from the storm" by bob dylan

lol dunno why. especially since im listening to the rolling stones.

love that picture! another fave from your gallery
napster89 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Great job, it's so cool!
chilipalmer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Wonderful overlap of colours, they really go well together. I love how they glow as well :)
Unfairytales Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the colour and light in this too, and how the light gives the flower pattern on the umbrella texture. It's a very striking image.
jjaychilla Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
i love the creative vantage point of this shot, along with the vivid colors.
Nix0xiN Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
oh wow, I love the colours :3
I used to collect these when i was little ^^
Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
:giggle: this picture makes me smile.
I love the concept of this shot. The little umbrellas are just so awsome.
Angry-Butter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Very Nice Picture and Amazing. Nice colors.

I love these little coloured umbrellas. :)
Misticdreamer08 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
bueatiful. I love the yellow unbrella!!! Its so preety. I feel as if its n some enchanted place. I love it so much. Its so pretty. Is it a photo??
theviolin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Are those the little tooth pick umbrellas that you get with drinks?

That aside awesome picture! :aww:
littlepurplemel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
intoxicating, love the colours
littlepurplemel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
intoxicating, love the colour
retronicole Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006   Writer
o0o its so beautiful!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
IMyst Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
Always remember: We can lose our family, our friends, our health, our home, our money...

Society may shun us. Our dogs may bite us. The sun may never shine on us again.

But ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING - and they can NEVER take away our L'IL BAMBOO UMBRELLAS!!! :nirvana:

(Super concept. Salute!)
papertigress Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
Great idea and flawless execution, nothing more to say! :clap:

LostBohemian42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006
Awesome shot! Great angle, too. :+favlove:
Oct-Anaoon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
woow it's cool! love the strong colours!

excuse my bad english... i'll try my best!
Progress87 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
The colors are great , i love umbrellas thats why im gonna fav it :)
Sorry for my horrible english ^^
inagirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
This is an amazing photo. Love the colors. Must fav :D
BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
that's very nice! ^^ I really like the colours and the light. =)
Nice photo.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww, I love the little umbrella thingies!!!!! But they tend to tear up easily.... :tears: lol
Great work!!!!!!!!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Yes it was quite the process trying to make sure they didn't break :P
StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: And when you're done, you can stick them in drinks. :D
selmasings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
B e a u t i f u l - I love the concept and the composition here - so vivid!!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
ZenSpy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Student General Artist
Its all about the color! great shot :clap:
Tinnunculus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nice composition, lovely colours. :) Another :+fav:...
pyrodarkangel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
Wow I love this piece, the umbrellas are so cool, I find them fascinating and can never get enough of them. Funny how I've been on this site for nearly a year and never visited your gallery, well I'm here now. I like you purpose for these umbrellas, and your representation very much. Must favourite it!

P.S I also love your avatar!!!
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
Hettar7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
it's so hard to get over your fears. so hard to DO something sometimes when you're so afraid of not doing it right. we all need to find that inner strength.
i like little cocktail umbrellas too. i don't ever drink anything that warrents one of them, but i still think they're so cute.
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