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Having no independence as you may know or don't know is a very tough thing to come to terms with. Those people who have ended up being incarcerated have chosen take that path, where myself and I am sure many, many others have had little or no say in the matter. I do get out and about with a Support Worker or Julie, however being able to open my own front door and head off to the Newsagent or into the Countryside is a no no. I am part of a group of people, however the isolation and loneliness one feels is sometimes a very difficult pill to swallow.

This image for me sums up everything that I feel, and like the berry I will feel a new light and warmth as the days pass.

Sorry for my moaning, its just that I think if I note down my feelings they become less troublesome.

Thank you all for your most caring words and comments following yesterdays upload 'Thread Bare'. A further mention going to Digitialboi (Graham) and EAS (Ann) for their most welcomed User Awards.

I sincerely hope that you all have a great day ahead whatever that may bring.

Regards as always Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2012 - 5:32 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Isolation
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:26 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM
Tags:Feelings, Flowers & plants
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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
26 Jan 2013 - 9:27 AM

Poor little berry - but beautiful colour.Smile

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

brilliant detail nathan wonderful light and colours isolated beauty nice one Wink
andy

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UrbaneMagick
26 Jan 2013 - 9:29 AM

Hi Nathan,
a great photo, with strong significance, one can't imagine being in your shoes , it must be hard..but your humour rises against the hardship & often puts a smile on all of our faces out here.

All the best my mate.

GarethSmile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:32 AM

So sad really and I do empathise - I have a son not as seriously affected by your own health problems Nathan but he had a significant motor cycle accident 30 years ago and was in a coma for 11 weeks in ICU he has made a good recovery as far as he can go! BUT he is very lonely and I look after him best I can - I am full of admiration for your determination to get on with life the best way you can all due credit to you.

The picture does portray loneliness and makes a very valid point, thanks for sharing your feelings here today

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nonur
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26 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

Wonderful focus and great bokeh, Nathan!

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England250 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

A feeling expressed is a feeling understood better, and maybe, partly, discharged...

And the pictures is beautiful, if lonely. As Leonard Cohen put it, "even damnation is poisoned with rainbows."

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:39 AM

Very well expressed and beautifully portrayed, Nathan.

Dave

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Margaret101
26 Jan 2013 - 9:41 AM

great macro shot. Keep strong!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:03 AM

Superb focusing, Nathan, a top class image, betraying how you must feel. Let's hope that Spring is not too far away, and with it will come better days for you, and for anyone that is suffering for whatever reason. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 26 Jan 2013 - 10:03 AM

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Suzicoo
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26 Jan 2013 - 10:09 AM


Quote: Hi Nathan,
a great photo, with strong significance, one can't imagine being in your shoes , it must be hard..but your humour rises against the hardship & often puts a smile on all of our faces out here.

All the best my mate.

GarethSmile

Love the way the a lone berry is in focus, keep strong and thank you so much for the feed back on Cottesbrooke Hall, SmileSmile
Suzicoo

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:19 AM

An excellent example of creative use of differential focussing.

Albert

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:30 AM

It's always good to get feelings out, Nathan, and why not do so amongst friends? So no apologies necessary and you weren't moaning. Just airing.

Very poetic the comparison you made and this shot is poetry in itself with the way you shot it.

Hope your spirits get a lift, my man.

Andrew

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cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AM

a delicately portrayed singular fruit....


It speaks volumes that you can express your feelings through your photography....hope the days ahead turn brighter Smile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:39 AM

Powerful image and words certainly makes you think Nathan, I can only imagine how you feel. Stay safe and keep strong my friend, have a great weekend. BTW love the image, exceptionally well captured and presented Smile

Hugh

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digital_boi
26 Jan 2013 - 10:42 AM

well expressed Nathan it is fair to say no we dont know and probably never will, chin up, you are doing so well and look forward to a walk with your latest friend/best buddy Kismet and three will not be a crowd excellent selective focus adding meaning to your issue

Very Best

Graham

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Jan 2013 - 10:54 AM

This is an excellent combo Nathan - exposing your inner dealings together with this most beautiful photo is just so very very special and I treasure it !! May the rest of the weekend be blessed beyond your expectation SmileGrin

Last Modified By Hermanus at 26 Jan 2013 - 10:55 AM

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
26 Jan 2013 - 11:13 AM

Nathan. To a lesser degree, I know and understand, walking the easier part of the Path you are on, have just had 5 days in the company of others, most of whom I would
say find the Path harder than I do, but will not show it. This makes it easier for me, thinking if they can do it I can. Eric. Nice Capture of a thought provoking subject.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

I have swallowed the same pill many times Nathan, sometimes it seems bigger than others, but you swallow it just the same, the only place I can go on my own is the garden where I can be seen. So I know what you are saying I spend more time in my small study than anywhere else, I find consultation in many ways and think of others worse off than I, the totally deaf and the blind; and the totally disabled confined to a bed for the rest of their life!. your photo is a poignant reminder of your situation, the single berry! but don't overlook the others that are out of focus! what are their circumstances, dependence on others yes you have no free will but! often the person you depend on have to give up some of their free will to help you or I for that matter!, so one foot forward one at a time if you fall drag yourself up again come what my!. hope you have a good day Nathan looks bright out there but cold, I'm not going anywhere, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
26 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Excellent use of selective focus Nathan, as you say a difficult pill to swallow, chin up my friend.

Regards

Trev.

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franken
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:23 AM

Lovely image Nathan.

ken

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 11:25 AM

Superb focusing and great bokeh.
I hope the written feelings expressed has a cathartic effect.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:27 AM

Very good bokeh here Nathan.

Best Matt

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 11:35 AM

Beautiful image Nathan, you give a lot of joy to others by sharing your wonderful eclectic collection of images.

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Scottishlandscapes
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:42 AM

Berry bokeh delight.

Dougie

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WesternRed
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26 Jan 2013 - 12:00 PM

A grape in the hand is better than one in the bushGrin
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.

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williamsloan
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26 Jan 2013 - 12:46 PM

a beauty well doneSmileSmileSmileSmile.

billy

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 12:54 PM

Like the berry in your image stay focused mate and try not to let it get to you, terrific well composed presentation Nattan.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:03 PM

Well done. It is wonderful that you discovered photography......Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:05 PM

Your text---- all tha may be true, but know that your images and comments bring something to each of us--- somthing that is most appreciated!

Much skill is needed to make a camera isolate one berry in a group--- Kudos!

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:05 PM

A thought for us all to bear Nathan like the berry if we all stay focused in some way hopefully it eases the burden . Super shot mate keep them coming.SmileSmile
Rob.Smile

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User_Removed
26 Jan 2013 - 1:30 PM

Super shot Nathan, great DOF, love it.
Regards, Alf.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:33 PM

I am sorry to hear about how you feel. I understand your image much more knowing the thought behind it.

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rayme330
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26 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Great use of dof, Nathan.

Ray

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EAS
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26 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

Such skill to produce this perfectly focused image.

Ann

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jaktis
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:07 PM

Great with the limited DOF

Peter

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 2:15 PM

That single berry looks about to drop of...
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 2:15 PM

A particularly poignant and perfectly expressive image of high quality.
Regards
Bill

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fificat100
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:20 PM

A skillfully focused image that well expresses your innermost feelings, Nathan.

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26 Jan 2013 - 2:51 PM

I am glad you are able to explain and share your feelings in this way Nathan - I feel it must be an important thing to do. The berry is beautifully seen, taken and presented.
Ann

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myrab
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:53 PM

Like the berry, please dont be sad, your friends on site all wish you well,

Take care Myra

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

Well it's good to have a good moan now and again, and get things off your chest, Nathan. A super capture of the berry here, with great use of depth of field Smile
Thanks again for your UA, and take care,
Trev Smile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 3:56 PM

Fantastic use of DOF and fine focussing skills Nathan Smile Very poignant dialogue too , these things are better out than in my friend.

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jackyp
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26 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

Superb DOF and wonderful soft bokeh.Grin

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

Well picked out focus on the single berry Nathan, a job well done, Peter..

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 8:14 PM

lovely DOF, this site is for sharing, and its nice to be able to also share feelings with friends.
all the best.
ant.

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HELANA
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26 Jan 2013 - 9:16 PM

Grate dof Nathan,very good image.
ElenaSmile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:49 PM

Great image, keep strong Nathan it's good to share ones feeling & thoughts, I hope you have a better day tomorrow,
Ali

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26 Jan 2013 - 10:49 PM

Nathen,please keep strong and think about all the fun you can have with your dog soon when the weather get's better,it will soon be spring.
Remember if there's anything worying you there's more room for it out than to keep it to yourself,so keep on writing them down if it make's you feel better .
Tomorow is a new day and it will make you feel better,keep on taking more photos.Hope your little dog is behaving these daysSmile
Netta

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 11:00 PM

This such a beautiful composition! Well done! IB

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 11:55 PM

I just love this ONE!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue
Nathan........be strong!Smile
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30 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM

Great dof Nathan.

John Smile

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sparrowhawk
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30 Jan 2013 - 8:38 PM

a bell that rings so true for me too my freind ! lovely shot

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:25 PM

'Superb DOF, color, tonality, & Compo' ~ Peter

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RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM


Quote: A feeling expressed is a feeling understood better, and maybe, partly, discharged...

Absolutely. Nathan, I take my hat off to you. A gorgeous shot and a very emotive write up.

As has been said before: keep strong.

Robin

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