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Anyone that knows me and my daughter Jazz will understand why this image means so much to me. My daughter Jazz is the bravest person I know. Her wings represent her mobility, she has beautiful wings, but unfortunately she can't fly, so she feels tethered, bound by the distance she can move.

Makes me sad even looking at this image, such bleak and desperate emotion. As you know my images come from my heart and the week hasn't been a good one, maybe I make my best images when I am filled with sorrow.

The creation. Jazz was sat in the garden, I explained to her what I wanted, I had to be fast because she couldn't hold the pose. The background was a shot from near Appleby, the chained table from Alton Towers, as was the rope. The wings, which I think people find most fascinating are made from two weathered feathers. I'm getting better at making wings, but they are so time consuming. Altogether it took about 20 hours, but about 5 for the wings.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2012 - 6:52 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Tethered
Username:K_T K_T
Uploaded:21 Jul 2012 - 12:16 AM
Tags:Angel, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Humour / fun, Portraits / people
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Deep_Bhatia
21 Jul 2012 - 4:01 AM

KT, a fantastic image. Conveys a lot about the real life situations. It is said that man can move mountains but he can,t because he is everywhere in chains ... self imposed limitations. God has given huge potential and power to the human beings. But he don't or cant use his full potentials.

A newly born elephant is tied with a very thin chain. He is programmed in that way. When he grows young he don,t break the chain in spite of having immense power due to his past programming. Same with human beings.

Rightly depicted in your picture ...... despite the wings she can,t fly as she is tethered. Regards KT. Deep

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:14 AM

KT, it was great to see this unfold on FB and the final result is a very powerful image. You have patience to match your skill!
Phil

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diver pete
diver pete  1069 forum posts New Zealand1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:42 AM

A very emotive image, well done! I am just off to check out your portfolio.
Regards,
Pete

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NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:11 AM

A rather eerie and somewhat emotive example of composite imaging, which is crammed packed full of colour and detail.

Regards Nathan

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chavender
chavender e2 Member 3209 forum postschavender vcard France1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:18 AM

Superb, emotive image!
Deep and somewhat disturbing.

Bill

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:37 AM

Absolutely brilliant work. Paul

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:10 AM

Fabulous emotions !

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ge22y
ge22y  6115 forum posts Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:48 AM

Awesome work, I have a long journey ahead...

Gerwyn.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
21 Jul 2012 - 9:15 AM

Superb, been seeing its creation on FB and waiting for the final image and wow, not disappointed. Excellent....

John

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 9:30 AM

full of raw emotion and darkness. good stuff as always. hope things improve for you.lesley

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 9:42 AM


Quote: Superb, been seeing its creation on FB and waiting for the final image and wow, not disappointed. Excellent....

John

Whats FB? Paul

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 9:59 AM

Another great creation.

Steve.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 10:39 AM

could be your best yet, may be your best ever and i suspect a gold medal winner in every fiap exhibition it finds its way to.

despite having yesterdays award and the fact i dont give one every day on account of i like them to hold some value, i have no hesitation with this one either
Phil

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55jase
55jase e2 Member 8186 forum posts55jase vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM

The weeps quality. Keep it going.
chin up.
Jase

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:22 AM

Outstanding work once again......

Ade

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England258 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 12:56 PM

Weird, and rather wonderful...

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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 1:36 PM

Beautiful work k-t.
cheers phil.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 2:53 PM

Lana's music must be inspriational...this is amazing!!! You need to move here so you can be my personal tutor and teach me how to create these GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mrserenesunrise
Mrserenesunrise e2 Member 350 forum postsMrserenesunrise vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:37 PM

Excellent work Smile

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:46 PM

this is a beautiful
and strange image,

and when i read about the making of it
i understand it better,

Jazz is beautiful, and brave,

and i agree that the best images are made when we feel emotion,
especially sadness,
it seems to bring out something in the artist.
so well done,

hapy to give you my award

I bet she loves it as well

paree

p.s. i think the wings are amazing so well done

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:55 PM

just been visiting your face book and web site,

beautiful and clever
interesting to show us how you came to the end product

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:08 PM

Amazing.

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cdm36
cdm36  10390 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:41 PM

Had to be, excellent image Smile

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UrbaneMagick
21 Jul 2012 - 10:49 PM

Have another award to squeeze into your trohpy cabinet.

incredible heartfelt work.... right down to the subtle rays coming through on the left.

Can't help but to be impressed.

Was following your work on facebook, but for some reason hadn;t added as a connection on here..thats amended now.

Brilliant.

Gareth Smile

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K_T
K_T e2 Member 2K_T vcard United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thank you so much everyone, you guys keep me going and give me things to think about, plus you make me laugh and smile.

Thank you all for the connections.

xxx

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 12:29 AM

Once again you astound me KT - well deserved awards, awesome!

Sarah *

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Rollover
Rollover  4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 - 12:15 PM

Amazing piece of writing & outstanding image.
The look on Jazz's face is so thought provoking.
Keep that journey going.
Graham

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43607 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 8:02 PM

Simply brilliant and outstanding work.

Malc

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clintQB
clintQB  251 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 - 8:25 PM

amazing as always Grin

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chris58b
chris58b  21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 5:20 PM

Another fantastic image, I hope happiness finds you both Smile

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LINDAW
LINDAW e2 Member 7LINDAW vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 5:35 PM

fabulous image well done

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Gray1111
Gray1111  2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 - 3:40 AM

Wow! That is purely stunning KT. Grin. I have a lot to learn. Fantastic way of showing how digital editing is done perfectly. Brilliant.

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Tricia
Tricia e2 Member 8325 forum postsTricia vcard Ireland
26 Jul 2012 - 11:32 AM

Superb image!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Jul 2012 - 10:35 PM

I don't know your work! I don't know the situation! I do know being chained by life's little surprises! I have been chained for thirty odd years! but! I to have wings! my mind are my wings, I travel the globe and break the chains in my sleep, I go mentally where I can't go bodily wise. your depiction of your Daughters situation shows a great love and understanding! I commend you for that! a beautiful butter fly caged such a shame she is not free!, I am crying too! and send my good wishes to you and your loving family, my regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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elainebaker
3 Aug 2012 - 6:02 PM

A strong image and well presented form to tell a story that not many will understand. You have shown strength and determination in this image and I am sure your daughter will have inherited that same determination from you and will in the future express herself in a way that will lead her to her own form of happiness. Good luck to you both Smile

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ANNIEKERR  3 Ireland
5 Aug 2012 - 9:32 AM


Quote: KT, it was great to see this unfold on FB and the final result is a very powerful image. You have patience to match your skill!
Phil

Phil's quote is very true. This is such a strong, evocative & atmospheric image - just superb, well worth the Award. Many blessings to you and your daughter. Kerry

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