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Good morning everyone,

I found this cross in an antique shop a few weeks ago, it is rather poignant being made out of nails, however what made me attracted to it the most was the fact that some one obviously took great comfort from holding it as it as the tarnish is worn away where the centre of the cross is from constant touch.

Tried to give this image a bit of a cinematic feel - I hope you approve.

Thank you as ever for your comments, votes and support - they are very much appreciated.
Best wishes - Heather

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:"Faith"
Username:Mrsbass Mrsbass
Uploaded:21 Apr 2013 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Cross
Votes:40
Voters:jovanovic · Mrserenesunrise · 213hardy · Lillian · chrissie3 · johnke · Philip_H · lifesnapper · Maria5 · Eastlands · RysiekJan · Caziwinkles · Derek_Fearn · barbarahirst · Hermanus · Rende · NDODS · ugly · ColleenA · Brian65 · Fotofunguy · mauriceegan · thedon1941 · kel55 · Mike_Smith · Youngjedi75 · JuBarney · kojak · GeorgePlatis · morpheus1955 · zapar40 · Alan_Baseley · boov · HuddersfieldHil · longhoss · ChristineD · leontari · PhillipMinnis · User_Removed · BarbaraR ·
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Unique Views:49

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:26 AM

You have a lovely Sunday image here
and the fact made from nails...perfect
a lovely composition Heather, and like the treatment given
Lillian

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
21 Apr 2013 - 8:33 AM

I like the picture you've created and the thought the cross is well used. A true sign of faith.

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:35 AM

A good find Heather they look Like old railway sleeper nails?? Perfectly captured and a fitting Sunday image ..John

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 - 8:43 AM

Like a film still from an episode of 'Cadfael'.

Wonderful image/work, Heather - and what a lovely looking cross.

PSmile

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lifesnapper
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21 Apr 2013 - 8:45 AM

Very nicely worked Heather, a lovely image, well done.

John Smile

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Caziwinkles
21 Apr 2013 - 9:45 AM

What a great find Heather! Lovely to think of someone holding it and praying. Like how you have caught the light and the bokeh in the background. Very well done. Smile

Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Apr 2013 - 11:56 AM

This is such a lovely image Heather !! A great find and a super treatment of the image !! Excellent Smile

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Rende
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21 Apr 2013 - 11:57 AM

Beautiful DOF and tones Heather.
Rende

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NDODS Plus Member 44004 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 12:02 PM

A most beautiful composition with many underling messages

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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21 Apr 2013 - 1:54 PM

Stunning capture.....love itGrinGrin

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21 Apr 2013 - 5:06 PM

Perfect for Sunday Mrs B, well taken.
Brian

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mauriceegan
21 Apr 2013 - 6:24 PM

Great image Heather
Maurice

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kel55
kel55  2 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:52 PM

well heather this is very ,very good , the cross is outstanding but so is your choice of background detail and the tone works a treat . dof is perfect i think for drawing your eye to the cross and the lighting works well , my only criticism would be the slightly over exposed areas on the left hand side of the cross and top of the chain loop . Being very hard on you as these are minor points in what for my opinion is a near on perfect shot , one to be proud of i think . Kel

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21 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

Yes i can see its made from hand cut nails, you see them now lovely picture

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Youngjedi75
21 Apr 2013 - 7:15 PM

Lovely shot Heather. Very fine work indeed. Love the mood you've set with it Smile
Andy.

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:30 PM

A wonderful capture of this amazing cross; they look like blacksmith's nails to me (for horses)
Ju

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21 Apr 2013 - 9:05 PM

Great composition Heather!
George

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 1:02 PM

Great comp and shot.....

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HuddersfieldHil

Superb compo love the tonesSmileSmile

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22 Apr 2013 - 2:22 PM

Lovely composition great DOF and tones
Glyn

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ChristineD
22 Apr 2013 - 3:22 PM

Very nicely worked, good subject and tones

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22 Apr 2013 - 8:10 PM

A great image Heather, with superb light and dofSmileSmile
Effrossini

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3 May 2013 - 5:15 PM

Beautiful tone and contrast. I love the softness of the light, and magical DoF. I have an old Rosary that is has a patina and wear that comes from years of devotion. and it is also a testament to a lifetime of faith. phil.

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