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Did not have a good day yesterday, or last night due to several quite bad seizures, so my apologies for firstly not uploading an image, and secondly not taking time to look at and admire your work. I made this piece several days ago as a reminder to all those friends I have lost over the years in the call of duty in various theatres of war. Even though I am still alive but to quite firing on all cylinders, however I am better off than some. Where I live in Rochester in Kent is directly opposite Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, and it was only yesterday morning that they were burying a local lad who had fallen in Afghanistan. So this piece is dedicated not just the past heroes , but today's young men who offer the ultimate sacrifice for Queen and Country. Lest we forget.

Now that I have uploaded this image, I shall pop off back to bed, as I am still feeling the effects from yesterday and last night. God Bless you all.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:various canon lenses
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2011 - 10:52 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The soul protector...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:10 May 2012 - 8:29 AM
Tags:Bravery, Death, Digitally manipulated, Heroic, Life, Mournful, Remembrance, Reminder, Sanctuary, Sorry
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 8:52 AM

Hope you are feeling better soon Nathan.
A well created image in tridute.
Regards Richard

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Anna_W
Anna_W  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:05 AM

A thoughtful and creative piece of work and a fine tribute Nathan. Sorry to hear you're not feeling so great at the moment, hope you'll be brighter again soon.
Anna

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:14 AM

Great work! I will return and look again when I have more time, This deserves a long look. Hope you feel better soonSmile
Diane

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:19 AM

Sorry to hear it and I hope you recover soon. This is quite artistic and well thought image. I like it a lot!

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phil1963
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10 May 2012 - 9:55 AM

Hope you feel better soon Nathan. Great image.

Phil

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

Am image straight from your heart.
Chris

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

This is a long way from my usual territory, but I appreciate the strong graphic composition, the harmony that you have brought to the different elements and the emotion.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41119 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 11:11 AM

There's a lot of feeling gone into producing this image, Nathan. A credit to you, and a fitting tribute.

Dave

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

This is a very moving and thoughtful image. The harmonious colors seem to add to its meaningfulness-- warm and sitant, still here but there!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 1:07 PM

A very clever image Nathan produced from the heart well done mate , hope you feel better soon .
Rob

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 1:35 PM

Wonderful work! Hope you feel better soon Nathan Smile

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nicedayout
10 May 2012 - 3:14 PM

Kindest Regards as always Jamie.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 3:21 PM

I think I mentioned to you before Nathan about someone I know who is on his third tour of Afghanistan.I have just heard that his wife has suffered a nervous breakdown.Not surprised really with the 30 soldiers that have been killed in his company so far.Apparently ever knock at the door sends shivers down her spine.
A well worked image here.
Mick.

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 3:47 PM

Get well buddy, well worked & creative capture.........

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 5:41 PM

A thoughtful image,great work,I do hope you will be better after a good sleep and that you will be better tomorowSmile
Netta

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UrbaneMagick
10 May 2012 - 5:58 PM

Yikes Nathan you'r e having it rough :-(

Very poignant image...........and VERY strong image...processing is great...........

Gareth.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 7:21 PM

Lovely shot and get well soon and do take care of yourself.Smile

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 9:35 PM

Fantastic image, tells a story and gets you thinking. well done.
Darryl.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

A great piece of work Nathan - hope you soon feel a bit better Smile
Helen

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
10 May 2012 - 10:44 PM

A piece of work straight from the heart Nathan. Beautiful. Moira

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 12:51 AM

Nice one Nathan,keep them coming,,

Aidan,,

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

Utterly beautiful tribute, Nathan, and I sooo hope your seizures ease up on you Sad

Andrew

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Paul_cats
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11 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

Marvelous tribute and very well thought out. Great manipulation.
Paul

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yultony
yultony  2 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 - 4:36 PM

Very good idea nice image, hope you are feeling better soon
Tony

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gazlowe
gazlowe  2 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 - 9:40 PM

This is an amazing piece Nathan. The depth of thought this provokes is tremendous.
You really make me pick myself up and yell "get on with it you idiot". Hope you feel tip top very soon
Garry

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2012 - 7:50 AM

Excellent artwork. My partner lost his favourite aunt yesterday, we had seen her in March one last time. Now the last of the ladies who served in WWII is gone. She'd always remind us of sacrifices made.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
12 May 2012 - 8:22 AM

Great work. All the best to YouSmileSmileSmile
Cor.

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digital_boi
12 May 2012 - 9:08 AM

nice one.... Nathan I hope things are a lot better for you this weekend

Graham

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smartbox
smartbox  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2012 - 6:37 PM

Nathan,

This is a real work of art. It amazes me how some people, such as yourself, have the ability to express themselves and draw upon inspiration, so profoundly, even in the face of adversity. Living in this current iteration of physicality can be a transcending experience. An experience, that within my belief system, we live many times over. After all, our living spirit encompasses the totality of all our experiences that we have gleaned in this reality and the countless other realities that we can't quite recall within our current physicality. With that all said, always remember that our maker, or whom ever you choose to call him/her/it, will never give us any more challenges or adversity than we can handle. Some people, again, such as yourself, have the gift of channeling all the good and bad of ones experiences into various forms of artistic expression. This photograph or work of art, in my view, is such an example. Well done and thank you for sharing.

BJ

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2012 - 8:45 PM

'Superb & very Artistic DA Image rendering,' Nathan~

Congrat's on your well-deserved UA's~~ Smile

Hope that You are feeling better, soon~~~

Ciao~ Peter

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lostnspace2011
12 May 2012 - 8:47 PM

Hope you are feeling much better today Nathan.

Great work done on this image, very arty, love it Smile

Mark

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:53 PM

As promised I have returned for another look, Great piece of art, very meaningful and well presented. Congrats on the awardsGrin
Diane

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 May 2012 - 3:59 PM

Marvelous work/imagination/image.

P.

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hippysnapper
21 Jun 2012 - 10:22 PM

Love this Nathan, well done

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acarden
acarden  2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 - 8:11 AM

A deep, meaningful and heartfelt image.

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