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By NDODS    
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

Tags: Flowers and plants Feelings

Voters: chrissie3, andylea, UrbaneMagick and 79 more

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26 Jan 2013 9:27AM
Poor little berry - but beautiful colour.Smile
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 9:28AM
brilliant detail nathan wonderful light and colours isolated beauty nice one Wink
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 9:29AM
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.

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 9:32AM
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
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
26 Jan 2013 9:34AM
Wonderful focus and great bokeh, Nathan!
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
26 Jan 2013 9:34AM
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."
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
26 Jan 2013 9:39AM
Very well expressed and beautifully portrayed, Nathan.

26 Jan 2013 9:41AM
great macro shot. Keep strong!!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
26 Jan 2013 10:03AM
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
Suzicoo 9 481 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 10:09AM

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.


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
fentiger 20 920 24 England
26 Jan 2013 10:19AM
An excellent example of creative use of differential focussing.

ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
26 Jan 2013 10:30AM
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.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Jan 2013 10:37AM
a delicately portrayed singular fruit....

It speaks volumes that you can express your feelings through your photography....hope the days ahead turn brighter Smile
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 10:39AM
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

digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
26 Jan 2013 10:42AM
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

Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
26 Jan 2013 10:54AM
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
Gypsyman 11 690 England
26 Jan 2013 11:13AM
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.
Tibetan 9 3 England
26 Jan 2013 11:21AM
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
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
26 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Excellent use of selective focus Nathan, as you say a difficult pill to swallow, chin up my friend.


franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 11:23AM
Lovely image Nathan.

Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 11:25AM
Superb focusing and great bokeh.
I hope the written feelings expressed has a cathartic effect.
Herge88 14 40 6 England
26 Jan 2013 11:27AM
Very good bokeh here Nathan.

Best Matt
Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 11:35AM
Beautiful image Nathan, you give a lot of joy to others by sharing your wonderful eclectic collection of images.
26 Jan 2013 11:42AM
Berry bokeh delight.

26 Jan 2013 12:00PM
A grape in the hand is better than one in the bushGrin
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
26 Jan 2013 12:46PM
a beauty well doneSmileSmileSmileSmile.

platzy 8 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 12:54PM
Like the berry in your image stay focused mate and try not to let it get to you, terrific well composed presentation Nattan.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
26 Jan 2013 1:03PM
Well done. It is wonderful that you discovered photography......Sandy
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 Jan 2013 1:05PM
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!
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 1:05PM
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
User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 1:30PM
Super shot Nathan, great DOF, love it.
Regards, Alf.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
26 Jan 2013 1:33PM
I am sorry to hear about how you feel. I understand your image much more knowing the thought behind it.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 1:37PM
Great use of dof, Nathan.

EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
26 Jan 2013 1:57PM
Such skill to produce this perfectly focused image.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
26 Jan 2013 2:07PM
Great with the limited DOF

mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 2:15PM
That single berry looks about to drop of...
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 2:15PM
A particularly poignant and perfectly expressive image of high quality.
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
26 Jan 2013 2:20PM
A skillfully focused image that well expresses your innermost feelings, Nathan.

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 2:51PM
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.
myrab 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 2:53PM
Like the berry, please dont be sad, your friends on site all wish you well,

Take care Myra
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
26 Jan 2013 2:56PM
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
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
26 Jan 2013 3:56PM
Fantastic use of DOF and fine focussing skills Nathan Smile Very poignant dialogue too , these things are better out than in my friend.

jackyp 10 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 5:25PM
Superb DOF and wonderful soft bokeh.Grin
pdcche 11 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Well picked out focus on the single berry Nathan, a job well done, Peter..
zapar40 11 66 5 Wales
26 Jan 2013 8:14PM
lovely DOF, this site is for sharing, and its nice to be able to also share feelings with friends.
all the best.
HELANA 11 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 9:16PM
Grate dof Nathan,very good image.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 9:49PM
Great image, keep strong Nathan it's good to share ones feeling & thoughts, I hope you have a better day tomorrow,
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
26 Jan 2013 10:49PM
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
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 11:00PM
This such a beautiful composition! Well done! IB
26 Jan 2013 11:55PM
I just love this ONE!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue strong!Smile
30 Jan 2013 6:18PM
Great dof Nathan.

John Smile
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 8:38PM
a bell that rings so true for me too my freind ! lovely shot
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
31 Jan 2013 11:25PM
'Superb DOF, color, tonality, & Compo' ~ Peter
RobinF 15 83 1 England
1 Feb 2013 5:23PM

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.


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