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Freedom

By answersonapostcard  
This was my entry in the 24 hour comp, adjusted slightly to give a bit more impact (I hope!). Still not totally sure if I can get the message across though. What you are supposed to see is a colour image of a girl laying on the grass, daisies in her hair without a care in the world - totally free which contrasts with the b&w image of a suppressed woman. Any comments appreciated.

Tags: Portraits and people

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Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 6:36AM
Gorgeous as always. click

(@)tlas Award

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old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
8 Jul 2004 6:38AM
A beautiful and unusual portrait! The eyes are wonderful.
Jim
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
8 Jul 2004 6:38AM
Clicked this already, it is brilliant, and the message comes acroos strongly
regards Jill
adamm 13 2 Australia
8 Jul 2004 6:40AM
impact is clearly felt when one sees this picture...... very strong image... *clicked*
8 Jul 2004 6:43AM
The eyes have it.
Beautiful,
David
clevercloggs 12 237 2 United Arab Emirates
8 Jul 2004 7:02AM
it's all in the eyes.
Robert
keithh 13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
8 Jul 2004 7:04AM
A great idea, KB, and well presented. It suffers from the small size on here, but a click for what will look good in print.
click
tf 13 156
8 Jul 2004 7:30AM
Great concept but at this size I had to read the description to get it. It would make a good photo even without the added manipulation.
denian 12
8 Jul 2004 7:37AM
Good idea executed well.
Click.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 7:41AM
********** FUNKEL - AWARD **********
novocastria 13 102
8 Jul 2004 7:48AM
Absolutely fantastic. Its difficult to get the full impact in a compressed image like this - the full size version must be stunning. Beautiful eyes really grab the viewer (yours by any chance?). I love it, well done.
sludden 13 46
8 Jul 2004 7:52AM
Lovely shot K, I see what you getting at but would agree with others that the point is lost somewhat at this size, mind you it's a great photo without the politics anyway!
niamh 13 34 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 8:01AM
ingenious idea. excellent, k.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 97 England
8 Jul 2004 8:09AM
Superb. Just a small point and it may not be worth changing, but the eyes are sloping down to the right so they are not horizontal in the frame.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 8:18AM
beat ya to it pete -- worthy EC
congrats my dear
Origami_Owl 13 786
8 Jul 2004 8:23AM
Very good, professional image K. Top work.
paul
8 Jul 2004 8:23AM
Oh my god! EC! I feel a lie down coming on. Thank you so much everyone and Pete too. PS think my face is wonky Pete, never noticed it before!! lol
llonaid 13 2
8 Jul 2004 8:28AM
Hi K.
Another brillianr shot. A well deserved EC.
Dave
Daisy_intheMill 13 145 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 8:29AM
I commented on this in the competition enteries and I'm so glad you've reworked it amd won an EC. Fantastic!
mattmatic 13 598
8 Jul 2004 8:40AM
Zowee!
Great, great piece of digital work here! Wonderful contrast between the green reflection and the B&W. Very cool, and glad you got an EC for this Smile
Matt :click:
User_Removed 14 39 6 Scotland
8 Jul 2004 8:42AM
I just knew this was yours from the thumbnail the quality speaks for itself. I am always drawn to photography with thought and this is another in a superb portfolio of work and very deserving of a big EC well done K.
Have a great day LOL Victor
8 Jul 2004 8:47AM
Thank you all so very much. K.
KathyW 13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
8 Jul 2004 9:18AM
Excellent work - bet it looks amazing in a bigger size! Very well done.
saveme 13 115
8 Jul 2004 9:24AM
Amazing picture!

Phil
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 9:26AM
Outstanding,top quality work,and well done on the EC,well deserved.

Andy...
8 Jul 2004 9:29AM
Thanks all. K.
tj Plus
13 2.0k England
8 Jul 2004 9:31AM
Simply stunning! Love it, love it, love it!

Tracey
Grin
8 Jul 2004 9:31AM
Simply superb and many congrats on the well deserved EC. Smile
8 Jul 2004 9:36AM
Thank you Tracey and Lydia. I'm still stunned. K.
magda_indigo 13 418 England
8 Jul 2004 9:47AM
Congratulations, superb, intens, strong and beautiful, great work, click (*:*)
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 9:53AM
you off your knees yet ??
flossie 13 1.6k
8 Jul 2004 10:05AM
Saw this in the comp and clicked but I didn't notice the significance of the reflection in the eyes then.
I saw it here straight away, before I read the description, what a great idea ...well done (are they your eyes?)
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 10:11AM
funny -- the weather is totally crap .. and i'm dead quiet -- maybe fun thursday on its way
Stunning!!! Congratulations on a well deserved EC.

Paul
8 Jul 2004 10:18AM
Thanks all, and yes Anne, my eyes. I didnt think it came across in the competition so reworked it, glad I did now!

Fred, off my knees Wink
dani2 13 45
8 Jul 2004 10:34AM
Simply perfect. Love it. CLICK.
Congrats on the EC.

Dani
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
8 Jul 2004 10:49AM
Well, well done, totally deserved! respect
regards Jill
UserHasLeft 13 654
8 Jul 2004 10:51AM
This is a hugely effective image, K. Very well done and delighted to see it get deserved recognition Smile
8 Jul 2004 11:00AM
Well done K and congrats.
Richard
8 Jul 2004 11:03AM
Thanks all. K.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 11:58AM
you think your having a bad day
8 Jul 2004 11:59AM
oh my god! Did they really paint over that! LOL!!!!
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:00PM
worse day
8 Jul 2004 12:01PM
LMAO!
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:07PM
not so bad
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:08PM
as long as you don't do this
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:09PM
or go for a chinese
8 Jul 2004 12:10PM
Oh thats good! I'm going to get the sack I cant control my gigglin!
keithh 13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
8 Jul 2004 12:12PM
congrats, KB.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:12PM
never mind soon be christmas
8 Jul 2004 12:13PM
Thanks Keith, look what Fred left behind..
8 Jul 2004 12:14PM
christmas LOL!
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:14PM
and after all it could be worse
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:14PM
LOL!!!!!!!!


couldn't help it -- i'm soooooooo quiet
8 Jul 2004 12:15PM
LOL! I've got to go home, I hurt! LOL
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:19PM
but make sure you don't get sent home forthis
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:20PM
hmmmm don't think thats working --- hang on
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 12:20PM
later -- hope you enjoyed that
8 Jul 2004 12:21PM
Its working now! Thanks Mr F, great fun. K.
Bucks 14 238
8 Jul 2004 12:27PM
Great picture- regardless of the politics of the shot- it The eyes and the contrast win out. Pity we can't really see the content of the eyes.
mattmatic 13 598
8 Jul 2004 12:29PM
Fred - stop it! The second one was just too good!! (Tears in eyes!)
n.groves 12 290
8 Jul 2004 12:32PM
excellent picture...we are ALL suppressed answeres, no-one has total freedom!
flossie 13 1.6k
8 Jul 2004 12:50PM
I'm facing the afternoon with a smile :o)
...very funny (not your shot K!)
8 Jul 2004 12:56PM
I know Anne, great fun our Fred!
billma 13 119 United States
8 Jul 2004 12:56PM
Powerful.
richshep 14 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 1:32PM
Brilliant, deceptively simple image.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 2:07PM
final laugh
make sure each eposode is watched fully
sze4j 12 56 Singapore
8 Jul 2004 2:45PM
excellent image....really really sends the message of freedom across....big click....and congrats on the ec too! =)
8 Jul 2004 3:11PM
Thanks all. K.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 3:33PM
good night
8 Jul 2004 3:45PM
Nite Fred, and thanks again.
hglover 12 47 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 3:51PM
stunning image congrats on EC
ukuwi 13 476 1 England
8 Jul 2004 3:59PM
8 Jul 2004 4:02PM
Thanks Harry and Tony. Tony whats wrong with my eyes??
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 4:25PM
Lovely image. Just lovely.
Kim19 14 31
8 Jul 2004 4:26PM
stunning, very well done!
congrats on the EC
8 Jul 2004 4:30PM
Thanks Dave and Kim. K.
junglecat 12 12
8 Jul 2004 5:22PM
This photo demonstrates why this site is so useful for a novice photographer like myself. There are so many great ideas and it makes me want to think harder about my own photography. Great.

Kevin
lyne 13 15
8 Jul 2004 5:25PM
Sorry im late with this, wonderful shot and congrats on the EC WELL DONE CLICK.
8 Jul 2004 5:35PM
Thank you Kevin and Lyne. K.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
8 Jul 2004 5:47PM
Congrats on the EC, K - glad I was an early commenter Smile
Jim
8 Jul 2004 6:05PM
Thanks Jim, I'm still smiling.
paul_indigo 13 259 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 6:45PM
Good work.
Denise 15 279
8 Jul 2004 6:58PM
Mesmerising image.
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 7:02PM
smile
8 Jul 2004 7:06PM
Thanks Paul and Denise.

Fred, brilliant! Thought you'd gone for the night?
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
8 Jul 2004 7:09PM
never far away --
ruzzi 13
8 Jul 2004 7:25PM
Very good work,congratulation & click.
Stef
8 Jul 2004 7:43PM
Thank you Stef. K.
Rob_Taylor 13 661 5 Wales
8 Jul 2004 7:57PM
Brilliant image, it's all been said already so congrats on the EC ....click
Rob
gwynann 13 72 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 8:06PM
Its all been said, big click from me,
Gwyn
8 Jul 2004 8:19PM
Thanks Rob and Gwyn. K.
gemm 12 800 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 9:05PM
What a powerful image! Excellent!
8 Jul 2004 9:23PM
Thanks G. K.
n.groves 12 290
8 Jul 2004 9:40PM
an E.C for this? just another woman feeling hard done by in a male dominated world.
8 Jul 2004 9:47PM
I think you should look at your earlier comment
lordposh 13 45 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 9:48PM
KB, what can I say that hasn't already been said..!! great shot and interpretation...!!

Roger
8 Jul 2004 9:50PM
Thank you Roger, I just wish I'd got it right for the competition. K.
n.groves 12 290
8 Jul 2004 10:02PM
the photo is fine answeres, it's the meaning behind it i was talking about....
8 Jul 2004 10:07PM
It was for a competition Neil, I just reworked it, the theme was Freedom. I have actually experienced first hand the suffering of the women I tried to emulate. This is a photographic site, art, emotion and politics enter into every image, without it you have a 2D image and not a 4D one.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 97 England
8 Jul 2004 10:19PM
Neil please refrain from childish personal attacks...you have done this before and upset several people I don't want a repeat.
strawman 13 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 10:26PM
A striking image and I appreciate the thought behind it. Don't be put off. You have conveyed some thoughts, it works both as an image and as something to think about.
n.groves 12 290
8 Jul 2004 10:44PM
"I have actually experienced first hand the suffering of the women"

THAT is my point! just feeling sorry for yourself.
UserRemoved 12 6.2k 1
8 Jul 2004 10:46PM
And I'll admit that before I'd looked but hadn't really looked - without the thread I might have missed it. Thanks!
8 Jul 2004 10:47PM
Thank you markulos. K.
theorderingone 13 2.4k
8 Jul 2004 11:01PM
Told you that you should post this one!!!!!!
Congrats on the EC, it's well deserved, certainley puts my cack handed manipulation to shame!
I wouldn't listen to Mr. Groves, he wouldn't be happy unless there were cans of Fosters reflected in the eyes!!! ;D
8 Jul 2004 11:03PM
Thank you Gary. K.
debbiehardy 12 363 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 11:04PM
Just seen this now...this is just wonderful. Well deserved EC
8 Jul 2004 11:05PM
Thank you Debbie. K.
8 Jul 2004 11:17PM
Absolutely stunning K, very strong image, many congratulations on your EC.

Mary
8 Jul 2004 11:22PM
Thank you Mary. K.
billma 13 119 United States
8 Jul 2004 11:23PM
Commented earlier. Must comment again.

I admire your insight, courage and talent that came together to produce this powerful image. Stunning.

By the way. Eyes looking down indicate that the subject is experiencing emotion and/or internal dialogue. Very appropriate for this picture.

Bill
8 Jul 2004 11:29PM
Thank you Bill, so very thoughtfull. K.
Timecatcher 13 120 Canada
8 Jul 2004 11:51PM
Love this shot a lot. very well taken with a great powerful subject. Don't need the digital manipulation. I still get your strong message by doing so but By leaving it in it's original state it is a work of art.
Pat
8 Jul 2004 11:55PM
Thank you Pat. K.
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2004 2:57AM
Yes I was fist to comment and award this very special image :o) I knew this would get an E.C.

P.S. I look forward to the day I get a K. award :o))

Rob
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
9 Jul 2004 6:41AM
Nearly missed this one! Great shot K and great imagination. Whose eyes are they - very beautiful?

Edward
9 Jul 2004 6:47AM
Thanks again Rob and thank you Edward, those eyes are all mine.
lobsterboy Plus
13 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2004 7:28AM
Just supurb - would work well without the girl lying in the grass. Adding it was a touch of genius.

I think we should club together and by Neil a set of sound-proof trousers. He obviously suffers from talking b****ks!

Chris
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
9 Jul 2004 7:50AM
message to n.groves ---- yer barred from my shop -- i have no time for pathetic individuals
9 Jul 2004 8:27AM
Thanks Chris and Mr F. K.
alzeepark 13 81 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2004 12:21PM
Stunning K
Click
Alan :O)
icafe 13 19 Canada
9 Jul 2004 1:45PM
Very beautiful eyes. This picture speaks more than a thousand words ! Superb !!
9 Jul 2004 3:48PM
Thank you both. K.
9 Jul 2004 7:19PM
this is one of the best most simple photos i have seen in a long time

*click*
10 Jul 2004 9:46AM
Thank you Nicola. K.
jerishoots 12 3 Saudi Arabia
10 Jul 2004 12:32PM
gooligthing & brilliant eyes. GREAT CAPTURE.
sybilla 12 258
10 Jul 2004 6:40PM
wow....well thought out and executed. Clare
10 Jul 2004 6:45PM
Thank you both. K.
tg 12 86 Scotland
10 Jul 2004 6:52PM
Dark and mysterious...me like.
10 Jul 2004 6:55PM
Thank you Thomas. K.
denian 12
10 Jul 2004 7:17PM
Congrats on the EC with this shot, well deserved.
Click.
10 Jul 2004 10:48PM
Thank you Ian. K.
MartinWait 13 92 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2004 11:05PM
Fantastic!

Martin.
10 Jul 2004 11:08PM
Thanks Martin. K.
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2004 5:55AM
K this is fabulous,what wonderful work,and such a well deserved EC,congratulations you really deserve it*click*
julie
11 Jul 2004 9:16AM
Thank you Julie. K.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
13 Jul 2004 8:11AM
WOW I'm the 60th click . Wonderful eyes . Quite a stunner .
13 Jul 2004 8:24AM