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By Mrsbass
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

Tags: Cross Close-up and macro

Voters: jovanovic, Mrserenesunrise, 213hardy and 37 more

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 8:26AM
You have a lovely Sunday image here
and the fact made from nails...perfect
a lovely composition Heather, and like the treatment given

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21 Apr 2013 8:33AM
I like the picture you've created and the thought the cross is well used. A true sign of faith.
johnke 5 223 15
21 Apr 2013 8:35AM
A good find Heather they look Like old railway sleeper nails?? Perfectly captured and a fitting Sunday image ..John
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 8:43AM
Like a film still from an episode of 'Cadfael'.

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

21 Apr 2013 8:45AM
Very nicely worked Heather, a lovely image, well done.

John Smile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 9:45AM
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

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
21 Apr 2013 11:56AM
This is such a lovely image Heather !! A great find and a super treatment of the image !! Excellent Smile
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
21 Apr 2013 11:57AM
Beautiful DOF and tones Heather.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 12:02PM
A most beautiful composition with many underling messages

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
21 Apr 2013 1:54PM
Stunning itGrinGrin
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 5:06PM
Perfect for Sunday Mrs B, well taken.
21 Apr 2013 6:24PM
Great image Heather
kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 6:52PM
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
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 6:58PM
Yes i can see its made from hand cut nails, you see them now lovely picture
21 Apr 2013 7:15PM
Lovely shot Heather. Very fine work indeed. Love the mood you've set with it Smile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 7:30PM
A wonderful capture of this amazing cross; they look like blacksmith's nails to me (for horses)
21 Apr 2013 9:05PM
Great composition Heather!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 1:02PM
Great comp and shot.....
22 Apr 2013 1:40PM
Superb compo love the tonesSmileSmile
Lovely composition great DOF and tones
22 Apr 2013 3:22PM
Very nicely worked, good subject and tones
22 Apr 2013 8:10PM
A great image Heather, with superb light and dofSmileSmile
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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