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When things get you down...

By NDODS    
Yesterday was a rather full on day, with trying to monitor every message on my computer regarding our 'Good Friend' abroad. Thanks you all for all your kind words, and comments regards not just our friend abroad but you're overwhelming generosity. I must say I am somewhat shattered to say the least, but hey ho.. Anyway back to this rather unusual composite. When I feel the need for comfort, I often turn to the Bible or find a selections of Poems, which when read quietly often provide be with either some form of inner calmness or inspiration. As my dear wife was closing the curtains for the evening she saw a rather cute looking Barn Owl perched upon our garden fence. Clearly I would never have the time or opportunity to capture this beautiful bird, however I did manage to have a play in Photoshop, and come up with my interpretation of what she had seen only moments before. I added the words of William Blake just to balance out the image an provide me with that much needed lift.

Tags: Sky Techniques Watching Composition Creativity Owl Tree Digitally manipulated Ivy Imagination Poetry

Voters: moiral, andylea, helenlinda and 63 more

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moiral 7 12 Scotland
14 May 2012 7:53AM
This is a truly beautiful piece of work Nathan. So much so, that I have a lovely peaceful feeling just staring at it. Could look at this all day. Hope today finds you in good health. Moira

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 7:54AM
fantastic work nathan a real cracker nice one Wink
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 7:55AM
Beautifully worked image Nathan [not too sure about the lilac colour though]
I also find my Bible to be a regular source of inspiration and encouragement SmileSmile
14 May 2012 7:55AM
YOU are my star.
14 May 2012 7:57AM
YOU are my star....
14 May 2012 8:15AM
Fantastic Nathan. Top marks
14 May 2012 8:30AM
Superb nathan...Wink
Jocelia Plus
6 2 1 Australia
14 May 2012 8:35AM
Isn't it good luck to have an owl visit you like that.
Love your composition and poem for today, truly quite lovely…..
Happy Day…………Jocelia…...
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
14 May 2012 8:47AM
A beautiful piece of artwork, Nathan, and thank you, yet again, for all your efforts, and those of many people, too. Carol
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 8:54AM
Very diffrent and very nice...
I glad you have a few awards...
I think there telling you how high a standard this image is...

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 9:01AM
So beautifully worked Nathan
Hope that your day gets even better too
14 May 2012 9:06AM
Beautiful composition. Sylvia
Cor 8 Belgium
14 May 2012 9:07AM
A great sensitive creation. *****Smile
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
14 May 2012 9:12AM

Quote:So beautifully worked Nathan
Hope that your day gets even better too

Same here.
14 May 2012 9:17AM
A really beautiful piece of art work. Well done.

KingBee Plus
11 517 2 Scotland
14 May 2012 9:18AM
Beautifully imagined, Nathan. What a stunning treatment!


Top class image done by a top class gent, Way to go Nathan,

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
14 May 2012 9:39AM
Very beautifully done. Smile
14 May 2012 10:51AM
nice work Nathan well done on both counts WinkWink

A fantastic composition. The words are special with magic manipulation with Photoshop. Well done. WesternRed.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 12:39PM
Utterly stunning!
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
14 May 2012 12:44PM
You are so good at these montages Nathan, creative and artistic, and receiving the accolades it deserves.


(Edit: just read the whole poem - excellent)
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
14 May 2012 1:02PM
This is REALLY wonderful, Nathan.


14 May 2012 1:05PM
Superb. Jamie
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
14 May 2012 1:22PM
Just super work here Nathan.
A rather inspiring ''page'' here !!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 May 2012 1:47PM
A well done composite, well chosen words and graphics---- leaves one feeling very peaceful!
User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 2:09PM
First class Nathan, great work.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
14 May 2012 2:46PM
Lovely piece of work.

well presented
danbrann 12 636 17
14 May 2012 3:19PM
Good stuff Nathan. A cracker.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 5:55PM
This is very comforting thank you.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
14 May 2012 6:14PM
Top of the class Nathen,Well Done,
tashi 6 2
14 May 2012 6:16PM
Great presentation.
wonkers 8 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 6:44PM
Superb work.

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 7:08PM
Love this Nathan, great work. God bless you.
MoragM 7 1 Scotland
14 May 2012 7:33PM
Beautifully worked - and thoughtful words.
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 8:18PM
Wow great work Nathan, your getting really good at this, keep up the good work.
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 8:42PM
Lovely presentation and a great piece of work Nathan.. Peter
NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 9:26PM
A big thank you to you all for taking time out to look at, comment and provide so many votes and awards.

Regards NathanSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Wonderful sensitive emotive approach, as always in your work Nathan, lovely warm glow from this image
Frase 9 Scotland
14 May 2012 10:49PM
Superb work.
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:22AM
You are a master of creation Nathan a wonderful piece of work and so calming mate . Hope things are going well for Mrs G .
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
15 May 2012 4:34PM
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
15 May 2012 11:16PM
A marvellous piece of digital art work, your creative side has come to the fore here
16 May 2012 9:29AM
Great composing, well captions and Best of top point of view honorable Sir, hats off to a real artiest.. regards Sushanta from West-Bengal (INDIA).
marcun 13 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 1:41PM
Love this really great piece of work.Smile
Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 6:24PM
Amazing work here Nathan. Love it.

johncob 7 24 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 11:42AM
Nathan Really incredible and praiseworthy work. Regards John

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