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Tethered

By K_T  
Anyone that knows me and my daughter Jazz will understand why this image means so much to me. My daughter Jazz is the bravest person I know. Her wings represent her mobility, she has beautiful wings, but unfortunately she can't fly, so she feels tethered, bound by the distance she can move.

Makes me sad even looking at this image, such bleak and desperate emotion. As you know my images come from my heart and the week hasn't been a good one, maybe I make my best images when I am filled with sorrow.

The creation. Jazz was sat in the garden, I explained to her what I wanted, I had to be fast because she couldn't hold the pose. The background was a shot from near Appleby, the chained table from Alton Towers, as was the rope. The wings, which I think people find most fascinating are made from two weathered feathers. I'm getting better at making wings, but they are so time consuming. Altogether it took about 20 hours, but about 5 for the wings.

Tags: General Angel Digitally manipulated Digital art Portraits and people Flash and lighting Humour and fun

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Comments


21 Jul 2012 4:01AM
KT, a fantastic image. Conveys a lot about the real life situations. It is said that man can move mountains but he can,t because he is everywhere in chains ... self imposed limitations. God has given huge potential and power to the human beings. But he don't or cant use his full potentials.

A newly born elephant is tied with a very thin chain. He is programmed in that way. When he grows young he don,t break the chain in spite of having immense power due to his past programming. Same with human beings.

Rightly depicted in your picture ...... despite the wings she can,t fly as she is tethered. Regards KT. Deep

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Philo 6 99 83 England
21 Jul 2012 6:14AM
KT, it was great to see this unfold on FB and the final result is a very powerful image. You have patience to match your skill!
Phil
diver pete 12 71 1 New Zealand
21 Jul 2012 6:42AM
A very emotive image, well done! I am just off to check out your portfolio.
Regards,
Pete
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 7:11AM
A rather eerie and somewhat emotive example of composite imaging, which is crammed packed full of colour and detail.

Regards Nathan
chavender Plus
6 254 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 7:18AM
Superb, emotive image!
Deep and somewhat disturbing.

Bill
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
21 Jul 2012 7:37AM
Absolutely brilliant work. Paul
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
21 Jul 2012 8:10AM
Fabulous emotions !
ge22y 8 115 12 Wales
21 Jul 2012 8:48AM
Awesome work, I have a long journey ahead...

Gerwyn.
jdinne 13 16 England
21 Jul 2012 9:15AM
Superb, been seeing its creation on FB and waiting for the final image and wow, not disappointed. Excellent....

John
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
21 Jul 2012 9:30AM
full of raw emotion and darkness. good stuff as always. hope things improve for you.lesley
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
21 Jul 2012 9:42AM

Quote:Superb, been seeing its creation on FB and waiting for the final image and wow, not disappointed. Excellent....

John



Whats FB? Paul
sherring 9 46 13 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:59AM
Another great creation.

Steve.
NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 10:39AM
could be your best yet, may be your best ever and i suspect a gold medal winner in every fiap exhibition it finds its way to.

despite having yesterdays award and the fact i dont give one every day on account of i like them to hold some value, i have no hesitation with this one either
Phil
55jase Plus
11 188 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 11:11AM
The weeps quality. Keep it going.
chin up.
Jase
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
21 Jul 2012 11:22AM
Outstanding work once again......

Ade
dudler Plus
13 468 908 England
21 Jul 2012 12:56PM
Weird, and rather wonderful...
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 1:36PM
Beautiful work k-t.
cheers phil.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 2:53PM
Lana's music must be inspriational...this is amazing!!! You need to move here so you can be my personal tutor and teach me how to create these GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Excellent work Smile
Paree 11 616 3
21 Jul 2012 7:46PM
this is a beautiful
and strange image,

and when i read about the making of it
i understand it better,

Jazz is beautiful, and brave,

and i agree that the best images are made when we feel emotion,
especially sadness,
it seems to bring out something in the artist.
so well done,

hapy to give you my award

I bet she loves it as well

paree

p.s. i think the wings are amazing so well done
Paree 11 616 3
21 Jul 2012 7:55PM
just been visiting your face book and web site,

beautiful and clever
interesting to show us how you came to the end product
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:08PM
Amazing.
cdm36 12 391 7 England
21 Jul 2012 8:41PM
Had to be, excellent image Smile
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 10:49PM
Have another award to squeeze into your trohpy cabinet.

incredible heartfelt work.... right down to the subtle rays coming through on the left.

Can't help but to be impressed.

Was following your work on facebook, but for some reason hadn;t added as a connection on here..thats amended now.

Brilliant.

Gareth Smile
K_T 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 12:13AM
Thank you so much everyone, you guys keep me going and give me things to think about, plus you make me laugh and smile.

Thank you all for the connections.

xxx
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
22 Jul 2012 12:29AM
Once again you astound me KT - well deserved awards, awesome!

Sarah *
Rollover 7 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 12:15PM
Amazing piece of writing & outstanding image.
The look on Jazz's face is so thought provoking.
Keep that journey going.
Graham
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
23 Jul 2012 8:02PM
Simply brilliant and outstanding work.

Malc
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:25PM
amazing as always Grin
chris58b 4 1 1
25 Jul 2012 5:20PM
Another fantastic image, I hope happiness finds you both Smile
LINDAW 10 16 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 5:35PM
fabulous image well done
26 Jul 2012 3:40AM
Wow! That is purely stunning KT. Grin. I have a lot to learn. Fantastic way of showing how digital editing is done perfectly. Brilliant.
Tricia Plus
11 325 Ireland
26 Jul 2012 11:32AM
Superb image!
Tibetan 4 3 England
26 Jul 2012 10:35PM
I don't know your work! I don't know the situation! I do know being chained by life's little surprises! I have been chained for thirty odd years! but! I to have wings! my mind are my wings, I travel the globe and break the chains in my sleep, I go mentally where I can't go bodily wise. your depiction of your Daughters situation shows a great love and understanding! I commend you for that! a beautiful butter fly caged such a shame she is not free!, I am crying too! and send my good wishes to you and your loving family, my regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Aug 2012 6:02PM
A strong image and well presented form to tell a story that not many will understand. You have shown strength and determination in this image and I am sure your daughter will have inherited that same determination from you and will in the future express herself in a way that will lead her to her own form of happiness. Good luck to you both Smile
ANNIEKERR 5 6 Ireland
5 Aug 2012 9:32AM

Quote:KT, it was great to see this unfold on FB and the final result is a very powerful image. You have patience to match your skill!
Phil



Phil's quote is very true. This is such a strong, evocative & atmospheric image - just superb, well worth the Award. Many blessings to you and your daughter. Kerry

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