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The soul protector...

By NDODS    
Did not have a good day yesterday, or last night due to several quite bad seizures, so my apologies for firstly not uploading an image, and secondly not taking time to look at and admire your work. I made this piece several days ago as a reminder to all those friends I have lost over the years in the call of duty in various theatres of war. Even though I am still alive but to quite firing on all cylinders, however I am better off than some. Where I live in Rochester in Kent is directly opposite Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, and it was only yesterday morning that they were burying a local lad who had fallen in Afghanistan. So this piece is dedicated not just the past heroes , but today's young men who offer the ultimate sacrifice for Queen and Country. Lest we forget.

Now that I have uploaded this image, I shall pop off back to bed, as I am still feeling the effects from yesterday and last night. God Bless you all.

Tags: Life Sorry Death Sanctuary Digitally manipulated Remembrance Reminder Mournful Bravery Heroic

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 May 2012 8:52AM
Hope you are feeling better soon Nathan.
A well created image in tridute.
Regards Richard

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Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 9:05AM
A thoughtful and creative piece of work and a fine tribute Nathan. Sorry to hear you're not feeling so great at the moment, hope you'll be brighter again soon.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 9:14AM
Great work! I will return and look again when I have more time, This deserves a long look. Hope you feel better soonSmile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
10 May 2012 9:19AM
Sorry to hear it and I hope you recover soon. This is quite artistic and well thought image. I like it a lot!
stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 9:55AM
Hope you feel better soon Nathan. Great image.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 May 2012 10:05AM
Am image straight from your heart.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 10:20AM
This is a long way from my usual territory, but I appreciate the strong graphic composition, the harmony that you have brought to the different elements and the emotion.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 May 2012 11:11AM
There's a lot of feeling gone into producing this image, Nathan. A credit to you, and a fitting tribute.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 May 2012 12:39PM
This is a very moving and thoughtful image. The harmonious colors seem to add to its meaningfulness-- warm and sitant, still here but there!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 1:07PM
A very clever image Nathan produced from the heart well done mate , hope you feel better soon .
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 1:35PM
Wonderful work! Hope you feel better soon Nathan Smile
10 May 2012 3:14PM
Kindest Regards as always Jamie.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 May 2012 3:21PM
I think I mentioned to you before Nathan about someone I know who is on his third tour of Afghanistan.I have just heard that his wife has suffered a nervous breakdown.Not surprised really with the 30 soldiers that have been killed in his company so far.Apparently ever knock at the door sends shivers down her spine.
A well worked image here.
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 3:47PM
Get well buddy, well worked & creative capture.........
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 May 2012 5:41PM
A thoughtful image,great work,I do hope you will be better after a good sleep and that you will be better tomorowSmile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 5:58PM
Yikes Nathan you'r e having it rough :-(

Very poignant image...........and VERY strong image...processing is great...........

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 7:21PM
Lovely shot and get well soon and do take care of yourself.Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 9:35PM
Fantastic image, tells a story and gets you thinking. well done.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 10:16PM
A great piece of work Nathan - hope you soon feel a bit better Smile
moiral 8 12 Scotland
10 May 2012 10:44PM
A piece of work straight from the heart Nathan. Beautiful. Moira
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
11 May 2012 12:51AM
Nice one Nathan,keep them coming,,

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
11 May 2012 11:35AM
Utterly beautiful tribute, Nathan, and I sooo hope your seizures ease up on you Sad

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
11 May 2012 12:02PM
Marvelous tribute and very well thought out. Great manipulation.
11 May 2012 4:36PM
Very good idea nice image, hope you are feeling better soon
gazlowe 6 8 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 9:40PM
This is an amazing piece Nathan. The depth of thought this provokes is tremendous.
You really make me pick myself up and yell "get on with it you idiot". Hope you feel tip top very soon
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
12 May 2012 7:50AM
Excellent artwork. My partner lost his favourite aunt yesterday, we had seen her in March one last time. Now the last of the ladies who served in WWII is gone. She'd always remind us of sacrifices made.
Cor 9 Belgium
12 May 2012 8:22AM
Great work. All the best to YouSmileSmileSmile
12 May 2012 9:08AM
nice one.... Nathan I hope things are a lot better for you this weekend

smartbox 9 1 2 United States
12 May 2012 6:37PM

This is a real work of art. It amazes me how some people, such as yourself, have the ability to express themselves and draw upon inspiration, so profoundly, even in the face of adversity. Living in this current iteration of physicality can be a transcending experience. An experience, that within my belief system, we live many times over. After all, our living spirit encompasses the totality of all our experiences that we have gleaned in this reality and the countless other realities that we can't quite recall within our current physicality. With that all said, always remember that our maker, or whom ever you choose to call him/her/it, will never give us any more challenges or adversity than we can handle. Some people, again, such as yourself, have the gift of channeling all the good and bad of ones experiences into various forms of artistic expression. This photograph or work of art, in my view, is such an example. Well done and thank you for sharing.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
12 May 2012 8:45PM
'Superb & very Artistic DA Image rendering,' Nathan~

Congrat's on your well-deserved UA's~~ Smile

Hope that You are feeling better, soon~~~

Ciao~ Peter
12 May 2012 8:47PM
Hope you are feeling much better today Nathan.

Great work done on this image, very arty, love it Smile

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 3:53PM
As promised I have returned for another look, Great piece of art, very meaningful and well presented. Congrats on the awardsGrin
25 May 2012 3:59PM
Marvelous work/imagination/image.

21 Jun 2012 10:22PM
Love this Nathan, well done
30 Jul 2012 8:11AM
A deep, meaningful and heartfelt image.

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