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Lost wishes...
Lost wishes...

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Challenge: Every Picture Tells A Story (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 LD Aspherical AF for Canon
Location: NJ
Date: May 2, 2008
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2008

As I lay in the tall grass, I remember childhood wishes made on dandelions gone to seed. I remember blowing so hard to make sure every last little puff of white broke free and floated in the spring winds. If you don't get them all, your wish won't come true! I don't remember the actual wishes. Just general impressions. So many lost wishes unremembered! I'm sure I wished to be a princess, though I know there was more to the wish than that. I know I had elaborate scenes set up in my head of Prince Charming and happily ever afters. I'm also sure I wished for some material things, a new bike, a barbie doll. As I lay here in the warm spring grass I'm wishing someone would come say, "hey, let me mow your grass for you". Prince Charming to the rescue if you will. But as life has moved on, so it seems has my breath. Since at least half of those fluffy little white puffs are still stuck to the dandelion, it's just another lost wish. I get up and mow the lawn.

Place: 157 out of 170
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Views since voting: 731
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 151
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2008 11:39:13 PM
What a beautiful macro. I love this processing. I think it's a stretch for this challenge, but it's going in my favorites.
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05/11/2008 11:36:19 PM
I don't really like the applied effect. I would have liked to see it more natural. :)
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05/10/2008 08:15:12 PM
Beautiful processing, I love the soft feel to this shot.
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05/10/2008 07:09:48 PM
Noisy and harsh. Too bad because the focus looks good.
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05/09/2008 11:49:50 AM
A bit overprocessed looking.
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05/06/2008 07:19:33 PM
I like the effet you gave it, but where is the story?
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05/06/2008 09:58:29 AM
it does have a melancholy feel as the title suggests, but I'm not keen on the post processing.
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05/05/2008 03:16:36 PM
I like this painting
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05/05/2008 08:14:10 AM
Almost like a fairy tale.....
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