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Sometimes I Feel Trapped
Sometimes I Feel Trapped

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Challenge: Self Portrait Without People (Basic Editing)
Collection: 5's
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Logy Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Mar 3, 2009
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2009

Nah I don't, I am very content and happy with my life.

I wanted an image that showed a feeling or personality trait abstractly. That is, I didn't want to photograph something like my favourite things or my hobbies because I believe that your feelings and personality define who you are much more than material things.

I went to a beach for a walk and to take photographs. I found this feather tangled up in some wire. I took pics of it and then though it would be good for the challenge if it were trapped in a barbed wire fence. Coincidentally, I had just come from photographing some horses in a field and the field was fenced with barbed wire. So I took the feather and went back to the field. I stuck the feather in the fence and took a ton of pictures. It was really windy and I had no way to shield the wind. So there is movement in the feather, but I think that adds to the feeling I am trying to portray.

I just hope the voters get it.

Place: 23 out of 157
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Votes: 184
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04/01/2009 04:51:08 PM
I saw this during the challenge and skipped it regrettably. I can easily get depressed when viewing photos! But it only means that this image is very strong.
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03/12/2009 09:50:37 PM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!
This is wonderful, captures your mood, and the tones are not bright and warm/cheery, but muted and cool... Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2009 11:51:04 PM
Nice concept. Would have liked to see it a tad lighter but still a nice shot all the same.
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03/08/2009 02:21:17 PM
The interpretation is ok, the colours are great, contrasting well. The sharp focus on the feather? and then the tail being blown about gives the movement impression as if struglling to get free! I love the rusting texture of the barbed wire and the soft green background. Very good.
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03/05/2009 09:34:24 PM
Neat movement on the feather!
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03/05/2009 09:05:40 PM
this could also be a shot by 21_F.gif JDubsgirl, I sense a young person's yearning for freedom. 8
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03/04/2009 05:48:18 PM
this is the kind of image I was looking for for this challenge. I like the use of shallow DoF and the color seems come alive when it needs it.
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03/04/2009 05:36:04 PM
I actually like the fact that you have motion in the feather. It gives meaning to the title. Very nice.
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03/04/2009 02:00:30 PM
I love this, I love the dof, the colors, the texture of the feather.
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03/04/2009 01:59:52 PM
I really like this shot because of the DoF and the whole beauty (feather) vs. beast (barbed wire) theme. Not sure if that's what you were going for but that's what I see in it.
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