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Lean on Me: for Aramok

Lean on Me: for Aramok
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two, Emma's Theme, Flower(purple/violet) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 5:58
Viewed: 4613
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on
~ Bill Withers

All of us at some time or another need somebody to lean on. When I saw these delicate flowers (each blossom head was only about 1.5 cm long) leaning on each other, I thought of the friends we have on TN, most of whom we will never meet in person and yet they are important to us. I'd like to dedicate this to all of those wonderful folks who are there for us to lean on now and then, but especially to Emma Taylor (Aramok) who is still not able to spend much time on TN.

Tech: composed in camera, captured in RAW (etc)

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pankajbajpai, earthtraveler, eqshannon, joey, gracious, Alex99, ellis49, Royaldevon, uleko, nglen, milas, pierrefonds, jaycee, cecilia, angybone, Kathleen has marked this note useful
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hello silke,

Emma must be touched with your feeling and so am i with this great shot with a lovely title and wonderful notes, i liked the way you have focused on the flowers, excellent frming, lovely lighting, though most of us do not know each other in person but we all share a bond for sure,

well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Silke,
Lovely shot!I like its colours a lot.Perfect blurred background, composition and pov.
TFS and best regards,

Hi Silke,
Beautiful use of DOF and the theme of this post.
Nicely composed image as well as note
Have you considered marketing these as cards?
TFS this touching and beautiful image.

Nice card for Emma...I do think of her from time to time...and this photo displays such emotion. You are not only a good writer and photographer...you can put things together in a super creative way to pass on feelings. What a wonderful talent and used in the perfect fashion.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-30 8:21]

A touching dedication to Emma.
It's very kind of you.
You know, that's one of my favourite songs!
A great shot of this leaning flower.
Sharp with great details.
Vivid colours aswell.
Well done Silke,

Hello Silke,
Good composition for good dedication!
good pov with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details!
the DOF is perfectly done

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-30 8:29]

Hello Silke

A beautiful composition,you truly have personified this image with your words.
The lighting and colours are very good.
The focus is sharp with very good detail.
Excellent low POV and good use of DOF.
Nicely done.TFS


Hi Silke,
a very nice picture for a dedication to Emma.
Well composed, good POV and nice colours.
Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-30 8:57]

Hi Silke.
Touching note and dedication as well as the sweet picture. Its subject is amazing. This tender pair is reflected very delicately. Colours, lighting, level of sharpness and blurriness are so delicate and refined. Bravo and TS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-30 9:00]

Hello Silke,
The empathy that can be interpreted in this fine thistle shot can be a boost to many of us.
We as human beings need to feel and express it at times and if it helps a somebody like Emma then so much the better.
As a picture I like the composition and colours very much.

Hello Silke,

You are creating your own style! I knew you had done this before I read the name! It reminds me of a daffodil photograph that you did in spring!

It is quite beautiful! I love the upright stance, the touching heads, the soft lilac colours, the lovely framing and the whole gentle mood!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-30 10:20]

Hello Silke,
This is a lovely picture and a very fine dedication! I'm sure Emma will appreciate this and we're all thinking of her!
I love your composition, it looks so gentle and the colours are lovely. Sharpness is great too! Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-30 10:21]

Hi Silke. This is beautiful and a very nice dedication to Emma. You have captured the flowers with fine detail and good natural colours. a very nice POV/DOF. all in a very well done Frame. like i have said before you could sell this type of picture so well as cards. TFS.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-10-30 12:06]

merhaba myfriend silke...
verynice macro andshot...superb colors and focus...bravo selamlar

Hi Silke,
A wonderful and sweet photo for Emma. I am sure that she will enjoy this photo for two reasons. The first reason is that fact that the message of the title and the note will give her the support she needs. The other is that this flower will remind her of her most famous place...Scotland. The Thistle is considered to be the national flower of Scotland.
But, I am also sure that she will enjoy this photo for its beauty, its details and its perfection. At least that is how I enjoy it.

Hi Silke,

A nice image of the two flowers, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-30 13:50]

this pic could be used to make a pub for love....fantastic idea !! thanks for share,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-30 16:43]

Hi Silke,

A beautiful picture and beautiful sentiment. And I am sure Emma will love and appreciate it. The composition is so simple and lovely. Beautiful colors, good details, and a nice background.


Lovely fresh feel to this and a wonderful composition - a beautiful dedication too.
Nice one Silke

Beautiful photo - beautiful sentiment!
How lovely!!! Great lighting and love the lavender color!

Magnifique superbe composiiton, I really love your pictures, especially your composition they are really wonderfull, all your subject are in value with your talents.

Hi Silke

thank you for such a great dedication and for your support. I have been really touched by everyone's support during this (rather long) period of ill health. I am beginning to feel better within myself, but am still unable to eat properly and still loosing weight so can't really buy anything to wear yet!

many thanks

Hi Silke.
Beautifully taken with a heart full of feeling to it with this title. I love it, it's superb.
Wonderful DOF, exposure,colour and detail.


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