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God Answered



I didn't believe. I do now.

I didn't believe. I do now.
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21 Comments | Report
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 08, 2013
Congrats!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar August 08, 2013
Beautiful shot, nice color and great composition. Congrats on being featured!
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD August 08, 2013
Beautiful capture
matej007
 
matej007 August 08, 2013
Great shot! congrats
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drakkardarkblade August 08, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
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hotpixel August 08, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous Feature Photo... congratulations (:
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tetvet August 08, 2013
congrats
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mylene_ralph August 08, 2013
What a beautiful capture and I love your comment. Nice work, congratulations on being featured.
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 08, 2013
Good shot.Congrats!
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VHiggins August 08, 2013
beautiful...congratulations on your feature!
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zyxwv August 08, 2013
Very pretty congrats!
simoneastop
 
simoneastop August 08, 2013
I'm honoured to have my photo featured on the main page. Thank you all for your comments. They are greatly appreciated :)
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redwriter August 08, 2013
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
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AlanJakarta August 08, 2013
Gorgeous sunrise or sunset. Congratulations on being featured.
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rmr731 August 08, 2013
Gorgeous capture! Wow! Congrats!
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PhotoAlaska August 08, 2013
very nice
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lakshmimys August 12, 2013
Very Beautiful
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TomK August 13, 2013
Wow got no good enough words for you, great shot.

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sipanhota September 20, 2013
great
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Jacc November 07, 2013
beautiful
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Ladybroken73 October 10, 2014
beautiful

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a Welsh ruin called Haroldston House near where I live in West Wales. It was once one of the most important gentry houses in Pembrokeshire and was built by the Harold family in the 13th century. The ruins are said to be the birthplace of Sir John Perrot (of Carew castle), the illegitimate son of Henry VIII. The site is a complex of ruined late medieval and Tudor buildings and formal garden areas. The dominant building element is an L-shaped ruinous tower.
Time
Late evening, sunset.
Lighting
Natural light from the setting sun.
Equipment
This was a handheld shot taken with a Pentax K-m with the standard Pentax 18-50mm lens.
Inspiration
I was at a very low point in life when I took this photo. I find the ruins here very spiritual and I was looking for some answers as all other avenues had failed. The site is within walking distance from where I live, so I wandered down almost on a pilgrimage. My life changed very much for the better after that evening as everything began to slot into place.
Editing
This is 3-step bracketed shot which was put together in Photomatix and then tweaked with Paint Shop Pro.
In my camera bag
In my bag I tend to have a torch, a travel tripod, light painting gear (such as LED lights, EL-wire, a kitchen whisk, wire-wool and a gas mask), a Sigma 70-300mm lens, a 18-50mm Pentax lens, a Tamron 18-200mm lens, cleaning cloth, extra batteries and memory cards and a waterproof jacket.
Feedback
Just go with the flow. I think the best shots come when you are not trying to capture something specific. This photos is full of meaning to me because of the situation I was in. I wasn't trying to capture anything specific, but I managed to capture the feeling of being answered and something was looking out for me.

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