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Model: Tammy Holmes Michael

Model: Tammy Holmes Michael
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joecas
 
joecas October 18, 2013
very beautiful artistic effect..love it
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD October 18, 2013
Beautiful work!!! well done :)
DonTX
 
DonTX October 18, 2013
Fantastic image and creation. Well done!
gunners42
 
gunners42 November 04, 2013
Love it.......
KellyGregory PRO+
 
KellyGregory November 04, 2013
awesome shot
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater November 08, 2013
beautiful shot
LLOYDWRIGHT PRO
 
LLOYDWRIGHT November 09, 2013
nice processing
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 November 09, 2013
WOW WOW WOW, truly amazing
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik February 12, 2014
semplicemente bella composizione.scelta eccellente.e davvero un piacere vedere la foto
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel March 06, 2014
Well crafted, artistic images like this are few and far between. There's is an intriguing story hidden in this shot. Voted.
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer April 14, 2014
This is freakin stunning!!!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac April 14, 2014
Awesome workmanship...Congratulations!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 April 14, 2014
congrats
Chasingthelight_67
 
Chasingthelight_67 April 14, 2014
This is a work of art :O)
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 April 14, 2014
Very creative!!!! Brava!!!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg April 14, 2014
this has got to be the best. voted well done tammyswarek
Photopaul
 
Photopaul April 15, 2014
I love this shot. Excellent work!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 15, 2014
Great shot! Congrats.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 17, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
lito
 
lito April 27, 2014
Great!
zetlog
 
zetlog October 16, 2014
great shot!!
pkraja
 
pkraja October 16, 2014
what a Shot. Looks like a painting.
orlandodelbert
 
orlandodelbert October 17, 2014
Perfect!
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry October 17, 2014
Great atmosphere
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini October 17, 2014
amazing
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma December 17, 2014
Love!!!
fatboybates PRO
 
fatboybates December 29, 2014
Evokes emotion. Great composition!
pjbell_1949 PRO+
 
pjbell_1949 January 04, 2015
Beautiful painterly quality.
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas March 17, 2015
Absolutely magnificent!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb April 16, 2015
amazing shot
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 26, 2015
My kinda hangout here at the beach too... love this and CONGRATS!!! :):) ❤
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 26, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
sloopman111
 
sloopman111 May 27, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Chriscv
 
Chriscv May 28, 2015
I grew up on the Gulf Coast and have always loved the beach on a stormy day. This photo speaks to the heart and soul. Beautifully done. You made my heart ache for her and my mind wonder what has brought her to this sad state. A true photo of beauty and emotion.
alexandermarkiyanov
 
alexandermarkiyanov June 02, 2015
Very beatiful picture!!!
sandyburton
 
sandyburton June 02, 2015
Love this because it show me life an feeling of sad an loneliness
normg123 PRO+
 
normg123 June 24, 2015
Tells a wonderful story. Looks like a fine oil painting. This from a guy who usually does not like any visible post editing.
russellkinerson PRO+
 
russellkinerson July 31, 2015
Outstanding!!!
paigephotography
 
paigephotography October 27, 2015
Love the body language in this photo. So intense. I also love the colours and the editing job. YOu done a very great job.
paigephotography
 
paigephotography February 28, 2016
Hey I have another emotion challenge open called Sorrow if you are interested in entering.
carrielopez
 
carrielopez June 23, 2016
Stunning.
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 July 02, 2016
OUTSTANDING. So powerful.
MoiraArto
 
MoiraArto July 11, 2016
Beautiful! I love it! So much meaning and passion. Very well done. :)
ajh5678 PRO+
 
ajh5678 October 11, 2016
Congrats on winning my "People In Nature" Challenge!!! You had an amazing and emotional photo :)
pacinodeppfan1
 
pacinodeppfan1 April 25, 2017
Absolutely stunning and beautiful!
roystonhill
 
roystonhill Apr 22
Moody and atmospheric

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken on Navarre Beach in Navarre, FL
Time
Around 3 in the afternoon
Lighting
I like the afternoon light. It eliminates harsh shadows and you get a nice color to the sky. Try bracketing a few shots to get a few different exposures. Sometimes they come in handy when you are creating your final image.
Equipment
This was shot hand held with my Canon 5D Mark II and 24-105L lens
Inspiration
My youngest son, Matthew, has severe Autism. I took this image on his 16th birthday. Matthew is non-verbal and has numerous other health issues. We were all at our family condo in Florida celebrating his sweet sixteen, but I could not stop thinking of what his life would be like without Autism. First car, first date...things he will never experience. I blew up the balloons, wrapped the presents...but I was aching inside for everything that he was missing out on in life. Photography is my therapy, so I grabbed my best friend and headed to the beach. She knew what I was going through, and my need to express that through a photograph. After an hour of selecting the "just right" sand dune, we hiked it, with all of my equipment. It was on Navarre Beach, and a tiny strip of land where there was ocean on one side and swamp on the other. I remember being terrified of the local alligators and thinking one would creep upon us at any minute! I knew the second I snapped the shutter, we nailed it. It was everything I was feeling. Yes, a beautiful day in a beautiful place, but I could not quiet the inner sadness.
Editing
I worked on this image quite a bit with textures to add drama.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105L, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens, two primes, 85mm and 50mm, Canon 580ex II flash, Pocket Wizards and several large reflectors are always in my bag.
Feedback
Location was key for this image. Take your time and find a place where it seems to fit the story you are trying to tell.

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