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intertwined, forbidden love

locked in my heart X8X

locked in my heart X8X
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People's Choice in TELL ME A SECRET Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Dark Art Photo Challenge
Winner in Emotion in Inanimate Objects Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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Outstanding Creativity
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Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Absolute Masterpiece
Byronfairphotography TamWilliams jeanlindfors Shelli-BBPCHGO
Magnificent Capture
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All Star
enriquekapie DuffyDoherty ellu
Superior Skill
NOuserHere barbaranelson BorisToronto

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denisenewman July 21, 2016
Nice find!
Merlot April 13, 2017
Eelco, you have some outstanding images, love your gallery and I will be back!
Joviaal PRO
Joviaal November 10, 2018
I think they lost a key of one lock.
p_eileenbaltz February 28, 2019
Congratulations for receiving another award for this image!
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JayneBug February 28, 2019
Intriguing! Congratulations on your award winning image and capture!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
Byronfairphotography February 28, 2019
Great capture and find.
aliasadi109 March 11, 2019

Behind The Lens

I took this photo in Sintra, Portugal.
It was about 13 PM.
I didn't use a flash, this door was under a covered entrance of a castle.
I have a Lumix DMC-TZ100, all my photos are taken with this little miracle of a camera...The best thing about this camera is that it has a good Leica lens and it is very easy to carry with you because it practically fits in your back pocket. I didn't use any extra equipment, I took the photo spontaniously free out of hand.
The moment I saw these padlocks intertwined in the shape of a locked heart, I was struck by the symbolism of these locks on the old doors, keeping them closed or together? I wanted to create a dark and mysterious photo with a vfew highlights to emphasise the heart.
I did very little post-processing in Lightroom. I converted the photo in black and white , cropped it and played a little with the contrast.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...
If you want to take a photo like this one, just look around for the simple every day compositions... Avoid the direct sunlight because it creates hard highlights and dark shadows. If you look at a subject to photograph, you have to try to realise what you want to achieve, Try to find the good light, the right point of view and the best composition... And most of all, take more shots with slightly different settings so you can choose the best one, once you get home and open your laptop when the magic of today's digital world begins... I allways crop it later into the size and composition I like best. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them!

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