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For Kat.. The Heart That Shines Through

For Kat.. The Heart That Shines Through
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Copyright: Ay Da (chiaraluna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 90 N: 411] (1897)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-17
Categories: Decisive Moment, Macro, Mood
Camera: Toshiba PDR-4300
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hands, reflection of a beautiful mind, Sandpiper's "Get Well Wishes", Harpya´s Theme ( favorite ), *Textures Of The Heart* [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-04 5:04
Viewed: 2904
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is for our dear much loved and cherished Kathleen (Sandpiper).. the strength of the body can often let us down but the true heart always shines through... and yours particularly brightly :-)

all the best wishes in the world from our hearts to yours.. and your TL family are here wishing deeply for your swift recovery and awaiting your return with eager open arms!

lot's of love and get well soon..



for those interested in a little info on the image.. just a simple shot from last spring of a 'bleeding heart' flower in my hand.. i isolated and seperated the flower and background into 2 layers, enhanced the colour and sharpness of the flower and darkened the background with levels adding a canvas texture and lighting effect to create the contrast of light from darkness, like that which life often creates for us.. and make the light of the heart shine through :-)

take care everyone

artabb, Dawn, Dingo, balkermay, joebatista, marcocig, DigiSpy, sugah_bear69, harpya, ciore has marked this note useful
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This is just so beautiful Ayda!
The wonderful angled composition, just right!
Perfect choice of little flower and it's color so gently cradled in your hand and the texture of the canvas...All these elements together make a beautiful multi-dimensional image!

So perfect for Kat! A lovely tribute and so lovingly made from one special angel to another!

Hugs to you Ayda and prayers and love to Kat!

Excellent photo and nice gesture for such occasion. :(
Diagonal composition works fine here and the flower is placed nice, but I don't feel like want to analyse this photo.
Good job, regards.

Lovely thought Ayda, well done

Nothing else to say. Only: superb!.


Touching... perfect... as usually!!
Kat will love it!

Great contribution, Ayda! At the same time artistic and very emotional. I don't have more words... I'll let the image speak... Thank you so much!

Your photo tells everything!! Very nice!
We wish the best for Kat!!


great composition and PP work complement you sincere thoughts. Well done. TFS

Beautiful image Ayda. Cracking work. TFS


Lovely thought , nice dedication and very well done.

Hi Ayda,
Very nice composition for Kat. Just beautiful
Regards, António

Beautifully done and very artistic, Ayda, and a great contribution for the theme. I am certain that Kat will love this one when she is well enough to see it. There is a lot of softness in this picture and the gesture of the open hand with the flower on it is just gorgeous. Excellent!

I enjoy the delicate feeling of that one! It's a great arrangement! And i'm shure she will enjoy that a lot :o)

Hi Ayda,
Very nice shot. It's like your giving someone your heart in the palm of your hand. Lovely.
Take care.

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  • Hauke Gold Star Critiquer [C: 211 W: 17 N: 17] (190)
  • [2005-10-04 16:23]

no words needed, just wonderful.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2005-10-04 19:03]

Very beautifull...
..the thought.
...the feelings.
....the photo.


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-10-04 22:28]

Nice artistic work,Ayda! Excellent composition! Original and delicate work of art! Very well done! I am sure that Kathleen will appreciate all the beauty of it! Bravo! Michel

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2005-10-04 22:46]

Ayda very beautiful artistic photo and your taught also!!! Ros

Oh Ayda what a beautiful photo...this gives Kathleen strength...


Lovely Ayda. Good work on post processing. Kat will love this one as you know she likes hearts so much.

This is an exquisite pictures my dear Ayda.

Get well soon Sandpiper, you are an important member of this community.

You are so giving Ayda. You have health problems yourself and here you are thinking so well of your friends...

Your dear heart is a beacon of love to us all...

Thanks so. I just love what you have done with this image. Hugs and good thoughts all yours.


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-10-06 17:20]

Beautiful tribute to Kat, Ayda. I'm glad she'll like it very much. TFS.

Keep well yourself, and for your trip tomorrow: I hope you and Sir Bodmin will have a safe flight, and may you find in Italy whatever you're looking for ;o). Take care!

Hello Ayda... I have just seen the title about Kathleen in the forum, I am really confused...:(( Kathleen loves flowers, and I am sure she like this photo... Composition is great with the pink on black background... Take care...


Beautiful picture, I really like what you did in PP. And it is just perfectly suited for SandPiper.
Kind regards,

Hi Ayda,
Such a lovely dedication to Kat!
Wonderful image and very well executes as always. I love the dark tones of the hands in contrats with such bright and colourfull flower, makes the scene indeed very pleasant. Very artistic Ayda. Wonderful!

Well well done Sweetie!!! Hope to see more from you soon ;)

Big PB hugs for you, Stef :))

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  • Gand Gold Star Critiquer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-12 3:04]

Realy great one Ayda!

This is so classy and elegant and artsy.
Just perfectly done, very very creative.
Great job Ayda

Great technique and meaningfull shot.



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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-19 14:38]

Very tender dear as you are.

Sorry Aida, should have wrote you already.
Absolute masterpiece, the strenght of your image goes on. Even now Kathleen is no longer with us anymore to post and comment with us. I know this one touches her hart. Still.

This is exquisite! Thank you for the photo and the information.
Wonderful photo dedicated to a lovely lady, she would have loved it!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-11-13 10:49]

Beautiful picture, for a great Tribute
Congratulations for the picture, thank you very much for posting
Great job!


Genial! delicada composición, un experimento muy interesante, ¡queremos más de estas!

My compliments for your gallery and your creativity, Ayda!
Great work: :)


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