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The Captive's Destiny

The Captive's Destiny
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Copyright: David Lazic (Natasa-David) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 55 N: 722] (3840)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-05
Categories: Nature, Artwork, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-29 23:32
Viewed: 2561
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Dear friends, once again, I was busy, this time because of updating my HomePage. I redesigned it, added few new sections and I would like a lot to hear what you think, by writing on my WALL.


A now about the latest work. The place is the same, Kosmaj mountain, and the inspiration came suddenly when I was watching those two signs in the "middle" of the photo. Again battle for balance, some brite indicators, and some... not so promising... :-)

Urfaust, kanton, piccolina, chrisJ, bucanas, Teresat, dunav1, tanburi, milas, mvdisco, mi_per, lilimih33, suzy, Matylda76, mbrito, ele_eng, Silvio2006, Scharan2, manujmehta, tafa, mesquens1, ed_galagan, cunejo200, azaf1, boomcat, harpya, Athila, carifuna07 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mesquens1: Thank you RaimundoNatasa-David 1 05-06 02:32
To zhelach: Hvala puno Zorice!Natasa-David 1 05-03 04:54
To tafa: Veliko HVALA!Natasa-David 1 05-03 04:49
To manujmehta: Thank a lot my friend!Natasa-David 1 05-03 04:48
To AKITA: Thanks so much AkihisaNatasa-David 1 05-03 04:47
To urs0114: Thank you Urs!Natasa-David 1 05-03 04:45
To Scharan2: Thanks a lot Vera!Natasa-David 1 05-03 04:44
To Silvio2006: Thanks a lot SilvioNatasa-David 1 05-02 11:23
To ele_eng: Hehe, THANKSNatasa-David 1 05-02 11:22
To Dot: Thank you DotNatasa-David 1 05-02 11:21
To AleksaSrbin: Hvala Aleksa!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:21
To mbrito: Always honoured!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:19
To Matylda76: Thanks Karolina!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:15
To mikolaj_cava: Thanks Mikolaj!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:14
To suzy: Thanks a lot Suzy!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:13
To lilimih33: Thanks LiliNatasa-David 1 05-02 11:13
To mi_per: Hvala druze!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:12
To hay_kes: Thank you Hay!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:09
To mvdisco: Thanks M!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:09
To milas: Thank you Mustafa!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:08
To tanburi: Thanks S!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:08
To dunav1: Hvala chovek!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:07
To Teresat: Thanks so much T!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:05
To Fortuna: Thank you SergioNatasa-David 1 05-02 11:04
To bucanas: Thanks Ralf!Natasa-David 1 05-02 11:04
To chrisJ: Thanks Chris!Natasa-David 1 05-01 01:54
To piccolina: Hvala puno! :-)Natasa-David 1 04-30 05:37
To luckybry: Thanks my friendNatasa-David 1 04-30 03:40
To kanton: Thanks a lot!Natasa-David 1 04-30 03:21
To WhiteKnight: Thanks D!Natasa-David 1 04-30 02:34
To Sharpshooter: Thank you ScottNatasa-David 1 04-30 02:06
To nicou: Thanks Nicou!Natasa-David 1 04-30 01:51
To pozaru: Thanks my friendNatasa-David 1 04-30 01:13
To Urfaust: Thanks Marco!Natasa-David 1 04-30 00:48
To lavan: Thanks LNatasa-David 1 04-30 00:21
To AndroK: Heyyyyy, pa ja se vec pitao sta bi?Natasa-David 1 04-29 23:52
To bracasha75: HVALA! :-)Natasa-David 1 04-29 23:40
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Zdravo Davide
Eto bas je htelo da ti ja prvi pisem i pozdravim ovu sjajnu fotku u tvom stilu i zanimljiva silueta na levoj strani

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-04-29 23:41]
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Dobro jutro Prika...
Odlican rad kao i uvijek...
Nadam se da si OK jer me duze nije bilo ovdje...
Vrijeme toliko lose da mi je pobrkalo mnoge planove kad je fotografija u pitanju...
Cujemo se...

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-04-29 23:42]
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good colors
nice scenery
nice capture

ciao David..
sugggestive and cool.. with beautiful colours.. and a great balance betewwn light and contrast!! great final effect.. perfect realise, many thanks
ciao Marco

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-04-30 0:36]
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The writing over the image is distracting, IMHO, but this is another wonderful work of yours, anyway.

welcome back,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-04-30 0:53]
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toutes mes félicitations pour ce 100ème psote et qu'il est beau, mangigique, grandiose, ce ciel avec cette végétation, l'effet donné, vraiment une toute belle image.

bravo et amitié


Hi David,
Beautiful scene, such tremendous PP work involved. I love the ghost-like figure on the left, very mystical. An all round perfect photo. Well done.


Fabulous pp David - and a well composed base image to start with... You've really got the hang of making these trees look spooky..


Zdravo David!
Congratulation for your 100th post!
another wonderful pp work,
beautiful warm colours light,and effect!
nice perspective, silhouettes! and
great mood!
Well done

David for your hundreth posting you coud not have chose better the detais are exceent my friend i ove the colours you have used tfs
regards bryan

Yeee, gle ko nam se vratio! ;) Zdravo Davide,

drago mi je da si opet sa nama. :) Znas da si mi nedostajao?

Lepa fotografija. Odlicna ostrina, odlican kontrast, divan pogled i veoma lepe boje. Pogodio si atmosferu. I naravno...cestitke...

Puno pozdrava,


Hi David

Superb graphism of the stark, silhouetted tree, at left, which also frames the bg nicely. Good sharpness & colour. Tfs!

Hi David,
Congratulation,very beautiful.
Best regards,

Hello David,

First of all, congratulations for your 100th post!

And it's an excellent job as always, with excellent POV, beautiful colors and very good lighting!

Congratulations and TFS.

Boa tarde David
Very well composed...with a sperb title.
!00 great photos, full of great atmospheres and good work.
I will see your page.
have a nice WE
My regards

Zdravo Davide,prelep rad 1oo-te.slike,mnogo mi se dopada obrada.
Pozdrav prijatelju.

Hello David,
silhouettes, light and shade all of them marvelous
Selahattin E

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-04-30 8:10]
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Merhaba Dear David...
verynice shot and detail.. A superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

Bonjour David,
Congradulations for your 100 post.,
Excellent PPwork and great tone of colors,
Excellent POV. and details,
Good contrast and light.
Very well done.

Hi David,
What a superb PP work vith amazing atmosphere again..TFS.


Zdravo David:)
predivan rad,posebno boje,odlican kontrast.
detalji su veoma interesantni.
i oficijalno sretna stotka:)i da nam sto vise prestavljas tvoje savrsene radove.
pozdrav prijatelju:)

Hello David!
Very nice PP work and interesting ghost effect!
Lovely sky, good perspective!
Best regards!

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-01 3:55]
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Hi David,

Captivating composition indeed, a story is told here through every single detail, the lines of the clouds and lights in the sky are very evocative, the atmosphere is quite effective, it's like the trees are about to move:) I like the intensity of graphism here, it's actually superbe from all aspects..

compliments and have a great WE

Hello David! Original art work. Your 100th post is very mysterious. Great effect. Good luck!

zdravo David~!
wow I admire your pp work, fantastik!
very nice looking image, a little bit misterious or dramatik...
great colours tones and contrast;
well done;
pozdrav Karolina
ps. congratulation for your 100th post!

Hi David
In first place my congrats for the signed mark - 100th photo - and for the wonderful, original, artistic work (photos), and for the friendly words behind that mark.
Wonderful work again full of narrative suggestions,with tour special mood and good taste.
Congrats my friend, mb
PS: I've visited you page and I liked it a lot, congrats for this too.

Congratulation for your 100th post!
Sjajno i u tvom stilu!veliki pozdrav!A.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-01 15:09]
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HI DAvid
Interesting, and the result is good
Congratulations on your 100th

Hi David
What an strange atmosphere you've created even with your elegant composition and your professional pp works, Nice warm colors of the ground and the cool one in sky.
Did you see that ghost sitting in the desk?!!! Or I had a wrong pill last night?!!!:)
TFS. Alireza

Ciao David, congratulartions for your splendid 100th post on TL, great composition with fantastic PP work, wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Olá Davi

Uma foto linda, linda!
Cenário encantador e uma ótima
composição. Cores fantásticas!

Bonjour David.
Une étrange image fantôme réussite par un bon travail de poste traitement, les couleurs et le contraste sont aussi superbe. Félicitation.

Bon dimanche

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-05-02 16:34]
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Hi David,
all, we are captives, and even the destiny is mere prisoner of this universe.
your silhouette of trees and the bird look expecting to meet the ghost...and eager to tell the secret of this world.
captives match well to talk to illusion under the tree.
thank you,
congraturations for your 100th post.

Hello David
Congratulations for your 100 posts.
you have been great in all your shots and i persomaly loved your work.
May God bless you will all the creativity and you come up with wonderfuls shots.
many 100'ds on the way :-)

this is a wonderful shot with great sky. the PP work is extraordinory and you have taken the details very well
the flying bird is adding a charp in the frame
wonderfyl composition and nice pov.
thanks for sharing

MAnuj MEhta

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2009-05-03 4:44]
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Cestitke za stotku!!
Odlicna fotografija kao i sve ostale 99!!
Pozdrav SASO

Zdravo Davide :)
napravio si impresivnu galeriju dok ja nisam svraćala :)
Pozdrav, Zorica

Hi David!

The image with perfect expression! Very interesting PP! Congratulations with your "OFFICIALY" 100th POST!

Regards from the Netherlands,

HI David,
Congratulations on your 100th posting. The milestone photo as well as the pp work is impressive. Lovely mood, impressive clouds, and the soaring bird is a bonus. Best regards...Danilo

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-03 12:32]

Hi David,
beautiful PP work.Amazing sky and colours.TFS.Necla.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-05-03 13:37]

Good evening Dave

Your tonemapping has yielded an excellent effect especially with the sky that has so dramatically crowned the forest capture. I really like the colors and the framing. The bird is a strong point to it.

As for the milestone, what else can I wish but a most artisrtc and proliferating gallery the perfect way you have done so far and even better :)))


You display great talent in creating your home page and in your post. Fine work TFS
warm regards

Olá David,
Awesome post to comemorate a important milestone.
Wonderful "atmosphere" of dream.
Great composition!
Best wishes,

hello David,

beautiful work again.. it created special strange feeling.. another perfect result of your creation.. good one..

regards, terry

Ciao David,

Congratulations for your 100th post!
Ah .. I already had experience in doing this post
with some ghosts and I loved the end of the pp.
Your mood here is very good, I like the colors
the beautiful trees dry and place.
He is perfect for the theme!
a well balanced composition with good details!



Bonjour David,

Nice dramatic effect presenting the lady ghost in a mysterious environment. Nice compostion, excellent PP, very creative. Great work and TFS.


Hi David..nice shot...interesting PP work..great tones and details...


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-05-11 4:36]

Hi Davic,
wonderful image creation is excellent and unique presenttion.
The artistic aspect is very superbs. Well done and such a lovel presentation. You have your very distinctive style.


Sdravo David. Faboulouse present of light and colours for your 100th. Great atmosphera. My best regards.


Hi David !!!
very nice shot at first with a great view and an interesting PP work!
Love it very much, very inventive and just pretty shot!
TFS, Best regards, Carine

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