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Josephine's Angel by nouvellecreation Josephine's Angel by nouvellecreation
I found her peacefully watching over her friend in a part of the cemetery rarely visited by anyone in the land of the living. The radiant, low sun was divine.

Full View Please, then you'll see the intricate detail...promise! ;-)

Taken at Welford Cemetery
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Lovely lighting. Great work.
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Ardgy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice photo,i like the tree and the light
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:iconnouvellecreation:
nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you very much! :-)
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
Very impressive, I like the mood of this one :clap:
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:iconnouvellecreation:
nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment! :-)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Pretty Shot:D
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:iconnouvellecreation:
nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thank you very much!! :-)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
You're welcome:D
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KimDingwall Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The golden sun shining on her is beautiful :aww:
great capture!
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:iconnouvellecreation:
nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you so much!! :hug: I love the sun on her too, I was very lucky that day. :-)
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly beautiful statue! Brilliantly lit, and very well taken. Great shot and fine detail.
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:iconnouvellecreation:
nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Yes, it's a such a beautiful statue! Really happy you like the image! :-)
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Such a lovely photograph, so peaceful. I love the colours and detail.
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:iconnouvellecreation:
nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you! :hug: I'm glad you find it a peaceful photo, it was a very calm, quiet scene when I turned up and took the photo so I'm happy that's coming across. :-)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
You're so welcome :)
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Syzzle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot! It looks almost HDR even! :D
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you!! =D
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love the sun effect in this piece. The light falls very beautifully amongst the leaves, as well as over her face. I love how neither of the wings have that much sun/light, yet just enough to show off the beautiful details, while the right side of the angel has beautiful lightning.
The only thing I'd consider doing (This is a personal opinion) would maybe be trying to increase the blue from the sky a bit. To give it a bit more dreamy/heaven alike feeling.

Keep up the good work : )
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! :-) I'm really happy you like the balance of detail in the highlights and shadows, as that was one of the more time-consuming apsects of the postwork. I see how the blue could be increased to make it look more dreamy. Thanks again for your kind words! :-)
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BigA-nt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning and vibrant and dynamic and colourful. What's not to like! :D Really cool photo and lots of emotional impact! :D
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you so much!! :-) Really happy you like it! =D
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Please-Help-Im-Alive Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. I absolutely love how the light beats down sharply on the left side, and how it covers part of the face - and highlights the eyelid to emphasize the fact that her gaze is downward.
I don't know if anyone else noticed but I love the inclusion of the spider's web to the left, coming off of the lower part of the wing. It adds an extra, kind of "behind the scenes" feel of that typical "creepy graveyard" thing, in the middle of a warm day shot. Love it!
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you so much!! I was so lucky with the light. It only highlighted her eyelid for a few minutes and I knew I had to get that in the final picture because as you say it gives a definite direction to her gaze. I love chiaroscuro lighting as it really defines volume in a subject. Really happy you noticed the spider's web. It's kinda possible to take that symbol and also that of the angel in two directions isn't it. I could have emphasized the creepy graveyard thing as you say, and made it fit the stereotype and probably get more views/faves etc because it conforms more strictly to a genre or just gone with the flow of what the scene was saying to me at that time. I really appreciate your describing as feeling like it's a bit more of a behind the scenes shot, because it suggests to me that I didn't totally fail in trying to put across the immediacy of the feelings that the scene held when I arrived. I never like to impose a genre, mood or symbolic meaning when there is such a strong one aleady present. So once again, thank you very much for your kind, thoughtful comment! :-)
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FrenchSkinhead Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow very nice :)
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you so much! :hug: Happy you like it. :-)
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EllyCrazy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
well captured ^^
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thank you so much!! :tighthug:
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Lovely and a perfect thought for this time of year! Thanks! :D
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nouvellecreation Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thank you so much!! :-) This angel is a very tough cookie, most of the other statues are slowly crumbling to nothing but there she stands on the top of a hill that gets blasted with the worst of the weather and doesn't seem to mind too much!
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Well good for her! It seems kind of sad that so many of these kind of things are just fading away...but then - what doesn't!?!?! :D
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