I took this picture of my four year old girl to portray innocence lost. Secrets that we are told to keep, having to grow up quicker than would normally be required of us to do. The teddy bear she leaves behind, looking ahead down a lonely rough path with no one to guide her. The red dress portraying the scarlet letter - shame that she will most probably carry for the rest of her life. She is stagnant, not moving forward, scared of the road that will initially either lead to healing or ultimately destruction.

Nikon D5300 with 70 - 200mm lens at 90mm
1/50th of a second
Retouching done in Lightroom and a a small tree removed in photoshop

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Comment by LEON PELSER on October 7, 2017 at 12:30

another image that leads the human mind through a labyrinth of thoughts...VWD!!

Comment by Susan van Wyk on October 2, 2017 at 8:25

Very well done.

Comment by Nicolene Theunissen on September 26, 2017 at 13:23

Thank you Danie for the feedback, and thank you Charlaine. I always admire your work too!

Comment by Charlaine Gerber on September 26, 2017 at 12:06

Oh this is beautiful, Nicolene, well done!

Comment by Danie Bester on September 26, 2017 at 11:00

Great storytelling image, and I particularly like how you've used soft focus, selective colour, implied line! A very strong play between the main subject and secondary subject that's left behind. And well done in using the tools John, myself, and the Advanced Photography class has imparted. Feature! 




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