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Spiritual Birth

Spiritual Birth
Photo Information
Copyright: Leon Trippaers (letr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-05
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000, 37-370 mm zoom, UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): aNyThInG hIgHlY pOsT-pRoCeSsEd, Hands, reflection of a beautiful mind, Photoshop [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-08 16:54
Viewed: 2317
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Birth and death are two illusory scenes
In the drama of this world:
Really no one is born, no one dies,
No one comes, no one goes.
It is Maya’s jugglery,
It is play of the mind;
Brahman alone exists.
There is birth for the body alone,
Five elements combine to form the body;
The Atman is birthless and deathless;
Death is casting off the physical sheath.
It is like deep sleep;
Birth is like waking from sleep;
Be not afraid of death, O Ram!
Life is continuous.
The flower may fade but the fragrance floats;
The body may disintegrate,
But the immortal fragrance of the soul
Always will remain.
Learn to discriminate
The Real from the unreal;
Think always of the Infinite
That is birthless and deathless.
Transcend Maya and Moha,
Go beyond three Gunas,
Give up attachment for the body.
Free yourself from birth and death
And merge in the Immortal Essence.

(This was an excerpt from the book What Becomes Of The Soul After Death by Sri Swami Sivananda.)

Technical information.
I needed 4 pictures for this compilation.
The air,the arms,the broken egg,the child in the egg.
Made a compilation with layers excecuted in Photoshop 7.0

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Great composite of images. It is perfectly executed and the imagery are well chosen. Thanks for sharing.

I agree with my precursor ::):):):)

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2004-09-08 18:33]

Very nice pp work leon.

Nice title... very happy! Crazy work here. No doubt.
Great final result. Well done Leon!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2004-09-08 19:02]
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A very spiritual photo, Leon. Very creative, and as far as your idea, the egg, the child and the sky are concerned I think it is perfect.
But I'm gonna be nitpicking here : I don't like the arms, for two reasons. The first one is that both pairs are obviously copies, the second one is that they are not twisted towards the egg, and are not "pointing" to it. I mean that they are in a 90 ° angle towards the sky. In all, it seems like an unnatural pose to me.
What I do like is how you made the child fit in the egg, and how the egg blends in with the sky. TFS.

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  • Neige Gold Star Critiquer [C: 610 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-09-08 23:29]
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Reminds me Cocoon.. excellent compo and photo work Leon. and with the note, which is beautifull, we have a really nice photo concept with a meaining. You appear to be a person with a sensible approach to life, we can feel it looking at your photo. Well done.

Mooie surrealistische afbeelding, de nieuwe Margritte is opgestaan.

Nice shot. Very good work of pp. They're all waiting for the chosen one to emerge from its shell.

Excellent work.
Your PP skills are great and this a great result.
Very well done indeed.

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 911 W: 122 N: 48] (246)
  • [2004-09-09 4:16]

Gteat picture and great pp work too. It is tender in a way, with the hands ready to catch the egg. innocent, with the lite girl inside the egg, she hasn't seen tis worl quit yet. It is really nice Leon.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2004-09-09 13:33]

I couldn't do this like you did....
I wish I could....
Very, very nice words and image together, Leon, what a special combination, great !

J'adore ce genre de composition. Très bonne imagination et excellente réalisation.
Bravo et félicitations Léon.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 2 N: 110] (1853)
  • [2004-09-09 18:09]

Exccelent post procesing work.Very nice done
Thank you for sharing

Excellent idea and composition... How many time did you need to do this ? Great montage ! Well done !

cool, especially the human in the egg. so much effort, worths more than 1 smiley.

Good use of effects for a slick image

Je ne pouvais pas passer outre cette magnifique composition sans donner quelques impressions. En premier lieu cette image est une réussite totale qui passe superbement bien son message. La préparation de cette composition est très bien exécutée. Vous ête imaginatif et créatif monsieur Leon et posséder un grand talent.

Excellente réalisation, sujet et note... Impressionnant. -F.

Vraiment magnifique cette composition,les couleurs et le cadrage impecable.L'imagination impressionante.Que dire leon.

amicalement coolpix

fort intéressante aussi Léon, et bien faite. Bravo pour l'idée et la réalisation.

However did I miss this one. Sorry for that. I love it, and what a great concept. Well done with the post processing of merging all the photos. The child in the egg is amazing. You are great at coming up with ideas Leon.

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