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Bottled Dreams by Sarah-BK Bottled Dreams by Sarah-BK
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I finally found one of these cute little bottles, after walking around half our capital city asking at different shops :la: This was a souvenir bottle, which was conveniently broken at the top so that it could be opened (which is what I wanted ^^). I have something for bottled objects, which represent ideas and feelings...

With this photo, besides expressing my love for stars, I wanted the stars to symbolize ambitions, aspirations... dreams. I have so many things I wish to do in life, but many must remain stored in my heart, which is represented by the bottle, till I find time to do them (if ever). Right now I have other priorities, which although will get me what I also want in the near future, alone is not everything I want to do in life. Photography is one of those little (not so little actually) extras - it's become a piece of me which becomes more and more ingrained into my daily thoughts, habits, and has greatly affected my outlook on my surroundings and the world.

I hope you like it :heart:

[I'm also making my usually rather invisible watermark a bit more visible now - decided to do a search on Google earlier this week with a few of my images, and I found some of them placed on pages I never gave permission too, with no link back to my work, or esle converted into memes :grump: One on Facebook even covered up the watermarks with his own (and this page had plenty of others' works I recognized from dA too! Something should be done here so that we can all collectively report such pages to get them banned)].


Equipment
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5


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sw-eden Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014   Digital Artist
so lovely collection you got.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ^^
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Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
awesome
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Your welcome
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Reldax Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Clap 
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you (:
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Photographer
This beautiful piece has been featured here [link] :) Please fave this feature so that more people will be able to see your wonderful art. Thank you :heart:
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AlexandriaPris Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Ooh! :aww: Lovely~ :heart:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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AlexandriaPris Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
My apologies for the late reply - you are more than welcome~ :aww:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries I'm a bit absent from here too ^^ 
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AlexandriaPris Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
=)
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shiny-emerald Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Really nice! C: May I ask how you edited it?
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much (:

Whenever asked I never know what to say ;P Eeeh... I really just go along with whatever I feel like at that current moment in time - using all that's available in PS, till I get the desired effect and I'm happy with how it looks ^^
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shiny-emerald Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
You're welcome! :>
Damn, I get this answer a lot, but I'll try some new techniques eventually. ;) Thanks.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha well it's probably because there isn't a standard.

You just have to pick up a thing or two from tutorials you come across and try them out, observe the art of others and see what it is you like and dislike, discover some effects by practice and experimentation, and eventually you start to know what effect you want and know how to get it :) Trying it out yourself can tell and teach you much more than anyone else can... which is why when coming to explain it is rather impossible. It just happens ^^;

If you have PS, go into the photography section and play around with all the stuff there, try changing opacities and different blending modes of the various and you will see for yourself ^^
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shiny-emerald Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Yeah, seems like it. :/

I often try, but never know how to begin with it. I don't understand/know anything about photography or editing. So it's safe to say, that trying out is a bit hard for me. :D Thanks for having time to respond. :>
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was once like that, don't you worry! But trying teaches you a lot. Start with adjusting exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, temperature and that sort of thing - those are the most basic settings. See what happens when you use them. Get the hang of that, and once you realize that there are some more tweaks you want to do that those tools are limiting you with (eg you want that red a little more vibrant, or you want the green a bit more yellowy), pick something new eg colour balance, and see what that lets you do, and play around till you're happy. And so on and so forth :)

I've edited thousands upon thousands of photos in the span of some years - but only over the last half a year or so it's become a little more elaborate :giggle:

Of course, keep in mind though, that editing is not everything, and actual photographic composition is VERY important. To get this photo for example, I was sitting hunched on the floor, trying to keep a piece of foil up because the wind kept blowing it away, and getting the bottle just right in focus, with a plant shading it just enough to cover up the strong sunlight yet keep it well lit.

No problem! Glad to be of some sort of help ^^
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shiny-emerald Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
That's good to hear from someone like you. :> I guess I'll at least try to be more motivated from now on.

Wow - nice! Some perseverance you got there. :o

Yeah, I know. :D It's just very nice to have people talk about it in order to keep your creativity growing and you don't want to know how I looked while taking photos. xD You'd laugh yourself to death. ^^
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well - the good thing I guess was that I always enjoyed trying, and at a moment in time what I did made me happy, even though now I look back at older photos and laugh a little :giggle: So really I got hooked without knowing or having to force myself ;P

Enjoy the journey of photography, not reaching an end-point :) You want to look back through your photos and see how far you've come! I love doing that ^^

Mhm ^^ Oh I've done some crazy things for photos, like get on my knees to take pictures of kittens just footsteps away from my faculty at University, sat myself on a random pavement in my neighborhood to get photos of my Danbo (and had someone come talk to me - to tell me she saw a chameleon and though I would be interested - haha!), and even took pictures of kids while lying flat on my tummy on dusty gravel :P I'm sure I've been of entertainment myself too so ditto ;P
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YvetteStar Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you C:
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YvetteStar Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :) You are very talented :)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:blushes: I'm glad you think so ^^
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RazielMB Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hallo!
You've been featured here [link] :heart:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you so much :heart:
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RazielMB Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome !!
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww i love it !! :aww:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :love:
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure :aww:
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shokoshock Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute~
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ^^
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww grate ider :-)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you (:
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i hope i make art you like too
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acg3fly Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
looks very pretty this shot
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ^^
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acg3fly Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
no problem :)
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cuongdao Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great colors tone! Everything is right there in the photo.
The only more thing is that you really need someone or something to open your heart... looks like you have lots of dreams, that's great! More dreams, more hope, more motivation in life.
Say anything about your photo? I simply love it!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :3 :heart:

It's time that I need for most of the things I wish to do - it's the only thing that holds me back :( Yes indeed - they do motivate me and keep me going though (:
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AntoninaN Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely photo :D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you C:
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planetzog Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Great Concept.. makes me feel loved by the universe
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ^^

If the universe loved me, our days would be longer than 24 hours :giggle:
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planetzog Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Well your days ARE Longer than 24 hours..just need to look up at the stars let yourself go and be back before dawn...
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Next investment is a spaceship then ;P
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planetzog Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Well mine is in storage at present...and i'm looking for a second in command as my delightful assistant took off on a wild romance..so if you can give me a while, i'll get the old girl( my space ship that is)..polished and ready for a return trip to ZOG!!!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Would be a good time to escape from Earth now - maybe come back a little in the past so I have some more time to study :la:
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planetzog Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
SOUNDS GOOD....XXX
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 27, 2013, 2:48:38 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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